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Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along Week 9!!!

Whimsical Autumn Afghan… Mystery Crochet Along Week 9!!!

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This week of our Whimsical Autumn Afghan we are starting our border!! Week 9 is made using fun, textural stitching and goes quickly! I’m so excited to be so close to the final afghan and seeing all of yours!!

If you are looking for past week’s directions.. Just click on the Crochet With Me tab at the top of the page…

The first 7 weeks we made 35 squares in 4 styles and all sorts of color combinations using 4 colors… Week 8 we joined our squares.. This week we will do the first 4 rounds of our border and then last but not least, Week 10 will be finishing the border, blocking it all into shape and making sure all of the ends are secured.

Because of the delay the prior weeks, I am extending the posts out from the original plan by a week,,, hopefully this will give you time to finish by Thanksgiving! I will be moving the Grand-prize Amazon $50 giveaway date out to December 7th instead of November 30th so everyone has time to finish.

Let’s get started on Week 9

Stitches~

St- Stitch Sl St – Slip Stitch Ch – Chain Bl – Back Loop Sc – Single Crochet Dc – Double Crochet Fptrc – Front Post Treble Crochet V St – V Stitch (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) all in the same st


Starting on the right side, you will be working in rounds and not turning.

Join Color B in back loop of the top righthand corner st.

Round 1: Ch 1, 3 blsc in same st, *blsc in next 137 sts(in each st and in each joining space across to corner), 3 blsc in corner st, blsc in next 193 sts(in each st and each joining space across)*, 3 blsc in next st, repeat *to* 1 time, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 672 sc

Round 2: Sl st in next st(corner), (ch 4(counts as dc + ch1 now and throughout), dc, ch1, dc) in same st, *sk st, dc in next st, sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* 33 more times, sk st, dc in next st, sk st, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next st, repeat *to* 48 times, sk st, dc in next st, sk st, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next st, repeat *to* 34 times, sk st, dc in next st, sk st, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next st, repeat *to* 48 times, sk st, dc in next st, sk st, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. = 164 Vsts, 168 dc & 4- (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc)

Finish off and Join color C in any corner middle dc st.

Round 3: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, V st in next ch 1, sk dc, *fptrc around next dc, V st in next V st*, repeat *to* 33 more times, fptrc around next dc, (Vst in next ch 1, ch 1, Vst in next dc, ch 1, Vst in next ch 1, sk dc), repeat *to* 48 times, fptrc around next dc, (Vst in next ch 1, Vst in next dc, ch 1, Vst in next ch 1, sk dc), repeat *to* 34 times, fptrc around next dc, (Vst in next ch 1, Vst in next dc, ch 1, Vst in next ch 1, sk dc), repeat *to* 48 times, fptrc around next dc, V st in next ch 1, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. =176 Vsts and 168 fptrc.

Finish off and join color D in any corner middle Vst.

Round 4: (Ch 4, dc, ch 1, dc) in V st, V st in next V st, *fptrc around next fptrc, V st in next V st*, repeat *to* 34 more times, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next V st, V st in next V st, repeat *to* 49 times, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next V st, V st in next V st, repeat *to* 35 times, (dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc) in next V st, V st in next V st, repeat *to* 49 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. =172 V sts, 168 fptrc’s and 4-(dc,ch1,dc,ch1,dc)

That’s it for this week.. We are so close!!! Join me next week to get the final instructions and all the information on how to enter the $50 Amazon Gift Card Grand Prize Giveaway!!!

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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… Week 8!!

Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery Crochet Along… Week 8!!

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Week 8 of our Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery CAL is now here… Thank you all for your patience in the delay of this CAL… See the story at the end of the post! But, for now.. Let’s get the show on the road and join our 35 squares.. And if you are just starting, you can find all of the weekly instructions in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the page!


The first 7 weeks we made 4 styles of squares, now it’s time to join… You will be using my picture as a guide to placement and the instructions for joining are just below!

This week is easy, but a bit time consuming… Here is how I did my joining:

1: I chose my lightest color to join, Color B which was my Golden color.

2: Lay out all of your squares in the order you see above. I made sure that when I was lining them up, the last round of sc color on each square didn’t sit next to the same color on the squares around it. This added a little more pizazz to the project! So, if your square had color A as the sc round, then the squares on the sides, above and below should have B, C or D as the colors of the last rounds… it was a little tricky to make it all work.. but mine did. If yours doesn’t, no problem.. it will look great as long as your square styles are the same as mine.

