Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL~ Week 1

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL~ Week 1

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!!

*Each Sunday I will post an assigned amount of crochet, hopefully just enough to keep you moving forward to complete our project in a timely manner,,, But not too much to discourage you from finishing!!

*You can find each weeks post in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page…

*Join in on Ravelry and Add your projects, add it to your favs and queue… Click Here

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*Each Wednesday we will have a Special Post on my Facebook page to show off your progress pictures,,, I love to see your work and we can chat all about the CAL each Wednesday evening between 6-7 pm PST…

*A Group Pinterest Page!  You can post your progress pictures right to Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me CAL Pinterest Page… Just email me your request to [email protected] and I will send you an invite to join the page!!

*You can join me on Instagram for occasional #SneakPeak of the upcoming week pics!!!

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!!

Winter CAL Week 1 Impeccable
     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!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter CAL Week 1 Unforgettable

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:

Materials list ~ Click Here for last weeks post.

Stitches:

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

Instructions:

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!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

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Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

It’s time for the next Crochet~A~Long…

Are you ready to join in the fun and make our next afghan??  Last month you all voted and chose our next design… The winner was a surprise design by me!!  Yikes,,, I hope you love what I have come up with!!!  I have chosen my yarn and sketched out the design…  I’ve started crocheting and I am ready for you to join in the fun!!

How do you join this Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

It’s easy,,, Just check in each week and I will be posting the instructions right here!  I will post just the right amount of crocheting that will hopefully make it enjoyable and easy to finish each week… You can also click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page if you want to see all the posts or need to catch up!!

What else will we do during the Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

Each week we will have an open call on my Facebook page to show off your progress pictures,,, I love to see your work and we can chat all about the CAL each Wednesday evening between 6-7 pm PST…

Also,,, A Pinterest Page!  You can post your progress pictures right to Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me CAL Page… Just email me your request to [email protected] and I will send you an invite to join the page!!

So are you ready to get started??

Here is the material list and some fun hints about our Crochet with Me… Winter CAL project…

This years Winter 2015 CAL Afghan will have a retro theme…  I am shooting for a 48″ x 60″ afghan, but it can be made longer and wider!  This afghan will be made using fun crochet panels in multiple colors!  This will be an easy rated pattern and most crocheters will be able to accomplish this pattern…

Materials~

I will be making 2 afghans with 2 styles of yarn… One afghan in self striping yarn and the second afghan in traditional yarns, changing the colors as needed!!  You can choose either of these styles to make this one of a kind retro afghan!!

For afghans using the “Self Striping Yarn” ~ 2500-2800 yards Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn (or any self striping yarn of your choice) *Not variegated yarn. AND 600-800 Yards of a complimentary color for joining and the border.  This yarn will work up slightly smaller than traditional worsted weight and your end project will be slightly smaller overall.

For afghans using “Traditional Yarns”  ~ A Minimum of 3 base colors or up to 8 base colors and 1 color for joining and edging.  Approx. 3000 total yards… Using 600-800 yards of each color.

*This yardage is only an estimate of yarn that will be used. This afghan is being designed as we go.*

Hook~I or if using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn you can size up to a J hook due to the smaller gauge of this yarn.

 

Unforgettable yarn winter CAL

 For one afghan….

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable “Self Striping” Yarn (Pictured here in POLO), I will be using a solid Black for my border

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Impeccable Yarn Winter CAL

For a second afghan…

Loops and Threads (From Michael’s Craft Store) Impeccable Yarns in Teal, Grass,Amethyst, Rich Orchid, Rouge and Black for the border


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 We will be starting next Sunday, January 18th with our 1st weeks crochet assignment! So get your yarn and hooks ready!!.

Happy Crocheting!!
Elena

 

 

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