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Volume XIV, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2011

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Subject: X's and O's Baby Afghan

I am looking for a copy of the "X's and O's Baby Afghan". An acquaintance of mine showed me how to do it from memory. I sure would like to have a written copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


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Then Moses answered and said, "What if they will not believe me, or listen to what I say? For they may say, 'The Lord has not appeared to you.' " And the Lord said to him, "What is that in your hand?" And he said, "A staff." Then He said, "Throw it on the ground." So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it. But the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand and grasp it by its tail" -- so he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his hand -- "that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has appeared to you." And the Lord furthermore said to him, "Now put your hand into your bosom." So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow. Then He said, "Put your hand into your bosom again." So he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. "And it shall come about that if they will not believe you or heed the witness of the first sign, they may believe the witness of the last sign. But it shall be that if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground." Then Moses said to the Lord, "Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since Thou hast spoken to Thy servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue." And the Lord said to him, "Who has made man's mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say."

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(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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Subject: Stitch_Question

I am a beginner and want to use your ribbed edge dishcloth crochet pattern, but am stumped as to what fpdc and bpdc mean?

Thank you for sharing your pattern and for your time with this question.


<< reply >>

These are double crochet post stitches.

Crochet stitches are normally worked into
by working through the top two loops of each stitch.
When working around the post you actually work
around the entire stitch. Here are examples:

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)

insert hook from the back 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)

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches.

You can find these and many other stitch abbreviations and instructions on
my Basics page:

Hope this helps.

Re: New beginning in crochet.

"Hello Good Morning"
to you.
My name is Chris and let me say in Advance thank you.
I always wanted to get into crocheting,
Now at this point in in my life I am ready to learn and take
this up as my hobby.So if you will assist me with your knowledge
I will Greatly appreciate it.
Thank you.

<< reply >>

Glad you are joining the crochet world.
Do you have a particular pattern you would like to start with?

RE: Scrunchie Pattern

I am teaching a beginning crochet class through community education at our local community college. I would like to use your scrunchie pattern for one of the classes. May I copy your pattern and give it to the ladies in my class?

Diane Morlan

<< reply >>

First of all, thank you for asking.

Second, yes, you may print copies of my scrunchie pattern for use in your class.
Each pattern page contains the URL to that particular pattern which will
give your students the opportunity to visit my site if they need to print a new copy.

Good luck with your class.

RE: Sawyer's_Sweater

I do not understand the pattern that goes with Sawyer's titLe for a dog sweater. The picture shows all sizes of "French knots" but no directions for making them as you crochet. I really like the pattern and would love to make it but it does not match...picture to direcxtions...Mary

<< reply >>

These stitches to which you are referring are single crochet puff stitches.

Here’s how:
Yo, pull up loop 4 times, 9 loops on hook, yo, pull thru 8 loops,
yo, pull thru 2 loops, push puff to front of work, work next st in your pattern.

You can find this and many other stitch instructions on our Crochet Basics Page:

Hope you enjoy the pattern.

RE: Christmas ornament bag pattern

I live in Baltimore, Maryland.  I printed this pattern two weeks ago and just looked at it.  What do you mean in Row 1 by:  single crochet in the "hump" of the 2nd ch from hook?  Do you mean go through both loops, the front or back loop only?  I've never heard the term "hump" before in crocheting.

Mary Pat

<< reply >>

Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side
and on the back there is a little hump.

When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your
project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting
on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side
it looks like a little row of humps... work into those humps.

I specify to work in the "hump of the chain" in many of my patterns.
Hope this helps.


Very nice Lisa!! 
God bless and thanks for all your work!  Emmy


I am trying to make Emma's baby booties for my first grandchild and I can't figure out the toe directions. I follow them but I am not able to connect everything together. There seems to be something missing on the instructions.. Could you please help me.. I would like to finish the booties to take to my daughter when I return home from my vacation.



<< reply >>

When the ribbon is inserted it draws the bootie together.
The heel and toe do not actually join.
Hope you enjoyed this pattern.
Feel free to visit CNM and /or email me anytime.


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RE: Clothespin Bag


(1) nada yaz - lovely

<< reply >>

Thanks Nada
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<< reply >>

Thanks Tina... glad you like the pattern and thanks for the vote of confidence!
I really appreciate it.


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