Children’s Crochet Collection… By Beatrice Ryan Designs!

Children’s Crochet Collection… By Beatrice Ryan Designs!

Six Fun, Bright and Free Children’s Crochet Patterns by Beatrice Ryan Designs!


Children's Crochet Collection


Spring is in the air and baby showers are on our agenda!!  Here are 6 of the Free Crochet Patterns I have designed for children!!  I hope you enjoy making them in your favorite yarns!!  Each pattern is simple and fun to make… Great gift ideas and wonderful heirloom treasures….

 

  1. Amazing Grace Baby Blanket… Colorful panels joined together to make this cheery blanket!
  2. Children’s Whimsical Warmth Beanie… Easy to make and fun for the kids to wear!
  3. Sunshine & Shells Cocoon and Hat Set… A great gift for a newborn!
  4. Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket… My most popular afghan… Bright and Colorful!
  5. Rainbow Rachael Doll… Fun and cheery soft plushy for any age!
  6. Summer Day’s Baby Blanket… Made with bright cotton colored yarn,,, perfect for hot summer months!

Happy Crocheting…

Elena


©Copyright 2016 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.

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag…. Free Crochet Pattern!!

Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote


 

Rainbow Dash Tote Bag.. Free Pattern

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If you were a fan of my Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket, you will love making this fun, bright Rainbow Dash Crochet Tote Bag!! Very repetitive stitching makes this tote bag easy to make and the texture makes it pop… Great as a Market Bag, Beach Bag or Project Bag too!!

Another great feature is,,, you can use up your scrap yarn stash and make it in many different color combos!!


Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ Approximately 600 yards in various colors. You will need slightly more of your main color that your other color choices.

I recommend using multiple colors 3+.  I used Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm, Bright Yellow, Flame, Pretty in Pink, Hot Red(My main color) and Turqua!

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Hook ~ I

Stitches:

Ch ~ Chain     St ~ Stitch     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     FLSc ~ Front Loop Single Crochet     FPTrc ~ Front Post Treble Crochet      Reverse Single Crochet

Gauge:

2″ x 2″ = 8 Sc x 8 rows

You can adjust the bag to your own sizing by changing the hook size or changing the amount of rows.  It is a 2 stitch repeat.


 

Instructions:

Make a Magic Circle… Click Here for tutorial!

Base: Using your main color

Round 1:  Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to beginning. = 12 sc

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 24 sc

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, * 2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 5: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =36 sc

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 48 sc

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =48 sc

Round 8: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts*, repeat* * around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 9: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =60 sc

Round 10: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 11: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =72 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, sc in next 5 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

Round 13: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sc.

Bag 

*Even rounds will be the wrong side and odd rounds will be the right side.

*Color changes are every 2 rounds

Round 14: Working in front loops, ch 3(counts as dc now and through out), turn, FLdc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. = 84 sts. This is the wrong side of your bag and will be the inside when complete.

Round 15: Change color by joining to any dc. Ch 1, turn(to right side), sc in same as joining, FPTrc in next st, *sc in next st, FPTrc in next st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = = 42 sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 17: Change color -Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, *FPTrc in next stitch 2 rows below(Around the FPtrc of Row 1 directly below, See photo tutorial), Sk St(Your FPTrc is taking up this stitch below so you need to skip this stitch to avoid extra stitches, See photo tutorial), Sc in next stitch(In top of round 16)*. Repeat * * around to end. =42 Sc & 42 FPTrc

Round 18: Round 16: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sts

Round 19 -50: Repeat rounds 15 & 16 Sixteen times going around the FPTrc two rows below for round 15. Change color each repeat of rounds 15 & 16. When joining the new color join in a dc from round 16 directly above a sc from round 15, this will line your stitches up so you do your FPTrc in the correct placement.

Round 51: Using main color, ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning. =84 sts

Round 52: Ch 3, do not turn (even rows will now be on the right side), dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, sk st, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk st*, repeat * * around, join with sl st to beginning. = 63 dc & 21 ch 1 spaces

Round 53 & 54: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st to beginning. = 84 sc

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 2 FPTcr Rainbow Dash 1

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 3 FPTrc4

Handle

Working with 2 strands of main color yarn for sturdiness(you can use 1 strand if preferred), join second strand

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts. = 5 sc

Row 2-56: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 5 sc

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Skip next 37 sts from 5th st of handle row 1, sew handle in place in next 5 sts. Leave the 2nd section of 37 sts unworked.

Edging

Join main color yarn with sl st to any st in top of bag on either side of handle.

Ch 1, Reverse Sc around the top of bag and working evenly in side rows of handle. Join with sl st to beginning. finish off = approx. 93 reverse sc

Repeat on 2nd side of handle and bag.

Draw String

Using 4 strands of yarn (I used 4 different colors), ch a 46″ length drawstring – leaving 3″ of yarn tails at each side of drawstring. Weave drawstring in and out of ch 1 spaces of Round 52.


