April 29, 2009

SmoothFox's Cool Smiley Face Square 7x7 - Free Pattern


Above picture created by SmoothFox

The picture directly above and original idea for the smiley face is courtesy of Loren G. aka Twisted1 from Ravelry. She took my Peace Out pattern and changed a few things and wow… came up with the Smiley Face above. She did an awesome job and I think it’s just the cutest square. Working with her notes I got down to business creating the pattern for everyone to enjoy! Thanks a million Loren!!!
 Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2009 Version 1.0

Red Heart Super Saver Medium Worsted 4 ply
Color A: Bright Yellow
Color B: Black
Color D: Turqua
Red Heart Strata
Color C: Pogo OR Red Heart Ltd. Kids Multi – Color C: Bikini

Hook Size: H/8 5.00 MM
Size: 7” x 7”
Skill level: Advanced beginner
Special Stitches:
Tambouring also known as slip stitch surface crochet: The tambouring method used for the smiley face is quite simple. Here is a link to a tutorial http://www.geocities.com/mwillsondesigns/SlipStitch/slipstitch.html
1. Hold the yarn you'll be using in the back of the piece. Insert hook in given sp between stitches. 2. Yarn over and draw loop through to the front side. (Be sure to leave about a 6" tail on the back to weave in later)
3. Insert hook in next space.
4. Draw this new loop through the loop that is already on the hook-just like working a slip stitch.
5. When you are ready to finish off, cut the yarn in back leaving a 6" tail to weave in. Then, pull the tail on up to the front. Now, insert hook from back to front and pull the tail to the back (wrong) side of your work. Weave in ends.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Using color A, ch 4 and join to make a ring or use the Magic Adjustable Ring (see http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/ under tutorials).

Round 1: Ch 3, (counts as first dc here and throughout) 11 dc’s in ring; join to top of beginning ch-3. (12 dc)

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each dc around; join to top of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join to top of beginning ch-3. (36 dc)

Round 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around; join to top of beginning ch-3. Finish off. (48 dc)

Round 5: Join color B with a sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; rep from * around. Join to top of beginning sc. Finish off. (60 sc)

Round 6: Join color C in any st with a sl st, ch 4, 2 tr in same st, ch 2, *3 tr in next st, corner made, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, ** 3 tr in next st, ch 2. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-4. Finish off. (24 tr, 24 dc, 16 hdc, 12 sc)

NOTE: TWO DIFFERENT BORDERS TO CHOOSE FROM.

BORDER NUMBER ONE AS SHOWN IN TWISTED1’S PICTURE ON PAGE ONE:
ROUND 7: Join color D with a sl st in any corner, ch 1, 3 sc in corner sp, * sc in each st to next corner, ** 3 sc in corner sp; repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once. Join in beginning sc. Finish off. (98 sc)

ROUND 8: Join color B with a sl st in any st, ch 1, sc in each st around square. Join in beginning sc. Finish off. (98 sc)
OPTIONAL BORDER NUMBER TWO IN TOP PICTURE ON PAGE ONE:
Round 7: Join any color B with a sl st in any corner, ch 2, (2 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc), * hdc in next 19 sts, ** (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in corner. * Repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once. Join to top of beginning ch-3 with a sl st. Finish off. (100 hdc)

SMILEY FACE TAMBOURING:

Hold square with right side facing you. Using the picture above as a reference and following the special instructions for tambouring, place the smiley face on the circle.

1. Hold the yarn you'll be using in the back of the piece. Insert hook in given sp between stitches. 2. Yarn over and draw loop through to the front side. (Be sure to leave about a 6" tail on the back to weave in later)
3. Insert hook in next space.
4. Draw this new loop through the loop that is already on the hook-just like working a slip stitch.
5. When you are ready to finish off, cut the yarn in back leaving a 6" tail to weave in. Then, pull the tail on up to the front. Now, insert hook from back to front and pull the tail to the back (wrong) side of your work. Weave in ends.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

This pattern has not 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. 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.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

was trying to get candycane pattern for the afagan

Anonymous said...

I made a smiley square 12 (+/-) years ago. Mine has the face crocheted into it though. Your pattern seems a little easier than mine. I love the multi color yarn. Have you ever tried RH Mexicana (bright rainbow yarn)?

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