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February 15, 2012

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I am crocheting a "table rug" and one of the instructions is (Sc in next 4 sts, sc in st beneath next st) I'm not sure what "sc in st beneath next st" means. Please help.



I believe the designer wants you to make a long single crochet stitch "one row below".
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"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and tthe body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

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RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

I am trying to make the baby's abc afghan but I'm having
trouble following the pattern, is there any way to buy the original pattern ?
Rosario Rubalcava


I'm not aware of the pattern being offered for sale... it was originally on a yarn label and I obtained permission to post it. What is giving you trouble... I'm making one right now myself?

Counting the stitches, the blocks are so small, I made one a couple of years ago from that label but can't find it.
Rosario Rubalcava

Try this copy of the graph:
I made this one twice as large... let me know if prints out larger for you.

Thank you so much, it came out really nice. Really appreciate your help.
Rosario Rubalcava

You're very welcome... glad that worked for you. I'm making one in different colors... which has been quite a challenge :)

I was thinking of doing it in different colors also for my niece, she is a school teacher, but I figured it would be a challenge also, so it's now in progress in an off white baby soft yarn, it is looking beautiful. Thank you so much
Rosario Rubalcava
I plan on showing the afghan I'm making and let you see how I divided the colors... keep watching :)
I would love to see it, maybe then I will try it.
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Re: Dolphin_Afghan_Square

How do I purchase the dolphin—afghan—square, I saw the pattern on the web
but I didn't know if it is complete for the dolphin please let me know if I
need to purchase.

<< reply >>

The pattern for the dolphin afghan square is free:

The completed afghan photo on the pattern page was sent in
by a viewer. You can make your afghan using as many squares
as you want and add your favorite border.


Thanks for the English version on how to read crochet pattern.

Please explain the following in English:
Rows 10 -21: Rep Rows 4 and 9 twice - 23 shells.

Thank you,


<< reply >>

You’re welcome.

>>Please explain the following in English:
>>Rows 10 -21: Rep Rows 4 and 9 twice - 23 shells.
The way this is written you would alternate row 4 and row 9 for rows 10-21.

If this is in reference to this pattern?

Rows 10-21: Rep Rows 4-9 twice - 23 shells.

means you repeat rows 4 through 9 two times.,, like this:
Row 10 – repeat Row 4
Row 11 – repeat Row 5
Row 12 – repeat Row 6
Row 13 – repeat Row 7
Row 14 – repeat Row 8
Row 15 – repeat Row 9

Row 16 – repeat Row 4
Row 17 – repeat Row 5
Row 18 – repeat Row 6
Row 19 – repeat Row 7
Row 20 – repeat Row 8
Row 21 – repeat Row 9

Hope this helps.

Re: Stitch Question - Open Edge Dishcloth

Hello, i am croqueting the open edge dishcloth.
I have a question about the pattern.
In R4 is the chain 4 stitch not counted when you skip next stitch? I double crocheted in actually the third SC because i do not count the chain 4 sc as the first stitch.
In R3 at the end of the row i SC in ch1 space and my last sc is in the top of third chain of the chain 4. is that right?
there are 35 stitches in the rows.
At the end do you reverse sc in the space of the dc row end?
thank you, bonnie roeper

<< reply >>

>>> In R4 is the chain 4 stitch not counted when you skip next stitch?
>>> I double crocheted in actually the third SC because i do not count the chain 4 sc as the first stitch.
That is correct... skip the stitch the 4 chains come up from and the next stitch... placing the first sc in the 3rd stitch.

>>>In R3 at the end of the row i SC in ch1 space and my last sc is in the top of third chain of the chain 4. is that right?

>>> there are 35 stitches in the rows.

>>> At the end do you reverse sc in the space of the dc row end?
For the Edge you work Rev Sc sts around the entire cloth by placing 2 RevScs in each corner
1RevSc in each sc row end and 2RevScs in each dc row end (into the space left along the dc row ends)

I started the ABC Baby afghan and my puff stitches will not stay on the
right side, when I got to the R, I gave up and unraveled. I found your video
on the SC Puff stitch and the stitch is puffed on the wrong side. So my
letters are backwards by design. Is there a secret I should know, or use a
mirror on the graph?

Frustrated in South Carolina,

<< reply

The puff stitches automatically "puff" to the side away from you as you are
making them.

I have two different videos that include tips on making this afghan:

This afghan isn't as difficult as you may think once you figure out how to
read the graph. The puff stitches will form the letters fine and all puffs
appear to be on the wrong side but the pattern works fine.. you just need
to flip the afghan over periodically to check your progress on the
letters... making sure you are placing the puffs in the right places.

I’m new to crocheting and made it all the way to RND 6. Now I’m confused. The directions state: 6 dc in same st.

