July 15, 2012
Free SmoothFox's - Viola's Garden Party
SmoothFox’s - Viola’s Garden Party 6” x 6”
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2012
This pattern is named after a wonderful, loving friend named Viola Thompson. She is one of the most charitable crocheting ladies I know and I cherish her friendship.
Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn” 4 ply medium worsted yarn
Color A: Periwinkle
Color B: Turquoise
Color C: Orange
Hook Size: I/9 5.50 mm
Size: 6” x 6”
Skill level: Advanced beginner
Notions: Yarn needle
Shell: 2 dc in indicated sp between shell groupings or in next ch-1 sp
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Some rounds end with either a ch-1 plus a single crochet or a ch-1 plus a half double crochet in 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.
Using color A, ch 5, join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 counts as dc, 15 dc in ring, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (16 dc)
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, [sk 1 dc, sc in next st, ch 5] 7 times, sk last dc, slip st in beg sc, slip st to ch-5 sp. (8 sc, 8 ch-5 sps)
Round 3: Ch 2 counts as hdc, 6 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st in same ch sp, *slip st in next sp, ch 2, 6 dc in ch-5 sp, ch 2, slip st in same ch sp] 7 times, Finish off. (48 dc, 16 hdc)
NOTE: In the next round, we will be working behind the petals in the unused double crochet’s from Round 1. You will need to hold the petals towards yourself to see the stitches you will be working into. There are 8 dc sts we will be working in.
Round 4: Using color B, join with a slip st in any unused dc from Round 1, ch 3 counts as dc, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, *ch 1, 2 dc in next unused dc from Round 1, ch 1, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next unused dc from Round 1,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (24 dc, 4 ch-2 sps, 8 ch-1 sps)
Round 5: Using color C, join with a slip st in any corner sp, ch 3 counts as dc, dc in same sp, *[sk 2 sts, shell in next ch-1 sp] 2 times, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner sp, * repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner, join with ch 1 plus sc in top of beg ch-3. (32 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same corner sp, *[sk 2 sts, shell before next st] 3 times, sk 2 sts, **(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner sp,* repeat from * to * 2 times and from * to ** once, 2 dc in beg corner, join with ch 1 plus sc in top of beg ch-3. (40 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Note: Excluding corners, all stitches in next round are worked in the center/middle of the shell and not between the shells
Round 7: Ch 3, dc in same corner, *[shell in center of next shell] 5 times, **(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 sc. Finish off. (56 dc, 4 ch-2 sps)
Created by Donna Mason-Svara a.k.a. SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2012
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