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Volume XIV, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2011

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Subject: abc's baby afghan

I have found this pattern on raverly can't seem to be able to print it. Is there some way I can get this pattern because I have a new cousin coming in a few months and really wanted to make it for them.Thank you so much and God bless you. ABC's baby afghan is what I am wanting.
cathy fletcher (sad)




The pattern is on this page:

If you have difficulty printing using Firefox, try using IE.

Please let me know if the pattern prints for you.
Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA








A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.
~~ John Lubbock ~~

Every Morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full
of God, and so there's no rooom left for worry thoughts.
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I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 10:11

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break and or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Matthew 6:19-21

"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:25-34

Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease form anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land, and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Psalm 37:1-11




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Insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row; yo and draw through two lps.







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If you are a crochet (or knit) pattern designer... weigh your yarn before beginning your project! Recently, I weighed a new skein of Red Heart Super Saver on which the label said it was 8 ounces. Upon weighing I found that the skein weighed in at 8-3/8 ounces. Not weighing the yarn beforehand could cause the incorrect amount to be listed for the intended pattern.




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RE: Pattern link posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

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RE: Pattern link posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

"I feel blessed to be learning, I'm a beginner with my 15th grand on the way.Its to be a little girl.Oh how wonderful it must be to be able to do such a dress/keepsake,its beautiful and so difficult.I admire your talent."

Comments: Your maze afghan square pattern was wonderful.
Thank you so much for sharing it. LOVE your newsletters.
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I am wondering if it is ok to sell crosses made from bonnies cross pattern.

I am 72 yrs old and love to make this cross. I have given some away to friends to keep in their Bibles.

GOd bless you for sharing this pattern.

Dorothy Foster
<< reply >>

I’m sorry, but I do not own the copyright to this pattern
therefore I cannot give you permission to sell items made
using this pattern.

Bonnie allowed me to post her pattern many years ago
and since we have lost contact. I have tried to locate her
but have not managed to do so.

"I had used the accent rug pattern to make my niece a rug for her new bedroom. Then I changed it up a ; little and made her two matching valances for her windows! Turned out so adorable!" Becky Cooksley-Bell


Subject: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

Is there a video to show how to change colors so often. I do not know exactly how to do that.
Do I have to keep cutting the yarn and tying the other color to it.
Please help me, as I would like to make this breast cancer ribbon pattern for my Prayer Shawl group.
We give the afghans to cancer patients, and I know they would love this one.
Thanks, Myra

<< reply >>

Take a look at these pages on how to change colors:

I do not cut the yarn in the “Row Count” patterns because
I do not like to weave in extra yarn tails. I carry the unused
color along, dropping it at the point where I will need it
again.I also have a page on my site that discusses chart crochet
which involves changing colors as well as carrying unused
colors along as you crochet:


Subject: Christmas tree ornament

what is a hump? I normally single crochet into a chain,
pushing the hook through 2 strands of a chain link.
Is a hump just one strand of the chain link?

<< reply >>

Each chain has a top loop, a bottom loop (or front and back loop)
as well as a little hump on the back side.When you crochet into the hump
on the back side of a chain it makes the edge of the first row look like the edge on the last row.

<< Lorelei's Reply >>

Thank you! It does help. I had just never heard that term.
Thanks again and God Bless you, too! Lorelei


Subject: Re: Feedback 073011
(Re: Barbs_Floppy_Brim_Hat - cotton)

Miss Lisa,

Thank you so much for responding and sending these links along. How kind of you. I finished one hat using the pattern I referenced earlier using 2 strands of cotton. It turned out cute but it may be a bit too thick for my friend, for right now’s so hot. I sent it to her and called it a “proto-type” so she can tell me...too thick, too tight, too loose or what ever. Her 3rd week of radiation resulted in large clumps of hair falling out so she just decided to shave her head completely. She starts her chemo in a week so I hope to get at least a couple more finished and on their way to Colorado. She doesn’t want to do wigs...she only wants hats and scarves

Thanks again for your kind response!

God Bless,

ReadAPatternWas very helpfull. Thanks



Could you explain to me what FP or FPDC means in this pattern?

Thanks, Marelia Geren

<< reply >>

This is a Front Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

in other words... each double crochet looks like a little fence post. You put the hook through the work on the right side of the post and bring it around behind and back through the work toward the front, on the left side of the post. Then yarn over and pull up a loop and finish the double crochet stitch.


I'm not sure I understand what you mean in this part of the pattern.


R13: Do not turn. Sl st around FP of same dc you joined in. Ch3.
** Dc in sp bet same dc and the next dc.
* FPDC around next dc.
Rep from ** around.
What do you mean by FP & FPDC? Is there a simpler way to describe this step.I just love the pattern and have got stuck at the brim because I just do not understand what is meant. Please Help. Thank You

<< reply >>

This is a Front Post Double Crochet:

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

in other words... each double crochet looks like a little fence post. You put the hook through the work on the right side of the post and bring it around behind and back through the work toward the front, on the left side of the post. Then yarn over and pull up a loop and finish the double crochet stitch.




I am looking to help a coworker make some hats for a local cancer hospital and I think this one is very nice for girls/women. Can you tell me what the finished size of this is approximately- a child size or woman’s small/medium or large? Then I can adjust using different size needles.

Thank you for sharing this pattern!


<< reply >>

You’re very welcome Terry:That’s a great idea!
This hat fits an adult... not positive on the actual
size but I would guess a medium.


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