 

Congratulation,,, You now have a Rainbow Dash Tote Bag!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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©Copyright 2016 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.

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket

This Free Crochet Pattern is an adorable baby blanket that is bright and cheery… It can be made using one or more colors to get the effect you desire.  Great texture front and back too!

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket Free Pattern

Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket 2

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Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn ~ 1200-1800 yards. This afghan looks more amazing using 3-5 colors of yarn.  In the photo shown I used Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in Bubble Gum, Turquoise, Honey Yellow and Lavender.

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Hook ~ I

Yarn needle and scissors

 

Stitches:

Sl St – Slip Stitch     Sc – Single Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet     Sk St – Skip Stitch     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Trc – Triple Crochet

FPTrc – Front Post Triple Crochet~ Yarn over 2 times, insert hook around designated post starting in the front, go around the back of the stitch and around to the front of the other side of the stitch, draw up a loop. Pull through 2 loops x3.

 

Tips:

To get the best effect from this simple stitching, you will change color every 2 rows.

This afghan measures approx.  36″ x 38″

 

Instructions:

Using your first color, Ch 92

Row 1:   Turn, Sc in 2nd chain from hook and each across. = 91 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 3(counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in each stitch across. = 91 Dc

Change to next color. You can carry your colors up the sides of the rows or finish them off and join as needed and weave the ends in later.

Row 3:   Turn, Ch 1, Sc in 1st Dc, *FPTrc in next stitch 2 rows below(Around the Sc of Row 1 directly below, See photo tutorial), Sk St(Your FPTrc is taking up this stitch below so you need to skip this stitch to avoid extra stitches, See photo tutorial), Sc in next stitch(In top of row 3)*. Repeat * * across to end. =46 Sc & 45 FPTrc – Total 91 stitches

 

FPTcr Rainbow Dash 1

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 2

FPTrc Rainbow Dash 3

Row 4:   Turn, Ch 3, Dc across. = 91 Dc

Change To Next Color

Row 5:   Turn, Ch 1 Sc in 1st St, * FPTrc around Previous Rows FPTrc (See Photo Tutorial), Sk St, Sc in next St*, Repeat * * across. = 91 Stitches

FPTrc4

Row 6:   Turn, Ch 3, Dc across. = 91 Dc

Change to next color

Rows 7-82: Repeat rows 5 & 6 ~   76 more times alternating colors as desired.

 

Edging:

Using all one color for the edging, continue using the yarn from row 82 or join new color in top right corner of blanket.

Row 1:  Turn,  Ch 1, Sc in 1st st and in next 89 stitches to the 1st corner, 3 Sc in corner.  Working along the side edges of the rows, evenly space 123 sc’s to the next corner(this is approx 3 sc in each 2 row color segment). 3 Sc in next corner stitch. Sc 89 stitches across the bottom , 3 Sc in next corner. Working along the 2nd side of the blanket rows,  Sc 123 evenly spaced to the next corner, 2 Sc in same space as beginning Sc (this equals 3 Sc in this corner). Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. =  436 Sc

Row 2:   Turn, Ch 1 Sc in same St, 3 Sc in next st (this should be the corner stitch of the previous row), Sc in the next 125 stitches to the next corner. 3 Sc in corner stitch. Sc 91 Sts across, 3 Sc in next corner stitch. Sc in the next 125 stitches, 3 Sc in the next corner stitch. 90 Sc across. Join to the beginning Sc. =444 Sc

Row 3:  Turn.  Ch 2(Counts as Hdc now and throughout), Hdc in next 92 sts, 3 Hdc in corner, Hdc in next 127 stitches, 3 Hdc in next corner. Hdc in next 93 stitches, 3 Hdc in next corner. Hdc in next 127 stitches, 3 Hdc in corner. Join to the top of the beginning Ch 2. = 452 Hdc

Row 4:   Do not turn… Sl St in next St,  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), 2  Trc in same space (1/2 Shell made). *Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2 , 5 Trc in next St (Shell)* Repeat 14 more times. Sk 2, Sc in corner. Sk 1 , 5 Trc in next St,* Sk 2 Sts, Sc, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St* Repeat * *20 more times, Sk 1 Sc in corner. Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St,* Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St*, Repeat * *  14 more times, Sk 2, Sc in corner.  Sk 1, 5 Trc in next St, *Sk 2, Sc in next St, Sk 2, 5 Trc in next St* Repeat * * 20 more times, Sk 1, Sc in last corner, 2 more Trc in same stitch as beginning 1/2 shell. Join to the top of Ch 4. = 76 Shells

Row 5:   Do not Turn, Ch 1, *2Sc in each Trc, and 1 Sl St in each Sc*, Repeat * * Around. Join With Sl St to beginning, Finish off

 

Rainbow Dash Blanket

Congratulations… You now have a Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket!!

Happy Crocheting!!!

Elena


©Copyright 2016 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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