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(I've decided not to list every change to my pages since it has become so time consuming.
Please note that information in this issue may be added
to the website when the next issue is sent out)
The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.
Update on Andrew!
Change in directions:
Old ROW 2:
(dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the fl only of the same st as beg ch 3. (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in fl only of each rem st. Ch 2,turn. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.
New ROW 2:
(dc, ch 2, 2dc) in the fl only of the same st as beg ch 3. (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in fl only of each rem st. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.
The following links have been added to our links pages.
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
The traditional V-Stitch is made as follows:
(Dc, ch 1, dc) in next st or ch sp.
If the afghan is a basic v-stitch afghan... once you have your base row you will work a v-stitch into the chain 1 space of each v-stitch on the previous row. To keep your edges even you have to make one double crochet on the end of each row and the chain 3 at the beginning of each row acts as a regular double crochet stitch also.
Here's a pattern that contains v-stitches and has photos:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
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)
If you have small children... purchase the little thread snips to use for cutting your yarn. You can buy snip scissors that look like a pen with a little clip. Clip them inside your shirt collar and you can work on your crochet project free from the worry of the kids making off with sharp scissors.
Granny Squares....I have always found that to churn out Granny Squares in large numbers, it helps if you make a bunch of centers first; then add the second round to each, then the third round etc. etc. So when you reach the fifth and final round - you have a whole bunch of squares already done, fully complete. For some reason this seems to speed up the process over making each square one at a time from beginning to end. You don't have to do this with the full number of squares needed, but at least a dozen at a time is a good start - then you just start the process over again with another dozen. Happy Crocheting .... Nancy from New York
Hi Lisa... the tip I found most useful, I found in your newsletter. It was to keep a package of babywipes next to your crochet spot. It never occurred to me just how much easier it is to protect your hard work from the oils and dirt on you hands. I guess I was just used to washing it afterward (which you do anyway, of course, but it is a lot easier when it is cleaner to begin with). I'm not sure when the last time was that you mentioned it in your newsletter, but I really loved that little piece of advice. I even keep a small travel pack in my crochet bag now, so I can keep my hands very clean, even when I crochet on-the-run. So thanks again for that tip (whoever sent it in). :)
Happier crocheter now in Iowa.
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What a wonderful page you have! I am a teacher of teenage boys in Tennessee--let me make sense of that--of incarcerated teenage boys. They crochet in an unbelievable quality, and at the afge of 48 after having worked for years to learn to crochet I have met the young man who was able to teach me! And your patterns and your page make it look so easy! Your page is wonderful--an obvious work by
a totally dedicated christian.
Thank you for the excellent
way you made the page and
for helping a very novitiated
crochet lover to find a pattern that made sense.
I am a fan of your website and also subscribe to the newsletter. Just have a question concerning the new message board. I have noticed the messages do not come up in any date order, like the old message board did. That had the newest message first, followed in descending order. It is hard to know if a new message is in now. Is there any reason that the dates aren't in order. It may be inconsequential but it was easier to follow.
Anyway, your website is great. I have found a lot of good patterns through your links as well as your patterns.
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I have changed a setting for the board that will hopefully make it more like our old one. Each new 'original' message should appear at the top of the page. Replies posted should stay with the message replied to in the original space.
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