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Crochet With Me!!! CAL… Week 9 And A Special Surprise!!

Crochet With Me!!! CAL… Week 9 And A Special Surprise!!

As I stitch the last quarter of the afghan,,, I am reminiscing over the stitches we have used in this project!!  As you can now see on the final stretch, we are working backwards towards the end of the length of this fun afghan…  Only a couple more weeks and we will add the sides and the border!!


Crochet with Me!! 2016 Week 9


To make this size afghan, we are pushing a bit each week to complete a certain amount of rows to be able to finish in the 12 week time frame…  I know some of you may feel a bit overwhelmed and have fallen behind, but no worries!!!  The project posts are staying on the site and you will be able to keep working!!  I totally get time crunches,,, I work at my “regular” job 45-50 hours a week… do all the stuff us ladies do around the house and try to crochet as much as I can!!  I put several hours a week into this project, both in the crochet part, the design elements, the website and keeping up on the social media to encourage all of you to participate with me….  Soooooooo…..

As a big Thank You and a bit of encouragement not to let this project get tucked away and not finished….. I have a special GiveAway…  For each of you that finish the project in the designated time frame listed below, and who Email me a picture of your completed afghan… You will be entered in a special prize drawing!!  Here are the rules…

  1. Complete this afghan as directed (small personal variations are ok… like color changes, width of the final piece and the border style).
  2. Email me a picture of the fully completed afghan by April 8th, 2016 at 11:59 pm to [email protected].
  3. Include in your email permission to allow me to post your picture on my site and my social media sites with your first name an last initial.
  4. If you are the winner of the prize drawing, provide a mailing address once contacted as the winner

The winner will be chosen by using a Number Randomizer on the internet. Each entry will be assigned a number as the email entry is received.  Once all valid entries are received, I will use the number randomizer to choose the winner and announce who won on Saturday April 9th, 2016!!!!

So,,, now the prize!  I am providing a $50 JoAnns Craft Store Gift Card to the winner!!!! Yippee,,, just think of all the yarn you can buy with that!!


Now… Let’s get started with Week 9!!


Change to Color “A”

Row 143:   Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in the next st*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc int he last st. = 24 ch5 spaces, 2 ch2 spaces and 28 sc.

Change to Color “C”

Row 144:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *5dc shell in the  next sc (skipping the chain), sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell*, Repeat * * Across, sc in the last 2 sts. = 25 shells, 27 sc

Change to Color “A”

Row 145:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, *ch 5, sk the 5dc shell, sc in the next sc*, Repeat * * across = 25 ch5, 27 sc

Change to Color “B”

Row 146:  Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell (See picture 1 at the bottom), 5dc shell in the next sc*, Repeat * * across to the last ch5 space, sc around the chain and into the 3rd dc from the previous row shell,  3 dc in the next sc, dc in the last sc.  = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc, 25 sc

Rows 147-150: Repeat rows 143-146 (changing colors as directed again)

Row 151: Staying with Color “B”, ch 1, turn sc in the next 4 sts, hdc in the next st(this will be a sc), *sc in the next 5 sts(the shell sts), hdc in the next st*, Repeat * * across, sc in the last 3 dc’s. = 152 sts

Change to Color “A”

Row 152-155: Ch 2, Turn, hdc in each st across.  = 152 hdc

Row 156:  Ch 1, Turn, sc across. = 152 sc

Change to Color “C”

Row 157: Ch 1, turn, flsc(front loop single crochet) in each st across. = 152 flsc

Change to Color “B”

Row 158:   Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st,(make  sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)  ** This is the RS of your project**

Change to Color “C”

Row 159:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 160: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, * sk next 2 sts, trc in the next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st (see photo tutorial) “X” stitch made*, repeat * * across to the last st, dc in last st. = 152 sts (2 dc, 50 “X” sts)

Row 161:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch 1 space across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 162:   Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)

Change to Color “C”

Row 163: Ch 1, sc in each st across. =152 sc

Congratulations… You are now done with Week 9 and one step closer to the end!!


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Happy Crocheting!!



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  1. Hello,
    I’m French and I am 17 years old.
    Your Winter Cal 2016 is so nice ! I would like to participate, but can I still register ?
    Thank you for your answer.

    Sue-Ricette. 🙂

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs

      You don’t need to register… you can just get started!!! All the weekly posts are in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page… I am so happy you are starting… To get the posts by Email you can sign up by filling in the stay connected box on the right sidebar…

  2. So excited to see this project through to the end. Currently on row 147. It”s been fun seeing the project take shape! And generous of you to offer the gift card

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