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Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

It’s time for the next Crochet~A~Long…

Are you ready to join in the fun and make our next afghan??  Last month you all voted and chose our next design… The winner was a surprise design by me!!  Yikes,,, I hope you love what I have come up with!!!  I have chosen my yarn and sketched out the design…  I’ve started crocheting and I am ready for you to join in the fun!!

How do you join this Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

It’s easy,,, Just check in each week and I will be posting the instructions right here!  I will post just the right amount of crocheting that will hopefully make it enjoyable and easy to finish each week… You can also click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page if you want to see all the posts or need to catch up!!

What else will we do during the Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

Each week we will have an open call on my Facebook page to show off your progress pictures,,, I love to see your work and we can chat all about the CAL each Wednesday evening between 6-7 pm PST…

Also,,, A Pinterest Page!  You can post your progress pictures right to Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me CAL Page… Just email me your request to [email protected] and I will send you an invite to join the page!!

So are you ready to get started??

Here is the material list and some fun hints about our Crochet with Me… Winter CAL project…

This years Winter 2015 CAL Afghan will have a retro theme…  I am shooting for a 48″ x 60″ afghan, but it can be made longer and wider!  This afghan will be made using fun crochet panels in multiple colors!  This will be an easy rated pattern and most crocheters will be able to accomplish this pattern…


I will be making 2 afghans with 2 styles of yarn… One afghan in self striping yarn and the second afghan in traditional yarns, changing the colors as needed!!  You can choose either of these styles to make this one of a kind retro afghan!!

For afghans using the “Self Striping Yarn” ~ 2500-2800 yards Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn (or any self striping yarn of your choice) *Not variegated yarn. AND 600-800 Yards of a complimentary color for joining and the border.  This yarn will work up slightly smaller than traditional worsted weight and your end project will be slightly smaller overall.

For afghans using “Traditional Yarns”  ~ A Minimum of 3 base colors or up to 8 base colors and 1 color for joining and edging.  Approx. 3000 total yards… Using 600-800 yards of each color.

*This yardage is only an estimate of yarn that will be used. This afghan is being designed as we go.*

Hook~I or if using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn you can size up to a J hook due to the smaller gauge of this yarn.


Unforgettable yarn winter CAL

 For one afghan….

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable “Self Striping” Yarn (Pictured here in POLO), I will be using a solid Black for my border


Impeccable Yarn Winter CAL

For a second afghan…

Loops and Threads (From Michael’s Craft Store) Impeccable Yarns in Teal, Grass,Amethyst, Rich Orchid, Rouge and Black for the border

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 We will be starting next Sunday, January 18th with our 1st weeks crochet assignment! So get your yarn and hooks ready!!.

Happy Crocheting!!



Beatrice Ryan Designs Gets an Award!

Beatrice Ryan Designs Gets an Award!

I’m excited to announce that I was named one of AllFreeCrochet’s top bloggers of 2014!

They compiled a list of 100 of their most popular patterns of the year, and I made the cut! My Amazing Grace Snoodie pattern was featured on the Top 100 Patterns list!!



I am so honored to receive this award and it is all of you who support me who make this possible!!!  Thank you and All Free Crochet!!!!


Amazing Grace Snoodie~ Featured Top 100 AFC

Here’s the link to AFC top 100 list, if you’d like to see all of the top 100 patterns of 2014:



Stay tuned tomorrow for the Material List for our Crochet with Me ~ Winter CAL!!!!

Happy Crocheting…


Effortless Chic Crochet Collection~

Effortless Chic Crochet Collection~

Are you a fan of fashion and comfort…  If you are here on my site,,, I know you are a fan of Crochet,,, and Free Patterns!!!  Earlier this week I published a new pattern as part of my new Free Pattern Series,,, Effortless Chic Crochet Collection!

When I designed the first project in the series,,, I didn’t know I would do a collection… So I thought you may like to see the collection in one post… Here we go!

Mix and match these for a great fashion look!!


Effortless Chic Crochet Collection


You can click on the links below to get your Free Patterns!!

Effortless Poncho Free Pattern

Effortless Chic Poncho… Click Here for the Free Pattern!



     Effortless Chic Crochet Beanie

Effortless Chic Beanie… Click Here for the Free Pattern!






Effortless Chic Headband… Click Here for the Free Pattern!



I hope you will make some of these fun patterns…  I will be adding more to the collection soon..So stay tuned!


Happy Crocheting!!


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