Wednesday, January 01, 2014

EYE CATCHING 12" - JANUARY 2014 SQ

Crochet in Common Designs©
“Eye Catching”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Erik McKee, Lee Ann, Ruth Roy, Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved.
12” with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 colors.
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps.  
DTC:  (YO hook 3 times,  insert hook into st/sp indicated. YO & pull up a loop, should have 5 loops on your hook.  (YO & draw through 2 loops.)4x. Chains: count as a st.  FP=front post sts, are done “around” the post of st indicated.

Rnd 1. Ch 4, join to form a ring.  Ch 5,  +tc, dc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, tc,+ dtc in ring, repeat +to+ once and join in top of beg ch5.  (16sts)

Rnd 2: Ch1,  2 fpdc in joining st,  2 fpdc in next st.  +Dc in next st, hdc in next st, 2sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st+.  2 fpdc in next 3sts.  Repeat +to+ once more.  2 fpdc in last st.  Join in top of first FP st fastening off color 1.  (24sts)
*NOTE*  All sts in rnd 3 are worked in the back loops.

Rnd 3:  Join w/color2 in back loop of joining st.  Ch2, dc in same st.  +Ch2, (dc, hdc) in next fpdc, 2sc in next fpdc, sc in next fpdc, hdc in dc, 2dc in hdc, (trc, ch3) in sc, trc in next sc, 2dc in hdc, hdc in dc, sc in fpdc, 2sc in next fpdc, + (hdc, dc) in next fpdc, repeat from + to+ once, join with sl st to top of ch2. (36sts, 2 ch2 sps, 2 ch3 sps)  

Rnd 4: Slst in next dc, slst in ch2sp and work a ch3, dc, ch2, 2 dc.  (+Dc in next 4sts, fptc in next st from rnd 2, skip next st on rnd 3, dc in next 4sts.+   In next chsp work 2dc, ch2, 2 dc.)3x.  Repeat from +to+ once & join in top of ch3. (52 total sts)  <~all sts, not sps

Rnd 5:  Slst over to ch2sp, work (Ch3, dc, ch2, 2dc), beg corner made. [+(Ch1, dc in next st, ch1, sc in next st)6x.  Ch1, dc in next st, ch1+.  In ch2sp work 2dc, ch2, 2dc, corner made]3x, repeat +to+ once & join ( 68 total sts,  56 ch1 sp, 4 ch2 sp)  

Rnd 6: Slst over to ch2sp,  beg Corner.  [+Dc in 2sts, Ch1, bpdc in next dc, (Ch1, skip-sc, bpdc in next dc)6x.  Ch1, dc in 2sts+, corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once & join in top of beg ch3.  (60sts, 32ch1, 4ch2)  

(Note, all fptc sts should be worked in front of ch sps)

Rnd 7:  Slst over to ch2sp and ch1, 2sc, ch2, 2sc.  [+Sc in next 6sts, (Fptc in the sc from rnd 5, sc in next dc)6x.  Sc in next 5sts+,  in corner ch2sp work 2sc, ch2, 2sc.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once & join to 1st sc.  (39 total sts)

Rnd 8: Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner.  [+Dc in next 7sc, (fptc in dc from rnd 6, dc in fptc fr rnd 7)6x.  Fptc in next dc of rnd 6,  Dc in next 7sc+, corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join in top of beg ch3.  (124 total sts, 4ch2sp)  

Rnd 9:  Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner. [+Dc in 9sts, (Ch1, sk-1, dc in next st)7x.  Dc in 8sts+.  corner in ch2sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, join.  FO color #2. (142dc, 4ch2sp)

Work behind the ch1sps in rnds 10 & 11.  

