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Summer Squiggles Dishcloth… Week 2 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!

Summer Squiggles Dishcloth… Week 2 Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along!



Summer Squiggles Dishcloth is a fun, textured dishcloth using surface crochet to add a pop of color and texture. Don’t worry.. Surface Crochet is easy… there is a photo tutorial to help! Also, the base of the dishcloth pattern can be made as an alternative pattern… So basically this week you get 2 patterns! Read more below about the Crochet Along and the Fall Gift Giving CAL Week 1 crochet pattern!


Week 2 is bright and cheery and can be made in any color combination. The instructions for this pattern and Week 1(Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth) can always be found in the Free Pattern Tab or Crochet With Me(the CAL Tab) at the top of the page.

Make sure to add this to your Ravelry Favorites/queue for easy access too!.. Click here to head to Ravlery!!!


Week 1(of 12 weeks) was the Waffle Stitch Textured Dishcloth… Click here to make that free crochet pattern!


For information about how the CAL(Crochet Along) works, Click here for the information post and how you could win one of 12 prizes!


Week 1 winner Kathy K. won this adorable prize by participating in the CAL Game on Saturday in the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Group, make sure you join our group for the CAL support and fun!


Now, on to week 2 – Summer Squiggles Dishcloth

Materials

120 yards Main Color (Color A) – I used Sugar and Cream in Hot Orange and 20 yards to surface stitch(Color B) – I used Sugar and Cream in White.

G Hook

Stitches

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

Size

9 1/2″ x 10″

Instructions

With Color A, ch 35

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each across. = 32 dc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 32 sc

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in each st across. = 32 dc

Rows 4-21: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in 1st st, sc in next 30 sts, 3 sc in last st, evenly sc 30 down the row ends, 3 sc in 1st st of bottom (row 1), sc in next 30 sts, 3 sc in last st of bottom row, evenly sc 30 up the row ends, join with sl st to 1 sc. = 132 sc

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 32 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 32 sts, 3 sc in last st. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 140 sc

Mark this side as the right side and finish off.

This is your base dishcloth. You can make them just like this for one style.. Or add the surface crochet for a fun finish!

Now on to the Surface Crochet!

It may look or feel a bit complicated at first… But it is just slip stitching around the posts of the DC rows and up the sides to turn. Follow the pictures below too for help!

With Color B, join your yarn in the yarn of the side row next to the first dc on the right bottom row, loosely sl st around each dc post across – See the photo tutorial below.

*I found it easiest to keep the dishcloth flat on my lap while doing the sl stitching

Now we are going to turn the corner, join to the end of the row and slip st 3 sts up to the next row of dc’s. See the photo tutorial below, dont worry if your 3 side stitches you use are slightly different strands than mine.(#2 in the tutorial shows the 3 different strands I sl st in…) Next, turn your work around so you can work in the next dc row(turn it upside down, not to the wrong side)

Now you will slip st around each dc post in this row and keep turning the corner and working each row of dc until you finish the last row. Join with a sl st at the end and finish off. Basically you are zig zagging your way up the dishcloth on the dc rows…

That’s it… You now have your Summer Squiggles Dishcloth and you have the opportunity to have 3 different dishcloths to give as gifts or keep for your self(Waffle Stitch Dishcloth, The base of this dishcloth and the Summer Squiggles Dishcloth)!

I hope you are loving this CAL and all of the dishcloths…. Don’t forget to fill out the Stay Connected in the Right Sidebar to get all my posts by email!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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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 link

Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along… 12 Weeks of Dishcloths!!!!

Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along… 12 Weeks of Dishcloths!!!!



Are you ready for a super fun Fall Gift Giving Crochet Along? This fall I am presenting a 12 week crochet along that will give you the easy, fun dishcloth patterns that can be used for gift giving, donations or best of all for yourself! See below all the details and follow along right here each Sunday for the weekly pattern!

