Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Patriot Star - 8" square

This square is designed specifically for fingering weight yarn and works up to an 8" square. Very nice in patriotic colors or even colors of your choice. The BPTR gives it a nice texture. 




USD $2.00

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pretty Scallops Dishcloth

Pattern is for the Intermediate crocheter. Stitches include sc, dc, tr LSC, and TRCL. Special stitches are explained.







Pretty Scallops Dishcloth
Designed by Melinda Miller


SKILL LEVEL:              Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:           9.5” square


MATERIALS:                Worsted weight cotton
                                    Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                    Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:           Sc = single crochet
Dc= double crochet
Tr = triple crochet
                                               
SPECIAL STITCHES:  

LSC/Long Single Crochet: Insert hook on the designated row below the row you are working on, and work a sc into the skipped st, bringing your loop up to same height as previous stitches.

TRCL/Triple Crochet Cluster: Work 4 tr in same sp leaving last loops of each on hook. YO and through all 5 loops on hook.


COMMENCE PATTERN:

With A ch 5, join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd. 1: Ch 5, [dc, ch 2] 7 times in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5. (8 dc, 8 ch-2 sps)
Rnd.2: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 4, 3 tr closed tog in same sp, ch 5, [trcl in next ch-2 sp, ch 5] 7 times, join with sl st in top of beg trcl. Finish off A.
Rnd. 3: Join B with *sc on top of trcl, ch 3, LSC on skipped dc in first Rnd., taking also the ch-5 in Rnd. 2 and leaving the yarn loose, ch 3, rep from * 7 times more, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd. 4: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc, ch 4, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4] 15 times, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd. 5: Sl st in next sp, in same sp work (ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) beg corner made, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 4, sc in next sp) twice, ch 2  *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) corner made, ch 2, sc in next sp, (ch 4, sc in next sp) twice, ch 2, rep from * twice more, join with sl st to beg ch 3.
Rnd. 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *work corner in corner, [dc in next dc] twice, ch 2, skip 1 sp, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, skip 1 sp,** [dc in next dc] twice, rep from * to * 3 times more ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg ch 3.
Rnd.7: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *work corner in corner, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp,** dc in next 4 dc, rep from * 3 times more ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg ch-3. Fasten off B.
Rnd. 8: Attach A to any corner sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc] 4 times placing last sc in corner, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg sc. (4 scallops on each side)
Note: Finish off after Rnd. 8 for small scallops, or continue with Rnd. 9 for larger scallops.
Rnd. 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1] 5 times, sc in next sc, ch 1, rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off, weave in ends.

Copyright - This Pretty Scallops Dishcloth Pattern and the pattern photo are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own 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.)


Blooming Beauty - 8" square


This 8X8 inch square is designed especially for fingering weight yarn and features the popcorn stitch for added texture, with a lovely center motif. It would make a beautiful addition to your lapghan or afghan. Use your imagination for color combinations to create your own unique look.
Stitches include sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, and popcorn.
You will be buying the pattern only - not the finished product.


USD $2.00

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blooming Beauty - 12" square


Blooming Beauty
Designed by Melinda Miller



SKILL LEVEL:           Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:        12” square


MATERIALS:           Worsted weight yarn
                                 Crochet hook size H  
                                 Tapestry needle



This square will look great in your lapghan or afghan. Use it for your charity or swap needs and it will be greatly appreciated. Your own color combinations will make it uniquely yours! You will be buying the pattern only, not the finished product.






USD:  $2.00

Monday, September 19, 2011

Giveaway Winners



Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for my 200 followers. I really appreciate all the entries and the winners have been randomly selected by random.org. They are Mary, Sandra, Lisa, Aurora, and Caroline. They have all been contacted and will be able to choose two patterns from my paid pattern selection. Congratulations ladies! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

200 Followers - Grand Giveaway!





Hooray! I have reached 200 followers - or Mo-Marauders as I like to say. Thank you all for joining and for following me on my crochet journey. As you know, with my health conditions, it hasn't always been easy, and sometimes I've had to lay my hooks aside. But like a cat, I seem to always land on my feet, and with my hooks in hand at that!