Rnd 10. Join w/new color to any corner ch2sp, beg corner.  [+Dc in next st,   (Ch1, sk-st, dc in next)5x.  (Tc in skipped dc of rnd 8, dc in next dc of rnd 9)7x.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc in next)5x,+ corner in ch2sp.]3x.  Repeat +to+ once, and join, fastening off color. (116 total sts)

Rnd 11. With Color #2 Join w/slst in any corner ch2sp and beg corner.  [+Dc in next 3sts, (Tc in skipped dc of rnd 9, dc in dc of rnd 10)5x.  Dc in next 14sts, (tc in dc of rnd 9, dc in dc of rnd 10)5x.  Dc in next 2sts,+  corner in ch2sp]3x.  Repeat +to+ once and join.  (172 total sts)

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NEW CROCHET A LONG FOR 2014

"12 DESIGNS ON A HOOK" CROCHET A LONG: One 12" square designed and posted each month by members of the yahoo group, "Crochet in Common"


I have a blog at the following link: Dragonflymomof2 Designs.  Back in 2011 I did a year long crochet a long (cal) where I designed a square each month.  It was a challenge and a lot of fun at the same time.  In our yahoo group, Crochet in Common, we have a challenge we have done in the past called, "Designs on a Hook" How it worked is we would have our members sign up, and each one of us would design a square, taking turns with the rnds/rows.  You can see our past designs here.  It's been a lot of fun.  I have been trying to find some new ideas for the New Year, and this was a great one.  I think so anyway!!  Each square will be designed the month before, so it's ready to post on the blog and at Ravelry on or around the 1st or first week of each month.

Each square will be a generic design, in that it will not necessarily be month/holiday related in design.  I hope you all enjoy this upcoming crochet a long.  Please share this links below.

Materials:

~Worsted Weight yarn, but you are welcome to use whatever type you wish, but keep in mind it may alter the size of your square.

~H hook, (most commonly used for 12" squares)  Again use what you are comfortable with.

~Needle for weaving in your ends.

~Love!  We always have lots of love that goes into our work.

First square posted First week of January 2014/

COMMON FLOWER 6" SQ



Crochet in Common Designs©
“Common Flower”   
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Erik McKee, Ruth Roy.  Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
6” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn.

Round 1: Ch4, join to form a ring.  Ch1, SC into ring. [Ch4, SC in ring]5X.  Ch4 & join w/slst into 1st sc. (6 loops & 6sc)

Round 2: Slst into ch-4 space, ch 1, SC in space. [Ch 3, SC into next ch-4 space] 5X.  Ch 3 &  join w/slst into 1st sc. (6 sc & 6 ch-3 spaces)

Round 3: Slst into chain space, Chain 1 & do (SC, Ch3, SC). *Ch 3, SC in next chain space, Ch 3, SC in same space*.  Repeat *to* 5 more times. Ch 3 and join in first sc.  (12ch3 sps, 12 sc)

Round 4: Slst into ch3 loop & Ch1, SC in same loop.  [+Ch3, (going behind the ch3 loops of rnd 3) DC in skipped sc of rnd 2, Ch3+. SC in next ch3 loop] 5Xs.  Repeat +to+ once. If using 2 colors, join new color w/slst in first sc, if not, join first sc. (6sc, 6dc, 12ch3)  

Round 5: ch 1, sc in same st, * ch 1, sc in ch-3 loop, ch 1, hdc in dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in loop (corner made), hdc in sc, ch 1, sc in loop, ch1, sc in dc, ch 1, sc in loop, ch 1, hdc in sc, corner, hdc in dc, ch 1, sc in loop, ch 1, * sc in sc, repeat from * to * once, sl st to join. (36 sts, 16 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 6: ch3, Dc in each st around with (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in corner ch2 spaces.  sl st to join. (68 dc and 4 ch-2 sps)  

Round 7: Ch1, SC in joining. SC in 8sts.  [3SC in ch2sp, SC in 17sts]3X.  3SC in ch2sp, SC in last 8sts.  Join to first sc.  (80sc)

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DELIGHTFUL RIDGES 12" SQ

Crochet in Common Designs©
“CIC Delightful Ridges”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Erik McKee, Lori Hazel, Wanda Bennett. Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved.
12” Square with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn.

