Thursday, June 30, 2011

MEDIA!!

You know how we have a lot of misbehaved kids.......even misbehaved adults.....and who do most of society blame?  PARENTS!!  For the most part I agree, discipline starts at home, and I am not talking physical discipline.  BUT......I think the media, news stations, movies, t.v. shows play a big part in this too.  I mean what is the most popular type of shows/news on t.v. right now?  People acting out, acting like idiots, people beating each other up, people committing serious crimes......killing their children, kids cussing and doing/selling drugs at an earlier age.  Adults acting like sluts, adults acting outrageous.....and who comes to these kind of people like flies to rotten food?  THE MEDIA.....they jump on these people offer them money, put them on t.v, make movies about them, make reality shows for them.  They are glamorizing this behavior!!!  AS the public most of us are loving every minute of it.  When reality shows first hit the airwaves, I watched them.......but after they started becoming more and more about acting out and stuff, I stopped.  Look at the mother who's kid was violent in school multiple times.....and got arrested and now she is suiing the school and police?  WHY?? because she refuses to act like a mother and help her child??  she is making excuses for him, and Good Morning america puts them both on T.V.  WHY???  Whether her and her child were in the wrong, this should have not garnered the attention it did....good or bad.......GMA glamorized this by allowing these two to get on T.V. and act like even bigger idiots!!  Well the mother.......the child needed some serious help.......and why should parents get to get on TV and all of a sudden get "free" help........what about the good parents who are trying their hardest to get their children help they may need, and are turned away for lack of funds? 

We hear it a lot lately........people committing crimes so they can get sent to jail/prison and in turn get free healthcare?  I don't think prisoners should get healthcare.....not free anyway....we are paying for it through our taxes.....yet I don't have health insurance!!!  I can't afford it.....now I do have it for more kids, that is the sacrifice I make.  I shouldn't have to though........I need to be healthy for them too.  People out there have jobs with health care, but can't afford it either.....and then you have the idiots who say if you really want it for your family you will do it.......ok so what do they give up......paying rent? then they go homeless.....give up utility bills?  then they can't provide a safe home for their family.....There are things you can give up that will be hard, but not life threatening to the family or their safety, but it still remains harder and harder to survive......prices are going up up up up up......and then you have the cities who want to raise taxes because they have run out of money.(our tax money) and we have to bail them out.........yet these same officials are the ones approving the utility companies requests to raise the bills!!  Sure minimum wage went up.........but then so did the grocery bills......so did the rents.......When does it stop? 

When will cities stop using tax money frivolously, when will they stop "loaning" millions of money to businesses who want to upgrade, remodel, or "improve" their business?  When will the media stop glamorizing bad behavior......when we will we, as a society,  stop supporting this? 

It angers me, but saddens me more! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4 NEW PATTERNS ADDED

Please scroll down for 4 new patterns recently added.

STAR TOWEL HOLDER


Star Towel Holder
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
G Hook & Type of yarn you prefer to use

FRONT:
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 4th ch from hook,  Join (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st. [Ch3, sk 1 st, 2DC in next st] 7 times. Ch3 and join. (16dc & 8 ch3)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st, SC in next dc. [2SC in ch sp, 1SC in next 2dc] 7 times. 2SC in ch3 sp and join in 1st sc. (32sc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in same st, ch3, 2DC in next st. [SC in next 2 sc, 2DC in next sc, Ch3, 2DC in next sc] 7 times.  SC in next 2 sc and join in top of beginning ch3. (32dc, 8 Ch2, & 16sc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in same st, SC in next st. In next ch sp work 2SC, Ch2, 2SC.  [SC in next 2sts, SS in next 2, SC in next 2, (2SC, ch2, 2SC) in next ch sp] 7 times. 1SC in next 2, 1 SS in next 2 and join in 1st sc.

Rnd 6: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in next 3sts. [+SC, Ch2, SC in next sp.  SC in next 4sts, SC DEC over next 2 ss.+ SC in next 4 sts.] 7 Xs, Then ++ once and join.  FO

BACK:

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 4th ch from hook,  Join (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st. [DC in next dc, 2DC in next dc] 7Xs. DC in last st and join. (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in next dc, [2SC in next dc, SC in next 2] 7Xs.  2SC in last st and join in 1st sc. (32sc)

Rnd 4: Repeat rnd 4 of Front.

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 5 of Front.

Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 6 of Front.  DO NOT FO IF you are using the same color for your border that you did your back in.  Then follow the directions below.  

