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2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!

2020 Crochet with Me!!! 7th Annual Mystery Winter Afghan Crochet Along… Week 4!!


Welcome back to Week 4 of our 2020 Crochet with Me Mystery Winter CAL!!! At the end of this week you will be 33% completed with your project and well on your way to a beautiful afghan!

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! 

Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


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…Don’t forget to add this project to your Ravelry favorites… Click Here!!


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 Saturday May 9th 2020. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday May 8th, 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 Trish S., 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

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

Finish off with color F

Join Color A with sl st where you left off

*Tip… Watch your ch1’s and sk’s… They are different throughout the peak and valley

Row 59: Ch 3, turn, sk st, bldc in next 8 sts, *3 bldc(peak) in next st, bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, sk 4 sts(valley), 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 bldc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, bldc in next st*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 bldc in next st, bldc in next 8 sts, sk st, bldc in last st. = 40 ch 1 & 191 bldc

Row 60-61: Repeat row 3

Row 62-73: repeat rows 59-61 – 4 times

** The approx. length at the end of this week is 32″ laid flat not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 4!!! You are 33% done!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 5, more color, more fun stitching!!!

Week 4
Week 3
Week 2
Week 1

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.

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1

2020 Crochet with Me!! 7th Annual Winter Mystery Afghan CAL… Week 1



Ready, set, GO! Are you with me? Get your yarn and hook and let’s get started… This week we will be completing the first 20 rows.. Don’t worry, super easy, goes by fast and this year.. The project is a binge watching, car ride project.. What does that mean… Easy! Super traditional with a few fun twists and turns….

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! For the Material List and all of CAL details… Click HERE!


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.

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 CAL 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!


Here is what this week looks like completed… Yes, traditional ~ but there will be some whimsical rows.. So watch for them!


A bit about gauge… Last week I gave all the info on Size, Materials, Gauge and much more in the Material List post… A lot of people don’t do gauge swatches.. That is totally fine.. Afghans dont need to fit. But if you want to try to stick close to the pattern size and yardage needed, you may want to do one.. It is a 3″ x 3″ swatch, but you will want to make the swatch at least 4″ x 4″ then measure in the middle for an accurate gauge of the 3″ x 3″. The beginning/end rows and stitches don’t make accurate counts.. So that is why you want to measure in the middle… G


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


Don’t forget to add this to your Ravelry Favorites… Click here!!!

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:

Beginning with Color A

Row 1: Ch 233 (using stitch markers every 50 chains will help with the count)

Row 2: Turn, dec blsc over the 2nd & 3rd ch’s from hook, blsc in next 8 ch’s, *3 blsc in next ch, blsc in next 9 ch’s, sk 2 ch’s, blsc in next 9 ch’s*, repeat *to* 9 more times, 3 blsc in next ch , blsc in next 8 ch’s, dec blsc over the last 2 ch’s. =231 blsc

Row 3-11: 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

Finish off

Change to Color B

Rows 12-15: 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

Row 16: 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 17-20: 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

Finish off

**The approx. length at the end of this week is 8″ laid flat. not stretched


That’s it… you have completed week 1!!! Meet me back here next Sunday for Week 2, more color, more fun stitching!!!

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.

2019 Crochet With Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material list!

2019 Crochet With Me!! Mystery Afghan CAL… Material list!

2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along…

Material List

Welcome to the  2019 Crochet with Me!! Mystery Afghan Crochet Along!!  This is the 6th year and below you can see all the past finished designs!  This week you will find the material list and all of the fun information you will need to participate… I hope you will join me for a great time and end up with a beautiful afghan!!

So… you may wonder what is a CAL-Crochet Along…

Each week I will post a section of the pattern for you to complete.. After the 12 weeks of  posts, you will end up with a lovely afghan.  For this Mystery Afghan, you won’t know what the pattern will look like until complete… But I know you will love it.  I use easy stitching at an easy pace. *This will be an average size queen topper.

How do you join?  Easy!  

Each week when I post, you can come back to the site and follow the directions,

In the Crochet with Me tab at the top, I will leave the links or each week so you can grab them there too!

If you like to receive the posts by email, you can sign up for that on the right hand side bar under Stay Connected.. You will receive all of my post if you choose to sign up!

Also, you can join the Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook CAL Group… You will see the posts there and be able to participate in the group conversations and help.. as well as post your pictures for everyone to see…  Of course, you can also check out my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook page if you don’t want to be in the group… I will put the links up each week there too!

Also, join the fun on Ravelry and add this to your favorites…Click here!

2019 Crochet with Me! Mystery Afghan CAL Schedule

Today January 5th… Material List 

Yarn~ Red Heart with Love Yarn Worsted Weight Yarn 370 yds each skein.  The design is made using 3 colors, but you can make it in solid if you like.  Total yardage -4070 yds   I chose to use Color A: White (5 skeins)*Main Color*, Color B: Dusty Grape (3 skeins and Color C: Grape Jam ( 3 skeins)

Hook ~ I (we will talk about gauge in the first week, you may need to adjust your hook size if you crochet tight or loose)

*Great News… Red Heart Yarns is giving all of the Beatrice Ryan Designs fans 15% off the purchase of this(with LOVE yarn) on RedHeart.com… Just use code BRD15WITHLOVE to receive your discount!!

Week 1- January 19th

Week 2 – January 26th

Week 3 – February 2nd

Week 4 – February 9th

Week 5 – February 16th

Week 6 – February 23rd

Week 7 – March 2nd

Week 8 – March 9th

Week 9 –  March 16th

Week 10 – March 23rd

Week 11 – March 30th

Week 12 – April 6th


Amazing Announcement!!!

At the end of the this 2019 Crochet with Me! Mystery Afghan CAL… Red Heart Yarns has been so generous to my fans… They also are doing a $75 Grand Prize Giveaway… Stay tuned towards the end of the CAL for more information on how you can enter!!

Past Years CAL’s

2014              

2015              

2016            

2017           

2018            

All of these are available in the Crochet with Me!! CAL Tab at the top of the page.


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

FacebookTwitter, Google+, Instagram, 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!
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.

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