Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Week 4 - Art Deco CAL

Welcome to Week 4 of the Art Deco Afghan CAL!


For CAL details and to find a list of participating shops for yarn kits,
 read all about it HERE.

VIDEOS: by Tania Leis, Hooked by TJ

Week 4 – Righthand

Week 4 - Lefthand

                                                    Art Deco Afghan on Ravelry - $2.50

How are we coming along with our afghans? This week marks our halfway point in the CAL, and I’ve seen so many lovely color combos thus far. From yarn kits to stash – they are all so beautiful‼!  Your work of art is progressing nicely.

This week, we will create a background to display that pretty little motif you’ve been saving from last week. For this section, the Grid, we’ll be changing colors in mid row, and carrying colors along the row and up the side. But don’t worry – the pattern gives clear written instructions on these techniques. Need a visual? Check out Tania’s excellent videos – links are listed above – as she guides you step by step through the process.

We’ll also be working a couple of decorative bands to enhance this section. I really love this particular stitch pattern, and have incorporated it in several other of my designs. Here’s a little hint – you will be seeing this stitch again, later on in this CAL. But, shhhhh!  You didn’t hear that from me. 😊

What inspired this Grid section? I really liked the bold, clean lines of these Art Deco prints, but didn’t want them to overpower the design. So I decided to frame the Motif on either side for a really cool deco look.



IMPORTANT NOTE: Please notice that when making the Decorative Band, the Seattle colorway will substitute colors here.

MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

YARN

Cascade Anthem – Lempicka Kit

A – Raspberry

B – Silver

C – Rose Shadow

D – Roasted Coconut

E – Denim

F – Fuchsia Rose

HOOK - I / 5.5 mm

Use the hook size appropriate for your yarn and tension.

FINISHED SIZE

Each row ends with 135 stitches.

10” length X 40” width.

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = beginning

Ch/s = chain/s

Cont = continue/ing

Dc= double crochet

Hdc = half double crochet

Hk = hook

Lp/s = loop/s

Rnd = round

Sl St = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

Dtr (double treble crochet): Yo 3 times, insert hk in specified st, yo, pull up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hk] 4 times.

Fpdtr (front post double treble): Yo 3 times, insert hk from front to back and to front again around post of st indicated, yo, pull up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hk] 4 times.

NOTES

Changing Colors

To change colors work the last st in first color until the last yo. Pick up new color with hk and draw through lps on hk to complete the st.

Carrying Colors

Lay the unused strand of yarn across the tops of the stitches of the previous rnd. Then, using the new color, work the stitches in the current rnd and encase the strand.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

DECORATIVE BAND

Use color E

Seattle – use color C (instead of E)

Row 1: (RS) With RS facing and holding bottom edge of Half Circles at top, join E (C) with sc to first sc at right corner, dc in same st, [sk next sc, (sc, dc) in next sc] to end omitting last dc, ch 1, turn. (135 sts)

Row 2: (WS) (Sc, dc) in first sc, [sk next dc, (sc, dc) in next sc] to end omitting last dc. Finish off, TURN TO RS, cont working next row. (135 sts)

GRID

Use colors A and D

Notes:

·      Color A will always be carried up the side. Do not finish off until this section is complete.

·       Both colors will, at some point, be worked over in the middle of rows. 

Row 3: (RS) With RS facing, join A with sc to first sc of prev row, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (135 sc)

Row 4: (WS) Sc in first and next 4 sts, (ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times, sc in next 58 sts, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times, change to color D in last st, turn. (12 ch-1, 123 sc)

Row 5: (RS) With color D, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts) 6 times, dc in next 58 sts, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 5 sts) 6 times, turn. (135 dc)

Row 6: (WS) Ch 1, hdc in first and each st across, change to color A in last st, turn. (135 hdc)

Row 7: (RS) Carry color D and work over it, with color A ch 1, sc in first 5 hdc, [dtr in sk st 3 rows below, sk next hdc behind dtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc] 5 times, dtr in sk st 3 rows below, sk next hdc  behind dtr just made, change to color D in last yo of dtr and carry color A, sc in next 63 hdc, change to color A in last sc and drop color D to WS, [dtr in sk st 3 rows below, sk next hdc behind dtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc] 6 times, turn. (12 dtr, 123 sc)

