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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!!!!!


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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.

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 5!!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL.. Week 5!!!

2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along.. Week 5!!!

 

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Welcome back to the 2018 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Crochet Along… This is week 5 instructions.. And we are nearing the half way point of this 12 week CAL!!!  This week is easy and will be a quick work up… It includes all of the stitches we have used before.. just in a different way!!

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!!

** Due to the different crochet tensions, you may want to increase your yarn yardage up to 3400-3600**

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.


This Weeks Stitches:

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

Popcorn St – *Make 4 dc in indicated st, drop loop off hook and go in 1st dc of 4, grab working loop and pull through st to form popcorn st.

** You will be reusing row 16.. here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1…

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

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Now for Week 5!!!!

Row 69:  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 the next 7 sts, *ch 1, sk st, dc in the next st*, repeat *to* 64 more times, dc in next 6 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, 65 ch 1 sps, 110 dc

Row 70: Repeat row 16

Row 71:  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 7 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in next 127 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in the next 7 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. = 173 dc, 12 Fptrc, 2 ch 1 sps

Row 72:  Repeat row 16

Row 73:  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 7 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, {dc in next 7 sts, Fptrc around dc st below in row 71}, Repeat {to} 14 more times, dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in next 7 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. =27 Fptrc, 2 ch1 sps, 158 dc

Row 74:  Repeat row 16

Row 75:  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 7 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, {dc in next 7 sts, Popcorn st in next st}, Repeat {to} 14 more times, dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in next 7 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, 2 ch1 sps, 158 dc, 15 popcorn st

Row 76: Repeat row 16

Row 77:  Repeat row 71

Row 78: Repeat row 16

Row 79:  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 7 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st, {dc in next 7 sts, Fptrc around dc st below in row 77}, Repeat {to} 14 more times, dc in next 7 sts, ch 1, sk st, dc in next 7 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. =27 Fptrc, 2 ch1 sps, 158 dc

That’s it… you now have completed week 5!!!

I can’t wait to see all your progress pics,, make sure to post them in the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Group!!
Also follow me on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page for daily pattern suggestions from my favorite designers and Pins from Pinterest!!
Use  #2018CrochetWithMeCAL on all your social media mentions to stay connected!
Come back next week for the 6th 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.. Week 1!!!

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

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

If you love this project.. Add it to your Ravelry favorites for easy access!!  Click Here!!


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!!

** Due to the different crochet tensions, you may want to increase your yarn yardage up to 3400-3600**

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.


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