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Volume XVII, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2014

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Subject: Re: Indian Lore crocheted afghan

>I had this pattern yeara ago and now cannot find it.
>It is not the Navaho pattern that is all single
>crochet. This was almost like looking at one side of a
>granny square. Thanks sue
>>Have the instructions for the Herrschners Indian Lore Afghan but no picture. I would like to know what it looks like before I buy all the yarn.
>>>Am looking for an afghan pattern called Indian Tears
>>>that is crocheted for my freind who is without a
>>>Thanks for any assistance.

Marilyn (curious)



Could the Indian Tears pattern you mention be the "Apache Tears" pattern?

You can find free patterns for the Apache Tears Afghan here:

Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin







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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal live."

John 3:16


For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:18-31


I, THEREFORE, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN." (Now this expression, "He ascended, " what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the buiilding up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fulness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves, and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by that which every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Ephesians 4:1-16

THEREFORE be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:1-2

And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.

Colossians 2:15-18





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For any project that requires a foundation row of all double crochets you can use Foundation Double Crochets. In other words, instead of making a series of chain stitches and then working a double crochet into each chain you work a series of FDC stitches.

To begin a Foundation Double Crochet row, Chain 4.

Yarn over
Insert hook into the fourth chain from the hook
yarn over and draw a loop through (3 lps on hk)
chain 1 (3 lps still on hk)
yarn over and draw through two loops
yarn over and draw through two loops
to finish the foundation double crochet.
Yarn over
Insert hook into last chain made,
yarn over and draw a loop through. (3 lps on hk)
Chain 1. (3 lps still on hk)
yarn over and draw through two loops
yarn over and draw through two loops
to finish the foundation double crochet.

Repeat from the asterisk * for as many stitches as you need for your project.

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Re: ReadAPattern

What does this pattern means:
Dc in next 20 dc, dec over next 2 dc (*yo,insert hk in next st, yo, draw through 2 lps. Rep from*once more. (3 lps on hk) yo, draw through all 3 lps ) Dc in last 21 dc. Ch 3, turn.

<< Reply >>

For that instruction you work one double crochet in each of the next 20 double crochet stitches. Then decrease over two double crochets using the instructions within the brackets. Then double crochet in each of the last 21 double crochet stitches. Make 3 chains and turn.

I am in the process of uploading a series of videos demonstrating how to make the dish towel topper pattern. Once I have them all uploaded I will add links to the pattern page.



Re: ReadAPattern

I'm stuck! Round 2 of my hat pattern says to chain 2 ,hdc in each hdc around which I
have done. Then in round 3 (this is where I am stuck) it says, Ch 2, *hdc in each of next 4 hdc,
FPtr in stitch 2 below each of next 4 hdc (opposite side of foundation ch).
I know how to do the FPtr stitch, I just don't know how to start it in the stitch they want me to.
FYI...the pattern is in the book " Top 10 Crocheted Hats" by Vickie Howell. It is project number
6 and is the hat called " tangerine dream.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me. I am a novice crocheted.

Your truly,

<< Reply >>

I'm not familiar with this pattern but I believe I know what the designer wants you to do.

I believe the instruction to work the FPtr in a stitch 2 below... means to work the front post treble into each of the next four stitches "two rows below"... meaning two rows down from the normal working row.

So in this case, instead of working the front post treble into each of the next four stitches on the current row... count down two more rows and work into the stitches on Row 1.
The part that is confusing to me is (opposite side of foundation chain). Not sure what they mean by that since post stitches are worked "around" the post of existing stitches... not into any chains.

Re: Basketweave_Dishcloth

I love your web site and thank you for all the patterns and tips! I love to crochet.

I want to try the basketweave dishcloth. The pattern looks good but I have a says nothing about turning or chains at the end of the rows. After row 1, do I just turn it and slip stitch with out any chains? I was going to try that. With the FPDC and BPDC I wonder if that what makes the height without chains but I would love it if you would confirm that.

Thank you so very much.

Julie Bidney

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome Julie... glad you enjoy what CNM has to offer.

Yes, when you slip stitch around the first stitch and then make the
chains that is what makes the first post stitch for the row.


Re: Row_Count_Checkered_Afghan_Square

How are you attaching the cc & carrying the colors along to the next stitch & to the next row.
Are you using stitch holders?

Thank you in advance
Debbie Holmes

<< Reply >>

I do not use any stitch holders and I carry the unused color as I crochet.

This video shows how to change colors in the
Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern:

Color changes are the same in all of my row count patterns.



Re: Row_Count_Peace_Sign_Afghan_Square

Good morning =) my name is Jennifer Dellagatta. I just recently finished the butterfly square that you provide and im currently working on the peace sign. Your patterns are amazing. Thank you for them. Easy to read and easy to use. Again thank you. Have a great day.

Jennifer Dellagatta


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RE: How to Crochet - Linked Double Crochet Stitch

<< Comment >>

I am a 13 year old boy I lard how to crochet when I was 6 and I loved it aver seen's I all so know ho to so other people make fun of me but I don't carry thank u vary much I was wondering how to do that and I know how to do I thanks to u !!!!!

Bailey Bib


<< Reply >>

I'm glad this video was helpful to you. I'm also glad that you like to crochet and don't worry about what anyone thinks about it. Did you know there is a very well known man who crochets? His name is Drew Emborsky and everyone knows him as "The Crochet Dude". He has his own line of crochet hooks, crochet kits, etc. Keep on crocheting... you just might be the next "Crochet Dude" :)


Subject: Stitch_Question

I'm not familiar with this abbreviation: scps

Can you please explain.

God Bless You!!
Kelly Farr


<< Reply >>


Scps is a Single Crochet Puff Stitch.

Here’s how:

(Yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times, 9 loops on hook,
yarn over, pull thru 8 loops,
yarn over, pull thru 2 loops,
push puff to front of work, work next stitch in your pattern.

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Crocheted dog bandana collar cover

HI!! I just completed this for my Yorkie a few min ago, and wanted to thank you for the pattern. I made it match a hair bow I made for her the other day. She looks adorable!! She's about 9#s, so I needed it to be a bit smaller. I started with 21 chains, then did approx 9rows for the collar tube. For the triangle part, I decreased using sc2tog at the beginning and end of each row. (I didn't do the rows with the same amount of sc at all). It worked out great!! I plan on making her many more sets... She is so spoiled!! Again, thank you so much for sharing this great pattern with us!!



Re: Dishcloth

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this pattern. It is exactly what I have been looking for. I love the fact that you use double crochet and not all single crochet. Single crochet, for me at least, can be quite boring. It's both pretty AND practical.






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