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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.

Berry Blitz Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!

Berry Blitz Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!

Berry Blitz Headband

This super cute, easy to make Berry Blitz Headband is a quick, less than one skein project… It is a companion to the Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf and would look so cute wearing them together!!  Great for chilly days, fashion statement and excellent gift idea too!!

If you love this easy pattern.. Make sure to add it to your Ravelry favorites!! Click Here…


Materials

Yarn~ 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Pictured here in Red Heart with Love in Boysenberry.

Hook~ H

 

Size

19″ x 3″ un-stretched

Stitches

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

Fsc ~ Foundation Single Crochet

Bs ~ Berry Stitch (Insert hook in st, draw up loop, ch 3, draw yarn through both loops on hook.)

Instructions

*You will be working in the round and you won’t turn every round, make sure to watch that

Round 1:  make 54 Fsc, join with sl st to beginning to form the ring. Be very careful not to twist the ring when joining

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 54 sc

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bs in next st, *sc in next st, bs in next st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 27 sc & 27 bs

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 54 sc

Round 5:  Ch 1, turn, bs in 1st st, sc in next st, *bs in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 27 bs & 27 sc

Rounds 6-7:  Repeat round 4

Round 8-12:  Repeat rounds 3-7

Round 13:  Ch 1, rev sc around. Join to beginning. = 54 rev sc

Finish off

Working along the bottom of round 1, join yarn with sl st to any st

Round 14:  Ch 1, rev sc around. Join with sl st to beginning. =54 rev sc

Finish off

Congratulations… You now have a Berry Blitz Headband!!!

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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!
Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2019 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.

Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf

Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf

Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf

This fun and whimsical Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf is super easy to make using the Berry Stitch!  Easy repeats and one skein of yarn, you can whip this free crochet pattern up in just one weekend… Great trip project too!  If you love to crochet like I do.. This is going to be one of my favorite go to project for the season!!!

If you love this pattern, Save it to your Ravelry Queue, Click Here!… Also available in PDF!


Materials:

Yarn ~ 280 yards of worsted weight yarn… Pictured here in Red Heart With Love in Boysenberry.

Hook ~ H

Scissors

Yarn Needle

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Size:

52″ x 6″

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

Fsc ~ Foundation Single Crochet

Bs ~ Berry Stitch (Insert hook in st, draw up loop, ch 3, draw yarn through both loops on hook.)

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Instructions:

*Leave 4″ tail in beginning for securing round 1

Round 1:  142 Fsc. Join with sl st to beginning st. Be very careful not to twist round when joining. = 142 fsc

Round 2 & 3:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 142 sc

Round 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, bs in next st, *sc in next st, bs in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 71 sc & 71 bs

Round 5:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning st. = 142 sc

Round 6:  Ch 1, turn, bs in 1st st, sc in next st, *bs in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning st. (your bs should be offset from the bs’s in round 4) = 71 bs & 71 sc

Round 7: Repeat round 5

Round 8:  Repeat round 4

Round 9:  Repeat round 5

Round 10:  Repeat round 6

Rounds 11-13:  Repeat round 5

Rounds 14-23: Repeat rounds 4-13

Round 24:  Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 142 rev sc.

Finish off

Using 4″ tail from beginning, secure round 1.

Round 25:  Join yarn to any st in round 1, Ch 1, rev sc around, join with sl st to beginning.

Finish off

Weave ends in.

That’s it… You now have a Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf!!!

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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!
Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2019 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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