Loosely SS into ch sp (tip). Ch1 and turn.  Put front and back wrong sides together, with the front facing you, and working through both pieces, 3SC in the same tip space.  then follow the pattern below:

[SC in next 5 sts, SS in next dec, SC in next 5 sts, (3SC) in next ch sp] 3Xs.

To make towel hanger loop, Ch30 Turn (so that the back is facing you and in the next tip, SS in middle sc of tip. Ch1 turn work again, and SS in each ch across the chain.  SS in top of the SC.  (Where you started the ch30).  Then continue with your border in the follow pattern:

[+SC in next 5 sts, SS in next dec, SC in next 5 sts,+ (3SC) in next ch sp] 4Xs. Then ++ once more.  Join to 1st SC.  FO

Hanger Options:
Hanging tie as seen at the beginning of pattern (Left Picture):
With the front/top facing you, and towel hanger loop at the bottom.  Join yarn with a SS in the SC to the right of the middle Slip stitch.  *Ch 30, then SS down the ch.  SS in the same sc you originally started the ch in*  SS in the next ss, SS in the next SC. (the one to the left of the middle ss).  Then repeat ** once.  SS in next sc, and FO.  Weave in ends.

For the Loop hanger:
With the top/front facing you, and towel hanger at the bottom.  SS in the middle SS, and Ch 20 (You can chain as many as you want, depending on how big you want your loop to be.) Then SS in the same ss you started in.  FO. Weave in ends.

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ROUND N RIDGY DISHCLOTH

Round & Ridgy Dishcloth
Original Pattern by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
H Hook and Cotton Yarn
Abbreviations: BL=Back Loop, FL=Front Loop, SS=Slip Stitch
*NOTES* When working in rounds 3,5,7,9, and 11 The very last BL will be hard to see, just make the last st(s) in a loop as best you can.

Round 1: Ch4, 11Dc in 4th ch from hook.  Join in 3rd FL of beg ch4.  (12dc)

Round 2: Ch1, 2SC in same fl.  Work 2SC in each of the front loops around.  Join to 1st sc. (24sc)

Round 3: SS in 1st BL from rnd 2 (behind work).  Ch3, DC in same st. 2DC in next 11 loops.  Join in FL of beg ch3. (24dc)

Round 4: Ch1, SC in same front loop as joining. SC in next FL, 2SC in next FL. [SC in next 2 FLs, 2SC in next loop] repeat around and join in 1st sc. (32)

Round 5: SS in 1st BL from rnd 4 (behind work). Ch3, DC in same BL. Work 2DC in next 23 BLs.  Join in FL of beg ch3.  (48dc)

Round 6: Ch1 and SC in same FL.  SC in the FLs of each dc around.  Join to 1st sc.  (48sc)

Round 7: SS in 1st BL from rnd 6 (behind work). Ch3, DC in next 2 BLs. [2DC in next BL, 1DC in next 3 BLs] 11Xs.  2DC in last loop. Join in FL of beg ch3.  (60dc)

Round 8: Repeat rnd 6. (60sc)

Round 9: SS in 1st BL from rnd 8 (behind work). Ch3, DC in next 3 BLS. [2DC in next BL, DC in next 4 BLs] 11Xs.  2DC in last BL and join in FL of beg ch3.  (72dc)

Round 10: Repeat rnd 6. (72sc)

Round 11: SS in 1st BL from rnd 10 (behind work).  Ch3, DC in next 4 BLs, [2DC in next BL, DC in next 5 BLs] 11Xs.  2DC in last bl.  Join in top of beg ch3. (84dc)

Round 12: Work IN both loops. Ch1, SC in same st as joining and in each dc around.  Join to 1st sc. (84sc)

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BUMPY HOTPAD/POTHOLDER








Bumpy Hot pad/Pot holder
Original Pattern by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
H Hook and Cotton Yarn.  Measures about 8”  
Abbreviations: BL=Back Loop, FL=Front Loop

Front Side:
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch from ring. Join in 3rd ch of beg ch4. (beg ch4 will count as 1st st) (12dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2SC in same st as joining. 2SC in each st around. Join in BL of 1st sc.  (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same BL as joining. *SC in FL of next st, SC in BL of next st* Repeat around and join in FL below, in front of 1st sc. *See Picture at end of pattern. (24sc)

*For rnd 4 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 3.  
Rnd 4: Ch3, *2DC in next BL, (see picture at end of pattern) DC in next FL.* Repeat around and Join in top BL of beg ch3. (36dc)  

