Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SHAPE SHIFTING HOTPAD/POTHOLDER



“Shape Shifting Hot Pad”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
“H” hook and WW Cotton yarn in one or two colors.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC: Front post double crochet is worked AROUND (ar) the post of st specified  STS: This means any sc, dc, or ch sp.  NOTES:  If you use two different colors for your front and back, and you can have a reversible hotpad. :D  There is a video showing you how the FPDC are worked in rnds 3 & 4. See link at bottom of pattern.

Front & Back
Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 11dc in 4th ch from hook.  Join in 3rd ch of beg ch4.  (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, FPDC ar joining. [DC in next dc, FPDC ar post of dc you just worked in. (from rnd 1) ]11X.  Join in ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, FPDC ar post of joining.  [DC in next 2dc, FPDC ar the post of dc you just worked in. (post of dc from rnd 2) ] Repeat around ending with a dc in last dc. Join   (36dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in next dc. [2DC in next dc, DC in 2dc] Repeat around ending w/2DC in last dc. Join.  If using two colors, fasten off first color here.  Join new color where you fastened off. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in joining and in next 5dc.  [+Ch2, DC in 6dc, Ch2+.  SC in 6dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join to first sc. (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 5sc, [+Ch2, Sk sp, SC in 6dc, Ch2, sk sp+. DC in 6sc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc. [+Ch2, SC in 8sts, Ch2+. 2DC in next dc, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (32dc & sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC in joining.  DC in 6dc, 2DC in next.  [+Ch2, SC in 10sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next, DC in 6dc, 2DC in next] 3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (40dc & sc, 8ch2sp)

Rnd 9: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 8dc, 2DC in next. [+Ch2, SC in 12sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next, DC in 8dc, 2DC in next.] 3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (48dc & sc, 8ch2)

Fasten off 1st piece.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF FOR SECOND PIECE, CONTINUE ON TO NEXT ROUND.   If you want you can also just whip stitch both pieces together. If not continue to round 10.

Rnd 10: With both pieces wrong sides together.  Ch1, and working through both pieces, [2SC in same st. SC in 10dc, 2sc in next dc.  2SC in ch2sp.  SC in 12 sc. 2SC in ch2sp.] 4X.  Join to 1st sc. Fasten off & weave in ends. You can also add a hanger to your piece if you want.

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.  Do not distribute pattern anywhere,  you may link to my blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq40eJ3uC7A&feature=plcp





SHAPE SHIFTING DISHCLOTH

“Shape Shifting Dishcloth”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 6-2012 All rights reserved.
“H” hook and WW Cotton Yarn in your choice of colors.  

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC: Front post double crochet is worked AROUND (ar) the post of st specified  STS: This means any sc, dc, or ch sp. NOTE: There is a video showing you how the FPDC are worked in rnds 3 & 4. See link at bottom of pattern.

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

Rnd 2: Ch3, FPDC ar joining. [DC in next dc, FPDC ar post of dc you just worked in. (from rnd 1) ]11X.  Join in ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, FPDC ar post of joining.  [DC in next 2dc, FPDC ar the post of dc you just worked in. (post of dc from rnd 2) ] Repeat around ending with a dc in last dc. Join   (36dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in next dc. [2DC in next dc, DC in 2dc] Repeat around ending w/2DC in last dc. Join.  If using two colors, fasten off first color here.  Join new color where you fastened off. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in joining and in next 5dc.  [+Ch2, DC in 6dc, Ch2+.  SC in 6dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join to first sc. (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 5sc, [+Ch2, Sk sp,  SC in 6dc, Ch2, sk sp+. DC in 6sc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc. [+Ch2, SC in 8sts, Ch2+. 2DC in next dc, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (32dc & sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC in joining.  DC in 6dc, 2DC in next.  [+Ch2, SC in 10sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next, DC in 6dc, 2DC in next] 3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (40dc & sc, 8ch2sp)

Rnd 9: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 8dc, 2DC in next. [+Ch2, SC in 12sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next, DC in 8dc, 2DC in next.] 3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (48dc & sc, 8ch2)  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.  Do not distribute pattern anywhere,  you may link to my blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq40eJ3uC7A&feature=plcp

Monday, July 23, 2012

SHAPE SHIFTING IN 12-12" SQ

“Shape Shifting in 12”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © June 2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn in one or two colors.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC: Front post double crochet is worked AROUND (ar) the post of st specified  STS: This means any sc, dc, or ch sp. NOTE: There is a video showing you how the FPDC are worked in rnds 3 & 4. See link at bottom of pattern.

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

Rnd 2: Ch3, FPDC ar joining. [DC in next dc, FPDC ar post of dc you just worked in. (from rnd 1) ]11X.  Join in ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, FPDC ar post of joining.  [DC in next 2dc, FPDC ar the post of dc you just worked in. (post of dc from rnd 2) ] Repeat around ending with a dc in last dc. Join   (36dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in next dc. [2DC in next dc, DC in 2dc] Repeat around ending w/2DC in last dc. Join.  (48dc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, SC in joining and in next 5dc.  [+Ch2, DC in 6dc, Ch2+.  SC in 6dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join to first sc. (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 6: Ch3, DC in 5sc, [+Ch2, SC in 6dc, Ch2+. DC in 6sc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (24sc & dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in joining. DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc. [+Ch2, SC in 8sts, Ch2+. 2DC in next dc, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (32dc & sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC in 3dc, 2DC in next dc, DC in 3dc.  [+Ch2, SC in 10sts, Ch2+, DC in 4dc, 2DC in next dc, DC in 3dc.]3X Repeat +to+ once & join. (36dc, 40sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 9: Ch3, DC in joining.  DC in 7dc, 2DC in next dc.  [+Ch2, SC in 12sts, Ch2+ 2DC in next dc, DC in 7dc, 2DC in next dc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once.  If using one color, then join and slst into next 5sts. If using 2 colors then  FO color 1 after joining.  (44dc, 48sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 10: Working in back loops (BL) for this round only. Join new color in 6th dc of a corner. Ch1, 3SC in joining. [+SC in 5sts, SC in BL of ch1 & ch2 of rnd 9 HDC in 12sts, SC in BL of ch1 & ch2 of rnd 9. SC in 5sts+. 3SC in next st]3X Repeat +to+ once & join. (60sc, 48hdc,)

