Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Extravaganza!!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Extravaganza!!!

Today we are kicking off our 9 week Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive and Crochet Prize Package Giveaway!!

 

Please join me over the next 9 weeks by paying it forward and making some items to donate using the Free Amazing Grace Patterns and/or any of your favorite patterns.  All donations will be donated to a great charity ~ Crochet For Cancer!!  The donations will be collected by Beatrice Ryan Designs and mailed to Crochet for Cancer in early November!!  Donation Goal…250 items!!!

As many of you know,,, Breast Cancer Awareness is the main driving force behind all of my Amazing Grace Patterns…  Our Charity Drive will continue through the end of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!  For more details on my story you can click on the Amazing Grace Pattern Tab at the top of the page!

As a very big thank you … There will be a new Amazing Grace Hat design in September and a very special Amazing Grace Pattern that will be released at the end of the charity drive… You will love this one!!!

 

Amazing Grace Charity ExtravaganzaAmazing Grace Free Crochet Patterns….

 

So, you may be wondering how this is going to work…

1. Each week I will feature one of my Free Amazing Grace Patterns. I will share a little about my journey of designing each pattern and encourage you to make  any of the Amazing Grace Patterns throughout the  9 weeks!

2. I will be asking you to donate items made from my Amazing Grace Patterns. Other items will be accepted and will also be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing also!

3. You will mail all of your completed items to me through out this Charity drive. The final date of  accepted donations being October 31, 2014 to participate in the giveaway (yes.. there are prizes). My address will be available in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page.

4. Please make all your items following the guidelines put together by Crochet for Cancer to keep all the items safe and comfortable for the cancer patients and family members who will be receiving them.  These guidelines will be available in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page.

 

5. All items collected between now and October 31st will be photographed and then mailed to Crochet for Cancer in early November.  The lovely staff at Crochet for Cancer will disperse the items to those who are in need.  To read more about Crochet for Cancer Click Here!

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The Prizes!!!!

The Grand Prize Package includes:  2 Skeins of Babe Prints Yarn, 180 yards each of  a super soft Acrylic/Nylon Blend ~ 1 Beautiful Crochet Hook, Size I hook made from Forrest Palmwood (These hooks are my favorites) ~ 1 Beautiful Pink Crystal and Silvertone Bracelet (In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness).  This prize package is solely donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has a value of $50.

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

 

 To be eligible for the Amazing Grace Charity Drive Prize Package Giveaway the rules are as follows…

All handmade items made using one of the Amazing Grace Free Patterns or any of your favorite patterns will be eligible for the prize package.  The eligible items must be  received by the deadline of October 31st, 2014 to be entered into the random drawing on November 5th 2014.  Each eligible item received will be given a ticket with a number. On November 5th 2014 a computer generated number randomizer will select the number and the winner of the prize package will be announced here at Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Please make sure to include your name and email address in your package!

This Charity event is open to international friends and all U.S. friends

The rules will be posted in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page along with my address and all the very special instructions for making your donated items.

Tune in tomorrow for the first featured Amazing Grace Pattern

 

Let’s Get Crocheting and make this a very special event!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

****This charity drive is for fun and out of the goodness of our hearts…  Beatrice Ryan Designs is sponsoring this Charity drive as a way to help those who are suffering or recovering from cancer and I have done my best to make the rules fair and acceptable**

 

Midnight Breeze Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial!!

Midnight Breeze Crochet Shawl Video Tutorial!!

 

Today I finally get to spill the beans…  My good friend Clare from Bob Wilson 123 has been gracious enough to make one of her famous You Tube video tutorials featuring my Midnight Breeze shawl…  This is a full tutorial from start to finish about the pattern and all the instructions!!   She is whimsical and fun to watch… And has made this pattern tutorial so simple that a beginner can make this shawl..  I hope you will go check out this video and if you haven’t made the Midnight Breeze Shawl… Now would be the perfect time!!

 

Click Here for the Link to the Midnight Breeze Shawl Video Tutorial!!

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Click here for the written pattern instructions!

Midnight Breeze Shawl

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

 

Monday Makings… A new look and lots of crochet coming you way!!

Monday Makings… A new look and lots of crochet coming you way!!

I didn’t get much crocheting accomplished..  Over the weekend I was busily working on the website making the new changes.. Many things are still the same,  but I did change the theme slightly which changed the top of the site and the boxes the posts are in… Also some of the advertising is positioned a little differently… You may wonder why I have had advertising in the past and why it will be added this time too…  Running a website isn’t free and it helps off set the cost of the website and the costs of designing and publishing my free patterns…

One of the best upgrades in my opinion,,, besides the cute theme… Is the Print Friendly button at the bottom of each post… This nice little button will make it very easy for you to print out  my patterns without all the other pieces of the website… You click on it and it takes you to a screen with the page you are wanting to print…

printfriendly Look for this button at the bottom of each page!

This is one of my favorite tools!!

Here is what you can do with Print Friendly…

1. Print

2. Make a PDF

3. Send it as an email

4. Delete the sections you don’t want to print… Very customizable!!

This is one of my favorite tools!! You will find the button at the bottom left of each post… above “Related Posts”

 

A few other changes I like….

At the bottom of each post there is a section of  “Related Posts“, This hopefully is a fun way for you to get to know me and see posts from the past you may want to read!!

In the Sidebar... I will be making some changes… one is my Twitter Feed is now in place… If you like twitter.. check it out…

Pinterest...  If you love Pinterest.. As always you can click on the button at the bottom of each post to pin one of my pictures.. But now… You can hover over the picture and you will find a Pin It button there too!!!

 

I will be fussing with the site for a bit… so please still be patient!!

 

Now on to the CROCHET!!  I have been working on a new pattern… I didn’t quit finish it this weekend as planned… Hopefully this week!!  Here is another sneak peek…

rainbow dash bag sample

And…THIS THURSDAY  I have a very SPECIAL SURPRISE!!!  So make sure to come back and be a part of a really great Crochet Collaboration!!  Shhh… I might have a  little something new with one of my most popular patterns…

Lastly!!!  Next week will be the beginning of an 8 week Crochet Charity Extravaganza…  I hope you will tune in and help me make this a special time…  It includes my Amazing Grace Patterns,,, Charity,,, Prizes,,, and Paying it forward!!

Amazing Grace Charity Extravaganza

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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