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What are Free Loops?
Working in the FREE Loop(s) usually means working into
loops that remained earlier in the pattern.
An example would be if you work down the foundation chain
you could work in the "free loops" back up the other side to form an
oval shape. Another example would be if you work
one row in the front or back loop and then another row
you are told to work in the loops that were left over, hence
the "free loops".
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This is my 2nd newsletter and I love the info. I am not sure if I can ask here for a specific pattern stitch? I had a pattern for a crochet octagon that looked like a quilt patch. The pattern was called I think " Grandmas Flower Garden ", I made a few patches but when I moved the pattern didn't move with me!!!! If this is not the right place to ask, please forgive me.
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Hope this helps.
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I have been crocheting for years,ever since my Mom taught me how at the age of 16.
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I will try spindale.com in NC, the home of peaches n' cream. they sell catalogues, color cards and their cotton yarns to the public.
RE: Dog Sweater
I just wanted to let you know that I love this pattern. Also, I omit the ch. 2 at the end of round 12 as it causes it to be slightly uneven there.
I have currently made and donated 10 of these sweaters in assorted sizes and colors to my local humane society. They put them on the cats after they have been shaved due to matted fur. The cats really appreciate them as they stay nice and warm. They have asked me to make 20 more in a smaller size for the kittens. They are also going to use them in their quarantine room as it is sometimes slightly cool in there.
I am so glad that I am able to provide these for the animals in need. Thank you so much for printing this pattern in your website. May God bless you in your continued work.
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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
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As he was drilling a batch of recruits, the sergeant saw that one of them was marching out of step. Walking up next to the man as they marched, he said sarcastically: "Do you know they are all out of step except you?"
"What?" asked the recruit innocently.
"I said -- they are all out of step except you!" thundered the sergeant.
The recruit replied, "Well, sarge, you're in charge -- you tell them!"
Negotiations between union members and their employer were at an impasse. The union denied that their workers were flagrantly abusing their contract's sick-leave provisions.
One morning at the bargaining table, the company's chief negotiator held aloft the morning edition of the newspaper, "This man," he announced, "Called in Sick yesterday!"
There on the sports page, was a photo of the supposedly ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score.
The silence in the room was broken by a union negotiator.
"Wow," he said. "Think of what kind of score he could have had if he hadn't been sick!"
An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: "Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist."
Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute.
Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all. His answer consisted of two words: "What chair?"
As the manager of our hospital's softball team, I was responsible for returning equipment to the proper owners at the end of the season.
When I walked into the surgery department carrying a bat that belonged to one of the surgeons, I passed several patients and their families in a waiting area.
I heard one man say to his wife, "Look, honey, here comes your anesthesiologist."
After a long, dry sermon, the minister announced that he wished to meet with
the church board following the close of the service.
The first man to arrive and greet the minister was a total stranger.
"You misunderstood my announcement. This is a meeting of the board
members," explained the minister.
"I know," said the man, "but if there is anyone here more bored than I am,
then I'd like to meet him."
My kindergarten-aged daughter suddenly announced just before school that she needed to take a clean tee shirt to class. She told us the teacher was going to iron an anti-drug message on it.
My wife frantically swept through my daughter's room, finding nothing usable but one tee shirt that already had something printed on one side. She sent it off to school with my daughter. That afternoon, my daughter returned and happily showed off her shirt.
On one side it said, "Families are Forever."
And on the other, "Be Smart, Don't Start."
A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings. They dialed the number and then sang "Happy Birthday" to him. But when they finished their off-key rendition, they discovered that they had dialed the wrong number.
"Don't let it bother you," said a strange but amused voice. "You folks need all the practice you can get."
"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice. Would you please do my homework for me?"
The father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn't be right."
"That's okay," replied Little Johnny, "but you could at least give it a try, couldn't you?"
An acquaintance of mine, whose daughter was about to be married, decided to
give her a diamond ring that had been in the family for several generations.
The stone had never been appraised, so the father asked a gemologist friend
if she would take a look at it. She agreed, but said that, instead of a fee
she would accept lunch at one of Houston's finer restaurants.
A few days later, as he and the gem expert sat sipping a glass of Chablis,
he showed her the ring. She took out her jeweler's loupe, examined the
diamond carefully and handed it back.
"Wow," said a diner who had been watching from the next table. "These Texas
women are tough!"
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