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2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! Week 8

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! Week 8

Here we are… 80% done. Amazing how fast things come together in a crochet along… This week we are doing the Join and the first row of the total edging!!

If you are just seeing this and want to get started, You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here!  ,  Week 2 instructions by clicking here! , Week 3 instructions by clicking here!!!  Week 4 instructions by clicking here!!!Week 5 instructions by clicking here!!Week 6 instructions by clicking hear!!  and Week 7 by clicking here!!! All 8 of these and all past and future CAL posts can always be found in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the page.

How does this work? Each week I post an easy to do section for 10 weeks. You can come here each Sunday afternoon and get the next set of instructions, Click on the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the page to find them, join my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook CAL Group or in the right sidebar enter your email in Stay Connected to get all my posts by email as they are released.

This week we will be Joining the Strips and Starting the Edging!!! Yay.. It is really coming together!

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 Week 8 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 76″ x 48″ . 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 mine using the self striping yarn and complementing colors, but you can change colors each row or do yours in your own color scheme.

This week mine measures 46″ x 71″

Let’s get the stitching started!

Week 7 Stitches

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop


A – White B – Pumpkin C – Yellow D – Pink E – Self Striping Fruity


You should have 2 flower strips and 3 non flower strips(2 same color and 1 slightly different in the center). You will lay them out as follows:

  • Non Flower Strip(1 of 2 matching)
  • Flower Strip
  • Non Flower Strip(the one that has a different center color scheme)
  • Flower Strip
  • Non Flower Strip(2nd of 2 matching)

You will be working in the Back Loops Only for joining

Taking the first 2 strips, line up the side edges, Join color A with sl st to the top corner of the strip that is non flower(see pics), ch 1, sl st in bl of adjacent corner st(floral strip), ch 1, *Sl st in next bl of non floral strip, ch 1, sl st in adjacent bl st of floral st*, repeat *to* working down the strips, sl st in bl of one strip, ch 1, then sl st in adjacent bl in other strip, ch 1 until you finish in the bottom corners. Finish off

If you prefer to sc or sew the strips together that is the makers choice

Repeat the joining technique for all 5 strips.


With the RS of the project facing you, Join color A to the top with a sl st to the righthand corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {sc in next 18 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, sc in top of joining row, sc in next 18 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 225 sts}, 3 sc in next st(bottom corner), repeat {to} once, join to beginning sc. Finish off. = 860 sc

That is it for this week! Congrats you project is joined and you have started the edging!!!

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 17th 2022. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday April 15th, 2022 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. 5th 2022 – Saturday April 9th 2022 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 and be at random times so every timezone has a chance throughout this project… so stay tuned in the group!

  • Weekly 1 Winner: Theresa N.
  • Weekly 2 Winner: Michelle W.
  • Weekly 3 Winner: Jaree C.
  • Weekly 4 Winner: Krissy H.
  • Weekly 5 Winner Sharon W.
  • Weekly 6 Winner: Regina F.
  • Weekly 7 Winner: Judy B.

Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the next set of instructions!!

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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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