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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2015

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(a/k/a Front Raised Double Crochet)

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through two loops (2 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through two loops (1 loop on hook)


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Re: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square


I discovered your afghan pattern and I am very excited to create it.

Before beginning, I would like to know if I'm carrying the CC throughout the square or do I cut the yarn as I go? Also, have there been any pattern corrections since posting the pattern in 2012? If so, is there a link to the corrections? While reading the pattern, I noticed that R2 was not repeated? Is that correct?
I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again for s great pattern.


<< Reply >>

CC is carried throughout the square.
I drop the CC at the point on the current row where I will need to pick it back up on the next row. Any pattern corrections for my designs are noted on the pattern page.
R2 is not repeated in this pattern.


Hi Lisa

First I'd like to thank you for all the wonderful work that you. You are keeping the art of crocheting alive and I know from experience how time consuming running such a web site can be. It is wonderful.
Nina Paris

Re: BasicsPage - Bottom Loop

I am making a capelet and just made the foundation chain. The next row says to sc in each stitch, working in the bottom loop only. What is the bottom loop? I know the front and back loop and the bump loop on the back, but don’t understand what the bottom loop is, or how to single crochet in it.

<< Reply >>

I also refer to the loops along the front of the foundation chain as “front” and “back”.
I refer to the ridge of bumps along the back of the foundation chain as the “hump of the chain”. However, some designers call it the “bottom loop”.


I have another question for You. Do you have any crochet Hat patterns?

Thanks again for your email.
God bless you also.

Barb Hawk

<< Reply >>

You're welcome Barbara.
I have a numerous hat patterns... here are links to some of them:



Re: ReadAPattern



<< Reply >>

This instruction is a bit confusing.

Crochet instructions are set off within parentheses to help the designer specify what portion of the row/round will be repeated.

In your case, (DC, 2DC) 8x would call for you to:

double crochet, 2 double crochet (1 time)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (2 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (3 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (4 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (5 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (6 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (7 times)
double crochet, 2 double crochet (8 times)

With that said and without seeing more of the pattern I can't be clear why the designer didn't say to work 3 double crochet (instead of one and then 2) for a total of 8 times.


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Re: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares using Double Crochet Stitches


<< Comments >>

What kind of granny square is that?
Rachel Blackburn

<< Reply >>

Those are basic granny squares... pattern is on my site




Re: Stitch_Question

Where are the videos for the rounds that follow round four? It’s the puff part I need to watch.
Thanks, Liz

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I have updated the pattern page to include links to each of the videos in the series.



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RE: How to Crochet : Kaleidoscope Afghan Square (Rounds 1-4)


<< Comments >>

I'm just starting this and I wanted to know if it's a beginner thing kaleidoscopes are awesome and I want to make a plushie by crotcheting two together.

Pink Diver

<< Reply >>

I have this pattern classified as "medium" skill level because it involves special stitches and a color change. If you are familiar with the stitches used and watch the videos you should be fine.



Subject: ReadAPattern

What does it mean when after you finish the row, it then says;
work 2 rows even, especially when there are 2 or 3 steps in same row.

Thank you


<< Reply >>

To work even means you continue to work in the established stitch pattern for the indicated number of rows.


Re: row count butterfly afghan square

When you see the handwriting on the wall, you can bet you're in a public
I have a pattern for the T shape that is for the University of
Tennessee. It is very similar to your butterfly, except it has popcorn
stitches and is all in one color. I would like to adapt it to be like
this butterfly with single crochet stitches of orange on white. What I
don't understand is how you get the color tied into the pattern without
a lot of knots. Can you give me a description of how you did this on the
butterfly? I think if I have a description, I can adapt it to the
Tennessee T.
Great site by the way!

Vickie Starkey

<< Reply >>

When I make the "Row Count" squares I join in the contrasting color and carry it along as I go, dropping it on the working row in the place where I need to pick it back up on the next row. I rarely cut the yarn until I'm finished with the color.

Good luck!





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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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in church recently. An elderly woman was standing with
eyes closed and hands raised in prayer and praise.

The three-year-old standing in the pew in front of her
turned around and gave her a high-five!



