KCACO-UK Groovyghan CAL 2016 | Part 3


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Time for part 3 of our groovyghan! If this is the first you are hearing about this CAL the full schedule can be found here, to link the groovyghan project on Ravelry click here, or for just this pattern click here.  There is a Facebook support group for this CAL which can be found here and you can use the hashtag #kcacoukcal2015 for FacebookTwitter, Pinterest and Instagram if you want to link in photos and such like on social media.  

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Edited to add: This page has now been translated to by the lovely Sarit Grinberg: groovyghan-part3-HEBREW

Part 3: On the Groovy Waves – 10 inch block  (Make 2):

This weeks part has a 1960’s retro feel to it by bringing in some groovy waves!  Who doesn’t love waves / ripples! I know I don’t use them often enough; they just look so cool when they are made!

As with all the parts to this CAL I have included both the written pattern, chart and a photo tutorial of how I have made this pattern below.

One thing I quickly discovered when designing the Groovyghan was that size and stitches all have to match up somehow to join each component together. I had a devil of a time trying to get my panels to fit at first until I decided to use Foundation UK Double / US Single Crochet (FDC/FSC) for the first row; that gave the panels that little bit of stretch I was looking for to join everything together nicely.  We will be using FDC/FSC with all the panels of the CAL – but don’t worry if you’ve never done it before I’ve added a photo tutorial below just for this stitch to explain how it works.

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Written Pattern:

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Part 3: On the Groovy Waves – 10 inch block  (Make 2):

Notes:

  • Hook: UK 4 mm / US Size G
  • Yarn: Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3
  • Yarn Amount required: Each panel roughly uses up  125 yds / 50g / 150 m
  • Gauge using Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3: 6 tr/dc sts = 1.5 inches / 3.8 cm

If your gauge is different to mine e.g. because you are using a bigger hook and heavier weight yarn all you will need to do is check your own gauge and stick to it – this should mean that the pattern should fit together at the end.

  • Finished panel size using Double Knit / 8 ply / Weight #3: 10 x 10 inches /25.4 x 25.4 cm cm (your block will be slightly larger if using worsted / aran / 10ply / yarn weight #4)

Pattern uses English (UK) and American (US) crochet terms for a conversion chart click here.

Abbreviations: 

  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp = space
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch(s) = chain  
  • cc = change colour
  • FDC/FSC = Foundation UK Double / US Single Crochet
  • dc/sc = UK double / US single crochet
  • htr/hdc = UK half treble / US half double crochet
  • tr/dc  = UK treble / US double crochet
  • tr/dc2tog  = UK Treble / US 2 double Crochet together
  • tr/dc3tog = UK Treble / US 3 double Crochet together
  • dtr/tr = UK double treble / US treble crochet
  • dtr/tr2tog  = UK Double Treble / US 2 Treble Crochet together
  • dtr/tr3tog = UK Double Treble / US 3 Treble Crochet together

Stitch Guidance: 

  • Foundation UK Double / US Single Crochet (FDC/FSC):  Start with a slip knot on your hook, ch 2, * insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, and pull through 2 loops * – 1 FDC/FSC single crochet made with its own chain at bottom, repeat from * to * until you have made the required number of chains.
  • UK Double Crochet/US Single Crochet (dc/sc):  Insert hook in st indicated and pull up a loop (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
  • UK Half Double Treble / US Half Double Crochet (htr/hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook.
  • UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
  • UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr2tog/dc2tog): Yarn over insert your hook in indicated st and pull up a loop, yarn over. pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops on hook (two loops on hook), insert your crochet hook into the next st, yarn over, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining three loops on hook.
  • UK Treble / US 3 Double Crochet together (tr/dc3tog): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over insert in next st, pull up a loop, (four loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, (three loops on hook), yarn over insert in next st, yarn over pull up a loop, (five loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, (four loops on hook), yarn over pull through all 4 loops left on hook.
  • UK Double Treble / US Treble Crochet (dtr/tr): Yarn over hook (twice), insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (four loops on hook), Yarn over, pull yarn through two loops on hook (three loops remain on hook). Yarn over, pull yarn through two loops on hook (two loops remain on hook). Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
  • UK Double Treble / US 2 Treble Crochet together (dtr/tr2tog): * Yarn over hook (twice), insert hook into next st, Yarn over, pull up a loop, (Yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * to * once more, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook.
  • UK Double Treble / US 3 Treble Crochet together (dtr/tr3tog): * Yarn over hook (twice), insert hook into next st, Yarn over, pull up a loop, (Yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * two more times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Pattern:

