Welcome to Tournament of Stitches 2021! This is the fifth section of the crochet version of this stitch-along.
This is a makealong. You must complete each previous part of the project before you can move on to the next part. You can always visit the original blog post to get all of the details that you need. Plus, that’s where you can find the links to each new section of the crochet-along as well as each week’s knit-along version of the pattern.
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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: You have two options for this project:
- Pillow is 19” (48.5 cm) wide by 18” (45.5 cm) tall
- Afghan is 60“ (152 cm) wide by 57“ (145 cm) high
GAUGE: 15 sc x 15 rows = 4.75” [12 cm] x 4.5” [11.4 cm] Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Yarn: Sample was made with WeCrochet/Knit Picks Brava (100% Premium Acrylic, 100g, 218 yds
Color A: 400 grams
Color B: 400 grams
Color C: 400 grams
Color D: 400 grams
Color E: 600 grams
It is possible to choose any worsted weight yarn that gets gauge. Keep scrolling for a list of suggested yarns.
**I’ve added a pillow size option below 🙂 **
Color Suggestions: I would choose colors that are not too close together in shade but have all of the colors work together. You could go subtle or loud. Totally your choice.
Hooks: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Chenille or Tapestry needle, Stitch markers, 18 x18 Pillow form or size to fit your pillow
Hdc in Third Loop: Yarn over, insert hook in middle horizontal strand on WS of stitch (it is located under the top two loops in the back of the stitch), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
- The pillow and afghan projects will be doing different things this week and next week.
- The pillow will be working on the back side this week and the edging next week.
- The afghan will be working on half the edging now and the rest next week.
Tournament of Stitches Crochet Section 5 Pattern
With E, chain 61.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. — 60 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until there are 60 rows total or until 18” (45.5 cm) tall.
Join E with sl st to bottom edge in any stitch in the center of the afghan.
Round 1 (RS): Ch 2, hdc in each st across bottom edge to corner, 3 hdc in corner, place marker in middle st, hdc evenly up edge to top corner, 3 hdc in top corner, place marker in middle st, hdc in each st across top edge to opposite corner, 3 hdc in corner, place marker in middle st, hdc evenly down edge to bottom corner, 3 hdc in corner, place marker in middle st, hdc in each st to beginning, remove hook from loop, insert hook from back to front through the first hdc of round, place loop on hook and pull through. Do not turn.
Rounds 2-4: Ch 2, *hdc in third loop of each hdc to marker, 3 hdc in third loop of marked hdc, place marker in middle st; repeat from * around, hdc in third loop of each hdc to beginning, remove hook from loop, insert hook from back to front through the first hdc of round, place loop on hook and pull through. Do not turn.