Thursday, April 17, 2014

Square 12 -- Fisherman's Ring Square

I saw this pattern years ago and LOVED it.
 
So for Square 12 I made the Fisherman's Ring.
 
This square looks hard but is really easy to make.
 
 
Here is the photo of the one on the site where I found the pattern
 
 
 
 
and here is my square
 
 
 
 
Here is the pattern which I followed for the whole square and then added on my own edging to make it fit the square size I need for my afghan.
Except,
I used Red heart yarn and an H hook.
 
Oh.....and I used a HDC on the cables instead of SC.

Fisherman's Ring Square Pattern

Materials List
Caron Wintuk worsted weight yarn
Crochet hook size G

Gauge: Rounds 1-2 = 2 1/2"

Finished size: 6"

Ch 5; join with a sl st to form ring

Round 1: Ch 3 to count as the first dc; work 15 more dc in the ring; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (16 dc)

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in the next dc, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, sc in the 2nd skipped dc, *ch 5, sk next unworked dc, sc in the next dc, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, sc (behind cable) in the last skipped dc* Repeat from * to * 5 times; ch 5, sc (in front of the first cable) in the first skipped dc of the round, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, join with a sl st to the first sc. (8 cables)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining; (ch 5, skip the next 5 sc in cable, sc in the next sc at the base of the next cable) around; ch 5, join with a sl st to the first sc. (8 ch 5 spaces)

Round 4: Sl st into the first ch 5 sp, ch 3 to count as the first dc, work 4 more dc in the same ch 5 sp; (5 dc in the next ch 5 sp) around; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3. (40 dc)
 
Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in the next dc, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, sc in the 2nd skipped dc, *ch 5, sk next unworked dc, sc in the next dc, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, sc (behind cable) in the last skipped dc* Repeat from * to * 17 times; ch 5, sc (in front of the first cable) in the first skipped dc of the round, turn, sc in each of the 5 chs, turn, join with a sl st to the first sc. (20 cables)

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining; (ch 5, skip the next 5 sc in cable, sc in the next sc at the base of the next cable) 19 times; ch 2, join with a dc to the first sc. (20 ch 5 spaces)

Round 7: Ch 4 to count as the first trc, work 3 more trc in the same sp (around the post of the last dc in round 6), *3 dc in the next ch 5 sp, (3 sc in the next ch 5 sp) 2 times, 3 dc in the next ch 5 sp, 7 trc in the next ch 5 sp* Repeat from * to * 2 times; 3 dc in the next ch 5 sp, (3 sc in the next ch 5 sp) 2 times, 3 dc in the next ch 5 sp, 3 trc in the first ch 5 sp; join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 4. (76 sts)

Round 8: Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as joining, (sc in each of the next 18 sts, 3 sc in the next trc) 3 times, sc in each of the next 18 sts, sc in the samr st as the first sc; join with a sl st to the first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.

I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.


My addition to the border
 
Row 9:  (light blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in the BL of each stitch (25 SC)
 
Row 10:  (white)  2 SC,, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner.  1 SC in the BL of first stitch, ch 4 and skip 4 stitches then 1 SC,   ch 4 and skip 4 stitches then 4 SC  in the next 4 stitches, ch 4 and skip 4 stitches then 1 SC,  ch 4 and skip 4 stitches then 1 SC in the BL of last stitch and then do your corner space. (12 SC, 4 ch 4 spaces)
 
Row 11:  (light blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner space.  1 SC in the first 3 SC of the previous row, 4 SC and ch 1 the next ch 4 space, 4 SC in the next ch 4 space 1 SC in each of the 4 SC of the previous row and then repeat backwards for the rest of the row. (29 SC, 2 ch)  
 
Row 12:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each stitch across including the 2 chain stitches (35 SC)
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Square 11 -- Square in Square

Square 11 is a rather simple square but I liked it and I love my changes to it.
 
I got the pattern for this square from Debi's blog DLY'S Hooks and Yarns
 
 
Here is a picture of Debi's square
 
 
 
and here is a picture of mine
 
 
 
I followed Debi's pattern through Row 5,
except I used an H hook
and then I started making my changes.

