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Volume XVI, Issue No. 22
November 30, 2013

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And so when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.

John 13:12-15


When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me, and you will bear witness also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.

John 15:26-27

You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And they also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day, and granted that He should become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.

Acts 10:38-43

Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.

Philippians 3:17

Servants, be submissive to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and gentle, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if for the sake of conscience toward God a man bears up under sorrows when suffering unjustly. For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this find favor with God. For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entursting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

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To join the new yarn, finish the last stitch of the current color without completing the very last step.
Yarn over with the new color and finish that stitch. Continue with your pattern.

When I tie on a new color sometimes I tie a knot (not recommended by most crocheters as it leaves a little bump in your work) and then I weave in the old color by working it back into the stitches of the same color. You can crochet right over the ends of the yarn tails if they are both the same color. If not, crochet over the tail of the color you are working with and then use a different weaving method to weave in the old color that you just
fastened off.

You can weave the old color in with a crochet hook or a yarn needle. The yarn needle is quicker and you can weave the strand in without disturbing the stitches.














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Re: Error in Christmas Wreath Ornament

How many do you chain to make the ring? In order to get 84dc in the ring I don't know how many chains to start with.
Thanks and happy holidays


<< Reply >>

The 84 double crochets are worked around/into the metal ring. Join the yarn in the ring with a slip stitch. Then make 3 chains and work all 84 doubles in the ring... the ring should be filled and begin to ruffle. You can add more double crochets if your wreath doesn't look like the one in the photo.

Here's how to work into the ring:
Working over ring, holding yarn in left hand behind ring, insert hook under/inside ring, yo, draw up a lp to the top of the ring, yo, draw through both lps on hk. 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.

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.

Here's a video that shows how to work single crochets into a ring.

The instructions for working into the ring are for single crochet stitches.
Same method applies to double crochets... just have to yarn over first :)


Re: Crochet help.

I am working on the Poinsettia Doily and am already confused. In rounds 3-5 it says to single crochet in next ch sp. I understand that is chain space. But row 6 I believe says single crochet in next ch lp. I don't know what that means.
Can you help me please? I will try to attach the pattern but I dint know if I can on my Kindle.
Thanks so much!!
Lititia Yanez

<< Reply >>

The terms "chain space" and "chain loop" mean the same thing.
For either instance you work into the hole beneath the chain(s).

picot points doily

hello! thank you so much for the picot points doily pattern on
I was just wondering if you could help me with something i am confused about on the pattern... when it says turn, does this mean to rotate the work, or to literally flip the whole thing so you are working on the back of the work?

thank you in advance!

<< Reply >>

To “turn” means to flip the work over and work back into the stitches in the opposite direction.



Re: ReadAPattern

Pattern says to ch 3, dc into sl st *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from *, sl st into 3rd chain.

Bill & Vi

<< Reply >>

>>ch 3, dc into sl st *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from *, sl st into 3rd chain.

The above instructions mean you do this:

chain 3
work one double crochet into the next slip stitch
double crochet in the next stitch
2 double crochets in the next stitch
Now back up to the asterisk and repeat the instructions over and over until the row or round is finished.
Then slip stitch into the 3rd chain... or what I refer to is the top of the beginning chain 3.


Re: Emma's_Baby_Booties

I don't understand the instructions for the Heel. Can you help? Thank you!


<< Reply >>

The Heel is worked in short rows... you begin Row 1 with the right side of the bootie facing you
and work into the back loops only. Reattach the yarn in the center stitch on the right side
of the sole... this is 7 stitches back from the point where you fastened off. Then you
work a single crochet in each stitch around the the same point on the opposite side which
should be 19 single crochet stitches.

The next rows are worked over those 19 stitches.

Also, the heel and toe of this bootie are not joined until the Finishing section.
The ribbon is weaved through the holes on R5 of the Heel and the ch4 loops
on each side of the toe then drawn up and tied in a bow.
This joins them.

RE: Crosshatch_Dishcloth

I am a crochet beginner and wanted a dishcloth pattern that wasn't plain and just functional looking. I needed something that yielded a pretty result without being overly complicated. Your Crosshatch design is great! I've made two of them already and want to thank you for both your design and your truly easy to understand and follow instructions!
Cynthia O.


Do you by chance have a simple infant headband pattern. I have been trying to do the ones on the website and either I am not understanding or my hands don’t understand direction.

Any help would be appreciated.

Paula Bauhof

<< Reply >>

Have you tried this one?



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RE: Cable Hat Crochet Pattern

<< Comments >>

Lovely, I like the red.


Love it.
Keith-Sara Sach


Rose Alphonso

Re: Stitch_Question


On the easy baby booties pattern (with purple ribbon) , I followed the directions exactly and it only make 9 lines so not even enough to make a bootie. Did I miss something? Seems like the sole is missing.


<< Reply >>

I designed this bootie without an actual “sole”.
It intended for a newborn child and these are tiny.
I designed this pattern for people just beginning to crochet.

You might enjoy our pattern for Emma’s Baby Booties:



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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery



A young woman woke up one morning and told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine's day. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight," he said.

That evening the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it, only to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."


We are fortunate our grand-children live close
by and visit us often. When our seven-year-old
granddaughter, Morgan, comes over, she loves to
watch me when I am baking. "Oma," she asked one
day, "where did you learn how to cook?"

