I know many of you wanted to use what you already had in your stash and the majority of you had worsted weight yarn. It only seemed reasonable to me that our first Christmas Present Crochet-Along should be super easy, so I thought….why not? Here is the First CAL Project done in Worsted Weight Yarn! (Want it in bulky? Scroll to the bottom to find the link!)
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Project #1 – Worsted Weight Yarn
1. Queensland Collection Brisbane #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, 3.52 oz/100 grams, 144 yards, 100% Superwash Wool, Colorway/07 (You can use any #4 Worsted Weight Yarn you have in your stash!) You will need 290-310 yards for this project as it is designed to be longer than the bulky yarn project.
2. Hook – I/5.5 mm
2. 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 140, join by sl st to first ch, ensuring that your chain is not twisted.
Round 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. (140 st)
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st and each st around; join by sl st to top of 3rd ch. (140 st)
Round 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. (280 st)
Round 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. (140 st)
Rounds 5-10: Repeat Rows 2-4 (twice)
Rounds 11-12: Repeat Rows 2-3 (once)
Round 13: 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. (140 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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