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I am making an afghan (purple) for my granddaughter and her mom wants it to be faded (?) you know light to dark and Im not sure how many shades of purple are available; also does it have to be the same brand of yarn? Thanks all
I recommend always making projects using the same brand of yarn because different yarns wash differently and may pose a problem later on with a project when combined.
Red Heart Classic has about
four shades in a solid color and few variegated colors that contain purples:
If you like working with
multiple strands you can:
Work rows (number of rows your choice) as follows:
* two strands of color a
* one strand of color a with one strand of color b
* two strands of color b
* one strand of color b with one strand of color c
* two strands of color c etc.
I saw this done on a show once and the colors blended wonderfully when combined between the solid stripes.
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. -Anne Frank.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
According to what I have seen, those who plow iniquity and those who sow trouble harvest it. By the breath of God they perish, and by the blast of His anger they come to an end.
And He answered and said, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man, and the field is the world; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels.
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh shall from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit shall from the Spirit reap eternal life.
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SINGLE CROCHET OVER RING
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.
You can also crochet over a ring made from chains. Just chain as many as you'd like to use,
join with a sl st to form the ring and begin doing the Sc over ring stitch.
Click here for photo instructions courtesy of About.com
Use metal rings (the size of your choice) and this stitch to make Photo Christmas Ornaments. Once you have the ring filled with stitches, you can do 3dc in each sc to form a wavy edge. Add a string to hang it and you have a cute ornament. To add the photo, trim the photo to size and tape or hot glue it to the back of the ornament.
NOTE: You can work any crochet stitch into a ring... it doesn't have to be a single crochet.
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RE: Photo Wreath
HI, just wanted
to pass on a tip.
I use the plastic rings off milk/juice jugs.
It's a nice way to recycle them, and only takes
a minute to trim the little nubs off.
And you save a little money o materials.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
72. I have acquired several different open glass 'vessels' - urns, flat circles, mason jars-no kidding. I roll left over yarn into several sizes of small balls (sometimes I use loose cut ends to stuff the center if the amount of left over yarn is very small) and stuff them inside for a creative decoration. I have given several as gifts and the people for whom I have crocheted a gift (and have no interest in fibre art themselves) seem the most appreciative - especially is a few scrapes of the yarn match their prior gifts! Ms Lee
do you have number 73?
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SCRAP YARN IDEAS
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RE: Charity Crochet
I would like to get involved with crocheting for charity,
I would appreciate your advice please.
Thanks Liz Pickering
<< reply >>
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Re: Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square
LISA I WANT YOU TO KNOW I LOVE TO GET YOUR PATTERNS. THE ONE I GOT THIS MONTH MEANS A LOT. MY DAUGHTER HAD BREAST CANCER WHEN SHE WAS 39 YEARS OLD AND NOW SHE IS DOING GOOD AND I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE THIS BREAST CANCER AFGAN SQUARE BUT COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW MANY SQUARES I WILL NEED AND HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. JOYCE HARRIS
<< reply >>
I'm sorry to hear your daughter
had breast cancer but very happy that she is doing well.
My Mother is a breast cancer survivor also.. this pattern is dedicated to her.
Now for your questions:
>>>HOW MANY SQUARES I WILL NEED ?
Each square is approximately
7-1/2 inches x 7-1/2 inches.
Your afghan size is totally up to you.
if you want an afghan that's 60 inches x 75 inches, then...
8 squares wide x 7.5 = 60 inches
10 squares long x 7.5 = 75 inches
So for an afghan that is 60 inches x 75 inches you need 80 squares assembled
8 squares wide and 10 squares long.
>>> HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER ?
Keep in mind that the joining
method you choose
could add a little to the size also.
You can find joining information here:
Re: Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square
I love this pattern! Thank you so much for creating it. I learned to crochet from my mother, who passed away from breast cancer about three years ago. I am curious, how do you change colors in this pattern? Thank you for your help, Diana
<< reply >>
You're very welcome Diana.
My Mother is a breast cancer survivor.
She's the reason I designed that pattern.
I'm so sorry to hear you lost your Mother to breast cancer.
The following page should
help you when it comes to
changing colors when doing chart crochet:
Re: Suggestion/Question - Picture Size - 111509
It would be nice if the
pictures of items could be enlarged to show more detail—especially for “older”
I have no clue how hard that would be to do, but . . . .
Thanks— Arleen Henderson
<< reply >>
Thank you so much for writing.
My camera takes pictures that are near 6 megabytes each... big pictures.
I try to make my pictures a reasonable size so the crocheter can get an
idea of what the finished project looks like. If I make the pictures larger
then more ink is required to print the pattern and the images take more
space to upload them to the internet.
Subject: Need help with
( Cardigan from Crochet Fantasy magazine Oct 2001 )
I was hoping you could help clear up these directions for a cardigan pattern in an old Crochet Fantasy magazine Oct 2001. The part I'm struggling with starts on Row 3.
