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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 beatriceryandesigns[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.

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 2!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 2!!




Are you ready to start week 2 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL?? This week we are growing our project and learning another textural stitch… It is an easy week and works up quickly.. If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 2 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.

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!


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 was out last week and can be found in there now… 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!


Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch(This week it is the Bead 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. 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 just started an Ombre color them this week.. Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat

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.

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 2 size 36″ x 36″ … 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 2 Stitches:

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

Bead St: Dc in indicated st, *Yo, insert hook around the post of the dc just made, pull up a loop*, repeat *to* 2 more times(7 loops on hook), yo and draw through 6 of the loops on hook, yo and draw through the last 2 loops on hook. ** Each bead st will make 2 sts total… The dc is one st and the last draw through 2 will create the 2nd st. (photo tutorial below)

**The Bead St is a yarn eater.. so make sure if you are changing colors, that you have plenty of the one you choose for this round


Week 2 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 25: Turn, sl st in sp(corner), ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3dc) in same sp, {ch 1, sk 4 sts, *3dc, ch 1, sk 3 sts,*, repeat *to* 19 more times, sk 1 more st, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, sk 4 sts, repeat *to* 20 times, sk 1 more st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 88 3dc groups & 88 ch 1’s

Round 26: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 19 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 21 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, join to top of beginning ch 3. = 92 3dc groups(23 each side) & 92 ch 1’s

Round 27: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1,*3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 21 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 22 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 21 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 96 3dc groups(24 each side) & 96 ch 1’s

Round 28: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 20 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 23 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 100 3dc groups(25 each side) & 100 ch 1’s

Round 29: Turn, sl st in sp, Ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 24 times, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 22 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 104 3dc(26 each side) & 104 ch 1’s

Round 30: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 21 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 25 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 108 3dc groups(27 each side) & 108 ch 1’s

Round 31: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 1 more time, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 26 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 23 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 112 3dc groups(28 each side) & 112 ch 1’s

Round 32: Ch 1, turn, *sc across in each st and sp to the corner ch1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp*, repeat * to * around, sc across to beginning, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 – ch2 sps & 452 sc(113 sc each side)

Finish off

Turn(to rs), join in any ch2 corner sp

Round 33: Ch 3{*bead st in next st, sk st*, repeat *to* across 55 more times, bead st in next st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch2 sp(corner)}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 56 times, bead st, (dc, ch 1) in last ch 2 sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4 – (dc,ch1,dc) & 228 bead sts. (57 each side)

Round 34: Turn, sl st in ch 1sp, ch 1, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 1 sp, sc across in each st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 – ch1 sps & 472 scs

This weeks textural stitch(bead st) is so cool.. it was a bit time consuming and uses up a lot of yarn… But I loved it and hope you did too!

That’s it.. You have now completed Week 2 of our CAL! Congrats! 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! *The first weeks winner was Wendy M. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 3’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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 7!!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 7!!!

I love afghans! My home is filled with them.. Of course 5 of them are the previous Crochet with Me Mystery Afghans… This will make #6! This is a special week, not only are we over half way, but this is the Amazing Grace Week… If you don’t know about my Amazing Grace series.. It is a set of designs dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Gilb! Click here to read more and see the patterns.. These patterns all have the same stitch pattern making up the bulk of the design.. So this week we will be doing the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern..


Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 70+ project, Click Here!!

So here is the skinny on this project.. It is 12 weeks of crocheting, each weeks link is posted for safe keeping in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page…  You start with the Material List  .. Lots of great details about how the CAL works and the great Grand Prize Giveaway from our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!

See all the other fun details at the bottom of the post!!

Let’s get started…

This weeks stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

This Week’s Size:

49″ x 59″ smoothed not streatched

*This week we will be only working on the Right Side(side with texture).. No turning

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Let’s Get Started!

Round 44: Ch 1, blsc in 1st st, blsc in next st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 160 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 127 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 160 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 125 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 586 blsc **Bold text has had a correction**

Finish Off

Change to Color C in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 45: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 52 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 42 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 53 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 42 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, join with sl st to beginning sc. =194 (sc,ch2,sc) & 12 sc

Round 46: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 53 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 43 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 54 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 43 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 194 3dc groups

Finish Off

Change to Color B in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 47: Ch 1, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 54 more times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 44 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 55 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 44 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc & 202 (sc,ch2,sc)

Round 48: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 55 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 45 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 56 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 45 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 202 3dc groups

Finish off

Change to Color A in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 49: Ch 1, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 56 more times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 46 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 57 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 46 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc & 210 (sc,ch2,sc)

Round 50: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 57 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 47 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 58 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 47 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 210 3dc groups

Round 51: Ch 1, blsc in next st, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 180 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 147 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 180 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 144 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 666 blsc

Finish off

That’s it.. you are now done with week 7!!!


Make sure to join the Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook to see all the great progress pictures.. share yours,,, ask questions and have fun with us!!

Please make sure to share you project on your own Facebook Page to get the Love of Crochet spread!!

More details coming soon about the fabulous Red Heart Yarns Grand Prize Giveaway.. Stay tuned!!   

Here are the pics and links from previous weeks!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material List and Promo Information!!!  Click Here…

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!! 

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 2!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 3!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 4

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Week 5!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 6!

This shows how fast we are growing our Afghan’s!!!!!


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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 2019 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.


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