Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links that I may get compensation from if you decide to make a purchase. Thank you for the support!
Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!! Finishing your project!

Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!! Finishing your project!

This is it, Week 10 of our Festival of Fall Afghan CAL! You have 10 squares joined, now we will complete the edging and you will have a lovely Fall Afghan to keep in your home or give as a gift!

This project seemed to go so quickly! I hope you enjoyed it! If you haven’t finished or you haven’t even started, Good news… The full instructions are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top! And don’t forget to see how to enter the Grand Prize Drawing at the bottom of the page!!

My finished size after blocking is 43″ x 68″

Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommend 5 colors, but minimum of 2 to show off the textural stitching. I used both With Love (370 yds ea) and Super Saver (364 Yds ea)colors to get the color scheme I wanted:

  • A~ With Love in Boysenberry (2 skeins)
  • B~ Super Saver in Gold (3 skeins)
  • C~ Super Saver in Dark Orchid (3 skeins)
  • D~ Super Saver in Carrot (2 skeins)
  • E~ With Love in Spinach (2 skeins)

Edging

There are 6 Rounds of this projects edging. I recommend using the 5 different colors or at least each round be a different color. I will share each round what I used, and you can do the same or a different color scheme.

Using the H hook and color B(which is the color I joined the squares with), Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 1: Ch 1, *3 sc in same st(corner), sc 99 sts evenly across to the next corner st(this is a st in each st and in the join), 3 sc in next corner st, sc 167 evenly across to the next corner st*, Repeat *to* one more time. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 544 sc Finish off

With color D, Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 6 sts, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, dc in next st*, repeat *to* 14 more times, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next corner st, dc in next 7 sts, repeat *to* 26 times, dc in next 6 sts}, 3 dc in next corner st, repeat {to} 1 more time, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 82 ch 5, & 142 dc. Finish off

With color E, Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 7 sts, *(2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), fpdc around next dc st*, repeat *to* 13 times, (2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next corner st, dc in next 8 sts, repeat *to* 25 times, (2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), dc in next 8 sts, 3dc in next corner st}, repeat {to} 1 more time, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 400 dc, 78 fpdc & 82 trc. Finish off

With color A, join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (dc in each dc, fpdc in each fpdc & trc across to next corner st), 3 dc in next corner st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 408 dc & 160 fpdc. Finish off

With color B, join with sl st in top right corner st. **Wrong Side of project facing**

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each st across to next corner, *3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in each st across*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 580 hdc. Finish off

With color C, Join at top right corner st. Right Side Facing

Round 6: Ch 1, 3 sc in corner st, sc across to next corner st*, Repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. =588 sc

Finish off and weave in ends

Block entire project into shape.

That’s it… You have completed your Festival of Fall Afghan!!! Congratulations… I can’t wait to see all of them.


All weekly links will be updated in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page for future use.

You can have more fun by joining the Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Group on Facebook


Grand Prize

Here are the details of the Grand Prize: A drawing will be held for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter you will email me a picture of your finished Festival of Fall Afghan by 10/26 to [email protected] One entry per finished project, each entry will be numbered as they come in and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on October 30th. I will make a Fan Gallery post of all entries that I received so we can see all the beautiful afghans and announce the winner in the same post!

Good Luck and I can’t wait to see your Festival of Fall Afghans!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

For my Vintage Treasures Adventure… Cha Cha’s Vintage Treasures… eBayFacebookPinterestInstagram

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


©Copyright 2021 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

Festival of Fall Crochet Along… Week 9!!!

Festival of Fall Crochet Along… Week 9!!!



Yes… Festival of Fall Afghan CAL, Week 9… Now we are 90% complete! It is going so fast!! This week we complete the last square and joining the squares together to finish the base of the afghan!!!

This CAL is so easy… Same square each week… Just different color combinations! If you are just joining in, this week puts us at 15 of the 15 squares completed and we join!!!!!… You can make this any time at your leisure too!

All previous weeks can be found in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page along with all the other CAL’s I have designed.

Below is a picture of the up close join. I have used the Slip Stitch Zig Zag method.. But you can use any method you prefer… Below are directions for Slip Stitch Zig Zag Join, and a link to a great video by a fellow designer Bella Coco Crochet.


Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommend 5 colors, but minimum of 2 to show off the textural stitching. I used both With Love (370 yds ea) and Super Saver (364 Yds ea)colors to get the color scheme I wanted:

  • A~ With Love in Boysenberry (2 skeins)
  • B~ Super Saver in Gold (3 skeins)
  • C~ Super Saver in Dark Orchid (3 skeins)
  • D~ Super Saver in Carrot (2 skeins)
  • E~ With Love in Spinach (2 skeins)

Make 1 last square in this color scheme

  • Row 1 – E
  • Row 2 –A
  • Row 3 – B
  • Row 4 – C
  • Row 5 – D
  • Row 6 – E
  • Row 7 – A
  • Row 8 – B
  • Row 9 – C
  • Row 10 – D
  • Row 11 – E

Grab your yarn and hooks and get started on your blocks, since these squares were a previous pattern…  Click Here for the link to the pattern!

You will want to block your squares before joining if you haven’t already done this.

You will now want to also decide your layout… You can do the same as me(Graph Below) or make up your own layout. Each letter on the graph represents the starting color of each square.

Joining

Choose your joining color, I used my Gold which is Color B, I liked the contrast with the light color.

If you are going to do the Slip Stitch Zig Zag Join like I did, I found it easiest to leave them laid out on the floor and join.

Also, I recommend switching to a larger hook for the join, I used the J hook.

Starting with joining in the shorter width (3 squares across), All squares right side up, and beginning on the right hand side you will be working a slip stitch in the directed stitch of the bottom square then a sl st in the same corresponding st in the top square.

You will always do your sl sts entering the stitch from the right side(top of the blanket) See my photo tutorial below.

Here is a link to a great video of this Zig Zag Slip Stitch Join by Bella Coco Crochet. Click here!

Row 1. Sl St in the bottom square middle corner st, Sl St in the middle corner st of the top square, continue to sl st in the next st of the bottom square then the same corresponding st of the top square all the way across. You can make sure you match up at each corner junction and adjust if needed. Finish off at the end of the row

Row 2-4. Repeat row 1 joining the rows together

Now you will join the rows going lengthwise(5 squares across)

Row 5-7. Repeat row 1, working over the previous join in each corner junction into all the corners.

That’s it, you now have the base of the blanket done, Next week we will finish off with the border!


All weekly links will be updated in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page for future use.

You can have more fun by joining the Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Group on Facebook

Grand Prize:

At the end of the CAL a drawing will be held for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. To enter you will email me a picture of your finished Festival of Fall Afghan by 10/26, each entry will be numbered and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on October 30th. More details to come!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

For my Vintage Treasures Adventure… Cha Cha’s Vintage Treasures… eBayFacebookPinterestInstagram

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


©Copyright 2021 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 8!!!

Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 8!!!




Yes… Festival of Fall Afghan CAL, Week 8… Now we are 80% complete! It is going so fast!!

This CAL is so easy… Same square each week… Just different color combinations! If you are just joining in, this week puts us at 14 of the 15 squares completed… You can make this any time at your leisure too!

All previous weeks can be found in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page along with all the other CAL’s I have designed.

See this weeks squares below!

Each week we will be changing the color order up just a bit to make this a fun, whimsical Fall Afghan. But, you can make yours any color scheme you would like.. Some people are doing this as a scrapghan which is a great idea too!!! You can join Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to see all the other projects..

See below all 14 of my squares that are for the first 8 weeks….

Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommend 5 colors, but minimum of 2 to show off the textural stitching. I used both With Love (370 yds ea) and Super Saver (364 Yds ea)colors to get the color scheme I wanted:

  • A~ With Love in Boysenberry (2 skeins)
  • B~ Super Saver in Gold (3 skeins)
  • C~ Super Saver in Dark Orchid (3 skeins)
  • D~ Super Saver in Carrot (2 skeins)
  • E~ With Love in Spinach (2 skeins)

Make 2 squares in this color scheme

  • Row 1 – E
  • Row 2 –A
  • Row 3 – B
  • Row 4 – C
  • Row 5 – D
  • Row 6 – E
  • Row 7 – A
  • Row 8 – B
  • Row 9 – C
  • Row 10 – D
  • Row 11 – E

Grab your yarn and hooks and get started on your blocks, since these squares were a previous pattern…  Click Here for the link to the pattern!


All weekly links will be updated in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page for future use.

You can have more fun by joining the Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Group on Facebook

Grand Prize:

At the end of the CAL a drawing will be held for a $50 Amazon Gift Card. To enter you will email me a picture of your finished Festival of Fall Afghan by 10/26, each entry will be numbered and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on October 30th. More details to come!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

For my Vintage Treasures Adventure… Cha Cha’s Vintage Treasures… eBayFacebookPinterestInstagram

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


©Copyright 2021 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

%d bloggers like this: