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Volume XIV, Issue No. 13
July 15, 2011

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The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweater also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Thy servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. Also keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins; let them not rule over me; then I shall be blameless, and I shall be acquitted of great transgression. Let the rods of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

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This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer , this man shall be blessed in what he does. If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

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Subject: stitch question

Hello, I am hoping that you can help me. I love to crochet, but am having a problem crocheting using a graph. I have this pattern of a Precious Moments Angel that I am trying to do for my 6 month old daughter as a keepsake, and its driving me nuts! The first three rows are pink, (the background color), and then the outline to the cloud, which is black, and then more of pink to complete that 4th row. So when I start that 5th row, there's the pink, the black for the cloud outline, and also a few white stitches for the bottom of the cloud, and then the pink again. I have googled how to change the colors many times, but! I tried the carry through method, instead of cutting the yarn or tying it on, and on one row (on one side) it looks like the wrong side of the work, and on the next row up, the opposite side looks like the wrong side! There has got to be an easier way to do this!! I have done afghans before in crochet and knit, but never detailed from a graph. I'm hoping you can help me and put an end to this mental madness I have, where as my six year old son wants a Sponge Bob blanket as well, and that is way more detailed than her Precious Moments! lol


Traditional crochet patterns are written using crochet abbreviations while charted or graphed crochet patterns give a listing of materials along with a graphed picture of the project. When a graph is involved your project can be somewhat intimidating since the pattern isn't actually written out. Be patient and read over your graph before you begin your pattern. Determine which direction you need to read each row. Make a note on the chart... drawing an arrow in the direction you are to read each row will help you not be confused.


I have a page on my site that discusses chart crochet
which involves changing colors as well as carrying unused
colors along as you crochet:

Personally, I carry my colors along because I do not enjoy weaving
in yarn tails. I start the new color in the last step of the last stitch
of the old color each time and carry it along, dropping it where
I will need to pick it up again on the way back for the next row.

Like colors (white, yellow, light pastel colors) can be carried along
with minimum “show through” but high contrast colors carried through
can take away from the photo clarity.

If your cloud only has one or two stitches on either side for the outline...
I suggest using a separate strand for each side so the black won’t have to be carried across so many stitches. This will save yarn and keep the black from showing through too much.

As for having a right side/wrong side issue... the only way to clear up that problem is to work all of your graphed rows from one side, cutting the yarn at the end of each row.











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Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

88. I use my scrap yarn to make baby rattles. I found a cute little bird pattern that is just a small tube. I add the beak, wings and stitch eyes on (nothing that can be pulled off). I then stuff the little bird part way up. For the rattle part I take two water bottle caps, place a few beads or dry beans in one cap, place the other on top and secure them together with masking tape. I place the "rattler" in the bird and finish stuffing. I crochet a few more rounds and before closing I take a few small pieces of yarn of different colors and place them in the hole on top. I sew the top closed, ensuring the "hair" is sewn in securely. Unravel the hair so it looks all frizzly. Voila! An adorable little birdy rattle. I donate the rattles to the local charity for new moms and babies. They charity gives them away to all the mommies. A great recycling project too! I am a new subscriber from the little big town of Grand Rivers in west Kentucky. Thanks for the patterns and ideas.
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Subject: Pot Lid Grabber Hats

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! I appreciate it so much!! The little hats are so adorable and people have seen mine and just love them! I use them quite often in my own kitchen and can't imagine cooking anymore w/out them. I also thought about weaving a ribbon of some type through the hat to make a little bow on them.
Again, thank you so much. Have a great and safe 4th of July!!

I just wanted to say thank you. I started learning how to crochet a little over a week ago and your sight and patterns have really helped me. Your patterns are easy to follow and give a sense of actually doing something while still learning.

Chris Camarro




<< reply >>

Are you looking for patterns for character dolls OR afghans?

Subject: Accent_Rug

It was fun!

Becky Bell

Accent Rug Pattern @ Crochet N More

Re: Quick Message from a Viewer

Hi & Good Morning!
I just wanted to let you know that last night before I went to bed I was reading through your tips and I found quite a few of them extremely helpful and have already put some of them to use. I am marking my rows as I go, also I am putting a stitch marker in every 10 stitches. I know that these two (2) techniques are going to be very helpful for me because right now I am in the process of making a hand made snuggle that has 143 stitches per row and the body of this project is 87 rows high so with me marking each row as I go and putting in a marker every 10 stitches will help me keep track. Thank you again. Also, I can’t wait to read more tips as they are released.

