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2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 9!

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 9!



Here we are… 90% done. Can you believe it?? This week we will do edging… I think you will love this! I am so excited to see this come together, I hope you love it and make more than one!!!

If you are just seeing this and want to get started, You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here!  ,  Week 2 instructions by clicking here! , Week 3 instructions by clicking here!!!  Week 4 instructions by clicking here!!!Week 5 instructions by clicking here!!Week 6 instructions by clicking hear!!Week 7 by clicking here!!!  and Week 8 by clicking here!!!! All 9 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 be working on the edging!!! Yay.. It is really coming together!

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 9 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). Part of the edging is worked in rows too! It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 76″ x 48″ . 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.

This week we do a Chevron Stitch!!!

This week mine measures 47″ x 77″

Let’s get the stitching started!


Week 9 Stitches

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Colors

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



Edging Continued

Row 2: Right Side Facing, Join Color D with sl st to top righthand corner stitch, sc in same stitch, *sk st, sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts,*, repeat *to* 4 more times, sk st, sc in last st. = 207 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, sk st, *sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk st, sc in last st. = 207 sc Finish off

Rows 4-5: Turn, Join color C with sl st to last st worked, Repeat row 3, finish off.

Rows 6-7: Turn, Join color B with sl st to last st worked, Repeat row 3, finish off.

Turn work to opposite end

Rows 8-13: Right side facing, repeat rows 2-7.

Congratulations, you have completed week 9!!!


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 beatriceryan[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!

  • Weekly 1 Winner: Theresa N.
  • Weekly 2 Winner: Michelle W.
  • Weekly 3 Winner: Jaree C.
  • Weekly 4 Winner: Krissy H.
  • Weekly 5 Winner Sharon W.
  • Weekly 6 Winner: Regina F.
  • Weekly 7 Winner: Judy B.
  • Weekly 8 Winner: Deborah S.

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

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… Week 5!!!

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 5!!!



Here we are… 50% done. Amazing how fast things come together in a crochet along… If you are just seeing this and want to get started, You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here!  ,  Week 2 instructions by clicking here! , Week 3 instructions by clicking here!!!  and Week 4 instructions by clicking here!!! All 5 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 be starting Strip #4… You have made this strip as Strip #1, so it should be easy to get this done!

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 5 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 5 Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sp – Space 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 
  • Beginning Cluster – *YO, pull up loop, Yo, draw thru 2 loops*, repeat *to* 2 more times, YO draw thru 4 loops
  • Cluster – *YO, pull up loop, Yo, draw thru 2 loops*, repeat *to* 3 more times, YO draw thru 5 loops
  • RS – Right Side

Colors

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



Week 5 Instructions:

Strip #4 –

Flower Squares (making 15)

Square 1:

With color C

Round 1: Ch 2, *sc, ch 1 in 1st ch*, repeat *to* 7 more times, join to beginning sc. = 8 sc & 8 ch 1 Finish off

With color A join in any ch 1 sp

Round 2: Make a beginning cluster, ch 1, *cluster in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning cluster. = 8 clusters & 8 ch 1 Finish off

With color D, join in any ch 1 sp

Round 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), (2 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 12 3dc groups, 4 ch2 & 8 ch1 Finish off

Square 2(includes auto join) * This is easy once you get the hang of the join. There is a photo tutorial below.

**If joining this way seems to difficult.. Just sew or crochet the squares together

Repeat rounds 1 & 2

Join Color B in any ch 1 sp

Round 3: (photo tutorial below) … Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 1, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (with RS facing of both the previous square & square 2), sl st in any ch 2 sp corner of previous square, ch 1, 3dc in same sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in next ch 1 sp of prev. square, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in next ch 1 sp of previous sq, 3dc in next ch 1 sp of working sq, ch 1, sl st in ch 2 sp corner of previous square, ch 1, 3dc in same sp of working sq, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 12 3dc groups 16 ch1 & 4 sl sts

Squares 3-15

Repeat rounds 1-3 of square 2 but use color C for round 3 in square 3, ;the color B for round 3 of square 4. Continue alternating colors D, C & B for round 3 until you have all 15 squares joined in a strip

That’s it… Week 5 is now complete and we will meet back here next week for more fun crochet in Week 6!!



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!

  • Weekly 1 Winner: Theresa N.
  • Weekly 2 Winner: Michelle W.
  • Weekly 3 Winner: Jaree C.
  • Weekly 4 Winner: Krissy H.

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.

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.

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