Thursday, December 30, 2010

12 SQUARES IN TIME

I was inspired by several crocheters when I started to design.  I thought I could never do it.  Well I finally tackled that!  Now I want to full fill a crochet resolution of mine......to Design a 12" square each month.  I was inspired when April did this.  She did a CalendarGhan!  She is an amazing designer!!   If you want to learn more about the art of crochet, check out accredited online colleges to find arts and crafts courses that can teach you advanced crochet stitches.

So Come January first, I will post January's square.  I sure hope I can keep this "crochet resolution"  I am calling this, "12 Squares in Time"

I hope you enjoy the squares!!  I will continue to post squares as I design them, but the 12 Squares in time, will be my interpretation  of the months.

Christmas!!!

 The boys enjoyed everything they got!!!  It was a really fun day, with a huge dinner.


Call me a scrooge, but I took down the tree and the decorations Christmas day when everyone was playing......I had to have my living room back to normal......one thing I hate about myself is that when the holiday rolls around, I am done with it.....LOL....ready for the decorations to come down.  Maybe I do put them up too early. 
Anyway we all had a fun week.  Weather has been cold, then warm......today it got to the 60s...to warm for winter.  I am so ready for snow.........I would love to live back east!!!  The snow they recently got???  OH MAN.......wow is all I can say to that.  


Saturday, December 25, 2010

GRABBING CHAINS 6" SQUARE


Grabbing Chains
H hook and WW yarn
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen

Ch4 and join to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3, work 15DC in ring and join.  (16)

Rnd2: Ch5 (counts as first dc + ch2) DC in same st.  *Ch1, skip 1, V-stitch  in next st* Repeat 6 more times.  Ch1, skip 1 st and join. (8 V sts & 8Ch1 sp)

Rnd 3: SS into ch2 sp and work a Ch3, 2DC.  *FPDC around next dc, DC in ch1 sp, FPDC around next dc, 3DC in next ch2 sp.* Repeat 6 more times.  FPDC around next dc, DC in ch1 sp, FPDC around next dc and join. (48dc)

Rnd 4: SS into next dc, Ch5 (counts as first dc + ch2). DC in same st.  *Ch2, skip 2sts, FPDC around next dc, Ch2, skip 2sts, V-stitch in next* Repeat 6 more times.  Ch2, skip 2 sts, FPDC around next dc, ch2, skip 2 sts and join. (8 V-sts, 8 fpdc & 24 Ch2 spaces)

Rnd 5: SS into ch2 sp and work a Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC. (*DC in next st, +2DC in ch2 sp. 1DC in next st, 2DC in next ch2 sp.+ HDC in next 3 sts.  Repeat +to+ once.  DC in next dc.*  IN next ch2 sp work 2DC, Ch2, 2DC.) 3 times.   Then *to* once and join (75dc)

*Measure your square after rnd 5, if it is smaller than 6” work Rnd 6.  Square measurements depend on your hook size, choice of yarn, and your tension.

Rnd 6: SS into ch2 sp, Ch1, Work 3SC in same st as ss.  SC in each st across working 3SC in each corner.  Join. FO

Original Pattern by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from MY pattern, please credit me as the original designer and link back to my blog.

*Pattern is still being tested.  IF you find any mistakes, please let me know.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Just an Update with MY OPINION

Well I am glad a new week has started.........I feel odd making a post without pictures, so I put some random pictures that were taken a couple of weeks ago.  I have not been crocheting much since a week before Thanksgiving, but my hands need a break.  I did say enough of Christmas crochet, although I will be doing two more things.  I did start two Pokemon characters for the boys........they both chose big ones........Austin chose Lugia..........and Aiden chose Togepi, which from the picture doesn't look that big, but I started on it tonight and it is bigger than I thought.  I am about 53 rounds out of 81 of the Lugia.  
Austin was out with this BB yesterday, and they called me telling me that Austin hurt his left foot AGAIN.  He has hurt it over the summer, and then yesterday it got kicked accidentally, but near where the scar was.  No breaks, fractures, or sprains...but they are wondering if the summer cut was deep enough to cause an infection.  I hope no.  Today he seems to be doing better.....I kept him home, which the dr said was entirely up to me.  

Now I would like to express my feelings on a matter that has blown up on Facebook.  I had been seeing a lot of messages about changing your profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood to support and create awareness for Child Abuse...I didn't really see how changing  a picture could do this, but I caved as many asked why I had not done so........day after I changed, I see a message on my cousins FB about it being a hoax........well I posted that, and got some nasty messages sent to me, and all of a sudden it was all over FB, people jumping on the controversy bandwagon....(myself included) LOL anyway......we all have a right to our opinions.......but mine, I think  makes a valid point............Awareness for Child Abuse should not make us "aware" by posting a cartoon picture on our Facebook page........NOT one of us needs to be made aware on FB, BECAUSE..............we see Child abuse everywhere..you can't turn on your tv, radio, open your newspaper without seeing or hearing a child abuse case............so everyday we are "reminded" and made "aware" of it........but what do we do about it..........it is in our face, and very well should be, we need to make a stand, or at least make an effort........donate time/money....something............BUT don't change a picture on Facebook because someone tells you.....it is really easy to sit at your computer and change a picture.......Some people said that ladies put the color of their bras on facebook to bring awareness to breast cancer........ok well there is a difference.....in that, whereas, Child Abuse is in the news EVERY SINGLE DAY!!  Breast Cancer is NOT!!!  So it would make more sense to try to make more people aware.  So that was why I was upset......NOT because I am against making a difference in Child Abuse, but people should be willing to make a difference other than sitting in front of their computer changing a profile picture for a certain amount of time...........HUMAN faces are what child abuse is..........cartoon characters don't help or hurt the cause.......except to make pedophiles think a child would be more willing to accept a friend request.  Which should be something parents look out for.  That supervision needs to start at home not facebook.  Another thing that aggravates me........why do parents make Facebook pages for their very young kids........I think the age is 13, I waited until my son was 13 before making him a facebook page........why on earth does an infant, toddler, or child under the age of 13 need a Facebook page..........because mommy and daddy do?  So what........parents can smoke cigs or drink, does that mean we let our kids too?  These same parents who criticized me for making the statement I did on FB are the same parents who's very young children, even infants...have their own facebook pages.....now granted an infant won't get on...so again I ask WHY??? As for family members can't they know what is going on with those kids from the parents??  

Another thing that was brought up about Facebook was the recent, "I like it here"  statement, meaning where you put your purse..........some would say that was in fun.....and yes it was.....but how fun is it when you have these young girls on Facebook making that same statement?  I have heard on 4 different news versions that the statement WAS MEANT  to sound SEXUALLY  SUGGESTIVE............ok???  Does anyone else see something wrong with a young girl making a sexually suggestive statement.....even one that is just suppose to sound like that???  COME ON PEOPLE, don't throw stones at me for my opinions when you have a lot of learning to do in your own families.  So with that said, I am hoping more people will stand up and make a difference.  A friend thought I needed to voice this on my blog........to make some understand why I got upset about the situation.....what upset me more was that I got "jumped" on for it.  They can have their own opinions, but if mine differs I am not allowed to voice it? 

 Such a handsome boy

My oldest is getting so tall.


  This was taken a couple of weeks ago, and this might be a tradition!  LOL Last year I got a picture of their heads in the leaves.  We will have more leaves to rake up, so maybe this weekend.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Crochet in Common Dishcloth



Crochet In Common Dishcloth
Copyright © 2010
By Aurora Suominen, Judy Westen, Kat, and Ivory Herman
Materials: 100% Cotton, H Hook


Round 1: CH4, 15DC in fourth chain from hook, join to top of beginning CH4.

Round 2: CH3, 1DC in same ST *(ch1, skip next DC, 2DC in next DC) repeat from * 7 times. CH 1, join to top of beginning CH3.


