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2022 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Information & Material List!!!

2022 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Information & Material List!!!



Welcome to the 9th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!! 

Please join me once again over the next several weeks to make yourself a beautiful, whimsical afghan… If this is your first time, you can click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and see all of the past CAL’s. This year will be easy, simple and fun…

This year we will be doing a Mile A Minute Style Afghan.… It is designed to have a very Spring/Summer feel! You can use the exact yarn I am using, choose specific colors or do a stashbuster… Below you will find my recommendations on yarn choice!


This CAL will be a 10 week project(not including the material list or finale post). Each week I will post a section for you to complete. If you start late or miss a week, you will find all of the posts in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the website… This week I have posted the CAL info, material list and all the fun ways you can participate… So let’s check it out!


Easy to join… All you need to do is come back here each Sunday afternoon for the weekly post… If you would like to get post reminders.. You can enter your email in the Stay Connected section in the right sidebar and receive each post by email.

Another great way to join the fun is to hop over to Facebook and join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group… This group is dedicated to my CAL’s only… We post pics, help each other, and each week I post the new links in the group… For this CAL, there will be weekly prizes exclusive to the group members(details below)..

AND... There is a grand prize at the end, see the details at the bottom of the post!

**Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry Favorite!!! Click Here**


**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project! It will have flower motif’s, granny square style stitching and other various techniques.

Size:

This will be a rectangular afghan approx. 50″ x 65″ (size may vary with yarn type and personal tension)

Material List:

Yarn 3000-3500 yds total of worsted weight yarn for this project – I am using both Self Striping Yarn and Solid Yarn. Below I give my yarn suggestions.

My color choices (total amounts and actual yarn info below) – Center of Mile a Minute Motif’s- You will need at least 2 colors. I am using White, Orange, Pink and Yellow for my center. For the outer base of the motif, I chose a co-ordinating self striping yarn and the joining colors will be using the same colors as the center of the motif’s.

  • Color A – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in White 728 yds
  • Color B – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Pumpkin 364 yds
  • Color C – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Bright Yellow 364 yds
  • Color D – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Shocking Pink 364 yds
  • Color E – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Fruity Stripes 1290 yds

I chose self striping yarn so will have less ends to weave in, but you can change colors every row if you want to do a scrapbuster or specific color scheme. Makers Choice!

Hook – H

Other Items Needed – Scissors, Tape Measure, Yarn Needle


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Saturday Jan. 22nd– Material List (today)
  • Sunday Jan. 30th – Week 1
  • Sunday Feb. 6th – Week 2
  • Sunday Feb. 13th – Week 3
  • Sunday Feb. 20th – Week 4
  • Sunday Feb. 27th– Week 5
  • Sunday March 6th– Week 6
  • Sunday March 13th– Week 7
  • Sunday March 20th– Week 8
  • Sunday March 27th– Week 9
  • Sunday April 3rd – Week 10
  • Sunday April 17th Finale Post(This gives you 2 weeks to finish the project) – Grand Prize Drawing and Fan Photo Gallery

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!

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

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2022CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

I post sneak peeks on Instagram… So follow me there to see those!


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!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2022 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 links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Last Minute Gifts.. Quick and Easy Free Crochet Patterns!

Last Minute Gifts.. Quick and Easy Free Crochet Patterns!


Do you need a quick gift? I always think of someone last minute or want to add just one more little item.. I am so glad my Grandmother taught me to crochet! I end up each occasion whipping up a nice crochet item in just a few hours to give to a loved one or someone special… I thought I would share a few of my Quick and Easy Free Crochet Patterns with you so you can whip some up yourself!

When I was a child, my Grandmother(Beatrice Ryan) always included a crochet gift… A Rug(stay tuned soon for my recreation of this rug pattern), Slippers or even a blanket! I hope this holiday season you will bless someone with your creations!

Wintertide Beanie

Amazing Grace Headband

Children’s Whimsical Warmth Beanie

Whimsical Warmth Headband

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie

Wintertide Headband

Thick and Quick Bumpy Scrubby

Sweetwater Infinity Scarf

Denim Diva Boot Cuff’s

Winter Walk Headband

Enjoy all of this holiday season and make sure to share your finished projects at Beatrice Ryan Designs on Facebook

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!!

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

Amazing Grace Wrist Warmers… New Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Amazing Grace Wrist Warmers… New Free Crochet Pattern!!!


These Amazing Grace Wrist Warmers are the latest addition in my Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness… They use the same simple stitching as in all of my Amazing Grace Free Crochet Patterns. They work up so quickly and are warm and cozy along with being very versatile!

Wear them tall from your fingertips to your elbows or scrunch them from your wrist up just a bit!

Make sure to save this pattern to your Ravelry queue or favorites for quick access too… Click here!


You can find more of my Amazing Grace Patterns and my story about them in the Amazing Grace Pattern tab at the top of the page.

Supplies:

Yarn- 100 grams or approx. 425 yds. of sock weight yarn #1 fingering. I used Opal in Flower Power.

Hook- Size D

Scissors and yarn needle


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc- Single Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Fl – Front Loop
  • Dc – Double Crochet

Size:

17 Long x 4 1/4 Wide Un-stretched


Instructions:

Make 2

Ribbing:

Ch 13

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 12 sc

Row 2-36: Ch 1, turn, blsc in each st across. = 12 blsc

Joining the Ribbing:

Row 37: Ch 1, fold piece in half putting row 1 and 36 together, sc in bl of row 36 and fl of row 1 and make a sc through both at the same time, repeat across all 12 sts.

Base of Wrist Warmer:

Working in side row edges continue working. You should have ridges and you will be putting a stitch on each side of every ridge(row end), your ch 2 will be over the top of each ridge peak. (see pic)

Round 38: Ch 1, sc in 1st row to the left of the peak where you joined, *(Sc in next row, ch2 over ridge, sc in next row)*, repeat *to* around, sc in last row, ch 2 and join with sl st to beginning sc. = 19 (sc, ch2,sc)

Round 39: Sl st in ch 2sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, ,*3dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3.= 19 – 3 dc groups

Round 40: Sl st in next st(middle st of 3dc group), ch 1, *(sc, ch2,sc) in st,, sk 2 sts, (sc, ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* around, sk last 2 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 19 (sc, ch2,sc)

Rounds 41-89: Repeat rounds 39 & 40, ending with a repeat of round 39

Top Edging

Round 90: Ch 1, * sc in st, (sc, ch2,sc) in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 38 sc & 19 (sc, ch2,sc)

Finish off, weave in ends

Now make your second Amazing Wrist Warmer!!!

That’s it!!! You now have your Amazing Grace Crochet Wrist Warmer Set!!! I hope you love them and as always with the Amazing Grace Series, Pass a set along to someone suffering from Breast Cancer or any other life tragedy. If you are making them for a person with an illness, especially cancer.. You may want to use a soft acrylic sock yarn, wool tends to be a bit scratchy sometimes.


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!!

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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