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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2015

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RE: A Knitted Dishcloth

Lisa, I had a pattern for a knitted dishcloth and now cant come up with it anywhere. Have looked all over for it but havent found it on any of the network sites. Dont remember if it is done on a starting corner and working up to a cerain number of stitches at the middle and then reducing the number of stitches to the final corner. Or maybe it was done with a number of stitches across til you reach the size needed. It was a knit so many stitches, yo knit across the width til you get to a certain number of stitches left and then YO and knit the last number of stitches. It is an easy pattern and would love to have it again. It called for cotton yarn.
Can you help me with this?
Gerry Dick



I make this dishcloth all the time.
Here's the pattern:


Lisa Hamblin, CNM/MBA





“The belongings people accumulate throughout
their lives will always own them.
People seem to think if they had more
they’d be happier or freer,
but their possessions only chain them to the earth.”
~~ Sarah Noffke, Awoken ~~



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The righteous man perishes, and no man takes it to heart; and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from evil, he enters into peace; they rest in their beds, each one who walked in his upright way. But come here, you sons of sorceress, offspring of an adulterer and a prostitute. Against whom do you jest? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion, offspring of desceit, who inflame yourselves among the oaks, under every luxuriant tree, who slaughter the children in the ravines, under the clefts of the crags? Among the smooth stones of the ravine is your portion, they are your lot; even to them you have poured out a libation, you have made a grain offering. Shall I relent concerning these things? Upon a high and lofty mountain you have made your bed. You also went up there to offer sacrifice. And behind the door and the doorpost you have set up your sign; indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself; and have gone up and made your bed wide. And you have made an agreement for yourselves with them, you have loved their bed, you have looked on their manhood. And you have journeyed to the king with oil and increased your perfumes; you have sent your envoys a great distance, and made them go down to Sheol. You were tired out by the length of your road,yet you did not say, "It is hopeless." You found renewed strength, therefore you did not faint. Of whom were you worried and fearful, when you lied, and did not remember Me, nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time so you do not fear Me? I will declare your righteousness and your deeds, but they will not profit you. "When you cry out, let your collection of idols deliver you. But the wind will carry all of them up, and breath will take them away. But he who takes refuge in Me shall inherit the land, and shall possess My holy mountain."

Isaiah 57:1-13


And someone in the crowd said to Him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But He said to him, "Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbiter over you?" And He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions." And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a certian rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' And he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?' "So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Luke 12:13-21






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Weaving the Ends (and fastening off)

Once you complete your last stitch on a project you will have one loop on your hook.
Cut the yarn leaving about a 4-6" tail to be woven in.
Yarn over, draw the yarn tail completely through the loop, and pull it tight.
This secures the yarn so the project doesn't unravel.
Now you need to weave in the yarn tail
using a crochet hook or a yarn needle.
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Re: Sweater

Hi ...I'm getting ready to make the easy sweater for my 4-6 pound boy dog. Do I need to make adjustments for him to be able to tinkle? I don't want the sweater soiled when he has to go! Thanks ...... Dawn

<< Reply >>

This sweater pattern begins at the waist... when using the alteration instructions
you should be able to ensure it doesn’t get soiled.


Re: ReadAPattern

Ok I am having trouble starting the second row. Here are the instructions

Ch 159 loosely
Row 1: Dc3tog working over 4th ch from hook and next 2 ch. (tr in next ch. ch1) twice, (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch. (ch 1, tr in next ch) twice, ch 1, *dc7tog over next 7 ch, ch1, (tr in next ch, ch1) twice, (tr, ch 1) in next chain, (ch v1, tr in next ch) twice, ch 1; repeat from * to last 4 ch, dc4tog over last 4 ch, turn -13 pattern repeats.
Row 2: ch 3, dc in next ch-1sp, (dc in next tr, dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in next tr, *dc2tog over next 2 ch-1 sp (skipping the dc7tog in between) dc in next tr, dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in next tr; repeat from * across to last ch-1 sp, dc2tog over last ch-1 sp and last dc3tog, turn

I do not understand where to put my needle in Row 2, dc in next ch-1 sp then dc in in next tr, dc in next ch-1 sp???
Please send a pic over video on how to do this. I am so confused and have no one to ask for help.

