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


 

Mittens for Mommy… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Mittens for Mommy… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Mittens for Mommy

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Here is a feminine, ladies mitten that is fashionable and fun to make… A fun bobble pattern on the top of the mitten adds to the stylish look!!!

Materials ~

Yarn:  1 skein (166 yards) of Premier Yarns Aurora Yarn in Anemone – Worsted Weight Yarn

Hook: I

Size~

10″ cuff to top x 8″ around palm

Stitches ~

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch      Sk –  Skip      Ch – Chain      Sp – Space      Dec – Decrease      Sc – Single Crochet      Hdc – Half Double Crochet      Flhdc – Front Loop Half Double Crochet      Blhdc – Back Loop Half Double Crochet      Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet      Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet

Popcorn St – Work 3 hdc in indicated sp or st, drop loop off hook, insert hook in 1st hdc and pick loop up, draw loop through and pull 3 hdc together

Gauge ~

6 hdc x 5 rows = 2″ x 2″

Instructions ~

Left Mitten

Chain 24, join with sl st being careful not to twist chain.

You will be working in the round and not turning unless other wise indicated

Round 1-3:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 2(Counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in each st across, do not join. = 24 hdc

Round 5-7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 24 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 24 hdc

Round 9:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, popcorn st in next st, ch 1, sk st, hdc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk st, popcorn st in next st, ch 1, sk st, hdc in last 10 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 18 hdc, 2 popcorn sts, 4 ch 1 sp

Round 10:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, *, blhdc in next 5 sts, repeat *to* 1 time, hdc in last 10 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 13 hdc, 4 popcorn sts, 5 blhdc, 2 ch 1 sp

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st*, blhdc  in next 5 sts, repeat * to * 1 time, hdc in last 10 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 13 hdc, 5 blhdc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 popcorn sts.

Rounds 12 – 14:  Repeat rounds 10 & 11

Round 15: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st*, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts, repeat *to* 1 time, hdc in next 2 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 2 popcorn sts, 4 ch 1 sp, 11 hdc, 4 blhdc

Round 16: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, *, blhdc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 1 time, hdc in last 8 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 11 hdc, 4 popcorn sts, 4 blhdc, 2 ch 1 sp

Round 17:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st*, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, blhdc in next st,  repeat *to* 1 time, hdc in next 3 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 10 hdc, 3 blhdc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 popcorn sts

Round 18:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, *popcorn in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1 sp *, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, repeat *to* 1 time, hdc in next 2 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 9 hdc, 2 blhdc, 2 ch 1 sp, 4 popcorn sts.

Round 19:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, popcorn in next ch 1 sp, sk popcorn, sk st, blhdc in next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, popcorn in next ch 1 sp sk popcorn st, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 8 hdc, 2 blhdc, 2 popcorn sts

Round 20:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, dec hdc over next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last st, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 8 hdc

Finish off leaving long tail, weave tail through 8 sts and draw close. Secure.

Right Mitten

Ch 24, join with sl st

Round 1-3:  Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 2(Counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in each st across, do not join. = 24 hdc

Round 5-7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across. = 24 hdc

Round 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 24 hdc

Round 9:  Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, ch 1, sk st, popcorn st in next st, ch 1, sk st, popcorn st in next st, ch 1, sk st, hdc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk st, popcorn st in next st, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 18 hdc, 2 popcorn sts, 4 ch 1 sp

Round 10:  Ch 2, hdc in next 12 sts, popcorn st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, blhdc in next 5 sts, popcorn in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, join to top of ch 2. = 13 hdc, 4 popcorn sts, 5 blhdc, 2 ch 1 sp

Round 11:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, blhdc in next 5 sts, ch 1 sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, join with sl st to top of ch 2. =13 hdc, 5 blhdc, 4 ch 1 sp, 2 popcorn sts.

Round 12-14: repeat rounds 10 & 11

Round 15:  Ch 2, hdc in next st, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 st, dec over net 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, blhdc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn set in ch 1, ch  1, sk popcorn st. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 4 blhdc, 2 popcorn st, 11 hdc, 4 ch 1 sp

Round 16:  Ch 2, hdc in next 11 sts, popcorn st in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, blhdc in next 4 sts, popcorn in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, join to top of ch 2.= 12 hdc, 4 blhdc, 4 popcorn sts

Round 17:  Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in next ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, blhdc in next st, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 3 blhdc, 10 hdc, 2 popcorn st, 4 ch 1

Round 18:  Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, dec hdc over next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, popcorn st in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, pocorn st in ch 1, blhdc in next st, dec blhdc over next 2 sts, popcorn st in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 4 popcorn sts, 2 ch 1, 9 hdc, 2 blhdc

Round 19:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, ch 1, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, blhdc in next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, popcorn st in ch 1, ch 1, sk popcorn st, join with sl st in top of ch 2. = 8 hdc, 2 blhdc, 2 popcorn, 4 ch 1

Round 20:  Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, dec over next 2 sts, hdc in next 3 sts, sk popcorn st, dec hdc over next 2 sts, sk popcorn st, join with sl st to top of ch 2. =8 hdc.

Finish off leaving long tail, weave tail through 8 sts and draw close. Secure.

Thumbs- Repeat on both mittens

Join yarn at bottom center of thumb opening

Round 1:  Ch 2, 11 hdc evenly around opening, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 12 hdc

Round 2:  Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 10 hdc & 1 sc

Round 3:  Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last 4 sts. = 9 hdc & 1 sc

Round 4:  Ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, sc dec over next 2 sts, hdc in last 3 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 8 hdc & 1 sc

Rounds 6 – 9: Ch 2, hdc around, join with sl st to top of ch 2. = 9 hdc.

Finish off leaving long tail, weave tail through 8 sts and draw close. Secure.

Cuffs – Repeat on both mittens

Join yarn in st directly below base of thumb in round 1.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc  in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc

Round 2: Ch 2, bphdc around next st,*fphdc around next st, bphdc around next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st around beginning ch 2. = 12 bphdc & 12 fphdc

Round 3-6 repeat round 2.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations!! You now have a pair of Mittens for Mommy!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 


©Copyright 2017 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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