Around the Bases CAL Update

I am glad that I have a hobby such as crochet.

During the past week or so, I have found it very helpful.

Working on my Around the Bases CAL,  I have found that needing to concentrate on my stitch count has been almost meditative.

It has relaxed me.

I found myself just repeating my count in my head and it helped calm my brain and soul.


So, onto my ATB CAL update.

I am currently working on Inning 6.


I LOVED Inning 4 though!

I haven’t made star stitches before and am so glad I now know how.  I love the look!

Inning 4

Inning 4

At the end of the inning however, I was off on my stitch count.  So, I added one row of SC (pink color) to even out to 102 stitches per side.

This put me in Team B on Inning 5

Inning 5

Inning 5

I am now in the middle of Inning 6 and looking forward to Inning 7 (Cables!).

Inning 6

Inning 6

I did make a mistake in Inning 6.  The pink BPSC is done in StyleCraft DK weight rather than WW, but it looks ok, so I kept it.

By the way, I LOVE my new Furls Odyssey Crochet Hook. I will certainly be purchasing additional sizes.  I really noticed a difference doing my BPSC, the hook just glides and the weight of it made it so easy to do the back post stitches.

This project is a learning project (love learning new stitches) and the colors are picked randomly from my stash (picked for which ever skein has enough yarn for the row).

Inning 4:

KnitPIcks Brava & Willow Wash; Furls Crochet Hook 5mm

Inning 5:

Vanna’s Choice, Caron One Pound & KnitPicks Brava; Furls Crochet Hook 5mm

Inning 6:
RedHeart Soft, StyleCraft Special DK & Willow Wash; Furls Crochet Hook 5mm

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Happy Crocheting!

11 thoughts on “Around the Bases CAL Update

  1. Jennifer says:

    Hi Ali, thanks for joining in with my link party! Your afghan is going to be gorgeous. I have seen this CAL before and thought it looked so interesting. I love the colors you’re using!


    • Ali says:

      This is great CAL! I loved that you start with any square of your choosing and then build on it. It has been a great way to learn new stitches (love the star stitch) and use up stash!


  2. Connie says:

    This is so pretty and I love all of the colors. I found this link party from visiting my sweet blogging sister Teresa Kasner. I am having so much fun seeing all the beautiful work and really wish that I would have paid more attention when my mother was teaching me to crochet . . . oh so many, many years ago.


  3. Gracie says:

    Hi Ali! I’m celebrating in Jennifer’s link party, too. I admire the different stitches and colors you are using in your blanket and am glad you are enjoying making it. I’m adding you blog to my blog roll and I’m looking forward to visiting your blog and getting to know you through it 🙂


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