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Volume XIV, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2011

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Re:Crochet turtle

I am looking for a pattern for a crocheted turtle that lies on the floor and is used to wipe spills. I think there is a washcloth sewn to the bottom, but it doesn't show...just looks like a crocheted turtle on the floor.

I found a cached message on this board looking for the same thing, but could not see the replies.

Thanks so much!!


You can find numerous turtle patterns linked on this page:

This one looks large enough to use a washcloth with but I haven't found a pattern for a turtle that includes a washcloth:

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"Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple; but only God can count the apples in a seed."
Author Unknown

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Then God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. And God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

Then God said, "Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear"; and it was so. And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit aftrer their kind, with seed in them, on the earth"; and it was so. And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

Then God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. And God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens." And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw it was good. And God blessed them, saying "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind; cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so. And God made the beasts of the warth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them; and God said to them. "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so. And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done; an He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven.

Genesis 1:1-2:4

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night ot night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard.

Psalm 19:1-2

Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the Lord, and the justice due me escapes the notice of my God"? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

Isaiah 40:27-31




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I crocheted alot of my scrap yarn into granny squares of different sizes and then stored the squares and kept them clean by keeping them in a clear backpack.

The backpack doesn't have to be clear but that helps when you begin to join squares because you can see what colors you have without having to pour them all out.







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RE: The Dog House (Lucy)

Thank you!  It looks good.   I was worried the pic wouldn’t come out right as it’s kinda dark but it shows the sweater nice.  I’m making them for friends as well and am on my fourth one…The pattern is easy to adjust to sizes.  I do have to say that the small is VERY small tho.  I made one up but haven’t found a friend’s dog small enough.  Lucy is wearing a medium exactly to the pattern and I’ve made two between a small and medium and one a bit bigger than a medium. 

This is a GREAT site.  When I decided to make Lucy a sweater because I was very disappointed in what I was finding in the stores I went searching and found your site.  I was able to refresh myself on the stitches as it’s been well over 20 years since I crochet and it came right back and I’m loving it.  I have about 3 hrs per day that I commute to/from work via public transportation and I’m filling my time crocheting.  Thanks for all the great information on the site.


<< reply >>

The picture looked great!
I have added Lucy’s name along with the photo
in The Dog House.

I’m glad you are enjoying the pattern and even
more glad that you enjoyed our site. You have
quite a commute to work and back... I’m happy to
know that you are using that time to be creative!

Subject: help

I think I know what this means, but I want to clarify with an expert.

Instructions say: Row 1: ( Dc,ch 2,dc) in 6th ch from hook( beg ch counts as a dc) *sk next 2 ch, (dc,ch2, dc) in next ch; rep from *across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch- 12 dc in end of row

If I am reading this correctly , I double crochet, chain 2 and then double crochet all in the 6 th chain? Then I skip 2 chains and repeat the dc, ch 2, dc across to the last 3 ch? I guess my question is I am dc, ch2, dc all in the same chain? Or stitch?then skip 2 chains and do it all again….

I don’t trust myself! lol

Ellen B

<< reply >>

>>Instructions say:
>>Row 1: ( Dc,ch 2,dc) in 6th ch from hook( beg ch counts as a dc) *sk next 2 ch, >>(dc,ch2, dc) in next ch; rep from *across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch

For Row 1 you do this
Work one double crochet, 2 chains and another double crochet all in the sixth chain from the hook.
Skip the next 2 chains.
Double crochet, chain 2, double crochet all in the next chain.
Repeat all instructions from the asterisk * across to the last 3 chains.
Skip the next 2 chains and work one double crochet in the last chain.

>> - 12 dc in end of row

This part is questionable... the 12dc is normally a reference.
If that’s the case here... you should have 12 double crochet stitches when this row is finished.
Don’t forget that the beginning chain counts as a double crochet.
The last part... “in end of row” leaves me wondering?

>>If I am reading this correctly , I double crochet, chain 2 and then double crochet all in the >>6 th chain? Then I skip 2 chains and repeat the dc, ch 2, dc across to the last 3 ch? I guess >>my question is I am dc, ch2, dc all in the same chain? Or stitch?then skip 2 chains and do it >>all again….

Yes... anytime a set of instructions is in parentheses... all of the stitches in those instructions are to be worked in the indicated stitch or space following the instruction.

>>I don’t trust myself! lol

Looks like you’re doing great!

<< Ellen's Reply >>

I have worked this pattern and I end up with it getting wider than the bottom, the second row you do the same stitches. At the end of row 1 you chain 3 and turn and then start all over, just to clarify when I skip 2 chains then I am inserting my hook in the 3rd chain after skipping the 2nd one correct? This is a scarf pattern.

<< My Reply >>

Sounds like you’re making it correctly.
Is this pattern online?

