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2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!!

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 10!!!



This is it!!! The final week of instructions for the 9th Annual Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan. Week 10 is the final edging and ends this years project. I love this bright, retro style Mile A Minute Afghan. The project will be available in full soon in PDF format for those of you who would like to make it in your own timing…

Also, all of the weekly instructions will be in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page incases you want to make it in weekly time management or are still catching up!

This week we finished the edging and in the instructions there is a photo tutorial so you can see the special shell pattern. If you want to just continue with a couple rows of the chevron style edge and finish it that way.. It is makers choice!

How does a CAL 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.

My final size blocked turned out 48″ x 81″

Let’s get the final stitching started!



Week 10 Stitches

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Special Shell – In designated stitch, sc, ch 3, 3 dc in base of sc, ch 1, sc in same sp. (see pics)
  • Special Shell for Peak – In designated stitch, sc, ch 3, 5 dc in base of sc, ch 1, sc in same sp.

Colors

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



Edging

Turn to RS, join color D in the last st you made in row 13.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in st, sk st, *sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk st, 3 sc in last st, (corner), now working down the side – sc 5 sts evenly in the ends of the 7 rows of chevron, sc in next 230 sts, 5 sc evenly in ends of chevron rows, 3 sc in next st(corner), sk st, *sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sc in next 19 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts, sk st, 3 sc in last st (corner), now working down the side – sc 5 sts evenly in the ends of the 7 rows of chevron, sc in next 230 sts, 5 sc evenly in ends of chevron rows, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc(final corner), join with sl st.= 902 sc

Row 15: Ch 4(counts as hdc + ch 2), *sk 2 sts, hdc in next st*, ch 2, {Repeat *to* 6 times, hdc in same st(peak), ch 2, repeat *to* 5 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 4 sts(valley), hdc in next st, sk 2 sts}, repeat {to} 3 more times, repeat *to * 6 times, hdc in same st, ch 2, repeat *to* 6 times, hdc in next st, leave last st unworked. Finish off. = 4 ch 1, 67 ch 2 and 72 hdc

Turn project to opposite end RS facing, Join color D in 3rd st of 3sc corner(you will leave the middle corner st unworked)

Row 16: Ch 4(counts as hdc + ch 2), *sk 2 sts, hdc in next st*, ch 2, {Repeat *to* 6 times, hdc in same st(peak), ch 2, repeat *to* 5 times, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 4 sts(valley), hdc in next st, sk 2 sts}, repeat {to} 3 more times, repeat *to * 6 times, hdc in same st, ch 2, repeat *to* 6 times, hdc in next st, leave last st unworked. Finish off. = 4 ch 1, 67 ch 2 and 72 hdc

RS Facing, join color E to 2nd ch of beginning ch 4 on righthand side.

Row 17: {Make shell(picture tutorial below) in the next 7 ch 2 sps, make peak shell in next ch 2 sp, make shell in next 6 ch 2 sps, *sk ch 1 sp(valley), make shell in next 6 ch 2 sps, make peak shell in next ch 2 sp, make shell in next 6 ch 2 sps*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sk ch 1, make shell in next 6 ch 2 sps, make peak shell in next ch 2 sp, make shell in next 7 ch 2 spcs, 2 sc in side of same hdc(now working down the side), sc in next 244 sts, 2 sc in side of hdc(this was ch4)}, repeat{to} one more time, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 124 shells, 10 peak shells and 496 sc

Block your afghan into shape and show it off to your friends!


That is it… You now have completed our 2022 Crochet with Me, Mystery Winter Afghan CAL!!! Congratulations!!!

Don’t forget, to email your final project picture into [email protected] by Friday April 15th, no later than 11:30pm PST for your chance to win the Grand Prize


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.
  • Weekly 5 Winner Sharon W.
  • Weekly 6 Winner: Regina F.
  • Weekly 7 Winner: Judy B.
  • Weekly 8 Winner: Deborah S.
  • Weekly 9 Winner: Joan P.


If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2022CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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 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.

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 6!!!

2022 Crochet with Me! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 6!!!



Here we are… 60% 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!!! ,  Week 4 instructions by clicking here!!! and Week 5 instructions by clicking here!! All 6 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 finishing Strip #4… Should be a breeze!

