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Volume XVI, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2013

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Subject: Re: blocking finished works

My husband & I both are avid crocheters. However,
after crocheting for over 40 yrs I don't know how to
block our afghans, etc. It seems that mine are
getting more lopsided than ever & his always have been
lopsided. HELP. I would like to be able to block our
work so they look right. thanks

Sandy Parks (frustrated




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.

The following tutorial will help you learn how to block your work:

Lisa Hamblin





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Proverbs 4:14-27


Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences. We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, that you may have an answer for those who take pride in appearance, and not in heart. For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

2 Corinthians 5:11-17

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forwarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 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.

Galatians 5:13-26

Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:1-2

See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

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Subject: Stitch_Question

I am new to crochet and was making your cup coaster pattern, but I am confused what the REV sc means at the end of the pattern. I followed the pattern and I love the look of it and would like to finish it.
Thank you
Janie Gould



Rev Sc is a

A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

Here’s a video demonstrating the stitch:











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Carry a small notebook and a pen/pencil along with your crochet project. Sticky notes also come in handy.
From time to time a pattern will require repeating certain rows multiple times. Listing those repeats and then crossing them off as you complete them will help you keep your place in the pattern.









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Re: Double_Ruffle_Granny_Baby_Afghan

You do not indicate what stitch and how many stitches for first row ?

Brenda Smith


<< Reply >>


This afghan is worked from the center outward...
Row 1 begins by making 4 chains using the white yarn.
Then you work all of the following stitches in the fourth chain from the hook:
2 double crochet
chain 1
3 double crochet

Now repeat the instructions from the asterisk two more times.
Chain 1
Join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 4.
Chain 3 and turn the work over.


Re: Mom's afghan

My daughter in law wanted an afghan to reflect the births of her three children.

Hopefully, I have successfully added these photos.

Dorothy Ortiz Afghan

This new program is not as user friendly as I'd like it to be. Although the pattern is my own design, I used your number patterns. In order to fit the larger square, I modified them a bit. The only one that gave me fits was the number seven.

Dorothy Ortiz

<< Reply >>

Love it!

Re: ReadAPattern

How to dc2tog over same space as last dc2tog-st and 3rd ch of ch 4?

Linda Johnson

<< Reply >>


This means you will work a double crochet decrease (a/k/a double crochet two together)
by working one double crochet (without completing the last step) in the same space as the
last decrease stitch, then work another double crochet (without completing the last step)
in the third chain of the chain 4. Now yarn over and draw through all loops on the hook.


Subject: Suggestion/Question

Hi Lisa,

I just found your website and I'm really happy to find resources for crocheting. I am having trouble understanding a pattern I was hoping you might help. I found explanations for brackets( fo what follows) but nothing helping if what follows is a number.

Round 3: Ch 2, [dc in next 9(3) sts, 2 dc in next st] 2(5) times. Join to first dc with a sl st. (22(25) dc)--

so far from what I understand - I would double crochet in nine sts 3times??? It just isn't clicking is that 3dc in nine stitches then 2dc then another 3dc in 9 sts

You can see I confused. Any assistance would be appreciated----immensely

My nearest craft store only holds one crochet class a month and I missed this months.---ugh



<< Reply >>


The extra number in the parentheses within the pattern row is in reference to a different size.

For Round 3, do this:
chain 2
double crochet in the next 9 stitches for the first size OR 3 stitches for the second size.
Work 2 double crochets in the next stitch
The part of the instructions within the brackets will be repeated 2 times for the first
size OR 5 times for the second size.
Now join with a slip stitch in the first double crochet you made.
When finished you will have either 22 double crochet stitches for the first size
OR 25 double crochet stitches for the second size.


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RE: How to Crochet: Toilet Tissue Cover Tutorial - Part 5 (Rounds 16-17)



<< Comments >>

This tutorial was super easy Thank you.
Bigmama Graham

Re: Table_Runner

Can I add more chains to make it wider?

<< Reply >>

You should be able to add to the chain in increments of 5 to make it wider.

Subject: Baby's ABC@s Afghan Crochet Shawl

Please can you help me out? I am resident in the UK and have found this pattern on the internet which my pregnant daughter has fallen in love with and has asked me to make. I need to have a UK stockist for the wool and need to convert the pattern to UK together with UK crochet hook sizes.


Thanks in advance!


Sue Evans

<< Reply >>

The Baby’s ABCs Afghan materials list calls for Caron Simply Soft Yarn and a size D hook.
Simply Soft is a medium weight yarn. Details about Simply Soft yarn can be found here:
including gauge swatch information which will help you choose a comparable yarn.

When I make this afghan I use Bernat Baby Coordinates it is a lighter weight yarn.
I like a size G hook.
Details on Bernat Baby Coordinates can be found here:

The following yarn conversion chart may help you choose a similar yarn:

According to the following page:
Simply Soft Yarn is a Weight 4 with a recommended hook size H8.

This page will be useful in helping you with the different stitch names:

This page may be useful in finding a stockist:

Enjoy the pattern.



RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Could you please direct me to the pattern for the Baby Alphabet afghan pattern as shown on your cover photo?? Also, is it possible to work this pattern for a double sized bed?? My grandson is 4 years old and I would love to make this for him. Thank you so much.
Faustina Mulrooney Festorazie

<< Reply >>

You can find the pattern on this page:

To enlarge the pattern you could make it using a larger hook and a heavier weight yarn. You could also add a wider border to the edge to make it larger.

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

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RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

RE: Mickey and Minne Mouse Crochet Hat Pattern

<< Comments >>

I visited the site and printed the pattern without difficulty. Thanks!
Faye Hite


love making fact working on a minnie right now and a scarf to go with it...
Brenda Gutierrez


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

i'm look for a video to crochet the row count bow tie afghan can anyone help me thank you
Garnett Welch

<< Comments >>

The Purple Heart Coaster Pattern is available with a video tutorial:
This tutorial will introduce you to "row count" patterns showing how to change and carry colors as you go along.


Re: Finger Puppet

Hi, by any chance do you have a crochet finger puppet pattern that is similar to the Link figure from Zelda.
I would gladly pay you for a pattern. Thanks, Monica

<< Reply >>

There's a Link pattern in the preview pane near the bottom of this page:
It isn't a puppet but you may be able to make it into one.







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