Round 3: SLPST to next CH spot, CH 3DC in same spot. (one FPDC around each of next two DC, 2DC in next CH sp) 7 times. FPDC around each of next two DC, join in top of beginning CH 3. (32 dc or 16dc and 16 FPDC)


Round 4: CH3, 1 DC, CH1, 2DC in same stitch; *(CH 2, skip next 2DC, 2DC, CH1, 2 DC in next DC) repeat from * 10 times; CH2, join to top of beginning CH3.


Round 5: CH3, FPDC around CH3 of previous round and in next DC, in CH spot 2DC, CH2, 2DC. FPDC around next 2DC.  *2SC in next CH spot, FPDC in next 2DC, in CH spot 2DC, CH2, 2DC, FPDC in next 2DC* repeat from * 9 times, 2sc in next CH spot, join to FPDC not CH3. (80DC, 20SC, 10 points)

Round 6: CH3 (counts as first DC), DC in next 3 stitches (DC, CH2, DC) in CH2 space, DC in next 4 stitches, CH1, skip next 2SC. *DC in next 4DC, DC, CH2 DC in CH2 space, DC in next 4 stitches. CH1, skip 2SC. Repeat from * 8 more times and end with slip stitch in top of beginning chain 3. (100 DC, 10 ch1 spaces 10 points)


Round 7: Ch3, (counts as first ST), DC in next ST, (FPDC around next two STS, DC in next ST. DC,Ch2, DC in next ch2 space. *DC in 1st stitch after CH2 space, FPDC around next 2 stitches, DC in next 2ST, CH1)* 9 times. Skip next CH space, DC in 2STS, FPDC around next 2STS, DC in next ST. DC-ch2-DC in next Ch2 space, DC in next sp, FPDC around next 2STS, DC in last 2STS, Ch1, skip next CH sp, joining at top of CH3 (120 dc).


Round 8: Chain 2; HDC in each stitch around w/2HDC in CH2 spot, join to beginning CH2. Finish off and weave in ends.

Original Pattern by Designers listed above, Copyright © 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from OUR pattern, please credit US as the original designer and link back to our blog.

You can also find this pattern at our Crochet in Common Blog

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hello December!!!

 Well My brother and nephew came into town for Thanksgiving, here is Charlie, my brother, Mr Aiden, and you can barely see my best friend there in the right side.  Decorating the tree!!!! 
 He was saying something!!!
 3 Dorks!!!  I loved this shot, Mr Aiden, Mr. AJ and Mr Dylan!!! 
 Here is my brother, Charlie, wearing his Chiefs sweatshirt.
 I wanted a good picture, but they kids wanted to be goofy, AJ looks oh so handsome in this picture.
 Charlie with Dylan.....I love this shot.
 3 Dorks again.  LOL
 Tree which was moved quite a few times.

Mr and Mrs Santa pants completed!!!



 
This is suppose to be a door knob hanger, but I don't really see how......I will admit I improvised the pattern a bit, and have not added the tree or reindeer yet.....the lady I am sending it to does not want them added.....she has something else she wants to add in his arms.





I also tested this pattern for a lady, this is an Evergreen Tree, and came out really cute, out of all the "tree" patterns, this one, so far, is my favorite.  Very fast and easy to make.  Here

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Update!!

Mr Santa Pants here.........this is to hold Candy, I am doing it as a crochet-a-long. Very cute pattern, I need to get started on Mrs Clause!

 I just did this last night, I was testing it for Ivory, you can find her blog by clicking her name.  This owl is very cute, he covers a roll of TP.  She does a lot of these and she does a great job.  Aiden wanted this owl to have a white ear. 
 Well so far this is only the second Thanksgiving item I have done this year.  This is from the Ultimate book of Potholders.  I didn't read the pattern all the way through before starting........ did his feathers first and that took a few minutes really..........then I notice just how many separate pieces it had........I got it done in about a day..........and he came out cute. 
 The boys in front of the pumpkins we got.  we had some little ones, and one we got for a friend of ours.  They had a lot of fun carving....but I was busy with getting dinner ready since it was getting late, and we had company over.....so my friend, Melody stayed with the boys helping out.  She enjoyed that very much.  Aiden mainly wanted her help, the older boys didn't need any "help"  LOL 
 There is miss Melody helping out.
 Trick or Treat...........mask on......
 Trick or treat.........mask off!
Poor AJs pumpkin!!!  It fell apart when it was being carried, his is on the left.......Aiden is sitting on AJs pumpkin.  Oh well, they came out cute anyway.  This was AJs last year trick or treating!!  He says he will not go out again next year, but pass out candy or something.  Aiden enjoys it so much!  Most kids do! 