SPECIAL STS/NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern/see notes. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps.  Beg Cluster:  Ch2 (YO, insert hook in same sp, pull up a lp, YO, draw through 2 lps)2x.  YO, draw through all 3lps. Cluster st:  Keep last loop of each st on hook *YO, insert hook in same st/sp, YO, draw yarn through 1 st, YO, draw through 2lps on hook *, repeat from * to * 2x. YO, draw yarn through 4lps on hook.  Back Cross Stitch (BCS): Skip next st, DC in next st, working behind last st made & to your right, DC in skipped st. Double treble crochet-DTR-  YO hook 3x, insert hook in st/sp indicated, YO, pull through a loop, 5 loops on hook, (YO, pull through 2 loops) 4x.
Pattern Instructions:
Rnd 1: Ch4, 15dc in 4th ch from hook, join with slst in 3rd ch of beg ch4. (16dc)

Rnd 2: In joining st work, (Ch3,  DC, ch2, 2dc, beg corner made.)   [Dc in next 3 sts, in next st, 2dc, ch2,   2dc, corner made.]3x. DC in last 3 sts &  join with sl st to top of ch 3. (28dc)  

Rnd 3:  Slst in next st and ch2sp and beg corner.  [*Fpdc in next dc, dc in next dc,  fpdc in next dc, ch1, skip next dc,  fpdc in next dc,  dc in next dc,  fpdc in next dc. * Corner in ch2sp .]X3.  Repeat from * to *, join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Slst into next st and ch2sp & work a (beg cluster, ch2, Cluster) in sp. [ *(Ch1, sk-1st, cluster in next st or sp)5x, ch1, sk-1.  * In corner ch2sp, work (cluster, ch2, cluster) ]3x.  Repeat *to* once & join in top of beg cluster.  (28cl)  

Rnd 5:  Slst in next st and into ch2sp & beg corner in sp.  [* (Fpdc in next cluster, dc in next sp.)6x.  Fpdc in next cluster,*  corner in ch2sp]3x.  Repeat  *to* once & join.   (68dc)

Rnd 6: Slst in next st and ch2sp & beg corner in sp.  [ *(BCS)4x.  Ch1, cluster in next st, Ch1, (BCS)4xs, corner in ch2sp]. 3x.  Repeat  *to* once & join.  (32BCS, 4 clusters, 8ch1sps, 16DC, 4ch2sps)

Rnd 7: Sl st in next st and ch2sp & beg corner in sp.   [* (Bptc in next st, fptc in next stitch)5x.  Ch3, sk next 3 sps/sts, (bptc in next stitch, fptc in next stitch)5x.  Corner in ch2sp]3x. Repeat *to*  once & join.  (16dc, 80tc, 4ch2sps, 4 ch3sps)  

Rnd 8: Slst in the next st & ch2sp and beg corner in sp. [* (Ch1, skip-1, dc)6x.  Working behind ch3 of rnd 7 and in sts from rnd 6, work a tc in ch1sp,  tc in top of cl, tc in ch1sp.  Dc in next st of rnd 7.  (Ch1, sk-1, dc)5x.  Ch1, sk-1, * work corner in ch2sp.]3x. Repeat ** once & join.  (64dc, 12tc)   

Rnd 9: Slst in the next st & ch2sp and beg corner in sp.  [*DC in next 31 sts & sps,* corner in ch2sp.]3x.   Repeat from *to*, join. (140dc)


RND 10: Slst in next st & ch2sp, beg corner in sp.   *Dc in next 4 sts, DTR in skipped st on rnd 7, (dc in next st, DTR in next skipped st of rnd 7)5x.  BCS over 2 sts, ch1, sk 1, BCS over 2 sts. (DTR in next skipped st of rnd 7, dc in next st)6x, dc in last 3 sts, corner in next ch2sp.  Repeat from* 3x omitting last corner. (88dc, 8BCS, 4ch2sps, 48DTR, 4 ch1sps)  

*Measure your sq and determine what st you need to use for rnd 11.  If it measures about 10 ½” use dc for rnd 11.

