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Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL… Week 8

Almost to the finish line with this fun Crochet Afghan!!!  I hope you are all loving your projects… I am absolutely loving all the ones being posted to Facebook!!!  If you forgot to post last night… head over anytime and add to the most recent Show and Tell… Or email me you picture and I will add them for you!!

Are you ready for Week 8??  This is another easy week, we will be repeating the Granny Stripe to tie it all together! And don’t forget… If your are working on this CAL, and you finish it within the time frame… You will be eligible for the CAL Giveaway… A $25 gift card for Jo Anns!!  Details are posted on the Crochet-A-Long tab…

Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan…

week 8

 

*Tip~ You will want the same number of 3Dc Clusters on Top/Bottom and Right/Left. Make sure you double-check this before you move to the next row.

*Tip~For the Granny Strip section you will be turning after each row and no longer working in the round.

Row 25:    With non-neutral color – Join with Sl St to Second Stitch from corner, Chain 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout) and  2 DC in same stitch,* Sk 2 stitches, 3 Dc in next stitch(3Dc Cluster)*, Repeat ** across, until you reach the last 2 stitches from the next corner(you may be short a stitch and end up with only 1 stitch before the center stitch of the corner. In this case just skip the 1 stitch), 3 Dc in center stitch of the corner, Ch 2, 3 Dc in same stitch(Corner Cluster made), Sk 2 stitches. Repeat 3Dc Clusters, Sk 2 stitches and Corner Cluster, Sk 2 stitches, around. Join to beginning Ch 3 with Sl St. Finish off.

Row 26-29:    Change to next color, Turn work over and Join with Sl St between any two 3Dc clusters. Ch 3 and  2 Dc in same space,* 3 Dc Cluster in next space*, Repeat * *across to corner, 3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in chain 2 space of previous row. Continue around with 3Dc Clusters in spaces and  3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in each corner. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off.

 

This completes Week 8…  Congrats… You are so close to finishing your afghan!!!

 

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Fun Friday Crochet!!

Once again it’s Friday and I love Friday’s!!!!  First… Our CAL Show and Tell is this evening over on Facebook at 5pm EST... Stop by to post your progress pictures or just see what fun we are having!!  A couple of weeks ago… I mentioned there is a Giveaway at the end of the CAL!!  So, would you like to know what is up for grabs??    A yarn lover’s favorite thing…

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So here is how you can win…

1. Make the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan during the January-March 2014.

2. Finish your Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan within 10 days of the last pattern post. Date will be posted soon.

3. Email your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to [email protected] or post your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Final Show and Tell which will be held 10 days after the final pattern section is posted.

*This giveaway is donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has no affiliation with Jo~Anns.

One winner will be drawn at random and announced here!  Your final pictures will be posted here, on Facebook and Pinterest!  Good luck and I can’t wait to see all the Afghans!!

Also…

Our monthly charity drive is once again coming up quickly… I will be sending my hats  for this months ELK Studio From The Heart to my friend Carolyn at The Purple Poncho… She has organized this months drive and we are donating to St Baldricks Foundation…They are having a fundraiser to raise funds for childhood cancer… Children participating are shaving their heads to raise money and our hats will keep them warm until their hair grows back…

Here is what I am sending…

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4 Great Hats for the St Baldricks Foundation!!

I reviewed another pattern while making these hats…and I would love to share it with you!!

Here are 2 Easy HDC Beanies from Carolyn The Purple Poncho,, These are super easy to make and her instructions are great!!  If you are looking for a hat to make in an evening… This is a great choice… Click here for the pattern link!

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AND

2 Surface Braid Hats that I featured the free pattern for a couple weeks ago… Click here for the pattern!

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I loved making all four of these hats and can’t wait for next months charity drive!!  Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long … Week 6

Thanks for participating for the last 5 weeks… The Afghans are looking amazing!!  Week 6 is  back to one of my favorite stitches… The TRC Twisted stitch!  Are you ready… Let’s get going!!!

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Week 6 CAL

*Tip~ As always, make sure your stitch counts are the same Top/Bottom and Left/Right.

*Tip~ You can refer back to Week 3 instructions and pictures if you need to review the TRC Twisted Stitches.

Row 17:      Using one of your non neutral yarn colors, Join with Sl St to any “even” stitch from previous row.  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), Trc in Previous stitch to create a Twisted Stitch Pair.* Skip next stitch, Trc in next stitch, Trc in Previous stitch(skipped stitch) to form Twisted Stitch Pair.  Repeat Twisted Stitch Pairs across to corner. 3 Trc in corner space*. Repeat * * around to past last corner. Continue with  Twisted Stitch Pairs until you reach the beginning Twisted Stitch Pair. Join to top of Ch 4. Finish off.

Row 18:     With Neutral Color join with Sl St in any stitch.  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc), Hdc in each stitch around, Making 3 Hdc’s in the center stitch of each corner, (this will be in the 3rd Trc stitch in the previous round). Join with Sl St to Ch 2 and finish off.  * Make sure your stitch count has the same number of stitches on the top/bottom and also the same number of stitches on the right/left. This will be important to keep the afghan in an even rectangle.

Row 19:      Repeat Row 17 with another non neutral color.

Row 20:     Repeat row 18 with neutral color…

Now you are done with Week 6 and your afghan is really growing!!!  Just a few more weeks and we will have a full afghan!!    And for those of you who stick with it and finish your afghan within the  time frame… you will have a chance to win the Giveaway at the end of our CAL!!!  More details coming soon!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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