Monday, August 1, 2016

In the Yarn Garden CAL - Part 6, back side and joining



This is the last part of In the Yarn Garden CAL. This part contains a pattern for a optional back side, a section about joining and also some tips on what you could do if the size of your work don't really work out as a cushion.

The pattern for the back side is basically the ”solid granny square” pattern but with a few details added. This part does not have as detailed descriptions as the front side since it is a repetitive pattern.

You could of course chose to do one more of the front side pattern and use it as back side. But if you want something different, then this back side pattern is an option. 

Before we start this last part I want to thank everyone who joined this CAL. I have loved seeing all of your work and that made all the time I put into making this pattern worth it :)

I hope you enjoyed this CAL and that you soon will have a lovely cushion, blanket or whatever you chose to do with your work. I'm totally pleased with my new cushion and will probably do one or two more. 

This is part 6!

© Charlotta Wadman, In the Yarn Garden, 2016. All rights reserved.



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Index




Materials and colors


For this tutorial I am using the yarn Järbo Nova and a 3.00 mm crochet hook.


Colors used on part 6 rounds:


Round 1-2       Coral
Round 3          Pink
Round 4          Coral
Round 5-7       Pink
Round 8-9       Natural
Round 10-11   Yellow
Round 12        Pistage
Round 13        Yellow
Round 14-17   Pistage
Round 18-19   Lime
Round 20-22   Kaki
Round 23-25   Pink
Round 26        Coral

Joining           Coral




You'll find more information about material and finished size in the introduction post.


Abbreviations



US terms used!


R
Round
Tr
Treble crochet
St, sts
Stitch, stitches
Blo
Back loop only
Ch
Chain
Fl
Front loop
Sl st
Slip stitch
Fp
Front post
Sc
Single crochet
Bp
Back post
Hdc
Half double crochet
Sk
Skip
Dc
Double crochet





Instruction symbols



** – Repeat instructions between asterisks the amount of times specified.
      This repeat will consist of multiple instructions.

[] – Repeat instructions between brackets the amount of times specified.
This is a lower level repeat than ** !
() – Instructions inside parentheses are made in the same stitch.

Hint: Hints are written in blue.

{image 1} – 
Image reference.




Special stitches, part 6


Standing stitches –  You'll find a great tutorial on how to crochet standing stitches here.

Magic ring – Tutorial (images and video) on how to make a magic ring here.



Instructions



Round 1


Start with a magic ring. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Make {2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2} into the magic ring. Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 with a sl st {image 1}.

Do not fasten off!!! (unless you want to change color :) )

Stitch count: 12 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces.

Round 1




Round 2


Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Dc in the next 2 st's {image 1}.

* (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch-2 space , dc in the 3 next st's *

Repeat from * to * 4 times, omitting the last 3 dc on the last repeat.


Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 with a sl st {image 2}.
Fasten off and weave in ends
.


Stitch count: 28 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces.



Round 2


Round 3


Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc). Ch 2 and sc in the same ch-2 space.

* [ch 1 , sk 1 st, sc in the next st] repeat 3 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the next ch-2 space *

Repeat from * to * 4 times, omitting the last (sc, ch 2, sc) on the last repeat.


Join to the beginning ch-1 with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends
{image 1}.


Stitch count: 20 sc, 16 ch-1 spaces and 4 ch-2 spaces.


Round 3

Round 4


Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) or make a standing dc. (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space.

* [Sk 1 st's, 2 dc in next ch-1 space ] repeat 4 times,
  
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the next ch-2 space *

Repeat from * to *
4 times, omitting the last (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) on the last repeat.

Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends
{image 1}.


Stitch count: 48 dc, and 4 ch-2 spaces.



Round 4


Round 5-11


  • If you are using a new color: Work in BLO! Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) or make a standing dc. DcCh 2 and make 2 dc in the same ch-2 space.

  • If you are using the same color: Sl st into the next ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc).Dc, Ch 2 and make 2 dc in the same ch-2 space.


* Dc in all st's until the next ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch-2, 2 dc) in the next ch-2 space.


Repeat from * to *
4 times, omitting the last (dc, ch-2, 2 dc) on the last repeat.

Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 or to the standing dc with a sl st.


Stitch count:

Round 5: 64 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces
Round 6: + 16 dc
Round 7: + 16 dc {image 1}
Round 8: + 16 dc
Round 9: + 16 dc {image 2}
Round 10: + 16 dc

Round 11: 160 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces {image 3}




Round 7, 9 and 11


Round 12


Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc) or make a standing sc. Ch 2 and sc in the same ch-2 space .

* ch 4 , Sk 3 st's, [sc in the next st, ch 3, sk 2 st's] repeat 11 times, sc in the next st, ch 4, sk 3 st's, (sc, ch 2 sc) in the next ch-2 space.*

Repeat from * to *
4 times, omitting the last (sc, ch 2, sc) on the last repeat.


Join to the beginning ch-1 or to the standing sc with a sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends {image 1}.


