Sunday, 28 January 2018

RUNNING BEAR RIPPLE CAL. PARTS 1-6

THE RELAXING GRANNY SHELL SCRAP YARN CAL 2018
Want to join me on a Scrap Cal, its taken me a little longer to get this year 
CROCHET JOURNEY started, i'm afraid but eventually i came up with some thing i hope you will be able to relax into and want to make. 

Hope some of you will join me and enjoy the journey of colour and the relaxing granny shell.


SCRAP YARN: odd balls of this and that, a perfect stash buster and I'm hoping not to need to buy any yarn for this one....my favourite sort of CAL




I'm using a selection of Chunky yarns, but you could kale it with DK if your have lots of left over balls and want it to be slightly finer weight.


COLOUR: so far i've used
PINK, ORANGE, RED, DARK BLUE, PALE BLUE, PURPLE,  LIME GREEN, CREAM, BEIGE, GREY AND BLACK CHUNKY YARN
all yarns are tweedy looking yarns, base colour but with little specks of colour within the yarn  or space dyed for lots of Texture 


Marble, in several colours and Woodcraft Pebble the green and the black multi 

BellaLana Dream in several colours

Aran [not weight but style], Wendy Festival, think this one has been discontinued but you might have some in your stash, 

anything you have that will work for you, I know how good some of you are at colour combo's 

HOOK: 5mm for the Chunky
4mm for DK
As a guide, but hook size can depend on your own tension.

DAISY GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN PART 1
US Terms.
Make 9 if using chunky, 
you might need a few more if using DK as the squares will be smaller.


CLUSTERS: Half make the dc, hold last loop on hook and draw yarn through all stitches to complete the cluster st.


ALL CENTRES ARE THE SAME TO ROUND 3.


Start with a shade of grey col. finger wrap of 6 wraps

Round 1: cont. in grey col. 12sc into circle, sl st to complete. [12sc]

Round 2: cont. in grey mix, ch3 counts as first dc and ch1 sp, dc in next st ch1, repeat to end sl st to complete. [12 'spokes', ch1 between]
a little hard to see the 'spokes' in the chunky yarn, it fills the space 


Round 3: Daisy petals in Cream col. 3dc clusters, [half make dc hold on hook, draw last pull through, through all stitches on hook], in each ch1 sp, ch2 between, repeat to end, sl st to complete. [12 clusters of 3dc, ch2 between]




Round 4: JOIN AS YOU GO ROUND: join in one corner, in a long row of squares, as you make them, using a slip stitch replacement for the second chain stitch in one corner.
Make 2 each in black/navy, dark blue/turquoise, pale blue, lime green and one for the centre of the run in a dark pinky colour.

Att. yarn in any space, ch2, counts as first dc, 2dc, ch3, 3dc, [corner], 3dc in next 2 sps, repeat for all 4 sides, sl st to complete, weave in ends.

JOIN THE 9 DAISY GRANNY SQUARES TOGETHER AT ONE POINT ONLY IN A LONG RUN


GRANNY RIPPLE STITCH
ROW 1: Att Orange col. at the one end, ch2 counts as first dc, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in point, 3dc in next 3sp, 3dc, ch3 3dc in next point, 3dc in next 3sp, 1dc in the dip, this is the join between 2 squares, worked into the top of each st 

SINGLE DC IN DIPS, used to fill the large hole that happens with the chunky yarn

3dc, in next 3sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, in next point, repeat this pattern until yo have gone all the way around the 9 Daisy Granny's finish with sl st, to complete cut off and wave in ends.
THIS IS THE ONLY ROUND YOU WILL GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SQUARES 


ROW 2: Att. cream/soft beige, in end point, ch2 counts as first dc, 3dc in next 4 sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc, in the point, 3dc, in next 4sp, 1dc into the dip, 3dc in next 4sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in next point, repeat to end of row, Finish with 1dc in end point. cut and weave in ends.
 ends with a start and finish of 1dc to keep a straight edge

ROW 3: RED COL. repeat row 2

ROW 4: CREAM/BEIGE COL. repeat row 2

ROW 5: PINK COL. repeat row 2

ROW 6 and 7: BLACK OR NAVY col. repeat row 2










THEN REPEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DAISY GRANNY SQUARES.
At this stage it would make a fabulous wrap...

PART 2 SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE 2018

Continue with the same st, of Granny shells.
Starting and finishing each row with a single dc at each end, to give a lovely straight edge. As the pattern above.



