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Exciting Mary Maxim News

Just wanted to share my excitement to offer my Summer Mosaic Afghan in a kit with pattern available now from the Mary Maxim Catalog/website! I have been receiving the Mary Maxim Catalog in my mailbox since I can remember and the first afghan I made in my teens used Mary Maxim yarn, so this is a great honor and treat. This pattern has been very popular since 2015 and I have revised the pattern to add a new border and make a few minor changes. This version uses Mary Maxim Starlette, a soft and sturdy acrylic in a worsted/aran weight that is perfect for most of my blanket patterns. Use my links to purchase the kit or any Mary Maxim yarn and I will receive a commission, too! Thanks for your support.

Also in the catalog as a kit is Illusions Afghan, which is based on a variation of my Faded Love Blanket, crocheted in the recently updated Mellowspun DK – what a range of colors! This DK acrylic will rival any you have used, and the colors will not disappoint. I am working on a new design using Mellowspun DK, and I love how it works up.

Stay tuned for more exciting Mary Maxim collaborations, and do not forget to take advantage of my Summer Patterns Sale going on in my Ravelry and Etsy Shops, with the lowest prices of the year. Fifty percent off all patterns including e-books, if you use Coupon Code 50PERCENT.

Thank you to all who purchase through my links <3 <3.

Summer Sale

Yesterday you received an out-of-date blog update – so sorry about that! I was updating some posts and removing expired promotions and did not realize you would receive that update. So, with that in mind, please enjoy this Summer Sale Promotion in my Ravelry Store and Etsy Store, for 50 percent off your entire shopping cart purchase, and good until September 30, 2022 for readers of this blog update. Coupon Code is 50PERCENT in both the Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Thanks for your support, and stay tuned for new patterns coming soon in the next few months.

Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square

This is my contribution to the Moogly 2022 Crochet Along – Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square, named after my beautiful niece. See Mooglyblog.com for a fabulous variety of afghan blocks featured throughout the year. Elizabeth Rose features mostly simple stitching with a few post stitches and clusters; just relax and crochet as you quickly work up this pretty square. When doing a sampler afghan, I usually try to align the sizes by having the same number of stitches in the final rounds. This square has 40 st per side in the final round and with an H hook comes out at 12″ for me. For this CAL, a J hook is recommended and the square is about 13″ with a J for me. If you use the same hook consistently, pay attention to the final round counts and you should be able to easily join your squares. You can always add a round of stitches to even out the blocks.

Elizabeth Rose Afghan Square

 by Julie Yeager Designs

Materials  

Yarn: Red Heart with Love (100% Acrylic, #4, 7 oz/198 g; 370 yds/338 m)

Color A: Mallard (25 g)   B: Iced Aqua (10 g)  C: Ochre Brown (25 g)   D: Tan (25 g)

Crochet Hook size J (6.0 mm)

Size:  12” square, with 40 st and a ch-2 sp on final side  

Pattern uses U.S. crochet terms.  Ch-3 at beginning of Round counts as a dc. Use Magic Ring to start if desired.  Use standing stitches or chains at beginning of rounds as you prefer. 

Abbreviations and Special Stitches

BTrCl – beginning treble cluster of 3   ch – chain Cl – cluster dc –  double crochet   

FPsc – front post single crochet    FPtr – front post treble crochet hdc – half double crochet   sc – single crochet sk – skip sl – slip sp – space st – stitch    yo – yarn over tr – treble crochet

BTrCl: Beginning Treble Cluster of 3 – Into designated st or sp, ch 3, (tr to last step leaving one loop on hook) twice, yo and pull through all 3 st on hook. 

TrCl: Treble Cluster of 3 – Into designated st or sp, (tr to last step leaving one loop on hook) three times, yo and pull through all 4 st on hook 

FPsc: Front Post Single Crochet – Insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yo, pull through 2 loops, (1 loop on hook) 

FPtr: Front Post Treble Crochet – Yarn over twice, insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yo, pull through, work treble as usual.

