Friday, June 19, 2009

Topsy Turvy Square

Topsy Turvy

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PATTERN HAS NOT YET BEEN TESTED OTHER THAN BY ME. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, OR FIND A MISTAKE PLEASE POST A REPLY. THANKS!!

Finished size: 6 inches square

MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn in three colors of your choice, US size "I" hook, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Abreviations: C1=Color 1, C2=Color 2, C3=Color 3

With C1 ch 4, sl st in first ch to form loop

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Round 2: Join C2 with sc in any ch 2 sp, skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, skip next dc, *sc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next dc, skip next dc, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Round 3: Join C3 with sc in any ch 2 sp, skip next 3 dc, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sc, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next ch 2 sp, skip next 3 dc, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sc, skip next 3 dc, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.

Round 4: Join C1 with sc in any ch 2 sp, sc in next st, skip next 3 sts, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sc, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, *sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, skip next 3 sts, (4 tr, ch 2, 4 tr) in next sc, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off.

Round 5: Join C3 with sl st in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 11 sts, * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends.


Designed and written by April Moreland
Copyright 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ribbons of Courage

Ribbons of Courage

Finished size: 12 inches square

MATERIALS: Approx. 4 ounces worsted weight yarn, US size "H" hook, Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

ch 4

Round 1: 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc)

Round 3: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 3 times, dc in next st, *5 dc in next st, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 3 times, dc in next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc, 12 ch 1 sp)

Round 4: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, (dc, ch 1) in next st, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts (this includes ch 1 spaces now and throughout), ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, *5 dc in next st, (dc, ch 1) in next st, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (56 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 5: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (72 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 6: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (88 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 7: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (108 dc, 4 ch 1 sp)

Round 8: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (120 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 9: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 3, 4 dc in same st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, *5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 7 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 11 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (136 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

NOTE: I worked this square several different times with different colors and brands of yarn. Each time I worked it I came up with a slightly different size. You may or may not need the last round to acheive a 12 inch square. Also, you may need to use a sc or a dc instead of the hdc to reach 12 inches. Round 10 will work with either a hdc or a dc, if you need to use a sc, then make 3 sc in each corner.

Round 10: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 2 (counts as hdc), 4 hdc in same st, hdc in each of next 35 sts, * 5 hdc in next st, hdc in each of next 35 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg hdc. (160 dc)



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

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Romance


Summer Romance

Finished size: 12 inches square

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

SPECIAL STITCHES:

RV (Reverse V-St): yo, draw up loop in next st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, skip next st, yo, draw up loop in next st, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

V-St: (dc, ch 2, dc) in designated st or ch sp.


ch 5

Round 1: dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as beg ch 3, ch 1, dc), ch 1, (dc, ch 1) 6 times more in same ch, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3 being sure to leave the ch 1 sp. (8 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 2: ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 1 sp, *dc in next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 8 ch 2 sp)

Round 3: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, skip next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, *3 dc in next dc, skip next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next dc, repeat from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 4: sl st into next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 2, skip next dc, RV (see special stitches), ch 2, skip next dc, *3 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next dc, RV (see special stitches), ch 2, skip next dc, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 16 ch 2 sp)

Round 5: ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, V-St (see special stitches) in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, V-St in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (32 dc, 8 V-St)

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, *sc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * 2 times more, join with sl st in beg sc. (40 dc, 36 sc)

Round 7: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, *dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of ch 3 making sure to leave the ch 1 sp. (88 dc, 12 hdc)

Round 8: sl st into ch 1 sp, *sl st in next st, (3 dc in next st, sl st in next st) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of the next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, skip next ch 1 sp, sl st in next st, (3 dc in next st, sl st in next st) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * 3 times more, join with sl st in next sl st. (108 dc)

NOTE: On round 9 when the instructions say to skip next "X" number of stitches, this number includes the sl st.

Round 9: sl st in next st, ch 1 (does NOT count as beg sc), *sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, skip next ch sp, dc in each of next 5 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, skip next ch sp, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, skip next ch sp, skip next 2 sts, rep from * three times, join with sl st in first sc of round. (76 dc)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc. (148 sc)

***THE PHOTO AT THE TOP WAS CROCHETED BY KAREN. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME USE YOUR IMAGE!

And here is my original pic:

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Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
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