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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Material List!!!



Welcome to the 8th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!! Please join me once again over the next several weeks and make yourself a beautiful, whimsical square afghan… If this is your first time, you can click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and see all of the past CAL’s. This year will be easy, simple and fun… With yarn being a bit harder to get… And money being tight due to Covid.. I love the idea of doing a stashbuster… But I love yarn so much, I just cant resist buying some too…

So…..

This year I am making the Crochet with Me!!! Winter Mystery Afghan in 2 different color schemes.. I couldn’t decide on color choice so, Yes.. 2!!! I may even do a third.. Yikes! One will be made using self-striping yarn and the other is a stashbuster! If I do a third.. I will use an ombre colored yarn… So tempting!


Make sure to add this CAL to your Ravelry favorites for easy access.. Click Here!!!!


This CAL will be a 10 week project(not including the material list or finale post). Each week I will post a section for you to complete. If you start late or miss a week, you will find all of the posts in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the website… This week I have posted the CAL info, material list and all the fun ways you can participate… So let’s check it out!

Easy to join… All you need to do is come back here each Sunday afternoon for the weekly post… If you would like to get post reminders.. You can enter your email in the Stay Connected section in the right sidebar.

Another great way to join the fun is to hop over to Facebook and join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group… This group is dedicated to my CAL’s only… We post pics, help each other, and each week I post the new links in the group… For this CAL, there will be weekly prizes exclusive to the group members(details below)

There is also a grand prize.. See the info below

**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project!


Size:

This will be a square afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ (size may vary with yarn type and personal tension)

This project will be mainly worked in the round

Material List:

Yarn ~ 3000-3500 yds total of worsted weight yarn for this project – You will need approx 400-500 yards of worsted weight yarn for the border in a complimentary color and approx 3000 yds for the base of the afghan. For best results I recommend 2+ colors, self striping or ombre yarn.

My neutral colored afghan is made using 7-8 Caron Cakes (383 yards each) in Buttercream and then for the boarder will use Red Heart Super Saver in Aran Fleck 2 skeins 260 yds each.

My amazing bright afghan is a stashbuster.. No rhyme or reason in the color layout.. Just all worsted weight yarn in acrylic or acrylic blends. My border will use one of the solid colors and need approx 400 yards for that.

If I do a third afghan, (so, me just saying if I do probably means I am…lol), the third will use a Red Heart Ombre yarn… Same yardage as the one in Caron Cake and I will choose a complementary yarn color for the border… Stay tuned!!!

Hook ~ H hook

Other supplies: Scissors, yarn needle and place marker


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Sunday Jan. 31st– Material List (today)
  • Sunday Feb. 7th – Week 1
  • Sunday Feb. 14th – Week 2
  • Sunday Feb. 21st – Week 3
  • Sunday Feb. 28th – Week 4
  • Sunday March 7th – Week 5
  • Sunday March 14th – Week 6
  • Sunday March 21st – Week 7
  • Sunday March 28th – Week 8
  • Sunday April 4th– Week 9
  • Sunday April 11th – Week 10
  • Sunday April 18th Finale Post – Grand Prize Drawing and Fan Photo Gallery

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 [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!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the first set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL

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 2021 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.

Yarn Product Review… Love the Yarn Tender!

Yarn Product Review… Love the Yarn Tender!


Recently I was asked if I would like to sample and review a product by a fellow yarnie Susan from www.SkerinKnittingandCrochet.com… She gave me a brief rundown and link to the product she wanted me to review and once I took a look,, I was sure I wanted to give it a try!


It goes by some fun names… Yarn Bras Yarn Sleeves Best Darn Yarn Tenders! What is it you wonder… Well, it is a mesh sleeve that you put your skein of yarn in and it keeps your yarn all tidy and pretty while you work on your projects… They are thin, mesh sleeves that are very stretchy and work wonderfully!

Below is a picture from her Amazon site of the product before use:

I recently used these on my large 2020 Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery CAL… 7 colors of yarn, all kept tidy… My pictures are below… And also the link to her Amazon page where you can purchase them too! They come in Small(white) and Large(multicolor)… I used both and really thought they were the bee’s knee’s!


Here is the Amazon Link!!


This is how my package arrived!!
One of my full skeins I put in the Yarn Tender
Different skeins, with different amounts used… See how tidy???
Here is my finished project… 2020 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… The Yarn Tenders made it so easy to keep my project organized and the color changes easy!

I hope you give them a try.. and best of all they are reusable!!!!


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

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 2

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 2



Welcome back! If you have already started this Mystery Afghan CAL, I hope you are having a great time… If you are just joining in now, Welcome! As you saw last week, this is a traditional chevron pattern and it has some twists and turns… During this CAL, hopefully you will learn some new stitches and/or advance your crochet ability!!

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! For Week 1 Instructions… 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.

Monday Treasure Hunt 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!

Congrats to Donna M., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


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

Don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites… Click here!!!


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
  • Bobble St ~ Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook, (yarn over, insert hook in same stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all remaining loops on hook.

Instructions:

**Each week you will be repeating the blsc row 3 several times(in the color indicated for the row repeat) … Here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1…

Row 3: 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


Join Color C

Rows 21-30: Repeat Row 3

Finish off after row 30

Join Color D

Rows 31-34: Repeat Row 3

*Tip for row 35 ~ Work in the back loops. Also, Watch your chains and sk sts, they are in specific places to make the count work. In some areas you do not ch or sk.

Row 35: Ch4(dc + ch1), turn, sk 2 sts, * Bl bobble st in next st, ch 1, sk st*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, Bl bobble st in next st, {3 bldc in next st, repeat *to* 4 times, Bl bobble st in next st, sk 2, repeat *to* 4 times, Bl bobble st in next st}, repeat {to} 9 more times, 3 bldc in next st, repeat *to* 3 times, Bl bobble st in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in last st. = 35 bldc, 88 ch & 108 bl bobble sts

*Tip for row 36: You will be working in the chains and sts, make sure you recognize the 4th ch at the end of the row as a st to go in then the 3rd ch as the last st

Rows 36-39: Repeat row 3.

Finish off at the end of row 39

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 16″ laid flat not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 2!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 3, more color, more fun stitching!!!


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 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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