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Changing Chevrons CAL – Week 4

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Welcome back to the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along! This blanket pattern has been so much fun to create. We are now on Week 4, which means we are now halfway done!! It’s been so cool to see all your versions of this pattern!

In case you are just finding us, let me get you up to speed. This Crochet Along started on Monday, March 26th. Every two weeks (every other Monday), I will be posting 10 – 15 rows of the pattern, including all stitches and variations required. I’m posting every two weeks to give you plenty of time to learn the new stitches and complete all of the rows for that section.

Week 1: March 26
Week 2: April 9
Week 3: April 23
Week 4: May 7
Week 5: May 21
Week 6: June 4
Week 7: June 18
Week 8: July 2

This week we will be doing Rows 40 – 52.

If you’d like to see different variations of this blanket, join me in the Couch Surfer Crocheters Facebook group. Members there are sharing their creations as we go, and it so cool to see so many different color combinations for this pattern!


This row is the “Criss Cross” Stitch

R40 (color 4):   Ch 3 (counts as dc), *[sk 1 st, dc into next stitch, dc into stitch before (criss cross made)], repeat from * twice (Side section has 3 criss crosses), *dc3tog. criss cross 6 times, 3 dc in next stitch, criss cross 6 times, repeat from * across, criss cross 3 times, dc in ch st, turn

R41 (color 1):   Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of the next 5 ch, *dc3tog in next three chains, dc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 dc in next chain, dc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 dc in ch st, turn

R42 (color 1):  Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of the next 5 ch, *dc3tog in next three chains, dc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 dc in next chain, dc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 dc in ch st, turn

R43 (color 2):   Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hdc3tog in next three chains, hdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hdc in next chain, hdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in ch st, turn

The next 2 rows are the “Herringbone Stitch.” (hbdc in pattern)
hbdc – Yarn over, insert hook into the next

st, yo and pull through st and first loop on hook, yo and draw through one more loop on hook, yo and draw through two remaining loops on hook.

hbdc3tog – yo, insert hook into next st, yo and pull through the st and first loop on hook, yo and draw through one more loop on hook, yo insert hook in the next st and pull through st and first loop on hook, yo and draw through one more loop on hook, yo insert hook in the next st and pull through st and first loop on hook, yo and draw through one more loop on hook, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

R44 (color 4):   Ch 3, hbdc in same st, hbdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hbdc3tog in next three chains, hbdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hbdc in next chain, hbdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hbdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hbdc in ch st, turn

R45 (color 4):   Ch 3, hbdc in same st, hbdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hbdc3tog in next three chains, hbdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hbdc in next chain, hbdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hbdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hbdc in ch st, turn

R46 (color 3):   Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 st, *sc3tog in next 3 st, sc in each of the next 12 stitches, 3 sc in next chain, sc in each of next 12 stitches, repeat from * across, sc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 sc in ch st, turn

R47 (color 3):   Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 st, *sc3tog in next 3 st, sc in each of the next 12 stitches, 3 sc in next chain, sc in each of next 12 stitches, repeat from * across, sc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 sc in ch st, turn

This week’s section is from the white “criss crosses” at the bottom, to the thick white stripe (3 rows of herringbone) at the top!

 

This next row is the “Bead Stitch.”  (bead st in pattern)
***see Special Stitches page for step by step photos

[yarn over, insert hook around post of previous dc from right to left, yo and pull loop through] 3 times in same place (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through first 6 loops on hook, yo and pull through last 2 loops.

R48 (color 2):   Ch 3, dc in same st, dc, bead st, sk sp, dc, dc, bead st, sk sp, dc3tog, *dc, dc, bead st, sk sp, repeat from * to peak, 3 dc in peak, repeat again from * to valley, dc3tog, repeat from * across, 2 dc in ch st, turn

R49 (color 1):   Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of the next 5 ch, *dc3tog in next three chains, dc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 dc in next chain, dc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 dc in ch st, turn


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The next 3 rows are the “Herringbone Stitch.” (hbdc in pattern) — see Special Stitches page for a video link.

R50 (color 4):   Ch 3, hbdc in same st, hbdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hbdc3tog in next three chains, hbdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hbdc in next chain, hbdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hbdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hbdc in ch st, turn

R51 (color 4):   Ch 3, hbdc in same st, hbdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hbdc3tog in next three chains, hbdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hbdc in next chain, hbdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hbdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hbdc in ch st, turn

R52 (color 4):   Ch 3, hbdc in same st, hbdc in each of the next 5 ch, *hbdc3tog in next three chains, hbdc in each of the next 12 chains, 3 hbdc in next chain, hbdc in each of next 12 chains, repeat from * across, hbdc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 hbdc in ch st, turn

 

This finishes Week 4! Week 5 will go up on May 21st!

