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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!!




Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along… Week 3 Finale!

Simply August Boho Bag CAL

Week 3.. Finale

Week 3 of our Crochet Along is now here… This is the final weeks instructions!!! This week you will making the handles, blocking the bag, attaching the handles and sewing on a button closure!

Also… Don’t miss out on the Red Heart $50 Yarn Giveaway… To enter…Email me a picture of your finished Simply August Boho Bag, along with permission to show your photo by September 9th at 11:59pm PST to [email protected] and you will be entered in the giveaway!!  On September 10th 2017, I will draw the winner based on a random number drawing.  Each entry will be assigned a number according to the entry time.  I will use a number randomizer to draw the lucky winner!  Good luck with your entries and I cant wait to see all of the great bags!!

*Giveaway open to US resident only

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

Week 3 Instructions

Handles~ Make 2

For each handle, Cut 22 lengths of yarn at 36″ each.

Tie a simple knot at one end only, approximately 3″ from end.

Holding yarn bunch with the knotted end to our right, Join yarn with a sl st around the yarn bunch just to the left of the knot. Secure by tightening the slip knot. With a Slightly Snug Tension, sc 85 sts around all of the strands working down the handle. The stitches will slightly spiral as you work down the yarn bunch, this is good! You can evenly push the stitches together as you work down the handle.  Finish off  leaving 4″ tail

Watch the Live Facebook Video Demonstration  Click Here to head to the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group to watch the video

Tie knot at the end approximately 3″ away from end. The last st of the sc should be at the end, I included the tail remaining 4″ tail in the knot to secure.

Ok.. That is the handle!!

The Bag Closure

With sl st, join yarn to backside of bag on inside center at the top of the bag. Chain approx. 10 sts and join with sl st right next to the join. Your chains can vary depending on the size of the button you choose. Finish off

Sew Button on frontside of bag on the outside center at the top of the bag, directly across from closure loop.

Blocking Your Bag

Completely moisten your project and stretch over the plastic rectangular container (approx. 15″ x 13″ x 4″) to shape. Let this dry completely. It may take a day or two.

Remove the bag off of the  container

Placement of Handles

Sew handles in place.  Using photo the above photo as your guide, sew one handle to the front of the bag. One end will be sewn on the right front corner and the other on the left front corner with the knot placed directly above the post stitch between the front and side of bag between rows 22-24 of sc stitches.. This is the corner of the bag.

Repeat on the back of the bag with the second handle.

That’s it!!!  You have completed your Simply August Boho Bag CAL..

I am so excited to see all of your bags!!!

If you just found this post… you can still  make this bag by heading to the Crochet with me, CAL tab at the top of the page for all the instructions.  In a couple of weeks, the pattern will be posted in full on the website and also available in PDF form for $2. Stay tuned for that!!

Happy Crocheting!!


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Simply August Boho Bag… Join the Crochet  Along!!!

Simply August Boho Bag… Join the Crochet Along!!!

Simply August Boho Bag

August 2017 Crochet Along

** Now available in PDF Format as a full pattern.. Click Here** 

Simply Chic Boho Bag is approximately 14″ x 12″ 4″ after blocked

If you love this pattern.. Add it to your Ravelry favorites.. Click Here!!

Are you ready for another Crochet Along??

Get ready for some fun,, An awesome Giveaway from Red Heart… And also a nice discount code provided by our friends at Red Heart Yarns!!!!

Today is the Material List Post… Head off and grab everything you need and come back and join me on August 20th to start the 3 week project!!!

Here is what you will need…

YARN:   2 Skeins of Red Heart with Love Yarn in Aran – 370 Yards each…

This bag will be made using 2 strands together.. So 2 skeins is the way to go!

Red Heart has been generous enough to give all of my Simply August Boho Bag Crochet Along participants a 20% Discount when ordering from Red Heart Yarns now through August 18th!!!

Buy it now!!!

HOOK:  J Hook

BUTTON: Decorative Button, 3/4″ – 1″

Yarn Needle and Scissors.

Plastic Container for blocking approximately 15″ x 13″ x 4″

That’s it… Super easy and simple…

Now the Giveaway!!!  

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

Isn’t that awesome!!!!  I can’t wait to get started and see all of your bags…

You can also join my Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to have chats about the  CAL.. Live Broadcasts each week. The first Facebook Live will be tonight, August 12th at 5pm PST.. Don’t miss a chance to see the Simply August Boho Bag live!!!

Also… All the post will be available in the Crochet with Me CAL Tab at the top of the page.. And.. When we are all done, This pattern is available in full as a PDF also… Click Here!!

Let’s have some fun!!!

Happy Crocheting!!



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