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Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are amabassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
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dc3tog is a double crochet decrease over 3 stitches.
You work a double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches
without completing the very last step of each stitch.
Then yarn over and draw through all loops on the hook
which makes the 3 stitches 1.
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RE: The Dog House - Lola's Sweater
Hello! I was writing to thank you for the pattern! It makes me laugh whenever I see my little one in her new outfit! Here is a picture of Lola in her sweater!
I hope that you'll add it to your gallery! Thanks again!
Re: CROCHET 'N' MORE NEWSLETTER - Vol 7, Issue 21
Thank you--enjoyed this issue very much
Thank you for this wonderful pattern! I have always been able to crochet, but not able to understand a pattern. This pattern was so easy and FUN! I have a 10 year old Pomeranian and she's starting to show signs of arthritis. I made her 2 sweaters in less than 6 hours. Her first one I followed your pattern to a 'T' (however, on RND 22: before you do the Ch 2, there needs to be a slip stitch to connnect the chain 16)
The second sweater that I created, I started my chain off with 54 vs. 70. It was a little big around Angell's waist. The 16 chain for the neck is perfect for her. If you would like, I would be more than happy to email you a few pictures of Angell in the sweaters. You are more than welcome to post them on your website. Angells is real pretty.
The first one is white with mauve bobbles. The second is dk. green with white bobbles. With the second sweater I included bobbles around the neck part of the sweater. I sewed them right along with the Hdc. SO PRETTY!
I wanted to thank you for the FANTASTIC pattern. I am making 2 more for Angell (this way I will always have a clean one for her). She has NEVER worn a sweater before and she loves them! She wagged her tail once it was on. She pranced around the house like she was a puppy again. I was afraid that she would be bothered by it, but she loves it!
Thanks again! If you wanted pictures for your website, please let me know.
Candace in Michigan
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I just wanted to drop a line or two to say thanks for the cool site. I don't crochet a lot, but with this site it might be alittle easier for me. Thanks again, Sherry
RE: Your site
It was so wonderful to come across your website and read about your testimony pertaining to your walk with the Lord, and also to see how God is taking care of you, your husband and your family.
I too crochet, and have since I believe perhaps close to the same age as you. My Mom's sister (my aunt who is 80 now) showed me how. I taught myself later to knit, but don't do very much of it...am trying my hand at it again. I gues you might say I've had a ministry of making baby afghans (crochet and a few quilted) for folks along the way of life who have had babies. I enjoy giving and I give God praise for the ability and the hands to work.
Thank you so much for the work, effort, time, blessings, etc. you've expressed in your website. It's beautiful and I'm so much enjoying it.
God bless and be with you all.
RE: The Dog House
I love your sweater design. I have made the one with no leg holes for my Shiz-zuh mix and one each for two Chihuahuas in the family.
Chica loves her sweaters. Although when I first put them on her, she gives me an indignant look that says, "Mommy, you have to be kidding me! My friends will laugh at me if they see me." They help keep her warm.
The sweaters for the Chihuahuas are great. My Grandfather has only one arm and Chuey's sweater is great for hem to put on and off.
I will work on getting pictures of the "kids" in their sweaters for you to see how great they turned out.
God Bless you
Hi. I came by to find free crocheted christmas patterns on placemats and doilies...plus other Christmas ideas in crocheting.
I love getting this in my E-Mail, and love looking for some new things to do. I have been crocheting for a long long time.
Thank you and god bless you for having a place for people like me to go to for free things to do. I truely enjoy comming here and looking at new things to do.
i love this site, it has every thing needed for crocheting.
Here is the picture of my lovely dog Netz, wearing his sweater.
* Netz *
I think in row 13 it should be sl 30 st and not 20. (otherwise it doesn't sum up to 70 stiches from the beginning.)
Thanks for the nice pattern,
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Round 13 doesn't total 70 stitches because all the stitches aren't actually used.
You slip stitch in 20, then half double in 40 and the other 10 stitches are left unworked.
I did that to keep the "join" line in the rounds underneath the dog.
Just letting you know what a wonderful pattern this was for my new puppy. Had to size it down a bit...but it works great AND stays on her. I did add a little ruffle at the neck and tummy edge (since she is a girl). Thought maybe you'd like to see her picture with her new sweater on.
* Princess Maggie Mae of Trazmania *
Thanks very much for the great pattern. And as she grows I will make many more I'm sure.
Thank you so much for having the free patterns. I found just what I was looking for and more. May God Bless You!
I have crocheted a number of granny squares and am having
trouble putting them together into an afgan.
I love your website and your dedication to the Lord!
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I created the following page to help crocheters learn to join squares:
Great Site! I needed a quick answer to a crochet question and found this site. Had my answer in about 30 seconds flat! Thank you for being here. And yes, I do know Him. Thank you for that too.
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
the picture, I had to design my own edging. My other pet peeve
is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
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A couple was having a discussion about family finances. Finally the
husband exploded, "If it weren't for my money, the house wouldn't be here!"
The wife replied, "My dear, if it weren't for your money I wouldn't be here
Four old men were out golfing.
"These hills are getting steeper as the years go by," one complained.
"These fairways seem to be getting longer too," said one of the
"The sand traps seem to be bigger than I remember them too," said the
After hearing enough from his senior buddies, the oldest and the
wisest of the four of them at 87 years old, piped up and said, "Just
bethankful we're still on the right side of the grass!"
Our five-year-old son went to a church conference with
my wife and me. He got restless, so my wife handed him
a pad and pencil and suggested he mark down every time
the speaker said the word "and." After a while, he grew
bored, and I asked,
"Would you like to listen for a different word?"
"Yes," he whispered. "I'd like to listen for 'Amen'."
A little boy, in church for the first time, was fascinated
by the priest's robes. As his family was leaving after the
service, he stopped and asked the priest, "Why do you dress
The boy's parents were embarrassed, but the priest smiled,
knelt down to the child's level, and replied, "This is the
uniform that I wear when I work."
The child, still staring, asked, "Do you have a boo boo?"
The priest quickly figured out that the child was looking
at his white and black clerical collar. The priest pulled
out the white plastic insert and showed it to the child,
telling him that it was also part of his uniform.
On the back side of the collar there was some writing:
"Wash with warm soapy water." The little boy, who was much
to young to read, pointed to the words and said, "I know
what this says! 'Kills fleas and ticks for up to six months'!"
Two young boys were spending the night at their
grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt
beside their beds to say their prayers when the
youngest one began praying at the top of his
lungs. "I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE... I PRAY FOR
A NEW NINTENDO... I PRAY FOR A NEW VCR..."
His older brother leaned over and nudged the
younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting
your prayers? God isn't deaf." To which the
little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!"
The young mom was almost crazy with her three young
kids. She complained to her best friend, "They're driving
me nuts!! Such pests. They give me no rest and I'm half
way to the funny farm."
"What you need is a playpen to separate the kids from
yourself," her friend said.
So she bought a playpen A few days later, her friend called
to ask how things were going.
"Superb! I can't believe it," the young mother said.
"I get in that pen with a good book, a chocolate bar, and
the kids don't bother me for hours!"
A person needs only two tools. WD-40 and duct tape. If it
doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and
shouldn't, use the tape.
A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down
the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd
(alternating between bride's side and groom's side). While
facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar
So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down
As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so
hard by the time he reached the front. The little boy, however,
was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and
was near tears by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked
what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was just
being the Ring Bear!"
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