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Love Granny Squares!

Love Granny Squares!

Love Granny Squares!

I love making Granny Squares… I know.. It is kinda old fashion and we have to join them.. But there is nothing like finishing a project quickly.. That’s what I love about the Granny Square!!!  You can whip one up usually in one evening..!!  I have several Granny Squares in my Free Crochet Pattern Gallery at the top of the page… But also I wanted to share a fun collection that All Free Crochet put together!  32 Gorgeous Crochet Granny Squares  …

All Free Crochet was kind enough to share one of my free patterns in this collection…

Festival of Fall Square!

Make sure to check out all my other Free Crochet Squares too!!

Granny’s Circle in a Square

Rainbow Burst Reversible Square

Granny’s Shining Star Square

Ziggidy Zag Summer Square

Coral and Stone Square

Happy Crocheting!


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Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL~ Week 1

Crochet With Me… Winter 2015 CAL~ Week 1

Beatrice Ryan Designs ~Crochet with Me… Winter CAL is now starting!!

I am so excited to share with you the first part of our Crochet with Me.. CAL Afghan design!!  You voted for a surprise design and this one will surely be that!!! I am really loving the way this Retro Style Afghan is coming along!!  So,,, Let’s go over some of the details,,, Then~ Week 1 Instructions!!

*Each Sunday I will post an assigned amount of crochet, hopefully just enough to keep you moving forward to complete our project in a timely manner,,, But not too much to discourage you from finishing!!

*You can find each weeks post in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page…

*Join in on Ravelry and Add your projects, add it to your favs and queue… Click Here

*To Receive an email each time I post to my site,,, You can click on Subscribe Now on the right sidebar…

*Each Wednesday we will have a Special Post 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…

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

*You can join me on Instagram for occasional #SneakPeak of the upcoming week pics!!!

Are you ready to get started??  Let’s get Crocheting!!

This surprise design afghan will be using basic crochet techniques and a beginner/intermediate level.  There will be several design elements and some really fun, colorful stitching going on!  I am making 2 Afghans… I wanted to try self striping yarn for one and the other will be traditional color changing…

Below are Week 1’s Progress pictures… What do you think??  Don’t worry,,, It isn’t a Granny Square Afghan,,, But it does have quite a few of them in the design… In a couple of weeks… You will see how this afghan design begins to unfold… I think you will be surprised and very happy with what we will be doing!!

Winter CAL Week 1 Impeccable
     This week 1 progress picture of my first afghan is a Circle in Square using the traditional color changing technique.  I used Loops and Threads Impeccable Yarn.  It is soft  and  nice to work with and I loved the color results!!










Winter CAL Week 1 Unforgettable

For the Second afghan, I used Red Heart Unforgettable in Polo,,,  It is a self-striping yarn and is very soft!  Less weaving in the ends and it has a more gradual color change… I love this one too!!










Week 1 Crochet with Me… Winter 2015 CAL Instructions:

Materials list ~ Click Here for last weeks post.


St ~ Stitch     Ch ~ Chain     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Hdc ~ Half Double Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet    Trc – Triple Crochet     Dtrc – Double Triple Crochet.    Sl St ~ Slip Stitch


Circle in Square ~ Make 5 Squares this week

Each Square should measure approx. 6″ x 6″.

* If using Self~Striping Yarn you will Crochet rows 1-5 with out changing colors, Row 6 will be your Border Color

*If using Multiple Color Yarns and traditionally changing, You will change color each Row 1-5 and end with Row 6 using the Border Color.

Row 1:  Ch4, 9 Dc in the 4th Ch from hook (The first 3 chains count as a Dc), Join with Sl St to top of Beginning Ch. = 10 Dc

Row 2:  Ch 3 (Counts as Dc now and throughout), Dc in the same St as Beginning, 2 Dc in each St around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 20 Dc

Row 3:  Ch 3, Dc in same St, Dc in the next St, *2 Dc in the next St, Dc in the next St*, Repeat * * around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 30 Dc

Row 4:  Ch 3, Dc in same St, Dc in the next 2 Sts, * 2 Dc in the next St, Dc in the next 2 Sts*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning. = 40 Sc

Row 5:  Ch1, Sc in the same St, Sc in the next St, *Hdc in the next 2 Sts, Dc in the next St, (Trc, Dtrc, Trc) all in the next St(Corner Made), Dc in next St, Hdc in the next 2 Sts, Sc in the next 3 Sts*, Repeat * * around 3 more times, ending with a Sc in the last St (Instead of Sc in next 3 Sts), Join with Sl St to beginning Sc. Finish off = 48 Sts

Row 6: Change to Border Color, Join to any Dtrc with Sl St, Ch 1, 3 Sc in the same St(this makes a corner), Sc in the next 11 Sts, *3 Sc in the next St, Sc in the next 11 Sts*, Repeat * * 2 more times. Join to beginning with Sl St. =56 Sc Finish off.

Congratulations… You now have a Circle in a Square!!

Make sure to complete 5 of these squares this week…  Thank you for joining in the Fun!!!!

And… please come share your pictures Wednesday on Facebook or on our group Pinterest Page!!

Happy Crocheting!!


*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post these patterns and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***

Weekend WIP’s… CAL Show and Tell time!!

I love Friday’s!!!  It means the start of my Weekend WIP’s…  This weekend I will once again be working on our Crochet-a-Long Afghan,,, The one thing about working on an afghan is that it usually feels so calming to work on… I love getting into the rhythm of row after row of an afghan!!!  I am so happy with my colors from Vanna’s Choice and the way it feels…

How is your CAL coming along… Did you finish Week 1’s assignment??   I can’t wait to see all the Granny Squares later today on our Facebook “Show and Tell“!!!!  I have seen a few and I love your color choices…One of our friends chose her yarn from the inspiration of her beautiful Stained Glass Fireplace Screen… Another chose muted colors and I hear there is even a solid afghan in the mix!!!!

So hop over to Facebook at 5 pm EST to show off your Granny Squares!!  I will have a specific post titled “CAL Show and Tell” pinned to the top of my Facebook page… Just post your pictures there!!!  If you dont have any pictures,,, you can just give us a shout out  about your squares…  And if you aren’t participating… Stop by to see what all our friends are doing!!

It’s not to late to start the CAL…  I am posting Week 2 Instructions Saturday morning,,, But you could get Week 1 and Week 2 done in just a few days if you want…


Here are my squares… I know you have seen them before (they are the background of the blog too)… In the next few weeks this afghan will really start to show off its beauty… I hope you all are having fun!!

.. Happy Crocheting


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