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Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 1!!

Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 1!!



Are you ready for a Fall Afghan? This years Festival of Fall Afghan CAL is a 10 week project and is made up of the Festival of Fall 12″ square I designed a few years ago! It is easy and whimsical and once we are done you will have a life long treasure!

This project consists of 15 Festival of Fall Squares in different color combinations. Then we will join it together and do a fun border! And… A $50 Amazon giveaway at the end! (details below).


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 and below you will see what my color choices are… They are very similar to the original colors made with Lion Brand Yarn pictured below.


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

Supplies:

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)

Hook:

I Hook


Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next Saturday to start the afghan… If you would like to review the pattern, Click Here for the link!

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!

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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!!

Elena


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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!



Are you ready to start Week 5 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 50% done…. Isn’t that amazing? … I love it at this point, while working on it, I actually can use it as an afghan to keep warm! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 5 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page including the material/info post, you can catch up at any time and the pattern will remain there permanently.

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!


Week 5 in Stashbuster Color Scheme

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!


Week 5 In Self-Striping Neutral

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch… This week it is the X Stitch, This is great for learning new stitches and making your afghan whimsical… The main base is a Granny Stitch… So easy!

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. I am making 3, Caron Cake Self- Striping, a Stashbuster… And I and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

This is my Week 2, Im working on Week 3 now!

Let’s get the stitching started!


Tips:

If using self striping yarn, it will change sometimes in the middle of the row… This is ok

If changing colors,(not using self striping or ombre’) The instructions don’t say to when to change color due to the use of self-striping/ombre being used, but you will change every row and join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated using a slip stitch.

Work your ends in with a yarn needle as you go…This makes it much easier in the end…

WS vs RS Odd rows are the right side(RS) and Even rows are the wrong side(WS)

Week 5 size 52″ x 52″ … 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

** This week you will do some rounds and not turn**


Week 5 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   Sc – Single Crochet   Dc – Double Crochet  Fptrc – Front Post Treble Crochet Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

X-St(worked over 3 sts) – Sk next 2 sts, dc in next st(3rd), ch 1, dc in 1st sk st.



Week 5 Instructions:

*Instructions are written for use of Self-Striping or Ombre yarn. If using other yarn, 2+ colors are recommended and you will change the color every round.

Round 47: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, {(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 8 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (2dc,ch1,2dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, rpeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 96-(2dc,ch1,2dc) & 64 dc, 96 fpdc

Round 48: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, {(dc,ch1,dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 10 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1,dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 92-(2dc,ch1,2dc), 80 dc, 96 fpdc & 4-(dc,ch 1,dc) corners

Round 49: *Do not turn*, Ch 1, sc in 1st 5 sts, {(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st(this is the fpdc of previous round), *ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk 2, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next 11 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next corner ch 1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st, repeat *to* 23 times, sc in last 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 180 sc, 184 ch2 sps, 4-(sc,ch2,sc) & 96 hdc

Round 50: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp and (sc,ch2,sc) in each corner ch2 sp*, repeat this stitch process around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 652 sc (163 each side) & 4- (sc,ch2,sc)

Finish off, turn(to RS), Join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp

Round 51: Ch 4(Counts as dc + ch1), dc in same sp, *X st over next 3 sts(see photo tutorial in st section)*, repeat *to* 54 more times, {(dc,ch1,dc,ch 1,dc) in next corner ch 2 sp, repeat *to* 55 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1) in last corner sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. = 220 X sts, & 4 (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc)

Congrats!!!! You are now 50% done!! I am so excited with mine and love working this up! I hope you do too!


I can’t wait to see all of your color choices! See you back here next week for the next set of instructions!


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!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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

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