Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 5!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 5!!

This week we will be continuing to  add more texture to our project using some of the same stitches we have already used… It is looking great and all of the progress pictures floating around are so wonderful!! I think you will love week 5 and seeing your project grow!


 

2016 CAL Week 5


Now for the weekly housekeeping…

*This week some people struggled a bit with the Shell/Chain Section, some had issues with it pulling in and being narrower and others had issues with the chain showing more on the back side…  This comes from tension issues… To solve this you can work at making sure your stitches are nice and relaxed, especially the chain. The chain should rest comfortably on top of the shell, then when you work the next row you will not want to crochet to tightly to make it hide.  Another thought is to go up a hook size when doing this type of stitch pattern.

*We will be Blocking the project at the end which will help with the overall look of the stitching and will help relax any stitches that may pull a bit. Also, We will have 3″ boarders on each side before we do the edging… this will help even the edges out.

*Another issue was not having the correct stitch count every so often… If you  have this issue, it is very important to count every row and/or place markers so you keep the correct number of stitches.

*Also, When doing rows with the sc and trc that make the slight bobble,,, Some of us have had an issue keeping it to the front… When making the sc that is right after the trc, make sure that it is not a loose sc.. this will help hold it in place!

Just remember,,, This is fun and should be relaxing… If an area isn’t working how you think it should, shoot me an email for advise… I will try to help if possible…


Now… Let’s get started with Week 5!!

The first part you will recognize, it is the same as week 3,, then we continue with some more fun rows!

Instructions:

Change to Color “C”

Row 49:  Ch 1, turn, fl sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 50:   Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st(this will make a slight bobble that you will make sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)  ** This is the RS of your project**

Change to Color “C”

Row 51:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 52: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, * sk next 2 sts, trc in the next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st “X” stitch made*, repeat * * across to the last st, dc in last st. = 152 sts (2 dc, 50 “X” sts)

Row 53:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch 1 space across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 54:  Repeat row 50

Change to Color “C”

Row 55: Ch 1, Sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “A”

Row 56:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 57:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, fl hdc in each st across. = 152 sts

Rows 58-60:  Ch 2, hdc in each st across. = 152 sts.

Change to Color “C”

Row 61:  Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 152 stitches

Change to Color “B”

Row 62:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, *trc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “C”

Row 63:  Repeat row 61

Change to Color “B”

Row 64: Repeat row 62

Change to Color “C”

Row 65: Repeat row 61

Change to Color “B”

Row 66: Repeat row 62

Change to Color “C”

Row 67:  Repeat row 61

Congratulations you have completed week 5!!


 

week 5 upclose 2016 CAL

Unclose of Week 5


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 4

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 4

It’s Week 4 and our Crochet with Me!! Crochet Along is coming along fabulously!!!  I am so excited to see all of the afghans being shown off on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Ravelry!!


 

Crochet with Me 2016 Week 4

Make sure to add this pattern to your FAVORITES on Ravelry for easy access and sharing your progress!  Click Here!!


A couple of notes from last week… All the textural stitches should be on one side, which is the right side.  If some of the rows seem to be a bit narrower that others, we will be blocking our project and putting a nice edging on at the end.. This should take care of squaring up the afghan unless it is off by a large amount.  Just make sure you are checking your  stitch count!!

So,, If you are ready, let’s get started with Week 4!!


Stitches:

st ~ Stitch     sk ~ Skip    ch ~ Chain   sl st ~ Slip Stitch     sc ~ Single Crochet     hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     dc ~ Double Crochet


Instructions: *Text in green is a modification after the original release due to finding errors occasionally*

Change to Color “B”

Row 33:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 34:  Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in the next st(shell made)*,  Repeat * * across to the last 7 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in the next st, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the last st. = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc (yes you will have an extra st on this side for this week), 25 sc

Change to Color “A”

Row 35:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, *ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in the next st*, Repeat * * across to the last 3 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc int he last st. = 24 ch5 spaces, 2 ch2 spaces and 28 sc. (you will be skipping over the shells with the chain and sc in the sc spaces)

Change to Color “C”

