Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorites… Week 33

It has been a really fun week,,, Lots of fun free patterns on Facebook and the finale of our Crochet-A-Long!!!

This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite for a single pattern feature came from Dearest Debi… She has tons of great patterns on her site and lots of great Crochet Ideas along with Craft Ideas and Green living…  I can tell it is Spring… This week you loved a Free Pattern that will brighten up the season!!  The Fan Favorite is a Single Layer Flower!!!  Hop over to see Dearest Debbi and Get your free pattern,,,Click Here!!

 

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Over on Facebook the newest trend is Crochet Roundups…  Many Crochet Bloggers are putting together collages featuring collections of their favorite free patterns… I have been featuring one round up per day… So this weeks Fan Favorite Free Pattern Round Up was put together by Daisy Cottage DesignsShe chose a round up full of “Things for the Home”!!!  15 great free patterns…  You can hop over to her blog and get the links to all of these great patterns…Click Here!!

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Free Patterns for the Home….

This week my most popular pattern from here at Beatrice Ryan Designs both on the blog and Facebook was my Amazing Grace Spa Trio…  Thank you all for supporting my Amazing Grace Series and being so generous by paying it forward…  You can Click on the Amazing Grace Pattern tab at the top of the page for the Free Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Cloth Trio

You should also hop over to my Facebook page and see the Finale CAL Show and Tell… So many beautiful afghans… The winner of the givaway will be announced here tomorrow… I will also be showing off everyones photos over the next couple weeks!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

The Amazing Grace Spa Trio is the 5th Free Crochet Pattern in the Amazing Grace Series...  This series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!  Please consider donating to someone suffering or recovering from cancer with these patterns or to a Cancer Foundation!

The Amazing Grace Spa Trio is made up of 3 Cotton Crocheted Cloths in varying sizes~Perfect for a Cancer Patient!  By using quality uncolored cotton yarn, you can make a nice gift set that will be gentle for cleansing and uplifting for those who are suffering or recovering from cancer!  Of course you can also make them for personal use and gifts for friends!

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

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

 

1. Amazing Grace Facecloth (Small)

2. Amazing Grace Washcloth (Medium)

3. Amazing Grace Hand Towel (Large)

 Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Each item takes 100-300 Yards Cotton Yarn.

Size H Crochet Hook

Scissors

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Stitches:

Ch – Chain     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

Instructions:

Facecloth~

Chain 21

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 20 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 6 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 6 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 & 3 four more times.

Edging: Ch 1, Working along the side edge, *Sc 18 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner.* Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Washcloth~

Chain 27

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 26 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 8 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 8 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-15: Repeat rows 2 & 3  Six more times.

Edging: Ch 1, Working along the side edge, *Sc 24 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner.* Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

Hand Towel~

Chain 33

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each stitch across to end. = 32 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1,  Sc in 1st St, Skip next Stitch, *Sc, Ch 2, Sc all in the next stitch. Skip next 2 Stitches*, Repeat * * across to the last 2 stitches. Skip stitch and Sc in the last stitch. = 10 Chain 2 Spaces and 1 Sc on each end.

Row 3: Turn, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 3 Dc in next Ch 2 Space (Dc Cluster made). Repeat Dc Cluster in each Ch 2 space across. Dc in last stitch. = 10 Dc Clusters and 1 Dc on each end.

Row 4-11: Repeat rows 2 & 3 Nine more times.

Edging: Ch 1, *Working along the side edge, Sc 36 stitches evenly to corner. 3 Sc in corner, Sc 31 along the bottom/top edge, 3 Sc in corner. *,  Repeat * * around. Join with Slip Stitch to beginning. Finish off. Weave in ends.

 

Amazing Grace Spa Trio, Free Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

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Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 31

Yes, it is that time again!! Time to feature the Free Crochet Pattern you all loved  from last week on Facebook!!~  This Fan Favorite was over the top… over 47000 views. and tons of likes and shares!!!  With spring coming up and baby shower invitations arriving… This super cute pattern would be a great gift!!    So… Here is this week very popular Facebook Fan Favorite Daisy Stitch Bootees by Megan Mills…  To get the Free Pattern,,, Click Here!

 

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Daisy Stitch Bootees!!!

Also….

We are winding down our CAL… Saturday our last pattern segment will be posted!!  We have been having so much fun… You may be wondering what is next here at Beatrice Ryan Designs??  I have another free pattern that I will be posting very shortly… So stay tuned!!  It will be another pattern in the Amazing Grace Series!!  

Week 9

Week 9 CAL Afghan…Now just for the edging!!

And,,,

If you have ever had problems with your crochet projects having issues with becoming uneven, too tight or too loose and not turning out like the pattern suggests… Hop over and read the article I wrote for The Yarn Box on How Tension Plays A Part In Your Projects!!

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Happy Crocheting!!!!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL… Week 8

Almost to the finish line with this fun Crochet Afghan!!!  I hope you are all loving your projects… I am absolutely loving all the ones being posted to Facebook!!!  If you forgot to post last night… head over anytime and add to the most recent Show and Tell… Or email me you picture and I will add them for you!!

Are you ready for Week 8??  This is another easy week, we will be repeating the Granny Stripe to tie it all together! And don’t forget… If your are working on this CAL, and you finish it within the time frame… You will be eligible for the CAL Giveaway… A $25 gift card for Jo Anns!!  Details are posted on the Crochet-A-Long tab…

Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan…

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*Tip~ You will want the same number of 3Dc Clusters on Top/Bottom and Right/Left. Make sure you double-check this before you move to the next row.

*Tip~For the Granny Strip section you will be turning after each row and no longer working in the round.

Row 25:    With non-neutral color – Join with Sl St to Second Stitch from corner, Chain 3 (counts as Dc now and throughout) and  2 DC in same stitch,* Sk 2 stitches, 3 Dc in next stitch(3Dc Cluster)*, Repeat ** across, until you reach the last 2 stitches from the next corner(you may be short a stitch and end up with only 1 stitch before the center stitch of the corner. In this case just skip the 1 stitch), 3 Dc in center stitch of the corner, Ch 2, 3 Dc in same stitch(Corner Cluster made), Sk 2 stitches. Repeat 3Dc Clusters, Sk 2 stitches and Corner Cluster, Sk 2 stitches, around. Join to beginning Ch 3 with Sl St. Finish off.

Row 26-29:    Change to next color, Turn work over and Join with Sl St between any two 3Dc clusters. Ch 3 and  2 Dc in same space,* 3 Dc Cluster in next space*, Repeat * *across to corner, 3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in chain 2 space of previous row. Continue around with 3Dc Clusters in spaces and  3Dc Cluster, Ch 2, 3Dc Cluster in each corner. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off.

 

This completes Week 8…  Congrats… You are so close to finishing your afghan!!!

 

Week 8 grass

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Fun Friday Crochet!!

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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AND

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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