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HALEY'S DIAGONAL CAPE
BETSY THE BASS
Created By Janet Nogle
From design of Lisa Hamblin
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Pattern page has been corrected. Please re-print if you need to.
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I just found your sight and have not had time to look closely, but I would like to try hairpin lace and do not have a u-hoop (? ) Do you have any or know of where I can purchase one ?
You can purchase a hairpin
lace loom at Herrschners:
More on Hairpin Lace...
Hairpin Lace Afghan Patterns:
Hairpin Lace Edging Ideas:
Pin Stripe Doily:
Other Hairpin Lace Patterns:
I am trying to find out how to do the broomstick lace. I did it many years ago but have forgotten how to do it. My mother and my grandmother showed me how but they have passed away and I have no way to find out how. I have asked at craft stores and no one can tell me. They have heard of it however. I awould appreciate any thing you can tell me. I really want to know how to do it again.
Broomstick Lace is done with a large knitting needle or broomstick. Broomstick lace can be altered to suite your taste. Instead of doing 4 loops per section you might want to do 5. Use your imagination. Just remember... if you pull off 4 loops (like in the square pattern) you must do 4 stitches into those loops. If you pull off 5 loops you must do 5 stitches into the loops, etc.
Purchase your Broomstick
You can find a really good
tutorial at the Crochet Cabana:
South Bay Crochet offers
Broomstick Lace Techniques and Tips on this page:
Broomstick Lace Afghan:
Broomstick Lace Afghan Square:
Broomstick Lace Summer Romper:
Lovely in Lace Hat
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
I use the fancier yarns
like Eyelash and Fun Fur as trim on scarves and such.
This way my projects look just as nice for less money. Great for gift giving!
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I found a doily called Swan Symphony, which was published in Great Britain. I wondered why mine was looking a bit different from the picture and realized the stitches are different from ours. Thanks to you and your stitch conversion chart I now know what is wrong. I took the doily apart and am starting over but it is a learning process. Now I have to remember to do a double instead of their triple, etc. I felt compelled to email you with my thanks and gratitude. I have crocheted for years, learning from a Coats and Clark book and even taught myself to knit from a book. I think it helps keep the mind sharp, now if I can only learn digitizing so I can use my sewing machine for embroidery I will be a happy person. Keep up the good work. Nancy
Thanks for such a wonderful newsletter----full of beautiful patterns and uplifting fellowship. Shalom, Connie
OK, THAT IS SOOOOOO FUNNY BECAUSE WHEN I LIVED IN THE COUNTRY IN OKLAHOMA, WE HAD AN ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL...AND ONE DAY OUR DOG WAS FREAKIN' OUT AND WE WENT OUT THERE AND WE HAD A YARD FULL OF HORSES! FROM A NEIGHBOR! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THEY WERE DRINKING OUT OF THE POOL! SO THIS IS JUST A HOOT TO ME CUZ I CAN SOOOO RELATE!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THOSE GREAT PICTURES!
Hello, I just printed some patterns and I found that you are not saying how much yarn you need for each project. I can just about judge how much, but a beginner is not that apt. The patterns that I printed are patterns that I can truly use; patterns that I have not seen anywhere else. I am now into two hours of printing & loving it. I have a young lady that is trying to learn more, but not knowing how. With my help she has come a long way and will go further. She is now working on a baby blanket, she made a cap, and now wants to try booties. I printed several booties for her to try. I hope that I can find your site again & get more patterns, but remember to put in the amount of yarn that you need for each project. Thank you for your site. Zelda
>> reply <<
You're very welcome Zelda. I'm glad you are enjoying the patterns and thanks so much for taking the time to teach someone else to crochet. About the yarn amounts... when I first started CNM I had no idea how to go about listing the number of ounces used in a pattern. As I'm sure you've noticed, most of my patterns use less than one skein. I am adding as much yarn information as possible to my newest designs. Thanks for caring!
Thanks Lisa! I love this
pattern and the other ones on this page!
I love getting your newsletter every month. I have enjoyed them for several years.
Please don't ever stop.
I have a house full of chihuahuas and I can't wait to try out the doggie sweaters. You know that these dogs can freeze in 90 degree weather so they really need these sweaters. I didn't think I would find any sites that actually had the patterns for these so thank you.