<< Ellen's Reply >>

I just checked the website and found it with CORRECTIONS…….lol (must login for this one)

<< My Reply >>

Not sure if those corrections will help much since
a V-stitch is a double, chain 2 and another double all
in one chain or stitch.

Let me know how it works up for you with the corrections.

Re: Lacy Summer Scarf

Hi Lisa,  I finally finished the shawl I was making from your pattern.  It turned out pretty nice I think.  I wanted to send you a picture.  

Lacy Summer Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Thanks!!  God bless Emmy

RE: CD Gift Envelope

Hi, I have a question, on the pattern.
What does it mean, crochet in the hump? Thank you, elisa

<< reply >>

Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side
and on the back there is a little hump.

When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your
project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting
on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side
it looks like a little row of humps... work into those humps.

I specify to work in the "hump of the chain" in many of my patterns.

Subject: Emma's Baby Booties

Hi Lisa,

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.
Feel free to visit CNM and /or email me anytime.

RE: Permission
(Re: Hello)

My name is Jessica and I have started my own crochet website where I sell things I have crocheted. I love your doggie sweater pattern and I know you have posted that the pattern can only be copied or printed for personal use. While I would never sell the pattern, I am wondering if you are opposed to me selling the doggie sweaters that I crochet from your pattern? Please let me know! Thank you!


<< reply >>

Thank you so much for asking.
You have my permission to make items to sell using my
patterns. Keep in mind that not all patterns on my site
are my designs. Thank you for not selling my pattern and
for offering to credit me for the design.


RE: Changing Colors

I was wondering how did you join the pink and the white I was trying to
do a square and as I am new to crochet teaching myself I have never
done two colors can you please help me out. thank you In advance for
your time and pattern


<< reply >>

Take a look at these pages on how to change colors:

I also have a page on my site that discusses chart crochet
which involves changing colors as well as carrying unused
colors along as you crochet:

RE: William's Baby Hat

Thank you sooooo much for clarifing the directions for me. The hat came out great.
My first grandchild will be born beginning of April and I am very excited about making things for her. Yes, it's a Girl, Charlotte Rose.
We are all very excited.
God Bless you,

RE: Guestbook Entry

I was so glad to find your website again. Back in 98 or so, I printed off several patterns and have used them or still in the process of doing so. The Candle, Bible Cover I made and still use the Bible one a lot. I am still working on the clothes pin is difficult. I plan on working on the heart motif for a baby blankie next. Thank you so much for keeping up the is so very nice, and the patterns are very easy to print. Ç

I'm new to crochet and wanted to make William's Baby Hat.
Well there are these (dc2tog, dc3tog, sc3tog, beg cr st, cr st) instructions that I cannot decipher. Would you please tell me what they mean? (Can you tell I'm a newbie??


Thanks in advance for your time. God Bless, Ester

<< reply >>

You can find a list of crochet stitch abbreviation
and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:

I found your free pattern online and have added a note my project page that says

"Free pattern for personal use only found at "

I was wondering if that is ok? If not I will take the link down. If it is ok may I link to your page on my blog too?

I needed a last minute Baby gift. This pattern looked easy with a touch of love.

Thank you so much for posting this pattern.

<< reply >>

You’re very welcome Elftea.
I hope you enjoyed the pattern.

I appreciate all links to my pattern pages because
more links mean more people can access the patterns.
Thank you for linking!

My name is Paulette. I would like to crochet your double strand Easter
. However, I don't understand the instructions for round three. If
possible, could you please reply to this email before Thursday, March 10th,
since I am leaving for a trip on that day and would like to work on this
project in the car as we drive? Here is that round:

RND 3: Sl st between posts of next 2 dc. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp.
Sc between
next 2 dc. * (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) between next 2 dc. Sc between next 2dc. Repeat
from * around. Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.)

What does, "Sl st between posts of next 2 dc", mean? Is that a front post
stitch? If so, could you please tell me how to work that stitch. When I work
a front post stitch it looks odd. Thanks in advance for your help.


<< reply >>

I'm sorry I didn't get my reply out to you by the 10th.
I haven't been able to get through all of my mail "timely"
in quite a while.

>> What does, "Sl st between posts of next 2 dc", mean?
>> Is that a front post stitch? If so, could you please
>> tell me how to work that stitch. When I work a front
>> post stitch it looks odd.

You work the slip stitch in the space between the two double crochet
stitches. Not into or around the stitches. Think of two double crochets as being two fence posts... work between the posts.

what does the term dcbp and dcfp, in crochet instructions, mean?

<< reply >>

I write those terms as bpdc and fpdc.
These are double crochet post stitches.

Crochet stitches are normally worked into
by working through the top two loops of each stitch.
When working around the post you actually work
around the entire stitch. Here are examples:

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side
of the work right to left around the post
of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

insert hook from the back side of the work right
to left around the post of the indicated stitch on
a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches.

