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Volume XI, Issue No. 23
December 15, 2008

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FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
QUESTIONS FROM THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
BIBLE TRIVIA
PAGES UPDATED
NEW LINKS
MEMBER PATTERNS
CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE
CROCHET TIP
VIEWER FEEDBACK
CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY INFORMATION
CLASSIFIED SECTION
HUMOR


GENERAL NEWS

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QUESTIONS FROM
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QUESTION:

RE: Crocheting

Could someone tell me if you can buy some doily patterns made with size 3 and or 5 thread.
I can't use size 10 anymore because of my eyes.

Lou Stripling

ANSWER:

I have not seen any specific patterns for 3 or 5 thread, but there is a book of thread coasters, by American Needleworks that has lovely size 10 coasters. You could use a coaster pattern with the larger thread and then it would be a doily. Also, I've made my size 10 doilies with size 5 and did not do all the rounds. Hope this helps you. Victoria

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."
Author Unknown

 

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel"

Isaiah 7:14

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose hame was Joseph, of the decendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, "Hail favored one! The Lord is with you."

Luke 1:26-28


"And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end."

Luke 1:31-33

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

John 3:16

 

"GOD'S GIFT OF HIMSELF TO US
IS A PRESENT WE WILL ALWAYS BE UNWRAPPING."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - December, 2008 Issue.


"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20


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FREE PATTERNS
The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.

 

Row Count 2008 Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
2008 AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Row Count Checkered Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
CHECKERED AFGHAN SQUARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCRAP YARN IDEAS

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MEMBER PATTERNS


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Aubrey's Stocking Crochet Pattern
AUBREY'S STOCKING

 

Row Count Butterfly Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
BUTTERFLY AFGHAN SQUARE

 

 

 

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CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE

(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)



SINGLE CROCHET (sc)

Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated,
then yarn over and pull up a loop.
(You should have two loops on your hook.)
Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook.

Click here for illustrated instructions

Click here for youtube video
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ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:

HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN

SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:
http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/learnToCrochet.pdf

 


CROCHET TIP


Combine your favorite motifs to make an afghan panel, then add straight rows to add a new twist.

 


 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 62?

 

 

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

If you have a use that's not listed email me!

 


VIEWER FEEDBACK

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So many wonderful patterns and so little time to sit and crochet all I want!!!! Thank you, great patterns!
Esther


just looking for a Scarf or hat pattern to use up a ball of Sidar Snowflake yarn - something quick that can be ready for Christmas (gift, stocking stuffer) Great site!Thanks!
Pat

<< reply >>

You can find numerous scarf patterns linked here:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/scarves.php

One of my easiest patterns is here:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/simplescarf.htm


Looking for little boy baby layettes, can find alot of girls but not many for boys.
Helen

<< reply >>

Here's a Baby Boy Layette Pattern:
http://barbscraftbooks.tripod.com/barbscrochet/id46.html

You can find links to various patterns here:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_clothing.php

Here are a couple you might enjoy:
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/may01.html
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/cja-babySet.html
You can use alot of the regular layette patterns and omit the lacy portions to make them for a boy.


I have a question for you. My cousin bought some crochet otagons with popcorn stitch in them on ebay and she wants me to sew them together and make a coverlet for her bed. They were not all the same size so I searched for several months to find some string that would go with what the older lady had used. I finally found some and did a round of double crochet around each one, now to the problem. I don't know how to sew them together. There really is not enough to make anything very big, but my cousin loves the pattern. I have been crocheting since I was 12 or 13 years old, I am 56, but I always stayed away from things that had to be sewn together.I need some help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat Spence

<< reply >>

Take a look at the following page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/joiningsquares.htm
Hope you find a method you enjoy.
Personally, I like to crochet my motifs together because
I don't like threading needles and hiding ends very much ;0)
If your motifs are different sizes you may have to fuss a bit
to get them to lay flat. Keep in mind... you can make pillows if
there aren't enough to make a throw or an afghan.


I'm stumped and I haven't even gotten started!!! I'm okay until "working back" and from there everything goes haywire for me. I don't know where to join what and I don't have 20 of anything. Can you explain this to me???

Rnd 1 says -

Ch 10; 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 7 ch
3 sc in last chain, working back in opposite side of foundation chain

sc in next 7 ch, sc in last ch (shared by first 2 sc)
join with a slip st in back loop of first sc: 20 sc

<< reply >>

Ch 10; 2 sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 7 ch
     chain 10, work two single crochets in the second chain from the hook.
   Single crochet in each of the next seven chains.

3 sc in last chain, working back in opposite side of foundation chain
      Work three single crochets in the last chain.

      Now you work back up the other side of the chain stitches you just finished working in... putting the stitches in the unworked loop of each chain on that side.

sc in next 7 ch, sc in last ch (shared by first 2 sc)
      Single crochet in each of the next seven chains.
      Single crochet in the last chain (in the same chain as the first two singles you made)

join with a slip st in back loop of first sc: 20 sc
      Join with a slip stitch in the back loop (the loop farthest from you)
      of the first single crochet you made.
      You should have 20 single crochet stitches when finished.


Ok I have another Pattern that I am confused on. I understand most of it except there is a PST in it.

