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Volume XIX, Issue No. 17
September 15, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23


Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to Thee, when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a refuge for me, a tower of strength against the enemy. Let me dwell in Thy tent forever; let me take refuge in the shelter of Thy wings. For Thou hast heard my vows, O God; thou hast given me the inheritance of those who fear Thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king's life; His hears will be as many generations. He will abide before God forever; appoint lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him. So I will sing praise to Thy name forever, that I may pay my vows day by day.

Psalm 61


SAVE me, O God, for the waters have threatened my life. I have sunk to deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail while I wait for my God. Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies, what I did not steal, I then have to restore.

Psalm 69:1-4

When my heart was embittered, and I was pierced within, then I was senseless and ignorant; I was like a beast before Thee. Nevertheless I am continually with Thee; Thou hast taken hold of my right hand. With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, and afterward receive my glory. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. For, behold, those who are far from Thee will perish; Thou hast destroyed all those who are unfaithful to Thee. But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Thy works.

Psalm 73:21-28

Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and let unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

Isaiah 55:6-9

Behold, the Lord's hand is not so short that it cannot save; neither is His ear so dull that it cannot hear.

Isaiah 59:1




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Work a hdc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (keep all three loops on hook) , then hdc in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have 5 loops on the hook then yarn over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.

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Re: ReadAPattern

Ok so this is my pattern instructions. Multiples of 10+1 plus 3 for the foundation chain. So am I counting like 30+1+3 =34 or 10 to 21 to 32 plus 3 = 35?


<< Reply >>

I rarely see multiples written that way... I believe the designer wants you to chain a multiple of 10 and then add 4 altogether after that.
Meaning... make the chain any number evenly divisible by 10 and then add 4 more chains complete the foundation chain.

Is this pattern online?
I may be able to tell better if I could see the entire pattern.


Re: Stitch_Question

My question is: I want to use several colors (bobbins) and do not understand how that will work in crochet and have not been able to find any instructions anywhere on line or from any professional at a store? I am 78 years old and have done much with knitting such as argyles and other items involving bobbins, but would like to expand my crochet ability and utilize bobbins with this skill as well. I have several items in mind, but have a mental block as to how to deal with the bobbins, can you please HELP ME??? Thanks, Minnie

<< Reply >>

Yarn bobbins work pretty much the same in knit and crochet.
It takes practice to keep them from becoming tangled.
When I do a project requiring bobbins I lay it on a table so I can place the bobbins and move them accordingly to keep them from tangling.

There are various types of yarn bobbins. I saw some that clip onto the project like a clothespin (those would be handy).
If you don’t have bobbins you can make yarn butterflies:


I will make a note to cover this topic better on my site.... great question... thanks for asking.


Re: ABC Afghan square

I am a beginner crochet-er, but yet an avid crochet-er, I do tons of little easy projects. I have a nephew due here shortly and I have been struggling with trying to figure out abc Afghan square. I am only struggling with one part, and it may be a simple answer but I just can't figure it out. When I switch from the white single crochet stitches to the blue single crochet stitches, do I have to fasten off from the white, or do I just leave the white attached and continue to work with it and simply pick up the color as I need it? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I am trying to make a bunch of Afghan squares so that way I can stitch them all together in the end into an Afghan just for him, a unique one. I've gotten plenty of squares done but I'm just having a hard time with this one square. Thank you for your time.


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In my Row Count patterns, I never cut a color until I finish with it.
I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches to the point where I
will need it again for
the next row, then drop it so I can pick it up on the way back.

Our video for the Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern shows how I
do color changes:


Color changes are the same in all of my row count patterns.



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




<< Comments >>

Thanks for sharing! could this work on double crochet or does it need to be single crochet?

Carol Flythe


<< Reply >>

You're very welcome.
I believe you could use this technique on any solid crochet fabric but I feel the single crochet fabric works best.





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How to Crochet - Join with a Single Crochet Stitch



<< Comments >>

Thank you =")

Red Leaf


Re: No_Sew_Towel_Topper_2

Hello, I follow a crochet group on face book and your pattern has been the subject

Of several threads…. Everyone keeps asking if you cut the towel? If I read the pattern

Correctly the answer is…”no” is there a picture of the towel topper under the topper? Are we just making a hanger for our towels?

Thank you very much for the pattern


<< Reply >>

This pattern is totally separate from the towel.
Once made you insert the entire towel through the loop on the underside of the topper.



Re: Dog_Sweater_Ribbed_Edge

help me print this pattern,

Massie Woody

<< Reply >>

I use Chrome for my default browser and i'm not sure why but the pattern isn't showing when trying to print it.
Firefox seems to work fine if you would like to try it.
If not let me know.



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RE: Mosaic Afghan


<< Comments >>

I've used that general pattern, but I made it with gold, red, green, and white to look like a poinsettia.

Sherry Lynn Tenhundfeld




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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery




I was the teacher for a toddler-aged Sunday School class, which included my 14-month old daughter. During our lesson on creation, I'd ask questions like, "Who made the trees?" or "Who made the sun?" and the children would respond, "God did!"

