Crochet X Marks the Spot Afghan Bright 2
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Crochet Cruises Southern Caribbean Cruise Homework
Crochet Cruises Southern Caribbean Cruise Homework

Crochet X Marks the Spot

Crocheters on board the Crochet Cruises for Feb 23 – March 6th are working on a community afghan project. They will start moving forward on their afghans starting on Feb 23rd.

There is always a demand for crocheters who didn’t join us to participate at home. For the first time, you will be able to follow along with the cruisers in real-time.

Will you get your afghan done before the cruisers do? 

The afghan is textured and goes well beyond the granny as shown in the homework.

We are sponsored by Yarnspirations for this cruise. This pattern is being released in diagram format only. Releasing February 23, 2020. There are no written words, thus making it the Crochet Diagram Challenge.

There will be videos for each section with the exclusion of the final border. The videos will show how to read the diagrams and Videos 2 – 7 will show how to get started for each section. The final video, 8, will just showcase the border instructions without a hands-on demo.

How to Read Diagrams

If you need help learning how to read diagrams. Grab a cup of coffee / Tea or Water and play this tutorial. You will learn a lot.

What to Expect from A Crochet Cruise

Daniel and I run an energized community group on board. We engage with activities, play games and have experienced together. Some passengers expect crochet cruisers to be quite little mice but they have another thing coming to them. We really enjoy each other’s company and it’s not uncommon for bursts of laughter and storytelling to happen.

This is a Stitching Diagram Challenge. The throw is highly textured with overlays and fun bits and bobs without giving it away completely. With the texture, it can be confusing to write all of the words out, so this time, the project is only in a crochet diagram format.

Get-Crochet-Crowd-Pattern-PDF
Free Pattern: X Marks the Spot Afghan from Crochet Cruise Book
  • Crochet X Marks the Spot Afghan Bright 2
    Crochet X Marks the Spot Afghan Bright 2

    On the ship, I will go over the instructions. For those at home, there will be a video tutorial released every day until all elements are covered. Video tutorials will show how to follow the diagram for each. The border is only available in diagram format and not demonstrated on camera.

  • In light of people having different choices of yarn, the original was done in Caron One Pound but I have given suggestions for Red Heart Super Saver, Bernat Super Value and even Caron Simply Soft. Notice the yarn ball quantities change as the yardages are different in each brand. If using Caron Simply Soft, notice I am saying to use a 5 mm / H Hook instead for that yarn.
Yarnspirations
Yarnspirations

Find Your Yarn

You can shop at Yarnspirations, see what you have in your yarn collections at home or find a store near you to go shopping.

For Ambitious Crocheters

I’ve done timing tests. I am recommending only doing 1 set of 20 squares. Doing one set will take you about 5 hours. Knowing the rest of the project that is for this project, I feel you will run out of time if you try to do more than 1 project during the complete cruise.

The flowers take about 3 hours to do all 20 of them. It is applied at the end of the completion of all squares before the final assembly and border.

Work Sheet to Get Started

Get-Crochet-Crowd-Pattern-PDF
Free Pattern: X Marks the Spot Afghan from Crochet Cruise Book

Step 1 – Crochet Granny Square & Flowers

It’s easier to crochet each step at the same time, like an assembly line.

X Marks The Spot Regular Granny Squares
X Marks The Spot Regular Granny Squares
X Marks Spot Afghan Crochet Flower
X Marks Spot Afghan Crochet Flower

The granny square diagram is shown on page 2 of the download. The flower is on the last page of the crochet download. It’s part of step 1 of the video series.

Step 2

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 2
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 2

Step 3

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 3
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 3

Step 4

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 4
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 4

Step 5

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 5
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 5

Step 6

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 6
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 6

Step 7

X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 7 Part A
X Marks the Spot Afghan Step 7 Part A
X Marks The Spot Flower on Square Step 7 Part B
X Marks The Spot Flower on Square Step 7 Part B

Step 8 – Attaching and Border

X Marks the Spot Afghan Finish A
X Marks the Spot Afghan Finish A

Final Photos

Crochet X Marks the Spot FInished Afghan
Crochet X Marks the Spot FInished Afghan
X Marks the Spot Afghan Clue Finished
X Marks the Spot Afghan Clue Finished

At the end of the cruise, we will do group photos and a display of all of our community projects together.

Tutorials

The videos start releasing each starting on Feb 23, 2020.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

I am challenging you to finish off this afghan as the diagram is provided in the book. I’ve helped you through the surface overlays and now it’s time to put on the final border.