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in same BL as joining. *SC in FL of next st, SC in BL of next st.* Repeat around and join in FL below, in front of 1st sc (In front of work, this will be the FL left over from the BL join of rnd 4) (36sc)

*For rnd 6 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 5.  
Rnd 6:  Ch3. 1DC in next BL. 2dc in next FL, [+DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL,+  DC in next FL, DC in next BL, 2DC in next FL]5Xs. Then ++ once. Join in top BL of beg ch3.  (48dc)

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3 (48sc)

*For rnd 8 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 7.  
Rnd 8: Ch3 DC in same FL. [DC in next BL, 2DC in next FL]around. Working last DC in last BL.  Join in top BL of beg ch3. (72dc)

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3 (72sc)

*For rnd 10 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 9.  
Rnd 10: Ch3, DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL [DC in next FL, DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL]17Xs.  JOIN IN TOP OF BOTH LOOPS OF BG CH3.  (90dc)

Rnd 11: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in both loops of each dc around.  Join to 1st sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends. (90sc)

Back Side:  
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beginning ch3. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch1, 2SC in same st. 2SC in each st around. Join in 1st sc.  (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st as joining.  SC in each st around and join in 1st sc. (24sc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in same st. [DC in 1 sc, 2DC in next] Repeat around ending with 1DC in last st. Join in top of beg ch3. (36dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, 2SC in same st. [1SC in next 2sts, 2SC in next] around.  Ending with 1SC in last 2 dc then join in 1st sc.  (48sc)

Rnd 6: Ch3.  DC in each sc around.  Join in top of beg ch3.  (48dc)

Rnd 7: Ch1, SC in same st.  [SC in dc, 2SC in next] around, ending with SC in last dc.  Join to 1st sc.  (72sc)

Rnd 8:  Ch3, DC in next 2sc.  [2DC in next sc, DC in 3sc] around, ending with 2DC in last sc. Join in top of beg ch3. (90dc)

Rnd 9: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in each dc around.  Join to 1st sc.  (90sc)  FO
Take both pieces and put the wrong sides together, with the front facing you, join yarn with a SS or SC and SC through both pieces all the way around.  FO and weave in ends.  (90sc)
   







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THICK N BUMPY DISHCLOTH

Thick & Bumpy Dishcloth
Original Pattern by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
H Hook and Cotton Yarn. Measures about 8”  
Abbreviations: BL=Back Loop, FL=Front Loop
*Note: Rounds 4, 6, 8, & 10 you are working on the FLs and BLs that you DID NOT work in from 2 rnds previous.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th dc from ring. Join in top of beginning ch3. (12dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch1, 2SC in same st as joining. 2SC in each st around. Join in BL of 1st sc.  (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same BL as joining. *SC in FL of next st, SC in BL of next st* Repeat around and join in FL below, in front of 1st sc. *See Picture at end of pattern. (24sc)

*For rnd 4 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 3.  
Rnd 4: Ch3, *2DC in next BL, (see picture at end of pattern) DC in next FL.* Repeat around and Join in top BL of beg ch3. (36dc)  

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in same BL as joining. *SC in FL of next st, SC in BL of next st.* Repeat around and join in FL below, in front of 1st sc. (In front of work, this will be the FL left over from the BL join of rnd 4) (36sc)

*For rnd 6 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 5.  
Rnd 6:  Ch3. 1DC in next BL. 2dc in next FL, [+DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL,+  DC in next FL, DC in next BL, 2DC in next FL]5Xs. Then ++ once. Join in top BL of beg ch3.  (48dc)

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3 (48sc)

*For rnd 8 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 7.  
Rnd 8: Ch3 DC in same FL. [DC in next BL, 2DC in next FL]around. Working last DC in last BL.  Join in top BL of beg ch3. (72dc)

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3 (72sc)

*For rnd 10 you will be working in the FLs (in front of work) & BLs (behind work) of rnd 9.  
Rnd 10: Ch3, DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL [DC in next FL, DC in next BL, DC in next FL, 2DC in next BL]17Xs.  JOIN IN TOP OF BOTH LOOPS OF BG CH3.  (90dc)

Rnd 11: Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in both loops of each dc around.  Join to 1st sc.  FO and weave in ends.(90sc)