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 6 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 1 Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch 
  • Sp – Space 
  • Sc – Single Crochet 
  • Dc – Double Crochet 
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Drtrc – Double Treble Crochet
  • RS – Right Side

Colors

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



Week 5 Instructions:

Ends of Strip

With RS of the strip facing, join color D to the Righthand ch2 corner sp of the 1st square(this square should be color D also) with a sl st

Row 1: (photo tutorial below) Ch 1, sc in same ch 2 sp, hdc in next 2 sts/sps, dc in next 2 sts, trc in next st, dtrc in next st, trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts/sps, sc in next ch2 corner sp, sl st in same ch 2 sp. Finish off. = 1 dtrc, 2 trc, 4 dc, 4 hdc, 2 sc, & 2 slst

Working on the opposite end RS facing. Join color B in in the righthand corner ch 2 sp of the square(this should be a color B square)

Row 2: Repeat row 1

Now you will work around your flower strip working in rounds with the RS facing

Join color A with sl st to either ends dtrc st

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sk the sl st, beginning in this ch 2 sp- evenly sc 209 sts in each st, sp, ch2 sp, and the st that is the side of each sq join(see photo tutorial), the last sc should be in the ch 2 sp where you started row1 of the top of strip, 3 sc in next st(this is the sc of that row), sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in dtrc st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, evenly sc 209 sts as before ending in the ch 2 space at the end where where you began row 2 of the strip end, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, join to beginning sc. = 456 sc. finish off.

RS facing, Join color E with a sl st to the top left corner st(middle of the 3sc),

Round 2: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, ch 1, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 51 more times, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 52 times, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, repeat *to* 1 time, sk 3 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 108- 3dc groups, 114- ch 1 & 6- 5 dc groups

Round 3: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 52 more times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 53 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 120- ch1 & 114 3dc groups ** the 5dc groups act as 3 corners on each end of the strip

Round 4: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 53 more times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 126- ch1 & 120 3dc groups

Round 5: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *3 dc in next sp, ch1*, repeat *to* 53 more times, 3 dc in next sp, sk 2, 5dc in next st, 3 dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, 3dc in next sp, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of the next 4 sps, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in each of he next 4 sps. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108 ch1 & 126 3dc groups ** the 5dc groups act as 3 corners on each end of the stripJoin with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6- 5dc groups, 108- ch1 & 126 3dc groups

Finish off

** There are no ch1 spaces on the each side of the 5dc groups or on the ends between them in this round

Join Color A in the center st of a middle 5dc group at either end

Round 6: Ch 1, 3sc in st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 528 sc.

Finish off.

Strip #4 is now complete.

That’s it… Week 6 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]il.com 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.
  • Weekly 5 Winner Sharon W.

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

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2022CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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 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.

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along!!! Week 3!

2022 Crochet with Me… Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along!!! Week 3!



Yay! Week 3 of our 9th Annual 2022 Crochet with Me.. Mystery Winter Afghan is now here! The weeks now are flying by… You will be 30% done this week. I love Crochet Alongs for this reason… We get to accomplish a beautiful project like an afghan that can seem overwhelming normally and breaking it up into a crochet along makes it seem so much more doable!

This week we will be finishing strip 2 and starting strip 3! Easy peasy!!!

You can find the Material/Info post by clicking here, and you can find Week 1 instructions by clicking here!  and Week 2 instructions by clicking here! All 3 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.


Also, don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites for easy access! CLICK 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 Week 3 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 3 Stitches:

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

Colors

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


Week 3 Instructions:

Continuing with strip #2 –
You should still have working yarn. We didn’t finish off last week. If you finished off.. Just reattached where you left off

Round 5: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 1 time, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 53 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 53 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 114 – 3dc groups & 120 – ch1 sps

Round 6: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 2 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 54 times, ch 1, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 120 – 3dc groups & 126 – ch1 sps

Round 7: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 3 times, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, 3dc in next sp, **ch 1, 3dc in next sp**, repeat ** to** 53 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, sk 2, 5 dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, 3dc in next sp, repeat **to** 54 times, sk 2, 5dc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 6 – 5dc groups, 126 – 3dc groups & 108 – ch1 sps

** There are no ch1 spaces on the each side of the 5dc groups or on the ends between them in this round

Finish Off

Join Color A in the center st of a middle 5dc group at either end

Round 8: Ch 1, 3sc in st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 223 sts/sps, 3sc in next st, sc in next 16 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 528 sc.

Finish off.

You are now done with Strip #2!!!

Strip #3

Using color A

Round 1: Ch 160, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook(this makes 3 dc group), *ch 1, sk 2 chs, 3dc in next ch*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 2, 3dc in same sp, ch 1, sk 2, You now will work on the opposite side of the chain, 3dc in next sp(this will be in the same sp across from another 3dc group, see pic), repeat *to* 50 times, ch 1, sk 2, 3dc in same sp as beginning 3dc group, ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch. = 2 ch2 sps, 104 ch1 sps & 106 3dc groups

Finish off

Round 2: Join color D in top ch2 sp. Ch 3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 51 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, repeat *to* 51 times, ch 1, join to the top of beginning ch 3. = 2 ch2 sps, 108 3dc groups & 106 ch1 sps

Finish off

That is it for this week.. Congrats on getting this far!


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.

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

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2022CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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 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.

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