36 thoughts on “Crochet X Marks the Spot Afghan Pattern

  1. I have tried every link to the pattern and I can only get it to start on page 4. I have tried on my computer, my phone and tablet and none of them will work. Any ideas on how to get the first 3 pages?

    • I’ve looked at it and it’s showing for me, so I reached out higher up in the team and they’re looking into it so see what is going on, to try to fix it. Bear with us 🙂
      *update*
      You aren’t actually missing the first 3 pages, this pattern was extracted from the cruise book, and Mikey just put what was needed for the pattern. Which is why it is starting on page three. sorry for the confusion.

      • So for those of us not going on the cruise we don’t get the first 3 pages including diagrams for the solid granny or the flower. Why

        • From my understanding, the first 3 pages are not part of the pattern, only pages relevant to the pattern were posted. When he’s back from the cruise I can double-check with Mikey

          • From my understanding what is missing is the homework part with the diagrams for the granny square and the flowers. These instructions are apparently in a separate file which I can’t find the link for.

        • Hoo boy…i want to make this soooo bad, however i couldnt work off a diagram if my life depended upon it! Someday…a written pattern with the videos???😥💔

  2. What am I missing? I can’t find the yarns and quantities to make this afghan. (Yes admittedly, I’m a little late to catch this train.)

    • What is on the first page you are seeing when you click on the blue button and how many pages are you actually able to see in total? I just went and checked the links out and they are working for me I’m just wondering if for some reason the first few pages are “blank” but it’s actually starting the first page on page 4 for you for some reason? Try refreshing the page again and see if it does it again.

    • Looked into it a little more because I was getting other messages about it, It’s not that you are missing the first few pages, the pattern was extracted for one of their cruise books, and that’s just what you are getting with this pattern. you are actually getting the whole thing that you need.

  3. Micky, I would change the wording on the top of page 4 to read: Make 20 Flowers Mixing Contrasting Colours A – D.
    Just changkng one word. From squares to flowers. Hope this helps.

  4. The photo of your last cruises “thing” or “IT” whichever or whatever you guys called the challenge item. It reminded me that my nephew wanted one. He said, “Aunt Beth the are just so imaginative! I want one, can you make it for me? Pleeeaasseee!! So how do I find a pattern? Thank you for your help.

  5. PLEASE HELP!! I want to do this at home, since not able to go, but I can’t find this pattern/post. I haven’t been able to find patterns all day.
    Thank you for helping me enjoy this Cruise project along with the Cruisers.

  6. I noticed that so far you’ve only used four colors total (flowers and squares). We had to have five colors. Will we be using all five colors at some point? I just want to make sure I’m not missing something. Thanks!

  7. That is why I question this. Since it is a mystery, we have no idea what size the project is and I read and re- read and questioned.

  8. Okay, not coming with you, but would love to go on a Crochet Cruise as my birthday is February 27. Learning about Diagrams from home should be just as exciting with the videos. Everyone that is going, have fun and have lots of extra fun on the 27th for me in Washington State!

  9. So on the page where the flower diagram is, at the top it says to do 20 squares of contrasting colour mix….total of 40 squares and 20 flowers then right?

    • I think that is a miss print. Its 20 solid color squares and 20 multi color flowers. 40 9 inch squares would be huge! It says the finished product be 46 x 58 using 20 squares plus border. 4 nine inch squares across would be 36 inches then figure the joining of squares and border.

      • I don’t see where I said 40 – 9″ squares. There is only 20. Remember the squares aren’t finished. We are building onto them and continuing with the border.

        • Make 20 Squares Mixing Contrasting Colours A – D You can have all of your flowers different in colouring if you wish or have all colours in the same colours.
          Bring with you the remaining of Contrasting Colours with you as you will need them to complete the proj

          This is at the top of page 4 and like said it is probably a misprint

        • It doesn’t say 40 squares, but is a little confusing. One page says make 20 mc squares. The last page says make 20 flower squares using contrasting colors. Hope this helps clarify the confusion.

          • Maybe where she was talking about is where it says:
            *****************************************************************
            Make 20 Squares Mixing Contrasting Colours A – D

            You can have all of your flowers different in colouring if you wish or have all colours in the same colours.
            *****************************************************************
            It is on the last page, the one with the flower diagram.
            So, should it say:
            Make Flowers mixing contrasting colours A – D. … etc.

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