Now for the fun part! First of all, I want to recognize my number 200 follower. She is Bethany, or"yarnorgy" on Ravelry. Because she is my special follower, she will receive two free patterns of her choice from my paid pattern selection. I will contact her via Ravelry to inform her of her good fortune! Thank you Bethany and congratulations!


Secondly, I will open up the floor to the rest of my followers to compete for free patterns from my paid pattern selection. I will take three lucky followers and gift them with two patterns each. You may choose from the selections on the right sidebar. To enter, you MUST be a follower, and you must email me at the address below. Contest ends 09/15/2011.Good luck, and thank you for being a follower. I really appreciate all my friends out there!

mocrochet@yahoo.com



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Almost Giveaway Time!

We've almost reached 200 followers now, and once we do we'll have a giveaway. I'll be gifting several lucky winners a few of my patterns for free, so keep your eyes posted. It won't be long before we reach 200 and you don't want to miss out on the goodies!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Craft-A-Poem

Here's the 8" square for the August Craft-a-Poem. It is called Tangled Threads. The center resembles a spider web. It is written specifically for fingering weight yarn. 


TANGLED THREADS



The accompanying poem is written by Sir Walter Scott. Marmion, published in 1808, produced some of his most memorable lines. Canto VI , Stanza 17 reads:

Yet Clare's sharp questions must I shun
Must separate Constance from the nun
Oh! what a tangled web we weave
When first we practise to deceive!
A Palmer too! No wonder why
I felt rebuked beneath his eye

Thanks to Sara from Lazy Knits and Purls for hosting this contest. It's so much fun to find poetry to coincide with my squares every month.  Haven't I made good choices thus far - or would you have chosen something different? Feel free to comment. :)



Monday, August 15, 2011

Galaxy - 12" square

This 12X12 square features a pretty motif center and is great for use in afghans, lapghans, or square swaps. Use any combination of worsted weight yarn to achieve your own unique look. You will be purchasing the pattern only, not the finished product.


GALAXY

USD $2.00

Galaxy - 8" square

This 8X8 square features a pretty motif center and is worked up in fingering weight yarn. It has a delicate look which lends itself well for a shawl, wrap or a light throw. Choose your own color combinations for your own unique look. You will purchase the pattern only, not the finished product.
GALAXY

USD $2.00

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cameo Flower - 8" square

This is an 8" square that uses fingering weight yarn. It works up to a very delicate looking square and would make a lovely throw or wrap. I will be offering 11 more fingering weight square patterns on a monthly basis. Please keep coming back for more. :) You will be purchasing the pattern only, not the finished product.





CAMEO FLOWER

US Currency:    $2.00   



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Another July Craft-a-Poem

Here is another square for July. It is called Royal Romance and was inspired by the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I really enjoyed creating this square. The center motif is doily-like and adds a certain elegance to the overall look, I think.








The accompanying piece is not a poem. It is the prayer that William and Kate composed together for their wedding. I thought that it was very touching. 


“God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage In the business of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen.”


Craft-a-Poem is sponsored by Sara from Lazy Knits and Purls. This is my second summer installment. Wasn't the royal wedding just wonderful? What thoughts do you have about it? What will you remember most?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Craft-a-Poem

The monthly Craft-a-Poem contest is now a seasonal event. So my first offering for the Summer season is the Patriot Star 8" block that I designed especially for Independence Day. It is worked up in the Unique Sheep Verve in Red, White and Blue with a size C / 2.75 mm hook. 


PATRIOT STAR - 8" SQUARE

And here is the poem that goes with the square:


The Star Spangled Banner by: Francis Scott Key 1814

O say, can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? -
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming!
And the rocket’s red glare, the bomb’s bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
On that shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the beam, of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
O, thus be it ever where freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, “In god is our trust”;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

We're all familiar with the first stanza, but how much do we know of the rest of the poem? Not much I presume. At least I didn't. But isn't it a beautiful poem? And how appropriate for this month.
Thanks to Sara form Lazy Knits and Purls for hosting the Craft-a-Poem event. It has been so much fun and I hope everyone has enjoyed it as much as I have so far. I look forward to bringing you more of my creations as well as poetry.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Cameo Flower - 12" square

This pattern is written for worsted weight yarn and uses a size J hook. It works up to a 12"X12" square. It would work wonderfully in an afghan, lapghan or for a square swap. You will purchase the pattern only, not the finished product.




