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The Blessing of Charity Crochet…

The last few months I have been so blessed to be a part of ELK Studio From the Heart!!!  Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs has put together a group that donates once a month to a designated charity…  Each month a different charity is chosen and all the items are sent in to help those in need…  This month we are donating to Halos of Hope… If you would like to participate in the future you can contact Kathy at [email protected]

This month I made only 4 hats for the charity… But I love these hats,,, Great Patterns and if you would like to make any of these… I have the link for the patterns below each picture!!

Charity Crochet Hats... Free Patterns!!

February Charity Donation to Halos of Hope!!

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Surface Braid #Crochet Hat... #FreePattern     Surface Braid #Crochet Hat... #FreePattern

Surface Braid Hat… Click Here for the link!

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Country Appeal Hat... #FreeCrochet #Pattern

Country Appeal Hat… Click Here for the link!!

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Morning Frost Hat... #FreePattern #Crochet

Morning Frost Hat…Click Here for the link!!

Don’t forget to check in on Facebook tomorrow at 5 pm EST for our Crochet-A-Long “Show and Tell” ,,, We will see some amazing pictures!!!!

Happy Crocheting!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Week 5

Wow… Amazing!  Week 5 already and our Afghans are really taking shape!!  This has been a wonderful week,,,  I am celebrating my 1 year blogversary,,, Released a New Free Crochet Pattern~Winter’s Twist Headband and Having a great time with our CAL!!!  Thanks so much for joining me here and  Loving Crochet!!!

week 5

So here we go… Week 5 CAL Afghan Pattern…

*Tip~ You will want to make sure that you have the same number of stitches Top/Bottom and Right/Left.

*Tip~ You will continue working your afghan turning the work after each row.

*Tip~ For Row 16 it will be very important that each side of your afghan has an “even” amount of stitches between the corner spaces… This with be necessary for week 6 to turn out correctly!!

*Puff Stitch~ YO, insert hook in stitch, pull up loop, *YO, Insert hook in same stitch, Pull up loop*, Repeat 2 more times, Yo and draw yarn through all 9 loops. You will be Sc in the next stitch to lock in the Puff Stitch.

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Row 12:     With Right Side facing, Join your neutral yarn with Sl St to any corner space.  Ch 3(Counts as Dc), 2 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc all in the same corner space. *Dc in the  next stitch and each stitch across to the next corner space, 3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc in corner space*. Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. finish off.

Row 13:     Turn, With Wrong Side Facing, Join contrasting color with Sl St to any corner, Sc in next 2 stitches (Not in corner), [*Puff St, Sc 3*, Repeat * * across to corner, 5 Sc in corner space, Sc in next 2 stitches], Repeat [  ] around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off.  Make sure you have the same number of Puff Stitches Top/Bottom & Right/Left.

Row 14:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with new color in any stitch.  Ch 3, Dc across to corner stitch (Middle stitch of 5 corner Sc), *Dc,Ch 2, Dc all in the corner stitch, Dc across to next corner*, Repeat * * around to beginning Ch 3. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.

Row 15:    Repeat Row 13

Row 16:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with neutral color to any stitch.  Ch 3  *Dc across to Corner Stitch (3rd Sc of 5 corner Sc), Skip Corner Stitch, Ch 2, Dc in next St*, Repeat * * around. Join to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.  **Make sure each side of your afghan has even amounts of Dc… See Tips**

Congratulations… Another Week done and your afghan is looking wonderful!!

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Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

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Winter’s Twist Free Headband Pattern

To celebrate my 1 Year Blogversary… And a Big Thank You for all of your support… I have designed this cozy Free Crochet Headband Pattern!

Winter’s Twist Headband

Winters Twist Free Crochet Headband Pattern

Click Here to add this fun pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!

Materials:  Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn

                       Color A:   100 yards           Color B:   50 Yards

                       Hook~ H

                       Scissors

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Gauge:     2″ x 2″  = 7 Dc X 3 Rows

Headband:  20″  To change the size, add or subtract 2 stitches

Stitches:  Ch – Chain     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

                    Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet     Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet

Instructions:

With Color A, Ch 68~ Join with Sl St to beginning.  Be very careful not to twist the chain while joining.

Row 1:     Ch 2 (Counts as beginning Hdc), Hdc around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc

Row 2:     Ch 2, *Fphdc in next Stitch, Bphdc in next Stitch*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc

Row 3:     Ch 3(Counts as Dc), Dc in previous St (This will form an “X” and is a Twisted Stitch), Skip next Stitch, *Dc in next Stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Skip St*, Repeat * * Around making “Twisted Stitches”, Join with Sl St to Beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.  = 34 Twisted Stitches.

Row 4: Change to Color B and Join with Slip Stitch to Same as Last Joining St(Ch 3 of previous row),Your Twisted stitches now will not line up with previous row. See Picture below.  Ch 3, Dc in previous stitch (Twisted Stitch made), Skip St, *Dc in next stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Sk St.* Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off.  = 34 Twisted Stitches.

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Row 5:     Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Finish off

Row 6:     Change to color B, Repeat row 4, Finish off

Row 7:     Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Do Not Finish Off

Row 8:     Ch 2, Hdc in each stitch around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2 = 68 Hdc

Row 9:     Ch 2, *Fphdc in next stitch, Bphdc in next stitch*, Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2, Finish off and weave in ends.

Winters Twist Free #Crochet #Headband pattern Winters Twist Free #Crochet #Headband pattern

*** 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.***

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Happy Crocheting

Elena

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