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2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1!!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery CAL… Week 1!!

Are you ready??? I am!  I am so excited to present to you the first week of this years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL!!  I love the way this has turned out and I am sure you will too!!  It is working up so quickly already… I hope you will join in the fun and end up with a great afghan too!

 

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You can also find all the past weeks post in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page…..

This is a 12 week CAL,,, Fun and whimsical stitching… Each week I will post a section that should be very easily done so you don’t get behind… To keep in touch and get help, post progress photos and be with tons of other people making this Mystery Afghan, Join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group!  You can also sign up on the righthand sidebar of this site in the “Stay Connected” widget to receive all of my posts by email!!

So… Let’s start off with a few hints…

Take your time and have fun!

Make sure your stitch count matches up each round.

You will not be turning on every round, so pay attention to which rounds say turn(this will apply to future weeks)

Everyones tension is a bit different. So your gauge may be different than mine.. Below is my gauge, so test yours and switch up hook sizes if you need too.

I have provided picture tutorials to help with this week.. it may seem a little confusing if you haven’t don’t this stitch work before, but you can do it!!!

You will be working in rounds

Gauge:  

4″ x 4″ = 12 dc x 7 rows, I found different brands of hooks also changed my gauge. I am using a Boye size I

Week 1 Measurement:

11″ x 20 1/2″ unblocked

Stitches: 

St – Stitch

Sl St –  Slip Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sp – Space

Sc – Single Crochet

Blsc – Back Loop Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Trc – Treble Crochet

Bptrc – Back Post Treble Crochet

Bptrc groups –

(4 group- Work 4 trc over the next 4 trc of previous round leaving the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook)

(8 group-Work 8 trc over the next 8 trc of previous round leave the last loop of each stitch on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 9 loops on the hook)

AKA Barvarian Stitch .. Click here for a video tutorial… It is slightly different than mine because it is square rather than rectangle… But the same theory…

Week 1 Instructions:

With Color A (Main Color)

Ch 30

Round 1:  Work 7 trc in the 6th ch from hook(the 1st 5 sk chains count as Trc), * sk 3 chs, sc in next chains, sk 3 chs, 8 trc in next ch*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, now working along the opposite side of the ch, 8 trc in same ch as last 8 trc, repeat *to* 3 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 5. = 8 groups of 8 trc’s  &  6 sc

Finish Off

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 2:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round(see pic below), ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 3 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 6- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 10 sl sts

Round 3:  Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group(see pic below), ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 3 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trcs, 6- 8trc and  10 sl sts

Finish off

Change to Color C – Join with sl st in between the  4th & 5th trc of previous round in end(see photo)

Round 4:  Ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  8th & 9th trc of previous round (see pic below), ch 5, make 8bptrc group of next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the 12th & 13th trc of previous round, ch 5,  *make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trc, ch 5, sl st in between the  next 2 trcs, ch 5*, Repeat *to* 3 more times, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs,  ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trc(as before), ch 5, make a 8bptrc group over the next 8 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between next 2 trcs, ch 5, make a 4bptrc group over the next 4 trcs, ch 5, sl st in between the next 2 trcs, ch 5, repeat *to* 4 times, end with joining a sl st to the beginning sl st(eliminating the last ch 5 of the repeat). = 10- 8bptrc groups,  4- 4bptrc groups & 14 sl sts

Round 5: Ch 2,  Make 12 trc in top of 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, make 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, *ch 2, 8 trc in top of next 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, ch 2, 12 Trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, ch 2, 8 trc in top of net 8bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st,  ch 2, 12 trc in top of next 4bptrc group, ch 2, sl st in next sl st, repeat *to* 4 times ending with a sl st in beginning sl st. = 4- 12 trc, 10- 8 trc & 14 sl sts

Finish off

 

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in Righthand Corner on long side in the 6th st (see pic above)

Round 6:  Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in between next sts(6th & 7th st), 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st(this will be a sl st), dc in next st, hdc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, {2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in between the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st}, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, repeat *to* 3 times, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in last 2 sts. join with sl st to beginning. = 76 sc, 28 hdc, 36 dc & 28 trc

Round 7:  Ch 1, blsc in next 2 sts, 3 blsc in next st, * blsc in next 56 sts, 3 blsc in next st*, blsc in next 26 sts, 3 blsc in next st, repeat *to* 1 time, blsc in last 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning. = 176 blsc.

Finish off

Join Color B in any corner st in the bl.

Round 8:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 184 blsc

Finish off

Join Color C in any corner st in the bl

Round 9:  Ch 1, 3 blsc in st, blsc across to next corner st, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to next corner, 3 blsc in next st, blsc across to end, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 192 blsc

Finish off

Join Color A in any corner st in the righthand  side of longedge as before

Rond 10:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 2 dc in same st, dc in next 62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 32 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next  62 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in last 32 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 200 dc

That’s it.. you made it through week 1!!!!  I am so happy for you!!  Next week is a bit easier.. so stay tuned and make sure you post your pictures in the group and share around to spread the fun!!

And don’t forget that there will be a fun Grand Prize at the end of this CAL provided by Red Heart Yarns!!!!!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2019 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.

2019 Crochet With Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material list!

2019 Crochet With Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material list!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along…

Material List

Welcome to the  2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!!  This is the 6th year and below you can see all the past finished designs!  This week you will find the material list and all of the fun information you will need to participate… I hope you will join me for a great time and end up with a beautiful afghan!!

