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2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery CAL… Week 1!!

Are you ready??? I am!  I am so excited to present to you the first week of this years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL!!  I love the way this has turned out and I am sure you will too!!  It is working up so quickly already… I hope you will join in the fun and end up with a great afghan too!

 

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This is a 12 week CAL,,, Fun and whimsical stitching… Each week I will post a section that should be very easily done so you don’t get behind… To keep in touch and get help, post progress photos and be with tons of other people making this Mystery Afghan, Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group!  You can also sign up on the righthand sidebar of this site in the “Stay Connected” widget to receive all of my posts by email!!

So… Let’s start off with a few hints…

Take your time and have fun!

Make sure your stitch count matches up each round.

You will not be turning on every round, so pay attention to which rounds say turn(this will apply to future weeks)

Everyones tension is a bit different. So your gauge may be different than mine.. Below is my gauge, so test yours and switch up hook sizes if you need too.

I have provided picture tutorials to help with this week.. it may seem a little confusing if you haven’t don’t this stitch work before, but you can do it!!!

You will be working in rounds

Gauge:  

4″ x 4″ = 12 dc x 7 rows, I found different brands of hooks also changed my gauge. I am using a Boye size I

Week 1 Measurement:

11″ x 20 1/2″ unblocked

Stitches: 

St – Stitch

Sl St –  Slip Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Sc – Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Bptrc – Back Post Treble Crochet

Bptrc groups –

(4 group- Work 4 trc over the next 4 trc of previous round leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook)

(8 group-Work 8 trc over the next 8 trc of previous round leave the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on the hook)

AKA Barvarian Stitch .. Click here for a video tutorial… It is slightly different than mine because it is square rather than rectangle… But the same theory…

Week 1 Instructions:

With Color A (Main Color)

Ch 30

Round 1:  Work 7 trc in the 6th ch from hook(the 1st 5 sk chains count as Trc), * sk 3 chs, sc in next chains, sk 3 chs, 8 trc in next ch*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, now working along the opposite side of the ch, 8 trc in same ch as last 8 trc, repeat *to* 3 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 5. = 8 groups of 8 trc’s  &  6 sc

Finish Off

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 2:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round(see pic below), ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 3 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 6- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 10 sl sts

Round 3:  Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group(see pic below), ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 3 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trcs, 6- 8trc and  10 sl sts

Finish off

Change to Color C – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 4:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make 8bptrc group of next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round, ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 3 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs,  ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 4 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 10- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 14 sl sts

Round 5: Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of net 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st,  ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 4 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trc, 10- 8 trc & 14 sl sts

 

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in Righthand Corner on long side in the 6th st (see pic above)

Round 6:  Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in between next sts(6th & 7th st), 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st(this will be a sl st), dc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, {2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in between the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st}, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, repeat *to* 3 times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last 2 sts. join with sl st to beginning. = 76 sc, 28 hdc, 36 dc & 28 trc

Round 7:  Ch 1, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, * blsc in next 56 sts, 3 blsc in next st*, blsc in next 26 sts, 3 blsc in next st, repeat *to* 1 time, blsc in last 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning. = 176 blsc.

Finish off

Join Color B in any corner st in the bl.

Round 8:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 184 blsc

Finish off

Join Color C in any corner st in the bl

Round 9:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 192 blsc

Finish off

Join Color A in any corner st in the righthand  side of longedge as before

Rond 10:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same st, dc in next 62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 32 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next  62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in last 32 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 200 dc

That’s it.. you made it through week 1!!!!  I am so happy for you!!  Next week is a bit easier.. so stay tuned and make sure you post your pictures in the group and share around to spread the fun!!

And don’t forget that there will be a fun Grand Prize at the end of this CAL provided by Red Heart Yarns!!!!!


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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2019 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 blogwebsite 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.

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket

Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket is a super soft and cuddly afghan.  Easy stitch repeats make this a great project to make while watching TV or sitting around chatting with your fellow crocheters! This would make the perfect baby shower gift for any little one in your life…

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I love the yarn I used too… A big thank you to Yarnspirations for sending me Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny Yarn to whip up this adorable pattern.. This yarn is a small, soft chenille and is very easy to work with!!! Even more importantly… They have given all of you a special coupon to use for your purchase of this fantastic baby chenille yarn…

Just head over to Yarnspirations and enter coupon code BRDBERNAT20 for a 20% savings!!! This coupon code is good through May 14th through May 28th…

 


Supplies:

Yarn ~ Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny – 2 Skeins each of Tea Rose and Polar Bear (316 yds each) total 1264 yards. This is a worsted weight yarn.

Hook ~ I

Stitches: 

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

X St – X Stitch: Sk st, dc in next st, dc in previously sk st.

Size:

48″ x 36″ after blocking

Instructions:

Color A: Tea Rose     Colr B: Polar Bear

*Change colors according to the chart below*

With Color A

Ch 122

Row 1:  Dc in 2nd ch from hook,* dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 chs, dc in next 6 chs, 3 dc in next ch*, repeat * to * 6 more times, dc in next 6 chs, sk 2 sts, dc in next 6 chs, 2 dc in last st. = 121 dc changing colors as indicated below:

Row 2-69:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and through out), turn, dc in same st, *3 X sts over next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 X sts over next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st*, Repeat *to* 6 more time, 3 x sts over next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, 3 X sts over next 6 sts, 2 dc in last st. = 48 X sts, 25 dc

Color Change Chart:

Row 1-5 Color A

Row 6-7 Color B

Row 8-9 Color A

Row 10-13 Color B

Row 14-15 Color A

Row 16-17 Color B

Row 18-21 Color A

Row 22-23 Color B

Row 24-25 Color A

Row 26-29 Color B

Row 30-31 Color A

Row 32-33 Color B

Row 34-37 Color A

Row 38-39 Color B

Row 40-41 Color A

Row 42-45 Color B

Row 46-47 Color A

Row 48-49 Color B

Row 50-53 Color A

Row 54-55 Color B

Row 56-57 Color A

Row 58-61 Color B

Row 62-63 Color A

Row 64-65 Color B

Row 66-69 Color A

Edging:

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in same st, *sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, working down the side of the rows, sc 145 sts evenly, 3 sc in 1st st of row 1 of blanket, *sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in ch space, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in ch sp, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in last st of row 1 of blanket, sc 145 sts evenly up side of rows, sc in same st as beginning. Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 539 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in st, sc in next 147 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts*, Repeat *to* 6 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st,  sc in next 147 sts, 3 sc in next st, {sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st}, repeat {to} 6 more times, sc in next 6 sts, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 547 sc

Finish off

Block blanket into shape.

Congratulations!! You now have a Chenille Chevron Baby Blanket

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2018 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 blogwebsite 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.

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

2018 Crochet with Me!!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Winner is…….

Disclaimer:  This post includes affiliate links that I may get compensation from.

        

This year I had so much fun working with all  of you who participated in this years 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL… This is the final post for this project and announcement of the Amazon Gift Card Winner… 

I hope you stay tuned for more fun crochet patterns throughout the year and more Crochet Alongs!!!

Make sure to like Beatrice Ryan Designs on the following social media sites to stay in touch… And, join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to keep up with whats next!!!

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The winner of the 2018 Crochet with Me!! CAL Amazon Gift Card Prize is…..

Rita M… I have sent out an email to Rita.. Congrats!!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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