Friday, August 19, 2011

6" SUBTLE HEARTS SQUARE

“Subtle Hearts”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2011
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Size: 6” Square using, Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A & B, if you are wanting to use a 2nd color for your hearts, You will want to change color on the last step of a st before your fpdc sts, and change back to your background color after the last fpdc sts.   
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Notes:  Bold print: Repeated in pattern. Sts: Work in next st/chsp. Join: Join W/slst in beg st, unless otherwise stated.
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Abbreviations & Stitches Used   
Beg=Beginning    Ch=Chain    Slst=Slip Stitch    Sc=Single Crochet   
Sp=Spaces        Sk=Skip    W/=With        Dc=Double Crochet       
St(s)=Stitch(es)    Lps=Loops    Fpdc=Front Post dc   Hdc=Half double crochet
Dec=Decrease           Dfpdc=Double front post double crochet: 2fpdc in next dc, this counts as one st, so when you see to fpdc in next dfpdc, you will work a fpdc around those 2 together.                      
Rnd 1: Ch4, 7dc in 4th ch from hook, join in top of ch4.  (8dc)

Rnd 2: (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made in same st.  [Dfpdc in next st, (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made in next st]4x, minus last corner, join.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, [Corner in next sp, dc in next dc, dfpdc in next dc, fpdc in next dfpdc *see notes, dfpdc in next st, dc in next st]4x, minus last dc, join.  (44dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in next dc.  [Corner in next sp, dc in next 2sts,  dfpdc in next dc, fpdc in next dfpdc, fpdc in next st, dfpdc in next dc, dc in next 2sts]4x, minus last 2dc, join.  (60dc)

Rnd 5: Slst in next 2sts, ch1, 3sc in same sp.  [Sc in next 3sts, slst in next dc, sk one st, 6dc in next st, sk one st, slst in next st, sk one st, 6dc in next st, sk one st, slst in next st, sc in next 3sts, 3sc in next sp]4x, minus last 3sc in sp, join.  (48dc,36sc)

Rnd 6: Slst in next st, ch1, 3sc in same st.  [Sc in next 5sts, ch4, sk 6dc, (look behind heart at the middle slip stitch, see the 2 horizontal loops? sc in those lps, sk 6dc, sc in next 5sts, 3sc in next st]4x, minus last 3sc in sp, join.  (56sc)

Rnd 7: Slst in next sc, beg corner. (Sk one st, dc in next 5sts, dc in next 2chs of ch4, (if you want you can catch a dc on the heart hump on 2nd dc into ch), 3dcdec over next 3sts, dc in next 2chs of ch4, (catching a dc from hh), dc in next 5sts, sk one st, corner in next st]4x, minus last corner, join.  (80dc, 4dec) Fasten off.  


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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Been Awhile for a Regular ol Post!!

Well I know it's been awhile!!!  So here is a normal, everyday post!!!  (With pics)
My mom recently had a birthday in July.  She loves Purses, so Aiden helped me make this purse cake.  

Her gifts

My best friend came in from Alaska, and this is her son, Nathaniel, Timmy, my nephew Dylan, and my two boys, Aiden and AJ, all trying to pose like the statue.

Stephanie and her family

We braved the very hot temps to go to the zoo. 

I got this great shot of Aiden and me.  Nowadays he leans towards making funny faces in pictures. 

How friggin cute is this?  Aiden with his cousin, Dylan

All 3 of us.  AJ is out of town.
AJ is in Indiana at a gaming convention, he will be home Monday night.  We sure do miss him, but he is having fun.  It has been such a busy summer for us.......always on the go. I finally got the boys enrolled in school.  Aiden in kindergarten, and AJ in high school!!!!  The supply list for Aiden is a bit upsetting.  10 items, but those 10 items will cost a lot.  Only two things are school related. Crayons and glue sticks.  The rest are different kinds of wipes, tissues, and ziplock bags in 3 different sizes.  I don't blame the teachers or staff, but I do blame the economy.  (if you can blame it) as well as the city and school board.  Not enough money is going into our schools and that leaves teachers, staff, and parents to pick up the tab!!  Our children will suffer if they continue to make so many cuts.  I don't understand how our city has billions to loan out to companies who are facing bankruptcy, or want to either improve/update, or remodel their business........how??  Yet they claim there is not enough money for schools.  Teachers are getting laid off.  AJs middle school lost 8 teachers!!! How do they justify the loss of 8 teachers in a Middle school?!

