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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.

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL!!! Week 7

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL!!! Week 7



Here we are… 70% done. Amazing how fast things come together in a crochet along… 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!!  and Week 6 instructions by clicking hear!! All 7 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 making strip #5, the final strip… Should be a breeze!

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 7 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 70″ x 60″ . 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 is the final strip

Let’s get the stitching started!


Week 7 Stitches

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sp – Space 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 

Colors

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



Strip #5

Using color A

Round 1: Ch 160, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook(this makes 3 dc group), *ch 1, sk 2 chs, 3dc in next ch*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 2, 3dc in same sp, ch 1, sk 2, You now will work on the opposite side of the chain, 3dc in next sp(this will be in the same sp across from another 3dc group, see pic), repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, sk 2, 3dc in same sp as beginning 3dc group, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch. = 2 ch2 sps, 104 ch1 sps & 106 3dc groups

Finish off

Round 2: Join color D in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, join to the top of beginning ch 3. = 2 ch2 sps, 108 3dc groups & 106 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 3: Join color B in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 50 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 6 ch2 sps, 114 3dc groups, & 108 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 4: Join color E in top ch2 sp, ch 3, 4dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, ch 1, 5dc in next sp, repeat *to* 52 times, ch 1, (5dc in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch1), repeat (to) 2 more times, 3dc in next sp, repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, repeat (to) once. Join to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 5dc groups, 108 3dc groups & 114 ch1 sps.

Round 5: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 1 time, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 53 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 53 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 114 – 3dc groups & 120 – ch1 sps

Round 6: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 120 – 3dc groups & 126 – ch1 sps

Round 7: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 3 times, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in next sp, **ch 1, 3dc in next sp**, repeat ** to** 53 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, 3dc in next sp, repeat **to** 54 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 126 – 3dc groups & 108 – ch1 sps

** There are no ch1 spaces on the each side of the 5dc groups or on the ends between them in this round

Finish Off

Join Color A in the center st of a middle 5dc group at either end

Round 8: Ch 1, 3sc in st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 528 sc.

Finish off.

You are now complete with all 5 strips.. Congrats!

Now you will weave all our ends in and block the strips into shape. Block using either the steam or wet method to make all strips the same size and shape. You may have noticed that your flower strips are slightly smaller. Blocking will make them the same.


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.

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.

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan CAL! Week 2

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan CAL! Week 2



Welcome Back to this years 9th Annual Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along! This is Week 2 of the 10 week Mile A Minute Afghan project… If you are just joining, it is never to late to start!

You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here! Both 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 finish strip number 1 of the Mile a Minute style afghan and start strip number 2. This week is super easy, no joining, no squares, just easy going crochet!


Also, don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites for easy access! CLICK 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!


Now for some of the Week 2 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 70″ x 60″ . 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.

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 after the flowers are joined and you will 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…

Week 1 size 66″ x 8 1/2″ Week 2 size 61″ x 4 1/4″ (this is a partial strip to be finished next week)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 1 Stitches:

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

Colors

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


Week 2 Instructions:

Continuing with strip 1(you should still have working yarn. We didn’t finish off last week. If you finished off.. Just reattached where you left off)

Round 5: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *3 dc in next sp, ch1*, repeat *to* 53 more times, 3 dc in next sp, sk 2, 5dc in next st, 3 dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, 3dc in next sp, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of he next 4 sps. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108 ch1 & 126 3dc groups ** the 5dc groups act as 3 corners on each end of the stripJoin with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108- ch1 & 126 3dc groups

Finish off

** There are no ch1 spaces on the each side of the 5dc groups or on the ends between them in this round

Join Color A in the center st of a middle 5dc group at either end

Round 6: Ch 1, 3sc in st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 528 sc.

Finish off.

Strip #1 is now complete.

Strip #2

Using color A

Round 1: Ch 160, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook(this makes 3 dc group), *ch 1, sk 2 chs, 3dc in next ch*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 2, 3dc in same sp, ch 1, sk 2, You now will work on the opposite side of the chain, 3dc in next sp(this will be in the same sp across from another 3dc group, see pic), repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, sk 2, 3dc in same sp as beginning 3dc group, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch. = 2 ch2 sps, 104 ch1 sps & 106 3dc groups

Finish off

Round 2: Join color B in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, join to the top of beginning ch 3. = 2 ch2 sps, 108 3dc groups & 106 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 3: Join color C in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 50 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 6 ch2 sps, 114 3dc groups, & 108 ch1 sps

Finish off

Round 4: Join color E in top ch2 sp, ch 3, 4dc in same sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, ch 1, 5dc in next sp, repeat *to* 52 times, ch 1, (5dc in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch1), repeat (to) 2 more times, 3dc in next sp, repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, repeat (to) once. Join to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 5dc groups, 108 3dc groups & 114 ch1 sps.

That is it for this week.. don’t finish off strip 2.. We have more work next week on this on.


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!

Are you ready to have some fun?? 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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