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Need an easy pattern for edging on baby shell pattern thread baby blanket. Lost the original pattern for the entire project. Please, the baby shower is on the 9th of March. Need to finish it by then. Also, forgot the hook size that I used.
I've used the scalloped/shell edging and it works really nice. You just need to space the 5 dcs evenly around the entire afghan, place one single crochet stitch between all of the 5 double crochet sets to make it scallop really well. I like ruffles too. I work 2 or 3 dcs (or trebles) in each stitch around placing extra in the corners. Then work one double (or treble) in each stitch for a second round to make it wider. I made an afghan once where I did a double ruffle. Work the first in the back loops and then a second ruffle in the front loops making the front ruffle one round shorter in a different color. You can find various edging ideas here: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/edgings.php
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You can use whatever hook
gives you stitches that look similar to what you did in the afghan.
Interview With God
Sent in by Cecelia Martin
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life, and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but the counsel of the Lord, it will stand. What is desirable in a man is his kindness, and it is better to be a poor man than a liar. The fear of the Lord leads to life, so that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained Angels without knowing it.
"KINDNESS IS ONE GIFT ANYONE CAN GIVE."
This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2008 Issue.
THE TOP TEN PREDICTIONS
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
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6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost. God whispers in your soul and speaks to your mind.
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SCRAP YARN IDEAS
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to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
to CJ for letting me know the links to how to do the Loop Stitch on our
Crochet Basics page were broken. That page has since been updated.
hook in the next st,
grab the working yarn in a clockwise motion from left to right,
looping the working yarn over your finger or a large knitting needle.
Grab the working yarn and draw it through the stitch.
Drop the loop to the back of the crochet fabric.
Yarn over and draw through remaining loops on the hook.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
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)
When you work with dark colored yarn use a light colored hook... and when you work with light colored yarn use a dark colored hook. This should help you see the stitches easier.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
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I just want you to know that I have had Jesus in my Heart for a long time. I was saved on May 8,1978. But, your site has really inspired me. I find crocheting difficult due to back and health problems. But, I am determined to get back into it to escape time. Time is Satan's tool. I need your prayers, I have been more or less bedridden the last 2 years. I was a social worker for 9 years for the State of Arkansas. Then I went into apartment management and fell down a flight of stairs. I have copied several patters and intend to enjoy visits to your site on a regular basis.
i love your page i have been getting patterens off it since 2003. i have done most of the patterens you have and they have turned out great. thansk for the site its really hard to find good patterens on line
wow Ilove this Ialways come back to it Irecently started making baby sweaers and the like and Ive used many patterns from this site .and iJUST STARTED TO SELL STUFF it helps alot ID LOVE TO HEAR TIPS ON SELLING ITEMS RIGHT NOW I SELL TO PEOPLE AT WORK FOR INSTANCE WHAT DO I SELL THINGS FOR ANY HELP WOOD BBE APRICIATED
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As for selling crocheted
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2. How much do the materials cost (product, shipping, handling, etc) ?
3. How difficult was the pattern to make?
To make it easier for
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If patterns are more difficult, which takes longer to make, I charge 3 to 4 times the materials cost.
hello. i am a beginner at the crocheting. i love to do it and try the beginner patterns. thank you for those and for the information i can get when i get stuck on how to do the stitches.
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Pete and Gladys were looking at a new living room suite in the furniture store.
Pete said to the salesman,
"We really like it, but I don't think we can afford it."
The salesman said, "You just make a small down payment, and then you don't make another payment for six months."
Gladys wheeled around with her hands on her hips and said, "Who told you about us?"
The only survivor of a shipwreck
was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to
rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.
The worst had happened;
everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.
"God, how could you do this to me!" he cried.
Early the next day, however,
he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island.
It had come to rescue him.
"How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers.
"We saw your smoke signal," they replied.
A career military man, who had retired as a Master Sergeant, was telling the new recruits how he handled officers during his years of service.
"It didn't matter a hoot
if he was a full bird colonel, Major General, an Admiral, or what!
