Showing posts with label 2009 CAL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2009 CAL. Show all posts

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Calendar Ghan Joining Instructions


**It was my original intention to do a photo tutorial of the joining method, but Ben decided to "play" with the camera so it is not operating to capacity at the moment(it won't focus properly) so doing a step by step photo tut was out of the question. I will get better pics of the finished ghan up ASAP. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions please leave a comment here. I will do my best to answer!

I will post a border pattern early next week!

Materials: US size "I" hook, worsted weight yarn (Soft White was used for example), tapestry needle for weaving in ends

NOTES:
1: December's Mistletoe square has some ch 1 sps on the outermost row. When joining this square each ch 1 sp will count as one stitch.
2: Each of the Calendar 'Ghan squares have 37 stitches along each side PLUS the corner ch 2 sps. If the squares you are using do not have 37 sts you will need to do a row of sc around each square, increasing or decreasing as necessary to bring them all to the proper st count.
3: Alternately, these joining instructions may be used for any square so long as each side (not including the corner ch sp) has a stitch count that is a multiple of 3, + 1. Please note that you will need to adjust the number of repeats of the instructions in the brackets if using with a square other than one that has 37 sts on each side.

ABREVIATION NOTE:
S1 = Square 1 (you will only make one of these)
S2 = Square 2 (joined only on one side)
S3 = Square 3 (joined on two sides)
SA = Square A (when joining S1 and S2 this is the square facing you)
SB = Square B (when joining S1 and S2 this is the previously worked square behind SA)
SC = Square C (when joining S1 and S3 this is the next previously worked square behind SA)

*Use the Layout Chart below for square placement

Square 1: With right side facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner ch sp of square, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, *(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner ch sp, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Square 2 (one sided join): With right side facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner ch sp of square, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next corner ch sp, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, (see abreviation note above) holding wrong sides together, on SA work 2 dc, ch 1 in next ch 2 sp, sl st in corner ch 3 sp on SB, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SB, [(skip next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SB] 12 times, skip next st on SA, 2 dc in next corner ch sp on SA, sl st in corner ch 3 sp on SB, ch 1, 2 dc in same corner ch sp on SA, working on SA for remainder of square, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.

Square 3 (two sided join): With right side facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner ch sp of square, (ch 3, dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, (see abreviation note above) holding wrong sides together, on SA work 2 dc, ch 1 in next ch 2 sp, sl st in corner ch 3 sp on SB, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SB, [(skip next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SB] 12 times, on SA work 2 dc, ch 1 in next ch 2 sp, sl st around joining slip st previously joined squares, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SC, [(skip next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) on SA, sl st in next ch 1 sp on SC] 12 times, skip next st on SA, 2 dc in next corner ch sp on SA, sl st in corner ch 3 sp on SC, ch 1, 2 dc in same corner ch sp on SA, working on SA for remainder of square, ch 1, skip next st, [dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st] 12 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off.


Square Layout Chart




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Pattern designed and written by April Moreland
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mistletoe

Finished Size: 12 inches square

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

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = 4 1/2 inches

SPECIAL STITCHES:
v-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated space

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 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), dc in same st, ch 1, sc in next st, ch 1, (v-st in next st, ch 1, sc in next st, ch 1) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (8 v-sts, 8 sc)

Round 3: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 4, (sc in next v-st, ch 4) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 ch 4 sps, 8 sc)

Round 4: sl st into next ch 4 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same sp, ch 1, skip next sc, (5 sc in next sp, ch 1, skip next sc) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (40 sc, 8 ch 1 sps)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, tr in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, v-st in next ch 1 sp, (sc in each of next 2 sts, tr in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, v-st in next ch 1 sp) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 v-sts, 8 tr)

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in each of next 4 sts, skip next dc, 3 sc in next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, (sc in each of next 5 sts, skip next dc, 3 sc in next ch 1 sp, skip next dc) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (64 sc)

Round 7: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st, skip next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, v-st in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st, (dc in each of next 2 sts, v-st in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next st) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 v-sts)

Round 8: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, [v-st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next st, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) 3 times] 7 times, v-st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (8 v-sts)

