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Festival of Fall Afghan CAL… Week 3!!!

Festival of Fall Afghan CAL… Week 3!!!



I hope you enjoyed making your first 2 squares last week! This week, we will be making 2 more, and you will have 4 of the 15 done… If you are just joining in, you can get week 1 and week 2 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.

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..

Check out my squares for week 3… One is the same color scheme as last week(3 total of that one) and one is a new color scheme… I can’t wait to see how this all comes together!

And here is what my first 4 look like!

I think this will be a beautiful afghan for sure!


Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommed 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)

This week make 1 in the following color scheme.

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

And 1 in this color scheme

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

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

Mariposa Prairie Summer Bag Crochet Along… Week 3!

Mariposa Prairie Summer Bag Crochet Along… Week 3!



Let’s finish this bag up and start using it! Week 1, we made the bottom of the bag, Week 2 we made the sides… This week we will put it all together and finish it up!


You can find the links for this CAL and all my others in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page including the Festival of Fall Afghan CAL we just started!! I update them each post.

Also, you can subscribe to my posts by email in the Stay Connected box in the right sidebar on this page.

At the end of the CAL, this pattern will be posted in full on my free pattern page and also be available for sale as a PDF… Stay tuned

Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group for more fun!


Stitches:

Week 3 stitching: 

Ch–Chain St -Stitch Sl St – Slip Stitch  Sc – Single Crochet Blsc–Back Loop Single Crochet  Dc – Double Crochet

Dec – Decrease

X St – Sk next st, Dc in the next st after sk, dc back into the first sk st.

Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet

Finished Size:

9″ dia. base x 13 1/2″ tall x 13 1/2″ dia. top of bag

Instructions for Week 3:

Joining to the bottom:

Staying with Color A

The bottom of your bag has 78 Stitches and your sides have 100 rows. You will be sc around joining the side edge of rows to your bottom bag sts. To do this, pin your side edge around the bottom to space it out before you begin. See the picture below.

Row 1. Join your last st of the side row to any st in the last row of the bottom of the bag using a sl st. Sc through both stitches of the side of the bag row ends and bottom of the bag sts all the way around. You should have 78 Sc, if you are close that will be just fine.

You should now be at the seam of the side of the bag and you will be working up the side to join.

Row 2: Continuing up the side of the bag, sc in both sts of the last row of the side and the first row of the side. = 100 sc (See pic)

*Once the bag is stretched out you will barely be able to see the seam.

Top of Bag

Continuing with Color A and the outside of the bag facing you… around the top of the side edges of your bag.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc 100 evenly around, Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Finish off

Changing to color B, join with sl st to any bl st.

Round 2: Ch 1, blsc around, join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 100 blsc

Round 3: Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 4: Ch 3(counts as dc), dc in next st, X st over the next 2 sts, *dc in next 2 sts, X st over the next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 50 dc & 25 Xsts

Round 5: Ch 1, sc around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Finish off

Join Color A with a sl st to any st.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in 1st 18 sts, dec over the next 2 sts, * sc in next 18 sts, dec*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 95 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, rev sc around, Join with sl st. = 95 rev sc

Finish off

You are now done with the bag and we will move on to the strap.

Strap

Cut 9 – 88″ pieces of yarn (6 color A and 3 color b)

Using 2A and 1 B each and leaving a 4″ tail, make a knot. Then braid the 3 groups of yarn together. to bottom with a knot at the end and a 4″ tail.

Trim the ends to be even.

Using your braid, weave behind the X sts and in front of the 2 dc’s(both) from round 4 all the way around. Knot the braid together approximately 8″ above the knots.

That’s it… You have completed your Mariposa Prairie Bag!!! You can pull up 1 long loop of the braid in the back of the bag for a long strap or 2 shorter straps on each side of your bag! I hope you love it!


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

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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!!

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

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 2!!!

Festival of Fall Crochet Along… Week 2!!!



This week we start the stitching… This CAL is made up of Fifteen 12″ squares… They are all the same square, just moving the colors around! Then we will join it together and do a fun border! And… A $50 Amazon giveaway at the end! (details below).

Week one was the material list and all the info… If you need to get your materials still.. Click here for that post! You can also get all the previous posts anytime in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.


Schedule:

  • 8/14 – Materials and Information
  • 8/21 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 8/28 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 9/4 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 9/11 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 9/18 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 9/25 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 10/1 – 2 Squares – Colors as Directed
  • 10/ 9 – 1 Square – Colors as Directed and Join
  • 10/16 – Border

I designed the Festival of Fall Square originally in 2016 for a Designer Project for the Moogly 2016 Sample Afghan. I decided it would be beautiful to make 15 Squares of this design and make our own lovely afghan! Since the design is a few years old, the particular yarn I used is discontinued in some of the colors… So I decided to go with Red Heart Yarn this time around, The material list for this project is in Week 1! They are very similar to the original colors made with Lion Brand Yarn.


Estimated Size:

Yarn and tension may vary and make your personal project slightly different. I am making this project along with you so the completed project size and yardage are only an estimate.

43″ x 68″ Blocked


Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommed 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)

This week make 2 in the following color scheme.

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

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.

Below are my first 2 squares… Love them!


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

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