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Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!!


Week 8 of our mystery afghan!!  I can’t believe by the end of this week we will all be 75% done with our project… Each week I am loving it more and more!!  Playing with new stitching techniques and watching it grow…

What do you think??  I hope you are all joining me on our CAL Group on Facebook… If you haven’t joined yet,,, Click Here!  You can be a member just to watch our projects grow… This group will be open for upcoming CAL project all year-long!!

This week is a two-row repeat… super easy once you see how to wrap your double crochet’s into a nice bundle… I have a upclose picture to show you what it looks like, plus a written explanation…  Are you ready to get started??

Let’s make week 8!!!


*Special Stitching Wrapped 3dc shells… You will make 3 dc in a chain space, next you will YO and insert your hook around the middle of all 3 previous dc stitch.  YO draw through to loops, YO and draw through last 2 loops…  So, to break it down… you are doing a dc around the middle of the 3 dc stitches. It sound harder than it is… Trust me!  Just make sure to make your dc fairly loose around the stitches.. Other than that… Here is how they will look!

Alright… Let’s get the party started!!

Join Color A with sl st to top right corner st of afghan.

Round 66: Ch 1, sc in same st, {sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 28 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat *to* 40 times, 3 sc in next st }, repeat {to} 1 time, 2 sc in last corner st(same as beginning sc), join with sl st to beginning sc. =128 ch3 sps, 154 sc

Round 67:  Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 2 sts, *3 dc in ch 3 sp, dc around the middle of 3 previous dc (wrapped 3dc shell), dc in next sc*, repeat *to* 39 more times, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, repeat *to* 29 times, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st}, repeat {to} 1 time. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 138 wrapped 3dc shell, 163 dc

Change to Color B, join with sl st in top right corner st, Turn

Round 68:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {sc in next 3 sts, *ch 3, sk wrapped 3dc shell, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 28 more times, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 40 times, sc in next 2 sts}, 3 sc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time. Join with sl st to beginning sc. =138 wrapped 3dc shells, 170 sc.

Round 69:  Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, {*3 dc in next ch 3 sp, make a wrapped dc shell, dc in next sc*, repeat *to* 28 more times, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 40 times, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts}, repeat {to} 1 time ending with the 3dc in the last corner. =138 wrapped 3dc shells, 178 dc.

That’s it,,, Easy-Peasy!!

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Also, we have a great giveaway from Red Heart Yarns for those of you who finish your project by April 24th, 2017!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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.

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 7!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 7!!

Crochet with Me! Winter 2017 CAL

 


Welcome to week 7, you have passed over the halfway mark… I think after this week you will really feel like this is an afghan and not just a project…  It was a long week for me.. Work was busy,,, lots of extra things to do… So, this weeks rounds are pretty quick.  I hope you love the texture of them!!

Super simple stitching… The combination of sc and trc makes a nice easy texture… Just watch your stitch count and placement of the slight bobbles that are created when you do the stitching…

We are starting with row 59, this is due to the fact that when we left off in week 5 the last row was 58…

Once again, a little change for the right side… both rows 59 & 60 will be the right side… this is setting you up to return to rounds…

Join color D to the top right in the 1st dc st.

Row 59:  Ch 3, dc in each dc and sc, and 2 dc in each ch sp across. =108 dc Finish off

Row 60:  Repeat row 59 on the bottom side, do not finish off

*Tip*  The trc will make a slight bump and will go to the Right Side of your project.

Round 61:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 53 times, trc in next st, 3 sc in 1st st of side row, repeat *to* 76 times, 2 sc in the same st (corner 3 sc all together), repeat *to* 53 times, 3 sc in next st of side row, repeat *to* 76 times, 1 more sc in same st(makes corner), join with sl st to beginning sc. = 260 trc & 268 sc. Finish off, turn.

Join color E in the middle top right corner st at the top of the afghan.

Round 62:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 108 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 154 sts, 2 sc in next corner st, sc in next 108 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 154 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc. join with sl st to beginning sc. = 536 sc  Turn

*Tip* For round 63 the slight bumps created by your trc should be offset to each side of the previous bumps in round 61.

Round 63:  Sl st in middle st of corner, ch 1, {3 sc in st, *sc in next st, trc in next st*, repeat *to* 77 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, repeat *to* 55 times, sc in next st}, repeat {to} 1 more time, join to beginning sc. = 544 sts Finish off, Turn

Join color F in the top right corner st

Round 64: Ch 1, *3 sc in  corner, sc across*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join to beginning sc with sl st. = 552 sts

Round 65: Ch 1, turn, *sc across to corner, 3 sc in corner st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =560 sts… Top and bottom are 115 sts, sides are 159 sts… 4 corners with 3sts each

That’s it,, Hopefully it goes smoothly for all of you!!

I think this may still be my favorite year so far of the winter CAL’s!!

If you haven’t joined our CAL group on Facebook yet,, Click Here!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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.

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL.. Week 5!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL.. Week 5!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Here is Week 5 Instructions!!

 

Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 5

 


This week the assignment is all about adding a little length from the squarish afghan, transitioning it to more of a rectangle…  I love adding all these stitch combinations, my home is filled with all the whimsical afghans I have created over the years!  This week, the stitch pattern is a 2 row repeat and once you get the hang of it… This section flys by!!

I hope you will love the addition, and don’t forget… I will be giving you a fill in option for the center.. So stay tuned next week for that!

Also, Next week I will be posting the information and rules on the GIVEAWAY that Red Heart is sponsoring… I love Red Heart Yarns and With Love make such great afghans!!


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If you haven’t joined our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group… You may want to,, even if it is just to see all the great progress pics… And, I will continue to have Crochet Alongs all year long.  So, you may want to be part of the fun CAL’s all year long…

Are you ready for week 5??  Let’s get stitching!!


Week 5

This weeks special stitch is a cluster~

Cl – Cluster   *Yo, insert hook in sp, draw up loop to dc height, Yo, draw thru 2 loops*, repeat *to* once more in same sp, Yo, draw thru 3 loops. Cl made

Starting on the wrong side… Join color A with sl st to the top right ch1 corner sp that is above the previous tall rounds.

Row 41:  Ch 3, dc in nex 5 sts, *ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts,  sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* 8 more times, dc in last 3 sts. = 36 dc, 27 ch3 sps & 18 sc

Row 42:  Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts, *sk next ch3 sp, (Cl,ch 3) 4 times in next ch3 sp, Cl in same sp, sk next ch 3, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 3 sts. =9 Cl groups & 36 dc

Row 43:  Ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 sts, *ch 3, sk next ch3 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch3 sp, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 3 sts. =36 dc & 26 ch3 sps

Change to color B, join with sl st in last dc worked with color A

Row 44-45:  Repeat rows 42 & 43

Change to color C, join with sl st in last dc worked with color B

Rows 46-47:  Repeat rows 42 & 43

Change to color D, join with sl st in last dc worked with color C

Rows 48 – 49: repeat rows 42 & 43

Finish off

Turn work over to opposite end of project.  For this section only, even rows will be the wrong side and odd rows will be the right side.

Rows 50 – 58:  Beginning on the wrong side, repeat rows 41 – 49

Finish off

The approximate size at the end of week 5 is 53″ x 40″

That’s it!!  Congratulations,, You have just completed week 5!!  I hope you loved this section!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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