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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 5!



Are you ready to start Week 5 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 50% done…. Isn’t that amazing? … I love it at this point, while working on it, I actually can use it as an afghan to keep warm! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 5 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 5 in Stashbuster Color Scheme

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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!

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Week 5 In Self-Striping Neutral

Each week I will have at least 1 round with a fun new stitch… This week it is the X 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 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 5 size 52″ x 52″ … 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 some rounds and not turn**


Week 5 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

X-St(worked over 3 sts) – Sk next 2 sts, dc in next st(3rd), ch 1, dc in 1st sk st.



Week 5 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 47: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, {(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 8 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (2dc,ch1,2dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 8 sts, fpdc around next st, rpeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 96-(2dc,ch1,2dc) & 64 dc, 96 fpdc

Round 48: *Do not turn*, Ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, {(dc,ch1,dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, *(2dc,ch1,2dc) in next sp, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, dc in next 10 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1,dc) in next corner sp, dc in next 10 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 23 times, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 92-(2dc,ch1,2dc), 80 dc, 96 fpdc & 4-(dc,ch 1,dc) corners

Round 49: *Do not turn*, Ch 1, sc in 1st 5 sts, {(sc,ch2,sc) in corner ch1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st(this is the fpdc of previous round), *ch 2, sk 2, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk 2, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 22 more times, sc in next 11 sts}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next corner ch 1 sp, sc in next 11 sts, hdc in next st, repeat *to* 23 times, sc in last 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 180 sc, 184 ch2 sps, 4-(sc,ch2,sc) & 96 hdc

Round 50: Ch 1, turn, *sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp and (sc,ch2,sc) in each corner ch2 sp*, repeat this stitch process around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 652 sc (163 each side) & 4- (sc,ch2,sc)

Finish off, turn(to RS), Join with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp

Round 51: Ch 4(Counts as dc + ch1), dc in same sp, *X st over next 3 sts(see photo tutorial in st section)*, repeat *to* 54 more times, {(dc,ch1,dc,ch 1,dc) in next corner ch 2 sp, repeat *to* 55 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (dc,ch1) in last corner sp, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. = 220 X sts, & 4 (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc)

Congrats!!!! You are now 50% done!! I am so excited with mine and love working this up! I hope you do too!


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 beatricery[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!!

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!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Scraptastic Ottoman… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Scraptastic Ottoman… Free Crochet Pattern!!



Scraptastic Ottoman is a super easy and fun home accessory you can make in not time at all… Yarn, Filling and a Hook and you are all set to make this colorful and comfortable foot rest!!

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Supplies:

  • Yarn~ 3000 yards total worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Save in the following: A. Pool(blue) B. Paddy Green C. Carrot D. Amethyst
  • Hook ~ N
  • Nylon Draw String Laundry Bag 30″ x 40″
  • Biggie Bean Bag Filler
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle
  • Sewing Needle and Thread

Size:

19″ tall x 61″ around x 17″ across

Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Bp – Back Post
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dec – Decrease

Instructions:

*Note, you will be working with 4 strands of yarn at a time

*For the top, you will be changing out colors by dropping once color and picking up strands of other colors

Holding colors A, B, C & D

Round 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 blsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 blsc

Round 3: Ch 1, blsc in 1st 2 sts, 2 blsc in next st, * blsc in next 2 sts, 2 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 18 blsc

Drop strand of color B and pick up second strand of color A

Round 4: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 3 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 blsc

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 4 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 36 blsc

Round 6: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 5 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 42 blsc

Drop strand of color C and pick up 2nd strand of color D

Round 7: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 6 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 48 blsc

Round 8: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 7 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 blsc

Round 9: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 8 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 blsc

Drop 1 strand of color A and pick up 1 strand of color B

Round 10: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 9 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 66 blsc

Round 11: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 10 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 10 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 72 blsc

Round 12: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 11 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 78 blsc

Drop one strand of color A and pick up one strand of color B

Round 13: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 12 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 84 blsc

Round 14: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 13 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 blsc

Round 15: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 14 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 96 blsc

Drop one strand of color B and pick up one strand of color C

Round 16: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 15 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 102 blsc

Round 17: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 16 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 108 blsc

Round 18: Ch 1, 2 blsc in 1st st, blsc in next 17 sts, *2 blsc in next st, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 blsc

Drop one strand of color D and pick up one strand of color A (you should now have A,B,C & D)

Round 19: Ch 1, bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 bpsc

Rounds 20-48: Ch 1, blsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 blsc

Round 49: Ch 1, bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 114 bpsc

Round 50: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =108 blsc

Round 51: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 16 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 16 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =102 blsc

Round 52: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 15 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 15 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =96 blsc

Round 53: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 14 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =90 blsc

Round 52: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 13 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =84 blsc

Round 53: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 12 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =78 blsc

Round 54: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 11 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =72 blsc

Round 55: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 10 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =66 blsc

Now you will put the nylon laundry bag into the ottoman, fill it with the large bean bag fill. You can fill it with the whole bag or adjust to the amount you like. The nylon laundry bag does not to be completely full, my bag had 2″-3″ left unfilled. Pull the drawstring tight and sew the drawn up section together with needle and thread to secure it.

Round 56: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =60 blsc

Round 57: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =54 blsc

Round 58: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 7 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =48 blsc

Round 59: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 6 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 6 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =42 blsc

Round 60: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 5 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =36 blsc

Round 61: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 4 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 4 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =30 blsc

Round 62: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 3 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =24 blsc

Round 63: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 2 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =18 blsc

Round 63: Ch 1, dec blsc over the 1st 2 sts, blsc in next 1 sts,*dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 1 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =12 blsc

Round 64: Dec blsc 6 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 blsc

Finish off leaving a 10″ tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the tail in and out of the 6 sts and draw it closed. Secure end

Bottom of Ottoman

Top of Ottoman

Congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy your Scraptastic Ottoman!!!


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 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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We are really whipping through our stash!!!  Somehow my stash looks like it is growing instead of shrinking… I  may need to make another Scrapghan!!  I hope you have enjoyed it so far… Only one more week to go after this weeks section is completed~~

Also.. For your chance to win the next Amazon $25 Gift Card… Hop over to my Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Facebook Group and answer this weeks question starting at 3pm pst ending at 7pm pst!!!  The winner will be announced just after 7pm in the group!

Instructions~

Rows 24- 42:  Change 1 color out, Chain 3, turn, *sk st, V st in center of previous rows V st*, repeat *to* across to end, dc in last st. = 41 Vsts and 2 dc.

Row 43:  Change out the 2 alternate colors to your base color, you now will have 3 strands of the base color.  Chain 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn,  *Sk st, trc in next st, trc in st just skipped to create the X stitch*, Repeat *to * across, trc in last st. = 41 X stem 2 trc

That’s it for this week… Cant wait to see your progress pics!!!  Join me on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet Along Facebook Group!!

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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