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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… Information & Material List!!!

2022 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Information & Material List!!!



Welcome to the 9th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!! 

Please join me once again over the next several weeks to make yourself a beautiful, whimsical 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…

This year we will be doing a Mile A Minute Style Afghan.… It is designed to have a very Spring/Summer feel! You can use the exact yarn I am using, choose specific colors or do a stashbuster… Below you will find my recommendations on yarn choice!


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 and receive each post by email.

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)..

AND... There is a grand prize at the end, see the details at the bottom of the post!

**Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry Favorite!!! Click Here**


**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project! It will have flower motif’s, granny square style stitching and other various techniques.

Size:

This will be a rectangular afghan approx. 50″ x 65″ (size may vary with yarn type and personal tension)

Material List:

Yarn 3000-3500 yds total of worsted weight yarn for this project – I am using both Self Striping Yarn and Solid Yarn. Below I give my yarn suggestions.

My color choices (total amounts and actual yarn info below) – Center of Mile a Minute Motif’s- You will need at least 2 colors. I am using White, Orange, Pink and Yellow for my center. For the outer base of the motif, I chose a co-ordinating self striping yarn and the joining colors will be using the same colors as the center of the motif’s.

  • Color A – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in White 728 yds
  • Color B – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Pumpkin 364 yds
  • Color C – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Bright Yellow 364 yds
  • Color D – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Shocking Pink 364 yds
  • Color E – Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight in Fruity Stripes 1290 yds

I chose self striping yarn so will have less ends to weave in, but you can change colors every row if you want to do a scrapbuster or specific color scheme. Makers Choice!

Hook – H

Other Items Needed – Scissors, Tape Measure, Yarn Needle


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Saturday Jan. 22nd– Material List (today)
  • Sunday Jan. 30th – Week 1
  • Sunday Feb. 6th – Week 2
  • Sunday Feb. 13th – Week 3
  • Sunday Feb. 20th – Week 4
  • Sunday Feb. 27th– Week 5
  • Sunday March 6th– Week 6
  • Sunday March 13th– Week 7
  • Sunday March 20th– Week 8
  • Sunday March 27th– Week 9
  • Sunday April 3rd – Week 10
  • Sunday April 17th Finale Post(This gives you 2 weeks to finish the project) – 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 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!

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 #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.

My 10 Favorite Free Crochet Market/Tote Bags…

My 10 Favorite Free Crochet Market/Tote Bags…



Spring has sprung and the local farmer’s markets are in full swing… And for some of us it is time to head to the lake for a fun day in the sun!!! I love making crochet tote bags and using them to carry all my various items around… What about you? Get your favorite yarn and hook out and get started today!

I have designed many tote bags in my Free Patten collection… and also made a few from some of my favorite fellow crochet designers… I though you would like to see what I love on this beautiful Spring day!


To start, here is my one of my favorites on my website… Aurora Boreal Bag! It is so easy and using a yarn that does the color work for you it is perfect!


Next is Honeysuckle Summer Tote Bag by my dearest friend Kathy at ELK Studio! I LOVE the colors and the fun stitching


Sure to cheer up any day is my Crazy Daze Tote… So easy and using 2 colors sets this one off in a whimsical way!


I love this bright and cheery Summer Retro Tote Bag by my good friend Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity!


So easy and so fun, my Summer Stripe Tote Bag is made by simply using a ball of Caron Cakes yarn!!!!


Here is one of my all time favorites from a very lovely designer Tamera, at Moogly… Such an inspiration Moroccan Market Tote!


So Bright and So fun, My Northwest Beaches Tote is the perfect take along bag for a fun day outside!


Super fun and unique, the Outside In Bag by my sweet friend Jessie at Jessie at Home… Love it!


Here is one of my favorite bag designs that came after my most popular baby blanket designs… Rainbow Dash Tote Bag!(The baby blanket is the Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket)


And I can’t leave out one of my most special designs.. Amazing Grace Tote Bag… The Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!

I hope you enjoy making all of these bags and stay tuned for more fun crochet projects here on Beatrice Ryan Designs!!!



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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