Join with sc: (Standing stitch) With slip knot on hook, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

Join with dc:  With slip knot on hook, yarn over, insert hook into designated stitch, grab yarn, pull through, (three loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops, (two loops on hook,) yarn over, pull through two loops

Instructions:

Round 1: With Color A,  ch 6, join with sl st to form ring, BTrCl, (ch 3,TrCl) seven times, ch 3, sl st to top of BCl. Fasten off. (8 Treble Clusters of 3, 8 ch-3 sp)

Round 2:  With Color B, join with FPsc around top of any Cl. (Working loosely, 3 sc around last leg of Cl and the ch-3 sp (See photo,) FPsc around Cl) eight times, omitting last FPsc, sl st to first st. (32 st)

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, (sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sc in next st) seven times,  sk 1 st, 5 dc in next st, sk 1 st, sl st to first st, fasten off. (40 dc, 8 sc)

Round 4:  Join Color C with sc in center dc of any 5-dc group, (ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in sc, ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in next dc) seven times, ch 3, sk 2 st, sc in sc, ch 3, sk 2 st, sl st to first st. (16 sc, 16 ch-3 sp)

Round 5:  Ch 1, [sk sc, (sc, hdc, dc, tr) in ch-3 sp, FPtr around sc, (tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-3 sp] eight times, sl st to first st, fasten off. (72 st)

Round 6: Join Color D with sc in top of  FPtr, (ch 4, sk 4 st, FPsc in Rd 4 sc, ch 4, sk 4 st, sc in FPtr) eight times, omitting last sc, sl st to beg sc.(8 FPsc, 8 sc, 16 ch-4 sp)

Round 7:  Ch 1, [sk sc, (sc, 2 hdc, dc, tr) in ch-4 sp, FPtr in FPsc, (tr, dc, 2 hdc, sc) in ch-4 sp,] eight times, sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (88 st)

Round 8: Join Color A with sc in any FPtr, (ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, FPsc around sc below in Rd 6, ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, sc in next st) eight times, omitting last sc, sl st to first st. (24 sc, 8 FPsc, 32 ch-2 sp)

Round 9: Ch 1, [sk sc, (2 sc, hdc) in ch-2 sp, sk sc,  (2 dc, tr) in ch-2 sp, FPtr around FPsc, (tr, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, sk sc, (hdc, 2 sc) in ch-2 sp] eight times, sl st to first sc, fasten off. (104 st)

Round 10: Join Color B with dc in any FPtr, FPtr around FPtr, 4 dc in same FPtr, *sk 2 st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 st) twice, sc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 st) twice, sc in next st, sk 2 st, ** (4 dc, FPtr around FPtr, 4 dc) in next st*.  Repeat * to * two more times and * to ** once, 3 dc in same st as beg, sl st to first dc. (4 FPtr, 32 dc, 24 sc, 16 ch-3 sp, 4 ch-4 sp)

Round 11:  Ch 3, [(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in FPtr, dc in next 4 st, sk sc, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 4 sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, sl st in next 4 st of ch-4, sk sc, 4 sc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, 4 dc in ch-3 sp, sk sc, dc in next 4 st] four times, omitting last dc, sl st to top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (20 dc, 8 sc, 4 sl st, one ch-2 sp per side)

Round 12: Join Color C with sc in any ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in same sp, [ch 1, sk 2 st, (sc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) 15 times, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st in first sc. (68 sc, 64 ch-1 sp, 4 ch-2 sp)

Round 13:  Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch-2 sp, [(2 dc in ch-1 sp) 16 times, (2 dc, ch-2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st in top of beg ch-3, fasten off. (36 dc, one ch-2 sp per side) 

Round 14: Join Color D with sc in any ch-2 corner, (ch 2, sc) in same sp. [(Ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next st) 18 times, ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp for corner] four times, omitting last corner; sl st to beg st. (20 sc, 19 ch-1 sp, one ch-2 sp per side) 

Round 15: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, [(sc, ch-2, sc) in ch-2 sp, (2 sc in next ch-1 sp) 19 times] four times, sl st to first st, fasten off. (40 sc, one ch-2 sp per side)

Copyright 2019  Julie Yeager Designs Please do not post this pattern on the internet. Posting a link to my website – www.julieyeagerdesigns.com, or to my Ravelry store – where you can see all my patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/stores/Julie-yeager-designs, is appreciated. Contact me via e-mail at julieyeagerdesigns at gmail.com.

