Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 8 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 8 Featured Pattern!!

The Amazing Grace Charity Drive is getting close to the finale!!!  If you want to participate and pay it forward to those in need, all items must be received at Beatrice Ryan Designs by Friday October 31st to be eligible for the Prize Package drawing…  I have received tons of boxes and packages already full of wonderful crochet items… I am so excited to see the Grand Total of our donation to Crochet For Cancer!!!  We are really making a difference!!  Each hat, blanket, shawl and hand-made item is a treasure that will bless someone who is suffering or recovering from cancer.

I am working on 2 more Amazing Grace Free Pattern Designs and can’t wait to share them with you over the next couple weeks… They are brand new designs… One small project and one larger project!!  So make sure you stay tuned for more Free Patterns!!!

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Now,,, On to the Featured Pattern!!  This week I would like to share with you  a great pattern for our children who are suffering!!  It is bright and cheery and made with soft yarn, it will be a perfect donation at any time or a gift for your loved one!!

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

Amazing Grace Baby Blanket

Week 8 Featured Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive Pattern!!

To read more about this project and make this Free Pattern… Click Here!

I hope to see a few of these blankest in the donation boxes ♥♥♥

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Don’t miss your chance to win this fun Prize Package by participating in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… To find out all the details and eligibility rules… Click Here!

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

I love these products!!

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To find out more about our friends at Crochet for Cancer… Click Here!!

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Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 6 Featured Pattern!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 6 Featured Pattern!

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway

Only a couple more weeks to finish off our charity drive!!  I have received many great donations already,,, And hope to see more packages rolling in before the deadline of October 31st…  Once all the packages have been received,,, I will be delivering them all to Crochet for Cancer!  With the Winter months upon us, there will be a large need for soft, cozy hats for those who are suffering and recovering from cancer… And now is the time you can make a difference!!

You also can be eligible for the Fantastic Prize Package by getting your donation in by the deadline!!  Even 1 hat makes a difference, So please consider paying it forward by using a free crochet pattern and making a hat, scarf, cowl or any great item you think would help someone  stay warm and give them some comfort during their time of need!!

For all the rules and information to participate in this great charity drive… Click on the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive tab at the top of the page!!  Lets Make A Difference!!!

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Amazing Grace Weekly Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Tote

Amazing Grace Tote Bag

When I designed this Free Pattern, I was picturing this bag to be given to a patient for their chemo appointments… They could fill it with a light weight blanket, book, crocheting or any items they need to help them pass the time while receiving their treatment. It is a fun and simple project and could brighten the day of someone suffering or recovering from cancer!!

To make this fun tote bag… Click Here!!  Let me know what you think!

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I LOVE YARN DAY

Yes I  do!!  I love yarn and today we are celebrating it!!  I am going to start my next Amazing Grace Design… This pattern I will be starting today will be for the Grand Finale of the Charity Drive!!  You are going to love this new pattern,,, It is feminine, soft, and fashionable!!  I can’t wait to show you… So stay tuned!!

There are lots of great Sales on yarn today so don’t miss out!!

One of my favorites is a sale at Mary Maxim…   Bernet Satin yarn is on sale for $1.99

Click here to check out this great deal… Bernat Satin Yarn

Bernat Satin Yarn

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Have fun and do something great with yarn today!!  Happy I Love Yarn Day!!

What will you be making??  Leave a comment, I would love to hear!!

 

Elena

 

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf ~ Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf ~ Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

The Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf is the 11th free pattern in the Amazing Grace Series!!  This is a versatile pattern that can be worn in may ways! You can be warm and cozy while still being fashionable!!

 

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

If you love this pattern… You can save it to your Ravelry favorites and queue……Click Here!

Keeping in the style of the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern… This infinity scarf pattern is the same great style, with a fashionable multi purpose effect!  The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb who passed away in 2007 from this unfortunate disease.  Please consider paying it forward to those who are suffering or recovering from cancer by donating items made from my free patterns

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Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

Materials

Yarn ~ 250-300 yards Worsted Weight Yarn Total(Cascade Yarns Pacific Color Waves #315, 1.5 balls)

 

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Hook ~ K

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches

St – Stitch      Sl St – Slip Stitch      Sp – Space       Sk – Skip       Ch – Chain      Sc – Single Crochet      Dc – Double Crochet      Rev Sc -Reverse Single Crochet

 

Instructions

Ch 150

Join to the beginning with a Sl St… Being very careful not to twist the chain!