Details:

Each Sunday, starting later today, I will post a fun, easy dishcloth pattern for you to make. I will be recommending which yarn to use for each pattern. By the end of this CAL you will have 12 different dishcloths to keep or give as gifts! This is just in time for the holiday season and ends right before Thanksgiving. Make as many as you want, in as many color choices that you like!

Do you want your dishcloth pattern in a PDF to print?

Shortly after Thanksgiving, all 12 patterns will be available in one PDF so you can print them out or keep them all in one file. The PDF will be $5.99, and I will post all the information here in early December for that 12 pattern PDF.

How to join this CAL.. It is so easy!!!!

  • You can just come right here to the Beatrice Ryan Designs website each Sunday afternoon and the new pattern will be posted
  • In the right sidebar here on the website you can subscribe to all my pattern posts as they releases by filling out the “STAY CONNECTED” section. The information/link will be delivered to your email.
  • Head to the top of the page to Crochet with Me and find all the crochet along pattern links past and new.
  • The patterns are individually kept in the Free Pattern tab at the top too.
  • Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Facebook Page that is solely for all of my CAL’s. We have so much fun there. The links are provided each week and we all join in to share our pictures and help with questions.

Prizes:

If you have participated in any of my CAL’s, you know I always do giveaways… This Fall CAL won’t disappoint…

  • Grand Prize – Thanksgiving Weekend I will post fan pictures that are entered to me by email of the finished dishcloths… One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Here are the rules… By Friday November 25th, 2022 11:59pm PST US you will email me a picture of your finished CAL dishcloths (6 of the patterns minimum) to [email protected] One entry per person. Each entry will be numbered and I will use a Random Number Generator to draw the winner on Sunday November 27th 2022 and post the Fan Gallery and winner that afternoon.
  • Weekly Prizes – This will vary and be open only to fans in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group. We will randomly have fun games to enter for gift cards, yarn prizes and various other giveaway items.

Stay tuned later today (Sunday September 4th) to start the first pattern! I will be using all cotton yarns… So, grab your yarn and hooks and get ready for this Fall’s Gift Giving Dishcloth Cloth CAL!!!

Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! Week 8

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! Week 8



Here we are… 80% done. Amazing how fast things come together in a crochet along… This week we are doing the Join and the first row of the total edging!!

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!!  and Week 7 by clicking here!!! All 8 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 Joining the Strips and Starting 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 8 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). 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 mine measures 46″ x 71″

Let’s get the stitching started!


Week 7 Stitches

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

Colors

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



Joining

You should have 2 flower strips and 3 non flower strips(2 same color and 1 slightly different in the center). You will lay them out as follows:

  • Non Flower Strip(1 of 2 matching)
  • Flower Strip
  • Non Flower Strip(the one that has a different center color scheme)
  • Flower Strip
  • Non Flower Strip(2nd of 2 matching)

You will be working in the Back Loops Only for joining

Taking the first 2 strips, line up the side edges, Join color A with sl st to the top corner of the strip that is non flower(see pics), ch 1, sl st in bl of adjacent corner st(floral strip), ch 1, *Sl st in next bl of non floral strip, ch 1, sl st in adjacent bl st of floral st*, repeat *to* working down the strips, sl st in bl of one strip, ch 1, then sl st in adjacent bl in other strip, ch 1 until you finish in the bottom corners. Finish off

If you prefer to sc or sew the strips together that is the makers choice

Repeat the joining technique for all 5 strips.

Edging

With the RS of the project facing you, Join color A to the top with a sl st to the righthand corner.

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {sc in next 18 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, sc in top of joining row, sc in next 18 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 18 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 225 sts}, 3 sc in next st(bottom corner), repeat {to} once, join to beginning sc. Finish off. = 860 sc

That is it for this week! Congrats you project is joined and you have started the edging!!!


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.
  • Weekly 5 Winner Sharon W.
  • Weekly 6 Winner: Regina F.
  • Weekly 7 Winner: Judy B.

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.

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