Here we are with Block #1 for the Suncrisp Appleghan CAL!
Inspired by bright colored apples, sunny autumn days and crisp fall air, this Appleghan captures the essence of Autumn without being drab. Made up of different squares, each week you’ll learn how to do a different motif for this amazing afghan. All the information needed to get started with the Crochet Along can be found here!
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% acrylic; 170 yds [156 m]/ 100 grams): 113 Scarlet (Color A, 3 balls), 134 Terracotta (Color B, 3 balls), 159 Lemon (Color C, 3 balls), 100 White (Color D, 3 balls), 175 Radiant Lime (Color E, 3 balls)
Hook: US size K/10 ½ (6.5 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Block #1 – Solids
(make 4 starting with Color A, 3 starting with Color B, and 3 starting with Color C)
Rnd 1: CSDC in the ring, 2 dc, (ch 2, 3 dc) 3 times, ch 2, join to CSDC with sl st, turn – 12 dc.
Rnd 2: (CSDC, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around, join, turn – 28 dc.
Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, *dc in each st to ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, join and turn – 44 dc.
Rnds 4-6: Rep Rnd 3 – 92 dc. Updated 9/11/2017 (was 96 stitches)
Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 3, break yarn, do not turn – 108 dc.
Rnd 8: With Color D, join to any st with dc, rep Rnd 3, break yarn, do not turn – 124 dc.
Rnd 9: With Color E, join to any ch-2 sp, ch 1, 5 hdc in same ch-2 sp, *hdc in next 12 sts, switch to Color D, hdc in next 7 sts, switch to Color E, hdc in next 12 sts**, 5 hdc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around, finishing last rep at **, join, break yarn – 144 hdc.
September 15 – Part 2 – Square #2
September 22 – Part 3 – Joining the Squares
September 29 – Part 4 – Finishing and Edging
October 6 – Last chance to post your photos!
October 9 – Winner announcement!
Let’s Get Social! Share your photos of your progress in any of the following places for an entry to win a year subscription to I Like Crochet Magazine!
One of the best parts of a CAL is that you’re not alone! Other crocheters are here to support you and help you along the way as you work on the same pattern together. Feel free to ask questions in our Ravelry group and Tamara will be sure to guide you in the right direction! Post photos of your progress on our Facebook page and Facebook group to be added to our Facebook album featuring Suncrisp Afghans as well as being featured in a future issue of I Like Crochet. Give us a follow on Instagram and share your photos there too! Each photo shared can earn you an entry to win a free subscription. Just use the hashtag #AppleghanCAL so we can find your photos wherever you decide to post them.
*Note: you need to like our page and/or be a member of our Facebook group in order to post a photo. If you aren’t already fans or members, simply like our page or request to join.
Official Rules for Giveaway:
- Post photos of your progress on the I Like Crochet Facebook Page, Happy Hour Facebook Group, or on Instagram with the hashtag #AppleghanCAL. By sharing your photos and participating in the CAL you agree to let I Like Crochet use your photos in a Facebook album and share them in our magazine.
- Max number of entries is five original photos. Duplicate photos will not be counted. One winner will be chosen at random after all the photos have been tallied.
- The winner will be announced on this blog at the end of the day on October 9, 2017 as well as contacted via social media. Photos posted after the announcement will not be counted.
- Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada