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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LOVE NEVER ENDS 12" SQUARE


DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©
“Love Never Ends ”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©2010-2013 All rights reserved.
12” Sq with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

NOTES: Bolded print is repeated in pattern. “Sts”=stitches means any st or ch sps.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11dc in 4th ch fr hook, join in top of beg ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  [Ch1, skip a dc, 3dc in next dc] 5x.  Ch1 & join to top of first ch3.  (18dc & 6 Ch1 spaces)

Rnd 3: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc.  [Ch2, skip ch1sp, 3dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 3dc in next dc]5x.  Ch2, skip ch1sp & join. (42dc & 6 ch2 sps)

Rnd 4:  Skip 1dc, [+5dc in next dc, slst in next dc, 5dc in next dc. Skip a dc, slst in next dc, sc in ch2sp.+  Slst in next dc, skip 1dc]5x. Repeat +to+ once. DO NOT JOIN.  (6 hearts: 60dc)

Rnd 5:  [+Ch4, sc in slst between heart humps, Ch4+, sc in sc between next 2 hearts]5x. Repeat +to+ once & join in first sc. (push heart humps in front of the chains) (12sc & 12 ch4 sps)

Rnd 6: Ch3, 2dc in same st. [+Ch1, 3dc in ch4 sp, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch4 sp.  Ch1+, 3dc in next sc]5x. Repeat ++ once & join.  (60dc, 12chsps)

Rnd 7: Ch3, 2dc in same st, 1dc in next st, 3dc in next st. [+Ch2, skip ch1sp, dc in 7sts. Ch2,  sk-sp,+  3dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 3dc in next st)5x. Repeat ++ once & join. (84dc,12chsps)

Rnd 8: Skip 1dc,  [+5dc in next dc, slst in next dc, 5dc in next dc. Skip a dc, slst in next dc, sc in next 9STS.+  Slst in next st, skip one st]5x. Repeat ++ once.  DO NOT JOIN. (60dc, 54sc)

Rnd 9:  [+Ch4, Sc in slst between the heart humps.  Ch4, sk-hh, sk-slst, Sc in next sc.
(Ch4, sk-3sc, sc in next sc+) twice. ]5X. Repeat ++ once, ch4 & join in the sc of your first ch4.  (24 Ch4 spaces & 24sc) If using a 2nd color, change here.

Rnd 10: Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc in same st, beg corner made.  [+3dc in next ch4sp, 1dc in next sc, 3dc in next ch4sp, (Sc in next sc, 3sc in next ch4sp)twice.  Sc in next sc, 3dc in next ch4sp, dc in next sc, 3dc in ch4sp+.  In next st, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc corner made.]3x.  Repeat ++ once & join.  (72dc, 36sc) Slst over to ch2sp.

Round 11: Beg corner in ch2sp.  [Dc in 27sts, work corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Dc in last 27sts & join.  (124dc)  Slst over to ch2sp.  

Round 12:  Beg corner.  [Dc in 31sts, corner in ch2p]3x.  Dc in last 31sts & join.  (140dc) FO

Personal use only, do not reproduce, sell, or copy my pattern.  Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs by Aurora Suominen, Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com “Love Never Ends” ©2010-2013










 

HEARTS ABOUND 12" SQUARE


Heart's Abound
Copyright © 2010 Aurora S
12" Square with "I" Hook

Special Stitches:
BEG CORNER: Sl St into Ch-2 space, and work ch-3, dc, ch-2, 2dc. Corner made.

CORNER: Work 2 DC, Ch-2, 2 DC in next Ch2 space.
BACK CROSS STITCH (BCS): Skip next st, dc in next st; working behind last st made, dc in skipped st.

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC): Yo, insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back) one row below, Yo, pull through, Yo, pull through 2 loops, Yo, pull through remaining two loops to complete stitch. fpdc  completed

Double FPDC: Work 2 FPDC around post of next dc in previous round.

Single FPDC: Work 1 FPDC around both posts of next double fpdc.

FRONT POST TRIPLE CROCHET (FPTR) Yarn over twice, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and draw up a lp (4 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (3 lps on hk) yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk) yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

Double Crochet Decreases: Work a dc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (leave the last two loops on the hook), then dc in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook then yarn over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.

Note: Anytime you see, "Stitches" this means any dc, sc, fpdc, ch1 space.

Ch 4 and join to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch3, work 9 DC in ring, Join (10)

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as 1st DC now and throughout) DC in same stitch, Work 2 DC in each stitch around. Join (20)

Round 3: Ch2, Work a 3dc decrease, Ch7 *4 double crochet decrease, Ch7* Repeat around and join in top of first star point. (5 Star Points, and 5 Ch7 spaces)

Round 4: Slip stitch into Ch7 space, Ch1 *2 sc, FPTR around post of dc in row 2, 2 sc all in same Ch7 space. Ch3 and skip star point, repeat and join.