Row 8: (WS) With color A ch 1, sc in first and next 35 sts, change to color D in last sc and carry color A, sc in next 63 sts, change to color A in last sc and carry color D, sc in last 36 sts, drop color A and pick up color D in last st, turn. (135 sc)

Row 9: (RS) With color D ch 3 (count as dc), dc in each st across, turn. (135 dc)

Row 10: (WS) Rep Row 6, change to color A in last st, turn. (135 hdc)

Row 11: (RS) Carry color D, with color A ch 1, sc in first 5 hdc, Fpdtr around post of dtr/Fpdtr below, (sk next hdc behind dtr/Fpdtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc, Fpdtr around post of dtr/Fpdtr below) 5 times changing to color D in last Fpdtr, sk next hdc behind dtr/Fpdtr just made, with color D sc in next 63 hdc, change to color A in last sc, with color A (Fpdtr around post of dtr/Fpdtr below, sk next hdc behind dtr/Fpdtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc) 6 times, turn. (12 Fpdtr, 123 sc)

Rows 12  – 15: Rep Rows 8 – 11. End Row 15 on RS.

Rows 16 – 19: Rep Rows 8 – 11. End Row 19 on RS.

Rows 20 - 22: Rep Rows 8 – 10. End Row 22 on WS and turn. Finish off color D.


Row 23:
(RS) With color A ch 1, sc in first 5 hdc, Fpdtr around post of Fpdtr below, (sk next hdc
  behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc, Fpdtr around post of Fpdtr below) 5 times, sk next hdc  behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next 63 hdc, (Fpdtr around post of Fpdtr below, sk next hdc  behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next 5 hdc) 6 times, turn. (12 Fpdtr, 123 sc)

Row 24: (WS) Ch 1, sc in first and each st to end. Finish off, TURN. (135 sc)



DECORATIVE BAND

Use colors A and E

Seattle – use colors A and C (instead of E)

Rows 25 – 26: Beg on RS, rep Rows 1 – 2. Finish off. (135 sts)

Row 27: (RS) Join A with sc to first sc, sc in each st across. Finish off. (135 sc)



ATTACH MOTIF



With coordinating color, align Motif in center of Grid section and sew on.

Weave in all ends.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Week 3 - Art Deco Afghan CAL

Welcome to Week 3 of the Art Deco Afghan CAL! 

For CAL details and to find a list of participating shops for yarn kits,  read all about it HERE.

VIDEOS: by Tania Leis, Hooked by TJ

Week 3 – Righthand

Week 3 - Lefthand

                                                Art Deco Afghan on Ravelry - $2.50

So far, we have been making circles and half circles. Many of you have been asking, “How do the circles become a clamshell pattern?” Well, this week we shall find out!  It’s all pretty simple. When designing this section of the afghan, I debated on what method to use for the clamshells. I tried several things, and decided on this particular method in the end. It’s simpler, in my opinion, and it leaves a nice crisp design.

There is some detailed sewing together of pieces in this section, and some of you may cringe a bit at the thought. But you have the entire week to take your time and create this beautiful clamshell art piece. I guarantee, it is totally worth the effort.

So, this week, we’ll make four more half circles in solid colors, two quarter circles in solid colors, and a very pretty motif. We’ll put together all the circles, half circles, and quarter circles to create the clamshell pattern. The clamshell pattern is Section One of the overall afghan design. You will make the motif this week, but it will actually be part of Section Two of the afghan. Once done with the motif, you’ll just set it aside for Week 4.

Here are my inspiration photos for the pretty Motif. I just love the clean lines and stacked diamond look. I hope you like my interpretation. 💜



IMPORTANT NOTE: Please notice that when making the Motif, the Lepape and Seattle colorways will substitute colors.

MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

YARN

Cascade Anthem – Lempicka Kit

A – Raspberry

B – Silver

C – Rose Shadow

D – Roasted Coconut

E – Denim

F – Fuchsia Rose

HOOK - I / 5.5 mm

Use the hook size appropriate for your yarn and tension.

FINISHED SIZE

Half Circle – 8” straight edge,  Quarter Circle – 4” straight edge

Motif – 13.5” across point to point

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = beginning

Ch/s = chain/s

Cont = continue/ing

Dc= double crochet

Hk = hook

Lp/s = loop/s

Rnd = round

Sl St = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Yo = yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES

BegFpdtr (beginning front post double treble): With RS facing, sl st around post of specified Fpdtr, ch 5.

Dtr (double treble crochet): Yo 3 times, insert hk in specified st, yo, pull up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hk] 4 times.

Fpdtr (front post double treble): Yo 3 times, insert hk from front to back and to front again around post of st indicated, yo, pull up a lp, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hk] 4 times.

INSTRUCTIONS

HALF CIRCLE (One Color) – Make 2 in color A and 2 in color C

Notes:

·      Turn after each row.

·       No joining at end of rows.

·       No need to leave a long beg tail.

Row 1 (RS)

With A/C, ch 4 (last 3 chs count as first dc), 5 dc in 4th ch from hk, turn. (6 dc)

Row 2 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, (2 dc in next st) to end, turn. (12 dc)

Row 3 (RS)

Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) to end, turn. (18 dc)

Row 4 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) to end, turn. (24 dc)

Row 5 (RS)

Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) to end, turn. (30 dc)

Row 6 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) to end, turn. (36 dc)

Row 7 (RS)

Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) to end. DO NOT FINISH OFF, DO NOT TURN. (42 dc)

Edging (Keep RS facing)

Ch 1, rotate to work on straight edge, work 13 sc evenly across to beg ch, 1 sc in beg ch, work 13 sc evenly across to end. Finish off. (27 sc)


QUARTER CIRCLE – Make 1 in color A and 1 in color C

Notes:

·         Turn after each row.

·         No joining at end of rows.

·         No need to leave a long beg tail.

Row 1 (RS)

With A/C, ch 4 (last 3 chs count as first dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, turn. (3 dc)

Row 2 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, (2 dc in next st) twice, turn. (6 dc)

Row 3 (RS)

Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) twice, turn. (9 dc)

Row 4 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) twice, turn. (12 dc)

Row 5 (RS)

Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice, turn. (15 dc)

Row 6 (WS)

Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) twice, turn. (18 dc)

Row 7 (RS)

Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice. DO NOT FINISH OFF, DO NOT TURN. (21 dc)

Edging (Keep RS facing)

Ch 1, rotate to work on straight edge, work 14 sc evenly across to beg ch, 1 hdc in beg ch for corner, work 13 sc evenly across to end. Finish off. (27 sc, 1 hdc)


JOIN CIRCLES

Notes:

·         Use matching colors to sew together.

1. Join in this order:

Quarter Circle (C), 4 Half Circles (A & C), Quarter Circle (A).

Sew together at corners as shown in photo.


2. Join in this order. Place on top of previous row.

5 Circles (A & B).


3. Join in this order. Place on top of previous row.

Half Circle (C), 4 Circles (A & C), Half Circle (A).


4. Join in this order. Place on top of previous row.

5 Circles (A & B).


5. Join in this order. Place on top of previous row.

Half Circle (C), 4 Circles (A & C), Half Circle (A)


6. Join in this order. Place on top of previous row.

5 Half Circles (A & B)


7. Edge top and bottom of panel.

·    Working on RS of top edge, join A with sc to right corner hdc of color A Quarter Circle, sc in each st of same Quarter Circle, 4 Half Circles, and last Quarter Circle. Finish off.  (135 sc)

·    Rep on bottom edge of panel, placing 1 sc in each st across. Finish off. (135 sc)

·    Set aside this section.


     If desired, you can tack down the free edges on the WS of panel.

 


MOTIF - Make 1 in colors C and F

Lepape - make 1 in colors C and A (instead of F)

Seattle - make 1 in colors C and B (instead of F)

Notes:

·         The beginning and end of some Rnds may be in the middle of a corner.

