Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 3!

Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3


Week 3 of our Crochet Along is simple and fun!!

This week we are using the traditional Granny Square Stitch with a slight twist to the pattern…  We will be continuing to turn the circle, that became a square, then started to take shape as a rectangle… Become more rectangular!!!  I hope you have had fun to this point!!  If you are just joining in… This afghan pattern is so simple you will be able to catch up in no time!!

For past weeks instructions… You can head to the top of the page and click on Crochet with Me… Or…Click Here!!

To have even more fun,,, Join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL group on FacebookClick here!!

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Don’t forget… You will have a chance to win a fabulous yarn package giveaway from Red Heart Yarns at the end of the CAL if you finish this project in at the end of the time period given… I will be posting details on all the rules in just a couple more weeks…

$50 prize pack August 2016

This is similar to what will be in the prize package!!


Remember to mark the right side with a marker if you haven’t already… This will be important in upcoming weeks!!  Now… Let’s get started with Crochet with Me!! CAL Week 3!!

With the wrong side facing, join Color E to any corner ch1 sp.

27.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the same sp, {sk st, 3 dc in next st, *sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st*, repeat *to* 23 more times, sk last st, (3dc, ch1, 3 dc ) in next ch 1 sp}, repeat {to} 2 more times, sk st, 3 dc in next st, repeat *to* 24 times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =108 3dc shells

Turn, join Color F to the top Right corner ch1 sp above dc section of round 26.This will be adding height to your rectangle.

28.  Ch4, 2 trc in same sp, * sk 3 sts, 3 trc in the sp (between next two groupings of 3dc shells)*, repeat *to* 25 more times, (3trc, ch1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 25 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, rep *to* 26 times, (3 trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 26 times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. =56 3trc shell & 56 3dc shells

Turn, join Color A to any corner

29.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch1, 3dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, *sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 26 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, Join to top of beginning ch 3. =116 3dc shells

Turn, Join Color B in top right corner ch 1 sp above the 3trc shell section of round 28.

30.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 27 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 27 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 28 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 28  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 60 3trc shells & 60 3dc shells.

Turn, join Color C in any corner

31.  Ch 3, (2dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same sp, *sk 3 sts, 3dc in next sp*, repeat *to* 28 more times, {(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 29 times,}, repeat {to} 2 more times. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 124 3dc shells

Turn, join Color D to top right corner ch 1 sp above 3trc shells.

32.  Ch 4, 2 trc in same sp*sk 3 sts, 3trc in next sp*, repeat *to* 29 more times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, ^sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next sp^, repeat ^to^ 29 more times, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 trc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 30 times, (3trc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat ^to^ 30  times, 3 dc in last ch 1 sp, ch 1. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 64 3trc shells & 64 3dc shells.

That’s it… Yay, you have completed week 3!!!  Weave in your ends and you will be ready for week 4!

**In the last stages of the CAL, for those of you who don’t like the openness of the center, I will provide a fun option to make it solid!!!**

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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 2017 CAL… Week 2!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 2!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 2Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL.. Week 2

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Week 1 of our Crochet Along had a few small challenges… Trying to work up the project while traveling led to a couple of pattern typo’s… So sorry… Week 1 is all correct now and we are ready for week 2!!

This week we will be squaring up ~ then making it into a rectangle… Hmmm that will be interesting right??  Don’t worry… it is easy!!

In our Beatrice Ryan Designs 2017 CAL Group… I am seeing so many great week 1 progress photos… Thank you for all showing yours off… If you would like to join the group… Click Here!!

For all the CAL Materials and weekly instructions, Click Here!!  It’s not to late to join in the fun!!

Let’s get started with week 2,,, I can’t wait to see all the pictures!!


Here are a few tips for this week…

*Place a marker on the right side of the project, this will help when you set your work down and start the next round…

*Make sure to check your stitch count…  If you get off early in the project, it will make a mess as your afghan gets larger

*Round 20 may seem interesting doing hdc’s then dc’s and back to hdc… this is to square it up.


Round 19.  Turn work(to wrong side), Join color C in any corner ch 1 sp. Ch 4,(trc,ch1,2 trc) in same sp, trc in the next 5 sts, dc in the next 5 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 13 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, dc in the next 5 sts, trc in the next 5 sts, *(2trc,ch1,2trc) in the next ch1 sp, trc in the next 5 sts, dc in the next 5 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, sc in the next 13 sts, hdc in the next 5 sts, dc in the next 5 sts, trc in the next 5 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 4. = 188sts.

