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Volume XVI, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2013

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Re: Crochet Hint - Wish I'd thought of this long ago!

In the past, I always kept my crochet project in a bag. I would pull out the current project and the ball of thread. The ball would roll all over the place, and the project would pick up stray dog hair or fur from a sweater that I was wearing. Every color change required a search through the bag. If I was working on an afghan in the summer, I would overheat from working on it in my lap.

The other day, I was gathering balls of yarn for a project.I threw them into the lid of a box (from Staples, for reams of paper) that was nearby. What a difference! Around the house, I can move from room to room with the yarn and the project I put the whole lid on my lap to work. It stays clean, I stay cool, and the yarn stays organized inside the lid. I wish I'd thought of this long ago, and wanted to share the idea with you & other crocheters.

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Re: Baby Christmas Hat

I don't understand instructions for Row 2. How do I increase 2 sts to 42 sts?


<< reply >>

The Christmas Baby Hat pattern begins by making the band which consists of
42 rows, then the main part of the hat is worked along the edge of the band.
This pattern has no increases... only decreases toward the top of the hat.



Very cute Lisa. I love the bassinet decoration. God bless Emmy



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RE: Minion Hat pattern by Crochet by Jennifer


<< Comments >>

I made them for my grandsons last year and they love them
Bettina Petty


OMG!!!!! That's awesome! xx
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RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

I enjoyed your two tutorials on changing colors for row count patterns. Would this method work for pictorial afghans? I have several row count patterns that I would like to try. Thanks
Rita McMullen


<< Reply >>

I have never tried this method for an actual photograph, I mostly graph images to crochet.
This is an interesting Idea!

I've seen people convert photo images into cross stitch patterns, which I think may work with this same technique.
In my row count patterns I work on the right and wrong sides, carrying the unused colors to the point where they are needed again. If this method wouldn't work I believe the Tapestry Crochet Method would work as it is worked all from the "right side".

What type of row count patterns do you have?

Re: Read A Pattern

I have a pattern for a cat toy I want to make but am only a beginner and am trying to find out what
2sch means and how to do it.
Would really appreciate some help with this.
Thank you kind regards


<< reply >>

Is this pattern online?
Sch is not a standard abbreviation.

It could be a typo in the pattern... I'm thinking the designer
wants you to work 2sc... which is 2 single crochet stitches.

I have a list of crochet stitch abbreviations and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:


love your site. I am crocheting baby hats for a NICU in Albuquerque NM.
Your hats are so cute. Thank you for making them available.

Lotus (aka Blossom)

Re: Missy's new sweater

Had to thank you for posting the pattern for this dog sweater. I am not very experienced at crocheting but was able to complete this sweater in a evening while watching TV, using some leftover yarn. Missy loves her new sweater, and I think she looks adorable!

Dog Sweater - Missy
Thanks again, Randi G



Re: Suggestion/Question

I'm trying to work through a pattern for a slouchy beanie and I cannot understand the pattern no matter how many times I read the pattern itself or google my problems. I don't think I can send you the whole pattern as it is out of a book I got for my birthday but I have a few questions regarding what the pattern is asking me to do.

The instructions begin with "Ch 3, join with a so at in first ch to form a ring." Easy enough of a beginning, but rnd 1 says this "Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 9 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of beg ch-2-10 dc."

Rnd 2 says "Ch 2, dc in same st as beg ch-2, work 2 dc in each st around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-2-20 dc."

And finally rnd 3 says "Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, *dc, 2 dc in next st; rep from * around, join with sl st in top of beg ch-2-30 dc."

The rest of the instructions are mostly the same. But I'm utterly confused by those instructions, and it's probably because I'm just beginning but if you could help me, I'd really appreciate it

Thank you.

<< reply >>

For your first round make 3 chains, then join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
This will look like a tiny circle.
Now make 2 chains which you will count as one double crochet stitch.
Work 9 double crochet stitches into the center of the ring (into the hole in the center, not into either of the chains
forming the ring). Now slip stitch in the top chain of the two chains you made when you began the round.
This will join the round and you should have a small circle that resembles a tiny wheel.

Count your stitches:
To count the stitches just think of each double crochet as a fence post... count each post... you should have 10.

Now for round 2. Make 2 chains and work one double crochet in the same stitch that those two chains come up from.
Now work 2 double crochet stitches in each of the remaining stitches.
Again... think of the double crochet stitches as fence posts... make sure you have two double crochets on top of each double crochet from round 1. Now you join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 2 like before to make the round complete.
Count your stitches... you should have 20.

Round 3 is worked in a similar fashion... begin with 2 chains, work 2 double crochets in the next stitch
(an asterisk is in a pattern only to mark a portion to be repeated... don't get scared)
double crochet in the next stitch
2 double crochets in the next stitch

Now repeat from the asterisk * around.
Then count stitches again and you should have 30.

Hope this helps.


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RE: Can't find a magazine

I've been trying to find Herrschners award winning afghans 2008.
It has a pattern entitled Sunflowers by Mary Kelly.
I hope you can find it because I'm about to give up. :(


<< reply >>

I have searched several times and have not been able to locate a copy of this book.
I found a copy listed on this page:
as item number GS-3928 (toward the bottom of the page)
but this copy has been sold.

The best advice I can give you is:

(1) post the information on crochet message boards and forums as someone may have a copy they
would be willing to sell you.

(2) check with your local library to see if they have a copy you may check out in order to make this afghan.


(3) you could purchase the afghan already made via this page:



RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Have started the puff stitch heart afghan square, and enjoyed doing it.
I noticed that between row 22 & 23 that there is no ch.1, in ea st.
Could this be an error?

Thanks Katie

<< Reply >>

My graph of that pattern actually omits a row of single crochets between R22 and R23.
That was an error on my part... thank you for telling me.

Do the following for Rows 22-27:

R22: Ch1, turn. 4Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 5Sc, 1ScPs, 4Sc.

R23: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.

R24: Ch1, turn. 6Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 9Sc, 1ScPs, 1Sc, 1ScPs, 6Sc.

Rs25-27: Ch1, turn. Sc in ea st.

Thanks again!







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Remember how you saw me through to my grandson's graduation?"


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