Friday, March 16, 2012

LUCKY HOTPAD/POTHOLDER

“Lucky Hotpad/Potholder”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
H” hook and WW Cotton yarn in green or your choice.


  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=Front post double crochet is worked around (ar) the post of st indicated.  Change the color and use this for anytime of the year!  

Make 2 pieces, but to not fasten off on 2nd one.
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 7DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch4.  (8dc)

Round 2: Ch3,  2DC in joining.  [FPDC ar next st.  (3DC) in next st] 3Xs.  FPDC ar last st.  Join in top of beg ch3. (16sts)

Round 3: Ch3,  2DC in same st. DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc. [FPDC ar next dc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc]3Xs.  FPDC ar last dc & join.  (32dc)

Round 4: Ch3, 2DC in same st.  DC in next 5dc, (3DC) in next dc, [FPDC ar fpdc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 5dc, (3DC) in next dc] 3Xs. FPDC ar last fpdc & join. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 2DC in joining. DC in 9sts, 3DC in next st. [FPDC ar fpdc, 3DC in next, DC in 9sts, 3DC in next]3Xs.  FPDC ar last fpdc, join.  (64sts)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 14sts. [FPDC ar fpdc, DC in 15sts]3Xs.  FPDC ar last fpdc.  Join. (64sts)

Rnd 7: Slst in next st, [+skip-2sts, 4DC in next 2sts. Skip-1st, slst in next st, skip-1st, 4DC in next 2sts.  Skip-2sts+.  Slst in 5sts]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once.  Slst in 2sts, slst in next slst, (above fpdc).  Fasten off 1st piece ONLY.

Wrong sides together & matching sts, SC in the dcs around, and slst in the slst stiches, on last st, ch 8, TC in 4th, and DC in remaining chains. Slst into next st on hotpad.  Fasten off.

For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
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DISHCLOTH LUCK

“Dishcloth Luck”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
H” hook and WW Cotton yarn in green or your choice.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=Front post double crochet is worked around (ar) the post of st indicated.  Change the color and use this for anytime of the year!  

Rnd 1: Ch4, work 7DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch4.  (8dc)

Round 2: Ch3,  2DC in joining.  [FPDC ar next st.  (3DC) in next st] 3Xs.  FPDC ar last st.  Join in top of beg ch3. (16sts)

Round 3: Ch3,  2DC in same st. DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc. [FPDC ar next dc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 1dc, (3DC) in next dc]3Xs.  FPDC ar last dc & join.  (32dc)

Round 4: Ch3, 2DC in same st.  DC in next 5dc, (3DC) in next dc, [FPDC ar fpdc, (3DC) in next dc, DC in 5dc, (3DC) in next dc] 3Xs. FPDC ar last fpdc & join. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 2DC in joining. DC in 9sts, 3DC in next st. [FPDC ar fpdc, 3DC in next, DC in 9sts, 3DC in next]3Xs.  FPDC ar last fpdc, join.  (64sts)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 14sts. [FPDC ar fpdc, DC in 15sts]3Xs.  FPDC ar last fpdc.  Join. (64sts)

Rnd 7: Slst in next st, [+skip-2sts, 4DC in next 2sts. Skip-1st, slst in next st, skip-1st, 4DC in next 2sts.  Skip-2sts+.  Slst in 5sts]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once.  Slst in 2sts, slst in next slst, (above fpdc).  

For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Terms of Use/Licensing: Finished items for personal use/sales only.  NO Internet or commercial sales allowed.  

Thursday, March 08, 2012

KITCHEN FLOWER HOTPAD/POTHOLDER


“Kitchen Flower Hotpad/Potholder”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
“H” hook and Cotton yarn.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=Front post double crochet, is worked around (ar) the post of st.      
Make 2, on second one do not fasten off, continue on w/border at rnd 8

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 11DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch4.  (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in joining.  [FPDC ar next st, 2DC in one st]5Xs.  FPDC ar last st.  Join w/slst in top of beg ch3 (always in pattern).  (18sts)

