January 2022 Crochet Along

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Color choices

This CAL is motif based and design to be a yarn stash buster- if you have a lot of yarn ends or half used skeins, that is perfect for this!

So to get started- grab some of those yarn ends and make sure you like the colors together! I generally group like-colors or color groups together- like greens and blues, etc.

I would recommand sticking to medium weight yarns if possible as well. Whatever hook works for that yarn is what you need. H/5mm hook is usually a good one for medium weight.

 

End Project

Before I give the first part of the first motif- I want to let you know what I envision at the end!

To keep it beginners friendly and mindful of time needed- all the motifs will be squares. And with the number of squares being completed- you can make a fun scarf, a pillow cover, or a table runner.

CAL Day 1-6

You need 3 colors for this one! 

Round 1: With Color A, make an magic circle/adjustable ring. ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, sl to top of beg ch-3. Fasten off Color A. [16 dc]

Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, *ch 2, 2 dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts**, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st top of beg ch-3. [16 dc; 8 hdc; 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 3: Sl st to next ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp, sk next st, sc in each of next 5 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. [36 sc; 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sps**, Sc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in each of last 7 sts, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off B. [44 sc; 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 5: With RS facing, join C with a si st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 11 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. [52 sc; 4 ch-2 sps]

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, *3 sc in next ch-2 sp**, sc in each of next 13 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at *, sc in each of last 12 sts, join with si st in first sc. Fasten off C. [64 sc]

You have 2 color options with this one- either follow the color changes as stated in the pattern below (3 colors) OR change color with each row! The latter will be a bit more stripey.

 

Puff Stitch: (Yarn over (yo), insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch, yarn over, and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook.) [2 loops on hook] Repeat () 2 more times [4 loops on hook]. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook [1 loop on hook]

Beg Puff Stitch: ch 2 before starting Puff Stitch and the ch-2 counts one of the () repeats from above.

 

 

With A, make an adjustable ring/magic ring.

Round 1: (RS) Work beg puff st in ring, ch 2, (puff st, ch 2) 7 times in ring, join with sl st in beg puff st-8 puff sts. Fasten off A. [8 ch-2 sps]

 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a si st in any ch-2 sp. ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp. *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at * join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. [32 dc]


Round 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next st**, dc in each of next 7 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in each of last 5 sts, join with a sl st in first dc. [40 dc]


Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in same st, dc in each of next 2 sts, *3 dc in next st, dc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in each of last 6 sts, join with a sl st in first dc. Fasten off B. [48 dc]


Round 5: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in 2nd dc of any 3-dc group, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same st, *hdc in next st, sc in each of next 9 sts, hdc in next st**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off C. [24 hdc; 4 ch-2 sps; 36 sc]

Colors: Either 2 with the circle being one and the exterior being the second OR Make the circle multi-colored with color A for Round 1-2, Color B for Round 3, Color C for Round 4, then Color D for the rest.

With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3 [12 dc]

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with a sl st in first dc. [24 dc]

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, *2 dc in next st**, dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st in first dc [36 dc]

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st. “de in each of next 2 sts**, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** join with si st in first dc. Fasten off A. [48 dc]

Round 5: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 4 (counts as tr), (tr, dc) in same st, *dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, hdc in each of you next 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, 2 tr) in next st**, ch 2, (2 tr, dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with hdc in top of beg ch-4 instead of last ch-2 sp. [16 tr; 16 dc; 16 hdc; 16 sc; 4 ch-2 sps.]

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same Sp, *dc in each of next 16 sts**. (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first sp formed by joining hdc, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off B. [80 dc; 4 ch-2 sp]

You need 4 to 6 colors for this one! 6 Colors is noted in the pattern but you can use the same color for rounds 2-4 for a more solid center.

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off A. [12 dc; 4 ch-2 sps.]

Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-2 sp,ch 1, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *sk next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, sk next st**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a si st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off B. [24 dc; 4 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-1 sps.]

Round 3: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *dc in next st, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off C. [32 dc; 4 ch-2 sps; 12 ch-1 sps.]

Round 4: With RS facing, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off D. [48 dc; 4 ch-2 sps; 12 ch-1 sps.]

