I feel like a fool.
A lot of people in our Facebook group–and probably a lot of other crafters doing this CAL with us–have had some trouble following along with the center and alternate center panels, and for good reason.
With the help of one of our fantastic Facebook group members, I finally realized what the problem was: I’d written out the written instructions wrong.
With C2C, you go back and forth across the graph. But since we’re doing straight HDC and we’re doubling up the rows, you’re always starting every first pass of a row on the right-hand side of the graph. When I wrote out the written instructions, I was still going back and forth, right to left, left to right. Oh how wrong I was.
So I went through and updated the PDFs for the center panels. The new PDFs contain clearer “Important Notes” sections and corrected written instructions; the graphs remain the same. These updated PDFs with the corrections are now available here on the blog.
It’s important to note that there are two different ways to read this pattern: from the graph or from the written instructions.
To read from the graph:
- The first time you work a row, crochet from the right-hand side of the graph to the left-hand side.
- The second time you work a row, crochet from the left-hand side of the graph to the right-hand side of the graph. Then continue onto the next row.
To read from the written instructions:
- The first time you work a row, read from the left-hand side of the written instructions to the right-hand side.
- The first time you work a row, read from the ; right-hand side of the written instructions to the left-hand side. Then continue onto the next row.
If you’ve been following along using the graphs, then you’re doing just fine. If you’ve been following along using only the written instructions, then I apologize for the epic mistake in my written instructions. The Light Saber graphs didn’t need to be fixed because they are symmetrical; each side is the mirror image of the other. Every graph from this point forward for this CAL should be read using the techniques outlined above.
Just goes to show that everyone can make stupid mistakes! <3 <3