Monday, November 01, 2010

CROCHET IN COMMON 12" SQUARE

Crochet in Common 12” Square
I hook and Red heart WW yarn (If you crochet tightly, you might want to use an “H” hook
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen, Barb G., Ivory Herman, Jenny Northern, Judy Blackmon, and Thelma
Abbreviations CH = Chain, DC = Double Crochet, SS = Slip stitch, TR=Triple Crochet
Special Stitches:
** Special Note in making Overlapping Cluster Stitch:   
~ Beg 4 dc cl – ch 3 (counts as first dc), keeping last stitch of each dc on hook, make three more dc (in stitch indicated at **) , yo, pull through all loops on hook
~4 dc cl keeping last stitch of each dc on hook make 4 dc (in stitch indicated at **), yo, and pull through all loops
You may have to "cheat" when making the 3rd dc of the very last cluster stitch depending how you joined the dc stitched of Row 1.
~XTC - Extended Triple Crochet:  YO twice, insert into previous round below and draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, yo, draw through two loops, yo, draw through last two loops on hook (The first draw up you may want to do loosely.)
~BCS= Back Cross Stitch: Skip next st, dc in next st; working behind last st made, dc in skipped st.
~3DC Cluster:  IN sp indicated (yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times,  yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
~2DC Cluster:  IN sp indicated (YO and draw up a loop, Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2 times. Yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Begin with a ch 6 and ss to join.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a DC) then do 15 more DC.  Join with a SS in top of the ch.  (16 DCs)

*NOTE* Make first and second dc in back loop only, then make third and fourth dc in front loop only (using 4 of the previous row's dc stitches).  Next cluster stitch begins in the back loops of the third (then fourth) dc of this previous cluster.
*See Special stitches for this round
Rnd 2: Work one Beg 4 dc cl, (See Special sts) chain 2, (4 dc cl, with ch 2 between.) 7 times. Slip stitch to join at top of first cluster. (8 Overlapping cluster Sts or 32 dc sts & 16 ch sp.)

Rnd 3:  Ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2DC in same st as ch3.  (Ch1, DC in next chain 2 space, Ch1, 3DC in top of next cluster)7 times.  Ch1, DC in last ch2 space, Ch1 and join in top of first ch3. (32DC & 16 ch1 spaces)

Rnd 4:  Sl st to next dc, ch 1, sc in same st.  (Ch 6, skip all sts and ch spaces to 2nd dc in next 3 dc group, sc in st) 7 times.  Ch 6, skip all sts and ch spaces, join to first sc st.  (8 loops - 8 sc and 48 ch total)

Rnd 5:  CH3, DC, CH2, 2DC all in same spot, CH1.  *4DC in nx CH6 spot, CH1, 4DC in nx CH6 spot, CH1. (2DC, CH2, 2DC in next SC) CH1.* Repeat three times.  End with 4DC in CH6 spot, CH1, 4DC in CH6 spot, CH1 & join to top of BEG CH3.  (4 sides and corners, 3 CH1 spots per side –one after corner, between 4DC, and after 4DC - 8DC total per side)

*See Special stitches for this round
Rnd 6: SS into next st and next ch2 sp. (ch3, 2DC cluster, ch3, 3DC cluster in same ch2 sp). *+Ch2, Work a 3DC cluster in next ch1 sp, Ch4, 3DC cluster in next ch1 sp, Ch4, 3DC cluster in next ch1 sp, Ch2+ (3DC cluster, ch3, 3DC cluster in corner ch2 sp).* Repeat *to* 2 more times, then +to+ once more.  Join to top of BEG ch3. (20 Cluster sts)

