Meet Miss Ineeda Clue
The first installment in the Miss Ineeda Clue CAL
By Donna Kay Lacey
Color A –Background – Charcoal Grey (45g / 76 yds)
Color B – Light – Goldfish (10g / 17 yds)
Color C – Medium – Terracotta (10g / 17 yds)
Color D – Dark – Brick (20g / 34 yds)
Sample worked in Vanna’s Choice
US Size 8/H (5.0)
Finished Measurements: 12” X 12” block
Abbreviations and Special Stitches:
Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc) – insert hook around post of stitch indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook.
Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.
Miss Ineeda Clue was a middle aged, single woman living a simple life. “The lone woman on the hill”, “Spinster” and even “Old Maid” were terms used by townspeople to describe her, but never to her face. When the neighborhood children rode past her house on their bikes they would sing…
There was an old maid on Scrabble Hill,
And if not dead, she lives there still.
She grew so tall, she reached the sky,
And on the moon, hung clothes to dry.
Ineeda would shoo them away and remind herself of a quote from Jane Austen “a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else”.
But lurking deep in the depths of her soul, she was a frazzled mess. She wanted a man! Hard as she tried, Ineeda had no clue how to hook one. Everytime she tried, it turned into a horrible mess that she could not make heads or tails of!
Rnd 1: With color A, form an adjustable ring, ch 8 (as dc, ch 5), [dc in ring, ch 5] 7 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 8, fasten off, pull tail to tighten ring. (8 dc, 8 ch-5 sps)
Rnd 2: Join color B with a sl st in any dc, ch 3 (as dc), 2 dc in same st, [ch 6, 3 dc in next dc] 7 times, ch 6, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (24 dc, 8 ch-6 sps)
Rnd 3: Join color C with a sl st in the first dc of any 3 dc group, ch 3 (as dc), *(dc, ch 6, dc) in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 6, **dc in next dc* rep from * to * 7 times ending at ** on final rep, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (32 dc, 16 ch-6 sps)
Rnd 4: Join color D with a sl st in first dc of any 2-dc group, ch 3 (as dc), *2 dc in next dc, ch 6, **dc in next dc,* rep from * to * 16 times ending at ** on final rep, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off. (48 dc, 16 ch-6 sps)
Stay tuned tomorrow for clue #2!