So… you may wonder what is a CAL-Crochet Along…

Each week I will post a section of the pattern for you to complete.. After the 12 weeks of  posts, you will end up with a lovely afghan.  For this Mystery Afghan, you won’t know what the pattern will look like until complete… But I know you will love it.  I use easy stitching at an easy pace. *This will be an average size queen topper.

How do you join?  Easy!  

Each week when I post, you can come back to the site and follow the directions,

In the Crochet with Me tab at the top, I will leave the links or each week so you can grab them there too!

If you like to receive the posts by email, you can sign up for that on the right hand side bar under Stay Connected.. You will receive all of my post if you choose to sign up!

Also, you can join the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook CAL Group… You will see the posts there and be able to participate in the group conversations and help.. as well as post your pictures for everyone to see…  Of course, you can also check out my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook page if you don’t want to be in the group… I will put the links up each week there too!

Also, join the fun on Ravelry and add this to your favorites…Click here!

2019 Crochet with Me! Mystery Afghan CAL Schedule

Today January 5th… Material List 

Yarn~ Red Heart with Love Yarn Worsted Weight Yarn 370 yds each skein.  The design is made using 3 colors, but you can make it in solid if you like.  Total yardage -4070 yds   I chose to use Color A: White (5 skeins)*Main Color*, Color B: Dusty Grape (3 skeins and Color C: Grape Jam ( 3 skeins)

Hook ~ I (we will talk about gauge in the first week, you may need to adjust your hook size if you crochet tight or loose)

*Great News… Red Heart Yarns is giving all of the Beatrice Ryan Designs fans 15% off the purchase of this(with LOVE yarn) on RedHeart.com… Just use code BRD15WITHLOVE to receive your discount!!

Week 1- January 19th

Week 2 – January 26th

Week 3 – February 2nd

Week 4 – February 9th

Week 5 – February 16th

Week 6 – February 23rd

Week 7 – March 2nd

Week 8 – March 9th

Week 9 –  March 16th

Week 10 – March 23rd

Week 11 – March 30th

Week 12 – April 6th


Amazing Announcement!!!

At the end of the this 2019 Crochet with Me! Mystery Afghan CAL… Red Heart Yarns has been so generous to my fans… They also are doing a $75 Grand Prize Giveaway… Stay tuned towards the end of the CAL for more information on how you can enter!!

Past Years CAL’s

2014              

2015              

2016            

2017           

2018            

All of these are available in the Crochet with Me!! CAL Tab at the top of the page.


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too!
Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2019 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.

Easy Fall Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Easy Fall Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Easy Fall Blanket… Free Crochet Pattern

Simple stitching, random strip pattern and beautiful tweed yarn bring this Easy Fall Blanket pattern all together… Sit and watch your favorite show or take this as your car ride project… So easy!

Recently, I was out at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnasota with my good friends Kathy from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs and Jennifer from A Crocheted Simplicity … We had a blast shopping, eating and having cocktails.. and of course we crocheted… But, we stopped by the brand new store in the mall…Crochet! and wow, we had a blast!

I found this beautiful wool blend yarn and fell in love.. I knew right away, A Easy Fall Blanket was going to be on my hook… I put the link for this yarn in the material list if you would like to use the same yarn.. or you can pick any worsted weight yarn you love!

If you have a chance to head to The Mall of America, make sure to stop by Crochet!  Lots of great yarn and all price points are available… But you can also order online… so no worries!

So if you are ready.. Let’s start this fun, easy pattern!

If you love it… Make sure to save it to your Ravelry favorites too!!  Click here!!


Size

52″ wide x 64 ” long

Materials

Yarn ~ 3 skeins of Lola Yarn by Master Knit, 874 yards each. Worsted Weight.

Color A  #886 Tan     Color B #128 Orange     Color C #890 Brown

Hook ~ J

Stitches

St – Stitch

Ch – Chain

Sk – Skip

Sc – Single Crochet

Foundation Sc – Foundation Single Crochet(this makes a nicer begining)

Trc – Treble Crochet

Exsc – Extended Single Crochet (insert hook in stitch, Yo and pull up loop, Yo and pull through the FIRST LOOP ONLY on the hook, Yo and pull through the last 2 loops on the hook.)

X St – X Stitch (sk st, trc in next st, trc in previously sk st)

Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet

Instructions

Color A

136 Foundation Sc (Video tutorial by Moogly)

Row 1:  Ch 1, turn exsc across = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 2 – 8: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 9: Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Rows 10-16: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A

Rows 17-18: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 19-20: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A

Rows 21-22: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 23-29: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 30: Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Rows 31-37: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 38-44: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 45: Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Rows 46-52: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 53-54: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 55-56: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 57-63: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 64: Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Rows 65-71: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 72-77:  Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A:

78-84: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 85:  Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Row 86-92: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 93-94:  Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Row 95-96:  Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 97-103: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 104:   Ch 4(counts as trc now and thought), turn, *make X st*, repeat *to* across, trc in last st. = 2 trc & 67 X st

Rows 105-111: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A

Rows 112-113: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 114-115: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 116-117: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A

Rows 118-119: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color B

Rows 120-129: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color C

Rows 130-131:  Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Color A

Rows 132- 133: Ch 1, turn, exsc across. = 136 exsc

Row 134: Rev Sc across = 136 rev sc

Finish off

Join yarn to beginning of row 1, Rev Sc across. = 136 rev sc.

Finish off.

Weave ends in.

That’s it… You now have an Easy Fall Blanket!!!!

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too!
Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2018 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.

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