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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 24
December 30, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Thy sight, so that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, and blameless when Thou dost judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which Thou hast broken rejoice. Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities. Creat in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Thy presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will be converted to Thee.


Psalm 51:1-13


Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.

Matthew 1:21-23


Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through who also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character, and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Romans 5:1-11

If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is on account of these things that the wrath of God will come, and in them you also once walked, but you were living in them. But now you also, put them all aside; anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him-- a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Colossians 3:1-17





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FASTEN OFF (No standard abbreviation)


Once you complete your last stitch on a project you will have one loop on your hook.
Cut the yarn leaving about a 4-6" tail to be woven in.
Yarn over, draw the yarn tail completely through the loop, and pull it tight.
This secures the yarn so the project doesn't unravel.
Now you need to weave in the yarn tail using a crochet hook or a yarn needle.
The yarn needle is quicker and you can weave the strand in without disturbing the stitches.

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Re: Dog sweater instructions

Hi. I was wondering if you can help me. I am a little lost. I got the sweater crocheted up to the part where it comes behind his legs. I am not understanding the slip stitch step. Do you think you could help me out? I love the pattern!

"A Nation is not conquered until the hearts of it's women are on the ground. Then, it is matter how brave it's warriors or how strong it's weapons"

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For the basic sweater you make 70 chains, join those into a ring and work half double crochet stitches in each stitch on rounds 1-12. (this is the waist)

Then for Rnd13 you slip stitch into 20 of those stitches (forms opening for front legs), make 2 chains and then work one half double crochet in each of the next 39 stitches (this makes a total of 40 half double crochet stitches including the chain 2 counting as one stitch). Now chain 2 and turn.

Rows 14-20 have you make one half double crochet in each half double crochet (leave chains from Rnd13 unworked and turn after each of these rows).

For Rnd 21 you work a half double crochet into each half double crochet.
Then you make 16 chains (or the number for your size sweater if you are adjusting the pattern)
Then connect that chain you just made on Rnd 21 to the first stitch you made on that round. (this starts the neck band)
Now chain 2 and continue with Rnd 22... working a half double crochet into each half double crochet and into each of the chains you made.

Each additional round will be worked without turning at the end.


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


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amei muito bem explicado
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Re: Dishcloth

I love your patterns, wanted to make an elderly lady one of your dishcloths, your site said chick to make matching dish towel however I clicked on it but it would not open. It's going to be a late Christmas gift. Can you help me??.

Thank you

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This pattern link opened for me:

Is that the one you wanted?



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RE: Suggestion/Question

Hi Lisa,

I’m want to crochet a sweater and a little confused on the instructions. This is for the sleeves on a small sweater.

Beginning at the lower edge, chain 37. Row 1 (right side): sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across *36 sts; turn. Row 2, Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn. Rep row 2 for 3 times more. Increase Row: ch 1, working 2 sc in first and last stitch, sc in each stitch across *38 sts; turn. Repeat increase row every 10th row 9 times, every 8th row 0 times, and every 6th row 0 times. Work even on the 56 stitches to approx. 18 ½ “ from beginning. Fasten off.

I think I’m confused with the increase row. Does it mean to repeat row 2 9 times every time you get to row 10? Also, when working on the Front: work as for back. Does this mean follow the same directions as the back?



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For your Increase Row you are adding an extra stitch on the first and last stitches.

Repeat increase row every 10th row 9 times, every 8th row 0 times, and every 6th row 0 times.

For the increase row... depending on the size you’re making, you work one increase row every tenth row for a total of 9 times on the first size. Looks like the second and third sizes have no increase row repeated.

Work even on the 56 stitches to approx. 18 ½ “ from beginning. Fasten off.

When you have 56 stitches you continue working evenly (sc in ea sc) until the piece measures approximately 18-1/2” from the beginning.

To work the front as for back means you make it the same way.
If there is shaping on the front the pattern will instruct you if you need to reverse the shaping on the back.



Re: ReadAPattern

What if the pattern says “work 5 sc around ch 5”?


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If the chain 5 is horizontal, you would work the five single crochet stitches into the space beneath the five chains.
If the chain 5 is the height of a stitch you work the five single crochet stitches around the post of the five chains.

Does that make sense?



My pattern says my piece should measure 11in. Across, my piece is round, where do I measure?

