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Submitted by Patricia from Rhode Island
I have read about "Free Form Crochet". Do you know anything aobut this? I
would love to see the stitches and "how to's" in the newsletter.
Patricia from Rhode Island
Free Form Crochet doesn't require a "pattern".
You make a crocheted fabric using any stitch
or combination of stitches you want.
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Notice some of the creations on this page:
these are made by using alot of smaller crocheted
pieces to form a larger item.
You can purchase a book called
"The Crocheter's Art: New Dimensions in Free-Form Crochet" here:
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ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
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RE: THE DOG HOUSE
Hi , Here are pictures of two of my dogs wearing the sweater.
* Sassy *
* Tia *
The black one is Sassy and the brown one is Tia.
I made this sweater for my friend's dog Kacie which is really K.C. for Katie and Chris the owners of the chihuahua in the picture. I just embelished with 2 stripes and ruffles at the neck and waist. Katie informed me that she has purchased several sweaters for Kacie and this is the ONLY one she will walk in. Needless to say Katie and Kacie are tickled pink.
RE: Bobby Pins
I have been crocheting for more years that I want to admit, but the best idea that I have seen is the one to use Bobby Pins for markers. They work wonderfully for marking rows when you are crocheting in the round. They don't tangle and can be removed easily. Thank you so much for the tip.
RE: Your Site
It was so refreshing to see your site...
Honoring OUR LORD & SAVIOR.... :)
Continued success....in YOUR life...
as well as those you hold most dear...
I came to your site..to ck out free patterns...
I find myself...now visiting a relative in Pa...
I am visually impaired...and along with the
daily chores of life...find crochet a relaxing..adventure..
I can watch/ LISTEN to a favorite TV show.........
and yet be productive..
I WILL ck out the rest of your site..
for I am looking for BIble studies..as well as a creative way..
to use ..what talents HE gave me...
To help others........
I love your pattern and notice I said pattern because I have only ordered one. I only recieved it about a month ago and have done two of them. One is crazy colored and the other is two colored and in a pattern. (pineapple afghan square). Wonderfully easy pattern, when I finish this I am looking for another. Thank you, this site is now on my favorites list.
I am excited about your newsletter!! Am looking forward
to receiving my first issue. I love to crochet and find
it very interesting to see all the different patterns.
thank you in advance.
Thank you !!!! for the dog sweater pattern you were kind enough to send me. I followed the directions you sent me, using a size J hook because my dog is a 35-lb. terrier mix (he looks like part Jack Russell/part greyhound) and he's "tall" - I'm 5' 7" and when he stands on his hind legs his nose is between my waist and my chest - so I'm going to have to add some edging to the bottom. Other than that, it works fine. He's white, and wears a black collar and leash, and with this rust sweater I call him my Halloween dog. :-))
Just found out my sweetheart husband is terminally ill. Will have lots of time to learn to crochet while we get through the next weeks. Thanks for what you do. God bless.
I just wanted to say thank you for the dog sweater crochet pattern its going to be tried out tonight!
Its -30 degrees out today and we are going to whip this up to cover our little dog which I am sure she will appreciate very much. (grin!)
So thank you once again for your pattern.
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* My Pet Peeve:
By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
What's your pet peeve?
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"I'm prescribing these pills for you," said the doctor to the overweight
patient who wanted to loose weight without exercising.
"I don't want you to swallow them. Just spill them on the floor twice a day
and pick them up, one at a time...."
A kindergarten teacher asked, "What is the shape of the earth ?"
One lil' girl spoke up: "According to my Daddy -- terrible!
A friend and I were standing in line at a fast-food restaurant, waiting to place our order.
There was a big sign posted. "No bills larger than $20 will be accepted."
The woman in front of us, pointing to the sign, remarked, "Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than $20, I wouldn't be eating here."
Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Txes M&A Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
A goober was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn.
She rolled the dice and she landed on "Science & Nature." Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"
The goober thought for a time and then asked, "Is it turned on or off?"
When I was six months pregnant with my third child, my three year old came into the room when I was just getting ready to get into the shower.
She said, "Mommy, you are getting fat!"
I replied, "Yes, honey, remember Mommy has a baby growing in her tummy"
"I know," she replied, "but what's growing in your butt?"
Morris had been playing golf for years, and he had the finest equipment, but his technique never improved a bit.
As his friend watched, he teed up at the first hole and promptly drove a brand-new ball into the woods. On the second hole, he drove another new ball into a lake. On the third, he lost a new ball in another part of the woods.
"Why don't you use an old ball?" his friend Sam asked.
"I've never had an old ball," Morris said.
A man was on his way home with a new car, which was absorbing all his
attention, when it struck him that he had forgotten something.
Twice he stopped, counted his parcels, searched his pockets, but finally
decided he had everything with him. Yet the feeling persisted.
When he reached home his daughter ran out, stopped short, and cried:
"Daddy, where's Mommy?"
Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers.
The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper,
he calls it a poem, they give him $50."
The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a
piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100."
The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words
on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And it takes eight people to
collect all the money!"
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