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How long, O Lord? Wilt Thou hide Thyself forever? Will Thy wrath burn like fire? Remember what my span of life is; for what vanity Thou hast created all the sons of men! What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Where are Thy former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, which Thou didst swear to David in thy faithfulness? Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Thy servants; how do I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples, with which Thine enemies have reproached, O lord, with which they have reproached the footsteps of Thine anointed. Blessed be the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.
But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
Berry Stitch (bs)
Insert hook in chain, yarn over, draw a loop through,
(yarn over, draw through one loop on the hook) 3 times.
Yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.
Stitch Guide has video of this stitch here:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
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HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
Jean Woodard, St. Petersburg, FL.
About 10 years ago, I decided I wanted to learn to knit and crochet. I bought a lot of instruction books, most of which I found in second-hand shops, and I knitted an afghan which consisted of 3 panels of 12 inch square, alternating red and white blocks. I joined the panels with a half inch stripe of single crochet in royal blue between each panel and worked a matching border around the afghan. Knowing nothing about crochet, I didnt realize until later that my single crochet was actually a slip stitch. I didnt do the customary three stitches at each corner, so I ended up with slanted corners. It was beautiful. The slip stitch stripes and border looked like braid. I gave the afghan to my daughter, she keeps it on her sofa, and she is very proud of all the compliments she has received from visitors. I have since used this slip stitch border intentionally on other projects. I did develop my crochet skills, and I have made afghans or wraps for every member of my family and several friends, afghans for the males and afghans or wraps for the females. I have three tips which may not be new to most of your readers. 1. There is a wealth of information in the book section of a second-hand shop. 2. A slip stitch border can be quite effective. 3. An afghan is a gift that keeps on giving year after year. For my disabled son who lives two states away, its like a big hug from his mother every time he uses it. For me, it is the happiness that comes with knowing I gave a gift that the recipient truly enjoys. Jean Woodard, St. Petersburg, FL.
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NEEDED; NAVY FLECK YARN
Hi I love the web site and I have tried a few of free patterns esp use the techniques page. I wonder if anyone out there could help me I started a afghan and the coates and clark co quit making my yarn it is a super saver Navy Fleck if anyone can get me some or tell me what to do I will be grateful!
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EASY TREE SKIRT PATTERN
Thanks so much for this wonderful service. I am a
relative novice when it comes to crocheting and love the easy to read instructions
that come with these creations. I am looking for a very
simple tree skirt to crochet, any help???
<< partial reply >>
You might like to try the easy tree skirt pattern on the following page:
There's a free tree skirt pattern here using a holly design:
RE: Christmas Gift Ornament
Wow the pattern is so cute!
Thank you so much for making it.
Happy Holidays, Happy Crocheting and God Bless You too!
Jean C. Woodard
Love this site.
MOEZ AND LARGE HANDLE HOOKS
I hope some of your readers will help me. I am 52 and am just learning to crochet from my mother who is 79. She is in a wheel chair and suffers from arthritis in her hands, but she is actively crocheting afghans to sell. I was hoping to find a source/ website to locate ergonomic crochet needles for her...if such exists...? ...you know, like the fat writing pens, knife handles, etc., that are made for people with arthritis for ease of use. Email me...Thanks in advance and God bless you.
<< reply >>
The Moez hooks are larger and more comfortable to use for
anyone with arthritic problems:
You can also purchase large handle hooks here:
OVAL TABLECLOTH PATTERN
I had fun browsing in your site. If anyone sends me an easy oval tablecloth pattern to crochet, I will bookmark your site. I've left requests everywhere it seems and still don't have a pattern or know where to get one.. I would like any large oval one-piece--no motifs or squares to put together. I have jumped from site to site and link to link and am giving up!
<< reply >>
You can find an oval tablecloth pattern here:
there are small motifs through the pattern but just looking
at the pattern I believe they are worked as you go.
I love your site. I'm a new crocheter on a very tight budget, your free patterns make it so easy for me to keep working on my projects.I'm looking for instructions for the 'camel stitch.' The literature is unavailable to find or order, out of print. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.
<< partial reply >>
You can purchase an instruction book on Camel Crochet here:
You can also purchase camel crochet books at Lone Star Yarns:
Hope this helps.
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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
contact the designer, you can't even begin!
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A young woman wasn't feeling well, and asked one her co-workers to
recommend a physician. "I know a great one in the city, but he is very
expensive.Five hundred dollars for the first visit, and one hundred
dollars for each one after that."
The woman went to the doctor's office and, trying to save a little
money, cheerily announced. "I'm back!"
Not fooled for a second, the doctor quickly examined her and said, "Very
good, just continue the treatment I prescribed on your last visit."
Emily Sue passed away and Bubba called
911. The 911 operator told Bubba that she would send someone
out right away.
"Where do you live?" asked the operator. Bubba replied, "At the
end of Eucalyptus Drive." The operator asked, "Can you spell
that for me?"
There was a long pause and finally Bubba said... "How 'bout if
I drag her over to Oak Street and you pick her up there?"
A man told the ringmaster that he was interested in joining the circus as a lion tamer. The ringmaster asked if he had any experience and the man said, "Why, yes. My father was one of the most famous lion tamers in the world, and he taught me everything he knew."
"Really?" said the ringmaster. "Did he teach you how to make a lion jump through a flaming hoop?"
"Yes he did," the man replied.
"And did he teach you how to have six lions form a pyramid?"
"Yes he did," the man replied.
"And have you ever stuck your head in a lion's mouth?"
"Just once," the man replied.
The ringmaster asked, "Why only once?"
And the man said, "I was looking for my father."
When the U.S. Mint reissued two-dollar bills, I thought they might someday become collectors' items.
I went to the bank and picked up a hundred, serially numbered and still in their original band.
On my next trip to my parents' house, I gave the $200 to my mother and said, "Take good care of these. They might be worth something someday."
Several months later I asked Mom if she was keeping the two- dollar bills safe.
"Oh, yes!" she replied. "I deposited them in the bank the day after you left."
TEACHER: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I."
ELLEN: I is...
TEACHER: No, Ellen...Always say, "I am."
ELLEN: All right..."I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."
Used to being the center of attention, Robbie was a little more than jealous of his new baby sister. The parents sat him down and said that now that she was getting older, the house was too small and they'd have to move.
"It's no use." Robbie said, "She's crawling good now and she'd probably just follow us."
Little Susie was Mommy's helper. She helped set the table when
company was due for dinner. Soon, everything was on, Mr. Smythe
the guest came in, and everyone sat down.
Then Mother noticed something was missing....
"Susie, dear," she said, "You didn't put a knife and fork at
Mr. Smythe's place."
"But, Mommy, I thought he wouldn't need them," explained Susie.
"Daddy says he always eats like a horse!"
One day a young boy ran crying to his mother and rubbing his behind.
His mother said, "Bobby, why are you crying?"
"Because daddy hit his thumb with the hammer!" little Bobby wailed.
"Why, that's not something to cry over," his mother told him. "That
should make you laugh."
Bobby rubbed his behind and said tearfully, "I DID laugh!"
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