Thursday, January 10, 2013

African Flower Square: No More Hexagons

Well, this works up very nicely and is easy to do.  This is the square version from the video online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r8g1tq8VU0

The only difference is that I started with a Ch 5 circle instead of the magic ring and 7 sc called for. I'm going to have to try the magic ring method some day. I must have watched that video 5 or 6 times, writing down what she said so that I could write out instructions for myself.  Here's what I came up with: 

Version from video:
Make magic ring and 7 sc.  Close Ring with a SlSt
2nd rnd:  Chain 3 for turning chain, 1 dc into same place, ch 1,  (2dc, ch 1 in each stitch) around and close with slst.  Should be 8 pairs of dc.

Change Colors:  

    In a gap between dcs put (3 ch, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) and after that first one do (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch1) Close with sl st.  Should be 8 petals.

    With same color for next row, in first ch 2 space put (ch 3, 6 dc, ch 1),  then in subsequent spaces put (7 dc, ch 1).

Change Color:

  Start in the middle of a petal, make 1 turning chain, then 1 sc in every stitch, make long stitch down to between the 2 dcs of previous row between the petals.

Change to Frame Color:

At a notch, make a Ch 2 turning chain,  sk 1 st, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, sk 1,  2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr (all in the same place), sk 1,  1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, sk 1,  1 hdc into notch, sk 1, 1 hdc, 3 sc, 1 hdc, sk 1. Another corner:  2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr  and continue around.

Last row:  Chain 2 for turning chain, 1 hdc into every st until corner.  
 Corner = 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc.  Continue around in this manner.   

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