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2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 5!!!

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 5!!!



Here we are… 50% done. Amazing how fast things come together in a crochet along… If you are just seeing this and want to get started, You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here!  ,  Week 2 instructions by clicking here! , Week 3 instructions by clicking here!!!  and Week 4 instructions by clicking here!!! All 5 of these and all past and future CAL posts can always be found in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the page.

How does this work? Each week I post an easy to do section for 10 weeks. You can come here each Sunday afternoon and get the next set of instructions, Click on the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the page to find them, join my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook CAL Group or in the right sidebar enter your email in Stay Connected to get all my posts by email as they are released.


This week we will be starting Strip #4… You have made this strip as Strip #1, so it should be easy to get this done!

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 Week 5 details:

This year the project is worked in strips that are in rounds then attached(Mile A Minute). It is a Rectangular Afghan approx. 70″ x 60″ . 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 mine using the self striping yarn and complementing colors, but you can change colors each row or do yours in your own color scheme.

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 after the flowers are joined and you will 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…

Week 5 Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sp – Space 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 
  • Beginning Cluster – *YO, pull up loop, Yo, draw thru 2 loops*, repeat *to* 2 more times, YO draw thru 4 loops
  • Cluster – *YO, pull up loop, Yo, draw thru 2 loops*, repeat *to* 3 more times, YO draw thru 5 loops
  • RS – Right Side

Colors

A – White B – Pumpkin C – Yellow D – Pink E – Self Striping Fruity



Week 5 Instructions:

Strip #4 –

Flower Squares (making 15)

Square 1:

With color C

Round 1: Ch 2, *sc, ch 1 in 1st ch*, repeat *to* 7 more times, join to beginning sc. = 8 sc & 8 ch 1 Finish off

With color A join in any ch 1 sp

Round 2: Make a beginning cluster, ch 1, *cluster in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 6 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning cluster. = 8 clusters & 8 ch 1 Finish off

With color D, join in any ch 1 sp

Round 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), (2 dc, ch2, 3 dc) in ch 1 sp, ch 1, * 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, ch 1* repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 12 3dc groups, 4 ch2 & 8 ch1 Finish off

Square 2(includes auto join) * This is easy once you get the hang of the join. There is a photo tutorial below.

**If joining this way seems to difficult.. Just sew or crochet the squares together

Repeat rounds 1 & 2

Join Color B in any ch 1 sp

Round 3: (photo tutorial below) … Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch 1, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (with RS facing of both the previous square & square 2), sl st in any ch 2 sp corner of previous square, ch 1, 3dc in same sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in next ch 1 sp of prev. square, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp of working square, ch 1, sl st in next ch 1 sp of previous sq, 3dc in next ch 1 sp of working sq, ch 1, sl st in ch 2 sp corner of previous square, ch 1, 3dc in same sp of working sq, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 12 3dc groups 16 ch1 & 4 sl sts

Squares 3-15

Repeat rounds 1-3 of square 2 but use color C for round 3 in square 3, ;the color B for round 3 of square 4. Continue alternating colors D, C & B for round 3 until you have all 15 squares joined in a strip

That’s it… Week 5 is now complete and we will meet back here next week for more fun crochet in Week 6!!



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 17th 2022. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday April 15th, 2022 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. 5th 2022 – Saturday April 9th 2022 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 and be at random times so every timezone has a chance throughout this project… so stay tuned in the group!

  • Weekly 1 Winner: Theresa N.
  • Weekly 2 Winner: Michelle W.
  • Weekly 3 Winner: Jaree C.
  • Weekly 4 Winner: Krissy H.

Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the next set of instructions!!

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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 2022 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.

Fades of Purple Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Fades of Purple Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Fades of Purple Shawl

 

If you love this pattern, save it to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!  Click here….


From deep purple to the light shades of lilac… This beautiful shawl is easy to make and fun to wear!!!  Simple stitching and decreases make this shawl a crescent triangle shape… It easily wraps over the shoulders for a comfortable fit!!

Using Red Heart Super Saver Ombre in  Violet, this yarn does all the work for you..!

Materials:

Yarn – 850 yards of worsted weight yarn. This pattern took almost 2 full skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn to complete the project.

Hook – J

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space     Bl ~ Back Loop     Fl ~ Front Loop     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet     Fnd Hdc ~ Foundation Half Double Crochet     Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet

Tips: 

Even rows are the right side


Instructions:

Row 1:  Ch 3, Fnd hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 99 Fnd Hdc. = 100 Fnd hdc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, Bl sc in next 98 st, dec sc over the last 2 sts. = 99 sts

Row 3:  Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), trc in each st across. = 98 trc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc across to the last 2 sts, dec sc over the last 2 sts. = 97 sc

Row 5:  Turn, sl st in 1st st, fl sl st in next st, ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), fl hdc in each st across. = 96 sts

Row 6: Ch 1 turn, sc across to the last 2 sts, dec sc over the last 2 sts. = 95 sc

Row 7-98:  Repeat rows 3-6, continue decreasing each row until having 3 sts at the end of row 90.

Row 99:  Sl st in first 2 sts, ch 2, hdc in last st. = 2 sts

Row 100: Ch 1, turn, dec sc over 2 sts. = 1 st

Finish off

Border:

With RS facing join yarn in beginning fnd hdc

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in first st and next 98 sts,  3 sc in stitch at tip, sc 172 evenly down side of rows to next end tip of shawl, (sc, ch1, sc) in  tip of shawl, sc 168 evenly down side of rows, 2 sc in same as beginning sc, join with sl st to beginning. = 446 sc & 1 (sc,ch1,sc)

Row 2:  Turn, sl st in 1st st(this is the middle of the corner st), ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in same st, *sc in next 8 sts, dec sc over the next 2 sts*, repeat *to*16 more times, (sc,ch1,sc) in ch 1 sp(2nd corner), ^sk 2 sts, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st^, repeat ^to^ 28 more times, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st(3rd corner), sc in next st, sk st, 5 dc shell in next st, repeat ^to^ 14 more times, sk st, sc in last st, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 46 5dc shells, 3(sc,ch1,sc) & 201 sc

Row 3:  sl st in ch 1 sp of corner, ch 4, turn, 5 trc in same sp, *sc in next sc, 2 trc in each of the next 5 dc sts*, repeat *to* 16 more times, sc in next st, sk sc, 11 trc in next ch 1 sp, sc st, repeat *to* 29 times, sc in next sc, 6 trc in last ch 1 sp. (do not work across sc edge). = 483 trc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, (sc,ch1,sc) in each dc st, sl st in each sc st, repeat across.

Finish off.

Weave in ends.

Block Shawl – When blocking the shell edging. slightly fold one over the other and block into place. The shell edging is wide enough and will have a wavy ripple effect if not blocked flat to have a nice accordion look.

Congratulations!!!

You now have a Fades to Purple Shawl!!!  Make sure to post your finished projects on Ravelry and my Beatrice Ryan Facebook page!!

To see a sneak peek video on Instagram … Click here…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena!


©Copyright 2017 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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