Crochet Study of Planet Earth – Week 5


Now this one we’re gonna be doing cable braiding. So we’ve already done the ocean floor and the waves and that kind of idea. I really wanted to do the rolling of the tidal surf. So this one here is the study of doing cables and I figured out how to do those in a hexagonal so that you can see how they will work. Now using your Bernat Pop you’ll notice that it will really have a really unique look as the braiding will turn in colors as you’re going to do that particular stitch. I also went a little bit step further. So I just didn’t cross over once I crossed over a couple of times and I think that you can have a lot of fun with this particular idea. So let’s move on to week number five Oceans Ecosystem and today we’re going to be able to do this cable work that you see. Now I am using treble with in this particular one because I really wanted to get the height without a lot of work. We know that when there’s basket weave or anything like back post or front posts that it can really suck down and work and take up a lot of time. So what I wanted to do is save some more time by doing trebles and because they’re doing trebles in the cable work it actually doesn’t create any kind of openness as far as like seeing through the project but you get the height that you can appreciate. So let’s go to the diagram on the last page. So in the last page you’ll find the diagram here. Now when I last left you on week number four we wanted to get our count so that it will work up properly and we wanted to make sure that we’re ending on the right count. You can always fudge it in the first time that you go around if you’re missing a stitch or adding a stitch you can always do something and I’ll talk about that as we’re getting there. So you’re going to notice that the afghan is gonna have a three cross over. So you got 1 cross over, 2 and 3 and in between you have these trebles in the front post here in order to make those knots look amazing like the, the cabling knots. So I was originally just gonna cross over a couple times, but I thought having two crossovers in the middle here would be a lot nicer in the look and I thought that was pretty awesome. So we’re gonna be using a lot of trebles in here. It’s gonna be the trebles in the front post and in the back post. Now you see that I put down this, I circled this. These will always line up to each other. So these are the back post um, trebles and double crochet. So it starts off with the double crochet to get us to going and then what’s gonna happen is that it’s going to have that in between all of this cable work. So once you get the first round established you’ll be able to see where that is. So what is really changing on this is the distance of the corners to the first cable that you will see and also the distance from the last cable here and they’re both equal in number. So your goal is is if your count is off at any point if you did not double check you can always fake it and the first time around but then once you get that fixed there the rest of them should follow suit just like you have. And what I’m gonna do is that I’m gonna get you started with this particular sample. It’s gonna take a little bit longer to get around because you are doing trebles but then you’re gonna benefit with the height that we’re gonna go. So today we’re going to move on from rounds number 34 all the way to 41. To get ourselves established we’re gonna start up and we’re gonna chain a total of thee and that counts as a first um, double crochet that you have. So it’ll be in the corners of just double crochet, chain one, double crochet. Now this is the last one so you’re gonna be using a single crochet to join and you’re gonna be doing that all the way up through at this clue. So you’re going to start up and once you get the first one in the first post here will be a back post double crochet and then you’re gonna be using trebles. So you’re gonna skip over two come into here and then just do trebles and then come back and get the ones and do it in front. It’s easier if it’s in front so you can see it. So if you would like to do it the opposite way that’s completely your business but I wouldn’t recommend that because it takes extra time. So once you get that crisscross done you immediately just in the back post and then start the next crisscross and you keep doing that all the way. If your counts are right you’ll get to the other side, there will be one stitch left. It’ll be a back post double crochet and then you’ll be in your corners here of a double crochet, chain one, double crochet just like you see here and then you restart the next uh, side. So let’s begin and I’m gonna really focus on these cabling that we’re gonna do and then we’re gonna start it in row number 34 continuing to use a 5.5 size ‘I’, um, 5.5 mm size ‘I’ crochet hook in order to play and continue with our Bernat Pop yarn. So let’s begin round number 34. So right where you finished off it was a single crochet to join. You’re gonna start off and chain three which counts as your first double crochet in a corner. So your first post is directly below just like you see so it’s just right here and this will be a back post double crochet. So just wrap the hook and then just wrap around the post, come back to the back side, pull through, pull through two and two. So it’s a back post double crochet. So now that we have our first one done the next four stitches are the cabling. So you’re gonna skip the first two go to the third and you’re gonna do a front post treble into the third one and then continue to the fourth one, a front post treble. Stay on the front side of your work there’s no back posts required for this in the, in the cabling itself. And then go to the very first one you skipped and access it from the front side. So there’s no point coming from behind all this and accessing it it’s just a waste of your time. So just wrapping the hook twice just go to the first one you skipped and do a front post treble and then go to the second one that you skipped, front post treble. So once that’s done then what I want to do is back post double crochet in the next one. So we