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Popcorn at the Movies CAL Part 2



The first part was super simple, unless it was your first time working with a magic circle which could have been an issue for some. This time around were going to focus on creating the 3 dimensional film strips. You'll get to play with working around the post, both front and back versions. There are detailed tutorials for these techniques including video tutorials in my blog How to Crochet Around the Post.


There is a paid version of the pattern, as a complete printer friendly PDF which is available to buy, a week after the first part is released, 29th March, from the shop if you just can't wait for the release schedule of the KAL.


All the info about yarns and notions are over at the main post here.


The pattern is available in both UK and US terms and this time around there is a video tutorial for making a magic circle. Note that the abbreviations list is for the entire shawl, not each individual part ;)



Abbreviations - UK Terms

ch chain

tr treble crochet

dc double crochet

po popcorn stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

edc extended double crochet

MC Main Colour

CC1/2 Contrast Colour 1/2

htr half treble

fptr front post treble

bptr back post treble

rep repeat

sp space


Pattern Instructions - Film Strips

Row 5/9/13: ch4, tr2 in first st, bptr to chsp, (tr2, ch2, tr2), bptr to last st, tr3 in last st, turn - 17/32/49 sts, ch2, 17/32/49 sts

Change to CC1


Row 6/10/14: ch4, tr2 in first st, fptr to chsp, (tr2, ch2, tr2), fptr to last st, tr3 in last st, turn - 21/36/53 sts, ch2, 21/36/53 sts

Change to MC


Row 7/11/15: ch5, (tr1, ch1, sk1) in first st to ch-sp, (tr1, ch2, trI) in ch-sp, (tr1, ch1, sk1)in first st after ch-sp to last st (tr1, ch1, tr1) in last st, turn - 12 /20/gaps, ch2, 12/20 / gaps


Row 8/12: ch4, tr2 in first st, tr in each st and ch-sp to centre ch-sp, (tr2, ch2, tr2) in ch-sp, tr in each st and ch-sp to last st, tr3 in last st, turn - 28/45sts, ch2, 28/45sts


Abbreviations - US Terms


ch chain

dc double crochet

sc single crochet

po popcorn stitch

st(s) stitch(es)

esc extended single crochet

MC Main Colour

CC1/2 Contrast Colour 1/2