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Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive~ Week 1 Featured Pattern

Amazing Grace Hat

Weekly Featured Pattern


Amazing Grace Hat

To start the charity drive off, I would like to feature the first Amazing Grace Pattern I designedThe Amazing Grace Hat!  I designed this hat with those in mind who would be or already have lost their hair due to cancer treatments!

When my dearest friend Sandy started losing her hair, I brought her up to my hairdresser and we both cut our hair off together… I was willing to shave my head, but she wouldn’t let me.. We both had long hair at the time and we went very short…  It was one of those times with my friend that will always be remembered as one of our best and worst times all wrapped in one…  Shortly after our haircut,,, Sandra began losing her hair. Sandy  lived 3 hours from me and I hadn’t seen her in a few weeks,,, My oldest daughter had just graduated from basic training in the Air Force and we stopped by to visit with Sandy on the way home…  The first thing she did was pull off her wig and show us her head… We all laughed and cried!

 Losing your hair can be traumatic… And a nice soft hat can be so comforting… Something to keep in mind is the yarn you use and the season it will be worn… I love making these Amazing Grace Hats in cotton for summer wear and an extra soft acrylic for winter wear!!

I hope you will consider making some of these Amazing Grace Hats for our charity drive... Click Here for the Free Pattern!  All the details and rules for this charity drive and prize package giveaway are in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page…

Stay tuned next week for another featured Amazing Grace Pattern and more of my story about how Sandy’s Breast Cancer inspired me to design all of the patterns in the Amazing Grace Series!!  Also… Next Week I will be releasing a brand new Amazing Grace Hat Pattern.. A new look and new hat design!!

An update about the Charity Drive:   I have decided to make all handmade crochet (or knit) items eligible for the Prize Package Giveaway!!

So let’s get crocheting!!


Amazing Grace Hat Collage

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Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Extravaganza!!!

Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Extravaganza!!!

Today we are kicking off our 9 week Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Drive and Crochet Prize Package Giveaway!!


Please join me over the next 9 weeks by paying it forward and making some items to donate using the Free Amazing Grace Patterns and/or any of your favorite patterns.  All donations will be donated to a great charity ~ Crochet For Cancer!!  The donations will be collected by Beatrice Ryan Designs and mailed to Crochet for Cancer in early November!!  Donation Goal…250 items!!!

As many of you know,,, Breast Cancer Awareness is the main driving force behind all of my Amazing Grace Patterns…  Our Charity Drive will continue through the end of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!  For more details on my story you can click on the Amazing Grace Pattern Tab at the top of the page!

As a very big thank you … There will be a new Amazing Grace Hat design in September and a very special Amazing Grace Pattern that will be released at the end of the charity drive… You will love this one!!!


Amazing Grace Charity ExtravaganzaAmazing Grace Free Crochet Patterns….


So, you may be wondering how this is going to work…

1. Each week I will feature one of my Free Amazing Grace Patterns. I will share a little about my journey of designing each pattern and encourage you to make  any of the Amazing Grace Patterns throughout the  9 weeks!

2. I will be asking you to donate items made from my Amazing Grace Patterns. Other items will be accepted and will also be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing also!

3. You will mail all of your completed items to me through out this Charity drive. The final date of  accepted donations being October 31, 2014 to participate in the giveaway (yes.. there are prizes). My address will be available in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page.

4. Please make all your items following the guidelines put together by Crochet for Cancer to keep all the items safe and comfortable for the cancer patients and family members who will be receiving them.  These guidelines will be available in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page.


5. All items collected between now and October 31st will be photographed and then mailed to Crochet for Cancer in early November.  The lovely staff at Crochet for Cancer will disperse the items to those who are in need.  To read more about Crochet for Cancer Click Here!


The Prizes!!!!

The Grand Prize Package includes:  2 Skeins of Babe Prints Yarn, 180 yards each of  a super soft Acrylic/Nylon Blend ~ 1 Beautiful Crochet Hook, Size I hook made from Forrest Palmwood (These hooks are my favorites) ~ 1 Beautiful Pink Crystal and Silvertone Bracelet (In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness).  This prize package is solely donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has a value of $50.

Amazing Grace Prize Package Giveaway


 To be eligible for the Amazing Grace Charity Drive Prize Package Giveaway the rules are as follows…

All handmade items made using one of the Amazing Grace Free Patterns or any of your favorite patterns will be eligible for the prize package.  The eligible items must be  received by the deadline of October 31st, 2014 to be entered into the random drawing on November 5th 2014.  Each eligible item received will be given a ticket with a number. On November 5th 2014 a computer generated number randomizer will select the number and the winner of the prize package will be announced here at Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Please make sure to include your name and email address in your package!

This Charity event is open to international friends and all U.S. friends

The rules will be posted in the Amazing Grace Crochet Charity Tab at the top of the page along with my address and all the very special instructions for making your donated items.

Tune in tomorrow for the first featured Amazing Grace Pattern


Let’s Get Crocheting and make this a very special event!!!

Happy Crocheting!!


****This charity drive is for fun and out of the goodness of our hearts…  Beatrice Ryan Designs is sponsoring this Charity drive as a way to help those who are suffering or recovering from cancer and I have done my best to make the rules fair and acceptable**


Coming September 1st… Amazing Grace Charity Crochet Extravaganza!!!

I am preparing a Crochet Charity Drive starting September 1st…  Lots of fun, prizes and paying it forward!!!  I will be featuring my story about the Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series… And promoting the free patterns in this series for a very special donation for Breast Cancer Awareness in October 2014!!!  Stay tuned for this big 8 week event!!!!  And… A new Amazing Grace Pattern for the Finale!!

In the meantime… Hop over to my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series Page and have some fun with these Free Patterns… Click here to view the patterns

Amazing Grace Charity Extravaganza


Happy Crocheting…


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