Round 11: Sl st in next st and ch2sp & work a ch3, 2dc.  [*Working in back loops only, dc in next 39 sts/sps,*  3dc in corner ch2]3x.  Repeat *to*  once & join.  (168dc)

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ALWAYS IN BLOOM 12"

“Always in Bloom”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen/Jill Craft Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.
12” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn.

  • NOTES: “Sts” means any dc, sc, or ch sps.

Round 1:  Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join with slst  in top of beg ch4. (16 dc)

Round 2: Ch3 (counts as first dc always),  DC in same st, ch1, [skip 1dc, 2DC in next dc, ch 1]7Xs.  Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3 always, unless otherwise specified.   (16 dc, 8 ch sp)

Round 3: Ch3,  DC in same st as joining, 2DC in next dc.  [2SC in ch1sp, 2DC in each of the next 2 dc]7Xs.  2SC in last ch1sp.  Join  (32dc, 16 sc)

Round 4: Slst in next dc. Ch3,  DC in same st, 2DC in next dc. [+Ch-1, skip 1dc, 1SC in next 2sc, Ch-1, skip 1dc,+ 2DC in next 2dc] 7Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.   (32dc, 16 ch sp, 16sc)

Round 5:  Slst in next dc.  Ch3, DC in same st, 2DC in next dc. [+ch-2, skip 1dc, 1SC in next 2sc, ch-2, skip 1dc,+ 2DC in next 2dc] 7x's.  Repeat +to+ once & join. (32dc, 16 ch2 sp, 16sc)

Round 6:  Slst in next dc.  Ch3, DC in same st, 2DC in next dc. [+skip dc, 2HDC in ch2sp, SC in next 2sc, 2HDC in ch2 sp, skip 1dc,+  2DC in next 2dc] 7x.  Repeat +to+ once & join.  (32dc ,16sc, 32hdc)

Round 7: Work in front loops (FL) for this round.  Slst into FL of next dc.  Ch1, 2SC in same dc, 2SC in next dc.  [SC in FL of next 8sts, 2SC in next 2dc] 7Xs.  SC in last 8 sts.  Join to 1st sc and change to color 2.   (96sc) If you count the back loops after this round, from  (rnd 6) you will have 80 back loops, BUT 96 sts worked in the front loops

Round 8: Working in the back loops(BL) from rnd 6. (the loops you can see from the wrong side of your work) Slst in the first BL of rnd 7, Ch1, SC in same st.  SC in each BL around.  Join to 1st sc.  (80sc) You have less sts in this rnd than in rnd 7, remember that you increased in the fls in rnd 7.

Round 9: Slst in next sc, Ch3, 2DC in same sc.  [+DC in 8sc, SC in 5sc, DC in 6sc+ 3DC in next sc] 3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join   (68dc & 20sc) Slst into next dc.

Round 10: Ch3 & do “DC, ch2, 2DC” in same st, (Beg Corner made, now & throughout pattern.)  [+DC in 2sts, HDC in 17sts, DC in 2sts+ IN next dc do “2DC, ch2, 2DC,  Corner made, Now & throughout pattern.] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join.  (32dc & 68hdc) Slst in next st & ch2sp

Round 11: Beg corner.  [+Dc in 2sts, HDC in 21 sts, DC in 2sts,+ 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in ch2sp]3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once & join.   (32dc, 84hdc) Slst in next st & ch2sp
*NOTE* In rnd 12, the corners will be a 3DC, ch2, 3DC.  This round only.
Round 12: Ch3, 2DC, ch2, 3DC in same st.  [+(Ch1, skip dc, DC in next st)14Xs.  Ch1, skip dc.+  IN ch2sp do 3DC, Ch2, 3DC.] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (80dc, 60ch1sps) Slst in next  2sts & ch2sp

