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2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!


Welcome back to Week 4 of our 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter CAL!!! At the end of this week you will be 33% completed with your project and well on your way to a beautiful afghan!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Saturday May 9th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 8th, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Congrats to Trish S., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter

Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet

Instructions:

**Each week you will be repeating the blsc row 3 several times(in the color indicated for the row repeat) … Here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1…

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc

Finish off with color F

Join Color A with sl st where you left off

*Tip… Watch your ch1’s and sk’s… They are different throughout the peak and valley

Row 59: Ch 3, turn, sk st, bldc in next 8 sts, *3 bldc(peak) in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts(valley), 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk st, bldc in last st. = 40 ch 1 & 191 bldc

Row 60-61: Repeat row 3

Row 62-73: repeat rows 59-61 – 4 times

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 32″ laid flat not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 4!!! You are 33% done!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 5, more color, more fun stitching!!!

Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Gallery and Giveaway Winner!!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Gallery and Giveaway Winner!!!

This year’s Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL was the best ever… So many beautiful afghans have been made.. Below please check out the fan gallery of all the finished projects! I truly love all the different color choices I have seen so far… Don’t worry, if you aren’t done you can send me your picture later and I will add it to the gallery… And if I missed yours.. Please shoot me a new email [email protected]!

If you are just seeing this and you want to get started… All the weekly links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page… And soon, there will be a PDF of this years pattern available! Red Heart was a great supporter of this years CAL, they gave a discount to my fans on the yarn and have provided a $75 yarn package as this years grand prize… Find out who the winner is below!


Since the giveaway was for US residents, I didn’t want to leave out my fans from around the world.. So I am giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card in another drawing.. See details below!!


More Gallerys coming soon as the projects roll in.. Make sure to email me your finished photo! [email protected]


Thank you Red Heart Yarns!

Now for the Red Heart $75 Prize Package Giveaway Winner… Drum Roll… And the Winner is ~ Adeline K… I have sent her an email… Congratulations Adeline!!!


On to the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway…This is open to everyone… A big thank you from me to all of you who tune in to Beatrice Ryan Designs… I love our community! The giveaway starts now and ends tomorrow, April 22nd at 12am PST… Good luck!!
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Thank you all for stopping by and also those of you who participated in this years 2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Stay tuned for more fun patterns and Crochet Alongs!


I also wanted to tell you about my favorite hooks.. I have been using Laurel Hill Crochet hooks for years… Their hooks are hand made in Vietnam using repurposed wood(wood left over from furniture, instrument and other items)… They are super comfortable to use and so beautiful! And the price for these handmade hooks is right on point! To check out all of their line… Click Here!!

My favorite hooks.. Start your collection today!

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, My CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

And don’t miss out with one of my favorite crochet sites.. All Free Crochet.. Check out my designer page.. Click here!


I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

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 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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

I am happy, sad and excited all in one… This years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL has flown by! I love all the years and my collection of 6 afghans… But this may be my favorite! I love seeing all the pictures of your progress in our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group! So many amazing color choices!

If you are not finished yet or just starting, I love that you are joining in the fun.. I hope all of you will send me your finished photos for my Grand Finale Post on April 20th!! The Grand Finale post will have a gallery of all of the fan pictures and the announcement of the Red Heart Grand Prize Winner!! You can email me your finished photos to [email protected], also include permission to use your photo in the post.. And Enter for the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!!

Also.. Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 80+ project, Click Here!!

So here is the skinny on this project.. It is 12 weeks of crocheting, each weeks link is posted for safe keeping in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page…  You start with the Material List  .. Lots of great details about how the CAL works and the great Grand Prize Giveaway from our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!

Well Let’s get started with the final week…

This weeks stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

This week is super easy,, one round and blocking.. That’s it!

Finished size after blocking… 72″ x 84″

You will be using your I hook

Round 79: (Hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st(corner), sl st in next 3 sts, *(hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 86 more times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 76 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sls st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 87 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat * to* 73 times, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in last st, join with sl st to beginning sl st. = 326 (hdc,dc,hdc), 4 (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) and 668 sl sts

That is it.. you have now completed the 2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Congratulations!!!

The final step is blocking.. We have talked about this in our group,, your project may be a little wavy, puckered or something.. So blocking will solve this. Two ways to block..

Wet Method-Get your afghan damp by spraying it lightly with water on both sides… lay it out and carefully pull it into shape, pin it into place if you like or if you are on carpet or a bed, it may stay in place.. Let it dry and you are done…

Steam method (this is what I do), lay your project out and shape it as much as possible.. lightly steam it and carefully pull it into shape… Be very careful not to over heat or you will ruin the yarn. Let it cool and your are done!

I am so happy you all joined me this year!! It has been a pleasure designing this year project and you all inspire me! I hope you email me your finished photos!


Now for your chance to win the Red Heart Grand Prize… This giveaway entry period is from today 4/6/2019 through 12:00am on 4/20/19 pst. This will be a $75 yarn grand prize from my favorite yarn company… Red Heart Yarns… *The giveaway is open to US residents only

Red Heart Grand Prize- $75 value, yarn may vary

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Here is the progression of my afghan.. I am in love!

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram, and Pinterest

And don’t miss out with one of my favorite crochet sites.. All Free Crochet.. Check out my designer page.. Click here!


Make sure to sign up for your Free eBook and Newsletter from Favecrafts… Click Here!!
I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

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 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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