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Volume XVI, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2013

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I don't know if anyone has informed you but the
pattern for the shell coaster is wrong. The picture
shows 6 outer half circles, when I made it, it only
has 5. I'm not expert, only been crocheting for a few
months, but I think the start of the last row should
be 4 or 5 tr crochet, then add the remaining at the
Thank you

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Proverbs 12:20

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

John 14:27

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

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Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

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Viewer Question:

Subject: Crochet Blocking

I've been crocheting for many years and enjoy every project I make. However, I need some help. I know you can block your projects, and I do on my thread items, but have never done it on my yarn projects. This is were I need help. I'm making my grandchildren "HUGH" pillows for Christmas, I want to know how to block such a project. I believe this will help preserve this project and keep its shape, but I'm totally lost on how to do it.
Thank you so much for your help.


<< Answer >>

You can steam block afghan squares by placing a cloth over the square and steaming it with an iron. Do not press it... just work with the steam and then let the square lay flat until it cools. Be sure to use a cloth between the iron and the finished piece and be extra careful if you decide to block "acrylic" yarn items as it could melt if overheated. Some people block by just steaming over the piece without actually touching the iron to the project but if you decide to actually press the iron onto your project I suggest testing a scrap swatch first.

You can block a crocheted piece by wetting it thoroughly.
Then remove the excess water (I like to spin it in the washer).
Shape the piece, pinning if needed, and then let it air dry.

NOTE: When pinning.. use rust free pins.

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Re: Bridal Hankie

This can't be the whole pattern. Is this attached after crocheting or is it crocheted right on the cloth. Please clarify

<< Reply >>

The entire pattern is crocheted... no fabric involved.



RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

hi I am trying to work on the Accent rug I don't know if it a mistake but there is a tr stitch in the pattern but it the only one one row 3 which makes it seem a little weird looking. With only one tr stitch in row 3 and than the rest are just single crochet stitches.

Wendy Poulson

<< Comments >>


For Row 3 you chain 1, then turn. Work a single in each of the next 2 single crochets. Then work (a treble in the next stitch, a single in the next stitch) across... which means you are alternating trebles and singles for the entire row. At the end work a single in the last stitch.

Re: Still confused

My pattern states (3dc. Ch 3. 3dc.) in next ch-3sp. I understand how to work in a chain space. I'm just not sure if I am to work what is in parenthesis three desperate times in three different chain spaces or what? Please help. Thanks so much.

<< Reply >>

(3dc. Ch 3. 3dc.) in next ch-3sp.

This means you work the stitches within the parentheses all in the next chain 3 space.
Unless there are further instructions then you only do that one time.


RE: Boucan_Stitch_Pattern_Afghan_Square

Looking at various afghan patterns, I think I found my next favorite pattern; your “Boucan Stitch Pattern Afghan Square”. The caption on one of the photos mentions that there are a lot of ends to weave thru, which I do not like. To avoid this, I think I would just drop off the one yarn at end of the row 1, pick up the new color, work the row 2, drop that color and pick up the 3rd. At the end of row 3, drop it and pick up the 1st color and repeat. This works well if you are using 3 colors. So,
Color 1 – row is worked right to left.
Color 2 – row is worked left to right.
Color 3 – row is worked right to left.
Pick up Color 1 and repeat.

If you are only using 2 colors, each color has to be worked in 2 row segments:
Color 1 – one row is worked right to left
Second row is worked left to right in same color.
1st color is dropped and 2nd color is picked up and repeat the 2 rows.

You have to make sure there is enough yarn carried up the side to equal the row heights. The stitch pattern used makes no difference. The yarn carried up the side is covered when the edging – border is put done.

I am pretty much self taught in crochet and knitting. The information that is available now is amazing compared to what I was able to get my hands on 45 years ago. When I was a novice at crocheting, I failed to secure and weave my ends well enough on my first afghan. The second or third time it was washed it began to ravel. I was so upset, all that work and have it fall apart, I almost quit crocheting. Needless to say I try to reduce the number of ends that I have in a project!

Elizabeth Thompson


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RE: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares Using Single Crochet and Chain Stitches




<< Comments >>

love it!! using it now.  ty
Tammy Durnford

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Re: Please help me....