 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me

 
 
Row 6:  (turquoise) 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner.  1 DC in the BL of next 6 stitches, 2 DC in ch space, 1 FPDC in the next DC and then repeat backwards for the rest of the row.  (21 DC)
 
Row 7:  (purple) 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then SC in the BL of the next 4 stitches, FLHDC in the next 2 stitches, SC in the BL of the next 4 stitches and then a FPHDC in the middle DC.   Repeat backwards across (16 SC, 10 HDC)
 
Row 8:  (white) 2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and then a SC in theBL of the next 5 stitches, a FPSC in the next 2 stitches, 4 SC in the BL of the next 4 stitches and then in the middle stitch of the row a FPSC...repeat backwards for the other side of the row.  (27 SC in all...22 SC, 5 FPSC)
 
Row 9:  (light blue)  2 DC, ch2 , 2 DC in each corner and a SC in the BL of each stitch of the previous row   (31 SC)
 
Row 10:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each stitch of the previous row  (35 SC)


Square 10 -- Sunburst Square

My next square I started off the same as the Snowfall Square
 
 
 
 
and here is my Sunburst Square based on the Snowfall design
 
 
 
I ch 6 and sl st to form my ring
Ch4 and join to form a ring 
Rnd 1: Ch3, 15DC in ring. Join (16dc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, DC in same st. [Ch3, sk 1 st, 2DC in next st] 7 times. Ch3 and join. (16dc & 8 ch3)
Rnd 3: Ch1, SC in same st, SC in next dc. [2SC in ch sp, 1SC in next 2dc] 7 times. 2SC in ch3 sp and join. (32sc)

 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.

 

and here are my changes:

 
Row 4:  (yellow) Your working on the SC of Row 3 but I need to use Row 2 to help explain.  Above where there is a group of 2 DC on Row 2, ch 3, 2 DC, ch 2, 3 DC in same stitch to make your corner.  ch 2, 1 SC in between and above the next group of 2 DC of Row 2.  ch 2 and then 2 DC above the next set of 2 DC.  This probably doesn't make a lot of sense but if you look at my photo I think you can figure it out.  Do this all around.
 
Row 5:  (orange)  for each corner 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC, and then ch 1, SC in ch of previous row DC down into the DC of Row 3 and the next one also then SC in the ch, ch 1, repeat across and for each row.
 
Row 6:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and then 3 DC in each ch 1 space like a traditional Granny Square. (13 DC, 4 ch on each side)
 
Row 7:  (white)  In each corner 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC and then ch 1, 3 DC in next ch space, ch 1, 1 DC, ch 1, 1 DC, ch 1 in next 2 chain spaces ch 1, 3 DC in next ch space and then repeat corner.  Same thing all the way around. (14 DC, 7 ch)
 
Row 8:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in the BL of the next 2 DC, 1 SC in ch space of previous row, a SC in the BL of next 3 stitches, 1 SC in ch space,  Sc in BL of the next DC, 2 SC in the next 2 ch,  and then repeat backwards for the rest of the row.  (27 SC)
 
Row 9:  (light blue)  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and a DC in each stitch of previous row.  (31 DC)
 
Row 10:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each stitch of the previous row.  (35 SC)

Square 9 -- Circle Granny Square

I chose the circle Granny square to make next.
I've never made one before so I used the pattern by Kate from Signed With an Owl's blog
 
Here is Kate's beautiful square
 
 
and here is mine
 
 
Kate has really good photo's and instructions on her blog for the block.
 
I followed her instructions for rows 1-5 except that I used an H hook.
 
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
So here's my changes:
 
Row 6:  (white)  I started in between a 2 DC of Row 5 with a SC and then ch 3 and then SC in between the next set of two DC of Row 5 all the way around. (24 ch 3 sets and 24 SC around)
 
Row 7:  sl into the ch 3 space and then ch 3 for your first DC and add 2 more DC and ch 1 in same space, 3 HDC in next chain 3 space and then ch 1, 3 SC in next 2 ch 3 spaces with a ch 1 space between each set of SC, 3 HDC in neat ch 3 space and ch 1, then 3 DC plus ch 2 in the next chain 3 space.  Start the next ch 3 space with the 3 DC and continue with the above instructions around.  The DC will be the making of your corners.
 
Row 8:  (purple)  In each corner of Row 7 make 3 TC, ch 2,  3 TC, 1 DC in the BL of the next 3 stitches, ch 1 and sk ch of previous row, 3 HDC in the BL of the  next 3 stitches, ch 1, 3 SC in the BL of the next 3 stitches, ch 1 and repeat backwards for the other side of the row.  (24 stitches and 5 ch on each row)
 
Row 9:  (light blue)  1 SC, ch 2, 1 SC in each corner and a SC in the BL of each stitch and ch of the previous row.  (31 SC)
 
Row 10:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner space and a SC in each stitch of the previous row.  (35 SC on each side) 
 

Square 8 -- The Huh Block (Not Quite Straight) Square

Square 8 is a Not Quite Straight Square
and the pattern I used was designed by Tiggerbee's  Buzz

Here is her square done in 2 colors



The square looks complicated,
but it was really easy.