Round 5: With RS facing, join E with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off E. [64 dc; 4 ch-2 sps; 12 ch-1 sps.]

Round 6: With RS facing, join F with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, [sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 6 sts; rep from * around, join with sl st on first sc. Fasten off F. [84 sc: 4 ch-2 sps.]

You need 4 colors for this one!

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, [sc, ch 8, sc, ch 4] 4 times in ring, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off A.[8 sc; 4 ch-8 sps; 4 ch-4 sps ]

Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-8 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-8 sp, ch 4, 4-dc cluster in next ch-4 sp, ch 4; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. [4 sc; 8 ch-4 sps; 4 4-dc clusters.]

Round 3: Sl st in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, *6 sc in ch-4 sp, ch 2, sk next 4-dc cluster, 6 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off B. [48 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-1 sps]

Round 4: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 4 sts, sk next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off C. [36 sc; 24 dc; 4 ch-2 sps.]

Round 5: With RS facing, working in back lps only, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same sp, *dc in each of next 15 sts**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3. [68 dc; 4 ch-2 sps. 4 ch-2 sps.]

Round 6: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next 17 sts**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2. Fasten off D. [84 hdc; 4 ch-2 sps.]

Today is a catch-up day! Make sure all 5 motifs are done. 

Days 7-12

You need 3 colors for this one.

Cluster for this pattern: dc3tog in same sp.

 

With Color A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), *dc in ring, ch 2; repeat from * six more times, join with slip st to third chain of ch-5. [8 dc]

Round 2: With Color B, join with sl st. Fasten off A. ch 7 (counts as dc and ch-4), dc2tog in fourth chain from hook, *dc in next dc, ch 4, dc2tog in fourth chain from hook; repeat from * six more times, join with slip st to third chain of ch-7. [8 dc2tog, 8 dc]

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *ch 3, skip next (ch-4 space, cluster), [dc3tog, (ch 4, dc3tog) two times] in next dc, ch 3, skip next (ch-4 space, cluster), sc in next dc; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. [12 clusters, 16 ch-3 sps, 4 sc]

Round 4: With Color C, join with sl st. Faten off B. Ch 4 (counts as tr), *2 tr in next ch-3 space, dc in next cluster, 3 dc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next cluster, 2 tr in ch-3 space, tr in next sc; repeat from * around, omitting last tr, join with slip st to fourth chain of ch-4. [20 tr, 32 dc, 4 ch-3 sps]

Round 5: With Color A, join with sl st. Fasten off C. Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *sc in each stitch to corner, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in corner ch-3 space; repeat from * three times, sc in each stitch to end of round, join to first sc. Fasten off. [68 sc, 4 ch-3 sp]

You need one color for this one.

Make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in ring, ch 3, *dc in ring, ch 1, dc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two times, join with slip st to third ch of ch-4. (8 dc)

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in next dc, ch 1, *(dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in ch-3 space**, (dc in next de, ch 1) two times; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to third chain of ch-4.

Round 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) two times, * (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in ch-3 space**, (dc in next dc, ch 1) four times; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, dc in next dc, ch 1, join with slip st to third chain of ch-4.

Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) three times, *(dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in ch-3 space**, (dc in next dc, ch 1) six times; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, (dc in next dc, ch 1) two times, join with slip st to third chain of ch-4.

Round 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) four times, *(dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in ch-3 space**, (dc in next dc, ch 1) eight times; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, (dc in next dc, ch 1) three times, join with slip st to third chain of ch-4.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *sc in each ch-1 space and dc to corner ch-3 space, 5 sc in corner space; repeat from * three times, sc in each ch-1 space and de to end of round, join to third chain of ch-4. Fasten off.

You need one color for this one!

Make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc2tog in ring, ch 1, dc3tog in ring, ch 3, *dc3tog in ring, ch 1, dc3tog in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to top of first cluster. (8 clusters)

Round 2: Slip st in next ch-1 space, (ch 3, dc2tog, ch 1, dc3tog) in same space, *ch 3, [(dc, ch 3) two times in next ch-3 space**, (dc3tog, ch 1, dc3tog) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to top of first cluster.

