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Volume XIV, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2011

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RE: No_Sew_Towel_Topper

I tried several different yarns in making this pattern, and found the best (to my liking) is the Caron Simply Soft. If you use the more stretch or larger size yarn, the pattern comes out too big, like a big skirt that doesn't fit well. I saw a post by someone on another site that was commenting on this pattern and she said she didn't like it that way so she took out some stitches. I had to agree with her, but found that changing the yarn worked far better. The Caron Simply Soft comes out looking delicate and shiny, and fits the towel far better. Also, I started the handle with ch3 and increased from there to 7, did the button hole, and went on from there. That saved that extra step of having to reattatch the yarn to make the button hole. Other than that, I think the pattern is fantastic and plan to make a gift of 2 to each of my DILs. They will certainly love them!
Thanks for the pattern!

<< reply >>

I’m glad you found a yarn that worked well for you when making the
No Sew Towel Topper. Tension can definitely vary between crocheters
making a difference in the size of a finished project.

I will be including your email in the February 15th issue of the CNM Newsletter
in hopes that others might realize that changing yarns can vary the size of their

Thanks for sharing!

RE: Baby_Beanie

Thanks for the pattern. I’m a part of a women’s group combining bible study and crocheting/knitting. The products will be donated to a bed-rest pregnancy center that our leader has experienced. Most of our group are total beginners, so this Baby Beanie pattern looks perfect. Except that it didn’t say how many chain stitches to begin with—or did I just miss it? Also, is it worked in a circle with no seam? I saw no reference to a seam. (As you can tell, I’m not exactly experienced with crochet myself).

I would love it if you have time to answer my questions. And the babies/moms who will be the recipients also thank you.

Sue Jackson

<< reply >>

You’re very welcome Sue.
The pattern begins with four chains and is worked
in the round... no seaming required.

Subject: Emma's booties

I am a little better than novice. Question-is the toe supposed to be attached to the heel or do they just come together when you put in the ribbon and tie them up? Thanks! Helen

<< reply >>

Sounds like you are pretty good at interpreting patterns
already... you are correct, the toe isn’t actually attached.
The ribbon pulls the bootie together.

I am so glad I found your site, i have just learned how to crochet after 35 yrs of wanting to and I love it today while on break i look at your definition wonderful and this is helpful. i want to learn how to work graphic patterns and yours were so good.

although i have completed a few projects i wasnt so sure on the fasten off part and i believe i have it now.

also i just finished trying to accomplish wrist warmers and they look nice but they are uneven i will try yours tonite i cant wait.... right now I am breathing crocheting

i want to become proficient at it....


Re: Baby's ABC's Afghan

I have been crocheting the Baby's ABC's Afghan for years. I was wondering, do you have a graph of lower case letter's? I like adding the baby's name to the afghan, but I would rather crochet the name in upper and lower case.

Thank you for your time.

..."and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us"
Hebrews 12:1

Tammy V. Owens

<< reply >>

I have made many of these afghans also.
I’m sorry, I do not have a graph of lower case letters at this time
but I will gladly put that on my list of future designs.

In the meantime, you might be able to use the letters graphed on this

to incorporate names into an afghan.

RE: ReadAPattern

I would like instruction on what "return to last completed row" means when
shaping a garment. How do you rejoin to for example shape a left arm when
you have completed a right arm hole shape.
Thank you
Cathy Allen

<< reply >>

>>> I would like instruction on what "return to last completed row" means when shaping a garment.

Without seeing the pattern I'm not positive but I believe that means you go back to the last row you finished in order
to begin the next part of your pattern.

>>> How do you rejoin to for example shape a left arm when you have completed a right arm hole shape.

You rejoin the yarn like you would anytime you change colors. Sometimes your pattern will say what stitch to join with.
For example, some of my designs I have new yarn joined using a slip stitch or a single crochet stitch.
Once you finish one arm you would rejoin the yarn on the other side and work the other arm.

RE: Read A Pattern

What does “ counts as one double crochet mean” ? After each row, this is written in the instructions.

<< reply >>

When you make a series of chains to begin a row, many
times the designer will count those chains as a stitch.
For example, to begin a double crochet row you may be
asked to chain 3 to begin... those 3 chains will count as
one double crochet stitch.

when a pattern says join with a dc in top of joining dc of previous round

<< reply >>

I think that pattern language is just a bit confusing.
What I’m visualizing is:
you are at the end of a crochet round and you need
to make one double crochet stitch in the top of the
very first double crochet where you joined on the previous


RE: Row_Count_Dad_Afghan_Square

I just want to tell you that I have been looking for months on how to crochet letters on baby blankets and I have had no success until I saw this pattern. This is awesome!!!

I wish I can find more patterns that show me how to crochet letters on blankets. So if you have a suggestion please share it with me.

Thank you,

Nancy Martinez

<< reply >>

You might like to try some of the other patterns we
offer at CNM such as the Baby’s ABC’s Afghan:

We have the complete alphabet in row count coaster patterns.
This is the link to the “A” square:
You can access each alphabet by inserting the letter you want
between row count and coaster.




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