Round 5: Ch3 DC in each stitch, working 3 DC in each of the ch3 spaces.  Join  (40dc)

Round 6: Loosely Slip stitch into next 3 stitches, Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2 DC in same stitch. *DC in next 4 stitches, Work a double FPDC around post of next dc of rnd 5.  DC in next 4 stitches, work corner in next stitch* Repeat around and join.  48dc, 4 dbl fpdc 

Round 7: Beg Corner, * DC in next 5 stitches,  Work a double FPDC, single FPDC, double FPDC.  DC in next 5 stitches, work Corner in next ch2 space.*Repeat and join.

Round 8: Beg Corner, *DC in next 6 stitches, work a double FPDC, Single FPDC, FPDC, single FPDC, double FPDC.   DC in next 6 stitches, work corner in next ch2 space.* Repeat and join

Round 9: Beg Corner * DC in next 7stitches, Slip stitch in next dc, skip next stitch, work 6DC in next dc, skip next dc, slip stitch in next dc, skip next dc, workd 6DC in next dc, skip next dc, slip stitch in next dc.  DC in next 7 dc, work Corner*  Repeat around and join.

Round 10 Slip stitch into corner ch2 space, and work Ch1, SC, ch2, SC *SC in next 9 stitches, slip stitch in next slip stitch.  Ch4, skip 6 dc of heart hump, (look behind heart at the middle slip stitch, see the 2 horizontal loops? SC in that, Ch4, skip 6 dc of next heart hump, slip stitch in next slip stitch.  SC in next 9 stitches.   In next corner ch2 space, work a SC, ch2, SC.* Repeat around and join.

Round 11: Beg Corner *DC in next 10 sc.  Skip slip stitch, work 5DC in next ch4 space, DC in next sc (between heart humps) 5DC in next ch4 space, skip slip stitch, DC in next 10 sc.  Work corner in corner ch2 space, Repeat around and join. 

Round 12: Beg Corner, *DC in next 12 stitches, Work a TR in skipped slip stitch of round 11, DC in next 11, Work TR in skipped slip stitch of round 11 (this one might be harder than the first, but find it, and work your hook into it) DC in next 12 stitches.  Work Corner in next Ch2 space. *Repeat around and join.

      

© 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.

Weighty Issues

Ok well it is not Wednesday, but close enough.  I don't count the next day until I wake up.  LOL.  I did good today......if you compare today to yesterday and the day before that, and so on. 

I did really good today with my calories...........I think I got 1400 something, and burned about 300 something, which doesn't sound like a lot, but it is better than usual for me.  I used the stationary bike for 15 minutes, and that was enough, I am going to try to do that twice a day.  My knees are burning and my back is hurting, but I know I need to keep up with this. I will also try to use my exercise bands as well.  With my van still out of commission, It is hard to get to they gym, I could take a bus, but I would be on numerous bus trips and take about 2-3 hours to get there........and still have to walk a ways after the bus drops me off.  I am not ready to tackle that!!!  I think our bus system really sucks!!  
  
Anyway boys are good, Aiden brought home his "name" LOL a paper that had him trace his name 5 times, then write it on his own.......he was so proud of that, and I am too.  He was just so cute talking about his day.  AJ had pictures taken Monday, I hope they come out good, I forgot to take him to get his haircut.  So I made sure it was combed before he left the house.  Aiden has pictures the end of October I think.  The office staff asked me if I would volunteer that day to help with the pre-k class and I said sure, and they then informed me the pictures would be free.  Even better.  Although I would volunteer no matter what.  

I am soo super tired and my hands are cramping up bad, I have "pockets" of fluid sitting on top of them.  I have been crocheting too much.  I have a few new designs to add to my blog, they are being tested right now.........plus a couple of older designs to tweek and add.  I just finished designing another 12" square tonight.......I started it last night.  I also just designed two more coasters......really simple coasters..........first one didn't come out right, but not bad enough that I can't use it as a pattern.  The second one came out bigger than I wanted, but I have heard that some of us like bigger coasters.  Anyway I hope to have them all posted this week.  

Night!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

HONOR IN LOVE COASTER

Honor in Love Coaster
I made my coaster with a G hook and Cotton Yarn
Copyright © 2010 Aurora S
Abbreviations: SS=Slip stitch, Ch=Chain, St=stitch

Ch4 and join to form a ring

Round 1: Ch3 (Counts as a st) Work 11DC in ring. (12dc)

Round 2: Ch3, 2DC in same dc.  (Ch1, skip a dc, 3DC in next dc) 5 times.  Ch1 and join to top of first ch3.  (18dc & 6 Ch1 spaces)

Round 3: Ch3, 2dc in same dc.  1DC in next dc, 3DC in next dc.  (Ch2, skip ch1 sp, 3DC in next dc, 1 DC in next dc, 3DC in next dc) 5 times.  Ch2, skip ch1 sp. join to top of first ch3. (42dc & 6 ch2 spaces)

Round 4:  Skip 1dc, (5DC in next DC, SS in next dc, 5DC in next dc. Skip a dc ,SS  in next dc, SC in  next CH2 space, SS in next dc, skip 1dc) 5 times. 5DC in next dc, SS in next dc, 5DC in next dc, skip 1dc, SC in next ch2 space,  Join to first SS. (6 hearts) FO

You might need to iron your coaster.    

