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July 15, 2010

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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

And so when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master; neither is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him.

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Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.

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Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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The Reverse Single Crochet Stitch or Crab Stitch is easier than it sounds.
Simply put... it's a regular single crochet worked in the opposite direction on the working row.

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.

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Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

74. For Scrap Yarns - I've used some for making ties that have fallen out and gotten lost for Hoodies. I crochet a chain and pull it thru. If you don't have the right length, just tie some together, it doesn't always have to be the same color as the hoodie. Nora Lee, GA

75. Scrap yarn can be crocheted into colorful coasters- or napkin rings -or napkin/silverware pockets to use at the picnic table, if you add the napkin ring right onto the pocket and then tack a coaster on to the top every thing is right there for your picnic... Jean in Ohio


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Re: Water_Bottle_Shoulder_Pouch

Hi - I just wanted to say that I enjoy looking at your patterns. I have not tried any yet. But, I am going to try these water bottle holders.... Thank you for being so kind and sharing. Lee

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Subject: Question on reading instructions

Hello Lisa, I have taught myself to crochet and have a question on the instructions of an afghan that I am trying to crochet and need your assistance. The instructions read "hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch **, dc in next 3 ch. rep from * to last 2 ch, end t **, dc in last 2 ch turn". My question is when I do the hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch do I include the dc in next 3 ch and rep from *?? when do I put in the part dc in next 3 ch? Does it go in the repeat? I am confused and can't seem to get it to work out. Thanks for your help. Linda Winkles

<< reply >>

If there is an asterisk just prior to "hdc in next 2 ch"... then you do this:

half double crochet in each of the next 2 chains.
single crochet in each of the next 3 chains.
half double crochet in each of the next 2 chains.
double crochet in each of the next 3 chains.

Now repeat from the single asterisk * across to the last 2 chains.
yes... that means you work the double crochet in the next 3 chains every time until the last repeat.
When you have 2 chains left over on the row... you work one double crochet in each of those two chains.
The double asterisks ** is there to show you where to stop the last repeat.

RE: Spider Web Table Topper

I printed the spider web table topper crochet pattern for my mom. She is confounded by this instruction: (Ch3, tr in same st) 6 times. Your help will be most appreciated. Kind regards, Cheryl

<< reply >>

For Round 1 you do this:
Chain 7 and then work one treble crochet in the 7th chain from the hook.
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's one time
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's two times
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's three times
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's four times
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's five times
chain 3 and work a treble crochet in the same stitch... that's six times

Now chain 3 and join with a slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning chain 7.

RE: Flower Tote

Thank you so much for your help through your website. You have taught me so much! I appreciate your love and honor for God. That makes this experience through your website even more grand. I am attempting to make your flower tote bag for my daughter. I am stuck on R4 and R5. I am trying to SC in ea row end (3sc) and ch 30. R5 I am having a hard time interpreting "Sc in ea sc and in the hump of ea ch around (66sc)". I am having a difficult time all together. It's such a cute tote and I would love to make it. If possible please advise. Thanks so much V/R, Miya J. Jackson

<< reply >>

For Round 4 you begin the actual "tote".
So do this:
Chain 1, do not turn. Single crochet in each row end (on that end of the handle)... that's 3 single crochets.
Now chain 30. (that's 3 single crochets and 30 chains.)
On the opposite end of the handle... being careful not to twist the chain and keeping the handle straight, single crochet in each row end (on that end of the handle) ... that's 3 more single crochets.
Chain 30 again. (that's 6 single crochets and 60 chains.)
Being careful not to twist that chain... slip stitch in the first single crochet ont his row... this forms the top edge of the tote.

Now for Round 5 you chain 1 and turn. Then work one single crochet in each of those six single crochets and one single crochet in the hump of each of the 60 chains you made. Remember that working into the "hump" of the chain means you work into the little hump or bump on the back of the chain stitch.

RE: Easy_Baby_Booties

I am thinking of making the easy baby booties but i am not sure what sk stitch is ?


<< reply >>

Sk is "skip".
Hope this helps.