USD: $2.00





Saturday, June 18, 2011

Crochet Matriarch

I'm very sad to report the recent passing of one of crochet's matriarch's, Jean Leinhauser. Although I did not know her personally, I knew of her reputation as a great crochet designer and editor. I own many of her books and leaflets, and in fact, I even learned how to crochet from one of her leaflets back in 1982. 


Jean founded Leisure Arts publishing company, the American School of Needlework, was editor and publisher of Crochet! magazine, and wrote the internet newsletter, Talking Crochet! She served as the co-chairman of the Standards Committee of the Craft Yarn Council of America, and she was co-owner of Crochet Partners and Creative Partners. 


Here is a link to her many books.  Take a look and maybe you'll find one you just have to have. Maybe you'll see one or two that you already have. :) Jean Leinhauser books are a staple for any crochet library.


Here is a link to an interview with Jean. Please take the time to read through it, as it is very interesting.


In honor of Jean, why don't you crochet one of her designs? I think she would like that. :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

May Craft-a-Poem

I'm a tad late on this project, but nonetheless, here it is. My crochet project for May is an 8" square I designed especially for Mother's Day called "Mother's Corsage." It is worked up in The Unique Sheep Tinsel Toes fingering weight yarn, which gives it an extra delicate look. The pattern is exclusive to The Unique Sheep's Crochet Block-of-the-Month-Club. 



Here is the poem I chose to accompany this crochet block.


To My Mother
by Robert Louis Stevenson

You too, my mother, read my rhymes
For love of unforgotten times,
And you may chance to hear once more
The little feet along the floor
.


Love the poem! Thanks to Sara from Lazy Knits and Purls for sponsoring this contest. I hope you all have as much fun as I do.  And on that note, I hope you all have a great crochet day.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful Stitches - 12" Square

Thankful Stitches
Designed by: Melinda Miller
www.mocrochet.blogspot.com


SKILL LEVEL:               Beginner
 
FINISHED SIZE:           12” square

MATERIALS:                 Worsted weight acrylic yarn
                                        Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                        Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:            Sc = single crochet
                                          Dc = double crochet
                                          Hdc = half double crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES:        Picot = ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

COMMENCE PATTERN:
With Color A ch 6, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd. 1: Ch 3 (count as dc), 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to beg dc. (16 dc)

Rnd. 2: Ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st to beg dc. (32 dc)

Rnd. 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 2, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 8, sk 5 dc, *sc in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 8, sk 5 dc**, rep * to ** 3 times join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd. 4: Sl st into next ch-2 lp, ch 1, *sc in ch-2 lp, in next ch-8 lp work [(3 dc, picot) 3 times, 3 dc]**, rep from * to ** 4 times, join with sl st to first sc. Finish off Color A, join Color B in last stitch.

Rnd. 5: Ch 5 (count as 1 dc, ch 2), 1 dc in same st, *ch 2, 1 sc in picot, ch 1, in next picot work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 1, sc in next picot, ch 2,** in next sc work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc), rep from * 3 times ending at **, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd. 6: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in same sp, *[ch1, 2 dc] in each sp to corner, ch 1, in corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg dc. (16 dc on each side)

Rnd. 7: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in same sp, *ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * to corner, ch 1, in corner work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg dc. (18 dc on each side)

Rnd. 8: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in same sp, *[ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp] to corner, ch 1, in corner work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg dc. Finish off Color B;  join Color C in last stitch. (20 dc on each side)

Rnd. 9: Ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in each dc and in each ch-1 sp to corner, in corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), rep pat around square, join with sl st to beg dc. (34 dc on each side)

Rnd. 10: Ch 3 (count as dc), 1 dc in each dc to corner, in corner sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), rep pat around square, join with sl at to beg dc. (40 dc on each side)

Rnd. 11: Rep Rnd. 10. (46 dc on each side) Finish off, weave in ends, block.

