Crochet Along: Afghan Sampler – Part 5
Pattern 5 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 here and update anything that may help but this is completely Ren’s design and CAL.
Solid Scallop Stitch
The fifth square of our pattern will be worked up in Colors B and C.
The fabric will create lovely fans without a lacy appearance, and has a soft drape similar to the baby bubbles of Square 3. It is worked with five double crochet in one stitch, skip two, single crochet…and repeat. The fans of one row will nest in the single crochet stitches of the previous, and the single crochet stitches will land on top of the fans. Like so…
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 B and C — For me that means Caron Simply Soft in Light Country Blue (Color B) and Country Blue (Color C
Notions: Darning/Tapestry needle and scissors
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
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.
I found a Solid Shell Stitch video where you can follow him as he shows you how to:
sc in second ch from hook, [skip 2 chains, 5dc in one st, skip 2 chains, sc
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 B, ch 38; 38 stitches . (Use the amount of stitches to match your previous square sizes)
Row 2: sc in second ch from hook, [skip 2 chains, 5dc in one st, skip 2 chains, sc], repeat within  6 times; 37 stitches
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as st here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in one st, [skip 2 st, sc, skip 2, 5dc in one st], repeat within  5 times, skip 2 st, sc, skip 2 st, 3dc in one st; 37 stitches
Row 4: ch 1 (does not count as st here and throughout), turn, sc, [skip 2 st, 5dc in one st, skip 2 st, sc], repeat within  6 times; 37 stitches
Rows 5-25: repeat Rows 3-4; 37 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 C for a second, separate square.
When you complete this week’s CAL you should have 5 different stitches under your belt and 10 squares for this blanket.
Below you will find links to any parts of this CAL that came prior to this one for your reference.
- Main Afghan Sampler Post
- Part 1 Single Crochet Square
- Part 2 Basket Weave
- Part 3 Baby Bubble
- Part 4 Vertical Ribs
FAQs – Afghan Sampler
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