Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

Crochet Living… My Journey of Crochet Decor!

I am so excited to present you with my latest Weekly Post Series!!!

CROCHET LIVING… MY JOURNEY OF CROCHET DECOR

Recently I have moved into a new Condo and have had so much fun decorating!!  I thought it would be really fun to show you my new home and how I decorate with my crochet!!  It is a work in progress and you will get to join me in my fun!

Each week I will post a picture of an area in my new home that I have either decorated with previous crochet projects and talk about where the crochet project came from, what pattern was used and how you too can use your handmade crochet projects in your home!…  Also, I will share  Free Patterns that I will be making to decorate my home with, you will be able to make it right along with me! These projects will be CAL’s, finished or new free patterns or taking a finished project and turning it into a whole new home decor item!!! I hope to inspire you and show you what you can do with the most popular fiber arts craft in America ~ Crochet!


THE BEDROOM

Let’s start in my Master Bedroom… It is fairly a blank slate, no pictures yet on the walls… And not much color!  I am doing the room in white shades and teal shades.. On the nightstand you can see a teal doily I made a couple of years back…

This is a free pattern by Denise Owes and it is called Summer Splendor!

To kick off this new, fun journey… I have decided to make a super simple, chunky, colorful afghan!  This weekend when I was doing a little shopping therapy, I found my self in Michael’s!  Their Loops & Threads ~ Country Loom Yarn was on sale and exactly what I was looking for… I chose the color ~ Clear Skies!

This fabulous yarn is a #6, Super Bulky Acrylic Yarn, and a N Hook is recommended.  Each Skein is 104 yards.

I purchased 12 skeins for a total of just over 1200 yards.

Next week, I will post a finished picture of the afghan and the Free Crochet Pattern… Along with some other decorations adorning the room!


This Week's Coupon at Michaels.com
 Grab your coupons and get your yarn ready to start this fun project next week!!


Tune in weekly for more beautiful crochet, decorating ideas and inspiration!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


Crochet with Me… 2017 CAL Grand Prize Winner!

Crochet with Me… 2017 CAL Grand Prize Winner!

This year was so much fun!!  Our afghans turned out so beautiful and I am blessed you all joined me!!

My 2017 afghan is happily resting in my new living room and I love the way it brightens up!


Here are the photos submitted for the Red Heart Grand Prize Package!!

Ashley M #1

Sue P #2

 

Elaine R #3

Kat B #4

Elaine B #5

Susan F #6

Carolyn B #7

Adeline C #8

Terry Brown #9

Sandra S #10

Lindsay S #11

Judy S #12

Patti A #13

Sheri Downey #14

Judy S #15

Pam W #16

These are all beautiful!!!


Now if you are ready for the Grand Prize Drawing – A $50 prize package of Red Heart Yarn…

Using a number randomizer to pick between numbers 1-16… The WINNER is….

Number 6… Susan F!!!!  Congrats Susan… I will be passing off your info so Red Heart Yarns can send you the $50 Grand Prize..

A big thank you to Red Heart Yarns for sponsoring this giveaway!

If you would still like to have your project shown off on this page… Just email me the picture and permission to post it to – beatriceryandesigns@gmail.com!! I will be adding them as they come in to this  post!!

Stay tuned for my next CAL!!  You can join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to get the latest information!!


 

Custom Decorating with Crochet… The easy way to choose yarn colors!!

Custom Decorating with Crochet… The easy way to choose yarn colors!!

Now that the 2017 Crochet with Me – Crochet Along is done… I thought I would give you a tip on how I chose my colors!!  It is fun and an easy way to get inspiration for your crochet projects for your home!

As I was preparing to move into  my new home recently, I was out shopping each payday for things to fill my home!  I found so many things that had bright and cheery colors. I decided this year~ I would design the Mystery Afghan to add to my new decor! Below you will see a stylish ottoman/stool in fun colors and a whimsical pattern. The day I bought this, I decided to match up my yarn colors to this accessory.

Off I went with ottoman in hand to buy my yarn… It was so easy!  In just a few minutes I matched the 6 colors needed for this years afghan and I was out the door, almost to0 easy! This years afghan is in the bottom of the pile… but all 3 end up  matching the ottoman!  I must like bright colors… LOL!

So next time you are having a hard time choosing your colors for a project… Grab something that will be with the finished project and take it with you to buy yarn!  Or if it’s to big… take a few pictures…

Let the style of paid designers do the work for you!  You will start noticing trends… Home decor designers and yarn companies tend to be on the same track…

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

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