Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CLUSTERS OF FALL

Day 1 of, "Falling for Dishcloths" Crochet a long
DragonFlyMomof2 Designs© 
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“Clusters of Fall”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright ©09-2014 All rights reserved.
Size: 7”,  Hook: H/5.0mm (varies based on yarn/hook used)
Yarn Used: Peaches & Cream Cotton: 1.0oz, Color A: .5oz Color B: .5oz
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see end of pattern

NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps.  BEG CLUSTER: for 3dc cluster, see parenthesis. Ch2, keeping last lp of each dc on hook, work 2dc/(3dc) in st/sp: YO, draw thru 3/(4) lps on hook.  2DC CLUSTER (2dcCl): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, work 2dc in st/sp: YO, draw thru 3 lps on hook.  3DC CLUSTER ST (3dcCl): Keeping last lp of each dc on hook, work 3dc in st/sp: YO, draw thru 4 lps on hook.  FP:  Front Post, for more abbreviations see blog

Rnd 1: W/color A: Ch4, join to form a ring.  Beg 2dcCl, [Ch2, 2dcCl in ring]5x,  Ch2, join in top of cl. (6cl, 6sp)

Rnd 2: Beg 2dcCl in same cl.  [+Ch2, 3dcCl in next ch2sp, ch2+, 2dcCl in next cl]5x, repeat +to+ once & join in first cl.  (12cl, 12sp)

Rnd 3: Ch1, sc in same cl.  [2sc in sp, sc in cl] Repeat around ending with 2sc in last sp, join in first sc.  (36sc)

Rnd 4: (Ch1, sc in same st).  [Fptrc in same cl below sc just worked in, sc in next 6sts]6x, ending with sc in last 5sc, join to first sc.  (42sc)

Rnd 5: Ch3, dc in next 4sts.  [Fptrc in cl of rnd 2, dc in next 7sts]6x, ending with sc in last 2sts, join to ch3, pulling through color B. Fasten off color A.   (48dc)

Rnd 6: In next st beg 3dcCl (see beg cluster).   [Ch2, sk-st, 3dcCl] Repeat around ending with a ch2, join in top of beg cl.  (24cl)

Rnd 7: (Ch1, sc in same cl.)  [2sc in next sp, sc in cl] Repeat around ending with 2sc in last sp,  join in first sc. (72sc)

Rnd 8: (Ch1, sc in same sc), fpdc in cl in rnd below.   [Sc in 3sts, fpdc in cl of rnd 6, (this is right under your 3rd sc)] Repeat around ending with sc in last 2sts, join in first sc.  (24fpdc, 72sc)  Fasten off and weave in ends.  

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NOTE ON YEAR LONG CAL

I do not currently have September posted on Ravelry as a download yet, I am waiting to get a pro acct, since there are multiple designers to the squares. 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SEPTEMBERS "FALL BLOSSOM"

Crochet in Common Designs©
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“CIC Fall Blossom”
Designers: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Kathy Joelsen Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved.
12” with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn, in 2-4 colors.  A & B, if using 4 colors, follow color changes in parenthesis (A,B,C,& D)
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps. Long Diagonal FPdc (LDFPDC): Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of indicated stitch & pull up loop level of current round, (yo & pull through two loops on hook) 2x.  HdcVst:  (hdc, ch1, hdc) in st/sp specified. 2dccl: (yo hk, pull up a lp in st/sp, yo, draw thru 2 loops)2x, yo and draw through 3 lps.  VIDEOS: Links are posted at the end of the rnd instructions, please note that in rnd 4 the ldfpdc are done to the left of your work, video shows it, but says to the right.

Rnd 1: With color A, (A) Ch4, join into a ring.  Ch1, work 12 sc into ring. Slst into top of 1st sc . (12scs)  

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st in top of ch3, 4 colors: use (B) (24dcs)  

Ldfpdc is worked back to the right of your work.
Rnd 3: Ch3 (counts as dc) [*Ldfpdc (see notes), around dc, 3 stitches back in rnd 2, dc in same dc worked before,*  dc in next 3dc]7x.   Repeat *to*, dc in last 2sts,  join with slst in top of ch3. ( 40sts) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwG5YYY4qBM

Ldfpdc is worked to the left of your work, so the normal direction.  
Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in 2sts.  [Ldfpdc in same dc of rnd 2 that you worked the ldfpdc in, dc in 5sts]7x.  Ldfpdc in same dc of rnd 2 that you worked the ldfpdc , dc in last 2sts, join in ch3, 4 colors: use (C)  (48sts)