I was pleased that the children seemed to quickly learn that God made everything.

The lessons at home weren't going so well. I had tried repeatedly to get my daughter to pick up her toys when she was done with them, and she just wasn't learning this very quickly at all.

One day I walked into the living room to find toys scattered simply everywhere. In exasperation I asked, "Who made this mess?!"

My daughter looked at me, beamed a proud smile, and exclaimed, "God


I spotted several pairs of men's Levi's jeans at a garage sale.
They were sizes 30, 31, and 32, but I was looking for size 33.
So I asked the owner if he had a pair. He shook his head.

"I'm still wearing the 33s," he said. "Come back next year."

The members of my wife’s bridge club were exchanging stories of their days camping with their families in the 1950s.

Each related how they remembered the primitive conditions...gathering wood, pumping well water and carrying it to the campsite, using an outhouse, and so forth.

Finally one woman asked my wife, who was raised in rural Montana, if she had ever done any camping.

"Oh, no, we didn’t bother," she replied. "We had all those inconveniences at home."


When I had a job at the photo-developing counter of a pharmacy, the film was sometimes developed incorrectly. If this occurred, we did not charge our customers.

Once a man came to pick up his pictures, which were marked $0.00, indicating that not one of them had turned out right.

The customer asked to see the photos, and when I noticed the odd splotches of color all over the pictures, I apologized profusely.

"Oh, no, these are fine," he said happily. "I'm a microbiologist, and these are my bacteria cultures."


As Sandie was getting Hailey ready for bed, Hailey insisted that she must first name all the pictures that were on her wall.

So Sandie listened as she named each one. There was her little mermaid poster, a picture of a teddy bear with the inscription, "Jesus loves me" and a couple of other ones. And then she came to a picture that Sandie had embroidered for her when she was just a baby. It was a Mommy bear, a Daddy bear, a big brother bear and a little sister bear. Sandie had always told her that she had embroidered this picture just for her and that it was just like their family, with Mommy, Daddy and a brother and a sister. As she was naming her pictures, when Hailey came to this one, she very casually said, "And that's us when we were bears …"


A big city lawyer was called in on a case between a farmer and a large railroad company. The farmer noticed that his prize cow was missing from the field through which the railroad passed. He filed suit against the railroad company for the value of the cow. The case was to be tried before the Justice of the Peace in the back room of the General Store.

The attorney immediately cornered the farmer and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and the farmer finally agreed to take half of what he was claiming to settle the case. After the farmer signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn't help but gloat a little over his success.

He said to the farmer, "You know, I hate to tell you this but I put one over on you in there. I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your farm that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand."

The old farmer replied, "Well, I'll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself because that durned cow came home this morning!"


An elderly gentleman checked into a New York hotel. The clerk mentioned the phone service the establishment made available for calling guests who wished to rise at an early hour.

"No need for that, young man," snapped the old timer. "I always wake up at five A.M. sharp without an alarm clock."

"Very good, sir," the clerk replied, then asked, "Would you mind calling me at six?"


As I pulled into the parking lot at the department store, I noticed a car with its headlights on. I jotted down the make, color and license number. Inside the store I joined the line at the information desk.

When the clerk reached me, I told her a white Ford in the parking lot had its lights on and gave her the number.

"Thank you," she replied, and went on to another customer.

The lady next to me asked her indignantly, "Aren't you going to announce it?"

"There's no need," she replied sheepishly. "That car belongs to me."


A man was showing his friend a new set of matched golf clubs he had just bought.

"Doctor's orders," the man told his friend. "My wife and I have been gaining too much weight and we went to see the

doctor about it. He said we needed more exercise, so I joined the country club and bought myself this set of golf clubs."

"What about your wife?" the friend asked. "What did you buy her?"

"A new lawn mower," the golfer said.


Having raised a large family, my mother cooked everything in battalion-size batches. So when my newly married brother, Ron requested her chop-suey recipe, she experimented for two weeks with the ingredients in order to cut the dish down for the honeymooners.

"Thanks for the recipe, Mom," "Ron wrote home. "The first thing we did was triple it so we would have plenty of leftovers!"


While walking through the woods one day, I was surprised to hear a child's voice. I followed the sound, trying in vain to understand the child's words. When I spotted a boy perched on a rock, I realized why his words had made no sense: He was repeating the alphabet.

“Why are you saying your ABC's so many times?" I asked him.

The child replied, "I'm saying my prayers."

I couldn't help but laugh. "Prayers? All I hear is the alphabet."

Patiently the child explained, "Well, I don't know all the words, so I give God the letters. He knows what I'm trying to say."


There was a little boy in Kindergarten. He cried, so the teacher asked him what was wrong.

He sobbed "I can't find my boots."

The teacher looked around the classroom and saw a pair of boots.
"Are these yours?"

"No, they're not mine" the boy shook his head.

The teacher and the boy searched all over the classroom for his boots.

Finally, the teacher gave up "Are you SURE those boots are not yours?"

"I'm sure" the boy sobbed "mine had snow on them."















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