Block Arrangements for Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along

There’s one more thing I want to show you as you finalize arrangement of your blocks. I know some of you wanted to make an afghan larger than the normal afghan size, and I want to give you a couple of arrangements to accomplish that. I’ve made some little square blocks for use in these arrangements — for the square block, just start in the same manner as making the little rectangles, and stop when they’re square. Edging all the {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along edging instructions for large squares

Instructions for edging squares we have made so far (we will refer to these as the large squares): Rnd 1: Join contrasting color with sc in any corner, * ch 3, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc) 10 times evenly across side ending with last sc in next corner; repeat from * 2 times; ch 3, sc in same st, (ch 2, sc) 9 times evenly across side, ch 2, join with sl st in first sc. You should {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Crochet Along Square #5

Square #5 Row 1: Ch 33 (last 3 ch count as dc), (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in sixth ch from hook, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, * skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * (dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in single dc between shells; {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #2 Mystery Crochet Along

Square #2 Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next sc) across, {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Mystery Afghan Crochet-Along Flickr Group and Ravelry Page

 Flickr Group Ravelry page Let’s see those pretty squares! 🙂

Joining the Crochet-Along

I’ve had some emails asking how to join this crochet-along, and I should have mentioned this in the first post, but you don’t really have to do anything to join, other than just come here to the blog to get the patterns each day. I’ll gather email addresses toward the end in order to send the finished e-pattern download link.These instructions for these little square patterns are so small I’m going to just post them directly into blog posts.Today I’ll {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #1 Mystery Crochet Along

Square #1 Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next sc) across, turn. Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc and {Read More}

Variations on a theme mystery afghan crochet-along

I’m ready to start off the new year with a pretty afghan project! How about you? I’ve had many requests to do a mystery afghan crochet-along, so I thought we’d try this. This afghan is called “Variations on a Theme” because as I worked on stitch swatches, I found myself wanting to create many variations of one basic stitch pattern just to see how far it could go. We’ll be doing a stitch sampler afghan using many of these patterns. {Read More}