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Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along!  Week 1

Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along! Week 1

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Are you ready to start a fun, Fall afghan? This is week 1 of the 10 week Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery CAL!!! Join me over the next 10 weeks to make this whimsical project! Finish just in time for Thanksgiving.

You can find all of the details for materials and CAL info by clicking here! Or they will all be listed permanently in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page!! If you are ready… Let’s get started on Week 1…

Dont forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites!!! Click here…

This week you will make 5 of the first style of Granny Squares… There will be a total of 4 different square styles in different color combinations… Each week I will list the color sequence to follow and how many, plus the written instructions! I hope you enjoy this Fall Project as we make it together!!


Yarn Colors ~

A – Claret B – Gold(or Sunflower) C – Ocean D – Deep Purple(or Deep Violet) *You can you your own color combinations if you like!

Stitches ~

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

Gauge ~

3″x 3″ = 9 dc x 5 rows of Double Crochet – I recommend doing a gauge swatch to help assure your afghan turns out approximately the same size as designed .

Size ~

9″ x 9″ each square – Finished Afghan approx. 48″ x 66″

Make 5 Squares in the following color sequences:

1: A & B 2: B & C 3: C & D 4: D & A 5: A & C

Instructions ~

*Odd rounds are the right side, even rounds are the wrong side

Color 1

Round 1: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 2, 3 dc in same sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, join with sl st to the top of beginning ch. = 4-ch 2 sp & 4-3dc groups

Round 2: Turn, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 4-ch1 sp & 8-3dc groups Finish Off

Color 2

Round 3: Turn, join new color with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 8-ch1 sp & 12-3dc groups

Round 4: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 12-ch1 sp & 16 3dc groups Finish Off

Color 1

Round 5: Turn, join new color yarn in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp *, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch 2sp, 16-ch1 sp & 20-3dc groups

Round 6: Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch2 sp, 20-ch1 sp & 24-3dc groups Finish Off

Color 2

Round 7: Turn, join yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in each st, sc in each ch 1 sp & 3 sc in each ch 2 sp, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 104 sc Finish off

That’s it!! You now have Square style 1 complete! Make 4 more in the color sequences.

You will want to block your squares in to shape.. I did mine as they were finished using the steam method on blocking squares…

My first 5 squares blocking!
Love using blocking boards for granny squares!

Meet me back here next week for Week 2, Square Style 2!!


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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.

Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery Crochet Along

Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery Crochet Along

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Are you ready for a fun, Fall Crochet Along?? This 10 week mystery CAL is made up of 4 different granny square style patterns, 35 squares total and once it is put together, you will have a beautiful Whimsical Autumn Afghan!!!

I hope you will join me in all the fun… It begins with the Material List today.(this does not count in the 10 weeks).. Then on September 15th, the first set of instructions will be posted… The final set of instructions will be November 17th, just in time to finish by Thanksgiving!!! Also a great holiday gift idea!!!

Here are the details:

*10 Weeks beginning September 15th

*All weekly instructions will be available in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page

*Approx size ~ 48″ x 66″

*Grand Prize – $50 Amazon Gift Card – Open to all participants who finish the project by November 30th. More details coming.

*Join Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Group for all the latest post, fan pictures and community help!

*Add your project in Ravelry, Click here!

*Material List: The pattern is based on 4 colors and will turn out best if you stick with this. But if you want to use more or less.. Your unique afghan will be awesome [email protected]

Yarn ~ Caron One Pound 812 Yards Each in Claret, Gold(or Sunflower), Ocean and Deep Purple(or Deep Violet) 3200 yds recommended

Hook ~ I or size to meet gauge. I used a Laurel Hill Hook, my favorite!

Yarn Needle

Blocking Mat (Optional)

My favorite hooks.. Start your collection today!

That’s it… Grab your yarn and hook and meet me back here on Sunday Afternoon September 15th!


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

FacebookTwitterGoogle+InstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

Sign up for a great Crochet Newsletter from All Free Crochet for access to more great patterns.. Click Here!!

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.