Round 20.  Turn work, Join color D in any corner ch1 sp, ch 2, (hdc,ch1,2hdc) in same sp, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, *(2hdc,ch1,2hdc) in next ch1 sp, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts,  sc in next 17 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, *, repeat *to* 2 more times, join with sl st to top of ch2. = 204 sts

Round 21.  Turn work, Join color E in any ch1 corner. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 51 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 51 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 51 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 51 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 220 sts

Round 22.  Turn work, Join color F in any corner that now is a(2sc,ch1,2dc) on this side, this will keep the dc on top of last rounds dc and the sc’s on the last rounds sc’s. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 55 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 55 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 55 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 55 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 236 sts

Round 23.  Turn work, Join color A in any corner that now is a(2sc,ch1,2dc) on this side, this will keep the dc on top of last rounds dc and the sc’s on the last rounds sc’s. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 59 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 59 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 59 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 59 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 252 sts

Round 24.  Turn work, Join color B in any corner that now is a(2sc,ch1,2dc) on this side, this will keep the dc on top of last rounds dc and the sc’s on the last rounds sc’s. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 63 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 63 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 63 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 63 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 268 sts

Round 25.  Turn work, Join color C in any corner that now is a(2sc,ch1,2dc) on this side, this will keep the dc on top of last rounds dc and the sc’s on the last rounds sc’s. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 67 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 67 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 67 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 67 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 284 sts

Round 26.  Turn work, Join color D in any corner that now is a(2sc,ch1,2dc) on this side, this will keep the dc on top of last rounds dc and the sc’s on the last rounds sc’s. Ch1,(2sc,ch1,2dc) in same space, dc in next 71 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 71 sts, (2sc,ch1,2dc) in next ch1 sp, dc in next 71 sts, (2dc,ch1,2sc) in next ch1 sp, sc in next 71 sts, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 300 sts

That’s it… Week 2 stitching is complete!!

Now… This week only, Block your rectangle.. It may be a little wonky due to going from a circle to a rectangle and if we lightly block it, next week we will have a great rectangle base to continue with!!

It should be approximately 26″ x 30″

Congratulations on making it this far on our Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL…  Week 1


Crochet with Me... 2107 CAL Week 1

Week 1… Mystery Afghan!!

If you want to join in the fun… Add this to your Ravelry Favorites And Join our CAL Facebook Group!!


Are you ready to get started??  This week we will complete the first 18 rounds of our mystery afghan… This afghan will be an average size throw and will be a rectangle when finished…  Make sure read all the tips and instructions so your afghan turns out to be a treasure you love!

Week 1 Measurement ~ 18″ x 18″

Stitches used in Week 1 ~ 

St ~ Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space       Sl St ~ Slip Stitch    Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet

Special Stitches ~

Cluster ~ Yo, insert hook in designated st, pull up loop, yo,pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up look, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 4 loops.

Beg Cluster ~ Ch 2, yo, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 3 loop.

Dec Dc – Yo, insert in indicated st, pull up loop, draw yarn through 2 loop, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo and draw through last 3 loops

Gauge ~ 

11 hdc x 8 rows = 4″ x 4″  Please make sure to make your gauge swatch to make sure your tension is close to mine… If it is not correct, try different size hooks to obtain the correct gauge.

Tips ~

When working on chain sections, make sure you chain semi loosely and consistently so your project doesn’t pull.

This weeks project may be a tiny bit cupped or wavy, this will be fixed by blocking.

You will working in the round and turning for almost every round

A round starting with ch 3 will count as a dc unless otherwise noted

A round starting with ch 2 will count as a hdc unless otherwise noted

Even number rounds will be the Right Side, Odd number rounds will be the Wrong Side

Materials ~

Please see last weeks material list… Click Here if needed!


Instructions ~

Starting with Color A

Ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in center of ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 6 sc

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each of the next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 12 dc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk st, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 18 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 4:  Turn,  sl sts in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch, *dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch 2 sps

Round 5:  Turn, 2 sl sts in ch 2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, *dc in next st, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 6:  Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, ch 2, *dc in next 8 sts, ch 2*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch2 sps

Round 7:  Turn, 2 sl sts in the ch2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, *dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =42 dc & 6 ch3 sps

Round 8:  Turn, 3 sl sts in ch3 sp, sl st in next st, ch 2(does not count as st), dc in next 4 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, ch 6, *dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 6*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of 1st dc. = 30 dc & 6 ch6 sps

Round 9:  Ch 3, turn, ch 11 more, *dc in next 5 sts, ch 11*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch11 sps

Round 10:  Ch 2, turn, dc in next 2 st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15, *dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join to top of dc. = 17 dc, 1 hdc & 6 ch 15 sps

Round 11:  Do Not Turn, make beg cluster, ch 18, *cluster, ch 18*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beg cluster. = 6 clusters & 6 ch18 sps

Change to Color C and join in any cluster st

Round 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 18 chs(not around the ch), *sc in next cluster, sc in each of the next 18 chs*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st in 1st sc. = 114sc

Round 13:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next 18 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 18 sts*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 120 hdc

Chane to Color D – join with sl st in any st

Round 14:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 10, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 130 hdc

Change to Color E – Join with sl st in any st

Round 15:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 11, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 140 hdc

Change to Color F – Join with sl st in any st

Round 16:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 12, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 150 hdc

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in any st

Round 17:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 13, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 160 hdc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 18:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, (2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc) in next st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 6 st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 60 sc, 48 hdc, 48 dc, 16 trc and 4 ch1 sps.


Congratulations… You are done with Week 1!!!!  Weave in all your ends for this week so it doesn’t get overwhelming at the end….

I hope you love this first week and keep with it!!!

Each week will be posted in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page… Make sure to share in your favorite groups so everyone gets excited!!

Thank you for sharing the next 12 weeks with me and you will love the results when its finished!!

Don’t forget we have a fabulous Red Heart giveaway at the end of the CAL… You must finish your afghan in the designated time… More details to follow!!

$50 prize pack August 2016

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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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