Welcome to Part 6 of the
Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL!
This CAL began on January 7, 2016 and is scheduled to run, twice a month on Thursdays, until November 3, 2016. For specific details about the CAL, including links to each Part of the blanket please visit our Introductory Post which is available on Mistie’s blog: Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL – American Crochet. You can also create your own project page on Ravelry and join in on our group conversations about the blanket (for support and for sharing your progress). Links to the groups are available in the Introductory Post.
Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL – Part 6
- Yarn: Red Heart Soft (Color A: Off White, B: Dark Leaf, C: Wine)
- Hook 5.5 mm (I)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
this section will add approximately 3 inches height
approximately 3 sc per inch
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
CL – cluster stitch (see special stitches below)
dc – double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
shell – (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the specified stitch or space
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
CL – cluster stitch – *Yarn over the hook and insert the hook into the specified stitch. Yarn over and pull up one loop to the approximate height of a double crochet stitch.** Rep from * to ** 4 times. You will have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 9 loops to complete the cluster stitch.
Shell – (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the specified stitch or space
- A multiple of 3 stitches is used for this stitch pattern. The instructions below are specific to the Wonder Crochet Blanket with 165 stitches.
R1: RS: Color A: 1 sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. 
R2: 1 sc in each st across. Finish off. Turn to begin R3.
R3: RS: Color B: Join with a sl st in the first sc. Ch 4 (this counts as 1 dc and 1 ch1sp). Sk 1 more sc. (Note: You will begin in the fourth sc.) 1 shell in the next sc. *Sk each of the next 2 sc, 1 shell in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across 53 times; you will have 2 sc rem. Sk 1 sc. 1 dc in the last sc. Finish off. Do NOT turn. [54 shells, 2 dc, 1 ch1sp]
R4: RS: Color C: Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the ch 4. Ch 4 (this counts as 1 dc and 1 ch1sp). *1 CL in the ch1sp (in the center of the next shell), ch 2**. Rep from * to ** across 52 times; you will have 1 shell rem. 1 CL in the ch1sp (in the center of the last shell), ch 1, 1 dc in the final dc. Finish off. Do NOT turn. [54 CL, 2 dc, 53 ch2sp, 2 ch1sp]
R5: RS: Color A: Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch of the ch 4. Ch 1. 1 sc in the same st. 1 sc in the ch1sp. *1 sc in the CL, 2 sc in the ch2sp**. Rep from * to ** across 53 times; you will have 1 CL rem. 1 sc in the CL, 2 sc in the ch1sp, 1 sc in the dc. Ch 1, turn. [165 sc]
R6: Rep R2
R7: Rep R3
R8: Rep R4
R9: Rep R5
R10: Rep R6