*See Special stitches for this round
Rnd 7 – Ch 2 (counts as hdc above cluster stitch), 4 hdc in corner, **hdc into top of cluster, 2 hdc in space, hdc into top of cluster, *(2 hdc, 1 xtc in between the 4 dc of Round 5, chain 4, sl st into top of xtc, 2 hdc in ch 4 space), hdc into top of cluster*, repeat once from * to *, 2 hdc in space, hdc in top of cluster, 4 hdc in corner.  Repeat remaining sides of square from ** to ** with the exception of the last cluster stitch (which already has the up chain) and the corner stitches.
(Stitch count:  84 hdc, 8 xtc, 8 ch 4 picots)

*See Special stitches for this round
Round 8 SS into 2nd hdc of corner 4hdc of Round 7.  Ch3, DC in same, Ch2, 2DC in next st. * DC in 2 sts, BCS, DC in 2 sts, (Ch3. Skip next st, skip XTC, skip next st) and DC in next 3 sts. Repeat () once more.  DC in 2, BCS, DC in next 2 sts.  2DC in next st, Ch2, 2DC in next st.* Repeat around and Join in top of beginning ch3.  (60DC, 8BCS, & 8 Ch3 loops)

Rnd 9: SS to next ch 2 space, ch 3, DC, ch 2, 2 DC for corner. [*1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk cross stitch, DC in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 space, ch 2, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next st, 3 dc in ch 3 space, ch 2, sk 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk cross stitch, DC in next st, ch 2, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in next st,* in corner space (2 dc, 2ch, 2dc)] x 3, last side * to *.  68 dc, 32 ch 2 spaces, 4 ch 2 corners

Rnd 10:  SLPST into corner, CH3, DC, CH2, 2DC.  *(CH1, SKP1ST, popcorn in next DC, CH1, SKP1ST, 2DC in CH spot, FPDC around next DC, 2DC in next CH spot, FPDC around next DC, 2DC in next CH spot, CH1, SKP1ST, popcorn in next DC, CH1, SKP1ST, 2DC in CH spot, FPDC in next DC, 2DC in next CH spot, CH1, SKP1ST, popcorn in next ST, CH1, 2DC in next CH spot, FPDC around next DC, 2DC in next CH spot, FPDC around next DC, 2DC in next CH spot, CH1, SKP1ST, popcorn in next ST, CH1, SKP1ST), in corner, 2DC, CH2, 2DC.* repeat ** 2 times, and then do () one time, joining to BEG CH3.
(8 CH1 spots, 4 popcorns,  16DC + 5FPDC = 21DC per side, totaling  33 stitches, not including the corner stitches)

Rnd 11: SS to corner: Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC=Corner.  *+DC in next 2sts, DC into back loop of next popcorn.  DC in next 2sts,  FPDC around next 4 sts.  Skip 2sts, (IN back loops of next popcorn work a TR, DC, 3HDC, DC, TR.) Skip 2sts, FPDC around next fpdc, Skip next 2sts, (IN back loops of next popcorn work a TR, DC, 3HDC, DC, TR.)  Skip next 2sts, FPDC around next 4sts, DC in next 2sts, DC in back loop of next popcorn, DC in next 2sts,+ Work a Corner of 2DC, Ch2, 2DC.* Repeat *to* 2 more times, then +to+ once more.  Join to beginning Ch3

Original Pattern by Designers listed above, Copyright © 09-2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from OUR pattern, please credit US as the original designer and link back to our blog.

You can also find this square on the Crochet in Common Blog!  Click the name.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Aiden!!