I know I’m supposed to do 6 double crochets but in what “same” stitch? Please help. I really find the way you explain things very helpful.


<< reply >>

The “same stitch” in this case is the stitch at the base of the 3 chains.

Subject: left to right no turn row for tapestry crochet Help!!

I am looking for info on tapestry single crochet How to do the
reverse no turn sc stitch there is only quick tidbits of info on this.
I understand how to carry the second color of yarn but not the
placement of the hook on the left to right sc row in the tapestry

Can you help.

Thanks Kat M

<< reply >>

I saw this on a tv show recently... much better than having
to fasten off the yarn for every row.

Carol Ventura is the expert on this method.
She has a video here:
in which she shows how to work the single crochet row from left to right
using the left hand to hold the hook... as well as
a method of turning the work over and making the single crochet
in a different manner working from right to left.


How to Crochet - Linked Double Crochet Stitch:


This stitch is amazing I love it I never done this stitch before until I came over a pattern that I wanted to make. I broke my head to figure out the instruction, than I decided let me check out a video on you-tube to see if I had it right. I found your video and you did confirm it for me.....Thank you so much for your help!!!!!!


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How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC'c Afghan


I've made this. it comes out very nice.
Sharon Brown


Subject: BasicsPage

I,m trying to find the crochet instructions for the stitch DBL TR,
I don't quite know how to do this without thw instructions.
Can you help me?

<< reply >>

Watch this video to see how to make a double treble crochet stitch:


Subject: Ribbed_Dog_Sweater

Where does the legs go

<< reply >>

The openings for the dog’s front legs are formed as you join the chest piece of this pattern.
Look at this photo:
you can see one of the leg openings on the lower left part of the sweater.

RE: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

When you say do not turn on rnd 21 does this mean that I am
making the other side of the pattern. Again on rnd 22 do not turn


<< reply >>

If a pattern instructs you not to turn... just keep working
in the same direction instead of turning the work over and
working back across the stitches you just did.


How to Crochet - Back Loop Only (Ribbing)

This is great! I used to crochet all the time, but have forgotten much of it ... now I want to teach my granddaughter, so this is very helpful refreshing my memory.

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I'll use them in a shawl, poncho, or maybe a scarf or cowl. :)


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Re: Apple_Afghan_Square

I am a novice crocheter and cannot figure out how to join the colours on this apple pattern. Does one need to break/cut off constantly when one changes from red to white or is there a way to switch from one line to another keeping the yarn intact? I am hoping that you perhaps have a video-type clip of how to go about this.

Tanya Nöckler
<< reply >>

I carry the unused color along as I go.
I have videos on Youtube now that should be helpful in
showing how I do this. The following videos show
how to make our Purple Heart Coaster Pattern:

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RE: Heart Bookmark Free Crochet Pattern


This pattern is fab!

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Scrap Yarn Idea:
Use scrap yarn to make Christmas ornaments.


Doll hair, to tie quilts together, mix with dryer lint in a mesh bag for the birds.

Lori Corby-Brown


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Crochet Tip: When winding yarn into a ball, wind the yarn loosely. Too much tension on the yarn stretches it.


I was wondering about this the other day.......why do we wind the yarn in a ball?
Tonia Deakin

Personally, I don't like to wind my yarn unless the skein is mostly gone.. then it tends to tangle so I wind what is left over. Some people think it's easier to work from a ball than a skein.

I only wind it when it's mostly gone, too.
Janessa Osborn

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Crochet Video:
How to crochet with two strands of yarn at once.


I always start with 2 strands when making a bag from the bottom up.
It helps make it more sturdy.
Luciana Young


Great Idea!
If you used two strands along with "linked" stitches it would be extremely sturdy.


What are linked stitches?
Luciana Young


The crochet stitches are worked in a way that link them together...
here's a video for the Linked Double Crochet Stitch:

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Scrap Yarn Idea: Use yarn scraps to sew faces onto crocheted toys... it makes the toys safer for small children.


I save my snipets for Spring. Scatter in the yard and then later try to find them in bird nest.
Ann Polk Watkins


I also use the scraps for stitch holders for knitting and marking for both knit and crochet.
Dani Rode

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RE: Puff Stitch Baby Booties:

I have made these! I like them so much, but it was difficult assembling them at first.

Phoebe Agundis

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Scrap Yarn Idea:
Use scrap yarn to make mats for your local animal shelter.

That is a great idea.
Stacy Dee Hernandez


Thats terrific...I never gave that a thought but its a good one.
Gracie Knowles


That is a great idea I just bought 2 new Emblished knitters We almost have 2 large balls of yarn finished I was tring to figure out what to make with these colors.
Thank you for the idea :)
Patricia Lozinski

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No Sew Towel Topper


This is my favorite towel topper. I made several for Christmas last year. The recipients loved them.

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