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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 1!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 1!!!



Are you ready to start the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??? This year is so going to be great, easy stitching… A few fun textural stitches to help everyone improve their crochet knowledge and a fun border! So much fun to do a group project and follow along!!!!

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 was out last week and can be found in there now… 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!

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch, 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 Week 1 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, Red Heart Ombre… and a Stashbuster…

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.

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

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

If there is a word or area that has a strikethrough(line through it), that is a correction and the part with the strikethrough is not valid, the part following it is the correct version.

Week 1 size 26″ x26″… 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 1 Stitches:

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


Week 1 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.

Ch 3, join with sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Working in the ring, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in sp, ch 1, *3dc in sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4 – ch1 sps & 4 – 3dc groups

Round 2: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in nx same ch1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 2 more times, join with sl st top of ch 3. = 8 – 3 dc groups & 8 ch 1’s

Round 3: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3 dc, ch, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st top of ch 3. = 12 ch1 sps & 12 3dc groups

Round 4: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch, 3dc) in next ch1 sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 2 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, join with sl st top of ch 3. = 16 ch1 sps & 16 3dc

Round 5: Turn, sl st in ch1 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, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 3 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3dc, ch 1,{3 dc in next sp, ch 1} in next sp, join with sl st top of ch 3. = 20 ch1 sps & 20 3dc

Round 6: Turn, sl st in ch1 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, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 4 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 2 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 24 ch 1 & 24 3dc

Round 7: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 2 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 5 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 2 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 28 ch 1 & 28 3dc groups

Round 8: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 2 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 6 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 32 ch 1 & 32 3dc groups

Round 9: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 3 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 7 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 36 ch 1 & 36 3dc groups

Round 10: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 3 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 8 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 4 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 40 ch 1 & 40 3dc groups

Round 11: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 4 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 9 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 4 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 44 ch 1 & 44 3dc groups

Round 12: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 4 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 10 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 5 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 ch 1 & 48 3dc groups

Round 13: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 5 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 11 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 5 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 52 ch 1 & 52 3dc groups

Round 14: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 5 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 12 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 6 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 56 ch 1 & 56 3dc groups

Round 15: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 6 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 13 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 6 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 60 ch 1 & 60 3dc groups

Round 16: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 6 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 14 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 7 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 64 ch 1 & 64 3dc groups

Round 17: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 7 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 15 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 7 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 68 ch 1 & 68 3dc groups

Round 18: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 7 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 16 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 8 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 72 ch 1 & 72 3dc groups

Round 19: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 8 times, *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 17 times*, repeat *to* 2 more times, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, {3 dc in next sp, ch 1} 8 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 76 ch 1 & 76 3dc groups

Round 20: Ch 1, turn, *sc across in each st and sp to the corner ch1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp*, repeat * to * around, sc across to beginning, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch2 sps & 308sc(77sc each side)

Round 21: Ch 1, turn, *sc across in each st to the corner sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in corner sp*, repeat * to * around, sc across to beginning, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch2 sps & 316sc(79sc each side)

Finish off

Round 22: Turn(to ws), join yarn with sl st in any corner sp, ch 1, sc in sp, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 38 times, trc in next st, (sc, ch2, sc) in next corner ch2 sp, {repeat *to* 39 times, trc in next st, (sc, ch2, sc) in next corner ch2 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times ending with a (sc, ch 2) in last corner sp, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 160 trc, 164 sc & 4 ch2 sps

Round 23: Ch 1, turn, *(sc, ch2, sc) in ch 2 sp, sc across*, repeat *to* around, Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch2 sps & 332 sc(83sc each side)

Round 24: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st across, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch2 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = ch 2 sps & 340 sc(85sc each side)

This week the sc, trc combo creates a nice little bobble on the opposite side you are working on, but the texture will always show on the right side. it is worked in a way this will happen!

That’s it.. You have now completed Week 1 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!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 2’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

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!

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

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!



2020 Crochet with Me, Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 12!! The final stitching week! It has been so much fun stitching this afghan with all of you, I hope you enjoyed it too… With the crazy pandemic year, this has seemed to help get me through the Shelter-In Place and I hope it has helped you too… I love this years afghan so much.. Each year I say that lol. As you finish up this last week, I hope it will bring you joy and peace… And when we look back next year when we start the 8th Annual Project… We will see a whole new future! And stay tuned soon for this pattern to be available as a PDF in full!

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! And don’t worry, this project will stay posted in case you want to start it anytime!

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 Sunday May 31st 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 29th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. I previously had the Grand Prize entry to be due by May 22nd, but since that is Memorial day weekend, I bumped it out another week. 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! This upcoming Monday will be the last Monday Treasure Hunt.


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:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Picot ~ Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

*This week we will be once again working on side edging using one of my favorite stitches… Moss Stitch and the Picot stitch… Super easy and quick! We will be finishing both edges

We will be starting with working around the end of edging rows… I have some pics to follow to help with placement.

With Right side facing, join color F with a sl st in the last stitch of color F picot row(see pic below) where the Picot is closest to the edge.

Row 156: Ch 1, working in the end of border rows, work 1 sc in each color F, A, B, C & D(5sc total), in last color end of row(color E) work 3 picot sts and 1 more sc in same st(this finishes the corner), *sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across to the last st, (sc, 3 picot sts) in the last st, turn to work on the end of row border, 1 sc in each of the next 5 colors D, C, B, A, F, sl st in the next st and finish off. = 2- 3picot groups, 121 sc & 104 ch 1 sps.

Turn to work on the opposite boarder with right side facing.

Join Color F in the side row edge in color F(see pic)

Row 157: Repeat row 156 ending with a sl st in the base of the last picot from the row, similar to how you joined in row 156.

Just block the project into shape and you are all set!!!

Below are pics of the 2 different final corners.

That’s it!!! You now have completed your 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter Afghan!!! I can’t wait to see all of your projects!!



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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