Throw Back Thursday Crochet… One year ago today!!

Throw Back Thursday Crochet… One year ago today!!

On year ago today I posted about my second True Colors Afghan… You can read the short post Here!  My Grandson still loves his True Colors Afghan which was the first one I made!!

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1st True Colors Afghan…

The post goes on to chat about the second one I was getting ready to join… Funny, I put it away and haven’t finished it yet… Do any of you do that… Yep… A year later and it is halfway joined!!  I need to get this great afghan out and finish it up!!!

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Here are the squares ready to go… I have started joining them with black yarn… It probably wont take long to finish!!!  Why do we put projects away??

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I also posted about finishing up a great hat I was working on Southern and Sassy Summer Hat by ELK Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs… Kathy is currently giving away some of her patterns for free for a short time and this great hat  is one of the hats on the list!!!  Hop over and get the code!!

I did finish this project… Yay, and I loved the way this hat turned out…  What do you think!!

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Southern and Sassy Summer Hat…

Well that’s Throw Back Thursday, One year ago today… Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Wednesday Crochet Facebook Fan Favorite~Week 41

Alot of great crochet going on!!!  This last week we all fell in love with so many projects.. and this weeks Daily Free Pattern Find from Facebook had a clear winner…  It is from our friend Lorene at Cre8tion Crochet!  Queen Anne’s Lace Headband.. I will be making several of these for my granddaughter and friends too!  Hope you will stop by and check out her website for more great patterns!!  Click Here for this weeks Facebook Fan Favorite!

 

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Next up is our Fan Favorite Round up…

This Round up was a great collection of Free Crochet Patterns using Cotton… It was put together by our friend at String With Style!!!    Tons of great patterns and perfect for this summer… Hop over and take a look… Click here for the Round up!

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And personally here at Beatrice Ryan Designs… This weeks most popular pattern was my new Sunshine and Shells Summer Hat Pattern… It is a great summer hat and lots of fun to make…  You can find this pattern and many more in my Free Pattern Tab at the top of the page…

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Next up is a new pattern to be released hopefully next week… Tell me what you think??  I have tons of fun making these quick, fashionable bracelets… Hope you love them…

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Have a great week… and Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Charity Crochet for Children!!

I am so excited once again to participate in a charity drive!!!  This month through our ELK Studio From the Heart Group… We are donating to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit.  Over the last several months our group has provided hats, scarves and much more to many charities.  This group was established by Kathy Lashley from ELK Studio Crochet Designs.  Each month we have the privilege to donate our handmade items to a designated charity…  If you are interested in joining our monthly charity donation group… Email Kathy at [email protected]!

This month I donated 5 hats… Four of the hats I used a Free Pattern designed by Kathy…It is her Houndstooth Hat Pattern!  Click Here if you would like to get the Free Pattern.  The 5th hat was a prototype I will be releasing this fall…  I reminds me of sherbert!!  I do love making hats… They work up so quickly!!

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Houndstooth Hats

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Sherbert Hat Prototype… What do you think??

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Have a great weekend and Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 37

It has been a busy Crochet Week!!!  I have been having so much fun working on 3 new Free Crochet Patterns... Coming soon will be a Bright Baby Blanket, Crochet Earrings and Cute Crochet Hat!!!  My Facebook page has been busy too,,,  Last weeks Featured Daily Free Pattern Finds and Crochet Pattern Round ups were very popular!!  So lets see what your favorites were!!  These favorites are voted in by your views, comments, likes and shares…So keep up the good work!!

 

This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite Daily Free Pattern Find is so much fun and was an automatic hit!!  It comes from my friend Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me… Sarah is well-known for her adorable animal hat patterns and other children’s items…  This week I posted her Crochet Daisy Afghan…  What do you think??   Click here for the free pattern!

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Crochet Daisy Afghan by Repeat Crafter Me

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This weeks Top Free Crochet Pattern Round Up was put together by another good friend… Maria at Pattern Paradise!  This weeks round-up featured spa/facecloth items to crochet for Mother’s Day!!!  Another great group of Free Items to crochet!!!  And,,, it included my Amazing Grace Spa Trio… Click Here to hop over to Pattern Paradise for these great patterns!

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Mothers Day Roundup from Pattern Paradise!!

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This weeks Fan Favorite for the top post from me here at Beatrice Ryan Designs was once again my Amazing Grace Tote Bag!!!  Several larger crochet sites have been sharing this tote and I am blessed to meet more of you this last week through them!!  Click Here to get my Free Crochet Pattern for the Amazing Grace Tote Bag!

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Amazing Grace Tote Bag

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1

Monday Makings…

I have a large stack of WIP’s… What about you??  The majority of them are crochet projects that I fully intend to finish!!!  But this week, my daughter asked me if I could Knit (yes Knit) a hat for her friend’s birthday,,, And she would by the yarn… How can you say no to that??  Well I guess if you didn’t know how to knit you would say no…lol.

So, She brought the yarn home… A gorgeous skein from Cascade Yarns Eco Duo line… It was a Alpacha/Merino Wool blend.. undyed. I don’t knit often, but I can do the basics… So I had her show me a picture of what type of beanie she wanted, and I dug out my knitting needles(well found them in my knitting drawer)!  Then the fun began…  I was nervous, I wanted it to turn out just as she wanted and also,,, not ruin the great yarn she bought…  When you are making something for someone else’s vision,,, It is always a little scary!

Finally a few hours later… The hat was complete!! Yay,,, But I was worried it wasn’t what she had pictured,,, I thought it may be a little more slouchy than she wanted…  When she arrived home later that evening I showed it to her and she was very happy… I was greatly relieved!!!  So here it is,,, One of my few knitted projects…

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Back to crocheting…  Do you hear a sigh of relief??  I am so much faster and proficient with crochet, it is really my craft of choice!!  But after knitting this hat,,,I thought… Hmmm maybe I will try a little more knitting in the future!

 

This week I also completed Week 8 of the Crochet-A-Long… We are nearing the end… The edging will be started in the next week or so… I am really happy with the afghan so far!  All the pictures on Facebook Show and Tell have been really great… If you have time,, hop over to last Friday’s Show and Tell and check them out!!

 

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Week 8 grass

 

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Charlie could hardly sit still for this picture… All he wanted to do was bounce all over the yard!!

Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena

 

 

Runs from Aug 29-Sept 1
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