TLS Mystery CAL – Part 2

Yay the next instalment is here! How did you find the first part? I hope you enjoyed it.

Social Media: Don’t forget to use the hashtag #tlsmysterycal on your social media posts so everyone else can see what you make too.

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Photos: Please post your photos – in the FB groups and everywhere else lol

NOTES:

  • Each round is started with a standing st unless otherwise stated – watch this video on how to make standing stitches

    You can make standing stitches out of any stitch required by simply having a slip knot on you hook already and then make the stitch as per instructions e.g standing single crochet; with a loop on hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops, standing treble crochet; with a loop on hook, yarn over twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) three times

If you prefer an invisible join, please make one where it states to jss to 1st st to  – watch this video on how to make invisible joins

MATERIALS:

  • If you’re going to be following this pattern exactly as it is with colour changes too, you’ll need C1, C4, C5   
  • If you’re using your own colour choices, then just follow the pattern, ignoring where it says to cut yarn and start using new colours

FINISHED SIZE:

Acrylic 8 ply: Approx 28cm / 11 inches – yarn amounts (you don’t use much honestly, about 10 g of each (over estimating), you will have noticed by now that it’s not a very big piece

Cotton 4 ply/fingering: Approx 23cm / 9 inches, about 5g of each (over estimating) you won’t need much of each

Part 1 is shown here

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:

Jss – Join with slip st

Ch/s – Chain/s

Sl st – Slip st

St/s – Stitch/es

Y.O – yarn over

C1-C5 – Colour 1 – colour 5

Sc – single crochet – With loop on hook, insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop, y.o pull through two loops

Dc – double crochet – with loop on hook, y.o insert hook into st indicated, pull up a loop, (y.o pull through two loops) two times

Blsc – single crochet – With loop on hook, insert hook into back and third loop of st indicated, pull up a loop, y.o pull through two loops

Puff 2 – [y.o, insert hook into st indicated and pull up a loop] twice, y.o and pull through 4 loops on hook, y.o and pull through last two remaining loops.

fphdc – with loop on hook, yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front of stitch, pull up a loop, y.o and pull through all loops

fpdc2tog – with loop on hook, y.o insert hook from front to back to front of st (4th leg component of the x-st), pull up a loop, y.o and pull through two loops, y.o, insert hook from front to back to front of st (3rd leg component of the x-st) twice, y.o and pull through all remaining loops

x-st – (photo explanation below) Think of this stitch as 4 components numbered 1-4,  – each component representing a ‘leg’ of the x. Below are two photos in order of how they are made, depending on what hand you hook with. The first photo represents a right-handed hooker; the second, a left-handed

With loop on hook, (broken down for each step on each line)

y.o twice and insert hook into indicated st,

pull up a loop,

y.o pull through two loops (leg #1 made & 3 loops remain in hook),

y.o, skip st, insert hook into next st,

pull up a loop,

y.o pull through two loops (leg #2 made & 4 loops remain on hook),

y.o and pull through two loops (these two front loops will be where you work your last leg into – 3 loops remain on hook), (y.o and pull through two loops) x 2 (leg #3 made, one loop remains),

ch 3, y.o and insert hook into two front loops created by leg #2 (the middle of the x-st),

pull up a loop,

(y.o and pull through two loops) twice (leg #4 made and stitch complete)

For full photos visit: https://theloopystitch.com/crochet-alongs/tls-mystery-cal/information/

PATTERN US TERMS

Download the PDF below

Rnd 7: Using C4 – Make a standing x-st in 1st sc made in prev rnd, skip st, [x-st in next st, skip st] around, jss to 1st x-st made, do not cut yarn.

[21 x-st]

Rnd 8: Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, sc in between x-st, [5 dc in each ch-3 sp around, sc between x-st], jss to top of ch 3, cut yarn.

[105 dc, 21 sc]

Rnd 9: Using C5 – In 2nd dc made in prev rnd, make a standing blsc, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next, skip st, fpdc2tog around x-st post directly below from rnd 7 and next x-st post from rnd 7, skip sk, [blsc, 3 blsc in next st, blsc, skip st, fpdc2tog, skip st] around, jss to 1st blsc, cut yarn.

[105 blsc, 21 fpdc2tog]

Rnd 10: Using C1 – (Puffs are made in back loops only) Using C1 – In 1st blsc made in prev rnd, make a standing puff 2 st, puff 2 st in next 4 sts, fphdc around fptr2tog st from prev rnd, [puff 2 in next 5 sts, fphdc around fptr2tog] around, jss to 1st puff 2, cut yarn.

[105 puff 2, 21 fphdc]

Rnd 11: Using C2 – In fphdc make a standing dc, (ch 3, dc) in same st, ch 4, skip 5 sts [(dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, ch 4, skip 5 sts], jss to 1st dc made, do not cut yarn.

[21 (dc, ch 3, dc), 21 ch-4 sp]

Rnd 12: Sl st to ch-3sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, ch1, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 1, [5 dc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-4 sp, ch 1] around, jss to top of ch 3, cut yarn.

[105 dc, 22 sc, 42 ch-1 sp]

WOW You are now passed halfway! Stay tuned for the final Part next week, and until then Happy Hooking x