The Pattern goes like this: Row 1: Ch3, PST in joining ch1, [PST in next dc, ch1}] 14 times, (PST, dc) all in Last dc; turn.

I understand all if it except I cant find what the PST means. Can you help?
Christina Wilkinson

<< reply >>

I found this pattern
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/WR1028+Crochet+Sunflower+Afghan.htm
which includes a "PST" and it's a puff stitch:
     (Puff Stitch)
      [Yo and draw up a lp] 3 times all in the same st, yo and draw through all 7 lps on hook.
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This pattern includes the PST also:
http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/exeres/E4E7A204-6C62-4693-822C-B7615AF2A47A,frameless.htm
but the instructions are:
[yo and draw up a lp] 4 times all in same dc, yo and draw through 8 lps, yo and draw through 2 lps remaining on hook

Keeping in mind that many stitches have different variations...
One puff stitch might not be exactly like another as far as how many times you need to yarn over, etc., and that most patterns have specialty stitch instructions at the beginning or included in the actual text of the pattern, it would be best to try to contact the designer of that particular pattern.


Where do you find your Indian dolls ?
lana.cane

<< reply >>

I bought mine at Wal-Mart.
You can also purchase the dolls online:
http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPAIR&Page=1


I am making a blanket for my son-in-law and I need a centrepiece. It is a logo of his favourite foofball club, but I haven't learnt how to grahp yet or do a pattern from one. I wonder if you could help me, I have sent an attachment of the logo with this email. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you. Regards Jeannette

<< reply >>

Does it have to be that particular bulldog?
Here's a free graph that's counted:
http://www.geocities.com/diznemom/bulldog4.html
I guess it doesn't look very manly though :o)

There are some better free bulldog graphs here:
http://www.angelscrochet.com/charts/index.php

You can have a graph made here using your logo:
http://www.citiusa.com/custom.html

Try this page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/chartcrochet.htm
for info on graphs and charts.


Hi, I am trying to find a pattern for a little crocheted purse that when it opens it is a doll bed for about a 4 doll. The child can play with the doll in its little bed and then when finished, pull the sides up, pull the draw string and it resembles a purse. Is that about as clear as mud? Do you happen to have access to this pattern? Thanks so much for your assistance. Barbara

<< reply >>

Try these pages (the first one isn't free):
http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=22127
http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf52943184.tip.html
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/crapur.html


Re: Caron's Baby ABC's blanket

HI, I have a silly question. I started working on this. When you work the puffs you are working them on the wrong side and then pushing them to the right side, correct? If that's the case, don't the letters have to be worked backwards so they show correctly on the right side? Does that make sense? Help! Thanks!

<< reply >>

The puff stitches are worked from the back side of the afghan... pushing each to the front side.
As for the graph...
Read All Odd Rows from right to left.
Read All Even Rows from left to right.
It takes some practice and believe me you'll rip out a few stitches but you'll get the hang of it.


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HUMOR


 

 

A fellow was sitting in the doctor's waiting room, and said to himself every so often,
"Boy, I hope I'm sick!"

After about the fifth or sixth time, the receptionist couldn't stand it any longer, and asked,
"Why in the world would you want to be sick, Mr. Jones?"

The man replied, "I'd hate to be well and feel like this."


The payroll deductions seem to grow every year. Soon you may just open your pay envelope and find a bill!


Look at all the deductions on your paystub. Wouldn't it be nice if we could lose weight that easily?


A woman had gained a few pounds. It was most noticeable to her when she squeezed into a pair of her old blue jeans. Wondering if the added weight was noticeable to everyone else, she asked her husband, "Honey, do these jeans make me look like the side of the house?"

"No, dear, not at all," he replied, "Our house isn't blue."


Mr. Frobisher walked anxiously to the house and knocked.
When a nice old lady answered, he said very sad,
Im sorry, madam, but I have some bad news. Im afraid I have run over your cat.
I I would like to replace it.

The little lady looked him up and down and said, Im game, but how are you at catching mice?


A church choir was putting on a car wash to raise money for a special trip to Bethlehem.
They made a large sign that read:
CAR WASH FOR CHOIR TRIP.

On the scheduled Saturday, business was very good.
But, by two o'clock the sky clouded, the rain poured, and there were hardly any customers.

Finally, one of the soprano singers had an idea.
She printed a very large poster with the words:
WE WASH. GOD RINSES. (Next to the words was an arrow pointing skyward.)
Business boomed!


A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door, as he always is, to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"

My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."

Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"

He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."


A priest, a minister and a guru sat discussing the best positions for prayer while a telephone repairman worked nearby. "Kneeling is definitely the best way to pray," the priest said.

"No," said the minister. "I get the best results standing with my hands outstretched to Heaven."

"You're both wrong," the guru said. "The most effective prayer position is lying down on the floor."

The repairman could contain himself no longer. "Hey, fellas," he interrupted, "The best prayin' I ever
did was when I was hangin' upside down from a telephone pole."


A very dirty little fellow came in from playing in the yard and asked his mother,
"Who am I? "

Ready to play the game she said, "I don't know! Who are you?"

"WOW!" cried the child. "Mrs. Johnson was right!
She said I was so dirty, my own mother wouldn't recognize me!"


A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"

Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."


A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem.

A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter."


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