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2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!

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2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 4!

This week is easy-going, and simple stitching. There is a photo tutorial of the special stitch used.. So don’t worry if you have never used an X-Stitch before!  We are now 1/3 done.. Can you believe it??  I love this afghan, it is so easy to do one week at a time and in 12 weeks.. Voila.. An afghan!!!  If you are just joining me, you can still catch up, all the weeks including the Material List are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of this page… Each week is just a few short hours of crochet.. Super manageable!

Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 50+ 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!!

See all the other fun details at the bottom of the post!!

Let’s get started…

This weeks stitches:

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Blhdc _ Back Loop Half Double Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

X St – X Stitch : Sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in the 1st sk st (Photo tutorial below round 27)

This Weeks Size

30″ x 38″ smoothed, but not stretched

*This week we will be only working on the Right Side(side with texture).. No turning

Let’s Get Started!

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Round 25:  Ch 2, Blhdc in next st, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 97 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 69 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 97 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 67 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2 bl. = 344 blhdc

Round 26:  Ch1, blsc in same st, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 99 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 71 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 99 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 68 sts, join with sl st to bl of beginning sc. = 352 blsc

Finish off

Join Color B in Right Hand Corner Stitch of the long side

Round 27:  Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in next st, *X-st(see pic below for tutorial){Xst explanation above in stitch directory} over next 3 sts, dc in next st after X-st*, repeat *to* 24 more times, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 18 times, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 25 times, 5 dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat *to* 18 times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 86 X-sts & 110 dc’s

Finish off

Join Color A in Right Hand Corner Stitch of the long side

Round 28:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 105 sts(including the ch1’s), 3 sc in next st, sc in next 77 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 105 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 77 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 376 sc’s

Finish off

Join Color C in Right Hand Corner Stitch of the long side

Round 29:  Ch 3, 4 more dc in same st, dc in the next 4 sts, *X-st over the next 3 sts, dc in next st after X-st*, repeat *to* 24 more times, dc in next 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in the next 4 sts, repeat *to* 18 times, dc in next 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in the next 4 sts, repeat *to * 25 times, dc in next 3 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in the next 4 sts, repeat *to* 18 times, dc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 86 X-sts & 134 dc’s

Finish off

Join Color A in Right Hand Corner Stitch of the long side

Round 30: Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, sc in next 111 sts(including the ch1’s), 3 sc in next st, sc in next 83 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 111 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 83 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 400 sc’s

Round 31:  Ch 2, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 113 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 85 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 113 sts, 3 blhdc in next st, blhdc in next 84 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 408 blhdc

Finish off..

That’s it.. You just finished week 4!!! I can’t wait to share week 5 with you!

Make sure to join the Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook to see all the great progress pictures.. share yours,,, ask questions and have fun with us!!

Please make sure to share you project on your own Facebook Page to get the Love of Crochet spread!!

More details coming soon about the fabulous Red Heart Yarns Grand Prize Giveaway.. Stay tuned!!   

Here are the pics and links from previous weeks!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material List and Promo Information!!!  Click Here…

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

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 2!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 3!!

This shows how fast we are growing our Afghan’s!!!!!


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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.

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 3!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 3!!

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2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 3

Week 3 of the 2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along brings us 1/4 if the way through the project. This fun and whimsical mystery afghan is really starting to take shape.. Nice textural stitching is creating a unique afghan that will be like no other in your home… For all the weekly post on this project, just click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page.  I hope if you are just seeing this.. you will consider joining..  It is easy to catch up!!

Make sure to add this to your Ravelry Favorites and Projects to show off your weekly progress.. 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!!

See all the other fun details at the bottom of the post!!

Let’s get started…

This weeks stitches:

Ch – Chain

St – Stitch

Sk – Skip

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc – Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Size at end of Week 3~

23 1/2″ x 34″ smoothed flat

We will be working on the right side for every round this week

Join Color A in Righthand Corner Stitch on long side.

Round 20:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, {ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 19 more times, 4 more dc in same st(this makes 7 in the corner), ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, repeat *to* 12 times, sk 1 sts}, ch 1, 7 dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, ch 1, 4 dc in same st as beginning. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 66 – 3dc’s,  4- 7dc’s & 70 ch 1 sps (total 296 sts) *orange color denotes a correction in original post(originally said sk 2)*

Finish off

Join Color B in Righthand corner st of the long end

Round 21:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in the next 3 sts, (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in the 1st sk st of round 19(see pic below), dc in the same ch 1 sp), *ch 1, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the 2nd sk st of round 19(see pic below), dc in the same ch 1 sp)*, repeat *to* 19 more times, dc in the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the 1st sk st of round 19, dc in the same ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 12 times, ch 1, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the sk st of round 19, dc in the same ch 1 sp), dc in the next  3 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the 1st sk st of round 19, dc in the same ch 1 sp), repeat *to* 20 times, dc in the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the 1st sk st from round 19, dc in the same ch 1 sp), repeat *to* 12 times, ch 1, (dc in the next ch 1 sp, trc in the sk st of round 19, dc in the same ch 1 sp), dc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. = 176 dc, 70 trc & 66 ch 1 sps (total 312 sts) *Orange color denotes a correction from original post(originally said 2nd sk st)*

Finish off

Join Color C in middle st of corner on the same corner you finished off.

Round 22:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts, *ch 1, sk 3 sts (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in the middle st of 3dc group of round 20, dc in the same ch 1 sp)(see pic below)*, repeat *to* 19 more times, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 20 times, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, ch 1, sk 3 sts, dc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 176 dc, 66 trc & 70 ch 1 sps (total 312 sts, yes, this is the same count as round 21)*Orange section added after original post to correct

Finish off

Join Color A in middle st of corner on the same corner you finished off

Round 23:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 5 sts, *(dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in middle st of round 21, dc in same ch 1 sp), sk st, dc in next st, sk st*repeat *to* 19 more times, (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in middle st of round 21, dc in same ch 1 sp), dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in middle st of round 21, dc in same ch 1 sp), dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, repeat *to* 20 times, (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in middle st of round 21, dc in same ch 1 sp), dc in next 5 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, (dc in next ch 1 sp, trc in middle st of round 21, dc in same ch 1 sp), dc in last 5 sts. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 258 dc & 70 trc (328 total sts)

Round 24:  Ch 1, blsc in st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 95 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 67 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 95 sts, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 66 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 336 blsc.


That’s it… I hope you love this week!! I do and I can’t wait to share week 4 with you next week!

Make sure to join the Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook to see all the great progress pictures.. share yours,,, ask questions and have fun with us!!

Please make sure to share you project on your own Facebook Page to get the Love of Crochet spread!!

More details coming soon about the fabulous Red Heart Yarns Grand Prize Giveaway.. Stay tuned!!   


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

FacebookTwitter, Google+, Instagram, 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 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.

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

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

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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!

If you love this CAL, Make sure to add it to your Ravelry Favorites.. Click Here!!


If you are just joining in.. and looking for the Material List, and other fun info on the CAL.. Click Here to go to the Material and Promo Post…

You can also find all the past weeks post in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page…..

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

Finish off

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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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 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.

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