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Anna’s Tales CAL-Part 1

Hello all,

Welcome to the first part of my long awaited 4 week long baby blanket CAL: ANNA’S TALES

I can’t believe how time’s flying and Christmas is over already! Phew…Now we have some time to CROCHET, right?

If you want to refresh your memory before start, you can find all of the information about the CAL HERE.

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This pattern and photographs are the property of K.A.M.E. Crochet by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer and are for personal and non-commercial use. You may not alter or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished products, but please credit K.A.M.E. Crochet if you can. Thank you!

Difficulty:           Intermediate/Advanced

Size:                      87.5cm x 87.5 cm / 34.5″ x 34.5″ AFTER BLOCKING

Materials needed:

  • 3.5 mm (E) size hook
  • 1 Scheepjes Whirl and a matching whirlette or approximately 1640 yards/1500 meters of fingering weight yarn
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the textured patternwork of your blanket

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SC = single crochet

FPSC = front post single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

BPHDC = back post half double crochet

FPHDC = front post half double crochet

HDC2tog = half double crochet 2 together

HDC3LO = half double crochet 3rd loop only

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

DC2tog = double crochet 2 together

FPDC3tog = front post double crochet 3 together

ExtFPDC = extended front post double crochet

3DCCL = 3 double crochet cluster

TR = treble crochet

3TRCL = 3 treble cluster

FPTR = front post treble crochet

FPDTR = front post double treble

NPuff ST = normal puff stitch

1LOPuff ST = 1 loop puff stitch

Popcorn ST = popcorn stitch

V ST= V stitch

3DCCL V ST = 3 double crochet cluster V stitch

Picot ST = picot stitch

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols (This is only used for a full repeat, may contain smaller repeats)

{ } =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a medium lenght set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

[ ] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Special Stitches:

You can find a detailed description of all of the special stitches used in a PDF file HERE:

Gauge: 5 half double crochet stitches and 3 rows = 1″ / 2.5cm

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, this is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • CH 3 always counts as double crochet.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color; the first line in bold is always the total stitch count for the round (starting with round 18, this excludes corner stitches). Below that, I included a stitch count per side (excluding corner stitches) and per corner too, in case you prefer it that way.
  • When working on the corners, always remember that there might be a hidden stitch hiding under the corner stitches which is the first stitch of the previous row
  • When you make a normal puff stitch, it creates 2 loops on its top. I will refer to these loops as first loop and second loop. The first loop is always the one on the right and the second one is on the left.
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!

Instructions

To Start: MR or CH 5, SLST into first CH to form a ring.

Round 1: CH 1, 8 NPuff ST in MR, join with a SLST to first loop of first NPuff ST                 

(8 NPuff STS)

Round 2: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (this is the first loop of the first NPuff ST), 1 HDC in 2nd loop of NPuff ST, 1 FPHDC around the same NPuff ST, *1 HDC in 1st loop of next NPuff ST, 1 HDC in 2nd loop of the same NPuff ST, 1 FPHDC around the same NPuff ST* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first HDC

                                                                                               (8 FPHDC, 16 HDC)

Round 3: CH 2 (does not count as a ST) 1 DC in same ST, CH 2, SK 1 ST (HDC), 1 DC in next ST (FPHDC), *1 DC in next ST (HDC), CH 2, SK 1 ST (HDC), 1 DC in next ST (FPHDC)* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first DC (NOT the CH 2!)

                                                             (16 DC, 8 CH 2 SP)

Round 4: SLST to CH 2 SP, CH 1, *1 NPuff ST, CH 1, 1 NPuff ST in CH 2 SP, 1 FPDC around both of the posts of 2 DC STS from previous round* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to 1st loop of the first NPuff ST (note: when you do the last FPDC of the round, you have to do it around the 2 DC STS and the CH 2, which is between them)                                                                                                                                                 

 (16 NPuff STS, 8 x CH 1 SP, 8 FPDC)

Round 5: SLST to 2nd loop of NPuff ST, SLST to CH 1 SP between the 2 NPuff STS, CH 3 (counts as DC), 6 DC in same SP, SK next NPuff ST, 1 FPSC around next ST (FPDC), SK next NPuff ST, *7 DC in CH 1 SP between the NPuff STS, SK next NPuff ST, 1 FPSC around next ST (FPDC), SK next NPuff ST* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

