Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!


Here we are… The last week before making the edging and blocking or project into the final piece!!  I am so excited to see the finish line… It has been so much fun, and I have love the journey!

This week is an easy stitch technique!  It has been included in many of my patterns!  I hope you love it too!

Let’s do this thing!

Turn, Join Color A with sl st to the top right corner ch sp.

Round 76: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 55 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 75 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 56 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 75 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =262 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

Turn, Join Color B with sl to the top right corner ch sp.

Round 77: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 57 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 77 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 58 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 77 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =270 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

Turn, Join Color C with sl st to top right corner ch sp.

Round 78:  Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 59 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 79 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 60 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 79 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =278 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

That’s it… You are now done with the base of your afghan…!

Next week, we will be making the border, weaving in the ends and blocking our project… Wow.. Almost done!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 6!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 6!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 6!

Crochet with Me!! 2017 CAL... Week 6

Week 6 of our 2017 Crochet Mystery Afghan has been so fun…  Many of you asked about the way the center was… So open and worried that it wouldn’t be good.. I agree… So… Here is the Center Fill in Option… I am leaving mine with the fill in!… I loved the way it turned out with so little effort… The chains and cool way the purple edge really pops!!  You can leave yours open if you prefer… It looks great that way.. maybe just not practical…. One of the really cool things that is added this week is a crystal button to the center of the flower… What do you think??

Crochet with Me! 2017 CAL center option

Each year my Mystery CAL Afghan is a surprise to me too… I only design a week ahead of the release… so, it is just as fun for me to see how my designs in my head come out in person… I hope you love it… it is easy to do this section… just take your time. and find a great button!!

Crochet with Me!! 2017 CAL Back Center Option

Here is what the back looks like… There is a slight pinwheel look due to how we increase… and a ridge where I joined using a single crochet method… But, if you like it smooth… you can just sew it into place!

Are you ready to get started… And make sure you go all the way to the bottom for information on the Awesome Red Heart Sponsored Giveaway we will have at the end of the project!


First, Choose a color that will make your project flower show up well… I picked white… My Pink would have been ok too… But the lightest color really shows off the chain spaces and the flower!!

When we left off at the end of Round 12, where the end of the opening is… There were 114 stitches… You should end up with 114 at round 14 of this circle

Ch 3, with sl st, join to form ring.

Round 1:  Ch 3, 7 dc in center of ring, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 8 dc

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 16 dc

Round 3:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last st, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 24 dc

Round 4:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =32 dc

Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =40 dc

Round 6:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =48 dc

Round 7:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =56 dc

Round 8:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 6 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =64 dc

Round 9:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 7 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 7 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =72

Round 10:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 8 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =80 dc

Round 11:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 9 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =88 dc

Round 12:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 10 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =96

Round 13:  Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 11 sts, 2 dc in next st*, repeat *to* around, dc in last 11 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =104

This next round will help the fill in option fit correctly to the slight floral shape of the opening using sc to fit by the flower petals and dc and increases to fill in between

Round 14:  Ch 1, *sc in next 2 st, dc in next 7 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. =114 sts

Now to crochet (or sew) this section on the afghan!

With wrong side of afghan facing, carefully line up the new section with the flower petals so that the 2 sc on the new fill-in piece line up with the slight dip where the tips of the flower petals are in the afghan round 11.  Join with a sl st in one of the dc’s in the fill-in piece. Now, going through 1 st of the backing and around the post of a st from round 12, make a sc. repeat this in each st around.

So, basically you will be crocheting one stitch of the backing with a post st of round 12… This causes a small ridge on the front side… Round 12 in my afghan is also white… Because round 11 was in purple… it looks really cool on the front!

Last step is to fasten a button from the front of the flower through the back of the fill in piece directly in the center… If you prefer not to use a button…. Just secure the centers with yarn.

That’s it… your fill-in is done…

Now for a row on both long sides of the afghan to tie last weeks color and stitching all together!

With Color D and working down the side of the rows/stitches of the afghan…

Round 48 (right side), Join with sl st to the top of ch 3 from the top right edge of the last rows worked last week. Ch 2, hdc 17 evenly to where round 40 of the afghan transitions stitch types to round 41, hdc in each st of round 4o including in the corner of that round(117 stitches), hdc 18 sts evenly in end of rows to the corner. Finish off = 153 hdc

Repeat on the opposite side of the afghan.

Congratulations!!! That is all of the crocheting for week 6!!


Now.. Here is a little more info on the Red Heart Sponsored Giveaway…  Red Heart Yarns is sponsoring a lovely yarn Giveaway worth $50...  By participating in the CAL and finishing your afghan in the allotted time… You will be eligible for the giveaway..

So, you may be wondering what the “allotted time” is??  Well, this is a 12 week CAL.. So the last weeks instructions will be posted on April 10th 2017… you will have until April 24th to finish the project in full! If you finish in time, you will email me a clear photo showing the full afghan.  Also giving permission to add your photo, first name and last initial to be posted in a grand finale post…  On April 29th, I will choose a winner using a number generator. Each photo will get a number and those will be put in for a chance to win!!  Good Luck!!

