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June 2018

Changing Chevrons CAL – Week 7

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This is Week 7 of the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along! Thank you for joining me on this project! Creating this pattern was really fun, and I love seeing all of your versions!


We’ve worked our way up to Row 77. This week we will be doing Rows 78 – 90! We’ve got ONE more week to go! I can’t believe it. If you’ve enjoyed this project, please share with all of your crafty friends! I’ve had a few people ask about making their blanket longer at the end. In the final pattern post I will share the sections that “I” think you should repeat to make this blanket longer. Of course as always, it’s totally up to you! If there was a particular section you really enjoyed, do that one! Anyway…on to this week’s pattern!

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Color Inspiration – Summer Color Combos

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Hello! I hope you all are having a great summer so far! I have been spending some time relaxing with my family, and recently hubby and I put together a craft table for my “crochet room” in the house! I’m also brainstorming some yarn storage ideas currently, and if I come up with anything useful I will be sure to share it with all of you!

Memorial Day usually marks the “beginning” of summer around here. All the pools open, the lakes start getting crowded, and people generally get into the hot weather mood. Where I live it feels like it rained for entire month!

I was tired of the gray skies, so I wanted to look around for a few “summery” images to find some new color combinations. I’m always looking for new ways to group colors together (you never know what awesome combo you will end up loving)!

Here I’ve included a few photos, as well as the recommended yarn colors to match. Hopefully these will help you if you need a little bit of inspiration!

All the photos I found seemed to be kind of romantic, so I’m calling this the “Summer Love” series!

Yarn Colors
(from left to right)

Medium Purple
Butterscotch
Fern
Soft Sage
Aruba Sea

Isn’t this floral centerpiece absolutely gorgeous! I bet that was a beautiful party!
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Changing Chevrons CAL – Week 6

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Changing Chevrons Crochet Along!

If you’ve just now come across this project, please check out the INTRO post. It will give you all the details you need and has links to the earlier weeks!

At this point we are two-thirds of the way through this project! I hope you have enjoyed working on it!


This week’s section is from the green SC at the bottom to the pink SC at the top!

In previous weeks we have made it up to Row 64. This week we will be completing Rows 65 – 77.


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R65 (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

The next row is the “Criss Cross” Stitch

R66 (color 1):   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

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.

R67 (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

R68 (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

R69 (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

R70 (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 row is the “Criss Cross” Stitch

R71 (color 3):   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

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.

R72 (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


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.

R73 (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

R74 (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


R75 (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

R76 (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

R77 (color 2):   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

R65: SC, Color 3
R66: Criss Cross, Color 1
R67: Herringbone, Color 4
R68: Herringbone, Color 4
R69: HDC, Color 2
R70: HDC, Color 2
R71: Criss Cross, Color 3
R72: Bead, Color 2
R73: Herringbone, Color 4
R74: Herringbone, Color 4
R75: DC, Color 1
R76: DC, Color 1
R77: SC, Color 2

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This has been such a fun project to create and share. We have 2 more weeks to go after this and then we will have a completed blanket! It’s been so cool to see all of your work. I’m now trying to think of what I would like to do for my next CAL. If any of you have a style or project you would like to try, let me know! I’m always up for a new challenge and I love to design new patterns.

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