Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!  Week 8

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!! Week 8

The Crochet with Me… Crochet A Long puzzle is almost complete…

When you all joined in the beginning, you had no idea how this fun Retro Afghan would turn out!!!  With this weeks edition,,, I think you see how this is all coming together!!

Just a couple more weeks and we will have this all put together and finished… I am so excited…  Below are my progress pictures for Week 8!


Crochet with me... Week 8 Impeccable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

Crochet with me... Week 8 Unforgettable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 Using Red Heart Unforgettable…

Are you ready to get started on Week 8??

Yes, once again we are working our way back to the beginning… This week we will be making 5 Granny’s Circle in a Square!!! I know you already know how to make these… but just incase you  need the instructions… Click Here!!

Make sure you stop by Facebook on Wednesday night for our Show and Tell at 6pm PST!!!


Happy Crocheting!!


Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!  Week 7 Instructions

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!! Week 7 Instructions

Crochet With Me, Winter 2015 CAL is turning out to be so much fun!!!  If you are participating I am so glad you are with me… And if you are just sitting back enjoying this crochet segment,,, Thanks for stopping by!!

 If you Love to Crochet like I do,,, Enjoy Free Patterns, Afghans and Crochet A Long… This is the right place to be!!  All of my patterns are free,,, I am continuously working on new patterns just for you!!
If you are paying attention to this weekly CAL, you will now notice we are working back from the center Block Style Strip and this week will be another week of Chevrons!!  We are almost done!!  Just a few more quick weeks and you will have your Retro Style Afghan.. I hope you will be thrilled with the results!!
Are you ready to see my 2 progress pictures for Week 7??


Crochet with me... winter 2015 CAL Impeccable

Week 7 Retro Style CAL using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn!!

Crochet with me... Winter 2015 CAL Unforgettable

Week 7 CAL using  Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn!!

What do you think… I love both and might even keep one of these treasures for myself… Who are you making yours for??

Now on to the weekly Assignment and Instructions…

This week is a repeat of week 3,,, Chevron Style Strip… Just follow the directions below and have some fun!!

This week you will be making a full strip in the Chevron Pattern… Don’t worry, it is easy and goes by quickly!!  Next week we will be finishing off this strip using a special technique… So make sure you DO NOT skip ahead and edge or try to join it quite yet!!!


Your strip should be almost as wide as your Granny’s Circle In the Square strip… minus the edging!!  If it is way to narrow, you can adjust by using a larger hook or blocking it into shape when done crocheting this week.  If your  strip is turning out to wide,,, you will want to go down a hook size…  A little difference in with won’t hurt anything.. Your afghan will have some natural spreading once done.

For the length ,,, this will be more important!  I have crochet a specific number of rows that worked for me to get the correct length. Your new strip should be shorter than your Granny’s Circle in Square strip(approx 1″), this will allow us to do the last 2 rows of the Chevron strip next week and the edging… So Carefully compare your strip and you can add or subtract rows as needed to get the correct length for your own afghan!!

We will be using HDC instead of DC for this strip,,, You may be wondering why!!  The Chevron HDC gave a much nicer look than when using the Dc technique,,, The DC Chevron was more like a wave than the more pointy HDC Technique.

*For Self-Striping Yarn… Just keep making your rows until the correct length.

*For Traditional Color Changing, You can change as often as you like, I liked the look of changing color every 3 rows.


Ch ~ Chain     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Sk ~ Skip


Ch 21

Row 1:  Hdc in the 2nd Ch from hook and the next 3 Chs, 3 Hdc in the next Ch, Hdc in the next 4 Chs, Sk 2 Chs, Hdc in the next 4 Chs, 3 Hdc in the next Ch, Hdc in the last 4 Chs. = 22 Hdc(The turning ch counts as a Hdc)

Row 2:  Turn, Sl St in the first 2 Sts, Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in the next 3 Sts, 3 Hdc in the next St,  Hdc in the next 4 Sts, Sk 2 Sts, Hdc in the next 4 Sts, 3 Hdc in the next St, Hdc in the next 4 Sts, Leaving the last St unworked. ( Your 3 Hdc in one stitch should be in the center stitch of the previous rows same 3 Hdc stitch combo.This will make the peek of your chevron. So be careful to achieve this. The Sk 2 Sts will always be over the previous rows Skipped stitches too!) = 22 Hdc

Repeat Row 2 until your Chevron Strip is approx. 1″ Shorter that your previous strip. I had 105 rows in my Chevron Strip!!

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Facebook each Wednesday at 6pm PST we do CAL Show and Tell

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Happy Crocheting!!


Crochet with Me Crochet A Long News…..

Hi friends!

The usual Sunday post of Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL will have a slight delay…  The good news is… Our web host is upgrading servers to speed up the website… YIPEE!  Thanks RFE!!  But the post cant be released on Sunday as usual… So Monday morning you will see it right here on Beatrice Ryan Designs … Yep Week 7!

Have a great weekend and Happy Crocheting!!


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