Mystery’Ghan 2020 Wk 4 &5

Week 4 and 5 of our MysteryGhan 2020 are now available for download on Ravelry. Free sign-up ends today, but if you have downloaded the pattern you will receive updates at no charge. Any problems let me know. I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday; remaining clues every Friday until Feb 14. (I am planning to combine Clue 7 and 8 but not sure yet.)

This week we have a surprise! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.


While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a free Coupon Code for Heart to Heart Afghan Block, good until end of February 2020: HEART. If you finish the block, please make a Ravelry project page or share photo on social media.

Mystery’Ghan 2020 Wk 3

Week Three of our MysteryGhan 2020 is now available for download on Ravelry, still free with Coupon Code Mghan2020 until January 31, 2020.  I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday; remaining clues every Friday until Feb 21.

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.


Pattern is free with Coupon Code during the CAL until January 31, 2020. Code is Mghan2020, enter as prompted on the Ravelry purchase link. While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool Warehouse, Lion Brand YarnYarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet.

MysteryGhan 2020 Week 1

Week One of our MysteryGhan 2020 is now available for download on Ravelry, still free with Coupon Code Mghan2020 until January 31, 2020. If you downloaded the Mini-Clue, then you have already received your update notification. I will usually post the clue at 11 PM EST the day before so that we all have the clue in our hands on Friday.

Clue Schedule:

Week 1 – January 3, 2020

Week 2 – January 10, 2020

Week 3 – January 17, 2020

Week 4 – January 24, 2020

Week 5 – January 31, 2020

Week 6 – February 7, 2020

Week 7 – February 14, 2020

Week 8 – February 21, 2020

Tips, sharing, photos, and chatting are in full swing on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.

Pattern is free with Coupon Code during the CAL until January 31, 2020. Code is Mghan2020, enter as prompted on the Ravelry purchase link. While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet. 

Pattern in an aran-weight yarn requires about 3200 yards for a finished size of 66” square. In dk weight, less yarn is needed but the sizing will be smaller, about 44″ square, but I have worked out an adaptation for a 44″ x 54″ rectangle version. Will also suggest border enlargement ideas at the end.

Pattern consists of many motifs with a simple join and a surprise ending. Designed for the intermediate crochet or advanced beginner – some post stitches, popcorns, and interesting techniques, but mostly easy, like all my patterns.

Please make a Ravelry project page and spread the word on social media! Use hashtags #crochetalongwithjulieanny #mysteryghan2020 #mghan2020

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. Look for good prices at DeramoresWool WarehouseLion Brand YarnYarnspirations, or KnitPicks/WeCrochet. Thanks for thinking of me when you make your next yarn purchase.

New Affiliate – Knit Picks and We Crochet

I’m excited to announce that I have a new affiliate partnership with Knit Picks and its new crochet-centric site, We Crochet. When you click on the links or banners on my blog to purchase yarn at Knit Picks and/or We Crochet, I will receive a commission. Thanks for thinking of me when you make your next yarn haul from Knit Picks/We Crochet! (UPDATE: If you place an order from Knitpicks by clicking through one of my links, send me a PM with the date and amount of the order and I will send you a pattern of your choice from my Ravelry Store.)

I’ve used several Knit Picks yarns in the past, and found their quality, selection, value, and delivery service to be top-notch. I’m planning some awesome projects and Crochet A Longs in 2020 featuring Knit Picks yarn, and cannot wait to further delve into their offerings.

Click here to enter the site KnitPicks/WeCrochet, and check out this offer at We Crochet – click here and get a free We Crochet magazine with any $20.00 purchase with code 1MAGFREE at checkout.

MysteryGhan 2020 Mini-Clue

Who is ready to Crochet Along with JulieAnny as we work through the eight weeks of Clues in MysteryGhan 2020 beginning January 3, 2020? The Mini-Clue and Intro is now available for download on Ravelry.

Create your own beautiful and unique afghan as you share and chat on my Ravelry Board and my Facebook Crochet-Along Group. The pattern is presented as a Mystery, so please do not post spoiler photos in the first photo of your project or on the boards except in designated spots.

Pattern is free with Coupon Code during the CAL until January 31, 2020. Code is Mghan2020, enter as prompted on the Ravelry purchase link. While you are here on the blog, please clink on my links to purchase yarn and I will receive a commission. Yarn Packs are available in my Designer Store at Deramores. Click into the site from here, buy anything, and I will get credit, thanks! I also have an affiliate relationship with Wool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn,  Yarnspirations, and KnitPicks/WeCrochet. I’m a new affiliate at Knit Picks and their new crochet-centered site We Crochet – click here and get a free We Crochet magazine with any $20.00 purchase with code 1MAGFREE at checkout.

Download Mini-Clue/Introduction now and you will automatically receive Ravelry updates each week of the CAL.

Pattern in an aran-weight yarn requires about 3200 yards for a finished size of 66”. In dk weight, less yarn is needed but the sizing will be smaller. You can make as a lapghan or add to border – will suggest at the end.

Pattern consists of many motifs with a simple join and a surprise ending. Designed for the intermediate crochet or advanced beginner – some post stitches, popcorns, and interesting techniques, but mostly easy, like all my patterns.

Please make a Ravelry project page and spread the word on social media! Use hashtags #crochetalongwithjulieanny #mysteryghan2020 #mghan2020

If you purchase yarn through any of my links, I will receive a commission. Look for good prices at DeramoresWool WarehouseLion Brand Yarn, Yarnspirations, or KnitPicks/WeCrochet. Thanks for thinking of me when you make your next yarn purchase.

#BAWJ2019 Week 48

Poppin’ Spades by Heather C. Gibbs

Welcome to Week 48, our final block 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.  Thank you to all who have crocheted along and posted progress photos of your work. Please use hashtags #BAWJ2019 and #crochetalongwithJulieanny.

This week I was happy to receive a new design from Heather C. Gibbs of Keep Calm and Crochet On UK blog.   We featured one of Heather’s designs earlier in the year – Encompass Me Afghan Block  – when she was under the weather, and I am so glad she is feeling better and gave us this new design.  Poppin’ Spades is fun and easy but makes a striking statement and I think it is just right to finish off our year!  (Free on her blog and available on Ravelry for a nominal fee.)

Please share on the boards how you are finishing your afghans.  I’ve finished three and have one more to go. Don’t forget to tag your Ravelry projects for a chance to win a tote bag.  There will be two more drawings, look for details on my Rav board.

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)


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)