Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!!  Week 2

Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL!!! Week 2

So many great Granny’s Circle In Square’s!!!  Week 1 had 5 squares to complete and now we are ready for week 2!!!  I loved seeing all the great pictures on Wednesday night over on Facebook during our Show and Tell!!  So are you ready to finish 1 Strip Segment ??

 

Here is what we will look like at the end of Week 2…

Crochet with me week 2 Collage ImpeccableMy first afghan is done in worsted weight yarn, using traditional color changing… Loops and Threads Impeccable!

 

Crochet with me week 2 collage Unforgettable

My second afghan is done in self-striping yarn… Red Heart Unforgettable!!

Week 2 Assignment and Instructions..

This week you will be making 4 more Granny’s Circle in Square to complete one full strip of 9 squares, We will be blocking the squares to get the right shape and then joining them to complete one full strip segment!!  So let’s get started!!

*If you are just starting you can refer to the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page for all the week’s instructions!

 Week 2~ Make 4 Granny’s Circle in Square… If you need the instructions… Click Here!!

 

 

Crochet with Me week 2 Impeccable

 

Crochet with Me week 2 Unforgettable

 

 

Next… Let’s block our squares to make them even in size and shape!!  If you haven’t blocked a crochet piece before… There are 2 methods you can use, Wet Blocking and Steam Blocking, I usually use the Steam Method, but you have to be very careful not to damage your yarn!  For video tutorials on both techniques we will head over to my good friend Tamara’s site,,, MOOGLY!  She has made a great tutorial for both!!

For Steam Blocking… Click Here!       For Wet Blocking… Click Here!

Ok,, Now it is time to join your blocks into one long strip segment!  There are more than one method for this too!!

*Make sure you put wrong sides together when sewing so they all come out looking the same!

1. You can whip stitch the edges together using a yarn needle and yarn, you will do this for each block until all 9 are joined.

2. You can crochet them together with a single crochet (this is the method I used). I crochet in one loop from each square, the closest one facing me.

Or you can join with some fancy techniques… Again, You can head over to Moogly to see 12 ways to join… Click Here!

Just make sure you use the same joining technique throughout the entire project..

 

Single Crochet Join Back                     Single Crochet Join Front

That’s it… You have completed Week 2!!  Simple enough right??  Next week we will be starting our next strip segment… And… It is not squares so don’t sneak ahead and make more quite yet!!

Don’t forget to join me Wednesday night on Facebook for The “Show and Tell” Post at 6pm EST… and you can also post to our Pinterest Board, Ravelry page and those of you who follow me on Instagram got a Sneak Peak last night of this week!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

It’s time for the next Crochet~A~Long…

Are you ready to join in the fun and make our next afghan??  Last month you all voted and chose our next design… The winner was a surprise design by me!!  Yikes,,, I hope you love what I have come up with!!!  I have chosen my yarn and sketched out the design…  I’ve started crocheting and I am ready for you to join in the fun!!

How do you join this Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

It’s easy,,, Just check in each week and I will be posting the instructions right here!  I will post just the right amount of crocheting that will hopefully make it enjoyable and easy to finish each week… You can also click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page if you want to see all the posts or need to catch up!!

What else will we do during the Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

Each week we will have an open call on my Facebook page to show off your progress pictures,,, I love to see your work and we can chat all about the CAL each Wednesday evening between 6-7 pm PST…

Also,,, A Pinterest Page!  You can post your progress pictures right to Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me CAL Page… Just email me your request to [email protected] and I will send you an invite to join the page!!

So are you ready to get started??

Here is the material list and some fun hints about our Crochet with Me… Winter CAL project…

This years Winter 2015 CAL Afghan will have a retro theme…  I am shooting for a 48″ x 60″ afghan, but it can be made longer and wider!  This afghan will be made using fun crochet panels in multiple colors!  This will be an easy rated pattern and most crocheters will be able to accomplish this pattern…

Materials~

I will be making 2 afghans with 2 styles of yarn… One afghan in self striping yarn and the second afghan in traditional yarns, changing the colors as needed!!  You can choose either of these styles to make this one of a kind retro afghan!!

For afghans using the “Self Striping Yarn” ~ 2500-2800 yards Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn (or any self striping yarn of your choice) *Not variegated yarn. AND 600-800 Yards of a complimentary color for joining and the border.  This yarn will work up slightly smaller than traditional worsted weight and your end project will be slightly smaller overall.

For afghans using “Traditional Yarns”  ~ A Minimum of 3 base colors or up to 8 base colors and 1 color for joining and edging.  Approx. 3000 total yards… Using 600-800 yards of each color.

*This yardage is only an estimate of yarn that will be used. This afghan is being designed as we go.*

Hook~I or if using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn you can size up to a J hook due to the smaller gauge of this yarn.

 

Unforgettable yarn winter CAL

 For one afghan….

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable “Self Striping” Yarn (Pictured here in POLO), I will be using a solid Black for my border

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Impeccable Yarn Winter CAL

For a second afghan…

Loops and Threads (From Michael’s Craft Store) Impeccable Yarns in Teal, Grass,Amethyst, Rich Orchid, Rouge and Black for the border


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 We will be starting next Sunday, January 18th with our 1st weeks crochet assignment! So get your yarn and hooks ready!!.

Happy Crocheting!!
Elena

 

 

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