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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 7
April 15, 2015

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Re: carnation dishcloth pattern

Lisa, I have misplaced a good copy of "carnation
dishcloth" It was in OLD TIME CROCHET, Winter 1989.
This is a very nice pattern to do while traveling.
I hope you can help
Thanks, Katy



You can purchase that issue here:

However, I didn't see a carnation dishcloth pattern on the list of patterns.

I also found a free Carnation Dishcloth crochet pattern here:

Lisa Hamblin





“Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine
a love that does not show itself
in protection from suffering....
The love of God did not protect His own Son....
He will not necessarily protect us -
not from anything it takes to make us like His Son.
A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire
will have to go into the process."
~~ Elisabeth Elliot ~~


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Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' "Then the devil took Him into the holy city; and he had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON THEIR HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, LEST YOU STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' " Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' " Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' " Then the devil left Him;' and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.

Matthew 4:1-11


Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to His disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here and keep watch with Me." And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as Thou wilt." And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour? Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Thy will be done." And again He came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. Then He came to the disciples, and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Arise, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!"

Matthew 26:36-46

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13


Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Light shall shine out of darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed, perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you. But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore also we speak; knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. For all things are for your sakes, that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:1-15

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

James 1:12-13








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Working over ring, holding yarn in left hand behind ring, insert hook under/inside ring, yo, draw up a lp to the top of the ring, yo, draw through both lps on hk.

NOTE: This stitch is used in projects that require plastic or metal rings.
You can also crochet over a ring made from chains. Just chain as many as you'd like to use, join with a sl st to form the ring and begin doing the Sc over ring stitch.

Use metal rings (the size of your choice) and this stitch to make Photo Christmas Ornaments. Once you have the ring filled with stitches, you can do 3dc in each sc to form a wavy edge. Add a string to hang it and you have a cute ornament. To add the photo, trim the photo to size and tape or hot glue it to the back of the ornament.

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Re: Double_Ruffle_Granny_Baby_Afghan

I'm having problems understanding how to do the first ruffle when it says
each corner is comprised of dc,c1,dc)and then what gets to me is what comes
next work dc in the first dc, 2nd in the chain st not in the chain sp),
2nd in next dc please help !!!!!!


<< Reply >>

For the first ruffle work in the back loops only of each stitch.

Place one double crochet in each double crochet around.

Each corner is comprised of a double crochet, one chain and another double crochet.

Work 2 double crochet stitches into the first double crochet.
Work two two more doubles in the chain stitch.
Work two more double crochets in the last double crochet on that corner.

When the round is finished... join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3.


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Re: Ripple Dishcloth

My first ripple project. Thanks

Jennifer Budacz‎

<< Comments >>

how could I get both ends to look the same.
Jennifer Budacz

<< Reply >>

Love the colors!
When you work your first row... work into the hump of each chain
(the little bumps along the back side of the foundation chain).
This should make both ends look the same.


Re: Not an error but a question

I have a question & hope you don't mind the email. I am working on the hanging dishtowel. I did many of the matching dishcloths & loved them! I am having some difficulty with the dishtowel. At the very beginning…rows 2-17, when I chain 3 & turn…does the chain 3 count as a dc?

Thanks for you help!

<< Reply >>

Yes... the 3 chains count as one stitch and there should be a total of 7 stitches on each of those rows.

RE: Knitted Towel Toppers

Lisa do you have any patterns for knitted towel toppers
Joan Lozzi

<< Reply >>

You can find several free knitted towel topper patterns on this page:


Re: Lacy_Summer_Scarf

Hello Lisa,
I am wanting to make your scarf but want to know if this is just there is a pattern repeat here so I can make it a bit narrower?
It’s such a pretty pattern!
Thank you,

<< Reply >>

Thank you.
The size of the Lacy Summer Scarf can be adjusted by making your foundation chain a multiple of 5 plus 2.


Re: Ribbed_Preemie_Hat

GM Lisa
Love the pattern! I do preemie items for donations.
At this time Bev (from Bev's Country Cottage) told me that there's a need for hats 10" circumference, and about 4.5 " high.
Can you tell me what the approx. Size of this hat is? Or how to adjust it to get size needed?
With other patterns, I have added rows for length/width but they don't always look right.
Thanks :-)
Donna Short


<< Reply >>

This pattern measures 5-1/2” wide when laying flat... so it’s an 11” circumference.
It measures 6-1/2” from top to bottom.

You can decrease the size a little by using a smaller hook and/or yarn.

To make the hat have a smaller circumference, decrease the beginning chain in increments of 2.
To make it shorter just work fewer repeat rounds... keeping in mind that this hat is designed to be folded up.



