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Volume XVI, Issue No. 7
April 15, 2013

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Give ear to my prayer, O God; and do not hide Thyself from my supplication. Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, because of the voice of the enemy, because of the pressure of the wicked; for they bring down trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me; and horror has overwhelmed me. And I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

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As for me, I shall call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur, and He will hear my voice. He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, for they are many who strive with me.

Psalm 55:16-18

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Isaiah 53:4-6

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

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Re: toilet tissue cover

there is no error I would like to know how much yarn this pattern call for. it does not say
in the instructions. thank you

<< reply >>

This pattern takes almost exactly 2 ounces of yarn... but make sure you
have at least 3 ounces to be safe. Everyone has a different crochet tension.


Re: Suggestion/Question

Hello - I love you website and many thanks for all the helpful "Free" information..

My question is -
Can you please HELP!! me understand Gauges.
Especially when they say x amount of pattern stitches.
I am confused because if you are making something with multiple stitches
the gauge piece is practically the entire pattern. What part of pattern stitches is used to obtain a gauge..

Any help or advise is greatly appreciated..

Thank you!

<< reply >>

If the gauge reference says “in pattern” you need to make a gauge swatch using the stitches
called for in the pattern in order to measure correctly.

Gauge refers to the measurement of stitches and rows contained in a stitch pattern sample. Always begin your gauge swatch with the recommended hook size and yarn then adjust the hook size as needed. Be sure to make your swatch large enough to get a proper measurement.
To measure the stitch gauge... lay the ruler horizontally across the work.
Row gauge... lay the ruler vertically across the work.

The measurements of your gauge swatch lets you know if your gauge meets what is recommended for your pattern. If it doesn't measure up like the pattern says then you should adjust your hook size accordingly...
too many stitches in your measurement... switch to a larger hook too few stitches... switch to a smaller hook.

Keep in mind... if your project isn't for a garment or an item that needs to be the approximate suggested size in the pattern instructions... then checking the gauge isn't as critical.

Helpful gauge information:


Re: pattern help!

I'm crocheting the cathedral rose pattern from Annie's Crochet and I was wondering if you could explain this row to me. It states:

Working on rnd 1, join black in 10th st past last st of any half circle, ch 3 *[dc in each of next 3 sts, dc dec, sc in each of next 9 sts including worked st, working across half circle in dc only, sk first sc, [sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, working on rnd 1, sc in in each of next 9 sts including worked st **, dc dec, rep

I understand the first part join black, ch 3 then I get lost!

Thank you so much!
<< reply >>

So you joined the black and made the 3 chains.
Now do this:

double crochet in each of next 3 stitches,
work one double crochet decrease
single crochet in each of the next 9 stitches, including the worked stitch.
working across half circle in double crochet only
(I interpret this as working into only the double crochet stitches on the circle)

skip the first single crochet
{single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. work 2 single crochets in the next stitch}
that’s one time
{single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. work 2 single crochets in the next stitch}
that’s two times
{single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches. work 2 single crochets in the next stitch}
that’s three times
single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches
working on round 1, single crochet in each of the next 9 stitches including the worked stitch
work a double crochet decrease

the part that says “rep” should say where to repeat... such as rep from * to ** or [ to ]


Re: Guestbook Message


Dear Lisa;

I enjoy your issues, and find them very helpful.
Please tell me how and where I may buy a crochet hook size 4.50 -7 (between G and H) Thanks.
Also, I made lots of baby hats & booties, but had given them away for gifts, and donated to a hospital: is it possible to make any money also? I too donated hats to cancer ladies and feel very gratify, and will continue to do if I can get another contact.
Sincerely your,

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Thank you for signing Our Amazon Books.

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RE: Crochet that I have lost

Looking for instructions for afhgan called " cat looking over the fence
" It was gray, black and white. Not sure if this is the right name.
It is an old pattern. When I moved from Calif. to Ohio I lost all my
info. Thank you. Patty

<< Reply >>

Here are a couple of versions of this afghan:



Re: ReadAPattern

I'm trying to make a beret, it says It will be worked in spiral

1st rnd: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook, place a marker................I did that

2nd rnd: 2sc in each of next 6sc. 12sc where I'm lost is where do I do the next 6sc, it doesn't say flip

After I get it going its easy , I'm just stuck here for some reason.. Any help you can give me I would really appreciate it... Cheri

<< Reply >>

To work in a “spiral” means you are working in one continuous round...
you don’t “flip” the work... you just keep going.
Place a marker at the end/beginning where the rounds meet so
you can keep track easily.

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

RE: Hello,
Do you have any crochet patterns for summer slouch hats?
I have lightweight year. I am just looking for a cover up to wear on "bad hair days" for the summer.
Stacy Justchilling

<< Comments >>

Try this pattern:

This pattern is nice too:

Most hat patterns I've seen use worsted weight or chunky yarns.

I like the look of this pattern:


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

RE: The Moogly Crochet Numbers

<< Comments >>

Neat Idea....thanks...
Blue Jay

Re: Table runner for Easter

Hi Lisa!

Here is the runner!
I actually made two, one as a gift.

Table Runner


<< Reply >>

I love the look the ribbons give the table runner.



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


I love the idea of having both colors in the puff stitch divider rows for the new colors - I have made this blanket 2x with 6 different colors (one for each row of letters) placing a white sc row, divider puff-stitch row, and 3rd sc row between each color, and that seems to work nicely. I also use the white as a border when Im all done. Im not an expert tho - these were my only 2 blankets ever made and the 2nd one I started at the top left corner (opposite) but it came out pretty!

Christine Moskalik

<< Reply >>

Great idea for the divider rows... that part was my biggest challenge when working with multiple colors.
Good to know you can make the afghan from top to bottom and it still turn out great.