Rnd 11: Slst in next sc.  Ch3, DC, Ch1, 2DC BEG CORNER MADE.  [DC in 28sts, IN next sc, do 2DC, Ch1, 2DC (CORNER MADE).]3X.  DC in last 28sts & join.  Slst in next dc & sp. (128dc)

Rnd 12: BEG Corner.  [+DC in 2dc, (Ch1, skip-1, DC in next dc, Ch1, skip-1, DC in 2dc)6Xs.+ IN corner sp work a Corner. ]3X. Repeat +to+ once & join. (96dc) Slst in next dc & sp.

Rnd 13: BEG Corner. [DC in 36sts across, IN corner sp work corner]3X DC in last 36sts & join. (160dc)

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.  Do not distribute pattern anywhere,  you may link to my blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq40eJ3uC7A&feature=plcp

Update on my Boys

Last week the boys went to a Taekwondo tournament. They have been doing TKD for a few months now, so for them to be there and do so well was a really proud moment. I was so nervous for Aiden, AJ I knew would do well, and I knew he was nervous, but he is older and had done stuff like this before. Aiden on the other hand is shy in public, and has never done anything like this. It started with Baseform competition. They were brought before the judges in pairs. Aiden was with another kid slightly older than him. But he rocked!! He did so amazingly well in his Base Form. Even though they went before the judges with another person, they were judged in a group of 4-5..Aiden got 2nd place out of 5 kids in and around his age. I was so proud, and when he got his medal, I cried! Yep I sure did!!! He was so happy too. Then AJ eventually went, since he was older, he was pretty much last. I think the girl he went up against, was one year younger than him. He placed 1st place in the Base Form, I was so proud of him too, he did really well. Then after that it was sparring......Aiden said no he didn't want to try......but after seeing kids get 'geared" up in padding and such, he changed his mind. He needed a mouth guard which we didn't have for him....so a friend and I drove to Wal-Mart, I ran through the store to buy one, and we made it back in time, so I got Aiden in his gear, and he went up against another kid his age. I think he might have been 7, so a year older....anyway they looked like tired little boxers!! But I was so amazed at how well they both did. Aiden was nervous at first. They did 2 one minute rounds.....and guess what??? Aiden took 1st place!!! I was so proud of him. He got his trophy! AJ took 2nd place in sparring. He went up against a girl.........you could tell he was super nervous!!! I had always taught him to never hit a girl, and I think that might have registered with him at that moment. He did well in his 2nd round though, I think by that time he knew he needed to do what he had to. So anyway this was my brag moment!!! I do love them......LOL

SHAPE SHIFTING IN 6- 6" SQUARE


“Shape Shifting in 6”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
6” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn in one or two colors.

  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC: Front post double crochet is worked AROUND (ar) the post of st specified  STS: This means any sc, dc, or ch sp. NOTE: There is a video showing you how the FPDC is worked in rnd 3. See link at bottom of pattern.

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

Rnd 2: Ch3, FPDC ar joining. [DC in next dc, FPDC ar post of dc you just worked in. (from rnd 1) ]11X.  Join in ch3.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in joining.  SC in 2dc.  [+Ch2, DC in 3dc, Ch2+.  SC in 3dc] 3X.  Join to 1st sc. (12sc, 8ch2, 12dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, DC in 2sc, [+Ch2, SC in 3dc, Ch2+.  DC in 3sc]3X.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (12dc, 12sc, 8ch2)

Rnd 5: Ch3, DC in joining, DC in 1dc, 2DC in next dc.  [+Ch2, SC in next 5sts.  Ch2+. 2DC in 1dc, DC in next dc, 2DC in next dc] 3X.  IF using a 2nd color, pull through new color through Back Loop (BL) of beg ch3.  (20sc, 20dc, 8ch2)

Rnd 6: Work in Back loops (BL) for this rnd only.  Ch1, SC in joining.  SC in next st. [+ 3SC in next st, SC in 2sts.  SC in the BL of next two ch loops.  SC in 5sts, SC in BL of next two ch loops.+ SC in 2sts] 3X Repeat +to+ once and join.  (54sc)

Rnd 7: Ch3, DC in 2sc. [2DC, Ch1, 2DC in next sc.  DC in 15sc] 3X.  2DC, Ch1, 2DC in next sc.  SC in last 12sc.  Join.  (76dc)

For help with pattern sts, see  http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/  Terms of Use/Licensing: Finished items for personal use/sales only.  NO Internet or commercial sales allowed.  Do not distribute pattern anywhere,  you may link to my blog.

VIDEO LINK 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mq40eJ3uC7A

Monday, July 09, 2012

DRAGONFLY DAYS LAPGAN

This is the first square for the, "Dragonfly Days" lapghan that I am offering as a prize in my yahoo group.  For more info, see link below

Crochet in Common Blog

Don't worry though, I am going to be running a contest of sorts in the future and the prize will be a lapghan as well.  So be on the lookout for that.