May 17, 2012

SmoothFox - Online Angels Charity Square Drive has begun

The charity square drive has officially begun.  Won't you help us celebrate Online Angels anniversary by donating a square or many squares to a wonderful organization.  Online Angels has helped so many people and are in great need of squares.

Mary has great volunteer Angels who will stitch your squares together into afghans for those in need.  Please do not use wool or cotton.  You may donate knit and crocheted squares 6" x 6" all the way up to 12" x 12".

When you send in your squares, please take a moment to include a note with your Name, State or Country and your square count.  I will post an update here on the blog with the square counts.

Thank you all for participating.


SmoothFox Cool 2B Square - Free Crochet Pattern

SmoothFox’s Cool 2B Square
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox  ©2012
Version 05/17/2012

Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” 4 ply medium worsted yarn
Color A: Mulberry
Color B: Jelly Bean

Hook Size: I/9 5.50 mm
Size:  6” x 6”
Skill level:  Advanced beginner
Notions: Yarn needle

FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet –
Yarn over, insert hook behind post of stitch (from front to back), yarn over, pull through, bring up even with last stitch completed, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops to complete stitch

My Crochet & Knit related gifts:*

If you want a .pdf copy of this pattern or if you make this item – please click on this link below and add your own pictures as a project on Ravelry. Be sure to login to your Ravelry account.  Just click on the crochet hook with the words “Hook It” if this is a crochet pattern or if it is a knit pattern click on the words “Cast On” near the top right side and this will add your item as a project. Then you can add the pictures when you have completed your project.

Note:  Some rounds end with a ch-1 plus a half double crochet into the top of the beginning ch-3 to position the hook in the proper position for the following round.  This joining will be referred to as a space when completed.


Here is the link to the video for this project:
SmoothFox's Cool 2B Square Video

Round 1:  Using Color A ch 4, join with a slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring, ch 3 counts as dc in this and all rounds, 2 dc, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2) 3 times; join with a slip st in the top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 2:  Using color B join with a slip st in any corner, ch 3, dc in same corner, *fpdc around first st, dc in next st, fpdc around last st, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once; 2 dc in beg corner, join with ch 1 plus hdc in top of beg ch-3.  (8 fpdc, 20 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 3:  Ch 3, dc in same corner, *sk 1 st, [fpdc around the next st, dc in next st] 2 times, fpdc around next st, sk last st, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner; join with ch 1 plus hdc in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (12 fpdc, 24 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Round 4:  Using color A join with slip st in any corner, ch 3, dc in same corner, *[sk 1 st, 2 dc in next st] 4 times, sk last st, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to * once, 2 dc in beg corner; join with ch 1 plus hdc in top of beg ch-3. (48 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Note: Excluding corners, all stitches in next round are worked in the center/middle of the 2 dc groupings and not between the 2 dc groupings

Round 5:  Ch 3, dc in same corner, *sk 1 st, [2 dc before next st, sk 2 sts] 5 times, 2 dc before next st, sk 1 last st, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to * once, 2 dc in beg corner; join with ch 1 plus hdc. Finish off. (64 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)

Won’t you please take a few moments to make a square for a wonderful charity that is in great need of squares to help the less fortunate.  

Mail to:

Online Angels
Attn: SmoothFox
36 B Pine Drive
Pottsville, PA 17901

Please include your name, State or Country and square count on a small note so that Mary with Online Angels can send me your info to post on my blog. 

Created by
Donna Mason-Svara a.k.a. ©2012

This pattern has 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.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my Ravelry or Craftsy store if the pattern is for sale.  If the pattern is free, please direct people to my blog.  Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.  

May 15, 2012

Charity Square Drive for Online Angels

Online Angels is celebrating their 12th year of giving to those in need on May 19th.  I figured it would be a great time to do start a square drive.  Let's get those hooks and needles started.

You can create your own designs or use anyone's patterns you want... even granny squares.  All squares in all sizes from 6" x 6" to 12" x 12".  Please NO WOOL OR COTTON.  You can also donate blankets already completed.

In addition, I've designed a simple textured 6" x 6"square that can be whipped up in nothing flat and for those of you that are new to crocheting, I have a video to go along with the pattern I created for this event.  I hope the video will help you.  The square is called "Cool 2B Square".

The pattern and video will have the address to mail the squares to.  Please include a count of the squares that you are sending so I can post your counts on the blog.  When Mary receives the packages she will email me your square counts.

Details will follow in the next day or two.


SmoothFox's Purple Snowflake Juice

This pattern is the 5th in the series.

Here is the link to purchase the 12" x 12" pattern for $2.99

SmoothFox Purple Snowflake Juice

Tester pictures of Purple Snowflake Juice

Testers, please add your project to Ravelry now.

1. Click on the link below
3. It takes you to the pattern page – you need to log-in to Ravelry to see the “Hook it” icon in step 4
4. Click on the "Hook it" icon in the top right area
5. It will let you fill in the blanks, name your own name for the piece you worked. You can name it whatever you want. Example: Enjoli's   blah blah blah. It will let you rate the pattern also. So you enter all the information about your "project" like, did you like it, did you have to add a round of sc's to make it the right size, what yarn you used etc and then you save that. General notes for other people who will see it.
6. Then there is a tab so you can add your pictures of your square or blanket or multiple squares with the same pattern.
7. If you had already created your project on Ravelry before I posted the pattern, you will need to go to the link above – highlight and copy the BOLD name of the pattern that I named it. Then go to your project page and put in this name as the pattern name link.