Mystery Afghan 2015 – Clue 5

As I expected, the next clue (clue 5) in the Mystery Afghan was adding a centerpiece to the granny square.

For this clue I could not rely on the diagram to help me understand the stitches – I watched Mikey’s video (from The Crochet Crowd) to understand how to create the flower. Once I understood, however, the clue finished up very quickly and I waited for the following week to continue with the afghan.

When I read the next clue, I saw that we were expected to join the squares. Placing my squares on the bed, I realised that this afghan would be too small to use – the size suggested was suitable for a crib or a small child. I decided to double the size of my afghan and thus began making twenty more squares.

I have now completed forty squares and have begun joining them. Working on enlarging my afghan has made me fall behind the rest of the crocheters who have worked on this afghan (in fact, most of them have completed the challenge). I am okay with that, though, as my result will give me an afhgan that can be used by myself and my family.

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Forty Squares laid out. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

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Mystery Afghan 2015 – Clue 4

I was enjoying the creation of my Mystery Afghan and decided to continue with it. The following clue was to make the square bigger (Clue 4 can be found here) by adding two rounds to the square.

I found this clue to be quick and simple to do and was thus easily able to keep up with all those who were doing the crochet along.

The square now looked more complete to me with the white edging. I felt that something had to be created in the middle to complete the layering work.

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Mystery Afghan 2015 – Clue 3

While on my blogging break, I continued crocheting the 2015 Mystery Afghan hosted by Mikey at The Crochet Crowd. For the third week, the challenge was to crochet layers onto the granny square – something I had not done before. (You can download the third clue on the Yarspirations website). Even though I had not done layering before, the stitches in the pattern were all familiar to me.

I completed the first square and liked the colour combination I had chosen. I was a bit curious as to what would become of the lilac corners.

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A completed square for clue 3. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I decided to work on one colour at a time which made it easier for me to learn the pattern.

At this time of the crochet along, I was still working in tandem with other crocheters – and waiting eagerly for Tuesdays and the unveiling of the next clue.

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Mystery Afghan 2015 – Clue 2

This weekend I worked on the Mystery Afghan in order to complete the second clue before the next step is emailed out. The challenge this past week was to crochet a cross onto the granny square. (You can download the second clue here). Working on this clue, I learnt a new stitch: the front post single crochet. I watched Mikey’s video a few times in order to understand what I had to do – and I even crocheted along with him:

The first square took me a while to do as I stopped and started the video often.

I eventually understood the pattern and, after doing a few squares, I no longer needed to refer to the drawing I had printed out.

This clue was quick to do and I am curious to see what the next step is. When I get home this afternoon, I will be checking my email to see what it is!

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Mystery Afghan 2015 – Clue 1

During the past week I worked on the first clue for the Mystery Afghan 2015. (If you want to join in, you can get the first clue here). The clue is to make 20 basic granny squares of 4 rows in the main contrast colour (contrast A).

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Working on clue #1 © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

I was pleased to see that the clue contained a drawing for me to follow (the written instructions are on the first page) as I find it easier to read and understand the drawings as opposed to the written instructions. My main contrast colour is white and so I began my squares with this basic colour.

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Clue #1 completed. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

If you wish to participate in the Crochet Along but are unsure of how to create a granny square, Michael Sellick’s video is helpful:

 

This week I completed clue #1 and am now ready to begin on the second clue. I am a little behind schedule but that is to be expected as I am doing my crocheting in between my work for the course I am following.

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