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Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 7!!!

Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 7!!!



Welcome to Week 7 of the Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along!!! We are now over the hump and heading to the last half of the project.. This week the base of the afghan is going to be complete… So hang on to your hooks and lets get this thing going!

If this is your first Mystery CAL with me… Check out the past 6 years of the Winter Mystery Afghans and all of the other CAL’s we have done in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page! Each week I will post a easy section for you to complete, and in 12 weeks… You will have a fun, whimsical afghan! 

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For the Material List and all of CAL details…

Click HERE!!! For Week 1 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 2 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 3 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 4 Instructions…

Click Here!!! For Week 5 Instructions…

Click Here!!!! For Week 6 Instructions….


There are a few prizes involved in this years 2020 Winter Mystery Afghan CAL..

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday May 24th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 22nd, 2020 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Monday Treasure Hunt Weekly Prize – Each Monday starting March 2nd, 2020 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs C AL Group on Facebook. Each Monday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

Congrats to Ravini B., last weeks Monday Treasure Hunt winner!!!


Here is my color line up… You can choose your colorway to be in any order you like… The way my eye liked my colors was from lightest to darkest… A~White B~Stone C~Sweet Pink D~Light Gray E~Cameo F~Pewter

Stitches:

  • St ~ Stitch
  • Sl St ~ Slip Stitch
  • Sk ~ Skip
  • Ch ~ Chain
  • Bl ~ Back Loop
  • Dec Sc ~ Decrease Single Crochet *Insert hook in next st, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, pull up loop, Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook*
  • Sc ~ Single Crochet
  • Blsc ~ Back Loop Single Crochet
  • Dc ~ Double Crochet
  • Xst ~ X stitch *working over the next 2 stitches, sk st, dc in next st st, dc in previous sk st*

Instructions:

**Each week you will be repeating the blsc row 3 several times(in the color indicated for the row repeat) … Here it is so you don’t have to go back to week 1… 

Row 3:  Ch 1, turn, dec blsc over the next 2 sts, blsc in next 8 sts, *3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 9 sts, sk 2 sts, blsc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next st, blsc in next 8 sts, dec blsc over the last 2 sts. =231 blsc


Change to Color B

Rows 112-115: Repeat Row3

Row 116: Ch 3(counts as dc), sk st, *make 4 Bl Xsts, 3 bldc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, bl dc in next st, sk 2 sts, bl dc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, make 4 bl Xsts, 3 bl dc in next st, make 4 bl Xsts, sk st, bl dc in last st. = 88 bl Xsts & 55 bl dc

Rows 117-120: Repeat Row 3 

Finish off

Change to Color A

Rows 121-130: Repeat Row 3 

Finish off

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 60″ laid flat not stretched

That’s it… you have completed week 7!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 8, more color, more fun stitching!!!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 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.



Brighten My Day Coaster… Free Crochet Pattern

Brighten My Day Coaster… Free Crochet Pattern



Quick and Easy…The Brighten My Day Coaster is made using cotton yarn and is a perfect way to start a cheery day! These are a great gift idea too!

Today over in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group.. We are making these as a Quick CAL today.. Join in over there if you want to whip them up today!

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Materials:

  • YARN – 2 or more colors of Cotton Yarn – just a couple of yards of each color. You will have a main color(white pictured) and contrast color
  • HOOK – H
  • Scissors

Size:

4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet (or Crab St)

Instructions:

With contrast color-

Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. = 6 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 12 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, *2 sc in st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 18 sc

Row 4: Ch 1, *2 sc in st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 24 sc

Finish Off

Join main color in any stitch

Row 5: Ch 1, *sc in 5 sts, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 8 hdc, 4 ch1, 20 sc

Finish off

Join contrast color in any ch 1

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in ch 1, *sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next ch 1*, repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in ch 1, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 40 sc

Finish off

Join main color in middle stitch of a corner

Row 7: Ch 2(counts as hdc), hdc in next 9 sts, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next st*, repeat *to* 2 more times, hdc in next 9 sts, (hdc, ch 1) in same as beginning st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 40 hdc & 4 ch 1

Row 8: 2 rev sc in each ch 1 space and rev sc in each st around. = 48 rev sc

Congratulations!!! You now have a Brighten My Day Coaster… Make as many as you like!!!!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

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I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 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.

Country Bright Rug… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Country Bright Rug… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



This Country Bright Rug is so easy to whip up using your stash of yarn!!! In just a few hours, you can have a beautiful area rug for any space in your home. Break out your stash of yarn & hook and decorate any space. Easy stitching, super quick… and best of all this is free pattern!


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What you need:

Yarn~ Your stash of worsted weight yarn. Minimum of 3 colors 400 yards each(I used 9 colors). You will hold 3 strands together, but the more colors the better!!!

I chose 9 of these colors from my stash to complete this rug.

Hook~ P

Scissors and Yarn Needle

Non-Skid Rug Mat

Size:

21″ x 34″ after blocking

Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Instructions:

Tip – When changing color start with 3 different colors… I changed 1 strand at a time and carried my Yellow yarn through the whole project, just alternating the change of color with the other 2 colors in a large variety of colors. I used 9 total colors

Tip – For the first few rows, I placed stitch markers in the middle st of the 3 sts(corner) so it was easy to know what st to make the corners in. After a few rows it was easy to see and I didn’t use the markers any longer.

Row 1: Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to beginning st. = 8 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *3 sc in st, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning st= 16 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning st = 24 sc

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 2 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 32 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 2 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 40 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 4 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 5 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 48 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 7 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 11 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 4 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 56 sc

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 13 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 7 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 64 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 15 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 6 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 72 sc

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 8 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 17 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 9 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 80 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 19 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 8 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 88 sc

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 10 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 21 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 11 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 96 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 13 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 23 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 10 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 104 sc

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 12 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 13 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 112 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 15 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 12 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 120 sc

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 14 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 29 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 15 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 128 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 17: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 17 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 31 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 14 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 136 sc

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 16 sts, *3 sc in next st, sc in next 33 sts*, repeat *to* 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in last 17 sts, join with sl st to beginning st. = 144 sc

Finish off

** You will now work on the 2 ends of the rug

Join yarn with sl st to any corner st, I used the same colors as I ended row 18 with. You can use any color choice.

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 25: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 29: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Finish off, turn and work on opposite end of rug

Join yarn with sl st to corner st( I used the same sequence of colors as rows 19-30. You can make your own color scheme if desired)

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 33: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 35: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 38: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 40: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Change 1 color strand

Row 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Row 42: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 37 sts. = 37 sc

Finish off

Tip – You will want to block this rug into shape, using the steam or wet method… it will be a bit wavy if you don’t block

**If using your rug on a non-carpeted surface, make sure to use a non-skid pad underneath!


I used 9 of the colors in my stash… I have tons left.. So I will be making a larger rug to eat more of that stash up.. Stay tuned for another version of this rug!

Congratulations, you now have a Country Bright Rug!!! I hope you love yours as much as I love mine!

Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 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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