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different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
(a/k/a Spike Stitch)
A Long Single Crochet Stitch is worked the same as a regular single crochet stitch, except... it is worked in a stitch on a row below the normal working row.
Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops on the hook.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
of knitting and crochet facts"
If you have
trouble finding a particular yarn weight for a project...
try crocheting with multiple strands of different yarns.
For instance, you might hold a strand of sport weight and a novelty yarn
together to get the same thickness as one strand of worsted weight yarn.
Keep in mind
that if you do this for a garment you
may need to make
several gauge swatches to achieve the correct stitch gauge.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
do you have number 84?
The following page is compilation
of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS
If you have a use that's not listed email me!
NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.
RE: Christmas Tree (Re: information)
I hope that you have a pattern for a christmas tree. I saw one on display but no one knows who created it. Its about 12in or higher and it looks like its double or triple crochet and its stands up on a table and it is stuff with cottom or sometype of stuffing. thank you Towana
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Would you happen to have a picture?
This is the
style of tree that I have in my mind from what you said:
does this resemble the shape?
<< Towana's Reply >>
Its like that but its crochet.
<< Lisa's Reply >>
I had found a similar crochet pattern last night but it was written in Japanese.
searched again and found what I think you want.
Maggie Weldon offers this pattern for purchase:
Soft Sculpture Christmas Tree Pattern
RE: Site change
Most of the changes to your site I like. However, today when I was viewing I noticed a pop up window and immediately closed it down. This is not something I want to see. I don't want to cancel my subscription, but I also don't want to take the chance of getting a sick computer. Please consider giving the option to open an ad or whatever it is for your loyal viewers. Thank you. Lisa Beddow
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We currently do not use any pop up ads. I do have pages that when clicked open new windows. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit.
<< second reply >>
I just realized what I believe caused the popup ads. I add links in my newsletter to patterns on other websites. One link I just added in the current issue was for free afghan patterns in an ebook. The website that offers this has a popup ad with every page (not sure why and yes it gets annoying). When I send someone to a pattern on that site ( http://www.allfreecrochet.com/ ) there is a popup when you click the link and on any pattern page you view.
I made the WILLIAM'S BABY HAT -- had fun doing it. Learned the cross stitch. The edge around the face turned out too tight. Next time I guess I need to crochet more loosely to begin the hat so it will fit better. Haven't tried it on a real baby, but on my 20" baby doll. It's a cute pattern. Thanks! Geneva
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So glad you enjoyed the pattern. If you always tend to crocheting too tightly you can always add a few extra stitches along the edging of this hat. Simply work two stitches in one randomly around the edge.
I haven't tried
the doily as yet. I would like to know if I can make it with 10
crochet cotton and if so what size needle? Sorry to use this page,as
I know it was for errors found,but didn't know how to contact you.Unless
I had waited for the next e-mail and I would like to make this now.
<< reply >>
You could make this pattern using 10 crochet cotton but the finished size will be quite a bit smaller. You can use which ever size hook you normally use when crocheting with 10 crochet cotton... I like a steel size 1, 5 or 7 most of the time.
If you decide to make this using 10 crochet cotton I would love to share a picture with our viewers.
<< Ruth's reply >>
Thank you for your efforts to answer my question.Not sure if I will make it,as Halloween is just about upon us,and I like larger doilies. I really appreciate all you do for giving us your newsletters,I really enjoy them. Always a fan----Ruth
Re: Guestbook Entry
The young lady, Chelsea Smith, who wrote in about trying to use patterns and wonders what the heck they mean, needs to find somebody like a neighbor, a friend's mom, a school teacher, church friends that crochet by patterns to take her through the first patterns to help her. At 18 I learned from a book how to crochet, but when I got to the 1st pattern, after learning the stitches, I thought I was reading MARTIAN. Nothing made sense and frustrated me to the point of throwing the equipment and yarn to the back of the closet. I was newly married and lived in a tiny town, got pregnant and wanted to make something for my first baby. I was 18 then and am 64 now, once in a great while I still need help deciphering what it is the words want me to do. Somewhere on the internet there are videos of how to make stitches, but I am not sure there is anything out there telling people what the pattern is ASKING you to do. The people writing the patterns know how to read them therefore they use their shortcuts (as they need to or patterns would be way too long) but somewhere, somehow, somebody needs to write a text on what a pattern is actually asking you to do. Frustration needs to be ended before we loose new crochet folks. A year after my first baby I had my second.....My mom and sister worked together on a lovely soft yellow knit sweater, then sent me the booklet, yarn, sleeves, partially finished fronts and back for me to finish. I still had my 5 needleworks insrution booklet, found I could make the stitchces I needed, then tried to read the pattern. I finally undid all of their hard work and crocheted a lovely sweater (good thing the second was my daughter)with the yarn I had wound up. And back then I did not know how to wind my own center pull yarn balls...good thing we had no cats. eventually I learned bit by bit how to read them (too shy to ask for help), even though doing what they said sounded so odd....but I became a pretty good crocheter, knitter, embroider, loom knitter, whatever I wanted to do. I should have asked for help----how much faster this all would have been. Love Grammmie
NOTE: I forwarded this to Chelsea.. Thanks!
Re: Guestbook Entry
Thank you for
your website. I got to it through "Hooked on Crochet" newsletter.I
read your testimony, and I have to say that you ARE evangelizing
through your site, and it takes a lot of faith to claim the promise
that God is using you according to your talents. Bless you!
Re: Guestbook Entry
Thank you very much for such a nice wholesome site. I appreciate you sharing your patterns with us. It is also nice to know that your in a site that is respectful and loving. May God bless your every effort.
Re: where to get free patterns? ----please
Hi Lisa and
I am always glad when I see that your magazine shows up in my mail box! I am looking for an afghan pattern called A Catty Pattern, which is a crocheted pattern. Also am looking for a quilting pattern which is called A Shadow or a Box pattern. Thanks in advance, Sadie
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I'm glad you
enjoy the newsletters.
I've searched a few time for what I believe is the afghan pattern you mentioned.
I have come up with several different styles... some free, some not.
which quilt pattern you wanted... could this be it?
I'm not as familiar with quilt patterns.
Re: Guestbook Entry
thank u for
all the pretty dishcloths on this site i love to do them and knit
thanks god bless
I am a beginning crocheter, but know some of the stitches. I have trouble seeing where to put my crochet hook because I can't always tell where my previous stitches were. Does the color of the yarn make it easier to see your stitches? Thank you Anne Mattioli
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Yes... the color of the yarn, as well as the type of yarn makes a difference. I recommend using a smooth yarn in a lighter color until you are comfortable crocheting. Also... choosing patterns that call for a larger hook size will help you see the stitches better.
Thanks for the baby hat pattern....do you have a pattern for adults . Making hats for homeless in Austin. Thanks
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I have a few hat patterns for adults:
Hi I haven't used this pattern yet, I just wanted to let you know what I will be doing with it. if it is okay with you. I make hats for the Cancer Center for Children in Little Rock, AR. So I make a lot of them. I have about 16 setting here that will go next month with what all I make in between. Thanks for the pattern, Nina
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Yes it is okay
for you to use my pattern for charity.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know this pattern is being used for such a worthy cause. I love to know that my patterns are being used... especially to help others.
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