Copyright – This Thankful Stitches Pattern is copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. 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.)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hypothyroidism


So now I’ve been diagnosed with yet another autoimmune condition – Hypothyroidism. Yes, I already knew I had this illness; I’d actually been diagnosed back in ’98. I just never really carried through with any type of treatment. It has always been on the back burner as the “forgotten” condition. I had plenty of other, more important, conditions to think about. Let’s see…..there’s the Lupus, the Autoimmune Hepatitis, the Fibromyalgia, the Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)…..I even had to undergo some chemo last year for the ITP. So you can see how easy it would be to just “forget” about the least offensive ailment for the time being. At least, that was my rationale.

But now I’m at a place where I seem to have all my ailments under control. They seem to be behaving and I’m taking all my meds like a good girl should. J I feel that I’m at a good place right now and that I am able to add on another regime. You see, it’s not taking just another pill with the others I already take. If that were true – how easy would that be? No – this regime is a little different and requires some dedication.

I must take the medication first thing in the morning, by itself, at least 30 minutes before eating. So that means that I’ll have to take my meds twice in the morning. This is because we don’t know how all these meds would react with each other, so it’s best to take them separately. I agree. I started this morning, and I think that once I have a routine established, I will be okay. So now I take my meds 3 times a day - twice in the morning, and then at night.

I really want this to work. I learned that hypothyroidism is linked to depression, and since I battle with depression, it will be in my best interest to treat the hypothyroidism. My depression can only improve. How great will that be? I’m really excited to be talking about this and I have high hopes for my future. My Endocrinologist is super and I look forward to a great working relationship with her.  I’ll keep you all updated on my progress. J


Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
·         Fatigue
·         Weakness
·         Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
·         Coarse, dry hair
·         Dry, rough pale skin
·         Hair loss
·         Cold intolerance (you can't tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
·         Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
·         Constipation
·         Depression
·         Irritability
·         Memory loss
·         Abnormal menstrual cycles
·         Decreased libido




Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blog Anniversary





This month marks the 2 year anniversary of my blog. I began MoCrochet back in May of 2009 wanting a venue to post my original patterns. My, how it has grown. I have made some friends along the way, and my following has grown to 151 as of today. Thank you to all of my followers. I really appreciate the time you spend with me on my blog. I especially appreciate all your comments. Comments let me know that you are listening to me and that I'm on the right track. I love your comments - keep them coming! And to all of you lurkers out there. I know you are there - you silent stalkers. Keep stopping by - you're welcome here also.


So now I'm going to issue a challenge to you all. Tell all your friends to stop by MoCrochet and become a follower, and lets get the roll call up to 200. As soon as we do that, and in celebration of my blogger anniversary, we'll have a great surprise! I won't tell you what it will be, but rest assured, you will want to be around. And everyone loves a surprise - right? 



Are you up for the challenge? Stick around, dig out your hooks, bring your friends with you, and let's enjoy our time together. 



Friday, May 6, 2011

Facebook Page





Have you visited my Facebook page yet? Why don't you take this opportunity to jump on over and say hi. While you are there, you can even post a picture of one of my patterns you have made. I'd love to see it all worked up. Let me know what you are working on. Why don't you become a MoCrochet fan? Just follow this link.  See you there!



Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Prayer Day



Today is National Prayer Day. I encourage you all to pray for someone or something dear to you. Whether you have a God or not is not important; your religion is not important. We all can say a few words on someone else's behalf just for today. What or who will I pray for today? I will give you just a few highlights. Among other personal things, today, especially, I will pray for:


1. Peace in the world - especially after recent events.
2. Wisdom for our world leaders, especially our own US President Obama.
3. The safety of our military, especially for my son who is in the Navy.
4. My husband and his school work.
5. The safety and well being of my family.