Rnd 13: Beg corner.  [+DC in 3sts and in ch1sp. (Ch1, skip dc, DC in ch1sp)14Xs.  DC in 3sts+  Work Corner in ch2sp.]3Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (100dc. 56ch1sps) Slst in next st & ch2sp

Rnd 14:  Ch1, 3SC in same sp.  [SC in 39sts,  In ch2sp do 3SC.]3Xs.  SC in last 39sts & join w/1st sc. (168sc)

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WINTER FLOWER 6" SQ

Crochet in Common Designs© 

“Winter Flower” 6” square
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Erik McKee, Lori Hazel, Wanda Bennett. Copyright © 2013 All rights reserved.
H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES:  FPDC: Is worked “around” post of dc indicated. Directions in bold mean you will repeat them throughout the pattern.  “Sts”=stitches means any dc or ch1sp. Standard abbreviations apply.


Ch 4, join with a slip stitch (sl st) to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 2 to count as the first dc, work 13 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 2. (14 dc)


Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in same st as joining. *Ch1, dc in next dc, fpdc in same dc*. Repeat around.  Ch1, join in beg ch3. (28dc)


Rnd 3: Ch 1, fpdc around ch3, dc in next st, ch 2.  *Fpdc in next dc, dc in next fpdc, ch 2*. Repeat around, join in first fpdc. (28 dc, 14 ch2 sps)


Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next dc, 2 sc in ch 2 sp.  *Sc in each of next two dc, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, Repeat from * around. join to first sc. (56 sc)  
Rnd 5: (Ch3, dc, ch1, 2dc) in same st as join. *Dc in next 13sts, (2dc,ch1, 2dc) in next st **. Repeat from * to ** 2 xs more. Dc in last 13sts. Join in beg ch3. (68dc,4 ch1sps)


Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in next dc,  *In next ch1sp work (1sc, ch1, 1sc), sc in next 17 dc **  Repeat from * to ** 2 xs more. Sc in last 15sts. Join to first sc. (76sc,4 ch1sps)


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HUGS THE WHEEL 6" SQ

“Hugs the Wheel”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Georgeanne Altice, Lee Ann Simpson Copyright © 2012 All rights reserved.
6” Square with “H” hook and WW yarn in one or two colors.  
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  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: FPDC=front post double crochet worked around the post of st indicated. CROSS STITCH=  dc in next st, then work 1 dc “behind” & to the right of the dc just worked.   

Round 1:  Ch5, (Counts as st).  Work 23TR in 5th ch from hook. Join w/sl st in 4th ch of beg ch (24tr)

Round 2: Ch4 (counts as dc, ch1).  [DC in next st, ch 1,] around. Join in the 3rd ch of beg ch 4. (24dc, 24 ch1sp)

Round 3: Slst into ch1sp,  Ch3. [FPDC around next dc, DC in ch1 sp].  Repeat around ending with a FPDC around last dc.  If using two colors, join new color w/slst in beg ch3. (24fpdc, 24dc)  

Round 4 Slst in top of fpdc from previous rnd.  Ch3, (4DC ,ch2, 5DC) in SAME st.  [Sk 2dc, SC in 7dc, sk 2dc,  (5DC, ch2, 5DC) in next dc] 3X.  Sk 2 dc, SC in 7 dc, sk 2 dc, join w slst in top of beg ch3.  ( 40 dc, 4ch2sp ,16sksp, 28sc)

Round 5: Ch3, DC in next 4 dc. (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in ch2 sp, DC in next 5dc. [ (*Ch1, sk 2 sts, work a CROSS ST ) 2X*.  Ch1, sk next sc, DC in 5dc. (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in ch2sp, DC in next 5dc.] 3X. Repeat *to* once.  Ch1 & join with slst to beg ch3. (56dc, 8CS, 16ch1)


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