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Festival of Fall Afghan CAL… Week 3!!!

Festival of Fall Afghan CAL… Week 3!!!



I hope you enjoyed making your first 2 squares last week! This week, we will be making 2 more, and you will have 4 of the 15 done… If you are just joining in, you can get week 1 and week 2 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.

Each week we will be changing the color order up just a bit to make this a fun, whimsical Fall Afghan. But, you can make yours any color scheme you would like.. Some people are doing this as a scrapghan which is a great idea too!!! You can join Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to see all the other projects..

Check out my squares for week 3… One is the same color scheme as last week(3 total of that one) and one is a new color scheme… I can’t wait to see how this all comes together!

And here is what my first 4 look like!

I think this will be a beautiful afghan for sure!


Yarn:

Red Heart ~ I recommed 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)

This week make 1 in the following color scheme.

  • Row 1 – A
  • Row 2 – B
  • Row 3 – C
  • Row 4 – D
  • Row 5 – E
  • Row 6 – A
  • Row 7 – B
  • Row 8 – C
  • Row 9 – D
  • Row 10 – E
  • Row 11 – A

And 1 in this color scheme

  • Row 1 – B
  • Row 2 – C
  • Row 3 – D
  • Row 4 – E
  • Row 5 – A
  • Row 6 – B
  • Row 7 – C
  • Row 8 – D
  • Row 9 – E
  • Row 10 – A
  • Row 11 – B

Grab your yarn and hooks and get started on your blocks, since these squares were a previous pattern…  Click Here for the link to the pattern!


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:

At the end of the CAL 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, each entry will be numbered and I will use a random number generator to pick the winner on October 30th. More details to come!


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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


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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


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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.

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