Round 9: ch 3, (dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st) twice, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, (dc in next st, dc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times, hdc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 1 sp and next st, sl st in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next st and ch 1 sp, hdc in next st**, (dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st) 3 times***, rep between * and *** twice more, repeat between * and ** once more, dc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (64 dc, 8 hdc)

Round 10: ch 2, dc in each of next 6 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, hdc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st around the sl st and into the v-st from round 8, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts**, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts***, rep between * and *** twice more, rep bet * and ** once more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. (64 dc, 36 sc)

Round 11: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, (dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st) 6 times, dc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, (dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st) 4 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (100 dc, 24 ch 1 sp)

Round 12: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next st, tr in next st, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, tr in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, (tr in next st, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st) 6 times, tr in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, (tr in next st, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st) 4 times, tr in next st, sc in next st, join with sl st in beg sc. (104 sc, 28 tr)

Round 13: sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, 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 st, (dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st) 7 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next st, (dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (116 dc, 32 ch 1 sp)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mum's The Word

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

SPECIAL STITCHES

beg dc cluster (beg dc cl): ch 2, (yo, insert hook in same st/sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook

beg tr cluster (beg tr cl): ch 3, [yo twice, insert hook in same st/sp, yo, draw up loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] twice, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook

dc cluster (dc cl): yo, insert hook in designated st/sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st/sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook

tr cluster (tr cl): yo twice, insert hook in designated st/sp, yo, draw up loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, [yo twice, insert hook in same st/sp, yo, draw up loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] twice, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook


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, 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: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 2, skip next st, (sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next st) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 sc, 8 ch 2 sp)

Round 3 (corrected): beg dc cl, ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, (dc cl in next st, ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg dc cl. (8 dc cl, 8 sc, 16 ch-2 sp)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc cl in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, (sc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, dc cl in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 dc cl, 8 sc, 16 ch-2 sp)

Round 5 (corrected): sl st into next ch 2 sp, (beg dc cl, ch 2, dc cl) in same sp, ch 2, skip next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next st, [(dc cl, ch 2, dc cl) in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next st, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next st] 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg dc cl. (16 dc cl, 8 sc, 24 ch-2 sp)

Round 6: sl st into next ch 2 sp, (beg tr cl, ch 3, tr cl) in same sp, ch 3, skip next st, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch 2 sp, skip next st, [(tr cl, ch 3, tr cl) in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, skip next st, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next ch 2 sp, skip next st] 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg tr cl. (16 tr cl, 8 sc, 24 ch-3 sp)

Round 7: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, ch 3, skip next st, skip next ch 3 sp, tr cl in next st, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp, skip next st, (3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, skip next st, skip next ch 3 sp, tr cl in next st, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp, skip next st] 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 tr cl, 24 sc, 16 ch-3 sp)

Round 8 (corrected): ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 2 sts, * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in next st, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp, (tr cl, ch 3, tr cl) in next ch 3 sp st, ch 3, skip next ch 3 sp **, sc in each of next 3 sts, repeat from * 3 times more ending at ** on last repeat, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 tr cl, 52 sc, 12 ch-3 sp)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in each of next 12 sts, * 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, 2 dc in next st, (dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, dc) in next ch 3 sp, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp **, dc in each of next 13 sts, repeat from * 3 times more ending at ** on last repeat, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (100 dc, 16 tr)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 6 times, * 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) 9 times, rep from * twice more, 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) twice, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (44 sc, 44 ch 2-sp)

Round 11: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp) 6 times, * ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp) 10 times, rep from * twice more, ch 2, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, (ch 2, sc in next ch 2 sp) 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st in beg sc. (48 sc, 48 ch-2 sp)

Round 12: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in each of next 6 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 4 ch 2 sps, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends. (148 dc, 4 ch-2 sp)


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Friday, October 9, 2009

Pretty In Pink

This month's CAL is created in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pretty In Pink

Finished size: 12 inches square

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

NOTE: v-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated st.

