Mystery CAL Week 2 - Unit 2

Updated: Jan 26

It is time for week 2 of the Mystery Crochet Along! YAY! I hope you had fun in week 1 and that you are still curious about what this pattern is! What do you think it is? Any guesses yet?


Remember you can make as many guesses as you want in the corresponding Facebook Past in the VIP Group! Whoever guesses closest to the name of the pattern will win a "yarn prize!" Do you like my clue in the photo today? ha ha


Before I share the instructions for this part of the CAL just wanted to remind you that you might want to label your pieces and keep them in zip lock bags or envelopes to help make assembly easier at the end of week 4.


Also, don't forget that if you do not have the exact colors listed in materials available that you can use anything that you have! It will make the design a fun surprise at the end!


Ok! Let's dive into the pattern instructions for this week!



“Unit 2”

Crochet Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn - worsted weight 4

  1. Green

  2. Pink or choice of a complimentary color

  3. Black

  4. White

  • Hook - E3.5mm / 3.0mm hook

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Hot Glue/Fabric Glue - if gluing together

Stitches:

  • MR - magic ring

  • Ch(s) - chain(s)

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Sp(s) - space(s)

  • Hdc - half double crochet

  • Hdc2tog - half double crochet two stitches together or invisible decrease

  • CSFS - camel stitch front side *see special stitches (you can replace this st with hdc)

  • CSFS2tog - camel stitch front side two stitches together (you can replace this st with hdc2tog)

  • BLO - back loop only

  • * * - repeat *to* around

  • ( ) - do all in the same stitch/space

  • #st - complete # of sts in same space

  • St # - complete stitch in next number of spaces


Special Stitches:

Camel Stitch Front Side - for this pattern, work a half double crochet stitch into the 3rd loop on the front side of your work. You will not be using the traditional front or back loop at the top of your work. See next photo.


Pattern Instructions


Note: beginning chains do not count as st

Note: leave long tails if sewing together, otherwise weave in ends if assembling with hot glue.

Note: on round, the first st will be worked in the same sp as the beginning ch

Note: everything will use the 3.5mm hook unless otherwise noted



Part 1: Green

  • Begin: Ch 11

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 9, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 2 - 5: Turn, hdc 10, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 6: Turn, sc, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sl st, fasten off. (10st)


Part 2: Green

  • Begin: Ch 11

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 9, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 2: Turn, hdc 10, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 3: Turn, hdc around all sides, putting 2hdc in the corners, sl st to join, fasten off.


Part 3: Black - make 2 - 3mm hook

  • Begin: MR

  • Round 1: Hdc 3 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (3st)

Note: this piece will not be a perfect circle, it will be more like a "balled up shape"


Part 4: White - make 2

  • Begin: Ch 4

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 2, ch 1. (3st)

  • Row 2: Turn, hdc, dc, hdc, fasten off. (3st)


Part 5: Black - make 2

  • Begin: MR, ch 1.

  • Round 1: Hdc 4 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (4st)


Part 6: Pink- make 2

  • Begin: Ch 5

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, fasten off. (4st)


Part 7: Green

  • Begin: Ch 19

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 17, ch 1. (18st)

  • Row 2: Turn, hdc 18, ch 1. (18st)

  • Row 3: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 16, 2hdc, ch 1. (20st)

  • Row 4: Turn, hdc 20, ch 1. (20st)

  • Row 5: Turn, 2hdc, hdc 18, 2hdc, ch 1. (22st)

  • Row 6 & 7: Turn, hdc 22, ch 1. (22st)

  • Row 8: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 18, hdc2tog, ch 1. (20st)

  • Row 9: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 16, hdc2tog, ch 1. (18st)

  • Row 10: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 14, hdc2tog, ch 1. (16st)

  • Row 11: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 12, hdc2tog, ch 1. (14st)

  • Row 12: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 10, hdc2tog, ch 1. (12st)

  • Row 13: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 8, hdc2tog, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 14: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 6, hdc2tog, ch 1. (8st)

  • Row 15: Turn, hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, ch 1. (6st)

  • Row 16: Turn, hdc 6, ch 1. (6st)

Note: switching to a round

  • Row 17: Turn, hdc 6, do not turn after last st, hdc around the entire edge of piece and sl st to to join to the first st of round, fasten off.



