Monday, December 31, 2012

MY 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW!

Well 2012 is about over.  For me it's about 5 hours longer.  I can't really complain much about 2012, I had some ups and downs, but for the most part I am grateful for each day.  So here is a look at my year. 


Monday, December 24, 2012

THINK OUT OF THE BOX 12" SQ

Day 12 of my, "12 Days of Symbols" 

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“Think Out of the Box”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 11-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.8oz WW yarn.


NOTES: Items in bold will be repeated in pattern.“Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp.  For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Rnd 1, Ch4, Work 15dc in 4th ch from hook.  Join in beg ch4.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: In joining st do (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc)Beg Corner made.  [Dc in 3sts, In next dc, do (2dc, ch1, 2dc) Corner made]3x.  Dc in last 3sts & join w/slst in beg ch3. (28dc)  Sl st in next dc & in corner ch1sp.

Rnd 3: Beg corner.  [Dc in 7sts, corner in ch1sp.]3x.  Dc in last 7sts & join.  (44dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 4: Beg corner.  [* (Ch1, skip-st, dc in st)5x.  Ch1, skip-st*, Corner in ch1sp]3x.  Repeat ** once & join.  (36dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 5: Beg corner. [*Dc in 5sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 3sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 5sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3x. Repeat ** once & join.  (68dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 5sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 7sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 5sts*. Corner in  ch1sp]3x.Repeat ** once & join. (84dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 7: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 5sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 11sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 5sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3x.  Repeat ** once & join.  (100dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner. [*Dc in 9sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 7sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in 9sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3x. Repeat ** once & join.  (116dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 9: Beg Corner. [*Dc in 13sts, (ch1, skip-st, dc in next st)3x.  Dc in 12sts*, corner in ch1sp]3x.  Repeat ** once & join.  (128dc)  Sl st in next dc & ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in corner ch1sp]3x.  Dc in last 35sts & join.  FO (156dc)

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I can’t take all the credit for this design.  My son, Aiden, who is 7 years old drew this picture for me when I was frustrated with a design that was not working right.  When I saw the picture, I knew that his drawing would not only be a perfect fit for my, “Symbols of Life” series, but that it would be perfect for saving the best for last!






Sunday, December 23, 2012

ANCHOR 12" SQUARE

Day 11 of my "12 Days of Symbols"

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"Anchor" by Aurora Suominen©
 “Anchor”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 9-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.7oz WW yarn.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  Items in bold might/will be repeated in pattern. “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviatons apply.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Rnd 1: Ch4 & work 15dc in 4th ch from hook, join in ch4.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: In joining st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) BEG CORNER MADE.  [Dc in 3sts,  IN next st work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) CORNER MADE.]3X. Dc in last 3sts & join in beg ch3.  (28dc)

Rnd 3: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next dc, (ch1, sk a st, dc)3x*. Corner in ch1sp]3X Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 4: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, (ch1, sk a st, dc in 3sts) twice.  Ch1, sk a st, dc in next st*, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (48dc)

Rnd 5: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, (ch1, sk a st, dc in 5sts)twice. Ch1, sk a st, dc in next st*, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (64dc)

Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 2sts, (ch1, sk a st, dc in 6sts)twice.  Ch1, sk a st, dc in 2sts*, corner in ch1sp]3X  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (80dc)

Rnd 7: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 11sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 11sts*, corner in ch1sp]3X. Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (104dc)

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 13sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 13sts*, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (120dc)

Rnd 9: Beg corner. [*Dc in 15sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 15sts*, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (136dc)

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 35sts, join.  (156dc)

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

BUTTERFLY 12" SQ

Day 10 of my "12 Days of Symbols"

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Butterfly by Aurora Suominen©
“Butterfly”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 9-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.7oz WW yarn.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviatons apply.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

