Crochet Study of Texture Afghan
5.5 mm / I Hook
Bernat POP!
Diagram Included
Free Tutorial Included

Crochet Summer Stitch Along: The Study of Texture

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

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62 thoughts on “Crochet Summer Stitch Along: The Study of Texture

  • September 26, 2018 at 5:28 pm
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    I’m working on the SAL and wondered if anyone extended their afghan beyond the pattern? If so. may I see some pics? Thank you!

  • September 14, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    I am trying to do the rectangle version of this pattern. On row twenty four you have 90 stitches in the long side if you divide 90 by 4 you get twenty three chain three spaces. Please help me figure out how to get twenty four that the pattern calls for so I can continue with this pattern and finish it before the end of September.Thank you for any help you can give me. I am a profectsionist and I can not fudge this to my satisfaction. Please help me.💖🙃

    • September 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm
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      I am still waiting for a response to my question about this afghan. Please help me so I can finish this. Thank you.

  • August 29, 2018 at 7:57 pm
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    I am having problems with you submitting address it will not go when I press your address, let me know how to do this please or I will not be able to compete,

  • August 28, 2018 at 9:42 am
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    The week 7 download pattern is different that the one Mikey shows in his video. The written has row 43 starting with one fpdc but Mikeys on the video shows 3. Where can we get the correct diagram and pattern?

  • August 27, 2018 at 10:07 am
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    I have been drooling over the videos for weeks! Finally picked up my hook and yarn and getting moving. Thank you SO much for your inspiring pattern(s)! P.S. I love how your personality comes through in your videos; you make summer school fun!!

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  • August 22, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    In the video I notice Mikey’s printed pattern lists each row’s total stitch counts between the corners – but the PDF download version offered to us doesn’t have that information. Can the download patterns be corrected and re-posted, or can someone list the complete stitch counts for every row on the website (or in the comments)?

  • August 21, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    Hi Mikey, sorry if this sounds like a sob story ( and I hope this is the right place to ask questions). I’ve been following along with the video very faithfully, made corrections when needed as you’ve suggested, even made sure I correct amount of ‘X’ on each side when started round 33. Now I’ve started Lesson 7 and my first side is ending with 126 stitches between corners (rather then the posted 138sts), which of course also ends the first side with 3 dcbp if I finish it. I saw how you could take away or add stitches if needed but that’s like 12 stitches missing. If that going to work? Also you mentioned in this weeks video you would post a diagram of the pattern you showed (colored in) to help us. Where could I find it? I am at a loss how this has happened and I’m so close to being done. I’d appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks again and wonderful pattern!

    • August 21, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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      Should add it ended up being 15 dcbp (not including the 3 posts I left alone at the end till i could figure this out).

  • August 20, 2018 at 3:29 am
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    The week 6 lesson download written pattern is the same as week 5. Is that supposed to be that way?

  • August 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    Hi Mikey I was wondering if you could tell me how many stitches you are suppose to end up with on row 30 of summer 2018 the study of texture and each row after that. Thanks

    • August 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm
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      Row 30 is 96 stitches

  • August 18, 2018 at 6:22 pm
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    I cannot print out the second page of the instructions for Lesson1: A study of Old Town Square. My printer prints out the first page with the picture of the pink square and the list of abbreviations but it won’t print out the second page where the actual instructions of the pattern begin. I have tried repeatedly to get it to print out and it won’t. It only prints out the square with a 6 line instruction to the left of the square. I have no clue as to why it won’t print out the whole page of instructions. Is there some way I can get a printed copy of the page sent to me? I would gladly pay for the trouble!!!

  • August 16, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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    I’ve seen so many beautiful examples of people’s work I’m inspired to start and make one of these beauties! Can’t wait to dig in!

  • August 13, 2018 at 11:08 pm
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    Will you keep the video tutorials on the website forever once the CAL is complete?

  • August 13, 2018 at 7:16 pm
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    Help! I am struggling with week 5. I have 82 stitches in row 24. When I try to do row 25, I am not able to end in the previous rows ch 2. Even when skipping 4 in one of the chains it is not turning out right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

  • August 6, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    Mikeey, what is the purpose of the chain 3 in the 2nd row of week 5? Is it just to fill in the sc between the bottom of the eggs ?

  • July 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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    Hi Mikey, I watched your video for week 4 and then printed out the instructions. Jeanne from the Crochet Crowd has stated that the written pattern is wrong and to follow the video instead. In order to set up the 21st round, I made a change in the 20th round. My 20th round is as follows: Ch 3, 1 dc around post of joining hdc. *1 dc IN EACH OF NEXT 30 dc, 2 dc IN NEXT dc, 1 dc IN EACH OF NEXT 30 dc. **(2 dc, Ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once. 2 dc in last corner sp. Join with kdc to top of ch-3. 66 sts between corners. By doing 2 dc in the centre st of each side, the stitch count increases to the correct number for round 21 and the increase isn’t really all that visible. I hope this helps.
    P.S. This is a really nice pattern. Good work!

  • July 30, 2018 at 10:00 am
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    Week 4 question. You have us working in 2s with 2dc in the corners. That’s even numbers. But you have a stitch count for each row that is odd. If we make corrections to do the pattern will that throw off the count in future rows?

      • August 4, 2018 at 10:35 am
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        Thanks for that advice, Jeanne. It solved my problem, and calmed me down a lot about week 4!

