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Volume XVII, Issue No. 13
July 15, 2014

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Subject: Re: Reading a baby blanket pattern- eyelet edging

I'm working on a baby blanket eyelet edging ,
I've worked one side and now dont understand the next instruction
" working across sts on Row 2 of Border". what is row 2 of border?



Row 2 of Border would be your second round of stitches for the afghan edging.
Is this pattern online?

Lisa Hamblin






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From my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a large place. The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall look with satisfaction on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord that to trust in princes.

Psalm 118:5-9


Do not be afraid of sudden fear, nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

Proverbs 3:25-26


But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. Everyone therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 10:30-33

And on that day, when evening had come, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side." And leaving the multitude, they took Him along with them, just as He was, in the boat; and other boats were with Him. And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. And He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?" And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, "Why are you so timid? How is it that you have no faith?" And they became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"

Mark 4:35-41

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2

Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we were at home in the body we are absent from the Lord -- for we walk by faith, not by sight -- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:5-8


What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, "You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works." You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is usesless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

James 2:14-26






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For any project that requires a foundation row of all half double crochets you can use Foundation Half Double Crochets. In other words, instead of making a series of chain stitches and then working a half double crochet into each chain you work a series of FHDC stitches.

To begin a Foundation Half Double Crochet row, Chain 3.

Yarn over
Insert hook into the third chain from the hook
yarn over and draw a loop through (3 lps on hk)
chain 1 (3 lps still on hk)
yarn over and draw through all three loops to finish the foundation half double crochet.
Yarn over
Insert hook into last chain made,
yarn over and draw a loop through. (3 lps on hk)
Chain 1. (3 lps still on hk)
Yarn over and draw through all three loops to finish the foundation half double crochet.

Repeat from the asterisk * for as many stitches as you need for your project.

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Yarn comes in hanks, balls, skeins, etc.
If your yarn is in "hank" form, it will be necessary to wind it into a ball before you begin to crochet. With a "ball" of yarn you can work from the outside of the ball easily if you place it in a bowl or a basket to keep it from rolling away. Skeins are the easiest to manage because they have an outer yarn tail and an inner yarn tail. It's easiest to work from a skein using the inner yarn tail. Locate the outer yarn tail first. The outer yarn tail is normally tucked into one end of the skein. Pull it out and tuck it underneath a strand on the outside of the skein. Now look in the opposite end for the inner yarn tail. If you do not see it, insert a crochet hook into the main center of the skein and pull some of the yarn out so you can locate it.










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Re: Thread for Christine's Doily

When I went to the Mary Maxim web site to get the thread for the "Christine's Doily" that was in the newsletter, they do not have any such product. Could you please tell me what I could use instead? Thank you very much.


<< Reply >>

Here’s a link to the thread:

Any heavier weight thread would work fine.
You can even use a thicker yarn if you wouldn’t mind a larger doily.

Subject: Suggestion/Question

Hi l was looking for a pattern to crochet a cross to put in a frame and hang it in the bedroom.

Maria Farrugia

<< Reply >>

There are links to various styles and sizes of cross patterns listed here:

I think this one would look nice in a frame:
and this one would look great in a shadow box frame:


RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

I just have a dumb question that I can't seem to find the answer to.
I noticed some of the granny square patterns say "row count" in their titles,
what does that mean? if anything. just wondering, thanks!

Kellay B.

<< Reply >>

Granny Squares are worked from the center outward in rounds.
Row Count Afghan Squares are worked in rows instead of rounds.
The design in the square will be formed as you crochet the indicated number of stitches of each color required.
Thanks for a great question... I'm sure others wonder the same thing.


Subject: dog sweater pattern

Hi, can you please explain the step for your dog sweater that says in RND 22 “Hdc in each st and ch around” I’m not sure what to do here. I understand the Hdc in each st part but where do I ch around? A bit confused. So far I’m loving your pattern and I’m almost there to completing my first one. I’m a self taught beginner and have done a few easy projects. My first dog sweater.


<< Reply >>

For Rnd 21 you worked a half double crochet into each half double crochet.
Then you made 16 chains (or the number for your size sweater if you are adjusting the pattern)
Then connect that chain you just made on Rnd 21 to the first stitch you made
on that round.
Now chain 2 and continue with Rnd 22... working a half double crochet into each half double crochet
and into each of the chains you made.

Each additional round will be worked without turning at the end.


Re: BasicsPage

Hi there

Im very very new to crochet, I have found some very confusing abbreviations in simple projects.

