Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 3 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 3 Featured Pattern!!

Pay it forward and donate your crochet items to the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive!!

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We are starting week 3 of our Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive and what a perfect time it is to start crocheting and donating!!!  Once the weather begins to cool off and the kids are back in school, Crochet becomes a standard in many homes!!!

Only 6 weeks left to get your items mailed in for the big donation and chance at winning the prize package…  If you haven’t heard about the Amazing Grace Charity Drive… Here are a few of the details, (Full details and rules are on the Amazing Grace Charity Drive tab at the top of the page)

1. Make and mail in your Handmade Crochet Items between now and October 31st.

2. Each item collected during the designated time-frame will be eligible and receive an entry for the prize package.

3. Items must be mailed into Beatrice Ryan Designs by the designated date to be eligible for prize package.

4. All items received will be photographed and mailed in a bulk package to Crochet For Cancer for their charity and distribution.

5. Follow the specific guidelines for making items you are donated for the safety and comfort of the recipients.

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

This is the Fun Prize Package you could win!!!

The goal is to donate 250+ items !!  So please get your hooks and yarn out and have some fun paying it forward!

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Weekly Featured Amazing Grace Pattern

The Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl…  This is the 3rd pattern in the Amazing Grace Series and one of the top viewed patterns on my site…  Perfect for covering the shoulders of someone who is suffering or recovering from cancer with warmth and prayers!

Amazing Grace Shawl Collage

Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl

This pattern is near and dear to me… When Sandy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I made a Prayer Blanket in this color and a similar pattern. She kept the blanket with her all the time and snuggled in it when she was receiving chemo and having her surgeries…  When I decided to write a new pattern, I decided to make this Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl in pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness!!    I hope you will make a few to donate and maybe even one for yourself.

There are 10 Amazing Grace Patterns to choose from and more to come very soon!!!

Amazing Grace Collage

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy ~ Free Crochet Pattern…

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy ~ Free Crochet Pattern…

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

If you love this pattern,,, You can save it to your Ravelry queue and favorites for easy access…    CLICK HERE

To Celebrate our Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Here is my 10th Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern!!

Keeping in the style of the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern… This hat pattern is a variation of the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie,,, It is the same great style, with a fashionable slouch effect!  The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb who passed away in 2007 from this unfortunate disease.  Please consider paying it forward to those who are suffering or recovering from cancer by donating items made from my free patterns…

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Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

Materials

Yarn ~ 125-150 yards Worsted Weight Yarn Total(Pictured above is Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn)

Color A~Main Color

Color B~Accent Color

Shop for your yarn needs at Michaels Craft Store Online!! Affiliate Link

Although all worsted weight yarn is  graded to be a #4, there is variance between brands… I found Red Heart With Love and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice to be a great weight for this hat and  also soft.  Caron Simply Soft was wonderful for the softness, but made the hat slightly smaller.

Hook ~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch    Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     HDC – Half Double Crochet     FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet

 

Instructions

Begin with a Magic Circle (Video Instructions)

Row 1:  Ch 1 (Does not count as 1st St now and through out), 10 HDC in Magic Ring.  Tighten Ring by pulling on loose tail.  Join with Sl St to  top of 1st HDC. = 10 HDC

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st St and 2 HDC in each St around, Join to top of 1st HDC. = 20 HDC

Row 3:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, Hdc in next St,* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 30 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 2 Sts.* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC.  = 40 HDC

Row 5:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 40 HDC

Row 6: Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 3 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 50 HDC

Row 7:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 50 HDC

Row 8:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 4 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 60 HDC

Row 9:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 60 HDC

Row 10:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 5 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 70 HDC

Row 11:  Ch 1, HDC in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 70 HDC

Row 12:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, HDC in next 6 Sts, 2 HDC in next St, HDC in next 5 Sts* Around to last 5 Sts, 2 HDC in next St, HDC in last 4 Sts. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 81 HDC

Row 13:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 81 HDC

Row 14: Ch 1, Turn, FPSC in each St around. Join with Sl ST to top of beginning FPSC. = 81 FPSC (This is the wrong side now facing you.)

Row 15:  Change to color B, Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc (Right side facing)

Row 16:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc  ** See tip at the bottom of the page for lengthening your hat if desired**

Row 17:  Change to color A, Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc

Row 18:  Ch 1,Turn,  FPSC in each St around. Join with Sl ST to top of beginning FPSC. = 81 FPSC (This is the wrong side now facing you.)

Row 19:  Change to color B, Ch 1, Do Not Turn, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in  same St again, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in next St, Sk 2* Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 27 Ch 2 Spaces

Row 20: DO Not Turn, Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), 2 more Dc in same Ch 2 Sp., *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp(Shell made)*, Repeat * * Around, Join to top of beginning ch 3 . =27 Shells made.

