Monday, June 18, 2012

Sailor Square Pattern and Scrap Jar Week 2

I edited the picture so it's no longer sideways. I was right; it still looks a little wonky. Nothing a little blocking won't fix.
This is my first time writing a pattern so please forgive any rookie mistakes. I wrote it so my crazy brain can understand it, but if you can't, please let me know and I'll try to help.

The Sailor Square

Hook size: H (use whatever size you like best; that's just the size I used)
Stitch abbreviations: sl st = slip stitch
                               ch= chain
                               dc= double crochet
                               bet= between
                               sp= space
                               fo= finish off
                               sc = single crochet
                               hdc= half double crochet
Ch 4
join with a sl st in 4th ch to make a loop.

Round 1:
Ch 3 (counts as a dc)
1 dc in loop
*ch 1
2 dc in loop
repeat from * 3 times
ch 1
join with a sl st in top of ch 3
(5 groups of 2 dc with ch 1 sp)

Round 2:
sl st bet 2dc from previous round
ch 3 (counts as dc)
1dc in same sp
*ch 5
2 dc in sp bet 2dc from previous round
repeat from * 3 times
ch 5
join with a sl st in top of ch 3
(5 groups of 2dc with ch 5 sp)

Round 3:
sl st in next dc
sl st in ch 5 sp
ch 3 (counts as dc)
9dc in ch 5 sp
*ch 2
10dc in ch 5 sp
repeat from * 3 times
ch 2
join with a sl st in top of ch 3
(5 groups of 10dc with ch2 sp)
fo first color

Round 4:
attach second color with sl st in ch 2 sp
ch 3 (counts as dc)
1 dc in same ch 2 sp
1dc in each dc around with 2dc in each ch2 sp
join with a sl st in top of ch 3
(60 dc)

Round 5:
ch 3 (counts as dc)
1dc in each of next 13dc
2dc, ch2, 2dc all in next dc (corner)
*1dc in each of next 14dc
2dc, ch2, 2dc all in next dc (corner)
repeat from * 2 times
join with a sl st in top of ch 3
fo second color

Round 6:
attach first color with sc in any dc
sc in each dc around, working 2hdc, ch2, 2hdc in each corner
join with a sl st in first sc
fo

If you have trouble with this pattern, please let me know.

Scrap Jar Experiment Week 2

Last Monday, I started with an empty jar.
This is how it looks this week.

I've been working on my granny squares for the granny square-along (click on the afghan on the left under Challenges for details) so I've accumulated quite a few this week. We'll see how it looks next Monday.

Two Bits of Trivia

June 18 is Go Fishing Day, International Panic Day, and National Splurge Day
Only a few species of piranha are carnivorous; most eat plant matter.

Daily Inspiration



Thanks for reading!
Blessings :-)

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us. :)

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    1. It's only fair after all of you have been so generous with yours :-)

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  2. I just found your blog and thought I'd leave you some blog love. I'm a crocheting homeschool mama too! Awesome square!

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    1. Thanks! Glad to see there's another. You should check out The Crafty Homeschool Mom's blog, too.
      I'm glad you like the square :-)

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  3. Very pretty square. Thank you for sharing the pattern. Will be trying this. Nice to "meet", glad you stopped by my place so I then could find you. Look forward to visiting.

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    1. Thanks for becoming a follower :-) Let me know how you like the pattern when you make it.

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  4. Oooh that is really pretty!

    Love the colour combination as well.

    Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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