Christmas Is… CAL Part Five

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You Will Need Abbreviations
rs – right side
ws – wrong side
dc – double crochet
htr – half treble crochet
tr – treble crochet
dtr – double treble crochet
tch – turning chain
dc2tog – double crochet two together
dc3tog – double crochet three together
dtr2tog – double treble crochet two together
dtr3tog – double treble crochet three together
4dcpc – 4 double crochet popcorn
fpdtr – front post double treble crochet
fpdtr2tog – front post double treble crochet two together
trcl – treble cluster
Pattern notes

When joining in new yarn, join on last pull through of last stitch in previous colour
Popcorn stitches are worked on the wrong side, so the should ‘pop’ away from you

How To Make
Method
Using yarn C
Row 1
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. 1dc in each st across (146)
Row 2
ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch), *skip 1 st, 1tr, ch1, skip st. Rep from * until end. Fasten of yarn C,
turn.
Row 3
Join yarn B, ch1 and 1dc in the same st. *1tr into the missed st from row 2, 1dc in tr. Rep from *
until end, turn.
Row 4
ch4 (counts as 1tr and 1ch), ignore st under ch, 1tr, ch1, skip st. Rep from * until end. Fasten off
yarn B, turn.
Row 5
Join yarn A, ch1 and 1dc in the same st. *1tr into the missed st from row 4, 1dc in tr. Rep from * to
end, turn.
Row 6
Ch3 (counts as 1tr), ignore st under ch, work 1tr in the next 4 sts. Work *htr, dc, htr, 4 x treble* Rep
from * to * until the last st. tr in the last st. Fasten off A and turn
Row 7
Join yarn B, ch1 and 1dc in the same sp. Ch3 skip the next 5 sts, trcl, ch2 trcl (in the dc st from row
6 *ch3, skip 6sts, trcl, ch2, trcl in same stitch* Rep from * to * until the last 6 sts. ch3, skip 5 sts, dc
in last st, Fasten off yarn B and turn. You should have 20 love hearts
Row 8
We are now going to be working back into row 6, working over the ch sp in row 7 and directly into
the skipped sts in row 6.
Join yarn A, ch3 (counts as 1tr) ignore st under ch, Working over the chain work 1 tr in next three
skipped sts in row 6, then 1htr , work a dc into the ch2 between the first set of trcl. *Working over
the chain work 1htr, 4tr, 1htr. Work a dc into the ch2 between the two trcl * repeat from * to * until
last 5 sts, work 1htr, 3tr over chain, 1tr in the last st, turn.
Row 9
ch1 (counts as 1 dc) ignore st under ch. 1dc in each st across, turn.
Row 10
ch3, 1tr at the base of the ch. *skip 2 st, 3tr in next st. Rep from * to the last 3 sts, 2tr in last st.
Fasten off yarn A, turn.
Row 11
Join yarn B, ch3 (counts as 1tr), ignore st under ch. *3tr between each 3tr group from row 10. Rep
from * to the last 3sts, skip 2 sts, 1tr in last st. Fasten off yarn B, turn.

Row 12
Join yarn C, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 1tr at the base of the ch. *3tr between each 3tr group from row 11.
Rep from * to the last 3 sts, 2tr in last st. Fasten off yarn C, turn,
Row 13
Join yarn A, ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. 1dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 14
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, 1dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 15
ch3 (counts as 1tr), ignore st under ch, 1tr in each st to end, turn.
Row 16
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. dc in the next st, fpdtr around the third dc of row 14. *skip
1tr, dc in the next 3tr, fpdtr2tog around the previous fpdtr, skip 1tr, dc in the next 3tr. Rep from *
until the last 4sts, 1dc in each of the last 4sts, turn.
Row 17
ch3 (counts as 1tr), ignore st under ch, 1tr in each st to end, turn
Row 18
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. 1dc in the next 2 sts, *start you first half of your fpdtr2tog
around the fpdtr2tog from row 16,finishing the other half of your fpdtr2tog around the next fpdtr2tog
from row 116 skip 1tr, 1dc I each of the next 3 tr. Rep from * to end, turn.
Row 19
Ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, 1dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 20
Ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, 1dc in each st until last 2sts, dc2tog over last 2sts. Fasten
off yarn A, turn. (145)
Row 21
Join yarn C, ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. 1dc in next st, *4dcpc in next st, dc in next 2
sts. Rep from * to end, fasten off yarn C, turn.
Row 22
Join yarn A, ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch. 1dc into each ch to end, turn.
Row 23
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, *1htr into next st, 1tr into next st, 3dtr into next st, 1tr into
next st, 1htr into next st, 1dc into next st. Rep from * to end, fasten off yarn A, turn.
Row 24
Join yarn B, ch1, ignore st under ch, 1dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), 1dc in next 2 sts *3dc into
next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, over next 3 sts work dc3tog, 1dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * until last 5 sts,
3dc into next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, over last 2 sts work dc2tog, skip tch, turn.
Row 25
Rep row 24, fasten off yarn B, turn.

Row 26
Join yarn A, ch4, ignore st under ch, 1dtr, in next st (counts as dtr2tog), *1tr in next st, 1htr in next
st, 1dc in next st, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st**, over next 3 sts work dtr3tog. Rep from * ending the
last rep at **, over last 2 sts work dtr2tog, skip tch, turn.
Row 27
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, 1dc into each st to end, turn.
Row 28
Rep row 27
Row 29
ch1 (counts as 1dc), ignore st under ch, *1htr into next st, 1tr into next st, 3dtr into next st, 1tr into
next st, 1htr into next st, 1dc into next st. Rep from * to end, fasten of yarn A, turn
Row 30
Join yarn B, ch1, ignore st under ch, 1dc in next st (counts as dc2tog), 1dc in next 2 sts *3dc into
next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, over next 3 sts work dc3tog, 1dc in next 2 sts. Rep from * until last 5 sts,
3dc into next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, over last 2 sts work dc2tog, skip turning ch, turn
Row 31
Rep row 30, fasten off yarn B.
Row 32
Join yarn A, ch4, ignore st under ch, 1dtr, in next st (counts as dtr2tog), *1tr in next st, 1htr in next
st, 1dc in next st, 1htr in next st, 1tr in next st**, over next 3 sts work dtr3tog. Rep from * ending the
last rep at **, over last 2 sts work dtr2tog, skip tch, turn.
Row 33
ch1 (counts as 1dc), skip 1 st, 1dc into each st to end, fasten off yarn (145sts)

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