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 3 inches

Ch 4

Round 1: [2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2) 3 times] in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st it top of beg ch 3. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, skip next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (20 dc)

Round 3: ch 1, sc in same st, (5 dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, sc in next ch 2 sp, * sc in next st, (5 dc in next st, sc in next st) twice, sc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc. (40 dc)

Round 4: sl st in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, v-st in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, * sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, v-st in next st, ch 2, skip next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc. (16 ch 2 sp)

Round 5: ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, v-st in next v-st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, (tr, ch 3, tr) in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, v-st in next v-st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (40 dc, 4 v-st)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, dc in each of next 6 sts, v-st in next v-st, * dc in each of next 6 sts, ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, dc in each of next 6 sts, v-st in next v-st, rep from * twice more, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (48 dc, 4 v-st)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sts, skip next ch 2 sp, (tr, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, tr) in next ch 3 sp, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, v-st in next v-st, * dc in each of next 6 sts, skip next ch 2 sp, (tr, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, tr) in next ch 3 sp, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, v-st in next v-st, rep from * twice more, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (56 dc, 8 tr, 4 v-st)

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

Round 9: ch 3, dc in each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 10 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next v-st, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, * dc in each of next 10 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 10 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next v-st, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (96 dc)

Round 10: ch 3, dc in each of next 11 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, * dc in each of next 12 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (148 dc)

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Pineapple Blossom

Pineapple Blossom

Finished size: 12 inches square

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

Gauge: Rnds 1-2 = 3 inches

NOTE: v-st = (dc, ch 1, dc) in designated sp

Ch 4

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

Round 2: ch 3, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, * dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 3: sl st in next st, sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, skip next 2 sts, 6 tr in next ch 2 sp, skip next 2 sts, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, skip next 2 sts, 6 tr in next ch 2 sp, skip next 2 dc, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc, 24 tr)

Round 4: sl st in next st, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, skip next st, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 5 sts, dc in next st, skip next st, * dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, skip next st, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 5 sts, dc in next st, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg ch 3. (48 dc)

Round 5: sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, skip next 2 sts * 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 1 sp) 4 times, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 ch 3 sp, 40 dc)

Round 6: sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next dc, * 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, skip next st, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (12 ch 3 sp, 56 dc)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, * 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) twice, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (8 ch 3 sp, 80 dc)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, * 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (104 dc)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each of next 12 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, * 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 12 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (128 dc)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 15 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 16 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, * sc in each of next 16 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 16 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in beg sc. (132 sc)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Heat Wave


Finished size: 12 inches

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

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = 4 1/2 inches

PATTERN NOTES: dc next 2 sts tog = yo, insert hook in next st, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.

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 2, dc in next st (beg dc dec made), ch 3, (dc next 2 sts tog, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg dc dec. (8 ch 3 sps, 8 dc dec)

Round 3: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp, ch 1, (5 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (8 ch 1 sps, 40 dc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, *hdc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, hdc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, sc in next ch 1 sp, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 ch 3 sps, 12 sc)

Round 5: ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in beg ch 3. (76 dc)

Round 6: sl st in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) twice, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 6 times, rep from * twice more, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, (ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 3 times, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (28 ch 2 sps)

Round 7: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 2, dc in same sp, ch 2, [yo, insert hook in next ch 2 sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, draw up loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook (cluster made)], ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, (ch 2, cluster in next ch 2 sp) 6 times, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, (ch 2, cluster in next ch 2 sp) 4 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg dc. (32 ch 2 sps, 24 cluster sts)

Round 8: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, skip next st, 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, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 2 sp) 7 times, skip next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 2 sp) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (116 dc)

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

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

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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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Patriot's Pride



Finished size: 12 inches square

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

NOTE: V-st = (dc, ch 2, dc) in designated st

ch 4

Round 1: 14 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (15 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, dc2tog, ch 5, (dc3tog, ch 5) 4 times, join with sl st in top of first dc dec (not in the top of the ch 2). (5 dc dec, 5 ch 5 sp)

Round 3: sl st into next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 8 dc in same ch 5 space, skip next st, *9 dc in next ch 5 sp, skip next st, rep from * 3 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (45 dc)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next st, rep from * 7 times more, join with sl st in beg sc. (27 sc, 18 ch 2 sp)

Round 5: sl st in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in same st, skip next st, skip next ch 2 sp, V-st in next st (see note above), skip next ch 2 sp, skip next st, *4 dc in next st, skip next st, skip next ch 2 sp, V-st in next st, skip next ch 2 sp, skip next st, rep from * 7 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (36 dc, 9 V-st)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * 7 times more, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (72 dc)