Here's a picture of my finished block

 



 
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
 
I followed the instructions for the square except I use an H hook on my squares
:
Rnd 1: ch 5, join into ring with slip stitch into first ch.

Rnd 2: ch 2 (counts as first sc), sc into ring 15 times, join with slip stitch into 2nd chain.

Rnd 3: ch 4 (counts as first dc), * hdc, sc, hdc, dc * , then repeat from * to * twice, hdc, sc, hdc, join with slip stitch into 4th chain. Change colour.

Rnd 4: Join colour B on next stitch, * sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch4 *, and repeat from * to * three times. Join with slip stitch to first sc, and end colour.

Rnd 5: Join colour A at start of 4 chain loop. * (sc 2, hdc 2 in chain loop), dc 2, tr 2, ch4 *, and repeat from * to * three times. Join with slip stitch to first sc, and end colour.

Rnd 6: Join colour B at start of 4 chain loop. * (sc 3, hdc in chain loop), hdc 2, dc 3, tr 3, ch4 *, and repeat from * to * three times. Join with slip stitch to first sc, and end colour.

Rnd 7: Join colour A at start of 4 chain loop. * sc 4 in chain loop, hdc 4, dc 4, tr 4, ch4 *, and repeat from * to * three times. Join with slip stitch to first sc, and end colour.
 
Here's where I started making my changes:
 
Row 8:  I made one more row as above with 5 of each stitches on each side.  sc 4 in the loop and then SC 1,  HDC 5,  DC 5, TR 5
 
Row 9:  (white)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each stitch of the previous row (23 SC on each side)
 
Row 10:  (purple)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each BL of the SC of the previous row (27 SC on each side)
 
Row 11:  (light blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each BL of the SC of the previous row (31 SC on each side)
 
Row 12:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each SC of the previous row (35 SC on each side)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Square 7 -- Spiral Granny

The next Square I made is a spiral granny from SmoothFox Crochet.

 Donna gives excellent instructions and I followed them exactly, until I completed 6 rows of the granny square.

Please go to her page for instructions with illustrations if your interested in making this square.





Here's my square


I also used a H hook
 
Row 7:   I did 2 SC,  2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each stitch BL of each DC of Row 6 and in each ch space. (27 SC on each side)  
 
Row 8:  Repeat Row 7 (31 SC on each side)
 
Row 9:  Repeat Row 8 except do not do the SC in the BL. (35 SC on each side)


My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me. 
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Square 6 -- Daffodil Square

My next square was inspired by Linda from

Linda N's Ravelry Store
 
 

Here is Linda's square...I like her colors better than mine,
but
I went with my color scheme
and this is what I got.
 
 
 
 
I followed Linda's downloadable free pattern and followed it through row 10
 except I used and H hook.
 
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
Row 11:  (yellow) 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and then a V-Stitch in each V-Stitch of the previous row until you reach the end of each row I just used 1 DC for the last stitch.  So each side has 6 V-Stitches and 5 DC.
 
Row 12:  (white)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner, 1 SC in each the back loop of each DC of the previous row and a SC in each V-Stitch of the previous row.  (27 SC)
 
Row 13:  2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and a HDC in each SC of the previous row. (31 HDC in each row)
 
Row 13:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in each HDC of the previous row. (35 SC in each row)

Square 5 -- Flower Burst

Square 5 is going really smoothly and I love the flower in the middle.
 
I found this pattern on Ravelry and it's another one of Melinda Millers.
 
 
This one is called Princess and I did have to alter the square to fit my squares.
 
I can't get her pattern to copy so you'll have to go to the link above to get this one.
 
I followed the pattern for the first 3 rows except that I changed colors for Row 3.



 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.

 
My version to fit my square size is:
 
Row 1-2 Melinda Millers Princess Square except for color change on Row 3.

