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Volume XIV, Issue No. 4
February 28, 2011

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I'm looking for a pattern for "Baby Cozy Cocoon".
Here in Australia people I've talked too don't know what I'm talking about when asked about this type of baby cuddler. I first saw them on the net some months ago, but cannot remember the site or if they are free.
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When you join a new yarn you are usually required to make a number of chains to achieve the height of the stitch you need. (i.e. 1ch = 1sc; 2ch=1hdc; 3ch=1dc; 4ch=1tr) So, for a double crochet you would join your yarn with a slip stitch and then make three chains which will count as one double crochet at the beginning of your row/round.

With a Standing Double Crochet you begin by putting a slip knot on your hook, yarn over, insert your hook into the stitch and then complete a normal double crochet stitch. This gives you the stitch height using the actual stitch instead of the series of chain stitches.

In many of my patterns I have crocheters join a new yarn using a single crochet stitch. This uses the same method. Put the slip knot on the hook, insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops to make the single crochet stitch.

You can do this with any stitch, put your slip knot on the hook and yarn over the required number of times for the stitch you want, insert your hook in the stitch and complete.















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Hello. I have just recently became of member of this free pattern site and I love it This pattern is very special to me, because my only daughter is having third grandchild and it will a little girl. My other two grandchildren are boys. My question is this, when the back portion is completed how do you connect the back to the toe area? I put the in the round on back and though the four chain stitch and tie with a bow. Is this correct? If so please let me know soon. Her baby shower is on March 5th of March a nd she is naming the baby Emma Jo Ruth. Thank You very much.

Joyce Bonar

<< reply >>

When the ribbon is inserted it draws the bootie together.
The heel and toe do not actually join.
Hope you enjoyed this pattern.
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Subject: Pattern Question

I 'm a beginner crocheter and I've found a basic pattern for a shrug. I don't understand some of the instructions to begin the piece.

1.) Ch 74,
Row 1: 2dc in 5th ch from hook (ch 4 counts as dc and ch - 1 half shell made), * sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch (1 shell made) Rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch (half shell made) - 11 shells and 1 half shell at each end.

I understand 2dc in 5th ch from hook. Should I skip what's written in the parentheses and work everything after the *, In other words after i do the 2dc in 5th ch from hook, do I sk 2ch, sl st, etc.

Thanks any help is greatly appreciated,

<< reply >>

The part in the parentheses is for reference.

1.) Ch 74,
Row 1: 2dc in 5th ch from hook (ch 4 counts as dc and ch - 1 half shell made),

Chain 74
Work 2 double crochets in the 5th chain from the hook... (the four chains you skipped will count as one double crochet and oen chain stitch and is known as one half shell)

* sk 2 ch, sl st in next ch, sk 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch (1 shell made) Rep from * across, end with (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch (half shell made) - 11 shells and 1 half shell at each end.

Skip 2 chains
slip stitch in the next chain
skip 2 chains
work 2 double crochets, 2 chains and two more double crochets all in the next chain (this is one shell)
Now repeat from the asterisk * across the row ending with
2 double crochets, one chain and another double crochet in the last chain (this is a half shell again)
You should have 11 shells and 1 half shell on each end of the row.

Hope this helps.

Re: Linked to your site via blog post

Lisa, I linked to your site in my blog post, "New ideas for scrap yarn." Just thought you'd want to know!

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Re: looking for crochet help

Hi! I just joined your newsletter and think what you are doing here is fantastic! I was wondering if you had ever made the ultimate socks from
I have tried a couple of times, but when I get to the gusset and turn heel I get very confused and the ankle of the sock turns out huge. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

<< reply >>

I haven’t made the socks personally.
However, there are comments on the pattern page:
that suggest what could be the culprit of a sock
becoming too large.

Re: crochet question =)

hi my name is nana
and i need to ask you what does it mean when a pattern reads:working on other side of starting ch, sc in each of .....etc etc. thank you so much!
baby bootees is what im trying to make =)

<< reply >>

When you begin a crochet pattern with a series of chain stitches and you work into each of the chains to form the first row... you can work on around the end of the row and back up the other side of the foundation chain... (hence "working on other side of starting chain") which will form an oval shape.

Subject: Williams Baby Hat

I am making this hat and am confused when I get to R10 thru R12.

It seems like it is increasing too much. Can you please help me figure out the last few rows?

Thank you,
Roxanne from NJ

<< reply >>

Rounds 10 –13 are decrease rounds... the hat
should get smaller.
For Round 10
chain 3 and do not turn the work.
Double crochet 2 stitches together
Double crochet 2 stitches together
* Double crochet in the next stitch
Double crochet 2 stitches together
Double crochet 2 stitches together
Repeat from * around.
Join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3.

Let me know if this round works out for you.

RE: Emma's Baby Booties

Thanks for this pattern. They are beautiful! I'm attempting to make them but I don't see where the heel and the toe portions are joined to each other at the sides. Am I missing something?

I would really appreciate your feedback. My grandbaby and grandnephew are on their "way" within a month or so .

Thanks in advance and God Bless. Ester

<< reply >>

You’re very welcome, thank you for such a nice compliment.

When the ribbon is inserted it draws the bootie together.
The heel and toe do not actually join.
Hope you enjoyed this pattern.
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There were two men shipwrecked on this island.
The minute they got on to the island one of them
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We're going to die!  There's no food!  No water! 
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My friend's husband is always telling her that housekeeping
would be a snap if only she would organize her time better.
Recently he had a chance to put his theory into practice
while his wife was away.

When I popped in one evening to see how he was managing, he 
crowed, "I made a cake and frosted it; washed the kitchen
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After raising four kids and losing one husband, I decided to
return to college and get the degree I had started but never
finished. And so, on my first day of college, eager with
anticipation, and more than a little nervous, I took a front
row seat in my first class in over 40 years--a literature

The professor told us we would be responsible for reading
five books over the course of the semester, and that he
would provide us with a list of authors from which we could

He ambled over to the lectern, took out his class book, and
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I was working feverishly to get down all the names, when I
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I saw your patient today, who is still under our car for
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Although exhausted, when I discovered I had a slow leak
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My great-grandson, age 5, spends a lot of time with
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Recently our neighbors brought home their firstborn,
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The second day, very early in the morning, he began
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Planning a Christmas weekend of entertaining guests,
I made a list of things I needed to do, including taking
food out of the freezer and grocery shopping.
As it happened, my kid sister whom I had been promising
to take to lunch, asked if we could make it that Friday.
So, on Friday, I went to her house and picked her up. 
As she settled into the car, I taped my "to do" list to
the dashboard. 
As she read the list her face dropped.
"Thanks a lot!" she sulked.
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"Take out the Turkey."

A Florida officer pulls over an eighty-six-year-old woman
because her hand signals were confusing.
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wave your hand up and down, then you turn left," said the officer.
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A friend's daughter received an adorable airport play set as a gift. Since some assembly - actually, a lot of assembly - was required, her husband spent much of the day putting together the plane, the control tower, the runway, the little baggage chute, and arranging the pieces into a teeny tiny air hub.

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