26 October 2012

Pink Friday

Monarch Pass Sunrise

I didn't think I would have time to craft anything fiber in pink this week, much less write a pattern, so I pulled together a handful of pink flowers I've shot through the years and assembled a digital quilt.




many tulips

Lynette's Rose

Fresh Moisture



Pink Friday digital quilt

And then I had an remarkably long train ride, thanks to this week's Colorado snowstorm. While standing on a packed train with a bunch of other sardines just like me, I made a few musical notes. (One passenger was knitting the most beautiful cables I'd ever seen! She did manage to get a seat, though!) I stayed up late Thursday night writing the Happy Note pattern and testing it. Then uploading photos...

This pattern means I can bring my Yellow Fridays, Teal Fridays and Pink Fridays to a close for now on a Happy Note. My fiber goal was to make it at least through Pink Fridays in October. And, thanks to our October snow, I did it. !!! Yippee!

My goal also was to raise awareness of things we as crafters can do to brighten the lives of those enduring the battle of their lives. I hope I have done that.

I hope to be able to have more special color Friday patterns when things slow down a bit on this side of the computer screen, after the holidays. Until then, I hope you will continue to enjoy the pink, teal and yellow patterns I've shared, my snowflake patterns and even the book I'm serializing on Thursdays.

Happy last Pink Friday of 2012!

You may do whatever you'd like with musical notes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Pink Friday Happy Note

Pink Friday Happy Note

Finished Size: 2.25 inches long from tip to tip
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, small amount of stuffing


Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join. Pull magic circle tight.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around for a total of 12 sc.
Rounds 3-6: 1 sc in each sc around.
Round 7: 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, 1 linked dc in each of next 3 sc (link by drawing up starting dc loop through previous st), 1 linked hdc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc.
Round 8: 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in next hdc, dec 2 dc across next 3 dc, linking 1st dc to previous hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc, linking hdc to previous dec dc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, dec 2 sc across next 3 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc; total of 8 st.
Round 9: 1 hdc in next sc, 1 linked dc in each of next 3 st, 1 hdc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Stuff lightly.
Rounds 10-17: 1 sc in each st around. Stuff lightly.
Round 18: Dec 1 sc across next 2 st around for a total of 4 sc; sl st across opening into sc on other side of opening, ch 10.
Row 9: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, dec 2 dc across next 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 5 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in same ch, 1 sc in same ch; sl st in top of musical note; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Make a bunch. They work up quickly! Hang on last week's Pink Friday Christmas Tree, hang on a real Christmas tree, or give to someone going through chemo and bring a Happy Note into that life.

Pink Friday Happy Note


  1. Wow stunning pink photos!

  2. So lovely in PINK! I want those flowers outside in a summer garden!

    1. Thanks, Karen! I must admit, though, I want them in winter, not just summer!!! :)

  3. it must be nice to have so many iéas in your head. And be able to do it. You are so artistic. Love it. Love that pink sky. :) And the notes. :)

  4. The pinks go so well together. You have a great eye for colour!

    1. Thank you! It was fun to put together. Especially when I thought the craft end of this post was going to come up empty-handed!

  5. Amazing blooms. I am not known for using as much pink glass I say I use orange, but it does happen.

    1. I don't think it would matter what color you use in your glass. You make only beautiful things!


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