Crochet Along Study Of Planet Earth Afghan Pattern

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Crochet Study of Planet Earth

Crochet Study of Planet Earth Mikey Sample
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Mikey Sample

To go with the 2018 Study of Texture Afghan, this afghan was created to sister with it as a different set of textures and shapes. It challenged many, including myself. Throughout the summer, we worked on the course together. By Labour Day, we had finished it.

This summer, the concept is originating from a circle to a hexagonal concept. With stitches to learn and watch grow throughout the summer. Tutorials for this series are at the bottom of the article.

Over 900 samples of this afghan have been made by stitchers. See the Study of Planet Earth Gallery.


Materials

Bernat POP! (5 oz/140 g; 280 yds/256 m)

  • Snow Queen – 10 balls

Hook

  • Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Abbreviations

  • Approx = Approximately
  • Bean st = Insert hook into st. Yoh, pull through st. *Yoh, insert into same st, yoh and pull through st. Rep * once more. Yoh and pull through 5 loops. Yoh, pull through last 2 loops.
  • Beg = Beginning
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Cross st = Skip next 2 stitches. 1 trfp in each next 2 stitches. Working around front of row, 1 trfp around each of 2 skipped sts
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dcbp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
  • Dcfp = Yoh and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Picot = Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd ch from hook
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tog = Together
  • Tr = Treble crochet
  • Trbp = (Yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at back of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times
  • Trfp = (Yoh) twice and draw up a loop around post of next stitch at front of work inserting hook from right to left. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

Afghan Sizing

  • The afghan is 48″ across the flat edges.
  • The afghan will be presented over 7 weeks.

Notes

  • Week 1 has been strategized to ensure the colors were completed in each round. Use the spare ball of yarn to pull from to ensure that rounds are completely finished before transitioning to next color in next round.
  • Working from the center of the ball, match outside color of previous ball with next ball of yarn to achieve best results.
  • Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dcfp.

Instructions

Week 1

Ch 3.

1st rnd: 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first dc. 12 dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 2 (does not count as st). 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st to first dc. 24 dc.

3rd rnd: Sl st around first dc post. Ch 3. 1 dcfp around same post as last sl st. 1 dcbp around next dc. *2 dcfp around next dc. 1 dcbp around next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 36 sts.

4th rnd: Sl st around first dcfp. Ch 3. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dcbp around next dcbp. *1 dcfp around each of next 2 dcfp. 2 dcbp around next dcbp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st top of ch 3. 48 sts.

5th rnd: Sl st around first dcfp. Ch 3. 1 dcfp around same post as last sl st. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcbp around each of next 2 dcbp. *2 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcbp around each of next 2 dcbp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 sts.

6th rnd: Sl st around first dcfp. Ch 3. 2 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcbp around each of next 2 dcbp. *1 dcfp around next dcfp. 2 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcfp around next dcfp. 1 dcbp around each of next 2 dcbp. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 72 sts.

7th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of next 5 sts. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc.

8th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. 1 dc in each of next 6 sc. *2 dc in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 6 sc. Rep * around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. Fasten off. 96 dc.

Week 1 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 1
Study of Planet Earth Week 1

Week 2

Note: Ch 3 counts as dc at beg of rnd.

9th rnd: Join appropriate color with sl st around back post of first dc. Ch 3 (counts as dcbp). 1 dcbp in each dc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 96 dcbp.

10th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each of next 7 sts. *2 sc in next st. 1 sc in each of next 7 sts. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 108 sc.

11th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 108 sc.

12th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 108 dc.

13th rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *Ch 1. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 dc. 1 hdc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * 4 times more. Join with sc to top of ch 3 (counts as last ch-1 sp). 18 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

14th rnd: Ch 3. 2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next st. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner sp-1 sp. 2 dc in next st. 1 dc in next st. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. 1 sc in each of next 10 sts. 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts. 1 dc in each of next 2 sts. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc around post of joining sc. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 21 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

15th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. 1 sc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each st next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc around post of joining sc. Join with sc to first sc. 23 sc between corner ch-1 sps.

