Finally! I’ve waited 3 weeks to post the first Project in the Christmas Present Crochet-Along! I know many of you are as excited as I am. It’s my very first CAL to ya know and to use the yarn the Infinity yarn Red Heart sent to me was perfect for the first project! I think you’ll love the soft feel of the Infinity yarn and the slight “sparkle” that it gives which really makes it perfect for a Christmas Present!
I listened to many of you when you said you wanted to use what was already in your stash (which most was worsted weight)! The first CAL Project will have instructions using Bulky #5 yarn and Worsted Weight #4 yarn. To keep things smooth and less confusing for everyone, each pattern will have its own page but will have links to each other for easy access! (You’ll have to scroll towards the bottom for the link of the other instructions). Don’t forget that if you love to chat about your projects, the ELK Studio Crocheter’s Facebook Group is where you’ll want to hang out! The chatter has already been great, and I can’t image it now that you have the pattern! It’s a great place to ask questions or just hang out!
Project #1 – Bulky Yarn
1. Red Heart Infinity Yarn, 3.5 oz/100 grams, 129 yards, #5 Bulky Yarn, Fiber Content: 69%Acrylic, 11% Wool, 10% Polyester, 6%Nylon, 4%Metallic – I used 1 skein for this project. (or any #5 Bulky yarn you already have in your stash)!
2. Hook – N/10mm
3. Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends.
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet – Moogly will help you with her video tutorial if you need it!
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Notes: If you want a bigger project, make sure you chain in multiples of 4.
ch 64, join by sl st to first ch, ensuring that your chain is not twisted.
Row 1: ch 1 (does NOT count as first sc), sc in first ch, sc in next ch and each ch around; join by sl st to first sc. (64 st)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st and each st around; join by sl st to top of 3rd ch. (64 st)
Row 3: ch 1 (does NOT count as first sc), sc in first st, 3 fpdc around next dc, *sc in next dc, 3 fpdc around next dc; repeat from *; join by sl st to first sc. (128 st)
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), *skip next fpdc, dc in next fpdc, skip next fpdc, dc in next sc; repeat from * until last 3 fpdc, skip next fpdc, dc in next fpdc, skip next fpdc; join by sl st to top of 3rd ch. (64 st)
Rows 5-7: Repeat Rows 2-4 (once)
Rows 8-9: Repeat Rows 2-3 (once)
Row 10: ch 1 (does NOT count as first sc), sc in first st, *skip next fpdc, sc in next fpdc, skip next fpdc, sc in next sc; repeat from * until last 3 fpdc, skip next fpdc, sc in next fpdc, skip next fpdc; join by sl st to first sc. (64 st) Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Some people were having problems with Round 3, and Elizabeth was kind enough to give us a little help. In the photo below, the pins should be where you will crochet your sc stitches and the stitch markers indicate where you will crochet the 3 fpdc stitches. I hope this helps! Thanks for giving me permission to add it to the pattern Elizabeth! You’ve help out so many already! I’ve also created a VIDEO for those of you that are visual.
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