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Volume XII, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2009

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GENERAL NEWS
QUESTIONS FROM THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
BIBLE TRIVIA
PAGES UPDATED
NEW LINKS
MEMBER PATTERNS
CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE
CROCHET TIP
VIEWER FEEDBACK
CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY INFORMATION
CLASSIFIED SECTION
HUMOR


GENERAL NEWS

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QUESTION:

2 ch mesh

I'm knitting a vintage bedspread. After sewing squares together pattern says 2 ch mesh all around entire blanket.I don't know what they're talking about.
alanda

ANSWER:

Maybe, these will help--
http://filet-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/10/taking-mystery-out-of-4-dc-mesh-filet.html
http://www.needlecraftsuperior.com/?tag=crochet-mesh-techniques scroll down page)
http://www.knitsimplemag.com/node/25 (TRY THIS FIRST)
Hope this helps and good luck.
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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


Meet Logan, The Sky Angel Cowboy
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For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Romans 5:9-11

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eterman life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.

John 14:1-4

 

"JESUS GAVE HIS ALL TO SAVE US---
ARE WE GIVING OUR ALL TO SERVE HIM?"

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2009 Issue.


The Scripture Tree

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"What is most valuable is not what we have in our lives, but WHO we have in our lives!"
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"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20


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Barb's Floppy Brim Hat
BARB'S FLOPPY BRIM HAT

 

Barb's Purple Hat Crochet Pattern
BARB'S PURPLE HAT

 

 

 

RESOURCES
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CROCHET BASICS
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SCRAP YARN IDEAS

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MEMBER PATTERNS


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Bunny Ears Crochet Pattern
BUNNY EARS

 

Sasha's Dishcloth Crochet Pattern
SASHA'S DISHCLOTH

 

 

 

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CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE

(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)



SC DECREASE STITCHES (SC2TOG, SC3TOG)

To decrease you make two or more stitches turn into one stitch.
Examples are SC2TOG AND SC3TOG

SC DEC

a/k/a sc2tog

SINGLE CROCHET DECREASE
(a/k/a SINGLE CROCHET NEXT TWO STITCHES TOGETHER)
Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hk), insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), YO and draw through all 3 lps.

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SC3TOG SINGLE CROCHET THREE STITCHES TOGETHER Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hk), insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (4 lps on hook) YO and draw through all 4 lps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:

HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN

SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:
http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/learnToCrochet.pdf

 


CROCHET TIP


I'm always printing patterns from the internet and just tossing them on my desk... what a mess!
I'm trying to be more organized so...
I recently purchased a three-hole punch to keep at my computer desk.
I plan on using a three ring binder with divider tabs. Each tab will have a label for different categories such as "baby", "clothing", "kitchen", "bath", "miscellaneous", etc. When I print a pattern I'm going to punch holes in it and place it in the appropriate section of my binder. No more searching for patterns... they will be right where I need them.

 

 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 66?

65. Take a sheet of #7 plastic canvas, and weave any color of yarn through the holes and make a multi-colored placemat. diane p. from ct.

 

 

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

If you have a use that's not listed email me!

 


VIEWER FEEDBACK

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Re: company no longer in business

Hi! Thought you should know that Mapplewood crafts in Hazelton, Pa is no longer in business. The link you have on your website is no longer valid. Thanks, Anna Howard

<< reply >>

Thank you for letting me know about this "dead link".
I have since updated the entire Resources page.


RE: Dishcloth

I want you to know that I love this pattern.
It is easy to crochet and makes into a pretty dishcloth.
Thank you for sharing the pattern. Patty


Just dropped by to see what is new on your website. It is one of my all time favorites! I also look forward to your newsletters. Thanks So Much for all the great info! Have a Happy Creative Day! T


What do you do when the pattern says: Yoh- what is a Yoh?

Ch 2 {(yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook CL made. Ch 2] twice in next ch-3 sp.

Rebecca Slusher

<< reply >>

That just means "yarn over hook".
Some designers use that abbreviation instead of "yo" for "yarn over".