The boys had been up in the attic together helping with some cleaning. The kids uncovered an old manual typewriter and asked her, "Hey Mom, what's this?"

"Oh, that's an old typewriter," she answered, thinking that would satisfy their curiosity.

"Well, what does it do?" they queried.

"I'll show you," she said and returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving black letters of print on the page.

"WOW!" they exclaimed, "That's really cool. But how does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?"

"There is no plug," she answered. "It doesn't need a plug."

"Then where do you put the batteries?" they persisted.

"It doesn't need batteries either," she continued.

"Wow! This is so cool!" they exclaimed. "Someone should have invented this a long time ago!"


Smith climbs to the top of Mt. Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.

Looking up, he asks the Lord. "God, what does a million years mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A minute."

Smith asks, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"

The Lord replies, "A penny."

Smith asks, "Can I have a penny?"

The Lord replies, "In a minute."


With some misgivings, we left a young baby-sitter in
charge of our three energetic youngsters. When we
returned a few, hours later, she was sitting alone
watching TV. I went to check on the children, and
found them in our narrow hallway.

By bracing their arms and legs against the walls, two
of them had climbed up to the ceiling. "The baby-sitter
taught us how," they said gleefully.

The sitter joined me, her face a deep red. "Since they
had me climbing the walls, I figured they might as well
be too," she stammered.


Bubba walks into a hardware store and asks for a chain saw
that will cut 6 trees in one hour. The salesman recommends
the top of the line model. Bubba is suitably impressed,
and buys it.

The next day he brings it back and says, "This chainsaw ain't
no good, I only cut down 1 tree and it took me ALL DAY!"

The salesman takes the chain saw, starts it up to see what's
wrong, and Bubba asks, "What's that noise?"


Betty was soon to be married. More than anything, she wanted to wear the wedding
dress her mother was married in. Betty's mother was beaming with pride as she gave her consent.

Later in the evening, the family gathered in the living room to wait while Betty tried on the dress. When Betty entered the room, there was a chorus of approval. The dress fit perfectly and looked wonderful on her.

Tears ran down the face of Betty's mother.

Seeing this, Betty said, "Don't worry Mom, you're not losing a daughter, your gaining a son."

"Forget about that!" she said with a sob. I used to fit into that dress!"

Having avoided the scale for a few years, my husband finally
got up the nerve to climb aboard. Unable to read the numbers,
he got off to grab his eyeglasses and stepped back on.

"What do you know?" he called out. "These glasses weigh 50


8A little old lady owned a home beside the fifth fairway, and
stray golf balls were always landing in her back yard.

Instead of getting angry, she removed the fence along the boundary,
invited the golfers onto her property, showed them where their
ball was located, and encouraged them to take their next shot from
that spot.

Even when they missed and dug deep divots in her lawn, she
would tell them to go ahead and take another swing.

A visitor, after witnessing her overly courteous behavior, couldn't
help but comment. "How come you let them tear up your yard like that?"
the visitor asked, "and not only that, you encourage them."

"I'm not as courteous as you think," the old lady replied. "I'm
planning on turning my yard into a garden, and I figure within
another month they'll have it plowed for me."


A lady lost her handbag at the mall. An honest young lad found it and returned it to her.

Looking in her purse, she said, "Hmm, that's funny. When I lost my bag, there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."

The boy replied, "That IS funny. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have any change for a reward."


My husband has always had a beard. One day, he decided
to shave it off.

He came into the room where my 5-year-old daughter Samantha
was and asked her, "Notice anything different?"

To which she replied, "No" with a puzzled look on her face.

My husband then said to her, "My beard's gone."

Now the puzzled look disappeared and the innocent eyes appeared
when she said "I didn't take it!"


"I'm sorry," said the clerk in flower shop, "we don't have
potted geraniums. Could you use African violets instead?"

Replied the customer sadly, "No, it was geraniums my wife
told me to water while she was gone."


Karl listened from the other room as his wife Holly patiently
said to their five-year-old, "Please pick up your toys, Maureen."

After a few minutes, Holly again reminded their daughter.

Finally Holly asked, "Why aren't you picking your things up?"

Karl rolled his eyes when he heard Maureen answer, "I'm playing
house and I'm the dad, so I don't know where anything goes."



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