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)

Marta 02.03.2017 - 15:26:

Yo he cogido otra combinación de colores, como se a cual corresponde cada uno? Gracias.

DROPS Design 04.03.2017 - 11:46:

Hola Marta. Si estás usando una combinación de colores diferente a la que estamos trabajando, haz una pequeña nota de cuales de tus colores sustituyen nuestros colores antes de comenzar. Puedes ver los colores originales aquí : https://www.garnstudio.com/dropsalong.php?id=2&m=1&cid=23

Jacqueline 02.03.2017 - 15:17:

De legenda bij het haakschema in de Nederlandse versie lijkt niet te kloppen. Bij de symbolen voor de vasten staat 'stokje' geschreven i.p.v. 'vaste'.

LINDA 02.03.2017 - 15:15:

I love this and the fact that you have charts with it is awesome. thank you.

Birthe Skødt 02.03.2017 - 15:06:

Ved sidste CAL var der en mulighed for at lave en udskrift. Kommer der også det denne gang. Dejligt at have mulighed for at se diagrammet på papir.

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 16:13:

Hej Birthe. Vi vil faa en printervenlig version fra naeste ledetraad.

Charlotte Ankartjärn 02.03.2017 - 14:32:

Hej, hur många ledtrådar är det totalt?

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 16:13:

Hej Charlotte. Det er ikke helt fastlagt endnu, men der vil komme en oversigt med det hele senere.

Birgitta Gustafsson 02.03.2017 - 14:28:

Hej jag har garnpaket 2 förstår inte vilka färger som ersätter de som finns i mönstret🤔🙄mvh Birgitta💝

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 14:59:

Hej Birgitta, Du bestämmer själv din färgkombination. Har du valt andra färger så byter du ut den vita mot den färg du har 400 g av, den ljusblå byter du mot den färgen du har 200 g av osv. Gör du på detta sätt så vet du att färgerna blir fördelade på samma sätt som i vårat förslag. Lycka till!

Sue 02.03.2017 - 14:26:

How many motifs of each colour combination should you make?

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 14:54:

Dear Sue, you have to crochet 1 circle in each colours as shown at the bottom of the clue. Happy crocheting!

Anna Landsfeldt 02.03.2017 - 14:25:

Hvorfor står der at man ikke skal klippe tråden når man er færdig med lys syren?

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 14:55:

Hej Anna, nu skal du vente til næste ledetråd (det kan jo være at du skal bruge den igen.... ;) )

Schaller Anita 02.03.2017 - 14:04:

Wie viele Blüten braucht man von jeder Sorte. Immer nur eine oder mehrere

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 14:54:

Liebe Frau Schaller, 1 Kreis wird nun in jeden beiden angegebenen Farbkombinationen gehäkelt. Viel Spaß beim häkeln!

Stina Bork-Nielsen 02.03.2017 - 13:43:

Jeg kan ikke finde ud af at få den udskrevet. Er der en printfunktion som jeg bare ikke kan finde ?

Christina 02.03.2017 - 13:34:

Jeg ville også gerne vide, hvor mange af hver man skal lave😊

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 13:47:

Hej Christina. Du laver 1 i hver farve som der staar :)

Anita Tankred 02.03.2017 - 13:32:

Anita Tankred 2. mar. 11.35 CET Hej ! Jag har beställt ett garnpaket för CAL .... som blir en filt .Har idag fått första ledtråden .Men har nu en fråga. När man gjort de 2 första kombinationerna av ledtråd 1 .Hur många ska man göra för att det ska stämma storleksmässigt till denna filt ? Likaså hur många av varje ledtråd för att det ska stämma med storleken när den är klar ? M.v.h Anita

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 14:03:

Hej. Du gör bara det antal som uppges på varje ledtråd, dvs ledtråd 1 består bara av 2 cirklar totalt. När alla ledtrådar är gjorda så kommer filten ha det mått som uppges för den färdiga filten. Lycka till!

Nadège 02.03.2017 - 13:18:

C'est très clair. Bravo ! Y a-t-il plusieurs exemplaires des 2 fleurs à faire ? Merci

DROPS Design 03.03.2017 - 10:20:

Bonjour Nadège, on fait 1 exemplaire de chaque cercle, dans chacune des 2 couleurs, comme on le voit à la fin de l'indice. Bon crochet!

Ulla Swanljung-Eidam 02.03.2017 - 13:14:

Video ei toimi (Windows 10).

Ronel 02.03.2017 - 12:59:

Good day, This is beautiful - I can't wait for the finished product!! Will there be a link to a printable version like in the The Meadow Mystery Blanket CAL? Thank you. xxx

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 13:07:

Dear Mrs Ronel, we will be making a printer friendly version available before next clue is out :)

Anette Pedersen 02.03.2017 - 12:51:

Hvilken farver til Cal 2 ???

Julia 02.03.2017 - 12:49:

En el anterior cal indicasteis en las dos propuestas opcionales que se correspondia con lapropuesta principal. Podríais darnosla en este? Muchas gracias

Siw Pedersen 02.03.2017 - 12:31:

Hvornår kommer 2. ledetråd?

DROPS Design 02.03.2017 - 13:30:

Hej Siw, 2. ledetråd bliver sendt ud i næste uge :)

Heike 02.03.2017 - 12:28:

Und wie viele Blüten von jedem Clue werden benötigt? Oder braucht man immer nur eine Blüte?

Timi 02.03.2017 - 12:27:

Hány darabra lesz szükségünk a két motívumból? (How many pieces will we need from these motives?)

DROPS Design 07.03.2017 - 09:01:

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

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