Crochet Calming Comfort Afghan Stitch Along

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Crochet Calming Comfort Afghan Stitch Along

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Do you need peace and comfort after the busy holiday season?  Then this stitch along, featuring my new Calming Comfort Afghan will be the one for you.

Welcome to this year’s edition of our 2021 Boxing Day Stitch Along.  I’m super excited to be hosting the event for the 2nd year in a row.

The project will begin on December 26, 2021, and continue for the following 3 weeks.  You’ll want to choose your favourite yarns to be ready to crochet with us once the free pattern is released each week.

For the personal story behind this design, if you are interested, I had been struggling with work issues for a couple of months.  Not depressed, more frustrated than anything.  It was keeping my mind away from design ideas.  I was inspired by an all blue and white afghan that I happened to see when visiting Jimmy Beans Wool in September.  I knew what I wanted to do for colours, and had ideas for stitches I wanted to use, but just could not get started.  I finally reached out to Michael for the final bit of inspiration I needed.  He designed the very beginning 8″ square.  He wanted no credit, but he has always been such an amazing mentor, that I have to thank him for pushing me up when I am down.  Work is still hectic, but when returning from the office each evening, I found my calming comfort while crocheting this afghan.

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Calming Comfort Afghan

Designed by Jeanne Steinhilber


Red Heart® With Love™ (198 g / 7 oz, 338 m / 370 yds)

  • Color A – Celtic – 2 balls
  • Color B – Eggshell – 1 ball
  • Color C – Mallard – 1 ball
  • Color D – Iced Aqua – 2 balls

Caron® Jumbo™ (340 g / 12 oz, 544 m / 595 yds)

  • Color E – Seafoam – 1 ball

Solid Version

Crochet Comfort Solid Afghan
Crochet Comfort Solid Afghan

4 Balls – Caron One Pound – Off White

Same hook size and measurements.


Gauge = 12 dc and 7 rows = 4″ [10 cm].

Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook.

Measurements Approx 58” square [147 cm].


Preview


Abbreviations List

  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Ch(s) = Chain(s)
  • Cl = Cluster
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dcbp = Double crochet back post
  • Dcfp = Double crochet front post
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Pc = Popcorn
  • Rem = Remain
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • RS = Right side
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Scfp = Single crochet front post
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tr = Treble crochet
  • Trfp = Treble crochet front post
  • WS = Wrong side

Special Stitches

Standing Sc = Form slip knot and insert onto the hook. Insert hook into st, yoh and pull loop through, yoh through 2 loops. 

Join = Join all rounds with hdc first st (sc, top of ch 3). This is equivalent to a ch-2 sp corner. When joining new yarn to a corner space, use the hdc post that is joining as the ch-2 sp. 

Popcorn = Work 4 dc into the next st or sp, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch, ch 1 to close.

Beg Popcorn = Ch 2, work 3 dc into the same st or sp, drop the loop from the hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, grab the dropped loop with your hook and pull it through the stitch, ch 1 to close.

Cluster = 3 dc together in same st or sp, ch 1 to close.

X-st = Skip next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in skipped st. 1 X-st complete.


December 26, 2021

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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Calming Comfort Afghan – Week 1

Tutorial

Week 1 – Let’s play with our colors and introduce most of the special stitches that will be repeated throughout the following weeks.

Instructions

Please note the special join at the ends of the rounds.

1st rnd: With A, ch 3, 12 dc into first ch, sl st beg dc. 12 dc

2nd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, ch 1, [1 sc in next st, ch 1] around, sl st to beg sc. Break A. 12 sc, 12 ch-1 sps.

3rd rnd: With B, sl st in any ch 1 sp, 1 beg pc, ch 2, [1 pc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2] around, sl st to beg pc. Break B. 12 pc, 12 ch-2 sp.

4th rnd: With E, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, 2 sc in same sp, 1 scfp around pc, [3 sc in next ch-2 sp, 1 scfp around pc] around, sl st to beg sc. 36 sc, 12 scfp.

5th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts, (1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr, corner made) in next st, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 1 hdc in next 2 sts,** 1 sc in next 3 sts; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, sl st to beg sc. Break E. 13 sts per side.

