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Volume XVI, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2013

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Re: Pot Lid Grabber Hat Crochet Pattern
I have time on my hand and is enjoying crocheting. I came across the Pot Lid Grabber Hat Crochet Pattern and would like to make it but I am having problems following the pattern. Row 3 -4 has me confused. Can someone help me.




For R3:
Work a front post double crochet around the same stitch (this is the stitch the 3 chains come up from)
Front post double around the next stitch
(double crochet in the next stitch.
front post double crochet around same stitch, (the same stitch you worked the double into)
front post double crochet around the next stitch) around. Join with a slip stitch.

For R4:
Slip stitch around the post of the same stitch
(stitch where you joined at the end of R3)
Chain 3.
Front post double crochet around each stitch.
Join with a slip stitch.
Ch 1, do not turn.

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I said, I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle, while the wicked are in my presence.

Psalm 39:1

But to the wicked God says, What right have you to tell of My statutes, and to take My covenant in your mouth? For you hate discipline, and you cast My words behind you. When you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you associate with adulterers. You let your mouth loose in evil, and your tongue frames deceit. You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother's son. These things you have done, and I kept silence; you thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you, and state the case in order before your eyes.

Psalm 50:16-21

Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The lovingkindness of God endures all day long. Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, O worker of deceit. You love evil more than good, falsehood more than speaking what is right. You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue. But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up, and tear you away from your tent, and uproot you from the land of the living. And the righteous will see and fear, and will laugh at him, saying behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and was strong in his evil desire. But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. I will give Thee thanks forever, because Thou hast done it, and I will wait on Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy godly ones.

Psalm 52

A fool's lips bring strife, and his mouth calls for blows. A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a whisperer are like dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the body. He also who is slack in his work is brother to him who destroys. The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe. A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own imagination. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, but humility goes before honor. He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him. The spirit of a man can endure his sickness, but a broken spirit who can bear? The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. The first to plead his case seems just, until another comes and examines him. The lot puts an end to contentions, and decides between the mighty. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city. And contentions are like the bars of a castle. With the fruit of a man's mouth his stomach will be satisfied; he will be satisfied with the product of his lips. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord. The poor man utters supplications, but the rich man answers roughly. A man of many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:6-24

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 21:23

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. The north wind brings forth rain, and a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance. It is better to live in a corner of the roof than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 25:21-24

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses'mouths so that they may obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder, wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.For evey species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. Wth it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Neither can salt water produce fresh.

James 3:1-12




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The standard popcorn stitch is worked as follows:
Work 5 double crochets in the chain or stitch indicated. Drop the loop from the hook.
Insert the hook in the top of the first double crochet of the 5-dc group.
Pick up the dropped loop.
Draw through the stitch.
Now you can "pop" the popcorn to the right or wrong side of the work as needed.

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Subject: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

Hi,First of all I want to tell you thank you for posting this pattern. I've been crocheting for to many years to count and I'm only 25... Lol but i never learned how to add in a color in the middle of a pattern while using the other color in the same row which is your white yarn. So can you please tell me how or give me an instruction page that tells me. Thanks I want to make a blanket with this pattern. Also since this is a blanket I'm making, can I use double or half double crochet instead of single? Would the ribbon still look like a ribbon? Charlie

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You're very welcome Charlie.
Color changes for the Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square pattern
are worked in the same way as for my Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern:
Just click that link to go to the pattern page, then scroll down and watch the videos.

Single crochet stitches are pretty close to square in size. 
If you try working this pattern with any stitch other than a single crochet the
ribbon will not be the right dimension. Good luck!

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How to Crochet - Heart Bookmark Pattern Tutorial (Part 1)



Although I like the pattern of your heart, I've found some others to be quite easier than this.
I followed your pattern, hopefully I can get it. Question, where did you find the pattern?



Thanks. I designed this pattern. It's available on the Crochetnmore website for free.


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RE: How to Crochet - Heart Bookmark Pattern Tutorial - Part 2


The 1 dc and 4 trc does that go in the middle ring or does it go in the same chain of the previous 4 trc plus 1 dc? I can't see where you're placing the hook? That is the only portion which appears confusing to me. Thanks.



The same stitches that are worked for the first side of each heart are worked in the unworked loops on the opposite side. So the 1dc and 4trc go in the unworked loop of the same chain as the 4trc and 1dc were worked.






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RE: How to Crochet - Lacy Summer Scarf


I wish you would show a finished product. It helps me to see the whole thing. Thanks for the pattern, though.

Gayle Stevenson


There's a photo of a finished scarf on the pattern page... link is listed with the video.




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RE: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan


Why not add one more row of single crochet before you get into the graph pattern and THAT puts your "puffies" on the correct/right side so you can see them and you don't have to "push" em to the outside or keep flipping your work over to see placement? Also, I have a dickens of a time getting 9 loops on my hook - they always fall off - when I try to make the puff stitch. I, instead, do 4 double cr, (taking 2 off at a time) and then 1 to tighten and on to the next st. Puff just as big, easier.



When I make this afghan I actually add extra rows at the start and extra stitches at the end to incorporate the edging into the pattern so I don't have to add it later. The puff stitches automatically go to the side needed when you follow the graph.



OOOOPS! I goofed. Looking at the graph, I thought there was a space vertically between each puffy - - - there isn't. Go with the pattern!



Hope you enjoy the pattern.



Will this pattern work lefthanded? I don't want to start it and end up with the letters back to front . I would also forget where I'm upto with a chain of 140, so think I would do each square separate the. Crochet them all together



This pattern should work fine if made left-handed. Try reading the graph in the opposite direction.


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RE: How to Crochet - Dishcloth Tutorial


Thank you for this tuturial! It was so easy. I actually have made 2 in the last hour! lol love it!

sophie cinnamon


Wonderful video. Easy to follow. Pattern is cute. Thank you for making this video and sharing with all of us!



Re: Doll_Scarf pattern from your website

I am a 7th grade crocheter and I love this pattern. I have come up with a couple different things with your pattern. One is if you make a belt you can put a button on it and put one of the chain 2's around it. The second thing is I up-sized the pattern so I could make a scarf for myself. Lastly I have a 3 month old baby cousin and I took your pattern and made her a head band. This is a very easy pattern and I think it is great for beginners.


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Thank you so much for writing.  I’m so glad you enjoyed the pattern.
I love all of your creative ideas!
I will share your note in the next issue of the Crochet N More Newsletter
in hopes of inspiring others to be creative.
Keep up the good work!



Very nice Lisa!  Thank you!  God bless Emmy

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Kara then reminded Jessica of all the food the little girl liked that contained eggs.

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Jessica answered, "In chocolate cake, please."

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