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Volume XII, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2009

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Re: Chart to Pattern - (Help Plz),
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"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."

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

a/k/a :
Afghan crochet
Afghan stitch
Tricot crochet
Hook knitting
Railroad knitting
Crochet knit
Tunis crochet
Shepherd's knitting

Wikipedia, Tunisian Crochet is

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Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

70. Im not sure if this idea is listed, but i use my scrap yarn to embroider faces on toys, like eyes and mouth!
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Subject: Easy_Baby_Booties

Hi Lisa, Your pattern on the booties is darling. I made one and they are so small that they will not fit a doll baby. What did I do wrong? Also, there is no instructions for the top cuff of the booties. What do I do. Thanks so much, Ann Maree

<< reply >>

It could be a tension problem.
Maybe you just crochet tighter than I do.
If that's the case all you need to do is make your booties with a larger hook size.

The first four rows of the bootie are all single crochet stitches.
Then Rows 5 begins the shaping.
Row 8 makes the little holes for the ribbon to be woven through.
Row 9 is just to decorate the edge.
When you finish Row 9... you have joined the top of the bootie with R8 and R9... but the heel and bottom of the bootie need to be sewed up. You turn the bootie inside out... sew it up and then turn it back right side out. Weave in your ribbon tie and make another one.

Subject: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Hat

I love this pattern but cannot reconcile the photo with the directions. The photo shows 2 rows of puff stitch, but the directions only describe one row (#18). Am I misreading it? Thanks.

<< reply >>

Thanks... I'm glad you like it.

There's only one row of puff stitches (R18).
The post stitches on Rows 20 & 21 make the edge textured.


RE: Baby Beanie

Dear Lisa - Sorry it has taken me this long to THANK YOU for the cute pattern! Now I can do a lot and more quickly! Thank you so much for your personal attention, Lisa - I really enjoy your website and look forward to being able to access more when I get my own computer, and do not always rely on my work-one! Still, thank you very much for the personalized attention! Be seeing you on the web! ;-) Happy Crafting! --Linda

Re: Motif

Could you please tell me if there is a difference between a motif and a granny square? new at all this but really wanting to learn . Thanks Violet

<< reply >>

One definition for "Motif" is:
" a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc., in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper."

Crocheted granny squares are considered "motifs".
The term motif can be used to refer to any crocheted shape that is used repeatedly in a pattern.

Subject: Table_Runner

I have questions regarding several Table Runner stitches.

1) The first row is: R1: Ch40, dc in the hump of the 4th ch from the hook.
Dc in the hump of ea rem ch. (38 dc).
The directions mention to dc in the hump of the 4th chain from hook. What is a "hump" stitch?

2) The pattern indicates the follow stitches: ch, sl st, dc.
In reading the crochet directions, there is no mention to do a "st st".

Please clarify.
Thank you.
Sue Freeman

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for writing.
I use a previous pattern as a template for new patterns and failed to remove the reference to the slip stitch in the table runner pattern. I really appreciate you letting me know.

In reference to the "hump" of the chain...
I have added the following to that pattern page:

NOTE: The "hump" of the chain is the back ridge of the chain stitch. When working into the chain you can either insert your hook under the top strand of each chain (the method most people use) or into the back ridge, "the hump", of each chain. Working into the "hump" of each chain makes a very nice edge on the foundation row.

RE: Guestbook Entry

Thank you for your patterns. We have a crochet group associated with our church sewing ministry. We are currently making booties for Buckner's International's "Shoes for Souls" This is a new project from Buckner's. Our first donation was 40 pair of booties for an orphanage in the Honduras. Our most recent goal is 100 booties. Your patterns have helped me tremendously. I would like to have permission to share your patterns with our ladies. Many of them do not have computers so it would be very helpful if I could share.

Dora Potter

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Dora. I do realize that many people still do not have access to a computer. Therefore, you have my permission to print multiple copies of my patterns for your ministry. Please print and distribute the pattern(s) "as is". Please note that not all patterns on my website are my designs. Thank you for using my patterns for your charity and I wish you much success is attaining your 100 booties goal!


