Who Let the Monster Out… Crochet Crazy!

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Last night when my crochet window of opportunity opened up… (My 2-3 Hour Crochet time…) I sat down once again thinking about what to make…  I realized this weekend was the Blackberry Festival/ Car Show in our little town… And I thought I better get a couple more items in the shop to sell…  Something quick… Ok another owl hat!  Super easy and fun to make…

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Toddler Owl Hat…

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With some time to spare… I decided to try something a little different… This year I have been noticing Monsters have been very popular… I scanned a few of my favorite sites for ideas and quickly worked one up…

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One Eyed Monster…

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Like I said yesterday… The Owl Hat Pattern is from Repeat Crafter Me... I love her stuff… And, the Monster Hat was also inspired from her picture of a monster hat… I didn’t follow her pattern,,, I just made up my own… But… It is almost exactly the same… So credit to Repeat Crafter Me for her design ideas!!!!

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Lots of fun and I intend to make many more monsters…  Here are a few more pics…

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So here is to Monsters… Quick projects and A Holiday Weekend!!!!

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Elena

Cowls and Owls… Crochet Fun!!

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The busy crochet season is here… Several custom orders and time to stock my shops…  Last night I finished up an adorable Owl Hat custom order….  It always feels good to get a work in progress done and off to where it is going….  I love making these Owl Hats, they are cute and easy to make… The pattern I use can be found at one of my favorite blogs… Repeat Crafter Me… She has tons of great projects!

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3-6  Month Size Owl Hat…Lavender and White

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Also off the hook and to my Etsy Shop... Another Soft and Stylish Cowl…  I now have the pattern worked out and should have this FREE Pattern ready to post in the next couple days…  It is also really beautiful and very quick to work up… This Cowl was made using a slightly less bulky yarn Rated a (5) in yarn thickness,,, The previous Cowl’s were made using a (6),,, I actually like the Cowl’s that had the thickest yarn… They were way more “plush”… But, this is beautiful and I would wear it this fall!!

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Soft and Stylish Cowl,,, Muted tones for Fall!!

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So here is to Owl Hats, Cowls and Custom Orders…

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Elena

Weekly Facebook Fan Favorite Free Pattern

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Another week done with some great segments  over on Facebook… If you haven’t tuned in yet, make sure you head over to my Facebook Page and check it out… Each day I host a segment called…

“Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the free pattern link if you like it…”

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I scout out great free crochet patterns and feature a different one each day… At the end of the week I add up the total views, likes, comments and shares to find out which segment is the weekly “Fan Facebook Favorite”….

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This weeks winner was a big win…I originally found the pattern a couple of years ago and made it several times… Every one loved it then and this week was no different!  So here is your winner…

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This great bag is called a Norstrom Crochet Hobo Bag by Dao Lam…. It is easy to make and if you choose to make it,,,, You will get tons of complements!  I made mine in Cream and lined it to finish it off… Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of my finished purse… It was Pre Blogging… To get the free pattern follow this link to Ravelry and get started….  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nordstrom-crochet-hobo-bag

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Coming soon… I will be releasing my Soft and Stylish Cowl Pattern later this week,,, Just in time for the seasons changing… The pattern will be Free for a limited time as a way of thanking all my friends that join  me here at Beatrice Ryan Designs…  Also, Shortly I will be releasing my pattern for Sadie,,, The 1920′s inspired hat…  So stay tuned

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Don’t forget to stop by Facebook and cast you votes for the Fan Favorite… Just like, comment or share your favorites each day, then tune in here each Wednesday to find out the winner!!!

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So here is to Fan Favorites, Great Purses, and Free Patterns….

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Elena

Cowl Crochet…

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Fall is in the air and some crazy thunderstorms in the evenings… After a big yarn shopping trip,,, I couldn’t resist one more cowl… This cowl is the next free pattern, coming soon!  I think I have it all worked out, now just to type it up and post it!

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So here is to Fall, Cowls and Great Yarn!

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Elena

Crochet Cowl Crazy!

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This weekend I started several new projects… Trying to get ready for Fall and Christmas both in my Etsy Shop and at Alpine Originals…  I am still finalizing my” Sadie” Pattern and have almost got it together for my tester…  I worked on another cute pair of children’s Crocodile Boots and started a pair of really cute boot cuffs from Elk Studio Hancrafted Crochet Designs Free Patterns…  All of these took some concentration and pattern reading…  So they are all work in progress pieces, along with a couple Afghans I have on the hook…

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the day at an out-of-town Volleyball Tournament with my beautiful daughter that is starting her senior year tomorrow!!!…

Well, I can’t really concentrate on pattern reading in the bleachers of some exciting games… Hmmm… So what to take… Ok, I decided to make up some Infinity Cowls… Last week on my Facebook Free Pattern segment,,, I featured a really cute cowl from Ravelry, Lots of you really like this pattern that I featured… So I made one up, inspired by some of her design,,, And of course… I had to add some of my own touches!  A ruffled edge and my own flower that I use on most of my designs… It was made with a great teal color from Caron Simply Soft…Love it!

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Infinity Cowl Scarf In Teal…

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By the time we got home and got reorganized,,, I sat down for a little more crochet… Since I was on a roll and several people asked for the pattern I used last week in my Infinity Cowl with Sequins,,, I thought I should continue to work on that pattern too!  So because I had just picked up some more yarn,,, I pulled out some great chunky yarn in Pink that I just bought by Deborah Norville…  I whipped up another one of my own designs and decided it needed to have one of my flowers too!  This pattern is more a cowl than a scarf… I love the way this one turned out too!!!

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Pink Infinity Cowl with Flower…

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What do you think… I can’t decide!!! I want to keep both for myself,,, But,,, I am putting them both in my Etsy Shop!

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So here is to Crocheting at Volleyball, Infinity Cowls and  Flowers!

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Elena

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