Round 3 joining
                       
Round 4 beginning

Rnd 4 showing BL from behind

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

BIG N BURSTIN OUT DISHCLOTH

Big and Bursting out Dishcloth
Original Pattern by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
H Hook and Cotton Yarn
*Notes* Ch3 counts as first st throughout pattern.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join to top of ch4. (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3 FPDC around post of same dc.  *(DC in next dc, FPDC around post of same dc)* Repeat around and join in top of beg ch3.  (32dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, *FPDC around post of next fpdc, DC in next dc* Repeat around and join in top of beg ch3. (32dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in same dc.  *FPDC around post of next fpdc, 2DC in next dc)* Repeat around and join in top of beg ch3. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3, DC in next 4dc (FPDC around post of next fpdc, DC in next 5dc) 7Xs.  FPDC around last fpdc and join. (48dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in same dc. [+DC in next 2dc, 2DC in next dc, DC in next dc, FPDC around post of next fpdc,+  2DC in next dc] 7Xs Repeat ++ once and join in top of beg ch3. (64dc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in same dc.  [+(DC in next 3dc, 2DC in next dc) 3Xs.  DC in next 2dc, FPDC around post of next fpdc+ 2DC in next dc] 3Xs Then ++ once and join in top of beg ch3. (80dc)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC in same dc. [+(DC in next 4dc, 2DC in next dc) 3Xs.  DC in next 3dc, FPDC around post of next fpdc+ 2DC in next dc] 3Xs Then ++ once and join in top of beg ch3 (96dc)

Rnd 9: Ch1, SC in same dc.  SC in each st around and join to first sc. FO (96sc)

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

JUNE BUGS JUNE'S 12" SQUARE

JUNE BUGS OPEN VERSION
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.
12" with an "H" hook

SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BEG CORNER:  Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  WORK CORNER: 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in next ch2sp..  ~NOTES~ Ch3 counts as a st.  JOIN:  Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3. FPTC: Front post Triple crochet. POPCORN: Uses 5DC in one st, remove hook and insert in first dc of popcorn, catch the last dc and complete through.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of ch4. (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC in same st.  DC in next dc. FPDC around next dc, DC in next dc.  Work corner in next dc.  DC in 3dc, Work corner in next dc.  DC in next dc, FPTC in same st as the 1st fpdc.  DC in next dc, Work corner in next dc. DC in last 3dc, Join. (27dc & 1fptc)

Rnd 3: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. *see special sts.  +Ch1, skip one st, and DC in next, ch1, skip one and FPDC around next dc, Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc, Ch1, skip one,  work corner.  (Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc) 3Xs, Ch1, skip one+.  Work corner. Repeat +to+ once & join.  (44dc)

Rnd 4: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 5sts, FPDC around next fpdc. DC in 5sts, work corner. DC in 11sts,+ work corner.  Repeat +to+ once, DC in last 11dc and join. (60dc)

Rnd 5: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. +(Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)3Xs Ch1,  FPDC around next fpdc. (Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)3Xs Ch1, skip one st & work corner. (Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)7Xs Ch1+ in next ch2 sp work corner.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (76dc)

Rnd 6: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 8sts. SC in next ch1 sp, ch-20, slst in top of sc just made,  SC in same sp, ch-18, slst in top of sc just made (RIGHT WINGS MADE). FPDC around next fpdc. SC in next sp, ch-18, slst in top of sc just made, SC in same sp, ch-20, slst in top of sc just made (LEFT WINGS MADE) DC in 8dc, Work corner.+ DC in 19dc, Work corner. Repeat +to+ once.  DC in last 19dc & Join. (66dc, 4sc, 4 sets of wings)

Rnd 7: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner.  +DC in next 2dc, (ch1, skip one, DC in next 2dc)2Xs Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc, DC in between right wings.  Popcorn in next st (above fpdc), DC in between left wings.  DC in next dc, (ch1, skip one, DC in next 2dc)3Xs.  Work corner. DC in next 2dc. (Ch1, skip one, DC in next 2dc)7Xs.+  Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (98dc, 2 popcorns)

Rnd 8: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner.  [DC in 27 sts,  Work corner.]3Xs.  DC in last 27 sts. Join. (124dc)

Rnd 9: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner.  +(Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)3Xs, Ch1, skip one (catching the right ch-20 wing, dc in next). (Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)7Xs, Ch1, skip one,  (catching the left ch-20 wing, dc in next). (Ch1, skip one, DC in next dc)3Xs. Ch1, skip one, and work Corner.   (Ch1, skip one dc, DC in next) 15Xs. Ch1,+  skip one, work a corner. Repeat +to+ once & join. (110dc, 30ch1 sps)

Rnd 10: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 11sts, (catching the left ch-18 wing, dc in next). DC in 11sts, (catching the left ch-18 wing, dc in next). DC in 11sts,  Work corner.  *DC in next 35sts+  work corner. Repeat +to+ once & Join. (156dc)

Measure your square here, mine measured about 11 ½” so I did a round 11 of SC which brought it to a 12” square.  Your size will depend on the yarn you choose, your hook preference, and your tension.  Adjust Round 11 as needed with a SC or HDC.  You might not even need a round 11.  