NOTE: This pattern isn't clear about telling you where to put your hook when you're instructed to "draw up a loop"; when you yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the chain 3 space [in the hole beneath the three chains] and draw up the loop)

So:
>>>Ch 2 {(yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook CL made. Ch 2] twice in next ch-3 sp.

means to:
[
chain 2, yarn over the hook and draw up a loop (in the chain 3 space).
Yarn over the hook again and draw through two loops. (that's one time)

yarn over the hook and draw up a loop (in the chain 3 space).
Yarn over the hook again and draw through two loops. (that's two times)

yarn over the hook and draw up a loop (in the chain 3 space).
Yarn over the hook again and draw through two loops. (that's three times)

Now yarn over the hook and draw through all the loops on the hook.
That forms your cluster.
Chain 2 ]

Now you repeat the instructions that are in the brackets again to make that "twice in the next chain 3 space.


hello I love to crochet. thanks for being here.!:)
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Love your website...a lot of great patterns..
Rebecca Lewis


i think you have a great site!
Colleen


RE: The Dog House

Yes I have made several of your wonderful sweaters for my dogs. I have 4 Dashounds and 1 chichichai and I also have a Long Legged Bench Fiest. Plus My Dad has a feist and i have made her 1 and when Dad puts Jennys on her she doesn't want him to take it off. Not even to go to BED at night. My Dad has a Friend that Raises chaichais and she called my Dad and asked him to ask me if i had a Doggie sweaters to fit a 4 pound one and I told hom i sure did and I carried him a copy of this sweater for her to makd her puppy From your Crochet Friend, Debbie Woods


RE: Emma's Baby Booties

I saw this pattern, and think it's adorable. I'd like to try to make for items I donate to Marine Corps Kids. I wondered, though, did you have a guage for it? Thanks so much!

<< reply >>

I'm sorry... I did not record a gauge for the booties.
They were newborn size... around 3 inches in length
when I made them using an F hook and Bernat Baby
Coordinates yarn. I hope you enjoy the pattern!


RE: Emma's Baby Booties

There was supposed to be an error on R5 of the toe in the pattern of Emma's baby booties.. I copied the pattern and tried to crochet a bootie. The toe of the bootie wouldn't cover the toes, it would lay flat. Brenda L. Cooke located the error of R5 of the toe. Was the error corrected on the printed copy? Or do I have to go elsewhere to get the correction? I want to crochet these booties for a gift. They are the cutest bootie pattern I have ever seen. Please contact me... would appreciate your help. I also crochet blankets and hats for the Shriner's hospital for children.

<< reply >>

I'm glad you like this pattern... it is correct as it is on the page. I always put pattern corrections in a different color on the pattern page. I never could see the point of having a correction somewhere else :o)

The error was on R5 of the TOE and you can see the change made in red on the pattern page.
The bootie comes up just over the toes with an opening on the top.
I'm not sure why your bootie didn't turn up at the toe.


The pattern says: (skip next ch, work V-stin next ch) twice
Joanne Mooney

<< reply >>

That means you do this:
skip the next chain, work a v-stitch in the next chain
skip the next chain, work a v-stitch in the next chain

<< Joanne's reply >>

Thank you again what you told me worked great. I now am having a problem with the next two rows.
Row 2 : Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and in each ch 1 sp across
Row 3: was a repeat of row 1, but I think because I did row 2 wrong it didn't come out right.
As you can tell it's been a while since I crocheted.
I am also not sure about this dc in next ch, (ch 1, dc in same st) twice

<< My reply >>

Row 2 : Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and in each ch 1 sp across
     This means you chain 1 and turn. Then work one single crochet in each stitch and one single crochet in each chain 1 space (into the hole beneath the chain) across.

Row 3: was a repeat of row 1, but I think because I did row 2 wrong it didn't come out right.
      That can make a big difference.

I am also not sure about this dc in next ch, (ch 1, dc in same st) twice     
     That means:
double crochet in the next chain
chain 1, double crochet in the same stitch
chain 1, double crochet in the same stitch


Hi
I don't understand what (Dc in sk st to right of dc just made. I am also left handed if that mans anything. Betty

<< reply >>

That means you work a double crochet in the stitch you just skipped (the stitch to the right of the double crochet you must made). Being left handed only makes a difference if you work in the opposite direction from a right handed crocheter. If you work stitches normally from right to left on a row... use the directions as written.


RE: Baby Beanie

Thank you soooooooooooo much!
I absolutely LOVE my baby hat! =)
Johanna Schick


Re: Free patterns

I just wanted to say "Thank You" I was happy to find your free patterns online. A friend of mine gave me a very large box of unused yarn/skeins, and last year I found out that our local Children's Hospital does a hat drive every October. Lord willing, I intend to make as many hats as I can this spring and summer (hopefully using up all that yarn). Your patterns have given me a larger variety of patterns without the added cost. Thank you so much, and know that the Children's Hospital will be thankful too. blessings, Michele

P.S. This is something my Mother In Law and I have in common, crocheting, and we will be working on them together. Thanks again =o)


RE: Afghan Patterns

I am in need of making an afghan for a family member yet there is no pattern out there in the world wide web or any of the stores i have visited; therefore I must give up and try my hand at making up my pattern on my own; the question for you is how ? Is there any tricks I need tto know? helpful hints anything? This is going to to be a crocheted afghan just for lap not a bed size./ thanks a lot for your help if you can Jewelie

