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Volume XIV, Issue No. 6
March 30, 2011

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Re:Crochet turtle

I am looking for a pattern for a crocheted turtle that lies on the floor and is used to wipe spills. I think there is a washcloth sewn to the bottom, but it doesn't show...just looks like a crocheted turtle on the floor.

I found a cached message on this board looking for the same thing, but could not see the replies.

Thanks so much!!

ANSWERED in Last Issue

<< Dawn's Reply >>

Thank you!
This is the 'pattern' I was looking for

This is not the floor wipe pattern, but made like this, with a washcloth bottom.
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"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a
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Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that atthe name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain or toil in vain.


Philippians 2:9-18

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall cur 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.

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For any project that requires a foundation row of all single crochets you can use Foundation Single Crochets. In other words, instead of making a series of chain stitches and then working a single crochet into each chain you work a series of FSC stitches.

To begin a Foundation Single Crochet row, Chain 2.

Insert hook into the second chain from the hook
yarn over and draw a loop through (2 lps on hk)
chain 1 (2 lps still on hk)
yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

Insert hook into last chain made, yarn over and draw a loop through. (2 lps on hk)
Chain 1. (2 lps still on hk)
Yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

Repeat from the asterisk * for as many stitches as you need for your project.

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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)

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Using a yarn needle to weave in your yarn tails is better than using your crochet hook.
When you use your crochet hook to weave the yarn tails you have to insert it into one stitch at a time and doing so tends to distort the stitches. It may seem to take a long time to thread the yarn needle but you can pull the yarn tail through many stitches at one time which will allow you to finish up your project faster.







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I am a beginner what is fpdc in crocheting on pattern?

<< reply >>

This is a 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 hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

in other words... each double crochet looks like a little fence post.
You put the hook through the work on the right side of the post and bring it around behind and back through the work toward the front, on the left side of the post. Then yarn over and pull up a loop and finish the double crochet stitch.

<< ktrent's reply >>

thanks loads for your quick reply. Love your Bible message,learned that as a mere child, 85 years now and just learning to crochet always sewed and knitted.

"Im a beginner and trying to make the hanging towel
Im stuck on row 20 as I dont know how to read patterns very well"
Carol Larimer-Nemeti

<< reply >>

Make sure you have 14 doubles after Rnd 19.

Then Row 20 you do the following:

double crochet in the same stitch as the beginning chain 3 2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next chain 1 space (into the hole below the chain)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

2 doubles in the next chain 1 space (into the hole below the chain)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

2 doubles in the next chain 2 space (into the hole below the chains)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

2 doubles in the next chain 2 space (into the hole below the chains)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

2 doubles in the next chain 1 space (into the hole below the chain)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

2 doubles in the next chain 1 space (into the hole below the chain)
2 doubles in the next double
2 doubles in the next double

When finished you should have 40 double crochet stitches.
Chain 3 and turn.

Re: Headband Patterns

I was just looking at your headband pattern.
I love it and wanted to know if you had any other ones.
Could you please let me know.
Thank you

Jo Ann

<< reply >>

There are numerous headband patterns linked on this page also:


I just came onto your site and find it fascinating. Thank you for sharing
your testimony. I have been a committed Christian for years and always
love to connect with others of like faith in the goodness of God.

I have a question concerning your Plate Coaster crochet pattern. It is
written with the intention of using yarn. Is there any reason why it
would not work using cotton thread? I have seen crocketed coasters
done In thread and would like to begin such a project.

Please advise it this is wise using your lovely pattern. Thank you

<< reply >>

The plate coaster can be made with cotton yarn
if it is similar in size to worsted weight acrylic.
I don’t think it would make much of a difference
in the pattern.


"Thank you for having a pattern for the hanging dish towels! I made quite a few as gifts last Christmas, and everyone loved them. I am a beginning crocheter, so I was very pleased with a project that didn't take too long, but provided a good, useful project when finished!"
Debbie Coile Farris

Hi I am looking for the round vintage wire napkin holders, that you can crochet on.
Would you have any idea where I can purchase these?
I've tried some of the craft store's but come up empty handed.

Please Help? If ya can.
Thanks for the web sight it's awesome~!
You can Email me with the information.
Thank You God Bless, Brenda Sayti

<< reply >>

I found one website that sells a variety of metal napkin holders:
and another that has a nice one for sale:

Here are some to purchase that already has crocheting attached:

This one has fabric but is really unique:

I also found a free pattern for a Ruffled Rose Napkin Holder:


Hi, I love your blanket and wanted to try one for my new grandaughter. Is there a beginning stitch count as a foundation or are you going in rounds.

Thank you,

Margie Allen

<< reply >>

This pattern starts in the center and is worked in rounds.


RE: Dog_Bandana

I just wanted to tell you that I am a dog sitter and I always send my charges home with a pretty bandana made just for them.  This pattern is so easy to make and so easy to adapt to different sized dogs.  Thanks for publishing it!!!  My clients always appreciate seeing their dog looking oh so pretty or handsome with their new bandana.

Thanks again for such an easy versatile pattern!!

Denise Cole


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I was eavesdropping on two women sitting behind me
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