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I am trying to find a pattern for crocheted knee warmers /knee cap covers for arthritic joints. They have a gusset covering the knee cap and are not too tight above and below the knee. I can find numerous knitting patterns but have had no luck finding a pattern to crochet. I hope some-one is able to help me. Thank you.
I believe you could use
the leg warmer pattern on this page:
and make them to fit only the knees. The single crochet stitches would make for a tight weave. You could also chain the length of the knee warmer you wanted... work a single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each remaining chain. Then keep working rows of single crochets in the back loops only to get a ribbed texture. Work enough rows to fit around the knee and then sew the first and last rows together.
Any sock pattern that is
worked from the leg down can be made and the toe left out.... look at this one:
the only thing with this one would be the ribbing on one end and no ribbing on the other.
The heel can go right on the knee though.
Omitted a link that is
Here's another knit pattern for a knee warmer:
Another knit pattern for
a knee warmer:
Thank you so much for all the options you have listed. The idea of the second posting is my preferred option and is exactly what I had wished for. I shall attempt to work out how to crochet it as I have difficulty knitting due to aching wrists. I have been receiving your newsletters for many years now, and really do appreciate all your efforts in sharing such an informative and helpful product. In Australia, knitting is more popular than crochet and so it is good to get lots of new ideas. Many thanks once more and I shall let you know how I progress with my project..fortunately it is a while until we experience the cold weather again !!!!!!! Regards Kath Chedzey
day comes bearing its gifts. Untie the ribbons.
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I said, "I will guard my ways, that I may not sin with my tongue;' I will guard my mouth as with a muzzle, while the wicked are in my presence."
And my tongue shall declare Thy righteousness and Thy praise all day long.
Let my cry come before Thee, O Lord; Give me understanding according to Thy word. Let my supplication come before Thee; deliver me according to Thy word. Let my lips utter praise, for Thou dost teach me Thy statutes. Let my tongue sing of Thy word, For all Thy commandments are righteousness.
He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who spreads slander is a fool. When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise. The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding.
Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, Thou doest know it all.
He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.
So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
"DESTROY GOSSIP BY INGNORING IT."
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my daughter "taught" me this stitch ..WHAT IS IT CALLED ??? ON ANY NUMBER OF STITCHES ..INSERT HOOK UNDER 2 TOP THREADS YARN OVER HOOK & DRAW THROUGH . YARN OVER AND DRAW THROUGH FIRST LOOP. YARN OVER AND DRAW THROUGH BOTH LOOPS ................. STITCH COMPLETED MYSTERY STITCH BUT VERY NICE THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ITS NAME. DORIT STOCKEL
EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET (ESC)
Insert hook in next ch, yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through one lp on the hook (2 loops still on hook), yo, draw through both loops on the hook.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
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of knitting and crochet facts"
Buttonholes are easy to make in crocheted fabric.
I like to make them using single crochet stitches on the row that contains the buttonholes.
1. Decide where you want the buttonhole and crochet up to that point.
2. Make enough chains to accomodate the size of the button you want to add.
3. Skip the same number of stitches as the chains you made in step 2.
4. Continue crocheting past that point.
Buttonhole made... now all you have to do is sew on your button in the appropriate place.
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Great Job !
Thank you for your design. I am making the baby beanie.
On rows 4-12 it says "Ch3 (counts as dc for this space.) (Dc bet next 2 sts) arount.
Do you Chain 3, then Double crochet between next 2 stitches, then chain 3, double crochet between next 2 stitches around?
Or do you leave out the chain 3 after the first one?
Thanks for your help. E. Ryan
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Just work the double crochet between the next two stitches around.
thankyou for having a wonderful
site good to see some one still belives in god and country god bless you keep
up the goodwork
This site is wonderful,
especially for new crocheters like myself, I don't know about others newbies,
but boy can this be a little confusing. thanks for the wonderful site.
Subject: Crochet terms
Hi, my name is Marlene and I need to know something about a pattern I printed out for the toilet paper doll cover, what is FL'S AND BL'S IN THE PATTERN SO I CAN WORK THE INSTRUCTIONS. ALSO REPOSITION MARKER? AND ALTERNATIVE RNDS . THANK FOR THE INFORMATION, HAPPY HOLIDAYS. MARLENE .
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Fl and Bl are front loop
and back loop.
Reposition marker... that means you use a stitch marker or piece of yarn to mark your place and move it when indicated.
Alternate rounds... means
you repeat those rounds over and over.
RND 19-27: Alternate Rnds 17 & 18, ending in Row 17 (chain 4 at end).
means you work round 17, then round 18, then round 17, then round 18... ending with round 17. You alternate those two rounds for rounds 19 through 27.
Subject: Hanging dish towel pattern
Hi pardon my ignorance but you say to make this towel with cotton yarn. Does that mean crochet cotton, peachs & cream type yarn or worsted? Thank you in advanced. Nikki P.s it is a beautiful towel you designed will look really nice in my country kitchen. Thanks again
<< reply >>
The Peaches and Cream yarn
works well... it's a worsted weight cotton yarn.
The reason I use cotton is because acrylic yarn isn't absorbent like cotton yarn.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.
where can the crochet patterns for Jorja's, Not-E-Nuff, Kacie, and Goliath dog sweaters be found, I have searched the internet for days trying to find sweater patterns for a 6 week old chihauhau puppy, but without any luck. I would appreciate it if you could e-mail me back. Thank You, Letha in Oregon.