(8 Shells, 8 FPSC)

Round 6: CH 1, 1 BPHDC around same ST (CH 3), 1 BPHDC around next 6 STS, 1 1LOPuff ST in next ST (FPSC), *1 BPHDC around next 7 STS, 1 1LOPuff ST in next ST (FPSC)* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first BPHDC

(56 BPHDC, 8 x 1LOPuff ST)

Round 7: SLST to next ST 3 times (you will end up at the 4th BPHDC from previous round), CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK 3 STS, 9 TR in next ST (1LOPuff ST), SK 3 STS, *1 SC in next ST, SK 3 STS, 9 TR in next ST (1LOPuff ST), SK 3 STS* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first SC

(8 SC, 8 TR Shells)

Round 8: CH 1, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1 LOPuff ST} in same ST (SC), 1 BPHDC around next 9 STS, [{1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1 LOPuff ST} in next ST (SC), 1 BPHDC around next 9 STS] 7 times, join with a SLST to first 1LOPuff ST

(16 x 1LOPuff ST, 8 x CH 1 SP, 72 BPHDC)


After finishing Round 8:


Round 9: CH 1, 1 FPDC around first 1LOPuff ST, 1 1 LOPuff ST in CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next 1LOPuff ST, 1 DC in next 9 STS, [1 FPDC around next 1LOPuff ST, 1 1 LOPuff ST in CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next 1LOPuff ST, 1 DC in next 9 STS] 7 times, join with a SLST to first FPDC

(8 x 1 LOPuff ST, 16 FPDC, 72 DC)

Round 10: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(96 HDC)

Round 11: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 2 STS, 1 FPDC around 1LOPuff ST from Round 9, [1 HDC in next 12 STS, 1 FPDC around 1LOPuff ST from Round 9] 7 times, 1 HDC in next 9 STS, join with a SLST to first HDC

(8 FPDC, 96 HDC)

Round 12: CH 1, 2 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 3 STS, *2 HDC in next ST, 1 HDC in next 3 STS* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to first HDC

(130 HDC)

Round 13: CH 1, 2 HDC in same ST, 1 HDC in next 64 STS, 2 HDC in next ST, 1 HDC in next 64 STS, join with a SLST to first HDC

(132 HDC)

Round 14: CH 1, 1 BPHDC around same ST, 1 BPHDC around each ST around, join with a SLST to first BPHDC

(132 BPHDC)

Round 15: SLST to next ST 7 times

[CH 3+2 TRCL = 3 TRCL, CH 1, {3 TRCL, CH 1} 4 times] in same ST, SK 4 STS, 1 SC in next 12 STS, 1 FPDTR around FPDC from Round 11, 1 SC in next 12 STS, CH 1, SK 4 STS, [{3 TRCL, CH 1} 5 times in next ST, SK 4 STS, 1 SC in next 12 STS, 1 FPDTR around FPDC from Round 11, 1 SC in next 12 STS, CH 1, SK 4 STS] 3 times, join with a SLST to first 3 TRCL

(4 FPDTR, 20 x 3TRCL, 24 x CH 1 SP, 96 SC)

Round 16: SLST to 3rd 3TRCL, CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around 3TRCL, CH 1, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST}  in CH 1 SP (between 3rd and 4th 3TRCL), CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around 4th 3TRCL, CH 1, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST} in next CH 1 SP (between 4th and 5th 3TRCL), CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around last 3TRCL, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between 5th 3TRCL and next SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 1 FPHDC around next ST (FPDTR), 1 SC in next 9 STS, CH 1, SK 3 STS, [1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between last SC and 1st 3TRCL), CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around 1st 3TRCL, CH 1, [{1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST}  in next CH 1 SP between 3TRCL STS, CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around next 3TRCL, CH 1] 4 times, 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between 5th 3TRCL and next SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next 9 STS, 1 FPHDC around next ST (FPDTR), 1 SC in next 9 STS, CH 1, SK 3 STS] 3times, 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between last SC and 1st 3TRCL), CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around 1st 3TRCL, CH 1, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST}  in next CH 1 SP (between 1st 3TRCL and 2nd 3TRCL), CH 1, 1 ExtFPDC around next 3TRCL (2nd 3TRCL),  {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST}  in next CH 1 SP (between 2nd 3TRCL and 3rd 3TRCL), CH 1, join with a SLST to first ExtFPDC