<< reply >>

You don't have to design your own unless you just want to.
You can find an extensive list of links to afghan patterns on this page:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/afghans.php
There are some really pretty ones.
I don't have any "tricks" when I design patterns... I just try something and if it works to suit me I write it down :o)


I have started a new pattern and starting the 6th round and i am stuck,not Understanding the meaning of the asterisks (*). for some reason it is confusing to me. didn't have to much trouble with this before.i do know it has something to do with repeating the pattern, (round) 5 has 40 dc now
The pattern says

RND 6) ch 3,2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc,dc in next dc, ch 3; *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc,ch 1, 2 dc in next dc,dc in next dc, ch 3;repeat from * around; join with slip stich to first dc: 60 dc
would appreciate you help.Tommy

<< reply >>

For Round 6 you do this:
chain 3
two double crochets in the next double crochet
chain 1
two double crochets in the next double crochet
one double crochet in the next double crochet
chain 3
*
double crochet in the next double crochet
two double crochets in the next double crochet
chain 1
two double crochets in the next double crochet
double crochet in the next double crochet
chain 3
repeat from the asterisk around
join with a slip stitch to the first double crochet
You should have 60 double crochets when finished.


RE: Yarn

hi, thanks for the information,i learn a lot on reading pattens,i will like to ask you a ?.i bought a few balls of yarn in a store and when started to do my crocheting the yarns all were splice in three diff.areas is that OK or not.i thought that when i bought a ball of yarn is suppose to be one length -- wilfredo flores

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Wilfredo.
Most times a skein of yarn will be one length... however, sometimes you will get a skein of yarn from a store that has been tied in places. As aggravating as it is sometimes a skein may be tied several times.


RE: DOLLS FOR CROCHET TOILET PAPER COVERS

Do you know where I can buy 7" dolls for crochet toilet paper covers? Thanks..Julie

<< reply >>

I purchased the doll on the pattern page at Wal-Mart.
I found similar dolls available here:
http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=16524
http://www.artcove.com/Dolls/Dolls/Fulldolls.shtml

<< Julie's reply >>

Thank you so much. I have been searching forever for my 93 year old grandmother who wants to crochet toilet paper covers!
Her birthday is tomorrow and she will be so excited that I finally found them!
Thanks again...Julie

 


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I'm so happy to have it in my crochet library.

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There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
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HUMOR


 

Crotoon - xray

 

A Sunday school teacher asked her pupils,
"Now, children, do you all say your prayers at night?"

A little boy answered, "My mommy says my prayers."

"I see," said the teacher. "And what does your mother say?"

The little boy replied, "THANK GOD HE'S IN BED!"


To help untangle my fishing gear, I asked my wife and her sister to walk the
fishing line across our front yard and hold it taut while I reeled it back in.

A man strolling by saw the two good-looking women and did a double take.
"I don't know what you're using for bait," he said to me, "but I'll take a dozen."


A real man's guide to household tools: You only need two tools:

WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40.
If it moves and it shouldn't, use Duct Tape.


After much urging by his wife, Uncle Joe applied for work on a farm. The foreman decided to give him a try and told him to milk a cow, equipping him with a stool and a bucket.

An hour later Uncle Joe returned dirty and sweaty, the bucket in one hand and the broken stool in the other.

"Extracting the milk was easy," he explained. "The worst part was getting the cow to sit on the stool!"


A poodle was walking down the street and passed three dogs.
She stopped and said, "Whoever can best use the words
'liver' and 'cheese' in a sentence will get a date with me."

The first dog said in a deep voice, "I love liver and cheese." T

he poodle commented, "That is the most boring sentence I've ever heard."

The second dog said, "I hate liver and cheese."

"That is even more boring than the first!" the poodle replied.

The third dog answered, "Liver alone, cheese mine!"


Little Johnny came running into the kitchen where is mother was working.
"Mom, can I please change my name right now?" he asked.

"But why would you want to do that?" replied his mom.

"Because Dad said he's going to spank me as sure as my name's Johnny!"


After buying her kids a pet hamster, after they PROMISED they would take care of it,
Mom, as usual, ended up with the responsibility. One evening, exasperated, she asked them,
"How many times do you think that hamster would have died if I hadn't looked after it?"

After a moment, her 5-year-old son replied quizzically, "Er.... Once?"


An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of Church services when an intruder startled her. She caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled, "Stop! Acts 2:38!" (Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.) The burglar stopped in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar,
"Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture at you."

"Scripture?" replied the burglar.
"She said she had an Axe and Two 38's!"


God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things.
Right now I am so far behind, I will live forever.


I had to give up jogging for my health.
My thighs kept rubbing together and setting my pantyhose on fire.


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss


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