~June  2011 Square~ is from my, “12 Squares in Time” year long series on my blog.  If you like this square, please visit my blog to see more of the monthly squares.  There is also a more “closed”  version of this square.

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/

© Copyright 2011 Aurora Suominen  All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use/Licensing: No Internet/commercial sales of finished items allowed, however, you may sell finished items through private, personal, or local sales.

If you want an alternate version of this square that is less "open" Click HERE.

JUNE BUGS 12" SQUARE (ALTERNATE VERSION)


JUNE BUGS
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.
12" with an "H" hook

SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BEG CORNER:  Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  WORK CORNER: 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in next ch2 sp.. ~NOTES~ Ch3 counts as a st.  JOIN:  Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3. FPTC: Front post Triple crochet. POPCORN: Uses 5DC in one st, remove hook and insert in first dc of popcorn, catch the last dc and complete through.

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of ch4. (16)

Rnd 2: Beg corner in same st as joining.  DC in next dc. FPDC around next dc, DC in next dc.  work corner in next dc.  DC in 3dc, work corner in next dc.  DC in next dc, FPTC in same st as the 1st fpdc.  DC in next dc, work corner in next dc.  DC in last 3dc, Join. (27dc & 1fptc)

Rnd 3: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner *see special sts. +DC in 3dc, FPDC around next fpdc, DC in 3dc. Work corner *see special sts+.  DC in 7dc, work corner.  Repeat +to+ once, DC in last 7dc.  Join.  (44dc)

Rnd 4: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 5dc, FPDC around next fpdc. DC in 5dc, Work corner in next ch2 sp.+  DC in 11dc,  Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once,  DC in last 11dc and join. (60dc)

Rnd 5: Slst in ch2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 7dc, FPDC around next fpdc.  DC in 7dc,  Work corner+. DC in 15dc, Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once,  DC in last 15sts & join. (76dc)

Rnd 6: Slst into ch2 sp & beg corner.  +DC in 8dc. SC in next dc, ch-20, slst in top of sc just made, SC in same dc, and ch-18,  slst in top of sc just made (RIGHT WINGS MADE). FPDC around next fpdc.  SC in next dc and ch-18, slst in top of sc just made,  SC in same dc, ch-20, slst in top of sc just made (LEFT WINGS MADE) DC in 8dc, Work corner.+ DC in 19dc, Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once. DC in last 19dc & Join. (66dc, 4sc, 4 sets of wings)

Rnd 7: Slst into ch 2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 10dc, DC in between right wings.  Popcorn in next st (above fpdc), DC in between left wings.  DC in 10dc, Work corner.+  DC in 23dc.  Work corner. Repeat +to+ once, DC in last 23 & join. (98dc, 2 popcorns)

Rnd 8: Slst into ch 2 sp & beg corner. [DC in 27dc, Work corner] 3Xs.  DC in last 27 dc. Join. (124dc)

Rnd 9: Slst into ch 2 sp & beg corner.  +DC in 7dc, (catching the right ch-20 wing, dc in next). DC in 15dc, (catching the left ch-20 wing, dc in next). DC in 7dc, Work corner. DC in next dc, (Ch1, skip one dc, DC in next) 15Xs.+ Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (110dc, 30ch1 sps)

Rnd 10: Slst into ch 2 sp & beg corner. +DC in 11dc, (catching the left ch-18 wing, dc in next). DC in 11dc, (catching the left ch-18 wing, dc in next). DC in 11dc, Work corner,  DC in 35sts+  Work corner.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (156dc)

~June  2011 Square~ is from my, “12 Squares in Time” year long series on my blog.  If you like this square, please visit my blog to see more of the monthly squares.  There is also an “open” version of this square.

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/

© Copyright 2011 Aurora Suominen  All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use/Licensing: No Internet/commercial sales of finished items allowed, however, you may sell finished items through private, personal, or local sales.
If you like this pattern you might like the more "open" square.  Click HERE.