Posted on: July 8, 2013 | 4 Comments
The title I came up with for this call is “If you said A, you need to say B…” and it has a double meaning!
First of all: If you said A(migurumi) you need to say B(ears)/ B(unnies)
My all time favorites are bears and bunnies (and sheep) – I just love making them in difefernt styles and shapes, so I thought it would be great to have a crochet-along especially for them! See how many I made already?
So, for this CAL, you need to pick up one pattern of mine that is a bear or a bunny, make it and show it either in the Ravelry Group or on my Facebook page. You can also leave a link to it in the comments for this post, if you prefer.
But that’s not all! I prepared a special coupon code (20% off) for all bears and bunnies patterns in my Ravelry store: BBCAL20.
For those of you who’ll use one of my paid patterns (feel free to use the code, of course) I’ll also have some great news – when you post your finished ami here, you’ll be automatically included in a giveaway and will have a chance to win a safety eyes sampler! A total of 20 pairs of safety eyes in different colors and sizes, so that you can try some new things!
Secondly, for some of us reading charts is not a problem, but for some it’s a real challenge. So in the sprit of “if you said A, you need to say B” take a step forward and tackle those charts, finally!
Staring today, I’ll post a chart and the description for it and we’ll make one part each day, taking the chart apart as we go. It’ll have some traits of a mystery CAL we enjoyed so much with the dino, but you’ll know that the ami we’re making fits the overall theme of the CAL. After the CAL is finished, the pattern will be oficially published (in both – charted and written version, so you’ll be able to make one even if you don’t like the chart fighting idea (or make more if you like the design:)).
In the center, you can see 2 chains (the circle and the oval). And this is how you start – ch2. You can see that the chains have different shapes. The first ch from the hook is more vertical, as it sits right between the sts, the second one is more centered and it’s this chain where all the sts from the first round seem to be pointed at. That’s why we’ll be working our first round in the second chain from the hook.
When you have your 2 chains done, you look at the first round (marked with number 1).
Round 1: Count all the x in this round – 5, right? So we make 5 sc in the second ch from the hook. Ok, we’ve got the first round done. As you can see, there are no other chains on the chart – this means we don’t join and ch1 at the end of each round, but rather work in continuous spiral.
Round 2: In this round, we can see five v-signs. A v is an increase, so we make 5 increases (2sc in 1). Where? Well, have a look at the diagram. Each increase is positioned right above the sc from the previous round, this means that we work 2sc in each sc from the previous round. This gives us 10sts.
Round 3: This round gives us five different symbols: /\ This symbol is a decrease, so we work 2sc together. How many times? Five of course, as there are 5 decrease symbols. Not that hard, right? And yay, you’ve got the first part done! Now make another one and leave both for later.