6th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 15 sc per side.

7th rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break D. 7 cl, 8 ch-1 sps, 4 dc per side.

8th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 21 sc per side.

9th rnd: With A, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 21 dcbp, 4 dc per side.

10th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break A. 27 sc per side.

11th rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] twice,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break B. 28 dc, 3 ch-1 sp per side.

12th rnd: With E, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] twice, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break E. 35 sts per side.

13th rnd: With D, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break D. 37 sc per side.

 


January 2, 2022

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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Calming Comfort Afghan – Week 2

Tutorial

Week 2 – Our special texture this week will be upside down triangles that represent positivity, balance and creativity.

Instructions

14th rnd: With A, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 41 dc per side.

15th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break A. 43 sc per side.

16th rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 19 sts] twice, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in last st,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 3 trfp, 44 dc per side.

17th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break B. 49 sc per side.

18th rnd: With C, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 3 sts, [1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 17 sts] twice, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 3 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 6 trfp, 47 dc per side.

19th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 55 sc per side.

20th rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 5 sts, [(1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) twice, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 15 sts] twice, (1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) twice, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 5 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 9 trfp, 50 dc per side.

21st rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break D. 61 sc per side.

22nd rnd: With E, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 7 sts, [(1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) 3 times, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 13 sts] twice, (1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) 3 times, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 7 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 12 trfp, 53 dc per side.

23rd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break E. 67 sc per side

24th rnd: With A, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next 9 sts, [(1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) 4 times, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 11 sts] twice, (1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next st) 4 times, 1 trfp in next st 2 rnds below, 1 dc in next 9 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 15 trfp, 56 dc per side.

25th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 75 dc per side.

26th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 sc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break A. 39 sc, 38 ch-1 sp per side.

27th rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, [1 pc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break B. 38 pc, 39 ch-1 sp, 4 dc per side.

 


January 9, 2022

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

 

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Calming Comfort Afghan – Week 3

Tutorial

Week 3 – Take a break and enjoy this easy texture of clusters and X-stitches.

Instructions

28th rnd: With E, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in ch-1 sp, [1 scfp around pc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp] until 2 sts rem, 1 sc in last 2 sts,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 83 per side.

29th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break E. 87 dc per side.

30th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 89 sc per side.

31st rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 44 cl, 45 ch-1 sps, 4 dc per side. (93)

32nd rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 95 sc per side.

33rd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 47 cl, 48 ch-1 sps, 4 dc per side. (99)

34th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 101 sc per side.

35th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break D. 50 cl, 51 ch-1 sps, 4 dc per side. (105)

36th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 107 sc per side.

37th rnd: With E, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [X-st in next 2 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break E. 53 X-st, 5 dc per side. (111)

38th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 113 sc per side.

39th rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, sk next st, [1 cl in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break D. 56 cl, 57 ch-1 sps, 4 dc per side. (117)

40th rnd: With C, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *1 sc in each st and sp to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break C. 119 sc per side.

41st rnd: With A, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcbp in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 119 dcbp, 4 dc per side. (123)

42nd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break A. 127 dc per side.

 


January 16, 2022

Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber
Calming Comfort Afghan by Jeanne Steinhilber

Tutorial

 

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Calming Comfort Afghan – Week 4

 

Week 4 – Float away on this last section, like lapping waves against the shore.

Instructions

43rd rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] twelve times,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break B. 118 dc, 13 ch-1 sp per side. (131)

44th rnd: With E, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next
3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] until 2 sts rem, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 135 sts per side.

45th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 137 sc per side.

46th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break E. 127 dc, 14 ch-1 sp per side. (141)

47th rnd: With C, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] until 2 sts rem, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 145 sts per side.

48th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 147 sc per side.

49th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break C. 136 dc, 15 ch-1 sp per side. (151)

50th rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] until 2 sts rem, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 155 sts per side.

51st rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 157 sc per side.

52nd rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break D. 127 dc, 16 ch-1 sp per side. (161)

53rd rnd: With A, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] until 2 sts rem, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 166 sts per side.

54th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. 167 sc per side.

