Clue #1 - And so it begins!

The first clue to this season's Crochet-Along is made of diagrams accompanied by text, and pictures that will show you the progress of the clue, step by step. You will also find videos and the complete diagram for the clue at the bottom, in case you prefer to skip the pictures and work that way!

So let's get started!

First, the colours

In this first step (A.1) you will use the following colour combination:

CASTING ON + ROUND 1: 01 white
ROUND 2: 05 light wash
ROUND 3: 06 light jeans blue
ROUND 4: 17 light lilac
ROUND 5: 16 lilac

CROCHET INFO:
Information written within two * is meant to be repeated everytime it appears a *-* in the pattern.
The symbols in red in the diagrams are the one explained in the text above the pictures.

CASTING ON:
Work 4 chain stitches with white, form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch – see point on circle, the round starts and finishes here.

ROUND 1:
Work 3 chain stitches (= 1 treble crochet).

Work * 1 chain stitch, 1 treble crochet around the chain-stitch ring *, repeat *-* 11 times in total, 1 chain stitch = 12 treble crochets around the chain-stitch ring.

The round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch, read COLOUR CHANGE TIP below, change to light wash and cut the white strand.

COLOUR CHANGE TIP:
To get the neatest transition when changing colours, work the last slip stitch on the round with the new colour.

ROUND 2:
Work 3 chain stitches.

Work * 2 treble crochets around the next chain stitch, 1 treble crochet in the next treble crochet *, repeat *-* 11 times in total, 2 treble crochets around the last chain stitch.

The round finishes with 1 slip stitch in the 3rd chain stitch, read COLOUR CHANGE TIP above, change to light jeans blue and cut the light wash strand.

ROUND 3:
Work 4 chain stitches (equivalent to 1 double treble crochet), work 2 double treble crochets in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both of these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook, 5 chain stitches.

Work *1 double treble crochet in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 2 double treble crochets in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both of these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 5 loops on the hook, 5 chain stitches *, repeat *-* 11 times in total.

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the 4th chain stitch at the beginning of the round, read COLOUR CHANGE TIP above, change to light lilac and cut the light jeans blue strand.

ROUND 4:
Work 1 chain stitch.

Work 6 double crochets around each chain-space the complete round (= 72 double crochets).

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the 1st chain stitch at the beginning of the round. Change to lilac, read COLOUR CHANGE TIP above, do not cut the light lilac strand.

ROUND 5:
Work 1 chain stitch.

Work * 1 double crochet in each of the next 6 stitches, 1 half treble crochet around the top of the double treble crochet group from the 3rd round *, repeat *-* the complete round (= 12 times total).

Finish with 1 slip stitch in the chain stitch at the beginning of the round, read COLOUR CHANGE TIP above. Change to white and cut the lilac strand. 72 double crochets and 12 half treble crochets.

Put your work a side and crochet the same circle again in this new colour combination:

CASTING ON + ROUND 1: 01 white
ROUND 2: 17 light lilac
ROUND 3: 16 lilac
ROUND 4: 05 light wash
ROUND 5: 06 light jeans blue

Finished!

Here's how both colour combinations of diagram A.1 will look up to and including round 5.

The final result of clue #1 is then 2 circles of approx. 14,5 cm in diameter each.

Are you using a different colour combination than the one we are crocheting with?
Make a small note of which colour number replaces which before starting, by seeing the original materials here.

Complete clue diagram

= 4 chain stitches, form them into a ring with 1 slip stitch in the first chain stitch – see point on circle, the round starts and finishes here
= chain stitch
= slip stitch
= double crochet around chain-space
= double crochet in stitch
= treble crochet around chain stitch/chain-stitch ring
= treble crochet in stitch
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ROUND: 4 chain stitches (equivalent to 1 double treble crochet), work 2 double treble crochets in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both of these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 4 loops on the hook
= 4 DOUBLE TREBLE CROCHETS WORKED TOGETHER: work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through, work 2 double treble crochets in the next stitch, but wait with the last yarn over and pull through on both of these double treble crochets, work 1 double treble crochet in the next stitch and pull the last yarn over through all 5 loops on the hook
= 5 chain stitches
= work 1 half treble crochet around the top of the double treble crochet group from the 3rd round.

Video clue

Need more help with the techniques?

In this video we show you all the different techniques you need to know to complete Clue #1.

Comments (148)

Scottie Hugghis 07.03.2017 - 19:01:

Megan, from the previous day translated the same question you asked. The answer is " With the first track you have to make a total of 2 circles of approx 14.5 cm in diameter each.

Elin Lunde 07.03.2017 - 17:08:

Kjempe spennende. Men min sirkel ble hele 16 cm i diameter, men det gjør sikkert ikke noe :-) Når kommer neste hint?

Meegan 07.03.2017 - 16:22:

How many of these will we need to make?

DROPS Design 14.03.2017 - 14:57:

Hi Meegan. You make 2

Charlotte 07.03.2017 - 12:44:

Er der et sted hvor jeg kan se fremtidige dato for clues?

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 14:15:

Hej Charlotte. Ja, paa oversigten her kommer datoerne saa snart vi har dem

Charlotte 06.03.2017 - 22:38:

Hvor mange ledetråde er der i alt?

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 08:57:

Hej Charlotte, det er lidt for tidligt at svare på det, sidste år havde vi 16 ledetråde, så det bliver nok der omkring :)

Pia 06.03.2017 - 19:42:

Jeg har lavet den første ledetråd men den bliver kun ca. 12 cm i diameter. Jeg bruger stor. 4,5 i nål. Hvad gør jeg forkert??

