Saturday, 6 June 2015

How to Crochet a T-Junction and Crossroads - Road Play Mat CAL



This pattern fits perfectly with the Road 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 road 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.

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 White
  • 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
W = brown yarn

T-Junction

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.

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

Row 3
Join Gr in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Rows 4 - 7
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

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

Rows 9 - 13
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first st and in ea st along - (18)

Row 14 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Join G in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 14 - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)

Join G in ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 15
Ch1, TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 14 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Crossroads

For the crossroads, the pattern is very similar, but you will need to chain first and not use the hdc foundation st (unless you're very adept at colour changing).


Row 1
Using a 3.5 mm E/4 crochet hook and G yarn ch 19, work 1hdc into your 3rd st from hook (don't count the loop on your hook) join Gr end of st, 1hdc in next 14 chs join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 chs, the chains at the end count as one hdc - (18)

Row 2 - Driving on the Left (Britain, Australia, Japan, etc)
Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Row 2 - Driving on the Right (America, Canada, Europe etc)

Ch1 (don't count as st here or onwards), TURN, 1hdc in first 2 sts join Gr end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join W end of last st, 1hdc in next 7 sts join G end of last st, 1hdc in last 2 sts - (18)

Rows 3 - 15
Repeat rows 3 - 15 of T-Junction but reverse row 14 as you come at it from a different row, so for example if you live in the US, follow instructions for the UK.

Fasten off and tie in all tails, and now you're done!

Hint* You can also flip your square over to reverse the white lines.

I didn't carry the green yarn so well in this square, but I hope you get the idea. You can watch how I carry yarn for easier colour changes in my Straight Road and Pond Square video tutorials, see links below.


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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