Friday, November 18, 2011

SNOWFLAKE BREEZE 6" SQUARE


“Snowflake Breeze”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2011 20141222_142739.jpg
Size: 6” Square using, Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A & B
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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. Video showing Rnd 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJvIvt6h_8&list=UUmMCp6K4CdFFUoX1EHLIdFQ&index=8&feature=plcp
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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    Bpdc=Back Post dc   Hdc=Half double crochet   
V-st=Dc, ch1, dc                  
Rnd 1: Ch4, join to form a ring, ch3, dc in ring.  [Ch2, 2dc in ring]5x, ch2, join.  (12dc, 6ch2)

Rnd 2: Slst in next 2sts, ch3, 2dc in same. [Ch2, sk 2sts, 3dc in next sp]5x, ch2 & join. (18dc, 6ch2)

Rnd 3: Slst in next dc, ch5 (counts as dc,ch2), dc in same dc. [*Ch1, sk dc, V-st in next sp, ch1, sk dc*, Vst in next dc]5Xs.  Repeat *to* once, join. (12vst & 12ch1sp)

Rnd 4: Slst in next 2sts,  (ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc), beg corner made.  [Sc in next 7sts,  (2dc, ch2, 2dc) corner made, in next ch2sp]6x, minus last corner, join.    (24dc, 42sc)

*NOTE* (You will be working around the sts of rnd 3, as well as behind your work.)
Rnd 5: Ch1, bpdc in dc from rnd3 (directly under your joining st, 1st dc in Vst), bpdc in  next dc. [+2dc in skipped dc of rnd2 (the 3dc group)* bpdc in next 2dc of rnd 3] Repeat around ending w/2dc in last skipped dc of rnd2,  join in top of the 1st bpdc. Fasten off A.   (48sts)

Rnd 6: W/B count 8sts from joining st and join.  Beg Corner in st, [Dc in next 11sts, corner in next st]4x, minus last corner, join.  (60dc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, dc in next st.  [Corner in next sp, dc in next 15sts4x,  join.  (76dc) Fasten off, weave in ends.  

Video showing rnds 3,5 bp sts:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJvIvt6h_8&list=UUmMCp6K4CdFFUoX1EHLIdFQ&index=8&feature=plcp


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
Video showing rnds 3,5 bp sts:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJvIvt6h_8&list=UUmMCp6K4CdFFUoX1EHLIdFQ&index=8&feature=plcp

 

WINTER STAR 6" SQUARE

“Winter Star”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2011
WINTER STAR.jpg
Size: 6” Square using, Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A & B
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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    Bpdc=Back Post dc   Hdc=Half double crochet                   
Rnd 1: W/A, ch4, join to make ring, ch3, dc in ring.  [Ch2, 2dc in ring]4x, ending w/a ch2, join.  (10dc, 5ch2)

Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next st.  [(2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made, in ch2sp, sc in next 2sts]4x, ending w/a corner, join. (20dc, 10sc)

Rnd 3: Loosely slst in next 4sts, (ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made, in sp. [Sc in next 2sts, scdec, sc in next 2sts, corner in next sp]5x, minus last corner, join.   (20dc, 20sc, 5dec)

Rnd 4: Slst in next 2sts, ch1, 3sc in sp.  [Sc in next 4sts, slst in dec st, sc in next 4sts, 3sc in next sp]5x, minus last 3sc in sp, join. (55sc, 5sl sts)

*NOTE* Next rnd is worked around the dc and sc of rnd 3, and behind work.)  
Rnd 5: Ch1, bpdc in dc under joining st, bpdc in next 5sts. [Sk-slst, bpdc in next 8sts]4x, bpdc in last 2sts, join & fasten off color A.

Rnd 6: Join B in the 6th st from your joining st, beg corner. [Dc in next  9sts, corner in next st]4x, minus last corner, join.  (52dc)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts, beg corner.  [Dc in next 2sts, hdc in next 9sts, dc in next 2sts, corner in next sp]4x, minus last corner, join.  (32dc, 36hdc).  Fasten off.  

