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Volume XVI, Issue No. 4
February 28, 2013

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Re: Needing help reading a pattern!!

I'm not sure if you still can help people via email regarding confusion on crochet patterns. I am just beginning to crochet and read patterns, so as you can image, I'm lost!! I'm wanting to work on a Coltons Baby Blanket. I manages to work the chain the 123 and figured out row 1, but now I'm so stuck I'm ready to quit. I really want to do this since I just had back surgery and need something to do while I'm healing. So if you could help me, I need help with row 1-3.

Row 1 : Sc in the second ch from hook and in the next ch, * ch 2, skip the next 2 chs, sc in the next 2 chs; repeat from * across chain.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. (counts as first dc and turning ch), turn; 4 dc in the next ch 2 sp and in each ch 2 space across row, skip next sc, dc in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first dc and in space before next dc, *ch 2, skip next 4 dc, 2 sc in space before next dc; repeat from * across row to last 5 dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, sc in space before last dc and in last dc.

The rest of the pattern is repeating the rows.
Here is the website of the baby blanket.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!! If you can't help, maybe you could suggest a website that would help me understand reading patterns would help too!
Sorry to bother you but thank you!!

Lisa Finks

<< reply >>

First of all... Prayers for speedy healing from your surgery.

So, you have made 123 chain stitches...
Row 1 begins with a single crochet in the second chain from the hook.
Single crochet in the next chain.
Chain 2
Skip the next two chains
Single crochet in each of the next 2 chains.
Repeat from the asterisk (*) across.

Row 2 begins with you making 3 chain stitches... then turn the work so you can crochet
back down the row you just did. These 3 chains count as one double crochet stitch and the turning chain.
Work 4 double crochet stitches in the next chain 2 space (place all 4 double crochet stitches in the hole beneath those 2 chains).
Now continue across the row... placing 4 double crochet stitches in each chain 2 space.
At the end of the row where you have 2 single crochet stitches left... skip the first one then work one double crochet into the last single crochet stitch.

Row 3: Chain 1 and turn.
Single crochet in the first double crochet.
Single crochet in the space before the next double crochet
(this just means work in between the posts of the stitches, placing the
single crochet just before the first set of 4 doubles)
Chain 2
Skip the next 4 double crochet stitches
work 2 single crochet stitches in the space before the next double crochet.
Now repeat from the asterisk across the row until you have 5 double crochet
stitches left at the end. Chain 2. Skip the next 4 double crochets. Single crochet
in the space before the last double crochet. Single crochet in the last double crochet.

Hope this helps.


Subject: BasicsPage

I am working a pattern called “Kitchen Trio” by Roberta Maier. Row 1 is ch 62 then sc across. Row 2 is my problem. It reads “Working in back lps of last row and in bottom lps on opposite side of starting chain at same time, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

I don’t understand the “bottom lps” part. What is this?

Thank you for your help.
Myra Stevens

<< reply >>

I must say... this is new to me also.... once you have Row 1 completed.
Chain 1 and turn.
Insert your hook into the back loop (the loop farthest away from you) of the first single crochet stitch.
Also insert the hook in the unworked loops of the foundation chain at the base of that same single crochet stitch.
(when you make a stitch into a foundation chain the unworked loops are the part of the chain you doing work the
stitch around) This will allow you to complete a single crochet stitch while joining the top and the bottom of
each of the stitches which gives a unique look to the row.

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RE: How to Crochet - Linked Double Crochet Stitch





Thank you for your clear instructions. But, why do you use only one loop for this stitch instead of going through both loops of the next stitch? Is it wrong to use both loops?

Casey Jo Cruz


You're very welcome.
Using one loop or two is a personal preference.. neither way is wrong.



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Thank you, very helpful



Thank you Lisa.  You are talented.   I especially love the afghan square.
God bless Emmy


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RE: How to Crochet - Baby's ABCs Afghan in Multiple Colors



I have made this pattern more times than I can count
and had never figured out how to change the colors.
I still would like to do each individual block in a
different color and when I have the time I might try
to do it. This video has given me the inspiration that
it can be done! Thank you for sharing this!

Katie Julian

You're very welcome... believe me, I had a time trying to
figure out just where to make my color changes but it turned
out very nice. Good luck with yours and feel free to send
me a picture when you finish.


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RE: How to Crochet - Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.





I would always insert my hook into the OTHER side of the stitch, and it would look terrible. Thanks so much! :)

Subject: 021513_Newsletter


<< reply >>

I have had several issues with fonts since I got my new computer
and had to change to a new version of web design software.
I’m hoping today’s issue has all of the kinks worked out.
Please let me know if the fonts appear larger and are normal type
instead of cursive... Thank you so much for your feedback.


Re: Ribbed Edge Granny Baby Afghan

I hope this gets to you because I am not set up for Windows live messaging.  I just don't know how to set it up.  Maybe some day I'll learn.
But right now I would very much like to know how many skeins and what size it takes to make this afghan????  I have been crocheting for years but I'm no good at reading directions.  I think I can do this one.  I know I can do the granny square part but not sure about the edging.  I have a friend that will help me.  I am making this for a friend's first grandchild and need to know how much to buy as soon as I find out if its boy or girl.
I hope you can help me.
<< reply >>

I have added this information to the pattern page.
The size of this afghan can be adjusted so the amount of yarn you use
is up to you... but three of the 5.6 ounce skeins of yarn will make a nice
Hope you enjoy the pattern!



Re: Suggestion/Question

Having trouble with " working over beginning yarn end and in free loops of beginning ch" Esther Zamudio

<< Reply>>

This means you hold the yarn tail.. the length you left when you started your foundation chain... along the edge of the foundation chain and then work into the free loops of the beginning chain.  Working in the free loops just means you will work the stitches up the other side of the foundation chain into the opposite side of each of the chains.

This video shows how to work into the unworked loops of a foundation chain:



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