You can find these and many other stitch abbreviations and instructions on
my Basics page:

<< bippyandbill's reply >>

Do you have a deal simple "GRANNY SQUARE" pattern for dish cloths?
I have several but they are all real complicaed.
When I first learned to crochet (years ago) I made a Granny Square afghan
and it was real simple but don't have the pattern anymore.

<< my reply >>

You’re welcome.
I have a granny square pattern here:
I show it for an afghan but you can use cotton yarn and make as many rounds as you need for a dishcloth size.

Subject: Free Pattern Submission

I just posted one of my original crochet patterns on my blog, and wondered if you might share the link. The pattern is free and easy. Thanks in advance!


<< reply >>

You are more than welcome to share links to your free patterns
by posting to our Facebook fan page:

or to our Message Board:

I know our viewers will enjoy what you have to offer!

I am getting this message on your lovely site:

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In case you didn’t know about the problem.

<< reply >>

For some reason the board had been spammed and I guess
that messed it up. I think I have that problem fixed now:

Thank you so much for telling me!



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The highlight of our zoo trip was a peacock showing
off its plumage. My four-year-old son was particularly
taken with it.

That evening, he couldn't wait to tell his father: "Dad,
guess what! I saw a Christmas tree come out of a

Frequently complimented on what a pretty girl she was,
my five- year-old daughter, Maria, had become fairly
used to relatives' and friends' comments.

One evening my friend Eleanor came to visit just as
Maria was being tucked into bed, so she came to say
good night. “My!” Eleanor said, “you have really long

“Yes, Eleanor,” said Maria. “They should be long. I've
been growing them for five years,” she paused, “and I
never cut them once.”

The plane was only half-full. When an attractive
young woman asked if the seat next to mine was
free, my male ego soared.

Soon we were chatting pleasantly, and she told
me it was her first flight. "Mom said to sit next to
someone I thought I could trust," she confessed
nervously, "and you look just like my dad."

A man goes to the doctor and tells him that he
hasn't been feeling well.
The doctor examines him, leaves the room and
comes back with three different bottles of pills.
The doctor says, "Take the green pill with a big
glass of water when you get up. Take the blue
pill with a big glass of water after lunch. Then
just before going to bed, take the red pill with
another big glass of water."
Startled to be put on so much medicine the man
stammers, "Geez doc, exactly what's my problem?"
The Doctor says, "You're not drinking enough

A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were
given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag
of sand - to give him an idea of what it feels like to be
pregnant. The husband stood up and shrugged saying,
"This doesn't feel so bad."

The instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband
to pick it up.

"You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant,
the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked.

"Exactly," replied the instructor.

To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his
wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."

I was telling my three boys the story of the Nativity
and how the Wise Men brought gifts of gold,
frankincense and myrrh for the infant Jesus.

Clearly giving it a lot of thought, my six-year-old
observed, "Mom, a Wise Woman would have
brought diapers."

I work in a nursing home, and one morning I was
helping a gentleman who was particularly hard to
wake get ready for breakfast.

As I coaxed him to sit up, he fixed his twinkling
blue eyes on my face and said, "My, you're pretty!
Have I asked you to marry me yet?"

"No you haven't," I replied.

"Good," he said, "because I could not put up with
this every morning!"

While driving in the car with my son, I had an "oldies"
radio station on. It played a song that I remembered
from the 1960s.

"You know, Ron, this song was on when I was in bed
with a broken leg when I was young."

"Gee, Mom, that's too bad," he replied. "You couldn't
even get up to turn it off."

There were only two people in line ahead of me
at the electronics store, yet the wait was dragging
on forever.
Finally the customer behind me muttered, "Mr.
Hare must be on vacation."
Only then did I notice the name tag on the man
at the register. It read: "Mr. Turtle, sales associate."

Showing his friend around his home, Jennings pointed out all
of the collectibles he and his wife had acquired over their
long years of marriage.
"The day before I die, I'd like to sell every piece we've
got just to see how much it's all worth."
"Well," his friend replied, "since you couldn't possibly
know the day before you're going to die, you'll never be
able to sell!"
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it, my wife would kill me!"

I was having lunch with my three year old daughter, who's
three, at our local mall and I was feeling particularly
attractive for a 46-year-old. All morning, women had
been smiling at me and giving me the eye.

Getting up to leave the table, I ran my fingers through
my hair-and discovered two yellow-ducky barrettes
that had been lovingly placed there hours before.

This story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it, the vision of that poor cat just amuses me to no end. Hope the story leaves a bright spot in your day. Whoever said the Creator doesn't have a sense of humor?

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc.

The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and pulled it until the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.

That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He then figured if he went just a little bit farther, the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a little farther forward, the rope broke.

The tree went 'boing!' and the kitten instantly sailed through the air - out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No, nobody had seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, 'Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping,' and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her,
'Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?'
She replied, 'You won't believe this', and then told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl, 'Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it.' She told the pastor, 'I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her.'



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