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RE: Crocheting Bags
I have crocheted a handbag
in the past and am considering doing another, but they never suggest lining
I just felt like things small items such as pens or pencils could fall through the spaces or holes in the crochet pattern. Any suggestions or is there something I don't know?
Here's a detailed tutorial
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Hope this helps.
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...pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
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TEDDY BEAR FOR BABIES
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Re: I'm confused on instructions
It says: 1 sc in each ch
to end of ch. Do not turn. Working into other side of ch, work 1 sc in each
rem loop of ch. Join with sl st to first sc. 84 sc I started with 43 ch and
then sc in each ch to end of ch. I'm confused after that. And does it mean I
will have 84 chs at the end? thank you
Dave and Dee Dean
<< reply >>
Working in the other side OR opposite side of the foundation chain is easier than you may think. All you do is work all the way around the chain instead of just down one side like we usually do.
Think of a foundation chain...
you work stitches down the chain like normal... in your case one single crochet
in each chain gives you 42 single crochets on the first part of that instruction....
to work in the opposite side of the foundation chain you work around the end of the chain and back up the other side of the chain... so you work one single crochet into all of foundation chains again... just on the other side.
Re: tissue cover
Hope all is well with you and your family. You had sent me instructions awhile ago on a Tissue Box cover hill and valley. Instructions are pretty easy, but on row 3 it said ch 4 (count as first tc). Then turn , dc what does in mean when it say tc in next stich . can you please explain. Thank you, God bless Mary Ann
<< reply >>
Some older patterns use the abbreviation "tc" for a treble crochet stitch.
Re: Read a Pattern: meaning of crochet stitch
Hi! I have an afghan pattern from Loops and Threads that has a stitch that I don't understand how to do. It says:
Miss first ch - 1 sp. Does this mean that by missing the first chain it is = to 1 sp???
I've looked over your online how to instructions but I didn't find anything for that.
The next step after the
above is 1 dc in next ch - 1 sp -
I belive that you have described that as to work a double crochet in the next
chain 1 space that you made on the previous row.
Thank you for your help! A beginner, Wendy Suchan
<< reply >>
You have this figured out!
A chain-1 space is the hole
beneath the next chain you made.
Anytime a pattern refers to a chain space, it doesn't matter how many chains,
the space is the hole beneath the chain(s).
So... for your Row 2 you skip the first chain on the previous/working row then work a double crochet in the hole beneath the next chain.
I just discovered all your “row Count” items. I have never done this method. How do you carry the yarn? Do you cut it off each time & have a bunch of loose ends to weave in? My sister is a breast cancer survivor & I would love to make the pink ribbon one.
<< reply >>
The following page should help you when it comes to changing colors when doing chart crochet: http://www.crochetnmore.com/chartcrochet.htm
Re: Shamrock Pot Holders!
Hi Lisa, didn't they come out awesome, thanks soooo much for your great pattern! I also made a couple that were smaller for coasters. My Irish friends will love and thank you, too! God's blessings on you and your family! Ruby
<< reply >>
They did turn out great!
I love the fact that you made these into potholders.
Thank you for sharing your picture.
Re: Feedback 022810 (Re: Lid_Grabber_Hat)
I finished my first one
and it came out pretty good for a beginner. I was surprise how big it was. It
looked a lot smaller in the picture. I can't wait to make a few more. To be
honest I am putting together a kitchen basket for my granddaughter's school
for their upcoming fund raiser and will include a few of these. I am also making
pot holders, hot pads and kitchen towels with a topper that hang. If you have
any easy patterns I would be interested. Thanks again Happy Crocheting and God
Bless you also.
<< reply >>
Glad the pattern worked up well for you.
Here are a few other patterns that might go well in your basket:
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Thanks so much for the Bible
I love it.
I have a cat that has been
diagnosed with cancer.
She has had surgery and is now hairless over her back from neck to her hips.
We live in Colorado and it is still cold.
How did you adjust your pattern for the cat?
<< reply >>
Sorry to hear your cat had to have surgery. Hope she's doing okay.
Our most popular Dog Sweater
pattern can be made for any breed of dog or cat by using the alteration instructions
on the pattern page:
I do recommend having the animal close by for fittings as you go.
RE: TEDDY BEAR FOR BABIES
I love this pattern. I have
used it to make a bear for each of my kids. I see you still don't have a picture
on your website for the pattern. I am sending you a picture of the finished
bear. You can use it on you site if you wish that way other people can see what
a cute bear it is. Thank you. I did change the color combination on a few of
them. The green and yellow bear and the red and blue bear are the original design.
