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Sneak Peak… Crochet with Me… Winter CAL!!!

Sneak Peak… Crochet with Me… Winter CAL!!!

Are you ready to start our really fun surprise design afghan?? Here is a Sneak Peek of Week 1… I am making 2 because I am soooo excited about this Crochet~A~Long Design… One for me and one to give away!!


Afghan 1 using Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn!

Cal 2015 Impeccable (2)


Afghan 2 using Red Heart Unforgettable Self Striping Yarn!!


Cal 2015 Unforgettable


It’s not to late to join in!!!  

Click Here for the Material List…  And,, get ready to start this Sunday,,, January 18th 2015!!  This will be an easy pattern with basic stitches and it has a Retro Theme!!!  Click on Subscribe Now on the right sidebar to get email notifications of every Beatrice Ryan Designs Post!!!  Or,,, Just come back weekly to grab the instructions for the week in the Crochet With Me tab at the top of the page!!

Happy Crocheting!!


Wintertide Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Wintertide Headband… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Wintertide headband is an easy to wear, fashion forward headband…  It is a one skein project and is super fast and easy to make!!  You can dress it up by adding a decorative button too!!


Wintertide-Headband-Free Pattern

Wintertide Headband

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Headband measures approx 21″


100 Yards Bulky Weight Yarn, *I used Lion Brand Lions Pride Woolspun
Hook ~ J

1 Large Decorative Button

Yarn Needle


Ch ~ Chain       St ~ Stitch       Sl St ~ Slip Stitch

Sc ~ Single Crochet       Dc ~ Double Crochet

*Tips ~  This headband is worked In The Round and in Back Loops

Wintertide Headbands Free Pattern



Ch 60, Join to the beginning to form a ring.  Be very careful not to twist the chain while joining.

Row 1:  Ch 1, Sc in the same Ch and the next 54 Chs, Ch 5,  Skip the last 5 chains of the previous row and Join to the top of the beginning Sc with Sl St. = 55 Sc and 5 Chains.

Row 2: Working Back Loops now and throughout. Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in the next 54 Sts, Ch 5, Skip 5 Sts, Join with Sl St to the beginning.  = 55 Dc and  5 Chains

Row 3:  Ch 1, Sc in same St and the next 54 Sts, Ch 5, Skip 5 Sts and Join with Sl St to the beginning.  = 55 Sc and 5 Chains

Rows 4-7:  Repeat Row 2 & 3

Finish Off.

Decorative Cover for gathering the headband~

Ch 7 and working in Back Loops

Row 1:  Sc in 2nd Ch from hook and each across. = 6 Sc

Row 2:  Ch 1, Turn, Sc in each St across. = 6 Sc

Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2

Finish Off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Gathering the headband~

Wrap the Gathering Band around the un-worked chains of the headband bringing the short ends of the band together. Whip Stitch the ends together using the tail left for sewing.

Sew Decorative Button on the front of the gathering band all the way through the back of the band to secure the band in place as well as the button.  Weave in any ends.

Congratulations… You now have a Wintertide Headband!!



Happy Crocheting!!Wintertide Headband Free Pattern


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Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

Crochet with Me… Winter CAL Material List!!

It’s time for the next Crochet~A~Long…

Are you ready to join in the fun and make our next afghan??  Last month you all voted and chose our next design… The winner was a surprise design by me!!  Yikes,,, I hope you love what I have come up with!!!  I have chosen my yarn and sketched out the design…  I’ve started crocheting and I am ready for you to join in the fun!!

How do you join this Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

It’s easy,,, Just check in each week and I will be posting the instructions right here!  I will post just the right amount of crocheting that will hopefully make it enjoyable and easy to finish each week… You can also click on the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page if you want to see all the posts or need to catch up!!

What else will we do during the Crochet with Me Winter CAL??

Each week we will have an open call on my Facebook page to show off your progress pictures,,, I love to see your work and we can chat all about the CAL each Wednesday evening between 6-7 pm PST…

Also,,, A Pinterest Page!  You can post your progress pictures right to Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet With Me CAL Page… Just email me your request to [email protected] and I will send you an invite to join the page!!

So are you ready to get started??

Here is the material list and some fun hints about our Crochet with Me… Winter CAL project…

This years Winter 2015 CAL Afghan will have a retro theme…  I am shooting for a 48″ x 60″ afghan, but it can be made longer and wider!  This afghan will be made using fun crochet panels in multiple colors!  This will be an easy rated pattern and most crocheters will be able to accomplish this pattern…


I will be making 2 afghans with 2 styles of yarn… One afghan in self striping yarn and the second afghan in traditional yarns, changing the colors as needed!!  You can choose either of these styles to make this one of a kind retro afghan!!

For afghans using the “Self Striping Yarn” ~ 2500-2800 yards Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn (or any self striping yarn of your choice) *Not variegated yarn. AND 600-800 Yards of a complimentary color for joining and the border.  This yarn will work up slightly smaller than traditional worsted weight and your end project will be slightly smaller overall.

For afghans using “Traditional Yarns”  ~ A Minimum of 3 base colors or up to 8 base colors and 1 color for joining and edging.  Approx. 3000 total yards… Using 600-800 yards of each color.

*This yardage is only an estimate of yarn that will be used. This afghan is being designed as we go.*

Hook~I or if using Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn you can size up to a J hook due to the smaller gauge of this yarn.


Unforgettable yarn winter CAL

 For one afghan….

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable “Self Striping” Yarn (Pictured here in POLO), I will be using a solid Black for my border


Impeccable Yarn Winter CAL

For a second afghan…

Loops and Threads (From Michael’s Craft Store) Impeccable Yarns in Teal, Grass,Amethyst, Rich Orchid, Rouge and Black for the border

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 We will be starting next Sunday, January 18th with our 1st weeks crochet assignment! So get your yarn and hooks ready!!.

Happy Crocheting!!



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