Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

I am so excited to present you with my latest Weekly Post Series!!!

CROCHET LIVING… MY JOURNEY OF CROCHET DECOR

Recently I have moved into a new Condo and have had so much fun decorating!!  I thought it would be really fun to show you my new home and how I decorate with my crochet!!  It is a work in progress and you will get to join me in my fun!

Each week I will post a picture of an area in my new home that I have either decorated with previous crochet projects and talk about where the crochet project came from, what pattern was used and how you too can use your handmade crochet projects in your home!…  Also, I will share  Free Patterns that I will be making to decorate my home with, you will be able to make it right along with me! These projects will be CAL’s, finished or new free patterns or taking a finished project and turning it into a whole new home decor item!!! I hope to inspire you and show you what you can do with the most popular fiber arts craft in America ~ Crochet!


THE BEDROOM

Let’s start in my Master Bedroom… It is fairly a blank slate, no pictures yet on the walls… And not much color!  I am doing the room in white shades and teal shades.. On the nightstand you can see a teal doily I made a couple of years back…

This is a free pattern by Denise Owes and it is called Summer Splendor!

To kick off this new, fun journey… I have decided to make a super simple, chunky, colorful afghan!  This weekend when I was doing a little shopping therapy, I found my self in Michael’s!  Their Loops & Threads ~ Country Loom Yarn was on sale and exactly what I was looking for… I chose the color ~ Clear Skies!

This fabulous yarn is a #6, Super Bulky Acrylic Yarn, and a N Hook is recommended.  Each Skein is 104 yards.

I purchased 12 skeins for a total of just over 1200 yards.

Next week, I will post a finished picture of the afghan and the Free Crochet Pattern… Along with some other decorations adorning the room!


This Week's Coupon at Michaels.com
 Grab your coupons and get your yarn ready to start this fun project next week!!


Tune in weekly for more beautiful crochet, decorating ideas and inspiration!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


Crochet with Me!!  Winter 2017 CAL… Week 12 Finale!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 12 Finale!!

Crochet with Me!!  Winter 2017 CAL…

Week 12 Finale!!


Here we are… The end of this year’s Winter CAL!!  It has been an honor and pleasure to present you with this years mystery afghan!  I hope you all have loved it as much as I have!

A big thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing a nice discount on our online purchases and the lovely prize package I will be giving away (details at the bottom of the post).

If you followed along in my Facebook CAL Group… It was so much fun having you there… Stay tuned in May for a short 3 week summertime CAL!!

Let’s finish up and show off our beautiful afghans!!


Edging

Join color D in the top right corner space with the wrong side facing

Round 79:  Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same sp, hdc in the next 186 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) in next corner sp, hdc in next 243 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) in next corner sp, hdc in next 186 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc)in next corner sp, hdc in next 243 sts & sps, Join to top of beginning ch 2, = 866 hdc

Turn, join color E to top right corner space

Round 80:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, {sk st, sc in next st, sk st, *5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 30 more times, 7 dc in next corner sp, sk st, sc in next st, sk st, *5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 39 more times, 5 dc shell in next st, sk st , sc in next st}, 7 dc in next corner sp, repeat {to} one more time, 4 dc in beginning corner sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 144 5dc shells & 4- 7 dc shells

Round 81:  Ch 3, turn,  dc in next 2 sts,{*sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 30 more times, sc in next sc, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts , repeat *to* 41 times, sc in next st},dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, repeat {to} one time, dc in next 3 sts,   2 dc in same st as beginning, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Finish off

Weave in any tails

Block your afghan into shape using either the wet method or steam method.

My afghan measured 60 x 78 slightly blocked, I liked the relaxed look. You can block it to be slightly bigger.

Congratulations!!!!!  You have now completed the Winter 2017 CAL Mystery Afghan!!


Now… For how you can enter the Red Heart Yarn Grand Prize Package!!

You have  until April 24th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST to complete your afghan and email a picture of the completed afghan to [email protected] along with your full name, shipping address (no PO boxes) and a phone number for Red Heart to contact you if needed. I will place all entries into a fun post, each numbered. On April 29th 2017, I will draw the winner using a number randomizer.  This giveaway is open to the US, Canada, and Mexico only.

Good Luck and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful afghans!!


As usual, Charlie love to photobomb…

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 7!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 7!!

Crochet with Me! Winter 2017 CAL

 


Welcome to week 7, you have passed over the halfway mark… I think after this week you will really feel like this is an afghan and not just a project…  It was a long week for me.. Work was busy,,, lots of extra things to do… So, this weeks rounds are pretty quick.  I hope you love the texture of them!!

Super simple stitching… The combination of sc and trc makes a nice easy texture… Just watch your stitch count and placement of the slight bobbles that are created when you do the stitching…

We are starting with row 59, this is due to the fact that when we left off in week 5 the last row was 58…

Once again, a little change for the right side… both rows 59 & 60 will be the right side… this is setting you up to return to rounds…

Join color D to the top right in the 1st dc st.

Row 59:  Ch 3, dc in each dc and sc, and 2 dc in each ch sp across. =108 dc Finish off

Row 60:  Repeat row 59 on the bottom side, do not finish off

*Tip*  The trc will make a slight bump and will go to the Right Side of your project.

Round 61:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *trc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 53 times, trc in next st, 3 sc in 1st st of side row, repeat *to* 76 times, 2 sc in the same st (corner 3 sc all together), repeat *to* 53 times, 3 sc in next st of side row, repeat *to* 76 times, 1 more sc in same st(makes corner), join with sl st to beginning sc. = 260 trc & 268 sc. Finish off, turn.

Join color E in the middle top right corner st at the top of the afghan.

Round 62:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 108 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 154 sts, 2 sc in next corner st, sc in next 108 sts, 3 sc in next corner st, sc in next 154 sts, 2 sc in same st as beginning sc. join with sl st to beginning sc. = 536 sc  Turn

*Tip* For round 63 the slight bumps created by your trc should be offset to each side of the previous bumps in round 61.

Round 63:  Sl st in middle st of corner, ch 1, {3 sc in st, *sc in next st, trc in next st*, repeat *to* 77 times, sc in next st, 3 sc in next st, repeat *to* 55 times, sc in next st}, repeat {to} 1 more time, join to beginning sc. = 544 sts Finish off, Turn

Join color F in the top right corner st

Round 64: Ch 1, *3 sc in  corner, sc across*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join to beginning sc with sl st. = 552 sts

Round 65: Ch 1, turn, *sc across to corner, 3 sc in corner st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =560 sts… Top and bottom are 115 sts, sides are 159 sts… 4 corners with 3sts each

That’s it,, Hopefully it goes smoothly for all of you!!

I think this may still be my favorite year so far of the winter CAL’s!!

If you haven’t joined our CAL group on Facebook yet,, Click Here!!

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.

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