I saw your beautiful pattern for the breast cancer ribbon granny square. My 18 yr old nephew is going to Irac soon and would love to make his mother a blanket with the yellow ribbon instead. My problem is I do not know if you are "hiding" the other color into the stich, or if you are finishing off and starting the other color in each change in each row (I hope not...) I have never done a square like this, but I am very interested! Please let me know! Thanks, Kathy

<< reply >>

That's a great idea and I'm sure your nephew's Mom will love it.

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.

Subject: Bible Cover Crochet Pattern

Hi there, I have been looking on-line for crochet patterns and came across your pattern for a bible cover which I absolutely love and would like to try. However, I am in the UK and struggling with the kind of wool you used. Here in the UK 'worsted weight' is the equivalent to DK and 4 ply is different again. I have tried to look up the Red Heart yearns but there are so many of them and wondered if you could help me out please. We don't really get Red Heart yarn here in the UK but I think I have found a company that will ship to the UK as I have been looking and I really love some of the colour-ways they do. I would be very grateful for your help. Yours in Christ Nicola Chester

<< reply >>

The information on these pages may be helpful in choosing your yarn:

Subject: ReadAPattern


sk next sc, 1 sc in next ch sp, ch1

What i dont understand is that im doing this patter in the round. So i have completed the last round and this excerpt would be the next round. So skipping the next single crochet..does that mean basically to skip1 space? and i dont understand 1 sc in next chain space..

thanks Gena

<< reply >>

>> sk next sc, 1 sc in next ch sp, ch1

this means you skip the next single crochet... then work one single crochet in the next chain space.
Then Chain 1.

To work into a chain space means you work the indicated stitch(es) into the hole beneath the next chain... not directly into the chain stitch.

Subject: How do you read this??

I have a question about how to follow a crochet pattern.
It says:

ch 2, work will begin in first chain; you want this to be snug.

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc in first chain

I don't understand how "work will begin in first chain"

I appreciate your help!! Stacey

<< reply >>

That is a bit confusing since it says to chain 2... then starts round 1 with chain 1?

Many times a pattern will have you make a series of chain stitches and then join them to form a ring in which you will work the first round.

You may be able to do this pattern by chaining 2 and then working the 6 sc in the first chain you made.

Subject: Crochet pattern question

Hi, I was just reading your website and it says for any pattern questions to e-mail you.
I haven't crocheted from a pattern in quite some time and now I've got one I want to do but I'm just so confused. Maybe I should read "Crocheting for Dummies" first. The pattern is for 0-3 months & 6 month sizes only. Finished sizes: Instructions given for infants size 0-3 months; changes for infant's size 6 months are in [ ]. Ok I understand that until it comes to the directions for the dress part. Row: 1: ch 61 [66] sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (60 [65] sc). Row 2: working in front lps, ch 1, sc in each of first 4 sts [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] across, turn (72 [78] sc)

Well, if I don't do the part in the brackets I won't end up with 72 sc right? The bold red font is the part I'm confused about.

This is probably very simple for you to figure out but it's just got me stumped and frustrated. If you can please explain this to me, I'd greatly appreciate your help! Sincerely, Cara

<< reply >>

>> Row 2: working in front lps, ch 1, sc in each of first 4 sts [2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts]
across, turn (72 [78] sc)

For Row 2 you work only in the front loops.
Chain 1
single crochet in each of the first 4 stitches
[2 single crochets in the next stitch, single crochet in each of the next 4 stitches]
now where the instructions say "across" directly after the part in the red... that means you work only the directions inside the brackets over and over across that row. Turn at the end... you should have 72 OR 78 single crochets when the row is finished depending on the size you are making.

Subject: Help with decreasing

Hello, Lisa. My name is Dee and I am new to crocheting! I am making a sweater for my great granddaughter. I have been doing good up to the point where I split off and make the left front. I have to decrease and end of with so many stitches and I seem to be short about two stitches in each row when decreasing. Am I not counting right? Do you have any idea as to why I am having this challenge? Look forward to any assistance you can give me! Thanks and God bless!

<< reply >>

It could be that you are accidentally skipping stitches. Count your stitches before the part of the pattern where you divide the front. If that stitch count is correct... proceed to the next row. Be sure to count your stitches after each row help you keep your stitch count correct.