Row 3:  (turquoise) 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC in each corner (the point of any flower) then ch 4 and sk 4 SC of the previous row over to the next point , 2 SC in the next point and repeat around. (8 SC, 40 ch, 24 HDC)
 
Row 4:  (green) 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 3 DC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 SC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat.  (40 ch, 40HDC, 8 SC)
 
Row 5:  (purple)  2  HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 5 HDC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 SC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat. (40 ch, 56 HDC, 8 SC)
 
Row 6:  (pink)   2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and then 1 HDC in the next 7 HDC of the previous row, ch 4, 2 TC in the 2 SC of the previous row and repeat. {8 TC, 40 ch, 72 HDC)

Row 7:  (white)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC in the next 9 SC in the next 9 HDC of the previous row, 2 SC in the ch space, 1 SC in the middle of the 2 TC of the previous row and then continue the other half of the row to match the first half.  (27 SC in each row for a total of 108)

Row 8:  (light blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC each of the SC of the previous row. (31 SC on each side 124 total)

Row 9:  (darker blue)  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and 1 SC each of the SC of the previous row. (35 SC on each side 132 total)


 My squares are 7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side.
 


Square 4 -- Snowflake Square

This square took a little time to get it to the right size. 
 
I started off with a circle this time.
 
 
 
I borrowed the center of the circle from DragonFlyMomof2 Designs Snowfall Square.






My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
I followed Dragon Fly Mom of 2 Designs for row 1-7 except I changed colors for row 7.  I also use an H hook.
 

Here's where I started making my own changes.

 

Row 8:  To make the corners you need to make 2 DC in any SC that is at the top of the point of one of the snowflakes tips then ch 2, 2 DC and then 1 DC in the next 19 SC of previous row.  Then make next corner with 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and continue with the 19 DC and then repeat corners and sides. 
 
Row 9:  3 DC, ch 2,  3 DC in each corner.  A FLDC in the first stitch after the corner stitch, 5 DC, 1 FLDC and repeat across and all on sides.  (31 DC)
 
Row 10:  2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and SC in the top of each DC of the previous row. (35 SC)




 My squares are7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side .

 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Super Cute Baby Set


I finally finished making this baby set
and I love it!!
 
My mom did too and she has it going to Hong Kong for a baby gift.
 
I loved the colors in the fabric so I crocheted the afghan using all the colors in the fabric
and then outlined the blocks and edged the afghan in dark brown.
I trimmed the diaper burp cloths in coordinating fabrics and then used the same
fabrics for the blocks, tissue cover and the bunting.
 
 





 
 
I really like this baby set
and now I'm working on a few more.
 
 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I'm Going to Do a DoOver on My Squares--Square 1 -- Traditional & Square 2 -- Rose and Lattice

I wasn't happy with my squares for my sampler afghan so I'm doing them over again.
 
I decided to do a 7 inch square with 35 SC on each side of each row.
I am also making 3 different afghans.
I think by just changing colors it makes the squares look so different.
 
My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
So Square 1 is still the traditional Granny Square,
 
but
 
I added and extra row of double crochets
and then went around the square with HDC (2 HDC, 2 ch, 2 HDC in each corner)
 to equal 31 on each row
and my final row is 35 SC on each
side with 2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner.
 
 

 
 
 
Square 2
 
I made this next square based on the pattern
by Melinda Miller that I found on Ravelry.
 
 
 
 
 
I altered it a little to make it fit the squares that I making.
So here's my square. 
 
 

 
 
 

I started off using the pattern as written on rows 1-9 but made changes on row 10 and added rows 11-13.
 
For Row 10:  I changed to color C and I put 2 DC, ch 2 , 2 DC in each corner and on the sides I crocheted 12 DC (16 DC for each side)
 
For Row 11: (White)  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner.  1 SC in the first DC of Row 10 and then ch 4, sk 2 SC and then SC....repeat across.  (5 ch 4 spaces on each side, 10 SC on each side, 2 ch in each corner)
 
Row 12: (Pink)  2 SC, 2 ch. 2 SC in each corner.  Each side has 4 ch and then a SC in the previous rows ch 4 space (6 ch 4 spaces on each side and 10 SC on each side with a ch 2 in each corner) 
 
Row 13: (White)  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then 1 SC in the first  SC of the previous row and then ch 4, Sc in each ch 4 space of the previous row. (7 ch 4 spaces, 12 SC)
 
Row 14:    2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then 3 SC in the first  3 SC of the previous row and 3 SC in each ch 4 space, sk each SC for a total of 31 SC on each side.
 