And today I will also pray for YOU my blogger friends - for your safety and well being. Have a blessed day and please come back tomorrow for more crochet!


Best Regards,


Melinda (MoCrochet)







Sunday, May 1, 2011

Basket of Berries - 12" square


Basket of Berries
12” Square
Designed by: Melinda Miller





SKILL LEVEL:                     Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE:                  12” square

MATERIALS:                        Worsted weight yarn
                                                Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
                                                Tapestry needle

STITCH GUIDE:                  Sc = single crochet
                                                Hdc= half double crochet
                                                Dc= double crochet


SPECIAL STITCHES:       

REVERSE POPCORN (RPC): Work 5 dc in st indicated, drop loop from hook, insert
hook from back to front through top of first st made, pull dropped loop through
st. Push out from back to front for Popcorn to stand out.

CLUSTER: *Yo, insert hook in sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; rep from * once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

BPDC: Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of corresponding stitch below, yo and pull up loop [yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.


COMMENCE PATTERN:

Rnd. 1: With Color A ch 2, 8 sc in first ch, join with sl st to beg sc. (8 sc)

Rnd. 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, ch 3, *in next st work Cluster, ch 3, rep from * around, join with sl st to top of beg Cluster. Finish off. (8 Clusters and 8 ch-3 sps)
Rnd. 3: Attach Color B with sl st to top of any Cluster, ch 4 (counts as first hdc plus ch 2), work RPC in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, *hdc in next Cluster, ch 2, work RPC in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, rep from * around, join with sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-4. Finish off. (8 RPC’s and 16 ch-2 sps)
Rnd. 4: Attach Color C to any hdc with sl st, ch 1, sc in same st and in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next RPC, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next hdc, ch 2, skip next RPC, sc in next ch-2 sp, *sc in next hdc and in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, skip next RPC, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next hdc, ch 2, skip next RPC, sc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * 2 times more, join with sl st to first sc. (36 sts and 12 sps)
Rnd. 5: Sl st in next sc and next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, rep from * 2 times more, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp, ch 1, join with sl st to first dc. (48 dc and 16 sps)
Rnd. 6: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch 3 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, rep from * 2 times more, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) twice, join with sl st to first dc. Finish off.
Rnd. 7: Attach Color A to any corner sp with sl st, ch 2, in same sp work (1 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), *1 hdc in each dc and in each ch-1 sp to next corner sp,** in corner sp work (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc), rep from * 3 times more ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg dc. (23 hdc on each side)
Rnd. 8: Ch 4 (count as 1 dc, ch 1), skip 1 dc, *in corner work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc), [ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next hdc] 11 times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from * 2 times more, work corner, [ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next hdc] 10 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (12 ch-1 sps on each side)
Rnd. 9: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 4 (count as 1 dc, ch 1), *in corner sp work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc), [ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp] 12 times, ch 1, rep from * 2 times more, work corner, [ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp] 11 times, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. (13 ch-1 sps on each side)
Rnd. 10: Sl st into next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in same sp, work 5 sc in each corner sp and 2 sc in each ch-1 sp around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off Color A. (30 sc on each side – not counting corner middle sc)
Rnd. 11: Attach Color D to a middle sc of any corner, ch 3, in same st work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *work 1 dc in each sc to corner, in middle sc work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg dc. (34 dc on each side)
Rnd. 12: Sl st into next dc and into corner sp, ch 3, in same sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *dc in next 2 sts, [BPDC in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts] twice, BPDC in next 6 sts, dc in next 2 sts,** in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg dc. (38 dc on each side)
Rnd. 13: Sl st into next dc and into corner sp, ch 3, in same sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), *BPDC in next 4 sts, [dc in next 6 sts, BPDC in next 6 sts] twice, dc in next 6 sts, BPDC in next 4 sts,** in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square ending last rep at **, join with sl st to beg dc. Finish off, weave in ends, block. (42 dc on each side)

Copyright - This Basket of Berries Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2011 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own 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.)

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TESTERS - THANKS A BUNCH LADIES!


AURORA


MARY


MELANI



TERI




MELISSA