You will be working in the round

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc in each St around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 150 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1,  Sc in the 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2, Sc) All in the next St, Sk 2 Sts*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 50 Ch 2 Sps

Row 3:  Sl St in next Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as 1st Dc now and throughout), 2 Dc in same Ch 2 Sp as beginning Ch 3, *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to the top of beginning Ch 3. = 50 3Dc Clusters

Row 4:  Sl St in next St (Center Dc of previous row 3Dc cluster), Ch 1, (Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in the same St, Sk 2 Sts, * (Sc,Ch2,Sc) in next St, Sk 2 Sts*. Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 50 Ch 2 Sps

Rows 5-14: Repeat Rows 3 & 4 five more times

Row 15: Repeat Row 3 one more time

Top Edging:

Ch 1, Rev Sc Around, Join to beginning. Finish Off. = 150 Rev Sc

Bottom Edging:

Join with Sl St to any stitch on the bottom edge. Ch 1, Rev Sc Around. Join to beginning. Finish Off. = 150 Rev Sc

Weave ends in.

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Congratulations!!!! You have completed your Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf… Enjoy!

Stop by the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Page to see how you can make a difference!! Click here or on the tab at the top of the page

 

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf         Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf        Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf

*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy ~ Free Crochet Pattern…

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy ~ Free Crochet Pattern…

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

If you love this pattern,,, You can save it to your Ravelry queue and favorites for easy access…    CLICK HERE

To Celebrate our Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Here is my 10th Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern!!

Keeping in the style of the Amazing Grace Stitch Pattern… This hat pattern is a variation of the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie,,, It is the same great style, with a fashionable slouch effect!  The Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness and my dearest friend Sandra Kay Gilb who passed away in 2007 from this unfortunate disease.  Please consider paying it forward to those who are suffering or recovering from cancer by donating items made from my free patterns…

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Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy

Materials

Yarn ~ 125-150 yards Worsted Weight Yarn Total(Pictured above is Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn)

Color A~Main Color

Color B~Accent Color

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Although all worsted weight yarn is  graded to be a #4, there is variance between brands… I found Red Heart With Love and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice to be a great weight for this hat and  also soft.  Caron Simply Soft was wonderful for the softness, but made the hat slightly smaller.

Hook ~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle

 

Stitches

St – Stitch     Sl St – Slip Stitch    Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     HDC – Half Double Crochet     FPSC – Front Post Single Crochet

 

Instructions

Begin with a Magic Circle (Video Instructions)

Row 1:  Ch 1 (Does not count as 1st St now and through out), 10 HDC in Magic Ring.  Tighten Ring by pulling on loose tail.  Join with Sl St to  top of 1st HDC. = 10 HDC

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st St and 2 HDC in each St around, Join to top of 1st HDC. = 20 HDC

Row 3:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, Hdc in next St,* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 30 Hdc

Row 4:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 2 Sts.* Around.  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC.  = 40 HDC

Row 5:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 40 HDC

Row 6: Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 3 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 50 HDC

Row 7:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 50 HDC

Row 8:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 4 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 60 HDC

Row 9:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 60 HDC

Row 10:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, 1 HDC in next 5 Sts* Around  Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 70 HDC

Row 11:  Ch 1, HDC in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 70 HDC

Row 12:  Ch 1, *2 HDC in 1st St, HDC in next 6 Sts, 2 HDC in next St, HDC in next 5 Sts* Around to last 5 Sts, 2 HDC in next St, HDC in last 4 Sts. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC. = 81 HDC

Row 13:  Ch 1, Hdc in each St Around. Join with Sl St to top of 1st HDC = 81 HDC

Row 14: Ch 1, Turn, FPSC in each St around. Join with Sl ST to top of beginning FPSC. = 81 FPSC (This is the wrong side now facing you.)

Row 15:  Change to color B, Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc (Right side facing)

Row 16:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc  ** See tip at the bottom of the page for lengthening your hat if desired**

Row 17:  Change to color A, Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each stitch around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 81 Sc

Row 18:  Ch 1,Turn,  FPSC in each St around. Join with Sl ST to top of beginning FPSC. = 81 FPSC (This is the wrong side now facing you.)

