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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 6!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 6!!!



Are you ready to start Week 6 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 60% 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 6- Stashbuster color style!

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 6-Self Striping Neutral color theme~!

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…

Week 2 in Ombre… Catching up!

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 6 size 56″ x 56″ … 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 6 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   

Sc – Single Crochet   Dc – Double Crochet  




Week 6 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 52: Ch 1, turn, *(sc,ch2,sc) in st(this is the middle dc of the corner), sc in each ch1 sp & dc across to next corner, *repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 – (sc,ch2,sc) and 676 sc(169 each side not including (sc,ch2,sc))

Round 53: Turn, sl st in first 4 sts, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 40 more times, {sk 3 sts, ( 3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 42 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sk 3 sts, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-(3dc, ch 1, 3dc), 172 ch 1 & 168 3dc groups.

Round 54: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, {ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 42 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next corner, repeat *to* 42 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-(3dc, ch 1, 3dc), 172 3dc groups & 176 ch 1 sps.

Round 55: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 41 more times, {(3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to*44 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 180 ch 1 sps, 176 – 3dc groups, & 4(3dc,ch1,3dc)

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!!
  • Week 5 winner: Sue D. – 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 CAL… Week 3!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter CAL… Week 3!



Are you ready to start Week 3 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 3 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!

Week 3 Stashbuster Theme



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 3 Self Striping Neutral Theme

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch(This week it is the beginning of a fun shell design), 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 and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

Here is the picture of the ombre at week 2

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 3 size 43″ x 43″ … 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 3 Stitches:

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


Week 3 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 35: Turn, sl st in 1st 4 sts(if changing colors, just join in 4th st), ch 3, 2 dc in same st(this is where you did the 4th sl st), *ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 27 more times, sk 2 sts(yes 2), ch 1, {(3dc, ch1, 3 dc), in corner ch 2 sp, repeat *to* 29 times, ch 1, sk 2sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 124 3dc groups & 124 ch1 sps

Round 36: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1,{*3 dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 29 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc), in next sp, ch 1}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 29 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 128 3dc groups & 128 ch 1 sps

Round 37: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 28 more times, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 31 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 132 3dc groups & 132 ch1 spcs

Round 38: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 31 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 30 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 136 3dc groups & 136 ch1 sps

Round 39: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 29 more times, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 33 times], repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 140 3dc groups & 140 ch1 sps

Round 40: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st and ch sp across to the corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around to beginning sc, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 564(141 each side) & 4 ch 2 sps

Finish off

Turn to the RS and join with sl st to any corner ch 2 sp.

Round 41: Ch 1, {(sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next st}, repeat {to} 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4- ch2 sps, 92- ch5 sps & 112 sc

Round 42: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, {*7 sc in ch 5 sp, sc in next sc*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 3 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 23 times, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 764 sc(191 each side) & 4- ch 2 sps

This weeks textural stitch a the end of the week is building on what we will do next week.. I can’t wait for you to see it!!!

That’s it.. You have now completed Week 3 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!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – 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.

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!



2020 Crochet with Me, Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 12!! The final stitching week! It has been so much fun stitching this afghan with all of you, I hope you enjoyed it too… With the crazy pandemic year, this has seemed to help get me through the Shelter-In Place and I hope it has helped you too… I love this years afghan so much.. Each year I say that lol. As you finish up this last week, I hope it will bring you joy and peace… And when we look back next year when we start the 8th Annual Project… We will see a whole new future! And stay tuned soon for this pattern to be available as a PDF in full!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! And don’t worry, this project will stay posted in case you want to start it anytime!

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

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 May 31st 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 29th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. I previously had the Grand Prize entry to be due by May 22nd, but since that is Memorial day weekend, I bumped it out another week. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group! This upcoming Monday will be the last Monday Treasure Hunt.


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Picot ~ Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

*This week we will be once again working on side edging using one of my favorite stitches… Moss Stitch and the Picot stitch… Super easy and quick! We will be finishing both edges

We will be starting with working around the end of edging rows… I have some pics to follow to help with placement.

With Right side facing, join color F with a sl st in the last stitch of color F picot row(see pic below) where the Picot is closest to the edge.

Row 156: Ch 1, working in the end of border rows, work 1 sc in each color F, A, B, C & D(5sc total), in last color end of row(color E) work 3 picot sts and 1 more sc in same st(this finishes the corner), *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across to the last st, (sc, 3 picot sts) in the last st, turn to work on the end of row border, 1 sc in each of the next 5 colors D, C, B, A, F, sl st in the next st and finish off. = 2- 3picot groups, 121 sc & 104 ch 1 sps.

Turn to work on the opposite boarder with right side facing.

Join Color F in the side row edge in color F(see pic)

Row 157: Repeat row 156 ending with a sl st in the base of the last picot from the row, similar to how you joined in row 156.

Just block the project into shape and you are all set!!!

Below are pics of the 2 different final corners.

That’s it!!! You now have completed your 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter Afghan!!! I can’t wait to see all of your projects!!



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

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