Rows 21 & 22: Repeat Rows 19 & 20

Row 23:  Change to Color A, Do Not Turn, Ch 1, Sc Around, Join with Sl St to beginning. = 81 sc

Row 24:  Ch 1, Turn, FPSC in each St Around. = 81 FPSC (Wrong Side Facing again)

Row 25:  Ch 1 Turn, *Sc in next 8 Sc, Decrease over the next 2 Sc’s* Around. Join with Sl St to top of beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Rows 26 & 27:  Change to Color B,  Ch 1 Turn, Sc Around. Join with Sl St To beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Rows 28 & 29:  Change to Color A, Ch 1, Turn, Sc Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Row 30:  Ch 1 Turn, FPSC in each St Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. – 72 FPSC.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations.. You have completed the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy!

** To increase the length of your Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy, You can repeat row 16 as many times as desired.**

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy Hat    Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie solid

Here you can see the difference between the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy and the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie…

 

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy Hats

Stop by the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Page to see how you can make a difference!! Click here or on the tab at the top of the page

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Featured Pattern

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Have you started your projects for the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive??  I have, I made 7 of the new Amazing Grace Blissful Beanies…  And I made the prototype for the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouch!!!  Hats seem to be so quick and easy to make,, I hope to make a ton of them for the charity… If you haven’t read about how to donate and Prize Package yet… Click Here for the information…

This weeks Amazing Grace Featured Pattern was my second design in the series…  The Amazing Grace Headband!!

 

Amazing Grace Headband

You may wonder,,,, How would a headband be used by a cancer patient… and why would I include this pattern in the series….

I had just finished the original Amazing Grace Hat and noticed that the crown of that hat would be a perfect headband… With a nice easy edging, I could have another pattern and make this a series instead of just one pattern… So the Amazing Grace Pattern Series was now born… This is what gave me the idea to keep all of the Amazing Grace Patterns the same “Stitch Style”…  So now each time I design an Amazing Grace Pattern,,, I have to think about how to make it all work using this stitch pattern!!

Not all cancer patients lose their hair or they may be in a stage that they still have some… Many also wear wigs, so I thought it would be nice to have something not so heavy and a little more stylish to help them feel pretty and comfortable while they were going through treatment or recovering… You can also make the Amazing Grace Headbands for family members who need something to brighten their day… You can make the Amazing Grace Hat for the patient and a matching Amazing Grace Headband for a family member… Wouldn’t that be a great gift??

I love giving gifts to people who are a little down… When my dearest friend Sandy was in her last days,,, I would head down on the weekend and visit with her… It was a 3 hour drive and it was so hard knowing I would soon be sitting in her room talking about old times, her wishes and close to the end,,, just holding her hand because the cancer had migrated to her brain…  I was blessed to know her final wishes and knew her well enough that when she said just the couple of words she could get out… I always knew just what she meant…  One of my best memories was spending time with her family too… One day while stopping at the store to get her a little snack,,, I decided to fill up a basket with tons of fun snacks for her boys…  When I got to her house I set the basket on the table and the boys dug in,,, candy, drinks, chips and much more… If it only took the sadness away for a moment it was so worth it!!  So remember, many are suffering when a loved one has cancer…  Giving a little will bless you more than you can imagine!

I hope you will consider making a few to donate!!  For the guidelines make sure you check the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive at the top of the page!!

Amazing Grace Headband   Amazing Grace Headband

Happy Crocheting!! And God Bless!!

Elena

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May you also remember all those live lost on this day may years ago and the sacrifices made by the heroes who did what they could to save lives !!  America is a strong, great country!

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Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie ~ New Free Crochet Pattern

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie ~ New Free Crochet Pattern

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie

Click Here…If you love this pattern you can save it to your favorites and queue on Raverly

To Celebrate our Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Here is my 9th Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern!!

Keeping in the style of the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern… This hat has added texture and is fun to make using more than one color… The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb who passed away in 2007 from this unfortunate disease.  Please consider paying it forward to those who are suffering or recovering from cancer by donating items made from my free patterns…

 

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie

Materials

Yarn ~ 125-150 yards Worsted Weight Yarn (Pictured above in Brown and Cream is Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn)

Shop for your yarn needs at Michaels Craft Store Online!! Affiliate Link

Although all worsted weight yarn is  graded to be a #4, there is variance between brands… I found Red Heart With Love and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice to be a great weight for this hat and  also soft.  Caron Simply Soft was wonderful for the softness, but made the hat slightly smaller.