Note 1: Three colours used for each block; referred to in this pattern as YARN A, B and C.

Foundation Row:  With YARN A, FDC/FSC 33 sts, turn (33 sts)

Row 1: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1 htr/hdc in same st as beginning ch 1 and in each st along until end, turn (33 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1 dc/sc in the same st as the beginning ch 1 and in the next st, * 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next, 3 dtr/tr in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st * repeat from * to * four times, 1 dc/sc in the remaining st, finish off YARN A, weave in any ends (5 waves / 43 sts)

Row 3: Join YARN B to first st, Ch 3 (counts as a tr/dc), tr/dc2tog over the next 2 sts, * 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, 3 tr/dc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, tr/dc3tog over the next 3 sts * repeat from * to * three times, 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, 3 tr/dc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, tr/dc2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn (5 waves / 43 sts)

Row 4: Repeat row 3, finish off YARN B, weave in any ends (5 waves / 43 sts)

Row 5: Join YARN C to first st, Ch 4 (counts as a dtr/tr), dtr/tr2tog over the next 2 sts, * 1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next st, dtr/tr3tog over the next 3 sts, * repeat from * to *  three times, 1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next st, dtr/tr2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 dtr/tr in the remaining st, turn (33 sts) 

Row 6: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)  1 tr/dc in same st as beginning ch 2 and in each st along until end, finish off YARN C, weave in any ends, turn (33 sts)

Row 7: Join YARN A to first st, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)  1 tr/dc in same st as beginning ch 2 and in each st along until end, turn (33 sts)

Row 8: Repeat row 2

Rows 9 – 10: Repeat row 3-4

Rows 11: Repeat row 5

Row 12-13: Repeat row 6-7

Row 14: Repeat row 2

Row 15-16: Repeat row 3-4

Rows 17:  Repeat row 5

Row 18-19: Repeat row 6-7

Row 20: Repeat row 2

Row 21: Repeat row 5

Note 2: You might want to measure your block for the last row and change it to htr/hdc rather than tr/dc if you reach 10 inches.

Row 22: Repeat row 6

Finishing: Very loosely (as otherwise it will make your panel curl up) slip st along the right and left side of your work 33 times.  This not only neaten’s your finished panel but will help when joining the ‘parts’ of our groovyghan together.

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Chart:

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For crochet symbols in English (UK) and American (US) crochet terms click here.

Blocking:

Some of the patterns in the CAL may need to be ‘blocked’ so that they are equal on all sides (not curling) and fit the size dimensions of the pattern.   If you are unfamiliar with what blocking means / or how to do it then please check out the following links:

You may already have blocking boards to hand but if not anything you can firmly pin your square to will do e.g. a folded up towel or an ironing board.

Part 2 finished panel size in double knit / 8ply / yarn weight #3 should be 10 x 5 inches /25.4 x 12.7 cm cm (your block will be slightly larger if using worsted / aran / 10ply / yarn weight #4)

Blocking

Joining:

You can either join parts 3 directly to part 1 and part 2 now (please refer to the CAL schematic below details), or wait until you have completed parts 4 and 5 too – I personally waited so I could get a neater join by joining parts altogether in one sequence.

