Tuesday, March 22, 2011

~ X O squared ~

While waiting in the car for J's bus, I crocheted this square.  What should I name it?  I was thinking something like 'X-O squared' because when I look at it I can see the big X, and the circle, which is the O.  Sound stupid?  I don't know.  Let me hear everyone's ideas please.  :)

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Thanks for the name ideas ladies.  I liked 'hugs & kisses' but there are some projects out there with that name - and since a few of you said that you liked 'X O squared' - I'll go with that one.  Thanks again.  :)

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Materials:
- 4-ply ww acrylic
- I hook

Size:  6" 

Notes:
- ch 2 at beginning of rnds 1 & 2 do not count as a stitch.
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook

Directions:

Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 5, dc in same dc as joining, skip next dc.  *(dc, ch 2, dc) in next dc, skip next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.

Rnd 4:  Sl st into ch 2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.  *{ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space}, 2 times.  Ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  {ch 2, sc in next ch 2 space} 2 times.  Ch 2, join with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Sl st over to ch 2 corner space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.  *ch 2, 3 dc in each of the next 3 ch 2 spaces.  Ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 corner space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 2, 3 dc in each of the next 3 ch 2 spaces.  Ch 2 , join as before.

Rnd 6:  Sl st over to ch 2 corner space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.  *ch 1, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in each of next 9 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 corner space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 1, 2 dc in ch 2 space, dc in each of next 9 dc, 2 dc in ch 2 space, ch 1.  Join as before.  End off.

***Debi Y's version***
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

~ cake for all ~

Materials:

- 1 1/2 oz. 4-ply ww acrylic
- J hook
- styrofoam  5" round x 2" thick
- flowers
- glue

Size:  approximately 6 1/2" (including ruffle) x 2 1/2"

Notes:

- do not join rnds, use a stitch marker
- I had to make my own size of the styrofoam (gluing and trimming)
- I crochet tight so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook

Directions:
 - for top and sides:

Rnd 1:  Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Rnd 2:  2 sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around.

Rnd 4:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around.

Rnd 5:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around.

Rnd 6:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around.

Rnd 7:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc) around.

Rnd 8:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc) around.

Rnd 9:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc) around.

Rnd 10:  (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc) around.

Rnds 11 - 21:  Sc in each sc around.  At end of Rnd 21, join with a sl st to 1st sc, end off.

 - for bottom:

Repeat Rnds 1 - 10 of top.  At end of Rnd 10, join with a sl st to 1st sc, end off.

Insert styrofoam into top piece.

Matching stitches and holding top and bottom pieces together, whipstitch thru both loops of bottom piece and front loops of top piece together.

(I think that makes sense)

For trim:

Join with a sc in any free back loop, 2 dc in next loop.  *Sc in next loop, 2 dc in next loop.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc, end off.

Decorate as desired.

***Debi Y's pattern***

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Monday, March 7, 2011

~ Squircle v-2 ~

~~my trusty pattern-writing notebook and sweet-smelling pencil (sprayed with Mary Kay's 'Thinking of You')~~

Materials:
- 4-ply ww acrylic yarn
- I hook

Size:  5"

Notes:
- ch 2 at beginning of Rnds 1 and 2 do not count as a stitch
- I crochet tight, so you may want to adjust the size of your crochet hook

Directions:
Rnd 1:  Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to 1st dc.  (12 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around.  Join as before.  (24 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2.  *sc in next dc, ch 2.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 4:  Sl st into ch 2 space.  (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space.  *ch 2, skip next 2 ch-2 spaces, 3 dc in next ch 2 space, ch 2, skip next 2 ch-2 spaces, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  Ch 2, skip next 2 ch-2 spaces, 3 dc in next ch-2 space.  Ch 2, skip next 2 ch-2 spaces, join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Sl st over to ch 2 corner space, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner space.  *{ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 2 space} twice.  Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch 2 corner space.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  {ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 2 space} twice.  Ch 1, join as before.

***Debi Y's version***

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