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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!



Welcome to the 8th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!! Please join me once again over the next several weeks and make yourself a beautiful, whimsical square afghan… If this is your first time, you can click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and see all of the past CAL’s. This year will be easy, simple and fun… With yarn being a bit harder to get… And money being tight due to Covid.. I love the idea of doing a stashbuster… But I love yarn so much, I just cant resist buying some too…

So…..

This year I am making the Crochet with Me!!! Winter Mystery Afghan in 2 different color schemes.. I couldn’t decide on color choice so, Yes.. 2!!! I may even do a third.. Yikes! One will be made using self-striping yarn and the other is a stashbuster! If I do a third.. I will use an ombre colored yarn… So tempting!


Make sure to add this CAL to your Ravelry favorites for easy access.. Click Here!!!!


This CAL will be a 10 week project(not including the material list or finale post). Each week I will post a section for you to complete. If you start late or miss a week, you will find all of the posts in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the website… This week I have posted the CAL info, material list and all the fun ways you can participate… So let’s check it out!

Easy to join… All you need to do is come back here each Sunday afternoon for the weekly post… If you would like to get post reminders.. You can enter your email in the Stay Connected section in the right sidebar.

Another great way to join the fun is to hop over to Facebook and join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group… This group is dedicated to my CAL’s only… We post pics, help each other, and each week I post the new links in the group… For this CAL, there will be weekly prizes exclusive to the group members(details below)

There is also a grand prize.. See the info below

**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project!


Size:

This will be a square afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ (size may vary with yarn type and personal tension)

This project will be mainly worked in the round

Material List:

Yarn ~ 3000-3500 yds total of worsted weight yarn for this project – You will need approx 400-500 yards of worsted weight yarn for the border in a complimentary color and approx 3000 yds for the base of the afghan. For best results I recommend 2+ colors, self striping or ombre yarn.

My neutral colored afghan is made using 7-8 Caron Cakes (383 yards each) in Buttercream and then for the boarder will use Red Heart Super Saver in Aran Fleck 2 skeins 260 yds each.

My amazing bright afghan is a stashbuster.. No rhyme or reason in the color layout.. Just all worsted weight yarn in acrylic or acrylic blends. My border will use one of the solid colors and need approx 400 yards for that.

If I do a third afghan, (so, me just saying if I do probably means I am…lol), the third will use a Red Heart Ombre yarn… Same yardage as the one in Caron Cake and I will choose a complementary yarn color for the border… Stay tuned!!!

Hook ~ H hook

Other supplies: Scissors, yarn needle and place marker


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Sunday Jan. 31st– Material List (today)
  • Sunday Feb. 7th – Week 1
  • Sunday Feb. 14th – Week 2
  • Sunday Feb. 21st – Week 3
  • Sunday Feb. 28th – Week 4
  • Sunday March 7th – Week 5
  • Sunday March 14th – Week 6
  • Sunday March 21st – Week 7
  • Sunday March 28th – Week 8
  • Sunday April 4th– Week 9
  • Sunday April 11th – Week 10
  • Sunday April 18th Finale Post – Grand Prize Drawing and Fan Photo Gallery

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!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the first set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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!

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

Princess in Pink Baby Blanket

Princess in Pink Baby Blanket



This sweet baby blanket is easy and fun to make… Free here on the site, and PDF available for $3 on Ravelry… Click here to purchase the PDF and/or to add this to your Ravelry Favorites!!!

The fun edging looks the the top of a crown… just right for your precious prince or princess!!


Supplies:

Worsted Weight Yarn- C-White, B-Light Pink, A-Bright Pink

400 Yards each color

Hook – I

Stitch markers

Yarn needle

Size:

32” x 36” Blocked

Stitches:

St – Stitch

Sk – Skip

Ch – Chain

Dec – Decrease

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Bl – Back Loop

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Bldc – Back Loop Double Crochet

Picot – Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

*Tip – Using a stitch marker every 25 chains will help keep the beginning count much easier.

Using Color A – Ch 191

Row 1:  Turn, dec  blsc over the 2nd and 3rd chains from hook, blsc in next 8 chs, {3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 9 chs, sk 2 chs, blsc in next 9 chs}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 8 chs, dec blsc over last 2 chs. = 189 blsc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, {3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over last 2 sts. = 189 blsc

Rows 3-10: Repeat row 2

Row 11:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, sk next st, bldc in next 8 sts, {3 bldc in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st}, repeat {to} 7 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk 1 st, bldc in last st. = 157 bldc & 32 ch 1’s

Rows 12-21: repeat row 2, finish off

Join color B where you left off

Rows 22-31: Repeat row 2

Row 32: Repeat row 11

Rows 33-42: Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color C where you left off

Rows 43-52: Repeat row 2

Row 53:  Repeat row 11

Rows 54-63:  Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color B where you left off

Rows 64-73: Repeat row 2

Row 74:  Repeat row 11

Rows 75-84:  Repeat row 2, finish off

Join color A where you left off

Rows 85-94:  Repeat row 2

Row 95:  Repeat row 11

Rows 96-105:  Repeat row 2

Row 106:  Ch 1, turn, dec sc, sc in next 8 sts, *3 picots in next st, sc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 7 more times, 3 picots in next st, sc in next 8 sts, dec sc. = 9- 3 picots groups & 162 sc

Finish off

Turn project to opposite end, working on the beginning row chains. 

