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Volume XIII, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2010

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Well... I didn't intend this issue to be this late... life sure can get in the way of progress sometimes.
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RE: pineapple tablecloth pattern

I have been looking everywhere for an oblong pineapple tablecloth pattern.I need atleast 68x80". Or a smaller one that can be added on to. If anyone can help me it would sure be appreciated.
sandra merritt (bluejeans)



See if this pattern will work for you:
there is an oval pineapple tablecloth pattern in
Crochet World - June 1988

I believe there is a copy available for purchase on this site:

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA

<< sandra's reply >>


<< my reply >>

See if this one is still available:


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"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break and or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

Matthew 6:19-21

"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and tthe body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:25-34

Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth.

Luke 21:34-35




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ESC EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET Insert hook in next chain, yarn over, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook),
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Did you know that crochet terminology varies?
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Similar terminology may be misleading... for instance:

United States
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Half Double Crochet

Half Treble Crochet

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Subject: HELP!

My question is about a pattern symbol. I'm working on a shawl and -what does a minus or dash- in front of a number mean in the pattern?

I looked through all of the reference materials I had and can't find an explanation. Here is the row:

Sc in 2nd chain from hook *ch 5, skip 4 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across- 9ch-5sps.

It's the dash after across and before 9 - it's longer than the other dashes for instance ch-5 sps. I get everything up to that point where it says across-9 (but it's a long dash). What does that mean?
Thanks - this is so nice of you to help. I really appreciate it.

Molly Mooney

<< reply >>

The part that says
- 9ch-5sps.
is only a reference.

It means that you should have 9 places on that row when you finish where you made 5 chains.

Designers do this to help you ensure you did the row/round correctly.
If you have 9 ch-5 sps when you finish then move on to the next row/round.

Re: crochet n more website

Hi there Lisa! I love your site and wanted to let you know that I am going to link a pattern of yours to Have you heard of Ravelry? It's a free knit/crochet community. You can list links to all of your patterns there. I love this site and wanted to share it with you. You can also make a project notebook, a yarn stash section and a queue of all the projects you are dreaming of doing. Anyway, just wanted to share.


RE: Plate_Coaster

Hi! Just wanted to let you know - I love this pattern! I made a pair for my mom (she's 81 now) since she was using - of all things! - dishcloths I'd made for her as doilies! Then, of course, I had to make another "pair" since I had inadvertently skipped a row on one so that they were different sizes. But they both look lovely, in any case.

And thanks to your patterns, and your site, I've stopped passing over thread patterns just because I can't see to work with thread any more. I just work them in yarn, although I sometimes give in and use sport-weight or other finer-weight yarns (rarely baby yarns, though; I'm just NOT a pastel kind of girl!).

So, since NO ONE gets enough appreciation, here's mine to you. Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Brenda Russell

P.S. I'd send a picture of the plate coasters I made Mom, but they’re packed for moving, and I didn't think to snap them before gifting. Thank you!

P.P.S. By the way, this is NOT the only pattern I've made from your very extensive collection!
And I've gotten some great ideas for my own stuff, too.

Re: IndianPrincessAirFreshenerDoll

Hi Lisa, I found a craft outlet for the air freshener dolls. In case you have not ordered from them the web site is Sunshine Discount Crafts. Not only have I used your pattern for the native American dolls but the program I volunteer with, Native Peoples Circle of Hope, a cancer support program, I have made what we call the Roots of Strength dolls. They are yellow for survivors, green for those that have passed and blue for the care givers. So I have lots of "girls" hanging around my house since I found Sunshine Discounts. Louise

First I had a question about the loaf tote. It's made out of acrylic...when the pan is hot it won't burn the acrylic would it? Does it stretch when there is a weighted pan in there? Also, I would like your permission to sell the finished product. I would only be selling a few of these, but they would be sold at my churches yard sale that they have quarterly. Thank you so much for answering my questions and I do hope that I did not offend you by asking. Have a great day! Jennifer

<< reply >>

Acrylic yarns can be safely used in the kitchen. It takes a temperature of around 500 degrees to melt it. I normally let my loaf pan cool before using the tote but I do have potholders and hotpads that I put pans on straight from the stove.

Acrylic yarn does tend to stretch a little. This pattern is worked using two strands of yarn at once which makes it a bit less stretchy. You can substitute a worsted weight cotton yarn if you like it better.

I appreciate you asking permission to sell the finished product. I allow items made using my patterns to be sold and or given as gifts. All I ask is my actual pattern not be sold and that you include the url to my site ( with items when possible. Thank you so much!

Crochetnmore is an wonderful site, love all your patterns. Working on the scarf pattern now. Keep the patterns coming. I wanted to know if you had a pattern in the new yo yo stitch. It seems to be getting popular :)
Maria Sorrentino Wiseman

<< reply >>

Thank you so much. Hope the scarf pattern is working up well for you. What type of yo yo stitch pattern are you looking for? Individual yoyos that are joined or a pattern that looks like yoyos?

I have been teaching myself to crochet, and I was so happy to find your easy dog sweater pattern. Thought you might like to see a pic of the sweater I made today for our Yorkie, Ruby.
Sincerely, Debra

* Ruby *


Subject: Open_Shell_Hanging_Dish_Towel

Hello, I have been patiently waiting the arrival of my rings to begin this dish towel and today my rings arrived.

I am having difficulty with row #5 and I noticed that that line is in I missing something? I came back to your site to see if there were any notes that I may have missed but can not figure it out. I have quite a few unworked stitches in that row. I am only repeating the area between the [ ] once.