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

Rnd 2: In joining st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) BEG CORNER MADE.  [*Dc, ch1, skip st, dc in next dc*.  IN next st work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) CORNER MADE.]3X.  Repeat **once & join in beg ch3.  (always in pattern) (24dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 3: Beg corner. [*Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 3sts.*  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join. (40dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 4: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, (ch1, sk a st, dc)5x*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.   Repeat **once & join. (40dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 5: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next dc, ch1, sk a st, dc in 5sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 5sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in next dc*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.   Repeat **once & join. (64dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, ch1, sk a st, dc in 7sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 7sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in next dc*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.   Repeat **once & join. (80dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 7: Beg Corner.  [*Dc in 4sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 4sts, (ch1, sk a st, dc)3x.  Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 4sts*.  Corner in ch1sp.]3X.   Repeat **once & join. (88dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 5sts, (ch1, sk a st, dc in 3sts)4x.  Ch1, sk a st, dc in 5sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.   Repeat **once & join. (104dc) Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 9: Beg Corner.  [*Dc in 9sts, (ch1, sk a st, dc in 5sts)twice.  Ch1, sk a st, dc in 9sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join. (128dc)  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg Corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 35sts, join.  (156dc)


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CIRCLE OF LIFE 12" SQ

Day 9 of, "12 Days of Symbols"

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“Circle of Life”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 9-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.8oz WW yarn.

SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviatons apply.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

Rnd 1: Ch4 & work 15dc into 4th ch from hook, join in ch4.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: In joining st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) BEG CORNER MADE.  [Dc in 3sts,  IN next st work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) CORNER MADE.]3X. Dc in last 3sts & join in beg ch3.  (28dc)

Rnd 3: Beg corner. [*Dc in next st, (ch1, sk a st, dc)3x*.  Corner in corner ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp.  (32dc)

Rnd 4: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, ch1, sk a st, dc in 7sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in next dc*. Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (52dc)

Rnd 5: Beg corner.  [*Dc in next st, ch1, sk a st, dc in 11sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in next st*. corner in ch1sp]3X Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (68dc)
Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 11sts, ch1, sk a st, dc in 3sts*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (84dc)

Rnd 7: Beg corner.  [* Dc in 7sts. (Ch1, sk a st, dc in 7sts)2x*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (100dc)

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 11sts, (ch1, sk a st, dc)3x.  Dc in 10sts*, corner in ch1sp]3X. Repeat **once & join.  Slst into next dc & corner ch1sp. (112dc)

Rnd 9: Beg corner.  [Dc in 31sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 31sts & join.  Slst into next dc, and ch1sp.  (140dc)

Rnd 10 Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 35sts & join.  (156dc)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

FAITH & LOVE 12" SQ

Day 8 of "12 Days of Symbols"


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“Faith & Love”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 9-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 2.1oz  WW yarn.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviatons apply.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/


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

Rnd 2: In same st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc),  BEG corner made.  [*Dc in one st, ch1, skip-1, dc in next st*.   IN next st, work (2dc, ch1, 2dc), CORNER made.]3Xs.  Repeat *to* once & join in top of beg ch3, always in pattern.  (24dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 3: BEG corner.  [Dc in 3sts, ch1, skip-sp, dc in 3sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, skip-st, dc in 3sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in next st,  corner in next ch1sp.]2X Omitting last corner. Join. (38dc).  Slst in next st & ch1sp.
Rnd 4: BEG corner.  [Dc in 5sts, Ch1, skip-sp, Dc in 5sts,  corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, skip-st, dc in 7sts, ch1, skip-st, dc in next st, corner in next ch1sp.]2X.  Omitting last corner, join. (54dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 5: BEG corner. [Dc in 7sts, ch1, skip-sp, dc in 7sts.  corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, skip-st, dc in 11sts, ch1, skip-st, Dc in next st, corner in next ch1sp.]2X.  Omitting last corner, join. (70dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg Corner.  [Dc in 3sts, (ch1, sk-st, dc) 7x.  Dc in 2sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, sk-st, dc in 15sts, ch1, sk-st, dc in next st, corner in ch1sp]2x, omitting last corner, join.  (74dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 7: Beg Corner.  [Dc in 11sts, ch1, sk-sp, dc in 11sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk-sp, dc in 15sts, ch1, sk sp, dc in 3sts, corner in ch1sp]2x, omitting last corner, join. (102dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [Dc in 13sts, ch1, sk sp, dc in 13sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in 5sts,  (ch1, sk st, dc in 7sts)twice.  Ch1, skip-st, dc in 5sts,  corner in ch1sp]2x, omitting last corner, join. (116dc)

