Beatrice Ryan Designs… Crochet-A-Long Finale and Giveaway…

Our Crochet-A-Long is coming to a close and hopefully most of you participating enjoyed making your afghans!!  I have seen several finished afghans and WOW they are looking good…

 

Free Afghan Pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs #Crochet # Afghan

Beatrice Ryan Designs… Crochet A Long Afghan

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Check out this great post from my friend Carolyn at the Purple Poncho… It takes you through her Start to Finish journey with here Beatrice Ryan Designs Afghan…

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Competed CAL Afghan.. By Carolyn at The Purple Poncho

The Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Givaway is just around the corner…  You could win a $25 JoAnns Giftcard!!!  Last day to submit your finished CAL Picture April 1,2014

How would you like to win a $25 gift card for JoAnn’s??  Here is how you can win….

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1. Make the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan during the January-March 2014.

2. Finish your Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan within 10 days of the last pattern post. Final Date to enter completed afghan~ April 1, 2014

3. Email your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to [email protected] or post your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Final Show and Tell which will be held 10 days after the final pattern section is posted.

*This giveaway is donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has no affiliation with Jo~Ann’s.

One winner will be drawn at random and announced here!  Your final pictures will be posted here, on Facebook and Pinterest!  Good luck and I can’t wait to see all the Afghans!!

 

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Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

 

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 32

Crochet Crazy… That’s all I have to say about the last week on Facebook…  I posted tons of free patterns from other artists, my own free pattern blitz and a few Free Pattern Roundups!!!  It was like a Crochet Explosion!!!  And you responded…It was so exciting, I cant wait to share all the Top Crochet Favorites for last week!!  Yes I said ALL… So hold on and here we go!!

 

Last weeks Facebook Fan Favorite for Free Pattern Finds were these Doily Overlay Potholders by Pammy Sue Scott from Scotty’s Place… They were a huge hit!!! And definitely on my list to make!!  To make these super awesome potholders… Head over to Scotty’s Place and check out all of her great ideas!!

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Doily Overlay Potholders…

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The top Free Pattern Round up came from My Hobby is Crochet… Wow… This post on Facebook exploded!!  It reached over 90,000 viewers…  It  must be spring, everyone loved these Free Crochet Flower Patterns !!  To read the full post and get your Flower Patterns… Click Here!!

10 free crochet flower patterns my hobby is crochet

My Hobby is Crochet Free Crochet Flower Roundup!!

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And, The most popular Free Crochet Pattern from my own Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Blast was the Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl... It had a Fan Reach of over 20.000… Wow!  To check out the Amazing Grace Prayer shawl you can click on the Amazing Grace Pattern tab at the top of the page…

Amazing Grace Shawl Collage

Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl…

Tune in next week for more great Facebook Fan Favorites!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Amazing Grace Spa Trio… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

The Amazing Grace Spa Trio is the 5th Free Crochet Pattern in the Amazing Grace Series...  This series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!  Please consider donating to someone suffering or recovering from cancer with these patterns or to a Cancer Foundation!

The Amazing Grace Spa Trio is made up of 3 Cotton Crocheted Cloths in varying sizes~Perfect for a Cancer Patient!  By using quality uncolored cotton yarn, you can make a nice gift set that will be gentle for cleansing and uplifting for those who are suffering or recovering from cancer!  Of course you can also make them for personal use and gifts for friends!

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Click Here to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!

 

1. Amazing Grace Facecloth (Small)

2. Amazing Grace Washcloth (Medium)

3. Amazing Grace Hand Towel (Large)

 Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Each item takes 100-300 Yards Cotton Yarn.

Size H Crochet Hook

Scissors

Stitches:

Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

Instructions:

Facecloth~

Chain 21

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 20 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 6 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 6 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 & 3 four more times.

Edging: Ch 1, Working along the side edge, *Sc 18 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner.* Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Washcloth~

Chain 27

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 26 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 8 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 8 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2 & 3  Six more times.

Edging: Ch 1, Working along the side edge, *Sc 24 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner.* Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Hand Towel~

Chain 33

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 32 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 10 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 10 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 & 3 Nine more times.

Edging: Ch 1, *Working along the side edge, Sc 36 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner, Sc 31 along the bottom/top edge, 3 Sc in corner. *,  Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

*** 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.***

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Sneak Peek at Tomorrows Next Amazing Grace Free Pattern…

Here is a Sneak Peek of the Amazing Grace Spa Trio… The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Each pattern in the series can be made for someone who is suffering or recovering from cancer and loved ones who are supporting them.  They are also great for gifts or a treat for yourself!!

The Amazing Grace Spa Trio is made up of 3 different size Cotton Cloths…

1. The Facecloth is the perfect size for washing your face (small)

2. The Washcloth is great for the shower or bath (medium)

3. The Hand Towel is just right to dry your hands and keep next to the sink (Large)

Amazing Grace Cloth Trio

Stay tuned tomorrow morning for the next Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern!!

Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Beatrice Ryan Designs… Week 10 CAL Instructions!!

So here we are… Our final week!  I have enjoyed making this Crochet-A-Long with all of you so much!!  I love the way it turned out and I sure hope you do to!!  Let me know what you think!!

Beatrice Ryan Designs Free Afghan Pattern

Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Afghan~Completed

This week we will be doing our edging… It is a very simple Reverse Single Crochet Edging!  If you haven’t worked this stitch yet… there is a photo tutorial for you!!  The Reverse Sc makes a great rope like edging and is easy to make once you have the hang of it!!  You basically  do a single crochet working to the right instead of to the left… No biggie!!  I chose this simple edging so it wouldn’t take away from all of the other great stitching you did over the last 9 weeks…  If you prefer a different edging you are more than welcome to change it up… and you will still qualify for the Giveaway as long as you are done by the deadline…
Reverse Sc

* To complete your edging you will make the last 2 rows using the same color…  I chose to use my neutral, but you can make it with any of your colors you prefer!

Row 35:    You will be working in the Back loops for this row.  Join with Sl St to any stitch in the Back Loop.  Ch 1, Sc in the same stitch (Back Loop Only), *Sc across to corner stitch. 3 Sc in the  corner stitch*. Repeat * * around to the beginning. Join with Sl St.

Row 36:     Working in both loops and using the Reverse Single Crochet, Ch 1, Rev Sc in first stitch to the right and each stitch to the corner.  *3 Rev Sc in the corner stitch, Rev Sc across.* Repeat * * around. Join to beginning. Finish off.

Weave all loose ends in. You may want to steam block or wet block your afghan into the final shape.  This will help make it nice and straight!!

Done!!! Congratulations!!

Free Afghan Pattern

Beatrice Ryan Designs Free Pattern & Charlie

Charlie,, Always ready to help and always guarding my crochet!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!  You will have 10 full days to complete your project. You must have all 36 rows complete to qualify.  On Tuesday April 1st 2014 you will need to either email me your completed picture to [email protected] or post your picture to ourSpecial Facebook Finale!!!  All pictures must be submitted by Midnight PST to qualify.  The winner will be drawn at random and will be announced on Thursday April 3 2014!  Good Luck!!

Over the next few weeks I will be putting a collage/gallery together and posting various pictures of all of your wonderful afghans!!  Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for more free patterns!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1
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