55th rnd: Ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, [1 dc in next 3 sts, sk 3 sts, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts] to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break A. 154 dc, 17 ch-1 sp per side. (171)

56th rnd: With B, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dcfp in next 2 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, [1 dcfp in next 3 sts, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dcbp in next 3 sts] until 2 sts rem, 1 dcfp in last 2 sts,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. 175 sts per side.

57th rnd: Ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, *1 sc in each st to corner,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break B. 177 sc per side.

58th rnd: With E, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in each st to corner,** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break E. 181 sts per side.

59th rnd: With D, sl st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, *1 dc in next st, [X-st, then 1 dc in next st] to corner;** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg sp, join. Break D. 60 X-st, 65 dc per side. (185)

60th rnd: With A, standing sc in any ch-2 sp, *[sk next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 1 sc in skipped st, 1 dcfp in next st] until 2 sts rem, sk next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 1 sc in skipped st,** (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * twice, then from * to ** once, 1 sc in beg sp, join. Break A. 61 dcfp, 126 sc, 62 ch-3 loops per side. (187)

Weave in ends, damp block and enjoy. I hope this blanket brought you calming comfort as it did me. ~ Jeanne


If you would like a full pattern print out, I have condensed the 4 weeks into one PDF file.

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Calming Comfort Afghan – Full PDF

 


Thanks so much to testers, Diane Suder and Cathy Lund.

Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Diane Suder
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Diane Suder
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund
Calming Comfort Afghan by crocheted by Cathy Lund

 


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58 Comments

  1. Sarah Rothacher

    Just finished week two and having so much fun with this pattern. Thank you

  2. PJ

    Joining the party quite late, but very excited! The left handed videos are awesome & extremely helpful to this southpaw. This is my first crochet/along project, and the first time making some of these stitches as well. Can’t wait to get caught up!

  3. Melodie

    Jeanne, I love the blanket but I prefer rectangle ones. Are you going to do a pattern for that like you’ve done in the past?

    Thanks for all you lovely designs.

    Melodie

    • As this starts with a circle, it wouldn’t fit the formula to start it into a rectangle. So at this time, there are not any plans to turn it into a rectangle. So sorry to disappoint

    • Stacey David

      I did see someone on Facebook complete 2 separate squares through week 2 (I think), stitched them together to make a rectangle, and then modified the stitch counts for week 3 to continue the pattern in a rectangular shape.

      • Yeah, someone modified it a bit to make it happen. It was a neat adlib.

  4. Melanie

    In the sixth round of the first week’s pattern, the ch 2 is missing at the end. However, it is intuitive, and following along with the excellent video makes it obvious. Thank you all for the lovely pattern and the clear direction. I’m sure I’ll catch up very soon.

    • We added the join instructions under special stitches. Hope that helps.
      Join = Join all rounds with hdc first st (sc, top of ch 3). This is equivalent to a ch-2 sp corner. When joining new yarn to a corner space, use the hdc post that is joining as the ch-2 sp.

      • Melanie

        Thank you. I remembered that I had read that a few rows later. Since I hadn’t needed it until then, I completely forgot. Thanks for the response.

  5. Susan L Carter

    Sorry if I missed it. How many rounds till finished ?
    Thank you
    Susan

  6. Joy C Kucinski

    Difficulty printing week 2. Any tips?

      • Joy C Kucinski

        First week printed great just like most crochet crowd patterns. Second week prints out on 6-7 pages with missing rows at beginning and end of pages. Frustrating. Have yarn but incomplete pattern

      • Joy C Kucinski

        Wendy that worked so then how do I get this link every week? Thanks another, Joy

      • Each week the pattern button gets updated to be linkable. There are 4 pattern buttons on this. First 2 currently work. The 3rd will be activated on Sunday. Michael

    • Knitwit

      Well… better late than never? Just found this and ordered my yarn today, and will begin once it arrives. Learned to crochet this past year & am excited for my first crochet-along!
      Thank you for left-handed demos!

  7. ZZ

    Week 2 instructions link not activated.

  8. Deb Carlson

    Week 1 complete! I love starting the new year with a beautiful project

  9. Wendy

    Has anyone tried to make pattern this into a baby blanket say 40×40 size range? This pattern intrigues me for a baby girl blanket. Let me know.
    Wendy

  10. Mary

    Afternoon, do you recommend every once in a while starting in a different corner so the blanket doesn’t look like it is “turning or rotating”? Thanks.

