Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 8

It is here friends! Our last rounds on this giant mandala! We only have three rounds to focus on and, while there are a number of stitches to worry about, it’s pretty smooth sailing at this point!

Last Rounds:


Rnd 1: Join Color A in marked st, ch 3 (counts as first dc), tr in next ch sp, tr4tog in last two sts of current scallop and first two sts of next scallop, *tr in next ch sp, dc in each of the next 4 sts, hdc in each of the next 33 sts, dc in each of the next 4 sts**, tr in next ch sp, tr4tog; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Rnd 2: Join Color C with a sl st in same st as join, ch 2, fpdc around post of same st as join, *sk next tr4tog, fpdc around post of next st, (sk next st, fpdc around post of next st) twice, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, working in 3rd loop of hdc on Rnd 1, sc in each of the next 25 sts, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, (fpdc around post of the next st, sk next st) twice**, fpdc around post of next st; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first fpdc with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Rnd 3: Join Color B in fpdc one stitch to the right of join, *dc4tog, dc in next st, hdc in each of the next 4 sts, working behind last two rounds, (dc in next 2 dc on Row 8 of Scallop, sk 2 sts on current rnd, sc in each of the next 2 sts) six times, dc in next 2 dc on Row 8 of Scallop, sk 1 st on current round, hdc in each of the next four sts, dc in next st; rep from * around, join to first dc4tog with a sl st. Fasten off. 

Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.

Autumn Mums Square | Seasons Traveling Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern

Hey Friends! I’m very excited to share my contribution to the 2021 Crochet Traveling Seasons Afghan.

Whether you’ve been following along since January or you’re just hearing about it now, keep reading for details on how to get stitching!

What is the Traveling Seasons Afghan?

The 2021 Traveling Afghan CAL project sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn, in in conjunction with Lion Brand’s “My Life in Yarn” campaign. This years theme will be called the “Traveling Seasons Afghan”. This year’s Traveling Afghan will again be a collaborative effort, but on a smaller scale due to the changing times.

How can you join?

1. Purchase your skeins all in advance or as the months go, so you have everything you need to get started with us when the first square pattern is released in January. We will be using under 1 skein of Lionbrands Woolease Yarn in Grey Heather for each square. You’re welcome to use any comparable worsted yarn you’d like, including what you may already have in your stash. All squares will be made using a J/10 (6mm) crochet hook.

2. Below is a list of this year’s designers from Lionbrand Yarn and links to their sites, as well as the Afghan itinerary. Follow the designers on social media for a new square each month, as the Afghan travels around for each season.

3. All Square Patterns will be made available on the Designer’s Blog when their square is up next in the Season. The patterns will be available there for FREE, or for purchase as an ad-free PDF version on their Website or Ravelry for $1. All links to the Designers are linked below, along with the map destinations.

SEASONS AFGHAN SQUARE GRID: Pop back at the 1st of the month to see the next square get filled in! See the list of makers to the right to see whose next!

Website/Blog links!

  1. January – Whistle and Wool, #!
  2. February – EClaireMakery, #2
  3. March – Two of wands, #3
  4. April – Pink Plumeria Maui, #4
  5. May – Little Red Knits, #5
  6. June – Evelyn and Peter, #6
  7. July – Knits and Knots by Ame, #7
  8. August – TL Yarn Crafts, #8
  9. September – Rohn Strong, #9
  10. October – Meghan Makes Do, #10
  11. November – Capitol Crochet, #11
  12. December – Coco Crochet Lee, #12

Follow everyone on Instagram for their Square updates! IG links below!

  1. January – Whistle and Wool
  2. February – EClaireMakery
  3. March – Two of wands
  4. April – Pink Plumeria Maui
  5. May – Little Red Knits
  6. June – Evelyn and Peter
  7. July – Knits and Knots by Ame
  8. August – TL Yarn Crafts
  9. September – Rohn Strong
  10. October – Meghan Makes Do
  11. November – Capitol Crochet
  12. December – Coco Crochet Lee
  13. Border – Rain and Bolt

Crochet Traveling Seasons Afghan | Square #9

This square is fun to stitch and offers just a touch of challenge! Don’t be nervous, it’s well worth the time and effort involved.