3: Starting on the Left column of 7 squares, you will be joining the short sides together first (see photo showing short rows below), Joining one side of each square together and lining up the stitches. Using my Golden yarn… I placed the first 2 squares right sides together. *You will be working in the back loops of all of the squares as you join. Join your yarn with a sl st in the BL corner stitches of both squares on the Righthand side, ch 1, sc in same bl sts(both squares.). Continue to bl sc together in both stitches of both squares across to the lefthand corner. Finish off. You will want to make sure your stitches line for both squares as you join.

4: Continue to join all 7 squares in the same manner, placing the next square and previous square right side together and sc in both across from righthand corner to lefthand corner of short rows.

5: Once each 7 square column is complete, set it aside and join the next column until you have all 5 columns competed.

6: Joining the columns- Using the same bl sc technique, place the first 2 columns right sides together and starting at the top of the columns, bl sc in both squares working all the way to the bottom. ** Make sure all of your corners line up as you pass them. Finish off.

7: Continue to join each column to the next working to the right until the entire blanket is joined

** If you prefer to use a whip stitch instead of the sc that will work perfectly too!

8: Block you blanket to get it into shape

That’s it… You now are done with Week 8!! Over the next 2 weeks, we will be making the edging!


Next Sunday I will be posting Week 9 and on the 24th I will post the final Post – Week 10. This will give you time to finish by Thanksgiving still hopefully! I will be moving the Grand-prize Amazon $50 giveaway date out to December 7th instead of November 30th so everyone has time to finish with the delay I had.

And, don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites for easy access….Click here…

And join the fun in my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group.. Click Here!!


The story of the delay in the posts… On October 5th, my 88 year old mother was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and was given a maximum of 6 months to live. She had just survived breast cancer (or we thought she had) but unfortunately it moved to her liver. Things were going along as expected, but the last week of October she rapidly started declining and passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her on October 31st. She will be missed by all and it is a big loss for our family and our community. She was a beautiful soul, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend to all who new her.. She was know for being a wonderful nurse, teacher and children’s advocate through out her career. She is now “home”.


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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 CAL… Week 7!!

Whimsical Autumn Afghan Mystery CAL… Week 7!!

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Wow.. This is flying by! Week 7 of our Whimsical Autumn Afghan is heading to the final rounds.. This week we complete our last 5 squares! You will now have a total of 35 squares in 4 different styles!

Next week we will begin the joining process.. That is when you will see your beautiful project start to really look like the Whimsical Autumn Afghan and finish just in time for Thanksgiving!


If you are just joining in the fun.. you can find all of the weekly posts for this CAL in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page…

And, don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites for easy access….Click here…

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Let’s start the last 5 squares for week 7!

This week we are making 5 more of the 4th style square… Once again, all 5 are in new color schemes…. You will end up with 12 of these traditional squares!

Yarn Colors ~ 

A – Claret B – Gold(or Sunflower) C – Ocean D – Deep Purple(or Deep Violet)

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″


Let’s start with Square Style 4

Make 5 of the following squares in the following color sequences–Changing colors each round:

1. B D C A B D C

2. C B A D C B A

3. C A B D C A B

4. D B A C D B A

5. D C A B D C A

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 Finish off

Round 2: Turn, join new color with 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

Round 3: Turn, join new color with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3dc, ch 2, 3 dc) 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-ch 2 sp, 8- ch 1sp & 12-3dc groups Finish Off

Round 4: Turn, join new color with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in same 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, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4- ch 2 sp, 12- ch 1 sp & 16 – 3 dc groups Finish off

Round 5: Turn, join new color with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 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, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch 2 sp, 16-ch 1 sp &20 3dc groups Finish off

Round 6: Turn, join new color with sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2dc, ch 2, 3dc) in same ch 2 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, 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, 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, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 4-ch 2 sp, 20-ch 1 sp & 24 3dc groups Finish off

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and 3 sc in each ch 2 sp(corner) around, Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 104 sc Finish Off

That’s it for this week! So many beautiful squares!!

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

All 35 squares done… Not in the order of joining.. That will be posted next week

Meet me back here next week for Week 8, I hope you are loving your 35 squares.. I love mine and can’t wait to see how all of our mystery afghans turn out!!

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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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