Another Great Crochet Day….

Today is Friday and the last day of February!!!  It is a great day here at Beatrice Ryan Designs…  We have “Show and Tell” on Facebook this evening at 5 pm EST for our CAL progress pictures… I can’t wait to see what you have all been up too!!!!  I have seen a few peeks at some of the ones that will be shared and WOW… I love them!!  Don’t forget to post your picture or stop by and check out these great Afghans!!!

Also… Today my latest article was released at The Yarn Box…  I am so blessed to be able to write articles for such a wonderful site!!!  Stop by this great Free Crochet Pattern Directory website to find tons of great patterns and PLEASE check out my article… It is How Tension Plays A Roll in Your Projects…  After you read it.. Stop back here and let me know what you think!!


And don’t forget to swing in tomorrow morning for Week 7 CAL instructions… We are getting closer and closer to finishing this great afghan

Happy Crocheting!!






Crochet Makes My Day!!

Today I just want to say I am thankful I love to crochet!!!  It brings me joy to create new projects and patterns and most of all great friends I have made along my crochet path!!  How about you,, Do you love to crochet?  What joy has it brought into your life??

Love to Crochet




Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 28

This last week has been so much fun with all the extra Free Crochet Patterns I have been posting over on Facebook!!  So many great project I would love to make….Now just to find the time…!!

This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite is from one of my newest Crochet Blogging Friends… Kinga from My Hobby Is Crochet… You will have to head over to her great website to check out all of her Patterns, Tutorials and Crochet Information… She is such an inspiration!!  She also has a great Facebook page… So stop by there too and say hi to Kinga!!    This week’s Fan Favorite is her Spring Lacy Hat for baby girls… It is so adorable and she has a great photo tutorial included!!  Click Here to head over to Kinga’s page and get the free pattern…  And if you would like to head over to her Facebook page,,, Click Here!


lacy hats


I hope you are having a great week and getting lots of crocheting done!!!  I have been working on hats for ELK Studio From the Heart… I hope to send several more hats out for March’s Charity Drive!!!

The Crochet-A-Long is coming out great and so many great pictures are being posted on Friday Night Show and Tell and on our Pinterest page!!!  Love all the different color combos!!!

I am also working on my next article for The Yarn Box… I can’t wait for you to read it…!

Happy Crocheting!!





Tuesday Tidbit… Have Your Beatrice Ryan Designs Project Featured on Facebook….

Have you made a project from one of my free patterns???

Winter’s Twist Headband

Shells and Bobbles Fingerless Gloves

Amazing Grace Snoodie

Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl

Amazing Grace Hat

Amazing Grace Headband

Soft and Stylish Cowl

Rainbow Rachael Doll

Sunshine and Shells Cocoon and Hat Set

Twisted Stitches Coffee Cozy

 Chains and Flowers Scarf

If you would like a chance to have your project featured on my Facebook PageHead over to Facebook and Like my page… and post your picture in the comment area… or email me a picture… Each day from now on… I will choose several of my loyal fans pictures to my Facebook Page!!!

Lets see which of my FREE PATTERNS is the most popular!!!  I can’t wait to see what you have made!!!

If you haven’t tried one of my free patterns yet… Just click on my Pattern Tab at the top of the pager and try one out…

Happy Crocheting!!


Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long … Week 6

Thanks for participating for the last 5 weeks… The Afghans are looking amazing!!  Week 6 is  back to one of my favorite stitches… The TRC Twisted stitch!  Are you ready… Let’s get going!!!

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Week 6 CAL

*Tip~ As always, make sure your stitch counts are the same Top/Bottom and Left/Right.

*Tip~ You can refer back to Week 3 instructions and pictures if you need to review the TRC Twisted Stitches.

Row 17:      Using one of your non neutral yarn colors, Join with Sl St to any “even” stitch from previous row.  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), Trc in Previous stitch to create a Twisted Stitch Pair.* Skip next stitch, Trc in next stitch, Trc in Previous stitch(skipped stitch) to form Twisted Stitch Pair.  Repeat Twisted Stitch Pairs across to corner. 3 Trc in corner space*. Repeat * * around to past last corner. Continue with  Twisted Stitch Pairs until you reach the beginning Twisted Stitch Pair. Join to top of Ch 4. Finish off.

Row 18:     With Neutral Color join with Sl St in any stitch.  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc), Hdc in each stitch around, Making 3 Hdc’s in the center stitch of each corner, (this will be in the 3rd Trc stitch in the previous round). Join with Sl St to Ch 2 and finish off.  * Make sure your stitch count has the same number of stitches on the top/bottom and also the same number of stitches on the right/left. This will be important to keep the afghan in an even rectangle.

Row 19:      Repeat Row 17 with another non neutral color.

Row 20:     Repeat row 18 with neutral color…

Now you are done with Week 6 and your afghan is really growing!!!  Just a few more weeks and we will have a full afghan!!    And for those of you who stick with it and finish your afghan within the  time frame… you will have a chance to win the Giveaway at the end of our CAL!!!  More details coming soon!!

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Happy Crocheting!!





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