Thank you


<< Reply >>

Look at this picture for reference.
Keeping in mind that A, C, E, G, I, K, M & N are all chain spaces.
When you work into a chain space you work into the hole beneath the chain you made.

Simple One Skein Wrap

For the first part of Row 3
Chain 3 and turn.
Now each step has a letter that corresponds to the letter on the picture.

(A) Double crochet in the next ch-1 sp

(B) Double crochet in the next treble
(C) double crochet in the next chain 1 space (that's one time)

(D) Double crochet in the next treble
(E) double crochet in the next chain 1 space (that's twice)

(F) Double crochet in the next treble
(G) double crochet in the next chain 1 space (that's three times)

(H) Double crochet in the next treble
(I) double crochet in the next chain 1 space (that's four times)

(J) Double crochet in the next treble
(K) double crochet in the next chain 1 space (that's five times)

(L) Double in the next treble

(M and N) * Double crochet 2 together over the next 2 chain 1 spaces... work this
decrease where M and N are.

This is what you should have up to this point:

Simple One Skein Wrap

The rest of this row is done the same way... hope this helps you know where to put the rest of your stitches.


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Re: ReadAPattern

If there is a plus (+) sign in front of the symbol what does it mean? For example +2tr
Thanks for your help!

Susan Thurman

<< Reply >>

Plus signs, asterisks, parentheses, brackets and other symbols are used in crochet patterns to specify
a set of instructions that will be repeated later on in the pattern. Setting off instructions in this manner helps keep the pattern language as short as possible.

Re: ReadAPattern

Hello, the pattern I'm having trouble understanding says, ch-3, sk ch3, sc and ch 3, dc in each of the 3 dc,*repeat until the end, ch3, turn.
I just don't understand where to put the sc and ch3????
The second problem is when the patternsays: sc, AROUND the ch4 space & ch 3 space from previous round????HELP!!!
I would appreciate your help very much. I'm crocheting a friendship prayer shawl.
Thanks in advance, Cecilia Alcantar Dallas,Texas.

<< Reply >>

I believe the designer wants you to chain 3, then skip the next chain 3... the next single crochet and the next chain 3. Then work a double crochet in each of the next 3 double crochet stitches.

For the second problem... to work “around” a chain space you work into the hole beneath the chains.

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Re: How to Crochet - Yarn over and Chain Stitch


<< Comments >>

Thank you Lisa I was doing the yarn over all wrong until I watched your video!
Now I've got it! Thanks a lot!
Allie Allisonabroad



Read A Pattern

Crochet pattern reads increase every 4th row 6(4, 3, 0, 0) times. What do the zeros mean?
Mary Jean Lush

<< Reply >>

The numbers in the parentheses are in reference to the various sizes you can make with that pattern. You would increase every 4th row for 6 times for the first size... 4 times for the next size, 3 for the next, and no increases for either of the last two sizes.


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RE: How to Crochet - How to Place a Marker


<< Comments >>

Thanks a lot. This really helped thanks for showing both ways
Megan Heartswell


Stitch_Question-Emma's Baby Booties Toe-R5

Hello i am working on Emma's booties. I do not understand step 5 of the toe. Particularly where it states "Chain 3, Sl stitch on other end of same round. Ch 4 sl st in the same stitch." I thought at first that it meant the other side of the toe...Left to right over the opening of the toe..but that doesn't look right. I thank you for your time.
Nancy Sawyer

<< Reply >>

For R5 you make 4 chains, then turn and slip stitch in the same stitch. (this makes a little loop).
Now chain 3 and slip stitch in the other end of the same round (on the opposite side of the bootie). That forms a little hole on the top of the toe. Now chain 4 and slip stitch in the same stitch. (this makes another little loop on that side).


Re: ReadAPattern

What do you do if there are brackets before and after parentheses?

Robert Davis, Sr.


<< Reply >>

Parentheses, brackets and other symbols are used in crochet patterns to specify
a set of instructions that will be repeated later on in the pattern. Setting off instructions in this manner helps keep the pattern language as short as possible.

When a pattern contains instructions within parentheses or brackets you treat each section separately. There should be a reference after a closing parenthesis or bracket that states what to do with that particular set of instructions.

Is the pattern in question online?





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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




One afternoon, a woman was in her back yard hanging the
laundry when an old, tired-looking dog wandered into the
yard. The woman could tell from the dog's collar and
well-fed belly that he had a home. But when she walked
into the house, the dog followed her, sauntered down the
hall and fell asleep in a corner.

