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Volume XIV, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2011

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Re: NFL crochet afghan patterns

I would like crochet patterns with or with out a pattern graph chart for the following team:
Chicago Bears
Thanks ruth

Paula Grubb


You can buy a graph of a Chicago Bears Helmet on ebay:

The graph can be used as a chart for knitting or crocheting as well as cross-stitch

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Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of stitches and then to form a border or edging you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row. If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.

If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches.

No matter what kind of stitch you are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.

The first photo in the following picture shows a swatch turned on its side with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked 3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.

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RE: Wide Mouth Jar Lid Covers

I just finished yesterday evening 5 jar toppers--the pattern you
just sent out in the last mailing.  I took a picture and wanted to send it
along to you. 

Wide Mouth Jar Lid Cover Crochet Pattern

They were very fast and easy!  I gave them for gifts last
night to the ladies in our Friday night Church with jars of lotion I made
from recipe my sister gave me.  It is great lotion!!  Here is the recipe:

2--7.5 OZ bottles of pink baby lotion
2--7.5 OZ bottles of Vitamin E lotion
1 jar of Vaseline

You have to use your mixer.  I put in the Vaseline first and got it nice and
creamy then added the other two lotions and blend well.  Store in a large
jar or several small ones for gifts.  It is great for dry feet and hands.

Thanks again for the patterns.  God bless Emmy


RE: Sleep Mask

Hi, I wanted to let you know your pic doesn't do your pattern justice.  I just made it.  Very nice.  I have a bunch of crocheted flowers I made for a project way back when and didn't use, so I'm going to put those over the mask and make ties that are color-coordinated.  Thanks!!! Peggy=

in my pattern it instructs me to sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3 to join I am so confused


<< reply >>

When you began your round you made 3 chains which looks is
the height of a double crochet stitch. You work one slip stitch
in the top of those 3 chains to join the round.

Subject: stitch_question

how can I get the rest of the crochet pattern for Giget's santa sweater. The web site only lists the trim for the sweater, and the hat

<< reply >>

Giget’s Santa Sweater instructions are embellishments for my
original dog sweater pattern:

Thanks for letting me know that I failed to post a link on that page
to the main sweater pattern. I will put that on my page update list.

Re: Baby Beanie

The beanie turned out great - the link that you sent me really helped, what with it's pictures and explanations!

Being such a newbie to crochet at the time, I found that "decoding" patterns was one of the most difficult parts to learn. But thanks to you and a few others I learned a lot of tricks that weren't easy to find in books or online. And now I'm an avid crocheter with a whole three months experience behind me!

Thanks so much for your help, Lisa!


Re: ReadAPattern

I hope you can help me. Making a hat and am stuck on this part of the pattern

I have a round of 68 DC’s joined with a slip stitch in the first one.

So for the next round it says slip st from front to back around post of same stitch, ch 3.


<< reply >>

These are post stitches but to make your first stitch
instead of working a double crochet around the post
you make a slip stitch and then chain 3. This looks
like a front post double crochet.

Here’s how to make a front post and a back post double crochet

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side
of the work right to left around the post
of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

insert hook from the back side of the work right
to left around the post of the indicated stitch on
a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches.

You can find these and many other stitch abbreviations and instructions on
my Basics page:


Subject: ReadAPattern


Trying to read this pattern and it says Ch 3 (counts as DC) 15 dc in ring. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 16 dc. I understand all the way until the last part that says 16 dc. Does that mean we do an additional 16 dc in the ring we just made or it should be 16 dc we did TOTAL?


Thanks so much


<< reply >>

That’s only a reference... meaning you should have 16 double crochet when you finish that round. The 3 chains at the beginning count as one double crochet plus the additional 15 dc.

Subject: Suggestion/Question

I found your site and and found lots of information however I have searched every where trying to find out what my crochet pattern means, perhaps you can help me I would appreciate if you could.

Pattern says working over next ch sp, sc in next ch sp on round 2 do you perhaps know what the means. I have looked in all my book and on the internet.

stitches awaiting to do...angel

<< reply >>

I’m guessing you aren’t working on Round 3?

I believe the designer wants you to work over the chain space... encasing it in a single crochet stitch
worked into the next chain space on Round 2.

If I’m imagining this correctly it will combine the two chain spaces... like you are crocheting the single
crochet around them both.


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