Friday, August 27, 2010

DRAGONFLY WONDER SCARF

Dragonfly Wonder Scarf
Copyright © 2009 Aurora S.
In my example, I used a "G" hook and Caron Simply Soft yarn.
I will update the amount of yarn I used when I am done with another scarf, I am pretty sure I used a bit over 12 oz.   

Special Abbreviations:
POPCORN: 4 or 5 popcorn stitch, doesn't matter to this pattern.
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
*When you see "FPDC in dc Two rows down".....this would be the row of DC directly below the previous row of SC

Row 1: Ch 25, DC in 4th ch from hook and each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 2: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 3: Ch3 (Counts as one st now and throughout)  DC in each sc across. Turn (23)

Row 4: Ch1,  SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 5: Ch3, DC in next 10sc, FPDC around post of dc two rows below, DC in next 11sc. Turn (23)

Row 6: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 7: Repeat Row 5 Turn (23)

Row 8: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 9: Repeat Row 5 Turn (23)

Row 10: Ch1, SC in next 11dc , ch12, slip stitch in top of sc just made.  SC in same sc, ch10, slip stitch in top of sc just made,  SC in next 2dc, ch10, slip stitch in top of sc just made, SC in same sc, ch12, slip stitch in top of sc just made.  SC in last 10dc.  Turn

Row 11: Ch3, DC in next 3sc, Catching the right ch12 wing  DC in next sc, DC in next 4sc, DC in between right wings, Popcorn in next sc, DC between left wings.  DC in next 6sc, (make sure that your first DC is directly after the left wings, it will look as if it is sharing a stitch) Catching the left ch12 wing, DC in next sc. DC in last 4sc. Turn

*NOTE* After the wings are done, make sure to work additional rows behind the wings and be careful not to snag them until it is ready to "catch" them.

Row 12: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 13: Ch3 DC in next 5sc, Catching the right ch10 wing DC in next sc, DC in next 9sc, Catching the left ch10 wing DC in next sc, DC in last 6sc. Turn (23)

Row 14: Ch1, SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 15: Ch3, DC in next 2sc, (Ch1, skip sc, DC in next sc)3 times.  DC in next 6sc. (Ch1, skip sc, DC in next sc) 3 times. DC in last 2 sc.  Turn (17dc & 6 Ch1 spaces)

Row 16: Ch1 SC in each dc and Ch1 space across. Turn (23)

Row 17: Repeat Rows 5 through 16 until the piece is the length you want it......making sure to end the scarf with a last row of DC.

IF you want your dragonflies to lay down your chest right side up, then make two strips and put them wrong sides together and slip stitch across to connect them.  In the picture above I did 8 dragonflies....each strip measured about 5" wide by 33" long.....so together, my scarf measured 5 "W by 66"L excluding the fringe.   

If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me through my email.  I will be more than happy to help out in any way I can.

© Aurora S 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell the finished project or my patterns on the internet or commercially. Do not post this pattern on any website/blog/group or anywhere else without my permission. Do not make a profit off of my hard work.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FLOWER LOVE IN 3D 6" SQUARE

“Flower Love in 3D”
FLOWER LOVE 3D.jpg
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010
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    Fpdc=Front Post double crochet       
 
Rnd 1: W/B, Ch4 and join to form a ring.  Ch1, 12sc into ring, join to 1st sc. (12sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st.  [Ch2, skip 1sc, 2dc in next st.] Repeat around ending w/a ch2, sk-1sc, switch to A w/slst to join.  (12dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in next st, [*Ch1, trc in skipped sc of rnd 1, (behind ch loop), ch1*, dc in next 2sts]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join.  (12dc, 6trc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st, [*4dc in next chsp, slst in next trc, 4dc in next chsp*, sc in next 2dc]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join.  (48dc, 12sc)

*NOTE: Sts in rnd 5 are worked behind the petals and in the sts of rnd 3
Rnd 5: Ch1, fpdc in the 2dc together of rnd 3 below your joining st.  [*Ch2, fpdc in next trc, ch2*, fpdc in next 2dc together]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join, switch to B w/slst to join. (12dc)

Rnd 6: (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) in same st,  beg corner made.  [(2dc in next sp, dc in next st)2x, 2dc in next sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc), corner made in next sc]4x, minus last corner, join. (48dc)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 12sts, corner in next ch1sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (64dc)

Measure your square, you might have to do hdc in this last round.

Rnd 8: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 16sts, corner in next ch1sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (80dc)  Finish off.  



Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.   
See my designs & videos on my blog: http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Download Pattern on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen
Size depends on your hook, yarn, & tension.  Contact me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com









FLOWER LOVE IN 2D 6" SQUARE

“Flower Love in 2D”
FLOWER LOVE 2D (2).jpg
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010
Size: 6” Square using,  Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn Used: Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A:Purple- .28oz & B- .18oz
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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        

Rnd 1: W/B, Ch4 and join to form a ring.  Ch1, 12sc into ring, join to 1st sc. (12sc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st.  [Ch2, sk 1sc, 2dc in next st.] Repeat around ending w/a ch2, sk-1sc, switch to A w/slst to join.  (12dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in next st, [*Ch1, (working behind ch loop), trc in skipped sc of rnd 1, ch1*, dc in next 2sts]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join.  (12dc, 6trc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st, [*4dc in next chsp, slst in next trc, 4dc in next chsp*, sc in next 2dc]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join.  (48dc, 12sc)

Rnd 5: Slst in next sc, slst into next 2dc, [sc in the sp between the 2nd and 3rd dc of petal, ch4] Repeat around, join.  Fasten off color A.   (12sc, 12chsps)

Rnd 6: W/B, join in any sc, (ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made.  [3dc in next sp, hdc in next sc, 3hdc in next sp, hdc in next sc, 3dc in next sp, (2dc, ch1, 2dc), corner made in next sc]4x, minus last corner, join.  (40dc, 20hdc)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 15sts, corner in next ch1sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (76dc) Finish off


Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.   
See my designs & videos on my blog: http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Download Pattern on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen
Size depends on your hook, yarn, & tension.  Contact me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com






  






Wednesdays Weighty Issues

Ok I am going to try to do this weekly........every Wednesday. I thought of making a new blog for this. I am even part of another weight loss blog, (which I will go to after this post) but why make a new blog about my weight issues, why not just use this one, and update once a week. Hopefully this will help me out. IF my day changes, I will just edit this particular post. Quick rundown.........I was always a thin person.....(haven't ya heard/spoke those words before.) Anyway I was.......I was around 125 or so before getting pregnant with AJ. 6 months into my pregnancy I was still about 130 or so.......really sick the whole time, but luckily I was put on a very strong medicine that helped me to keep food down. In the hospital before he was born, 190!! yep big difference. but after he was born, 3 days later, I weighed in at the hospital and was 154.....another huge difference. 2 weeks later? I was in size 8......didn't weigh myself, but I think it had been about 140 or so...........anyway, shortly after that, about a month.......gained 60 pounds!!! I was not eating much, and was NOT sitting on my butt like the nurse told me to stop doing........it just kept gaining on me faster and faster. How embarrassing and sad is it when your friends look at you in horror, asking you what on earth happened!!! I found out it was the Depro-vera shot........after 3 of them I stopped, and that was years ago...my excuse now? I am not lazy........but I don't get much exercise.........I have a gym membership, but barely use it. My excuse is simple.......it is me!! Though sometimes, online fitness classes at  accreditedonlineschools.org seem a better option than going to the gym. 

My daily food intake today has made me want to cry.........870 calories in that meal......

Spicy chicken sandwhich
Medium Fries

NOT couting the drink since I have only taken a few drinks, threw the rest out. I always do this, eat something unhealthy THEN get upset about it and tell myself I can't do that again......or so often..........I can say that I am proud of myself for NOT snacking at night the past 4 days. Anyway I won't say what my weight is, not ready to go there........but when I see a full body picture of me, or my reflection in the mirror? I want to cry..........I want to hide..........but I can't hide, and crying only makes me feel worse!! I always say I will start Monday, to eat better and exercise........why always Monday in my mind? Monday comes and nothing changes, and then it's Monday again..........well NOT ANYMORE.......TODAY!! Nothing is different........I just don't want to feel this way.......and NO ONE can change that for me. ONLY ME! LOL

Ok off my fat pedestal for now until next Wednesday........I might have a Sunday Sins entry, to update any "miss steps"

*Edit* Made appointments with a trainer at the gym for both AJ and I. We go next week.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Is it Fall yet?

Ok well not yet, but I can hope. It did feel like it today though, it rained this morning, and the wind blew all day, but it was sooo nice and cool outside. My little Aiden is now "Officially" a pre-K student......this was taken today right before heading out the door to school. In my van!! yes you read that right, my van........It is finally fixed, but I don't want to over due my excitement, seeing as how we have gone through the "it's fixed" stage before and it lasted not even 24 hours. We did get home from dropping Aiden off at school, got gas, came home, I turned it off and then back on again, and it would not start, it would try, but not stay running.......BUT......my dad looked at it and my air filter cover was off, only being held on with one bolt, other side was cracked and two bolts were missing. Fixed that and it started right up.

