Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Huggin the Stars 12" Square

Hugging the Stars
Designed by: Aurora Suominen ©2010 All rights reserved.
12" Square with "I" Hook & Worsted Weight yarn
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BACK CROSS STITCH (BCS): Skip next st, DC in next st, working behind last st made, DC in skipped dc.
  • 2DCTOG: YO, draw up a loop in next st, yo and pull thru 2 loops, YO and draw up a loop in next st, (YO, pull thru 2 loops)2Xs. YO pull thru all 3 loops.  
  • 3DCTOG: (YO, draw up a loop in NEXT st, YO pull thru 2 loops)3Xs. YO and pull thru all 4 loops.  Uses 3sts.  

Round 1: Ch 4, work 14dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top ch4. (15dc)

Round 2: Ch2, 2DCTOG*see special sts*, Ch6, [3DCTOG *see special sts, Ch6.]4Xs.  Join IN top of 1st Star point. (5 Star points, 5 ch6sps)

Round 3: Slst into ch6 sp & do Ch1, 2sc, fptc in dc of rnd 1, (Between 2 star points), 2sc in same chsp.   [Ch2.  In next ch6 space, work 2sc, fptc in next dc of rnd 1, 2sc]4Xs.  Ch2 & join in 1st sc (20sc,5tc,5ch2sps)

Round 4: Ch3, dc in each stitch around, working 2 dc in first 4 ch2 sps.  IN last ch2 sp, work 3 dc. Join w/slst in beg ch3, throughout pattern.   (36 DC)

Round 5: Slst into next 3 dc, (Ch3, Dc, ch2, 2dc in same stitch.) BEG Corner made.  [Dc in 8dc, In next st do (2dc, ch2, 2dc) Corner made.] 3Xs. Dc in last 8sts & join.  Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (48 DC)

Round 6: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 3dc, (Ch1, BCS)3Xs. Ch1,  dc in 3dc+,  corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (40 dc, 12 BCS, 16 ch1 spaces)      

Round 7: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 5dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip bcs, dc in ch1sp)3Xs.  dc in 5dc.+ Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join. Slst into next st & ch2sp.  (72 dc, 4 ch2 spaces, 12 ch1 spaces)

Round 8: Beg Corner,  [+Dc in 2 dc, (Ch1, BCS)2Xs, Ch1, dc in next dc, (FPDC in next dc, dc in ch1sp)3 times. FPDC in next dc, dc in next dc, (Ch1, BCS) 2 times.  Ch1, dc in 2 dc,+  Corner in ch2sp] 3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  Slst into next st and ch2sp. (68dc,24ch1sps, 16bcs)

Round 9: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 4 dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip BCS, dc in ch1sp)2Xs. (Dc in next dc, FPDC in next fpdc)4Xs.  Dc in next dc, dc in ch1sp, (Ch1, skip bcs, dc in next ch1sp) 2Xs. Dc in 4 dc.+ Corner in ch2sp]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (108 dc, 4 ch2 spaces, 16 ch1 spaces.

Round 10: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 6 dc,  (FPDC in next dc, dc in ch1sp) 2Xs. FPDC in next dc, dc in 9sts.  FPDC in next dc, (Dc in ch1sp, FPDC in next dc)2Xs. dc in 6sts.+  Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.  Repeat  +to+ once & join. Slst into next st and ch2sp.  (140dc)

Round 11: Beg Corner, [+Dc in 8 dc, (FPDC in next fpdc, dc in next dc)3Xs.  Dc in 8sts. (FPDC in next fpdc, dc in next dc)3Xs.  Dc in 7,  Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs.   Repeat +to+ once & join. (156dc)     


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8 comments:

Anita said...

Great pattern! I tried it out and blogged about it here http://aseknc.blogspot.com/2010/08/sundays-squares_15.html if you'd like to check it out.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent!
Blessings,
(¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita
http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
aseknc(at)gmail(dot)com

Darci said...

Ch 2, DC 2 stitches together, Ch6, *DC 3 stitches together, Ch6.* Repeat around and join IN top of 1st Star point. (5 Star points)

I don't understand this part. Is it in the next DC or do you skip a few DC after you chain 6. Can you please explain this part.
Thanks
Less1602@yahoo.

Curmudgea said...

I've really been enjoying your 12-inch square patterns -- am incorporating some of them into a sampler afghan. But I got into a bit of a rough patch with this one. I can't get Round 11 to work out. Are there some words missing on that round?

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying incorporating some of your great 12" squares into a sampler afghan. But I'm stuck on Round 11 of this one. Are there some words missing on Round 11?
afghaniac on crochetville.com
alandkay@bellsouth.net

Dragonflymomof2 said...

I have emailed you about Rnd 11, please let me know if you did not receive my email.

Sue LaRose said...

not sure I'm doing this right don't understand computers well. anyway I've printed most of the blue dragon fly patterns, can't find a way to send an email i copied hugging the stars square and saw that some had trouble with row 11 so thought I'd ask about the problem and solution before i tried to make it.
I've tried to not be a "robot" a hundred times sure is hard to get the letters right

momof6@myfairpoint.net

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi Sue, this round is correct. I have also sent you an email too.

Mel said...

Great square, I love how it turned out!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us...