Part 8: Pink or choice of color

Note: the camel stitch and BLO stitches help give a "ridged texture" to this section for more definition you are welcome to just do regular hdc through rows 1 - 11 instead

  • Begin: Ch 11

  • Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc 9, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 2: Turn, 2CSFS, CSFS 8, 2CSFS, ch 1. (12st) *see special stitch section for assistance

  • Row 3: Turn, BLO 2hdc, hdc 10, 2hdc, ch 1. (14st)

  • Row 4: Turn, CSFS 14, ch 1. (14st)

  • Row 5: Turn, BLO hdc 14, ch 1. (14st)

  • Row 6 & 7: Repeat row 4 & 5.

  • Row 8: Turn, CSFS2tog, CSFS 10, CSFS2tog, ch 1. (12st)

  • Row 9: Turn, BLO hdc2tog, hdc 8, hdc2tog, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 10: Turn, CSFS2tog, CSFS 6, CSFS2tog, ch 1. (8st)

  • Row 11: Turn, BLO hdc2tog, hdc 4, hdc2tog, ch 1. (6st)

Note: switching to a round

  • Round 12: Turn, sc2tog, hdc2tog, sc2tog, do not turn after the last stitch, sc around the entire outer edge, sl st to join, fasten off.


Part 9: Green - make 4

  • Begin: MR, ch 1

  • Round 1: Hdc 10 in MR, pull tight to close, sl st to join. (10st)

  • Round 2: 2hdc in each st around, sl st to join. (20st)

  • Round 3: Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, sk 2, sl st to join, first "triangle" made *ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, sk 2, sl st to join*, second "triangle" made, repeat *to* one more time, last "triangle" made, sc 11, sl st to join to bottom of first "triangle", fasten off. (3 triangles and 11sts)


Part 10: Pink or choice of color - make 4

  • Begin: MR

  • Row 1: Hdc 10, pull tight to close, sl st to join, fasten off. (10st)


Part 11: Green

Note: this section will be worked in rows but a MR will be used to help create a pointy end

  • Begin: MR

  • Row 1: Sc 2 in MR, pull tight to close, do not sl st to join, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 2: Turn, sc 2, ch 1. (2st)

  • Row 3: Turn, 2hdc in each st, ch 1. (4st)

  • Row 4 - 8: Turn, hdc 4, ch 1. (4st)

  • Row 9: Turn, sc, hdc, dc 2, ch 2. (4st)

  • Row 10: Turn, 2dc, dc, hdc, sc, ch 1. (5st)

  • Row 11: Turn, sc, hdc, dc 2, 2dc, ch 2. (6st)

  • Row 12: Turn, 2dc next 2, dc 2, hdc, sc, ch 1. (8st)

  • Row 13: Turn, sc, hdc, dc 6, ch 2. (8st)

  • Row 14: Turn, 2dc, dc 2, 2dc, dc 2, hdc, sc, ch 1. (10st)

  • Row 15: Turn, sc, hdc, dc 8, ch 2. (10st)

  • Row 16: Turn, dc 8, hdc, sc, fasten off (10st)


Part 12: Green - make 4

  • Begin: Ch 5

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, dc, fasten off. (4st)


Part 13 - Optional piece: Choices of color (pink and yellow is used in the non-mystery pattern)

  • Begin: With first choice of color for the "inner section", Ch 8

  • Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc 2, hdc, sl st to join in next st on unworked beginning ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, hdc 3, sl st to join in next st on unworked section of the beginning ch, hdc 2, change colors for the outline of the inner section before finishing the last st, ch 1.

  • Row 2: Turn, sc around the edges of the inner section, fasten off.

Note: you can massage this piece at assembly to get your desired shape when attaching it to applique.

Note: if you have any small gaps in the center of the piece where you joined with the sl sts you can weave the tail through the center to fill in the gaps before final assembly



That's all for this week! I will post the next units instructions on Monday, February 1st! In all, there are 4 units and we will do one unit per week!


I will post assembly instructions at the end of week 4 and you will be able to see all 4 units put together at the same time! It's going to be a fun reveal! So don't worry you have plenty of time to catch up if you miss a week!


Be sure to invite your friends and share this Mystery CAL! Everyone is welcome!


See you next week! Have a great day!


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Lots of love and blessings to each of you!

Karen E.







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