Coulisse CAL 2020 - Part 6

Updated: Aug 23, 2020

This week, we will be joining all of the squares to make the main body of the bag. This part is written in steps rather than rows/rounds so it is easier to understand. Enjoy!


USEFUL INFO (for whole CAL)


Skill level: Intermediate

Yarn used: DROPS Fabel

Yarn quantities:

Yarn A: 615m (3 balls) - variegated

Yarn B: 410m (2 balls) - solid

Yarn C: 410m (2 balls) - solid

Yarn D: about 25m

Suggested colour combinations:

Combo 1: Yarn A: Blue Sea Print, Yarn B: Rust, Yarn C: Turquoise, Yarn D: Off White

Combo 2: Yarn A: Guacamole Print, Yarn B: Mustard, Yarn C: Apple Green, Yarn D: Off White

Combo 3: Yarn A: Pink Dream Print, Yarn B: Pink, Yarn C: Grey-Blue, Yarn D: Off White

About the yarn: 4 ply; 205m per 50g ball; 75% wool, 25% polyamide,

Tension: Each finished square should measure 8 cm x 8 cm

Hooks used: 3mm

Hints and Tips: Make sure your keep a loose tension when working waistcoat stitch as you will be working into the bodies of stitches.

Abbreviations: This pattern uses English Terminology

st/sts = stitch/stitches

dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

tr = treble crochet (US double crochet)

fp = front post

bp = back post

yo = yarn over

P (+ number) = picture number on grid

Special Stitches:

Waistcoat Stitch (wst): Insert hook between the ‘V’ created by the 2 vertical strands of the st below, yo and complete as for dc.

Spike stitch (sp st): Insert your hook into the skipped stitch of the row below, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops

Double back post dc (dbpdc): Back post dc around post which already has a bpdc around it. Dc should be placed under original bpdc not on top of it.


INSTRUCTIONS


The join I have used (The zipper method) does take a bit longer than the other methods out there, but give it a try and see what you think of it. You will crochet the blocks together as if you are zipping them up. In the pictures below you can see that the slip stitches make a flat cable on the front of the bag and a running stitch on the back. When joining the squares, place them side by side (not one on top of the other)



Step 1: Arrange your squares in the layout given below. Each square should be placed side by side with the right side facing up. Note: The Front and back are joined all in one piece (not separately).

Step 2: Starting with the left square on the bottom row , insert your hook from front to back into the back loop of the first stitch.  Now insert your hook from front to back into the back loop of the first stitch of the other square. 

Step 3: Yarn over (using yarn C) (keeping yarn at the back of your work), pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2-3  all the way up your first 2 squares. Remember to keep a loose tension. Slip stitches don’t stretch as much as other stitches, so if you work very tightly, your edges won’t have any give.

Step 5: Join the squares in a grid. When you have finished joining the first two squares, don’t fasten off.  Lay the next two squares next to each other as before and continue slip stitching them together as for the last squares.  You can attach any number of squares in this way.  The idea is that you join all the squares in one direction first and then join all the squares in the other direction after that. You should be left with a 10 x 5 flat rectangle. Use the zipper method to join the two sides of the rectangle together to make a tube.

 

I hope you enjoyed this week's pattern! Please upload your progress onto the Ravelry project page and my Ravelry Group or use the hashtag #coulissecal. I'd love to see all your projects!


Thanks for reading

Joe :))



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