Rnd 3: Ch3, DC in joining. 2DC in next. [FPDC ar fpdc. 2DC in 2sts]5Xs.  FPDC ar fpdc.  Join. (30sts)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in joining. [+FPDC ar next 2sts, 2DC in one st, FPDC ar fpdc+.  2DC in one st]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once then join.  (42sts)

Rnd 5: Ch3, DC in next st. [+FPDC ar 2fpdc, DC in 2sts, 2DC in one st+.  DC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once, then join. (48sts)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in next st. [+FPDC ar 2fpdc, DC in 2sts,  2DC in next 2sts+. DC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once then join.  (60sts)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts. Ch1 & SC in same st. SC in next st. [+DC in 2sts, 2DC in next 4sts, DC in 2sts+. SC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once, then join.  (72dc, 12sc) Fasten off for Back only

Rnd 8: Wrong sides together, matching sts,  Ch1, SC through both pieces all the way around.  Fasten off.  

For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Terms of Use/Licensing: Finished items for personal use/sales only.  NO Internet or commercial sales allowed.  


IF you like this, you will like the Flower kitchen Dishcloth.

KITCHEN FLOWER DISHCLOTH


 “Kitchen Flower Dishcloth”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
“H” hook and Cotton yarn.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=Front post double crochet, is worked around (ar) the post of st.
Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 11DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch4.  (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in joining.  [FPDC ar next st, 2DC in one st]5Xs.  FPDC ar last st.  Join w/slst in top of beg ch3 (always in pattern).  (18sts)

Rnd 3: Ch3, DC in joining. 2DC in next. [FPDC ar fpdc. 2DC in 2sts]5Xs.  FPDC ar fpdc.  Join. (30sts)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in joining. [+FPDC ar next 2sts, 2DC in one st, FPDC ar fpdc+.  2DC in one st]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once then join.  (42sts)

Rnd 5: Ch3, DC in next st. [+FPDC ar 2fpdc, DC in 2sts, 2DC in one st+.  DC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once, then join. (48sts)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in next st. [+FPDC ar 2fpdc, DC in 2sts,  2DC in next 2sts+. DC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once then join.  (60sts)

Rnd 7: Slst in next 2sts. Ch1 & SC in same st. SC in next st. [+DC in 2sts, 2DC in next 4sts, DC in 2sts+. SC in 2sts]5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once, then join.  (72dc, 12sc)

For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Terms of Use/Licensing: Finished items for personal use/sales only.  NO Internet or commercial sales allowed.  

IF you like this pattern, you will like the Flower Kitchen hotpad/Potholder.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Pillow Crochet a long and Mystery Cal,

I am participating in the Pillow Crochet a long from the All Free Crochet Blog.  IF you want to join them, follow the link above.  I am doing Pillow #2.  I went to Wal-Mart and found the pillow form, surprisingly too, as they have never carried this size.  I could only find a 14X14 pillow form.  Anyway it also called for Red Hearts Light N Lofty yarn......Wal-mart did not have it!!  So I called Joanns, Michaels and Hobby Lobby, none of them had the yarn either!!!  Anyway I decided to choose the Lion Brand, "Homespun" yarn.  my furniture is sage, my carpet is green, and I wanted to add some color in there, so I chose a light purple.  Instructions #2 have been posted.  I started on it while in the car waiting to pick up AJ from school.  I can tell you this yarn is a pain to initially start out with.  You chain 37, then DC back down the chain.......UGH!! on trying to find sts.  I did manage though, and ended up perfectly with a 34 count.  Don't ask me how many times I "frogged" a few sts to make sure I ended up with 34, and not some extra sts to have to hide when putting it together. :D Anyway I do love the yarn, and hope the pillow comes out right for me.

I am also doing the Bernat Mystery CAL/KAL ,they have on their forum.  Since I had spent some money on the project above, I was not going to spend over 5 dollars for a small skein of the Bernat yarn.  My walmart didn't carry it, and I was not going to drive the 20 minutes to a craft store.  So I am using good ol Red Heart yarns, in the following colors: WaterColor, Lavender, Cream, Soft Sage, and Dark Sage.  Dark sage was not my first choice, but it was the only color I had on hand that would "work" with the other colors.  IF you want this to remain a mystery, don't look at the pictures!!!