Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag ~ Red Heart Grand Prize Winner Announced!!!

Simply August Boho Bag 

Red Heart Grand Prize Winner 


We had so much fun making our Simply August Boho Bag CAL… Lots of great finished projects… Today the Grand Prize Winner of the Red Heart Yarn Prize Package is announced and there are lots of pictures being added to the gallery…  12 finalists made entries… each numbered as they came in.. I used a number randomizer to draw the lucky winning number 8!!!

Congratulations to Lydia W.!!  Just email me your address and Red Heart Yarns will get the yarn coming your way!!!

If you loved this bag… But missed out on the CAL, Later today I will have the pattern in PDF form available for $2 on Ravelry and Craftsy… Watch for the post!!!  The CAL directions will remain available for free posted in the Crochet With Me, Crochet Along tab at the top of the page.

Here are the 12 entries in order

  1. Sally O.

2. Brenda T.

3. Barbara Z.

4. Megan S.

5. Pattie A.

6. Deborah R.

7. Heather G.

8. Lydia W.

9. Lindsay S.

10. Theresa R.

 

11. Gena F.

12. Carolyn B.

That is the 12 entries.. Love them all!!!


Here is my finished bag that has been the Promo Picture.. My lovely daughter was home for college and grabbed the bag and threw it over her shoulder for a quick photo-op… I loved it and decided to use it for the main photo!!  Lucky to have such great children!!


Happy Crocheting and make sure to send your finished photos to my email **[email protected]** with permission to add them to this photo gallery!!!

 

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


 

 

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square… New Free Crochet Pattern

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square

If you love this Free Square Pattern, Save it to your Ravelry Favorites for easy access… Click Here!!


Are you ready for another fun, easy crochet square pattern ?? Here you go!!!  This is a 12″ square using worsted weight yarn. It can easily be made in one sitting!!

Using this 12″ Square you can make many sizes of beautiful afghans by making several blocks and crocheting them together, Or…  This Ziggidy Zag Summer Square along with my Rainbow Burst Reversible Square and my Festival of Fall Square are all made to work together to make a fun sampler afghan if you want to spice it up!


Materials:

Worsted weight yarn – 2 to 9 colors. 50 – 75 yards total.  I used Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Colors in order

A: Kelly Green    B: Mustard   C: Cranberry   D: Fern   E: Terra Cotta   F: Aqua

 

Hook- Size J

Stitches:

St – Stitch     Sp – Space     Ch – Chain    Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Trc – Treble Crochet     Dec – Decrease (insert hook in st, yo and pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo and pull up loop, yo, pull yarn thru all 3 loops on hook)

Special Stitches:  

V Stitch – 2 dc in one stitch

Puff Stitch ~ Yo, insert hook in sp, pull up loop, yo, insert hook in same sp, pull up loop, yo, draw yarn through all 5 loops on hook.

Decorative Stitch (sc,trc,sc) in one st. When making this st, make sure to pop the trc to the front of the square. This will make a nice decorative stitch.

Size:

12″ x 12″

Instructions:

Using Color A

Begin with a Magic Circle(video tutorial by Moogly)

Round 1:  Ch 1, *puff st, ch 1*, repeat * * 8 times. Join with sl st to beginning puff st. Finish off. = 8 puff sts & 8 ch1 sps

Color B

Round 2:  Join yarn with sl st in any ch1 sp, ch 3(counts as dc), (dc, ch-1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2dc, ch-1, 2dc) in next ch-1 sp*, Repeat * to* around. Join with sl st to beginning of ch-3. Finish off. = 32 dc & 8 ch-1 sps

Color C

Round  3:  Join yarn in any ch-1 sp, ch 4(counts as trc), 8 trc in same sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, 9 trc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat *to * 2 more times, (dc, ch 1 dc)  in last ch1 sp. Join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. Finish off. =36 trc and 4-(dc,ch-1,dc)

Color D

Round 4:  Join with sl st in the 5th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from row 3, ch 4, 6 more trc in same st, *sk st, V st in next st*, repeat *to* one more time, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, {7 trc in next st, repeat *to* 2 times, sk st, V st in ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 2 times,  sk st}, repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 4. = 4- 7 trc and 20 V sts

Color E

Round 5:  Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle of corner st) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 5 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 28 V sts and 4- 7 dc

Color F

Round 6:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 7 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 36 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color A

Round 7:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 9 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 44 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color B

Round 8:   Join with sl st in 4th st of any corner (middle st of corner ) from previous round, ch 3, 6 more dc in same st, * sk 2 sts, V st in next st, V st in center of next 11 V sts, sk st, V st in next st, sk 2 sts*, {7 dc in next st, repeat *to* one time}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 52 V sts and 4 – 7 dc

Color C

Round 9:  Join with sl st to 4th st of any corner(middle st of corner) from previous round, ch 1, 3 sc in same st, *sc in next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sk st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in next st*, Repeat *to* 2 more times, sc in the next 3 sts, (sc,trc,sc) in the center of each of the next 13 V sts, sc in the last 3 sts, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 52 (sc,trc,sc) and 36 sc  *you will continue to use Color C*

Round 10:  Ch 1, sc in same st, {3sc in next st, sc in the next 4 sts, *dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 12 more times, sc in next 4 sts}, Repeat {to} 2 more times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, repeat *to* 13 times, sc in last 3 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 148 sts

Weave in ends

That’s it… You now have a Ziggidy Zag Summer Square!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.

 

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL.. Week 2 Instructions!!!

 


Here we are… Week 2, Your bottom of your bag is complete and you have started the sides in week 1… Are you ready to complete the bag this week?? Next week we move to the handles, and blocking the bag to finish it off… Wow.. This is going fast!!!

If you missed out on joining us in the beginning of the CAL,, Still plenty of time to catch up!!!  All the weeks are provided in the Crochet with Me CAL tab at the top of the page…

Also.. don’t forget the fantastic Grand Prize provided by Red Heart Yarns…

All the participants who finish their project by September 9th at 11:59pm PST and send me a photograph of the finished project along with permission to use the photo to [email protected]You will be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway sponsored by Red Heart Yarns!!!   This is a $50 prize package of lovely yarns…

*Giveaway open to US resident only

4 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn
3 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Yarn


Lets get started with Week 2!!

Rounds 11- 20 … You will repeat rows 9 & 10

Round 21:  Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, hdc in the next 9 stitches, *sc in the next 5 sts, hdc in next st*, repeat * to * 4 more times, hdc in next 8 sts, repeat * to * 4 more times, join with sl st to the beginning sc. = 50 sc & 26 hdc

Round 22:  ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 76 sc

Round 23:  Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the  next 31 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the last 24 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 72 sc

Round 24:  Ch 1, sc in 1st 8 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 34 sts, decrease over the next 2 sts, sc in the next 26 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 70 sc

Round 25:  Ch 1, Reverse sc around in each st. Join with a sl st to the beginning. = 70 reverse sc’s.

Here is a Facebook Live Video of my demonstration of the Reverse Single Crochet!!! Click Here…

Finish off and weave in ends.

That is it!!! You have completed week 2.. Easy and quick..

** Now, if you don’t know how to do a Reverse Single Crochet… Join me Monday Evening Live in our Beatrice Ryan CAL Facebook Group at 6pm PST to see me demonstrate this stitch!!!**

Join me next week for the fun handles, blocking and putting the bag together!!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2017 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


 

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