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Re: How to Crochet - Foundation Treble Crochet Stitch (a/k/a Foundation Triple Crochet)


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Thank you

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RE: How to Crochet - Dishcloth Tutorial

  << Comments >>

I would love to use this pattern for a blanket. Would i use a 3 count to determine my starting chain?
Monica Sarver

<< Reply >>

To adjust the size... make the foundation chain a multiple of 4 with no additional chains.


I sent you an email a while back asking about your "In The Round Placemat" seen here

My question is if the way this appears wavy, I guess it looks kind of like a pinwheel as well, is due to the photo or something else. I just don't have much experience with placemats and have never seen this happen to any of the other in the round style patterns I've done. I'd also love a copy of the pattern you used for that blanket on your banner photo.

James Craw


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The pinwheel appearance is where the increases are worked.
The blanket in the banner photo is here:



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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery





My daughter's fifth-grade class had been studying astronomy.

One morning at breakfast she announced. "On Friday we're
having a quiz on the moon."

That's when her little brother piped up saying, "Are you
gonna let her go, Mom?"

Little Rodney, 4 years old, walked down the
beach, and as he did, he spied a matronly
woman sitting under a beach umbrella on the
sand. He walked up to her and asked, "Are
you a Christian?"

"Yes," she replied.

"Do you read your Bible every day?"

She nodded her head, "Yes."

"Do you pray often?" the boy asked next, and
again she answered, "Yes."

With that he asked his final question, "Will
you hold my quarter while I go swimming?"

Wayne was returning home from a business trip, bags in hand,
and slowly making his way to his vehicle in the crowded
airport garage. Suddenly a large dark car screeched to a
stop in front of Wayne, and the driver pointed menacingly at
him. "Get in," the driver ordered. "I'll take you to your

Startled, Wayne took a step backward. "Ah ... no thanks,"
he answered. "I can get there myself."

"No!" the man barked back as he threw open his passenger
side door. "Get In!"

Wayne's eyes now darted around the garage, hoping to find a
security guard.

Just then, the driver's face softened. "Please," he said,
"I've been driving up and down for two hours. I can't find
a space to park and I want yours."


When my daughter-in-law noticed that her two-year-old
daughter was ignoring her food, she said, "Keri, why
aren't you eating?"

Keri replied, "I can't eat; God told me not to."

Her mother chided: "God wouldn't tell you not to eat
your supper."

Keri looked up at the ceiling, then conceded, "Well,
maybe it was Moses."


On our first anniversary, after a romantic candlelit dinner,
my wife, Elizabeth, emerged from the kitchen with the finishing
touch: the top of our wedding cake for dessert.
At the first cut, the iced layer "squeaked" at us.
For an entire year, we had saved a round chunk of frosting-covered
Styrofoam in our freezer.


The man walked over to the perfume counter and told the clerk he'd like a bottle of Chanel No. 5
for his wife's birthday.

"A little surprise, eh?" smiled the clerk.

"You bet," answered the customer. "She's expecting a cruise."


A friend of ours from another city was on her way
to our house when suddenly she realized she had
made a wrong turn.
She stopped and asked a lady for directions.
"Go back down this road through a couple of traffic
lights," she was instructed, "then stop and ask
someone else."


The two young boys were discussing their ailments
together in the children's ward.
"Are you medical or surgical?" asked the first, who
had been in the ward for a week.
"I don't know what you mean," replied the second.
"It's simple," replied the first.
"Were you sick when you came in here? Or did they
make you sick when you got here?"


When a music student brought his French horn to my
shop for repair he complained that the instrument
"felt stuffy" and he couldn'tblow air through it.

It's not unusual to find partial blockages in brass
instruments if small items get lodged in the tubing,
but when I tested the instrument, the horn was
completely blocked. After much probing and prodding,
a small tangerine dropped out of the bell.

"Oh," said the musician when I handed him the fruit.

Seeing the bewildered look on my face, he explained,
"My mom used the horn for a cornucopia in a Thanksgiving


Little Johnny's mother was having difficulty gulping
down the birthday cake he had made for her as a surprise.

When she was finished, Little Johnny happily exclaimed,
"I'm so glad you like it, Mommy. There should have been
32 candles on the cake, but they were all gone when I
took it out of the oven."


"Nice dog. What's its name?" I asked my friend's 10-year old son.

"Bob," he said.

"And what's your cat's name?"


"Well, how do you keep them straight?" I asked.

"Well, one is Bob Cat and the other is Bob Barker," the boy answered.

"Go ahead and tell him your rabbit's name," his father suggested.

The kid smiled and said... "Dennis Hopper."



A farmer brought his daughter a little, pot-belly pet pig,
which she called "Stinky" when she played with it out in the yard,
but she called it "Ballpoint" when it was in the sty.

"Tell me," he asked her father, "Why do you have two names for your pig?"

"That's easy," she replied. "Ballpoint is just his pen name."


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