Touch of Teal Afghan… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Touch of Teal Afghan… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Touch of Teal Afghan

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This simple and quick afghan is part of my Decorating Your Home with Crochet series!!!  Touch of Teal Afghan is my first project made exclusively for this series to decorate my new home… Teal, beige and white are the color scheme for my new bedroom… Stay tuned for more crochet decor in this room.. Of course~ I do have some previously made doilies made by myself and my grandmother(Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw) decorating this room… When the room is done, I will post a full story along with the pictures of everything crochet in this room!!!

Now to the Touch of Teal Afghan… This is a super easy crochet pattern using only front loop single crochet and back loop double crochet to create the base… The edging is a simple shell pattern.  Using  a super bulky yarn, this really goes quickly!!!

Let’s get started decorating our homes!!!!


Materials~

Yarn: 1050 yards of super bulky(size 6) yarn. In this pattern I used Michael’s Loops and Threads Country Loom Yarn in Clear Skies. It took 10 skeins.. But, one reason I love Michael’s.. They have great yarn pricing and coupons!!!!This Week's Coupon at Michaels.com

 

 

 

Hook: N

Stitches~

Ch ~ Chain      St ~  Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Fl ~ Front Loop     Bl ~ Back Loop     Trc ~ Treble Crochet

Size~

105″ x 40″   ** This design is very stretchy so the afghan will be able to cover a much larger area.

*Tip ~

Even rows are the right side.


Instructions~

Chain 131

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 130 sc

Row 2:  Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), turn, bl dc in each st across.= 130 dc

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, fl sc in each st across. = 130 sc

Rows 4-59:  Repeat rows 2 & 3.

Do not finish off

Edging~

*You will repeat on both short ends of the afghan

*Working on the wrong side, turn your project so you will be working down the side of the rows.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc 91 evenly down the end of rows. = 91 sc

Row 2:  Ch 5(counts as trc + ch 1), turn, (trc, ch1, trc, ch 1, trc) all in the same st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, *(trc, ch1, trc, ch1, trc, ch1, trc, ch1, trc) in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 13 more times,  (trc, ch1, trc, ch 1, trc) in last st. = 14 shells,  2 half shells & 15 sc

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, (sc,ch1,sc) in same st, *sk ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next dc, sk st, (sc,ch1,sc) in next dc, sl st in next sc, {*(sc,ch1,sc)in dc, sk ch 1*, repeat * to * 3 more times, sk ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next st, sl st in next sc}, repeat {to} 13 more times, (sc,ch1,sc) in next dc, sk ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in next dc, sk ch 1, (sc,ch1,sc) in last st. = 76(sc,ch1,sc)

Finish off

Join yarn on opposite end with wrong side facing at the top right edge.

Repeat rows 1-3.

Finish off.

Congratulations!!! You now have a Touch of Teal Afghan!!

Please make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page... I love to see your work!!!!

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 blogwebsite 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 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.

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