WEEK 4 - Christmas Granny Afghan CAL - Rudolph



Welcome to Week 4 of the CAL!

*I hope you're enjoying the crochet along so far! If you haven't hopped on over to the Facebook group - you can join here to share your progress and to ask questions!

This week we will be working up 8 granny squares and the Reindeer/Rudolph Applique.
All the patterns and video tutorials that you will need are below.

If you would like to purchase the complete pattern and work ahead or at your own pace, you may do so here on Ravelry.

If you need to go back to the main page of the CAL for previous weeks - click here.

If you need to take another look at the materials list - click here.

Week 4
Make 4 granny squares in Linen
Make 4 granny squares in Kelly Green
Make 4 Rudolph appliques
Weave in all ends!

You can find the GRANNY SQUARE PATTERN HERE!

Materials
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in:
Taupe
Beige
White
Scarlet

G hook
6mm safety eyes
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Notes

Beginning chain in rounds do not count as a stitch

Special stitches used: SC foundation chain 


Pattern

Head - Taupe

Row 1: Magic ring, Ch 1, 12 SC in ring, join to first SC 
Row 2: Chain 1, SC in next 3 stitches, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, join
Row 3: Chain 1, SC in next 6 stitches, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, SC in next 6 stitches, 2 SC into each of the next 3 spaces, join
Row 4: Chain 1, SC all around, join (24)
Row 5: Chain 1, SC in next 7 stitches, 1 HDC, 2 DC in each of the next 8 stitches, 1 HDC, SC in next 8 stitches, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing onto granny square


Antlers - Beige

We will be working the horns in the 4th and 5th stitches to the right (right antler) and the 4th and 5th stitches to left (left antler) of the space where we joined for the head. Because we are working in the round and from right to left, where we start the left and right antler will be a slightly different. Pay attention to what # stitch you are inserting your hook into.
*I have provided pictures below to help aide you in starting the antler (specifically shown for the left horn)

Right Antler:
Insert your hook into the 5th space to the right of the join and attach taupe color. Chain 1 to secure, insert and pull up a loop into space to the left (4th space to the right of the join). **YO pull through one, YO pull through both loops. (That completes your first SC foundation) Continue to SC foundation crochet until you have 6 SC foundation crochets. Chain 4, treble crochet into SC foundation nearest to chain. Slip stitch into same space. Slip stitch into next two spaces. [Slip stitch, chain 2, DC, Slip stitch] all into next space. Slip stitch until you get back to the head portion. Slip stitch into 4th space to the right of the join on the head portion. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing onto granny square.

Left Antler:
Insert hook into 4th space to the left of the join, attach taupe color. Chain 1 to secure, insert and pull up a loop into the space to the left (5th space to the right of the join). Follow direction from ** for the right antler.

Ears - Taupe

Left ear
Attach taupe one space below the horn, SC into same space and next space, turn 
Chain 1, SC decrease
Fasten off

Right ear
Attach choclate brown yarn into two spaces below horn
SC into same space and next space, turn
Chain 1, decrease
Fasten off

Nose - Scarlet

Magic Ring, Chain 1, work the following into the ring: 2SC, 2DC, 2SC, 2DC, join to first SC.
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing

Eyes - white - make 2

Magic ring, Chain 1, 8SC into ring, join to first SC
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing

Attach safety eyes into white eye centers. Place eyes onto head and place safety eye backings on the back of the head.

OR create a french knot with black yarn and a tapestry needle on the whites of the eyes.







3 comments

  1. Maria, What color square do we need to do for Week 4? It is showing Week 2 up there still. :)

    Thank you!!

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    1. Oops! That was a typo. The colors of squares are correct :) Kelly green & Linen for week 4. Thanks for catching that!

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