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Week 10 break

Hello readers! This week is crazy busy for me and I’m feeling a little under the weather. I am sad to say that I need a break. So, I’ll be back next week…

Since the Week 9 square was my creation, you can see it here.

Here is Myra’s square.

See you next week!

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Week 9 Crochet Along

Welcome back! I’m going to try something different for this week’s square. But first, here are the week 8 squares! You may notice that I messed up on one round of the square (can you see where?) but I liked it so much that I didn’t bother going back to change it.


My square


Myra’s square

 

So, this week I wanted to try writing my own square… I called it Reflections! If this square exists somewhere else, I’m sorry. I don’t remember seeing it anywhere. This is my first time trying to write a pattern, so again, I’ll take suggestions… Please feel free to use, share, adapt, or pin it… Just please don’t say that it is your own creation!

 

Week 9 Square – Reflections

By Jamie Forrest, April 2012


Round 1a – Ch 4 and attach to form a ring. Chain 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, pick up second colour.

 


Round 1b – with second colour, 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 3dc in ring, ch 1, sc in 3rd chain of beginning ch 3

 


Round 2a – ch 3, dc around connecting sc, dc in each dc from previous round, 2dc ch 2 2dc in ch2 space, dc in each dc from previous round, 2dc ch 2 in ch2 space, pick up colour 1

 


Round 2b – dc into ch2 space wrapping hook with both sides of colour you picked up, dc in ch2 space, dc in each dc from previous round, 2dc ch2 2dc in ch2 space, dc in each dc from previous round, 2dc in ch2 space, ch1, sc in 3rd chain of beg ch 3.

 


Rounds 3-5 – Repeat steps 2a and 2b 3 times

I forgot to take a picture for the next two completed steps. Sorry! You can see them in the next picture. There are five smaller rounds, then you can see the change to the wider round.

Round 6a – ch 4, tr around connecting sc, tr in each dc from previous round, 2tc ch 2 2tc in ch2 space, tr in each dc from previous round, 2tc ch 2 in ch2 space, pick up other color


 

Round 6b – tr into ch2 space wrapping hook twice with both sides of colour you picked up, tr in ch2 space, tr in each dc from previous round, 2tr ch2 2tr in ch2 space, tr in each dc from previous round, 2tr in ch2 space, ch1, sc in 3rd chain of beg ch 4.

 


Rounds 7-8 – Repeat rounds 6a and 6b two more times

 


Round 9a – ch 1, sc round attaching sc, sc in each tr of previous round along the side, sc ch 2 sc in ch2 space, sc in each tr along the next side, sc ch2 in next ch 2 space, pick up other colour, finish off first colour

 


Round 9b – sc in ch 2 space, sc in each tr of previous round, sc ch2 sc in ch 2 space, sc in each tr of previous round along side, sc ch 2 in ch2 space, join with sl stitch to first sc, finish off. Weave in ends.

 


 

Happy crocheting my friends!

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Week 8 Crochet Along

Welcome to another week. It has been a crazy one around here for me. My baby girl caught the worst stomach flu I’ve ever seen. We ended up in the ER twice with her this week. She is now finally starting to feel a little better, but she is living on Pedialyte and rice cereal. It is so hard to watch your baby cry and cry because she doesn’t feel good and know that there is really nothing you can do for her. So, crocheting has been my mental sanity this week.

 

I bought my first pattern this week. I normally stick to free patterns off the internet, but I kept coming back to this pattern over and over again, so I decided to go for it. It is called Realta by Olivia Rainsford. Click on the picture to link to her pattern if you are interested. I truly believe that this pattern is well worth the money. Included in the purchase is the full pattern for all pieces, including pictures for a more visual explanation, a printer-friendly version without pictures, information on planning with suggested layout and a blank layout page to plan your own colours if you want to deviate from her suggestion.


 

I love the bright colours in this afghan. I thought that this would be a great way to use up a bunch of my stash. Come on! You all know that you have one! So, here are the colours that I chose for my afghan. I had all the colours except for the lime green, which I bought at Walmart from the bargain bin. They are all Bernat or Lion Brand value yarns. I also had to pick up some black for the main colour.


So, as I said, crocheting was my mental saving grace this week. I managed to finish the first row of the afghan!


 

So, I also finished week 7’s square for the crochet along. Our afghans are coming along! First is my square and then there is Myra’s square.


Jamie’s week 7 square

 


Myra’s week 7 square

 

 

This week we will be crocheting the Kata square by Penny Davidson at The Creative Penny. If you click on the picture below, it will link you to her pattern. There is an update to the pattern on this page, but in order to get it, you must register at a third party website. Feel free to do this if you want. I decided to just follow the pattern on the webpage. I have already made this square as I wanted to test the pattern before I sent you there! However, I’m keeping my picture until next week. The one change that I did make is that for the final round, I had to do dc’s instead of sc’s. I love the final product. Can’t wait to see yours!


