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Celebrating International Crochet Day…!!!

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Today is International Crochet Day!!!  Wow… I think it should be a holiday,,, So we can gather to crochet!!!

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So to celebrate,,, I would love to hear from all of you… Who taught you to crochet and how long have you been “Hooking”??  Here is my short story…

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When I was 10 my grandmother Beatrice Sadie Ryan Ramshaw taught me to crochet… She bought a skein of my favorite color yarn for me to get started, Deep Purple!!!! My first project was a Granny Blanket… Just one big Granny Square!  I wish I still had that first project… But, What I do have are several of Beatrice’s Afghans, Doilies, and her love of crochet!  For the most part crochet was put in a box for many years, doing a small project once in a while until I reached my mid 20″s… Then the fire was lit… I have crocheted hundreds of projects and learned the true art of crochet… I hope you enjoy my love of crochet!

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So, now you know why I call my website Beatrice Ryan Designs and my upcoming pattern “Sadie”(her middle name) a 1920’s style inspired hat pattern will be released soon in honor of my grandmother!

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Now it’s your turn,,, Tell me your crochet story… Just leave a short comment so we can all celebrate together!

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Elena

Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Free Pattern

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It’s time again for the top fan choice from my Facebook daily segment…” Would you wear this (Use This)? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the FREE PATTERN link if you like it.. “!!!!

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If you noticed there is a little tiny change to the segment… The winner had “(Use This)” added to the question…  Are you ready to see why we would use this and not just wear it???  Well,  this weeks Fan Favorite was the biggest landslide to date…  Personally, I see why… I have made dozens of these,,, Love the designer and have her Website bookmarked…  So here it is… This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite…

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Crochet Flower Face Cleansing Pads from Petals to Picots…

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Don’t you love these…  Here is the link if you would like to make them too!    Crochet Flower Face Cleansing Pads Pattern.

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Petals to Picots has tons of great patterns and inspirations… So make sure you head over and meet Kara  and get inspired!

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Here are some of the ones I made!!!!

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It was a full week over on Facebook,,, Each Free pattern segment was very popular!  Lots of new fans, likes, comments and tons of fun… If you haven’t joined in yet or if you are wondering about the daily Facebook segment… Here is a brief rundown…  Each day I post a segment called “Would you wear this? Would you make it? Tell me what you think… Here is the FREE PATTERN link if you like it.. “   On Tuesday night I tally up all the post clicks, comments  and likes and then… We have a Fan Favorite!  

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Also, I have cataloged all the past daily segments in a Album Library over on Facebook…  To find those free patterns… Head over to Facebook and click on Photos, then Albums, and then Would you wear it... Each picture in the album will take you to the Free Pattern for that day… Just click on the picture and then the link…   Tons of great free patterns and lots of inspiration!

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This week I have been truly inspired by all the new great patterns I am finding on Ravelry for sale… I have a great new hat/ headband pattern “Seasonal Bliss”  I will be making from my friend Kathy over at Elk Studio Hancrafted Crochet Designs

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Don’t you love these?? You can get both of these patterns on Ravelry… separately or together in an Ebook!

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Also on my list is this great pattern from Jennifer Pionk- on Ravelry… Can’t wait to make this hat too!

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So here is to Fan Favorites, Free Patters and Being Inspired!

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Elena

Crochet Children’s Boots…

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Last month I made a few pairs of these adorable Children’s Boot Slippers… They are very popular with many crocheter’s  and I have had many comments on the one’s I made…

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Recently I had an order for 2 pairs… They are a little bit of work, but the results are wonderful and worth the time spent!  I found this pattern on Ravelry from Bonita Patterns… She tons of great patterns!  So check out her page  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/bonita-patterns , I think you will be amazed!  Most of her patterns are for purchase, but worth the price!

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Here are some pictures of the finished projects!

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Custom order.. Bottoms coated with Glow In The Dark dimensional paint….

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These were the first two pairs I made a few weeks ago…

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It feels good to have some of my projects done and off the hook… I also worked on my Pewter And Berries Granny Chevron… It is close… Can’t wait to show you…!

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So here is to Custom orders, Cute Children’s Slippers and Finishing Projects.

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Elena

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