Round 3: Slip st in next ch-1 space, (ch 3, dc2tog, ch 1, dc3tog) in same space, ch 1, *dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, [(dc, ch 3) two times] in corner ch-3 space, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1**, [(dc3tog, ch 1) two times] in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to top of first cluster.

Round 4: Slip st in next ch-1 space, (ch 3, dc2tog, ch 1, dc3tog) in same space, *ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, [(dc, ch 3) two times] in corner ch-3 space, dc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next ch-1 space**, (dc3tog, ch 1, dc3tog) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to top of first cluster.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next cluster, (3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next de) two times, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in corner ch-3 space, (dc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space) two times, sc in next cluster; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join to first sc. Fasten off.

You need 3 colors for this one!

 

Beginning Popcorn: ch 3 (count as dc), make 4 more dc in same stitch, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of ch 3 then into dropped loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook.

Popcorn: Make 5 dc in one stitch, drop loop from hook and insert hook from front to back through top of first stitch in the popcorn then into dropped loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook

Make an adjustable ring with first color.

Round 1: Beginning Popcorn in ring, ch 3, *Popcorn in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3. (4 Popcorns)

Round 2: join Color B with sl st. Beginning Popcorn in first Popcorn, ch 1, *(Popcorn, ch 4, Popcorn, ch 1) in ch-3 space, Popcorn in next Popcorn; repeat from * three more times, omitting last Popcorn, join with slip st to top of Beginning Popcorn.

Round 3: join Color C with sl st. Ch 3 (counts as dc), *Popcorn in next ch-1 space, dc in next Popcorn, (Popcorn, dc, ch 4, dc, Popcorn) in next ch-4 space, dc in next Popcorn, Popcorn in next ch-1 space, dc in Popcorn; repeat from * around, omitting last de, join with slip st to top of ch-3.

Round 4: Join color B with sl st. Beginning Popcorn in same stitch, *(dc in next Popcorn, Popcorn in next dc) two times, (dc, Popcorn, ch 4, Popcorn, dc) in next ch-4 space, (Popcorn in next dc, dc in next Popcorn) two times, Popcorn in next dc; repeat from * around, omitting last de, join with slip st to top of Beginning Popcorn. Fasten off.

You need 3 colors for this one!

 

With Color A- Make a magic ring. 
Round 1: Ch 3, dc2tog in ring, ch 1, dc3tog in ring, ch 3, *dc3tog in ring, ch 1, dc3tog in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to first cluster, slip st to next ch-1 space. (8 clusters)
 
Round 2: Join Color B with sl st. Ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 4, (dc3tog, ch 3, dc3tog) in next ch-3 space, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 3: Join Color A with sl st. Ch 3, dc2tog in same stitch, *ch 3, skip next ch-4 space, [(dc3tog, ch 3) three times] in next ch-3 space, skip next ch-4 space**, dc3tog in next sc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to first cluster.
 
Round 4: Join Color B with sl st. Ch 3, dc2tog in same stitch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, [(dc3tog, ch 3) two times] in next two ch-3 spaces, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3**, dc3tog in next cluster; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to first cluster.
 
Round 5: Join Color C with sl st. Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *skip next ch-3 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) two times, ch 3, (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner ch-3 space, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space) two times, ch 3, sc in next cluster; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc, slip st in next ch-5 space.
 
Round 6: Ch 1, 5 sc in each ch-3 space and 1 sc in each ch-1 space around, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Today is a catch-up day! Make sure all 5 motifs are done. 

Days 13-18

You need 2 colors for this one!!

Make an adjustable ring with Color A. 

Round 1: (RS) Ch 2, 2-dc cluster in ring (counts as 3-dc cluster), ch 2, (3-dc cluster, ch 2) 7 times in ring, join with a sl st in first 2-dc cluster-8 3-dc clusters; 8 ch-2 sps.
 
Round 2: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), dc in same sp, *(3-dc cluster, ch 2, 3-dc cluster) in next ch-2 sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5-8 dc; 8 ch-2 sps; 8 3-dc clusters.
 
Round 3: Ch 5, dc in same st, *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, (3-dc clusters, ch 2, 3-dc clusters) in next ch-2 sp**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next de; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5-16 dc; 12 ch-2 sps; 8 3-dc clusters.
 