US Terms
5mm hook
Add 8 rows of granny shells each side in a graduated sequence






using the same yarns work a band of 8 rows in a graduated colour band i have listed the yarns i have used but you might be following your own colours from your stash

Colour sequence for PART 2: All chunky yarns

1.Pink...I used Wendy Festival
2. Pinky Red...............Festival
3.Red...........................Marble
4. Orange....................Festival
5. Ochre/Gold shade....Marble
6. Soft Lime Green.......Marble
7. Light Blue.BellaLana Dream
8. Dark Blue..................Marble
After adding 8 rows each side it should measure 
approx. 59" x 26" wide or
approx. 150cm x 66cm wide


SCRAP GRANNY RIPPLE CAL 2018
PART 3 CHANGE OF DIRECTION
TIP: Part 3 can pull up a little because of the change of direction so a 6mm hook for part 3 might help
Make 8 for each side and join as you go to attach to main body of blanket

Cont. in the same yarns or if you've run out make your own Chunky yarns by mixing 2 strands of dk together to make a similar yarn to the ones you have been using
for example, I ran out of the Lime green so i took 2 shades of lime green and worked them as one Chunky yarn you can hardly tell them apart.



CHANGE OF DIRECTION PART 3 PATTERN:
US Terms 
5mm Hook

Colour sequence and the yarn brand i used
1. Soft Lime Green....Marble or mix your own
2. Purple..............................................Marble
3. Pale Blue....................BellaLana or Marble
4. Dark Blue........................................Marble
5. Black..............................................Pebble


Row 1: COL 1. Ch33, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, miss 2 base ch, 3dc in next st, miss 2 base ch, 3dc in next st, cont. to end finish with 3dc, ch3, 3dc in last st, cont. to ad a granny shell of 3dc in each st that has a granny shell in on the other side of the base ch. cut and weave in end.
















Row 2: COL 2. Att yarn in top of first st, ch2, granny shell of 3dc in next sp, repeat a granny shel in each sp, to end of row, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in point, cont to do 3dc in each sp, finish with 1dc in last st.






Row 3: COL 3. Att. yarn in the first ch2 sp, ch2,cont as fist dc, 2dc in same sp, 3dc in first 10 sp, in the 11th sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, first side corner, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in point, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next sp, second side corner, 3dc in next 10sp, cut off and weave in ends

Row 4: COL 4. Att. yarn in first st, ch2, 3dc in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next sp, 3dc in next sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in point, 3dc in next sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next sp, 3dc in next 10sp, 1dc in last sp, cut off and weave in ends.


Row 5: COL 5. JOIN AS YOU GO ROUND. 



NOTES: The first panel will be joined from the first corner, use a sl st, to join to the first corner point on the body of your ripple. then cont. to join the point of the panel to the first dip of the body of the blanket, using a sl st around the single dc like a post st.

Att. yarn in first sp, ch2 counts as first dc 2dc in same sp, 3dc in next 10sp, 3dc, ch1, sl st, to join ch1, 3dc, cont to do the 3dc, in next 2sp, 3dc ch1, sl st, to join ch1, at point cont to complete row, joining the point to the dip, cut off and weave in ends

NOTES: The next panel will be joined from the first ch2 st that counts as fist dc, and cont to join as you go between each granny shell, so the second panel is joined to the first.
Repeat on both sides of the centre panel.
Blanket should be approx. 
approx. 59" x  just over 50" wide or
approx. 150cm x  128cm wide







Part 4: In a couple of weeks time will include the 4 x 1/2 end panels and the next stage. 
As Part 3 is more work, I am giving you 2- 3 weeks to complete up to part 3. 
Minus the end panels...have fun


UPDATE 19TH FEBRUARY FOR RIGHT AND LEFT END PANEL
PART 4: END PANELS 
NOTE: the top pointed end of this half panel has tr, and not dc, to help extend the point for a better fit and length to the half end panels.
Joined in the same way join as you go on the 6th row using a sl st between gs. Note there is a right and left hand pattern for the half end patterns

PATTERN
 1st col. Ch 29.
ROW 1: 1st col. 3dc, into 5th ch, from the hook, miss 2sts,  3dc, in next st, repeat [miss 2 sts, 3dc, in next st], to last st, in last st, 4dc. [9granny shells]
ROW 2: Turn, ch3, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in first st, 3dc in each of next 9sp. cut and weave in ends. [11gs]
ROW 3: Turn, 2nd col. att yarn in fist st [flat outer end], ch2, 3dc [gs], in next 9sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next sp, 4tr, in last sp, between 3rd and 4th dc. [12gs]