      • Donna Graves

        So, has anyone ever tried doing that? This is the reason I hesitate doing a “square” afghan again because I don’t like that look. But if that works would you start the next round on the opposite corner or the next corner?

      • I generally like starting on different corners throughout the blanket so the seamline doesn’t all line up.

  11. Julie

    Finished part 1 and anxious for the next part. I applied to join the FB group but nobody has approved it yet. I’d love to see what others are doing.

    • Sorry, we check it every 1 to 2 days as there are several applicants. As long as you answered the questions in the request, the girls will put it through.

  12. Colleen

    I’m excitedly waiting for my yarn in the suggested colors in the pattern to come in! I fell in love with this new pattern from the moment the first picture posted. Is there any chance of diagram being added to this pattern? I’ll watch the tutorials for sure but having a visual reference helps SO much alongside the written pattern. Thank you all again for this lovely creation.

  13. Dawn young

    I wish we could just pay to have the whole pattern at once, I’m already done with yesterday’s stuff lol

    • I prefer not to get into your piggy bank and keep us free as much as possible. I am living your enthusiasm. 🙂

  14. Oooh i love thos pattern! The rush of Christmas is over…time to think about another project, thank you Jeanne! Mikey! And The Crochet Crowd!!!❤❤

  15. Moriah

    How do I sign up for the weekly CAL??

    • There is no sign up, we do not send out mass emails. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel and get notifications when the videos release weekly. But this article will update each week when the written pattern is ready for viewing

    • Wendy dore

      I am absolutely addicted to this. This is my first complicated project and I absolutely love doing it. So relaxing. Thank you!

  16. TinaC

    Just found this and just ordered my yarn. Will start it late. so excited to try something new. Ive wanted to do something like for a while.

  17. Robin Wahls

    Thank you so much for such a beautiful project. I can’t wait to get started, I’m challenged by bipolar disorder and holidays are difficult. I definitely need some calming comfort!

  18. Beverly K.

    Awesome !!….. I can’t wait to see the pattern. This is beautiful work.

  19. Amy Miller

    I’m excited to stretch my skills with different stitches than I normally use. I’ve never done a SAL. My yarn and I are ready!

  20. A L

    I’ve select and ordered my yarn…can’t wait. This is my first CAL— so excited!!!

  21. Bonita Otey

    What a beautiful pattern, as usual. I can hardly wait to start this project. Thank you!

  22. Cathy mauser

    Beautiful afghan. How do I pay for a pattern?

    • You won’t need to pay for the pattern. Starting Dec 26th we will start rolling out the weekly clues (written pattern and tutorial videos for each week) Pattern will be free, no strings attached.

      All the yarn details are in the article – get your yarn and hooks ready and we will see you on Boxing Day

  23. ZZ

    My yarns are on their way …looking forward to the tutorials with Mikey.

  24. Debbie

    Oh, man! ANOTHER blanket I will want to keep!!

      • Kaitlyn White

        I just finished your gingerbread tree skirt and it came out STUNNING! I ordered all the yarn for this project, can’t wait to get started! Thank you for keeping things free and doing the video tutorials, it is absolutely appreciated! Happy new year!

  25. Mimi Wood

    Hi i have discovered that crocheting helps calm my heart rate when i get A Fibs especially in the middle of the night I just went to a Fiber Festival where local Alpaca Farms displayed their yarns soo i picked hp some beautiful colors Please include me at
    [email protected]

    • There won’t be any sign ups. It will just be posted on the days mentioned in the article. Therefore, we don’t need to collect your personal information.

  26. Kathy

    This looks perfect for that kind of down feeling often felt after the holiday rush is over. How do I sign up?

    • There won’t be a sign up. We will start December 26th. And the group and business page will have reminders and posts as we get closer

  27. Melissa

    What a gorgeous afghan! You guys are killing me!!! Lol!! I’m almost done with Study of Texture and beginning of Study of Earth. I may need to do one of your CALs on time! Real time!

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