16th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. Ch 1. *Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Rep from * to last sc before next corner ch-1 sp. Skip next sc. *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Ch 1. **Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Rep from ** to last sc before next corner ch-1 sp. Skip next sc.* Rep from * to * 4 times more. 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. 25 sts (sc and

Week 2 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 2
Study of Planet Earth Week 2

Week 3

Notes:

  • Ch 2 counts as hdc at beg of rnd.
  • Ch 3 counts as dc at beg of rnd.

17th rnd: Ch 4 (counts as hdc and ch 2). *Bean st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 2. Rep from * to next corner ch-1 sp. [(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Ch 2. *Bean st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 2. Rep * to next corner ch-1 sp]. Rep [ ] 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to 2nd ch of ch 2. 12 bean sts between corner ch-1 sps.

18th rnd: Ch 4 (counts as hdc and ch 2). Bean st in first ch-2 sp. Ch 2. *Bean st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 2. Rep from * to next corner ch-1 sp. [(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Ch 2. **Bean st in next ch-2 sp. Ch 2. Rep from ** to next corner ch-1 sp]. Rep [ ] 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to 2nd ch of ch 2. 13 bean sts between corner ch-1 sps. 19th and 20th rnds: As 18th rnd. (19th rnd: 14 Bean sts between corner ch-1 sps.

20th rnd: 15 bean sts between corner ch-1 sps). 21st rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in   rst hdc. *2 dc in each ch-2 sp to next corner (hdc, ch-1 sp, hdc). 1 dc in next hdc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dc in next hdc. Rep from * 4 times more. **2 dc in each ch-2 sp to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last (hdc, ch-1 sp). 1 dc in next hdc. 1 dc in last ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 36 dc between corner ch-1 sps.

22nd rnd: Ch 2. 2 dcbp around first dc. 1 dcbp around each dc to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 2 dcbp around first dc. 1 dcbp around each dc to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 2. 39 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

23rd rnd: Ch 2. 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 2. 41

Week 3 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 3
Study of Planet Earth Week 3

Week 4

24th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc in last corner ch 1 sp. Join with sc to top of first sc. 43 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

25th to 30th rnds: As 24th rnd. Between ch-1 sps: 25th rnd – 45 sts. 26th rnd – 47 sts. 27th rnd – 49 sts. 28th rnd – 51 sts. 29th rnd – 53 sts. 30th rnd – 55 sts.

31st rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in each sc to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 57 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

32nd and 33rd rnds: Ch 2. 1 dcbp around each dc to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dcbp around each dc to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 2. 61 sts between corner ch-1 sps at end of last rnd.

Week 4 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 4
Study of Planet Earth Week 4

Week 5

34th rnd: Ch 3. (1 dcbp around next st. Cross st over next 4 sts) 12 times. 1 dcbp around next st. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. (1 dcbp around next st. Cross st over next 4 sts) 12 times. 1 dcbp around next st. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 63 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 12 Cross sts.

35th rnd: Ch 3. 1 trbp around each of   rst 2 sts. (1 trfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around next st. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 trbp around each of next 2 sts. (1 trfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around next st. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 65 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 12 Cross sts.

36th rnd: Ch 3. 1 trbp around each of first 3 sts. (Cross st over next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 2 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 trbp around each of next 3 sts. (Cross st over each of next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 2 sts. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 67 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 12 Cross sts.

37th rnd: Ch 3. 1 trbp around each of first 4 sts. (1 trfp in each of next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 3 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 trbp around each of next 4 sts. (1 trfp around each of next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 3 sts. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 69 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 12 Cross sts.

38th rnd: Ch 3. 1 trbp around each of first 5 sts. (Cross st over next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 4 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 trbp around each of next 5 sts. (Cross st over next 4 sts. 1 trbp around next st) 12 times. 1 trbp around each of next 4 sts. Rep from *4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 71 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 12 Cross sts.

39th rnd: Ch 2. 1 dc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 2. 73 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

40th and 41st rnds: Ch 2. 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 hdc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 2. 77 sts between corner ch-1 sps at end of 41st rnd.