What’s New?

Coming Soon! 100 Crochet Tiles

Preorder now on Amazon to receive your copy of 100 Crochet Tiles which will be released April 12, 2022. As you know, 7 of my reworked patterns will be included in this collection, and we will have a CAL later in the year. I definitely think it is time for a new book of afghan squares and this book is beautiful and well-done, with contributions from

Sarah Shrimpton of Annaboo’s House, Lynne Rowe of the Wool Nest, Steffi Glaves Designer/Maker, Ana Morais Soares of Oneskeinoflove Crochet, Emma Potter of Potter and Bloom, Johanna Lindahl of Mijo Crochet, Rosina Plane, Hattie Risdale of The Petal Shed, Anna Nikipirowicz, Rachele Carmona of Cypress Textiles, Catherine Noronha of Catherine Crochets, Caitie of Thoresby Cottage, Meghan Ballmer of Meghanmakesdo, and Carol Ibbetson.

Cannot wait to get started! Here is a youtube video flipping through the book and some sneak peek photos:https://youtu.be/kcGOcQ1yPbU

Early Spring Diagonal

New Pattern Alert!

Early Spring Diagonal is worked in the same stitch pattern as my All the Colors Striped Blanket, but worked on the diagonal. Start with a chain 2 and off you go! The pattern beautifully complements the subtle ombres and shadings of Scheepjes Fine Art, but can be also used with a self-striping yarn, an ombre yarn, stripes, or solids. The textured pattern is reversible and looks good in any yarn. The pattern is easily memorized for a relaxing, meditative experience.

I used 3 skeins of Fine Art for the blanket and one skein for the border. As an alternate, you could use the coordinating Scheepjes Merino Soft for a solid colored border.

If you have purchased All the Colors Striped Blanket, this pattern will be sent as a free update on Ravelry. If you purchased on Etsy or LoveCrafts, contact me for the update. If you purchase this pattern, All the Colors Striped blanket will be included as a bonus.

Pattern will be $5.99 regular price; on introductory 30% off sale of $4.19 until June 30, 2022. No coupon needed.

Pattern support on my Ravelry Board and Facebook CAL group.

Ravelry: Early Spring Diagonal

Etsy: Early Spring and All the Colors

MysteryGhan 2021 Week 2

Week 2 Clue has been added to your Ravelry library; update is now available for download. If you haven’t purchased the pattern yet, it is available on Ravelry for $3.49 and will be updated each week for the duration of the CAL.

Week Two finishes up the Part A panel and starts to expand onto both sides of the panel. The afghan is now worked back and forth in rows. Have fun with it and don’t forget to ask questions, post photos, and chat with your fellow CALer’s!

Ravelry Chat but NO SPOILER PHOTOS:  https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/julie-yeager-designs/4143996/1-25

Ravelry Chat, PHOTOS ALLOWED:

https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/julie-yeager-designs/4141312/1-25]

Facebook Group – No photos in first post of a thread.  You can start a thread, saying that you will post photos in first reply.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/351656498338028/

Crochet Along with JulieAnny

New CAL on my Facebook Group – Crochet Along with JulieAnny – is Gothic Windows Throw! Get the pattern for only $2.99 with discount code CAL. Pattern is fun and easy and the size can be customized to any size square or rectangle. Join in and let us know what yarn and colors you are thinking about. Any questions, I am available to answer. Pattern support also available on my Ravelry board.

My next MysteryGhan will start in January 2019. September CAL will be announced soon.