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Crochet-A-Long with Beatrice Ryan Designs… Material List!!!!


Are you ready for some crocheting??  I am, and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!  I’ve purchased my yarn,,, Designed the Afghan and whipped up the first week of the project…I thought I better get ahead, start to work out any kinks and make sure it will be a fun and easy pattern!  So here we go!!! First I will list the materials needed,,,Then the stitches we will be using so you can be prepared… Don’t worry… These are all basic stitches and combinations of stitches to make some really fun textures!  If there is any slightly tricky areas,,, I will post photo tutorials!!  Also tonight,,, I will post a few thoughts about the afghan…


2500-3000 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn – 4 to 5 Colors, with one of the colors being your neutral or dominate( Neutral or Dominate being something like Black, White, Cream, Brown, Navy, Gray) *I am using Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn

Hook- I  or preferred hook for drape of project

Yarn Needle


And… A whole lot of fun!!!!


Ch-Chain     Sl St-Slip Stitch     Sc-Single Crochet     Hdc-Half Double Crochet     Dc-Double Crochet     Trc-Triple Crochet

Decorative stitches may include- Twisted Stitches, Popocorn, Bobbles, Shells and Reverse Sc

Thoughts about our upcoming CAL Afghan:

This afghan can be made using scrap yarns or a specific color scheme.  In either case you will need one main color through-out (the neutral or dominate color) and 2-4 other colors.

You can use an optional size hook such as G-K depending on how you like the drape of your Afghans… I like using an  I Hook, but feel free to use what you like. Keep in mind this may change the overall size of the project.

This afghan will be an average size throw, but it can be made smaller by ending at any point your prefer.


Each Saturday I will post a segment of the pattern here.  You can come back any time and click on the Crochet-A-Long tab at the top of the page to view pattern sections.

Each Friday evening we will have Show and Tell on my Facebook page.  There will be a post you can comment or post you progress pictures!  This will be fun!!!

You can also join in over at Ravelry on my Crochet-A-Long Group… We have about 80 members so far in that group and we will have fun chatting over there too!!


Let’s have some fun and make an afghan together…



  1. Could the CAL design suitable for a Prayrer Shawl or baby blanket? Like to join in but don’t want a large project a this time.

    • Probably not a prayer shawl… it really will look like a blanket… but you will be able to make a baby blanket! You can just stop at any point you want and add the edging… We are working in the round in a rectangular style…

  2. Is this blanket also ok to do as one color only? I’ve never done a single color blaket and would love to see if this one would work with just one color.

  3. approximately how many yds do we need for our main color vs our other colors?

    • It depends on how many colors you are using… and how much you want the main color to show… but I purchased 5 colors… 4 of them I purchased approx a total of 500 yards and the main color I bought approx 850 yards… I am just estimating that we need between 2500-3000 yards total.

  4. I’m in. I hardly ever finish anything, but I have a good feeling about this.

  5. I just found this CAL today and I am really excited about it. I have been working on making some sort of blanket with granny squares for a while and I keep putting it off to the back of the WIP things I Have been making. I hope it will work with only three colors because that is what I have and already made into some granny squares. Do you think it will work with just three colors? I hope I can catch up since it looks like I am really far behind. Thanks so much for doing this. I think it will be fun and finally get me to finish up a WIP that I have been working on for some time now. Thanks again.

  6. Tammy Piquette

    Hi, I know it’s to late to Crochet along but I am going go ahead and make this anyhow. I am just trying to figure out what your main color is. Is it the lime green?
    Thank you,

  7. Shirley Scaff

    Just discovered your CAL and would love to participate. Is it too late to join in now?

  8. Sweet found this awesome blanket on Facebook and I can’t wait to start it!! Glad that you’re going to leave up the pattern!

  9. I have just discovered this CAL on Facebook – unfortunately I cannot make it right now, but glad I can work on it later on – have much in my stash to use up 🙂

  10. Debbie Denkins

    Hi Beatrice what are the colors you used with this Cal love them ?

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