Beatrice Ryan Designs ~Crochet with Me… Winter CAL is now starting!!
I am so excited to share with you the first part of our Crochet with Me.. CAL Afghan design!! You voted for a surprise design and this one will surely be that!!! I am really loving the way this Retro Style Afghan is coming along!! So,,, Let’s go over some of the details,,, Then~ Week 1 Instructions!!
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Are you ready to get started?? Let’s get Crocheting!!
This surprise design afghan will be using basic crochet techniques and a beginner/intermediate level. There will be several design elements and some really fun, colorful stitching going on! I am making 2 Afghans… I wanted to try self striping yarn for one and the other will be traditional color changing…
Below are Week 1’s Progress pictures… What do you think?? Don’t worry,,, It isn’t a Granny Square Afghan,,, But it does have quite a few of them in the design… In a couple of weeks… You will see how this afghan design begins to unfold… I think you will be surprised and very happy with what we will be doing!!
This week 1 progress picture of my first afghan is a Circle in Square using the traditional color changing technique. I used Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn. It is soft and nice to work with and I loved the color results!!
For the Second afghan, I used Red Heart Unforgettable in Polo,,, It is a self-striping yarn and is very soft! Less weaving in the ends and it has a more gradual color change… I love this one too!!
Week 1 Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL Instructions:
St ~ Stitch Ch ~ Chain Sc ~ Single Crochet Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet Dc ~ Double Crochet Trc – Triple Crochet Dtrc – Double Triple Crochet. Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
Circle in Square ~ Make 5 Squares this week
Each Square should measure approx. 6″ x 6″.
* If using Self~Striping Yarn you will Crochet rows 1-5 with out changing colors, Row 6 will be your Border Color
*If using Multiple Color Yarns and traditionally changing, You will change color each Row 1-5 and end with Row 6 using the Border Color.
Row 1: Ch4, 9 Dc in the 4th Ch from hook (The first 3 chains count as a Dc), Join with Sl St to top of Beginning Ch. = 10 Dc
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in the same St as Beginning, 2 Dc in each St around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 20 Dc
Row 3: Ch 3, Dc in same St, Dc in the next St, *2 Dc in the next St, Dc in the next St*, Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 30 Dc
Row 4: Ch 3, Dc in same St, Dc in the next 2 Sts, * 2 Dc in the next St, Dc in the next 2 Sts*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 40 Sc
Row 5: Ch1, Sc in the same St, Sc in the next St, *Hdc in the next 2 Sts, Dc in the next St, (Trc, Dtrc, Trc) all in the next St(Corner Made), Dc in next St, Hdc in the next 2 Sts, Sc in the next 3 Sts*, Repeat * * around 3 more times, ending with a Sc in the last St (Instead of Sc in next 3 Sts), Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish off = 48 Sts
Row 6: Change to Border Color, Join to any Dtrc with Sl St, Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St(this makes a corner), Sc in the next 11 Sts, *3 Sc in the next St, Sc in the next 11 Sts*, Repeat * * 2 more times. Join to beginning with Sl St. =56 Sc Finish off.
Congratulations… You now have a Circle in a Square!!
Make sure to complete 5 of these squares this week… Thank you for joining in the Fun!!!!
And… please come share your pictures Wednesday on Facebook or on our group Pinterest Page!!
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