YMC Community Calming Corona Crochet & Knit Along Part Three!

It's time for the next instalment of our Yarn Me Calm Community's Calming Corona Crochet and Knit Along!

We had more of our sensational community members choosing these stitches, both for knitters and crocheters.  I have some more faves in this lot including Tulip Stitch which is such a beautiful decorative stitch and super easy!

 

I hope you enjoy Part Three which ran for four weeks in 2020.

 

A quick refresher on how our CKAL worked...

  • Every week I drew two of our CCCK contributors names to choose a stitch for us all to play with randomly.
  • It was one crochet stitch and one knitted stitch for the week (and possibly a Tunisian stitch too)
  • No one was expected to create the stitches but they needed to identify where and who it came from to ensure you credit the designer etc. appropriately.
  • ensure that the directions are lovely and clear for everyone to follow. Upload videos etc of the stitch if that makes it easier!
  • choose to do either a crochet or knitted stitch for the week or both!
  • we created squares with our stitches that measured 15cm x 15cm.
  • Use any yarn weight you like! 
  • We didn't include paid stitches, this is so our CCCK is accessible for everyone regardless of their circumstances.
  • The joining stitches were part of our CCCK
  • Everyone was free to invite others to the group to join in!
  • Stay kind, have fun and hopefully learn something new!

I used a yummy Bobbel Boxx from Garnmanufaktur for my CCCKAL and made just the crochet version.  It is a lovely throw rug size using all 16 squares.  You could make 2 of each square or add a plain square between the textured ones to increase the size of your finished blanket.

 

WEEK NINE

 

Week 9's crochet stitch chosen by Penny. I loved this stitch, it was so effective and so pretty!  The little Tulips really shine when you change the colour of the yarn for each row!

Hopeful Honey provides a fabulous tutorial here...

 

The lovely Wendy chose Purl Ridge Stitch as our knitted stitch for Week 9.

Cast on any number of stitches.  This is a 4 row combination.

 

Row 1 (RS) Knit All

Row 2 (WS) Purl All

Row 3 Knit All

Row 4 Knit All

 

 

WEEK TEN

Our Knitted Stitch was provided by Robyn for week 10 and it was Spirit in the Sky.

Cast on 12 stitches, pattern is a combination of 16 rows.

There are some additional notes for this:
Sk2po=slip 1, knit 2 together, passover the slipped stitch

 

Row 1 (RS) K5, k2tog, K3 *yo, K1, yo, K3, sk2po, K3, rep from * to last 11 sts, yo, K1, yo, K3, skpo, K5.

Row 2 and every following ws row k4, P to last 4 Sts, K4.

Row 3 K5, k2tog, K2 *yo, K3, yo, K2, sk2po, K2; rep from * to last 12 sts, yo, K3, yo, K2, skpo, K5.

Row 4 repeat row 2

Row 5 K5, k2tog, K1, *yo, K5, yo, K1, sk2po, K1; rep from * to last 13 sts, yo, K5, yo, K1, skpo, K5.

Row 6 repeat row 2

Row 7 K5, k2tog, yo, K7 *yo, sk2po, yo, K7; rep from * to last 7 sts, yo, skpo, k5.

Row 8 repeat row 2

Row 9 K6, yo, K3 *sk2po, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3; rep from * to last 12 sts, sk2po, K3, yo, K6.

Row 10 repeat row 2

Row 11 K7, yo, K2, *sk2po, K2, yo, K3, yo, K2; rep from * to last 12 sts, sk2po, K2, yo, K7.

Row 12 repeat row 2

Row 13 K8, yo, K1 *sk2po, K1, yo, K5, yo, K1, rep from * to last 12 sts, sk2po, K1, yo, K8.

Row 14 repeat row 2

Row 15 K9, * yo, sk2po, yo, K7, rep from * to last 12 Sts, yo, sk2po, yo, K9.

Row 16 K4, P to last 4 Sts. K4.

Our crochet stitch was chosen by me for Jo, I chose the 3D crochet stitch by Fiber Spider because it looked so different!

 

WEEK ELEVEN

 

Week 11 crochet stitch chosen by Ali, Velvet Stars.  There is a fantastic YouTube tutorial by ellej.org below!

 

Jan chose our knitted stitch for week 11.  It was a lacey diamond stitch.

The following written pattern is from Brome Fields and there is a handy video tutorial as well if you click here.

CO in multiples of 8 STS

Row 1 {RS}: *K5, YO, SKP, K1*
Row 2 {WS}: *P*
Row 3 {RS}: *K4, {YO, SKP x2}*
Row 4 {WS}: *P*
Row 5 {RS}: *K5, YO, SKP, K1* {same as row 1}
Row 6 {WS}: *P*
Row 7 {RS}: *K*
Row 8 {WS}: *P*
Row 9 {RS}: *K1, YO, SKP, K5*
Row 10 {WS}: *P*
Row 11 {RS}: *{YO, SKP x2}, K4*
Row 12 {WS}: *P*
Row 13 {RS}: *K1, YO, SKP, K5* {same as row 9}
Row 14 {WS}: *P*
Row 15 {RS}: *K* {same as row 7}
Row 16 {WS}: *P*
Repeat rows 1-16 until desired length.

 

 

 

WEEK TWELVE

 

Week 12 crochet stitch chosen by me on behalf of Lisa, Crochet Puff Zig Zag stitch.  I love this stitch, it has texture and is super effective!  There is a great YouTube tutorial by Olya Tarasova below!

I totally adore textured stitches and use them whenever I can so when I was asked to choose week 12's knitted stitch I of course went for a textured option!  I chose the Raspberry or Trinity Stitch for Stella.

I hope you enjoy the third part of our Yarn Me Calm Community Calming Corona Crochet and Knit Along  I look forward to sharing the rest of the project with you over the coming months.

You are welcome to share the pattern and stitches, however please acknowledge that the overall design belongs to Yarn Me Calm Community!

If you have questions, please contact me at andrea@yarnmecalm.com.au

 

Andrea x