Row 36:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st st, *5dc shell in the  next sc (skipping the chain), sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell (See picture 1 at the bottom)*, Repeat * * Across, sc in the last 2 sts. = 25 shells, 27 sc

Change to Color “A”

Row 37:  Ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st 2 sts, *ch 5, sk the 5dc shell, sc in the next sc*, Repeat * * across = 25 ch5, 27 sc

Change to Color “B”

Row 38:  Ch 3, 2 dc in the same st, * sc around the chain into the 3rd dc of the previous rows shell (See picture 1 at the bottom), 5dc shell in the next sc*, Repeat * * across to the last ch5 space, sc around the chain and into the 3rd dc from the previous row shell,  3 dc in the next sc, dc in the last sc.  = 24 5dc shells, 2 3dc shells, 1 dc, 25 sc

Rows 39-42: Repeat rows 35-38 (changing colors as directed again)

Row 43: Staying with Color “B”, ch 1, turn sc in the next 4 sts, hdc in the next st(this will be a sc), *sc in the next 5 sts(the shell sts), hdc in the next st*, Repeat * * across, sc in the last 3 dc’s. = 152 sts

Change to Color “A”

Rows 44-48: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 152 sts.

Congratulations!!!  You have completed Week 4!!!!


Crochet with Me Week 4 Stitches


I hope you are enjoying this Crochet A Long!!!  Don’t forget to join me on Facebook each Saturday and post your progress pictures at 3pm pst… And you can also join the fun on Ravelry by joining my Beatrice Ryan Designs Group!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2016 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.


Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet A Long… Week 3!!!

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet A Long… Week 3!!!

Welcome back to this weeks Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 CAL Afghan Project!!  I am so excited to share with you the next section of our afghan!!  This week we get colorful and all fun texture!!


 

 

Crochet with Me week 3 2016


 

Week 1 was the material list, Week 2 we went over gauge and made our first few inches of our afghan!  There were a few questions about making the afghan larger, in the last weeks we will be adding 3 ” to each side then making our edging… So our afghan will become quite bit wider that what we are working with now!!

Also, I have loved seeing all of the pictures on Facebook of our progress for week 2 afghans… If you missed out, make sure to head over to my page and post yours and see what everyone else is doing!!

I have love using my Red Heart With Love Yarn,,, It sure does make a great afghan!!  What do you think?

Are you ready to start Week 3??  Here we go!!


 

This week’s stitches:

st ~ Stitch     sk ~ Skip    ch ~ Chain   sl st ~ Slip Stitch     sc ~ Single Crochet     hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     dc ~ Double Crochet     trc ~ Triple/Treble Crochet     fl ~ Front Loop     bl ~ Back Loop   RS ~ Right Side (where bombs, ridges and all fun textures show the most)

This week we will be making an “X” stitch pattern, there is a photo tutorial bottom of the pattern.

Week 3 upclose


Instructions:

Change to Color “C”

Row 21:  Ch 1, turn, fl sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 22:   Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st(this will make a slight bobble that you will make sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)  ** This is the RS of your project**

Change to Color “C”

Row 23:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 24: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, * sk next 2 sts, trc in the next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st (see photo tutorial) “X” stitch made*, repeat * * across to the last st, dc in last st. = 152 sts (2 dc, 50 “X” sts)

Row 25:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch 1 space across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 26:  Repeat row 22

Change to Color “C”

Row 27: Ch 1, Sc in each st across. = 152 sts

**Correction Made Here from original post** Forgot the color change and it added a row

Change to Color “A”

Row 28:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 29:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, fl hdc in each st across. = 152 sts

Rows 30 – 32:  Ch 2, hdc in each st across. = 152 sts.


 

“X” Stitch Photo Tutorial

X stitch tutorial


Congratulations… You have just finished Week 3!!  Your afghan should now be approximately 12″ long…  Stay tuned next week for more fun color and texture!!

For sneak peeks.. follow me on Instagram

Post your progress pictures each  Saturday at 3pm PST on Facebook

Join my Ralvery Group!

and don’t forget to add your projects to Ravelry and make it one of your favorites!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

©Copyright 2016 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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