“Granny Square Blanket” – 3rd round joining a new colour not a problem (3ch, 2tr, 1ch, 3tr) ­*miss 3tr,
3tr in sp before next tr ?? does the (miss 3tr) just mean 3tr, 1ch, 3tr along the sides and a normal corner??

I’ve checked as many Youtubes as I can and no one mentions miss three trebles its very confusing.
I hope you can understand my explanation, hope you can help me

PS I have enjoyed your You tube on the Round Granny Square you are very easy to follow I will be
Making a scarf using your method, thank you for being so very clear and slow enough to take it all in

Yours in anticipation

Ingrid Ashley
Melbourne Australia

<< reply >>

Welcome to the crochet world!

When a pattern has a set of instructions within parentheses it normally
says where to put those stitches directly after that. The instructions you list fail to say where to place those stitches. If this is a standard Granny Square pattern... you would work the instructions in the parentheses only in each corner. Then 3 treble crochets in each open space along the sides.

Keep in mind that all patterns on my website are written in American terms.
This can get a bit confusing as to which stitch you actually need to make.
For instance, an American single crochet is called a double crochet in UK/Australian terms.
You can reference these on our Crochet Basics page:



Subject: ReadAPattern

what does work over sl sts into row below mean—

<< Reply >>

That means you work into the row below the normal working row (row before last)...
the stitches will cover the slip stitches that are on the working row.


Re: Linda's Dog Sweater Pattern

hi Linda, I have tried two times to make this sweater, and have not been successful. I used a larger needle and #6 bulky yarn. The middle of the dog it is for is 19 inches around. When I chain the first forty like the pattern and measure it it is not 19 inches with a J Or H hook. I added more chains to make it 19 inches, but the whole sweater came out too big. Can you help!!

<< Reply >>

You originally emailed Linda regarding the Chihuahua version of our dog sweater pattern.

Our original Dog Sweater pattern is adjustable for any breed.
The pattern is on this page:
Alternation instructions are toward the bottom of the page.
Using the alteration instructions you can use the hook and yarn of
your choice to make the sweater fit your dog.


Re: Table_Runner

I am having trouble deciphering your pattern. Can't figure it out.
Just started crocheting again. Any thoughts?

<< Reply >>

You can find a list of stitch abbreviations and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:

You can find a video demonstration of the Table Runner crochet pattern here:





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RE: How to Crochet - Hump of the Chain


<< Comments >>

Thanks, that helped a lot.
leigh trager




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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches


<< Comments >>

So did you make this blanket by doing a single crochet? And what if you wanted to make the letters thicker? 
Melissa Ramirez


Yes... you could use multiple strands of yarn to make thicker letters.


Re: not sure I understand the end of each round

So the beginning I get:

Ch 4, join with slip stitch to form a ring

1. Ch3, 2dc in ring (ch1, 3dc in ring) 3 times, sc in third ch of beginning ch to form last ch-1 sp. 12 sts and 4 ch-1 sps

2. Ch2 (counts as first hdc, now and throughout); work FPdc around next 3 sts, * (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 sp, work FPdc around next 3 dc; repeat from * 2 times more, hdc in same sp as first hdc, sc in first hdc to form last ch-1 sp; 20 sts and 4 ch-1 sps.

I get really confused with the bolded directions. I seem to do okay after the end/beginning of each round.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Deb Z Ruby

<< Reply >>

To begin... chain 4 then join with a slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring.

For Round 1 do this:
chain 3, work 2 double crochets into the center of the ring.
chain 1, work 3 double crochets into the center of the ring (that’s one time)
chain 1, work 3 double crochets into the center of the ring (that’s two times)
chain 1, work 3 double crochets into the center of the ring (that’s three times)
single crochet in the third chain of the beginning chain 3 (the top chain)
that single crochet will form your last chain 1 space.
When you finish you should have 12 stitches and 4 chain 1 spaces.

For Round 2 do this:
chain 2 (this will count as one half double crochet)
front post double crochet around each of the next 3 stitches
in the next chain 1 space, working directly beneath the chain make a half double crochet, one chain and another half double crochet

front post double crochet around each of the next 3 double crochets

repeat the instructions from the asterisk * 2 more times

work a half double crochet in the same space as the first half double crochet
(this will be in the same stitch where the beginning 2 chains come up from)
now work a single crochet into the top of those first 2 chains (because those two chains are the first half double crochet)

when you finish this round you should have 20 stitches and 4 chain 1 spaces.






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