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Charity Crochet and Friday Night Crochet-A-Long Fun…

Ahhhh,,, The weekend!!  I love Fridays… It means I will have two days off from work and get to focus on Crochet for some true therapy!! This week I shared some pattern reviews and mentioned the hats that were made for the review would be going to charity… Each month I participate in ELK Studio From The Heart Charity Drive… Kathy Lashley founded this group several months ago.  She has a Godly Heart and always is helping others!!  She also is an excellent Crochet Designer… You can check out her designs at ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs…

This month our group is sending our donated Crochet Items to the Hosanna Home…Hosanna Home is simply what it says: A home, where we welcome in women with life controlling issues. We help them get their feet back on solid ground physically, spiritually and emotionally.

Here are the items I am sending off today for the group donation…

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Four Amazing Grace Headbands…

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Four hats from my Crochet Pattern Review…

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If you are interested in joining our charity group… You can Email Kathy at [email protected]…. We have alot of fun crocheting for many great causes…

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long…..

Tomorrow we start our first section of the Afghan… I will be posting the pattern directions in the morning and can’t wait for you to get started too…  So to kick off our CAL… Tonight on Facebook we will have our first “Show and Tell”… You may be wondering what we will show and tell… Tonight we will share our yarn…   At 4:00 EST  I will have a post on Facebook that says Show and Tell… In the comment section,,, Shout out your yarn you are using and/or post a picture…. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Beatrice Ryan Designs,,, Crochet-A-Long… Are you ready??

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Just a few more days to go and our hooks will all be working on a new fabulous project!!!!  Next Saturday (the 18th)  I will post the first segment of the pattern for our Crochet-A-Long…  This is a Free Crochet Pattern to all participants and the only requirement is that you have FUN!  Thanks to all of you who voted for  our Viewers Choice Crochet-A-Long!!!  I was excited you chose an Afghan!! I have designed it, crocheted the first section and have written it for  next Saturday!!!

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If you haven’t done a Crochet-A-Long before… This is how it will work!…..

1.You can find the Materials List already posted in the Crochet-A-Long tab at the top of the page.  As well as each weekly pattern post!

2.Each Saturday I will post the weekly segment of the pattern that you will complete by the next Friday.

3.Friday Evenings we will have Show and Tell on my Facebook Page… You can post comments and pictures on the designated Pinned Post on Facebook.

4.You can Join in on Ravelry in my CAL Group for more fun and discussions…

5.And… I have an official Pinterest Page where we can post and pin our CAL pictures!!! Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL 2014

6.One last thing… We will be having a vote at the end to name this afghan!!! So stay tuned and let’s have some fun!!!

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Oh… And would you like a peak at Week One???  Shhhhhh…. Yes we begin with a Granny! But, that is just the beginning!!  Lots of design elements and  fun,,, I can’t wait for you to see how this design turns out!!

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Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL

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Happy Crocheting!! Elena

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Crochet-A-Long with Beatrice Ryan Designs… Material List!!!!

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Are you ready for some crocheting??  I am, and I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!  I’ve purchased my yarn,,, Designed the Afghan and whipped up the first week of the project…I thought I better get ahead, start to work out any kinks and make sure it will be a fun and easy pattern!  So here we go!!! First I will list the materials needed,,,Then the stitches we will be using so you can be prepared… Don’t worry… These are all basic stitches and combinations of stitches to make some really fun textures!  If there is any slightly tricky areas,,, I will post photo tutorials!!  Also tonight,,, I will post a few thoughts about the afghan…

Materials:

2500-3000 Yards of Worsted Weight Yarn – 4 to 5 Colors, with one of the colors being your neutral or dominate( Neutral or Dominate being something like Black, White, Cream, Brown, Navy, Gray) *I am using Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn

Hook- I  or preferred hook for drape of project

Yarn Needle

Scissors

And… A whole lot of fun!!!!

Stitches:

Ch-Chain     Sl St-Slip Stitch     Sc-Single Crochet     Hdc-Half Double Crochet     Dc-Double Crochet     Trc-Triple Crochet

Decorative stitches may include- Twisted Stitches, Popocorn, Bobbles, Shells and Reverse Sc

Thoughts about our upcoming CAL Afghan:

This afghan can be made using scrap yarns or a specific color scheme.  In either case you will need one main color through-out (the neutral or dominate color) and 2-4 other colors.

You can use an optional size hook such as G-K depending on how you like the drape of your Afghans… I like using an  I Hook, but feel free to use what you like. Keep in mind this may change the overall size of the project.

This afghan will be an average size throw, but it can be made smaller by ending at any point your prefer.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Each Saturday I will post a segment of the pattern here.  You can come back any time and click on the Crochet-A-Long tab at the top of the page to view pattern sections.

Each Friday evening we will have Show and Tell on my Facebook page.  There will be a post you can comment or post you progress pictures!  This will be fun!!!

You can also join in over at Ravelry on my Crochet-A-Long Group… We have about 80 members so far in that group and we will have fun chatting over there too!!

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Let’s have some fun and make an afghan together…

Elena

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