Once again I’d like to start off by saying a big thank you to Premier Yarns for sponsoring the Christmas Present CAL for 2017. It’s been really exciting to see all of the panels coming to life. Thanks to the ELKies that have already starting sharing their pictures in the group. What group you might ask? Well……it’s the ELKies group. We share our works in progress, our aspirations to become a better crocheter and get help when we need it. You’ll want to join today!
If you are just seeing this post for the first time….scroll down to get a good look at the beautiful yarn while it’s on sale plus enjoy and added 10% discount with a coupon code.
If you aren’t a member of the ELK Studio Crocheter’s FB group…whatcha waiting on? We have all skill levels in there, so you can get your questions answered by a very supportive group of people! We actually call ourselves the ELKies!
- Premier Home Big Cotton Glitz, #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, 83% Cotton, 15% Polyester, 2% Metallic, 490 yards/280g, Colorway: Green Gold (2 skeins), Red Gold (2 Skeins), Cream Gold (1 Skein)
- Hook Size: G/4.00
- Tapestry Needle for Weaving in the ends.
Finished Measurements: 141 ” in circumference. 45″ in width
The yarn is actually on SALE now and what a deal! Get your yarn now for $4.49/skein plus take a 10% discount using the code KL005. The code is valid until 7/25/2017.
July 3rd/Week 1 – Supply List and Schedule
July 10th/Week 2 – Panels 1-6
July 17th/Week 3 – Panels 6-12 (Current Week)
July 24th/Week 4 – Edging
Please note the schedule is subject to change as needed.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed because you aren’t getting the panels done quite as quickly as you want….don’t worry. Just stay focused and get them done when you can…. Remember, you are supposed to be having fun.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
Gauge: 17 dc and 9 rows = 4″
- Ch-1 at beginning of row does not count as a single crochet or the first st.
- Ch-3 at beginning of row counts as the first double crochet.
- I used the Alternative to crocheting the chain 3 stitch. You can too if you want. Here’s the link to the tutorial.
Post X-st: Skip next dc and ch-1 sp, fpdc around post of next dc, ch 1, fpdc around post of skipped dc.
V-St: (Dc, ch 1, dc) all in the same sp.
PANEL (make 12; 6 in red and 6 in green)
This week is an easy week because you are just continuing to make the panels. If you need the written instructions, you can find them HERE. Did you want to see the stitch diagram? Click Here. Maybe you need the video tutorial to show you how to get started and see the demonstration of the V-st and X-Post st…..Click HERE.
Each week the Main Page of the Christmas Present CAL will update, so if you seem to be missing one, you can just click HERE to find all of them in one place!
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