Row 15:  (Blue)  2 DC, 2 ch, 2 DC in each corner, sides have 4 DC, ch 1 and then DC in the middle stitch of each set of ch 3's of previous row. (19 DC and 8 ch on each side plus the 2 ch in each corner)
 
Row 16:  2 SC, 2 ch, 2 SC in each corner and then on each side 1 SC in each of the DC in the previous row for a total of 6 sc then 2 SC in the first ch space, 1 SC in the DC, 2 DC in the 3 ch spaces and then a SC in the next DC, 2 SC in the next 3 ch spaces, 1 SC in the next DC, 2 SC in the next ch space and then SC in the next 6 DC and then  the corner.  (35 SC per side)
 
 

 My squares are 6 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side with 2 ch in each corner.
 
 

My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Square 3 - Basket Weave Square

For Square 3 I used one of my overall favorite stitches.
 
I used a Front-Post Double-Crochet alternating on a Back-Post Double Crochet for my square.
I love the textured of this stitch.
I changed it up a little from the way I usually make this square by adding a chain 3 space in the middle of Row 4 so that the square doesn't pull so bad. 
I like the look it gives it with the little slots.





My instructions probably aren't very clear and I apologize for that in advance.
I'm writing them out in my own way mainly for me to go back and make more squares for another afghan, but I will be more than happy to try to help you understand my way of writing if you are interested in making some of these squares. 
 Just leave a comment or email me.
 
 
I started off with a ch 6 sl st to make my circle
 
Row 1:  (orange)  Start off like a traditional granny square.  ch 5, 3D C, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2, 2 DC and sl st into ch 3.
 
Row 2-3:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and then alternate a FPDC and a BPDC on each of the DC of the previous row.

Row 4: 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do an FPDC, BPDC, FPDC and BPDC in the first four from the previous row.  Ch 3, sk 3 and then continue the FPDC, BPDC sequence again for each side.  (12 DC, 3 ch in row)

Row 5:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do the FPDC, BPDC until you reach the ch 3 and then put 3 DC in the ch 3 space and then continue your FPDC, BPDC for a total of 19 DC on each side.

Row 6:  2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner then on each row do an FPDC, BPDC, FPDC and BPDC for a total of 23 DC on each side.

 Row 7:  (white) 2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC in each corner and a HDC in the BL of each DC of row 6. (27 HDC)

Row 8:  (light blue) 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in each corner and 1 DC in the BL of each HDC across  (31 DC)

Row 9:  (darker blue) 2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and a SC in the next 31 stitches. (35 SC)

I did have to lightly steam the back of this block to make it more square shaped.



 My squares are 7 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 35 SC on each side.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quiltingranyy is Having a Giveaway on her Blog!

My dear friend Jean is having a giveaway on her blog
 
so if you want to see some beautiful quilts and find out about her quilting group
be sure and click on the link above
 
or if you are just interested in the giveaway
 
Jean's offering some great prizes for her 2000th blog post.

Square 2

I made this next square based on the pattern
by Melinda Miller that I found on Ravelry.
 
 
 
 
I altered it a little to make it fit the squares that I making.
So here's my square.


 
 
 
I started off using the pattern as written on rows 1-9 but made changes on row 10 and added rows 11-13.
 
For Row 10 I changed to color C and I put 3 DC, ch 3 ,3 DC in each corner and on the sides I crocheted 6 DC, ch 1, 6 DC making each row have 18 DC with one chain in the middle.
 
For Row 11-13 I did each row in SC with 2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC in each corner and Row 11 has 23 SC on each side, Row 12 has 27 SC and Row 13 I changed to color D and crocheted 31 SC.  Each round has ch 2 in the corner.
 
 

 My squares are 6 inches and I use an H hook.
I'm also using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
 
All of my squares have 31 SC on each side with 2 ch in each corner.
 
 


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Birthday Calculator............................................................ You can try this trick on the calculator, but it will also work with a pen and paper......... (With this calculator, you have to hit the equal (=) sign after each operation.)................................... Enter the number of the month of the birthday.......... Multiply that number by 5............ Add 6............ Multiply by 4........... Add 9............ Multiply by 5......... Add the number of the day of the birthday.............. Subtract 165......... The result will show the first one or two numbers as the month and the last two numbers is the day of their birthday.

On what day of the week were you born?

Enter your birthday

(then hit the "Update" button):

Numeric Month (1-12):

Day of Month (1-31):

Year (eg. 1960):

Date of Birth:

Day of Week:

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