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CLUSTER HANGING DISH TOWEL
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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.
TEACHING LEFT HANDED CROCHET
Idea submitted by Penny Wardrop
My granddaughter wants me to teach her how to crochet.
Problem is that she is left handed. Can you give me any advice?
I've heard people say that it's helpful to face a left handed person when teaching them to crochet. Others have said that the left handed person should watch how you crochet through a mirror. You might try showing her each stitch while working left handed yourself. It would be awkward but your understanding of the stitches will help her get started. She may even like to learn to crochet right handed... I know some left handed people actually hold their crochet hook in their right hand.
I have a "step by step" list of stitch abbreviations and instructions
on my Crochet Basics page:
Once she learns the crochet "lingo" she'll be reading patterns in no time.
You can find left handed instructions on this page which will prove
very helpful in her understand the actual stitches:
The following page should prove useful also:
Amazon offers a book called "Crochet Your Way".
It contains right and left handed patterns and instructions.
Stitch Guide.com offers video on many different stitches
(keep in mind you work in the opposite direction):
I have a page about How to Read a Pattern:
you can find examples of pattern language explained in English.
I recommend the following patterns to begin with:
Our scarf pattern is extremely easy.
The Jamie Baby Afghan is a nice pattern.
I've made quite a few of them and they go really fast.
It includes the chain, single and double crochet stitches.
The size is easily adjusted on this pattern also.
I recommend the Bernat Softee Baby Sparkle yarn for a nice look.
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)
Submitted by Jerry Poe
"I am addicted to making afghans. It doesn't matter if it is for a baby,
older child or an adult. One of the things I am most noted for at my
church is when there is a baby shower or bridal shower, there will be an
I usually have more than one afghan in the works. I do like using
patterns that have grafts, but to have to count the rows and stitches as
I go can drive me silly. This has been my solution to the problem.
I purchased a used music stand and placed a magnetic board that I
already had on the stand. This way I could use the magnets (I had some
that came with the board and then some of the magnetic strips I cut from
a roll) as row markers and it keeps the pattern at eye level as I work. I
also keep a colored marker there to mark off the rows if needed.
I also hang a ruler or tape measure, a pair of scissors from the side of
the music stand (you can tell already I have no small children around). I
bought a tuffy pad (the plastic kind) and tied some yarn to it and hung
it from one side of the music stand. I can keep my plastic needles and
picks (the ones from the brush hair rollers) in it to have them ready to
either sew in the ends of yarn or to mark a row or what ever with the
When I am crocheting, I have all the necessary items at the ready so I
don't waste time finding them later. The music stand is next to my chair
and I have my projects right there next to it. Sure comes in handy on
those night I can't sleep and want to work on a project. I don't wake up
my husband looking for crocheting items.
Hope this helps some of the rest of you as you crochet.
WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF STITCHES TO FEATURE!
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NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.
Thanks for the effort that you have put into this site, I have enjoyed It.
Great site! I just found it today and can't wait to pass it along.
I just saw a link for your page, I love to do all needlework and thought I would check it out. Thank you.
Rosemary L. Duhon
I am so very pleased that you would take your time to give me more information that will most certainly help me. As I said, the patterns do not have to be free. I am just trying to find what I can, anywhere I can. I have gotten so "hooked" on crocheting the sweaters and I am so very pleased with what I have done. I have been blessed with the crochet teacher at a yarn shop close to me, helping me to do any sweater I choose even 'tho I should not be progressing in that way. I have been able to do it with her help and it has pleased both of us. I have done a couple of the Sirdar patterns and I am so excited about them.
I will stop rambling now, but it is something I have really begun to love, so thank you for helping me along my "habit".
RE: Small Gift Bag
Just a quick note Lisa. I made the small gift bags in our DD school colors to use for graduation gifts. It turns out that they are the perfect size to use to cover the weights used for helium baloons. They look great and I will be using them for table decorations at her graduation party. Thanks Lisa.I do appreciate your site and the work you do. Oh BTW.these would work for showers in bride's colors etc....
