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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 7!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 7!



Are you ready to start Week 7 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 70% done…. Isn’t that amazing? AND this week is the last week of the blanket base.. Next week we will start the border!!! I will be giving you 2 choices of boarders…

I love it at this point, while working on it, I actually can use it as an afghan to keep warm! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 6 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page including the material/info post, you can catch up at any time and the pattern will remain there permanently.

This is a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post… Each week an easy section will be posted on Sunday. There are 3 Ways to get the post… One, just come here on Sunday afternoon, 2 sign up for email delivery of all Beatrice Ryan Design posts on the right sidebar in the “Stay Connected” or 3 join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and links will be announced there every Sunday! Make sure to join the group for the weekly prize drawing, group progress pics and help by members for this years project!


Week 7 in Scrapbuster Color Theme

For Easy access, make sure to add this to your Ravelry favs and queue!… Click Here!!!


If you missed out on any of the posts or are just joining in, all links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page. The Material post can also be found in there… or by clicking here.

Don’t forget the other fun, there will be a Grand Prize at the end and weekly prizes too! Details at the bottom of the post!

For sneak peaks, join me on Instagram.. I sometimes show off early pics!


Week 7 in Self Striping Color Theme

Now for some of the details:

This year the project is worked in the round, turning over each round(unless indicated differently). It is a Square Afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ . You can make it in your choice of worsted weight yarn #4. Stashbuster, Ombre’, Self- Striping or even a color theme… At least 2 colors are recommended. I am making 3, Caron Cake Self- Striping, a Stashbuster… And I and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

Finally Caught Up To Week 3 in Ombre Color Theme

Let’s get the stitching started!

Tips:

If using self striping yarn, it will change sometimes in the middle of the row… This is ok

If changing colors,(not using self striping or ombre’) The instructions don’t say to when to change color due to the use of self-striping/ombre being used, but you will change every row and join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated using a slip stitch.

Work your ends in with a yarn needle as you go…This makes it much easier in the end…

WS vs RS Odd rows are the right side(RS) and Even rows are the wrong side(WS)

Week 7 size 60″ x 60″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different.. Don’t let it be to much of a variance or your project will be way to big or way to small


Week 7 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   

Sc–Single Crochet   Hdc-Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet  


Week 7 Instructions:

*Instructions are written for use of Self-Striping or Ombre yarn. If using other yarn, 2+ colors are recommended and you will change the color every round.

Round 56: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, 3dc in next st, {ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 44 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next corner, repeat *to* 43 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 180 3dc groups & 184 ch 1 sps and 4 (3dc,ch1,3dc).

Round 57: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 42 more times, {(3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to*46 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 188 ch 1 sps, 184– 3dc groups, & 4(3dc,ch1,3dc)

Round 58: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, *ch1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat 1 more time, {ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 47 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next corner, repeat *to* 44 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 188 3dc groups & 192 ch 1 sps & 4(3dc,ch1,3dc).

Round 59: Ch 2(counts as hdc), turn, *hdc across to corner ch 1 sp, 5 hdc in corner ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, hdc across to beginning ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 800 hdc

Finish off… You are now done with the blanket base!!!

I can’t wait to see all of your color choices! See you back here next week for the next set of instructions!

Im so excited to start the border next week.. There will be 2 choices!!!



More about the weekly prize drawings and Grand Prize:

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday April 18th 2021. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday April 16th, 2021 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Weekly Prize – Each Saturday starting Feb. 13th 2021 – Saturday April 10th 2021 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook. Each Saturday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter on this group Facebook page. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 3 winner: Melissa S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 4 winner: Joan P. – Congrats!!
  • Week 5 winner: Sue D. – Congrats!!
  • Week 6 winner: Diane S. – Congrats!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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