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2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 10!!!



Welcome to Week 10 of the 2020 Crochet with Me, 7th Annual CAL!!! We are so close to the finish line and our afghans are looking great! I love this afghan and seeing all of the fan pics over on my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 4 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 5 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 6 Instructions…

Click Here!!! for Week 7 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 8 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 9 Instructions…


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday May 24th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 22nd, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Instructions:

*This week we will be working on the side edge using one of my favorite stitches… Moss Stitch. Super easy and quick!

Continuing with Color F

Row 144: Ch 1, turn working down the side edge, 2 sc in 1st sc of side row, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across, sc in last sc of side row. =107sc & 104 ch 1. *Mark this side as your right side for future reference*

Finish off

Join Color A with sl st where you FO

Row 145: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in ch 1*, repeat *to* across ending with ch 1, sk st, sc in last st. = 106 sc & 105 ch 1

Finish Off

Join Color B with sl st where you FO

Row 146: Ch 1, turn, sc in st, *sc in ch 1, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* across ending with sc in ch 1, sc in last st. = 107 sc & 104 ch 1

Finish Off

Join Color C with sl st where you FO

Row 147: Repeat row 145

Finish Off

Join Color D with sl st where you FO

Row 148: Repeat row 146

Finish Off

Join Color E with sl st where you FO

Row 149: Repeat row 145

Finish off

That’s it.. You now have completed Week 10.. Join me next week for Week 11 as we move closer to our finish line!!!



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 2020 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.

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 9!!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 9!!!



Welcome to week 9 of our 7th annual Crochet with Me.. Mystery Winter Afghan project… We are now 75% done and close to the finish line! I love this afghan and seeing all of the fan pics over on my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 4 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 5 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 6 Instructions…

Click Here!!! for Week 7 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 8 Instructions…


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday May 24th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 22nd, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Congrats to Karen Z., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter


Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet
  • Picot ~ Sc in st, ch 3, sl st in base of sc just made

Instructions:

**Tip ~ This week you will be doing the opposite end of the afghan ~ Almost exactly like last week, then up the side. Because it is the opposite end, the peaks and valleys are opposite of the other end… This will make the work a bit different in counts and the way you do the first row. Take your time with the first row of this end.. You are working in the beginning chain stitches, so it is slightly tricky. The peak and valley stitches my be a bit hard to identify. Just do your best if you don’t see the exact stitches and line up the peak and valley stitches… Once done with this initial row, the rest is a piece of cake.!!!

Continuing with Color F

Row 137: Ch 1, turn and work in the beginning chains of the project at the bottom edge of the afghan, 2 blsc in st, *blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2, blsc in next 9 sts, 3 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2, blsc in next 9 sts, 2 blsc in last ch st. = 232 blsc

Row 138: Ch 1, turn, 2 blsc in st, *blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2, blsc in next 9 sts, 3 blsc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2, blsc in next 9 sts, 2 blsc in last st. = 232 blsc

Row 139: Ch 3, turn, bldc in same st, bldc in next 9 sts, sk 3(valley), *3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, bldc in next st, 3bldc in next st(peak), bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4*, repeat *to* 8 more times, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, bldc in next st, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3, 3 bldc in next st, sk 3, bldc in next 9 sts, 2 bldc in last st. = 192 bldc, 40 ch 1

Rows 140-141: Repeat row 138

Row 142: Ch 1, turn, 3 picot in st, *sc in next 9 sts, sk 2, sc in next 9 sts, 3 picot in next st*, repeat *to* 10 more times, ch 1, (working down side) sc 6 sts evenly down the last 6 rows just made(see pic below), sl st to the last st(color F) from row 136(this is where you turned and started row 137). = 12 3picot groups, 204 sc & 1-ch 1

Finish off

Working down the opposite side, Join color F at base of the 1st sc picot st of row 142. This will be the opposite side of where you just finished off

Row 143: Ch 1, sc 210 sts evenly down the side of rows to the bottom edge until you reach the last stitch of row 135(picot row) the 210th st will be in the side of the last row. *you are just doing 210 sc evenly down the opposite side from top to bottom*

Do not finish off

Size: With out blocking 49″ x 63″ at the end of week 7


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

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, 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! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 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.


2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 12!!! Final Week and time for Grand Prize Entry!

I am happy, sad and excited all in one… This years Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL has flown by! I love all the years and my collection of 6 afghans… But this may be my favorite! I love seeing all the pictures of your progress in our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group! So many amazing color choices!

If you are not finished yet or just starting, I love that you are joining in the fun.. I hope all of you will send me your finished photos for my Grand Finale Post on April 20th!! The Grand Finale post will have a gallery of all of the fan pictures and the announcement of the Red Heart Grand Prize Winner!! You can email me your finished photos to [email protected], also include permission to use your photo in the post.. And Enter for the Giveaway at the bottom of the post!!!

Also.. Don’t forget to add your project to Ravelry!!!! And you can also check out 80+ project, Click Here!!

So here is the skinny on this project.. It is 12 weeks of crocheting, each weeks link is posted for safe keeping in the Crochet with Me!! tab at the top of the page…  You start with the Material List  .. Lots of great details about how the CAL works and the great Grand Prize Giveaway from our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!

Well Let’s get started with the final week…

This weeks stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Sp – Space
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet

This week is super easy,, one round and blocking.. That’s it!

Finished size after blocking… 72″ x 84″

You will be using your I hook

Round 79: (Hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st(corner), sl st in next 3 sts, *(hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 86 more times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 76 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sls st in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 87 times, sl st in next st, (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, repeat * to* 73 times, (hdc,dc,hdc) in next st, sl st in last st, join with sl st to beginning sl st. = 326 (hdc,dc,hdc), 4 (hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc) and 668 sl sts

That is it.. you have now completed the 2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Congratulations!!!

The final step is blocking.. We have talked about this in our group,, your project may be a little wavy, puckered or something.. So blocking will solve this. Two ways to block..

Wet Method-Get your afghan damp by spraying it lightly with water on both sides… lay it out and carefully pull it into shape, pin it into place if you like or if you are on carpet or a bed, it may stay in place.. Let it dry and you are done…

Steam method (this is what I do), lay your project out and shape it as much as possible.. lightly steam it and carefully pull it into shape… Be very careful not to over heat or you will ruin the yarn. Let it cool and your are done!

I am so happy you all joined me this year!! It has been a pleasure designing this year project and you all inspire me! I hope you email me your finished photos!


Now for your chance to win the Red Heart Grand Prize… This giveaway entry period is from today 4/6/2019 through 12:00am on 4/20/19 pst. This will be a $75 yarn grand prize from my favorite yarn company… Red Heart Yarns… *The giveaway is open to US residents only

Red Heart Grand Prize- $75 value, yarn may vary

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Here is the progression of my afghan.. I am in love!

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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 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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