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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.

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!



Welcome to the 8th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!! Please join me once again over the next several weeks and make yourself a beautiful, whimsical square 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… With yarn being a bit harder to get… And money being tight due to Covid.. I love the idea of doing a stashbuster… But I love yarn so much, I just cant resist buying some too…

So…..

This year I am making the Crochet with Me!!! Winter Mystery Afghan in 2 different color schemes.. I couldn’t decide on color choice so, Yes.. 2!!! I may even do a third.. Yikes! One will be made using self-striping yarn and the other is a stashbuster! If I do a third.. I will use an ombre colored yarn… So tempting!


Make sure to add this CAL to your Ravelry favorites for easy access.. Click Here!!!!


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.

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)

There is also a grand prize.. See the info below

**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project!


Size:

This will be a square afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ (size may vary with yarn type and personal tension)

This project will be mainly worked in the round

Material List:

Yarn ~ 3000-3500 yds total of worsted weight yarn for this project – You will need approx 400-500 yards of worsted weight yarn for the border in a complimentary color and approx 3000 yds for the base of the afghan. For best results I recommend 2+ colors, self striping or ombre yarn.

My neutral colored afghan is made using 7-8 Caron Cakes (383 yards each) in Buttercream and then for the boarder will use Red Heart Super Saver in Aran Fleck 2 skeins 260 yds each.

My amazing bright afghan is a stashbuster.. No rhyme or reason in the color layout.. Just all worsted weight yarn in acrylic or acrylic blends. My border will use one of the solid colors and need approx 400 yards for that.

If I do a third afghan, (so, me just saying if I do probably means I am…lol), the third will use a Red Heart Ombre yarn… Same yardage as the one in Caron Cake and I will choose a complementary yarn color for the border… Stay tuned!!!

Hook ~ H hook

Other supplies: Scissors, yarn needle and place marker


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Sunday Jan. 31st– Material List (today)
  • Sunday Feb. 7th – Week 1
  • Sunday Feb. 14th – Week 2
  • Sunday Feb. 21st – Week 3
  • Sunday Feb. 28th – Week 4
  • Sunday March 7th – Week 5
  • Sunday March 14th – Week 6
  • Sunday March 21st – Week 7
  • Sunday March 28th – Week 8
  • Sunday April 4th– Week 9
  • Sunday April 11th – Week 10
  • Sunday April 18th Finale Post – 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 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!

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 #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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 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 links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

Simple Squiggle Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Simple Squiggle Beanie… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



A super simple one stitch technique and self- striping yarn create this Simple Squiggle Beanie… Easy to make and fun to wear! One skein of Caron Cakes makes two beautiful beanies!!! This is a great beanie to give as a gift, you can make it in team colors, manly colors, colors for your favorite little one or your best friend… Of course, one for you too…

This fun, textural beanie has a rolled brim that happens naturally.. The pom pom is optional, and leaving it off shows off the fun swirl top!


Make sure to add this to your Ravelry queue and favorites for easy access! Click here….!

A simple one stitch pattern brings this Simple Squiggle Beanie to life with an unusual texture!

And a fun twist… The inside of the stitching looks simalar to knitting!


Materials:

Yarn ~ 190 yards of worsted weight yarn, 1 Caron Cake will make 2. I used the color Blueberry Kiwi.

Hook ~ K or hook to meet gauge

Yarn needle and scissors


Size:

20″ around un-stretched and 8 1/2″ top to bottom of rolled brim. This fits slightly snuggly. To adjust, you can add or subtract stitches and rows.


Gauge:

2″ x 2″ = 8 Fpsc x 8 rows


Stitches:

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet

Fpsc – Front Post Single Crochet

Dec – Decrease(working 2 sts into one)


Instructions:

*Tip- Try to work with slightly loose tension.

Round 1: Make 80 Fsc (leaving 12″ tail), join with sl st being careful not to twist work.

Round 2-28: Ch 1, Fpsc around each st around. You will not be joining, just continue to work around for 28 rounds( this helps not leave a seam). = 80 Fpsc in each round.

Round 29: Ch 1, Fpsc around 80 sts, join with sl st(you will now join each round), = 80 Fpsc

Round 30: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 8 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 72 Fpsc

Round 31: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 7 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 64 Fpsc

Round 32: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 6 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 56 Fpsc

Round 33: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 5 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 48 Fpsc

Round 34: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 4 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 40 Fpsc

Round 35: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 3 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 32 Fpsc

Round 36: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 2 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 24 Fpsc

Round 37: Ch 1, *Fpsc around the next 1 sts, Dec Fpsc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 16 Fpsc

Round 38: Ch 1, Dec Fpsc around, join with sl st to beginning Fpsc post. = 8 Fpsc

Finish off leaving 12 ” tail

With yarn needle, weave tail in and out of the last 8 sts of round 38 and draw closed. Secure and weave in end.

Working with beginning tail, use yarn needle to secure and finish off.

Make Pom Pom if desired and secure to top of beanie.

Congratulations, you now have a Simple Squiggle Beanie… I hope you love yours as much as I do!!!


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 2020 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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