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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


Coral and Stone Square… Free Crochet Pattern!

Coral and Stone Square… Free Crochet Pattern!

Coral and Stone Square

The Coral and Stone Square is a fun and whimsical project that can be used to make fun afghans, pillows or a creative tote bag!!!  The pattern is easy and quick using several textual crochet stitches… Best of all it is another free crochet pattern!

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I loved designing  this lovely square and can’t wait to whip up several to join into a bright and fun afghan!!  Each square measures 12″ x 12″, but you can adjust the size by stopping at any point to make it smaller or adding additional double crochet and single crochet rounds to make it larger!

If you love this free pattern… Add it to your Ravelry queue and favorites for easy access!!  Click Here…

Materials:

Yarn – 50 yards each worsted weight yarn.  You can use 1-16 colors to make this your own.  I used the following:

Red Heart  with Love – Papaya(Color A), White(Color B) and Pewter(Color C)

 

Hook – Size J, I love the Clover Soft Touch Hooks!!

The only other item you will need is a pair of scissors…


Stitches:

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Special Stitch: Dc X St- Skip next st, dc in next st, dc back in previous sk st to form X st.

Instructions: 

Start with a Magic Circle and Color A… Click Here for a video tutorial from my good friend at Moogly!

Row 1:  Ch 1, 8 sc in center of magic circle, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 8 sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same st, *ch 1, sk st, (sc,ch 2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, sk st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch1, 4 (sc,ch 2,sc) Finish off

Join Color B in any ch2 sp

Row 3:  Ch 3(Counts as dc now and throughout), 4 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 5 dc in next ch 2 sp*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 20 dc, 4 ch1  Finish off

Join Color C  in any ch1 sp

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, sc in next ch1 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 32 sc Do not finish off.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in same st, trc in next st(push st to the front to create a bobble), sc in next st, trc in next st, {3 sc in next st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, trc in next st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, trc in next st, sc in next st, trc in next st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 16 trc, 24 sc  Finish off

Join Color A in any middle st of a corner

Row 6:  Ch 3, 2 more dc in same st, *(dc X st over next 2 sts) 2 times, dc in next st, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 2 times, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 2 times, dc in next st, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 16 dc X sts, 16 dc Finish off

Join Color B in any middle st of a corner

Row 7:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {*trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, trc in next st, 3 sc in next st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 5 times, trc in last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 trc, 32 sc  Finish off

Join Color C in any middle st of a corner

Row 8:  Ch 3, 2 more dc in same st, *(dc X st over next 2 sts) 3 times, dc in next st, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 3 times, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 3 times, dc in next st, (dc X st over next 2 sts) 3 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 24 dc X sts, 16 dc  Finish off

Join Color A in any middle st of a corner

Row 9:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {*trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 6 more times, trc in next st, 3 sc in next st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 7 times, trc in last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 32 trc, 40 sc  Finish off

Join Color B in any middle st of a corner

Row 10:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 17 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in last 17 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 80 sc  Do not finish off

Row 11:  Ch 3, *3 dc in next st, dc in next 19 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 dc in next st, dc in last 18 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 88 dc

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, * 3 sc in next st, sc in next 21 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 19 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 sc  Finish off

Join Color C in any middle st of a corner

Row 13:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {*trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 10 more times, trc in next st, 3 sc in next st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 11 times, trc in last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. =48 trc, 56 sc Finish off

Join Color A in any middle st of a corner

Row 14:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in last 25 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 112 sc Do not finish off

Row 15:  Ch 3, * 3 dc in next st, dc in next 27 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 dc in next st, dc in last 26 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 120 dc  Do not finish off

Row 16:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 27 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 128 sc  Finish off

Block your square using either the wet or steam method.

Congratulations!!  You now have a Coral and Stone Square!

If you make the Coral and Stone Square, Make sure to tag me in your social media photos so I can see them too!! @BeaRyanDesigns(Twitter), @beatriceryandesigns(Instagram) or #beatriceryandesigns(Facebook)!  or #coralandstonesquare

And make sure you join in the fun with me on all my social media sites

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©Copyright 2018 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 blogwebsite 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.

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square

If you love this Free Square Pattern, Save it to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access… Click Here!!


Are you ready for another fun, easy crochet square pattern ?? Here you go!!!  This is a 12″ square using worsted weight yarn. It can easily be made in one sitting!!

Using this 12″ Square you can make many sizes of beautiful afghans by making several blocks and crocheting them together, Or…  This Ziggidy Zag Summer Square along with my Rainbow Burst Reversible Square and my Festival of Fall Square are all made to work together to make a fun sampler afghan if you want to spice it up!


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn – 2 to 9 colors. 50 – 75 yards total.  I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Colors in order

A: Kelly Green    B: Mustard   C: Cranberry   D: Fern   E: Terra Cotta   F: Aqua

 

Hook- Size J

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sp – Space     Ch – Chain    Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Trc – Treble Crochet     Dec – Decrease (insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook)

Special Stitches:  

V Stitch – 2 dc in one stitch

Puff Stitch ~ Yo, insert hook in sp, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

Decorative Stitch (sc,trc,sc) in one st. When making this st, make sure to pop the trc to the front of the square. This will make a nice decorative stitch.

Size:

12″ x 12″

Instructions:

Using Color A

Begin with a Magic Circle(video tutorial by Moogly)

Round 1:  Ch 1, *puff st, ch 1*, repeat * * 8 times. Join with sl st to beginning puff st. Finish off. = 8 puff sts & 8 ch1 sps

Color B

Round 2:  Join yarn with sl st in any ch1 sp, ch 3(counts as dc), (dc, ch-1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp*, Repeat * to* around. Join with sl st to beginning of ch-3. Finish off. = 32 dc & 8 ch-1 sps

Color C

Round  3:  Join yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 4(counts as trc), 8 trc in same sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, 9 trc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat *to * 2 more times, (dc, ch 1 dc)  in last ch1 sp. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Finish off. =36 trc and 4-(dc,ch-1,dc)

Color D

Round 4:  Join with sl st in the 5th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from row 3, ch 4, 6 more trc in same st, *sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* one more time, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, {7 trc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times,  sk st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 4- 7 trc and 20 V sts

Color E

Round 5:  Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle of corner st) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 5 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 28 V sts and 4- 7 dc

Color F

Round 6:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 7 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color A

Round 7:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 9 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 44 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color B

Round 8:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 11 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 52 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color C

Round 9:  Join with sl st to 4th st of any corner(middle st of corner) from previous round, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sk st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in the next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 52 (sc,trc,sc) and 36 sc  *you will continue to use Color C*

Round 10:  Ch 1, sc in same st, {3sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 12 more times, sc in next 4 sts}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, sc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 148 sts

Weave in ends

That’s it… You now have a Ziggidy Zag Summer Square!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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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