Rnd 5: Ch3, 2dc in same st.  Dc in 2sts, [*fptrc in the fp of rnd 3 (to the right),  fpdc in fp st of rnd 4 (to the left), dc in 2sts,*  3dc in next st, dc in next 2sts]7x, work *to* once,  join in ch3, 2 colors: use B.  (72sts)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtgKM_dPdtg

Rnd 6: Slst into the front loop only (flo) of next dc, ch3, 2dcflo in same st.  [*Dc in the flo of next 3dc, fpdc in next 2sts,  dc in the flo of next 3dc*, 3dc in flo of next dc]7x.  Repeat *to* once, join in ch3. Fasten off color.  (88dc), if you look at the back of your work though, you will have 72 back loops)   

This round will be worked in the unused back loops behind work.  Join new color in both loops of any 1st unused dc that you worked a fpdc around from previous round.  IF using 2 colors, use A, is using 4 colors, use (D)

Rnd 7: Ch4, 3trc in same st, ch2, 4trc in next dc loops.  [Hdc in next 2 unused bl, (sk next bl, hdc in next bl)2x, sk bl, work a hdc dec over next two dc st, (sk lp, hdc in next lp)2x, sk next lp, hdc in next 2 bl, working in both loops of next 2dc work 4trc in next dc loops, ch2, 4trc in next dc loops]4x. Omitting last corner of trc sts, join in top of ch4.  (32trc, 36hdc)  

Rnd 8: Slst to ch2sp, (ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc) beg corner made,  in same sp.  [Sk 2trc, (hdcV-st in next st, sk one st)6x, hdcV-st,  sk 2trc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) corner made, in next corner ch2sp]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch3, using 2 colors: use B, 4 colors: use (A) (24dc, 28vsts)  

Rnd 9: Slst  to ch2sp, beg corner in same sp,  [Ch1, sk3dc, (dcv-st in middle of hdcv-st, ch1)7x. Sk3dc, work corner in ch2sp]4x,  omitting last corner,  slst into top of ch3. (24dc, 28 dcv-st)   

Rnd 10: Slst to ch2sp, and beg corner.  [Ch1, sk1dc, dc in next dc, (ch1, sk next dc, dc in next sp)15x.  Ch1, sk1dc,  dc in next dc, ch1, sk1dc, corner in ch2sp.]4x, omitting last corner,  sl st in top of ch3. Fasten off color.  (92 dc, 80 ch)  

Rnd 11: Join new color: A or (C) in any corner ch2sp, ch1 (3sc) in same sp.  [Sk dc, sc in next dc, *(sk dc, sc in ch1sp)6x,  fptrc in 5th dc of the petal below in rnd 6*, Repeat *to* once more.  (Sk dc, sc in ch1sp)6x, skdc, sc in next dc, sk dc, 3sc in corner sp]4x, omitting last corner.  Join to first sc.  (100 total sts)   

Rnd 12: Slst into next sc, beg corner.  [Dc in 24sts across, working corner in next sc]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch3, using 4 colors: use (B) (120dc)  

Rnd 13: Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner.  [ (Ch1, sk 3dc, 3dc in sp after the 3rd dc)9x.  Ch1, sk 3dc, work corner in next ch2sp.]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch3,. (132dc)  

Rnd 14: Slst over to ch2sp, beg corner.  [Sk 3dc, (2dccl in next ch1sp, fptrc in 2nd dc of 3dc grouping)9x.  2dccl in ch1sp, sk 3dc, work corner in ch2sp]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch3, using 2 colors: use B, 4 colors: use (D)  

Rnd 15: Slst over to ch2sp, ch1, 3sc in same sp.  [sc between next 2dc, (sc in sp before and after cl st, bpdc in fp st)9x.  sc in sp before and after next cl, sc between next 2dc, (3sc) in next ch2sp]4x, omitting last 3sc corner, join to first sc.    

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Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen



Monday, September 08, 2014

FALLING FOR DISHCLOTHS!



