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Volume XIII, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2010

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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)

This is an actual crochet stitch...
not the technique of working into the front loop or back loop of a stitch.

The Loop Stitch is made similar to making a single crochet stitch except you loop the yarn
around your finger (or other item) when making the stitch.

The method you use to make the loop for this stitch is up to you.
Loop the yarn around your finger OR around a knitting needle or some other object
to help you keep the loops symetrical in size.

Here are a few different pages that will help explain the Loop Stitch in better detail...
I prefer the first method:

This stitch can be used for a variety of projects, including rugs, toys and afghans.









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Re: Cell_Phone_Purse

Hello. I have been looking for a crochet pattern for a cell phone purse and i found yours. i liked it alot and i decided to give it a try but i have a problem with_at the beginng where it says to 3hdc in last st and its supposed to make 5hdc. Well i cant seem to get 5hdc. Can you please explain? Brenda

<< reply >>

For the first round... you make 12 chains... then work a hdc in the 3rd ch from the hook. Work one hdc in each chain across to the last one. Place 5hdc in the last ch. Then work one hdc in the unworked lp of each foundation ch across to the last. When you work the 3dc in that ch you will have 5 total hdc on that end because working one hdc in the 3rd ch made 2 hdc when you started this round. Join with a sl st and then chain 2 to continue. The piece should look like an oval at this point.

Subject: Suggestion/Question

I just started to crochet and I want to make a grocery bag but I cannot understand what this means:
Once I did the 1 sc in each ch to the end ch it says Do not turn. Working into other side of ch, work 1 sc in each rem loop of ch. Can you tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance, Candy

<< reply >>

You work in the opposite side of each of the foundation chains... in an oval shape all the way around the foundation chain.

Subject: Pattern for doll bikini

I am trying to make this doll bikini and am having trouble. I made the bottom front and don't understand the instructions for the back. Can you explain how. Thanks in advance, Judy.

<< reply >>

The front of the bikini is worked first... then you reattach the yarn in the opposite side of the foundation chain to begin the back part of it.

am trying to work on the cancer ribbon afghan do you have to keep switching colors it is really pretty and you do good work thank you for your help. Brenda

<< reply >>

Thanks Brenda.
I switch colors in this pattern but never fasten off either color until it isn't needed any longer. I work over the unused color to the point where I need it again the next row.

Re: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Coaster

Hello, Can this pattern be used to crochet coasters for a booth at a cancer fund raiser? All proceeds to go to cancer organizations? Thank you, Pat Krogmann

<< reply >>

Yes... I allow items to be made for gifts and/or to be sold. All I ask is my actual pattern(s) not be resold or reposted elsewhere. Thanks

Re: another Great-Grandbaby on the way...

Guess what??? I found out I am getting a little Great Grandbaby girl in October!!! That makes Great- Grandbaby # 5 !!!!! Now comes my any cute little baby girl patterns?? Christening dresses?? At least I have a couple of months this time!!! ** Anything you can offer will be greatly appreciated. to get going ...take care....thanks for any help you can give!!!
God Bless....Love---Barb
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever.
Psalm 136:1

<< reply >>

Congratulations Barb!

Here are a some Christening patterns that are free:

and here are some for purchase:
Maggies Crochet

Re: Row_Count_Cross_Afghan_Square

Would love to make these for our church group. We crochet and knit squares and sew them together for Veterans, nursing homes, etc. Can you tell me how to insert the second color into the square? It sounds really easy except I don't know how to start the new color and continue throughout the pattern. You website is cool! Thanks. Judy Molinari

<< reply >>

Take a look at these pages on how to change colors:

When you change to the new color just work over the old color until it's needed again.
Sometimes in a pattern you need to carry the old color and drop it in a specific spot in order to pick it back up again on the way back with the next row.

Read over this page:
I discuss how to change colors when crocheting using a chart.

RE: scarf/afghan

Hi, I made a scarf from your pattern and it is beautiful. Thanks.
Carmelita Haltom

RE: Ribbed Dog Sweater

Thanks so much for sending me such great free patterns. I have never made a "doggie" sweater but I am about to try with your pattern. Again, thanks so much God Bless you and your family.... Pauline Johnson

RE: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

How much yarn does this take? Thanks Donna

<< reply >>

I had given the original afghan away so I made another one.
This time in two colors... it took less than three of the six ounce skeins.
The finished afghan weighed just shy of 14 ounces.

Hi, I need some assistance in understand how to go about doing this crochet pattern. It asks to dc into 1st ch sp. How exactly do I go about doing that?. I'm still somewhat of a novice @ reading patterns. Please help... Nancy

<< reply >>

This means you work a double crochet into the next space on the previous row where you chained 1.
You work into the hole below the chain 1, not into the actual chain.

Re: Suggestion for your website

Here is a good cause that you could put in your newsletter and get more people involved in it. I did 7 scarves using the afghan/tunisian stitch and sent out.

<< reply >>

Hi Barb:

Actually, I already have this charity listed on our Charity Links page:

Thank you for helping such a worthy cause!

Re: Open_Edge_Dishcloth

What is a rev sc crochet?
Thanks Naomi

<< reply >>

A Rev Sc is a reverse single crochet stitch.

Here's how:

REV SC REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (a/k/a CRAB STITCH) 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.

Take a look at these sites for helpful illustrations:

Subject: Ribbed_Dog_Sweater

I love this sweater and would like to know if you can give me the pattern for a large dog. He measures 20 to 21 inches from the collar to the middle of his back where the sweater should go. Can you help me please? Bonnie

<< reply >>

The ribbed pattern should be easily altered by working extra rows on the ribbed part of the sweater until it fits your dog. You may have to make the chest piece larger by repeating rows. I think it's easier if you have the dog with you when you make the sweater rather than try to measure everything all the time.

The dog in the pattern photo measured:
Approximately 15 1/2" tall;
22" from head to tail;
11 1/2" around his neck
& 19 1/2" around his waist.

I hope these measurements help you in fitting your dog.

I have an adjustable dog sweater pattern on this page that you might also enjoy:
there are alteration instructions for it at the bottom of the page.


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