Join the Crochet Winter Festival!!!!

Join the Crochet Winter Festival!!!!

“UPDATE: 12/15/16 – The voting has begun! Scroll down to the images below. You’ll see a little gray heart in the right-hand upper corner. Click on the heart in the image that is your favorite! It’s just that easy to cast your vote! Good luck to everyone! Be sure to share with everyone else and tell them to vote too!”

Are you ready to start our PARTY??  It’s time for the Crochet Winter Festival!!  Beatrice Ryan Designs and ELK Studio are joining together starting today with a Very Special, Crochet Filled, Prize Giveaway Extravaganza!!  We are so excited to see all of the fabulous crochet projects you have been working on… Come back often to see what has been posted daily by all of you!!  Scroll down to read all the details of how you can participate and win on of the 4 prizes!



What exactly does that mean?  Imagine taking your lovely crochet items and entering them in a fair for all to see… and a chance to win a prize!  We thought it would be fun to sort of do an “on-line” Winter Crochet Festival where people can enter their latest projects, and you can do it all from the comfort of your home.  Of course, there are prizes to win! You can read more about the details below.

Let’s talk about the Prizes!

Kathy and I are both Red Heart Joy Creators, and we are so happy to announce that Red Heart Yarns will be sponsoring the grand prize! It a $75 prize pack! It would be so awesome if you could jump over to their Facebook page and tell them thank you!!

I love working with Red Heart Yarns!

Crochet Winter Festival by ELK Studio sponsored by Red Heart Yarns

The Grand Prize Pack includes:

  • 2 Gleam
  • 2 Chunky Soft
  • 1 Strata
  • 1 With Love Metallic
  • 1 Irresistible
  • 1 Scrubby Sparkle
  • 1 Comfort
  • 1 Sweet
  • 1 Tweed Twist
  • 1 Baby Hugs Light

We will also award a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner!

Crochet Winter Festival by ELK Studio and Beatrice Ryan Designs

  • 1st Prize – $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd Prize – $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize – $25 Amazon Gift Card

The rules are simple and easy, so let’s get started.

  1. Entries will be received from December 1st until the submission deadline of December 14th, 11:59 pm CST.
  2. Voting will begin on December 15th at 12:05 am CST until December 23rd at 11:55 pm.
  3. Once voting begins, it will be one vote per person per ISP.
  4. Enter a project only once.
  5. You may enter on the ELK Studio or Beatrice Ryan Designs site. All entries are shown on both sites.
  6. No more than 2 entries per person. (Additional entries by the same person will be deleted.)
  7. You do NOT need a link to add your photo. That’s optional.
  8. All projects and photos must be your own. Using a designer’s pattern is acceptable.
  9. Don’t forget to use the name of your project or post in the description. Don’t use your name.
  10. All winners will be notified via email. A valid email address is necessary for notification.
  11. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the email notifying that you won, otherwise forfeiting the entry.
  12. Following ELK Studio and Beatrice Ryan Designs on at least one social media site would be wonderful.
  13. All entries are in RANDOM order.

If you have any problems loading your photo,,, Shoot me and email to [email protected] and I will help you make it happen…  Let’s see how many awesome crocheters can strut their stuff!!


Like I said… I can’t wait to see all the fabulous projects… So let’s get the party started!!

Make sure you stop by my social media sites for more crochet fun!!

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Happy Crocheting !!


Holiday Crochet Pattern Sale…

Holiday Crochet Pattern Sale…

Happy holidays from Beatrice Ryan Designs!!  Now through December 25th 2016, you can purchase my Country Alpine Afghan for 25% off the normal price!!  Perfect Winter home decor project!!



Click Here to Purchase this fun, textural afghan pattern….

Happy Holidays!


Steel Ridge Wristlet’s… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Steel Ridge Wristlet’s… New Free Crochet Pattern!!

Steel Ridge Wristlet’s


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One of the many things I love is to add crochet to is my wardrobe… Have you ever had a long sleeve shirt that is just slightly to short in the arms…  These Steel Ridge Wristlet’s add style, beauty and a touch of creativeness, along with a fix for the sleeve problem!!
Recently I designed the Steel Ridge Beanie, and immediately I saw the shell pattern draping on my wrists…  This fun, whimsical styled pattern is a quick project that you can whip up with your stash of yarn…  Wear these Steel Ridge Wristlet’s with the Steel Ridge Beanie for a great fashion look!!


Yarn:  Approximately 200 yards worsted weight yarn ~ 2 Colors of Lion Brand Yarn Heartland Worsted Weight Yarn. Shown here in Great Smokey Mountains and Glacier Bay

Hook: J

Scissors and yarn needle


St ~ Stitch      Ch ~ Chain      Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet      Dc ~ Double Crochet      FP ~ Front Post      BP ~ Back Post


*You will be working in the round

*Use even, slightly loose tension

*Using a darker color and a lighter color will show off the pattern

*It is easiest to carry your yarn up each round as you change color

Instructions:  Make 2

Color A ~ Great Smokey Mountain   Color B ~ Glacier Bay

Using Color A Chain 25

Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. Join to beginning being careful not to twist your work. = 24sc

Round 2:  Ch 2(counts as hdc now and throughout), hdc in each st around, join with sl st around top of beginning ch 2. = 24 hdc

Round 3-10:  Ch 2, Bphdc around next st, *Fphdc around next st, Bphdc around next st*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st around beginning ch 2. = 12 Bphdc & 12 Fphdc

Round 11:  Ch 1, sc in same st, sk st, 5dc(shell) in next st, sk st, * sc in next st,  sk st, 5dc shell in next st, sk st*, repeat *to* around, join to beginning sc. = 6 5dc shells & 6 sc

Change to Color B

Round 12:  Join yarn in same st as ending round 11, ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 6, sk 5dc shell, sc in next sc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 6 –  ch6 & 6 sc

Change to Color A

Round 13:  Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), 4 dc in same st, *sc around ch6 into 3rd dc of previous 5dc shell(see photo at bottom), 5 dc in next sc*, repeat *to* around. sc around last ch 6 into 3rd dc of previous 5dc shell, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 6 5dc shells & 6 sc

Rounds 14-19: repeat rounds 12 & 13.

Finish off Color A

Change to Color B

Join yarn in the sc you finished color A off in.  Ch 1, sl st in same st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next 5 dc sts, sl st in next sc*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to the beginning sl st. = 30 (sc,ch2,sc) & 6 sl sts

Finish off and weave in ends.

Crochet with Me Week 4 Stitches

Photo of sc around ch 6 into 3rd dc of previous round.

Congratulations!!  You now have Steel Ridge Wristlet’s…  

Happy Crocheting…



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