·         A hdc join counts as a ch-2 join.

Rnd 1: (RS) With F ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, or make a magic ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3 times, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 dc, 4 ch-2)


Rnd 2: (RS) Working in BL this Rnd, join C with sl st to any ch-2 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts] around, 2 dc in first corner sp, join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. (7 dc per side, 4 ch-2 corners)

Rnd 3: (RS) Ch 3, dc in corner sp just made, dc in next 7 sts, [(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 7 sts] around, 2 dc in first corner sp, join with hdc to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (11 dc per side, 4 ch-2 corners)


Rnd 4: (RS) Join F with sc to any ch-2 sp, (hdc, sc) in same sp, [sc in next 4 sts, Fpdtr around post of first dc of Rnd 1 directly below, sk next dc behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next dc, skipping next Rnd 1 dc, Fpdtr around post of next Rnd 1 dc, sk next dc behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next 4 dc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2 sp] around omitting last (sc, hdc, sc), join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (8 Fpdtr, 44 sc, 4 hdc corners)


Rnd 5: (RS) Working in BL this Rnd, join C with sl st to sc in bet any pair of Fpdtr, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner hdc, dc in next 7 sts, TURN. (9 dc per side on 2 sides only)

Rnd 6: (WS) Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 sts. Finish off, TURN. (11 dc per side on 2 sides only)


Rnd 7: (RS) Join F with BegFpdtr to Fpdtr before beg ch-3 of Rnd 5, sc in first dc on Rnd 6, Fpdtr around next Rnd 4 Fpdtr, sk next dc behind Fpdtr just made, sc in next 9 dc, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 9 dc, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr, sk next sc behind Fpdtr just made, sc in top of ch-3, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr. Finish off. (4 Fpdtr, 11 sc per side, 1 hdc for corner)


Rnd 8: (RS) Working in BL this Rnd, join C with sl st to 6th st after BegFpdtr – OR count backwards from corner hdc and join in 7th st, ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner hdc, dc in next 7 sts, TURN. (9 dc per side)



Rnd 9: (WS) Ch 3, dc in next 8 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 9 sts, TURN. Finish off. (11 dc per side)


Rnd 10: (RS) Join F with sl st to 3rd sc on Rnd 7 after 2nd Fpdtr, ch 5 (count as dtr), sc in first dc on Rnd 9 and in next 10 sts, (sc, hdc, sc) in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 11 sts, dtr in next Rnd 7 sc. Finish off.  (2 Fpdtr, 12 sc per side, 1 hdc for corner)


With RS facing, rotate piece and rep Rnds 5 – 10 on opposite side.



PERIMETER OF MOTIF

Notes:

·         UP, DOWN & CORNER are terms to help identify which direction you will be working around the perimeter.

With RS facing, join F with sc to far right corner hdc, (hdc, sc) in same st.

* UP – sc in next 12 sc.

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in top of next dtr.

DOWN – 4 sc around post of same dtr.

UP – sc in next 4 unworked sts.

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in top of next Fpdtr.

DOWN – 4 sc around post of same Fpdtr.

UP – sc in 4 sts before next hdc.

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc.

DOWN – sc in next 4 sc, sk next sc.

UP – 4 sc around post of next Fpdtr.

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in top of same Fpdtr.

DOWN – sc in next 4 sts.

UP – 4 sc around post of next dtr.

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in same dtr.

DOWN – sc in next 12 sc. **

CORNER – (sc, hdc, sc) in next hdc.

 

Rep from * ending at **.

Join with sl st to beg sc.

Weave in ends and set aside for next week.




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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Art Deco Afghan CAL - Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the Art Deco Afghan CAL!

Art Deco Afghan on Ravelry - $2.50

If you aren’t aware of the CAL details, go ahead and
read all about it HERE.

This week we will continue with making circles and half circles, but in slightly different colors. This is all part of the clamshell section of the afghan. You should be very practiced with these two-color circles and half circles by now, so hopefully they are a breeze to work up.

