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Volume XVII, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2014

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RE: shell in the next two shells

What does it mean when the pattern says to crochet in the next two shells?

The couch crocheter



A "shell" is a series of stitches that are crocheted into one stitch or chain. For instance, two double crochets, two chains and two more double crochets.

To work "into a shell" you would work the indicated stitches into the chain space (in the hole beneath the two chains).

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Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching; indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head, and ornaments about your neck.

Proverbs 1:8-9


Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the convenant of our fathers?

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Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Matthew 7:7-11

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH. And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the disciplne and instruction of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1-4


You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCPILINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES." It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you ware illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject ot the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of rightesousness.

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RE: crochet table runner pattern

I love your table runner pattern and I am making it as a birthday present for my mother, but would like it to be a little wider. I have tried a few different combinations of adding chains and it is just not turning out correctly. I am aiming to add about 3 inches to the width of pattern; how many chains should the base row be so it all lines up?

Thank you,


<< 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.


Re: Help) I just stuck)

I need help... I stuck on row number 9 of crochet pattern I attached for you. Might be you help me to understand how to make that crochet dc in 2 tc? )
Please.... row 9... I don't want to look for other pattern and redo all thing... I was making this dolly for my friend
Thank you
Laura x

Inverted Y - specialty crochet stitch


<< Reply >>

I have to admit... I’ve never crocheted any pattern using a symbol chart.
However, after researching this... the stitch you are referring to is an
Inverted Y stitch.
To make an Inverted Y stitch that has two treble crochets for the bottom legs
and one double crochet as the top leg... try this:

yarn over 4 times
insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop
(yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 3 times [this completes the right treble crochet leg]
you should have 3 loops remaining on the hook
yarn over twice
skip the number of stitches indicated on your chart
insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop
(yarn over and draw through 2 loops) 3 times [this completes the left treble crochet leg]
you should have 3 loops remaining on the hook
(yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice [this completes the top double crochet leg]

Please let me know if this works :)


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Re: Pinwheel Star

<< Comments >>

very pretty pattern
Karen Queen


I do a pattern similar to this for hot pads for pots and whatnot (mine has 7 pinwheel points I think and no border around to make it square ) THANK YOU for shring this.... I love it!
Kelly Deschamps


Re: Crochet&More web site

I have another question for you now.
Last year (2013) I found a pattern entitled, "Sunny Day Baby Visor", The link on that pattern was taken down and now when I have tried to access it, it says it is a wrong address. I have been making gloves for my grands up there in Nebrasda for Christmas and thot it would be nice to include this finished visor with each pair of gloves. But cant find it anywhere. It was made with Red Heart yarn and they say they have never seen the pattern. Do you, by any chance, have any thing that would be close to this pattern? It seemed to have about seven rows and then a visor. Real cute and just thot the girls would like it to match the mitts.

I know !!!! I should have downloaded it when I first saw it, but neglected to do that one important thing. And of course, I am sorry now.
Here is that link;

Maybe you and your expertise will be able to locate this cute cap and then I can continue making my Christmas gifts.
I will thank you in advance because we never know if things will come out the way we would like them to.

Gerry Dick

<< Reply >>

The pattern you mentioned is still there.
Your link had a typo in it... there’s a comma before “com” instead of a period.
The correct link is:

and the link on that page takes you here:


Can you explain what these directions mean for crocheting baby booties? I am not familiar with the below directions. I would certainly appreciate help. Thank you. 6 SC for 5 SC, dec, 3 SC, dec, 5 SC, then turn. 7 SC for 3 SC, dec, 1 SC, dec, 3 SC, then turn. 8 SC for 1 SC, dec, dec, 1 SC, then turn. 9 and 10 SC in each SC, again continuing the rounds, dec one at either side of the top of the bootee for the next two rounds. 11, 12 and 13 Work these 3 rounds evenly, and finish by fastening off.

<< Comments >>

The above instruction blended the row numbers into the pattern language...
that's was confusing to me.

I believe for Row 6 the designer wants you to
single crochet in the next 5 stitches,
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet in the next 3 stitches,
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet in the next 5 stitches,

For Row 7:
single crochet in the next 3 stitches,
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet in one stitch
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet in the next 3 stitches,

For Row 8:
single crochet in one stitch
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet decrease over 2 stitches,
single crochet in one stitch

Rows 9 and 10:
single crochet in each single crochet and
work one single crochet decrease on each side of the top of the bootie.

Rows 11, 12, and 13... work a single crochet in each stitch.


Re: ReadAPattern

pattern says rnd 20 sc in next 4 st. (4st,plus 11 unworked)
join with sl st to nex st

Confussed on what this means I would work the 4 sc skiped rest of stitches and join with sl stitch in next stitch after last sc. ????


<< reply >>

For Round 20... you would work a single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches.
It appears the round will consist of 4 single crochet stitches with 11 stitches left unworked.
The pattern does not actually say to skip those 11 stitches but it does say to “join” which indicates you are to finish the round by joining the first and last stitches... therefore, I would join with a slip stitch in the next stitch after the 11 unworked stitches.

Just curious, what is the pattern for and is it a free online pattern?



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RE: How to Crochet - Heart Bookmark Pattern Tutorial (Part 1)


cute! and Looks easy, thank u
Nahed Esam



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RE: How to Crochet : Table Runner Tutorial


<< Comments >>

Great tutorial! Can you tell me what the multiple of stitches would be? I would like to make a narrower one for a piano bench. 40 chains would be too wide; I would like to make one that is approximately 12" wide. Thanks!
Jayne Rossi-Elliott


The table runner measures 10-1/2" wide. You would need to add stitches.

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.



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RE: How to Crochet - Ruffled Edge


I like this but can you add more than one line of the ruffled edge to the border. The reason I ask is because I made the blanket a bit small so I am hoping to add a "thick border" to make up in size.

Maritsa Zupka

<< Comments >>

Any afghan can be made larger by adding additional rounds for a border. You can add these rounds as a basic flat border or make them ruffle. You can make a ruffled edge as wide as you want. Once your basic ruffle round is finished (like in the video) you can add additional rounds by placing one stitch in each stitch along the sides and add extra stitches to the corners to continue the same degree of ruffling. Or, you can add more than one stitch in each stitch to make it ruffle more. Design is totally up to you!

You can also "sash" your afghan like a quilt.
Work only along each side for as many rows as you like, leaving an inset at each corner in which you can sew in a square.
Like shown in this photo:

Work the sides like the red outer border and then add a square/motif in each yellow space.






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"Look, Mom, the moon's still up!" my young son exclaimed while looking out the window one morning. "Why is it so high?" he inquired.

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Kathy's 5-year-old developed a strong interest in spelling once she learned to spell STOP. After that, she tried to figure out her own words. From the back seat of the car she'd ask, "Mom, what does FGRPL spell?"

"Nothing," Kathy said.

Sitting at breakfast she'd suddenly ask, "Mom, what does DOEB spell?"

"Nothing," Kathy answered.

This went on for several weeks. Then one afternoon as they sat coloring in her room she asked, "Mom, what does LMDZ spell?"

Kathy smiled at her and said, "Nothing, sweetheart."

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When the doctor arrived and looked over the patient, the wife inquired, "Is there any hope?"

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"Thanks for the harmonica you gave me for my birthday," little Joshua said to his uncle.
"It's the best present I ever got."

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"Oh, I don't play it," the little fellow replied. "My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week not to play it at night!"



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