Sunday, October 09, 2011


“Autumn Clusters ”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©2011 All rights reserved.
12” SQ with an H Hook & Worsted Weight yarn in any amount of colors.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any sp, sc, dc, cl or chsps. BEG CLUSTER: Ch2, keeping last loop of each dc on hook, work 2dc in st/sp: YO, draw thru 3 loops on hook. CLUSTER ST: Keeping last loop of each dc on hook, work 3dc in st/sp: YO, draw thru 4 loops on hook.
Rnd 1: Ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join w/slst in 3rd ch of beg ch4. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Beg cluster (see special sts)  [Ch1, cluster st in next dc]11x.  Ch1, join w/slst in top of first cl.  (12 cl & 12 ch1 sp)

Rnd 3: Slst in ch1sp and beg cl.  [Ch2, sk next cl, work a cluster st in next ch1sp]11x.  Ch2, skip next cl, join in top of first cl, (counts as first slst in rnd 4)  (12 cl,12 ch2sp)

Rnd 4: Do not chain here, [(3dc) in ch2sp, slst in top of next cl]11x.  3dc in last ch2sp, join in 1st slst changing to color 2.  (36 dc, 12 ss)

Rnd 5: Ch5 (counts as dc & ch2)  [+Sk 1dc, bpdc in next dc, ch2, sk 1dc,+ dc in next slst, ch2]11x.  Repeat  +to+ once, join in top of ch3. (24dc, 24 Ch2sp)

Rnd 6: Slst into ch2sp, beg cl.  [Ch2, sk next dc, cluster in next ch2sp]23x. Ch2, sk next st, join in top of beg cl.  (24cl, 24 ch2)

Rnd 7: (Ch4, 3tc, ch2, 4tc) in joining st.  [+Ch1, dc in 3sts, sc in 5sts, dc in 3sts.  Ch1+  in next cl work (4tc, ch3, 4tc)]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in 3rd ch of beg ch4.  Slst in next 3 tc and into ch3 sp.  (24dc, 32tc, 20sc)

Rnd 8: Ch1, 3sc in same sp.  [Sc in next 21sts, 3sc in ch2sp.]3x.  Sc in last 21sts, join in first sc, change to next color of choice.  (96sc)

Rnd 9: Slst into next sc and (Ch2, dc, ch2, 2dc) Beg corner made.  [+Hdc in 7sts, dc in 9sts, hdc in 7sts.+  (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next ch2sp Corner made]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in top of ch3.  Slst over to ch2sp.   (56hdc, 52dc)

Rnd 10: Beg corner.   [+Dc in 2sts. (Ch1, sk a st, cl in next st)11x.  Ch1, sk a st, dc in 2sts+.  Corner in next ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in top of ch3.  Slst over to ch2sp.  (44cl, 48ch1 sp, 32dc)

Rnd 11: Beg corner.   [+Dc in 4sts, (Ch1, cl in sp, sk next cl)12x.  Ch1, dc in 4sts+. Corner in next ch2sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in top of ch3. (48dc, 52ch1, 48cl)

Rnd 12: Slst over to ch2, Ch1, 3sc in sp.  [Sc in next 37sts,  3sc in corner sp.]3x.  Sc in last 37sts, join to first sc, fasten Off.


Mlissabeth said...

Very pretty! I like the orange you used, too.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Thank you!! I did another one is a light sage green and they go together so pretty!

Yarnaholic said...

Very pretty! I'm going to use that in my sampler afghan! I do have one question--is there a reason you use the abbreviation SS for slip stitch instead of sl st? Have they changed the standard abbreviation? Thanks for beautiful patterns!

Yarnaholic said...

Your new square is beautiful! I'm adding it to my Sampler Afghan! I do have a question though--why do you use SS for the abbreviation of slip stitch--have they changed the standard abbreviation from sl st? I teach a crochet class for Senior Citizens, and they are getting confused. Thanks for beautiful patterns!

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi! I was suppose to have changed that. When I write a pattern it is with my own abbreviations. I do realize that SS is not the standard abbreviation for SS and I am in the process of changing things. I apparently hadn't done so with the newest pattern. I will be changing it though. Sorry about that.

The Bookworm said...

Love your blog :)
And thanks for the nice pattern!

havealittleheart said...

what an awesome square!i must add a lot of the squares i use in my charity afghans are your patterns!thank you so much for your generosity

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Thank you!! I love that my squares are being used for charity too.

Adrienne said...

TC is that treble crochet? You don't have it in the list of stitches used, so I wanted to make sure.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi Sorry about that, it's Triple Crochet.

Anonymous said...

in rnd 7 you show a total of 11 sts between the corners being used but there are 19 actual stitches in between each corner. which ones are supposed to be used

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Rnd 7: the sts worked between the corners equal 11sts, and yes the picture shows 19, but the 19 comes from the 11 sts on each side between the corners. 5 sc sts, and the 6dc sts. Then you add the 4 TC on each side (corner to corner) and that equals 19. 4tc+3dc+5sc+3dc+4tc=19