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2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery CAL… Week 1!!

Are you ready??? I am!  I am so excited to present to you the first week of this years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL!!  I love the way this has turned out and I am sure you will too!!  It is working up so quickly already… I hope you will join in the fun and end up with a great afghan too!

 

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This is a 12 week CAL,,, Fun and whimsical stitching… Each week I will post a section that should be very easily done so you don’t get behind… To keep in touch and get help, post progress photos and be with tons of other people making this Mystery Afghan, Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group!  You can also sign up on the righthand sidebar of this site in the “Stay Connected” widget to receive all of my posts by email!!

So… Let’s start off with a few hints…

Take your time and have fun!

Make sure your stitch count matches up each round.

You will not be turning on every round, so pay attention to which rounds say turn(this will apply to future weeks)

Everyones tension is a bit different. So your gauge may be different than mine.. Below is my gauge, so test yours and switch up hook sizes if you need too.

I have provided picture tutorials to help with this week.. it may seem a little confusing if you haven’t don’t this stitch work before, but you can do it!!!

You will be working in rounds

Gauge:  

4″ x 4″ = 12 dc x 7 rows, I found different brands of hooks also changed my gauge. I am using a Boye size I

Week 1 Measurement:

11″ x 20 1/2″ unblocked

Stitches: 

St – Stitch

Sl St –  Slip Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Sc – Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Bptrc – Back Post Treble Crochet

Bptrc groups –

(4 group- Work 4 trc over the next 4 trc of previous round leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook)

(8 group-Work 8 trc over the next 8 trc of previous round leave the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on the hook)

AKA Barvarian Stitch .. Click here for a video tutorial… It is slightly different than mine because it is square rather than rectangle… But the same theory…

Week 1 Instructions:

With Color A (Main Color)

Ch 30

Round 1:  Work 7 trc in the 6th ch from hook(the 1st 5 sk chains count as Trc), * sk 3 chs, sc in next chains, sk 3 chs, 8 trc in next ch*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, now working along the opposite side of the ch, 8 trc in same ch as last 8 trc, repeat *to* 3 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 5. = 8 groups of 8 trc’s  &  6 sc

Finish Off

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 2:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round(see pic below), ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 3 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 6- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 10 sl sts

Round 3:  Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group(see pic below), ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 3 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trcs, 6- 8trc and  10 sl sts

Finish off

Change to Color C – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 4:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make 8bptrc group of next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round, ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 3 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs,  ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 4 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 10- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 14 sl sts

Round 5: Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of net 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st,  ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 4 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trc, 10- 8 trc & 14 sl sts

 

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in Righthand Corner on long side in the 6th st (see pic above)

Round 6:  Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in between next sts(6th & 7th st), 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st(this will be a sl st), dc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, {2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in between the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st}, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, repeat *to* 3 times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last 2 sts. join with sl st to beginning. = 76 sc, 28 hdc, 36 dc & 28 trc

Round 7:  Ch 1, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, * blsc in next 56 sts, 3 blsc in next st*, blsc in next 26 sts, 3 blsc in next st, repeat *to* 1 time, blsc in last 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning. = 176 blsc.

Finish off

Join Color B in any corner st in the bl.

Round 8:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 184 blsc

Finish off

Join Color C in any corner st in the bl

Round 9:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 192 blsc

Finish off

Join Color A in any corner st in the righthand  side of longedge as before

Rond 10:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same st, dc in next 62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 32 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next  62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in last 32 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 200 dc

That’s it.. you made it through week 1!!!!  I am so happy for you!!  Next week is a bit easier.. so stay tuned and make sure you post your pictures in the group and share around to spread the fun!!

And don’t forget that there will be a fun Grand Prize at the end of this CAL provided by Red Heart Yarns!!!!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Berry Blitz Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!

Berry Blitz Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!

Berry Blitz Headband

This super cute, easy to make Berry Blitz Headband is a quick, less than one skein project… It is a companion to the Berry Blitz Infinity Scarf and would look so cute wearing them together!!  Great for chilly days, fashion statement and excellent gift idea too!!