Did you like my clamshell inspiration photos last week? Here are a couple more I’ve collected. I find inspiration everywhere I go. All you have to do is be observant of your surroundings. Some of the most innocuous things are very beautiful and intricate upon further examination.

Here are two items I saw at my doctor’s office one day. I’m finding clamshells everywhere! The chair is patterned with little clamshells, and even the tissue box is a beautiful blue clamshell montage.


Here is what you will make this week:


MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

YARN

Cascade Anthem – Lempicka Kit

A – Raspberry

B – Silver

C – Rose Shadow

D – Roasted Coconut

E – Denim

F – Fuchsia Rose

HOOK - I / 5.5 mm

Use the hook size appropriate for your yarn and tension.

FINISHED SIZE

Circle – 8” diameter / Half Circle – 8” straight edge

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = beginning

Ch/s = chain/s

Cont = continue/ing

Dc= double crochet

Hk = hook

Lp/s = loop/s

Rnd = round

Sl St = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Yo = yarn over

NOTES

Changing Colors

To change colors work the last st in first color until the last

yo. Pick up new color with hk and draw through lps on hk to complete the st.

Carrying Colors

Lay the unused strand of yarn across the top of the stitches of the previous rnd. Then, using the new color, work the stitches in the current rnd and encase the strand.

WEEK 2 VIDEOS

Right Hand - Art Deco CAL Week 2

Left Hand - Art Deco CAL Week 2

INSTRUCTIONS

CIRCLE – Make 8 in colors A & C

Note:

·         Always work on RS.

·         Carry unused yarn. Do not finish off after each round.

Rnd 1

(A) Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, or make a magic ring, ch 3, 5 dc in ring, change to color C in last st.

(C) 6 dc in ring, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Rnd 2

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3

(A) Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Rnd 4

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Rnd 5

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnd 6

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 7

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color C in last st.

(C) (Dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (84 dc)

HALF CIRCLE – Make 5 in colors A & B

Notes:

·         Turn after each row.

·         No joining at end of rows.

·         If desired, with color B, leave a beg tail of about 40”to work Edging.

·         Do not carry yarn, drop unused yarn to WS.

Row 1 (RS)

(B) Ch 4 (last 3 chs count as first dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, change to color A in last st.

(A) 3 dc in same ch, turn. (6 dc)

Row 2 (WS)

(A) Ch 3, dc in first st, (2 dc in next st) twice, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (12 dc)

Row 3 (RS)

(B) Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color A in last st.

(A) (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (18 dc)

Row 4 (WS)

(A) Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) twice, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 3 times, turn. (24 dc)

Row 5 (RS)

(B) Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color A in last st.

(A) (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (30 dc)

Row 6 (WS)

(A) Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) twice, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 3 times, turn. (36 dc)

Row 7 (RS)

(B) Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color A in last st, finish off color B.

(A) (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, DO NOT FINISH OFF, DO NOT TURN. (42 dc)

Edging (Keep RS facing)

(A) Cont with color A, ch 1, rotate to work on straight edge, work 13 sc evenly across to beg ch, 1 sc in beg ch, pick up color B beg tail/new strand and change colors in last sc.

(B) Work 13 sc evenly across to end. Finish off. (14 sc in A, 13 sc in B, 27 total sc)

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Art Deco Afghan CAL - Week 1

Today begins our Art Deco adventure!

Art Deco Afghan on Ravelry - $2.50

If you aren’t aware of the CAL details, go ahead and
read all about it HERE.

Let’s create our own beautiful piece of art deco – crochet style! This design was inspired by a quilt interpretation of art deco, as well as various art pieces that fascinated me – some used for color palettes. Each week, I’ll reveal my inspiration for that particular section of the afghan. It’s quite fun dreaming up each component, but sometimes can be frustrating when conveying my ideas to my hook. If only my hook were a magic wand, and it would do whatever I told it to do. Lol

But I’m quite proud of this design, and I think it represents the Art Deco genre very nicely. I tried to make it simplistic enough so that it represents the symmetrical and geometric qualities that art deco is known for. I threw in a few different techniques to keep your interest – such as building components on top of each other, carrying colors, increasing and decreasing, and various stitches. In the end, you’ll have your very own, beautiful piece of art – which you created all by yourself!