I always told those guys exactly where to get off."
"Wow, you must have been
something," the admiring young soldiers remarked.
"What was your job in the service?"
"Elevator operator in the Pentagon."
My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me he had lent it to his son.
Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back."
With that, he responded, "Tell you the truth, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."
On a long drive from Virginia, I thought I was traveling at a reasonable speed, but the flashing blue lights in my rear- view mirror made me realize that I'd been over the limit. I handed the officer my license and made small talk while my wife dug through the glove compartment for the registration.
"I'm usually very careful about my speed," I told him as my wife handed me the paperwork.
The officer studied it and
then gave it back.
"Sir," he said gruffly, "this is not your registration."
It was a warning ticket I had received for speeding in Florida.
Tom had this problem of getting up late in the morning and was always late for work. His boss was mad at him and threatened to fire him if he didn't do something about it.
So Tom went to his doctor who gave him a pill and told him to take it before he went to bed.
Tom slept well and in fact beat the alarm in the morning by almost two hours. He had a leisurely breakfast and drove cheerfully to work.
"Boss", he said, " The pill actually worked!"
"That's all fine" said the boss, " But where were you yesterday?"
On the way to school the other day, my fifth grader asked me:
"Can Chinese people write in cursive?"
The teacher asked little Johnny if he knows his numbers.
"Yes," he said. "My dad taught me."
"Good! Can you tell me what comes after three."
"Four," answers little Johnny.
"What comes after six?" "Seven."
"Very good," says the teacher. "Your father did a good job.
What comes after ten?"
"A jack," says little Johnny.
A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings. They dialed the number and then sang "Happy Birthday" to him. But when they finished their off-key rendition, they discovered that they had dialed the wrong number.
"Don't let it bother you," said a strange but amused voice. "You folks need all the practice you can get."
Nothing rattles my father-in-law, especially when the St. Louis Cardinals are on TV.
One day, we were watching
a game when my mother-in-law shrieked from the kitchen,
"Jim, there's a horsefly in here!"
Not taking his eyes off
the screen, he barked back,
"Give it some cough syrup."
"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice. Would you please do my homework for me?"
The father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn't be right."
"That's okay," replied Little Johnny, "but you could at least give it a try, couldn't you?"
MY 50-SOMETHING friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the Internet. Our first move was to access the popular "Ask Jeeves" site, and we told her it could answer any question she had. Nancy's mother was very skeptical until Nancy said,
"It's true, Mom. Think of something to ask it."
As I sat with fingers poised
over the keyboard, Nancy's mother thought a minute, then responded,
"How is Aunt Helen feeling?"
After raising four kids and losing one husband, I decided to return to college and get the degree I had started but never finished. And so, on my first day of college, eager with anticipation, and more than a little nervous, I took a front row seat in my first class in over 40 years--a literature course.
The professor told us we would be responsible for reading five books over the course of the semester, and that he would provide us with a list of authors from which we could choose
He ambled over to the lectern, took out his class book, and began: "Baker, Black, Brooks, Carter, Cook..."
I was working feverishly to get down all the names, when I felt a tap on my shoulder.
The student behind me whispered, "Slow down! He's just taking attendance!"
Two guys sat down for lunch
in the office cafeteria.
"Hey, whatever happened to Pete in payroll?"one asked.
"He got this harebrained notion he was going to build a new kind of car," his co-worker replied.
"How was he going to do it?"
"He took an engine from a Pontiac, tires from a Chevy, seats from a Lincoln, hubcaps from Caddy and, well, you get the idea."
"So what did he end up with?"
"Ten years to life."
I had an offer from a large company and they offered to fly me out to the meeting on business class. During the return flight we were given gourmet brownies and cookies. Not hungry, I decided to save them for later, so I placed them in a vomit bag. After the plane landed I got up to leave and a stewardess approached me.
"Sir, would you like for me to dispose of that for you?"
I said, "No thanks, I'm saving it for my kids."
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