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Beatrice Ryan Designs… Crochet-A-Long Finale and Giveaway…

Our Crochet-A-Long is coming to a close and hopefully most of you participating enjoyed making your afghans!!  I have seen several finished afghans and WOW they are looking good…


Free Afghan Pattern from Beatrice Ryan Designs #Crochet # Afghan

Beatrice Ryan Designs… Crochet A Long Afghan



Check out this great post from my friend Carolyn at the Purple Poncho… It takes you through her Start to Finish journey with here Beatrice Ryan Designs Afghan…

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Competed CAL Afghan.. By Carolyn at The Purple Poncho

The Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Givaway is just around the corner…  You could win a $25 JoAnns Giftcard!!!  Last day to submit your finished CAL Picture April 1,2014

How would you like to win a $25 gift card for JoAnn’s??  Here is how you can win….


1. Make the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan during the January-March 2014.

2. Finish your Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan within 10 days of the last pattern post. Final Date to enter completed afghan~ April 1, 2014

3. Email your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to [email protected] or post your completed Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Afghan picture to Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Final Show and Tell which will be held 10 days after the final pattern section is posted.

*This giveaway is donated by Beatrice Ryan Designs and has no affiliation with Jo~Ann’s.

One winner will be drawn at random and announced here!  Your final pictures will be posted here, on Facebook and Pinterest!  Good luck and I can’t wait to see all the Afghans!!



Happy Crocheting!!!



Beatrice Ryan Designs… Week 10 CAL Instructions!!

So here we are… Our final week!  I have enjoyed making this Crochet-A-Long with all of you so much!!  I love the way it turned out and I sure hope you do to!!  Let me know what you think!!

Beatrice Ryan Designs Free Afghan Pattern

Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Afghan~Completed

This week we will be doing our edging… It is a very simple Reverse Single Crochet Edging!  If you haven’t worked this stitch yet… there is a photo tutorial for you!!  The Reverse Sc makes a great rope like edging and is easy to make once you have the hang of it!!  You basically  do a single crochet working to the right instead of to the left… No biggie!!  I chose this simple edging so it wouldn’t take away from all of the other great stitching you did over the last 9 weeks…  If you prefer a different edging you are more than welcome to change it up… and you will still qualify for the Giveaway as long as you are done by the deadline…
Reverse Sc

* To complete your edging you will make the last 2 rows using the same color…  I chose to use my neutral, but you can make it with any of your colors you prefer!

Row 35:    You will be working in the Back loops for this row.  Join with Sl St to any stitch in the Back Loop.  Ch 1, Sc in the same stitch (Back Loop Only), *Sc across to corner stitch. 3 Sc in the  corner stitch*. Repeat * * around to the beginning. Join with Sl St.

Row 36:     Working in both loops and using the Reverse Single Crochet, Ch 1, Rev Sc in first stitch to the right and each stitch to the corner.  *3 Rev Sc in the corner stitch, Rev Sc across.* Repeat * * around. Join to beginning. Finish off.

Weave all loose ends in. You may want to steam block or wet block your afghan into the final shape.  This will help make it nice and straight!!

Done!!! Congratulations!!

Free Afghan Pattern

Beatrice Ryan Designs Free Pattern & Charlie

Charlie,, Always ready to help and always guarding my crochet!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!  You will have 10 full days to complete your project. You must have all 36 rows complete to qualify.  On Tuesday April 1st 2014 you will need to either email me your completed picture to [email protected] or post your picture to ourSpecial Facebook Finale!!!  All pictures must be submitted by Midnight PST to qualify.  The winner will be drawn at random and will be announced on Thursday April 3 2014!  Good Luck!!

Over the next few weeks I will be putting a collage/gallery together and posting various pictures of all of your wonderful afghans!!  Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for more free patterns!!

Happy Crocheting!!


St. Pattie’s Day Hookin…

St Patricks Day is a special day in our family…  Today is my Grandmother Beatrice Ryan’s Birthday…  I always loved that she was Irish and born on St Patricks day!!! You all may be wearing something green today for St Patricks Day,,, But what will you be crocheting today??

I will be finishing up the last week’s design for our Crochet-A-Long!!!  We only have the edging left..  It has been so much fun!!  I have had several viewers who didn’t participate ask if the pattern will stay available… Yes, I will be cleaning it up into a normal pattern once the CAL is over… and it will remain as a Free Crochet Pattern!!

Week 9

CAL Afghan.. Week 9, Only the edging row remaining..

For those of you who are participating, Don’t forget you can be eligible for the special prize at the end… A JoAnn’s Giftcard… Click Here for the rules!


This weekend I actually took a break from Crochet..I know… I can’t believe I didn’t crochet all weekend… You may be wondering why??  My good friend and I took our girls to check a nice college out and made it a mini vacation!!  We had so much fun and the college was well worth seeing!!  Both girls are really considering this particular one and we all had a blast because it was on the Northern California Coast!!

Since the girls were little (BFF’s since Kindergarten) I have taken pictures of them as I walked behind them… I thought I would share some from this trip…


A Walk Around Humboldt State


A Great Afternoon on Moonstone Beach…


The Girls Splashing Around


Great Adventure On The Beach


The Redwood Cathedral Tree and Trees of Mystery…


Back Home To Our Little Mountain Town…

Happy St Patricks Day Crochet!!





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