October Love by Aurora Suominen
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I have admired Aurora Suominen’s work for many years and am happy to feature October Love this week. This is a fun design with clean lines and is a bit of a respite from our recent more complicated blocks! The final stitch count was a little too big for our CAL so I modified the last few rounds. I am hoping Aurora comes back later in the year with a new design! See all her designs on Ravelry and her blog, My Blue Angels.
Modifications by Julie: Work as written through Round 9.
Round 10: Beg corner. Sk 1 st, dc next st (Ch 1, sk 2 st, dc, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc) seven times, work corner in sp] four times, omitting last corner & join, fastening off color 2. (19 dc, 15 ch-1 sp per side including corners)
Round 11: With Color 1, Beg corner, [dc in next 3 st, (2 dc in ch-1 sp)14 times, dc in next 3 st, corner] four times, omitting last corner, sl, join. (38 per side)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same and next st, (3 sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next 38 st) 4 times, omitting last 2 st, sl st to join, fasten off. (41 st per side)
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