are going to do back post trebles in the future, but not on this round. We’re getting this established. So we look then to the next four, skip the first two and go to the third for a front post treble and do the next one after that, front post treble and then come back to the first one you skipped of the grouping of four and do a front post treble and then go into the next one that you skipped. So just go and do them in sequence and then the next one here is a back post double crochet. So what I want you to do is complete that all the way to the first corner and I’ll see you there. This will provide a bit of tension for your project and we’ll move on from that particular process. So get to the first corner and I’ll see you there in just a moment. So I’m getting to my first corner. So I have four stitches left so this will be my last cabling and I have one stitch left in the corner. So my math is done, right. So I’m gonna show you how to cheat just in case that you decide that you cannot get the right stitches at this point. So we provided the stitch count numbers as you’re going along. I know for the last clue there’s been a lot of talk about not getting those single crochets, right. It’s just a matter of actually just having a little bit of patience and identifying the stitches as you go. So once you get that last cabling done the one just before the corner is gonna be a back post double crochet. So let’s say that you got this far and there was no stitch there. What I would do, don’t tell anybody I’m telling you this, what I would do is do a back post double crochet around this last one here and therefore you’ll have that in sync for next time around and so therefore your counts will be right and then immediately jump to your corner. You could do that. So if you have too many stitches left over, so say you had an extra stitch left over what you can do is put the two stitches, so just say that these two were empty you could just do a back post double crochet around both of the post together and then put them together and it syncs in. See, and really honestly it’s hard to tell but as a crocheter you would know it’s there. But if you got your count straight just simply just back post double crochet in the final one and then move to your corner. So the corner would be then one double crochet and then chain one, one double crochet. So then you’re gonna start another side. So it’s exactly what you already know. So the first stitch out is gonna be a back post double crochet and then you start your cabling again. So just a front post treble so skipping to the third one of the next grouping of four, so when I say group of four I’m looking at only four. Go to the third one, front post treble and I’m about to change color as well, um, off-camera coming in to play. I’m allowing it to change color when it wants to and it’s just a kind of a fun thing. It’s kind of addictive this yarn to see how where it’s gonna, the colors are going to lay. Of course, if you like to color plan people have been doing that as well. So here you go. So my orange is now in. So what I’m gonna do is the next one is just like which already know it’s a back post double crochet and then you start the cabling again. So what I want you to do is go all the way around doing the same concept and I’ll see you at the end of this round. This is round 34 and then we’ll continue to round 35. So as you come back around you’re just doing your cabling and I still have the last one to do. It’s a back post double crochet around the the last post here and then I still need to go into the corner. So the corner then will just be one double crochet and then we join to the top of the chain three with the single crochet join. So just going in pull through and then pull through to join. So I’m gonna take you back to the diagram because it’s gonna get simpler from here and I need you to hear my words because I literally do not need to take you through each row because it’s just a matter of repeating what you’re already know. But I’m gonna start you in the next just make sure you understand and I’m just gonna point out a few things on the diagram for your convenience. So as I talked about before is what’s gonna happen is that there’s gonna be a number of these back posts trebles now. So we’re eliminating the fact that we just did back post doubles it’s now going to switch now to back post trebles when they’re in play and I had it originally that they were back post double but it was causing this to sink in too far so what I decided to do is just keep it as a back post double there and therefore it was staying even. So there was a decision made in that. So you’re gonna see the next row and all the remaining rows in this section will then be back post trebles. So what’s gonna happen is that when we start off we’re gonna still start off with chaining of three which counts as a double crochet and then we immediately just back post treble into the next one and into the next one. So you’re essentially gaining these stitches as you’re, as you’re growing outward. So last time there was just one, then there’s gonna be two, then there’s three, four and five and before you see this so you can clearly now see where the cabling starts. When you get in between the cabling, it’s still back post treble that you’ll just maintain and et cetera. So on the other side again just like what we saw is that you’re just gaining the number of back post trebles as it’s getting bigger. So what I want you to do is that I want you to continue now rows number 35 all the way to 38. Now, what you’re gonna see in the next row that we have or the next round that we have is that they’re just straight up and they’re gonna be back post, um, sorry, they’re gonna be front post trebles that you see. So I’m gonna show you how to access those so that you can see it. Originally here I put it as a double crochet and not even a back post and it was getting too hidden. So I switched these out to front posts trebles in order to keep the balance. So then the next row around after that it’s gonna crisscross again just like you did already and then it’s gonna straighten up one more time and then