Here's a pattern named after my mother. She is my best friend. She taught me how to cook and I still love to cook today. Mama always fed us a good hot breakfast every morning before school. She would let us drink coffee with lots of milk and sugar added. I still love to drink coffee, just no sugar and not as much cream. I guess you could say we had a little coffee with our milk. :)
One April Fool's Day, my brother Steven switched the sugar and salt. We ended up putting salt in our coffee. Yuck!! Mama made him sit at the table and drink our salted coffees! (I don't think he ever did. He probably just sat there and took a sip out of each cup.) What a trickster.
What a fun memory. I think of this incident often when times are hard. Instead of letting things get the best of me, I just dance a mental jig and laugh. What a spirit booster. Try it - it works.
Love you mama!
Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn - I used Crafter’s Secret
Color A: Yellow (43)
Color B: Vintage Green (54)
Crochet hook size I/5.5mm
Ch/s = chain/s
Dc = double crochet
Hk = hook
Lp = loop
Rep = repeat
RS = right side
Sc = single crochet
Sk = skip
Sl St = slip stitch
Sp = space
St/s = stitch/es
WS = wrong side
Shell: 5 dc in same st.
Tutorial for Beginning Stitches: No More Turning Chains!
Row 1: (RS) Ch 28, working in back ridges of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch to end, turn.
Row 2: (WS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 4 ch, [sk 2 sts, Shell in next st, ch 2, sk 3 sts, dc in next
5 sts] to end, turn. (2 Shells, 15 dc, 2 ch-2)
Row 3: Begdc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, [sk ch-2, Shell in next dc, ch 2, sk next 4 dc of Shell, dc in next 5 sts] to end, turn. (2 Shells, 15 dc, 2 ch-2)
Rows 4 – 12: Rep Row 3.
Row 13: (RS) Begdc in first st, dc in next 4 sts, [ch 3, sc in 3rd dc next Shell, ch 2, sk next 2 dc of same Shell, dc in next 5 dc] to end, ch 1, turn. DO NOT FINISH OFF – DO NOT TURN. (15 dc, 2 sc, 2 ch-3, 2 ch-2)
Rnd. 1: Ch 1, 3 sc in corner – corner made, 25 sc evenly along side, 3 sc around corner in next
st – corner made, sc in next 25 sts, 3 sc in next st – corner made, 25 sc evenly along side, 3 sc around corner in next st – corner made, sc in next 4 dc, (3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next 5 dc) twice omitting last sc, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off. (25 sc per side, 3 sc per corner)
Rnd. 2: With RS facing, join B with sc to any sc, work 1 sc in each st around, placing (sc, hdc, sc) in each corner st. Finish off, weave in ends, block. (27 sc per side, 3 sts per corner)
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