Falling for Dishcloths (7 Day Countdown to Fall)

I love Fall!!  I "fall" in love with the colors, the leaves falling, the coolness to the air, the smells, everything!!    I am going to be counting the days to the first day of Fall.  Why not join me in my latest Crochet-a-long!  I am currently designing 7 dishcloths.  I will post one a day during the 7 day countdown, starting on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.  I hope you join us!!  This is a short one, but if you love dishcloths, giving them away, or using them around the house, then you will want to join. 
Pick out your colors:

Materials:
~Peaches N Cream Cotton yarn!  in however many colors you want to use, dishcloths will either be in one color or two!  I don't think any more than that, but will let you know. 
~H Hook
~Needle for weaving in those ends
~Love of a Fall!
That's it!! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MICROWAVE PINCHERS

DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©
 

“Microwave Pinchers ”
Aurora Suominen Copyright ©2014 All rights reserved.
G Hook & Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: 2.0oz/56grams will make a set of two.
For Abbreviations/videos/links, see “DragonFlyMomof2 Designs” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps.  FPDC (Front Post Double crochet) st: This is worked around the post of dc/st indicated.

Bottom:
Rnd 1: Ch16, 4dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 11chs, 5dc in last ch, working on the opposite side of ch, dc in next 11chs, join in top of ch4.  (32dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in joining st.  (Dc in next dc, fpdc in same st)4x. +(Dc in next st, fpdc in next st)5x.  Dc in next st+. (Dc in next st, fpdc in same st)5x.  Repeat +to+ once & join to ch3.  (42dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, fpdc in  joining st.  [Dc in next st, (dc, fpdc in next st)]4x, dc in next st.  +(Fpdc in next st, dc in next st)5x, fpdc in next st.+  (Dc, fpdc in same st),  [Dc in next dc, (dc, fpdc in next st)]4x, dc in next st.  Repeat +to+ once, join to ch3 (52dc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in joining st, Sc in each dc around, placing a marker/bobby pin in the 48th st. Join to first sc.  (52sc)  Fasten off and weave in your ends.  

Top Circles (make 2)
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 9dc in 4th ch from hook, join to beg ch4.  (10dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in joining st.  (Dc,fpdc in ea st) around.  Join to ch3.  (20dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, fpdc in joining st.  [Dc in next st, (dc, fpdc in next st)] Repeat around ending with a dc in last st, join to ch3.  (30dc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in joining st.  Sc in each st around, join to first sc.  Fasten off and weave in ends.  (30sc)

Assembly:  This is basically your own interpretation of how you want your pieces together.  Keep in mind that your st counts might be off from mine, don’t worry about that.  Just remember that you do not want to work too much into the circle piece, as you want to make sure you have plenty of room when using it.    You will be working through both pieces, how I put mine together was this:  With right side facing you, and using your marked st, place one circle on the left side of your base, insert hook into a st that matches up with your marked st on base, and thru marked st, Ch1, sc in same st, and into next 20sts, then sc in 5sc of the base, put your next circle onto base and working through both pieces, sc in next 21sc, sc in last 5 sc of your base, join to the first sc.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Personal use only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.  Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen



AUGUST MOON 12" SQ

Crochet in Common Designs©
 “CIC AUGUST MOON”
Designed by: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Kathy Joelsen  Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved.
12” SQ with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn in your choice of colors. A & B

NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps. V-ST: scv-st=(sc, ch1, sc), hdcv-st= (hdc, ch1, hdc), dcv-st= (dc, ch1, dc) in st/sp  

Rnd 1: W/A, Ch4, slst in 1st ch to form ring. [Sc in ring, ch3, sc in ring]3x.  Slst in 1st sc. (6sc, 3ch3sp)  You will have 3 sides.   

Rnd 2: Slst in ch3sp, (ch3, 4dc in same sp).  [Sk sc, sc in next sc, (5dc) in ch3sp]2x. sk sc, sc in next sc,  join in in ch3.  Fasten off color A (15dc, 3sc)  

Rnd 3:  Join color B in any sc st, (ch4, 4trc) in same st.  [*Ch1, 2hdc in 3rd dc of 5dc group, ch1,* 5trc in next sc]2x.  Repeat *to* once, and join to ch4. (15trc. 6hdc)  

Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in next trc, 5dc in next trc, dc in next 2trc.  [*2sc in chsp, sc in next 2hdc, 2sc in chsp.*  Dc in 2trc, 5dc in next trc, dc in 2trc]2x.  Repeat *to* once & join to ch3. (27dc, 18sc)

Rnd 5: Ch1, fpdc in joining st.  Fpdc in next 3dc, 3fpdc in next dc, fpdc in next 4dc.  [Sc in next 6sc, fpdc in 4dc, 3 fpdc in next dc, fpdc in 4dc]2x.  Sc in last 6sc, join in top of first fpdc. Fasten off color B.  (33dc, 18sc)  