Stitch count: 56 sc, 4 ch-2 spaces, 44 ch-3 spaces and 8 ch-4 spaces. 



Round 12




Round 13


Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) or make a standing dc. (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same ch-2 space .

* sk 1 st, 4 dc in the next ch-4 space, [sk 1 st, 3 dc in the next ch-3 space] repeat 11 times, sk 1 st, 4 dc in next ch-4 space, sk 1 st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space*

Repeat from * to *
4 times, omitting the last (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) on the last repeat.

Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 or to the standing dc with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends {image 1}.


Stitch count: 180 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces


Round 13


Round 14-25


  • If you are using a new color: Work in the BLO! Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) or make a standing dc. DcCh 2 and make 2 dc in the same ch-2 space.

  • If you are using the same color: Sl st into the next ch-2 space. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc).Dc, Ch 2 and make 2 dc in the same ch-2 space.


* Dc in all st's until the next ch-2 space, (2 dc, ch-2, 2 dc) in the next ch-2 space. *


Repeat from * to *
4 times, omitting the last (dc, ch-2, 2 dc) on the last repeat.

Join to the third st of the beginning ch-3 or to the standing dc with a sl st.


Stitch count:

Round 14: 196 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces
Round 15: + 16 dc
Round 16: + 16 dc
Round 17: + 16 dc {image 1}
Round 18: + 16 dc
Round 19: + 16 dc {image 2}
Round 20: + 16 dc
Round 21: + 16 dc
Round 22: + 16 dc {image 3}
Round 23: + 16 dc
Round 24: + 16 dc
Round 25: 372 dc and 4 ch-2 spaces



Round 17, 19 and 22


Round 26


On this round we're doing some increases to end up with the same amount of st's on each side as the front side has!

Start in any ch-2 space. Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc) or make a standing ddc. Ch 2 and make 1 hdc in the same ch-2 space.

* [Hdc in the next 18 st's , 2 hdc in the next st] repeat 4 times , hdc in the next 17 st's, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next ch-2 space*

Repeat from * to * 4 times, omitting the last (hdc, ch 2, hdc) on the last repeat.


Join to the second st of the beginning ch-2 or to the standing hdc with a sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends {image 1}.


Stitch count: 396 hdc and 4 ch-2 spaces.


Hint: You should now have 4 sides with 99 hdc each!! The same as on the front side.

Round 26



Joining


Ok! So let's join our front and back sides together. I will show images of two different stitches that you can use. My cushion cover will not have any zipper or buttons (I hope that I don't need to take out the inner cushion anytime:) ). You can of course do it in another way leaving a hole in the joining edge and add a zipper or some buttons there.


I will use the crab stitch (reversed single crochet) for my joining edge, cause I like the look of it. You can find a great tutorial for this stitch here .

I know that this stitch is not everyones favourite so if you do not like it you can use single crochets instead.


This is what these two different stitches will look like, single crochet {image 1}, crab stitch {image 2}.

Single crochets (1) and crab stitches (2)


Place your front and back side with the wrong side against each other {image 1}Work every stitch through both the stitch of the front and back side {image 2}.




So here we go...


Start in any stitch.


Make 1 st (crab stitch or single crochet) in each of the 99 st's along each side and 2 st's in each corner ch-2 space.

(Don't forget to squeeze in your inner cushion before joining the last side! :) )

Join to the first st with a sl st {image 2}.
Fasten off and weave in ends
.

My finished cushion - side view


My finished cushion - front view


Congratulations!
You have completed the sixth part of In the Yarn Garden CAL ! :)


Sizing tips


Here are some tips on what you can do with your work if you feel that it is to small or big for a cushion cover.


Your work is to big:


1. Use only the front side as a cushion cover. You can fold it and sew it together as my tester Elin did with hers {image 1, 2 and 3}.

Image courtesy of Elin Stoodley, @pandagourgh


2. Make a blanket out of your work instead. If you want a rectangular blanket you can easily add some random crochet squares along two of the sides and make a border around it {image below}.

Image courtesy of Elin Stoodley, @pandagourgh





Your work is to small:

  1.  Add one or two extra rounds on your front side and your back side. Make one dc in each st around and (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each 2-ch corner space. By adding one round of dc's to my work it would grow to be 47 x 47 cm instead of 45 x 45 cm {image below}.






The End


Well, that's it. That is the whole ”In the Yarn Garden CAL”. I had a lot of fun making this pattern and have loved to see everyones lovely versions of it. Thank you to everyone who followed me on the way!

My "In the Yarn Garden CAL" cushion now lives in our sofa with some other cushions :)


Cheers,
Charlotta, @intheyarngarden





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3 comments :

  1. Thank you. I realy enjoyed this pattern !!
    Now off to crochet the back.

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    1. You are welcome! Lovely to hear that you like the pattern :) Have a great day!

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  2. cannot dl the last installment
    my computer tells me it is a malicious web site.....???????

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