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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Week 5

Wow… Amazing!  Week 5 already and our Afghans are really taking shape!!  This has been a wonderful week,,,  I am celebrating my 1 year blogversary,,, Released a New Free Crochet Pattern~Winter’s Twist Headband and Having a great time with our CAL!!!  Thanks so much for joining me here and  Loving Crochet!!!

week 5

So here we go… Week 5 CAL Afghan Pattern…

*Tip~ You will want to make sure that you have the same number of stitches Top/Bottom and Right/Left.

*Tip~ You will continue working your afghan turning the work after each row.

*Tip~ For Row 16 it will be very important that each side of your afghan has an “even” amount of stitches between the corner spaces… This with be necessary for week 6 to turn out correctly!!

*Puff Stitch~ YO, insert hook in stitch, pull up loop, *YO, Insert hook in same stitch, Pull up loop*, Repeat 2 more times, Yo and draw yarn through all 9 loops. You will be Sc in the next stitch to lock in the Puff Stitch.

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Row 12:     With Right Side facing, Join your neutral yarn with Sl St to any corner space.  Ch 3(Counts as Dc), 2 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc all in the same corner space. *Dc in the  next stitch and each stitch across to the next corner space, 3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc in corner space*. Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. finish off.

Row 13:     Turn, With Wrong Side Facing, Join contrasting color with Sl St to any corner, Sc in next 2 stitches (Not in corner), [*Puff St, Sc 3*, Repeat * * across to corner, 5 Sc in corner space, Sc in next 2 stitches], Repeat [  ] around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off.  Make sure you have the same number of Puff Stitches Top/Bottom & Right/Left.

Row 14:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with new color in any stitch.  Ch 3, Dc across to corner stitch (Middle stitch of 5 corner Sc), *Dc,Ch 2, Dc all in the corner stitch, Dc across to next corner*, Repeat * * around to beginning Ch 3. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.

Row 15:    Repeat Row 13

Row 16:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with neutral color to any stitch.  Ch 3  *Dc across to Corner Stitch (3rd Sc of 5 corner Sc), Skip Corner Stitch, Ch 2, Dc in next St*, Repeat * * around. Join to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.  **Make sure each side of your afghan has even amounts of Dc… See Tips**

Congratulations… Another Week done and your afghan is looking wonderful!!

week 5 corner

Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

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Weekend WIP’s… What’s on your hook today??… Let’s Chat!

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I love to hear from you!!  What did you make this weekend??  I worked on the CAL and a Sunburst Granny Afghan…

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long…Week 4

Week 4 Crochet-A-Long Afghan Free Crochet Pattern Design is now out!!!  I am loving it so far… This week is a simple 5 row Granny Stripe!  This ties it all together with the beginning Granny Squares!  It is really starting to grow!!!  Make sure you Post to FACEBOOK “Show and Tell” on Friday evenings!!!  Lots of fun and Great Projects!  And,,, Check out our PINTEREST page too!!

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Ok… So with out anymore delay… Here is your Week 4 Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Free Afghan Crochet Pattern!

*Tip~ You will want the same number of 3Dc Clusters on Top/Bottom and Right/Left. Make sure you double-check this before you move to the next row.

*Tip~For the Granny Strip section you will be turning after each row and no longer working in the round.

Row 7:    With non-neutral color – Join with Sl St to Second Stitch from corner (see photo below), Chain 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout) and  2 DC in same stitch,* Sk 2 stitches, 3 Dc in next stitch(3Dc Cluster)*, Repeat ** across, until you reach the last 2 stitches from the next corner(you may be short a stitch and end up with only 1 stitch before the center stitch of the corner. In this case just skip the 1 stitch), 3 Dc in center stitch of the corner, Ch 2, 3 Dc in same stitch(Corner Cluster made), Sk 2 stitches. Repeat 3Dc Clusters, Sk 2 stitches and Corner Cluster, Sk 2 stitches, around. Join to beginning Ch 3 with Sl St. Finish off.

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Row 8-11:    Change to next color, Turn work over and Join with Sl St between any two 3Dc clusters. Ch 3 and  2 Dc in same space,* 3 Dc Cluster in next space*, Repeat * *across to corner, 3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in chain 2 space of previous row. Continue around with 3Dc Clusters in spaces and  3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in each corner. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off.

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Week 4 Progress Picture…..

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Great work… You are now ready for week 5!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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