 Mr Aiden had his party Saturday, and he loved it, he loved the whole day, and his daddy being in town too.
Opening a gift!
Mr gooder, and mommy with my best friend looking on in the background.
Toy story cake

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Conferences Already

Yep, my Aiden did today!!!  I have to say I am getting excited about elementary school again.  Once AJ hit middle school, I missed elementary school.  He was growing up on me so fast, and things were done differently in middle school.  I can go through it again with Aiden.  I love to hear him talk about his day.  I LOVE that he still wants a hug and a kiss from me when I drop him off and he DOESN'T care who sees!!!!  He still says, "I love you mommy" as he walks into his class!!!  I always miss him!  It is only 3 hours, but still!!!!  He is my baby.  Anyway he is doing great in school.........he can sign his name now without tracing it...........so he will graduate to signing his name without seeing it.  He can count to 100, but they are not even doing that in his class yet.....but he will count to 100 all the time at home.  He is super polite, and smart........but they wish he would talk more......he is shy at school a bit.  So that is the goal next cycle....as well as learning how to write our last name.........it is a hard one, he can say it now.........but spelling it will be a challenge.  8 letters!!!  LOL  I know he will catch on fast.  I think I want to start writing the day, month, and date for him too, so he will get use to what those words look like.  

I got his hair cut yesterday too, and he looks so handsome, I wanted to wait until it was closer to his birthday and school pictures!!  He will turn 5 tomorrow, but his party will be on Saturday.  He is so excited.  I also had AJ get his hair cut yesterday too.  He looks so handsome and much better.  Even the stylist said he looked better leaving then he did coming in.  LOL

Our temps are cooling down a bit, more so at night, time does not change until November, which I am a bit upset about, but what am I going to do?  I like when it gets dark earlier.  

 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

4 New Patterns added

I hope you scroll down to see the 4 newest patterns I have added to my blog. 

SMALL WINTER BURST 6" SQUARE

Small Winter Burst 6” Square
G hook and Red heart WW yarn
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen
Abbreviations: SS=Slip stitch, Ch=Chain, St=stitch, DC=Double Crochet, SC=Single Crochet, HDC=Half double crochet
Ch4 and join to form a ring

Round 1: Ch3, Work 15DC in ring, join. (16)

Round 2: Ch5 (counts as first st, and ch2sp) DC in same st.  *DC in next st, DC, ch2, DC in next st*. Repeat 6 more times.  DC in last st and join.  (24dc & 8ch2 sp)

Round 3: SS into ch2 sp and  Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  *DC in next st, FPDC around next st, DC in next st, In next ch2sp, work 2DC, Ch2, 2DC* Repeat 6 more times.  DC in next st, FPDC in next, DC in last st and join.  (56dc & 8 ch2 sp)

Round 4: SS into ch2sp,  Ch1, SC in same st.  (Ch3, SC in fpdc, Ch3, SC in next ch2 sp) 7 times.  Ch3, SC in fpdc, Ch3 and join to 1st sc.  (16 sc & 16 ch3 sp)

Round 5: Ch1, SC in same st.  (3SC in ch3 sp, HDC in next sc, 3SC in next ch3 sp, SC in next sc) 7 times.  3SC in ch3 sp, HDC in next sc, 3SC in last ch3 sp and join (56sc and 8 hdc)

Round 6: Loosely SS in next 8 sts.  Ch2, HDC, Ch2, 2HDC in same st.  *HDC in next 15 sts, IN next st, work 2HDC, CH2, 2HDC .* Repeat around and join.  FO

Original Pattern by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from MY pattern, please credit me as the original designer and link back to my blog.

WINTER BURST 12" SQUARE

Winter Burst 12” Square
H Hook
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen
Abbreviations: SS=Slip stitch, Ch=Chain, St=stitch, DC=Double Crochet, SC=Single Crochet,  FPDC=Front Post Double Crochet, BEG Corner: SS into next ch2 sp, and work, Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  CORNER: 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in next ch2 sp.

Ch4 and Join

Round 1: Ch3, 15DC in ring. Join (16)

Round 2: Ch3, DC in same st. (FPDC around next dc, 2DC in next dc) 7 times.  FPDC around next dc.  Join (24)

Round 3: SS in next 2sts.  Ch3, DC in same st.  *Ch1, FPDC around next 2dc together, Ch1, 2DC in next.* Repeat around and join (24DC & 16 ch1 spaces)

Round 4: Ch3, DC in same st. Ch2, 2DC in next st. *DC in ch1sp, DC in top of fpdc.  DC in ch1 sp, 2DC in next st, Ch2, 2DC in next st.* Repeat around & join.  (56dc & 8 ch2 spaces)

