Mountain Streams Baby Blanket… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Mountain Streams Baby Blanket… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Mountain Streams Baby Blanket

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Living in a mountain community is so beautiful… We have 4 seasons and lots of colors and wonderful areas to hike…  This cute baby blanket reminded me of the fascinating colors of our clear streams near my home…  Using Red Heart’s new self-striping yarn called Red Heart Stripes in Cool Stripes gave this the perfect effect!!

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Cool Stripes – 3 skeins 236 yards each

150 Yards of  Red Heart Super Saver yarn in White

100 Yard Red Heart Super Saver in Blue Hawaii

Or how cute would this blanket be in Red Heart Stripes…. Neon????

J – Hook

Scissors and Yarn Needle

And this is a great deal for this Crochet Hook and more set!!

Only $9.40 and free shipping with Amazon Prime!!!

Stitches:

Fdnsc- Foundation Single Crochet     Sp – Space     Sk – Skip     St – Stitch     Ch – Chain     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

Size:

36″ x 36″

Tip:

Odd rows are the right side

Instructions:

Row 1:  103 Fdnsc(or ch 104 and sc in 2nd ch from hook and each st across) = 103 sts

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, *ch 2, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat * to * across, sc in last st. = 28 sc & 25 ch 2 sps

Row 3:  Ch 4(counts as dc + ch 1 now and through out), turn, sk st, *3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk st*, repeat * to* across, dc in last st. = 77 dc & 26 ch 1’s

Row 4:  Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *hdc in st 2 rows below, ch 3, sk st*, repeat * to * across sc in last st. = 2 sc 26 hdc, 25 ch 3 sps

Rows 5-87:  Repeat rows 3 & 4

Row 88:  Ch 1, turn, sc in each st & ch across. Finish off. = 103 sc

Edging

Join white yarn to Right top corner st right side facing

Round 1:  Ch 1 3 sc in 1st st, sc in next 101 sts, 3 sc in next st,working down side of rows, sc in 107 sts evenly, 3 sc in 1st st of Fndsc, sc in next 101 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc 107 sts evenly up side of rows, join with sl st  to 1st sc. = 428 sc

Round 2:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and through out), turn, hdc in next 108 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 103 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 109 sts, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 103 sts, 3 hdc in last st, join to top of beginning ch 2. = 436 sts

Round 3:  Join Blue Hawaii yarn to top right corner st, turn, Ch 1, sc in next st {*sk st, 5 dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat * to * 16 more times, sk 2 sts, 5dc shell in next st, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in next st, sk st, *5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * to * 17 more times, 5dc shell in next st, sk 1 st, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in next st}, repeat { to } one more time -ending by joining with sl st in the beginning sc(not making the last sc in ( ). = 78 5dc shells

Round 4:  Join White yarn to any corner st, turn, Ch 3(counts as dc), 6 dc in same st, *sk to center st of next shell, 7 dc in center st*, repeat * to * around. Join to top of beginning ch 3, finish off. = 78 7dc shells

Weave all ends in and block blanket into shape.

*To soften project wash before use.

Congratulations!!! You now have a beautiful Mountain Streams Baby Blanket!!!

Make sure to share your finished projects on my Facebook Page!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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.

Crochet with Me!!  Winter 2017 CAL… Week 12 Finale!!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 12 Finale!!

Crochet with Me!!  Winter 2017 CAL…

Week 12 Finale!!


Here we are… The end of this year’s Winter CAL!!  It has been an honor and pleasure to present you with this years mystery afghan!  I hope you all have loved it as much as I have!

A big thank you to Red Heart Yarns for providing a nice discount on our online purchases and the lovely prize package I will be giving away (details at the bottom of the post).

If you followed along in my Facebook CAL Group… It was so much fun having you there… Stay tuned in May for a short 3 week summertime CAL!!

Let’s finish up and show off our beautiful afghans!!


