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Volume XIII, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2010

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"Working in the round" is when you crochet in a circular shape or any other shape in which the beginning and end of a row meet.
Rounds can be worked one at a time by joining the last stitch on the round to the first stitch... making chains and then proceeding
to the next round. OR... you can work in a continuous round using markers to keep track of where your rounds begin/end.
When you work in a continuous round you do not have to join and make chains to begin the next round... you simply keep going,
repositioning your marker each time you have a new round.

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SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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Subject: ReadAPattern

Thank you Lisa, but could you explain what the "brackets" mean?
That's really throwing me off. [3 dc.(Ch 2. 4 dc)] 3 times in ring.
You're great. Earlene Wolfe

<< reply >>

>>>>> [3 dc.(Ch 2. 4 dc)] 3 times in ring.

Brackets are used the same way parentheses are... to group instructions.
Repeats are specified just after the closing parenthesis or bracket. So the designer could have intended to do this:

3dc in ring, chain 2, 4 dc in ring
3dc in ring, chain 2, 4 dc in ring
3dc in ring, chain 2, 4 dc in ring
but that doesn't seem right.

I believe the last bracket might have been typed in the wrong place in the pattern.
So try this first:

3 dc in ring
chain 2, 4dc in ring
chain 2, 4dc in ring
chain 2, 4dc in ring

Then see if your next instruction works out okay.

Re: Welcome to CNM Newsletter

Im excited to receive new patterns.

I love this site. Thank you for having a Christian Crochet site.


Subject: I am in trouble

Lisa, I cant get it to work out on round 6 on the toilet tissue cover. Surely you cant get a SC,dc,5 trc,dc,sc,in every single stitch in each SC 9 space. Please set me straight.thats just in the fl only. Please advise, I want to make this for my daughter in law. Thank you for all the lovely patterns. Wilma pruitt

<< reply >>

>>> RND 6: Working in fl only of each sc on RND 5, (sc, dc, 5 tr, dc, sc) in each set of 9 sc. (note: the first sc is in the same st as the sl st you did at the end of RND 5)

No... you don't put all of those stitches in every sc...
you put one stitch in the front loop of each sc.

So in each set of 9 sc...
you put a sc in the first st,
a dc in the next,
a tr in the next 5 sts,
one dc in the next st
and a sc in the last st.

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Re: help instructions

Hi what does it mean when instructions say (I underlined and bold the part i dont understand) Round 2: 3ch, 1dc into the same sp, 2dc into each of the next 3 sts, 1dc into each of the next 13 sts, 2dc into each of the next 7 sts, 1dc into each of the next 13 sts, 2dc into each of the 2 next sts. Close the rnd with a ss into the 3rd ch at the beg of the rnd. Please help, Yadira

<< reply >>

For Round 2 you make 3 chains... then work one double crochet into the same space...
this is in the same stitch from which the 3 chains come up from.
Now work 2 double crochets into each of the next 3 stitches.
Work one double crochet in each of the next 13 stitches.
Work two double crochets in each of the next 7 stitches.
Work one double crochet in each of the next 13 stitches.
Work two double crochets in each of the next 2 stitches.
Join with a slip stitch in the 3rd chain of the beginning chain 3 to close the round.

RE: Hump of chain and sc

Hi my name is Evelyn, and I am a beginner at this, please tell me what is a hump and SC.

<< reply >>

Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side and on the back there is a little hump. When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side it looks like a little row of humps.

I specify to work in the "hump of the chain" in many of my patterns.

A SINGLE CROCHET is made as follows:
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.

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This video shows how to make a single crochet into the top loop of a chain.

Thank you! I am having fun learning to crochet. I retired from teaching a little over a year ago, and I'm glad I saved the crocheting until now. It really is a great brain booster! Debbie


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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns
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TOURISTS ask a lot of questions as we travel between the Hawaiian Islands on my charter boat.

Some people wanted to know, "Does the water go all the way around the island?"

Another asked, "How much further until we're in the ocean?"

But the one that made me want to jump overboard was,
"Can you please take the boat closer to the sunset?"

When three-year-old opened the birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol.
He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink.

The Mother was not so pleased. She turned to grandma and said, "I'm surprised at you.
Don't you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?"

Grandma smiled and then replied knowingly... "I remember."

I love making clothes for my five-year-old granddaughter.
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The other day, I asked if she would like me to make her a skirt.

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This time, a little voice came out of the box, "I heard you the first time! I'm putting on my shoes!"

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I asked one of the technicians what PICNIC meant.
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As I was admitted to the hospital prior to a procedure, the clerk asked for my wrist, saying,
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Everyone had gotten a Christmas card from her with "Buy your own present" written inside,
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In the frozen foods department of our local grocery store, I noticed a man shopping with his son.

As I walked by, he checked something off his list, and I heard him whisper conspiratorially to the child:
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"Because our teacher told us about it in Spanish."

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