The time has finally come! Here we are with the Week 1 Crochet Shawl Clue for the Tournament of Stitches Mystery Make-Along with Marly Bird. Find the clue that you want to follow and let’s get started!
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Tournament of Stitches Mystery Make-Along:
If you aren’t sure what the Tournament of Stitches Mystery Make-Along is head over to the Crochet clues blog post that we have about it and learn all the details before getting started.
How do I Participate in the Tournament of Stitches Mystery Make-Along:
To participate in the Tournament of Stitches Mystery Make-Along you will need to go to the Marly’s Minions Facebook GROUP and there you can RSVP for the event. By marking that you are going to be joining us you will get notifications when new clues are posted.
Make-Along Concentration Levels:
Note-Week 1 is the same clue for all shawl crocheters!
Concentration levels are based on how much concentration you need to put into the pattern as you are working it. We have broken them out as the following:
- “Social” Knitter/Crocheter–This is a knitter/crocheter who might be working on the project at a knit club, watching TV or talking with family and friends while working. These clues are made up of stitches that are easy to remember the repeat and don’t require carrying the pattern with you.
- “Netflix and Chill” Knitter/Crocheter–This is a knitter/crocheter who might be watching something more detailed that they want to pay attention to but aren’t so involved in what they are doing that they don’t want to keep track of what they are working on. These clues will have slightly more detailed stitch patterns but you would still be able to hold a conversion, with one person, or watch a light TV program.
- “Smooth Jazz” Knitter/Crocheter–This is a knitter/crocheter who can have some noise in the background but not something that they need to focus on. When you listen to music, think smooth Jazz, you can hear the music but you don’t really need to be listening to the words to know what is going on. I use smooth Jazz because some Heavy Rock might not be the best thing for your nerves! These clues will have stitch patterns that are more beefy than the first two groups of clues and will require some thinking about.
- “Be Quiet, I’m Knitting/Crocheting” Knitter/Crocheter–This is a knitter/crocheter who will need to have a quite house so that they can count and make sure that they are following the stitch pattern correctly. These clues will have more complicated stitch patterns and will need more counting as you work them. You will need the most focus for these clues.
Week One Shawl Clue-Same for all crocheters:
Pm– place marker
Tch– turning chain
Row 1 (RS): Sk 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in last ch, turn – total of 5 (including original ch 3) dc, 2 ch-1 sps.
Using the removable stitch marker to mark the CENTER stitch…we will keep this stitch marked throughout the rest of the pattern as it will be a reference point for the center increase.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in first dc (this makes 2 dc in first st), ch 1, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc) 3 times in next dc, pm in center dc of last 3 dc made for corner, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 of previous row, turn – 9 dc, 6 ch-1 sps.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in first dc, (ch 1, dc) in each dc to marked dc, (ch 1, dc) 3 times in marked dc and move marker to center dc of last 3 dc made (ch 1, dc) in each dc to last st, ch 1, 2 dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 of previous row, turn – 13 dc, 10 ch-1 sps.
Rep Row 3 only 30 more times – 33 total rows worked, 133 dc total, 66 dc on either side of center st, giving you a grand total of 263 sts total, 131 sts on either side of center st.
Week One Review:
Be sure to join us next week for clue two.
If you started with one concentration level this week, don’t be afraid to switch it up to another next week!
If you have questions, please find the thread in the FB Group for your concentration level and clue so you are sure to get help!
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