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2020 Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan CAL!!!

2020 Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Afghan CAL!!!



Welcome to the 7th Annual Crochet with Me… Winter Mystery Crochet Along!! Please join me once again over the next several weeks and make yourself a beautiful, whimsical afghan… If this is your first time, you can click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page and see all of the past CAL’s.


Make sure to add this CAL to your Ravelry favorites for easy access.. Click Here!


This CAL will be a 12 week project(not including the material list). Each week I will post a section for you to complete. If you start late or miss a week, you will find all of the posts in the Crochet with Me Tab at the top of the website… This week I have posted the CAL info, material list and all the fun ways you can participate… So let’s check it out!

Easy to join… All you need to do is come back here each Sunday afternoon for the weekly post… If you would like to get post reminders.. You can enter your email in the Stay Connected section in the right sidebar.

Another great way to join the fun is to hop over to Facebook and join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group… This group is dedicated to my CAL’s only… We post pics, help each other, and each week I post the new links in the group… For this CAL, there will be weekly prizes exclusive to the group members(details below)

There is also a grand prize.. Stay tuned for more information!

**This is another traditional afghan, easy stitching, great take along project!


Size:

Approx 55 x 65

Material List:

3000-4000 yds total of worsted weight yarn in 6 colors

I used 2(370 yd) skeins each of Red Heart with Love in the following colors:

  • A-White
  • B-Stone
  • C-Sweet Pink
  • D-Light Gray
  • E-Cameo
  • F-Pewter

*If using other colors, the idea is that they will create a slightly gradient effect throughout the rows. You can use less color combinations, but the effects with turn out differently than the design is intended.

Hook – K or size needed for gauge

Scissors and Yarn needle


Gauge:

Why do a gauge swatch? By making a quick gauge swatch, your project will be closer to the intended size of the design.

3″ x 3″ = 10 blsc x 6 rows *Back Loop Single Crochet


Weekly Post Schedule:

  • Sunday Feb. 23rd – Material List
  • Sunday March 1st – Week 1
  • Sunday March 8th – Week 2
  • Sunday March 15th – Week 3
  • Sunday March 22nd – Week 4
  • Sunday March 29th – Week 5
  • Sunday April 5th – Week 6
  • Sunday April 12th – Week 7
  • Sunday April 19th – Week 8
  • Sunday April 26th – Week 9
  • Sunday May 3rd – Week 10 Final weekly post
  • Sunday May 10th – Fan photo post and Grand Prize Drawing

More about the weekly prize drawings and Grand Prize:

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Saturday May 9th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 8th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week!


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

FacebookTwitter, InstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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 2020 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.

Soft & Chic Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Soft & Chic Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!



New in my collection of free crochet patterns… Soft & Chic Headband is a quick project and perfect fashion accessory! Made using bulky yarn, this fun pattern uses simple stitching techniques and is easily worked up in less than 2 hours.

Don’t forget to add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access.. Click here!


Size:

21″ x 4 1/2″


Materials:

Yarn ~ 75 yds of #5 bulky yarn, Patons Alpaca Blend in Smoke and Ultraviolet pictured above.

Hook~ J hook


Stitches:

St – Stitch Sl St – Slip Stitch Ch – Chain Sk – Skip Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet Sc – Single Crochet Dc – Double Crochet Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet *X-St – Sk St, Dc in next St, Dc in previously Sk St


Instructions:

Round 1: 54 Fsc, join with sl st to beginning st being careful not to twist the round. = 54 sts

Round 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), Xst over next 2 sts, *Dc in next st, Xst over next 2 sts*, Repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 18 Xsts & 18 dc

Round 3 & 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 sc

Round 5: Ch 3, turn, Xst over next 2 sts, *Dc in next st, Xst over next 2 sts*, Repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 18 Xsts & 18 dc

Round 6 & 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 sc

Round 8: Repeat round 5

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 54 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, turn, Rev sc in each st around, join to beginning st. = 54 Rev sc . Finish off

Round 11: Turn over, working on bottom edge. Join yarn with sl st in any st, ch 1, Rev sc in each st around, join to beginning st. = 54 Rev sc. Finish off

Weave in ends.


That’s it… You now have a Soft & Chic Headband!!

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

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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 2020 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.

Sunset Garden Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Sunset Garden Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



The Sunset Garden Shawl is an easy pattern repeat project! Using a bulky yarn, this project works up quickly. The perfect fashion accessory to wear on a cool afternoon walk in your garden!

Sunset Garden Shawl… Make sure to save this free project to your Ravelry favorites!!! … Click Here!


Size:

78″ Long x 22″ Wide not including tassels

Materials:

Yarn ~ 3 skeins 312 yds each of Red Heart Gemstone #5 bulky in Fire Agate

Hook ~ K

Scissors

Stitches:

St – Stitch Ch – Chain Sl St – Slip St Sk – Skip Fsc- Foundation Single Crochet Sc – Single Crochet Dc – Double Crochet

V-St Cluster (all in one st) ~ Yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops, yo, draw thru last 3 loops, ch 1, Yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in st, pull up loop, yo, draw thru 2 loops, yo, draw thru last 3 loops

Instructions:

Row 1: 58 Fsc

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, sk 2 sts, *Vst cluster in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 17 more times, dc in last st. = 2 dc & 18 Vst clusters

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, Vst cluster in ch 1 sp of each Vst cluster across, dc in last st. = 2dc & 18 Vst clusters

Rows 4-79: Repeat row 3

Row 80: Ch 1, turn, sc in each Cluster, sc and dc across. = 58 sc.

Finish off

Tassel boarder:

Cut 174- 6″ pieces of yarn. Group them in pieces of 3. Starting in 1st st of either end, fold the group of yarn in half and pull the looped end through the st, pull the loose ends through the loop and pull tight to form a tassel. Repeat in every other st. Repeat process on opposite end.

That’s it.. you now have a Sunset Garden Shawl.. I hope you love this project!

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

FacebookTwitterGoogle+InstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

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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