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AUTUMN NATURE DISHCLOTH

~Autumn Nature Dishcloth~
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
G hook and Cotton Yarn
Abbreviations: CL=Cluster. FPDC=Front Post Double Crochet. BPDC=Back Post Double Crochet. BPSC=Back Post Single Crochet
SPECIAL STITCHES & NOTES:
~BEG CL CORNER: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Ch2, then work a Cluster in same st.
~CLUSTER St (CL): Keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
NOTES: IN round 7 when you do the 2nd BPDC around the sc, make sure you work in front of the 1st dc you did.  
CH1 SPACES: These are the spaces between the cluster sts, they won’t look much like a ch1 sp, but they are there.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch fr hook.  Join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st.  2DC in each st around.  Join with a sl st around post of beg ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3  *BPDC around next dc, FPDC around next dc* repeat around ending with a BPDC.  Join in top of ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 4: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in same st as joining. YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.   [Ch1, skip a st (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st. Ch1, skip a st, CL in next st.]5Xs. Ch1, skip a st, (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st.  Ch1, sl st in top of next cl. (18cl, 12ch1, 6ch2)

Rnd 5: Sl st in ch1 sp and Ch3 (3DC). [Ch1, sc in ch2 sp, (ch1, 4DC in ch1 sp)twice.]5Xs.  Ch1, SC in ch2 sp, Ch1, 4DC in last ch1 sp. Ch1 and join with a sl st around post of 1st ch3. (48dc & 6sc)

Rnd 6: Ch1, BPSC around the same st as joining. Ch2, BPDC around 3sts.  [+2 BPDC around post of next sc *see notes.+ BPDC in 8sts+]5Xs.  Repeat between ++ once then BPDC around last 4sts. Join in top of beg ch2.  (60dc)

Rnd 7: Work a beg CL Corner *See special sts.  [+Ch1, CL in next st, Ch1, HDC in 3sts, SC in 6sts, HDC in 3sts, Ch1, CL in next st, ch1,+ (CL, ch2, CL) in next st] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join in top of beg cl. (24hdc, 24sc, 16cl)

Rnd 8: Sl st into ch2 and Beg CL Corner. [+(Ch1, CL in next cl, Ch1, CL in ch1 sp)twice, ch1, HDC in 12sts, (Ch1, CL in ch1 sp, Ch1, CL in next cl)twice. Ch1,+ (CL, Ch2, CL) in next ch2 sp.] 3Xs Then repeat ++ once and join in  top of next cl.  (48hdc & 40cl)

© Copyright Aurora Suominen 2011 All Rights Reserved.
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/

Sunday, November 06, 2011

"AUTUMN FALLS" NOVEMBER 2011 12" SQUARE


~Autumn Falls~
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
12” Square with “I” hook and WW yarn. I used Red heart.
Abbreviations: CL=Cluster. FPDC=Front Post Double Crochet. BPDC=Back Post Double Crochet. BPSC=Back Post Single Crochet
SPECIAL STITCHES & NOTES:
~BEG CL CORNER: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Ch2, then work a Cluster in same st.
~CLUSTER St (CL): Keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 3 dc in st or sp indicated; YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
NOTES: IN round 7 when you do the TC sts,  make sure you work the 2nd TC in front of the 1st tc you did.  
CH1 SPACES: These are the spaces between the cluster sts, they won’t look much like a ch1 sp, but they are there.  


Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch fr hook.  Join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st.  2DC in each st around.  Join with a sl st around post of beg ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3  *BPDC around next dc, FPDC around next dc* repeat around ending with a BPDC.  Join in top of ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 4: Ch2 and keeping last loop of each dc on hook, 2 dc in same st as joining. YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.  [Ch1, skip a st (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st. Ch1, skip a st, CL in next st.]5Xs. Ch1, skip a st, (CL, Ch2, CL) in next st.  Ch1, sl st in top of next cl. (18cl, 12ch1, 6ch2)

Rnd 5: Sl st in ch1 sp and Ch3 (3DC). [+Ch1, sc in ch2 sp, (ch1, 4DC in ch1 sp+)twice.]5Xs.  Ch1, SC in ch2 sp, Ch1, 4DC in last ch1 sp.  Join with a sl st around post of 1st ch3.