Materials:

  • 170 yards Lion Brand Wool-Ease (or any worsted weight yarn) in the color Grey Heather
  • US Size K (6.5mm) crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Finished Size:

13″ by 13″ square

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain

Rep = Repeat

Sk = Skip

RS = Right Side

Tr = Triple Crochet

FPtr = Front Post Triple Crochet

BPtr = Back Post Triple Crochet

Sl st = Slip Stitch

Special Stitches:

Small Cluster (Cl): Ch 4, work 3 dc into 4th ch from hook, holding back last loop of each dc, yo and draw through all four loops on hook.

Large Cluster (Lg Cl): 4 dc into indicated sp, holding back last loop of each dc, yo and draw through all five loops on hook.


PATTERN

Ch 55

ROW 1 (RS): Tr in 6th ch from hook and in next ch, *work Cl, sk next 4 ch, work Lg Cl, work Cl, sk next 4 ch, tr in each of the next 3 ch; rep from * across.

ROW 2 (WS): Ch 4, turn, Bptr around post of next 2 tr, *ch 2, (Lg Cl, ch 4, Lg Cl) in 4th ch of Cl on previous row, ch 1, Bptr around each of the next 3 tr; rep from * across to last 3 sts, Bptr around each of the next 2 tr, tr in last st.

ROW 3 (RS): Ch 4, turn, FPtr around post of next 2 tr, *work Cl, Lg Cl in next ch-4 sp, work Cl, Fptr around each of the next 3 tr; rep from * across to last st, tr in last st.

ROW 4 (WS): Work as for Row 2.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 a further 5 times.

Edging

Rnd 1: Ch 2, turn, work 42 hdc evenly spaced across final row, work 3 sc in last st, turn work 90 degrees to crochet down left side, work 42 sc evenly spaced across row ends, work 3 sc in last st, turn work 90 degrees to crochet across opposite side of foundation row, work 42 hdc evenly spaced across, work 3 sc in last st, turn work 90 degrees to crochet across right side, work 42 sc evenly spaced across row ends, work 3sc in last st, join to first st with a sl st.

To join to other squares use join preferred or simply sc through both thicknesses of fabric as I did!

Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block!

Summer Blossom Throw – Week 7

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

Scallop Edging


Repeat 21 times. 


Scalloped border is worked in rows, each scallop is worked individually. Weave in ends at the end of each scallop. Final border rounds are worked after all scalloped are complete. Also, sometimes stitch counts can get off, that’s okay. Adjusting the scallops by moving slip stitches will ensure all the scallops fit if needed. Don’t worry! I did it on my sample too!


Row 1: with RS facing, join Color B in any st around, ch 6, sk next 5 sts, sl st to next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, turn. 


Row 2 (WS): Work 12 dc in ch-6 sp from Row 1, sk next sc on Rnd 47, sl st in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, turn. (12 dc)


Row 3 (RS): Dc in first dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across, sk next sc on Rnd 47, sl st in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, turn. (12 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)


Row 4 (WS): Dc in first dc, *2dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc; rep from * across, sk next sc on Rnd 47, sl st in next sc. Fasten off. (36 dc)


Row 5 (RS): Join Color A with a sl st in next sc on Rnd 47, *Fptr around post of next dc on Row 3, sk st behind fptr just made, sc in next 2 dc (the dc in the previous ch-2 sp); rep from * across, ending with a fptr around the post of the past dc on Row 3, sl st in next sc on Rnd 47. Fasten off. (12 Fptr, 24 sc)


Row 6 (RS): Join Color C with a sl st in next sc on Rnd 47 (one stitch to the right of Row 5), *sc in next fptr, fpdc around posts of next 2 dc; rep from * around to last st, sc in last fptr, sl st in next sc on Rnd 47. Fasten off. (12 sc, 24 fpdc)


Row 7 (RS): Join Color D with sl st in next sc on Rnd 47 (one stitch to the right of Row 6), *3Fpdc around post of fptr from Row 5, rep from * across, sl st in next sc on Rnd 47. Fasten off. (36 fpdc)

Row 8 (RS): Join Color E with a sl st in next sc on Rnd 47 (one stitch to the right of Row 7), sc in next 2 fpdc, *sk next st, fpdc around post of next 2fpdc from Row 6, sk next st, sc in next fpdc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sc in each of the last fpdc, sl st in next sc on Rnd 47. Fasten off.


