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CAL Week 1

June 5, 2022
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Catching Rays Table Runner CAL

Welcome to week 1 of our CAL. I intend for this to be a very low key, easy-going CAL. This week all you have to do is 1) choose your color(s) and 2) make granny squares! Then weave in your ends.
I am labeling this as an advanced beginner/intermediate project, but if you have ANY questions at all, please contact me via Instagram @warming.the.heart or email me at warmingtheheartcrochet@gmail.com .

Here’s what you’ll need:

H/8 Hook to obtain a square measuring 4″ across the center and 5″ diagonally corner to corner.

Scissors

Darning needle for weaving in the ends of your yarn

Approximately 372 yds of any worsted (weight 4) cotton of your choice.
I used 24/7 Cotton by Lionbrand Yarn in white and taupe. I love 24/7 Cotton yarn because it is durable and gives great definition to stitches. It also comes in a wide variety of amazing colors.

I chose to make 4 squares in white for the center of my table runner and 6 in taupe for the sides, then I stitched them together and crocheted the final edging using white. Please feel free to be creative with your colors. You may even wish to change colors within the square itself. For smooth color changes from round to round, remember to finish your last stitch with the contrasting color. (see our tutorial here) .

Now that you’ve chosen your colors and gathered your materials, let’s begin!

Follow the pattern below and make 10 squares.
For a step-by-step photo tutorial with instructions, click here.

Begin with MC
Round 1: Work 16 DC into MC. sl st to first DC. (16 DC)

Round 2: ch 3, *DC in between next 2 DC, ch 1* 15x. sl st in the 2nd ch. (16 DC, 16 ch 1-sp)

Round 3: Sl st into ch 1-sp, ch 2, DC2tog in ch 1-sp, *ch 1, DC3tog* 15x, ch 1. sl st to the top of the DC2tog. (16 DC3tog, 16 ch 1-sp)

Round 4: ch 4 (counts as first DC and ch 2-sp), DC in same st, sk ch 1, *DC/ch2/DC in top of DC3tog from previous round, sk ch 1* 15x. sl st in the 2nd ch. (32 DC, 16 ch 2-sp)

Round 5: ch 2 (counts as first DC), *2 DC/ch 2/2 DC in ch 2-sp, 1 DC in next DC, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 SC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 DC in next DC* 3x.
2 DC/ch 2/2 DC in ch 2-sp, 1 DC in next DC, 1 HDC in next DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 SC in ch 2-sp, 1 SC in each of the next 2 DC, 1 HDC in ch 2-sp, 1 HDC in next DC. sl st in the 2nd ch. (60 st, 4 ch 2-sp) Fasten off. weave in ends.

One square made.

Remember to repeat this 10 times for a total of 10 squares!

That’s it for week 1! See ya next week for the next step! 💕Rachel

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