(72 SC, 4 FPHDC, 20 ExtFPDC, 40 x 1LOPuff ST, 64 x CH 1 SP)

Round 17: CH 1, 1 Popcorn ST in same ST, [1 ExtFPDC around 1LOPuff ST, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST} in next CH 1 SP, 1 ExtFPDC around next 3 STS (1LOPuff ST, ExtFPDC,1LOPuff ST), {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST} in next CH 1 SP, 1 ExtFPDC around next 3 STS, 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between last 1LOPuff ST and next SC), SK 3 STS, {1 1LOPuff ST in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST} 3 times, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST (FPHDC), {CH 1, SK 1 ST, 1 1LOPuff ST in next ST} 3 times, SK 3 STS, 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP (between last SC and 1st 1LOPuff ST), 1 ExtFPDC around next 3 STS, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST} in next CH 1 SP, 1 ExtFPDC around next 3 STS, {1 1LOPuff ST, CH 1, 1 1LOPuff ST} in next CH 1 SP, 1 ExtFPDC around next ST, 1 Popcorn ST in next ST] 4 times, omitting last Popcorn ST, join with a SLST to first Popcorn ST

(8 Popcorn ST, 56 ExtFPDC, 40 x CH 1 SP,64 x 1LOPuff ST)


After finishing Round 17:

Corner:                                                                                         

Side:


Round 18: CH 1, [{2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC} in Popcorn ST (corner), 1 FPDC around next 2 STS (ExtFPDC, 1LOPuff ST), 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), FPDC3tog over the next 3 STS, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), FPDC3tog over the next 3 STS, 1 FPDC around next 2 STS, {1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST)} twice, 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between 1LOPuff ST and Popcorn ST), 1 DC in Popcorn ST, 1 DC in next CH 1 SP (between Popcorn ST and 1LOPuff ST), {1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP} twice, 1 FPDC around next 2 STS, FPDC3tog over the next 3 STS, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), FPDC3tog over the next 3 STS, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 1LOPuff ST in next CH 1 SP, 1 FPDC around next 2 STS (1LOPuff ST, ExtFPDC)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first DC

Total: 12 DC, 72 FPDC, 16 FPDC3tog, 32 x 1LOPuff ST

Per Side: 3 DC, 18 FPDC, 4 FPDC3tog, 8 x 1LOPuff ST

Corner: 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC

Round 19: SLST to CH 2 corner SP, {CH 3 (counts as DC), 1 DC, CH 2, 2 DC} in CH 2 corner SP (corner), [1 DC in next 4 STS, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (FPDC3tog), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (FPDC3tog), 1 DC in next 2 STS, {1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 DC in next ST} twice, 1 DC in next 3 STS, {1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST)} twice, 1 DC in next 2 STS, 1 FPDC around next ST (FPDC3tog), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (FPDC3tog), 1 DC in next ST, 1 FPDC around next ST (1LOPuff ST), 1 DC in next 4 STS, {2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC} in CH 2 corner SP (corner)] 4 times, omitting last corner, join with a SLST to top of CH 3

Total: 48 FPDC, 100 DC

Per side: 12 FPDC, 25 DC

Corner: 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC


After finishing Round 19:

Corner:

Side:


Round 20: SLST to CH 2 SP, CH 1, [{2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC} in CH 2 corner SP (corner), 1 HDC in each ST on side] 4 times, join with a SLST to first HDC

Total: 164 HDC

Per side: 41 HDC

Corner: 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC

Round 21: SLST to CH 2 SP, CH 1, [{2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC} in CH 2 corner SP (corner), 1 HDC3LO in each ST on side] 4 times, join with a SLST to first HDC

Total: 180 HDC3LO

Per side: 45 HDC3LO

Corner: 2 HDC, CH 2, 2 HDC


END OF PART 1.


Part 2 will be released on 03 January 2021.

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