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Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!

Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!



Well, this is it.. Week 10 and the final instructions of this years Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… I have had so much fun making my project in 2 color schemes and I love all of your color choices too!

So.. This week is just one quick round, then blocking… See below for the rules to enter the Grand Prize Givaway too!

This was a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post(Fan Gallery and Grand Prize Winner Announcement)… If you are interested in making this CAL, each weekly post will remain in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! For those of you who made this with me… Make sure to show off your pic on the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group .

These are style A border in the self stripping neutral color scheme… I loved the way this double thick border turned out!

These are the style B border in the scrapbusting color theme… I love this one so much too!


For Easy access, make sure to add this to your Ravelry favs and queue!… Click Here!!!


Now for some of the details:

This year the project is worked in the round, turning over each round(unless indicated differently). It is a Square Afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ (both of mine turned out slightly larger). 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.


Tips:

Style A uses an I Hook, Style B uses your H Hook

You will continue to use your contrasting color for the border

Week 10 size – Style A double thick border after blocking 69″ x 69″, Style B whimsical border after blocking 72″ x 72″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different..


Week 10 Stitches:

Style A – Sl St – Slip Stitch St – Stitch

Style B

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch Sk – Skip   Sl St – Slip Stitch   

Sp – Space   Sc–Single Crochet  


Week 10 Border Instructions: Continue with Style A or B

Style A is a Double Sided Border, one side worked on the wrong side and one worked on the right side then joined at the top edge. This is a double thick boarder much like the satin blanket binding you would sew on both sides of a blanket edging found on baby blankets or quilts. It is a great technique and many people use this when they have a lot of tails left on the ends.. You dont have to weave those ends in when using this technique

Now the style A border will enclose both sides or the work you did in week 8 and 9. Any tails can be enclosed with in this double thick edging, no need to weave them in.

Style B is a whimsical style, much like any other of my edging designs on past afghans.


Week 10 Style A Instructions:

*This week you will be stitching the two sides together at the top

Joining Round

Holding both sides together and working into the top of round 5(front side of border) and 8(back side of border), Join yarn in any corner sts(front and back border) with a sl st through both sets of stitches, lining up your sides together, sl st the sides together all the way around your afghan to enclose the two sides in the top of both sides of the boarders.

Finish off

Block your afghan either with the wet method or steam method to shape it and lock it into shape!

Congratulations!!! You are now done if you did style A border!!!!!


Week 10 Style B Instructions:

Round 7: Do not turn, Ch 1, *sc in st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc*, repeat *to* 24 more times, {sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc, repeat *to* 25 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 104 (sc,ch3,sc), 216 ch 3, 104 sl st, 216 sc

Finish off

Block your afghan either with the wet method or steam method to shape it and lock it into shape!

Congratulations!!! If you made style B you are now all done!!!


Now for the Grand Prize information….

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 Monday April 26th 2021. The original date was April 18th… Due to delays, I have given more time to complete your project .

To be eligible, you must email a picture showing your project completed through week 10 and permission to use your photo on beatriceryandesigns.com by Sunday April 25th, 2021 at 11:59pm PST To: [email protected] Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Dont forget to continue to share your progress photos in our Facebook group if you are behind or start at a later date… I love to see them!


Thank you everyone for participating!!! I have had so much fun this year with all of you!


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

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!



Are you ready to start Week 5 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 50% done…. Isn’t that amazing? … I love it at this point, while working on it, I actually can use it as an afghan to keep warm! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 5 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page including the material/info post, you can catch up at any time and the pattern will remain there permanently.

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!


Week 5 in Stashbuster Color Scheme

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 can also be found in there… 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!


Week 5 In Self-Striping Neutral

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch… This week it is the X 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(unless indicated differently). 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 and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

This is my Week 2, Im working on Week 3 now!

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 using a slip stitch.

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 5 size 52″ x 52″ … 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

** This week you will do some rounds and not turn**


Week 5 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   Sc – Single Crochet   Dc – Double Crochet  Fptrc – Front Post Treble Crochet Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet

X-St(worked over 3 sts) – Sk next 2 sts, dc in next st(3rd), ch 1, dc in 1st sk st.



Week 5 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 47: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, {(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 8 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (2dc,ch1,2dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, rpeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 96-(2dc,ch1,2dc) & 64 dc, 96 fpdc

Round 48: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, {(dc,ch1,dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 10 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1,dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 92-(2dc,ch1,2dc), 80 dc, 96 fpdc & 4-(dc,ch 1,dc) corners

Round 49: *Do not turn*, Ch 1, sc in 1st 5 sts, {(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st(this is the fpdc of previous round), *ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk 2, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next 11 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next corner ch 1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st, repeat *to* 23 times, sc in last 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 180 sc, 184 ch2 sps, 4-(sc,ch2,sc) & 96 hdc

Round 50: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp and (sc,ch2,sc) in each corner ch2 sp*, repeat this stitch process around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 652 sc (163 each side) & 4- (sc,ch2,sc)

Finish off, turn(to RS), Join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp

Round 51: Ch 4(Counts as dc + ch1), dc in same sp, *X st over next 3 sts(see photo tutorial in st section)*, repeat *to* 54 more times, {(dc,ch1,dc,ch 1,dc) in next corner ch 2 sp, repeat *to* 55 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1) in last corner sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. = 220 X sts, & 4 (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc)

Congrats!!!! You are now 50% done!! I am so excited with mine and love working this up! I hope you do too!


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!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 3 winner: Melissa S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 4 winner: Joan P. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’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 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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