R40:   Criss Cross, Color 4
R41:   DC, Color 1
R42:   DC, Color 1
R43:   HDC, Color 2
R44:   Herringbone, Color 4
R45:   Herringbone, Color 4
R46:   SC, Color 3
R47:   SC, Color 3
R48:   Bead, Color 2
R49:   DC, Color 1
R50:   Herringbone, Color 4
R51:    Herringbone, Color 4
R52:   Herringbone, Color 4

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I hope you all are having fun with this crochet along pattern. It is a joy to create and to share these ideas with all of you! I would love to see your progress and finished pieces. Half the joy of creating is sharing it! You can post your work here in the comments, on my Facebook page, or you can join the Couch Surfer Crocheters FB Group!

If you are on Instagram and want to share there, please tag me @couchsurfercrochet.

 

 

Changing Chevrons CAL – Week 3

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Thank you for joining me on the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along. This blanket pattern has been so much fun to create.

In case you are just finding us, let me get you up to speed. This Crochet Along started on Monday, March 26th. Every two weeks (every other Monday), I will be posting 10 – 15 rows of the pattern, including all stitches and variations required. I’m posting every two weeks to give you plenty of time to learn the new stitches and complete all of the rows for that section.

Week 1: March 26
Week 2: April 9
Week 3: April 23
Week 4: May 7
Week 5: May 21
Week 6: June 4
Week 7: June 18
Week 8: July 2

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Changing Chevrons CAL – Week 2

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Changing Chevrons CAL Week 2


Welcome to Week 2 of the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along! If you’re just now finding this Crochet Along, check out the intro post. If you’re looking for Week 1, CLICK HERE.

Every two weeks (every other Monday), I will post 10 – 15 rows of the pattern, including all stitches and variations required. I’m posting every two weeks to give you plenty of time to learn the new stitches and complete all of the rows for that section.

Week 1 covers Rows 1 – 12. This week will be doing Rows 13 – 25.

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Changing Chevrons CAL Week 1

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Changing Chevrons CAL Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along! If you missed the intro post, let me catch you up on how all this will work! Every two weeks (every other Monday), I will post 10 – 15 rows of the pattern, including all stitches and variations required. I’m posting every two weeks to give you plenty of time to learn the new stitches and complete all of the rows for that section.

Week 1: March 26
Week 2: April 9
Week 3: April 23
Week 4: May 7
Week 5: May 21
Week 6: June 4
Week 7: June 18
Week 8: July 2

This blanket pattern uses different stitches done in chevron style. This gives the finished piece a unique look and wonderful texture. Since there will be multiple stitches used throughout, I have also created a Special Stitches Page which has the basic instructions for each chevron stitch variation.

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Changing Chevrons Crochet Along Intro

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Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! Today I want to tell you all about the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along!

Last year I create, wrote, and published my first Crochet Along! I called it the Mixed Stitch Blanket CAL, and I had such a blast working on it! I really enjoy a challenge, and I always like to push myself with crochet to learn new things.

Working on that CAL made me brave enough later in the year to create my second CAL, the Hip to be Square CAL. It brought a new set of challenges and taught me a lot about blanket making. I absolutely loved seeing each of your creations as you made those patterns your own!

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Hip to be Square CAL – Border

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Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! This is the last week of the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! I hope you have enjoyed working on this CAL! We are now on the final week : the BORDER!! These squares have been so much fun to create and I truly love the finished blanket. This week I will teach you how to add a border to this blanket. I’ll also show you a trick that I use to make finishing a blanket go much quicker!

The photos you have shared in the Facebook group are absolutely stunning! You all have inspired me so much with your fabulous work and your awesome color choices! Maybe you will be inspired to try this pattern again with a different set of colors. I think I might do just that!

For a refresher, all of the previous weeks can be found here:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Joining

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Hey crocheters! I hope you have enjoyed working on this Crochet Along! These squares have been so much fun to create, and I LOVE seeing all of your color choices! We are in the home stretch! This week we will be joining all of those squares together, and next week we will be adding a border to finish! We are now done with the most difficult part of this Crochet Along : making all those squares! If you are just joining us, all the of the square patterns can be found here:

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4
WEEK 5
WEEK 6

Now we are ready to join them all together. I shared with you all in the last couple of weeks what the squares look like all laid out and ready to join. As a reminder, I laid them all out like this:

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Hip to be Square CAL – Week 6

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OMG…You guys!!! We are now on the last week of squares! We are going back to basics again this week. We will be making 8 squares of the basic granny square pattern just like we did in Week 4, but we are going to be using a different color for the main block to create the pattern at the end when we join. Here’s how the squares look before the join so you can see in the pattern why we are doing two weeks of the same type of square!

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Dharma Square - Hip to be Square CAL

Hip to be Square CAL – Week 5

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Welcome back to the Hip to be Square Crochet Along! We are now on Week 5! I can’t believe we are 2/3 of the way done making these squares! I hope you have enjoyed working on this project! If you are just finding this CAL, the previous weeks can be found here:

WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4

I’m so happy to share another granny square pattern with you! This week we are back to working on more intricate squares, so we will be making 4 squares. When I decided to start this I looked for inspiration all around me. I named this blog Couch Surfer Crochet because I am always watching TV or movies while I crochet. It’s a great way to relax! This week’s square was inspired by my love of the TV show LOST! One of the recurring images in the show is the Dharma Initiative logo. It looks like this:

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