Round 7: ch 3, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, (sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts) twice, hdc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, (sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts) twice, hdc in next st, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 tr, 16 dc, 12 ch 3 sp)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, (3 hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in each of next 5 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, ch 1, (3 hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (56 dc, 36 hdc)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts) three times, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next st, dc in each of next 6 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 6 sts, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts) three times, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next st, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (112 dc)

Round 10: 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 10 sts, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next st, dc in each of next 10 sts, rep from * twice more, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 10 sts, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 sts) twice, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (132 dc)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 8 sts, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 15 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 15 sts, rep from * twice more, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 15 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 3 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, sc in each of next 6 sts, join with sl st in beg sc, fasten off, weave in ends. (148 sc)

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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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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Flower Garden

CORRECTED! Changes made to Rounds 12 & 13. Sorry for any confusion the error may have caused.
8/5/2013: Added close-up pic of butterfly stitch at bottom of pattern.


Flower Garden

Finished size: 12 inches square

MATERIALS: Approx. 4 ounces worsted weight yarn (Honeydew used for example)US size "I" hookTapestry needle for weaving in ends

SPECIAL STITCHES

Beg Cluster: ch 2, (yo, insert hook through same st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Cluster: (yo, insert hook through st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

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, 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, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, (3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 3: sl st in each of next 2 dc, sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch 1 sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (8 sc, 8 ch 3 sp)

Round 4: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same space, ch 1, (5 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (40 dc, 8 ch 1 sp)

Round 5: sl st in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, sc in same sp, skip next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch 1 sp, *skip next 2 dc, sc in next st, skip next 2 dc, 7 dc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * 6 times more, join with sl st in beg sc. (56 dc, 8 sc)

Round 6 (see special stitches): Make beg cluster, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, *cluster in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, rep from * 6 times more, join with sl st in top of beg cluster. (16 ch 3 sp, 8 clusters)

Round 7: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch 3 sp, skip next sc, (5 sc in next ch 3 sp, skip next st) twice, *(2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch 3 sp, skip next st, (5 sc in next ch 3 sp, skip next st) 3 times, rep from * 2 times more, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in next ch 3 sp, skip next st, join with sl st in beg sc. (76 sc, 4 ch 2 sp)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in each of next 14 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *dc in each of next 15 sts, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * 2 times more, sl st in top of beg ch 3. (76 dc, 12 ch 2 sp)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 4, skip next 3 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, *sc in next st, (ch 4, skip next 3 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next 3 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, join with sl st in beg sc. (64 sc, 12 ch 4 sp)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, *sc in each of next 6 sts, (ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 6 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * 2 times more, sc in each of next 5 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (72 sc, 12 ch 4 sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, *sc in each of next 7 sts, (ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 2 sts) twice, ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, sc in each of next 7 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * 2 times more, sc in each of next 6 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (80 sc, 12 ch 4 sp)

Round 12: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), *work 1 dc around the ch 4 spaces from rows 9-11 (this form the butterfly stitch now and throughout), ch 1, hdc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1**, rep between * and ** once more, work 1 dc around the ch 4 spaces from rows 9-11, ch 1, dc in each of next 8 sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 8 sc, ch 1***, repeat between * and *** twice more, rep between * and ** twice, work 1 dc around the ch 4 spaces from rows 9-11, ch 1, dc in each of next 8 sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 7 sc, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (92 dc, 24 ch 1 sp)

Round 13: ch 2, *(hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in each of next 2 sts) twice, hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in next st, dc each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 9 sts**, hdc in next st***, rep between * and *** twice more, rep between * and ** once more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. (88 dc, 60 hdc)

closeup of butterfly stitch


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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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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lion's Mane

Finished size: 12 inch square

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

Note: Ch 1 spaces count as a st. ie., when it says to skip the next [insert number] sts, this includes ch 1 sps.

