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Suncrisp Appleghan CAL – Square #2

Here we are with Block #2 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!

Special Stitches

CSDC Chainless Standing Double Crochet (used as a substitute for a ch-3): Pull up lp on hook to height of a standard double crochet, securing lp on hook with finger, twist lp around hook as for a yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through 2 lps (see video CAL for demonstration).

Join first st with dc: Hold end of yarn in unused fingers of hook hand, yo hook twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through 2 lps. (see video CAL for demonstration)

Block #2 – Stripes (make 10)

block_two_orange_red_yellow-1smallerRow 1: With Color C, ch 31, sk 2 chs (does not count as a st), dc in each ch across, turn – 29 dc.

Note: If preferred, FDC 29 for Row 1.

Rows 2-4: CSDC in first st, dc in each st across, turn – 29 dc.

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, break yarn, turn – 29 hdc.

Row 6: With Color B, join to first st with dc, dc in each st across, turn – 29 dc.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 2-5.

Rows 11-15: With Color A, rep Rows 6-10.

Rnd 16: With Color D, join to first st with dc, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) same st, dc in next 27 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, *dc 27 sts evenly along side of block (work 2 dc in the side of each dc row and work 1 dc in the side of each hdc row),** (2 dc, ch 2, dc) in unused lps of first foundation ch, dc in next 27 foundation chs, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in last foundation ch; rep from * to **, join, break yarn – 124 dc.

Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 9 of Block #1.

CAL Schedule

Suncrisp Appleghan Logos-02September 8 – Part 1 – Square #1

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

ILC Option 2-1

  • Another couple questions…do you have a list of your abbreviations like FDC and CSDC as some of them I’ve never seen? And could you possibly put out a short video on how to block the squares since I’ve never blocked anything?


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