Aiden had a super fun day at school he said.....his teacher said he is very polite and is adjusting really well. I hope that as time goes on, and he gets to know her, and makes friends, that he will not "act" up......he usually doesn't, but you know how kids are when they get to know someone.

I am working on crochet swap stuff.........none are due until the end of next month, but I want to get them out early. I really need to get busy with my own stuff........I have another design to work on.......one is Christmas related and not a square! LOL......the other is amigurumi related and actually Halloween. I started on it, but it is proving to be one of those, "hair pulling moments." So just finished a Fall towel topper and fall fridgie for a swap, just started on the Fall Amigurumi swap, and then it will be time to mail it off along with some wishes.

I changed my blogger background, found another blog that offers them, and I had a very hard time choosing one.....I wanted a fall one, but thought that might be jumping the gun just a bit. Who knows you might come back and I will have a Fall background. Hmmm....when does Fall officially start? Autumn begins the 22nd of September.

Friday, August 20, 2010

1st Day Jitters for Mommy!! Crochet update too

Well my little guy went to school yesterday, which was only his "practice" day! We had to walk since my van is still broke down, it took about 15 minutes to walk in the hot sun....so when we got to the school, it was as if someone turned on a water faucet above my head.....I was sweaty!!! Anyway we sat on the stairs waiting for his teacher to open the door, and once she did, Aiden took off like a bullet!!! Bummed me out.......anyway he gets in, hangs up his backpack, get a book, a name tag and sits down.......wasn't even going to hug me, just "leans" into me and I said no mommy needs a hug!! So I finally leave and cry all the way home! LOL My father picked him up with AJ and Aiden had a super fun time, he liked it, and his teacher said he did really well. I asked him if he had anything in his backpack, and he excitedly said yes mommy, a paper!!! It was a school calendar, but it was HIS first paper from school!! How cute! He starts his "official" first day Tuesday.
This was Mr Aiden pointing to his name when we went to conferences.
This is a tree limb that fell from our tree into our neighbors......you can't really tell in this picture, but it was one very huge limb that fell, luckily no one was out back, and only our fence took damage. Insurance adjuster is coming out Monday.

I have not been very good about posting my crochet work!! LOL....I was lucky enough to test these adorable Ice Scream cones for Halloween. ANGIE designed them, and you can click her name to be taken to her blog with her patterns.

Angie also sent me the above swap stuff.......i love it!!!
I made this bell doily which was pattern of the month in my group....I did it in silver metallic thread and sent it off in a Christmas swap box.
Lady bug I did for my mom, she loved it.
How cute is this?? Milk and toast amigurumi patterns........I loved how they came out.

I have not sent these off, but they are for an ornament swap, those mittens are tiny !!! about the size of my fingernail.

Be on the lookout for more patterns, I just designed three more that are being tested and have 4 patterns that need to be posted.

Monday, August 16, 2010

GRACE-ADIA FLOWER 6" SQUARE

 
“Grace-Adia Flower”
GRACE-ADIA FLOWER.jpg
Grace-Adia Flower pattern/picture owned by Aurora Suominen©2010
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010
Size: 6” Square using,  Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn Used: Worsted Weight in
2 Colors: A & B Pattern is written for sq on the left
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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    Fpdc=Front Post Double Crochet    

Rnd 1: W/B Ch4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st,   [Ch1, fpdc in next dc, ch1, 2dc in next dc]5x.  Ch1, fpdc in last dc, ch1, switch to A w/slst to join (18dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 2dc in same st, 3dc in next st.  [*Slst in ch1sp, fpdc in next fpdc, slst in next ch1sp*, 3dc in next 2sts]5x.  Repeat *to* once, switch to B w/slst to join. (42dc)

*NOTE: Worked behind petals, the fpdc will be done in the dc sts of rnd 2 only.  
Rnd 4:  Ch1, fpdc in dc of rnd2 below joining st  [*Ch1, fpdc in next dc, ch2*, sk next fpdc, fpdc in next dc]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join. (12dc)

Rnd 5: (Ch3,dc,ch1,2dc) in same st, beg corner made.  [ (2dc in next chsp, 1dc in next st)2x, 2dc in next chsp, in next dc, (2dc,ch1,2dc) corner made.]4x, minus last corner, join. (48dc)

Rnd 6: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Fpdc in next dc, dc in next 10sts, fpdc in next st, corner in ch1sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (64dc)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner. [Dc in next 2sts, fpdc in next st, dc in next 10sts, fpdc in next st, dc in next 2sts, corner in ch1sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (80dc)

Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.   
See my designs & videos on my blog: http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Download Pattern on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen
Size depends on your hook, yarn, & tension.  Contact me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com