Here is the 3pm Crochet Game Day Mystery Make-Along 2020 play. If you missed any of the plays, go back to the original blog post and get all the details you need. You must complete each previous part of the mystery project before you can move on to the next.
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Finished Size: 75 (82.5)” (190.5, 209.5 cm) wide by 25 (27.5)” (63.5, 70 cm) tall
Gauge: 3 stitch repeats and 7 rows = 5″ (13cm) by 4.25” (11cm) in Section 1 with small hook for sizes S-XL, 3 stitch repeats and 7 rows = 5.5″ (14cm) by 4.75” (12cm) in Section 1 with large hook for sizes 2X-3X
*save time and check your gauge!
- Color A— CA — Linen (1, 1) ball
- Color B— CB — Creme de Mint (1, 2) balls
- Color C— CC — Suite (1, 1) ball
- Color D— CD — Poolside (1, 1) ball
- Color E— CE — VIP (2, 2) balls
Hook: Size I (5.5 mm) or J (6.0 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge. Smaller hook used for sizes S-XL, Larger hook used for sizes 2X-3X
Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, wool wash (optional)
beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch-sp- chain space
dc – double crochet
dc-cl double crochet cluster
tr- treble crochet
dtr- double treble crochet
RS – right side
Sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(s)
WS – wrong side
SPECIAL STITCHES OR TECHNIQUES
Treble Crochet (tr)- Yarn over hook twice, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times.
Double Treble Crochet (dtr)- Yarn over hook 3 times, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times.
3 Double Crochet Cluster (3 dc-cl) – *Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 more times in the same stitch, yarn over and draw though all 4 loops on hook.
2 Double Crochet Cluster (2 dc-cl) – *Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 1 more time in the same stitch, yarn over and draw though all 3 loops on hook.
The project sizing is accomplished by your hook gauge. If you would like a S-XL size, use the smaller hook and smaller gauge. If you would like a 2X-3X size, use the larger hook and larger gauge.
The gauge is blocked, the fabric of the project stretches quite a bit! Dimension for each section is given to check your progress. Without giving too much away, a project that is slightly bigger than the schematic size will still fit fine; but a project significantly larger will not work (and you will run out of yarn). If an unblocked project is measuring over 1” bigger at the end of Section 1, you probably will want to rip and re-crochet with a smaller hook.
You get to decide when to change colors in the pattern. You can decide to use all one color, or change after each section, or change when noted in the pattern. Use color changes as suggestions for when to change color, but you choose what color to use. To help with color placement, you can color in your own choices on the color key and see some examples of 2 and 5 color projects.
The project is broken down into sections. Each one will have a different stitch pattern. Please keep an eye out for when to TURN and when NOT TO TURN. It is done to present the prettiest side of the fabric in each section, but can be easy to miss.
3PM PLAYS 👇
Weave in all ends. Pin project out to schematic size. If yarn is wool or acrylic, steam to block. If yarn is cotton, spray lightly with water to block. Allow to dry.
Optional: you can place fan to blow on project to speed up drying.
*I know some of you don’t like to block but trust me, this is an important step to the process. Dry time will vary depending on environment but make sure the piece is completely dry before moving to the next step.*
NEXT PLAY @ 4pm!
Looking for the next clue? Head to the original blog post for all the details at 4pm EST. Each hour we will have a link to the new clue in that post.