Hi, I just found your site and I'm so glad I did! I'm sixteen and just learned to crochet, so I was really happy to find a good crocheting web page with free patterns and stuff. I was even more excited to discover that you are a fellow Christian! Anyway, thanks for your great site! God bless you!
I love this sight,my friend Marie told me about it. Thank you for the wonderful patterns and more.
>>> thanks Marie,
Lisa :o) <<<
Great site, Lisa!
I enjoyed everything -- particularly the patterns and your testimony. Thank you!
RE: Thank You
I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to you and your site for making these stitches so understandable. Ive been knitting for years and just picked up crochetting, and could never find understandable or complete instructions for the more complicated stitches. Thanks so much Gia Veglia
Re: Your site will be a blessing.
I was very pleased to see your site today and added it to my website. I crochet blankets, scarves, hats, mittens, etc. for the homeless and needy. I am sure your website will help me in this endeavor greatly. God bless you
W. J. Nunn
Thanks so much for the
clothes pin bag that I got
from your web site ,this is for my own use.
Marie from Canada
Re: Thanks for your crochet abbreviation list
Hi, I just want to thank you for your crochet abbreviation list including a short description of the stiches! I have bought a nice pattern without considering that I had no clue what the english abbreviations mean. Years of crocheting experience did't help because I always used german patterns. Your list perfectly bridges this gap using the descriptions to assign the stiches to their german names :-) Thank you very much and best regards, Christine Beuck
I just found your site, and it looks very good. I will have to come back to it when I have more time to stay and check out everything. I love to crochet, but don't have much in my home to show for it, since most of the things I make I end up giving away!! I'll be visiting again soon. Until then, God bless.
I used to crochet a lot until I had a stroke that affected my whole left side is there any type of equipment or some sort of apparatus for a crocheter who only has the use of one hand.
<< reply >>
There are actually two
different ways a person can do one handed crochet.
You can use your good hand to hold the hook and a device to hold your yarn
use a device to hold your hook and your good hand to guide the yarn.
The item available on
the following page would hold your crochet hook for
you while you manipulate the yarn:
The holder on this page
might help also:
The Yarn Guide available
through Herrschers is good for holding yarn tension
without having to grip the yarn very much:
You may be able to place the yarn guide on one of the fingers of the bad/injured
hand and then hold your hook with your good hand.
They also have another
item available called "Cro-Knit"
The description says: "The Cro-Knit slips easily onto your finger to make
your stitches more uniform and the yarn easier for you to handle.
Adjustable device works equally well with 2,3 or 4-ply yarn. Plastic
tension ring holds the yarn securely in place."
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The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles.
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Each evening birdlover Tom stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl - and one night, an owl called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered friend hooted back and forth. He even kept a log of the "conversation."
Just as he thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough in interspecies communication, his wife had a chat with her next door neighbor.
"My husband spends his nights ... calling out to owls," she said.
"That's odd," the neighbor replied. "So does my husband." Then it dawned on them.
Little Johnny's new baby brother was screaming up a storm.
He asked his mom, "Where'd we get him?"
His mother replied, "He came from heaven, Johnny."
Johnny says, "WOW! I can see why they threw him out!"
When Little Johnny's family moved into their new house, a visiting relative asked him how he liked the new place.
"It's terrific," he said. "I have my own room, Billy has his own room, and Jenny has her own room. But poor Mom is still in with Dad."
It was the little girl's
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"What is your father's name?"
"Daddy," replied the child.
"Yes I know, but what does your mother call him?"
"Oh, she doesn't call him anything. She likes him!"
Submitted by Lois K.
The husband had just finished
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He stormed into the kitchen and walked directly up to his wife.
Pointing a finger in her face, he said, "From now on, I want you to know that I am the man of this house, and my word is law!! I want you to prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished eating my meal, I want a scrumptious dessert afterward. Then, after dinner, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax, and when I'm finished with my bath, guess who's going to dress me and comb my hair?"
His wife dryly replied, " The funeral director would be my guess!"
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I am the king!"
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A couple decides to go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and they order the "Chicken Surprise".
The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.
"Good grief, did you see that?" she asks her husband.
He hasn't, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.
Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.
"Please sir," says the waiter, "what you order?"
The husband replies, "Chicken Surprise."
Ah... so sorry," says the waiter, "I bring you Peeking Duck"
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