Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 6!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 6!!

Welcome to week 6 of our Crochet with Me!! Crochet-A-Long… The afghans are looking so beautiful and I have loved seeing all of them around on social media!!  At the end of this week your project will be halfway completed… So exciting!!


 

 

Crochet with Me!! Week 6 2016


This week we will be repeating our chains and shells section to start the center part of our project…  I know some of us have had this type of stitching seem to be tighter than the other stitching techniques… So, because this will be a large area you may want to switch up to one size larger hook or just work hard at keeping your tension on the looser side!!  I know at the end of the afghan… you will love how this looks!!

Our bit of weekly housekeeping…  For those who have missed the chats about length and width… We will be adding 3″ to each side of the afghan in the last sections and then an over-all border.. I am shooting to end up with the afghan being 65″-66″ wide and 75″- 80″ long…  You will be able to add to the width a bit at the side sections if desired and/or the width and length during the edging.  We will also be blocking this project to get the stitching to relax and become even…

Let’s get started!!

 


Instructions:

*Tip~ Since changing colors can be confusing, your shells are always worked on the right side of the project(this is where your textural stitching shows)

Change to Color “B”

Row 68 – 69:  Ch 1, Turn, sc across. = 152 sc

Row 70:  Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st(shell made)*,  Repeat * * across to the last 7 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the last st. = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc (yes you will have an extra st on this side for this week), 25 sc

Change to Color “A”

Row 71:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in the next st*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc int he last st. = 24 ch5 spaces, 2 ch2 spaces and 28 sc. (you will be skipping over the shells with the chain and sc in the sc spaces)

Change to Color “C”

Row 72:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *5dc shell in the  next sc (skipping the chain), sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell *, Repeat * * Across, sc in the last 2 sts. = 25 shells, 27 sc

Change to Color “A”

Row 73:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, *ch 5, sk the 5dc shell, sc in the next sc*, Repeat * * across = 25 ch5, 27 sc

Change to Color “B”

Row 74:  Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell (See picture 1 at the bottom), 5dc shell in the next sc*, Repeat * * across to the last ch5 space, sc around the chain and into the 3rd dc from the previous row shell,  3 dc in the next sc, dc in the last sc.  = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc, 25 sc

Rows 75-98: Repeat rows 71-74 (6) more times.

Change to Color “A”

Row 99:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in the next st*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc int he last st. = 24 ch5 spaces, 2 ch2 spaces and 28 sc.

Change to Color “C”

Row 100:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *5dc shell in the  next sc (skipping the chain), sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell (See picture 1 at the bottom)*, Repeat * * Across, sc in the last 2 sts. = 25 shells, 27 sc

 

Congratulations!!!  You are now over halfway done with your afghan!!!  It sure is flying by!!  I hope you are loving yours as much as I love mine!!


 

Don’t forget to join me on Facebook each Saturday and post your progress pictures at 3pm pst… And you can also join the fun on Ravelry by joining my Beatrice Ryan Designs Group!!

If you would like to pin your 2016 Crochet with Me!! Winter CAL progress pictures to our Pinterest Group page,,, Just shoot me an email so I can send you an invite!!  [email protected]

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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Comments

  1. I’m keeping up with you and am making this CAL for a friend who will be moving the end of April. Can’t wait to be able to give it too her. Thanks for a pretty CAL.

  2. On Row 72 it states (See picture 1 at the bottom) where is that picture?

    • Beatrice Ryan Designs :

      Yes… that needs to be removed… that was part of the instructions for the previous weeks shell instructions…

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