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Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!! Finishing your project!

Festival of Fall Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!! Finishing your project!

This is it, Week 10 of our Festival of Fall Afghan CAL! You have 10 squares joined, now we will complete the edging and you will have a lovely Fall Afghan to keep in your home or give as a gift!

This project seemed to go so quickly! I hope you enjoyed it! If you haven’t finished or you haven’t even started, Good news… The full instructions are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top! And don’t forget to see how to enter the Grand Prize Drawing at the bottom of the page!!

My finished size after blocking is 43″ x 68″

Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommend 5 colors, but minimum of 2 to show off the textural stitching. I used both With Love (370 yds ea) and Super Saver (364 Yds ea)colors to get the color scheme I wanted:

  • A~ With Love in Boysenberry (2 skeins)
  • B~ Super Saver in Gold (3 skeins)
  • C~ Super Saver in Dark Orchid (3 skeins)
  • D~ Super Saver in Carrot (2 skeins)
  • E~ With Love in Spinach (2 skeins)

Edging

There are 6 Rounds of this projects edging. I recommend using the 5 different colors or at least each round be a different color. I will share each round what I used, and you can do the same or a different color scheme.

Using the H hook and color B(which is the color I joined the squares with), Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 1: Ch 1, *3 sc in same st(corner), sc 99 sts evenly across to the next corner st(this is a st in each st and in the join), 3 sc in next corner st, sc 167 evenly across to the next corner st*, Repeat *to* one more time. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 544 sc Finish off

With color D, Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 6 sts, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, dc in next st*, repeat *to* 14 more times, dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next corner st, dc in next 7 sts, repeat *to* 26 times, dc in next 6 sts}, 3 dc in next corner st, repeat {to} 1 more time, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 82 ch 5, & 142 dc. Finish off

With color E, Join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 7 sts, *(2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), fpdc around next dc st*, repeat *to* 13 times, (2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next corner st, dc in next 8 sts, repeat *to* 25 times, (2 dc in next ch 5 sp, trc in 3rd st of empty sts from round 1 of edging(see pic), 2 dc in same ch 5 sp), dc in next 8 sts, 3dc in next corner st}, repeat {to} 1 more time, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 400 dc, 78 fpdc & 82 trc. Finish off

With color A, join with sl st in top right hand corner stitch Right side facing.

Round 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, (dc in each dc, fpdc in each fpdc & trc across to next corner st), 3 dc in next corner st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 408 dc & 160 fpdc. Finish off

With color B, join with sl st in top right corner st. **Wrong Side of project facing**

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each st across to next corner, *3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in each st across*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 580 hdc. Finish off

With color C, Join at top right corner st. Right Side Facing

Round 6: Ch 1, 3 sc in corner st, sc across to next corner st*, Repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning sc. =588 sc

Finish off and weave in ends

Block entire project into shape.

That’s it… You have completed your Festival of Fall Afghan!!! Congratulations… I can’t wait to see all of them.


All weekly links will be updated in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page for future use.

You can have more fun by joining the Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Group on Facebook


Grand Prize

Here are the details of the Grand Prize: A drawing will be held for a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

To enter you will email me a picture of your finished Festival of Fall Afghan by 10/26 to [email protected] One entry per finished project, each entry will be numbered as they come in and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on October 30th. I will make a Fan Gallery post of all entries that I received so we can see all the beautiful afghans and announce the winner in the same post!

Good Luck and I can’t wait to see your Festival of Fall Afghans!


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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 link

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!



Are you ready to start Week 9 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 90% done…. Isn’t that amazing? 

This week you will continue to work on the border… I have instructions for 2 different styles to choose from... Both are kind of a mystery… But, one is a new great technique most of us will love to use going forward and the other is a whimsical fun style, makers choice on the rest of the project !

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 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!


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.


Tips:

Make sure to choose the directions that you started with in Week 8, A or B

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

You will continue to use your contrasting color for the border

Week size 65″ x 65″ … 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 9 Stitches:

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

Sc–Single Crochet  Hdc-Half Double Crochet

Dc-Double Crochet



Week 9 Border Instructions: Continue with Style A or B

Style A is a Double Sided Border, ones 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

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


Week 9 Style A Instructions:

*We will be working the first side of the double sided edge this week and then the second side, make sure you have the correct sides facing per instructions so it turns out right

Continuing on the first side and using an I hook~

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around(just one in the corners this round), join with sl st to beginning sc. FO. = 824 sc

Side 2 of the double sided edging~

Working on the WS in the sl sts not used yet(see pic below)

Round 6: Join with sl st to any corner sl st, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 199 sl sts, *3 hdc in next sl st(corner), hdc in next 199 sl sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 808 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, do not turn, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 201 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 200 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 201 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 816 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, do not turn, hdc in next st, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 203 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 201 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 203 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 824 hdc

Finish off

Thats it.. if you chose this style, Congrats!!! You are done with week 9!!!

This shows both edges of the double sided border that sandwich the top of round 59(last round of blanked section) Next week we will finish off by joining the 2 edges to make a beautiful double thick border edge

Week 9 Style B instructions:

Using an H hook and continuing with your contrasting color yarn

Round 4: Do not turn, 2 sl sts in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch 4 sp*, repeat *to* 48 more times, {ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, repeat *to* 51 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, ch 4, sc in ch 4 sp, ch 4, sl st to beginning sc. = 204 sc, 208 ch 4 sp & 4 – (dc,ch1,dc)

Round 5: Do not turn, ch 1, *3 sc in next ch 4, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 49 more times, [(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 52 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4- (sc,ch2,sc), 624 sc & 212 ch 1 sp

Round 6: Do not turn, ch 1, *5dc shell in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 24 more times, sk ch 1 sp, {9dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 25 times, sk last ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, 9 dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to 1st dc. = 100 5dc shells, 104 sc & 4 – 9dc shells

That’s it, You are now done with week 9!!! One more week and your project is done!!!




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!!
  • Week 6 winner: Diane S. – Congrats!
  • Week 7 winner: Nancy M. -Congrats!!
  • Week 8 winner: Stephanie W. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 10’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

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.

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