Rnd 6: Ch3,  FPDC in 3sts, [+SC in next ch1 sp, SC in sc, SC in ch1 sp,+  FPDC in 4sts, Ch1, FPDC in 4sts.]5Xs. Repeat between ++ once. FPDC around last 4sts. Ch1, Join. (48dc, 21sc, 6ch1)

Rnd 7:  Ch1, BPSC around the same st as joining. Ch2, BPDC around 3sts.  [+2TC around post of sc 2 rows below,*see notes.  BPDC in 8sts+]5Xs Repeat between ++ once.  BPDC around last 4sts. Join in top of beg ch2.  (48dc, 12tc)

Rnd 8: Beg a CL Corner *see special sts.  [+DC in 4sts, SC in 6sts, DC in 4sts.+  (CL, ch2, CL) in next st.]3Xs Repeat between ++ once and join in top of beg cl. (32dc, 24sc, 8cl)

Rnd 9: Sl st into ch2 sp.  BEG a CL Corner.  [+Ch1, CL in top of next cl, Ch1, DC in 4sts, HDC in 6sts, DC in 4sts, Ch1, CL in next cl, Ch1+ (CL, Ch2, CL) in next ch2 sp.]3Xs. Repeat between ++ once and join in top of beg cl. (32dc, 24hdc, 16cl)

Rnd 10: Sl st into ch2sp.  BEG a Cl Corner. [+(Ch1, CL in next cl, Ch1, CL in ch1 sp)twice. Ch1, skip next dc,  DC in 12sts, skip next dc.  (Ch1, CL in next ch1 sp, Ch1, CL in next cl)twice.  Ch1+ (CL, Ch2, CL) in next ch2 sp.]3Xs, Repeat ++ once and join in top of beg cl.  (48dc, 40cl)

Rnd 11: Sl st in to ch2 sp.  BEG a CL Corner. [+(Ch1, skip cl, CL in ch1 sp)5Xs. Ch1, Skip next dc,  DC in 10sts, ch1, skip next dc (CL in next ch1, Ch1)5Xs. Skip next cl+ (CL, Ch2, CL) in next ch2 sp.]3Xs.  Repeat between ++ once and join in top of beg cl. (40dc, 48cl)

Rnd 12: Sl st into ch2 sp.  Ch1 (3SC) in same sp.  [+SC in each cl, ch1 sp, and dc across+ to next corner ch2 sp, in that ch2 sp work 3SC] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join to 1st sc. (148sc)

© Copyright Aurora Suominen 2011 All Rights Reserved.

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/

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fall is Upon Us!!

Aiden had his 6th Birthday this month!  He was so excited about his party.  We had his special dinner on his actual birthday, then his party on the following Sunday.  You can see some pictures above...one from his "dinner" one from the party he had at school, then his party pictures.  He loved all his gifts, and you can see I DID finish the Mario afghan on time!!!  Just barely.  I finished it the morning of his party.  It is really huge!!!  I will probably post a better picture another time. 

Halloween was super fun!!!  WE carved pumpkins Sunday and they all came out really nice, probably our best ones so far.  WE actually started earlier in the day and took our time, instead of rushing like we usually do because we wait so long.  Aiden got a lot of candy!!  enough for everyone.  LOL  He dressed up as an astronaut!!  Story on that costume!  that was a very thick, really nice costume.  This past weekend we went to the Kansas Cosmophere and Space Center with Aiden's dad.  He wanted to go get some coffee, so Aiden and I made a detour into the gift shop.  They had some costumes like this, one was a thin, cheap one.....well cheap for them, they had listed in it, $29.99 for the thin one.  The thick one like the one Aiden is wearing?  They had it listed for $59.99.  I kid you not!!!!  Guess how much I paid for the costume with the boots?  $8.00 at a local DAV.  I had gone in there to look for some Halloween decorations for outside, and came upon that costume and Aiden wanted it so bad.  It needed to have one of the straps tacked back up, but other than that, no holes, rips, or stains!!!  I did purchase the space helmet at the Party City store for $16.  Still very cheap!  
I am so glad Fall is upon us!!  I found this leaf cup last month and bought it!! I have snowman for the winter.  I even saw Halloween ones at Wal-Mart, but they were chipped and not even on clearance!!