2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 1!!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 1!!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along… Week 1!!

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Welcome to the 2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL!!!  This is the 5th annual event and we always have so much fun and end up with beautiful afghans…!

Over the next 12 weeks, I will post a weekly section of the afghan for all of us to complete.  If you miss a post, you can find all of the instructions at the top of the page in the Crochet with Me tab!

This year, we are making a solid afghan, I am using Premier Yarns Everyday Yarn in Glass… For the Material List.. Click Here!!

And to top it off… Premier Yarns has provided a special coupon code just for my fans to receive a 10% savings when you purchase Premier® Everyday Collection online between  01/14/18 thru 04/30/18.

Get your yarn at premier yarns.com to receive your 10% discount using coupon code EH001.. One use per customer.. Buy as much yarn as you want, this promotion expires April 30th 2018!!

Also, Premier Yarns will be providing a great Grand Prize Package at the end of our CAL… Stay tuned for details!!

To stay connected, you can join our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group… Click Here!

You can also subscribe to have all posts sent to your email!! In the right-hand sidebar in the “Stay Connected” box, just add your email and the next post will be on its way.

Ok.. Let’s get started.. Grab your yarn and hook let’s create a beautiful afghan!!

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This Weeks Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sp – Space    Ch – Chain     Sk – Skip     Sc – Single Crochet     Fsc – Foundation Sc     Dc – Double Crochet     FPtrc – Front Post Treble Crochet

** Video Tutorial for Foundation Single Crochet by my good friend at Moogly!!

**Odd rows will be the right side of this project

*Width 1st week, approx 66″

**There were edits made to row 2, 3, 16 & 17 due to website issues that wouldn’t hold the last repeats of each row because of special characters used… All fixed now** 1-30-18

Row 1:  Make 187 fsc

Row 2:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *Ch3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*, Repeat *to* across, end with ch 3, sk 3, sc in last st.. =54 sc, 26 ch 2, 27 ch 3

Row 3:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, *3 dc in  ch3 sp, dc in next sc, 2 dc in ch2 sp, dc in next sc*, repeat *to* across, end with  3 dc in ch3 sp, dc in last st. = 187 dc

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* across to end, end last repeat with ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in top of beginning ch 3. =54 sc, 26 ch2 sp, 27 ch3 sp

Row 5:  Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in ch3 sp, Fptrc around dc 2 rows below, 2 dc in ch2 sp, Fptrc around dc 2 rows below*, repeat *to* across, end last repeat with 3 dc in ch3 sp and dc in last st. = 135 dc & 52 Fptrc

Row 6:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in Fptrc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in Fptrc*, repeat *to* acros, end last repeat with ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in top of beginning ch 3. = 54 sc, 26 ch2 & 27 ch3

Row 7:  Ch 3, turn, *3dc in ch3 sp, Fptrc around Fptrc 2 rows below, 2 dc in ch 2, Fptrc around next Fptrc 2 rows below*, repeat *to* across, end last repeat with 3 dc in ch3, dc in last st. =135 dc & 52 Fptrc

Rows 8-15:  Repeat rows 6 & 7

Row 16:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 144 sts,{ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st }, repeat {to} 2 times. 157 sc, 6 ch2, 6 ch3

Row 17:  Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in ch 3 sp, Fptrc around next Fptrc 2 rows below, 2 dc in next ch2 sp, Fptrc around next Fptrc 2 rows below*, repeat *to* 2 more times, dc in next 143 sts,{Fptrc around next st 2 rows below, 2 dc in ch 2 sp, Fptrc around the next st 2 rows below, 3dc in next ch 3 sp},  repeat {to} 2 more times, ending with a dc in Last st. 12 Fptrc, 175 dc

That’s it.. You have now completed week 1….

I can’t wait to see all your progress pics,, make sure to post them in the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Group!!

Use  #2018CrochetWithMeCAL on all your social media mentions to stay connected!!
 
Come back next week for the 2nd weeks instructions!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway!!!

Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway!!!

Furls Crochet Hook Review and Giveaway…

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Recently I tried 2 very beautiful crochet hooks… A Blackberry and Green Apple Candy Shop Hook by Furls Crochet!!  I know many of you have seen these floating around and dreamed of owning one…  Or maybe you already have one…

You may wonder what is so special about these fancy crochet hooks… To start with, they are so visually beautiful… They make me even happier to crochet!!  But most importantly, they were designed very carefully to ease stress in your hands and arms while crocheting…  I do have a bit of old age running through my veins, so I was really curious to see if they would make a difference in my crochet…

So,,, Here is what I found… They fit beautifully in my hand, no time to readjust to the hold.  Super comfortable and I was as fast as usual.  I worked a couple of different projects and had no weakness or tiredness when using either hook!!  The actual hook grabbed the yarn with ease and never snagged or was awkward… So the big question would be… are they worth the money??  They are a bit spendy, but I loved them and plan on acquiring  the whole collection.. I think they are worth every penny!

If you would love to have  a chance to win one of these great hooks,,, Furls has been kind enough to sponsor a giveaway for my fans…  One of you will be the lucky winner of a Candy Shop Furls Crochet Hook!!!  Open Feb 1, 12am CST thru Feb 8, 11:59pm CST, Winner chosen on Feb 9.

WINNER~ Sheree F… Congrats!!
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If you are interested in purchasing one,,, You can head over to Furls and have fun shopping…Click Here!!

Good luck with the giveaway and let me know what you think about Furls Crochet hooks!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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