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Volume XV, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2012

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Working over ring, holding yarn in left hand behind ring, insert hook under/inside ring, yarn over, draw up a loop to the top of the ring, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.

NOTE: This stitch is used in projects that require plastic or metal rings.
(or in the cross ornament which uses metal can tabs)

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Hi Lisa,
Can you tell me what kind of Baby Doll
you show on crochet blanket pattern,
it is adorable.
Josephine Ford

The doll is a Lazy Baby Soft Doll by Kid Connection... I used to buy these all the time for our daughter for about five dollars at Wal-Mart. I think it looks like a Cabbage Patch doll.

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RE: A Crochet Ninja: Cookie Monster Pattern


"love it. but i know is not easy to crochet with this yarn "
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I have a pattern for a slouchy hat and I want to make it a little more slouchier. Can anybody tell me how that is done? Does it have something to do with the decrease stitch?
Stacy Justchilling


Increasing more will make the hat slouchier... if you decrease more it will make the hat smaller.

Subject: ReadAPattern

I'm crocheting a Clever Sock Monkey blanket and having trouble with a section for the back of the head. In row 3-12, work across to turning ch-sp, turn, leave turning ch-sp unworked. Please explain this step to me.

Thank you.

<< reply >>

You work the indicated stitches across each row until you come to
the space where your turning chain is... just skip working into that
space... turn the work and continue.


Subject: ReadAPattern

I have done 10 rows and then my directions say "beg working in rnds"
I don't understand the transition to/ meaning of working in rounds.

<<Reply >>

That just means you will continue the pattern working in one direction
instead of turning the work and crocheting in rows.

Subject: BasicsPage

Thank you for all your crochet abbreviations...they are coming in handy for me. I am a crochet beginner and am currently working on a shawl.

My question is this: I don't understand what the instructions mean when a pattern calls for: keep in pattern as established. I've tried looking everywhere for this meaning and can't find any explanation and when you are new to crocheting you want to make sure you follow everything according to instructions.

Please help!

Thank you, Mary

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This means you keep working the same stitches that
formed the “pattern” of your project.

For instance, if your making an afghan pattern and the instructions tell
you to keep “in pattern” for 48 inches” from the beginning... and... say the afghan “pattern” calls
for 4 rows of single crochet then one row of double crochets... you would keep working 4 rows
of single crochets and one row of double crochets over and over until the project measures 48 inches
from the beginning.


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Re: Guidelines for yarn and recommended needle/hook sizes.


Excellent article. Just what a newbie like me need!
Thanks a lot! :)
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Subject: Lid_Grabber_Hat.

I am going to try and crochet your Pot LID GRABBER HAT.
I know all of the stitches except “Fpdc”.
Could you please describe the “Fpdc” stitch for me.

I appreciate your help.

Thank you,
Kathleen Palmer

<< reply >>

(a/k/a Front Raised Double Crochet)

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 hook)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hook)

Watch the YouTube Video:


Enjoy the pattern.


RE: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

The pattern is gorgeous!
I just can’t seem to find how many chains you do for the foundation chain.
Please let me know. I am anxious to try this!



<< reply >>

The afghan begins with 4 chains.
R1: Ch4, (work all of the following sts in the 4th ch from the hook)
2dc * Ch1, 3dc.
Rep from * twice more.
Ch1. Join with sl st in top of beg ch4.




<< Brianne's Reply >>

Oh! I'm sorry I didn't understand. I'm so used to seeing things begin with
"ch 142". Thank you so much for your prompt response!

Brianne Sullivan


<< Lisa's Reply >>

You're welcome Brianne... and that’s okay... you aren't the first person to
ask that question and I'm sure you won't be the last one. I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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RE: i am needing a puzzle pattern for autism awareness can u help....

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Here's a Jigsaw Puzzle Afghan pattern:

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RE: Baby_Ruffled_Sun_Hat

What is TR?

<< Reply >>

TR is a
Triple or Treble Crochet Stitch
Here’s how:

Yarn over twice, then insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated.

Yarn over and pull up a loop. (4 loops on hook.)
Yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (3 loops on hook.)
Yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook.)
Yarn over and draw through two loops.

Here’s a Video:


Enjoy the pattern.


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Could you send me some easy instructions on how to make a crochet peace sign? I have read the ones on the computer but cant understand them and Im left handed as!!.....Im making an afghan for afriend and need them so badly...thanks
..Georgia Breeden


Have you tried this pattern?
no but will thanks again.....I knew you all wouldhave them...I love your patterns and have wrote some of them dsown to try...keep up the good work and will let u know how it comes out
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RE: How to Crochet - Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.





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My daughter gave us a grandson and don't you know, he was at least 3 months old when he was born! lol. he was/is a big boy. but I just wanted to say thanks! It's very greatly appreciated!




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My husband is a minister who conducts an expanded altar call at the end of his sermon. He asks those who wish to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, as well as those with prayers or other requests, to come forward.

To the surprise and delight of the congregation our three-year-old daughter, without a word to me, got up and made her way forward. She waited patiently while the others ahead of her made a request.

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One day, while I was catching up with my seven-year-old granddaughter, Dia on the phone, she told me she had lost her two front teeth.

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There is an old story about a mother who walks in on her six-year-old son and finds him sobbing. "What's the matter?" she asks.

"I've just figured out how to tie my shoes."

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“You're growing up, but why are you crying?"

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When Payton, 4, got into trouble her mother told her that she had to have "time out" because she was naughty.

Payton said, "I don't need time out. Jesus already took care of the bad things people do!"


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"What did you do that for?" the man asks.

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The man says, "No, but my wife out in the car still

Several years ago, Andy was sentenced to prison. During his stay, he got along well with the guards and all his fellow inmates. The warden knew that, deep down, Andy was a good person. So, the warden made arrangements for the inmate to learn a trade while doing his time.

Some three years later, Andy was recognized as one of the best carpenters in the local area. Often, he would be given a weekend pass to do odd jobs for citizens of the community. And, he always reported back to prison by early Sunday evening. Andy was a model inmate.

One day, the warden considered remodeling his kitchen, though he lacked the skills to build a set of kitchen cupboards and a large counter top. So, he called Andy into his office and asked him to do the job for him. To the warden's surprise, Andy simply refused to help.

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"Gosh, warden, I'd really like to help you, but counter fitting is what got me into prison in the first place."


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"What took you so long, son?" he asked.

"The man waited on everybody in the store before me," the boy replied. "But I got even."


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