Anyway they start in about 2 weeks.  AJ says he is not nervous about going into high school (I AM)  Aiden is excited!!  I am wondering how he will handle the all day kindergarten.  

My nephew, Dylan is with us from Texas, he got here the 7th of July.  He has certainly been a handful.  WE have enjoyed him being here.......very much so, but like most boys he goes from 0 to 100 within seconds.  

He will be going home in about a week.  We will miss him, but hopefully see them Thanksgiving.  

I took Dylan and Aiden swimming today......our heat has just been awful!!!  Triple digits for over 42 days straight now.  We FINALLY got some rain the other night, but ended up with a lot of damage,  Our utility room started to flood just about, we had water pouring in from the windows, from the roof, our back storm door was pulled off the hinges and bent, our back porch railing was ripped off.  Ugh!!!  I spent the whole next day cleaning up.  Roofer came out yesterday and found that a huge tree limb fell on our roof putting a huge hole in it.  He will be back Monday to fix it.  

Well I should get off of here and start working on Aiden's blanket. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

"SUNNY SKIES" AUGUST 2011 12" SQUARE

“Sunny Skies”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
Worsted Weight yarn and an “H” hook
~My Abbreviations/Special stitches:  Work Corner: In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc.  FPDC: Front post double crochet, SS: Slip stitch. FL: Front Loops. BL: Back loops.  Back FPDC: Going into the round below and to the right of your work, Work a FPDC around the post of the FPDC.
~*Notes* When joining at the end of rounds work as follows: For a SC round, Join in 1st SC.  For a DC round, Join in 3rd Ch of beg 3.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* Repeat around.  Join (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3.  DC in next st. [+FPDC around  the “single” dc from rnd 2.  (To the right of your work). DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 3sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once DC in last st and join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3. DC in 4sts. [+Work a Back FPDC *see special stitches. DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+. DC in 5 sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (56dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3. Work a Back FPDC, DC in same st as ch3, previous to the fpdc you just did. [DC in 7sts, Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.] 7Xs.  DC in last 6sts.  Join. (72dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3.  DC in 3sts. [+Work a Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 9 sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once then DC in last 5sts.  Join in the front loop, 3rd ch of beg ch3.  (88dc)

Rnd 7: Working in FLs *see special stitches.  Ch1, SC in same loop.  SC in each FL around.  Join in the BL left over of rnd 6. (88sc)

Rnd 8: Working in the loops that were left over from rnd 6 (Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC) in same loop.  [+DC in 6 loops, HDC in 9 loops, DC in 6 loops.+  Work a Corner in next loop.] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  

Rnd 9: Beg Corner. [+DC in 8 sts, HDC in 9 sts, DC in 8sts.+  In next Ch2 sp work a corner] 3Xs, repeat ++ once and join.  (116dc)

Rnd 10: Beg Corner.  [+(Ch1, skip one st, DC in next st)14Xs.  Ch1, skip one st,+ and in next ch2 space work a corner.] 3Xs Repeat ++ once and join. (72dc)

Rnd 11:  Beg Corner. DC in each dc and ch1 space.  Working a Corner in each corner ch2 sp around.  Join.  (148dc)

*Measure your square to see if you might need to add a round of SC, HDC, or DC.  As with any square, your size may vary depending on your tension, choice of yarn and hook size.

Rnd 12: Beg Corner, [+DC in each dc across+ to corner ch2 and work a corner] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (164dc)

© 2011 Aurora Suominen. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be sold, reprinted  posted/copied, or electronically transmitted to any website without the written consent of the copyright owner. You may link to this pattern or print a copy of it for your personal use ONLY.

SUNNY SKIES HOT PAD

“Sunny Skies Hotpad”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
Worsted Weight yarn and a “G” hook
~My Abbreviations/Special stitches:  Work Corner: In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc.  FPDC: Front post double crochet, SS: Slip stitch. FL: Front Loops. BL: Back loops.  Back FPDC: Going into the round below and to the right of your work, Work a FPDC around the post of the FPDC.
~*Notes* When joining at the end of rounds work as follows: For a SC round, Join in 1st SC.  For a DC round, Join in 3rd Ch of beg 3.  