RE: Teddy Bear Graph Patterns

I need help locating a teddy bear motif to crochet. My daughter's friend is expecting her baby in August. I just want to make an afghan and crochet a teddy bear face in the middle. I have searched and searched and I can't seem to find a teddy bear face motif. Can you possibly help me locate one? I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you, Robin

<< reply >>

These pages have teddy bear graphs that you might be able to use.

You can purchase various bear graph patterns here:
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and this page has some adorable afghan patterns... one that incorporates bear faces:


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A first-grader came to the ophthalmology office where I work to have his vision checked. He sat down and I turned off the lights. Then I switched on a projector that flashed the letters F, Z and B on a screen. I asked the boy what he saw.

Without hesitation he replied, "Consonants."

Tax day -- April 15 -- was looming when an elderly woman showed up at my desk at the IRS. She said she required a thick stack of tax forms.

"Why so many?" I asked.

"My son is stationed overseas," she said. "He asked me to pick up forms for the soldiers on the base."

"You shouldn't have to do this," I told her. "It's the base commander's job to make sure that his troops have access to the forms they need."

"I know," said the woman. "I'm the base commander's mother."

Arriving back at the dorm late one evening, my roommate explained that she had gotten lost in the school library. No one was surprised, since the library is large and has a confusing layout.

When I asked her how long it took her to find an exit, she admitted she hadn't actually found the exit herself. She'd used an emergency phone to call for help.

Puzzled, I asked, "How did your rescuers find you if you didn't know where you were?"

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My husband was telling colleagues about his involvement with our local YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princesses programs. His Indian name was Walking Deer, he told them. Our daughter was Little Fawn, and our son, Running Deer.

"What do you call your wife?" one co-worker asked.

"Yes Deer," my husband replied.

My grandson, Justus, age 10, and his sister Taylor, age 13, were always teasing each other. One day, Justus was getting "sensitive" about things his sister was saying to him. I reminded him that he had said the same types of things many times in days past.

With quiet reflection, he spoke a gospel truth:
"But it doesn't hurt as much coming out of my mouth as it does going into my ears."

Although I had arrived 20 minutes early for my one o'clock doctor's appointment, I watched patient after patient disappear into the various rooms. Now, I know things happen, and that more serious issues are typically dealt with first, so I was able to accept that those coming in after me were seen first, but when I was still sitting in the waiting room 1 1/2 hours later, I'd had enough and had become pretty irate.

Fortunately, as I got up and went to the receptionist, I calmed down enough to handle it without anger.

Instead I calmly said, "I know my son's appointment was for one o'clock.
Can you tell me if that was a.m. or p.m.?"

Dinosaurs are fascinating.

My four-year-old is obsessed with them. Recently we were riding on a bus,
and he asked another passenger for her name.

"My name is Deena," she said. "Can you say Deena?"

"Deena," said my son. "Can you say pachycephalosaurus?"

After church one Sunday morning, a mother commented, "The choir was awful this morning."

The father commented, "The sermon was too long."

Their seven-year-old daughter added, "You've got to admit it was a pretty good show for a dollar."

The mother and father had just given their teenage daughter family-car privileges. On Saturday night she returned home very late from a party.

The next morning her father went out to the driveway to get the newspaper and came back into the house frowning. At 11:30 AM Courtney sleepily walked into the kitchen, and her father asked her, "Sweetheart, what time did you get in last night?"

"Not too late, Daddy." she replied nervously.

Dead-panned, her father said,
"Then, my precious one, I'll have to talk with the paperboy
about putting my paper under the front tire of the car."

A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence.

He was out the next morning, just roaming around the zoo. A twenty-foot fence was put up. Again he got out.

When the fence was forty feet high, an ostrich in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, "How high do you think they'll go?"

The kangaroo said, "About a thousand feet, unless they remember to lock the gate at night!"

Dad's pager went off, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him--lights flashing. Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call.

Within seconds, came the police officer's hand in response, dangling a pair of handcuffs out the window.

My friend received a package from the Navy containing the civilian clothes her son was wearing when he left for boot camp. Not wanting to open the box, she put it away.

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