Emoji Crochet Book Review & Giveaway!!!!

Emoji Crochet Book Review & Giveaway!!!!

Book Review and Giveaway

Emoji Crochet by Charles Voth


Check out this fun crochet design book by Charles Voth!!!  Emoji’s are “the thing” right now and Charles has created 20 designs for us to create so many fun items!!!

Just think of the gift possibilities!!! Birthdays, Christmas or Hanukkah, Baby Shower and just because,,, These cute Emoji Designs would make a perfect crochet gift…

This awesome 127 page book has 20 easy to make projects!! As you can see by the photo, lots of great Emoji’s… Some of my favorite projects in the book include  The Big Grin Hoodie, this pattern is designed for sizes child 2 thru adult 3x!! Chillin Out Cushion and the Stinky Foot Ottoman are also soooooo cute!!.. I know my grandkids will love one of these for Christmas!!!!

Each project is packed with great color photos, easy to read instructions and great notes!  There are graphs for different Emoji’s along with a stitch guide and blank grids to create your own design!!

This book is available on Amazon with Prime Shipping… Buy it now and get started on your holiday list!!!!


Charles was kind enough to give us a book to giveaway also!!!  This giveaway starts today at 3:15 EST and runs through September 10th, 2017 at 12am… Good luck for those of you who participate in the giveaway… I will announce the winner of the Giveaway on Monday September 11th… YAY!!
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**This giveaway is for US Residents only


Good luck to all and Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL

Week 3.. Finale


Week 3 of our Crochet Along is now here… This is the final weeks instructions!!! This week you will making the handles, blocking the bag, attaching the handles and sewing on a button closure!

Also… Don’t miss out on the Red Heart $50 Yarn Giveaway… To enter…Email me a picture of your finished Simply August Boho Bag, along with permission to show your photo by September 9th at 11:59pm PST to [email protected] and you will be entered in the giveaway!!  On September 10th 2017, I will draw the winner based on a random number drawing.  Each entry will be assigned a number according to the entry time.  I will use a number randomizer to draw the lucky winner!  Good luck with your entries and I cant wait to see all of the great bags!!

*Giveaway open to US resident only

4 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn
3 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn


Week 3 Instructions

Handles~ Make 2

For each handle, Cut 22 lengths of yarn at 36″ each.

Tie a simple knot at one end only, approximately 3″ from end.

Holding yarn bunch with the knotted end to our right, Join yarn with a sl st around the yarn bunch just to the left of the knot. Secure by tightening the slip knot. With a Slightly Snug Tension, sc 85 sts around all of the strands working down the handle. The stitches will slightly spiral as you work down the yarn bunch, this is good! You can evenly push the stitches together as you work down the handle.  Finish off  leaving 4″ tail

Watch the Live Facebook Video Demonstration  Click Here to head to the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group to watch the video

Tie knot at the end approximately 3″ away from end. The last st of the sc should be at the end, I included the tail remaining 4″ tail in the knot to secure.

Ok.. That is the handle!!

The Bag Closure

With sl st, join yarn to backside of bag on inside center at the top of the bag. Chain approx. 10 sts and join with sl st right next to the join. Your chains can vary depending on the size of the button you choose. Finish off

Sew Button on frontside of bag on the outside center at the top of the bag, directly across from closure loop.

Blocking Your Bag

Completely moisten your project and stretch over the plastic rectangular container (approx. 15″ x 13″ x 4″) to shape. Let this dry completely. It may take a day or two.

Remove the bag off of the  container

Placement of Handles

Sew handles in place.  Using photo the above photo as your guide, sew one handle to the front of the bag. One end will be sewn on the right front corner and the other on the left front corner with the knot placed directly above the post stitch between the front and side of bag between rows 22-24 of sc stitches.. This is the corner of the bag.

Repeat on the back of the bag with the second handle.

That’s it!!!  You have completed your Simply August Boho Bag CAL..

I am so excited to see all of your bags!!!

If you just found this post… you can still  make this bag by heading to the Crochet with me, CAL tab at the top of the page for all the instructions.  In a couple of weeks, the pattern will be posted in full on the website and also available in PDF form for $2. Stay tuned for that!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

 


Here we are… Week 2, Your bottom of your bag is complete and you have started the sides in week 1… Are you ready to complete the bag this week?? Next week we move to the handles, and blocking the bag to finish it off… Wow.. This is going fast!!!

If you missed out on joining us in the beginning of the CAL,, Still plenty of time to catch up!!!  All the weeks are provided in the Crochet with Me CAL tab at the top of the page…

Also.. don’t forget the fantastic Grand Prize provided by Red Heart Yarns…

All the participants who finish their project by September 9th at 11:59pm PST and send me a photograph of the finished project along with permission to use the photo to [email protected]You will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway sponsored by Red Heart Yarns!!!   This is a $50 prize package of lovely yarns…

*Giveaway open to US resident only

4 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn
3 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn


Lets get started with Week 2!!

Rounds 11- 20 … You will repeat rows 9 & 10

Round 21:  Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in the next 9 stitches, *sc in the next 5 sts, hdc in next st*, repeat * to * 4 more times, hdc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 4 more times, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 50 sc & 26 hdc

Round 22:  ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Round 23:  Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the  next 31 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the last 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 72 sc

Round 24:  Ch 1, sc in 1st 8 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 34 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 26 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 70 sc

Round 25:  Ch 1, Reverse sc around in each st. Join with a sl st to the beginning. = 70 reverse sc’s.

Here is a Facebook Live Video of my demonstration of the Reverse Single Crochet!!! Click Here…

Finish off and weave in ends.

That is it!!! You have completed week 2.. Easy and quick..

** Now, if you don’t know how to do a Reverse Single Crochet… Join me Monday Evening Live in our Beatrice Ryan CAL Facebook Group at 6pm PST to see me demonstrate this stitch!!!**

Join me next week for the fun handles, blocking and putting the bag together!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

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