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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 1
January 15, 2015

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RE: crochet mittenss

HI and Happy New Year!!
I made these cute mittens with matching hat in thread for Christmas and sold a lot of them. They turn out sooo cute!
I'd love to have a pattern for children and adults. I'm crocheting for the needy in our small town!
I'm not smart enough to figure out how to make this pattern bigger. I tried using bigger hooks, thread but never could figure it out.
Do you know of a pattern like this? It is soo easy.
Here's a copy of the pattern. I've had this since 2007 not sure where I got it.
Thank you for any help. I have had trouble with other crochet patterns for mittens! Can't get the thumb right.
Sorry this is so long!!! I hope it got it all typed!!

mittens Christmas ornament or pin.
rd.1. Ch. 23, in 2nd ch from hook,slst in next 3 chs (cuff) sc in next 6 chs (top of hand),slst in next 2 chs( top of fingers),sc in next 6 chs (palm),slst in next 4 chs (cuff) ch 1, turn
rd2. Working in back loops only, slst in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 st, sl st in next 2 st,
sc in next 6 ,st sl in next 4sts, ch1 turn.
rd.3. Repeat rd. 2
Rd 4. Working in back loops only sl st in next 4 st, sc in next 3 st, ch2, sk next 8 sts ,sc in the next 3 st, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 1 turn.
Rd. 5 Working in back loops only, sl st in next 4 sts,sc in next 3 sts, sc in ea, next 2 chs, sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 4 sts, leaving a length of yarn, fasten off.
Fold mitten in half at 2 sl sts at top of fingers. With yarn needle and rem. length of yarn sew edges of cuff, around thumb and side edge of hand together to within 2 sl st at top of hand, push needle through to opposite edge, sew opposite side of foundation ch together down side edge of hand and cuff.
Attach yarn to center of cuff of first mitten, ch 15 sl st in ceter of cuff on 2nd. mitten. fasten off.
Sew center of hat up inside hat so that 1/4 in of ch is visible between hat and mittens.
Attach pin to back.



To enlarge your pattern you would need to add extra chains to begin with and then include extra rows to shape the size mitten you want.

Here's a free pattern link to various sizes of mittens:
These are made a little differently than the ones you're used to.

Lisa Hamblin, CNM/MBA





“Peace begins with a smile."
~~ Mother Teresa ~~

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Matthew 5:9

And if the house is worthy, let your greeting of peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your greeting of peace return to you.

Matthew 10:13


Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

Luke 14:27

Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

John 16:31-33

Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2

For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. And if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.

Romans 8:5-11

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Chirst Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Galatians 5:22-26

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7




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Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.
The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you.

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Some stitches are worked in the front or back loop of an existing stitch.
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Re: ABC Blanket

I watched your video on YouTube on how to change color on the ABC Blanket. I am making my first one and I want to know about the puff stitch. I can make them but how do you keep them on the front of the blanket. Some of mine will move to the back making it look like I have missed a puff. I will push it through and then it will move again. I want to know what I may be doing wrong.

Thanks, Cheri Blair

<< Reply >>

Thanks for watching the video.
The single crochet puff stitches are worked from the wrong side of the afghan.
To make the stitch you yarn over and pull up a loop for a total of 4 times which
will leave 9 loops on your hook. Now yarn over and pull through 8 of those loops.
Then yarn over again and pull through the last two loops.
When pulling through the last two loops I push the puff part of the stitch away from me...
toward the front of the work (remember we are working from the wrong/back side).

Try tightening your tension on the last "draw through" on the stitch and see if that helps
the puff stay on the right side of the work.



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RE: How to Crochet - Working around the Post of a Crochet Stitch


<< Comment >>

Thank you!

Maddison Spayd

Re: ReadAPattern

What does it mean when the pattern says sc crochet over the stiches.
Donna Wood

<< Reply >>

How you single crochet over stitches depends on the pattern language.

You may be instructed to single crochet over the next 5 stitches which could mean to work a single crochet into each of the next 5 stitches. OR, you could be instructed to work over a stitch into a row below the normal working row.

Is the pattern you are referring to online?

Re: Question!

What is 3 sc in next chain?

I'm looking for video that will help me to see what is 3 sc in next ch, will you please help me?

Narissa Patrick

<< Reply >>

See if this video helps.

This video shows how to work one single crochet stitch at a time into individual chain stitches.


To work 3 single crochet stitches into the next chain means you work all three single crochet stitches into the same chain stitch.

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Re: How to Crochet - How to Thread a Yarn or Tapestry Needle


<< Comment >>

Thank you for the tips…. after a few dozen attempts I finally figured out how to do it your way!!!


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RE: How to Crochet - Single Crochet Puff Stitch (SC PS)


<< Comments >>

Do you have the video on how to do the puff stitch letters. 
Stephanie Johnson

<< Reply >>

I do not have a video showing each of the puff stitch letters. The entire alphabet is graphed in the ABC afghan pattern that is posted on the Crochet N More website courtesy of Caron International.


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Re: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together



<< Comment >>

Thank you hard to find videos or info for this .
Caramel S

Re: Flower_Bookmark

I just want to thank you for posting this pattern. I am a relative beginner, and definitely a beginner to working with thread. I felt really good about completing my first project using thread and actually having it look good! It doesn't look as good as yours, but I am really pleased ;)

Thank you again,


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Re: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Rows 10-24

<< Comments >>

Have my volume turned up and cannot hear her.
Margaret Anderson

 << Reply >>
I've had a few others tell me they have issues with the volume also.
Thank you for letting me know.



Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

Hello, I’m trying to make your easy dog sweater (the one Schotzi is wearing in the photograph) and I’m confused by round 22, “Hdc in each st and ch around”. Does that mean around the 16 chains and the entire top of the sweater, or just around the 16 chains and the stitches under the 16 chains. . . ? I’m fairly new at crocheting and get easily lost. Would you help if you can, please?

Thank You,


<< Reply >>

That means you work a half double crochet in each of the half double crochet stitches as well as into each of the 16 chains you made. This round begins forming the neck of the sweater.






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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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Miss Emily was everybody's favorite spinster.

Every year, for her birthday, she received dozens of little gifts from friends and family. Year after year the knickknacks were added to, and soon filled every corner of the house.

On her hundredth birthday, her niece asked what she wanted this year.
Miss Emily said, "I'll take a kiss. Anything I don't have to dust!"


One day, my husband announced to the family that he was going to fast and pray.

Ginny, our 5-year-old, had recently learned that fasting meant not eating. "No!" she shouted. "You can't fast! You'll die!"

Her dad carefully explained that many men and women fasted in Bible times.

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Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten.

His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful. His grandmother remarked, "Doesn't it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?"

Bobby said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."

This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him "What makes you say God did this with his left hand?"

"Well," said Bobby, "we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God's right hand."


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One day the husband arrived home to find her seated in the grass busily snipping away with a pair of scissors. He watched silently for a short time, and then went into the house.

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The doctors say he should be able to walk again, but always have the limp.


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The night before we were to attend a celebrity golf tournament, my friend Irene went to a party in honor of the event. Several of the famous athletes who were playing in the tournament were at the door, greeting guests. Among them was Joe Montana, the pro football Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl winner.

Shaking Irene's hand, he said, "Hi! Joe Montana."

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