<< reply >>
The pictures of the sweaters
the models are wearing in The Dog House are mostly made using this pattern:
This pattern is adjustable for any breed.
Subject: trying to find a pattern for my mother in law
MY MOTHER IN LAW IS LOOKING FOR A CHRISTMAS TREE CARD HOLDER.YOU CROCHET AROUND 6 AND THE TRUCK OF THE TREE........AND IT MAKES A CHRISTMAS TREE WITH CHRISTMAS CARDS.....THANK YOU CAROLYN
<< reply >>
I haven't been able to locate
a pattern like you described using cards.
I did find this however:
and thought you might like it.
I am attempting to crochet the Christmas Bell you have posted on website. please explain directions at the end of the first row - Ch 15, join with sl st to form ring. Working inside the ring, work 15 sc. Ch 1, turn. are we supposed to crochet inside the ring for this row - do we continuing crocheting inside the ring or switch to outer edge? thank you Joyce Powers
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For Round 1, I think I should have listed to join with a slip stitch at the end. I'll make that change on the pattern page shortly. Round 1 is worked in the ring... Round 2 begins in the stitches of Round 1.
your add says free crochet patterns! false advertising!!! I am a Christian, a beginner in the crochet world....wow, you just burst my bubble...I guess I'm outta luck and I can find other crochet sights!
<< reply >>
Nearly all of my patterns
are free except for about 4 or 5 that I list for sale in the Crochet Pattern
Collection. You can locate the free patterns via this page:
Just curious... where did you see an "ad"?
note: I think she accidentally clicked on the donation button on the free patterns page.
Re: The Dog House
Hi there Lisa...I've been making your dog sweaters for my chihuahua for awhile now. I have made many of them for her and they are all started with your fantastic pattern and embellished differently. Here is a small sampling of them. Maria
creatively embellished by Maria.
Sorry, individual patterns not available.
Lisa, I have a large black lab mix that I would like to make this pattern for. Can you send me a pattern for a large dog. I am at a pretty basic crocheting level. Thanks so much. Stephanie Stephanie Consoli
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The Dog Sweater pattern
is adjustable for any breed.
I do not have written patterns for different sizes.
The alteration instructions are on the pattern page.
The pattern is pretty straight forward and doesn't use complicated stitches.
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My daughter's 5th-grade
class had been studying astronomy. One morning at breakfast she announced,
"On Friday we're having a quiz on the moon."
That's when her little brother piped up, saying, "Are you gonna let her go, Mom?"
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?"
The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."
One of my students could not take my college seminar final exam because of a funeral. "No problem," I told him. "Make it up the following week."
That week came, and again he couldn't take the test due to another funeral. "You'll have to take the test early next week," I insisted. "I can't keep postponing it."
"I'll take the test next week if no one dies," he told me. By now I was suspicious. "How can you have so many people you know pass away in three weeks?" I asked.
"I don't know any of these people," he said. "But I'm the only gravedigger in town."
Young Boudreaux applied for an engineering job way, way up north in Shreveport. A local man applied for the same job and both applicants, having the same qualifications, were asked to take a test by the department manager. Upon completion of the test, both men missed only one question. The manager went up to Boudreaux and said "Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the local man the job."
Boudreaux said "Why you gonna be doin dat sir, we both got 9 questions right?"
The manager said, "We made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the one you missed."
Boudreaux asked "An jus how da heck would one incorrect answer be mo betta dan da otter?"
The manager replied, "Simple,
the local man put down on question #5, 'I don't know,'
you put down, 'neither do I.'
"Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully," the divorce court Judge said, "And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week."
"That's very fair, your honor," the husband said. "And, every now and then I'll try to send her a few bucks myself."
His girlfriend's father was interviewing young Charles. "So," said that impressive personage, "you want to be my son-in-law, do you?"
"Not particularly," said Charles tactlessly, "but if I want to marry your daughter I haven't much choice, have I?"
Three women, obviously old friends, had just finished having dinner at the table next to me. When the waiter came with the bill, one said, "Give it to me."
"No. You got it last time," said another. "It's my turn."
The waiter stood there, unsure of what to do -- until the third woman said, "I'm the biggest tipper."
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Mr. Gable had a leak in the roof over his dining room, so he called a repairman to take a look at it.
"When did you first notice the leak?" the repairman inquired.
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When employees of the restaurant where I work attended a fire-safety seminar, we watched a fire official demonstrate the proper way to operate an extinguisher.
"Pull the pin like a hand grenade," he explained, "then depress the trigger to release the foam."
Later, an employee was selected to extinguish a controlled fire in the parking lot. In her nervousness, she forgot to pull the pin. Our instructor hinted, "Like a hand grenade, remember?"
In a burst of confidence, she pulled the pin—and hurled the extinguisher at the blaze.
A goober notices that she's low on gas so she stops at the gas station. While she's pumping her gas, she notices that she locked the keys in the car. So when she goes inside to pay, she asks the attendant for a hanger so she can attempt to open the door herself. She goes outside and begins to jimmy the lock. Ten minutes later, the attendant goes outside to see how she is faring.
The goober outside of the car is moving the hanger around and around, while the goober inside of the car is saying, "A little more to the left... a little more to the right..."
The trendy dresser fancied himself quite a ladies' man, and was delighted to find a note pinned inside a new shirt. It contained a girl's name and address, and asked the recipient to send a photograph. How romantic, he thought to himself, very taken with the idea of this mystery woman so eager to meet him, and promptly mailed off a note and a photo.
Heart aflutter, he opened
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