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RE: How to Crochet - Lacy Summer Scarf


This is such a beautiful scarf. Your video makes it look so easy to make. I took a look at the finished product and I'm definately creating one for myself. If it turns out as lovely as yours did, I know a few friends/relatives who will be getting one as well. Thank you for this pattern.
Linda Bartis

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So glad you like the pattern.
The scarf has a very lacy, delicate look to it.. perfect for any season.

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RE: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together



yes, but how do you pull string for 2 strands out of the same skien?


<< reply >>

If your skein of yarn is a "center pull" skein you can pull one strand from the center and the other strand from the outside of the skein and hold both together.

If your skein is not a "center pull" skein, you will need to wind two separate balls of yarn to work from.

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RE: How to Crochet: Mom Bookmark Tutorial - Part 7 (Border)


Thanks for the great tutorial! I just made my first one & it came out great!! Going to give it to my mom for Mother's Day.
Susie Leniart

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome. So glad you enjoyed the pattern.

RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

RE: The Moogly Crochet Alphabet

<< Comments >>

I plan to give this a try...thanks for sharing.
Blue Jay


Subject: Suggestion/Question

Hi Lisa,

I just stumbled upon your website and wondered if you could help me with the following query I have with a baby cardigan:

At the start of the row it has 1ch, 1 dc into stitch at base of 1 ch. Where exactly is the stitch at the base of the chain?

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Sincere thanks,


<< reply >>

I believe the designer wants you to work the double crochet
into the very first stitch on the previous row which would be the stitch
directly beneath the chain 1.



RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page


Hi I was just going thru your page...Great Ideas.... I wanted to share something I used your Christmas tree coaster pattern and I added some make it bigger..then I made circles out of pieces of yarn, with different colors to make them look like bulbs, and tied them on to the tree...then I decided to leave the string long so that I could make bows....So the tree looked decorated and pretty on both sides....hope you like.... thanks for sharing your patterns....
Blue Jay


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Great ideas!
Thanks for sharing!

Subject: ReadAPattern

What does it mean when pattern calls for ch-2 lp

<< reply >>

Some crochet patterns refer to working into a ch-2 lp OR a ch-2 sp.

This means you work into the indicated space on the working row.
(Into the hole beneath the chains... not into the actual chain stitches themselves.)

The following video shows how to work into a ch-1 sp:


This is the same no matter how many chains are used in the loop or space.



Subject: ReadAPattern

Hi there,
I am quite an experienced knitter and crocheter.
I have a pattern that I have orked on or a couple of days and can’t figure it out:

Row 3: Hdc in next st, * sk 3 sts, fptr in next 3 sts, fptr in 3 sk sts, repeat from * across. Hdc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn.

Row 4: Hdc in next st, bptr in next 3 sts, * sk next 3 sts, bptr in next 3 sts, bptr in 3 sk sts, repeat from * across. Bptr in last remaining cluster, hdc in last 2 sts, ch 2, turn.
hat do they mean by :” , fptr in 3 sk sts” after I have already to made 3 after sk 3 stiches.
Ho Can I return and make , fptr in the 3 skipped stitches ?

Maybe you can explain?

My grandson is to born soon P-G and this is a pattern for a car seat cover.

Thanking you in advance.

Ria Ginzberg

<< reply >>

Have you ever worked a double crochet cross stitch?
This video shows how:


Your pattern is similar... don’t turn to work into those skipped stitches...
work into them back over the stitches you did... which will “cross” the stitches.






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Baby-sitting my two granddaughters one evening, I informed them it was bedtime.

“Your dad said eight o'clock,” I told them.

The 4½-year-old responded, “You don't have to listen to him.”

“Why not?” I asked.

“Because,” she replied, “you're his mother.”


Tax day — April 15 — was looming when an elderly woman showed up at my desk at the IRS. She said
she required a thick stack of tax forms.

“Why so many?” I asked.
“My son is stationed overseas,” she said. “He asked me to pick up forms for the soldiers on the base.”
“You shouldn’t have to do this,” I told her. “It’s the base commander’s job to make sure that his troops
have access to the forms they need.”
“I know,” said the woman. “I’m the base commander’s mother.”


After living in our house for four years, we were moving out of state. My husband had backed the truck up to our garage door so that we could start loading all of the boxes.

Just then one of our neighbors came walking across the lawn carrying a plate full of muffins.

"Isn't that thoughtful," my husband said to me. "They must have realized that we packed our kitchen stuff."

The neighbor then stuck out his hand and boomed, "Welcome to the neighborhood!"

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GEORGE: Here it is!
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TEACHER: In this box, I have a 10-foot snake.
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We had just gotten to the part about reserve parachutes when another student raised his hand.
“If the main parachute malfunctions,” he asked, “how long do we have to deploy the reserve?”
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My youngest child was thrilled when her turn came to enter kindergarten. To make sure we had plenty of time to eat breakfast and get ready on the first day, I woke everybody up early, so early that it was still dark.

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She blurted, "You didn't tell me I was going to night school."



My four-year-old likes to say the blessing at mealtimes, usually repeating the same short prayer: "Thank you, God, for this gracious food. Amen."

One evening, however, he thanked the Lord for the birds, the trees, each of his friends, and asked God to watch over his family and help them to be good.

I was thrilled that he was finally praying from the heart.

But after the "Amen," he took a spoonful of stew, gasped, then dropped his spoon into the bowl. "I should have said a longer prayer, my food is still too hot!"


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Immediately little Johnny said, "Ooh... me sir, me!"

The coach then said, "But Johnny you are the worst on the team!"

Then Johnny said, "I know, but goalposts can’t jump!"




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