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MysteryGhan 2020 Announcement

BAWJ2019 final Block for Week 48 will be released next Monday, 12/9/19.

Come Crochet Along with JulieAnny in January 2020 as I present our 2020 MysteryGhan. This will be my eighth Mystery Afghan since 2011 and I always appreciate your enthusiasm and participation as we crochet along. As you may know, my mystery afghans consist of about eight weeks of clues given without the help of photos as we crochet along to create unique afghans. We will chat on my Facebook Group, “Crochet Along with JulieAnny”, and my Ravelry board. As we finish each week’s clue, we welcome progress photos in a Spoiler thread on Ravelry, and in a reply to a Spoiler message on Facebook. Will explain more as we go along, or check thread for last MysteryGhan – Midday Mandala. Photos are helpful to those who need a visual, but those who love the mystery aspect do not appreciate photos spoiling their fun.

The pattern will be free with Coupon Code on Ravelry, and each week the pattern will be updated with that week’s clue, so you will receive notice of the Ravelry update. The Coupon Code will be revealed on this blog. Not sure of dates yet but stay tuned.

The afghan will consist of multiple motifs with an easy join. You will need about 3200 yards of yarn to complete the afghan. The finished size is about 66 inches long. You can use stash yarn and any type/weight yarn of your choosing, but I will give suggestions and list yarn packs in my Deramores shop. If you plan to purchase yarn online, please go through my links here on the blog to  DeramoresWool Warehouse, Lion Brand Yarn, or Yarnspirations, and I will receive a few cents commission. Once you get on the website through my link, you can buy anything and I will get credit.

I used seven colors in my Patina colored sample, but you can use from 3 – infinite number of colors. You will need about 3200 yards total (I used about 3024 but to account for tension I add a little.) I would suggest choosing a palette of 5 – 9 colors that you love together. In my “Patina” palette the colors did not have much contrast. The main body of the afghan is like our sampler afghans in that you can change colors every round and choose colors from your palette randomly. You will each make a unique work with your own color selections. The body needs about 2350 yards of assorted colors. The border needs about 900 yards, including 240 yards for join; 325 yards of a dark color; 220 yards of a third color; and 120 yards of a fourth color. The body can consist of all 9 colors and then 4 of those colors can be used for the border/join. The dark color acts like a “ frame.”

Palette suggestions – I will offer these in my Deramores Shop soon.

Patina Colorway:

Scheepjes Stone Washed XL (50 g – 75 m/82 yd) – 40 skeins

8 skeins Lepidolite; 7 skeins Brown Agate; 6 skeins each of Yellow Jasper and Garnet; 5 skeins each of Enstatite and Boulder Opal; 3 skeins Deep Amethyst

Scheepjes Stone Washed (50 g – 130 m/142 yd) – 23 skeins

4 skeins each of Lepidolite, Garnet, Brown Agate, and Boulder Opal; 3 skeins Enstatite; 2 skeins each of Yellow Jasper and Deep Amethyst 

Stylecraft Special Dk (100g – 295 m/322 yd) -11 skeins

2 skeins each of Plum, Walnut, Mocha and Emperor; 1 skein each of Grape, Camel, and Gold

Stylecraft Special Aran (100 g – 196m) -16 skeins

3 skeins each of Plum, Camel, Mocha and Gold; 2 skeins Emperor;

1 skein each of Pale Rose and Dark Brown

Beachy Colorway


Scheepjes Stone Washed XL (50 g – 75 m/82 yd) – 40 skeins

8 skeins Obsidian; 7 skeins Brown Agate; 6 skeins each of Moonstone and Amazonite; 5 skeins each of Blue Apatite and Boulder Opal; 3 skeins Axinite

Scheepjes Stone Washed (50 g – 130 m/142 yd) – 23 skeins

4 skeins each of Obsidian, Moonstone, Brown Agate, and Amazonite; 3 skeins Blue Apatite; 2 skeins each of Axinite and Boulder Opal 

Stylecraft Special Dk (100g – 295 m/322 yd) -11 skeins

2 skeins each of Dark Brown and Stone; 1 skein each of Cream, Storm Blue, Duck Egg, Parchment, Mocha, Walnut, and Denim

Stylecraft Special Aran (100 g – 196m) -16 skeins

3 skeins each of Duck Egg, Parchment, Mocha, and Dark Brown; 2 skeins each of Cream and Storm Blue

#BAWJ2019 Week 47

Clusters Afghan Square by Julie Yeager

Welcome to Week 47 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we revisit one of my older designs, Crochet Clusters Afghan Square – tried it out recently in my Stylecraft Batik palette. Pattern will be free on Ravelry until the end of 2020 with Coupon Code BAWJ.  Please make a project page and show photos of your work on social media! (When I was working it up I noticed an error – In Rounds 7 and 10 I mention working into the fpdc of a previous round, but it should be fptr.)

