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Volume XV, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2012

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RE: crocheted vinyl face pot holder

looking for a 1971 pattern it's a pot holder and a hat crocheted in the middle and you but vinyl 4" faces to put into the hat and you tie it , you can also hang for decoration the square holds the face and then there is a button and you button to potholders to it.
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With what shall I come to the Lord and bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, with yearling calves? Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams, in ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my first-born for my rebellious acts, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? The voice of the Lord will call to the city -- and it is sound wisdom to fear Thy name: Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?

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Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through who also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character, and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 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.

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And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

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RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

"Stupid question I guess, but somewhere along the line I've gotten completely confused between a slip stitch and a single crochet. Please help??"
Gene Putter Claassen

<< reply >>

There are no stupid questions :)
To make a slip stitch you insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull the loop through the stitch AND the loop on the hook. To make a single crochet insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull the loop through the stitch then yarn over again and pull through the two loops on the hook.


Subject: Barbs_Floppy_Brim_Hat

Hi, Can you tell be how to the fpdc stitch?
Never heard of that stitch...Thank you,

<< reply >>

Front 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 hook)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hook)

You can watch this video to see how:


Re: Free crochet patterns

I was checking out your website an clicked on the loaf pan carrier pattern and a coaster pattern comes up instead.

Just thought you might want to check on it.

Thanks Dawn

<< reply >>

Thank you so much Dawn... I have corrected that link and
a few others I found that were incorrect on that page.

I appreciate you taking the time to let me know.


Re: Puff Stitch Baby Hat

Good afternoon,

I’m following your video for a baby hat. I’m almost done with round 17 and wanted to view the end product. However, you tube gives me an error for the video: How to Crochet: Puff Stitch Baby Hat – Rounds 20-21. Please reply with that video, so I can finish the hat. Thank you for making your videos simple to follow. Priscilla

<< reply >>

The video is playing fine for me.
Here’s the link:


Dear Ms. Hamblin;
Please make it easier to find the new patterns; one must go through a whole unnecessary windows.

<< reply >>

The free patterns on the website:
are listed in the Free Pattern Directory which
is linked on the left side on nearly every page.
Once in the directory you choose the category you
would like to browse through.

Patterns in the newsletter are in the “Member Patterns'”
section of the newsletter. If you scroll down the page
you will see a list called “Features in This Issue:” and
from this list you click “Member Patterns” and the link
should take you to that section... or you can scroll through
the newsletter until you get to that section.
Here’s the current issue:

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Will you be doing a video where join granny squares? thats a problem I encounter many times. Thanks for the videos.

I have added several new videos on how to join squares.

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chasmom has made a comment on How to Crochet - How to Wind a Center Pull Ball of Yarn:

this has helped immensely!
I have used this several times already and it kept my yarn from escaping while my husband was in the hospital.

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Thanks! I think I can do this now.

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Thank you! Now I will not feel so bad when I "gut" almost a whole skein to find the center pull strand. Wonder why manufacturers don't make it easier for us? Redheart is the only brand I never have trouble finding the center on but I hate working with their scratchy yarn.


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arily83 has made a comment on How to Crochet - Puff Stitch Baby Hat - Rounds 1-4:

This is a very pretty baby beanie. I would like to thank you for posting this tutorial. I like that you are very exact with the number of stitches etc. But i do have a question...what size yarn and hook did you use. And can you tell me what size does this measure or if its for new born small baby or toddler. Thanks again. (adele)

<< reply >>

@arily83 You're very welcome. I used Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn which I refer to as sport weight baby yarn. The label says it's "light Size 3". I used a Hook Size H.
This hat is newborn size.


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breehegler has made a comment on How to Crochet - How to Find the Center Strand of Yarn
in a Skein and How to Untangle Yarn:

Thanks for the video! I have had troubles in the past with my yarn. I try to locate a strand before I even buy the yarn. And I love "I Love This Yarn" found at Hobby Lobby!

I am looking for an afghan pattern that resembles cats "sitting" on top of one another. I believe they are done in a shell type stitch for the cat head and body, the tail is extended down from the body of the cat into/"beside" the cat below. The ears were even pointy like a cat's!

