Simply August Boho Bag CAL..Week 1 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL..Week 1 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL… Week 1!!

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Are you ready to start the Simply August Boho Bag??  Ok.. Here is week 1!!  We will be working on the bottom base of the bag and setting the stage for the sides!!

If you missed the material list, Click here for the post.. And details about the Red Heart Yarn Giveaway!!!

Stitches ~

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sk – Skip     Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Bpsc – Back Post Single Crochet     Fpdc – Front Post Double Crochet     Shell – 5dc in same st

Week 1 Instructions ~

Bottom of Bag

Holding 2 strands of yarn together, Ch 26.

Row 1.  Sc in the  2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. = 25 sc

Row 2.    Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.  = 25 sc

You will now be working in the round.

Round 3.  Ch 1, 3 sc in next st(1st corner), 1 sc in the side of the rows to work across to the bottom of  the beginning ch, 3 sc in next st(2nd corner, this will be in the 1st chain of beginning, sc in next 23 sts, 3 sc in next st(3rd corner), 1 sc in side of rows, 3 sc in next st(4th corner), sc in last 23, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 60 sc

Round 4.  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 68  sc

Round 5.  Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 27 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 25 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Round 6.  Ch 1, Bpsc in each st around, join with sl st to beg sc. = 76 Bpsc

Round 7.  Ch 1, sc in each st around, Join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Side of bag

Round 8.  Ch 3( Counts as Dc now and throughout), 4 dc in same st(completes 1 shell), sk 2 sts, hdc in next 9 sts, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2, hdc in next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, hdc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 4 more times, join to top of beginning ch 3. = 26 hdc & 10 Shells

Round 9.  Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st(shell made), sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st, hdc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, * sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, hdc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 10 shells, 14 hdc & 10 fpdc

Round 10.   Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st(shell made), sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, * sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next st*, repeat *to* 4 more times, dc in next 7 sts, fpdc around next st, repeat *to* 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 10 shells, 14 dc & 10 fpdc

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That’s it… Week 1 is now complete…!

Don’t forget to join the fun on my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook…

Also.. Join me live later this afternoon in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group at 5pm pst…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena



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The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

The heart of a Crocheter… Donating handmade work to those in need!!

Donating your crocheted work to those in need!

You can donate so many wonderful crochet items to so many causes…  I have compiled a list of 10 places to donate your work!!

A couple of years ago, I rounded up donations for  Crochet for Cancer… So many beautiful items were donated as you can see below!!

As many of you know, my Amazing Grace Free Pattern series is dedicated to breast cancer awareness and you can find all of those patterns at the top of the page…


     

But what do you do with all the items you make that don’t have a home to go to?? Or like many of us Crocheter’s, we are generous and would love a cause to donate to… Below are a few great ideas of where to donate your item and a guide on how to prepare your donations!!

 


10 Places to donate your crochet items

  1. Crochet For Cancer – is a Christian volunteer based non-profit that donates handmade chemo caps to cancer centers for patients coping with hair loss.
  2. Local Cancer facilities… In most areas, you can find a local cancer treatment center that may take donations…
  3. NICU Facilities – A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), also known as an intensive care nursery (ICN), is an intensive care unit specializing in the care of ill or premature newborn infants. *you can find these centers in larger areas and these babies need preemie hats!!! and blankets too!!
  4. Homeless Shelters – With winter around the corner, homeless shelters are a great place to donate all types of crochet goods… Hats and Scarves are truly a blessing to these folks!
  5. Retirement Homes/Care Facilities – Blankets, shawls and much more could be a blessing for older people confined to bed or wheelchairs
  6. Local Schools – Some schools in may be willing to let the children wear donated hats and scarves… This is a school by school basis.
  7. VA Hospitals – Donate to those who served us and now need a little tender loving care!!! You can find a list of state by state by clicking here!!
  8. Operation Gratitude – For those in the military who are actively serving!
  9. Crochet for Charity (a part of the Crochet Guild of America) – CGOA provides a large list of places you can donate items…
  10. Donate to those in your neighborhood… Look around as you pass your neighbors… Maybe someone close to you could use a hat, scarf or blanket!!

How to prepare your items for donation

  1. For items donated to Cancer Patients, Hospitals and Children- you should use a soft yarn cotton or acrylic, pet free environment, no perfumes or anything else scented.
  2. For homeless shelters any fiber is ok, please make sure your items are new and clean
  3. For all donations, you should package them neatly and enclose a note.
  4. Check back often with the facilities you donate too to see if they need specific sizes or colors
  5. Enjoy the blessing of donating to others!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

Simply August Boho Bag… Join the Crochet  Along!!!

Simply August Boho Bag… Join the Crochet Along!!!

Simply August Boho Bag

August 2017 Crochet Along

** Now available in PDF Format as a full pattern.. Click Here** 

Simply Chic Boho Bag is approximately 14″ x 12″ 4″ after blocked

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Are you ready for another Crochet Along??

Get ready for some fun,, An awesome Giveaway from Red Heart… And also a nice discount code provided by our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!!!

Today is the Material List Post… Head off and grab everything you need and come back and join me on August 20th to start the 3 week project!!!

Here is what you will need…

YARN:   2 Skeins of Red Heart with Love Yarn in Aran – 370 Yards each…

This bag will be made using 2 strands together.. So 2 skeins is the way to go!

Red Heart has been generous enough to give all of my Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along participants a 20% Discount when ordering from Red Heart Yarns now through August 18th!!!

Buy it now!!!

 
HOOK:  J Hook

BUTTON: Decorative Button, 3/4″ – 1″

Yarn Needle and Scissors.

Plastic Container for blocking approximately 15″ x 13″ x 4″

That’s it… Super easy and simple…


Now the Giveaway!!!  

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

Isn’t that awesome!!!!  I can’t wait to get started and see all of your bags…

You can also join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to have chats about the  CAL.. Live Broadcasts each week. The first Facebook Live will be tonight, August 12th at 5pm PST.. Don’t miss a chance to see the Simply August Boho Bag live!!!


Also… All the post will be available in the Crochet with Me CAL Tab at the top of the page.. And.. When we are all done, This pattern is available in full as a PDF also… Click Here!!

Let’s have some fun!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

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