An hour later, he went to the door, and the woman let
him out.

The next day the dog was back. He resumed his position
in the hallway and slept for an hour. This continued for
several weeks.

Curious, the woman pinned a note to his collar: "Every
afternoon, your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to
his collar: "We have ten children. He's trying to catch
up on his sleep."



A priest was invited to attend a house party. Naturally, he was
properly dressed and wearing his priest's collar.

A little boy kept staring at him the entire evening. Finally,
the priest asked the little boy what he was staring at.

The little boy pointed to the priest's neck.

When the priest finally realized what the boy was pointing at,
he asked him, "Do you know why I am wearing that?"

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ticks for up to three months."


One day a man drove his secretary home after she fell
quite ill at work. Although this was an innocent gesture,
he decided not to mention it to his wife, who tended to
get jealous easily.

Later that night the man and his wife were driving to a

Suddenly he looked down and spotted a high-heel shoe half
hidden under the passenger seat.

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was looking out her window before he scooped up the shoe
and tossed it out of the car. With a sigh of relief, he
pulled into the restaurant parking lot.

That's when he noticed his wife squirming around in her

"Honey," she asked, "have you seen my other shoe?"



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Since I had little experience flying in small planes,
I was nervous when we approached a landing strip in
a snow-covered area. The pilot descended to just a
couple hundred feet, then gunned both engines, climbed,
and circled back. While my heart pounded, the passenger
beside me seemed calm.

"I wonder why he didn't land," I said.

"He was checking to see if the landing strip was plowed,"
the man said.

As we made a second approach, I glanced out the window.
"It looks plowed to me," I commented.

"No," my seatmate said. "It hasn't been cleared for
some time."

"How can you tell?"

"Because," the man informed me, "I'm the guy who drives
the plow."


A tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local

"What is it made of?" she asked.

"Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied.

"I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean
as much to you as pearls do to us."

"Oh no," he objected. "Anybody can open an oyster."



A recent bride called her mother one evening in tears.

"Oh, Mom, I tried to make Grandma's meat loaf for dinner
tonight, and it's just awful! I followed the recipe exactly,
and I know I have the recipe right because it's the one you
gave me. But it just didn't come out right, and I'm so upset.
I wanted this to be so special for George because he loves
meat loaf. What could have gone wrong?"

Her mother replied soothingly, "Well, dear, let's go through
the recipe. You read it out loud and tell me exactly what you
did at each step, and together we'll figure it out."

"Okay," the bride sniffled. "Well, it starts out, 'Take fifty
cents worth of ground beef'..."




"Take a pencil and paper," the teacher said, "and write
an essay with the title 'If I Were a Millionaire.'"

Everyone but Philip, who leaned back with arms folded,
began to write furiously.

"What's the matter," the teacher asked. "Why don't you

"I'm waiting for my secretary," he replied.


After I tucked my six-year-old daughter into bed, she asked if
she could sleep with Snuggles, my special teddy bear, because
she was just a little scared.

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said, "What about all of these?"

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morning about 4 miles from the 9:30 service at one church
to the 11 o'clock at the other. He would often find the
parking lot of the second church full, and be forced to
park down the road and race to the church on foot.

The problem was finally solved when he selected a parking
spot near the side door of the church and posted a sign that
read..... "You Park - You Preach."


A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings.

They dialed the number and then sang "Happy Birthday"
to him.

But when they finished their off-key rendition, they
discovered that they had dialed the wrong number.

"Don't let it bother you," said a strange but amused
voice. "You folks need all the practice you can get."


As a woman in the Marines, I often don't feel as
feminine as when I had a civilian job in which I
wore dresses and left my hair down.

One day I was feeling especially depressed about
this and couldn't wait to get home and change.

When I arrived, I found that my friend and her
18-month-old daughter had been waiting for me.
My friend is married to a Marine, and my worries
about appearing less than feminine only increased
when her little girl glanced up at me and yelled
happily, "Daddy's home!"




A pediatrician in town always plays a game with some
of his young patients to put them at ease and test
their knowledge of body parts.

One day, while pointing to a little boy's ear, the
doctor asked him, "Is this your nose?"

Immediately the little boy turned to his mother and
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