Happy Friday and happy April, crafters! Today marks an exciting day in the Two Hearts Crochet family: it’s the first day of our Star Wars CAL! *cue Imperial March music*
This CAL will consist of a one large center panel (40×75), two long side panels (90×11), and six smaller inner panels/squares (25×25).
I will be using straight HDC, but I will be doing 2 HDCs per “block” and I will be doubling the rows (essentially making each block 2×2). Don’t worry; as soon as I get my voice back (thanks, cold and flu season), I will be making a video tutorial to help out.
Today’s panel is the center panel, and it’s definitely the largest (as far as volume). It comes in two different versions: one that says “STAR WARS” and another that says “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU”, so you can make whichever one your heart desires!
Using HDC is probably a little more time-consuming for me, since I’m so used to the C2C, but I love the way it looks! I’ve also noticed that my panel lays nice and neat and doesn’t appear stretched at the corners, which was a problem for me with C2C. So far, I’m in love!
You can download the PDF for either panel via the links below:
EDIT: There was a grave error with the written instructions in the PDFs for these panels. I have since fixed the problem; you can download the corrected PDFs via the links above.
Each PDF contains an overview of the graph that fits on one page (which you can print if you don’t marking off small blocks), a larger split-version of the graph that fits on two pages (which you can print, trim and tape together if you want larger blocks), and written instructions for working the panel in straight HDC, doubling up the rows/stitches as I am. (Confused? More concise instructions are in the PDF.)
Next week, I’ll be releasing the PDF for both of the light saber panels!
I’m hoping to have my voice back this weekend, and if I do, I will be making a video tutorial on how I’m reading the graphs and doubling up on my HDC stitches. If all works out, I hope to have that video uploaded shortly thereafter!
In the meantime, happy crafting, and may the (crafting) Force be with you!