Hook ~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch    Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     HDC – Half Double Crochet     FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet

 

*Instructions for making this hat in multi-color are noted at the bottom of the page

 

Instructions

Begin with a Magic Circle (Video Instructions)

Row 1:  Ch 1 (Does not count as 1st St now and through out), 10 HDC in Magic Ring.  Tighten Ring by pulling on loose tail.  Join with Sl St to  top of 1st HDC. = 10 HDC

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st St and 2 HDC in each St around, Join to top of 1st HDC. = 20 HDC

Row 3:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, Hdc in next St,* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 30 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 2 Sts.* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC.  = 40 HDC

Row 5:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 3 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 50 HDC

Row 6:  Ch 1, 1 HDC in each St Around Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =50 HDC

Row 7:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 4 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 60 HDC

Row 8:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 9 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 66 HDC

Row 9:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 10 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. =72 HDC

Row 10:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 23 Sts* Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 75 HDC

Row 11:  Ch 1, Turn, Work FPSC in each St Around. Join to top FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 12:  Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each St Around. Join to top Sc. = 75 Sc

Row 13:  Ch 1 Turn, Work FPSC in each St Around. Join to top FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 14:  Ch 1 Turn, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in same St as beginning Sc, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in next St, Skip next 2 St* Repeat * * Around. Join to beginning Sc. = 25 Ch 2 spaces.

Row 15:  DO Not Turn, Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), 2 more Dc in same Ch 2 Sp., *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp(Shell made)*, Repeat * * Around, Join to top of beginning ch 3 . =25 Shells made.

Row 16: Do not turn, Sl St in next St(2nd St of Shell from Prev Row), Ch 1, Sc in same St, Ch 2, Sc in same St, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*., Repeat * * Around, Join to beginning Sc. = 25 Ch 2 Sps  *Tip-The  (Sc,Ch2,Sc) are all done in the middle St of the  Dc Shells from the previous row

Row 17: Repeat  Row 15

Row 18:  Do not turn, Sc in each St around. Join to beginning Sc = 75 Sc

Row 19:  Ch 1 Turn, FPSC in each St around, Join to beginning FPSC. = 75 FPSC

Row 20 – 22: Ch 1 Turn, Sc in each St Around. Join to beginning Sc. =75 Sc

Row 23:  Ch 1 Turn, FPSC in each St around. Join to Beginning FPSC.  = 75 FPSC

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations.. You have completed the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie!

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie solid

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie in Solid

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie Hats

Stop by the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Page to see how you can make a difference!! Click here or on the tab at the top of the page

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Instructions for Multi-Color Hat

*To make the Taupe and Cream Style Hat on the far left

Main Color : Taupe

Alt. Color: Cream

Rows 1-12 Main Color

Row 13-17  Alt. Color

Row 18-19 Main Color

Row 20-22 Alt. Color

Row 23 Main Color

 

*To make  just the center a second color like the Blue and White one on the far right

Change to 2nd color for row 13-17, then back to the main color at row 18

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Hat

Weekly Featured Pattern

 

Amazing Grace Hat

To start the charity drive off, I would like to feature the first Amazing Grace Pattern I designedThe Amazing Grace Hat!  I designed this hat with those in mind who would be or already have lost their hair due to cancer treatments!

When my dearest friend Sandy started losing her hair, I brought her up to my hairdresser and we both cut our hair off together… I was willing to shave my head, but she wouldn’t let me.. We both had long hair at the time and we went very short…  It was one of those times with my friend that will always be remembered as one of our best and worst times all wrapped in one…  Shortly after our haircut,,, Sandra began losing her hair. Sandy  lived 3 hours from me and I hadn’t seen her in a few weeks,,, My oldest daughter had just graduated from basic training in the Air Force and we stopped by to visit with Sandy on the way home…  The first thing she did was pull off her wig and show us her head… We all laughed and cried!

 Losing your hair can be traumatic… And a nice soft hat can be so comforting… Something to keep in mind is the yarn you use and the season it will be worn… I love making these Amazing Grace Hats in cotton for summer wear and an extra soft acrylic for winter wear!!

I hope you will consider making some of these Amazing Grace Hats for our charity drive... Click Here for the Free Pattern!  All the details and rules for this charity drive and prize package giveaway are in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page…

Stay tuned next week for another featured Amazing Grace Pattern and more of my story about how Sandy’s Breast Cancer inspired me to design all of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series!!  Also… Next Week I will be releasing a brand new Amazing Grace Hat Pattern.. A new look and new hat design!!

An update about the Charity Drive:   I have decided to make all handmade crochet (or knit) items eligible for the Prize Package Giveaway!!

So let’s get crocheting!!

Elena

Amazing Grace Hat Collage

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