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Block 8 February 24, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 1:41 am

*Edited to add photo

I apologize for not having a picture for this block. I have to confess that I do not have it done. I have started and re-started this block a million times over the last few weeks but every time I do something about it just doesn’t look right. I guess I will have to consult my Mother, who is also working the same blocks.

Block 8

Beginning cluster: ch 3, (YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Cluster: ch 5 work (YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

ch 8, slip stitch to form a ring.

rnd 1 – work beginning cluster in ring, ch 5 work cluster, ch 2, * work
(cluster, ch 5, cluster) in ring, ch 2; repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip stitch
to top of beginning cluster: 8 clusters

rnd 2 – slip stitch in first ch-5 space, work (beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same space,
ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, * work (cluster, ch 3 cluster) in next ch 5
space, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 2; repeat from * around. join with slip
stitch to top of beginning cluster.

rnd 3 – sl st in first ch-3 sp, work ( beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same sp, ch 2
2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2 * work
(cluster,ch 3 cluster) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc,
2 dc in next ch-2, sp, ch 2 ; repeat from * around. join

rnd 4 -6 – sl st in first ch-3 sp, work ( beginning cluster, ch 3, cluster) in same sp,
ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in each dc across to next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next
ch-2 sp, ch 2 * work ( cluster, ch 3, cluster) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, work 2 dc in
each dc across to next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * around, join
60 dc at end of round 5

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Block 7 February 16, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Uncategorized — creationsbyhand @ 7:19 pm


2010-02-16 12.17.08.jpg
Originally uploaded by CreationsByHand

I’m behind again, could you expect anything less?? My kids were off school for President’s Day. They have been off school so much this month either for snow days or days that were already scheduled off. I don’t mind the girls being off school, it means I don’t have to deal with the morning rush.

Block7 – Basic Granny Square

Ch 4, join into ring

Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2 (3 dc in ring, ch 2) 3 times. Join w/ slip stitch to 1st dc

Round 2: slip stitch in next 2 dc and in 1st ch-2 space, ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1 *(3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space (shell made) ch 1, repeat from * around. Join w/ slip stitch to first dc.

Round 3: slip stitch in next 2 dc and in 1st ch-2 space. Ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. *work shell in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1. Repeat from * around. Slip st to 1st dc.

Repeat last round until desired size.

 

Block 6 February 9, 2010

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Block 6
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Yet again, I am behind this week. I can’t lie, it totally slipped my mind to post yesterday. We got snow Sunday night and as a result, school was canceled. I had a house full on Monday and again today! The girls are off school today as well since we got more snow Monday night. I have no idea what the current road situation is but I can almost bet that school will re-open tomorrow.

Block #6

Ch 25

Row 1: (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook. *skip next 2 chs, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Repeat from *

Row 2: ch 2, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in 1st ch-2 space and in each ch-2 space across.

Repeat row 2.

 

Block 5 February 1, 2010

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Block 5
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We are moving right along with the blocks. My Mother and I were able to get together several weeks ago and compare blocks. I’m having fun and I am excited about my first afghan. I am still trying to get my daughter to finish the first block that she started at the end of December. I started asking her about her joining color hoping that may re-kindle her interest. However, it may have back fired when she realized that we were each doing our own afghans as opposed to one afghan where we all contribute blocks. I hope the idea of a large crochet project of her own has not scared her off!

Block 5

Ch. 26

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2: ch 3, turn, skip next sc *2 dc in next sc, skip next sc, repeat from *

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in each dc across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until block is square.

 

Block #4 and My Distraction for Being a Day Late January 26, 2010

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I apologize for block #4 being a day late; I had a distraction these last couple of days. I had decided, months ago, that since there was so much fuss over The Twilight Series, that maybe I should read them and see what the fuss was about. A month ago, my Aunt gave me her copy of the first book. Unfortunately, as a very busy mom of 5 girls, it has sat on my counter this whole time.

Last week or so, I was browsing the newest patterns on Ravelry and saw a pattern for an iphone cozy. It had an open window on the front, so that you could still use your apps. In the pattern picture the iphone has its Amazon Kindle app open. That set the wheels in motion.

I do not own a Kindle or an iphone but I do have an ipod touch. I found the Amazon Kindle app in the apps store, happy that it was free because I knew I was going to be paying for the books. I downloaded the app and the first Twilight book. The app has been so much more convenient and I have been able to read through a book in about 2 days. I am now on book four.

Kindle on my ipod

So that’s my excuse for being behind on posting this block. Now on to the pattern!

Block 4

Ch 27

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, skip 1st dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc* repeat across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn *dc in chain 1 space, dc in dc, repeat from star.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired size.

Block 4

 

Block 3 of the Three Generations Afghan January 18, 2010

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Block 3
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Here is block 3 for the Three Generations Afghan.

Block 3 – Crazy Stitch

Ch 29

Row 1: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, 3 dc in same chain. Repeat from * across. End with sc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in sc of previous row. *sc in next ch 3 space of last row, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, prepeat from * across. End with sc in last ch 3 space.

Repeat row two.

Block pattern keeper

This is what I am doing to keep the patterns together for my 10 year old daughter since I have been working ahead so that I have the block ready to post here. I’m worried that she has lost her interest 😦 She is half way through block 1 and I can seem to motivate her to finish. I hope I can spark her interest again and get her back on the wagon!

 

Block 2 for the Three Generations Afghan January 11, 2010

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Block 2
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My Mother has named this afghan the “Three Generations Afghan” because My Mother, myself and my 10 year old daughter are all working on our own afghans together, hence, three generations. I like the name and the afghan will make a nice memory for my daughter when she gets older and takes the afghan with her.

I apologize for this block being late. I originally hoped to post a new block every Saturday. I’m thinking this will probably not happen as it gets a little crazy around here with my five girls, since there is no school. I think a more realistic post day will be Monday, during nap time. So…you can start expecting every week’s block to be posted on Mondays.

Block #2

Ch 25

Row 1: *Slip st in first ch, hdc in next ch, repeat from star, ch 2, turn

Row 2: *hdc across, ch 1, turn

Repeat these two rows until block is the same size as block one.

Single crochet around the block in same color as the block was worked. Half double crochet around the block again in your joining color.