Crochet Along: Afghan Sampler – Part 3 Baby Bubbles
Pattern 3 of 10
Pattern is Property of The Inspired Wren.
You can click on this link to go their page for original post. I am going to change the verbiage a little but this is completely their design and CAL.
Baby Bubble Stitch
To create the stitch, work one single crochet and two double crochet into one stitch, then skip two stitches and do it again …all the way across. It creates a lovely, squishy, reversible fabric; the original Bubble Baby Blanket pattern is worked with two strands of yarn and I’m sure is even cuddlier squishy. Here we’ll work with one strand and an H hook.
I want to note that this is a Sampler Blanket and you will make mistakes and things may not be the exact size.. That’s okay. Once you finish all the stitches in this CAL you are going to have expanded your skill-set ten fold. Literally (there are 10 stitches for this sampler afghan).
To get the most out of this experience, you’ll want to head on over to Savvy Kingdom’s I Love Crocheting Facebook group to join the Royal Hookers, where you can ask questions and share pictures of your progress! Please jump right into the discussion and don’t be shy!
How to Determine Your Crochet Skill Level
Notes: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
Supplies and Tools:
Hooks: H/8 – 5.00MM, or size needed to obtain the same size as your others square from the previous patterns. (Which we use 9″ x 9″ as the example)
Yarn: Colors C and A — For me that means Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue (Color C) and Grey Heather (Color A)
Notions: Darning/Tapestry needle and scissors
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
dc = double crochet
GAUGE: our goal is a 9″x9″ square however this needs to match up to the same size as the previous squares.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
The closer in size you make all the squares the easier it will be to join them and you’ll have a consistent look when finished.
Pattern: (When you see the chain amount, use what the amount of chains you need to match the same size as your previous patterns)
Row 1: Working in Color C, ch 38; 38 stitches
Note: When I chain 38 I somehow end up short a stitch, however the math says you should start with 38. I have started each of my blocks for Square 3 with ch 39 — clearly I can’t properly count chains or “chains from the hook” (that should instill confidence in those of you following along, right?). The important part is to have 12 sets of stitches at the end of Row 2.
Row 2: In second ch from hook [sc and 2dc in same st; skip 2 st]; repeat within  12x; skip 2, sc, turn; 36 stitches
Row 3: ch 2, 2dc in first st, skip 2 st; [sc and 2dc in same st; skip 2 st]; repeat within  11x; skip 2, sc, turn; 36 stitches
Row 4-31: Repeat Row 3; 36 stitches each row
Border: *work 38 sc along one side of the square, ch 1 (does not count as stitch); repeat from * on each side of the square. Yarn off, and weave in ends
Repeat with Color A for a second, separate square.
When you complete this week’s CAL you should have three stitches and six squares.
Below you will find links to any parts of this CAL that came prior to this one for your reference.
FAQs – Afghan Sampler
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