Rnd 9: Beg corner.  [Dc in 15sts, ch1, sk sp, dc in 15sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in 10sts, (ch1, sk st, dc)twice.  Dc in 4sts, (ch1, sk st, dc) twice.  DC in 9sts, corner in ch1sp]2x, omitting last corner, join. (130dc)

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3x.  Dc in last 35sts, join. (156dc)


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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

LOVING MY HERO 12" SQ

Day 7 of my "12 Days of Symbols"

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Loving my Hero by: Aurora Suominen©
“Loving my Hero”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.8oz of  WW yarn.
Notes/Special sts:  Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/


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

Rnd 2: In joining st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made.  [Dc in 3sts, corner in next st. Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in next st, In next st work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made. ]2X omitting last corner on  last repeat, join in ch3.  (26dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 3: Beg corner.  [Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 3sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in 3sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next st, corner in ch1sp.]2X omitting last corner, join.  (38dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.
Rnd 4: Beg corner.  [ (Ch1, sk st, dc in st)5x.  Ch1, sk st, corner in ch1sp. Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in 7sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next st,  corner in ch1sp]2X omitting last corner, join. (44dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 5: Beg corner.  [Dc in 3sts,  *(ch1, sk st, dc)twice. Dc in 2sts,*  Repeat ** once.  Corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in 11sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next st,  corner in ch1sp]2X omitting last corner, join.(64dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg corner.  [Dc in 6sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 5sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 6sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in 15sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next st,  corner in ch1sp]2X omitting last corner, join. (84dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 7: Beg corner. [Dc in 7sts,  *(ch1, sk st, dc in st)twice.*  Dc in 2sts, repeat ** once.  Dc in 6sts, corner in ch1sp. Dc in 3sts, ch1, sk sp, dc in 15, ch1, sk st, dc in 3sts,  corner in ch1sp]2X omitting last corner, join.  (96dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner. [Dc in 8sts, (ch1, sk st, dc in st)6x.  Dc in 7sts, corner in ch1sp.  Dc in 5sts, (ch1, sk st, dc in 7sts) twice.  Ch1, sk st, dc in 5sts, corner in ch1sp. ]2X omitting last corner, join. (106dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 9: Beg corner. [Dc in 15sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 15sts, corner in ch1sp . Dc in 10sts, *(ch1, sk st, dc)twice*. Dc in 4sts, repeat **once.  Dc in 9sts, corner in ch1sp. ]2X omitting last corner, join. (134dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 35sts & join. (156dc)  

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

INFINITY 12" SQ

Day 6 of my "12 Days of Symbols"
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“Infinity”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 9-2012 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and 1.8oz  WW yarn.

SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviatons apply.
For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

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

Rnd 2:  In joining st work (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) beg corner made  [Dc in 3sts, In next st work (2dc, ch1, 2dc) corner made]3X.  Dc in last 3sts & join in ch3.  (28dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 3: Beg corner.  [Dc in 7sts, corner in corner ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 7sts & join. (44dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 4: Beg corner. [Dc in 11sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 11sts & join. (60dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 5: Beg corner. [*Dc in next st, (ch1, sk st, dc)twice.  DC in 6sts, (ch1, sk st, dc)twice*. Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat ** once & join. (60dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 6: Beg corner. [*Dc in next st, ch1, sk st, dc in 5sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 3sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 5sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next dc.* Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join. (76dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 7: Beg corner. [*Dc in next dc,  ch1, sk st, dc in 9sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 9sts, ch1, sk st, dc in next dc*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join. (96dc) Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 8: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 4sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 6sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 3sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 6sts, ch1, sk st, dc in 4*.  Corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join.  (108dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 9: Beg corner.  [*Dc in 8sts, (ch1, sk st, dc)3x.  Dc in 4sts, (ch1, sk st, dc)3x.  Dc in 7sts,*  corner in ch1sp]3X.  Repeat **once & join. (116dc)  Slst in next st & ch1sp.

Rnd 10: Beg corner.  [Dc in 35sts, corner in ch1sp]3X.  Dc in last 35, join.  (156dc)
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