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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL…Week 9!



Are you ready to start Week 9 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 90% done…. Isn’t that amazing? 

This week you will continue to work on the border… I have instructions for 2 different styles to choose from... Both are kind of a mystery… But, one is a new great technique most of us will love to use going forward and the other is a whimsical fun style, makers choice on the rest of the project !

This is a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post… Each week an easy section will be posted on Sunday. There are 3 Ways to get the post… One, just come here on Sunday afternoon, 2 sign up for email delivery of all Beatrice Ryan Design posts on the right sidebar in the “Stay Connected” or 3 join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and links will be announced there every Sunday! Make sure to join the group for the weekly prize drawing, group progress pics and help by members for this years project!

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


If you missed out on any of the posts or are just joining in, all links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page. The Material post can also be found in there… or by clicking here.

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 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″ . 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:

Make sure to choose the directions that you started with in Week 8, A or B

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

You will continue to use your contrasting color for the border

Week size 65″ x 65″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different.. Don’t let it be to much of a variance or your project will be way to big or way to small



Week 9 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   

Sc–Single Crochet  Hdc-Half Double Crochet

Dc-Double Crochet



Week 9 Border Instructions: Continue with Style A or B

Style A is a Double Sided Border, ones 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

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


Week 9 Style A Instructions:

*We will be working the first side of the double sided edge this week and then the second side, make sure you have the correct sides facing per instructions so it turns out right

Continuing on the first side and using an I hook~

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around(just one in the corners this round), join with sl st to beginning sc. FO. = 824 sc

Side 2 of the double sided edging~

Working on the WS in the sl sts not used yet(see pic below)

Round 6: Join with sl st to any corner sl st, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 199 sl sts, *3 hdc in next sl st(corner), hdc in next 199 sl sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 808 hdc

Round 7: Ch 2, do not turn, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 201 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 200 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 201 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 816 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, do not turn, hdc in next st, *3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 203 sts*, repeat *to* around, (you will only do 201 hdc on last side, ch 2 counted as the 203 st) join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 824 hdc

Finish off

Thats it.. if you chose this style, Congrats!!! You are done with week 9!!!

This shows both edges of the double sided border that sandwich the top of round 59(last round of blanked section) Next week we will finish off by joining the 2 edges to make a beautiful double thick border edge

Week 9 Style B instructions:

Using an H hook and continuing with your contrasting color yarn

Round 4: Do not turn, 2 sl sts in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch 4 sp*, repeat *to* 48 more times, {ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, repeat *to* 51 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 4, (dc,ch1,dc) in corner, ch 4, sc in ch 4 sp, ch 4, sl st to beginning sc. = 204 sc, 208 ch 4 sp & 4 – (dc,ch1,dc)

Round 5: Do not turn, ch 1, *3 sc in next ch 4, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 49 more times, [(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1 sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 52 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch 1sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4- (sc,ch2,sc), 624 sc & 212 ch 1 sp

Round 6: Do not turn, ch 1, *5dc shell in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 24 more times, sk ch 1 sp, {9dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 25 times, sk last ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, 9 dc in corner ch 2 sp, sk 1st ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st to 1st dc. = 100 5dc shells, 104 sc & 4 – 9dc shells

That’s it, You are now done with week 9!!! One more week and your project is done!!!




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!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 3 winner: Melissa S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 4 winner: Joan P. – Congrats!!
  • Week 5 winner: Sue D. – Congrats!!
  • Week 6 winner: Diane S. – Congrats!
  • Week 7 winner: Nancy M. -Congrats!!
  • Week 8 winner: Stephanie W. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 10’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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


2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 4!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 4!



Are you ready to start Week 4 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL?? This week is an easy week… The project is growing so we are doing less rounds each week… Just think… 6 more weeks and you will have a beautiful new afghan!!! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 4 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page including the material/info post, you can catch up at any time and the pattern will remain there permanently.

This is a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post… Each week an easy section will be posted on Sunday. There are 3 Ways to get the post… One, just come here on Sunday afternoon, 2 sign up for email delivery of all Beatrice Ryan Design posts on the right sidebar in the “Stay Connected” or 3 join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and links will be announced there every Sunday! Make sure to join the group for the weekly prize drawing, group progress pics and help by members for this years project!


Week 4 in Stashbusting color theme!

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


If you missed out on any of the posts or are just joining in, all links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page. The Material post can also be found in there… or by clicking here.

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!


Week 4 in Self Striping Neutral Color Scheme

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch(This week it is a shell pattern with a front post dc too), This is great for learning new stitches and making your afghan whimsical… The main base is a Granny Stitch… So easy!


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″ . 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 3, Caron Cake Self- Striping, a Stashbuster… And I and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

This is my Week 2, Im working on Week 3 now!

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 and join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated using a slip stitch.

Work your ends in with a yarn needle as you go…This makes it much easier in the end…

WS vs RS Odd rows are the right side(RS) and Even rows are the wrong side(WS)

Week 4 size 48″ x 48″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different.. Don’t let it be to much of a variance or your project will be way to big or way to small

** This week you will do one round and not turn**


Week 4 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   Sc – Single Crochet   Dc – Double Crochet  Fptrc – Front Post Treble Crochet Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet



Week 4 Instructions:

*Instructions are written for use of Self-Striping or Ombre yarn. If using other yarn, 2+ colors are recommended and you will change the color every round.

