Class is in session! Welcome to the Study of Ombre Crochet Along, designed and hosted by The Crochet Crowd. Join us for a colorful 7-week adventure filled with bold gradients, new skills and the unique texture work Mikey is best known for. Follow along each week with written lessons, tips and tutorial videos as Mikey teaches us how to create this truly unique showstopper.

Don't forget to share your OMBRE-lievable progress photos on the Yarnspirations Stitch Squad Facebook group and tag @Yarnspirations on Instagram.

Lesson 1

Afghan Along with Mikey

Let’s get started! This pattern is worked from the center. Cluster wedges build the foundation of this colorful throw, creating a small flower motif as the focal point of a richly textured center.

Beginning with a ring, create a series of single crochets in the round. At the end of row 2, you’ll have created your first cluster! Row 9 brings a delightful and surprising technique, using post stitches to lie down horizontally in the center.

Feeling centered? Make sure to take your time with Week 1 and focus on your work to create a truly eye-catching mid-point.

SPECIAL STITCH: Cluster Wedge. This special stitch consists of two clusters, with one filling the space and the other wrapping around the first so it’s on its side.

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Afghan along lesson 1, Crochet

Lesson 2

Afghan Along with Mikey

Are you a fan of the fan stitch? In this lesson we’ll be diving into some delightful posts, puffs and popcorn stitches to build out our center. By the end of this week we will have completed our center.

TIP: For the 19th round, push the chain 5 under your double crochet to trap it under the stitches. Jump over the popcorn stitches so they remain exposed in the front.

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Afghan along lesson 2, Crochet