Edging

Join color D in the top right corner space with the wrong side facing

Round 79:  Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in same sp, hdc in the next 186 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) in next corner sp, hdc in next 243 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc) in next corner sp, hdc in next 186 sts & sps, (2hdc, ch1, 2hdc)in next corner sp, hdc in next 243 sts & sps, Join to top of beginning ch 2, = 866 hdc

Turn, join color E to top right corner space

Round 80:  Ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, {sk st, sc in next st, sk st, *5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 30 more times, 7 dc in next corner sp, sk st, sc in next st, sk st, *5dc shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* 39 more times, 5 dc shell in next st, sk st , sc in next st}, 7 dc in next corner sp, repeat {to} one more time, 4 dc in beginning corner sp, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 144 5dc shells & 4- 7 dc shells

Round 81:  Ch 3, turn,  dc in next 2 sts,{*sc in next sc, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, repeat *to* 30 more times, sc in next sc, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts , repeat *to* 41 times, sc in next st},dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts, repeat {to} one time, dc in next 3 sts,   2 dc in same st as beginning, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. Finish off

Weave in any tails

Block your afghan into shape using either the wet method or steam method.

My afghan measured 60 x 78 slightly blocked, I liked the relaxed look. You can block it to be slightly bigger.

Congratulations!!!!!  You have now completed the Winter 2017 CAL Mystery Afghan!!


Now… For how you can enter the Red Heart Yarn Grand Prize Package!!

You have  until April 24th, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST to complete your afghan and email a picture of the completed afghan to beatriceryandesigns@gmail.com along with your full name, shipping address (no PO boxes) and a phone number for Red Heart to contact you if needed. I will place all entries into a fun post, each numbered. On April 29th 2017, I will draw the winner using a number randomizer.  This giveaway is open to the US, Canada, and Mexico only.

Good Luck and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful afghans!!


As usual, Charlie love to photobomb…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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.

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 8!!


Week 8 of our mystery afghan!!  I can’t believe by the end of this week we will all be 75% done with our project… Each week I am loving it more and more!!  Playing with new stitching techniques and watching it grow…

What do you think??  I hope you are all joining me on our CAL Group on Facebook… If you haven’t joined yet,,, Click Here!  You can be a member just to watch our projects grow… This group will be open for upcoming CAL project all year-long!!

This week is a two-row repeat… super easy once you see how to wrap your double crochet’s into a nice bundle… I have a upclose picture to show you what it looks like, plus a written explanation…  Are you ready to get started??

Let’s make week 8!!!


*Special Stitching Wrapped 3dc shells… You will make 3 dc in a chain space, next you will YO and insert your hook around the middle of all 3 previous dc stitch.  YO draw through to loops, YO and draw through last 2 loops…  So, to break it down… you are doing a dc around the middle of the 3 dc stitches. It sound harder than it is… Trust me!  Just make sure to make your dc fairly loose around the stitches.. Other than that… Here is how they will look!

Alright… Let’s get the party started!!

Join Color A with sl st to top right corner st of afghan.

Round 66: Ch 1, sc in same st, {sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 28 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, repeat *to* 40 times, 3 sc in next st }, repeat {to} 1 time, 2 sc in last corner st(same as beginning sc), join with sl st to beginning sc. =128 ch3 sps, 154 sc

Round 67:  Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st, {dc in next 2 sts, *3 dc in ch 3 sp, dc around the middle of 3 previous dc (wrapped 3dc shell), dc in next sc*, repeat *to* 39 more times, dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, repeat *to* 29 times, dc in next 2 sts, 3 dc in next st}, repeat {to} 1 time. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 138 wrapped 3dc shell, 163 dc

Change to Color B, join with sl st in top right corner st, Turn

Round 68:  Ch 1, 3 sc in same st, {sc in next 3 sts, *ch 3, sk wrapped 3dc shell, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 28 more times, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, repeat *to* 40 times, sc in next 2 sts}, 3 sc in next st, repeat {to} 1 time. Join with sl st to beginning sc. =138 wrapped 3dc shells, 170 sc.

Round 69:  Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, {*3 dc in next ch 3 sp, make a wrapped dc shell, dc in next sc*, repeat *to* 28 more times, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 40 times, dc in next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts}, repeat {to} 1 time ending with the 3dc in the last corner. =138 wrapped 3dc shells, 178 dc.

That’s it,,, Easy-Peasy!!

Don’t miss me on Instagram… I post fun crochet pics and special previews too!!

And… hop over to my regular Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook page for everyday fun crochet!!


Also, we have a great giveaway from Red Heart Yarns for those of you who finish your project by April 24th, 2017!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 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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