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)

Kathrine 03.03.2017 - 09:52:

Merete, det står anbefalt pinne 4,5 😊

Anita Johansen 03.03.2017 - 09:30:

Hvor store skal de være?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 15:32:

Hej Anita, Første cirkel skal være 14,5 cm i diameter og du skal hækle en af hver farve. God fornøjelse!

Merete 03.03.2017 - 08:51:

Jeg er ny inden for sådanne et ledetråd tæppe. Jeg kan ikke se hvilke hækle nål str. Jeg skal brug.

DROPS Design 09.03.2017 - 13:28:

Hej Merete. Du finder al info om taeppet her

María Rosa 03.03.2017 - 08:12:

¡Me encanta! ¿Para cuando la siguiente pista? ¿Publicaréis un calendario como el año pasado? Muchas gracias

DROPS Design 04.03.2017 - 11:42:

Hola Maria Rosa. En breve publicaremos el calendario. La siguiente pista va a ser publicada el 9 de marzo.

María Rosa 03.03.2017 - 08:11:

¡Me encanta! ¿Para cuando la siguiente pista? ¿Publicaréis un calendario como el año pasado? Muchas gracias

DROPS Design 08.03.2017 - 08:15:

Hola Maria Rosa :) Ya hemos publicado un calendario - está aquí

Melanie Kahlert 03.03.2017 - 06:39:

Kann man denn irgendwo die komplette Decke sehen?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 10:19:

Liebe Frau Kahlert, es handelt sich um eine Mystery-Decke, so wird das Geheimnis total bis zur Ende. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Yvonne Ann-Mari Marfelt 03.03.2017 - 02:41:

Hej jeg vil gerne have hjælp til hvilke række følge af garn jeg skal bruge. Jeg har købt pakken med farverne 9,10,11,13,14 og 15. Hvorfor har jeg ikke fået første del af opskriften når jeg har tilmeldt mig ? Hilsen Yvonne Marfelt

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 09:21:

Hej Yvonne, du er på første del af opskriften, hvis du klikker på "materiale-knappen" lige under Spring Lane billedet øverst til venstre, så kan du se hvilken farver vi bruger, så du kan skifte dem ud med de farver du har købt. God fornøjelse!

Emilia Amador 03.03.2017 - 01:00:

Muy bien explicado. Cuántos hay que hacer?

DROPS Design 04.03.2017 - 11:48:

Hola Emilia. Con la primera pista hay que hacer un total de 2 círculos de aprox 14,5 cm de diámetro cada uno.

Birgitta Donnerholt 02.03.2017 - 22:42:

När kommer nästa ledtråd?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 08:34:

Hej. Ledtrådarna kommer ut ungefär en gång i veckan framöver. Mvh DROPS Design

Lena Öhman 02.03.2017 - 21:28:

Ni kan väl inte vänta en vecka innan ni släpper nästa ledtråd? jag virkade de två cirklarna på en timme. Gick och köpte garn för att jag ville ha något att göra........

Boukje Van Broekhoven 02.03.2017 - 20:19:

De uitleg van symbolen klopt niet in de Nederlandse versie. X moet een VASTE zijn, geen stokje zoals in de legenda staat!

Bernadette 02.03.2017 - 18:31:

Bonjour . très bon début et excellentes explications. merci

Jannie Hansen 02.03.2017 - 18:16:

Er der andre end mig der sidder og bliver sur over hvor nemt Drops you 8 skiller..? Jeg er sååee træt af det skiller, og de tager jo 3 x tiden når man skal "ordne" alle de tråde..;-( Hækler jeg for stramt.? Synes det er øv der går en uge før næste ledetråd....en dag eller 2 e nok ??

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 15:37:

Hej Jannie, det er bestemt ikke meningen at vi vil gøre dig sur, hverken med denne opgave, tidsskemaet eller med DROPS Loves You 8 som ellers passer perfekt til dette tæppe! Ja det er muligt at du hækler for stramt, prøv lidt løsere og se om det går bedre. Vi håber at det bliver lidt lettere for dig i kommende ledetråde! God weekend!

Jayne 02.03.2017 - 18:04:

Is there a print button for each clue ?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 00:03:

There will be soon :)

Marloes 02.03.2017 - 17:57:

Hello, I would like to know how long this call will take? I would like to make it as a wedding gift, but only if I can finish this before the wedding of course.. Thanks in advance for your reply

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 10:17:

Dear Mrs Marloes, we will publish this information soon, stay tuned. Happpy crocheting!

Isabella 02.03.2017 - 17:55:

Ho fatto il primo mattoncino. Non capisco perchè non bisogna tagliare il filo lilla. Nell'ultimo passaggio è indicato di riprendere il bianco, ma non c'è lo schema. Grazie

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 12:12:

Buongiorno Isabella. Troverà maggiori informazioni e spiegazioni nelle tappe successive. Buon lavoro!

Debra Dixon 02.03.2017 - 17:51:

I am in the UK. I cannot get the videos to work. I get a message stating 'This video can't be played with you current setup'. I have no idea what it refers to or how to resolve it. Can your tech team help please ?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 00:06:

Hi Debra, you might need to update your Adobe Flash player :)

Joelle 02.03.2017 - 17:27:

Bonjour. Super projet qui est très prometteur. Y a-t-il une version imprimable des explications ?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 10:16:

Bonjour Joëlle, une version imprimable sera bientôt mise en place. Bon crochet!

Patrizia 02.03.2017 - 16:38:

Buonasera, per favore è possibile sapere le misure finali della Mystery Cal? Mi è stata richiesta da alcuni clienti. Grazie

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 16:51:

Buonasera Patrizia. Le misure finali saranno circa 90 x 115 cm. Alla seguente pagina trova le informazioni necessarie. Buon lavoro!

Timi 02.03.2017 - 16:04:

How many pieces will we need from these motives?

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 10:20:

Dear Timi, you have to crochet 2 circles in total, 1 in each of the colours, as shown at the bottom of the clue. Happy crocheting!

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