Summer Circus Square… Free Crochet Pattern

Summer Circus Square… Free Crochet Pattern

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If you love making crochet squares for afghans, pillow, bags and much more… This bright and cheery Summer Circus Square is so much fun to make.. And it is also great for using your yarn stash too!! The bright colors and whimsical design reminded me of Summer and the Circus! You can change up the colors to suit any home decor design, school colors or holiday theme… I can’t wait to see how yours turns out too!!

Summer Circus Square… Save it to your Ravelry favorites for easy access.. Click here!!


This fun square is also part of the MooglyCAL2019.. Click here for the link to Moogly..

And here is Moogly’s version of the Summer Circus Square!

Materials:

Yarn~

Red Heart With Love worsted weight yarn – Approximately 50 yards of each of the 4 colors. (A) Daffodil, (B) Blue Hawaii, (C) Hot Pink, (D) White

Hook~

J hook

My favorite hooks.. Start your collection today!

Yarn needle and Scissors

Size:

12″ x 12″ Square

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Treble Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop

Instructions:

Small Squares

Center of each small square. Make 3 in each color of A, B and C of rounds 1&2 for a total of 9

Begin with Color A, B or C and make a Magic Circle… Click Here for a great video tutorial by Moogly!

Round 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in center of magic circle, join with sl st to beginning sc. Pull center closed and secure. = 8 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, trc) in each st around. Push the trc bobble to the front which will be your right side, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 8 sc & 8 trc.

Finish off

Color D – Join with sl st to any st.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in last st. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in last sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 32 sc.

Finish Off

Joining the small squares

Your choice of color arrangement.. I tried to mix it up so the same colors were not next to each other.

You will be single crocheting these together. If you choose to whip stitch them, the project may be a bit smaller, but you can add extra rounds of sc at the end to make it 12″

1: Join squares 1 & 2, right sides facing each other and working in the back loops of each stitch for each square – Join with sl st in the corner st of both squares, ch 1, sc in the same sts, blsc in the next 7 sts of each square across, blsc in the last corner sts. finish off

2: Join the 2nd & 3rd square together in the same manor.

3: Repeat rows 1 & 2 for squares 4, 5 & 6 and 7, 8 and 9 to make 3 strips of 3.

4: Join strips 1 & 2- with right sides together, sl st in bls of both righthand corners of strip 1 & 2, blsc in same st, bl sc in next 7 sts of both strips, sc in each side of the join(see pic below), blsc in next 7 sts of both strips, blsc in last corner sts. finish off. = 27 sts

5: Join strips 2 & 3 in the same manor. Finish off

The square is approx 8″ x 8″ at this point.

Enclosing the squares

Working with the right side up, you will be working in the round.

Join Color D in any corner bl

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, {*blsc in next 7 sts, 1 sc on each side of a join(2 total sc)*, repeat *to* 1 more time, blsc in next 7 sts, 3 blsc in next st}, repeat {to} 3 more times, ending at the sc before the 1st corner, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 112 sc, finish off.

Join Color A with sl st in any corner st

Round 2: Ch 1, {3 sc in corner sts, sk 1 st, *5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more ties, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st}, repeat {to} 3 more times, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 20 5dc shells and 28 sc. Finish off

Join Color B with sl st in any middle st of a corner.

Round 3: Ch 3(counts as dc), 6 dc in same st, {sk 3 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sk 3 sts^, 7 dc in next st}, repeat {to} 3 more times ending at the sk 3 sts^. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 16 5dc shells, 4 7dc shells and 20 sc. Finish off

Join Color C with sl st in any middle st of a corner

Round 4: Ch 1, {3 sc in st, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, sc in next 3 sts}, repeat {to} 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 116 sc & 20 hdc. Finish off

Join Color D with a sl st in any corner st

Round 5: Ch 1, *3 sc in st, sc in next 33 sts*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. =144 sc. Finish off

That’s it!! you now have a Summer Circus Square… I hope you love it! Make as many as you like and join them together for a blanket, bag, pillow and more!


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

FacebookTwitterGoogle+InstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

Sign up for a great Crochet Newsletter from All Free Crochet for access to more great patterns.. Click Here!!

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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