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Mystery book

I have tried this pattern at least 6 times since 2008 and always get hung-up on the same place in the pattern. I’m very frustrated! If you have made this afghan before, I’d like to exchange emails to figure out why I am getting confused.

CAN YOU IDENTIFY WHERE THIS PATTERN CAME FROM?

HAVE YOU MADE THIS BLANKET? IF SO, I WANT TO TALK WITH YOU. 
PLEASE EMAIL ME THE NAME OF THE BOOK, WHO PUBLISHES IT AND IF YOU KNOW – WHERE I CAN FIND IT ON-LINE.  First person that does this can select a free pattern from my store.
Donna

SmothFox’s A Whole Lotta Holes 12×12 – free pattern

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2010 Version 4.0

Bernat Baby Sport Medium Worsted 3 ply
Color A: Lilac
Color B: Pale Blue

Hook Size: H – 8 – 5.50 MM – NOTE: if using Medium Worsted 4 ply use a size “G” – 4.25 mm hook

Size: 12” X 12” for square, size for afghan above is approximately 36” x 36”

Skill level: Advanced beginner

Contact Info: SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com
Ravelry Store: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/donna-mason-svara
Etsy Store: http://SmoothFox.etsy.com
Crochet & knitting merchandise: http://zazzle.com/smoothfox*
Blog: http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/

INSTRUCTIONS:

Chain 25 loosely.

Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across. Insert stitch marker on any st to mark right side. (23 dc)

Row 2: WS Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1, now and throughout), turn; sk 1 st, dc in next, (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) repeat across. (12 dc)

Row 3: RS Ch 3, turn; dc in each st or ch-1 sp across until last ch-4 sp, dc in ch-4 sp, dc in 3rd ch of ch-4. (23 dc)

Rows 4 thru 11: Repeat row 2 and 3 – DO NOT FINISH OFF

You will now be working around the square starting down the side of the square either in the tops or base of the stitches of rows 1 thru 11. Basically, you will be placing dc’s and ch-1’s evenly around the entire square and making ch-3 corners.

Round 1: RS Ch 4, turn square to work down the left side, dc in base of last dc from row 11, see picture 1, (ch 1, sk ch-3, dc in top of next st, ch 1, dc in bottom of same st) repeat down the side to the beginning ch, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in base of 1st dc of row one. (corner made). See picture 2. (Instructions Continued below pictures)

PICTURE 1

PICTURE 2

INSTRUCTIONS CONTINUED FOR ROUND 1: Working across base of un-used loops from beginning ch, (ch 1, sk next un-used ch, dc in next un-used ch) repeat across to last un-used ch, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in last un-used ch on bottom. (corner made)

Working up the next side, (ch 1, dc in top of next st, ch 1, dc in bottom of next st) repeat up the side to the top st of row 11, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc) in top st of row 11. (corner made)

Working across top of square, (ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st) repeat across to last st, dc in last st, ch 3, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (corner made). (48 dc, 44 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps) IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE STITCH COUNTS ARE CORRECT.

Round 2: Ch 3, * (dc in each st or ch-1 sp) repeat across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, * repeat from * to * 3 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (108 dc)

Round 3: Ch 4, sk 1 st, dc in next st, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) repeat across to corner, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in corner, dc in 1st st,* repeat from * to * 3 times, join with a ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (64 dc, 60 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)

Round 4: Ch 3, * (dc in each st or ch-1 sp) ** repeat across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, * repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** in each remaining st to complete the round, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (140 dc)

MEASURE YOUR SQUARE – ONE TESTER USING 4 PLY YARN STATED THEY NEEDED TO SKIP ROUND FIVE AND GO STRAIGHT TO ROUND SIX. IF YOUR SQUARE IS CLOSE TO BEING 12” X 12” SKIP ROUND FIVE AND WORK ROUND SIX.

