The Study of Ombre Crochet Afghan is the Summer 2022 Stitch Along.
I designed this in August 2021 and are two designs in one. One failed concept and then pushed what I could to finish the design.
The centrepiece circle was supposed to be part of a snowflake afghan and I lost my way during the design and it turned out terrible. It wasn’t looking like a snowflake at all. Having the diagram and instructions typed out, I kept this in the archive with a future project in mind.
I pulled the original design back out and wondered what would happen if I did it in Red Heart Super Saver Ombre and let the colours work themselves out. I tested it and thought the centre was spectacular. I continued them to square off the circle and continued my study.
- Week 1 – June 23rd
- Week 2 – June 30th
- Week 3 – July 7th
- Week 4 -July 14th
- Week 5 – July 21st
- Week 6 – July 28th
- Week 7 – August 4th
You will need 6 balls of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre. For those substituting, each ball is 283 g/10 oz, 440 meters/482 yards. I will leave it in your hands to calculate the yardage if you are doing other colours and using yarn that isn’t the same yardage per ball.
- 2 Balls of Colour A – Total of 880 meters or 964 Yards.
- 2 Balls of Colour B – Total of 880 meters or 964 Yards.
- 2 Balls of Colour C – Total of 880 meters or 964 Yards.
The stitch along will be over 7 weeks with each of the patterns being emailed to the crocheter if they want it.
Yellow, Green and Blue Version
2 Balls each of Light Blue, Sunny and Seaside.
Purple, Pink and Gray Version
2 Balls each of Jazzy, Anthracite and Purple.
Gauge: 12 sc and 13 rows.
Week by Week Measurements
- Week 1 – approx 10” [25 cm] diameter
- Week 2 – approx 18” [46 cm] diameter
- Week 3 – approx 20” [51 cm] square
- Week 4 – approx 31” [78 cm] square
- Week 5 – approx 40” [102 cm] square
- Week 6 – approx 48” [123 cm] square
- Week 7 – approx 54” [137 cm] square
Stitch Counts for Rnds 42 to 48 that is not on the pattern.
- These are the counts starting at 42nd round below.
42nd: 111 sts.
43rd: 115 sts.
44th rnd: 117 sts.
45th rnd: 121 sts.
46th rnd: 123 sts.
47th rnd: 127 sts.
48th rnd: 129 sts.
We will have the presentation available in written format, diagrams and video tutorial support. There will not be a binge option as we will work together in real-time as a community. Presented on behalf of Yarnspirations.com.
This is officially the true sister of the Study of Texture Afghan. I almost called this the Study of Texture 2.0 Afghan.
The tutorial version is using spare yarn that I have on the shelf. I will give you the rounds I used the colouring on.
- 2 balls – Scuba
- 2 balls – Seaside
- 1 ball – Sea Coral
- 1 ball – Blue Tiful
- 1 ball – Purple
- 1 ball – Light Pink
- 1 ball – Anthracite (You don’t need much)
- Rnds 1 to 25 – Scuba
- Rnds 26 to 36 – Sea Coral
- Rnds 37 to 49 – Seaside
- Rnds 50 and 51 – Blue Tiful
- Rnd 53 – Purple
- Rnds 54 and 55 – Light Pink
- I added 2 extra rounds by accident. The next 2 rounds are – Blue Tiful
- Rnd 56 – Purple
- Rnd 57 – Anthracite
- Rnd 58 – Seaside
- Rnds 59 to 63 – Scuba
Week 1 – June 23, 2022
Week 2 – June 30th
Week 3 – July 7th
Week 4 – July 14th
Spanish dub is built into the right-handed video. It’s no longer separate.
Week 5 – July 21st
The Spanish dub is built into the right-handed version of this tutorial.
Week 6 – July 28th
Week 7 – August 4th
Previous Stitch Alongs
Comments on “The Study of Ombre Crochet Afghan”
Red heart super saver ombre in light blue is no longer available. What color can be used instead?
I used purple and other colours. I don’t know what other colours are you mixing with this to give a suggestion that would reflect the other colours.
I’m having trouble with round 39, do I work in front of the dc or behind…
Behind the dc. The tutorial is linked with the article just in case you need to see that as well.
I absolutely love this design! I’ve only been crocheting for about 3 years and I have learned SO MUCH from you. I would love to turn the finished square into a rectangle and I was wondering if you have any ideas on how I might go about doing that. Thank you so much for the work that you do. Your videos are a delight to watch. Much love.
I’m sorry, I haven’t taken the time to research and develop the concept to make that happen for this design. I don’t have any solid details without pulling a few days offline to figure out the math and test it. I’m sorry.
I am enjoying this study of ombré project so much!! Thank you so much Mikey for sharing your talents with us and teaching us more and more about this great craft. You are my favorite teacher.
I am enjoying this project but have a question about the size after week 2. The pattern suggests 18”. Mine is 16.5”. After week 1 I was just under 10” which was the size suggested in the pattern. Could there be a typo in the pattern? I have seen multiple posts on Facebook where the crocheters are also coming out to less than the 18”.
I have to say I love your designs with all the textures and stitch combinations. Thank you fot sharing your creativity.
It’s my own tension but if it’s still sitting flat, just continue along.
I can NOT find RHO in light blue anywhere. Would Scuba work, or what could I substitute with?
I used scuba in the tutorial. It works just fine.
what colors are you using in the tutorial videos?
I think I have been saying i as I go on the tutorials but I will have to record them separately in a list. I am using whatever I can find on the shelf.
I just can’t wait to get started on week 2.
I know you created this for Ombre, but how do you think it would look in caron cakes?
I don’t really know as I haven’t done it to have first-hand experiences to have a personal testimony over.
I think the color changes will be more abrupt and will be changing in the middle of a round, which I don’t care for. If you’re fine with it, or want to color control, I think Caron Cakes would make a wonderful vibrant project.
I’ve signed-up last week, not received a confirmation email that it took.
I’m sorry about that. I don’t have access to Yarnspirations to check the system. Hopefully, you can reach out to them.
I’ve tried several times to sign up but it doesn’t seem to be working.
If you can reach out to Yarnspirations. They can check that for you.
It didn’t work when I was using Firefox for a browser but it did work with Google Chrome.
Thank you for this information.
I am in love with this new project, got all the yarn required from Joannes (miraculosly} supposedly signed up, and nothing! Got no pattern or reply from the “sign up”. What is wrong? Does this mean many of us will not be able to go with the group?
I’m looking forward to this one !! I love Ombré yarn !! Now to figure out my color combos……….Thank you !!
Funniest thing is I love the RHSS Ombre and Have a few tucked away.. I’ll see what I have and what I need still..?
Sign me up
Sign up is now available on the article if you want it.
Fab…I intend to fo this. Do you know when it will start? And are you able to advise of yarn and amounts yet or not? I kind of want to spread out the cost of buying the yarn that’s all. Looking forward to it
Yes, it’s in the sign up details.
Those afghans are gorgeous.
Please sign me up when you are ready to launch.
My email address is:
It’s illegal as a Canadian to sign you up on my own. The link will be available soon. I’m sorry, I’m not trying to be difficult. It’s a protection for anti-spamming and under our laws CASL.
Sigh me up
it’s not ready for sign up yet. I’m sorry.
Both of these are beautiful, heirloom quality blankets! I look forward to making them. Mikey, your creativity just increases by leaps and bounds. Thank you for sharing these details and photos.
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