The first section of our afghan consists of the clamshell shape. This shape is very prevalent in quilt making, and is where I first entertained the idea of a crochet version. I’m always seeing some interesting quilt, fabric, tile (even a bathroom floor!), tissue box, etc. – and wondering if it could be interpreted in crochet. I know I’m not the only one who does this. Lol We will spend the first 3 weeks making all the components for our clamshell section.

Here are my clamshell inspirations:


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 Link to quilt maker – SLO Studios.

I hope you like my rendition. Here we go!

MATERIALS & GUIDELINES

YARN

Cascade Anthem – Lempicka Kit

A – Raspberry

B – Silver

C – Rose Shadow

D – Roasted Coconut

E – Denim

F – Fuchsia Rose

HOOK - I / 5.5 mm

Use the hook size appropriate for your yarn and tension.

FINISHED SIZE

Circle – 8” diameter / Half Circle – 8” straight edge

ABBREVIATIONS

Beg = beginning

Ch/s = chain/s

Cont = continue/ing

Dc= double crochet

Hk = hook

Lp/s = loop/s

Rnd = round

Sl St = slip stitch

Sp/s = space/s

St/s = stitch/es

Yo = yarn over

NOTES

Changing Colors

To change colors work the last st in first color until the last yo. Pick up new color with hk and draw through lps on hk to complete the st.

Carrying Colors

Lay the unused strand of yarn across the top of the stitches of the previous rnd. Then, using the new color, work the stitches in the current rnd and encase the strand.

WEEK 1 VIDEOS:

Right Hand - Art Deco CAL Week 1

Left Hand - Art Deco CAL Week 1


INSTRUCTIONS


CIRCLE – Make 10 in colors A & B

Note:

Always work with RS facing.

Carry unused yarn. Do not finish off after each round.

Rnd 1

(A) Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, or make a magic ring, ch 3, 5 dc in ring, change to color B in last st.

(B) 6 dc in ring, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (12 dc)

Rnd 2

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, (2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 3

(A) Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (36 dc)

Rnd 4

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (48 dc)

Rnd 5

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (60 dc)

Rnd 6

(A) Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 6 times, change to color A in last st, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. (72 dc)

Rnd 7

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 5 times, change to color B in last st.

(B) (Dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 6 times, change to A in last st. join with sl st to top of beg

ch-3. Finish off.  (84 dc)


HALF CIRCLE – Make 4 in colors A & C

Notes:

·         Turn after each row.

·         No joining at end of rows.

·         If desired, with color A, leave a beg tail of about 40” to work Edging.

·         Do not carry yarn. Drop unused yarn to WS.

Row 1 (RS)

(A) Ch 4 (last 3 chs count as first dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, change to color C in last st.

(C) 3 dc in same ch, turn. (6 dc)

Row 2 (WS)

(C) Ch 3, dc in first st, (2 dc in next st) twice, change to color A in last st.

(A) (2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (12 dc)

Row 3 (RS)

(A) Ch 3, 2 dc in next st. (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color C in last st.

(C) (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (18 dc)

Row 4 (WS)

(C) Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) twice, change to color A in last st.

(A) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 3 times, turn. (24 dc)

Row 5 (RS)

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color C in last st.

(C) (dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, turn. (30 dc)

Row 6 (WS)

(C) Ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) twice, change to color A in last st.

(A) (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) 3 times, turn. (36 dc)

Row 7 (RS)

(A) Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) twice, change to color C in last st, finish off color A.

(C) (dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st) 3 times, DO NOT FINISH OFF, DO NOT TURN. (42 dc)

Edging (Keep RS facing)

(C) Cont with color C, ch 1, rotate to work on straight edge, work 13 sc evenly across to beg ch, 1 sc in beg ch, pick up color A beg tail/new strand and change colors in last sc.

(A) Work 13 sc evenly across to end. Finish off. (14 sc in C, 13 sc in A, 27 total sc)


Now you can set this aside, and wait for next week's instructions. 

 

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