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, 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: sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp, sk next st, (3 dc in next ch 1 sp, skip next st) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 dc)

Round 3: ch 1, 2 sc in same st, tr in next st, (2 sc in next st, tr in next st) 11 times, join with sl st in beg sc. (24 sc, 12 tr)

Round 4: ch 1, sc in same st and in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. (36 SC)

Round 5: ch 1, sc in same st, tr in next st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st, tr in next st) 11 times, sc in next st, ch 3, join with sl st in beg sc. (24 sc, 12 tr)

Round 6: sl st into next st, ch 1, sc in same st, *skip next st, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * 10 times more, skip next st, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp, skip next st, join with sl st in beg sc. (60 dc, 12 sc)

Round 7: ch 5 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 2), sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, rep from * 10 times more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (24 ch 2 sp)

Round 8: sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch 2 sp and in each remaining ch 2 sp around, join with sl st in beg sc. (72 sc)

Round 9: ch 1, sc in same st, (tr in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 23 times, tr in next st, sc in last st, join with sl st in beg sc. (48 sc, 24 tr)

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st, (3 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts) 23 times, 3 sc in next st, sc in next st, join with sl st in beg sc. (120 sc)

Round 11: sl st in next st, ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, *(skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1) 3 times, skip next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, rep from * twice more, (skip next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1) 3 times, skip next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 2. (36 sc, 24 hdc, 24 dc)

Round 12: sl st in each of next 2 sts, sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch 1 sp, (ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times, *ch 3, hdc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp) 4 times, rep from * twice more, ch 3, hdc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, join with sl st in beg sc. (40 dc, 20 ch 3 sp)

Round 13: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 3 times, *skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, (3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1) 5 times, rep from * twice more, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, skip next st, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (108 dc, 32 ch 1 sp)

Round 14: ch 2, hdc in each of next 2 sts, (hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in each of next 3 sts) 5 times, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch 2 sp, hdc in each of next 3 sts, (hdc in next ch 1 sp, hdc in each of next 3 sts) 8 times, rep from * twice more, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch 2 sp, (hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 2, fasten off, weave in ends. (148 hdc)

This is a dishcloth I made with this pattern.
I simply ended off at the end of Row 10.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pammi's Passion

Pammi's Passion

Finished size: 12 inch square

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

SPECIAL STITCHES

V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in next st

Center Dec: yo, insert hook through next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, skip next 3 sts (including sl st), insert hook through next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through all loops on hook.

ch 5

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

Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, *3 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (16 dc, 8 ch 1 sps)

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, V-st in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, *2 dc in next st, dc next st, 2 dc next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, V-st in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (20 dc, 4 V-st)

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

Round 5: ch 3, dc in same sp, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, V-st in next V-st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, *2 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, V-st in next V-st, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (52 dc, 4 V-st)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 12 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch 1 sp, skip next ch 1 sp, *dc in each of next 13 sts, ch 1, skip next ch 1 sp, (dc, ch 1) 3 times in next ch 1 sp, skip next ch 1 sp, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (64 dc, 16 ch 1 sps)

Round 7: (do not chain) *(skip next 2 sts, 9 tr in next st, sk next 2 sts, sl st in next st) twice, ch 2, skip next ch 1 sp, V-st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, V-st in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, skip next ch 1 sp, sl st in next dc, rep from * three times more making last sl st in beg sl st. (72 tr, 8 V-st)

Round 8: ch 5 (counts as beg tr + ch 1), *skip next st, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, make center dec, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next sl st, skip next ch 2 sp, V-st in next V-st, V-st in next ch 1 sp, V-st in next V-st, skip next ch 2 sp**, tr in next sl st, ch 1***, rep between * and ***twice more, rep between * and ** once more, join with sl st in top of beg tr. (12 V-st, 8 tr)

Round 9: ch 3, dc in next ch 1 sp, *hdc in next st, (3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st) 3 times, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, hdc in next st, (dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 2 sts) twice, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 sp**, (dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp) twice***, rep bet * and *** twice more, rep bet * and ** once more, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (64 dc, 60 sc)

Round 10: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 15 sts, dc in each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *dc in each of next 9 sts, hdc in each of next 15 sts, dc in each of next 9 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, dc in each of next 6 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, fasten off, weave in ends. (60 hdc, 88 dc)

Melani's version of Pammi's Passion Another version of this month's square by Melani. She completed rows 1-7 then added a border of single crochets for a fun dishcloth. Very creative Mel!! :)


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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Winter Dream

Winter Dream

Finished size: 12 inch square

Materials: US size "I" hook, approx. 4 ounces worsted weight yarn (blue was used for example), tapestry needle for weaving in ends