RE: Doggy Sweater
I love your dog! Beautiful! I haven't tried your pattern yet, but I have a miniature schnauzer myself. His name is Draven. I love the look of them and yours is beautiful. I just wanted to write and let you know that! Have a great day and I look forward to trying your pattern. Thank you, Heather
RE: LACY PLACEMAT PATTERN
I just made a friend a set of the lacy placemats,
For the MC I used RH's stars & stripes and I
bordered 2 in royal blue and 2 in cherry red.
They were quick and easy and I was really
pleased with how pretty they are!
Love all your patterns, your's is one of my
most favorite crochet sites!
Thanks so much for sharing all your talents!
Julie in IN
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* My Pet Peeve:
By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
What's your pet peeve?
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A man entered a stationery store and asked the clerk for a
The clerk replied, "We have birthday cards and we have anniversary cards.
Why not take one of each?"
The man said, "You don't understand. I need a card that covers *both*
events! You see, we're celebrating the fifth anniversary of my wife's
A Texas rancher, visiting a South Dakota farmer friend, asked him to show
him his farm.
After seeing the 1,000 acre spread, the Texan bragged that down home he
could get into his car, drive all day, and by evening would not have gotten
to the distant point of his ranch.
The South Dakotan simply replied, "You know, I had a car like that once."
I have my own system for labeling homemade freezer meals.
Forget calling them "Veal Parmigiana" or "Turkey Loaf" or "Beef Pot Pie."
If you look in my freezer you'll see "Whatever," "Anything," "I Don't Know,"
and, my favorite, "Food."
That way when I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, I'm certain to have
what he wants."
Each evening birdlover Tom stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl - and
one night, an owl called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered
friend hooted back and forth. He even kept a log of the "conversation."
Just as he thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough in interspecies
communication, his wife had a chat with her next door neighbor.
"My husband spends his nights ... calling out to owls," she said.
"That's odd," the neighbor replied. "So does my husband."
Then it dawned on them.
Murphy's Laws for Parents
1. The tennis shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week.
2. Leakproof thermoses -- will.
3. The chances of a piece of bread falling with the grape jelly side down
is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
4. The garbage truck will be two doors past your house when the argument
over whose day it is to take out the trash ends.
5. The shirt your child must wear today will be the only one that needs to
be washed or mended.
6. Gym clothes left at school in lockers mildew at a faster rate than other
7. The item your child lost, and must have for school within the next ten
seconds, will be found in the last place you look.
8. Sick children recover miraculously when the pediatrician enters the
9. Refrigerated items, used daily, will gravitate toward the back of the
10. Your chances of being seen by someone you know dramatically increase if
you drive your child to school in your robe and curlers.
My husband and I took our two-year-old daughter to the home-improvement
Madison got tired of walking, so my husband let her ride on his shoulders.
As he walked, Madison began pulling his hair. Although he asked her to stop
several times, she kept on.
Getting annoyed, he scolded, "Madison! Stop that!"
"But, Daddy," she replied, "I'm just trying to get my gum back."
A guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in
the middle of a storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The
storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
Suddenly he saw a car coming toward him and stop.
Without thinking about it, the guy got into the back seat, closed the door
and then realized there was nobody behind the wheel! The car started
slowly; the guy looked at the road and saw a curve coming his way. Scared,
he started to pray begging for his life. He hadn't come out of shock, when
just before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and moved
the wheel. The guy, paralyzed in terror, watched how the hand appeared
every time right before a curve.
Gathering his strength, the guy finally jumped out of the car and ran to the
nearest town. Wet and in shock, he went to a restaurant and started telling
everybody about the horrible experience he went through.
A silence enveloped everybody when they realized the guy was serious.
About half an hour later, two guys walked in the same restaurant. They
looked around for a table when one said to the other,
"Look John, that's the dummy who got in the car when we were pushing it."
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