Happy crocheting!

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Crochet Along Week 7

I’m back! Last week was a little overwhelming for me. It was Easter weekend and the end of the M.Ed. class I am taking. The work was a little too much for me to keep up my blogging as well. Myra graciously accepted my invitation to host the week. So, now I’m back. I got my class work done and I’m all caught up with this Crochet along. Here are the updated afghan squares below:

 

Jamie’s Afghan

   
       
       
       

 

Myra’s Afghan

   
       
       
       

 

Amanda’s Afghan

       
       
       
       

 

The Week 6 square that Myra picked is just gorgeous! I loved the final product. What I didn’t love, so be warned about this, is all the ends there were to weave in! I am getting much quicker at this so it didn’t take me as long as it would have done in the past. Here is the result of weaving in all those ends:


 

Oh well. As I said, the final product is stunning!

 

Given that there were so many ends to weave in for week 6, I chose a one colour square for week 7. There are no parts (that I saw during my quick read) where you have to cut and rejoin. It is called More V’s Please. It is created by Melinda Miller. Click on the photo below to be linked to her website.


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Crochet along week 6

Hey there! As you might have gathered when no Sunday square appeared this week, things are a bit crazy around here for me. So Myra at itaga sa bato has agreed to host this week!

Check it out and I’ll see you Sunday!

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Finished Week 3 Squares and Week 4 Square

How was your crochet this week? I hope that you found success!

 

Once again, I have two squares to share with you!


Myra’s Square


Jamie’s Square

 

As you can see, my square didn’t end up being very square! I’m hoping that once I add a border for joining squares that it will lay flatter.

 

This week’s square is a free pattern by Melinda Miller from Revelry. Just click on the picture to follow the link to the pattern.


Have a great week and happy crocheting!

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Week 3 square and other stuff

Alright my friends, it has been decided that the Tilt-A-Whirl square from http://www.yarncrazy.com/tilt-a-whirl will be this week’s crochet along square.  Here is a picture of it:

Week 3 Square

I have been busy these days with many things.  Grace is becoming quite the little busy-body.  She is talking (or babbling anyway), rolling over,shoving anything and everything into her mouth, and working on sitting  up and crawling.  She loves her Jolly Jumper and is really starting to take an interest in her toys. My endeavours are often interrupted by screeches of frustration as she rolls herself over but can’t get anywhere!

I am also working on a class for my M.Ed. This is an online class so often gets attention first thing in the morning when I am nice and refreshed!

Finally, I have been doing a fair bit of crocheting too.  I am doing the Bernat Crochet Along and am working on a gift.

I look forward to seeing those pictures of finished squares! I will post them next SUNDAY along with a link to a new pattern.  This gives people a full week to work on the squares.

Take care!

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A change to the crochet along

Well, my friends, for those who are crocheting along with me (and to be honest, I’m not sure anyone but Myra is) and those who are reading along with me, I’m going to be changing the crochet along format.  I’ve been doing some reading lately about copyright issues, and I don’t want to be infringing on anyone’s rights.  AFTER I posted this week’s vote, I read further into the copyright of the patterns and pictures, and I was breaking some of their copyright by even posting the pictures.  So, I need some feedback…

My thought is that I just pick a pattern and post the link here.  I can still post pictures our finished squares…  I don’t know…  Can you leave some feedback please?

Also, if this is posted with a pattern, can I even post a link to it?

Copyright – This More V’s Please Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for yourown personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form. (Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)”

Thanks for your feedback…

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Week 2 squares

Well, for anyone who joined us last week for the crochet along, thank you! I didn’t realize just how challenging the pattern was! With help from Myra, I got through it. She put it best by saying that it has been awhile since we’ve had to focus so much to follow a pattern! Here are the results:

My square

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Week 2 Square

Well, it is time for this week’s square.  The vote was a tight race between square 1 and square 3, but in the end, 3 took it!

Week 2 Square

Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, I wasn’t able to make a sample square, so we will all be working it on our own! Here is the link to this week’s square: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/raindrop-block

Now, for some reason, I accidentally put this 9 inch square in for consideration.  So, let’s see what kind of creativity we can add to make this a 12 inch square!  It should be easy enough to add a few rounds…

I look forward to seeing your squares.  Once again, if you wouldn’t mind sending me a picture of your finished square to crochet_along@yahoo.ca I will post them!

Happy crocheting.

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