Round 5: BEG Corner. *DC in 3 st, FPDC around next, DC in 3 sts, Work a Corner in ch2 sp.* Repeat around & join.  (88dc & 8 ch2 spaces)

Round 6: SS into ch2 sp, Ch1, SC in same st.  *Ch4, SC in top of fpdc, ch4, SC in next ch2 sp.* Repeat around & join.  (16sc & 16 Ch5 spaces)

Round 7: Ch1, SC in same st, (5SC in next ch4 sp, DC in next sc, 5SC in next ch4 sp, SC in next sc (start point) 7 times.  5SC in ch4 sp, DC in next sc, 5SC in next ch4 sp.  Join (88 sc & 8dc)

Round 8: Ch3, DC in 11 sts. Work a Corner in next st.  (DC in 23 sts, Work corner in next st) 3 times.  DC in last 11 sts.  Join (108dc)

Round 9: Loosely SS in next 13 sts, SS into ch2 sp.  Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC in same st.  *DC in 9 sts, SC in 9 sts, DC in 9 sts, in next Ch2 sp, work a corner.* Repeat & join (88dc & 36sc)

Round 10: BEG Corner.  *DC in 2, (FPDC in nx, 1DC in nx) 5 Xs. DC in 8, (FPDC in nx, DC in nx) 5 Xs. DC in 1, Work Corner*.  Join (140dc)

Round 11: BEG Corner, *DC in 13, (FPDC in nx, DC in nx) 5Xs.  DC in 12.  Work Corner.* Repeat around and Join.

Original Pattern by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from MY pattern, please credit me as the original designer and link back to my blog.

8 POINTS AROUND COASTER

8 Points Around Coaster
G hook and Red heart WW yarn
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen
Abbreviations: SS=Slip stitch, Ch=Chain, St=stitch
Ch4 and join to form a ring

Round 1: Ch3, Work 15DC in ring, join. (16)

Round 2: Ch5 (counts as first st, and ch2sp) DC in same st.  *DC in next st, DC, ch2, DC in next st*. Repeat 6 more times.  DC in last st and join.  (24dc & 8ch2 sp)

Round 3: SS into ch2 sp and  Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  *DC in next 3 sts.  In next ch2sp, work 2DC, Ch2, 2DC* Repeat 6 more times.  DC in last 3 sts and join.  (56dc & 8 ch2 sp)

Original Pattern by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Do not reprint, copy, post to any website/blog/group, or anywhere else.  You can link to this pattern if you wish.  If you sell any items made from MY pattern, please credit me as the original designer and link back to my blog.

BIG CUP COASTER

Big Cup Coaster
“G” Hook, My coaster measured about 5” with Worsted Cotton yarn.
Copyright © 2010 Aurora Suominen

Ch4 and join.

Round 1: Ch3, 15DC in ring, join. (16)

Round 2: Ch3, DC in same st. (DC in next st,  2DC in next) 7 Xs. DC-1. Join (24)

Round 3: Ch3, DC in same st.  (Ch1, DC Decrease, Ch1, 2DC in next) around. Join  (24dc & 16 chs)

Round 4: SS into next st and next ch2 sp.  Ch3, DC in same st.  Ch2, 2DC in nx, *DC in ch sp, DC in next, DC in ch sp, 2DC in next, Ch2, 2DC in nx.* Repeat and join

Original Pattern by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Well it was a gorgeous day, no sun out, but we did get rain, thunder, and lightening!!  Talk about some really cool temps too.  My mom and I were out on the porch taking a break from cleaning and stuff, and we got chilly out there, So did Aiden.  I am really tired, and we have Best Buy coming tomorrow to get out tv that caught fire.  It is 2am and I am still up, so I am going to be one very tired lady!! 

