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Volume XVI, Issue No. 24
December 30, 2013

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RE: curved tube monkey tail

I've made a sockmonkey hat from a free pattern for our
new grandson. I also made a matching diaper cover and
would like to make a tube tail for that, but can't
find any directions to make it curled. The photos for
purchased sets I've seen are tube tails that have a
large curl toward the end. I'm hoping you can help me
figure out how to do that. The tube tail would be
stuffed w fiberfill.Any help is greatly appreciated!



You can do this a couple of different ways.

(1) add short rows to the sections of the tail you want to curl;
(2) Take a look at the sea horse pattern on this page:
the way the sea horses tail is curled is by using a length of yarn and pulling it tight in order to shape the tail.

Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin





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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.

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Philippians 4:7

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Cut several pieces of yarn approximately 12-14 inches long (you can experiment to get the length you want). Insert hook in the stitch. Fold all strands of yarn in half. Using the hook, draw the folded ends of the yarn up through the stitch and pull the loose ends through the folded end. This completes a fringe and all you need to do is tighten up the knot by pulling on the strands of yarn. Continue with this method until you have added all of your fringe. You can trim the ends even with scissors after all fringes are added.

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Subject: Bridal Hankie

Lisa loved your hankie been wanting to do one for a long time, one question, how do you get your hook through the material of the hankie to crochet???



<< Reply >>

Thank you... this hankie is “all crochet”... no material involved.



Re: Help with a pattern

Row 1 (dc in next 6 ch, work dc, ch1, dc all in
Next ch)twice. Dc in next 17 ch, work dc, ch
1, dc all in next ch. dc in next 6 ch, work dc,
Ch1, dc all in next ch. dc in last 8 ch ch 3 turn


<< Reply >>

For Row 1.. do this:

double crochet in each of the next 6 chains

(double crochet, chain 1, double crochet)
work all of the stitches in the parentheses in the next chain (that's once)

(double crochet, chain 1, double crochet)
work all of the stitches in the parentheses in the next chain (that's twice)

double crochet in each of the next 17 chains

(double crochet, chain 1, double crochet)
work all of the stitches in the parentheses in the next chain

double crochet in each of the next 6 chains

(double crochet, chain 1, double crochet)
work all of the stitches in the parentheses in the next chain

double crochet in each of the last 8 chains

chain 3, turn.



Subject: Baby ABC Blanket


I was looking for a cute idea to crochet for a baby blanket, and came across this pattern. I love the idea in general, but I was thinking about doing all the single crochets in one color, and all the puff stitches in another. You said you've created more of these blankets than you can count, so I was curious if you thought, logistically, this would work?

I saw that you had done multi-color by row, and the technique you used to get the every-other color pattern seems to be similar to what I'd have to do to do what I'm suggesting, but I just wanted to know, from a more experienced person, if you thought it would work out or not.

thank you so much for sharing this pattern, and your time reading this email. I'm so excited to start this project!


<< Reply >>

You’re welcome Shayna.

I believe it would work out fine to do all the puff stitches in one color and single crochets in another color. I suggest yarn bobbins for each letter to help keep the yarns from becoming too unruly. I would love to see a photo of your finished afghan.

I have also added a border as I went along to keep from having to add it later. It seemed to work out better for me that way. I started with one row of single crochet, then a row of puffs. I incorporated extra stitches on each side of the graph to include a single crochet and another puff stitch. I ended with a puff stitch row and another row of single crochets.


Re: Row_Count_Peace_Sign_Afghan_Square

Can you give me hints on how to make a dish cloth with this pattern using the cotton yarn ?

<< Reply >>

You can make this afghan square (or any of the row count afghan squares)
into a dishcloth by using cotton yarn. If the fabric seems too stiff using
the recommended hook size you can use a hook a size or two larger to help
relax the fabric. This will also help increase the size a little.


Re: Pet sweater pattern

Hi! My name is jessica, I just wanted to let you know, I made this sweater for my multipoo!! It is a little large for my baby, but I think it will fit his daddy who lives next door!! I was wondering if you would be ok with me using your pattern to make sweaters for shelter pets?? Tho it does not get "cold" in Florida, it gets cold enough! Thank you for taking time to read this!!

<< Reply >>

We have several pet sweater patterns.
If you are referring to the "Dog Sweater" pattern on this page:
there are instructions to help you alter the sweater to fit any breed
toward the bottom of the page.

Yes, you have my permission to make these sweaters for shelter use.
Thanks for asking!


Re: Thank you

I made Schotzi's sweater today. Thank you for the pattern. I really enjoyed making it and it fits like a charm. I selected it over others because most I found were for tiny dogs. My dog Auggie is a female Welsh Terrier and about the same size as a Schnauzer. May make it about 7 rows longer next time due to the fact that she is a female therefore, a little more anatomy room. Lol. Welshies have the same sort of chest hair as Schnauzer's so your pattern was a perfect mix to keep the tangles at bay. I have a photo on my cell that I am willing to send if you send me your email address. Or if you are located on facebook I can post there.
Thanks again,
pat campbell


RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Your pattern for Schotzi that I made for my Auggie Doggie!

Free Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

* Auggie *
Owner: Pat Campbell


Pat Campbell

<< Comments >>


I Love It! I will add Auggie to The Dog House shortly.

See Auggie and all of our other furry friends in The Dog House:



RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Crochet Tip: Insert the pattern you are working from in a plastic sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to mark off the rows completed.

<< Comments >>

I laminate mine, also want to get a marker for my notes!
Gene Putter Claassen

great idea!!
Sha Woo

Love this idea
Tina Lawrence


Thanks for tip.
Charlinda Fugate

Great idea! This will help me so much!
Heather Benoit

Great tip!
Karen Nelson

love it!
Heather Ford

I save the plastic bread ties to put on a yarn project before I tuck it away and mark the size crochet hook to use. That way I can keep my hook without trying to remember what hook.
Deena Matthews


brilliant :)
Michelle Allen



RE: Post on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Hiya Lisa:

It's been a while since I have contacted you...I am so glad you still have you BEAUTIFUL site...I so enjoyed it way back when and, I am sure, I will continue to explore and enjoy again....
I hope you and your family are doing well. Loookin forward for your daily e-mails.....
Sincerely, Becky LaSpada


RE: Stitch_Question

I like your baby burp cloth pattern, but it DOES NOT indicate the approximate finished size.


<< Reply >>

I do not currently have a burp cloth made from which I could obtain the exact measurements; however, I estimate the size to be in the range of 12" x 18".







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