I love your sight. It is very helpful. Sometimes you go a little to fast but I just stop and repeat the video.
I am making the toilet tissue cover that looks like a flower. Supposedly easy but.... I am a beginner, beginner.
Because my hand is not used to crocheting I think the stiches sometimes comes out too tight and sometimes
too loose. problem. How do you make the flower bigger so that it can fit a toilet paper 5" in diameter?
I tried starting with a treble crochet but it looks horrible.

I would really appreciate your help. I know this may be asking for a little too much because the pattern is already
made. Hope you can help me. I need aproximately one more inch before I start the sides on RND 8.

Thanking you in advance. Hope you are having a great day.




<< Reply >>

I use the original cover I made in my bathroom and it fits a 5” roll.

toilet tissue cover free crochet pattern

To make your cover larger, I suggest using a larger hook size to make the pattern.
try changing the stitches on round 7 from single crochets to treble crochets and see how that works.


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RE: Crochet Bobble Beard pattern - multiple sizes - Im Topsy Turvy

<< Comments >>

this a great idea for Canadians lol

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RE: crochet question!

So, tell me what this means=
Sl st in first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times, *sc in next ch-1 sp, [ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp] 5 times; rep from * 10 times more, join with sl st in beg sc - 60 ch -3 sps.

Rnd 18-
sl st in first ch - 3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[(hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch -3 sp, sc in next st] twice, (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch -3 sp,[sc in next ch -3 sp]; rep from * 11 times more, ending last rep with sc in last ch-3 sp, join with sl st in beg sc.

the "brackets" and "parenthesis" are dring me nuts!! Thanx Lisa.

<< Reply >>

Try this:

Slip stitch in the first chain 1 space
chain 1
single crochet in the same space
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s one time)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s two times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s three times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s four times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s five times)

Single crochet in the next chain 1 space
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s one time)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s two times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s three times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s four times)
chain 3
sc in the next chain 1 space (that’s five times)


Now repeat the instructions from the asterisk ten more times.
Join with a slip stitch in the beginning single crochet.
You should have 60 chain 3 spaces when finished.

For Round 18 do this:

Slip stitch in the first chain 3 space
chain 1
single crochet in the same space
work one half double crochet, 3 double crochets and another half double crochet all it the next chain 3 space. Single crochet in the next stitch (that’s once)

work one half double crochet, 3 double crochets and another half double crochet all it the next chain 3 space. Single crochet in the next stitch (that’s twice)
work one half double crochet, 3 double crochets and another half double crochet all it the next chain 3 space.
Single crochet in the next chain 3 space
Repeat from the asterisk 11 more times, ending the last repeat with a single crochet in the last chain 3 space.
Join with a slip stitch in the beginning single crochet.

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Re: How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch



Great tutorial...Thank you!


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Re: How to Crochet: Ripple Dishcloth Tutorial


Thanks so much for this great tutorial! Of all the ones I've watched trying to learn how to do a ripple pattern, this one was the absolute best! I'm actually making an afghan, just extended my foundation's looking good!!



Thank you very much for helping me learn a craft I've wanted to do for 30yrs now but couldn't find any places that has it all from breaking it down to showing just how projects turn out. Hopefully I'll be sending pics in of my 1st creation! Have a good day!

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Re: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares using Double Crochet Stitches


Thank you for sharing your tutorial!!! I found it very helpful ;O)

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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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My sister-in-law and nephew Eddy were digging for fishing
bait in my mother-in-law's garden. Uncovering a many-legged
creature, Eddy proudly dangled it before his mother.

"No, honey, he won't do for bait," his mother said. "He's
not an earthworm."

"He's not?" Eddy asked, his eyes wide. "What planet is he


Even though he could not tell time, my three-year-old
grandson was wearing a watch when I visited.

Later, when I was putting on my coat to leave, I asked
him what time it was.

He looked at his watch blankly, then brightened. "It's
time for you to go," he answered triumphantly.

My friend's husband is always telling her that housekeeping
would be a snap if only she would organize her time better.
Recently he had a chance to put his theory into practice
while his wife was away.

