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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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2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!


Welcome back to Week 4 of our 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter CAL!!! At the end of this week you will be 33% completed with your project and well on your way to a beautiful afghan!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

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 Saturday May 9th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 8th, 2020 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.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Congrats to Trish S., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter

Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet

Instructions:

**Each week you will be repeating the blsc row 3 several times(in the color indicated for the row repeat) … Here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1…

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off with color F

Join Color A with sl st where you left off

*Tip… Watch your ch1’s and sk’s… They are different throughout the peak and valley

Row 59: Ch 3, turn, sk st, bldc in next 8 sts, *3 bldc(peak) in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts(valley), 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk st, bldc in last st. = 40 ch 1 & 191 bldc

Row 60-61: Repeat row 3

Row 62-73: repeat rows 59-61 – 4 times

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 32″ laid flat not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 4!!! You are 33% done!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 5, more color, more fun stitching!!!

Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

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 2020 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.

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1



Ready, set, GO! Are you with me? Get your yarn and hook and let’s get started… This week we will be completing the first 20 rows.. Don’t worry, super easy, goes by fast and this year.. The project is a binge watching, car ride project.. What does that mean… Easy! Super traditional with a few fun twists and turns….

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! For the Material List and all of CAL details… Click HERE!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

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 May 24th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 22nd, 2020 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 Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!


Here is what this week looks like completed… Yes, traditional ~ but there will be some whimsical rows.. So watch for them!


A bit about gauge… Last week I gave all the info on Size, Materials, Gauge and much more in the Material List post… A lot of people don’t do gauge swatches.. That is totally fine.. Afghans dont need to fit. But if you want to try to stick close to the pattern size and yardage needed, you may want to do one.. It is a 3″ x 3″ swatch, but you will want to make the swatch at least 4″ x 4″ then measure in the middle for an accurate gauge of the 3″ x 3″. The beginning/end rows and stitches don’t make accurate counts.. So that is why you want to measure in the middle… G


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter


Don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites… Click here!!!

Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet
  • Xst ~ X stitch *working over the next 2 stitches, sk st, dc in next st st, dc in previous sk st*

Instructions:

Beginning with Color A

Row 1: Ch 233 (using stitch markers every 50 chains will help with the count)

Row 2: Turn, dec blsc over the 2nd & 3rd ch’s from hook, blsc in next 8 ch’s, *3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 9 ch’s, sk 2 ch’s, blsc in next 9 ch’s*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next ch , blsc in next 8 ch’s, dec blsc over the last 2 ch’s. =231 blsc

Row 3-11: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off

Change to Color B

Rows 12-15: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Row 16: Ch 3(counts as dc), sk st, *make 4 Bl Xsts, 3 bldc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, bl dc in next st, sk 2 sts, bl dc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, make 4 bl Xsts, 3 bl dc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, sk st, bl dc in last st. = 88 bl Xsts & 55 bl dc

Rows 17-20: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off

**The approx. length at the end of this week is 8″ laid flat. not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 1!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 2, more color, more fun stitching!!!

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 2020 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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