Rnd 6: Look behind your front post sts, see the 9 unused loops from rnd 4?  Join color A in the first of those sts.  Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 3 loops, 3dc in next loop, 2dc in next 4 loops.  [Dc in next 6sc from rnd 5.  Going behind your work again & in the unused loops of rnd 4.  2dc in the next 4 loops, 3dc in next loop, 2dc in next 4 loops]3x.  Dc in last 6sc, join to ch3,  fasten off color A.  (75dc)   

Rnd 7: Join color B in any 3rd dc of the 6dc grouping, (ch3, 2dc) in joining st.  Ch2, 3dc in next dc.  [*Ch4, sk 5dc, sc in next dc, ch4, sk 5dc, in next dc work (3dc, ch2, 3dc), ch4, sk 5dc, sc in next dc, ch4, sk 5dc.*  3dc in next dc, ch2, 3dc in next dc]2x  Repeat *to* once then join.  (36dc, 6sc, 12ch4)   

Rnd 8: Slst to ch2sp,  (ch2, 2hdc, ch2, 3hdc) in same sp.  [*Ch2, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) (dc shell made)  in next sc, ch2*, (3hdc, ch2, 3hdc) (hdc shell made) in next ch2sp]5x  Repeat *to* once more, join in top of ch2. Fasten off color B. (36hdc, 36dc, 12ch2)   

Rnd 9: Join color A in the ch2sp between shells to right of where you joined last round. Ch4, dc in same sp (beg v-st).  [*Ch2, scv-st in next shell sp, ch2, dcv-st in sp between shells, ch2, hdcv-st in next shell sp, ch2*, dcv-st in sp between shells]5x.  Repeat *to* once, join to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (24 shells)   

Rnd 10: Slst into next ch1sp, ch4, (3trc, ch2, 4trc) in same sp, beg corner made.  [Sk next ch2sp, 2sc in next 9 ch sps, sk next ch2sp, in next ch1sp, work 4trc, ch2, 4trc, corner made]4x, omitting last corner, join in top of ch4.  Fasten off color A. (32trc, 72sc)   

Rnd 11: With color B join with sc in any corner ch2 space, 2sc in same sp. [Sc in next 26sts, 3sc in next ch2sp]3x. Sc in last 26sts, join to first sc. (116sc)   

Rnd 12: Slst in next sc, ch3, 4dc in same sc. [Dc in 2sc, (sk1, dcv-st in next sc, sk1, dc in 4sc)3x.  Sk1, dcv-st in next sc, sk1, dc in 2sc, 5dc in next sc.]4x, omitting last 5dc corner, join to ch3, fasten off color B. (116dc)  

Rnd 13: Join color A in any 3rd dc of corner 5dc group, ch3, 4dc in same st.  [Dc in next 32sts, 5dc in next st]4x, omitting last 5dc corner, join to ch3.  (148dc)  

Measure your square and determine if you need a sc, hdc, or dc round for 14.  I did two different sqs using similar yarns and had to do a sc for one, and a dc round for the next.

Rnd 14: Slst in next 2dc, ch1, 3sc in same st.  [Sc in 36dc, 3sc in next dc]4xs, omitting last corner.  Fasten off and weave in your ends.  (156sc)

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Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2" http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen

Sunday, July 27, 2014

JULY "STAR SPANGLED BEAUTY"

Crochet in Common Designs©

"Star Spangled Beauty" ©
“CIC STAR SPANGLED BEAUTY”
Designers: Aurora Suominen, Amy Carlson, Kathy Joelsen Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved. 
12" SQ with an H Hook & Worsted Weight Yarn in 3 colors: A, B,& C
Thanks to Donna, one of our testers, who came up with the name.
You can  find a video of Rnd 11 here: 
NOTES: Bolded print: Repeat in pattern. “STS”=Stitches: Any st or chsps. BEG CLUSTER: Ch2, (Yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops)3x.  Yo, pull thru all 4 loops on hook.  CLUSTER: Yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on hook)4x.  Yo, pull thru all 5 loops on hook. BPSC: Back post sc. V-ST: (dc, ch1, dc) in st specified.  DTRC: Yo, pull up a loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops)4x.  
With A, Ch4, join to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch3, work 19dc in ring, join to ch3.  (20dc)  