Am I going crazy...I even reworked my row 4 to make sure I didn't add to many stitches in there. Would you happen to have a stitch count for row 4

My row 3 has 25 stitches as the pattern calls for.

I am really sorry to have to bug you about this but I really want to make this dish towel to hang on my kitchen cabinets.

Many thanks Roseann B.

<< reply >>

I updated that page in 2004 with changes and Row 5 is highlighted to reflect new changes.
I'm sorry I didn't note the actual stitch count for Row 4 and I don't have time to make another towel right now.

I'm guessing the part causing you to have more stitches is the instruction in the brackets.
[ Ch 1, dc bet next 2dcs, ch 1, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts.]
When you Chain 1, work a double crochet between the next two stitches and chain 1 more... don't count the stitches on either side of that double when you go on. Now work a double crochet in the next 3 stitches... see if the stitches work out that way.

Subject: Uses_For_Scrap_Yarn
Lisa, Number 12 should be removed.
If you've heard that it's a great idea to put yarn and thread clippings into a mesh bag and hang it from a tree for birds to use as nesting material, it's not! Birds have much more sensitive respiratory systems than most other animals, and tiny fibers can be inhaled and cause damage - which could even be fatal. Do not leave yarn or thread where birds can get hold of it. When I mentioned this to our vet, who is also an avian vet, she visibly shuddered and said doing this causes more harm than good because not only can the fibers get in the respiratory system, baby birds will eat anything and the fibers can get entangled and actually cut up their insides and be a horrible way to die. Hugs, Janie Holley

<< reply >>

I've always seen this tip on websites and haven't been able to locate anything online about yarn being dangerous to birds. I found two sites that actually say to leave yarn:
One site says short pieces of yarn and the other says 4"-8" pieces.
Do you know of any website that discusses this topic?
Any site that has comments from an avian vet?

<< Janie's reply >>

My source is our avian vet. Avian vets are more highly and specially trained in order to be able to treat birds. She said absolutely not and I'd trust her word over any website. I would not take the risk. Janie

Re: ReadAPattern

Hi, I am a beginner and I am working on my first real pattern. It is taking me just an hour to complete one round! Could you please tell me what the pattern means when it says: *1 dc in each dc to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp. does this mean to dc until i get to the corner and at the hole in the corner is that where I am supposed to do the work in ( ) or is it done in the third dc that i do, i.e. 1 dc in each of the next 3 spaces, then work the ( )?

Thanks! Kashayla

<< reply >>

>> *1 dc in each dc to next ch-3 sp. (2 dc. Ch3. 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp.

This means you work one double crochet in each double crochet stitch on the round across to the next space where you made 3 chains. In the hole beneath the 3 chains you work two double crochets, 3 chains and two more double crochet stitches.

Subject: work AROUND last stitch? I have a pattern that says "dc on next 3 sc, working around last 3 dc, work LDC in skipped sc...." What does it mean "work around"? Thank you.

<< reply >>

Work one double crochet in each of the next 3 single crochet stitches.
Your next instruction is to work a LDC in the single crochet you skipped... and the part about "work around" means just that. Access the single crochet stitch by working the LDC around the last 3 dc.

It's like when you work a post stitch but you are going around more than one stitch. Does that make sense?

How is the world did you get that tye dye effect that awesome sweater on your dashund duchess? That is simply beautiful!

<< reply >>

The dog's owner used a very colorful variegated yarn.


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A social worker who had recently transferred from the big city to the mountains was touring her new territory. She came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen. Intrigued, she knocked on the door.

"Anybody home?"

A child's voice answered, "Yep."

"Is your Father there?"

"Pa? Nope, he left before Ma came in."

"Well, is your Mother there?"

"Nope, Ma left just before I got here."

"Are you never together as a family?"

"Sure, but not here. This is the outhouse!"

During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews.

Tommy's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, 'Tommy, whatever made you do such a thing?'

Tommy answered soberly, 'I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He did!'

I met someone getting on the elevator who was drinking coffee and complaining about how coffee made him nervous. I said why don't you quit drinking coffee.

He said, "Because if I didn't have the shakes I wouldn't get any exercise at all."

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A young woman who was worried about her habit of biting her fingernails down to the quick was advised by a friend to take up yoga to ease her nervousness. She did, and soon her fingernails were growing normally. One day her friend stopped her and noticing her long, groomed nails -- asked her if yoga had totally cured her nervousness.

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A guy goes to a girl's house for the first time and she shows him into the living room. She excuses herself to go to the kitchen to serve their coffee. As he's standing there alone, he notices a cute little vase on the mantel. He picks it up and as he's looking at it, she walks back in. He says, "What's this?"

She says, "Oh, my father's ashes are in there."

He turns beat red in horror and goes, "I'm so sorry, oh..I..."

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I was getting my hair cut at a neighborhood shop, and I asked the barber when would be the best time to bring in my two-year-old son for his first haircut.

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A new soldier was on sentry duty at the main gate. His orders were clear:
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The chauffeur, a corporal, says, "General Wheeler."

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In a country home that seldom had guests, the young son was eager to help his mother after his father appeared with two dinner guests from the office. When the dinner was nearly over, the boy went to the kitchen and proudly carried in the first piece of apple pie, giving it to his father, who passed it to a guest.

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A patient complained to his doctor, "I've been to three other doctors and none of them agreed with your diagnosis."

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A young mother was standing outside a mall holding her six-month-old baby and her sister's three-month-old baby.

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