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Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long… Week 11

Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long… Week 11

Crochet with Me!!! Crochet-A-Long Week 11… I can’t believe we can see the finish line!!  The afghan is nearly finished and all our hard work is about to pay off!!  I hope you are having fun participating or just watching our progress!!

Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 11

Crochet with Me!!! CAL… Week 11

This week we will be so close to the end… you will be flying through the project!!  For this weeks housekeeping tips…  Let’s chat!

Dealing with the yarn ends… What to do?? You have a couple of choices!!  I worked many of my ends in as I made the afghan and as I added the side edge, I worked over(crocheted right over) the rest!  If you have a lot of ends to work in, you may want to weave the ends in that are not the same color as your yarn you will be using for the side edges … Then you can work over the ends that are the same color!  This will make the job go by quickly… Or you can weave them all in before you start the side edges,,, And last but not least, you can just work over all of them as you do the sides!  If you have a lot to hide, working over all of them may make it a bit bulky where you go over them,,, Mine was just fine only having 1-3 strands to work over as I worked the sides… Your preference ~ No right or wrong way!!

The width… Many of us chatted along the way about what we would do to make  the afghan wider if needed… This week you will add the first side edge… It will add  2 1/2″ to 3″ and so will the second edge, adding  5″ to 6″  to the total width.  You will also have a border going around to finish it all off, that will be an even couple of inches all the way around… But, if you want it wider you will just add a few more rows on each side of the pattern repeat, just keeping in mind it will be a bit different that the bottom edge that you started and ended the afghan with… It will look great either way!!!

Evening up the sides… We chatted throughout the project about some of the rows being not as wide as other rows… The side edges will really start the process of evening things out… Just by crocheting the sides; it will start to make the afghan take shape,,, then next week when we finish the afghan, we will be blocking it to make the shape just right.  If you aren’t use to blocking, it is a wonderful way to get your crochet project to have the shape you desire when there is a bit of inconsistency!!


Crochet with Me!! Week 11 Corner


Now… On to the side edges!!

This week you will need 3 markers..


Continuing with Color “A”

Working up the side edge, fold your afghan in half and place a marker at the center point of you project.  Next, fold the project in half from one of the ends to the middle marker and place your next marker (this is 1/4th of the side), Next place your 3rd marker in the same manner on the opposite side of the middle marker.  Now you should have 4 even sections between the 3 markers.

Row 1: Sc 2 more sc in the same st to form a corner, sc 57 sts evenly to the first marker, sc 57 sts evenly across to the middle marker, sc 57 sts across evenly to the 3rd marker, sc 57 sts across evenly to the end, making your last st in the first stitch of Row 1 of the afghan(this should be where you did your beginning chain). =230 sc from the middle st of the corner where you began the side to the last st.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk the 1st st, (sc,dc) in the next st, *sk the next st, (sc,dc) in the next st*, Repeat * * across to the corner st of this side edge. = 230 sts

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *(sc,dc) in each sc from the previous row, skipping  the dc’s from the previous row*, Repeat * * across. =230 sts

Rows 4-7: Repeat row 3 four times

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc across. =230 sts

Finish off

Congratulations!!! You have finished Week 11!!!!!! Easy Peasy… Only one more week to go!!

Next week we will do the other side and the edging!!

Don’t forget to add your pictures to our weekly sharing post on Facebook each Saturday at 3 pm PST!!

And,,, If you would like a chance to win the $50 JoAnns Craft Store Gift Card… Make sure you finish up your project in the specified time frame and get the pictures to me as directed!!  For complete details on the Giveaway rules see Week 9… Click Here



Happy Crocheting!!


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Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

It’s time to head to the finish line and Crochet with Me!!! Winter 2015 CAL.. Week 11!!

This week we are putting it all together and beginning our prep  for the edging for our Retro Style Crochet Afghan!!!  This has been such a fun project, I hope you have loved it!!  Only one more week and you will have a completed project..

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 11

Pictured above is my Week 11 Progress Picture!!  This one is done in Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

 I also have been working with  Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn for a different look by its Self Striping pattern… You probably have noticed I haven’t posted a picture last week or this week… Well, Just like all of you,,, Life has happened!  A few weeks ago I was offered a really great job as an Administrative Assistant for a local forest products company…  I started a couple of weeks ago and… Yikes~a huge learning curve and long hours!!!  I will be catching up on the second afghan in the next couple weeks and will post that picture too!!!

Are you ready to put your afghan together?? Let’s get to work!

First:  You will join all of your strips together using the same method as you did with the Granny Strip!  Use my picture above for placement or.. If you want to switch it up that is great too!!

Second:  We will be starting the edging with one row of Single Crochet!  So here are the instructions for that…

Join your neutral yarn in the corner stitch of the top left of your afghan.  Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St (1st corner made), Working down the 1st side, Sc 143 sts to the next corner, Sc 3 Sts in corner(2nd corner made), Working along the bottom edge – evenly Sc 131 Sts across to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (3rd corner made), Working up the second side Sc 143 sts to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (4th corner made), Working along the top – evenly Sc 131 Sts across. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 560 Sc.  Do not finish off… We will be continuing from here next week to finish our edging..

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Happy Easter and God Bless You!!


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