Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet A Long… Week 3!!!

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet A Long… Week 3!!!

Welcome back to this weeks Crochet with Me!! Winter 2016 CAL Afghan Project!!  I am so excited to share with you the next section of our afghan!!  This week we get colorful and all fun texture!!


 

 

Crochet with Me week 3 2016


 

Week 1 was the material list, Week 2 we went over gauge and made our first few inches of our afghan!  There were a few questions about making the afghan larger, in the last weeks we will be adding 3 ” to each side then making our edging… So our afghan will become quite bit wider that what we are working with now!!

Also, I have loved seeing all of the pictures on Facebook of our progress for week 2 afghans… If you missed out, make sure to head over to my page and post yours and see what everyone else is doing!!

I have love using my Red Heart With Love Yarn,,, It sure does make a great afghan!!  What do you think?

Are you ready to start Week 3??  Here we go!!


 

This week’s stitches:

st ~ Stitch     sk ~ Skip    ch ~ Chain   sl st ~ Slip Stitch     sc ~ Single Crochet     hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     dc ~ Double Crochet     trc ~ Triple/Treble Crochet     fl ~ Front Loop     bl ~ Back Loop   RS ~ Right Side (where bombs, ridges and all fun textures show the most)

This week we will be making an “X” stitch pattern, there is a photo tutorial bottom of the pattern.

Week 3 upclose


Instructions:

Change to Color “C”

Row 21:  Ch 1, turn, fl sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 22:   Ch 1, Turn, sc in the same st and the next st, *trc in next st(this will make a slight bobble that you will make sure to push to the front), sc in next 2 sts*, repeat * * across. = 152 sts (102 sc & 50 trc)  ** This is the RS of your project**

Change to Color “C”

Row 23:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 24: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, * sk next 2 sts, trc in the next st, ch 1, trc in 1st sk st (see photo tutorial) “X” stitch made*, repeat * * across to the last st, dc in last st. = 152 sts (2 dc, 50 “X” sts)

Row 25:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch 1 space across. = 152 sts

Change to Color “B”

Row 26:  Repeat row 22

Change to Color “C”

Row 27: Ch 1, Sc in each st across. = 152 sts

**Correction Made Here from original post** Forgot the color change and it added a row

Change to Color “A”

Row 28:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 152 sts

Row 29:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), turn, fl hdc in each st across. = 152 sts

Rows 30 – 32:  Ch 2, hdc in each st across. = 152 sts.


 

“X” Stitch Photo Tutorial

X stitch tutorial


Congratulations… You have just finished Week 3!!  Your afghan should now be approximately 12″ long…  Stay tuned next week for more fun color and texture!!

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and don’t forget to add your projects to Ravelry and make it one of your favorites!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

©Copyright 2016 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.

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 2 Let The Stitching Begin!!

Crochet With Me!! Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long… Week 2 Let The Stitching Begin!!

Here we are… Week 2 of the  Crochet with Me!! Winter 2106 Crochet-A-Long!!  Last week we covered the materials list and a few housekeeping items on how the CAL will work… If you missed that you can Click Here.. or head to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page!!


 

Crochet with Me 2016 week 2


 

Gauge:

For the most part, gauge is not important for an afghan.  But, because each one of us crochets slightly different I wanted to make sure to give you all the information possible to make our projects turn out how we intend them to be.  I measured my gauge using my Red Heart with Love yarn and my J Boye hook.  After making your swatch, if your measurements are different from mine you may want to go up or down a hook size.  I tend to crochet on the larger size.

Swatch:  Double Crochet 3″ x 3″ = 8 stitches x 5 rows


 

Stitches:

Each week I will post the stitches used for the week…

ch ~ Chain

sk ~ Skip

st ~ Stitch

sc ~ Single Crochet

hdc ~ Half Double Crochet

dc ~ Double Crochet

fl ~ Front Loop

bl ~ Back loop


 

Tips:

This project can be made using 1, 2 or 3 colors… If only using one color you will ignore the notations of changing color. If using 2 colors, you will use the second color for color changes B & C. Color A will be your primary color.

Make sure to check your stitch count as you go to stay on track.


 

Colors:

For visualization, I am listing the colors in my project.  If you are using different colors you will label each of yours as A,B or C

A: Eggshell          B: Peacock          C: Boysenberry


 

Instructions:

With Color (A)

Chain 153 sts.

Row 1:  Sc in the 2nd st from hook and each across. = 152 sts

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn;  Sk 1st sc, (sc,dc) in the next st; *sk next st, (sc,dc) in next st*; Repeat * * across.  = 152 sts

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn; (sc,dc) in each sc from the previous row across, you will sk working in the dc sts. = 152 sts

Row 4-7:  Repeat row 3 four more times.

Row 8:  Ch 1, turn.  sc in each st across.  = 152 sts

Row 9:  Ch 2 (counts as hdc now and throughout), turn; hdc in each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color (B)

Row 10:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the bl of each st across. = 152 sts  **This is your right side of your afghan**

Change to Color (A)

Row 11:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the fl of each st across.  = 152 sts

Change to Color (C if working with 3 colors or back to B if working with 2 colors)

Row 12:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the bl of each st across. = 152 sts

Change to Color (A)

Row 13:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the fl of each st across.  = 152 sts

Change to Color (B)

Row 14:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the bl of each st across.  = 152 sts

Change to Color (A)

Row 15:  Ch 1, turn; sc in the fl of each st across. = 152 sts

Row 16:  Ch 2, turn; hdc in bl of each st across.  = 152 sts

Row 17-20: Ch 2, turn; hdc in each st across. = 152 sts.

 

At this point your afghan will be approximately 56″ across, We will be adding  3 ” to each side at the end for a total of approximately a 62″ width, then we will add a border all the way around…  So the total will be much wider when finished.


 

Week 2 progress CAL


 

Congratulations! You have completed week 2 of our CAL.  Make sure to share your progress next Saturday on our 3pm pst Facebook Crochet with Me post!!

Next week we will be adding more texture and color… This will be a beautiful afghan that will wow all of your friends!!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

©Copyright 2016 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All 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, 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.

Crochet With Me.. Winter 2016 Crochet-Along… Time to vote…

Crochet With Me.. Winter 2016 Crochet-Along… Time to vote…

Its time again to get ready for Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me… Winter Crochet~Along!!


 

 

Winter 2016 CAL

Each winter we all have a great time making a one of a kind afghan by participating in my annual Winter Crochet~Along!!

In the past years, I have designed a mystery pattern that has turned out to be very popular… This year will not disappoint!!!  I have been working on a fun and unique design that we will make over a 12 week time frame.  I will post the material list on January 9th and then beginning on January 23 we will start our project!!

Here are the past years Crochet With Me… Winter CAL projects!!!

Crochet with Me Winter 2015 week 12

2015

 

 

 

week-101

2014


 

Now, I would like to see what you all like so I can include some of the favorites in this years pattern… Let’s Vote!!

You can vote for multiple choices!!

What brand/type of yarn do you like to use for afghans?

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What colors of yarn do you like for afghans??

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What are your favorite stitches to use in afghans?

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What style/color way do you prefer for your afghan?

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Ok.. Lets have some fun and check back often to see how the voting is going by clicking on “view results” under each poll!!

 

Happy Crocheting

 

 

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