Hooked and Locked CAL – Part 1 – Row 1

Index for part 1

The video’s

I also made video’s for this.

The link for doing the setup and rows 1a and 1b: https://youtu.be/8nOAcWZ2aBU

The link for rows 4b to 6b: https://youtu.be/RqTWJhImq1U

Or see the links at the end of this page.

Row 1

Because you have a lot of stitchmarkers this time it’s a bit unhandy to do a row of squares in color 1 first, and then weave through the chain row of color 2. So we will do rows 1a and row 1b kind of alternating. The ‘weaving through’ and the crocheting is done bit by bit.

Written pattern

The description for row 1a is as follows:

    • row 1a – front:
    • color 2 on top
    • side st
    • *(back, front)* 60x

The description for row 1a is as follows:

    • row 1b – front:
    • *(front, back)* 60x
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Steps

First square color 1
First square color 1

Start with the first side double crochet. Use 3 chains for this or the method you prefer to use as a starting double crochet. And make another chain that comes in between the double crochets. Because color 2 will be on top of the next double crochet you can already crochet the next double crochet. Skip 1 stitch of the setup row and crochet your double crochet at the place where the stitchmarker is (stitch 239).


Double crochet nr 3 in front of color 2
Double crochet nr 3 in front of color 2
Double crochet nr 3 in close up
Double crochet nr 3 in close up

Take up the chain row and put it on top of the last crocheted double crochet. The ‘tail’ is at the left, the end with the stitchmarker is on the right.

Lay the chain row down neatly with the V-shapes facing you.

Now you will crochet the next double crochet (after you have made the in-between-chain, and skipped 1 stitch of the setup row, I won’t repeat that from this point on) over the white setup row. You will probably notice what is happening now 🙂 .


Double crochet nr 4 behind color 2
Double crochet nr 4 behind color 2

Make the next double crochet behind the white setup row. The chain row will be woven through bit by bit this way.


Double crochet nr 5 in front of color 2
Double crochet nr 5 in front of color 2

Next double crochet in front of the white setup row again.


Crocheting and weaving until the first marker
Crocheting and weaving until the first marker
Close up check before the stitch marker
Close up check before the stitch marker

Continue making double crochets until you’ve reached the first stitchmarker in the setup row of color 1. Look at the picture after this for the check. Again this last double crochet has to be done in the stitch before the stitchmarker! Because you have worked until the stitchmarker in stitch 220, you now have made 10 squares.


Side stitch of color 2
Side stitch of color 2

You will now stop for a moment with crocheting with color 1. You will now first start with a bit of row 1b. And that’s exactly the same as what you did with the practice piece.

Look at the tutorial here of the practice piece if you don’t know how to do this exactly. I will not repeat it very elaborately here.

You will start again by making the first 3 chains and the in-between chain.


Pick up the loop from the backside
Pick up the loop from the backside
Bring the loop to the back
Bring the loop to the back
Finish the double crochet at the back
Finish the double crochet at the back

Make the next double crochet at the back. This is the place where the stitchmarker is (stitch 237). Work through square 2 of color 1.


Check at 1st stitchmarker color 2
Check at 1st stitchmarker color 2

Work alternating back and front until you’ve come to the stitchmarker of color 2. You see in the picture that the last double crochet is made at the front into the stitch before the stitchmarker.


Check at 2nd stitchmarker color 2
Check at 2nd stitchmarker color 2
First part done
First part done

Continue to work until you’ve come to the next stitchmarker of color 2. Again your last double crochet should have been made into the stitch before the stitchmarker. You have now made 9 white squares.


Place stitchmarkers
Place stitchmarkers

Now place a stitchmarker (the top one in the picture) to anchor the stitches in place. Because of the shifting this has the tendency to go askew, and in this way you will prevent that. The bottom one will be attached the right way in a moment.

I do this a little bit differently in the video, but it’s almost the same. So watch the video, it will help you prevent the shifting. You can also look at the video with the extra tips: https://youtu.be/WZ1-SWmwI7U


Until the next marker of color 1
Until the next marker of color 1

Stop now with color 2 and continue to crochet further with color 1 until you’ve come to the next stitchmarker. You have now 20 blue squares in total.


Continue and place marker
Continue and place marker

Continue crocheting with color 2 and fasten the stitchmarker (the bottom one in the picture).


Check at next marker color 2
Check at next marker color 2

Continue crocheting until you’ve come to the next marker of color 2. Check if the last stitch is made before the stitchmarker.


Check at next marker color 2
Check at next marker color 2

And again continuing with color 2 until the next stitchmarker. You should have 19 white squares now.


After this you can see the next steps of the shorter piece in a fast tempo. At the end you can see how it looks when you’ve done the full width of 120 squares.

Next part done - check and count
Next part done – check and count
Place marker to anchor
Place marker to anchor
Continue with color 1 till next marker
Continue with color 1 till next marker
Color 2 again and anchor
Color 2 again and anchor
Color 2 until next marker
Color 2 until next marker
Color 1 until the end
Color 1 until the end
Color 2 until the end
Color 2 until the end
End detail
End detail


All 120 squares done
All 120 squares done

And this is how it looks when you’ve done all stitches.


Row 2 to 5 of part 1

Click here to go to the page with row 2 to 5

Video’s