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We had a great vacation
at Myrtle Beach, SC.
Here's a photo of Me and Haley eating ice cream... yum!
And here's a photo of Tim and Haley riding the Carousel at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion.
I knitted a few dishcloths
while I was in Myrtle Beach because that's all I'm brave enough to try so far.
I'm up to trying something new. If any of you like to knit and have a favorite online pattern let me know.
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We hope everyone is having
a wonderful summer!
If you need any patterns from this page:
Print them as soon as possible because access will be turned off September 1, 2005.
I crocheted alot when we
were in Oregon last June.
This is my new pen pal, Shirley.
We met at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
We were on the same flight which was delayed for a long time.
Tim says I never see a stranger :o)
Lisa and Tim
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"Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment.
2 Peter 2:9
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Jesus said "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it."
IT IS USUALLY AT THE POINT
WHERE WE THINK WE ARE STRONG."
This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 2005 Issue.
"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20
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The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.
BABY SUN TOBOGGAN
THREAD POCKET TISSUE COVER
BARBARA'S RED, WHITE AND BLUE SCARF AND HAT
Updated info about Afghan Stitch and added the following:
FINISH OFF (IFO)
An interesting way of finishing off a granny square so there's no bump on the side of it.
The following link(s) have been added to our links pages.
THREADS OF EVE
(SUBSCRIBERS SEE THESE FIRST)
However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.
|Click here to see our growing collection of FREE PATTERNS|
different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
DECREASING (changing two or more stitches into one stitch)
I am working on a doily
and have hit a snag in the instructions.
If you could be of help I would really appreciate it.
The pattern reads as follows:
tr next 2 sts tog (treble next 2 stitches together)
I know how to treble I just am not sure how to do the next part.
Do I pick up 2 stitches on my hook and then treble or what?
This is driving me batty. Please help.
Decreasing may be referred
to as "crocheting the next two (or more) stitches together"
or "decreasing over the next two (or more) stitches".
Here are instructions for
several decrease stitches.
There are several variations of decrease
stitches. Decreasing can be done by one of two methods...
SINGLE CROCHET DECREASE
|Insert hook in next st,
draw up a lp, (two lps on hk), insert hook in next
st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), YO and draw through all 3 lps.
See photo illustrations here:
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET DECREASE
|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.
See illustrations and video here:
DOUBLE CROCHET DECREASE
|Work a dc in the next stitch without
completing the very last step (leave
the last two loops on the hook), then dc in the next stitch without
completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook then yarn
over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.
Work a treble in the next stitch (without completing the last step) Work a treble in the next stitch (without completing the last step) Now yarn over and draw through all loops on the hook.
All you need to remember is that if a pattern calls for a decrease over two stitches you work each of those two stitches without completing the very last step of each stitch, then yarn over and draw through all 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)
Keep a small ball of 4 ply crochet cotton and a hook in your purse along with your favorite dishcloth pattern. When you are delayed in a drive through line at the bank or at a doctor's office you'll be prepared. It seems more often than not that if I'm prepared the lines at the bank move quicker :o)
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Thanks for this on how
to read a pattern.
I do appreciate it a lot and just wanted to let you know.
Re: reading a pattern
Im having trouble with this hat pattern. It says ch 5 join with slip stitch to form ring. ive done that but the 1st round says round 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same ch, 2 sc in each ch around, join to beg do i crochet into the ring or in each of the 5 chains Help
In this case you would work into each chain.
I receive your newsletter and read every one of them from top to bottom, and as usual, love everything you include. You do a fantastic job! Thank you for publishing this newsletter that is jam packed with all kinds of neat things to keep our minds occupied, which includes the wonderful patterns and tips.
I AM JUST LEARNING TO CROCHET (TEACHING MYSELF) AND AM WANTING TO CROCHET A PINEAPPLY DOILY FOR MY DAUGHTER'S DINING ROOM TABLE. IS THERE A PATTERN FOR THIS THAT IS "EASY" AS WELL AS "PRETTY" FOR A BEGINNER TO MAKE? IF SO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT I CAN GET STARTED. I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT IT CONTAINS. THANK YOU!
ANGELA IN N.C.
<< REPLY >>
There is a pattern called
the Easy Pineapple Doily on this page:
The pattern on this page
and it doesn't look extremely difficult. Then again I've never made it.
There are many pineapple
doily patterns to choose from on this page:
<< QUESTION >>
Hi, i can crochet, but want to learn how to use an afgan hook, Is this hard? any help will be most appreciated. Love the web site Its the most helpful one i've found online, with some great patterns and tips/ideas, keep up the good work. clare.
<< REPLY >>
Special hooks are used that are much longer than ordinary hooks to make room for the large number of stitches. It is very important to check the number of stitches on the hook at the end of each row from right to left, because it is very easy to sk the last st at the end of the row. NOTE: The right side of the work is always facing you.