    • July 30, 2018 at 3:34 pm
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      The video shows how to adjust after the error. If you crochet 66 dc instead of 65 then it works after that.

      • July 31, 2018 at 8:49 am
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        The pattern wasn’t a mistake. The mistake came in when Mikey forgot that we were working with odd numbers and tried to make it even. I adjusted mine in the middle of each row because I do not like the look of the “mistake” at the end. I also did mine with only one “ANT” in the center of each row (called her the Queen Ant). Love the way this looks as well. I have 7 going and am experimenting different ways to correct the pattern counts.

  • July 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm
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    Love the pattern so far. This is my first crochet along. Can’t wait to see the finished project. Already know who I’m going to give it to. Thank you for doing the tutorials and the diagram, I use both written and diagram instuctions. Keep up the good work.

  • July 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm
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    I’d like to get the pattern for your CAL. Since my Cancer diagnosis I am starting to get back my co-mo (crochet mojo) and this might be the place to start. I’ll just have to follow along bcuz I had a bad experience with a mystery CAL. I got all my yarn and started the CAL not knowing what it would look like finished and when the last pattern was posted and people started posting their finished projects, it wasn’t appealing to me and wasn’t attractive for me so I had wasted time and money on a project I had no desire to finish. So Im just a follower right now. I usually love all of Mikey’s projects so I’m sure I will like this one but better safe than sorry when on a fixed income. Love you guys and keep up the good work!!! Hugs from USA, Colorado!!

  • July 24, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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    What is the actual yardage needed for this project? It says 10 balls….but I have seen some debate about some Bernat Pop being 5g vs 6g. I am about to frog out what I’ve done on my project because I don’t like how the colors are flowing and may use a different yarn altogether and just wanted to know if I had enough yardage in my stash already, or go buy more 😓
    Thank youuuuu!!!❤

  • July 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm
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    Getting the pattern weekly seems to be a problem. First week I got the email from yarnspirations, nothing comes up on the page that the link sends you to; totally blank. Second week, got the email and the pattern. Once again this week the page is blank.

  • July 17, 2018 at 11:37 am
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    I’ve seen on Facebook that week three was supposed to come out yesterday but I haven’t seen anything yet. Just curious when it will be available. Thank you!

  • July 17, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    I feel i’m Going around in circles trying to find a download of Study of texture Lesson two. Is one available?

    • August 4, 2018 at 10:58 pm
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      Hi Doris, at the top of this page click the big pink Get Pattern button. It takes you to Yarnspirations. Scroll down the page until you see Lesson 2. Under Mikey’s picture is a grey button. Click that to get the pattern. Hope it works for you!!

  • July 15, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    I just found this class is there any discount codes for the yarn?

  • July 11, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    I’m going to try the stitch along…I need to buy yarn and as soon as i do I’ll start.

  • July 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm
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    I tried to sign up for weekly updates and I get a notice saying registration is closed. No sure what todo next.

    • Jeanne - The Crochet Crowd
      July 11, 2018 at 8:07 am
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      No worries. The registration was only to get a weekly reminder email and a coupon. Grab your yarn and hook and crochet with us!

  • July 9, 2018 at 9:01 pm
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    Is there a ravelry link for this project?

  • July 9, 2018 at 8:05 pm
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    Can you just continue on with this pattern to make the Afghan? I love the pattern.

  • July 9, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    So stoked to join y’all for my first stitch along!!!

  • July 6, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    Bang on!! I’m so excited!!!

  • July 2, 2018 at 10:37 pm
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    Mikey, The link that you provided won’t open up for me to sign up to receive the patterns in my email. Is there another way to connect to yarnspiration and sign up?

    • July 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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      Lydia, I found Mikey on YouTube first, and then found this website. I follow him on YT, so I get the weekly reminders that way.

  • July 2, 2018 at 10:48 am
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    Is there a photo of the piece to better choose my colors?

    • July 16, 2018 at 7:17 pm
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      We won’t know what it will look like until we’re done. It’s a mystery cal.

  • June 30, 2018 at 10:44 pm
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    Should all 10 yarn cakes be the same color way or can I mix it with other colors of the Bernat Pop?

  • June 28, 2018 at 12:50 pm
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    I really want to join this CAL but It won’t go through and I do not have Facebook. Any suggestions?

  • June 28, 2018 at 9:48 am
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    Is this a good project for a beginner?

  • June 25, 2018 at 7:44 pm
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    Great article! I would love to take part but the site won’t let me sign up! Help?

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 25, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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      Just follow the instructions to contact Yarnspirations with your email you signed up with. There is a link on the article to follow through. 😀 Enjoy.

  • June 25, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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    I haven’t received a confirmation email for the stitch along. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 25, 2018 at 9:28 pm
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      Just follow the instructions to contact Yarnspirations with your email you signed up with. There is a link on the article to follow through. 😀 Enjoy.

  • June 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm
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    dear Mikey: bang on… but I have a question related to TEXTURE. Our group is trying to figure out how to have a 3D look on the “Triangles Afghan” by Ellen Gormley- also called “Lily Blanket” on Ravelry

  • June 24, 2018 at 3:42 pm
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    Lol Definitely Bang on! never Out to Lunch!

  • June 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    Thank you for the great information.

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