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2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1



Ready, set, GO! Are you with me? Get your yarn and hook and let’s get started… This week we will be completing the first 20 rows.. Don’t worry, super easy, goes by fast and this year.. The project is a binge watching, car ride project.. What does that mean… Easy! Super traditional with a few fun twists and turns….

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! For the Material List and all of CAL details… 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 24th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 22nd, 2020 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 Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL 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!


Here is what this week looks like completed… Yes, traditional ~ but there will be some whimsical rows.. So watch for them!


A bit about gauge… Last week I gave all the info on Size, Materials, Gauge and much more in the Material List post… A lot of people don’t do gauge swatches.. That is totally fine.. Afghans dont need to fit. But if you want to try to stick close to the pattern size and yardage needed, you may want to do one.. It is a 3″ x 3″ swatch, but you will want to make the swatch at least 4″ x 4″ then measure in the middle for an accurate gauge of the 3″ x 3″. The beginning/end rows and stitches don’t make accurate counts.. So that is why you want to measure in the middle… G


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


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Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet
  • Xst ~ X stitch *working over the next 2 stitches, sk st, dc in next st st, dc in previous sk st*

Instructions:

Beginning with Color A

Row 1: Ch 233 (using stitch markers every 50 chains will help with the count)

Row 2: Turn, dec blsc over the 2nd & 3rd ch’s from hook, blsc in next 8 ch’s, *3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 9 ch’s, sk 2 ch’s, blsc in next 9 ch’s*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next ch , blsc in next 8 ch’s, dec blsc over the last 2 ch’s. =231 blsc

Row 3-11: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off

Change to Color B

Rows 12-15: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Row 16: Ch 3(counts as dc), sk st, *make 4 Bl Xsts, 3 bldc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, bl dc in next st, sk 2 sts, bl dc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, make 4 bl Xsts, 3 bl dc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, sk st, bl dc in last st. = 88 bl Xsts & 55 bl dc

Rows 17-20: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off

**The approx. length at the end of this week is 8″ laid flat. not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 1!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 2, more color, more fun stitching!!!

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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

I am happy, sad and excited all in one… This years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL has flown by! I love all the years and my collection of 6 afghans… But this may be my favorite! I love seeing all the pictures of your progress in our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group! So many amazing color choices!

If you are not finished yet or just starting, I love that you are joining in the fun.. I hope all of you will send me your finished photos for my Grand Finale Post on April 20th!! The Grand Finale post will have a gallery of all of the fan pictures and the announcement of the Red Heart Grand Prize Winner!! You can email me your finished photos to [email protected], also include permission to use your photo in the post.. And Enter for the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!!

Also.. Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 80+ project, Click Here!!

So here is the skinny on this project.. It is 12 weeks of crocheting, each weeks link is posted for safe keeping in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page…  You start with the Material List  .. Lots of great details about how the CAL works and the great Grand Prize Giveaway from our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!

Well Let’s get started with the final week…

This weeks stitches:

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

This week is super easy,, one round and blocking.. That’s it!

Finished size after blocking… 72″ x 84″

You will be using your I hook

Round 79: (Hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st(corner), sl st in next 3 sts, *(hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 86 more times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 76 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sls st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 87 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat * to* 73 times, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in last st, join with sl st to beginning sl st. = 326 (hdc,dc,hdc), 4 (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) and 668 sl sts

That is it.. you have now completed the 2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Congratulations!!!

The final step is blocking.. We have talked about this in our group,, your project may be a little wavy, puckered or something.. So blocking will solve this. Two ways to block..

Wet Method-Get your afghan damp by spraying it lightly with water on both sides… lay it out and carefully pull it into shape, pin it into place if you like or if you are on carpet or a bed, it may stay in place.. Let it dry and you are done…

Steam method (this is what I do), lay your project out and shape it as much as possible.. lightly steam it and carefully pull it into shape… Be very careful not to over heat or you will ruin the yarn. Let it cool and your are done!

I am so happy you all joined me this year!! It has been a pleasure designing this year project and you all inspire me! I hope you email me your finished photos!


Now for your chance to win the Red Heart Grand Prize… This giveaway entry period is from today 4/6/2019 through 12:00am on 4/20/19 pst. This will be a $75 yarn grand prize from my favorite yarn company… Red Heart Yarns… *The giveaway is open to US residents only

Red Heart Grand Prize- $75 value, yarn may vary

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Here is the progression of my afghan.. I am in love!

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 2019 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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 7!!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 7!!!

I love afghans! My home is filled with them.. Of course 5 of them are the previous Crochet with Me Mystery Afghans… This will make #6! This is a special week, not only are we over half way, but this is the Amazing Grace Week… If you don’t know about my Amazing Grace series.. It is a set of designs dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Gilb! Click here to read more and see the patterns.. These patterns all have the same stitch pattern making up the bulk of the design.. So this week we will be doing the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern..


Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 70+ project, Click Here!!

So here is the skinny on this project.. It is 12 weeks of crocheting, each weeks link is posted for safe keeping in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page…  You start with the Material List  .. Lots of great details about how the CAL works and the great Grand Prize Giveaway from our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!

See all the other fun details at the bottom of the post!!

Let’s get started…

This weeks stitches:

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

This Week’s Size:

49″ x 59″ smoothed not streatched

*This week we will be only working on the Right Side(side with texture).. No turning

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Let’s Get Started!

Round 44: Ch 1, blsc in 1st st, blsc in next st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 160 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 127 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 160 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 125 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 586 blsc **Bold text has had a correction**

Finish Off

Change to Color C in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 45: Ch 1, 3 sc in st, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 52 more times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 42 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 53 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, 3 sc in next st, sk st, repeat *to* 42 times, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, join with sl st to beginning sc. =194 (sc,ch2,sc) & 12 sc

Round 46: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 53 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 43 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 54 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 43 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 194 3dc groups

Finish Off

Change to Color B in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 47: Ch 1, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 54 more times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 44 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 55 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 44 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc & 202 (sc,ch2,sc)

Round 48: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 55 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 45 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 56 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 45 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 202 3dc groups

Finish off

Change to Color A in Longend Right Hand Corner Stitch

Round 49: Ch 1, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat *to* 56 more times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 46 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 57 times, sk 1 st, 3 sc in next st, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, repeat *to* 46 times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc & 210 (sc,ch2,sc)

Round 50: Ch 3, 5dc in next st, dc in next st, *3 dc in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 57 more times, dc in next st(not in the sc of the (sc,ch2,sc)), 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 47 times, dc in the next st, 5 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, repeat *to* 58 times, dc in next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 47 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =28dc & 210 3dc groups

Round 51: Ch 1, blsc in next st, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 180 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 147 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 180 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 144 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 666 blsc

Finish off

That’s it.. you are now done with week 7!!!


Make sure to join the Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook to see all the great progress pictures.. share yours,,, ask questions and have fun with us!!

Please make sure to share you project on your own Facebook Page to get the Love of Crochet spread!!

More details coming soon about the fabulous Red Heart Yarns Grand Prize Giveaway.. Stay tuned!!   

Here are the pics and links from previous weeks!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material List and Promo Information!!!  Click Here…

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!! 

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 2!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 3!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 4

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Week 5!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 6!

This shows how fast we are growing our Afghan’s!!!!!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest

And don’t miss out with one of my favorite crochet sites.. All Free Crochet.. Check out my designer page.. Click here!

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 2019 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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