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


©Copyright 2018 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.


2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Join the fun!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Join the fun!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL

Join me for my 5th annual Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL…

If you love afghans and would like a fun way to make a beautiful treasure in 12 weeks, along with hundreds of other crocheter’s… This Crochet Along is for you… Over the last 5 years, we have made some great afghans.. Below you will see the 4 previous years examples…

Each week beginning January 28th, I will post an easy to do weekly homework section of the afghan.   As we work through the weeks you will end up with a beautiful afghan.  You can also join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook to join the fun, post pics and get input from all of the group members!!

All you need to do is tune in each Sunday here on beatriceryandesigns.com to get the weekly instructions… You can also subscribe to my posts by email in the right sidebar where it says “Stay Connected” and the posts will automatically come to your email!!!

This week the material list is in this post..

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.

So.. If you are ready to join the fun.. Here is the information on materials and a few other fun details…

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Materials:

Yarn ~ One color – 3000 yards of worsted weight yarn – Premier® Everyday Collection 15 Skeins (This afghan will be made in a solid theme this year!!)

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!!

Hook ~ J

Easy ~ Peasy… You have 2 weeks to get your yarn… Week 1 will post January 28th!

I am using  Premier® Everyday Collection in the color Glass


Now… If you follow along there will be GIVEAWAYS throughout the CAL… With a Grand prize from Premier Yarns.. So make sure to tune in each week!!

You can also get all the weekly posts at the top of the page in the Crochet with Me!! tab… I hope you will join me and have fun with the  2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan…

Join the fun on Ravelry… Add this to your favorites… Click Here!!

Here are the previous years just so you can see what you have to look forward too!!


Happy Crocheting… And I can’t wait to see your afghans!!

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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