Round 4: Ch 5, dc in same st. *dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, ch 1, (3-dc clusters, ch 3, 3-dc clusters) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1**, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5-24 dc; 12 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-3 sps; 8 ch-1 sps; 8 3-dc clusters. Fasten off A.
 
Round 5: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, * (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,(3 sc, ch 1) in each of next 4 ch-2 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-60 sc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off B
 

You need 4 colors for this one!

Slanting puff stitch (sl puff st): Yarn over, insert hook from right to left around post of the previous dc, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, insert hook from right to left around post of same dc and pull up a loop] 3 times (9 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout) work 15 dc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3- 16 dc. Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 3, dc in same st, *sl puff st around the post of the previous dc, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3-24 dc; 8 sl puff sts. Fasten off B
 
Round 3: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in same st as join, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 4, sk next 2 sts**, sc in in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in next st, join with sl st in first sc-16 sc; 8 ch-4 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 4: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-4 sp, ch 3, de in same sp, sl puff st around the post of previous dc, de in same sp, *2 de in next st, sl puff st around the post of previous dc, dc in next st, (2 dc, sl puff st around the post of previous dc, dc) in next ch-4 sp; rep from around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3-16 sl puff st; 48 dc. Fasten off C.
 
Round 5: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in same st as join, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts**, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in last st, join with a sl st in first sc- 32 sc; 16 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 6: With RS facing, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next ch-2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc-24 sc; 16 hdc; 16 dc; 16 tr; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off D
 

You need 3 colors! Note- This one is a little bit lacier than the other ones we’ve done. 

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 15 dc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3-16 dc. Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, ch 3, sk next st**, sc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at ** join with sl st in first sc-4 sc; 8 ch-3 sps; 20 dc.
 
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 4, dc5tog over next 5 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-8 sc; 8 ch-4 sps; 4 ch-3 sps; 4 dc5tog. Fasten off B.
 
Round 4: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, “sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 3, sk next dc5tog, (dc2tog, ch 2, dc2tog) in first ch of next ch-4 sp, ch 3, sc in same ch-4 sp, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-12 sc; 16 ch-3 sps; 4 ch-2 sps; 8 dc2tog. Fasten off C.
 
Round 5: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc) in each of next 4 ch-3 sps, ch 3; rep from * around, join with sl st in first SC-24 sc; 20 ch-3 sps; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off C

You need 7 colors but only Color A is used a lot- the rest are used for one round. This is also is very similar to moss stitch and has MANY color possibilities! 

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring, join with a sc st in top of beg ch-3-12 dc). Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, “ch 2, sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st**, sc in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a si st in first sc-8 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten off B.
 
Round 3: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * around, join with a si st in first sc-12 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 8 ch-1 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 4: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch , *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first Sc-16 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 12 ch-1 sps. Fasten off C.
 
Round 5: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 3 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-20 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 16 ch-1 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 6: With RS facing, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch , *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 4 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-24 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 20 ch-1 sps. Fasten off D.
 
Round 7: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 5 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-28 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 24 ch-1 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 8: With RS facing, join E with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 6 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first Sc-32 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 28 ch-1 sps. Fasten off E.
 
Round 9: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 7 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with slst in first sc~-36 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 32 ch-1 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 10: With RS facing, join F with a sI st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, * (SC, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 8 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-40 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 36 ch-1 sps. Fasten off F.
 
Round 11: With RS facing, join A with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 9 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-44 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 40 ch-1 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 12: With RS facing, join G with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk next st, (sc, ch 1) in each of next 10 ch-1 sps; rep from * around, join with sl st in first sc-48 sc; 4 ch-2 sps; 44 ch-1 sps. Fasten off G

You need 5 colors for this one OR 4 if you prefer to do one color for Round 1-2.  

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with a sl st in first sc-8 sc. Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, (beg puff st, ch 2, puff st) in same st, ch 3, sk next st, *(puff st, ch 2, puff st) in next st, ch 3, sk next st; rep from * around join with a sl st in beg puff st-8 puff sts; 4 ch-3 sps. Fasten off B.
 
