Friday, May 13, 2011

PETALS OF SPRING MAYS 12" SQUARE

Petals of Spring
Designed by Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
12” Square

  • Materials: “H” hook and WW Yarn
  • SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BEG CORNER: Slst into ch2 sp & work Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC.  WORK CORNER: 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in corner Ch2 sp
  • *NOTE* The 1st loop or st directly after the slip stitch can be hard to see and get your hook into.  Just work as best you can staying in the count limit. You can also just look behind at the loops and count from the left over to the right and you can find the “hidden” back loop.

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1: Ch4, 11DC in 4th ch from hook.  Join in top of beg ch3. (12dc)
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Rnd 2: Ch3, 3DC in same st. [SC in next dc, 4DC in next dc] 5Xs SC in last dc,  join in top FL of beg ch3.  (24dc & 6sc)

Rnd 3: Working in Front Loops (FL) Ch1, SC in same st.  2SC in FLs of next 2dc, SC in FL of next dc. [Slst in both loops of next SC, 1SC in FL of next dc, 2SC in FL of next 2dc, SC in FL of next dc] 5Xs.  Slst in both loops of last sc. (36sc & 6slst)

Rnd 4: Working in Back Loops (BL) from rnd 3.  Slst in 1st BL of rnd 3. Ch3, DC in same loop.  2DC in next 3 loops. [Slst in both loops of next slst, 2DC in next 4 loops]5Xs.  Slst in both loops of last sc and join in top FL of beg ch3. (48dc & 6ss)

Rnd 5: Working in Front loops.  Ch1 SC in same st.  SC in FL of 7dc. [Slst  in both loops of next slst.  SC in FL of next 8dc] 5Xs.  Slst in both loops of last slst.  (48sc & 6slst)

Rnd 6: Working in Back Loops of rnd 5.  Slst in 1st loop of rnd 5.  Ch3, DC in next loop, 2DC in 4 loops, 1DC in next 2 loops.  [Slst in both loops of next slst, 1DC in next 2 loops, 2DC in next 4 loops, 1DC in next 2 loops] 5Xs.  Slst in both loops of last slst.  Then join in top FL of beg ch3. (72dc & 6slst)

Rnd 7: Working in Front Loops.  Ch1, SC in same st. SC in FL of next 11dc. [Slst in both loops of next slst, SC in FL of next 12dc]5 times.  SS in both loops of last ss. (72sc & 6slst)

Rnd 8: Working in Back Loops of rnd 7.  Slst in BL of rnd 7.  Ch3, DC in next 11 loops. [Slst in both loops of next slst, DC in 12 loops] 5Xs.  Join in the top FL of beg ch3.  (72dc and 6slst)

Rnd 9: Working in Front Loops, Ch1 SC in same st.  SC in FL of 11dc. [Slst in both loops of next slst, SC in FL of 12dc] 5Xs.  Slst in both loops of last slst.  FO color 1. (72sc & 6slst)

Rnd 10 With Color 2 Join in BL of rnd 9 (1st loop directly after a Slst,*see notes.  Ch1, SC in same loop.  SC in each loop around.  Join in 1st sc.  (72sc)

Rnd 11: Working in Both loops. Ch3 in same st, work DC, ch2, 2DC.  [+DC in 2sc, HDC in 13sc. DC in  2sc+ in next st, work 2DC, Ch2, 2DC] 3Xs. Repeat +to+ once and join in top of beg ch3.  (84sts & 4ch sps)

Rnd 12: BEG CORNER *See special sts.  [+DC in 6sts, HDC in 9sts, DC in 6sts+ work Corner *See special sts] 3Xs.  Repeat +to+ once and join in the top FL of beg ch3.(100sts)

Rnd 13: Working in Front Loops.  SS in next dc, SS in FL of ch1. Ch1, in same loop work 3SC. [1SC in FL of 25sts, 3SC in FL of corner ch1] 3Xs. SC in FL of last 25sts. Join to 1st sc.

Rnd 14: Slst in BL of ch1 from rnd 13, Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC in same loop.  [DC in 25 loops, Working 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in corner loop.]3Xs. DC in last 25 loops & join in top of beg ch 3. (116dc)

Rnd 15: BEG CORNER. [+DC in 2dc, (Ch1, skip one dc, 1DC in 2dc)9Xs.+ Work Corner] 3Xs  Repeat +to+ once and join in top of beg ch 3. (96dc & 36 ch1 sp.  FO color

Rnd 16: With new color, Join in corner ch2 sp, Ch1 3SC in same sp.  [SC in 33sts, 3SC in next ch2 sp] 3XS.  Then SC in last 33 sts.  Join to first sc and if changing colors, FO . (180sc)

Rnd 17: With new color.  Join in 2nd sc of a corner.  Ch1 3SC in same sc.  [SC in 35sc.  3SC in next sc] 3Xs Then SC in last 35 and join to 1st sc and FO.  (152sc)

~May 2011 Square~ is from my, “12 Squares in Time” year long series on my blog.  If you like this square, please visit my blog to see more of the monthly squares.  

For more info on abbreviations and links to sites and videos that will help with certain stitches, please see my blog, “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/

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7 comments:

Ghost said...

Love this square, it is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Helman said...

OMG!! You have outdone yourself on this one, girl!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

CrochetBlogger said...

Love the texture on this!

Ginger said...

AWESOME. Thank you so much Aurora. Going to try it this morning. Ginger

Norma said...

Pretty Squares!
They've encouraged me to try again with crochet

Sandy said...

What a pretty square. Are you making a ghan with lots of these? Or a ghan with lots of different squares?

Redloon said...

What a marvelous Square this is! I love it more as May is my birthday month!
Thank You for sharing this magical pattern.