I've already done the ribbing.
Right front body:
Row 1: dc across
Row 2: sc across
I've got that part
Ch 2 (does not count as a st) Dc in each of first 12 sc, FP tr around the post of each of next 2 dc 2 rows below Skip 2 sc behind post sts just made Dc in each of next 2 sc of current row
This is where I get lost:
Skip next 4 dc from last post st worked 2 rows below FP tr around the post of each of next 2 dc 2 rows below Working in front of post sts just made.. Skip first skipped dc 2 rows below Skip next skipped dc 2 rows below FP tr around the post of each of next 2 skipped dc 2 rows below FP tr around the post of each of next 2 free dc 2 rows below, Skip 6 sc behind posts sts just made Dc in each of next 2 sc of current row Skip 2 dc 2 rows below FP tr around the post of each of next 2 dc 2 rows below Skip 2 sc behind post sts just made Dc to the end. turn
<< reply >>
I believe that Row 3 is one of the longest rows I've seen in a pattern and had it not been that I made an afghan once using similar language I would have had major difficulties trying to help on this one.
Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch)
Work one double crochet in each of the first 12 single crochet stitches
What does it mean to work into the "row below"?
The last row you just finished crocheting is referred to as the
"previous row", "current row" or "working row".
The row before that is considered the "row below".
Some crochet patterns ask you to place stitches into the "row below".
Some may say to work a stitch "two rows below", "three rows below", etc.
All this means is you work into a row other than the row you just completed.
Front Post Treble around
the post of each of the next two double crochet stitches two rows below
That means you work the Front Post Treble stitch around the post of each of the next two double crochet stitches-2 rows below.
Skip the two single crochet stitches (on the current row) behind the post stitches you just made
Double crochet in each of the next 2 single crochet stitches of the current row
where I get lost:
I totally understand... this is a confusing pattern to read.
Skip the next 4 double crochet
stitches from the last post stitch worked 2 rows below
That just means you look at the last stitch you worked 2 rows below and skip the next 4 double crochets on that row.
Front Post Treble around the post of each of the next 2 double crochet stitches 2 rows below
Now we get really confused :)
Working in front of the
post stitches you just made... (look at the four stitches you skipped earlier)
Skip the first two of the four skipped double crochets 2 rows below and work the next part "in front of those stitches"
Now work a Front Post Treble
around the post of the other two skipped double crochets
(the last of the four you skipped earlier) 2 rows below.
If I'm visualizing this correctly... this should cross some of your post stitches.
Front Post Treble around
the post of each of the next 2 free double crochets 2 rows below.
That just means go to the next stitch two rows below to work the stitches.
Skip 6 single crochets on
the current row-behind the post stitches you just made
Double crochet in each of the next 2 single crochet stitches on the current row
Skip 2 double crochet stitches 2 rows below
Front Post Treble around the post of each of the next 2 double crochets 2 rows below
Skip 2 single crochets (on the current row) behind the two post stitches you just made.
Double crochet in each remaining stitch on the current row across to the end.
Re: Christmas Wreath Ornament
I need help as to how you
get started crocheting in the ring.
If you can, please e-mail mail. How do you do DC in ring?
<< reply >>
To work in a ring is easy...
you just insert your hook through the ring
when you begin the stitch and then yarn over and pull the loop through the ring.
Now complete your stitch like you normally do.
So for Row 1 you join the
yarn in the ring with a slip stitch.
(Like this: Place a slip knot on the hook.... insert the hook through the ring... yarn over... pull a loop through the ring and through the loop on the hook... yarn joined)
Now work 84 double crochet
stitches in the ring...
To make a double crochet in the ring... you:
insert hook through ring
pull a loop through the ring
yarn over pull through two loops
yarn over pull through two loops
make more stitches if the ring isn't filled well... you want enough stitches that the wreath begins to look ruffled.
Thanks you for sharing this
pattern online instead of charging for it.
It's really cute and creative as well as easy for my daughters to do.
Hi, I enjoy crocheting
and am 76 year old. I'm looking for a Christmas Tree Skirt to crochet.
<< reply >>
You can find several links
to Christmas Tree Skirt Patterns here:
I contacted someone at Fort
Bragg about your prayer stones.
I am going to make this a church project. This person gave me the
name and address of a chaplain stationed in Iraq who is looking
forward to giving these to soldiers over there.
I thought you would be
happy to know about this.
Also, I have a lot of luster sheen.
Can I use that instead of the floss?
God bless you!
<< reply >>
That's wonderful Susan...
thanks for caring about our soldiers!
Thanks for letting me know also.
Any kind of yarn will work for this project as long as your stone fits
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When I returned home from
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It listed some goals my dad had set for himself:
Help wife more;
be more productive at work.
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A few days later my brother wrote: "Make payments on car for Jason."
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