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Volume XIII, Issue No. 9
May 15, 2010

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RE: pattern for a tapered crocheted name doily

I'm looking for a pattern for a tapered crocheted name doily or a pattern for an edging to crochet around one. I have one pattern, but there is no edging directions to put around it. I'd appreciate any help. Thank you very much.
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

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RE: I have a question.

I have been referencing your blog Crochet Basics and I have a question for you. I don't know if you have it on the site and I just missed it, but I would like to know what working around the chain means. I am doing a pattern I found and am stuck because I don't know what exactly this means. I am considered a beginner. Could you please help me? Thank you for your time, Joshlin

<< reply >>

This is the same as working on the opposite side of a chain.

Working on the opposite side of a foundation chain is normally done when crocheting an oval shape. The first row is done and then in the last chain you work more stitches to make the piece begin an oval shape and continue working back down the chain opposite the stitches you already made.
Does that make sense? Is your pattern online?

Subject: pattern question

Hello, I really hate to bother you but I have a question about the Baby's ABC's pattern you have on your web site. I absolutely love the afghan and actually started it this past weekend but for some reason I'm having major problems. Is there a row of single crochet between the puff stitch rows? Another problem Im seems my X and Z are switched around. lol. I have no idea what Im doing wrong. I crochet a lot but this pattern is really giving me grief!!! Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Have a great day!

<< reply >>

Once you figure out the graph this is a super easy pattern.
It just takes lots of concentration. I'm actually this same pattern right now in blue.

This page may help in regard to reading graphs:

Read All Odd Rows from right to left.
Read All Even Rows from left to right.
The puff stitches are only worked when there is a dot on the graph and all puff stitches are worked from the wrong side of the work on even rows. When you finish each puff stitch it will be on the side away from you. When you start the first row of letters... the X is worked first. You continue reading the graph back and forth to form the letters.

One hint: count, count, count your stitches.
It takes some practice and believe me you'll rip out a few stitches but you'll get the hang of it.


Hi Lisa,

Could I use sport yarn on your card holder pattern?
I want to make it to carry some of my Bible verses.
Thanks, Geneva

<< reply >>

I think sport weight yarn would work okay... keep in mind that a change in yarn along with your personal crochet tension can possibly change the size of a pattern.

This card holder is an easy pattern to judge though... work Row 1 and if it is a little wider than what you want to insert in it then your choice of yarn and hook should work fine.

Also, if your yarn and the hook size called for in the pattern yields Row 1 to be too short... you can increase your hook size to make it bigger.

RE: Adult_Bib

Thank you so much for this pattern. I have been looking for a pattern like this for 6 months.
Eleanor Creighton

Re: crochet question

I got this pattern for gloves and here's a snippet:

Crochet tip: Replace first dc on each row with 3 ch. Finish each row with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round.

Decreasing tip: Work 1 dc but wait with the last pull-through (= 2 sts on hook), work the next dc and now pull thread through all 3 sts on hook = 1 dc dec.

Worked from top down, i.e. crochet all the fingers first, and then continue with the hand. Little finger: Crochet 4 ch with Alpaca and crochet hook size 3 mm [C] and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch. Work 8-10-10 dc in ring - see Crochet tip. Continue in the round with 1 dc in each dc until finger measures 5-6-7 cm [2"-2 3/8"-2-3/4"]. Remember the crochet gauge! Cut the thread and put piece aside.

The highlighted bit is where I got completely stuck! Can you help? It's from the Drops website-

Regards, Tegan

<< reply >>

That is a reference to how many stitches to do for each specific size. If you are making small gloves you work 8 double crochets in the ring. For medium or large you work 10. Does that make sense?

Keep in mind that other language in this pattern that is hyphenated is for a size reference also.

<< Tegan's reply >>

Yes! So easy I don't know why I didn't see that. Thank you


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