Friday, 5 June 2015

How to Crochet a Curved Rail Track Square - Road Play Mat CAL



This pattern fits perfectly with the Straight Rail Track Squares from my previous tutorial, and if you are new to this Road Play Mat crochet-a-long you can find all the links you need, including the straight track squares at the bottom of this post.

This square measures the same as all our other squares, 10cm x 10cm (4" x 4" appox.) and is in US terminology. You should be able to flip this square in any direction to fit your track pieces.

Due to the constant colour changes in this square I have also abbreviated this pattern to make it simpler to follow along, you can find this version of the pattern at the bottom of the normal written pattern.

When the pattern calls for joining a new colour at 'end of stitch' this means when working the last st in your old colour, before you pull through all three loops, yarn over with your new colour and pull through all three loops with your new colour.

Materials required
  • DK/Light worsted weight yarn in Green, Grey and Brown
  • 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook
  • Yarn needle and scissors
Terminology

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
ea = each
st(s) = stitch(es)
G = green yarn
Gr = grey yarn
B = brown yarn

Normal Pattern

Row 1
Using a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook and G yarn, work 18 hdc foundation stitches - (18)

Alternatively you can chain 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) and crochet 1hdc in ea st along, the chains at the end count as a hdc.

Rows 2 - 4
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 5
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc ea st to end - (18)

Row 6
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 8 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 7
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 8
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 8 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 9
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 10
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 11
Join B in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 2 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 2 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next 3 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 12
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 13
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 14
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 6 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in next 5 sts join B end of last st, 1hdc in next st join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next 4 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next st join B end of st, 1hdc in next st join G end of st, 1hdc to end - (18)

Fasten off and tie in all tails. I recommend carrying the yarn as you go, so it is easier to change colour. You can see how I carry my yarn in my Straight Road and Pond Square tutorials.

And now you're done! You can flip this square around, same side facing, to fit any angle.

Abbreviated Pattern

1-4: 18G
5: 2B 16G
6: 8G 2B 8Gr
7: 2B 4G 1B 2Gr 9G
8: 8G 1Gr 1G 3B 3G 2B
9: 2B 2G 3B 2G 1Gr 8G
10: 7G 1Gr 4G 2B 4Gr
11: 2B 1G 1B 1Gr 2G 3B 1Gr 1B 6G
12: 6G 1B 1Gr 4B 1Gr 1B 4G
13: 6G 1Gr 4G 1Gr 6G
14: 6G 1Gr 4G 1Gr 6G
15: 5G 1B 1Gr 4B 1Gr 1B 5G



All Episodes (so far)

Episode 1 - Straight Road and Long Grass Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/04/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-1-long.html

Episode 2 - Pond Square and Round Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-for-road-play-mat-tutorial-2-pond.html

Episode 3 - Curved Road Square and Car
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-3.html

Episode 4 - Wheat Field (with Hay Bails) and Ploughed Field Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-4.html

Episode 5 - Vegetable Patch (plus mini veggies) and Flower Field
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-tutorial-5.html

Bonus Episode 1 - Mini Fir or Pine Tree
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/05/cal-crochet-road-play-mat-fir-pine-tree.html

Bonus Episode 2 - Railway Track Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/how-to-crochet-railway-track-line-road.html

Bonus Episode 3 - Roundabout
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-roundabout-road-play-mat.html

Bonus Episode 4 - Curved Rail Track Square
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-curved-rail-track-square.html

Bonus Episode 5 - T-Junction and Crossroads Squares
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-crochet-t-junction-and.html

Bonus Episode 6 - Beach Hut or Barn
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-to-crochet-beach-hut.html

Bonus Episode 7 - Mini Car Park and Side Road
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.com/2015/08/how-to-crochet-car-park-and-side-road.html

Bonus Episode 8 - Beach and Beach Path
http://happyberrycrochet.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/how-to-crochet-beach-with-path-road.html

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