Monday, January 31, 2011


“Ring around a New Year”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved.
6” Square with H hook and WW Yarn

  • Special sts/abbreviations: BL: Back loop.  FL: Front Loop
  • VIDEOS: See links at end of pattern for help with this pattern.
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 11DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch4. (12DC)

Rnd 2: (BL this round) Ch1, 2SC in same st. 2SC in each st around. Join in BL of 1st sc.  (24sc)

Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st as joining. *SC in FL of next st, SC in BL of next st* Repeat around and join in FL below and in front of 1st sc. *See Picture below. (24sc)
This is showing you what loop to join in at the end of Round 3.
Rnd 4: Ch3, *(Behind work) DC in BL of next st from rnd 3, (Front of work) DC in FL of next st from rnd 3.* Repeat around and join in BL of beg ch3. (24dc)

Showing you the back loop.  It will be hard to see this st at times, just as long as you are going in a loop from behind when pattern calls for it.
Rnd 5: Ch1, 2SC in same st. *2SC in FL of next st, 2SC in BL of next st.* Repeat around and join in front loop. (In front of work, this will be the FL left over from the BL join of rnd 4)  (same as picture #1) (48sc)

Rnd 6: Ch3. DC in same st.  *(Behind work) 2DC in BL of next st of rnd 5, (Front of work) 2DC in FL of next st of rnd 5. Join in BL.  (48dc)

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3 (48sc)

Rnd 8: Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC in same st.  *[+(DC in BL of next st from rnd 7, DC in FL of next st from rnd 7) 5 times.(10sts).  DC in BL of next st from rnd 7.+  IN FL of next st work a 2DC, ch2, 2DC.] 3Xs Repeat ++ once and join in top of beg ch3.  (60dc)

Rnd 9: SS into into ch2 sp.  Ch1, (3SC) in same sp.  (+SC in each dc across+ to next corner ch2 sp, (3SC) in sp] 3Xs Then ++ once then join in 1st sc.  FO

Video #1 Showing up to Rnd 3

Video #2 Showing you up to Rnd 5, as well as explaining the difference in st counts

For Abbreviations/videos/links to help with pattern sts, see “One Crochet Day at a time” at
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xXcatalopeXx said...

That is neat, I like it!

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Thanks, It has not been tested, so if you or anyone else find any mistakes, please let me know.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to see those photos... Since "back loop" usually refers to a different loop, maybe "back hump" would be a better name? It's like camel crochet, but on the row below, as far as I can tell.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

I have always known the "back loop" to be the loop from the top of the stitch, you had a front loop and a back loop. I think I know the "camel" hump. This is confusing to some I know, and I have struggled with how to write this pattern out to be easily understood. The rounds that refer to the "back loop" is indeed what I have always been taught is the back loop. Since the round previous to that was worked in the front loops, leaving the back loops un worked and that is the loop you work in when working a back loop round. I'm sorry, I really want this to be understood, but I don't want to confuse anyone either. So not sure yet how or if I will change the wording. I think I will work on this soon.

Thanks so much