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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!


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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

Mariposa Prairie Summer Bag Crochet Along.. Week 1!!!

Mariposa Prairie Summer Bag Crochet Along.. Week 1!!!



Are you ready for a simple, fun Crochet Along? This fun Mariposa Prairie Summer Bag will be a 3 week project… Two colors of yarn, one great bag!


This fun bag is a draw string style bag, you can open easily to put items in, and you can make 1 or 2 straps by just pulling up sections of the strap to create either strap style… Pictures below

One strap style drawn at the back of the bag
Two strap style, drawing up one strap on the left and one on the right

Here are the details:

  • Week 1 (8/8/21) Grab your yarn and crochet the bottom of the bag
  • Week 2 (8/15/21) Crochet the side of the bag
  • Week 3 (8/22/21) join the bottom to the sides, make top of bag, make strap

It is that easy, I will walk you through each week!

Base of bag – Week 1

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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

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And, don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access!


Supplies:

Yarn:

2 skeins of Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Glowing Mariposa Prairie (Color A) 198 yards each

1 Skein of Red Heart Coral or any contrasting scrap yarn (Color B) approx. 100 yards

Hook:

H Hook

Stitches:

Week 1 stitching: Ch – Chain St – Stitch Sl St – Slip Stitch Sc – Single Crochet

Size:

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

Instructions for Week 1:

Bottom of the bag ~ Using 2 strands of Color B your contrast color.

Round 1: Chain 2, 6 sc in the 1st chain, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 18 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in 1st 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 30 sc

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in 1st 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 6 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 sc

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in 1st 7 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 sc

Round 11: Ch 1, sc in 1st 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 66 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 10 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 72sc

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in 1st 11 sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to * around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 78 sc

Finish of and weave ends in.

This should measure approx. 9″ across


That’s it for week 1, Join me next Sunday for Week 2!


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


©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

Sunset Butterflies Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Sunset Butterflies Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



Sunset Butterflies Shawl is a fun, lightweight shawl that is perfect for the cool Summer evenings… This crochet pattern is easy to make and the self striping yarn make it a breeze! Best of all it is a Free Crochet Pattern, but also available as a PDF!

When I started the pattern, I didn’t realize it would turn out looking like beautiful butterflies throughout the shawl.. But once done.. I was super excited to see the colorful design turn into floating butterflies! And of course the colors reminds me of the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen! I hope you love my latest crochet pattern and can’t wait to see our projects!


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Supplies:

Yarn~ 962 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn. I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in Community Coral

Hook~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • V st – V stitch: (dc, ch1, dc) in designated stitch
  • Shell – Shell: (5 trc, ch 1, 5 trc) in designated st
  • Cl – Cluster: YO, insert into st, pull up loop, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, insert into same st, pull up loop, YO, draw through 2 loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Size:

72″ x 24″ Blocked


Instructions:

Ch 144

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. = 142 dc

Rows 2 & 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in each st across. = 142 dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, sk st, *v st in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* across to the last 3 sts, sk st, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 46 v sts

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across(all 3 sts of the v st). = 142 dc

Rows 6 – 11: Repeat rows 2 – 5, then repeat rows 2 and 3 one more time

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 142 sc

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sk 4 sts, shell in next st, sk 4 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 13 more times, sc in last st. = 14 shells & 16 sc

Row 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *(trc, ch 1, trc) in next st, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp of shell, ch 5*, repeat *to* 13 more times, (trc, ch 1, trc) in last st. = 31 trc, 30- ch1, 28 ch 5 & 14 sc

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, *sc in ch 1 sp between trc’s, shell in next sc*, repeat *to* across, sc in ch 1 sp between last 2 trc’s, sc in last st. = 14 shells & 16 sc **in this row you will have an extra trc on one end

Rows 16 – 26: Repeat rows 14 & 15, then 14 one more time.

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, *sc in ch 1 sp between trc’s, 4sc in next ch 5 sp, sc in next sc, 4 sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat *to* across, sc in ch 1 sp between last 2 trc’s, sc in last trc. = 142 sc

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, dc in each st across. = 142 dc

Rows 29 – 30: repeat rows 2-5, then rows 2 and 3 one more time.

Finish off

End Borders:

Working down the side edge of the rows, join yarn with sl st where you finished off.

Row 1: Sc 101 sts evenly across

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 4 sts. =24 ch3, 16 sc & 29 dc

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *sk next ch 3, (cl, ch2) 4 times in next ch 3 sp, cl in same sp, sk next ch 3 sp, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last st. = 8 cl shells & 29 dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 3, sk ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last st. = 29 dc, 24 ch 3sp & 16 sc

Rows 5 – 15: Repeat rows 3 and 4, then row 3 one more time

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, *dc in next 3 sts, (sl st, ch 3, sl st in next ch 2 sp) 4 times*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 4 sts. = 29 dc & 32 (sl st, ch 3, sl st)

Finish off

Turn to opposite end of shawl

Repeat rows 1 – 16

Finish off

Lightly block using either the steam method or wet method


Congratulations, you now have a Sunset Butterflies Shawl!!

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


©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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