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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Week 5

Wow… Amazing!  Week 5 already and our Afghans are really taking shape!!  This has been a wonderful week,,,  I am celebrating my 1 year blogversary,,, Released a New Free Crochet Pattern~Winter’s Twist Headband and Having a great time with our CAL!!!  Thanks so much for joining me here and  Loving Crochet!!!

week 5

So here we go… Week 5 CAL Afghan Pattern…

*Tip~ You will want to make sure that you have the same number of stitches Top/Bottom and Right/Left.

*Tip~ You will continue working your afghan turning the work after each row.

*Tip~ For Row 16 it will be very important that each side of your afghan has an “even” amount of stitches between the corner spaces… This with be necessary for week 6 to turn out correctly!!

*Puff Stitch~ YO, insert hook in stitch, pull up loop, *YO, Insert hook in same stitch, Pull up loop*, Repeat 2 more times, Yo and draw yarn through all 9 loops. You will be Sc in the next stitch to lock in the Puff Stitch.

puff stitch

Row 12:     With Right Side facing, Join your neutral yarn with Sl St to any corner space.  Ch 3(Counts as Dc), 2 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc all in the same corner space. *Dc in the  next stitch and each stitch across to the next corner space, 3 Dc, Ch 2, 3 Dc in corner space*. Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. finish off.

Row 13:     Turn, With Wrong Side Facing, Join contrasting color with Sl St to any corner, Sc in next 2 stitches (Not in corner), [*Puff St, Sc 3*, Repeat * * across to corner, 5 Sc in corner space, Sc in next 2 stitches], Repeat [  ] around. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off.  Make sure you have the same number of Puff Stitches Top/Bottom & Right/Left.

Row 14:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with new color in any stitch.  Ch 3, Dc across to corner stitch (Middle stitch of 5 corner Sc), *Dc,Ch 2, Dc all in the corner stitch, Dc across to next corner*, Repeat * * around to beginning Ch 3. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.

Row 15:    Repeat Row 13

Row 16:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with neutral color to any stitch.  Ch 3  *Dc across to Corner Stitch (3rd Sc of 5 corner Sc), Skip Corner Stitch, Ch 2, Dc in next St*, Repeat * * around. Join to beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.  **Make sure each side of your afghan has even amounts of Dc… See Tips**

Congratulations… Another Week done and your afghan is looking wonderful!!

week 5 corner

Happy Crocheting!!!






Winter’s Twist Free Headband Pattern

To celebrate my 1 Year Blogversary… And a Big Thank You for all of your support… I have designed this cozy Free Crochet Headband Pattern!

Winter’s Twist Headband

Winters Twist Free Crochet Headband Pattern

Click Here to add this fun pattern to your Ravelry queue and favorites!!

Materials:  Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn

                       Color A:   100 yards           Color B:   50 Yards

                       Hook~ H


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Gauge:     2″ x 2″  = 7 Dc X 3 Rows

Headband:  20″  To change the size, add or subtract 2 stitches

Stitches:  Ch – Chain     Sl St – Slip Stitch     Hdc – Half Double Crochet     Dc – Double Crochet

                    Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet     Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet


With Color A, Ch 68~ Join with Sl St to beginning.  Be very careful not to twist the chain while joining.

Row 1:     Ch 2 (Counts as beginning Hdc), Hdc around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc

Row 2:     Ch 2, *Fphdc in next Stitch, Bphdc in next Stitch*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc

Row 3:     Ch 3(Counts as Dc), Dc in previous St (This will form an “X” and is a Twisted Stitch), Skip next Stitch, *Dc in next Stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Skip St*, Repeat * * Around making “Twisted Stitches”, Join with Sl St to Beginning Ch 3. Finish Off.  = 34 Twisted Stitches.

Row 4: Change to Color B and Join with Slip Stitch to Same as Last Joining St(Ch 3 of previous row),Your Twisted stitches now will not line up with previous row. See Picture below.  Ch 3, Dc in previous stitch (Twisted Stitch made), Skip St, *Dc in next stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Sk St.* Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off.  = 34 Twisted Stitches.


Row 5:     Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Finish off

Row 6:     Change to color B, Repeat row 4, Finish off

Row 7:     Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Do Not Finish Off

Row 8:     Ch 2, Hdc in each stitch around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2 = 68 Hdc

Row 9:     Ch 2, *Fphdc in next stitch, Bphdc in next stitch*, Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2, Finish off and weave in ends.

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Happy Crocheting







Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 26 and A Crochet Secret!!

Week 26 Facebook Fan Favorite was a fun choice!!!  This Free Pattern Find had over 10,000 views and seems to be very popular!!!  You can find this fun Free Crochet Pattern at one of my favorite Crochet Directories…The Yarn Box!  The Yarn box has thousands of free patterns in their library and fun articles and information too!  This weeks Facebook Fan Favorite is  a Ripple Infinity Scarf by “I am Stacey Lynn”… Great, bright colors and looks like alot of fun to wear!!  For the free pattern Click Here.


Ripple Infinity Scarf


Now,,, On to some exciting Crochet Secrets… 

1.    Yesterday I announced a Crochet-A-Long Giveaway…

How do you qualify??

1.  You must complete the full afghan pattern within 10 days of the final pattern section post!

2.  You must post a picture on Facebook on the designated post (directions will be with the final pattern post) or Email me a picture of the completed afghan within 10 days of the final pattern post!

3.  You must complete this third and final step… To be revealed in the final pattern section post!!! Don’t worry… It will be simple!!


It’s not to late to participate in the Crochet-A-Long, It is a Free Crochet Pattern and the instructions are posted in the Crochet-A-long tab at the top of the page…  We are just finishing up week 4 and Saturday I will be posting Week 5 instructions!


2. This Friday is my 1 year Blogversary… Can you believe it… One year of my Ramblings, Crochet Inspirations and Free Patterns!!  I so much appreciate all of you who have decided to swing in and visit me!!!!  To celebrate I have a brand new Free Crochet Pattern that I will release on Friday!!!  Yes… I have been working my fingers and creative mind to design pattern sections each week for the CAL… But,,, Out of gratitude for all of you I wanted to give you a little something extra!!!  So tune in Friday for my next Free Pattern!!  Here is a sneak peek…

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Happy Crocheting!!



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