Welcome to Day 1 of the Advent MCAL!
What is an MCAL? An MCAL is a Mystery Crochet a long. And this one runs for 24 days- the Advent. This MCAL is designed for the busy crocheter at Christmas time. Each 'task' should take 30- 60 minutes each day, giving you some time to relax, at a time of year that can sometimes be very stressful.
Each day of advent, you will select a new yarn from the kit. Motifs will be joined with the JAYGO – Join as you go method, from Day 3. If you do not have a kit, you are welcome to join in with any yarn you have.
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Yarn: Scheepjes Catona, 100% cotton 10g / 25 m x 24 balls https://www.yarnish.com.au/products/scheepjes-catona
Hook size: 4 mm
Gauge: Motif will measure 10 cm at widest point. 1 x 10 g ball will yield 2 motifs.
This pattern uses US terms and works in rounds.
EDIT: Pattern was originally listed as being 4 cm at widest point, this has since been corrected.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet two stitches together (see below)
dc3tog - double crochet three stitches together (see below)
BL/O – Back loop/ only
sl st – slip stitch
st/s – stitch/es
sp – space
YO – yarn over (hook)
dc2tog – Starting cluster *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from *, 3 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 3 remaining loops on hook
dc3tog – Cluster. *YO, insert hook into st/sp, YO pull up loop, YO and draw through 2 loops, rep from * twice, 4 loops remain on hook, YO and draw through 4 remaining loops on hook
Start with a Magic Ring.
Round 1: Ch 2, dc2tog, (ch 2, dc3tog) 5 times, ch 2, sl st to top of dc2tog (6 clusters)
Round 2: Sl st to next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, (ch 1, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ch 1, sl st to BL of 3rd ch. (30 dc, 6 ch)
Round 3: Ch 3, BLO dc in same st, BLO dc in next 3 sts, 2 BLO dc in next st, ch 1, *2 BLO dc in next dc, BLO dc in next 3 sts, 2 BLO dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * 4 more times, sl st to 3rd ch. (42 BLO dc, 6 ch)
Round 4: Ch 1, sc 1 in same st, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sc into next 3 dc, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-1 sp, sc into next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next dc, sc into next 3 dc, rep from * 4 more times; (sc, ch 2, sc) into next ch-1 sp, sl st to 1st sc. (60 sc, 24 ch) Fasten off and weave in ends- they won’t be required for joining.
END OF DAY 1
You will have one completed hexagon motif.
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