Rnd 2: Beg cluster *see notes.  [*Ch2, sk 1 st, fpdc in next st, ch2, sk 1 st, * cluster in next dc]4x.  Repeat *to* once, join to top of beg cluster.  (5cl, 5dc)  

Rnd 3: Ch1, (sc, 2hdc, 2dc, trc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc) ALL in top of joining cl.  [*Ch1, fpdc in fpdc of prev rnd, ch1*, (sc, 2hdc, 2dc, trc, 2dc, 2hdc, sc) in top of next cl.]4x.  Repeat *to* once, join to first sc.  (60sts)  

Rnd 4: Ch1, [Sc in sc, hdc in next 2hdc, dc in next 2dc, fptrc in trc, dc in next 2dc, hdc in next 2hdc, sc in sc.  Ch1, fpdc in next fpdc of prev rnd, ch1.]5x.  Join to first sc. (60sts)  

Rnd 5: Ch1, sc in joining.  [Dc in 4sts, 2trc between next dc & trc of prev rnd, fptrc in next fp st, 2trc in between trc & dc, dc in next 4sts, sc in sc, work a 3sc decrease over next 3sts, sc in sc.]5x, omitting last sc, join in first sc.  (14sc, 40dc, 25trc)

Rnd 6: Ch1, bpsc around joining st, bpsc in next 14sts. Sc in dec st.  [Bpsc in next 15sts, sc in dec st]4x, join to first sc.  Fasten off color A   ( 80sc )

Rnd 7:  With color B join in a sc that is directly to the right of any fp st of any tip.  Ch1, sc in same st.  Sc in next 2sc.  [*Hdc in 2sc, dc in 6sc, hdc in 2sc,* sc in 6sts]4x   Repeat *to* once, sc in 3sts, then join to first sc. (80sc)   

Rnd 8: In joining st, ch3, beg cl in same st.  [Sk next st, V-st in next st, sk one st, Cluster in next st] Repeat around ending with a V-st, sk last st, join in top of beg cl.  (20cl sts, 20v-sts)

Rnd 9: Ch1, bpsc around joining cluster. [Ch19, sk 19 sts, bpsc around next cl st.]3x. Ch19, join in top of bpsc. Fasten off color B. (4 bpsc, 76 chs)

Rnd10, will be worked in top of the back post sc sts & in the chains of the ch19, NOT around the ch.
Rnd 10: Join color C in the top of any bpsc st, (ch4, 2trc, ch2, 3trc) in same st.  [(Ch1, sk one ch of the ch19, trc in next ch of ch19)9x.  Ch1, sk next ch of ch19, and in next bpsc work corner of (3trc, ch2, 3trc)]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch4.  (60trc, 48chs)

Rnd 11 will be worked in rnd 10 AND in the v-st sps and clusters of rnd 8
Rnd 11: Slst over to corner sp, ch1, 3sc in same st.  [Sc in 4sts, (trc in the ch1sp of rnd8, sc in ch1sp of rnd10, trc in top of cluster st from rnd 8, sc in ch1sp of rnd10.)4x.  Trc in ch1sp of rnd8,  sc in ch1sp of rnd10 and in next 3sts, (3sc) in corner sp]4x, omitting last corner, instead join to first sc.  (112sts)  

Rnd 12: Slst into next sc, ch3, 4dc in same st, beg corner.  [Dc in next 27sts, (5dc corner) in next sc]4x, omitting last corner, join to ch3. Fasten off color C(128dc)  

Rnd 13: W/ color A, join in any 3rd dc of corner, ch3, 4dc in same st.  [Dc in next st, (ch1, sk1, dc-1)5x.  Dtrc in the first dc of the v-st in rnd 8, dc in next 8sts, dtrc in first dc in the v-st in rnd 8.  (Ch1, sk1, dc-1)6x.  5dc in next st]4x, omitting last corner of 5dc, join to ch3. (108sts, not counting chsts)  

Rnd 14: Slst into next 2sts, ch3, 4dc in same st.  [Dc in next 37sts, 5dc corner in next dc.]4x, omitting last corner.  Fasten off (168dc)  


Terms of Use/Licensing: Finished items for personal use/sales only.  NO Internet or commercial sales allowed.  Multiple designers took place in the overall design of this pattern, which  is from our “Designs on a Hook Challenge”;  for more information about this & other patterns please see http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Pattern available for download on Ravelry.  "Dragonflymomof2"