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Crochet with Me!!  Brand new weekly crochet segment…

Crochet with Me!! Brand new weekly crochet segment…

Crochet with Me

Join me each week  for my new segment.. Crochet with Me!!

How would you like to hang out with a group of girlfriends and make fun, fabulous afghans??  You have found the right place!!  Every couple of months I will pick a fun afghan to make… I will post the link to the free pattern by a great designer and we will get hookin’!!   Each week I will assign a few rows to complete by our next segment,,, Yep.. You guessed it~ This is a Crochet Along!

I will post a new “Crochet with Me” segment each week to show my progress with the featured afghan…  I will talk about the pattern, the designer, the yarn and stitches used in the  project… For those of you who join me on this fun adventure… You can email me you progress photos and I will include your photos in the segment too!!

Are you ready to Crochet with Me??  Let’s get started!!

For our first project I have chosen an afghan I have been wanting to make for years… The Vintage Fan Ripple Afghan!

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Vintage Fan Ripple Afghan…

 Photo is  from ~ A Creative Being’s version of this great afghan…

 

This pattern has been around forever, You can find several patterns for this around the web!  I have chosen to use the pattern and tutorial that was provided by Wink over at A Creative Being!!  She has a great eye for color and her photo tutorial is wonderful too!! So… Let’s get started!!  Here is what you will need to get started…

Head over to A Creative Being’s website to grab the instructions… and make sure you say hi while you are there!! Click Here for the pattern…

Next… Gather your supplies… Yarn, hook and other crochet necessities!

Then… Get Hookin’!!

Weekly Row Assignment…  Choose how large you would like your afghan to be and Complete 2 color segments… She has this listed in steps instead of rows… So it will be step one, then repeat step 2-5 twice for two color sections… Each section of color is a repeat of steps 2-5!

I cant wait to see how we do with our first couple rows… Make sure to email me you pictures for next weeks Crochet with Me segment!!

 

Yarn

Here is the yarn I have chosen… It is Red Heart Yarn… I am sooooo excited to see how this turns out!!

Happy Crocheting… See you next week for Crochet with Me!!

Elena

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf ~ Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf ~ Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

The Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf is the 11th free pattern in the Amazing Grace Series!!  This is a versatile pattern that can be worn in may ways! You can be warm and cozy while still being fashionable!!

 

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

If you love this pattern… You can save it to your Ravelry favorites and queue……Click Here!

Keeping in the style of the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern… This infinity scarf pattern is the same great style, with a fashionable multi purpose 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 Infinity Scarf

Materials

Yarn ~ 250-300 yards Worsted Weight Yarn Total(Cascade Yarns Pacific Color Waves #315, 1.5 balls)

 

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Hook ~ K

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches

St – Stitch      Sl St – Slip Stitch      Sp – Space       Sk – Skip       Ch – Chain      Sc – Single Crochet      Dc – Double Crochet      Rev Sc -Reverse Single Crochet

 

Instructions

Ch 150

Join to the beginning with a Sl St… Being very careful not to twist the chain!

You will be working in the round

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 150 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1,  Sc in the 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2, Sc) All in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 50 Ch 2 Sps

Row 3:  Sl St in next Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as 1st Dc now and throughout), 2 Dc in same Ch 2 Sp as beginning Ch 3, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to the top of beginning Ch 3. = 50 3Dc Clusters

Row 4:  Sl St in next St (Center Dc of previous row 3Dc cluster), Ch 1, (Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, * (Sc,Ch2,Sc) in next St, Sk 2 Sts*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 50 Ch 2 Sps

Rows 5-14: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 five more times

Row 15: Repeat Row 3 one more time

Top Edging:

Ch 1, Rev Sc Around, Join to beginning. Finish Off. = 150 Rev Sc

Bottom Edging:

Join with Sl St to any stitch on the bottom edge. Ch 1, Rev Sc Around. Join to beginning. Finish Off. = 150 Rev Sc

Weave ends in.

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Congratulations!!!! You have completed your Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf… Enjoy!

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

 

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf         Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf        Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

*** 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

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 4 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 4 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Charity Drive Featured Pattern

The donations for the Amazing Grace Charity Drive are pouring in and I am so blessed to see how crocheters’ are so kind and generous!!!  If you haven’t heard about what we are doing… Click Here for the information on the charity drive and prize package…

This weeks Featured Pattern is a cozy, beautiful free pattern!  The Amazing Grace Snoodie… It is a cowl with an attached hood.  Many of you have already made this pattern,,, And I know it would also be a perfect donation or gift for someone who is suffering or recovering from cancer.

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Amazing Grace Snoodie

When I was designing this pattern it was a cold winters day… I was thinking  about The first Winter Sandy had cancer and had lost her hair… It must be very chilly when you are use to having hair not only covering you head… But like many women, Sandy had long thick hair to cover her neck too…  I started off just to make a cowl or infinity scarf, but soon decided to make this Amazing Grace Snoodie with the attached hood for total warmth.  I hope you will love it too~

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Donating

When making an item to donate, keep in mind that it needs to be made of very soft yarn, clean~smoke-free and also free from any pet hair or dander.  No perfumes either!  You can find more of the guidelines in the Amazing Grace Charity Drive tab at the top of the page or by going to Crochet For Cancer

I hope you will participate in this fun event and help Beatrice Ryan Designs and the community of crocheters’ reach the 250+ Item Donation Goal by October 31st!

Make sure to read the details and rules to qualify for the prize package giveaway too… Available in the Amazing Grace Charity Tab at the top of the page…

Amazing Grace Collage

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

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Happy Crocheting…!

Elena

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

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

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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, 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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