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Deramores, Wool Warehouse, Lion Brand Yarn, or Yarnspirations. (links updated 11/2019)

#BAWJ2019 Week 46

Buffalo Plaid Square by Julie Yeager

Welcome to Week 46 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we feature one of my new designs in the Tapestry Crochet technique called Buffalo Plaid Square.  I loved seeing all the designs lately in Buffalo Plaid so I thought I would try it in the round like a granny square.  From seeing the results that my testers came up with, the color possibilities are endless. You can choose a traditional Buffalo Plaid palette or venture into any combination and number of colors. Pattern will be free on Ravelry until the end of 2020 with Coupon Code PLAID.  Please make a project page and show photos of your work on social media!

f you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Deramores, Wool Warehouse, Lion Brand Yarn, or Yarnspirations. (links updated 11/2019)

#BAWJ2019 Week 45

Popcornucopia Square by Laurie Dale

Welcome to Week 45 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we feature a pretty design called Popcornucopia (love the name) by Laurie Dale, a meticulous and prolific crocheter known as “DakotaStamper” on Ravelry.  Now we know that not only does Laurie have the neatest work, best color combinations, and drool-worthy photos, she also designs and writes a stunning pattern.  See her other free patterns in her Ravelry Store.  I enjoyed stitching this fun and well-written pattern.

f you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Deramores, Wool Warehouse, Lion Brand Yarn, or Yarnspirations. (links updated 11/2019)

#BAWJ2019 Week 44

Barcelona by Pattern Paradise

Welcome to Week 44 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I’m pleased to present a pretty design by Maria Bittner of the popular crochet blog Pattern-Paradise.com, called Barcelona Square. Maria has dozens of lovely designs including another interesting square called Casablanca.  Take a look at all her work!

Since I didn’t get a chance to work it up, I’m offering a bonus square of my own design called Another Sunflower Block, free until the end of January 2020, with coupon Code Another.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 43

Infinity Three Granny Skull by Spider Mambo

Welcome to Week 43 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I thought it would be fun to feature a spooky block – I’ve always wanted to try a skull motif by Spider Mambo and she was kind enough to offer us a free Coupon Code to download Infinity Three Granny Skull Block, good for the next year.  Code is INFINITY. I didn’t get a chance to work up the block yet but I will amend soon.  Check out all the skully goodness in her Ravelry Store.

As a Halloween bonus, I am offering my Spider Web pattern here on the blog.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 42

Gwendolyn by Polly Plum

Welcome to Week 42 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I’m excited to present Gwendolyn by Polly Plum. If you love afghan blocks then you are very familiar with the innovation and expertise of Polly’s creations. Gwendolyn is no exception; it is well-written and fun to stitch. See all Polly’s work at her Ravelry Store and find her on her blog, Every Trick on the Hook. Have you seen her latest Arabella blanket? Please support our participating designers with your purchases. (And is that her real name? Hmmmm.)

I am loving my new palette in Stylecraft Batik, purchase at Wool Warehouse or Deramores through my links!

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 41

Oriental Star by Christine Bateman

Welcome to Week 41 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I’m happy to present Oriental Star by Christine Bateman of Cat Whiskers Crochet.  This is a fun and straightforward design with a striking result. It can look very different depending upon your color placement.  Thanks for this lovely design, Christine! Christine has burst on the scene recently with stunning designs and I cannot wait to see what else she comes up with.  I love Fired Earth and the Jackfield Tile Square.  See all Chris’s patterns here in her Ravelry Store.  


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I am loving my new palette in Stylecraft Batik, purchase at Wool Warehouse or Deramores through my links!

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 40

Hestia Afghan Square by Diana Krenz

Welcome to Week 40 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week we have another beautiful creation from the talented Diana Krenz, of Koernerklaus Designs, Hestia Square.  Beautiful and well-written, you will really enjoy this design!  Diana has a gift and I cannot wait to see her future work! See all here: Diana’s Ravelry Store.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.

#BAWJ2019 Week 39

X Marks the Spot by Jessica Phillips

Welcome to Week 39 of our 2019 Block of the Week Crochet Along.  Don’t forget to join in chatting and sharing photos on my Ravelry board and my Facebook Crochet-A-Long group.  Feel free to jump in any time. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week’s design is X Marks the Spot by Jessica Phillips. I was able to crochet this block quickly because of the well-written pattern and I love how it looks! I am using a new palette in Stylecraft Batik DK that I bought at Deramores. Jessica writes and designs excellent squares; check out Forest Chains and all the designs on her blog and Ravelry Store.

Have you purchased your CAL bag yet – only a few left – my custom heavy-duty canvas tote bag. NEW: For the bag alone without included patterns, see this Etsy listing. For a free bag with pattern purchase see here for more information.

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. If you need help with color coordination, check out pre-made palettes at Wool Warehouse and Deramores. Look for good prices at Michaels, Joann, Lion Brand, Hobby Lobby, Red Heart, Annies, and Consumer Crafts.