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 08:59:

Hej Pia, hvis du hækler i DROPS Loves You #8 så hækler du lidt strammere end hvad vi gør. Du kan prøve at hækle med nr 5 eller hækle lidt løsere så maskerne bliver større. God fornøjelse!

Britt Wehlast 06.03.2017 - 15:38:

Dejligt at være med til Jeres små hækle udfordringer. Jeg har hæklet første ledetråd med nål nr. 3. Den blev ikke 14,5 i diameter men jeg synes rigtig godt om størrelsen

Simona 06.03.2017 - 15:30:

Con il filato paris uso un uncinetto da 4,5?

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 17:17:

Buongiorno Simona. Sì può provare con l'uncinetto n ° 4,5. Verifichi che i cerchi che ottiene dopo la prima tappa misurino circa 14,5 cm l'uno. Buon lavoro!

Annie 06.03.2017 - 11:04:

Bonjour, Combien d'étapes seront nécessaires et à quelle fréquences seront publiés les indices ? Merci

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 13:24:

Bonjour Annie, les indices devraient être publiés toutes les semaines, plus d'informations seront bientôt publiées. Bon crochet!

Astrid 06.03.2017 - 07:03:

Hallo liebes Drops Team, in welchen Abständen kommen die folgenden Clues? Liebe Grüße v. Astrid

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 13:23:

Liebe Astrid, mehr Informationnen kommen gleich. Viel spaß beim häkeln!

Antoinette 05.03.2017 - 18:21:

Bonjour,est-ce que je peux acheter la laine pour faire le cal qui est proposé en ce moment? comment faire,je suis du Québec et j'aimerais communiqué en français . J'aime beaucoup vos laines et patrons mais je ne comprend pas beaucoup l'anglais pour pouvoir suivre un patron.Merci d'une réponse rapide.

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 11:05:

Bonjour Antoinette, vous trouverez ici la liste des magasins DROPS au Canada/livrant au Canada. Pour obtenir les explications en français, changez la langue en haut de la page. Bon crochet!

Silvia García 05.03.2017 - 11:32:

¿Cuántas pistas serán? ¿cuáles son las dimensiones de la manta??? Gracias!

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 12:59:

Hola Silvia, fijate acá las fechas y los tamaños haciendo click en Materiales :)

Nina 05.03.2017 - 11:03:

Hei! Hvor mye av garnet blir det igjen når teppet er helt ferdig ca? Da jeg lagde sirkel nr. 2, så gjorde jeg en feil (glemte å hekle 5lm etter en av de dobbeltstav sakene), og må gjøre om igjen dette. Blir det igjen nok av det syrin fargede garnet, farge 16, om jeg gjør omgang 3 en gang til? Eller burde jeg bestille et nøste til i den fargen for å være på den sikre siden?

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 10:51:

Hej Nina, jo men det bør ikke blive et problem :)

Teresa 05.03.2017 - 06:12:

Me gusta mucho el contenido de la página. Voy a recibir datos y patrones e ideas de ustedes? Desde ya muchas gracias

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 13:00:

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Klara Vedstesen 05.03.2017 - 00:48:

Hej Vil I ikke sætte farverne sammen i garn pakke nr 3 Så er det meget nemmere og I har mere forstand på det Hilsen Klara

DROPS Design 08.03.2017 - 14:16:

Hej Klara, Alle farver passer sammen, men sørg for at den farve du har mest af skiftes ud med den hvide, næst mest skiftes ud med lyseblå og så videre. Her finder du vores farver: 400g hvid, 200g lyseblå, 150g jeansblå, 150g syren, 100g lys syren, 100g lyng.

Sonia 04.03.2017 - 19:45:

Hola, quiero hacer la manta más grande, unos 10cm, cómo calcularlo?

DROPS Design 13.03.2017 - 13:26:

Hola Sonia. Como en el cal anterior, todavía no tenemos el patrón completo de esta manta, pero, en general, para aumentar el tamaño de la manta, puedes hacer unos cuadrados adicionales o hacer más filas en el remate de la manta.

Simona 04.03.2017 - 19:30:

Se voglio fare la coperta più lunga quanto filato devo comprare?

DROPS Design 05.03.2017 - 10:00:

Buongiorno Simona, purtroppo non siamo in grado di rispondere alla sua domanda, anche perchè le tappe vengono rilasciate ogni settimana e non sappiamo come sarà la coperta una volta finita. Buon lavoro!

Andrea 04.03.2017 - 17:21:

Hallo Drops-Team, kann mir bitte jemand helfen auf dem Video kann ich es nicht richtig sehen, wo wir das halbe Stäbchen in die Doppelstäbchengruppe der 3. RUNDE eingestochen? LG Andrea

DROPS Design 06.03.2017 - 11:04:

Liebe Andrea, das halbe Stäbchen muss wie im Video gezeigt um die Doppelstäbchen gehäkelt werden. Viel spaß beim häkeln!

Susanne Adamsen 04.03.2017 - 16:04:

Hej jeg har prøvet flere gange at til lede mig . Men den vil ikke ha mig 😊 Hvornår kommer den næste ledetråd vh Sanne

Christl 04.03.2017 - 15:56:

Ich habe schon bei Ihrem letzten Mystery CAL mitgemacht und war von dem Ergebnis begeistert. Diesmal gefällt mir die Farbauswahl sehr gut und ich bin schon gespannt wie es weitergeht. Meine ersten beiden Kreise sehen gut aus. Allerdings gab es zunächst bei der letzten Runde ein Problem. Ich habe ein Halbstäbchen in die Doppelstäbchengruppe von R 3 gehäkelt und kein schönes Ergebnis erhalten. Wie ich dann im Video gesehen habe, hätte es besser heißen sollen um die Doppelstäbchengruppe herum.

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