Thank you again!

RE: wreath coasters

I am looking for a crochet pattern for a coaster that looks like a wreath- I have made them in the past but have forgotten how now!!! I made them in two colors but can't remember how to get from one color to the other seamlessly!! I am willing to buy the pattern. Ellie

<< reply >>
See what you think about Cylinda’s pattern:

The trick to having a seamless color change is to fasten off the first
color completely and weave that yarn tail in... then join the new color.


Subject: MiniTote

Hi, I am in the process of finishing this darling little tote and am having problems visualizing exactly where to stitch the handles.Do you happen to have a larger picture of the tote?

Thank you Anne
PS I am just not getting the placement of the handles/

<< reply >>

Handle #1 is crocheted onto the main tote.
Once it is finished you fasten off the end leaving about six inches of yarn to sew that end to the main tote. To attach that end you skip five stitches on the last row of the main tote and sew Row 11 (the last row you made) of that handle to the main tote.

For Handle #2 you chain six and work a double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook. Double crochet in each remaining chain. You should have 4 double crochet stitches.
Chain 3 and turn.
Now repeat Row #2 of Handle #1.
Rows 3-11 of Handle #2 are the same as Rows 3-11 of Handle #1.

To join Handle #2 you skip 7 stitches on the last row of the main tote.... (on the opposite side
from Handle #1). Sew Row 1 of Handle #2 to the main tote. Now skip 5 stitches and sew the opposite end of the handle to the main tote.

The best way I can explain how to position Handle #2... is sew it to the main tote adjacent to Handle #1. They should line up with each other.

RE: Baby Beanie

Would like to make this for a 1yr. old, is it possible for
you to give me the stich count on it.
Many thanks
Bev Todd

<< reply >>

To make this beanie larger you would need to increase again like in R3.

Try this for R4:

R4: Sl st bet next 2sts. Ch3, dc in same sp. Dc bet next 3 sts. (2dc bet
next 2 sts. Dc bet next 3 sts) around. (48dc)
Join with sl st in top of beg ch3. Do not turn.

It's like working a flat circle worked in the round first with gradual
You can work as many increase rounds as you want to achieve the size you

You can also change to a larger hook size for a more subtle change in size.
Let me know how it goes!

Subject: crochet pattern reading

Hello, I'm new to this and kind of old. My grandmother tried to teach me when I was younger and I am now trying to take it up again years later. I have read and reread your very good instructions on reading a pattern, but I am still confused. And I am just starting out.

Row 1:(dc,ch2, dc)in sixth ch from hook,*skip next 2 chs, (dc,ch2,dc) in next chain; repeat from*across to last 3 chs, skip next 2chs, dc in last ch:32sts and 15 ch2 sps.

Row 2:ch3(counts as first dc ....) think I can grasp the rest of the row
Row 3:ch3 ...

I really dont understand row 1 and what it means by row 2 and 3 are ch3

Any help would be great.

M Cain

<< reply >>

For Row 1 you work
one double crochet, 2 chains and another double crochet – all in the sixth chain from the hook
skip the next 2 chains
work one double crochet, 2 chains and another double crochet in the next chain
Now you repeat the instructions from the asterisk ( * ) across the foundation chain until
there are 3 chains left.
Skip the next 2 chains.
Double crochet in the last chain.
When the row is finished you should have 32 stitches and 15 chain 2 spaces.

Row 2:ch3(counts as first dc ....) think I can grasp the rest of the row
Row 3:ch3 ...
I really dont understand row 1 and what it means by row 2 and 3 are ch3

Rows 2 and 3 have you chain 3 to begin the row... the 3 chains will count as one of your double
crochet stitches on the rows.


In reference to Fanpage post about
Tiny Wheels Crochet Cars:

Oh my guess i best get to crochets i have a little boy that would love these.
Leslie Mcdaniel


Thank you so much for explaining the pattern so clearly.
I really appreciate your help!

with best wishes




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