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Fun Friday Crochet!!

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Once again it’s Friday and I love Friday’s!!!!  First… Our CAL Show and Tell is this evening over on Facebook at 5pm EST... Stop by to post your progress pictures or just see what fun we are having!!  A couple of weeks ago… I mentioned there is a Giveaway at the end of the CAL!!  So, would you like to know what is up for grabs??    A yarn lover’s favorite thing…

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So here is how you can win…

1. Make the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan during the January-March 2014.

2. Finish your Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan within 10 days of the last pattern post. Date will be posted soon.

3. Email your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to [email protected] or post your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Final Show and Tell which will be held 10 days after the final pattern section is posted.

*This giveaway is donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has no affiliation with Jo~Anns.

One winner will be drawn at random and announced here!  Your final pictures will be posted here, on Facebook and Pinterest!  Good luck and I can’t wait to see all the Afghans!!

Also…

Our monthly charity drive is once again coming up quickly… I will be sending my hats  for this months ELK Studio From The Heart to my friend Carolyn at The Purple Poncho… She has organized this months drive and we are donating to St Baldricks Foundation…They are having a fundraiser to raise funds for childhood cancer… Children participating are shaving their heads to raise money and our hats will keep them warm until their hair grows back…

Here is what I am sending…

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4 Great Hats for the St Baldricks Foundation!!

I reviewed another pattern while making these hats…and I would love to share it with you!!

Here are 2 Easy HDC Beanies from Carolyn The Purple Poncho,, These are super easy to make and her instructions are great!!  If you are looking for a hat to make in an evening… This is a great choice… Click here for the pattern link!

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2 Surface Braid Hats that I featured the free pattern for a couple weeks ago… Click here for the pattern!

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I loved making all four of these hats and can’t wait for next months charity drive!!  Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long … Week 6

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Thanks for participating for the last 5 weeks… The Afghans are looking amazing!!  Week 6 is  back to one of my favorite stitches… The TRC Twisted stitch!  Are you ready… Let’s get going!!!

week 6 Crochet a Long Free Pattern #Free #Pattern #Afghan #Crochet

Week 6 CAL

*Tip~ As always, make sure your stitch counts are the same Top/Bottom and Left/Right.

*Tip~ You can refer back to Week 3 instructions and pictures if you need to review the TRC Twisted Stitches.

Row 17:      Using one of your non neutral yarn colors, Join with Sl St to any “even” stitch from previous row.  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), Trc in Previous stitch to create a Twisted Stitch Pair.* Skip next stitch, Trc in next stitch, Trc in Previous stitch(skipped stitch) to form Twisted Stitch Pair.  Repeat Twisted Stitch Pairs across to corner. 3 Trc in corner space*. Repeat * * around to past last corner. Continue with  Twisted Stitch Pairs until you reach the beginning Twisted Stitch Pair. Join to top of Ch 4. Finish off.

Row 18:     With Neutral Color join with Sl St in any stitch.  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc), Hdc in each stitch around, Making 3 Hdc’s in the center stitch of each corner, (this will be in the 3rd Trc stitch in the previous round). Join with Sl St to Ch 2 and finish off.  * Make sure your stitch count has the same number of stitches on the top/bottom and also the same number of stitches on the right/left. This will be important to keep the afghan in an even rectangle.

Row 19:      Repeat Row 17 with another non neutral color.

Row 20:     Repeat row 18 with neutral color…

Now you are done with Week 6 and your afghan is really growing!!!  Just a few more weeks and we will have a full afghan!!    And for those of you who stick with it and finish your afghan within the  time frame… you will have a chance to win the Giveaway at the end of our CAL!!!  More details coming soon!!

week 6 crochet A long free pattern #Crochet #FreePattern

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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The Blessing of Charity Crochet…

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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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