Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 4!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 4!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 Crochet Along… Week 4!!

 

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL... Week 4!!!


This CAL is flying by… We are 30% done at the end of this week!!  Each week hopefully the instructions aren’t to overwhelming… It looks like in our CAL Facebook Group you are all doing an amazing job… I love all the pictures!!  If you haven’t joined yet, just head over to Facebook and ask to join.. Beatrice Ryan Designs 2017 CAL!!We are having so much fun!!

It looked like everyone enjoyed last weeks Granny Stripe.. This week is just as simple… A few rows of the same stitching and … Voila… You are done with week 4!  I can’t wait to see all of your pictures this week!!

Let’s get started…


Tips

*When working this section, make sure to watch your tension… If you crochet tight.. you may want to go up a size hook.. I did just fine with my tension, I just kept checking how it looked at the end of each round.. it will relax so don’t make it to loose either.

*You can continue with your color repeats… or choose 2 of your favorite colors…

*Stitches… FPdc, BPdc, Dc and ch’s

Instructions

Starting with Color E, join in any corner, and starting on the wrong side…

Round 33. Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, *dc in each st across, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next ch1 corner sp*, repeat *to* around, 3dc, ch 1 in last ch 1 sp corner. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =408 dc & 4 ch1 sp

Round 34.  Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, ch 4(counts as dc+ch 1 now and thru round 39), dc in same sp, {3 Fpdc in the next 3 sts, 3 Bpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, (dc, ch1, dc) in ch1 corner sp}, repeat {to} around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch4. =416 sts

Round 35.  Turn, ch 4, dc in same sp, Bpdc in next 4 sts, Fpdc in next 3 sts,*Bpdc in next 3 sts, Fpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, Fpdc in last st, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp,{Bpdc in next 4 sts, ^Fpdc in next 3 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts^ repeat ^to^  15 more times, Fpdc in last 4 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp}, repeat {to} around. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =424 sts

Round 36.  Ch 3, turn, Fpdc in next 4 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts, *Fpdc in next 3 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, bpdc in last 2 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp, {Fpdc in next 5 sts, ^Bpdc in next 3 sts, Fpdc in next 3 sts^, repeat ^to^ 15 more times, bpdc in last 5 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp}, repeat {to} around. Join to top of beginning ch 3. = 432 sts

Join Color F in any corner sp, starting on wrong side

Round 37.  Ch 4, dc in same sp, *dc in each st across, (dc, ch1, dc) in next corner ch1 sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. =440 sts

Round 38.  Ch 1, turn, *Fpdc in 3 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, Fpdc in last 2 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp*, repeat *to* around. Join with sl st to the top of beginning dc. = 448 sts

Round 39.  Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp,{*Fpdc in next 3 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, Fpdc in last 4 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp}, repeat {to} around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch4. =456 sts

Round 40.  Ch 1, turn, Fpdc in 1st st, {Fpdc in next 4 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts,*Fpdc in next 3 sts, Bpdc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, Fpdc in last 4 sts, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch1 corner sp}, repeat {to} around. join what sl st to 1st dc. = 464 sts

That’s It.. You did it!!!  Congratulations!!

Crochet with Me!! CAL week 4

I hope you love your Mystery Crochet Along Afghan so far!!  Next week,,, Stay tuned for all the details on our Red Heart Giveaway!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3


Week 3 of our Crochet Along is simple and fun!!

This week we are using the traditional Granny Square Stitch with a slight twist to the pattern…  We will be continuing to turn the circle, that became a square, then started to take shape as a rectangle… Become more rectangular!!!  I hope you have had fun to this point!!  If you are just joining in… This afghan pattern is so simple you will be able to catch up in no time!!

For past weeks instructions… You can head to the top of the page and click on Crochet with Me… Or…Click Here!!

To have even more fun,,, Join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group on FacebookClick here!!

For sneak peaks and added fun… Follow me on Instagram too!

Don’t forget… You will have a chance to win a fabulous yarn package giveaway from Red Heart Yarns at the end of the CAL if you finish this project in at the end of the time period given… I will be posting details on all the rules in just a couple more weeks…

$50 prize pack August 2016

This is similar to what will be in the prize package!!


Remember to mark the right side with a marker if you haven’t already… This will be important in upcoming weeks!!  Now… Let’s get started with Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3!!

With the wrong side facing, join Color E to any corner ch1 sp.

27.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the same sp, {sk st, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 23 more times, sk last st, (3dc, ch1, 3 dc ) in next ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat *to* 24 times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =108 3dc shells

Turn, join Color F to the top Right corner ch1 sp above dc section of round 26.This will be adding height to your rectangle.

28.  Ch4, 2 trc in same sp, * sk 3 sts, 3 trc in the sp (between next two groupings of 3dc shells)*, repeat *to* 25 more times, (3trc, ch1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 25 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, rep *to* 26 times, (3 trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 26 times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. =56 3trc shell & 56 3dc shells

Turn, join Color A to any corner

29.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, Join to top of beginning ch 3. =116 3dc shells

Turn, Join Color B in top right corner ch 1 sp above the 3trc shell section of round 28.

30.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 27 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 27 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 28 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 28  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 60 3trc shells & 60 3dc shells.

Turn, join Color C in any corner

31.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 29 times,}, repeat {to} 2 more times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 124 3dc shells

Turn, join Color D to top right corner ch 1 sp above 3trc shells.

32.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp*sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 29 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 29 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 30 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 30  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 64 3trc shells & 64 3dc shells.

That’s it… Yay, you have completed week 3!!!  Weave in your ends and you will be ready for week 4!

**In the last stages of the CAL, for those of you who don’t like the openness of the center, I will provide a fun option to make it solid!!!**

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway!!!

Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway!!!

Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway…

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Recently I tried 2 very beautiful crochet hooks… A Blackberry and Green Apple Candy Shop Hook by Furls Crochet!!  I know many of you have seen these floating around and dreamed of owning one…  Or maybe you already have one…

You may wonder what is so special about these fancy crochet hooks… To start with, they are so visually beautiful… They make me even happier to crochet!!  But most importantly, they were designed very carefully to ease stress in your hands and arms while crocheting…  I do have a bit of old age running through my veins, so I was really curious to see if they would make a difference in my crochet…

So,,, Here is what I found… They fit beautifully in my hand, no time to readjust to the hold.  Super comfortable and I was as fast as usual.  I worked a couple of different projects and had no weakness or tiredness when using either hook!!  The actual hook grabbed the yarn with ease and never snagged or was awkward… So the big question would be… are they worth the money??  They are a bit spendy, but I loved them and plan on acquiring  the whole collection.. I think they are worth every penny!

If you would love to have  a chance to win one of these great hooks,,, Furls has been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my fans…  One of you will be the lucky winner of a Candy Shop Furls Crochet Hook!!!  Open Feb 1, 12am CST thru Feb 8, 11:59pm CST, Winner chosen on Feb 9.

WINNER~ Sheree F… Congrats!!
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If you are interested in purchasing one,,, You can head over to Furls and have fun shopping…Click Here!!

Good luck with the giveaway and let me know what you think about Furls Crochet hooks!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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