© 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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It's all about the AJs!

Well AJ has been in school about a month almost and Aiden is going on 3 weeks now.  AJ is doing really well, I received his progress report last week, and he has As, Bs, and one C and that is in pre-algebra.  He has been at a steady C in math for awhile now, and I think that will be ok for him.  Math just seems to be what he struggles in the most.  I am upset with the school, most nowadays, I have noticed that past couple of years, they have said no to backpacks, and yes to string packs........which are very flimsy!!!  I have spent a great deal of money on these string packs since he started Middle school, and have to say that I think they really messed up with this......I don't understand why they can't have backpacks.........I know his school says they want the string packs so the kids can carry most of their books with them, instead of going to their lockers after every class..........BUT.............AJ is in 8th grade now and his books are bigger and much heavier.......and you should see the blood marks on his shoulders!!!!  I can barely lift this bag!!!  and have already had to replace it twice this new school year.......in less than a month!!!!  I think I will bring this up to the principal.....this is just not right.........no wonder kids are having back issues so early in life, and AJ has complained of back pain for awhile now. 

Aiden loves school..........he is so super happy when he comes home, and has papers in his backpack.....he was also class helper and thought that was so neat.  It is exciting for me too, once AJ got into middle school...I kinda missed that elementary school time..........Aiden went to the library for the first time Friday, and got to check out a book, and he was happy, he carried that around the house all day Friday!!  He is just so cute. 

I have been letting the boys earn money by doing certain things, AJ gets 10 dollars for mowing the grass, Aiden gets 5 dollars for cleaning up the trash in the yard, which with the wind happens a lot...........I hate when trash gets blown around...........but some of it is just people not caring where their trash ends up, and some of it is from cats getting into trash bins and pulling out trash, or the wind just blowing over carts.........we got a lot of wind last week, and it would blow over full trash bins.........so he gets a little bag and picks up the trash. 

Yesterday AJ went to Lawrence for a KU game, and Aiden and I went shopping.....they had something called, "Rorys Close Closet" downtown, so I took Aiden and they had some nice clothes, some of it was brand new, in fact a lot of the stuff was brand new, and the most expensive?  $6.00 he had fun picking out stuff too............I picked out two hoodies for him, and he wanted ones with a zipper instead.  LOL.....so he knows what he wants.  I left with 3 bags of stuff, and spent only about $47, then off to Walmart and lunch.  We also stopped at the Dollar General store, hadn't been in one for awhile and I wanted to see what they had. 

Today has been a relaxing day, Aiden wants to play Toy Story Operation game soon.  He went with his brother and papa to buy some play sand for his sand box. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

REFLECTED DRAGONFLY 6" SQUARE

“Reflected Dragonfly”
REFLECTED DRAGONFLY (1).jpg
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2010
Size: 6” Square using,  Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn Used: Worsted Weight Worsted Weight in 2 colors: MC=main color & D=Dragonfly color
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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    Lps=Loops    
DTRC: Yo hook 3x, insert hook around the post of the 1st fpdc, pull through, (yo, pull through first 2lps)4x.  
Popcorn: 5dc in st, remove hook, insert hook in first dc made, grab loops from 5th dc and pull thru.
Changing colors:  Pull dragonfly color through during last step of a st.  Example: in rnd 2, work the corner, when making last dc, grab 2nd color, pull through last 2lps of dc.   

Round 1: W/MC, Ch4, 15dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4.  (16dc)

Round 2: In same st, (ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc), switch to D on last step, beg corner made. *Sc in next st, ch12, slst in top of same sc, ch10, slst in top of same sc,*  fpdc in next dc, sc in next st, ch10, slst in top of same sc, ch12, slst in top of same sc, switch to A on last step, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made in next dc.  Dc in next 3sts, corner in next dc, switch to D on last step, repeat *to* once,  dtrc in the fpdc, sc in next st, ch10, slst in top of same sc, ch12, slst in top of same sc, switch to A on last step, corner in next dc.  Dc in last 3sts, join.  

Be careful not to snag wings.  Work behind them.
Round 3: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 2dc, dc in between wings, switch to D on last step, popcorn in next st,switch to A on last step, dc in between wings, dc in next 2sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next 7dc, corner in next ch1sp]2x, minus last corner, join. (42dc, 2pc)

Round 4: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 11dc, corner in ch1sp[4x, minus last corner, join.  (60)    

Measure your square you might need to use hdc in this last round.
Round 5: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next dc, (pick up ch12 wing, dc in next st), dc in next st, (pick up ch10 wing, dc in next st), dc in next 7sts, (pick up ch10 wing, dc in next dc), dc in next st, (pick up ch12 wing, dc in next dc), dc in next dc, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next 15sts, corner in ch1sp]2x, minus last corner, join.  Finish off (76dc)


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