I joined my pieces together by slip stitching in the back loop only on the wrong side of the work (you could also single crochet either through the back loop or through both loops to join).

  • Tip 1: Use stitch markers or knit clips to hold your pieces steady and lined up whilst you join them together; line up your pieces so the edges and stitches match.
  • Tip 2: Do not pull your yarn too tight when working your joins. Generally you should have the same sort of stretch that your piece has. 

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Photo Tutorial:

Foundation UK Double / US Single Crochet (FDC/FSC):  

Start with a slip knot on your hook,

FDC-01

ch 2,

FDC-02

* insert hook in 2nd ch from hook,

FDC-03

pull up a loop,

FDC-04

yarn over, pull through 1 loop,

FDC-05

yarn over, and pull through 2 loops *

FDC-061 FDC/FSC single crochet made with its own chain at the bottom, repeat from * to * until you have made the required number of chains.

Part 3: On the Groovy Waves – 10 inch block  (Make 2):

Foundation Row:  With YARN A, FDC/FSC 33 sts, turn (33 sts)

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Row 1: Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1 htr/hdc in same st as beginning ch 1 and in each st along until end, turn (33 sts)

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Row 2:  Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a st), 1 dc/sc in the same st as the beginning ch 1 and in the next st, * 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next, 3 dtr/tr in the next st, 

TUT02

1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st *

TUT03

repeat from * to * four times, 1 dc/sc in the remaining st, finish off YARN A, weave in any ends (5 waves / 43 sts)

TUT04

Row 3: Join YARN B to first st, Ch 3 (counts as a tr/dc), tr/dc2tog over the next 2 sts, * 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, 3 tr/dc in the next st,

TUT05

1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, tr/dc3tog over the next 3 sts *

TUT06

repeat from * to * three times, 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, 3 tr/dc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next 2 sts, tr/dc2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn (5 waves / 43 sts)

TUT07

Row 4: Repeat row 3, finish off YARN B, weave in any ends (5 waves / 43 sts)

TUT08

Row 5: Join YARN C to first st, Ch 4 (counts as a dtr/tr), dtr/tr2tog over the next 2 sts,

TUT09

* 1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st,

TUT10

1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next st, dtr/tr3tog over the next 3 sts, *

TUT11

repeat from * to *  three times, 1 tr/dc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 dc/sc in the next st, 1 htr/hdc in the next st, 1 tr/dc in the next st, dtr/tr2tog over the next 2 sts, 1 dtr/tr in the remaining st, turn (33 sts) 

TUT12

Row 6: Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)  1 tr/dc in same st as beginning ch 2 and in each st along until end, finish off YARN C, weave in any ends, turn (33 sts)

TUT13

Row 7: Join YARN A to first st, ch 2 (doesn’t count as a st)  1 tr/dc in same st as beginning ch 2 and in each st along until end, turn (33 sts)

TUT14

 

TUT16

Row 8: Repeat row 2

Rows 9 – 10: Repeat row 3-4

Rows 11: Repeat row 5

Row 12-13: Repeat row 6-7

Row 14: Repeat row 2

Row 15-16: Repeat row 3-4

Rows 17:  Repeat row 5

Row 18-19: Repeat row 6-7

Row 20: Repeat row 2

Row 21: Repeat row 5

Note 2: You might want to measure your block for the last row and change it to htr/hdc rather than tr/dc if you reach 10 inches.

Row 22: Repeat row 6

Finishing: Very loosely (as otherwise it will make your panel curl up) slip st along the right and left side of your work 33 times.  This not only neaten’s your finished panel but will help when joining the ‘parts’ of our groovyghan together.

And that’s it! Part 3 completed!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for Part 4 to be released on 24th February 2016.

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One thought on “KCACO-UK Groovyghan CAL 2016 | Part 3

  1. I am loving this blanket making, I’m getting excited when it’s nearly time for the post, like expecting a pressie from a friend😁
    Cheers me dears x

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