Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

Finished size: 12 inches square

MATERIALS
Approx. 4 ounces worsted weight yarn (yellow used for example), US size "I" hook, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SPECIAL STITCHES
V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc)

ch 4

Round 1: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 4 (counts as beg dc + ch 1), dc in same st, skip next st, (V-st in next st, skip next st) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg dc. (8 V-st)

Round 3: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, skip next 2 sts, (5 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next 2 sts) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (40 dc)

Round 4: ch 3, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, *dc in next st, skip next st, 3 dc in next st, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg dc. (40 dc, 8 ch 2 sp)

Round 5: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 8 dc in same st, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 2 sp (picot made), skip next 2 sts, *9 dc in next st (petal made), skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 2 sp, skip next 2 sts, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (8 petals, 8 picots)

Round 6: sl st in next st, ch 4 (counts as beg dc + ch 1), (dc in next st, ch 1) 5 times, dc in next st, skip next dc, skip next picot, skip next dc, *(dc in next st, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next st, skip next dc, skip next picot, skip next dc, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg dc. (8 petals)

Round 7: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 3, (dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st [corner made], *dc in next ch 1 sp, (dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, skip next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times, hdc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, (dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, rep from * twice more, dc in next ch 1 sp, (dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp) twice, skip next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, (sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times, hdc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (64 dc, 8 hdc, 28 sc)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in each of next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each of next 8 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 8 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, dc in each of next 8 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (80 dc, 20 sc)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) twice, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, *(ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) nine times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) six times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (44 ch 2 sp)

Round 10: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp) twice, ch 2, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, *(ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp) ten times, ch 2, skip next sc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, (ch 2, skip next sc, sc in next ch 2 sp) seven times, ch 2, skip next sc, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (48 ch 2 sp)

Round 11: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each of next 2 ch 2 spaces, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in each of next 11 ch 2 sps, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, 3 dc in each of next 8 ch 2 sps, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends. (148 dc)

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Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
© 2009 All rights reserved

19 comments:

  1. April,

    This square is soooo pretty! I'm going to be trying it out, as I have some 12" squares to make, both for personal and for other things. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful patterns!

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  2. I am oooh and ahhhing at your square.

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  3. Marie and Ivory, thank you both so much for the compliments! I am so overwhelmed by the growing popularity of my monthly square patterns. I'm so happy that everyone is enjoying them so much! :)

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  4. this is sooo darn pretty!!! man I am in awe!!

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  5. WOw That is absolutely gorgeous.....

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  6. okay, I'm gonna be in on this CAL as well. Can anyone suggest a color idea?
    This is the first sampler afghan I have made, so I'm not sure do I do all one color or what??

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  7. Hi Shadow, thanks for following along!! I used pale yellow for this particular block, but you can use any color/colors you like!

    Over all I'm doing pastels for the first six blocks. I haven't entirely mde up my mind yet about the next six. I may keep the pastel theme, but I was also thinking about doing brights for the other six.

    And a lot of people have been doing color changes on each block so that each square has a few different colors. It's all up to you want you would like to do. :)

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  8. I too decided to join the calendar cal and have caught up to April! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful patterns. I am using pastel colors for this afghan.

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  9. Would it look stupid all in one neutral cream color??

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  10. No, not at all. It would look lovely all in Cream. I think Sissie is doing her's all in a neutral color like that. :)

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  11. i have a one pound skein, that should get me going pretty good.
    thanks everyone.

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  12. I spotted this over on Ghost's blog. What a beautiful square. I must add that pattern to my collection. You and your daughter are very talented. And many thanks for kind and sharing heart.

    Sandy

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  13. Hiya April,
    Me again! *giggle*
    Just a typo, on row nine when it says repeat from, it is missing the *. It should say repeat from *. Not important really, just letting you know!

    Hugs
    Kath

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  14. Such a beautiful square to make and now to admire. Thank you so much for your easy to follow instructions and your stunning work. Love Kate

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  15. Just finished this square (finally!) and, like the others I've done of yours, it was super easy to follow, and turned out just right! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us...

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  16. What a talent Thank you so much for sharing

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