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To measure "across" a round piece you measure the diameter of the piece.
From one side, straight through the center to the other side.



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RE: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan


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Yes! Thank you, so much! Extra stitches creating the border as you go---brilliant!
I'm so glad I found this pattern and your video!
Thanks again! 


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You're very welcome... glad you enjoyed it!





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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




The Boss who was on the 45th floor of the building
called up one of his clerks, Mr Banta on the ground
floor for an important file.

Since it was rather urgent the Boss told Banta it was
an emergency and that he should hurry with the file.

After more than 30 minutes Banta appears all tired and
panting for breath. The Boss asks him why he was panting
and what caused the huge delay.

He replies, "Sir, when I went to the elavator it said,
'During an emergency please use the staircase'!!!"


When Peters learned that he was being fired, he went to
see the head of human resources.

"Since I've been with the firm for so long," he said, "I
think I deserve at least a letter of recommendation."

The human resources director agreed and said he'd have the
letter that next day. The following morning, Peters found
the letter on his desk.

It read, "Jonathan Peters worked for our company for eleven
years. When he left us, we were very satisfied."


A man in a hurry, taking his 8-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light where it was prohibited.

"Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!" the man said.

"Aw, Dad, it's okay," the son said. "The police car right behind us did the same thing."

Two men were stranded on an island. One man just sat down
under a tree and did nothing. The other man looked all over
the island. When he came back, he said, "There is nothing
here -- no food, no shelter, no nothing. We're going to die."

The first man said, "I make $10,000 a week," and continued
to sit.

The other man again looked all over the island and came back
dejected. "We're going to die," he said.

The first one again replied, "I make $10,000 per week." And
he sat.

The other man took one more look all over, returned, and said,
"There's no way we will ever get off this island. We're going
to die."

Once again the first man replied, "I make $10,000 per week,
and I tithe. My pastor will find me."


Officers at a military installation were being lectured about a
new computer. The training officer said the computer was able to
withstand nuclear and chemical attacks.

Suddenly, he saw that one of the officers had a cup of coffee
and yelled, "There will be no eating or drinking in this room!
You'll have to get rid of that coffee."

The officer said meekly, "Sure, but why?"

"Because a coffee spill could ruin the keyboard."


One day on the way home from church a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, the preacher's sermon this morning confused me."

The mother said, "Oh! Why is that?

The girl replied, "Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. Is that true?"

"Yes, that's true," the mother replied.

"He also said that God lives within us. Is that true too?"

Again the mother replied, "Yes."

"Well," said the girl. "If God is bigger than us and he lives in us, wouldn't He show through?"


My girlfriend called me as she was driving to an
appointment. She arrived, and I could tell from
her voice that she was getting frustrated. Finally
she said, "I know I had my cell phone with me. And
now I can't find it!"

I replied, "Aren't you talking on it!?"

There was a solid period of stunned silence as the
reality of the situation sank in - followed by,
"You are NOT going to tell anybody about this!"


My older son loves school, but his younger brother
absolutely hates it.

One weekend he cried and fretted and tried every excuse
not to go back on Monday. Sunday morning on the way home
from church, the crying and whining built to a crescendo.

At the end of my rope, I finally stopped the car and
explained, "Honey, it's a law. If you don't go to school,
they'll put Mommy in jail."

He looked at me, thought a moment, then asked, "How long
would you have to stay?"


A husband raced into the house and said to his wife,
"I've found a great job. The salary is good. It offers
free medical insurance and paid holidays."

"That's wonderful, dear," his wife said.

"I thought you'd be pleased," the husband said. "You
start tomorrow."


One morning Emma woke up with a start. Her husband Jim asked what was the matter. She told him, "I just had a dream that you gave me a pearl necklace for Valentine's day. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight," Jim said.

That evening, Jim came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, Emma opened it, only to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."


A football coach was asked how he picked a team from
a bunch of raw recruits.

"I hate to give away my secrets," he replied, "but
I'll tell you. I take them out into the woods. Then,
at a given signal, I start them running. Those that
run around the trees are chosen as guards. Those that
run into the trees are chosen as tackles."


A man came back to the dealer from whom he bought a new car.

"I believe you gave me a guarantee with my car," he said.

"That’s right, sir," the salesman answered. "During the warranty period we will replace anything that breaks."

"Fine, I need a new garage door."







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