Tuesday, August 02, 2011


“Sunny Skies”
Pattern Designed by: Aurora Suominen
Copyright © 2011
Worsted Weight yarn and an “H” hook
~My Abbreviations/Special stitches:  Work Corner: In next ch2 space, work 2dc, ch2, 2dc.  FPDC: Front post double crochet, SS: Slip stitch. FL: Front Loops. BL: Back loops.  Back FPDC: Going into the round below and to the right of your work, Work a FPDC around the post of the FPDC.
~*Notes* When joining at the end of rounds work as follows: For a SC round, Join in 1st SC.  For a DC round, Join in 3rd Ch of beg 3.  

Rnd 1: Ch4, Work 15DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join *See notes here and throughout.  (16dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st as ch3.  *DC in next st, 2DC in next st* Repeat around.  Join (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3.  DC in next st. [+FPDC around  the “single” dc from rnd 2.  (To the right of your work). DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 3sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once DC in last st and join.  (40dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3. DC in 4sts. [+Work a Back FPDC *see special stitches. DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+. DC in 5 sts] 7Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (56dc)

Rnd 5: Ch3. Work a Back FPDC, DC in same st as ch3, previous to the fpdc you just did. [DC in 7sts, Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.] 7Xs.  DC in last 6sts.  Join. (72dc)

Rnd 6: Ch3.  DC in 3sts. [+Work a Back FPDC, DC in same dc previous to the fpdc you just did.+ DC in 9 sts] 7Xs. Repeat ++ once then DC in last 5sts.  Join in the front loop, 3rd ch of beg ch3.  (88dc)

Rnd 7: Working in FLs *see special stitches.  Ch1, SC in same loop.  SC in each FL around.  Join in the BL left over of rnd 6. (88sc)

Rnd 8: Working in the loops that were left over from rnd 6 (Ch3, DC, ch2, 2DC) in same loop.  [+DC in 6 loops, HDC in 9 loops, DC in 6 loops.+  Work a Corner in next loop.] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  

Rnd 9: Beg Corner. [+DC in 8 sts, HDC in 9 sts, DC in 8sts.+  In next Ch2 sp work a corner] 3Xs, repeat ++ once and join.  (116dc)

Rnd 10: Beg Corner.  [+(Ch1, skip one st, DC in next st)14Xs.  Ch1, skip one st,+ and in next ch2 space work a corner.] 3Xs Repeat ++ once and join. (72dc)

Rnd 11:  Beg Corner. DC in each dc and ch1 space.  Working a Corner in each corner ch2 sp around.  Join.  (148dc)

*Measure your square to see if you might need to add a round of SC, HDC, or DC.  As with any square, your size may vary depending on your tension, choice of yarn and hook size.

Rnd 12: Beg Corner, [+DC in each dc across+ to corner ch2 and work a corner] 3Xs.  Repeat ++ once and join.  (164dc)

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yooperdooper said...

Thank you for posting your crochet work so we all can enjoy your patterns. I would like to make a afghan out of your 12in sq heart patterns. I just love them all. Thanks again yooper dooper

Dragonflymomof2 said...

You are most welcome and thanks so much for the compliment.