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Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2010

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School has taken forever this year thanks to a bunch of days off due to snow.
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RE: Fashion yarn collection Filo

My sister in law gave me a huge bag of yarn from Roberts Arts and craft. It is called "fashion collection Filo". (bulky 5) made with polyester, acrylic, wool and mohair. It has very little stretch to it. I was wondering if anyone has used this type of yarn and what sort of things did you make with it. Thanks Linda

Linda Eriksson


Free yarn is the best!

Many yarns containing wool will "felt" when washed in a machine.
The agitation combines the fibers. You can see how to wash wool here:

Now... LionBrand classifies this size of yarn to be used for hats, scarves and throws:

But... they have a list of crochet patterns to choose from that contain other items as well:
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Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.

Ezekiel 18:4

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and spendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied, then watch yourself, lest you forget the Lord who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall fear only the Lord your God; and you shall worship Him, and swear by His name.

Deuteronomy 6:5-13


My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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With beads already threaded onto the yarn/thread...
Pull up one bead then chain 1.


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Re: Checkers

how do you make the rev sc?

<< reply >>

Try this:


A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left.
Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.)
Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook.
This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

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Re: Working Around the Chain - Feedback 051510 (Re: I have a question.)

Thank you so much! I thought along those lines, but didn't know for sure if I was doing it correctly.
I have made a few blankets, but I am now branching out into baby booties. This is the pattern I have been trying to do.....
I'm not sure if I can make it come out like the picture, but I will sure give it a try. If you have any suggestions on other patterns I could try or tips I could use I would greatly appreciate it. Your site has been a big help so far. I used it to help me with a different pattern for baby booties last week. They turned out exactly as they where suppose to. I was so proud!

Thank you again for your help and have a blessed day!

<< reply >>

That pattern is too cute.
You can find numerous patterns for booties here:
The best tip I can give for making booties and/or socks is to make both at the same time...
one row at a time on each.

RE: my version of the lid holder

I thought you might like to see the ones I did..

I just ended up doing sc for the side and it worked out well..then i got a little crazy and added the bows..silly but cute..thanks again for your help ./.I will have to practice that stitch as I just didn't do it and like the way it looked for me..Sue

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Re: question on crochet pattern

Pattern says:

ch 1, skip first dc, dc in each dc across and in top of ch-3

What should I do?

Thank you, kristi

<< reply >>

This means you chain 1 then skip the very first double crochet stitch.
Now work one double crochet in each double crochet across the row.
At the end you work another double crochet in the top of the chain 3
you made earlier (the 3 chains look like a double crochet also).

Re: Thank You

Dear Lisa - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I have been crocheting for many years and thought I knew most of the stitches. However, I came across a stitch description that totally confounded me. In searching the web I found your site with the clearest stitch instructions I have ever seen. In less than 2 minutes, your instructions for dc2tog were crystal clear and I was able to continue with my project. I really appreciate the ability to cut and paste the instructions. Thank you again. Valerie Sizemore

(chain 3, work beaded ch st)


<< reply >>

(chain 3, work beaded ch st)

The Beaded Chain Stitch is made by having the beads already threaded onto the yarn/thread...
Then you pull up one bead then chain 1.

So for your directions you make 3 chains... then work the beaded chain stitch by pulling one bead up and making one chain.

Since those instructions were in parentheses you may be instructed to repeat them.

RE: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Hat

Just wanted to say THANKS! Love the pattern. I like that u give counts for rows-makes it so much easier to check along the way. I am making baby caps for orphans in colombia.

Re: Emmas Baby Booties

Hello my name is Kim and I think maybe I did something wrong while crocheting this bootie. I only know a little about crocheting so I have had to go back and forth reading what the abbreavations mean so I really need help. Ha. I went by the pattern but when I was finished the heel and the toe is not joined together and I know ths is not how this bootie is suppose to be. Can you please help me out. I have a grandbaby on the way and these booties are so cute I want to make several pairs. Thanks so much for your help. God bless you ~Kim~

<< reply >>

This bootie does not join the heel and toe together. When you weave the ribbon through the holes on R5 of the heel and bring each end through the chain 4 loops on each side of the toe it brings the two together.

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Finally he said seriously, "Dad, if you'll be quiet for just a few minutes, I'll give you a quarter."

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A minister in a little church had been having trouble with the collections. One Sunday he announced, "Now, before we pass the collection plate, I would like to request that the person who stole the chickens from Farmer Condill's henhouse please refrain from giving any money to the Lord. The Lord doesn't want money from a thief!"

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Then I dropped out of the race.

A very zealous soul-winning young preacher recently came upon a farmer working in his field. Being concerned about the farmer's soul the preacher asked the man, "Are you laboring in the vineyard of the Lord my good man?"

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A man came to church for the very first time in his life. He heard a sermon that really tugged at his heart strings and felt the need to answer the invitation to become a Christian. When he shared his story about never having attended church the preacher thought surely the new convert was someone special. The preacher urged the man to come back that night to take part in the evening service.

When the man arrived the preacher told the man he needed him to perform a special task. The pastor wanted him to say the benediction at the end of the service.

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The preacher said, "That's OK. I have a plan. I've written you a prayer you can read. Just sit back here on the back row next to the coat rack. Place this prayer I've written in your hat. As the service is closing out, just reach back here behind you, pick up your hat and read the prayer."

The new Christian reluctantly agreed to the plan. At the end of the service the preached called the man by name and asked him to offer the closing prayer.

On cue, the man reached to the hat rack behind him, and picked up a hat. As planned he started the prayer. In a loud voice he said, "DEAR GOD... this is NOT my hat...."

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