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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!

Are you ready to start Week 9 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 90% done…. Isn’t that amazing? 

This week you will continue to work on the border… I have instructions for 2 different styles to choose from... Both are kind of a mystery… But, one is a new great technique most of us will love to use going forward and the other is a whimsical fun style, makers choice on the rest of the project !

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!

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!

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.


Make sure to choose the directions that you started with in Week 8, A or B

Style A uses an I Hook, Style B uses your H Hook

You will continue to use your contrasting color for the border

Week size 65″ x 65″ … 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 9 Stitches:

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

Sc–Single Crochet  Hdc-Half Double Crochet

Dc-Double Crochet

Week 9 Border Instructions: Continue with Style A or B

Style A is a Double Sided Border, ones side worked on the wrong side and one worked on the right side then joined at the top edge. This is a double thick boarder much like the satin blanket binding you would sew on both sides of a blanket edging found on baby blankets or quilts. It is a great technique and many people use this when they have a lot of tails left on the ends.. You dont have to weave those ends in when using this technique

Style B is a whimsical style, much like any other of my edging designs on past afghans.

Week 9 Style A Instructions:

*We will be working the first side of the double sided edge this week and then the second side, make sure you have the correct sides facing per instructions so it turns out right

Continuing on the first side and using an I hook~

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around(just one in the corners this round), join with sl st to beginning sc. FO. = 824 sc

Side 2 of the double sided edging~

Working on the WS in the sl sts not used yet(see pic below)

Round 6: Join with sl st to any corner sl st, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 199 sl sts, *3 hdc in next sl st(corner), hdc in next 199 sl sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 808 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, do not turn, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 201 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 200 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 201 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 816 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, do not turn, hdc in next st, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 203 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 201 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 203 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 824 hdc

Finish off

Thats it.. if you chose this style, Congrats!!! You are done with week 9!!!

This shows both edges of the double sided border that sandwich the top of round 59(last round of blanked section) Next week we will finish off by joining the 2 edges to make a beautiful double thick border edge

Week 9 Style B instructions:

Using an H hook and continuing with your contrasting color yarn

Round 4: Do not turn, 2 sl sts in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch 4 sp*, repeat *to* 48 more times, {ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, repeat *to* 51 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, ch 4, sc in ch 4 sp, ch 4, sl st to beginning sc. = 204 sc, 208 ch 4 sp & 4 – (dc,ch1,dc)

Round 5: Do not turn, ch 1, *3 sc in next ch 4, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 49 more times, [(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 52 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4- (sc,ch2,sc), 624 sc & 212 ch 1 sp

Round 6: Do not turn, ch 1, *5dc shell in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 24 more times, sk ch 1 sp, {9dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 25 times, sk last ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, 9 dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to 1st dc. = 100 5dc shells, 104 sc & 4 – 9dc shells

That’s it, You are now done with week 9!!! One more week and your project is done!!!

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!
  • Week 7 winner: Nancy M. -Congrats!!
  • Week 8 winner: Stephanie W. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 10’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!!


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