Had a great weekend, yesterday AJ was out with some friends, so Aiden and I went to see a parade and to the Fall Festival the local fire department was having.........Aiden had a lot of fun, and I did too, visited with some friends and relaxed some.  AJ was gone today too, so just hanging out with Aiden, cleaned some of the house.......tried to pick up my hook and I think I have "crochet depression" if there is such a thing........I just can't get motivated to crochet..........I thought maybe it was because I hurt my wrist...but that was not it.  I started a little ami for Aiden, and just could not get that hook to move very much.  Aiden knew I had run out of the soft navy yarn for his blanket, so he reminded me today, and he and papa went to get me some, so I could "finish" his blanket, he really wants it done!!!  I think I will force myself to work on it later today.  Now I need some sleep. 

Friday, October 08, 2010

Crochet Pictures

 Just in time for Fall!!!  Magnets, Turkey and Pumpkin Pie
 Cat/Dog pattern I tested for Ivory, how cute is this???
 Kitty
 Dog
I made this and then had to send it off, I LOVE this dragonfly!!

I have my modem up and running.  I missed the internet.  I think we all did, especially my mom.

Yesterday our living room tv caught  on fire..............smoke was filling the living room fast, and I had my father unplug the tv.........we could not see flames, but smoke coming out..............got it unplugged..............dad said he heard a pop, and the tv went out, but then came back on, so he thought the Directv box went out, which it does a lot with satellite.  Anyway, I bought the tv from a lady who bought from Best Buy.........she bought an extended warranty on it, TV is 2 years old...........so I called them, and they said yes the warranty transfers since she bought it from them...........so they are coming out Monday which was the earliest.  I am sooo glad the warranty transferred, she said she called when I was buying the tv to find out, and the store in town said yes since it was bought from them it would be covered with the new owner as long as I had the original receipt, which I did. 

I am just so glad the fire did not get worse and we are all ok..............I am also glad I called, I was about to throw the TV out and take the hose to it....but once we unplugged it the smoke eventually stopped. 

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Missing the Internet

Well I am without a modem...........I was told my ATT that I would have one on Wednesday, but it never showed up, and it took them a week to tell me that it was not ordered, and that I was basically given the run around and lied to by them........I will be looking for a new internet company, but until I do find one, I will continue to pay my att bill and get the new modem. 

Other than that things are going ok, I got a new car, but it had an issue with the radiator, but it is being fixed, it is done but needs to get some antifreeze in it.  Anyway just a quick hello here, still have a few more pattens to post on here. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

LOVE & HONOR 6" SQUARE

 
“Love & Honor”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010
LOVE & HONOR.jpg
Size: 6” Square using,  Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn Used: Worsted Weight Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A & B
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NOTES:  Bold print: Repeated in pattern.  STS=Stitches: Work into next st/chsp  JOIN: Join W/slst in beg st, (ch3, ch2, sc) unless otherwise stated.
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Abbreviations/Stitches Used                                     
Beg=Beginning    Ch=Chain    Slst=Slip Stitch    Sp=Spaces   
Sk=Skip        W/=With    St(s)=Stitch(es)    Sc=Single Crochet   
Dc=Double Crochet        
Round 1: W/A, ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4.  (12dc)

Round 2: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  [Ch1, sk 1dc, 3dc in next dc]5x.  Ch1, join.  (18dc)

Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc.  [*Ch2, sk ch1sp*, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc]5x.  Repeat *to*, join.  (42dc & 6 ch2 spaces)

Round 4: Sk 1dc, [5dc in next dc, slst in next dc, 5dc in next dc, sk 1dc, slst in next dc, sc in ch2sp, slst in next dc, sk 1dc]6x, ending w/sc in last ch2sp, stop here.  (60dc, 6sc)

Round 5: Ch1, sc in same sc. [Ch4, sc in slst between humps, ch4, sc in sc between next 2 hearts]6x, switch to B w/slst to first sc.  (12ch4, 12sc)

Round 6: Ch1, 3sc in same sc, corner made.  [(3sc in ch4sp, sc in next sc)2x,  3sc in ch4, 3sc in next sc]4x, omitting last corner, join.  (56sc)

Round 7: Slst in next sc, ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc in same sc.  [Dc in next 2sts, hdc in next 9sts, dc in next 2sts,  in next sc, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made]4x, omitting last corner, join.  (32dc, 36hdc)  Finish off & weave in ends.  


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