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September 15, 2012

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RE: Christmas Clothespin Angels pattern

I am after one crochet clothespin angel pattern by Anne Halliday.Here is the proper name.
Christmas Clothespin Angels to Crochet (Leisure Arts Leaflet #2518)
Halliday Anne. There are 6 designs but I am after the pink one in the middle on the front cover. Many thanks and here's hoping.



I found a copy of this leaflet available for purchase online:
However, the seller wants $12.74 for the leaflet which they purchased for only $2.68. I'm sure the inflated price is due to the leaflet no longer being in print.

You can find free crochet patterns for Clothespin Angels here:

Hope this helps.

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

To begin a Foundation Single Crochet row, Chain 2.

Insert hook into the second chain from the hook
yarn over and draw a loop through (2 lps on hk)
chain 1 (2 lps still on hk)
yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

Insert hook into last chain made, yarn over and draw a loop through. (2 lps on hk)
Chain 1. (2 lps still on hk)
Yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

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

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Subject: pattern question

Hi there,

I'm working on the Cross Stitch Toilet Tissue Cover
and finished round 5 but am stuck on round 6.

I was also wondering about round 3 when it says
'don't be alarmed, this round ruffles'.

As you can see from the picture I attached the one on the
right seems like it is ruffling too much.

The one on the left is my version because I had never worked with plastic rings
and wanted to try the pattern without it.

I think I get the concept of the cross stitch but am worried
that it won't start curling downward.

Is the cross stitch made when you make one dc and then
another dc behind it, in the stitch you skipped ?

Thank you for any help you can offer me.

Denise M. Ballard

<< reply >>

Round 3 ruffles... but that is part of the overall design.
The sample in your photo on the right is fine.

You can work this pattern without the ring as you did
in the sample on the left in your photo but it will make
the cover smaller... you may be able to use it with smaller rolls
of tissue.

You are correct about the cross stitches... the double crochets
“cross” when you skip one stitch, work a double, then back up
and work another double in the skipped stitch.

The sides of the cover will form as you continue the pattern.


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

"Is there a way to determine how much yarn is needed when doing a project and the instructions don't specify? I have a 2oz skein of yarn and don't know if it is enough to make a beanie."
Stacy Justchilling


I always look for a similar pattern and see how much yarn it takes. I made this beanie for my daughter: and it took 3-1/2 ounces.
OK, 2oz is probably not enough. I bought a couple of small skeins that I saw at a thrift store and was just wondering what I can make with it. Thanks for the advice and the pattern. Cute hat!
Stacy Justchilling

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

If I see a pattern that requires bulky yarn (hats and scarfs) and I use regular (worsted) yarn, would I have to adjust it?
Stacy Justchilling


For a scarf... probably not because the overall size wouldn't differ very much... but for a hat, yes.


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Hey, I'm just learning how to crochet, could you post how to
'Cast on"....I think that's what it's called. How to start from the beginning.
Carla J Baker


Here you go:



Here is how I showed you to Cast On when you start a knitted project:




Thank you Lisa!!! I am going to try both of these!
Thanks. God bless Emmy

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RE: Scenario: You are teaching someone to crochet.
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Patience and practice are 2 things you need the most. :)
Cheryl Owens
Relax, enjoy. Start with something simple that you would want and work up from there. Remember, when learning to walk, you had to stumble but then you were soon able to walk and run.
Jarra Poe
take your time and do something small and simple also to find all the stitch as you go videos on the internet they r so helpful. To ask as many questions as needed often
Katherine Harris
for the new Learners just learning: use your favorite color for your hook and favorite color yarn but in variegated colors, but must be 2 different colors example green for the hook, pinks variegated colors for the yarn.
If they been at it for a while now: always use a different color hook then what color your crocheting with.
Crochet or knit something small like a scarf or wash rag or dish rag, it will be fast and you'll feel like oh yea I can do this. IF you start off with something big, you will fell like you'll never get it finished. start small.
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Lori Quadland
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Don't be worried if you hold your hook differently that most people do {I hold mine like I knit, instead of more like a pencil}. Don't give up when learning to read patterns - they are a lot simpler than people make them sound! Lastly, have fun. Experiment and enjoy. Learning a new craft should be fun and relaxing, not stressful and tiring.
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Stop while you still can! You will get addicted!
Martine Bouman
RELAX, the harder it is to stitch the more stressed you are so relax it should be fluid easy smooth RELAX
Lori Corby-Brown
Patience and practice makes perfect!
Stacy Justchilling
Gracie Knowles
Wilda Cromarty Lagrosa
Melody Ligons
I would advice them not to rush. To learn each stitch at a time and practice over and over until they get one stitch down pat before they move on to the other. For example, if they are learning sc, to practice with swatches till they can make them evenly and neat, that will be basis for them to later on be able to get into more complicated things. And I would encourage them not to give up!
Craftybegonia Arts and Crafts
Relax and enjoy it.. otherwise, why do something that frustrates you!
Barb Black


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Subject: Crochet Website error?

What does sh mean in the Loaf Pan Tote Crochet Pattern Instructions?

Kalie age:10

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for taking the time to write me regarding this pattern.

“sh” should have read “st” for stitch.
I have corrected the pattern page and given you credit for seeing my error:

Thanks again... and please feel free to write me anytime!

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Craftybegonia Arts and Crafts


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

question: is there a pattern for a florida gator plush?
if there is please let me know cuz i have been serching all morning and afternoon
Jennifer Cathleen Caleb


There's a free pattern for a stuffed alligator here:


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RE: TABLE RUNNER Crochet Pattern


Wow, I am making this now!
Stacy Justchilling


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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches


Thanks for this video. It's such a great idea! It never crossed my mind that I could do this, it's given me such a great idea for a gift for my husband. :) Thanks again for all of your great videos!


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RE: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares with Whip Stitch in Inner Loops:



Thank you for the video. Love your accent!

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RE: How to Crochet - Loop Stitch


I tried to do the Loop stitch, I hope this helps...thank you!

Carla J Baker


Subject: Stitch_Question

Hi, I love the emma booty. I finished the first booty, I hope I’ve made it is there openings on each side between the heel and the instep? Thank you!

<< reply >>

I’m glad you enjoyed the pattern.
The openings are part of the design.
The heel and toe of this bootie are not joined until the
Finishing section. The ribbon is weaved through the holes
on R5 of the Heel and the ch4 loops on each side of the
toe then drawn up and tied in a bow. This joins them.


I have been on your website for crochet patterns (I'm still learning) and just read your testimony. I LOVED it, isn't God good? I have known Him since I was 7 and have witnessed many blessings from Him too. Just wanted to let you know. And as I say to many of the Christians I meet, "See ya' in Heaven".


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RE: How to Crochet - Dishcloth Tutorial


"Thank you, this really helped me. "
Carla J Baker 


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RE: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together


Very good tutorial! I couldn't have the volume up because of where
I was but just watching was wonderfully helpful! Awesome!



Lisa, as always I enjoy every newsletter so very much. This time I was successful in getting my cranky computer to let me view one of your tutorial videos. You do such a nice job--and it doesn't hurt that I enjoy your accent so much. A touch of home for me. My sweet cousin visited me from Kentucky last month (I live in Silicon Valley CA) and we had such a wonderful time together. Keep up the good work. I look forward to the next one. You are a peach. Thanks so very much.

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