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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 Crochet Along… Week 6!!!

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 6!!!



Here we are… 60% 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!!! and Week 5 instructions by clicking here!! All 6 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 finishing Strip #4… 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 6 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 Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sp – Space 
  • Sc – Single Crochet 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Drtrc – Double Treble Crochet
  • RS – Right Side

Colors

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



Week 5 Instructions:

Ends of Strip

With RS of the strip facing, join color D to the Righthand ch2 corner sp of the 1st square(this square should be color D also) with a sl st

Row 1: (photo tutorial below) Ch 1, sc in same ch 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sts/sps, dc in next 2 sts, trc in next st, dtrc in next st, trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts/sps, sc in next ch2 corner sp, sl st in same ch 2 sp. Finish off. = 1 dtrc, 2 trc, 4 dc, 4 hdc, 2 sc, & 2 slst

Working on the opposite end RS facing. Join color B in in the righthand corner ch 2 sp of the square(this should be a color B square)

Row 2: Repeat row 1

Now you will work around your flower strip working in rounds with the RS facing

Join color A with sl st to either ends dtrc st

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sk the sl st, beginning in this ch 2 sp- evenly sc 209 sts in each st, sp, ch2 sp, and the st that is the side of each sq join(see photo tutorial), the last sc should be in the ch 2 sp where you started row1 of the top of strip, 3 sc in next st(this is the sc of that row), sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in dtrc st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, evenly sc 209 sts as before ending in the ch 2 space at the end where where you began row 2 of the strip end, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, join to beginning sc. = 456 sc. finish off.

RS facing, Join color E with a sl st to the top left corner st(middle of the 3sc),

Round 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, ch 1, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 51 more times, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 52 times, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 108- 3dc groups, 114- ch 1 & 6- 5 dc groups

Round 3: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 52 more times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc 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, 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, 120- ch1 & 114 3dc groups ** the 5dc groups act as 3 corners on each end of the strip

Round 4: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 53 more times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc 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, 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, 126- ch1 & 120 3dc groups

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 #4 is now complete.

That’s it… Week 6 is now complete and we will meet back here next week for more fun crochet in Week 6!!



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.

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.

Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!

Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!



Well, this is it.. Week 10 and the final instructions of this years Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… I have had so much fun making my project in 2 color schemes and I love all of your color choices too!

So.. This week is just one quick round, then blocking… See below for the rules to enter the Grand Prize Givaway too!

This was a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post(Fan Gallery and Grand Prize Winner Announcement)… If you are interested in making this CAL, each weekly post will remain in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! For those of you who made this with me… Make sure to show off your pic on the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group .

These are style A border in the self stripping neutral color scheme… I loved the way this double thick border turned out!

These are the style B border in the scrapbusting color theme… I love this one so much too!


For Easy access, make sure to add this to your Ravelry favs and queue!… Click Here!!!


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″ (both of mine turned out slightly larger). 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:

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

You will continue to use your contrasting color for the border

Week 10 size – Style A double thick border after blocking 69″ x 69″, Style B whimsical border after blocking 72″ x 72″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different..


Week 10 Stitches:

Style A – Sl St – Slip Stitch St – Stitch

Style B

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch Sk – Skip   Sl St – Slip Stitch   

Sp – Space   Sc–Single Crochet  


Week 10 Border Instructions: Continue with Style A or B

Style A is a Double Sided Border, one 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

Now the style A border will enclose both sides or the work you did in week 8 and 9. Any tails can be enclosed with in this double thick edging, no need to weave them in.

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


Week 10 Style A Instructions:

*This week you will be stitching the two sides together at the top

Joining Round

Holding both sides together and working into the top of round 5(front side of border) and 8(back side of border), Join yarn in any corner sts(front and back border) with a sl st through both sets of stitches, lining up your sides together, sl st the sides together all the way around your afghan to enclose the two sides in the top of both sides of the boarders.

Finish off

Block your afghan either with the wet method or steam method to shape it and lock it into shape!

Congratulations!!! You are now done if you did style A border!!!!!


Week 10 Style B Instructions:

Round 7: Do not turn, Ch 1, *sc in st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc*, repeat *to* 24 more times, {sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc, repeat *to* 25 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, (sc,ch3,sc) in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, ch 3, sk st, sc in next st, sl st in next sc, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 104 (sc,ch3,sc), 216 ch 3, 104 sl st, 216 sc

Finish off

Block your afghan either with the wet method or steam method to shape it and lock it into shape!

Congratulations!!! If you made style B you are now all done!!!


Now for the Grand Prize information….

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 Monday April 26th 2021. The original date was April 18th… Due to delays, I have given more time to complete your project .

To be eligible, you must email a picture showing your project completed through week 10 and permission to use your photo on beatriceryandesigns.com by Sunday April 25th, 2021 at 11:59pm PST To: [email protected] Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Dont forget to continue to share your progress photos in our Facebook group if you are behind or start at a later date… I love to see them!


Thank you everyone for participating!!! I have had so much fun this year with all of you!


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

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