Subject: Can_Cozy

I'm crocheting your pattern and have tried and tried to get past round 4 but cannot because I don't understand the terms there.

SC in b1 only - what does this mean?

Sc dec, in back loops only over next two sts.? What does dec mean?
I know what the back loops are. Does this mean decrease. like crochet 2 stitches together ?

<< reply >>

Sc in bl only means you work the single crochet only into the back loop of the stitch.
This is the loop farthest away from you.
Dec is decrease...yes, there you single crochet 2 stitches together.
You can find stitch abbreviations and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:

Re: Crochet Basics website

Hiya, I am going through your crochet basics, and am finding it fantastic. However, some links are no longer operational. Would you like me to let you know which ones when I reach these? Let me know. Cheers, Lou

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for writing. I have looked over the basics page and removed the links that were broken. Hopefully I got them all. It sure seems there were alot of them this time. Some webmasters fail to realize that renaming and/or moving pages that others care enough to link to causes them to lose traffic to their site(s). I don't link to the main index page of the sites I list because alot of people have problems navigating sites to find the information. Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time from your schedule to help me better the Crochet N More website.

Re: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Booties

Good morning:
I am going to try and make your Puff Stitch booties and hat and a puff stitch blanket.
The only thing missing is the sweater.
Would you have instructions for an easy puff stitch sweater for a new born?
Thank you for you help.

<< reply >>

Thanks for writing.
There's a baby sweater pattern on the following page that uses a different version of the puff stitch:
I have a puff stitch baby sweater on my design list for a future pattern.
Not sure when I will have that particular pattern available though.
Until then... you can always add a row of puff stitches to your favorite baby sweater pattern.
I hope you enjoy the other patterns.

Subject: Could you please help me to understand this crochet pattern?


Would you mind helping me to understand this crochet pattern?
For example, in Row 1, do I skip chain 1 to chain 5, and just do a double stich at chain 6?
Since there are only 10 chains, that would mean I am only doing 1 double stich for Row 1?
As you can see, I am quite a beginner at this. I haven't really crocheted before.
Your help is greatly appreciated.

Make 10(54) ch.

Row 1- 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, [1ch, skip 1ch, 1 dc in next ch] to end.
Row 2- 1 sc in first dc, 2ch, 1dc in first sp,[1ch, 1dc in next sp] to end, 1dc in 4th ch.
Row 3- 1 sc in first dc, 3ch, 1dc in first sp,[1ch, 1dc in next sp] to end, 1dc in 2nd ch.

Thank you so much for taking your time to put this into simple English for me.
Thanks, Renee

<< reply >>

Below is your instructions preceded by >>
along with the unabbreviated version of these instructions following it.

>>Make 10(54) ch.
       This means you make 10 chains or 54 chains depending on which size you are making.

>>Row 1- 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, [1ch, skip 1ch, 1 dc in next ch] to end.
        For Row 1 you work one double crochet stitch in the 6th chain from the hook.
[Now chain 1, skip one chain and work one double crochet in the next chain.] Keep doing this until the row is finished.

>>Row 2- 1 sc in first dc, 2ch, 1dc in first sp,[1ch, 1dc in next sp] to end, 1dc in 4th ch.
        For Row 2 you work one single crochet in the first double crochet.
note that this pattern didn't specify to chain at the beginning of this row...
normally you make one chain to turn a row that begins with a single crochet.

Now you work one double crochet in the first space (this is the hole beneath the first chain stitch)
[Chain 1 and work one double crochet in the next space] Keep doing this across to the end. Work one double crochet in the fourth chain of the foundation row.

>>Row 3- 1 sc in first dc, 3ch, 1dc in first sp,[1ch, 1dc in next sp] to end, 1dc in 2nd ch.
        For Row 3 you work one single crochet in the first double crochet.
Again... there's no reference about chaining 1.
Now chain 3 and work one double crochet in the first space (this is the hole beneath the first chain)
[chain 1, work one double crochet in the next space] Keep doing this across to the end.
Work one double crochet in the second chain of the previous row.
Please let me know how this works for you.

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