crisscross. So you’re looking for a total of three crisscrosses within this. So I’m gonna get you started on row number 35 and then just make sure you understand that and I want you to then continued number to 36, 37 and 38 and then when we’ll meet back up there and then we’ll finish off the final three rounds. Okay, so what we have here is that we are going to start up and we’re gonna chain three, counts as your first double crochet and that’s in your, your corner. So what you see here is two posts that are available and those are going to be your back post trebles. So wrap the hook twice and come into the back post and do those. So we are eliminating that back post double and changing it to a back post treble for reasons I just said about keeping it even. So these are gonna be straight up. So the first two that are kind of hidden you wanna kind of pull those out so you can see it. So that we’re gonna do a front post treble. So just grab the first one and it’s always the second one that’s kind of got a little bit of a peekaboo issue going on that it’s kind of hidden. So this is gonna pull it out and make it stabilize. So just going into the next post peekaboo it out, just move it around if you need to access it and then you just continue to front post trouble the next two. And you can see that the yarn has changed colors, so it’s going to provide a really beautiful mix within this whole section. So you can see the back post double there. So that’s gonna be a back post treble this time. Nice and easy and then you wanna do the next front post trebles again. So just get to the first one and it’s always the second one that’s a little bit hidden. Just dig in your hook, pop it out and find it and then front post treble. Okay? So all you just need to do is pay attention to your corners and making sure that you, you are growing equally. So if we review this corner here. We started off with a chain three. There is your corner and the first two here are going to be front post. Sorry back post trebles. So that means that when we get to the other side here on the first corner you have two stitches that are left after the cable. So these are gonna be back post trebles, you’re gonna come into your corner of a double crochet, chain one, double crochet and then start your next side. So the first two are gonna be back post trebles and then you’re going to continue with what you already know. So what I want you to do is that I want you to continue with this pattern until you get to, um, the starting of row number 39. It’s a nice easy way to look at it. Um, I decided to have a crisscross three times that you see. So you got one and then it will crisscross again for two and then straight up for three and then crisscross again for the final. And I will pick you back up from that moment and we will continue along in this stitch along. So I don’t need to drag you through all of this just look for those corners and just look at the diagram and you can see that that makes sense as well. So I will see you at the end of row number 38 at this time and we’ll pick back up and we’ll continue along. And just for the record I am currently just finishing up ball number three moving on to ball number four next. So now I’m back and I have my three crossovers. You see the first one we did then the second and then the third. So if you look at the diagram this is exactly where we are. Now the next three rounds are exactly what you already know. So if I backtrack a little bit remember how we did a double crochet and then we did two rounds of this back post double crochet to create the ridges. That’s what we’re going to do for the final two. Let’s go back to the diagram and show you. So at this part of the tutorial, we’ve just finished off round number 38 and now we’re gonna progress. So now to start round number 39 we’re only gonna chain two. It’s a half double crochet in the corners now. So we half double crochet, chain one half double crochet. This is the ending so it has a single crocheted to join. It’s gonna be one double crochet in each of these stitches all the way to the next corner and as I mentioned one half double crochet, chain one, one half double crochet. You’re gonna come all the way back around, you’re gonna half double crochet in the same one as the beginning and then join it with the single crochet. The next two rounds 40 and 41 is what you’ll already know if you’ve been following along at this point. You’re gonna chain up two and it’s gonna be one back post into each one of these stitches going all the way across and then on the corners it’s one half double crochet, chain one, one half double crochet. You’ll come all the way back around and finish it with a one half double crochet in the starting one again and join it with a single crochet. Same with number 41. It’s exactly what you just did in 40. So I’m gonna leave those three rows uh, rounds for you and we’re gonna go back to the project just to get you started and let’s begin once again. So just to recap then you’re just going to chain only two that will count as a half double crochet and then you are going to do one single or one double crochet in each of the stitches going all the way around. So this is round number uh 39. Once you get all the way back around make sure the corners are one half double crochet, chain one, one half double crochet. You’ll come back around you’ll half double crochet the same one is to be is this chain one space which is the single crochet join and then you’ll just join it with another single crochet. The next then two rounds will then just be the back post double crochet like you did already before. It’s exactly the same thing. You’re just gonna do it two rounds and then that’s it for week number five. So I’m gonna leave that with you because I’ve already covered this kind of stuff already in the past and it’s really quite a simple idea to be able to follow through. Now I do know that these took a while these out braiding but it really does provide a really cool look and you can see the back looks amazing too. So that’s it for now and we’ll see you then in uh, lesson number six as we continue our stitch along together. 🧶