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Crochet with Me!! CAL Winter 2016

 

If you have been wanting a PDF version of my Crochet with Me!!  Winter 2016 CAL Afghan… It is now available for purchase!!!  A full PDF version of the pattern with no ads and no weekly divisions!!

The cold weather is on its way and it is afghan season… This lovely, textural afghan uses fun and uniques stitching patterns that make a beautiful show piece for your home or as a gift!!  Start now and make 1 or 2 for amazing Christmas Gifts!!

As a special thank you, for my fans… By entering code Fall20 you will receive a 20% discount through Midnight PST on Friday September 30th 2016.  If no code is entered you will pay full price of $4.99, no refunds are available due to the electronic nature of this purchase.

To purchase this pattern… Click Here!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

 

Elena

Frog Pond Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Frog Pond Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Frog Pond Baby Blanket


Frog Pond Baby Blanket... Free Crochet Pattern

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Frog Pond Baby Blanket is a fun, whimsical design that reminded me of a pond near my home with blue water, grass, algae, cat tails and willows…  This multi-textrual blanket is a simple yet fascinating stitch pattern… I hope you will enjoy crocheting this project!!


Materials:

Color A~400 yards worsted weight yarn. Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville Everyday in Kiwi (2 skeins)

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Color B~600 yards worsted weight yarn. Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville Everyday in Glass (3 skeins)

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Hook~ K

Stitches:

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

Puff St ~ *Yo, insert hook in stitch, draw up loop*, Repeat * * 3 times. Yo, draw through all 7 loops on hook

Shell ~ 3dc in same st or 5dc in same st.

Gauge:

6 sc x 7 rows = 2″ x 2″

Size:

35″ x 35″ Blocked


Instructions:

The Right Side will be working Color A rows for the base of the blanket

Ch 92

With Color A ~ Kiwi

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 91 sc

Change to Color B ~ Glass

Row 2:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn,  2 dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st*, repeat * * across, ending with a 3dc shell in last st. = 2 3dc shells, 14 5dc shells

Change to Color A

Row 3:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, *ch 6, sk shell, sc in next st(sc)*, repeat * * across to last sc, ch 2 sc in last st(top of ch 3). = 14 ch6, 2 ch2, 17 sc

Change to Color B

Row 4:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *sk ch, 5dc shell in next sc, sk to 3rd dc of previous row, sc around ch and into the top of 3rd dc(see picture below*, repeat * *  across to the last st, sc in last st. = 15 shells, 16 ch1

Change to Color A

Row 5:  Join, ch 1, turn, sc in same st, *ch 6, sk shell, sc in next sc*, repeat * * across to end.

Rows 6-73: Repeat rows 2-5 17 times

Finish off

Crochet with Me Week 4 Stitches

Edging:

Begin with Right Side Facing, join color A to the bottom right corner.

Row 1:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc 91 evenly across side rows to top corner, 3 sc in corner st, sc in next 3 sts/chs, sc around chain and into the top of the 3rd dc of shell from previous row, * sc in next 5 sts/chs, sc around chain and into the 3rd st of shell below*, repeat * * across, 3 sc in next corner, sc 91 evenly down next side rows, 3 sc in corner, Join to bottom corner.

Row 2: Turn, sl st across to the middle st of corner, ch 2(counts as hdc), 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 93 sts, *3 hdc in next corner st, hdc in next 93 sts*, repeat * * 2 more times, join to the top of ch 2. = 384 hdc

Change to Color B

Row 3:  Join in any corner st, turn, ch 1, * 3sc in corner, sc in next 95 sts*, repeat * * 3 more times. Join to beginning. = 392 sc

Change to Color A

Row 4:  Join in any corner, turn, ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 97 sts, * 3 hdc in corner st, hdc in next 97 sts*, repeat * * 2 more times. Join to beginning. =400 hdc

Change to Color B

With wrong side facing

Row 5:  Join 2 sts to the left of any corner st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *sk 2, 3 dc in next st*, repeat * * 31 more times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat * * 32 more times, sk st (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat * * 32 more times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next corner st, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat ** 32 times, sk st, (3dc, ch1, 3dc) in last corner. Join to beginning. = 132 3dc shells, 4 (3dc, ch1, 3dc)

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in same st and next 104 sts, 1 sc in ch 1 space of corner, *sc in next 105 sts, 3 sc in next ch 1 space of corner*, repeat * * 2 more times, join to beginning. = 432 sc

Row 7:  Turn to Right Side Facing. Join in any corner st, ch 2, puff st in same st, ch 1, *sk 1 st, puff st in next st, ch 1*, repeat * * 52 more times, sk st, (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times, sk st,  (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times,  sk st, (puff st, ch1, puff st) in corner st, repeat * * 53 times, sk st, puff st in same as beginning corner, ch 1, join to the top of beginning puff st. = 220 puff sts

Row 8:  Ch 2, turn, *hdc in each ch 1 and puff st across to corner, 3 hdc in corner*, repeat * * around ending with 2 hdc in last corner st. Join to top of ch 2. = 448 hdc

Finish off

Change to Color B

With Right Side Facing,

Row 9:  Join in any st, reverse single crochet around. Join to beginning.

Finish off

Weave in ends.

Block into shape


Frog Pond Baby Blanket Close up

I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern… lots of fun textural stitching!!  Please share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page!!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Crocheting!!

 

Elena

 

 

 

 


As usual… My trusted friend Charlie had to sneak in the photo shoot…

Frog Pond Baby Blanket and Charlie


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Crochet with Me!! 2016 Fan Showcase and Giveaway Winner!!

Crochet with Me!! 2016 Fan Showcase and Giveaway Winner!!

Crochet with Me!! 2016 Winter Crochet-A-Long Fan Showcase and JoAnn’s Giftcard Giveaway Winner!!!


 

This year’s CAL has been a blast…. So many great afghans made… Tons of yarn flying off of our hooks!!  I am so proud to have designed a project that has been loved and will be in so many homes!!   I thank everyone who participated in this years project for following along!!

I love that I can feature all of these fan pictures and hope that if you are still in progress you will email me your picture to add to the showcase!!

Please enjoy all of the photos and take a few minutes to look at all of the different color combinations and leave a comment…

The Giveaway Winner has done a fantastic job with their project and the announcement for the $50 JoAnn’s Giftcard Winner is at the bottom of the post!!


 

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Melissa C.                                              Karen K.

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Becky C.                                                             Vicky R.

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Melissa C.                                                     Vicki P.

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Kay C.                                                              Barbara C. S.

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Linda L.                                                          Coleen S.

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Doreen F.                                 Linda R.

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Rebekah R.                                                    Jolene K.

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Barbara Z.                              Dianne B.

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Laura Y.                                                          Sandra S.

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Evelyn F.                                                       Sandy S.

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Sherry S.                                                  Sonja N.

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Kelly H.                                      Julie G.

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Roxanne F.                                                       Kathy M.

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Dana D.                                                               Nancy F.

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Therese B.                                                       Theresa V.

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Steph E.                                  Chantelle D.

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Linda W.                                                      Irma H.

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Melissa B.                                                        Yvonne R.

 

Aren’t these all GREAT!!   I know I have seen many more posted around Facebook… So if you would like yours added please email them to [email protected]!!


 

Now… On to the winner of the 2016 Crochet with Me!! Winter CAL…..

Congratulations To Linda L.!!!!!

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You have won the $50 JoAnn’s Gift Card!!!!

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Here is a sneak peek of the Free Pattern Release for tomorrow!!  Stay tuned!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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