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Volume XVII, Issue No. 9
May 15, 2014

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Re: crochet

I have a pattern that uses shells and v st. the instruction tell me to st in the corner. what corner are they referring to?
Linda Larson



The corner would be which ever stitch is in the corner of the pattern.

Using a granny square as an example, the corners will have one or more chains.
When referring to working into "the corner" you would work the indicated stitches into the hole beneath those chains in the corner of the square.

Is your pattern online?

Lisa Hamblin




Re: patriotic crochet dishcloths

mamie (excited)


You can use any dishcloth pattern, changing colors to get the effect you want.

You could make this pattern with all three colors:
Stripe the entire cloth in red, white and blue; or, make the cloth in two colors
and then add an additional border with the third color.

Lisa Hamblin




We are supposed to forgive everyone;
everyone includes ourselves.
~ Denis Waitley ~

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“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred;
it is the power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness!”

~ Corrie Ten Boom ~



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And when you pray, you are not to be as the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners, in order to be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him.

Matthew 6:5-8


Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but to not do according to their deeds; for they say things, and do not do them. And they tie up heavy loads, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger. But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries, and lengthen the tassels of their garments. And they love the place of honor at banquets, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the marketplaces, and being called by men, Rabbi. But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. And do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is Christ. But the greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from men; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows' houses, even while for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you shall receive greater condemnation. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you travel about on sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. Woe to you, , blind guides, who say, 'Whoever swears by the temple, that is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obligated.' You fools and blind men; which is more important, the gold, or the temple that sanctified the gold? And, 'Whoever swears by the altar, that is nothing, but whoever swears by the offering upon it, he is obligated.' You blind men, which is more important, the offering or the altar that sanctifies the offering? Therefore he who swears, swears both by the altar and by everything on it. And he who swears by the temple, swears both by the temple and by Him who dwells within it. And he who swears by heaven, swears both by the throne of God and by Him who sits upon it. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. Even so you too outwardly appear righteous to men, but inwardly you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, 'If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.' Consequently you bear witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up then the measure of the guilt of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how shall you escape the sentence of hell? Therefore, behold, I am sneding you p rophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the tmeple and the altar. Truly I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.

Matthew 23:1-36



And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt; "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer. The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself, 'God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer. I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.' But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted."

Luke 18:9-14







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Skip a stitch, work a double crochet in the next stitch,
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Re: Table_Runner

How many chains do I need to make it 20 inches wide?

<< Reply >>

To make the table runner pattern wider, you can increase the foundation chain in a multiple of 5 stitches until you get the width you want.

I believe 75 chains might get the size you want... if your tension is the same as mine.



Re: ReadAPattern

I am working a pattern where I have to work instructions in parentheses ten times. I am confused by this and not sure if the ten times means within that same row or to repeat the row ten times. The pattern I working on is a lace border baby blanket. The yarn I am using is bernat baby sport. If it's too difficult to know what I'm talking about the pattern is on the bernat website.

Thank you.



<< reply >>

When instructions are within parentheses you work those instructions the
number of times stated after it. The "ten times" you're referring to is
within the same row... just repeat what is inside parentheses for a total of
ten times and then move on to the next part of the instruction.


RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Crochet Tip:
A regular crochet hook is 6" long... use your hook to measure those 6" exchange squares.

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That's a good tip


Thank You!!!!
Theresa Knost



RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Re: Row_Count_Butterfly_Afghan_Square ....
I am trying to crochet this square...
Do I cut the yarn everytime I have to add new stitches of different colors than the background of color
Jazza Reese‎

<< Comments >>

I never cut the yarn... just carry the unused yarn and work over it as you go, dropping it in the place you will need it on the way back for the next row.

Thanks for answering...I will try again and let you know how it works...Thanks again!
Jazza Reese


Re: Stitch_Question

I was wondering how you join the squares, I am teaching my grandson how to do this.
He loves the square, but I know he will ask me how to join them.
Thank you.


<< Reply >>

Congrats on teaching your grandson to crochet!

You can assemble the squares using any method you choose.
Take a look at this page for joining methods:


Re: Row Count Peace Sign Afghan Square


Viewer Photo:

Row Count Peace Sign Afghan Square Crochet Pattern (Rachel's Photo)

The pic I promised.


Re: Row_Count_ABC_Afghan_Square

This is probably a DUMB question, but is this a full baby afghan or just a square? It says 7.5" x7.5" but that can't be it?

<< Reply >>

There are no dumb questions Smile

The above mentioned pattern is for a square only.

There's a full size baby afghan pattern containing the entire alphabet on this page:


Subject: Crooked rounds/rows

Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern - Uneven Rounds (Melissa's Photo)

Here is shown the rows are turning out crooked. What am I doing wrong? Please help! Tysm! God bless!
Melissa G.

<< Reply >>

From the photo, it appears you are adding an extra stitch along the join each time.
Count your stitches after each round and be sure you have the same number each time.

Have you got angel pattern of adfgan
Delores N.

<< Reply >>

Here are a couple of angel afghan patterns you might enjoy.
This one is a baby afghan:

This one is for an angel afghan square. You make 48 squares and then
assemble them.


Re: Hanging_Three_Roll_Toilet_Tissue_Holder

Dear Lisa,

I am so excited to try the Hanging Three Roll Toilet Holder in which i will send you a picture when i have done it
The only question is will you please TRANSLATE THE STITCHES ABREVIATIONS FOR ME it has been a fair while since i crochet anything so would really like to do this one.
Look forward to your reply.
Naomi Williams.

<< Reply >>

I’m so glad you are excited about making this pattern.
You can find a listing of all stitch abbreviations along with instructions for each one and some video links on our Crochet Basics page:

I look forward to seeing your photo!


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<< Comments >>

i agree with jean roeth do you have a video of the rest of the alphabet A - Z it would be a very helpful.
norma thornton


Sorry, I do not have videos for each of the alphabet at this time.
I will add that to my list of future video ideas... thank you.





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