Round 5: Ch 4, sk 1 st, dc in next st, * (ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st) ** repeat across to corner, (ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1) in corner, dc in 1st st,* repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** skipping last st to complete the round, join with a ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (80 dc, 76 ch-1 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)

Round 6: Ch 3, * (dc in each st or ch-1 sp) ** repeat across to next corner, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in corner, * repeat from * to * 3 times, repeat from * to ** in each remaining st to complete the round, join with sl st to top of beginning ch-3. (172 dc)

STOP HERE FOR A 12” X 12” SQUARE –

If you want to make a blanket, continue in the same fashion as round 5 and 6 alternating each round. When starting new colors, join in the corner and always start on round 5


Full afghan above was worked with 6 rounds of each color of yarn after the initial 12” x 12” square was completed.

THIS PATTERN IS AVAILABLE AS A .PDF BY GOING BACK TO MY MAIN PAGE OF THIS BLOG AND LOOKING DOWN THE RIGHT COLUMN. YOU WILL FIND ALL PATTERNS AS .PDF VERSIONS. http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2010

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Any resemblance between this pattern and any other pattern is purely co-incidental. This pattern is my original design so please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the Internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my ETSY store if the pattern is for sale. If the pattern is free, please direct people to my blog. Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.

Pictures of A Whole Lotta Holes testers squares

CAPRICE

CATHY L.

MARION

I may be missing some testers squares.  I’m not sure so let me know if I missed your square picture and I’ll update the posting.  Thanks for testing the squares ladies!

Donna

De’Anna’s afghans for Mended Little Hearts

I received an email from De’Anna who recently made some afghans for a charity called Mended Little Hearts.  I really love how they turned out.  The top picture is my pattern called Christmas Heart and is part of the Christmas Cheer Afghan patterns which is a free set of patterns.  It looks so pretty!  The ripple pattern is my Rainbow Heart Round Ripple pattern.  She did a great job and I believe they will be cherished!

Here is her email.

Hi Donna,

I thought you would like to see the afghans I made so far with the patterns I got from you. They went to a program called Mended Little Hearts to go with the care packages they put together ❤ Thank you very much for offering such fun and easy to read patterns.

De’Anna~

Kay’s Peace Out Blanket

I received an email from Kay and she made this awesome afghan from my Peace Out pattern.  She has made this child size afghan for Project Linus.  Some lucky child is going to have such a big smile when he or she receives it.   I think it is so darned cute!  I love it.
Way to go Kay!  I just love seeing what everyone does with my patterns.  Please feel free to send me pictures of items you’ve made anytime!
Donna

Testers Found – Fox’s A Whole Lotta Holes 12×12

UPDATE: TESTERS ARE BARBARA M, MOLLY, MARION, CAPRICE AND CATHY

 

I have about 5 large one pound skeins of 3 ply baby sport weight yarn and thought to myself, what can I design that is something I can watch tv and crochet while making and not have to refer to a pattern.  I also wanted something that once you get the hang of it, is so easy you can continue and make it into a blanket or just stop at 12 x 12.  Well, this was what I came up with.  I’d love to see someone make a baby blanket out of the pattern.  Myself, I plan to continue from the point above and make it a blanket after I finish a few more projects I’m working on.  You can also make a lot of the squares and just alternate turning the center up and down or as above, side to side once each one is completed and ready to be stitched together..
Oh and if you don’t have 3 ply baby weight yarn, let me know what round you make it to when it hits 12×12 and I’ll note it within the pattern.  Or what size hook you needed to use with 4ply yarn to make it 12×12.  Size is important. 
If you want to be a tester, read the instructions below and let’s get started!
Remember, everyone who tests any of the patterns will have their picture of the completed tested item shown in the blog next to their name as a tester. So show off your talents.
1. Must be a follower of this blog and an email subscriber. Not a follower yet? Sign up. Let me know your follower name.
2. Must be able to finish testing by Sunday March 28th.
3. Must be able to send me a picture of your finished square attached to an email.
4. Must be able to send me errors of any kind you find in the pattern.
So if you want to test, send me an email to the address below with your Follower name.
Donna