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Volume XII, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2009

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I am looking for a pattern for chickens/roosters crocheted over large eggs. The originals I saw were crocheted over the old L'eggs stocking containers. They were done in yellows and reds. Blessings to all who read.
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Hi i live in the uk and i cannot find any patterns for crochet round table cloths as people in the uk do not crochet like they do in usa can anybody over there help me with patterns? if so i would love to here from them. thank you grahame hopkins


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Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, "Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it at all. And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands upon them.

Mark 10:13-16

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.

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Row Count "C" Coaster Crochet Pattern


Crosshatch Dishcloth Crochet Pattern This pattern has been corrected... revisions on pattern page in teal color.





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MC, CA, CB, CC, CD, etc.

Patterns using more than one color normally contain abbreviations for each color to make
the pattern language shorter.

Abbreviations in a pattern that contains two colors of yarn.
MC is the abbreviation for Main Color. This simply refers to the color used most in the pattern.
CC is the abbreviation for Contrasting Color. This refers to the color used other than the main color.

If more than two colors of yarn are used the designer may use abbreviations CA, CB, CC, CD, etc.
These abbreviations only mean Color A (CA); Color B (CB); Color C (CC); Color D (CD), etc.








SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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If your yarn tends to get dirty before you can use it... or you have a problem with your pet shedding hair that keeps getting on your yarn.... keep your yarn protectived! You can reuse old bread bags to keep your yarn clean. Wash the bag and dry it thoroughly. Insert a skein of yarn with the pull end toward the opening. Insert a piece of a straw (about a 3 inche piece) in the opening of the bag and feed the yarn through it. Fasten the twist tie around the straw. This allows the yarn to flow freely without the fear of getting the twist tie wound to tightly.






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Re: BasicsPage

Hi Folks - I am making a vest with a pattern that has *'s. I am completely confused with this.
This is how Row 2 reads: Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, *ch 5, sk 3 sc **, sc in each of next 5 sc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in each of last 3 sc, turn.
Would you be kind enough to translate this whole instruction for me ?
I don't understand these stars at all. After star one, where do you go ?
Thanking you in advance. Sincerely yours, Barbara

<< reply >>

Row 2 reads:
Ch 1, sc in each of first 3 sc, *ch 5, sk 3 sc **, sc in each of next 5 sc, rep from * across ending last rep at **, sc in each of last 3 sc, turn.

This means:
For Row 2 you do the following:
Chain 1
single crochet in each of the first 3 single crochet stitches
chain 5
skip the next 3 single crochet stitches
single crochet in each of the next 5 single crochet stitches

Now repeat all instructions from the asterisk * over and over across the row...
end with the last repeat stopping at the double asterisks **

Now work one single crochet in each of the last 3 single crochet stitches.

Subject: Emma's Baby Booties

I am making the baby booties and a little confused on the heel row R7. After R6, do you turn or just continue around with row 7? Hope this makes sense to you. Thank you, Charlotte. you have any other baby patterns. I am looking for baby sweaters and hats. if you know of any v stitch baby hats, I would love to know. I made a beautiful v stitch sweater but the pattern did not include a hat. Thanks again.

<< reply >>

You turn... R7 isn't worked in the round.

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There are numerous other patterns linked via this page:

Subject: baby's abc's afghan

I found your pattern for this afghan --- love it --- downloaded it --- one question: All of the Caron yarn that I've found is ww 4, and the size D hook seems terribly small for that size yarn. Are you absolutely sure that the pattern calls for such a small hook??? Can you give me a guage to use?? I want to make this afghan for the 1st child of a very special couple who's very near and dear to my heart. Getting it right means the world to me!!! Thank you! Nancy Hall

<< reply >>

Sadly, this is not one of my designs. I am, however, very experienced with this pattern as I have made a bunch for baby showers.

The Caron Simply Soft yarns are 4 ply ww yarns. And the "D" hook they list will work ok with that brand. However, I love to use Bernat Baby Softee with a hook size G or H.

You don't need a gauge if you use a G hook with either Caron or Bernat. If I had one started I would measure gauge for you... but sadly I don't have one in the works at this moment.

RE: Sun Coaster

I found your "Sun Coaster (2007)" pattern on the Internet. I was desperate to find a coaster pattern that would actually stop glass moister from seeping through. Not only is your pattern true to it's Internet picture but was much easier than I expected. I chose it because it appeared to be denser than any of the other patterns and that turned out to be true as well.

I just wanted to let you know that your work was appreciated and that your 'right-on' directions were precise, easy to follow, and that I'm extremely pleased with the results.

Best regards, Sheila - Springfield, MO

Re: Crosshatch_Dishcloth - Question

You can not complete rows 2 -12 when the current instructions for the ROW 1 state *Sk next 3 chs. Sc in the next 3 chains.* In your instructions no double crochets are mentioned in the first row with the exception: at the beginning of ROW 1-- 2 dc in 3rd ch from the hook. The Rows 2 -12 indicate "Sk next 3 dc. I found the following works for the ROW 1. After Ch. 42, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook *sk next 3 chs, sc in the next ch,* ch 3, Dc in the next three chains. *Rep from * across to the last 4 chains. Sk next 3 chs, Sc in the last ch. At that point I can replicate ROW 2 -12. Sharon


Subject: Help with a patttern:

i am having a problem trying to figure out the crosshatch dishcloth. Row 1: ch 42, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook *sk next 3 chs, sc in next 3 ch. rep from * across to last 4 chs. Sk next 3 chs. Sc in last ch. Row 2-12 ch 3, turn ( counts as 1 dc.) 2 dc in 1st sc. *sk next 3 dc. sc in 1st of net 3 chains. ch 3. Dc in next 2 chs. Dc in next sc. rep from * across to last 3 st. sk next 2 dc. Sc in top of turning ch. I can figure out the first row. .but when it gets to the row 2. I chain 3 and turn then I do 2 double crochets in the 1st. single crochet . then I get lost. as I think it read skip next 3 dc. well their is no double crochets in row 1 so i dont know where they are getting these at. as the only double crochets I see are at the beginning of the row. is this a type-o or am I just reading the pattern wrong. SK does mean skip???? If you could write it out maybe that would help. Thanks for the help... M. Yancer


Re: crosshatch dishcloth

I am trying to make the crosshatch dishcloth, but seem to be having some problems understanding the pattern. Maybe it's me but my question is this; when i start the second row i am confused where it says to skip the next 3dc. But the first row all it said was sk 3chs and do 3sc in the next 3chs. across. So i am not sure where i am to skip 3dc. Could you maybe help explain the pattern to me. I am somewhat new to following patterns. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sheri

<< reply to all >>

Thank you so much for your patience.
I have revised this pattern... the changes are in teal:
Please let me know how it works up this time :)
I will be out of the office through June 27th.
I will reply to any messages when I return.



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