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2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan CAL! Week 2

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan CAL! Week 2



Welcome Back to this years 9th Annual Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! This is Week 2 of the 10 week Mile A Minute Afghan project… If you are just joining, it is never to late to start!

You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here! Both 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 finish strip number 1 of the Mile a Minute style afghan and start strip number 2. This week is super easy, no joining, no squares, just easy going crochet!


Also, don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites for easy access! CLICK 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!


Now for some of the Week 2 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 70″ x 60″ . 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.

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 after the flowers are joined and you will join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated.

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

Week 1 size 66″ x 8 1/2″ Week 2 size 61″ x 4 1/4″ (this is a partial strip to be finished next week)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

Week 1 Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sp – Space 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 

Colors

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


Week 2 Instructions:

Continuing with strip 1(you should still have working yarn. We didn’t finish off last week. If you finished off.. Just reattached where you left off)

Round 5: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *3 dc in next sp, ch1*, repeat *to* 53 more times, 3 dc in next sp, sk 2, 5dc in next st, 3 dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, 3dc in next sp, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of he next 4 sps. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108 ch1 & 126 3dc groups ** the 5dc groups act as 3 corners on each end of the stripJoin with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108- ch1 & 126 3dc groups

Finish off

** There are no ch1 spaces on the each side of the 5dc groups or on the ends between them in this round

Join Color A in the center st of a middle 5dc group at either end

Round 6: Ch 1, 3sc in st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 528 sc.

Finish off.

Strip #1 is now complete.

Strip #2

Using color A

Round 1: Ch 160, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook(this makes 3 dc group), *ch 1, sk 2 chs, 3dc in next ch*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 2, 3dc in same sp, ch 1, sk 2, You now will work on the opposite side of the chain, 3dc in next sp(this will be in the same sp across from another 3dc group, see pic), repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, sk 2, 3dc in same sp as beginning 3dc group, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch. = 2 ch2 sps, 104 ch1 sps & 106 3dc groups

Finish off

Round 2: Join color B in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, join to the top of beginning ch 3. = 2 ch2 sps, 108 3dc groups & 106 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 3: Join color C in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 50 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 6 ch2 sps, 114 3dc groups, & 108 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 4: Join color E in top ch2 sp, ch 3, 4dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, ch 1, 5dc in next sp, repeat *to* 52 times, ch 1, (5dc in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch1), repeat (to) 2 more times, 3dc in next sp, repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, repeat (to) once. Join to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 5dc groups, 108 3dc groups & 114 ch1 sps.

That is it for this week.. don’t finish off strip 2.. We have more work next week on this on.


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 next 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.

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.

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!


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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


©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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