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 – [email protected]!! 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

 

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!

Crochet with Me!! Winter 2017 CAL… Week 11!


Here we are… The last week before making the edging and blocking or project into the final piece!!  I am so excited to see the finish line… It has been so much fun, and I have love the journey!

This week is an easy stitch technique!  It has been included in many of my patterns!  I hope you love it too!

Let’s do this thing!

Turn, Join Color A with sl st to the top right corner ch sp.

Round 76: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 55 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 75 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 56 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 75 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =262 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

Turn, Join Color B with sl to the top right corner ch sp.

Round 77: Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 57 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 77 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 58 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 77 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =270 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

Turn, Join Color C with sl st to top right corner ch sp.

Round 78:  Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, *sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, dc 2 sts back(in 1st sk st)-X st made*, repeat *to* 59 more times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 79 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 60 times, (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in next ch 1 corner sp, repeat *to* 79 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. =278 X sts & 4 (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

That’s it… You are now done with the base of your afghan…!

Next week, we will be making the border, weaving in the ends and blocking our project… Wow.. Almost done!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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