SPECIAL STITCHES
Beg Cluster: ch 2, (yo, insert hook through next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

Cluster: (yo, insert hook through next st and draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.

ch 4

Round 1: (dc, ch 1) in 4th ch from hook, (2 dc, ch 1) 7 times in same st, join with sl st in top of beg ch. (16 dc, 8 ch 1 sps)

Round 2: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc) in same ch 1 space, (sc, dc, ch 1, dc, sc) in next ch 1 space 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (8 petals)

Round 3: sl st in next dc, sl st in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, (sk next 4 sts, sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3) 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (8 ch 3 sps)

Round 4: ch 4 (counts as beg ch 3 + ch 1), dc in same space, 5 dc in next ch 3 space, dc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space, dc in next sc, 5 dc in next ch 3 space, rep from * twice more, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (52 dc, 4 ch 1 sps)

Round 5: ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 space, dc in next st, **ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next st*, rep from ** once, rep between * and * twice, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 1 space, dc in next st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (28 dc, 8 sc)

Round 6: ch 3, dc in each of next 2 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in ea of next 3 sts, rep from * twice, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (64 dc, 4 sc)

Round 7: ch 3, dc in each of next 4 sts, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space, dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in ea of next 8 sts, rep from * twice, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 space, dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, dc in each of next 3 sts, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (100 dc)

Round 8: ch 1, sc in same st, (ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) twice, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, (ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 8 times, rep from * twice, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp, sc in next st, (ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 5 times, ch 2, join with sl st in top of beg sc. (24 ch 3 sps)

Round 9: sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same space, sk next sc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, *sk next sc, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, sk next st, (3 dc in next ch 3 sp) 8 times, rep from * twice more, sk next sc, dc in next st, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, dc in next st, sk next st, (3 dc in next ch 3 sp) 6 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3. (120 dc)

Round 10: make beg cluster, (ch 2, make cluster) twice, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, *ch 1, (make cluster, ch 2) 9 times, make cluster, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch 2 sp, rep from * twice more, ch 1, (make cluster, ch 2) 8 times, join with sl st in top of beg cluster. (40 clusters)

Round 11: sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 2 hdc in same sp, (sk next cluster st, 3 hdc in next ch sp) twice, *sk next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch sp, hdc in next st, sk next st, 3 hdc in next ch sp, (sk next cluster st, 3 hdc in next ch sp) 10 times, rep from * twice, sk next st, hdc in next st, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in next ch sp, hdc in next st, sk next st, 3 hdc in next ch sp, (sk next cluster st, 3 hdc in next ch sp) 7 times, join with sl st in top of be ch 2, fasten off, weave in ends. (148 hdc)

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Calendar 'Ghan CAL

I will be doing a year long Mystery Calendar Afghan Crochet Along.

Each month a different pattern will be posted for a 12 inch square that represents the current month. After the 12th square is completed I will post the pattern for joining and border instructions so you can complete your Calender 'Ghan. All patterns will be new and original designs created specifically for this CAL by me (April.) The patterns will be posted daily, one row at a time, beginning on the first Wednesday of each month and will last approximately one week.
Each month's example square will be worked in a solid color, but you are free to experiment with different color combinations in any way you wish. So when choosing yarn be sure to choose colors and fiber content that work well together. You'll want your Calendar 'Ghan to be both functional and pleasing to the eye. The general idea is that at the end of the year you will have a completed sampler afghan to use for yourself or to give as a gift.

MATERIALS: The materials are the same each month. You will need a US size "I" hook, and approx 3 - 4 ounces Worsted Weight yarn.

FINISHED SIZE: The finished size of each square is 12 inches. The finished size of the afghan will be approximately 40 X 52 inches.

Below is the list of pattern names for each month. The link will show up for each pattern on the first Wednesday of the coordinating month. The link will remain the same for the duration of that month's CAL. The new rows will be added each day until the entire pattern is posted for that month.

January ~ Winter Dream
February ~ Pammi's Passion
March ~ Lion's Mane
April ~ Spring Fling
May ~ Flower Garden
June ~ Summer Romance
July ~ Patriot's Pride
August ~ Heat Wave
September ~ Pineapple Blossom
October ~ Pretty in Pink
November ~ Mum's The Word
December ~ Mistletoe

Join-as-you-go ~ Joining Instructions