$50 prize pack August 2016

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL… Week 1

Crochet with Me!! 2017 Winter CAL…  Week 1


Crochet with Me... 2107 CAL Week 1

Week 1… Mystery Afghan!!

If you want to join in the fun… Add this to your Ravelry Favorites And Join our CAL Facebook Group!!


Are you ready to get started??  This week we will complete the first 18 rounds of our mystery afghan… This afghan will be an average size throw and will be a rectangle when finished…  Make sure read all the tips and instructions so your afghan turns out to be a treasure you love!

Week 1 Measurement ~ 18″ x 18″

Stitches used in Week 1 ~ 

St ~ Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sp ~ Space       Sl St ~ Slip Stitch    Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Trc ~ Treble Crochet

Special Stitches ~

Cluster ~ Yo, insert hook in designated st, pull up loop, yo,pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up look, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 4 loops.

Beg Cluster ~ Ch 2, yo, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through last 3 loop.

Dec Dc – Yo, insert in indicated st, pull up loop, draw yarn through 2 loop, yo, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops, yo and draw through last 3 loops

Gauge ~ 

11 hdc x 8 rows = 4″ x 4″  Please make sure to make your gauge swatch to make sure your tension is close to mine… If it is not correct, try different size hooks to obtain the correct gauge.

Tips ~

When working on chain sections, make sure you chain semi loosely and consistently so your project doesn’t pull.

This weeks project may be a tiny bit cupped or wavy, this will be fixed by blocking.

You will working in the round and turning for almost every round

A round starting with ch 3 will count as a dc unless otherwise noted

A round starting with ch 2 will count as a hdc unless otherwise noted

Even number rounds will be the Right Side, Odd number rounds will be the Wrong Side

Materials ~

Please see last weeks material list… Click Here if needed!


Instructions ~

Starting with Color A

Ch 3, join with sl st to form a ring

Round 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in center of ring, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 6 sc

Round 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each of the next 5 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 12 dc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 3:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk st, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 18 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 4:  Turn,  sl sts in ch 1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch, *dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 2, sk ch*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch 2 sps

Round 5:  Turn, 2 sl sts in ch 2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, *dc in next st, 2 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch1 sps

Round 6:  Turn, sl st in ch1 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, ch 2, *dc in next 8 sts, ch 2*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 48 dc & 6 ch2 sps

Round 7:  Turn, 2 sl sts in the ch2 sp, sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, *dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 3. =42 dc & 6 ch3 sps

Round 8:  Turn, 3 sl sts in ch3 sp, sl st in next st, ch 2(does not count as st), dc in next 4 sts, dec dc over the next 2 sts, ch 6, *dec dc over the next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 6*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of 1st dc. = 30 dc & 6 ch6 sps

Round 9:  Ch 3, turn, ch 11 more, *dc in next 5 sts, ch 11*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 30 dc & 6 ch11 sps

Round 10:  Ch 2, turn, dc in next 2 st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15, *dec dc over next 2 sts, dc in next st, dec dc over next 2 sts, ch 15*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join to top of dc. = 17 dc, 1 hdc & 6 ch 15 sps

Round 11:  Do Not Turn, make beg cluster, ch 18, *cluster, ch 18*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beg cluster. = 6 clusters & 6 ch18 sps

Change to Color C and join in any cluster st

Round 12:  Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each of the next 18 chs(not around the ch), *sc in next cluster, sc in each of the next 18 chs*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st in 1st sc. = 114sc

Round 13:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, hdc in next 18 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 18 sts*, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 120 hdc

Chane to Color D – join with sl st in any st

Round 14:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 10, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 130 hdc

Change to Color E – Join with sl st in any st

Round 15:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 11, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 12 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 140 hdc

Change to Color F – Join with sl st in any st

Round 16:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 12, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 150 hdc

Change to Color A – Join with sl st in any st

Round 17:  Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 13, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 14 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 160 hdc

Change to Color B – Join with sl st in any st

Round 18:  Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 15 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, (2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc) in next st, dc in next 6 st, hdc in next 6 st*, repeat *to* 3 more times, join with sl st to 1st sc. = 60 sc, 48 hdc, 48 dc, 16 trc and 4 ch1 sps.


Congratulations… You are done with Week 1!!!!  Weave in all your ends for this week so it doesn’t get overwhelming at the end….

I hope you love this first week and keep with it!!!

Each week will be posted in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page… Make sure to share in your favorite groups so everyone gets excited!!

Thank you for sharing the next 12 weeks with me and you will love the results when its finished!!

Don’t forget we have a fabulous Red Heart giveaway at the end of the CAL… You must finish your afghan in the designated time… More details to follow!!

$50 prize pack August 2016

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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