Row 9 (RS): Join Color D with a sl st in next sc on Rnd 47 (one stitch to the right of Row 8), fpdc around post of next 2 fpdc on Row 7, *ch 1, fpdc2tog around posts of last and first fpdc of 3-dc groups on Row 7, ch 1, fpdc around post of next fpdc on Row 7; rep from * around to ast two fpdc, fpdc around post of next 2 fpdc. Fasten off. 


Place a marker on last fpdc2tog worked on Row 9. 

Skip 11 stitches and rep Rows 1-7 again.

 

Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 6

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

Rnd 36: Join Color D with a Bpdc around any dc, bpdc around posts of all dc and sc around. Join to first bpdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (405 Bpdc)


Rnd 37: Join Color E in any st around, ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in same st as join and in each st around, join to first hdc with a sl st. Fasten off. (405 hdc)


Rnd 38: Join Color A with a tr in 3rd loop of any hdc around, tr in 3rd loop of each hdc around, join to first tr with a sl st. Fasten off. (405 tr)


Rnd 39: Join Color C is any tr around, ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around, join to first sc with a sl st.(405 sc)


Rnd 40: Working from left to right, *reverse single crochet in next st to the right, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * around, join to first st with a sl st. Fasten off. (203 rev sc, 202 ch-1 sp)


Rnd 41: Join Color D in any skipped sc around, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same st as join, *2hdc in next skipped st, rep from * around, join to beg ch-2 with a sl st. Fasten off. (404 hdc)


Rnd 42: Join Color B in sp between any 2-hdc group around, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in same sp as join, *2hdc in next sp between next 2hdc groups; rep from * around, join to beg ch-2 with a sl st. Fasten off. (404 hdc)


Rnd 43: Join Color E in same st as join, ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2), *sk next hdc, dc in next hdc, ch 2; rep from * around, join to 3rd ch from beg ch-5 with a sl st. Fasten off. (202 dc, 202 ch-2 sps_

Rnd 44: Join Color D in same st as join, ch 3 (counts as first st), dc2tog in same sp as join, ch 2, *dc3tog in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * around, join to first dc2tog with a sl st. Fasten off. (202 dc3tog, 202 ch-2 sps)

Rnd 45: Join Color C in any ch-2 sp around, ch 1, 3sc in same sp as join and in each ch-2 sp around; join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (606 sc) 


Rnd 46: Join Color A in any st around, ch 1, sc in each st around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (606 sc)

Summer Blossom Mandala – Week 3

Hey all! I’m so excited to jump right on in and get stitching this gorgeous mandala! A quick reminder, this is the free version of the pattern and DOES NOT INCLUDE the PDF pattern. You can purchase the PDF pattern HERE or the Yarn Kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE, both of which include the pdf pattern.

Here’s the YouTube Video!

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Rnd 15: Join Color D with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, dc in 3rd loop of next five hdc**, 3dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join to beg ch-3 with a sl st. Fasten off. (128 dc)


Rnd 16: Join Color C in center dc of any 3dc group, ch 1, 3sc in same st as join, sc in each of the next 3 dc, fptr around post of fpdc to the right two rows before, fptr around post of fpdc to the left two rnds before, sk the next dc behind the Fptr just worked, sc in each of the next 3 dc**, 3sc in next dc; rep from * around ending last rep at **, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (144 sc, 32 fptr)


Rnd 17: Join Color A in first sc of any 3sc group, ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, fpdc around post of next 3 dc two rnds before, fpdc around post of both fptr one rnd before, fpdc around post of next 3 dc two rnds before; rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (112 fpdc, 48 sc)


Rnd 18: Join Color B in same st as join, ch 4 (counts as first tr here), tr in each st around, join to beg ch-4 with a sl st. Fasten off. (160 tr)


Rnd 19: Join Color A in same st as join, ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of the next 5 sc, fptr around post of fpdc two rnds before, sk tr behind fptr just worked, sc in each of the next 9 sc, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (144 sc, 16 fptr)


Rnd 20: Join Color E with a sc in any Fptr around, (sc, ch 1, 2sc) in same st as join, *sk next four sc, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next sc, sk next four sc**, (2sc, ch 1, 2sc) in next Fptr; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. (16 small shells, 16 large shells)


Rnd 21: Join Color A with a sl st in any ch-1 sp, *(sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-1 sp, ch 6, (sc, ch 1, sc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 6; rep from * around, join to first sc with a sl st. Fasten off. 


Until next week friends!

Happy Stitching!

R