Thursday, February 03, 2011

CORNERS OF MY HEART IN 2D FEBRUARY 2011

Corners of my Heart in 2D
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
H Hook and WW Red Heart Yarn

SPECIAL STITCHES/ABBREVIATIONS:
~Heart Hump: Sl St in next dc, skip 1 st, (4DC) in next dc, slst  in next dc, (4DC) in next dc, skip 1st, slst in next dc.
~FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
*NOTES* when you see “ST” this means the spaces as well.  So when you see SC in next 5 sts, it will mean SC in the ch spaces as well as dcs.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 1st st. Join (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, (2DC) in same st.  [+Ch1, Skip 1st, DC in next dc, Ch1, skip 1st,+ (3DC) in next dc] 3Xs Repeat +to+ once and Join.  (16dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3 (2DC) in same st. DC in next dc, (3DC) in next dc. [+Ch1, DC in next dc, Ch1,+ SK sp (3DC) in next dc, DC in next dc, (3DC) in next dc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once and join in top of beg ch3.  (32dc)

*NOTE* Don’t ch in the beginning of this round. The joining slst from rnd 3 counts as the 1st slst.
Rnd 4: Skip 1st  (4DC) in next dc, slst  in next dc, (4DC) in next dc, skip 1st, slst in next dc. [+SC in 3sts+ Work a Heart Hump (see special stitches)]3Xs, Repeat +to+ once and join to 1st slst.  (32dc, 12sc, 12slst)

Rnd 5: [+Ch4, Look behind the heart hump and the middle slst, See the 2 horizontal loops that look like they connect the humps?  Well SC around those two loops.  Ch4, skip 4dc, skip slst,+ SC in 3sc, skip slst]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  SC in 3sc,  Do not join. (8ch4, 16sc)

Rnd 6:  Slst into ch 4sp, ch3, 2DC in same sp.  [+Ch1, (3DC) in next sc, Ch1, (3DC) in next sp.  DC in 3sc.+ (3DC) in sp]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once and join in beg ch3. (48dc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in 2dc [+Ch2, skip sp, (3DC) in next dc, DC in next dc, (3DC) in next dc. Ch2, skip sp+ DC in 9dc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  DC in last 6dc.  Join. (64dc)

Rnd 8: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in 2dc [+2SC in ch sp, work a heart hump.  2SC in next sp+ SC in 9dc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last 6. Join to 1st sc.  (52sc, 32dc)

Rnd 9: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in 4sc [+ Ch4, Skip slst, Look behind the heart hump and the middle slst, See the 2 horizontal loops that look like they connect the humps?  Well SC around those two loops. CH4, skip 4dc, skip slst+ SC in 13sc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last 8. Join to 1st sc. (56sc, 8ch4)

Rnd 10:Ch3, DC in 4sc [+3DC in sp, ch1, 3DC in sc, Ch1, 3DC in sp+ DC in 13sc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  DC in last 8sc.  Join (88dc)

Rnd 11: Ch3, DC in 7dc [+Ch2, skip sp, (3DC) in next dc, DC in next dc, (3DC) in next dc. Ch2, skip sp+ DC in 19dc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  DC in last 11 and join. (104dc)

Rnd 12: Ch1 SC in same st, SC in 7dc [+2SC in ch sp, work a heart hump.  2SC in ch sp,+ SC in 19dc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once.  SC in last 11  and join. (96sc, 32dc)

Rnd 13: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in 9sts, [+Skip slst,  Ch4, Look behind the heart hump and the middle slst, See the 2 horizontal loops that look like they connect the humps?  Well SC around those two loops., Ch4, skip 4dc, skip slst+. SC in 23sts]3Xs Repeat +to+ once and then SC in last 13.  Join (96sc)

*NOTE* This next round is based on how much your square measures.  Please measure and determine if you need a SC, HDC, or DC for Rnd 14.  The type of yarn, size of your hook, and your tension really make a difference. Once you have the stitch you plan on using, just follow this round, the count is the same.

Rnd 14: Ch2, HDC in next 9sc, [(3HDC) in next sp.  (3HDC) in next sc,  (3HDC) in next sp.  HDC in next 23sc]3Xs Repeat +to+ once and then HDC in last 13sc.  Join to beg ch2.  (128hdc)

For more info on abbreviations and links to sites and videos that will help with certain stitches, please see my blog, “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

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3 comments:

Damaris de Leeuw said...

OOOh i love this!

Knyghtmare said...

I love your squares!

have you thought about zipping (using a compressing program, there are free ones out there) the PDF files and hosting them somewhere like Mediafile or another file sharing site? I believe many are free below a certain storage capacity

Knyghtmare said...

Have you thought about compressing the files and having them hosted on a file sharing site like Mediafire? Then you would just link the picture to the file

I don't think they charge if the total storage is under a certain amount http://www.mediafire.com/

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