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Volume XVII, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2014

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And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal live?" And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" And he answered and said, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." And He said to him, "You have answered correctly: DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE." But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied and said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came up on him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you.' "Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him" And Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

Luke 10:25-37


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.

Colossians 3:12-17



Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be uncontentious, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Saviour and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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Post stitches are made using basic crochet stitches (sc, hdc, dc, tr, etc).
The stitch is called a "post stitch" because of the placement of the stitch.

Insert hook from the front side from right to left around post of st on previous row, complete the indicated stitch.

Insert hook from the back side from right to left around post of st on previous row, complete the indicated stitch.


























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do you have a baby hat pattern?


<< Reply >>

Our most popular baby hat pattern is the Puff Stitch Baby Hat:


Re: ReadAPattern

I have a bootee pattern that says to dc in nt 9chs I don't know what nt stands for...perhaps you could enlighten me. Thanks


<< reply >>

I believe the designer has used “nt” as an abbreviation for “next”.
Therefore your instructions would be to work one double crochet
in the next 9 chains.

Hope this helps.


Re: Suggestion/Question

I am new to crochet and am working on a pair of baby booties. The pattern uses the terms single chain decrease, double chain decrease and half double chain decrease. Are these the same as single CROCHET decrease, double CROCHET decrease and half double CROCHET decrease?

Also, do you have utube videos that show these decrease stitches?

Thank you!

Jean Johns

<< Reply >>

I believe you are correct about these stitches.
Here are links to videos for each:

Single Crochet Decrease:


Double Crochet Decrease:


Half Double Crochet Decrease





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<< Comments >>

Great tutourial!!
Dianne Wright



Subject: Suggestion/Question

How do you do a left and right triple cluster?


<< Reply >>

There are variations of the cluster stitch but basically it means there is more than one stitch clustered together. As an example: If you were doing a 3 double crochet cluster you would do each double crochet without completing the last step (you would have 2 loops on the hook after the first dc, 3 loops on the hook after the second dc and 4 loops on the hook when all three dcs are completed. Then you yarn over and draw through all of the loops. That is what "Clusters" the stitch.

For a triple cluster, you would work triple crochet stitches and cluster them together at the end. I don’t recall seeing a “left” or “right” cluster stitch.

Hope this helps.



Re: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Hat

I am working on your adorable Puff Stitch Baby Hat. I see two rows of Puff Stitches in the picture but only R18 instructs to make the Puff Stitches. Is there another row of Puff Stitches between your R20 and R21?

M. Jeanne Lee

<< Reply >>

There is only one row of puff stitches in this pattern.
The texture you see is due to the front and back post stitches on R21.


Subject: ReadAPattern

When the pattern says to work right to left,then left to you turn your work? I'm trying to do the adv afghan....
Tamara angus

<< Reply >>

This depends on a number of factors.

Does your pattern include a graph or is it a written pattern?

Is the pattern regular crochet or tunisian crochet?

In regular crochet stitches are normally worked from right to left
with the exception of specialty stitches such as the reverse single crochet.

Is this pattern online?


Re: abbrevation

I'm working on a pattern ( Pretty Crochet Doily) and one of the abbreviations in the instructions is ss. It's not slip stitch. I've been doing crochet for 40 years and I've never seen this one before. Do you know what it might be? The pattern is by Bernat. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.

<< Reply >>

Even though this pattern contains the abbreviation “sl st” for a slip stitch,
I believe “ss” is also used for a slip stitch.


Double Ruffled Granny Afghan

I am using this pattern and have a question about the 2nd ruffle. The instructions say to start in the unused loop at the base of the 1st Ruffle. Are you indicating to use the front loop. If so, are you inserting the hook from the bottom up through to the top or are you inserting the hook from the top down through to the bottom in the front loop.
Thank you for your assistance.

<< Reply >>

For the second ruffle I hold the afghan with the edge away from me, working into the unworked loop of each stitch from the bottom up.


Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

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


<< Comments >>

Has anyone made this afghan with a dark color yarn? I'm thinking of doing this in a darker color but wondered if the letters would stand out as well as they do with a lighter color yarn.

Lora de Lacey


I've only seen this afghan made using baby pastels or neutrals. If the definition of the puff stitch isn't clearly visible on the intended yarn color I would not use it unless I did all puff stitches in a contrasting color.






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