Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #3

wpid-20150308_184036.jpgHere is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. Clue #3 can be found here.

This week introduced more crochet layers and two different color changes. In the beginning of the week I was really struggling with the design. I think in the end this afghan will really just be for display only. This is fine with me since the design is so detailed and it will be showcased, but I lean more towards function than fashion. By the end of completing this week I started to really warm up to the design. I am confident in my color selections. They emphasize what they are intended to. I am glad they are all the same and I did not alternate colors with same row and different squares. I think that would have made it too busy and the design would have been lost.

Row 7 is very interesting. I am excited to find out of the chain 20 loops come into play!

I still have not woven in my ends so I do not have a picture of all 20 squares together. They would just look like a mess right now!

Here are some more images of Week #3 WIP:

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Week #3 – Row 6 (Grey Heather)

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Week #3 – Row 7; Chain 20 Loop – Out (Charcoal Heather)

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Week #3 – Row 7, Chain 20 Loop – In (Charcoal Heather)

 


TOTAL PROGRESS

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WEEK 1

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WEEK 2

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WEEK 3


 

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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.

Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #2

wpid-20150308_154253.jpgHere is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. I finished them in 8 days.

Clue #2 can be found here.

This week’s clue was learning to crochet a cross on top of the existing granny squares from the first week. My mom called this “surface crochet.” I am indifferent right now to this technique. It is new to me (which makes it a little weird and scary) so I am willing to hang in there and see how it all turns out. This technique opens up the possibilities for incredible designs. True works of art! Right now I am a little sad that my squares are being convered up!

I still need to weave in my ends, but I am so behind in my weeks due to multiple illnesses in my house that I may just wait until I am caught up.

Here are some more images of Week #2 WIP:

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Week #2 – Single Granny Square with Cross

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Week #2 – Completed Squares

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Week #2 – Completed Squares

 

 

 


 

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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.