Only 12 Hours Left To Enter The Celebration Give-Away….

Good Morning Friends and Fellow Crocheters!  Don’t miss out on your chance to win a wonderful crochet package to celebrate my first 5000 views on Beatrice Ryan Designs…  All you need to do is leave your answer to the following question in the comment section and you will be entered to win a Beautiful Wooden Crochet Hook and 3 Balls of Fun Yarn!!!

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What Is Your Favorite Size Crochet Hook????  Post your answer to enter!!!!

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The Fabulous Give-Away!!!

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I have several new projects to share…   I am finishing up a new bag and 2 new hats…. Stay tuned tomorrow for the Give-Away Winner and  the latest projects!

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So here is to Crochet Friends, Give-Aways and New Projects.

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Elena

May Day… It’s another crafty day…

May,,, A beautiful month,,, Flower will begin to bloom,,, More sunshine,,, And my baby will turn 17 this month…

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Like you know,,, I love to crochet… I have tried my hand at many other things and love to craft…  Alpine Originals keeps me quite busy with my crochet sales,,, but one of the other popular items I sell there are some adorable small boxes that I make out of Folded Sheets of beautiful paper… I make 3 sizes and yesterday they told me they were almost out of  my Hand Folded Boxes

So,,, I sat down at the kitchen table and whipped up 12 boxes in no time at all…I love to see how each one turns out once they are folded and glued in place…

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12 Hand folded boxes,,, 3 sizes… LOVE!!

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Large,,, Approximately 4 1/2″ Box..

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Medium,,, Approximately 3 1/2″ Box…

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Small,,, Approximately 2 1/2″ Box…

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What do you think,,, Aren’t these wonderful??

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I couldn’t pass up a little crochet though,,, So I settled in a bit later and made another set of  Face Cloths… Love the spring colors…

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Spring Time Face Cloths…

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So here is to Cute Boxes,,,, Crochet and A Beautiful Month!!

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Elena

Hobo Granny….

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If I don’t have a hook in my hand and yarn trailing across the chair,,, something is definitely wrong!  The calming sense of the soft fiber and beautiful colors bring joy to my evenings and weekends…  Counting stitches, rows and inches almost seems to ease the worlds worries away!

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Last night I finished up this beautiful Hobo Granny Bag!     22 Granny Squares joined into this Hobo Style Bag… Maze, Gray, Aqua and Plum yarn  make this bag work for any season… Once it was done, I tried it on for size… I so wanted to keep it!  But like you know if you hang out here very much,,, almost everything is given away to a loved one or sold at Alpine Originals…This lovely bag will be delivered later today for some lucky bag collector to purchase!

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Granny Hobo Bag!

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I have 3 current project going… Maybe more if I look around…  1. Camo Baby Granny Blanket… 2. Spring Colors Granny Blanket (size undetermined)… 3. Mini Granny Purse…  Always something in the works… The Spring Granny is what I am loving and will finish next!  Pictures to be posted soon!!  I am also working on my next Free Pattern,,, So stay tuned!

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So here is to Granny, Bags and Projects!.

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Elena

Granny Bag….

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A Beautiful Granny Bag…  It was time for something new!…  With all the baby items I made for Alpine Originals last month… And working on my own Sunburst Granny Square Blanket… I was so excited to create something new and different!  I love bags and purses!  A couple of weeks ago I posted my Market Bags that were made for the shop and this beautiful bag will be making its way to Alpine Originals as well.

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purse on tree

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This purse is made using 13 Granny Squares with the joining method I found at Attic 24, I love all the great info she give us crocheters!  I used Caron Pounder in cream as my yarn choice, Bamboo Handle and not showing,,,, A satin liner in Cheetah Print… Super Cute!

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I have seen tons of Granny Square Bags all over crochet sites lately and was very inspired!  I want to make some colorful ones, large ones and small ones, tons of them… This was really a fun project!! Stay tuned to see what bags come next… And,,, Another Free Pattern is in the works!

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So here is to more Granny Square Projects, Bags and Purses and Crocheting!

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Elena

It’s Almost Done… National Crochet Month & Sunburst Granny!

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I decided to get busy on my Sunburst Granny Square Blanket ..  I’m still not sure of the size I want though, … I now have 45 squares complete and will need somewhere between 48-63 squares to make a nice size blanket!  I am tempted to stop at 48 so I can join them and put an edging on…   I only need 48 to make a twin topper,,, 63 for a queen… Hmmmm!  Well, I will have to decide tonight… I actually could have this beautiful blanket done this weekend if I do 48 squares!

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I really have enjoyed making this blanket,,, and for once I am keeping it for myself…YAY!  Hopefully one of my children don’t want to steal it,,, I always give in!

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These are a few of my favorite combinations…

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This reminds me of my childhood bedroom colors… My Grandmother Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw painted my room purple for me when I was 8 years old… Loved it!  She made a crochet loopy rug in these colors for my floor… I wish I still had it… Maybe I should make a replica!

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Don’t forget this is still National Crochet Month… Stretch yourself into learning how to crochet, reading patterns or new stitches!

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Here is to finishing projects and National Crochet Month…

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Elena

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