Round 3: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 6 (counts as tr, ch 2 here and throughout), tr in same sp, *(puff st, ch 2, puff st,  ch 2, puff st) in next ch-2 sp, ch al**, (tr, ch 2, tr) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg
ch-6-12 puff sts; 8 tr, 12 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten off C.
 
Round 4: With RS facing, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp between 2 tr, ch 6, ([tr, ch 2] twice, tr) in same sp, *ch 1, (puff st, ch 2, puff st, ch 1) in each of next 2 ch-2 sps, ([tr, ch 2] 3 times, tr) in next corner ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-6-16 puff sts; 16 tr; 20 ch-2 sps; 8 ch-1 sps. Fasten
off D.
 
Round 5: With RS facing, join E with a sl st in first ch-2 sp following join, ch 1, *sc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-2 sp, [ch 2, sc] in each of next 7 sps; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc-36 sc; 32 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-3 sps.
 
Round 6: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same sp, *(2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch-3 sp**, 2 hdc in each of next 8 ch-2 sps; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 hdc in each of last 7 ch-2 sps, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-2-80 hdc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off 

Today is a catch-up day! Make sure all 5 motifs are done. 

Days 19-24

4 colors is needed and a new stitch is featured- BPDC or Back Post Double Crochet. This stitch gives a lot of texture but both sides look nice 

BPDC: Yarn over (yo) and insert your hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitches.Yarn over and draw the yarn around the post of the stitch.Yarn over and draw the yarn through the 2 loops on the hook, twice.

 

With color A, Make an adjustable ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 de in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off color A. (4 ch-3 spaces)
 
Round 2: With RS facing you- Join color B yarn in any ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, BPdc in next 3 dc, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, BPdc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
 
Round 3: With RS facing you- Join color C yarn in any ch-3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, BPdc in next 7 dc, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, BPdc in next 7 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
 
Round 4: With RS facing you- Join color D yarn in any ch-3 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, BPdc in next 11 dc, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 space, BPdc in next 11 dc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

You need 4 colors for this one!! 

With A, make an adjustable ring.
Round 1: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in ring, ch 2, [2 tr, ch 2] 7 times in ring, join with a sl st to top of beg ch-4-16 tr; 8 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sts, (4 tr, ch 3, 4 tr) in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in First sc-4 sc; 32 tr; 4 ch-3 sps. Fasten off B.
 
Round 3: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, * (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in ch-3 sp, bpdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, sc between tr and sc, sc between sc and next tr, bpdc around the post of each of next 4 sts; rep from * around, join with a sl st in first sc-24 sc; 32 bpdc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off C.
 
Round 4: With RS facing, join D with a sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), (popcorn, ch 2, dc) in same sp, *sk next 3 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts, sk next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 3 sts**, (dc, ch 2, popcorn, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-5-24 dc; 4 popcorn; 16 sc; 8 ch-2 sp; 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten off D 

You need 2 colors! And Front Post DC/TR are used here. We used BPDC a few squares ago, this is the opposite basically. 

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): yo, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook.

Front Post Treble Crochet (FPtr): Yo 2 times, insert your hook from front to back to front around the post of the next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook) 3 times.

 

 

Note- the joins are in the same spot where the last round ended. 

 

With color A, make an adjustable loop. 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3. (4 ch-spaces) 
 
Round 2: sl st Color B and Ch 1, FPdc in same stitch, sc in next dc, FPdc in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 space, *FPdc in next dc, sc in next dc, FPdc in next dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-3 space; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to first dc.
 
Round 3: Sl st color A and Ch 2, FPtr in same stitch, *dc in next sc, FPtr in next stitch, dc in next sc, FPtr in previous FPdc (same FPdc is worked into two times), in next ch-2 space work (dc, ch 1, dc), skip next sc, FPtr in next FPdc, dc in skipped sc, FPtr in FPdc (same FPdc is worked into two times); repeat from * three more times, omitting last FPtr, join with slip st to top of first FPtr.
 
Round 4: sl st color B and Ch 3 (counts as dc), *dc in next 5 stitches, in ch-1 space work (dc, ch 3, dc), dc in next 4 stitches; repeat from * around, omitting last dc, join with slip st to top of ch-3.
 
Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *FPdc in next dc, (dc in next dc, FPdc in next dc) two times, dc in next dc, FPtr in same stitch, in next ch-3 space work (dc, ch 3, dc), FPtr in next dc, dc in same stitch, FPdc in next dc, dc in next dc, FPdc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, omitting last dc, join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

 You need 5 colors for this one and it features FPDC (same as Day 21!). 

 

​​With A, make an adjustable ring.

R​ou​nd 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout),​ ​2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times in ring, join with a​ ​sI st in top of beg ch-3-12 dc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A.
 
R​ou​nd 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any ch-2 sp,​ ​ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), (hdc, ch 2,​ ​2 hdc) in same sp, *sk next st, (fpdc, 1 hdc, fpdc) in next​ ​st, sk next st**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next ch-2 sp; rep​ ​from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top​ ​of beg ch-2-20 hdc; 8 fpdc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off B.
 
R​ou​nd 3: With RS facing, join C with a sl st in any ch-2 sp,​ ​ch 4 (counts as hoc, ch 2), hdc in same sp, ​*​hdc in each​ ​of next 2 sts, sk next st, (fpdc, hdc, fpdc) in​ ​next hdc sk​ ​next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts”*, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) next​ ​ch-2 sp; rep​ ​from * around, ending last rep at ** join with​ ​a s​l​ st in 2nd ch of beg ch-4-28 hdc;​ ​8 fpc; 4 ch-2 ​sps.​ Fasten off C.
 
​​R​ou​nd 4: With RS facing, join D with a s​l​ st in any ch-2 sp,​ ​ch 2, (hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in same sp, *hdc in each of next​ ​3 sts, sk next st, (fpdc, hdc, fpdc) in next hdc, sk next st,​ ​hdc in each of next 3 sts**, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in next​ ​ch-2 sp; rep​ ​from * around, ending last rep at **, join with​ ​a sl st in top of beg ch-2-44 hdc; 8 fpdc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off D.​​
 
R​ou​nd 5: With R​S​ facing, join E with a sl st in any ch-2 sp,​ ​ch 3, (d​c​, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, *d​c​ in each of next 5 sts,sk next st (fpdc, ch 1, fpdc) in next hdc, sk next st, d​c​ in​ ​each of next 5 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep​ ​from * around, ending last rep at **, join with a sl st in top​ ​of beg ch-3-56 dc; 8 fpdc; 4 ch-2 sps; 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten​ ​off E.
 

For this sqaure- You need 2 colors and a new stitch is featured here. It’s relatively straightforward but is a different way to do color work! 

Spike sc: Insert hook into ring (over sc of previous round), pull up a loop to the level of the current round, yarn over and pull through two loops OR insert hook into stitch or space one or more rounds below next stitch and pull up a loop to level of current round, yarn over and pull through two loops.

 

With Color A, make an adjustable ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 ce in ring, join with slip st to top of ch-3. (16 dc)
 
Round 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first stitch, sc in next 3 dc, *3 sc in next dc, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in next sc, 3 sc in corner sc, sc in next 4 sc; repeat from * three more times, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in corner Sc, SC in next 5 sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 5: Join Color B- Ch 1, *Spike sc in row below next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 Spike sc in next stitch two rows below, sc in next 2 sc, Spike sc in row below next sc, Spike sc two rows below next sc, Spike sc three rows below next sc, Spike sc two rows below next sc; repeat from * three more times, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in corner Sc, SC in next 7 sc; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc.
 
Round 7: Ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 3 sc in corner sc, Sc in next 8 sc; repeat from * around, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Today is a catch-up day! Make sure all 5 motifs are done. 

Days 25-28

For this square, you need 2 colors! 

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 15 dc in ring, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3- 16dc. Fasten off A.
 
Round 2: With RS facing, join B with a sl st in any st, ch 3, de in same st, *dc in each of next 3 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first corner sp, join with hdc in top of beg ch-3-28 dc; 4 ch-2 sps.
 
