For this month’s stripe, I was inspired by the falling leaves in Central Illinois. Outside my front window, which is the view from my coziest chair I use for working on new designs, I was inspired by the super bright yellow of the Linden trees in my front yard. These leaves were hard won. It’s the first year being in our home that we defeated a particularly tough swarm of parasites that have caused the leaves on these trees to fall off long before they have a chance to exhibit their Fall colors. So, they are beautiful, yes, but they are also a victory to my generally brown thumb and I’m really enjoying them.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. I’m always a fan of colorwork pieces, and when the colorwork end up easier than it looks, that a plus too! I think that’s the case here. Please enjoy!

Materials:

200 yds Low Color  Yarn: Any worsted weight will do

200 yds High Color  Yarn: Any worsted weight will do

6 mm Crochet hook – (My favorite hooks are the light ergonomic ones, like this hook by Tulip)

Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

CH: Chain

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

TC: Treble Crochet

SK: Skip a stitch

Notes:

All rows (including chain stitches where appropriate) should have a stitch count of 180.

When working Treble Crochets for this pattern, you will be working through the back of your work. There is a short video on my Instagram Channel (and IGTV) showing the placement of these stitches. I recommend watching them first!

You’ll begin working this pattern with the RIGHT SIDE facing you and in the LOW temp color.

Colors can be carried up the side for this pattern.

CH 2 always counts as a DC, CH 1 does NOT count.

Pattern:

You’ll begin working this pattern with the RIGHT SIDE facing you and in the LOW temp color. 

Rows 1-2: (LOW COLOR) DC in each stitch across. CH2 (Counts) and turn.

Row 3:  (LOW COLOR) DC into next stitch (as Turning Chain counts as a DC), *CH 1 SK 1 DC* Repeat across and end with a DC in the remaining stitch. CH 2 and turn.

Row 4: (LOW COLOR)DC into next stitch (as Turning Chain counts as a DC), *CH 1 SK 1 DC* Repeat across and end with a DC in the remaining stitch. CH 1 and turn.

Row 5: (HIGH COLOR) SC in first 2 sts, *TC in skipped stitch from the previous row, SC (in the previous row’s DC)* Repeat ** across. CH 2 and turn.

Row 6: (HIGH COLOR) Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: (LOW COLOR) Repeat row 5.

Row 8: (LOW COLOR) Repeat row 4.

Row 9: (HIGH COLOR) Repeat row 5.

Row 10: (HIGH COLOR) Repeat row 4.

Row 11: (LOW COLOR) Repeat row 5.

Row 12: (LOW COLOR) Repeat row 4.

Row 13: (LOW COLOR) DC across in all sts and chain spaces.

 

Thanks for joining me for this month’s pattern! It’s so hard to believe that this project is ALMOST complete. As a heads up for the coming months, there WILL be a November pattern dropping soon (likely before the end of the month), and I’ll encourage you to either create your own pattern for DECEMBER, or reuse one of your favorites from the year. This way, we can close out the year stress free and you’ll be free to finish up  your blanket with your own personal contribution to the theme!

 

Thanks for playing along with me and please visit me on Instagram at TeaganandLu where I’ll be hosting more (albeit shorter) CALs in 2020!

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