If I remember correctly, the tail of the upper cat does not extend past the "head" shell of the cat below.

The pattern was done in three colors with one complete cat (including tail) in each color.

I've misplaced the pattern and contacting places like Annies Attic, Leisure Arts etc...have had zero results. It was in a book with several other patterns. I wondered if you or any of your readers would have a copy of the pattern I would really appreciate it.

If they want to contact me, please have them put cat afghan pattern in the subject line so I know it isn't spam.

Thank you
in Christ
annette Thivierge

<< reply >>

Could this be the pattern?

I haven’t seen one that had the tails of the cats in it.

<< Annette's Reply >>


It's very close to what I remember! You are my new best friend! :-p The pattern does show the "tail" it's the little extended stitch to the right of the "cats"

I seem to remember the cats' bottoms being a bit fatter but with this pattern I can play and adjust.

Thank you so very much!!

in Christ
Annette Thivierge


RE: Bridal Hankie

I would love to make your beautiful hankie for the mother-of-bride, who is my best friend, and would like to know what the measurments are. The picture shows a triangle shape, so I don't know if you folded the hankie into this shape for the picture, or if it is crocheted in this shape. Please let me know today if you can, as I would like to order the #10 thread.

Thank you so much.

Gloria Torres ;0)

<< reply >>

The hankie is square... I folded it for the photo.
I made this for my Sister-In-Law and failed to write down
the measurements. If I’m recalling the size correctly
the hankie would measure around 10-12 inches square.

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Thank you for helping with joining the granny squares...I used your single crochet method.
Not done yet though...waiting for more mohair from the mailman!

Walli Osborn Martinez


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

It is good to be in contact with other crocheters,I have enjoyed the art of crochet for 30 years,have plenty of experience,and am still finding new ideas,and learning.

Vicki Pack

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Crochet Tip:
Foundation chain always too tight?
Make it using a larger hook size then go back to the smaller hook.


Yep! That's the trick! Works like a charm ;)
Harvester Products


I like that idea. I'll have to remember that.
Marna Sechter Oliver

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Crochet Tip: If you have long hair, pull it back before you start crocheting to keep hair out of your work.


I have short hair and LOL I never thought about that.. That could be an interesting situation..
Michele Stuurmans Shekey


I've had to frog many a stitch because of hair ending up in my work.


Me too, annoying isn't it??
Vivian Gilbert


I have long hair and have had thus problem no have I heard if anyone else having suffering from this problem.
Susan Hilton-Turner

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tmorton321 has made a comment on How to Crochet - Baby Beanie, Part 1:

Do you have a copy of the written instructions that I can print out?

<< reply >>

The link to the pattern page is listed below the video.
Sorry, YouTube doesn't let me put links to webpages in the comments.
You can also find the pattern by searching for "crochetnmore baby beanie".

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TheMoultonj has made a comment on How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch:

I think I’m catching on to the Crochet Jargon.I’m having trouble with SP. sc in First ch-4 sp,ch 1. in next ch-2 sp,ch 2,sc in next ch-4 sp
How the heck to I do this? I don’t understand the sp…. I looked up the definition, however I’m still lost. BTW I’m a total beginner. The attended at the store said to start with dishcloth and these instruction are in the dishcloth….. AAAAAHHGGGGGGG!

<< reply >>

When a pattern instructs you to work into a space (sp) you work into the hole beneath a series of one or more chains instead of into the chain stitches themselves.

I have a video on youtube explaining chain spaces... sorry but youtube doesn't allow me to post links here. You can find it on the crochetnmore youtube channel.

You can do it!

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sylvislellis77 has made a comment on How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch:

What a great video! I get your newsletter in my email and learned about this stitch through that. I had never heard of this stitch before, i'm a fairly new crocheter, but i'm always glad to learn a new stitch. :-) Thank you Lisa for your great website, newsletter and now your videos, you've been a great help to me.


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Johnny: I've already got one rabbit at home now!

My job as a land surveyor took me to a golf course that was expanding from 9 holes to 18 holes. Using a machete to clear thick brush in an area I was mapping, I came upon a golf club that an irate player must have tossed away. It was in good condition, so I picked it up and continued on.

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