Crochet With Me!! Winter CAL 2015… Week 12 Finale

Crochet With Me!! Winter CAL 2015… Week 12 Finale

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2015 Crochet-A-Long Retro Afghan is now complete!!

I love my new Retro Style Afghan… It is colorful, whimsical and it was so much fun to make!!  I hope you will love yours just as much!!  Granny’s Circle in Square, Chevrons, Stripes and Blocks brought this fun Afghan to life… Easy stitching techniques and bright bold colors make it pop!!

What do you think??

 

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 12

 

If you  love this afghan,,, But didn’t participate in the Crochet-A-Long… I will be posting this pattern in full in a couple of weeks…

This week we finish the edging… I chose to design a super simple edging!  If you would like to change yours up and make it a little different, No worries… It is your afghan and I would love to see your finished photos!!

Crochet with me week 12 edging

Week 12 Edging Instructions…

Row 1:  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Turn, Hdc in next 132 Sts, 3 Hdc in 1st corner St, Hdc in next 145 Sts, 3 Hdc in 2nd corner St, Hdc in next 133 Sts, 3 Hdc in 3rd corner St, Hdc in next 145 , 3 Hdc in 4th corner St. Join with Sl St to top of Ch 2. = 568 Hdc

Row 2: Ch 2, Turn, Hdc in next St, 3 Hdc in next St (1st corner), Hdc in next 147 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(2nd corner), Hdc in next 135 Sts, 3 Hdc in next St(3rd corner), Hdc in next 147 Sts, 3 sc in next St(4th corner), Hdc in last 133 Sts. Join to the top of Ch 2. = 576 Hdc

Row 3:  Do not turn. Ch 4(Counts as Dc +Ch 1),  Dc in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(1st corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 48 times, Sk 2, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(2nd corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 44 times, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(3rd corner made), *Sk 2, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat * * 48 times, Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 3, Dc) in next St(4th corner made), *Sk 2 Sts, (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) in next St*, Repeat 43 times. Join with Sl St to the 3rd Ch of the beginning Ch. = 188 (Dc, Ch 1, Dc) and 4 (Dc, Ch 3, Dc).

Row 4:  Do not turn. Sl St in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in the same St. Working around your afghan, (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) in each Ch 1 space around. In each of the Ch 3 Sp (the corners) you will (2 Sc, Ch 3, 2 Sc). Join with Sl St to the beginning. Finish off!  = 188 (Sc, Ch 3, Sc) and 4 (2 Sc, Ch 3, 2 Sc)

That’s it!!  Congratulations on finishing your Crochet with Me!! Winter 2015 CAL!!

Crochet with me week 12 bench

And… If you  were wondering if I had any help.. Yes, as usual I had my best friend Charlie every step of the way!!

Crochet with me week 12 Charlie

Stay tuned this summer for a special Crochet Along I will be working on with a really special partner!!!  I can’t wait to share it with you!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2015 CAL… Week 11

It’s time to head to the finish line and Crochet with Me!!! Winter 2015 CAL.. Week 11!!

This week we are putting it all together and beginning our prep  for the edging for our Retro Style Crochet Afghan!!!  This has been such a fun project, I hope you have loved it!!  Only one more week and you will have a completed project..

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 11

Pictured above is my Week 11 Progress Picture!!  This one is done in Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

 I also have been working with  Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn for a different look by its Self Striping pattern… You probably have noticed I haven’t posted a picture last week or this week… Well, Just like all of you,,, Life has happened!  A few weeks ago I was offered a really great job as an Administrative Assistant for a local forest products company…  I started a couple of weeks ago and… Yikes~a huge learning curve and long hours!!!  I will be catching up on the second afghan in the next couple weeks and will post that picture too!!!

Are you ready to put your afghan together?? Let’s get to work!

First:  You will join all of your strips together using the same method as you did with the Granny Strip!  Use my picture above for placement or.. If you want to switch it up that is great too!!

Second:  We will be starting the edging with one row of Single Crochet!  So here are the instructions for that…

Join your neutral yarn in the corner stitch of the top left of your afghan.  Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St (1st corner made), Working down the 1st side, Sc 143 sts to the next corner, Sc 3 Sts in corner(2nd corner made), Working along the bottom edge – evenly Sc 131 Sts across to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (3rd corner made), Working up the second side Sc 143 sts to the next corner, 3 Sc in corner (4th corner made), Working along the top – evenly Sc 131 Sts across. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 560 Sc.  Do not finish off… We will be continuing from here next week to finish our edging..

Don’t forget to join me on Facebook this coming Wednesday for Show and Tell…

Happy Easter and God Bless You!!

Elena

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