Blessings, Anna Wilkinson.
Thanks Anna for sharing your photo!
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A preacher trained his horse to go when he said, "Praise the Lord," and to stop when he said, "Amen."
The preacher mounted the horse, said, "Praise the Lord" and went for a ride. When he wanted to stop for lunch, he said, "Amen."
He took off again, saying, "Praise the Lord." The horse started going toward the edge of a cliff.
The preacher got excited and said, "Whoa!" Then he remembered and said, "Amen," and the horse stopped at the edge of the cliff.
The preacher was so relieved and grateful that he looked up to heaven and said, "Praise the Lord!"
Dallas heard that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all walked on water on their 21st birthdays. So, on his 21st birthday, Dallas and his big brother Damon, headed out to the lake. "If they did it, I can too!" he insisted.
When Dallas and Damon arrived at the lake, they rented a canoe and began paddling. When they got to the middle of the lake, Dallas stepped off of the side of the boat... and nearly drowned.
Furious and somewhat embarrassed, he and Damon headed for home.
When Dallas arrived back
at the family home, he asked his grandmother for an explanation.
"Grandma, why can't I walk on water like my father, and his father, and his father before him?"
His sweet old grandmother took Dallas by the hand, looked into his eyes, and explained, "That's because your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were born in January, You were born in June, dear."
If athletes get athlete's foot, what do astronauts get?
- Mistle toe, of course!
Sandra was out driving her
car and while stopped at a red light, the car just died.
It was a busy intersection, and the traffic behind her starting growing.
The guy in the car directly behind her started honking his horn continuously as Sandra continued to try getting the car to start up again.
Finally Sandra gets out
of her car and approaches the guy in the car behind her.
"I can't seem to get my car started," Sandra said, smiling.
"Would you be a sweetheart and go and see if you can get it started for me.
I'll stay here in your car and lean on your horn for you."
The doorbell rang and the lady of the house discovered a workman, complete with tool chest, on the front porch.
"Madam," he announced, "I'm the piano tuner."
The lady exclaimed... "Why, I didn't send for a piano tuner."
The man replied, "I know you didn't, but your neighbors did."
All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle. They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand. The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter. Even the priest smiled broadly.
As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.
A police car pulled me over near the high school where I teach. As the officer asked for my license and registration, my students began to drive past. Some honked their horns, others hooted, and still others stopped to admonish me for speeding. Finally the officer asked me if I was a teacher at the school, and I told him I was.
"I think you've paid your debt to society," he said with a smile, and left without giving me a ticket.
A friend and his wife were considering traveling to Alaska for a trip that the husband had long dreamed of taking. He kept talking about how great it would be to stay in a log cabin without electricity, to hunt moose, and drive a dog team instead of a car. "If we decided to live there permanently, away from civilization, what would you miss the most?" he asked his wife.
She replied, "You."
A boy was assigned a paper on childbirth and asked his mother, "How was I born?"
"Well honey..." said the slightly prudish mother, "the stork brought you to us."
"Oh," said the boy, "and how did you and daddy get born?"
"Oh, the stork brought us too."
"Well how were grandpa and grandma born?" the boy persisted.
"Well darling, the stork brought them too!" said the mother, by now starting to squirm a little.
Several days later, the boy handed in his paper to the teacher who read with confusion the opening sentence: "This report has been very difficult to write due to the fact that there hasn't been a natural childbirth in my family for three generations."
When a physician remarked
on a new patient's extraordinarily ruddy complexion, the patient said,
"High blood pressure, Doc. It comes from my family."
"Your mother's side or your father's?" the doctor asked.
"Neither," the patient replied. "It's from my wife's family."
"Oh, come now," the doctor said. "How could your wife's family give you high blood pressure?"
He sighed. "You oughta meet 'em sometime, Doc!"
An old pastor made it a practice to visit the parish school one day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could name. They could only come up with about 40 names. He jokingly told them that in his day students knew the names of all the states.
One lad snickered, "Yes, but in those days there were only 13."
Several years ago my family
and I were at our attorney's office to sign some papers. While we were waiting,
the secretary offered us soft drinks. After a while my son, about five or six
years old, burped rather loudly.
"What do you say?" my wife scolded him.
"I'm not finished yet," was his reply. After he burped again, he excused himself.
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