When I popped in one evening to see how he was managing, he
crowed, "I made a cake, frosted it, washed the kitchen windows,
cleaned all the cupboards, scrubbed the kitchen floor, walls
and ceiling and even had a bath."

I was about to concede that perhaps he was a better manager
than his wife, when he added sheepishly, "When I was making
the chocolate frosting, I forgot to turn off the mixer before
taking the beaters out of the bowl, so I had to do all the

Observing a light across the water, the captain had his signalman instruct the other vessel to change her course ten degrees south.

The response was prompt: Change your course ten degrees north."

"I am a captain," he responded testily. "Change your course ten degrees south."

The reply: "I'm a seaman first class, sir; change your course north."

The captain was furious. "Change your course now. I'm on a battleship."

"Change your course ten degrees north, sir -- I'm in a lighthouse!"


A mother and father were chatting with their eight-year-old
son about his future. The youngster said he'd like to attend
Cornell, as his parents and other members of the family had.

Pleased with his response, they pressed on. "What would you
like to take when you attend college?" they asked the little

After giving it some thought and glancing around the kitchen,
he replied, "The refrigerator, if you can get along without


Her arms laden with gifts, Mrs. Douglas remembered she had forgotten to mail a card to her childhood
friend Faye. Buying a card and dashing into the post office, she bought a first-class stamp.

"Excuse me, she said, her arms aching. "but must I put the stamp on myself?"

"No ma'am," deadpanned the clerk, "it goes on the envelope."

During the last session of our teaching workshop,

participants were asked to state their personal

goals for the immediate future.

One teacher vowed to update photo albums, another
to lose weight.

The goal that got the most response, however, was

given by a slightly out-of-shape kindergarten

"I resolve to exercise until I can complete a
20-minute workout in less than an hour," she said.

An old Wild West fort is about to be attacked. The
wily old General sends for his trusty Indian Scout.

"You must use all your years of skill in trying to
estimate the sort of army we are up against here."

The trusty Indian Scout laid down and put his ear
to the ground... "Large war party," he says, "maybe
three hundred braves, four chiefs, two on black
stallions, two on white stallions. All have war

paint...many, many guns. Medicine man also with

"Good grief!" exclaims the General, "you can tell
all of that just by listening to the ground???"

"No, General," replied the Scout, "I can see under
the gate."


No one believes seniors . . . everyone thinks they are senile.

An elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired. Holding hands, they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved "I love you, Sally."

On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet. Sally quickly picked it up and, not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money – fifty thousand dollars!

Andy said, "We've got to give it back."

Sally said, "Finders keepers." She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.

The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on their door. "Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?"

Sally said, "No".

Andy said, "She's lying. She hid it up in the attic.

Sally said, "Don't believe him, he's getting senile".

The agents turned to Andy and began to question him. One said: "Tell us the story from the beginning."

Andy said, "Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday……...."

The first police officer turned to his partner and said, "We're outta here!"


At one point, I asked the class, "How many kids
here want to go to Heaven?" All the kids raised
their hands-- except for the new kid.

"Don't you want to go to Heaven, Dennis?"

"No, ma'am, my Dad said to come right home after
Sunday school!"


One afternoon, a man was riding in the back of his limousine
when he saw two men eating grass by the road side. He ordered
his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

"Why are you eating grass?" he asked one man.

"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.

"Oh, come along with me then."

"But sir, I have a wife with two children!"

"Bring them along! And you, come with us too!", he said to
the other man.

"But sir, I have a wife with six children!" the second man

"Bring them as well!"

They all climbed into the car, which was no easy task, even
for a car as large as the limo. Once underway, one of the
poor fellows says "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for
taking all of us with you."

The rich man replied "No, I appreciate you: the grass at my
home is about three feet tall!


When my daughter-in-law noticed that her two-year-old daughter
was ignoring her food, she said, "Keri, why aren't you eating?"

Keri replied, "I can't eat; God told me not to."

Her mother chided: "God wouldn't tell you not to eat your supper."

Keri looked up at the ceiling, then conceded, "Well, maybe it
was Moses."



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