Front:
Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* Repeat around.  Join (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3.  DC in next st. [+FPDC around  the “single” dc from rnd 2.  (To the right of your work). DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 3sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once DC in last st and join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3. DC in 4sts. [+Work a Back FPDC *see special stitches. DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+. DC in 5 sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (56dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3. Work a Back FPDC, DC in same st as ch3, previous to the fpdc you just did. [DC in 7sts, Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.] 7Xs.  DC in last 6sts.  Join. (72dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3.  DC in 3sts. [+Work a Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 9 sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once then DC in last 5sts.  Join in front loop, top of beg ch3.  (88dc) FO

Back:
Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  2DC in each st around.  Join (32dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  [DC in 3 sts, 2DC in next st] 7Xs.  DC in last 3sts.  Join (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  DC in 1st.  *2DC in 1st, DC in next st* repeat around. Join.  (60dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  Dc in 4sts.  *2DC in 1st, DC in 4sts* repeat around. Join.  (72dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  DC in 3sts.  [2DC in next st, DC in 3sts] 16Xs.  DC in 2sts, DC DEC over next two sts. Join.  (88dc)  Fasten Off

Join wrong sides of both pieces together & with the front facing you, join w/a slip stitch & ch1, SC in same, then SC through both pieces all around.  Join and Fasten Off (FO)

© 2011 Aurora Suominen. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be sold, reprinted  posted/copied, or electronically transmitted to any website without the written consent of the copyright owner. You may link to this pattern or print a copy of it for your personal use ONLY.


SUNNY SKIES DISHCLOTH

“Sunny Skies Dishcloth”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
Worsted Weight yarn and an “G” hook
~My Abbreviations/Special stitches:  Work Corner: In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc.  FPDC: Front post double crochet, SS: Slip stitch. FL: Front Loops. BL: Back loops.  Back FPDC: Going into the round below and to the right of your work, Work a FPDC around the post of the FPDC.
~*Notes* When joining at the end of rounds work as follows: For a SC round, Join in 1st SC.  For a DC round, Join in 3rd Ch of beg 3.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* Repeat around.  Join (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3.  DC in next st. [+FPDC around  the “single” dc from rnd 2.  (To the right of your work). DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 3sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once DC in last st and join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3. DC in 4sts. [+Work a Back FPDC *see special stitches. DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+. DC in 5 sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (56dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3. Work a Back FPDC, DC in same st as ch3, previous to the fpdc you just did. [DC in 7sts, Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.] 7Xs.  DC in last 6sts.  Join. (72dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3.  DC in 3sts. [+Work a Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 9 sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once then DC in last 5sts.  Join in the front loop, 3rd ch of beg ch3.  (88dc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in 5sts   [+Work a Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 11sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and DC in last 4.  Join and fasten off.

© 2011 Aurora Suominen. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be sold, reprinted  posted/copied, or electronically transmitted to any website without the written consent of the copyright owner. You may link to this pattern or print a copy of it for your personal use ONLY.

SUNNY SKIES COASTER

“Sunny Skies Coaster”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
Worsted Weight yarn and an “H” hook
~My Abbreviations/Special stitches:  Work Corner: In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc.  FPDC: Front post double crochet, SS: Slip stitch. FL: Front Loops. BL: Back loops.  Back FPDC: Going into the round below and to the right of your work, Work a FPDC around the post of the FPDC.
~*Notes* When joining at the end of rounds work as follows: For a SC round, Join in 1st SC.  For a DC round, Join in 3rd Ch of beg 3.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* Repeat around.  Join (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3.  DC in next st. [+FPDC around  the “single” dc from rnd 2.  (To the right of your work). DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 3sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once DC in last st and join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3. DC in 4sts. [+Work a Back FPDC *see special stitches. DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+. DC in 5 sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join and Fasten off.  (56dc)

© 2011 Aurora Suominen. All rights reserved. This pattern may not be sold, reprinted  posted/copied, or electronically transmitted to any website without the written consent of the copyright owner. You may link to this pattern or print a copy of it for your personal use ONLY.