Round 3: Ch 3, dc in first corner sp, *dc in each of next 7 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first corner sp, join with hdc in top of beg ch-3-44 dc; 4 ch-2 sps.
 
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in first corner sp, *dc in each of next 11 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in first corner sp, join with hdc in top of beg ch-3. Drop B, join A-60 dc; 4 ch-2 sps.
 
Round 5: With A, ch 3, working over strand of B, dc in first corner sp, *dc in each of next 5 sts, drop A, pick up B, with B, dc in each of next 5 sts, drop B, pick up A, with A, dc in each of next 5 sts**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at**, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3-76 dc; 4 ch-2 sps. Fasten off A and B.

You need 2 colors!

With Color A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: With Color A, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 1; working into same ring, with Color B, ch 1, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, join with hdc to top of ch-3, turn. (4 spaces)
 
Round 2: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1; with A, ch 1, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 de in next space, ch 1, join with hdc to top of ch-3, turn.
 
Round 3: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next chain space, ch 2; with B, ch 1, 3 dc in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next space, ch 1, join with hde to top of ch-3, turn.
 
Round 4: With B, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) two times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) three times, ch 2, cut B; with A, ch 1, 3 dc in same space, (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) two times, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next space, (ch 1, 3 dc in next space) three times, ch 3, join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

You need 2 colors for this one and it builds off the circle in square motif we did earlier!

 

With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 5 dc in ring, drop A, join B, with B, working over strand of A, work 6 dc in ring, drop B, pick up A, join with a sl st in top of beg ch-3-12 dc.

Round 2: With A, ch 2, working over strand of B, 2 dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each of next 5 sts, drop A, pick up B, with B, working over strand of A, 2 dc in each of next 6 sts, drop B, pick up A, join with a sl st in first dc-24 dc.

Round 3: With A, ch 2, working over strand of B, [2 dc in next st, dc in next st] 5 times, 2 dc in next st, drop A, pick up B, with B, working over strand of A, [dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] 6 times; drop B, pick up A, join with a sl st in first dc-36 dc.

Round 4: With A, ch 2, working over strand of B, 2 dc in same st as join, [dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st] 5 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, drop A, pick up B, with B, working over strand of A, [2 dc in next st, de in each of next 2 sts] 6 times, join with a sl st in first dc-48 dc. Fasten off.

Round 5: With B, working over strand of A, ch 1, *sc in dc, sc in next st, hac in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, 2 tr) in next st, ch 2, (2 tr, dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, (dc, 2 tr) in next st, ch 2, (2 t,. dc) in next st, dc in next st, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts*, drop B, pick up A, with A, working over strand of B, rep from * to * once; drop A, pick up B, join with a sl st in first sc-16 sc; 16 hdc; 16 dc; 16 tr; 4 ch-2 sps.

Round 6: With B, working over strand of A, ch 2, *dc in first 8 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 16 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in each of next 8 sts*, drop B, pick up A, with A, rep from * to * once, drop A, pick up B, join with a sl st in first de-80 dc; 4 ch-2 sp. Fasten off.

You need 4 colors! 

With Color A, make an adjustable ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, join with slip st to top of ch-3. (16 dc) Fasten off
 
Round 2: Join Color B in any dc, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *dc5tog in next dc, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
 
Round 3: Join Color A in any corner cluster, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same stitch, Spike dc in row below next 3 stitches, *5 dc in corner cluster, Spike dc in row below next 3 stitches; repeat from * two more times, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
 
Round 4: Join Color C in same sp where last round ended, ch 1, sc in same stitch, *sc in next stitch, dc5tog in corner cluster, sc in next 6 stitches; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
 
Round 5: Join Color A in any corner cluster, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same stitch, Spike dc in row below next 7 stitches, *5 dc in next cluster, Spike dc in row below next 7 stitches; repeat from * around, join with slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
 
Round 6: Join Color D in same sp where last round ended, ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in next stitch, dc5tog in corner cluster, sc in next 10 stitches; repeat from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
 
Round 7: Join Color A in any corner cluster, ch 5 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same stitch, Spike dc in row below next 11 stitches, *5 dc in next cluster, Spike dc in row below next 11 stitches; repeat from * around, join to top of ch-3. Fasten off.