ROW 4: Turn, att. 3rd col. att. 3rd col, [top, pointed end], ch3, 3tr, in first sp, between 1st and 2nd tr of row before, 3dc [gs], in next sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, ut and weave in ends. [14gs]

ROW 5: Turn, att.4th col. in first st [flat bottom end], ch3, 3dc [gs] in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, in next corner sp, 3dc, in next 2sp, 4tr in last sp, [pointed end], cut off and weave in ends. [15gs]

NOTE:
2patterns left and right half panels. 
The 6th row is the join as you go row and 2 right end panels will need to be joined from the pointed end and 2 left end panels from the flat end 



ROW 6:  RIGHT SIDE: join as you go using a sl st between each gs, att. 5th col. ch3, 3tr, in first sp [pointed end], between 1st and 3rd tr, of row before, 3dc, in next 3sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, [corner], 3dc in next 11sp.

ROW 6: LEFT SIDE: Join as you go using a sl st, between each gs, att 5th col. ch2, 2dc in first st, [flat end], 3dc in next 10sp, 3dc, ch2, 3dc in next corner sp, 3dc in next 3sp, 4tr in last sp 

Repeat for all 4 end panels


PART 5: BORDER

Decided to keep going with GS, [3dc in one stitch], for the border. 

Its almost one GS in every space/stitch, but not quite....one granny shell in every space across the end panels works fine, 
with 3dc, ch3, 3dc in all corners. 

But across the end of the ripple centre panel and down the half end panels, 1gs, in every space was 'frilly'......

Starting at the corner 3dc, ch3, 3dc, 
gs, in next 8sp, 
gs, next sp [3gs already in there]
 1gs in next 4 sp,

 miss next join sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss next sp, 
gs in next 2sp, miss the next sp, 
gs in 2sp, miss one is done 5times,


 miss the next sp,
gs in the centre sp of the centre ripple panel,


repeat in reverse
 miss the fist sp, gs in next 2sp, repeating 5 times, 
 miss the join sp, 
then gs in next 14sp, 
3dc ch3 3dc in next corner.

across ends on panels there are 55gs
across end of ripple there are 51gs 

ROUND 2+: Add as many rounds as you want or have scrap yarn for.
GS in every sp, gs, ch3, gs, in corners.

Managed to add 4 rounds of granny shells, green, blue /green purple it changes as it goes around, rose, and burnt orange.

still to add: Red, cream, black and cream again if i have enough








PART 6: FINISHING ROUND

The final round of granny shells is combined with ch5 picot
complete the first granny shel, ch5, picot and then complete the next granny shell, repeat to end gs, ch5 picot gs in corner spaces 

 How to do the ch5 picot







Final Chunky yarn Blanket measures approx. 60" [152.5cm] x 62' [157.5cm]

16 comments:

  1. This is going to be so pretty when completed. I am in the middle of another CAL but I think this is going to be next.

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    1. Hi Shirla, thanks look forward to seeing your version and hope it uses up ;its of left overs xx

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  2. How do I make sure I do not miss the next parts of this??

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    1. Hi Midge do you use Facebook? i will add a link to my face book page or follow me on here and you should be able to see all my posts that follow? x

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  3. This looks really interesting. I just finished the first nine squares!I have a basket full of left overs to use up.

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  4. I’ve got lots of stash yarn in many different colors. This might be a fun way for me to get creative & use up some yarn for an unusual CAL!

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    1. Hope yu enjoy clearing the cupboards ready for new yummy yanks lol x

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  5. Sue, please clarify what ... Half make the dc ... means. Sorry to be dense. Thanks in advance.

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    1. half make the dc and hold on the hook the picture should make it clear xx

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  6. Hi do you have a ravelry page so I can keep pattern in library?

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    1. I would also like to see this in Ravelry!

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    2. Hi i do have a Ravelry page yes but to be honest don't use it much a number of my pattern are accessible from Ravelry already x

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    3. I too, would like to see this in Ravelry.

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  7. Hi Sue,

    Could you advise what size the finished blanket will be? I’m going to make this in DK so will have to add extra rows as I go along.

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    1. AT the moment the Chunky version (the yarn i am using) is approx. over 50" but the size of the blanket as i make it is in the pattern above xx

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