Row 19:  Change to color B, Ch 1, Turn, Sc in 1st St, Ch 2, Sc in  same St again, Sk 2 Sts, *(Sc,Ch2,Sc) all in next St, Sk 2* Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 27 Ch 2 Spaces

Row 20: DO Not Turn, Sl St in 1st Ch 2 Sp, Ch 3(Counts as Dc now and throughout), 2 more Dc in same Ch 2 Sp., *3 Dc in next Ch 2 Sp(Shell made)*, Repeat * * Around, Join to top of beginning ch 3 . =27 Shells made.

Rows 21 & 22: Repeat Rows 19 & 20

Row 23:  Change to Color A, Do Not Turn, Ch 1, Sc Around, Join with Sl St to beginning. = 81 sc

Row 24:  Ch 1, Turn, FPSC in each St Around. = 81 FPSC (Wrong Side Facing again)

Row 25:  Ch 1 Turn, *Sc in next 8 Sc, Decrease over the next 2 Sc’s* Around. Join with Sl St to top of beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Rows 26 & 27:  Change to Color B,  Ch 1 Turn, Sc Around. Join with Sl St To beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Rows 28 & 29:  Change to Color A, Ch 1, Turn, Sc Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. = 72 Sc

Row 30:  Ch 1 Turn, FPSC in each St Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. – 72 FPSC.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Congratulations.. You have completed the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy!

** To increase the length of your Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy, You can repeat row 16 as many times as desired.**

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy Hat    Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie solid

Here you can see the difference between the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy and the Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie…

 

Amazing Grace Blissful Slouchy Hats

Stop by the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Page to see how you can make a difference!! Click here or on the tab at the top of the page

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive… Week 2 Featured Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Featured Pattern

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Have you started your projects for the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive??  I have, I made 7 of the new Amazing Grace Blissful Beanies…  And I made the prototype for the Amazing Grace Blissful Slouch!!!  Hats seem to be so quick and easy to make,, I hope to make a ton of them for the charity… If you haven’t read about how to donate and Prize Package yet… Click Here for the information…

This weeks Amazing Grace Featured Pattern was my second design in the series…  The Amazing Grace Headband!!

 

Amazing Grace Headband

You may wonder,,,, How would a headband be used by a cancer patient… and why would I include this pattern in the series….

I had just finished the original Amazing Grace Hat and noticed that the crown of that hat would be a perfect headband… With a nice easy edging, I could have another pattern and make this a series instead of just one pattern… So the Amazing Grace Pattern Series was now born… This is what gave me the idea to keep all of the Amazing Grace Patterns the same “Stitch Style”…  So now each time I design an Amazing Grace Pattern,,, I have to think about how to make it all work using this stitch pattern!!

Not all cancer patients lose their hair or they may be in a stage that they still have some… Many also wear wigs, so I thought it would be nice to have something not so heavy and a little more stylish to help them feel pretty and comfortable while they were going through treatment or recovering… You can also make the Amazing Grace Headbands for family members who need something to brighten their day… You can make the Amazing Grace Hat for the patient and a matching Amazing Grace Headband for a family member… Wouldn’t that be a great gift??

I love giving gifts to people who are a little down… When my dearest friend Sandy was in her last days,,, I would head down on the weekend and visit with her… It was a 3 hour drive and it was so hard knowing I would soon be sitting in her room talking about old times, her wishes and close to the end,,, just holding her hand because the cancer had migrated to her brain…  I was blessed to know her final wishes and knew her well enough that when she said just the couple of words she could get out… I always knew just what she meant…  One of my best memories was spending time with her family too… One day while stopping at the store to get her a little snack,,, I decided to fill up a basket with tons of fun snacks for her boys…  When I got to her house I set the basket on the table and the boys dug in,,, candy, drinks, chips and much more… If it only took the sadness away for a moment it was so worth it!!  So remember, many are suffering when a loved one has cancer…  Giving a little will bless you more than you can imagine!

I hope you will consider making a few to donate!!  For the guidelines make sure you check the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive at the top of the page!!

Amazing Grace Headband   Amazing Grace Headband

Happy Crocheting!! And God Bless!!

Elena

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May you also remember all those live lost on this day may years ago and the sacrifices made by the heroes who did what they could to save lives !!  America is a strong, great country!

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