I told her I learned from my mother and passed
on this knowledge to my daughter. Someday, I
continued, her mother will pass on this knowledge
to her.

There was a short silence, "No, I don't think so,"
Morgan said. "Mom puts everything in the microwave."


During Operation Desert Storm, I was a legislative affairs
officer for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Often I was required to
transport gifts, sent to him from patriotic Americans, from
Washington, D.C., to his home base in Florida. On one trip I
"escorted" a four-foot teddy bear dressed in fatigues with a
name tag reading "Bear," General Schwarzkopf's nickname. As
I boarded the plane, I explained my mission to the flight
attendant and asked if she could store the bear in first
class. She was honored to do so, and I disappeared into the
coach section.

Then, just before takeoff, an announcement came over the
intercom: "Colonel Preast, would you please come up to first
class? We have an extra seat here for you to sit next to
your teddy bear."


Nearing the parish church during his daily walk, a young man saw that the hedge was on fire. He banged on the rectory door and told the woman who opened it she'd better call the fire department.

She ran to the phone to place the call. She identified herself, gave the location, and explained the situation.

"You mean to tell me," said the emergency dispatcher, "that there's a burning bush on the church lawn ... and you want us to put it out?!?"


My husband and I had just finished tucking our five young
ones into bed one evening when we heard sobbing coming
from three-year-old Billy's room. Rushing to his side, we
found him crying hysterically. He had accidentally swallowed
a penny and was sure he was going to die. No amount of
talking could change his mind.

Desperate to calm him, my husband palmed a penny that he
happened to have in his pocket and pretended to pull it
from Billy's ear. Billy was delighted.

In a flash, he snatched it from my husband's hand, swallowed
it and demanded cheerfully, "Do it again, Dad!"


Along with the sheep, cow and donkey, our nativity scene
now has a new animal. A plump little teddy bear sits in
the hay paying tribute to Baby Jesus.

Our children will tell you this addition is quite scriptural.
As a beginning reader, Billy was thrilled to be able to read
the Christmas story from the Bible for our family advent

Although the verses did not flow from one line to another, we
enjoyed listening to him read.

One night Billy read: "Behold, a virgin shall be with child
and bear..."

"A bear?" my 3-year-old Nancy interrupted.

"We don't have a bear in our manger," 5-year-old Timmy said.

"Here, use mine," offered Nancy, and she plopped her soft
stuffed bear in the middle of the scene.

Then Billy continued to read: "... a son, and they shall call
his name Immanuel."

My six-year-old grandson called his mother from his friend Charlie's house and confessed he had broken a lamp when he threw a football in their living room.

"But, Mom," he said, brightening, "you don't have to worry about buying another one. Charlie's mother said it was irreplaceable."


Rushing to get to the Our Videos, my husband and I told the kids
we had to leave "right now"at which point our teenage daughter
headed for the bathroom to apply makeup. Her dad yelled for
her to get in the car immediately, and headed for the garage

On the way to the multiplex my husband glanced in the rearview
mirror and caught our teen applying lipstick and blush, which
produced the predictable lecture. "Look at your mom," he said.
"She didn't put on any makeup just to go sit in a dark movie

From the back I heard, "Yeah, but Mom doesn't need makeup."

My heart swelling with the compliment, I turned back to thank
this sweet, wonderful daughter of mine just as she continued,
"Nobody looks at her."

Company B of the 11th Airborne Division stationed in Germany
was sent on a two-day march. The weather was cold and rainy,
and the roads soon turned to mud. The battalion commander, a
colonel, marched with the troops, first with one group and
then another.

On this moonless night, most of the men didn't recognize the
colonel with his rain gear on and military insignia covered
up. One miserable private leaned toward him and said, "Can
you believe some idiots actually make a career out of this?"


Jake had proposed to young Gina and was being interviewed
by his prospective father-in-law.

"Do you think you are earning enough to support a family?"
the older man asked the suitor.

"Yes, sir," replied Jake, "I'm sure I am."

"Think carefully now," said Gina's father. "There are
twelve of us..."


A father and his small son were standing in front of the
tiger's cage at the zoo. The father was explaining how
ferocious and strong tigers are, and junior was taking it
all in with a serious expression.

"Dad," the boy said finally, "if the tiger got out of his
cage and ate you up ... "

"Yes, son?" the father said expectantly.

" ... what bus should I take home?" the boy finished.

At his request, each morning three-year-old Ray's mother pinned a bath towel to the back shoulders of his size two T-shirt. Immediately in his young imaginative mind the towel became a brilliant magic blue and red cape. And he became Superman.

Outfitted each day in his "cape," Ray's days were packed with adventure and daring escapades. He was Superman.

This fact was clearly pointed out last fall when his mother enrolled him in kindergarten class. During the course of the interview, the teacher asked Ray his name.

"Superman," he answered politely and without pause.

The teacher smiled, cast an appreciative glance at his mother, and asked again, "Your real name, please."

Again, Ray answered, "Superman."

Realizing the situation demanded more authority, or maybe to hide amusement, the teacher closed her eyes for a moment, then in a voice quite stern, said, "I will have to have your real name for the records."

Sensing he'd have to play straight with the teacher, Ray slid his eyes around the room, hunched closer to her, and patting a corner of frayed towel at his shoulder, answered in a voice hushed with conspiracy, "Clark Kent."



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