Step 1: Make a base chain with the required number of stitches (no extra turning chain). Insert hook in 2nd ch from hk and draw through a lp. Leave this lp on the hook. Pull a lp through each ch, leaving them on the hk, to the end of the row.
Step 2: Work the return row from left to right. Do not turn the work. YO and draw lp through the first lp on the hk. YO and draw lp through the next 2 lps on the hook. Continue drawing through 2 lps to end of row. ~Return Row~
Step 3: Do not turn the work. Work from right to left. Skip the first vertical lp formed at the edge of the work in previous row. Insert hk from right to left behind the next vertical lp. Yo and draw yarn through the vertical lp. Leave this lp on hook. Continue in this way to end. make sure you do not sk the last vertical lp on left-handed side of work.
Repeat Steps 2 & 3 till project is desired length.
Basic Instructions - Illustrated
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Love the site . Thanks for the patterns. The craft group I go to here in Perth Western Australai will be using some in the near future !! Thank you again.
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Two paramedics were dispatched to check on a 92-year-old man who had become disoriented. They decided to take him to the hospital for evaluation.
En route, with siren going, they questioned the man to determine his level of awareness. Leaning close, one asked,
"Sir, do you know what we're doing right now?"
The old man slowly looked up at him, then gazed out the ambulance window.
"Oh," he replied, "I'd say about 50, maybe 55."
A man was driving down a country road in the middle of dairy farm country when his car stalled inexplicably. He got out and raised the hood to see if he could find out what had happened.
A brown and white cow slowly lumbered from the field she had been grazing in over to the car and stuck her head under the hood beside the man.
After a moment the cow looked at the man and said, "Looks like a bad carburetor to me." Then she walked back into the field and began grazing again.
Amazed, the man walked back to the farmhouse he had just passed, where he met a farmer. "Hey, mister, is that your cow in the field?" he asked.
The farmer replied, "The brown and white one? Yep, that's old Bessie."
The man then said, "Well my car's broken down, and she just said, 'Looks like a bad carburetor to me.'"
The farmer shook his head and said, "Don't mind old Bessie, son. She don't know a thing about cars."
There was a job opening in the country's most prestigious law firm and it finally came down to Robert and Paul. Both graduated magna cum laude from law school. Both came from good families. Both were equally attractive and well spoken. It was up to the senior partner to choose one, so he took each aside and asked,
"Why did you become a lawyer?"
In seconds, he chose Paul. Baffled, Robert took Paul aside.
"I don't understand why I was rejected. When Mr. Armstrong asked me why I became a lawyer, I said that I had the greatest respect for the law, that I'd lay down my life for the Constitution and that all I wanted was to do right by my clients. What in the world did you tell him?"
"I said I became a lawyer because of my hands," Robert replies.
"Your hands? What do you mean?"
"Well, I took a look one day and there wasn't any money in either of them!"
The truck driver looked suspiciously at the soup he had just been served in an eatery. It contained dark flecks of seasoning, but two of the spots were suspicious.
"Hey," he called out to the waitress, "these particles in my soup, aren't they foreign objects?"
She scrutinized his bowl. "No, sir!" she reassured him.
"Those things live around here."
"This house," said the real estate salesman, "has both its good points and its bad points. To show you I'm honest, I'm going to tell you about both. The disadvantages are that there is a chemical plant one block south and a slaughterhouse a block north."
"What are the advantages?" inquired the prospective buyer.
"The advantage is that you can always tell which way the wind is blowing."
The service area was located on a main highway leading to the beach. The pump attendant was accustomed to seeing tired and sunburned occupants in the cars that pulled in to tank up. When a rusty old van containing a very tired looking couple and six screaming children pulled into his station, the attendant tried small talk to cheer the occupants.
"Hope you had a good day at the beach! Nice looking kids there. Are they all yours or is this a picnic?" Wearily, the driver replied,
"Yes they are all mine and it's NO picnic!"
The Boy Scouts were out collecting bottles for a fund raising activity. One ambitious but nervous young man knocked on a door and a sour-faced lady came to the door and asked:
"What do you want, Sonny?"
"D-d-do you have any beer bottles for the Boy Scouts, M-m-m-ma'am?" he asked.
"Look here, young man, do I look like the kind of lady who would drink beer?" replied the lady.
"S-s-sorry, Ma'am," was his reply.
"W-w-what about vinegar bottles?"
The boss was very exasperated with his new secretary. She ignored the telephone when it rang. "You must answer the telephone," he told her irritably. "All right," she replied, "but it seems so silly. Nine times out of ten, it's for you!"
Submitted by Lois K.
The couple had been debating the purchase of a new auto for weeks.
He wanted a new truck.
She wanted a fast little sports-like car so she could zip through traffic around town.
He would probably have settled on any beat up old truck, but everything seemed way out of their price range.
"Look !" she said. "I want
something that goes from 0 to 200 in 4 seconds or less."
"And my birthday is coming up. You could surprise me."
For her birthday, he bought her a brand new bathroom scale.
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