WOW the time has come to complete the Mystery CAL…. or has it?…..
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Photos: Please post your photos – in the FB groups and everywhere else lol
- 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
- If you’re going to be following this pattern exactly as it is with colour changes too, you’ll need C3, 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
Acrylic 8 ply: Approx 40cm / 15.5 inches – yarn amounts (you don’t use much honestly, about 5 g of each (over estimating), you will have noticed by now that it’s not a very big piece
Cotton 4 ply/fingering: Approx 30cm / 12 inches, about 4g of each (over estimating) you won’t need much of each
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
Puff 3 – [y.o, insert hook into st indicated and pull up a loop] three times, y.o and pull through 6 loops on hook, y.o and pull through last two remaining loops.
Tr – treble crochet – with loop on hook, y.o twice, insert hook into indicated st, pull up a loop, [y.o pull through two loops] three times
Beg cluster – Ch 3, [yarn over twice and insert hook into indicated st or sp, y.o pull up a loop, (y.o and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook], twice, y.o and pull through all 3 loops.
Cluster – [y.o twice and insert hook into indicated st or sp, pull up a loop, (y.o and pull through two loops) twice, leaving two loops on hook], three times, y.o and pull through all 4 loops.
Fpsc – with loop on hook, insert hook from front to back to front of stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops
Pattern US Terms
Download the PDF below
Rnd 13: Using C3 – In any middle dc, make a standing sc, (tr, ch 5, tr) in sc from prev rnd, [sc in 3rd dc, (tr, ch 5, tr) in sc] around, jss to 1st sc made, do not cut yarn.
[21 (tr, ch 3, tr), 21 sc]
Rnd 14: In sc from prev rnd, make a beg cluster, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, [cluster in sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3] around, jss to beg cluster, cut yarn.
[21 cluster, 21 sc, 42 ch-3 sp]
Rnd 15: Using C4 – In any cluster from prev rnd, make a standing sc, ch 5, puff 3 in sc, ch 5, [sc in cluster, ch 5, puff 3 in sc, ch 5] around, jss to 1st sc made, do not cut yarn.
[21 sc, 21 puff 3, 42 ch-5 sp]
Rnd 16: sl st in next 2 ch sts of ch-5 made in prev rnd, sl st in ch-sp, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st) [2 sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5] around, jss to 1st sc made, do not cut yarn.
[42 ch-5 sp, 84 sc]
Rnd 17: sl st to ch-5 sp, ch 1 (doesn’t count as st), 7 sc in ch-5 sp around, jss to 1st sc made, cut yarn.
Rnd 18: Using C5 – Around both sc from rnd 16, make a standing fpsc, skip st, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2 sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts, skip st, [fpsc around both sc from rnd 16, skip st, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2 sc) in next st, sc in next 2 sts, skip st] around, jss to 1st fpsc made, cut yarn,
[42 fpsc, 252 sc, 42 ch-2]
Ok so now that you’ve finished, you’re probably thinking… now what?
Well I will be attaching both of mine to a ring to hang up on a wall. You know I love round things on walls lol.
My recommendations if you are wanting to hang it on a ring.
* Block your piece
* Measure the blocked piece
* Get a ring that is at approximately and at least 5cm / 2 inches larger than the finished piece
* Attach it to the ring in the ch-2 points of Round 18.
How do you attach it you ask?
Well there are a couple of ways to do this…
1). Sc over the ring and into the ch-2 point = and sc over the ring (watch this video here)
2). Simply attaching via yarn needle and yarn and weaving in and out throughout the ch-2 sps and the ring. You will need quite a long length of yarn for this, I always recommend having too much yarn as it’s easier to cut it off instead of undoing and then cutting a longer piece and starting again.
3). The option people may least choose. To individually attach each point to the ring with yarn needle and yarn and weave back in on surrounding stitch of the ch-2 point that was attached – YES individually so you don’t have that weaving look on the ring. It is a pretty option but quite time consuming.
My finished piece sizes compared to my ring sizes:
For my acrylic version which measures approx 40cm / 15.5 inches I have the option of using a 450mm or 500mm ring.
For my cotton version which measures approx 30cm / 12 inches I have the option of a 350mm or 400mm ring.
It will all depend on the look you want and how tight you pull the finished pieces.
GET STITCH MARKERS!!! Seriously it’s the easiest way to see the look you want! Obviously it won’t work if you are having a considerably bigger ring than the finished piece as the stitch markers won’t reach the ring. Attach the stitch markers evenly around the piece in the ch-2 sps and the ring.
So how did you go? Did you enjoy it? Learn something new? Test yourself? Get frustrated? Are happy with the end results?
The journey is different for everyone. I do hope you’ve had fun and I CANNOT wait to see your finished pieces. Share your photos in the FB groups and all over social media using the hashtag #tlstmysterycal! Remember if you’re private, no one will see it. And also Ravelry – add it to you Projects!
Thank you so much for joining in and I can’t wait to bring you another Crochet-Along. Until then, Happy Hooking x