Week 5 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 5
Study of Planet Earth Week 5

Week 6

42nd rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. Skip   rst st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Ch 1. Skip next st. (1 sc in each of next 4 sts. Ch 1. Skip next st) 14 times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Skip next st. *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Skip first st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Ch 1. Skip next st. (1 sc in each of next 4 sts. Ch 1. Skip next st) 14 times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Skip next st. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Turn. 77 sts between corner ch-1 sps. 15 ch-1 sps.

43rd rnd: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. 1 sc in each sc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each sc and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Turn. 79 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Wave 1 – 44th rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. **1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Working in front of row, 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below. Skip next sc (behind tr). *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next 2 sc (behind tr and next sc). 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below.* Rep from * to * 13 times more. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next sc (behind tr). 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** 5 times more, ending with 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Turn. 15 chevron waves or 81 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

45th rnd: (WS). As 43rd rnd. 83 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Wave 2 – 46th rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. **1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below. Skip next sc (behind tr). *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next 2 sc (behind tr and next sc). 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below.* Rep from * to * 13 times more. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next sc (behind tr). 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** 5 times more, ending with 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Turn. 15 chevron waves or 85 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Rnd 47: (WS). As 43rd rnd. 87 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Wave 3 – 48th rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. **1 sc in each of next 6 sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below. Skip next sc (behind tr). *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next 2 sc (behind tr and next sc). 1 tr in next skipped sc 2 rows below.* Rep from * to * 13 times more. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next sc (behind tr). 1 sc in each of next 6 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** 5 times more, ending with 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Turn. 15 chevron waves or 89 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

49th rnd: (WS). As 43rd rnd. 91 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Wave 4 – 50th rnd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. **1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in next skipped dcbp 2 rows below. Skip next sc (behind tr). *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next 2 sc (behind tr and next sc). 1 tr in next skipped dcbp 2 rows below.* Rep from * to * 13 times more. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next sc (behind tr). 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** 5 times more, ending with 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to   rst sc. Turn. 15 chevron waves or 93 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

51st rnd: (WS). Ch 1. 1 sc in same corner sp. 1 sc in each st and ch-1 sp to next ch-1 corner sp *(1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner sp. 1 sc in each st across to next ch-1 sp corner. Rep * around. 1 sc in last corner sp. Join with sc to beg sc. Turn. 95 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

Wave 5 – 52nd: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc around post of joining sc. **1 sc in each of next 10 sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in next skipped dcbp 2 rows below. Skip next sc (behind tr). *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next 2 sc (behind tr and next sc). 1 tr in next skipped dcbp 2 rows below.* Rep from * to * 13 times more. 1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Skip next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Working in front of row, 1 tr in same sp as last tr. Skip next sc (behind tr). 1 sc in each of next 10 sc. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** 5 times more, ending with 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to first sc. Do not turn. 15 chevron waves or 97 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

53rd rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dc in each st and ch-1 sp to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 99 sts between corner ch-1 sps.

54th and 55th rnds: Ch 2 (counts as hdc). 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *(1 hdc. Ch 1. 1 hdc) in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 dcbp around each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 dc in last corner sp. Join with sc to top of ch 3. 103 sts between corner ch-1 sps at end of 55th rnd.

 

Week 6 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 6
Study of Planet Earth Week 6

Week 7

56th rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc sc around post of joining sc. 1 sc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. *3 sc in next corner ch-1 sp. 1 sc in each st to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. 1 sc in last corner ch-1 sp. Join with sl st to first sc. 106 sts per each side.

57th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as sl st. Picot. 1 sc in next st. *1 sc in next st. Picot. 1 sc in next st. Rep * around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Week 7 Crochet Diagram

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Study of Planet Earth Week 7
Study of Planet Earth Week 7

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Earth Fun Facts

Planet Earth is the third planet from the sun. It’s unique to our solar system to support our lifeforms relying on oxygen and water. It is the 5th largest planet and has a unique tilt of 23.4 degrees creating our seasons. Earth has a wobble that changes the direct light of our sun within a 365 cycle around the sun. It favours the north for 6 months and then the south for 6 months. It gives the cycle of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to most of us not residing at the equator. The wobble assists in creating our wind with the oceans and land temperatures changing.

Testing Samples

My pattern was tested by Wendy, Diane, Anita, Donna, Michele and triple-tested by me. Also review intensely by Svetlana, Yarnspirations Design Team. Unfortunately, we may have overlooked mistakes but are aiming for 100% accuracy.

Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Michele
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Michele
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Donna
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Donna
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Wendy
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Wendy
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Anita
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Anita. Anita decided to keep each section in the same colour. So she used Bernat POP! and just used the colours individually from the balls for each section.
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Diane
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Diane
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan - Tested by Mikey
Crochet Study of Planet Earth Afghan – Tested by Mikey

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16 Comments

  1. Arlene Fell

    I have finally started the Study of Planet Earth after looking forward to it since it was published.
    I am an experienced crocheter, and tend to work tightly, so having to go up a hook size or even two is not unusual. With a J hook, not an I, I’m getting a swatch size of 11 sc = a little over 3″, and 12 rows = 3″. I started working the project with an L hook, which seems ridiculous, but now I’m wondering if this isn’t going to end up way oversized. So my question is: What should the diameter of the first part (rnds 1-8) be? I’ve got a diameter of 7.5″. If it should be substantially smaller, I don’t mind frogging and starting over with a smaller hook, and ignoring the swatch gauge.

    My yarn is a #4 worsted weight, from Sprightly Yarns, which I’d never seen before, but the yarn is soft, the price was excellent, and the color is exactly what I had in mind.
    Thanks for whatever help you can give me.

    • Mikey

      Morning Arlene. Can I follow up with you in the new year? I have my project packed in the studio attic and I am too heavy to climb up the rickety ladder to get up there. I don’t recall what the dimension should be. I have to convince Daniel to get up into the attic and sort through boxes as they are not labelled. I’m sorry.

      • Arlene Fell

        Sure. Meanwhile, what I’m going to try is this: I enlarged the photo of your completed project, measured the diameter of the center and the whole thing, and then, with simple algebra, came up with a measurement of 6.4″ for the center. (If anyone’s interested in the math, the full width appeared to be 7.5″ and the center 1″, so 7.5:1=48:x, then solve for x.)
        So I’m going to frog and restart with a J hook and see what I get and will look for your response after New Year’s. Meanwhile, if anyone else has an answer, I’ll be checking this page. Thanks for the response, enjoy your holidays, and stay well.

      • Mikey

        It was part of our landing page on Yarnspirations during the stitch along. Here are all of the dimensions after each section. Rnds 1 – 8 is 8″.

        Week 1 8”
        Wk2 13”
        Wk3 22”
        Wk 4 27.5”
        Wk 5 37”

      • Arlene Fell

        Wow. So I wasn’t far off with the L hook! Thanks for the dimensions by round; that’s a huge help. I did Google but didn’t come up with that. I frogged and restarted with a J, but got only three rounds in. Oh, well, frog again and back to the L. I think an M would be a bit uncomfortable to work with.
        Just a comment: I can NOT imagine how it’s possible to get that gauge with an I hook.
        Again, thanks for the help.

      • Mikey

        It’s based on my own tension of how I how and use my hook. Everyone has different tension. Using an M doesn’t sound appealing. Maybe you should just scrap this project and move on. I would be tempted to do that as well.

      • Arlene Fell

        I’m going ahead with the L hook. I’ve been looking forward to this project for too long to just give up because of a small gauge issue!
        Thanks again for all the help. I’ll let you know how it works out.

  2. Sade

    I’m sorry, it’s on the 14th round I’m coming up one stitch less, yet everything previous matches.

  3. Sade

    Am I the only one with the correct stick counts for rounds 11 and 12, yet for 13 seem to be off? I end up with only one dc space after the last two hdc for the first side of the hexagon before the dc ch1 dc in ch1 space.

    • Mikey

      When using HDC, it’s easy to be mistaking the stitch. I do it all the time and catch myself as the first stitch. Can you fudge it to move along. I believe the counts are correct.

      • Sade

        That’s where my confusion is. I’ve triple checked my counts and reworked the rounds all the way from the start of week 2 twice now. I’m concerned that by dropping the a dc it would be defeating the purpose of the extra dc at the start of round 14.

  4. Thank you very much I appreciate it I so enjoy your tutorials Jessie Redford

    Thank you very much I appreciate it I so enjoy your tutorials Jessie Redford

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