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-A-Long!!  Week 1~Material List

Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!! Week 1~Material List

Welcome to the Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!!!  This week we will be gathering our materials and preparing to start our 2016 Afghan!!  I’m so excited you will be joining in the fun!!


 

2016 CAL Week 1


 

If this is your first Crochet-A-Long here is how it works…

This is a Mystery Afghan… It will unfold as we make it!!

Each week over the next 12 weeks I will post a section of the afghan we all will complete together… Don’t worry!!  I work full-time and only have a few hours a week to work on my project, so my instructions will be easy to follow and easy to keep up with the groups pace!!  If you are wondering how you join this Crochet-A-Long, all you need to do is check back each Saturday evening for the next post.  If you would like to be notified by E-Mail… You can sign up on the right sidebar of this page where it says “Stay Connected”…

 


 

Now for the Material List!!

I loved seeing what you all voted for in the polls for this years Crochet With Me… Winter 2016 Crochet-A-Long!!  The winning yarn was Red Heart With Love… It is a great worsted weight yarn that is soft, washable and easy to work with!!  Best of all it is on sale now at JoAnn if you like to shop at that fabulous craft store!!


Joann.com

This afghan will be approximately 70″Long x 65″ Wide.

Your will need approximately 3600 yards total of Red Heart With Love Yarn. This Afghan can be made in a monotone style or using 2-3 colors. Instructions will be for both.  You can use any worsted weight yarn you desire, but the end result may turn out slightly different depending on the yarn.  It is best to use a main color and one or two accent colors….

With Love Yarn

I will be using Red Heart With Love ~ 3 Skeins of Boysenberry, 3 Skeins of Peacock and 5 Skeins of Eggshell.  Since this project is being made as we do this Crochet-A-Long, I am only able to estimate the amount of each I will be using.

Boysenberry Yarn  peacock yarn  Eggshell Yarn

 

I will be using a J Hook… We will be going over the gauge next week along with starting our first few rows of our projects…


 

Are you ready… I am and I am sooooo excited!!  Each post will be saved in the Crochet With Me tab at the top of the page for easy reference or if you join us late!!

Also,,, Each Saturday evening we will be sharing our photos and chatting about the project at 8 pm PST on my Facebook page… So make sure to hop over and check in next Saturday and show off the yarn you purchased…  I will have a specific Facebook post for this event each week!!  You can also follow along with the fun on the following social media sites…

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Ravelry

 

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 2015 CAL!!  Week 8

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL!! Week 8

The Crochet with Me… Crochet A Long puzzle is almost complete…

When you all joined in the beginning, you had no idea how this fun Retro Afghan would turn out!!!  With this weeks edition,,, I think you see how this is all coming together!!

Just a couple more weeks and we will have this all put together and finished… I am so excited…  Below are my progress pictures for Week 8!

 

Crochet with me... Week 8 Impeccable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn…

Crochet with me... Week 8 Unforgettable

Crochet with Me… Week 8 Using Red Heart Unforgettable…

Are you ready to get started on Week 8??

Yes, once again we are working our way back to the beginning… This week we will be making 5 Granny’s Circle in a Square!!! I know you already know how to make these… but just incase you  need the instructions… Click Here!!

Make sure you stop by Facebook on Wednesday night for our Show and Tell at 6pm PST!!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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