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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2015

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Re: Read a pattern.

I downloaded a free pattern "Lacy dishcloth" and don't know what the second step means it says "
Hdc AROUND next Dc. Should it say AROUND or next to?
Thank you,
Mary Martinez



For Row 2 you make 3 chains and turn.
Now double crochet in the next stitch.
Half double crochet around the last double crochet... this means you make a half double crochet around the post of the double crochet you just made.
*Now skip the next stitch. Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Then work a half double crochet around the last double crochet. Now repeat from the asterisk across to the last two stitches. Skip the next stitch. Double crochet in the last stitch.

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA





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But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent." Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to go forward. And as for you, lift up your staff and stretch ot your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land. And as for Me, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them; and I will be honored through Pharoah and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord, when I am honored through Pharoah, through his chariots and his horsmen." And the angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. And the sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharoah's horses, his chariots and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea. And it came about at the morning watch, that the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. And He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from Israel, for the Lord is fighting for them against the Egyptians." Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may come back over the Egyptians, over their chariots and their horsemen. So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal state at daybreak, while the Egyptians were fleeing right into it; then the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned and covered the chariots and the horsemen, even Pharoah's entire army that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them remained. But the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. And when Israel saw the great power which the Lord had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord, and they believed in the Lord and in His servant Moses.

Exodus 14:13-31


You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments. And know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the Lord your God--His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm, and His signs and His works which He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharoah the king of Egypt and to all his land; and what He did to Egypt's army, to its horses and its chariots, when He made the water of the Red Sea to engulf them while they were pursuing you, and the Lord completely destroyed them; and what He did to you in the wilderness until you came to this place; and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, among all Israel--but your own eyes have seen all the great work of the Lord which He did. You shall therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross to possess it; so that you may prolong your days on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give to them and to their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey For the land, into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water it with your foot like a vegetable garden. But the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning even to the end of the year. And it shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the Lord your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul, that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil. And He will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you shall eat and be satisfied. Beware, lest your hearts be dsceived and you turn away and serve other gods and worship them. Or the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you. You shall therefore impress these words of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

Deuteronomy 11:1-21






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Re: Dog bandana pattern

What does sc in “hump” mean? Do you mean sc below the two loops?

Thank you,


<< 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.

Take a look at this video:

for a visual demo of working into the “hump” of the chain.


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RE: Owl Container Crochet Pattern

<< Comments >>

Link not working ?
Kay Mcnamara

<< Reply >>

Thanks Kay... I clicked it and got a 503 Error which can mean too many people are trying to access the page at once. Try it again later... I will too. If it doesn't work for me later I will remove the post.


The link is working now.

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RE: Mary Jane Baby Bootie Crochet Pattern

<< Comments >>

These are cute.
Nancy Gibbs

Re: confusing instructions

I was wondering if you can help me interpret some instructions, specifically row 3, I have completed 1 and 2 already

Row 1: Working across 1 long edge of strip, join white with sc in first center corner of st, [sc in each st across to next joined corner st before seam, hdc in joined corner st, dc in seam, hdc in in next joined corner st after seam] across to the last block, sc in each st across ending in center corn st, turn (209 st)

Row 2: Working this row in back lps only, ch 1, sl st in each st across, turn

Row 3: Working in rem lps of row 1, ch 1, sc in first st, [sk next st, V-st in next st, sk next st, sc in next st] across, turn (53 sc, 52 V-sts)

My question specifically is the rem lps. I don’t have any remaining loops in row 1. Also, I don’t see that the counts work with the 53 sc and 52 V-sts when I have 209 stitches.


<< Reply >>


Row 2 is worked in the back loops only... the remaining loops are the front loops that are left unworked on that row. Therefore Row 3 is worked in those unworked loops... when you have 209 stitches total... then row 3 has 53 sc and 52 v-sts... that does work out to 209.

A v-st is comprised of a dc, one chain and another dc all in one stitch which is technically 3 stitches per v-stitch.
So... 52 v-sts x 3 = 156
Then add the 53 sc to that.. you have 209 sts.

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Re: Sock Monkey Blanket

<< Comments >>

Love this a lot.
Dorothy Riskowitz

Subject: Plate_Coaster

Hi I read your pattern on the plate coaster I was wondering if you would be able to write the pattern so I can use crochet thread cause I'm making coasters for mothers day

<< Reply >>

This pattern can be made using 4 ply cotton thread/yarn such as Peaches N Crème.
Making the same pattern using a thinner thread and smaller hook would make a cute coaster/doily.

Re: Skip 3 patterns

Good day,

I have a question. I am making a vintage crochet baby pattern sweater and in row 11 it say skip next 3 patterns for sleeve what does this mean. I found the pattern on purplekittyyarns.con it is the crochet baby set #201. Please help me


<< Reply >>

Normally a designer will refer to a set of instructions as working
“in pattern”.

The pattern you’re referring to does not.

Since Row 11 is listed as the “Separation” row... I believe the designer wants you to skip 3 of the “ripples”
in the sweater to allow for the opening for the sleeve.

Re: ReadAPattern

I am trying to make baby botties. I have make the base and tied off.

Front: Mark 7 centermost stitches of Toe. With right side facing, join yarn into the st furthest to the right of the marked sets. Working in so sets worked to join the Soles. Continue as foils:

Row 1: ch 1, 2sc in base of ch-1, w sc in each of next 6 sets, sl st in each of next 2sl along the Sole, turn.

What really is confusing is Row 1, what does it mean "2sc in base of ch-1"?


<< Reply >>

Without seeing the pattern it is difficult for me to explain in great detail.

To mark the 7 centermost stitches... insert a stitch marker or a contrasting color piece of yarn into the first and last stitch of those 7 stitches. This will help you keep track of where to work later on.

To work 2sc in the base of ch-1... means you make 2 single crochet stitches in the stitch directly beneath the chain 1 you just made.

Re: Crochet

Hey, my name is Judith
I was on your website and you said to e-mail you if I didn’t understand, I don’t understand crochet language so I would like you to sorta explain how to make a granny square, Thanks

<< Reply >>

Here’s the pattern for a granny square:
There are videos listed on the page that will help you understand how to make the granny square.

To help you understand the basic crochet stitches take a look at
Learn to Crochet: A Beginner’s Guide:

Hope this helps.

Re: Preemie patterns / burial gowns

Hello ,
I am looking for some nice patterns for babies that come into the funeral parlour . I have bought some 3 ply yarn as I tried it with the yarn I had but it felt very stiff for such a small baby . So any you could help me with would be gratefully appreciated

Lots of love ,

Louise x

<< Reply >>

So sad that these are needed.
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RE: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together


  << Comments >>

I would like to know how you prepare the yarn in order to begin. Do you have to unravel the whole thing first? Or is there an easier way?

Britney Smith

<< Reply >>

The easiest way is to work from two separate skeins of yarn. No preparation needed. If you only have one skein... just be patient and tame the skein as you work.

Re: Lacy_Dishcloth

Hello Lisa,

I downloaded Lacy dishcloth and don’t understand Row 2 directions: Hdc AROUND next Dc. Do you mean NEXT Dc? I’m a beginner and haven’t seen directions for this type of stich.

Thank you .


<< Reply >>

For Row 2 you make 3 chains and turn.
Now double crochet in the next stitch.
Half double crochet around the last double crochet... this means you make a half double crochet around the post of the double crochet you just made.
*Now skip the next stitch. Double crochet in the next 2 stitches. Then work a half double crochet around the last double crochet. Now repeat from the asterisk across to the last two stitches. Skip the next stitch. Double crochet in the last stitch.

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My husband has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them.

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