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Freeform Crochet Fun & Frivolity Crochet-a-long: Week 5

June 21, 2010

I’ve gotten a bit off the track of the “official” KAL/CAL while traveling. But I’m back for a while now so should be able to get back on plan. Photo is where I’ll be re-starting on the instructions.

Knitting Instruction – May 22nd

Let’s put some shape and texture in this thing!!

Today is “Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Which musical instrument would you buy if you had all the money you needed to do that?  Mandolin

Amount of stitches

Small
The amount of letters your musical instrument has  8
Large
Follow the instructions for small and then times it by 5 (for the month of May).  40 stitches

Number of rows

If your instrument is a part of the woodwind section then increase 1 stitch at each end of your work for 3 rows, decrease by 1 stitch at each end of your work for 3 rows. Do this twice.

If your instrument is a part of the brass section then increase 1 stitch at each end of your work for 4 rows, decrease by 1 stitch at each end of your work for 4 rows. Do this twice.

If your instrument is a part of the percussion section then increase 1 stitch at each end of your work for 5 rows, decrease by 1 stitch at each end of your work for 5 rows. Do this twice.

If your instrument is a part of the string section then increase 1 stitch at each end of your work for 3 rows, decrease by 1 stitch at each end of your work for 6 rows. Do this twice.

Needle size

US 6

Stitch

There are three choices of stitch for this week, yell out in the chat thread if you have any problems with them. Pick one, any, or all of these. If you’re unsure how to make these patterns work with the increase, then stick to something simple like garter stitch or stocking (stockinette) stitch.

Large Seed Stitch (needs even number so if your number is odd then add one on)
Row 1: < K1, P1 > repeat from < to > across.
Row 2: < K1, P1 > repeat from < to > across.
Row 3: < P1, K1 > repeat from < to > across.
Row 4: < P1, K1 > repeat from < to > across.
Rows 1-4 make pattern

OR

Reverse Stockinette Chevron (needs odd number so if your number is even then add one on)
Row 1: K5, < P1, K5, rep from < to end
Row 2: K1, < P3, K3; rep from < to last 4 sts, P3, K1
Row 3: P2, < K1, P2; rep from < to end
Row 4: P1, < K3, P3; rep from < to last 4 sts, K3, P1
Row 5: K2, < P1, K5; rep from < to last 3 sts, P1, K2
Row 6: Purl
Rows 1-6 make pattern

OR

Diagonal Rib (needs even number so if your number is odd then add one on)
Row 1 and 2: < K2, P2; rep from < to end
Row 3 (right side): K1, < P2, K2; rep from < to last 3 sts, P2, K1
Row 4: P1, < K2, P2; rep from < to last 3 sts, K2, P1
Rows 5 and 6: < P2, K2; rep from < to end
Row 7: Rep Row 4
Row 8: Rep Row 3
Rows 1-8 make pattern



Crochet Instruction – May 24nd

Well guys, today is Abolition Day in Martinique, they abolished slavery on this day in 1848 so hopefully they are partying hard today to celebrate!

The British singer Morrissey (formerly of The Smiths… a fav band of mine) was born on this day in 1959…so let’s give him a play along with the great guitar of the fab Johnny Marr (it’s meant to dip in and out at the beginning so don’t adjust your volume)

Amount of stitches

Not applicable this week

Number of rows

Not applicable this week, just keep going till you want to stop 🙂

Needle size

If your fav band is R& B or hip-hop then use a size 7mm hook

If your fav band is pop then use a size 6mm hook

If your fav band is a rock band then use a size 5mm hook

If your fav band is folk or blues then use a size 4mm hook

If your fav band is reggae or Jazz then use a size 3.5mm hook
For all other genres use a size 3 hook

Yarn

Pick one that is appropriate for your hook size.

Colour

Pick something that reminds you of your band and tell us why it does in the chat thread

Stitch

There are three choices of stitch for this week, yell out in the chat thread if you have any problems with them. Pick one, any, or all of these.

Simple One Colour Spirals
US instructions
UK instructions

See parts 2 and 3 of this

OR

Two Colour Spiral Scrumble
You might want to take a look at the worksheet for Simple One Colour Spirals before you embark on this one 🙂
US instructions
UK instructions

OR

Two Colour Spiral Scrumble with bobbles
You might want to take a look at the worksheet for Simple One Colour Spirals before you embark on this one 🙂
US instructions
UK instructions
See the bottom of the page for adding bobbles

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