Row 107:  Ch 1, {3 picots in st, sc in next 9 sts, sk 1 st, sc in next 9 sts}, repeat {to} 8 more times, 3 picots in last st. = 10-3 picot groups & 162 sc.

Finish off

Weave ends in

Block project into shape. 

Congratulations, you now have a Princess in Pink Baby Blanket (notice the cute little crowns the picot border makes!)


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 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 link

Crazy Daze Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Crazy Daze Bag… Free Crochet Pattern!!



Crazy Daze Bag is a simple, fun pattern to work up! Using two colors, this bag is fashionable, functional and fabulous… Great to use as your everyday bag, beach bag, market bag or project bag! It is always a free pattern and will also be part of an upcoming Crochet Along!

Make sure to add this to our Ravelry favorites too for easy access!… Click Here!


Materials:

Yarn ~ 200 yards each of 2 colors(you can also make this a scrapbuster and use multi colors). I used Red Heart with Love in (A) Hot Pink and (B) White

Hook ~ I


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Bl – Back loop
  • Fl – Front loop
  • Dec – Decrease
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Size:

Bottom width 16″, Top width 13″, Height 11″ all un-stretched measurements


Instructions:

Bottom~

Using Color A, ch 9

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 8 sc

Row 2-40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 8 sc

Base~

*This is your right side of the project and you now will work in the round

Round 41: 2 blsc in same st as last st in row 40(makes 1st corner), blsc 37 sts evenly down side of rows, 3 blsc in last st of row 1(2nd corner), blsc in next 6 sts, 3 blsc in last st of row 1(3rd corner), blsc 37 sts evenly up side of rows, 3 blsc in 1st st of row 40(4th corner), join with sl st in next st. = 98 blsc

Round 42: Ch 1, turn flsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning flsc. – 98 flsc

Round 43: Ch 1, turn, blsc in each st around join with sl st to beginning blsc. = 98 blsc

Round 44 – 45: Repeat rows 42 & 43

Round 46: Ch 1(do not turn), (sc,ch1,sc) in st, *sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* around, sk last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

*Tip- You will carry your yarn and not finish off

Drop Color A and Pick up Color B

Round 47: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

Drop Color B and Pick up color A

Round 48: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =50 (sc,ch1,sc)

Rounds 49 – 57: Repeat rounds 47 & 48 dropping/picking up your colors as indicated

Drop Color B and Pick up Color A

Round 58: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, dec sc over the next 2 sc’s two times, repeat *to* 21 times, dec sc’s over the next 2 sc’s two times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc) & 4 dec sc’s

Drop Color A and Pick up Color B

Round 59: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, dec sc over the next 2 sc’s, repeat *to* 21 times, dec sc’s over the next 2 sc’s, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc) & 2 dec sc’s

Drop Color B and Pick up Color A

Round 60: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *(sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 20 more times, sk sc(where your dec sc was), repeat *to* 21 times, sk sc(where your dec sc was), join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42(sc,ch1,sc)

Rounds 61-74(alternating your colors): Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 1,*(sc,ch1,sc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =42 (sc,ch1,sc)

Finish of and weave ends in

Now you will only work with color A

Round 75: Ch 1, sc in each sc and sk each ch 1 around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 84 sc

Round 76: Ch 1, *sc in 10 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 77 sc

Round 77: Ch 1, *sc in 9 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 70 sc

Beginning handle Round

Round 78: Ch 1, sc in 1st 11 sts, ch 40, sk next 11 sts, sc in next 24 sts, ch 40, sk next 11 sts, sc in last 13 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 sc & 2-ch 40’s

Round 79: Ch 1, sc in 1st 11 sts, sc in each of the next 40 ch’s, sc in next 24 sts, sc in each of the next 40 ch’s, sc in last 13 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc

Rounds 80-83: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc

Finish off

Handles – Working on 1 at a time

Join yarn with sl st to the beginning ch sp of the ch 4(bottom of the handle row), fold top of handle down to match up to bottom of handle and sl st each sc of round 83 to the matching ch sp of round 78, working all 40 sts/chs together to make a nice sturdy handle.

Finish off and weave in ends

That’s it!!! You now have a Crazy Daze Bag.. Great gift idea too!!!


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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