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Materials

Yarn~ 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Pictured here in Red Heart with Love in Boysenberry.

Hook~ H

 

Size

19″ x 3″ un-stretched

Stitches

St ~ Stitch

Ch ~ Chain

Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sc ~ Single Crochet

Rev Sc ~ Reverse Single Crochet

Fsc ~ Foundation Single Crochet

Bs ~ Berry Stitch (Insert hook in st, draw up loop, ch 3, draw yarn through both loops on hook.)

Instructions

*You will be working in the round and you won’t turn every round, make sure to watch that

Round 1:  make 54 Fsc, join with sl st to beginning to form the ring. Be very careful not to twist the ring when joining

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 54 sc

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, bs in next st, *sc in next st, bs in next st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 27 sc & 27 bs

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

Round 5:  Ch 1, turn, bs in 1st st, sc in next st, *bs in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to beginning. = 27 bs & 27 sc

Rounds 6-7:  Repeat round 4

Round 8-12:  Repeat rounds 3-7

Round 13:  Ch 1, rev sc around. Join to beginning. = 54 rev sc

Finish off

Working along the bottom of round 1, join yarn with sl st to any st

Round 14:  Ch 1, rev sc around. Join with sl st to beginning. =54 rev sc

Finish off

Congratulations… You now have a Berry Blitz Headband!!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Mountain Sunset Shawl… Simple and Free Pattern

Mountain Sunset Shawl

Easy and Quick – Free Crochet Pattern! The Mountain Sunset Shawl is made using a simple stitch pattern that works up beautifully with a self striping yarn.  A fun edging makes this feminine and fashionable.  This was inspired by the alpenglow of the beautiful mountain I live next too… Mt Shasta, California USA.

I’m so excited to join my fellow designers and participate in ELK Studio’s annual Make It For Me Event!!  Each January my great friend Kathy puts on this annual event for so many of your favorite designers to show off something fun and free… So make sure to hop over every day to the Make It For Me page to see all 31 of the great designs!  This year I wanted to give you something really easy and fun to wear since you finally get to make something for yourself!!!  I hope you will make the Mountain Sunset Shawl!

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Materials~

Yarn~ 765 yards of sport weight yarn… Pictured here in Lana Grossa –  Gomitolo 200 in the color Partie! This is a sport weight, self-stripping yarn that is a wool/acrylic blend

Hook~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle

Size~

14″ x 74″ blocked

Stitches~

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Sc – Single Crochet

Fsc – Foundation Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Instructions~

Row 1:  Fsc 175. = 175 Fsc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 175 sc

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, blsc in each st across. = 175 blsc

Row 4:  Ch 4(counts as dc+ch 1 now and throughout), turn, *sk st, dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat * to * across ending with dc. = 87 ch 1 sps, & 88 dc

Row 5:  Ch 1 turn, sc in each st and sp across. = 175 sc

Row 6:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 175 sc

Row 7:  Ch 1, turn, blsc in each st across. = 175 blsc

Row 8 – 51:  Repeat rows 4- 7

Row 52:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 175 sc

Edging- Working down the side rows of the shawl

Row 1: Ch 1, evenly sc 61 sts down the side of the shawl. = 61 sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 4, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across. = 16 sc & 15 ch 14sps

Row 3:  Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *2 trc in next ch 4 sp, 4 dc “around” the side of the 2 trc just made*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. =15 4dc shells and 2 trc *See Picture Tutorial Below*

Row 4-7:  Ch 4, turn, *sk 3dc(of shell), 2 trc in next dc(4th) of previous row shell, 4 dc “around” the side of the 2 trc just made*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 15 4dc shells and 2 trc *See Picture Tutorial Below*

     

Finish off

Join yarn on opposite end with sl st in beginning corner, working down the side of the rows

Repeat rows 1-7

Finish off

You now have a Mountain Sunset Shawl.. Congratulations!!!

Weave in end and block into shape.

 

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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!
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 blogwebsite 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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