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Fun Friday Crochet!!

Once again it’s Friday and I love Friday’s!!!!  First… Our CAL Show and Tell is this evening over on Facebook at 5pm EST... Stop by to post your progress pictures or just see what fun we are having!!  A couple of weeks ago… I mentioned there is a Giveaway at the end of the CAL!!  So, would you like to know what is up for grabs??    A yarn lover’s favorite thing…

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So 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. Date will be posted soon.

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~Anns.

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!!

Also…

Our monthly charity drive is once again coming up quickly… I will be sending my hats  for this months ELK Studio From The Heart to my friend Carolyn at The Purple Poncho… She has organized this months drive and we are donating to St Baldricks Foundation…They are having a fundraiser to raise funds for childhood cancer… Children participating are shaving their heads to raise money and our hats will keep them warm until their hair grows back…

Here is what I am sending…

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4 Great Hats for the St Baldricks Foundation!!

I reviewed another pattern while making these hats…and I would love to share it with you!!

Here are 2 Easy HDC Beanies from Carolyn The Purple Poncho,, These are super easy to make and her instructions are great!!  If you are looking for a hat to make in an evening… This is a great choice… Click here for the pattern link!

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2 Surface Braid Hats that I featured the free pattern for a couple weeks ago… Click here for the pattern!

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I loved making all four of these hats and can’t wait for next months charity drive!!  Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Week 7…

Wow… You are all amazing!!!  The afghans being shown off on Facebook Show and Tell are beautiful!!  Keep up the great work…

Many of you are wondering how many more weeks…  I have this CAL planned to be done in 3-4 more weeks… The last couple weeks we will be working on our edging and since I don’t want to hurry this along to much I may make the edging over a 2 week segment…

Don’t forget… One lucky participant will win a fun prize!!!  Just make sure you are completing your CAL and you will have a chance to win… More details coming!!

Week 7 CAL, Free Pattern

Week 7 Crochet-A-Long

*Tip~ We will be turning our work at the end of each row for this segment.

*Tip~ Your rows should end with even numbers of stitches on all 4 sides, and make sure your have the same number Top/Bottom, Right/Left.

*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.

Row 21:     Turn, With Wrong Side Facing, Join contrasting color with Sl St to any corner stitch (middle stitch of 3 hdc in previous row), Sc in same as joining and the  next 2 stitches, [*Puff St, Sc 3*, Repeat * * across to corner, 3 Sc in corner stitch, Sc in next 2 stitches], Repeat [  ] around ending with 2 more Sc in final corner(This makes 3 total Sc in 1st corner, You started with 1). Join with Sl St to beginning Sc.  Finish off.

Row 22:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with new color in any stitch.  Ch 3, Dc across to corner stitch (Middle stitch of  corner  3 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 23:       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, 3 Sc in corner space, Sc in next 2 stitches], Repeat [  ] around. 3 Sc in last corner. Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish Off.

Row 24:     Turn, With Right Side Facing, Join with Neutral color in any stitch.  Ch 3, Dc across to corner stitch (Middle stitch of  corner  3 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

Congratulations… You now have completed  Week 7… We are well past halfway done.

I can’t wait to see Week 7 pictures this coming Friday on Facebook Show and Tell!!

week 7 CAL Free Afghan Pattern

Happy Crocheting…

Elena

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Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long … Week 6

Thanks for participating for the last 5 weeks… The Afghans are looking amazing!!  Week 6 is  back to one of my favorite stitches… The TRC Twisted stitch!  Are you ready… Let’s get going!!!

week 6 Crochet a Long Free Pattern #Free #Pattern #Afghan #Crochet

Week 6 CAL

*Tip~ As always, make sure your stitch counts are the same Top/Bottom and Left/Right.

*Tip~ You can refer back to Week 3 instructions and pictures if you need to review the TRC Twisted Stitches.

Row 17:      Using one of your non neutral yarn colors, Join with Sl St to any “even” stitch from previous row.  Ch 4(Counts as Trc now and throughout), Trc in Previous stitch to create a Twisted Stitch Pair.* Skip next stitch, Trc in next stitch, Trc in Previous stitch(skipped stitch) to form Twisted Stitch Pair.  Repeat Twisted Stitch Pairs across to corner. 3 Trc in corner space*. Repeat * * around to past last corner. Continue with  Twisted Stitch Pairs until you reach the beginning Twisted Stitch Pair. Join to top of Ch 4. Finish off.

Row 18:     With Neutral Color join with Sl St in any stitch.  Ch 2 (Counts as Hdc), Hdc in each stitch around, Making 3 Hdc’s in the center stitch of each corner, (this will be in the 3rd Trc stitch in the previous round). Join with Sl St to Ch 2 and finish off.  * Make sure your stitch count has the same number of stitches on the top/bottom and also the same number of stitches on the right/left. This will be important to keep the afghan in an even rectangle.

Row 19:      Repeat Row 17 with another non neutral color.

Row 20:     Repeat row 18 with neutral color…

Now you are done with Week 6 and your afghan is really growing!!!  Just a few more weeks and we will have a full afghan!!    And for those of you who stick with it and finish your afghan within the  time frame… you will have a chance to win the Giveaway at the end of our CAL!!!  More details coming soon!!

week 6 crochet A long free pattern #Crochet #FreePattern

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena

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