Scrap Busting Corner2Corner Lapghan!!

Crochet is my therapy!!!  Is that how you feel??  Things are over the top crazy here in my home…

With my youngest graduating high school and getting ready to head to college… Life is crazy!!  Lots of “lasts” have been happening the last few weeks… Last prom, Last choir concert, Last awards banquet, Last child turning 18, Last sporting event and in just a few days the last high school graduation!  I have been so caught up in the whirlwind I haven’t had much “ME TIME”!  Luckily I have had an hour or so to crochet each night… But with all that is going on, I have only worked on projects that are auto pilot…

Auto Pilot Projects are the best therapy!!  Last night I finished up one of my favorite auto pilot projects… A C2C lapghan!!  If you aren’t familiar with that term.. it is a Corner to Corner pattern!!  Once you get started… you can just relax and crochet.. no looking back at the pattern!  I was able to work on it each evening and watch my favorite shows!!  I grabbed several of my half used skeins of yarn and made a perfect size lapghan for covering up on a chilly summer evening!!  Here in my little mountain town it can get pretty cool in the evenings and this  blanket works perfectly!!

Corner to Corner Afghan

Stash Busting Corner2Corner Lapghan

If you would like to try one of these fun stash busting afghans… I found the pattern on Ravelry… It comes with several language translations… English being one of them…. Lots of pictures and hand drawn graphs… The pattern is written out as well but states it uses UK terms… No Biggie… she explains it all!  Click Here for the pattern! You can also head over to Youtube and find some great videos too!!  Have fun and do a little stash busting!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Wedensday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 39

Summertime Crochet is really blooming!!  This last week so many patterns were fun and bright!  This weeks Facebook Fan Favorites were so pretty and fun… The Daily Free Pattern Find Favorite for last week was an adorable Butterfly Pattern put together with other little bobbles to make this weeks favorite very cheery!!  It comes from Tamigurumi… The pattern is not in English, but has an excellent photo tutorial!!  Click Here to head over and check out this great summertime pattern!

 

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This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite Crochet Roundup is from KT and the Squid… This Round Up featured 15 Spring/Summer items you can make and sell!!  So many great patterns!!  Hop over and check it out!! Click Here to see this Round up…

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This week;  Spring and Summer Free Patterns at Beatrice Ryan Designs were really bright and cheery… The most viewed post was once again the Amazing Grace Tote Bag and Yesterday I released my latest pattern Simple Summertime Crochet EarringsBoth of these patterns can be found in the Pattern Tab at the top of this page!!

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Have a great week and Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Simple Summertime Crochet Earrings

Simple Summertime Crochet Earrings

Free Crochet Pattern

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Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Simple Summertime Crochet Earrings ~ Free Pattern

Click Here to save this fun pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!

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To Celebrate my youngest daughter’s 18th Birthday….  Here is a quick, simple earring pattern just in time for Summer!  Great to dress up your Summer Outfits or to give as a Gift, these Simple Summertime Crochet Earrings are fun to make and are great to use up your stash of Crochet Thread!!

Happy 18th Birthday my sweet Mackenzie!!

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Materials:   

1 pair of   1 1/4″   Stainless Steel~Hypoallergenic Hoop Earrings

1.90 mm Steel Crochet Hook (or desired size)

2 Yards of Size 10 Crochet Thread

Scissors

Glue – Jewelry Glue, E600 or Weldit All Purpose Glue (for non-porous and porous surfaces)

 

Stitches:

Ch – Chain     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet     Sk – Skip     St – Stitch

 

Join thread with Sl St around hoop.

Row 1:  Ch 1, 25 Sc’s across hoop. (Work Sc’s over the tail of the thread) = 25 Sc

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Row 2:  Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as 1st Dc), * Sk next St, Dc in next St*, Repeat across (This will draw the stitches closer together and you will  turn the work toward the inside of the hoop).  = 13 Dc

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Row 3:  Sl St to 1st Dc(Top of Ch 3) on opposite side to join. Sl St across to out side of hoop (approx 2-3 Sl Sts). Ch 1, Sc on outside of hoop and in-between each St on the outside of hoop.  =25 Sc. Sl st to end. Finish off. Weave tail in.

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With glue, Pull back the stitches slightly on each side and add a very small amount of the glue… Move the stitches back in place and hold for a minute.  This will secure the crochet into place so it will not slip off of  the hoop.

 

Repeat for the second hoop.

 

Simple Summertime Crochet Earring ~ Free Pattern

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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.***

Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 38!

This week’s Winners were all  about loving squares!!  Both the Daily Free Pattern Find and The Round up collection were bright and beautiful crochet squares…

The winner for this week’s Facebook Fan Favorite Daily Free Pattern Find was super popular!!  And,,, I loved it so much I made 4 of them up and wrote a pattern review on Monday…  Simply Square Log Cabin Dishcloths by Deborah Ellis… Super cute and easy to make!!  You can read my review here… or head over to the Free Pattern by Clicking Here……

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This week’s favorite Free Round up collection comes from our friend Jennifer at Fiber Flux… It was a collection of Granny’s… I love Granny’s, Don’t you??  To check out her collection of 30 Free Granny patterns… Click Here.

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This week the Top Post on my website was a little bit of an” Oldy but Goody”  An original Beatrice Ryan Designs Pattern… Soft and Stylish Cowl!  This cowl has been featured many times on All Free Crochet and was posted as an Editors Favorite this last week… To check out this pattern,, Click Here!

Soft and Stylish Cowl

Soft and Stylish Cowl…

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Have a great week and happy crocheting!!

Elena

Monday Makings ~Product and Free Crochet Pattern Review!!!!

I love when Friday rolls around and I get off work (Billing Supervisor for an Internet Company)…  I whirl through the house and do a quick clean up… Then it’s time for WEEKEND CROCHET!!  I sit in my comfy chair,,, Turn a movie or my favorite TV show on… and start crocheting!!!  I have so many projects on my list… Currently I have 4 design patterns on my list,,, Each in a different stage of the process..  This week I am releasing a new blanket… Here is a sneak peek!!

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Free Pattern Coming This Week!!

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I also have some cute earrings coming out soon, a hat and…. The next Amazing Grace Pattern!!!!

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Now on to the Free Crochet Pattern Review!!  Earlier this week I posted a fun pattern to my Facebook page…  Everyone loved it.. So this weekend when I sat down to crochet… I worked up 4 of these great dishcloths!!  The pattern is Simply Square Log Cabin Dishcloths by Deborah Ellis… The pattern was easy to follow and worked up very quickly… and one of the best parts of this great pattern,,, I was able to use up my scraps of cotton yarn!!  So far everyone who I have shown them to fell in love… Well worth trying!!  Click Here to head over to the Free Pattern!!

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Log Cabin Dishcloths

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Log Cabin Dishcloths Set

Simply Square Log Cabin Dishcloths!!!

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Now it’s on to the Product Review…  Recently my friends over at The Yarn Box sent me the ArtBin Yarn Drum and asked me to try it out and write a review… I loved it and I know you will too!!!  Hop over to The Yarn Box and Read all about this great yarn organizer and my review!!  Click Here to read the review…

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ArtBin Yarn Drum

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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