Round 43: Ch 3, Turn, dc in next st, (dc,ch1,dc) in ch 2 sp, {dc in next 4 sts, *ch 2, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 3 sts, dc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 3 sts, (dc,ch1,dc) in next ch 2 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, dc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 23 times, dc in next st. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =128 – dc, 184 – ch 2sp, 92 – sc & 4 – ch 1 sps

Round 44: Ch 1, turn, * sc in each st and 2 sc’s in each ch 2 sp across to corner ch2 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* around, sc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 – ch2 sps & 596(149each side) sc.

Finish Off, Turn and join with sl st in any ch2 corner sp. Make sure you are starting this on the RS

Round 45: Ch 3, (dc, ch1, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp, {dc in next 5 sts, fptrc around the dc below in round 43(see pic diagram below round 46), *sk 2 sts, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next st, sk 2 sts, fptrc around next dc in round below*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 5 sts, (2dc, ch 1, 2dc) in next ch 2 corner sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, dc in next 5 sts, fptrc around next dc in round below, repeat *to* 23 times, dc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 40 dc, 96 fptrc & 96 (2dc, ch1, 2dc)-four of these are the corners

Round 46: *Do not turn, work on the RS*, Ch 3, dc in next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in corner ch 1 sp, {dc in next 7 sts, *fpdc around next st(round 45 fptrc), (2dc, ch1, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 7 sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next corner ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, dc in next 7 sts, repeat *to* 23 times, fpdc around next st, dc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4 (dc,ch1,dc), 92 (2dc,ch1,2dc), 96 fpdc & 56 dc.

That’s it, You now have completed Week 4.. Great Job…!


I can’t wait to see all of your color choices! See you back here next week for the next set of instructions!


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!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 3 winner: Melissa S. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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 affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter CAL… Week 3!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter CAL… Week 3!



Are you ready to start Week 3 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL?? This week we are growing our project and learning another textural stitch… It is an easy week and works up quickly.. If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 3 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.

This is a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post… Each week an easy section will be posted on Sunday. There are 3 Ways to get the post… One, just come here on Sunday afternoon, 2 sign up for email delivery of all Beatrice Ryan Design posts on the right sidebar in the “Stay Connected” or 3 join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and links will be announced there every Sunday! Make sure to join the group for the weekly prize drawing, group progress pics and help by members for this years project!

Week 3 Stashbuster Theme



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


If you missed out on any of the posts or are just joining in, all links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page. The Material post can also be found in there… or by clicking here.

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!

Week 3 Self Striping Neutral Theme

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch(This week it is the beginning of a fun shell design), This is great for learning new stitches and making your afghan whimsical… The main base is a Granny Stitch… So easy!


Now for some of the details:

This year the project is worked in the round, turning over each round. It is a Square Afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ . 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 3, Caron Cake Self- Striping, a Stashbuster… And I and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

Here is the picture of the ombre at week 2

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 and join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated using a slip stitch.

Work your ends in with a yarn needle as you go…This makes it much easier in the end…

WS vs RS Odd rows are the right side(RS) and Even rows are the wrong side(WS)

Week 3 size 43″ x 43″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different.. Don’t let it be to much of a variance or your project will be way to big or way to small


Week 3 Stitches:

Ch – Chain  St – Stitch  Sl St – Slip Stitch  Sp – Space  Sc – Single Crochet  Dc – Double Crochet 


Week 3 Instructions:

*Instructions are written for use of Self-Striping or Ombre yarn. If using other yarn, 2+ colors are recommended and you will change the color every round.

Round 35: Turn, sl st in 1st 4 sts(if changing colors, just join in 4th st), ch 3, 2 dc in same st(this is where you did the 4th sl st), *ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 27 more times, sk 2 sts(yes 2), ch 1, {(3dc, ch1, 3 dc), in corner ch 2 sp, repeat *to* 29 times, ch 1, sk 2sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 124 3dc groups & 124 ch1 sps

Round 36: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1,{*3 dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 29 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc), in next sp, ch 1}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 29 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 128 3dc groups & 128 ch 1 sps

Round 37: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 28 more times, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 31 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3dc in next sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 132 3dc groups & 132 ch1 spcs

Round 38: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, *3dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 31 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 30 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 136 3dc groups & 136 ch1 sps

Round 39: Turn, sl st in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 29 more times, {(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 33 times], repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 140 3dc groups & 140 ch1 sps

Round 40: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st and ch sp across to the corner, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around to beginning sc, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 564(141 each side) & 4 ch 2 sps

Finish off

Turn to the RS and join with sl st to any corner ch 2 sp.

Round 41: Ch 1, {(sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next st}, repeat {to} 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4- ch2 sps, 92- ch5 sps & 112 sc

Round 42: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, {*7 sc in ch 5 sp, sc in next sc*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc in next 3 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, repeat *to* 23 times, sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 764 sc(191 each side) & 4- ch 2 sps

This weeks textural stitch a the end of the week is building on what we will do next week.. I can’t wait for you to see it!!!

That’s it.. You have now completed Week 3 of our CAL! Congrats! I can’t wait to see all of your color choices! See you back here next week for the next set of instructions!


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!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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 affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

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