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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
In our October 15th issue I asked if any of you have made the Double Wedding Ring Afghan on this page:
and if you had to please send me a photo.
I received the following reply from Lesa. She asked for the photo originally.
Lisa not long a go you were trying to help me find some pictures of a pattern for a double wedding ring afghan that I was having a problem in making I also told you if I ever got the afghan done I would take pictures of it and send it on to you. You sent me a copy of the pattern that you found now you may these pictures to it.
This afghan is not something that anyone should try that hasnt been doing this type of work for a while and the other thing I found is this afghan is one that you must get all the yarn you could need and it must be the same type made by the same company.
You also need to know how to lay it out and enlarge some of the peaces to make it work and go together . I think its wonderful looking afghan but I'm telling you it will be a long time before I make this one again.
Thank you for your help and if you would like to use the pictures please do .. I'm sure others would love to make this.
Thank you again
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1 Corinthians 15:50-58
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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
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If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
Submitted by Ann
I was looking in your site today and here is a stitch that is seldom heard of: ssc and the esc.
The ssc is a split single crochet that is made between the stitches, not into the regular two top loops of a stitch.
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The esc is an extended single crochet where you work off one loop and then work off the rem two loops.
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Also there is an Elmore double crochet (Edc) made by working off only the first loop and then working the rem loops off two at a time like a regular dc.
This stitch is mentioned here:
If you have any other explanation of what the ssc is I would like to know, but I found my information for it and the esc in my booklet ABC's of Crochet from The Needlecraft Shop. (I don't remember where I saw the Edc.)
CROCHET IN THE RING
I have a comment and a questions. I want to compliment you on your beautiful, well designed page with so many great patterns. It is awesome!
I also subscribe to your newsletter which I love.
My question is this. How do you single crochet "around" an object? I am trying to figure out how to make scrunchies and covered hangers. I don't understand how to sc "around" them without a chain stitch to start. HELP!
Again, I truly loved your sight!
You put your slip knot on the hook and then single crochet into the ring. See if this makes sense?
(SC over ring) SINGLE CROCHET
OVER RING Working over ring, holding yarn in left hand behind ring, insert hook under/inside ring, yo, draw up a lp to the top of the ring, yo, draw through both lps on hk.
NOTE: This stitch is used in projects that require plastic or metal rings.
You can also crochet over a ring made from chains. Just chain as many as you'd like to use, join with a sl st to form the ring and begin doing the Sc over ring stitch.
This page shows photos to help you visualize crocheting in the ring:
Your site is so full, don't know how I missed it! Lol.
Yes, it makes sense. I have done two hangers today waiting for my daughter's birthday party to start! I was using the Lion Yarn pattern and really feeling frustrated. The light bulb finally came on.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
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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)
Submitted by Ann
When I was designing a towel topper the sides were not tapering as smoothly as I wanted them to. So on the last sc of the row I inserted the hook, yo, pull up loop, yo again, and inserted my hook into the stitch of the previous row on the edge of the topper, and finished the stitch working off the loops two at a time. Then after I sc across to the other end I repeated this. Only had to do this on one end of each of the first two sc rows. The sc rows were made after I had dec enough to start making the topper straight up. This worked great to smooth the edges out!
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RE: Read A Pattern
This page is very useful. Instructions are easy to understand.
I am crocheting a basket pattern as a Christmas gift and the pattern called for a "p" stich. I have looked every where to find out how to do this. I found out that the "p" stands for picot but still couldn't find instructions until I found your site.
Hi, I just made my very large cat, Katie, her first ever sweater by your pattern. Attached you'll
find a picture of her sitting on my drawing board and sporting her new threads. She
didn't mind wearing it at all, in fact she looks rather proud of it.
I love your site and I like all your patterns. I just wanted to show
you my finished Christmas tree which I got off your site. It was really
easy to do and I just love it. I decorated it with miniature ornaments
I have also crocheted the pocket tissue cover for myself, my
parents, and friends. It was very easy and they just love it.
Thank you for having all these patterns available.
It's been years since I crocheted & I was looking for a little reminder & basic patterns. This site is great. I especially like the link to the Bible trivia.
I am just learning to crochet and only know one pattern but looking to learn more and hopefully I will be able to find some I can attempt to try. :o}
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
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is an error at the very beginning. If you can't figure it out, or
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Submitted by Lois Karklus
1.) Only a true Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and
a conniption, and that you don't "HAVE" them, -- you "PITCH" them.
2.) Only a true Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip
greens, peas, beans, etc. make up "a mess."
3.) Only a true Southerner can show or point out to you the general
direction of "yonder."
4.) Only a true Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is - as in:
"Going to town, be back directly."
5.) All true Southerners, even babies, know that "Gimme some sugar" is
not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty
little bowl on the middle of the table.
6.) All true Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might
not use the term, but they know the concept well.
7.) Only a true Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of
solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and
a big bowl of cold potato salad. (If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis,
they also know to add a large banana puddin'!)
8.) Only true Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right
near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can
be 1 mile or 20.
9.) Only a true Southerner both knows and understands the difference
between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.
10.) No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing
turn signal is actually going to make a turn.
11.) A true Southerner knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a
verb, or an adverb.
12.) Only a true Southerner knows that the term "booger" can be a
resident of the nose, a descriptive, as in "that ol' booger," a
first name or something that jumps out at you in the dark and scares you
13.) Only true Southerners make friends while standing in lines. We
don't do "queues", we do "lines," and when we're "in line," we
talk to everybody!
14.) Put 100 true Southerners in a room and half of them will discover
they're related, even if only by marriage.
15.) True Southerners never refer to one person as "y'all."
16.) True Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.
17.) Every true Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and
coffee are perfectly wonderful; that redeye gravy is also a
breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.
18.) When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin' .. ,"
you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!
19.) Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea
indicates the need for sugar and lots of it - we do not like
our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.
20.) A true Southerner knows that if you are with a couple of friends
you, you could be with 2 or 10. The number doesn't matter.
21.) And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little
old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her
heart" and go your own way
There's only one perfect child in the world and
every mother has it.
On a billboard for a Mexican restaurant: 'Peso little, eat so much.'
Ad at a health club: 'Come in and dispose of your solid waist.
A key ring is a handy little gadget that allows you to lose all your
keys at once.
The worried housewife sprang to the telephone when it rang and listened
with relief to the kindly voice in her ear. "How are you, darling?" it said.
"What kind of a day are you having?"
"Oh, mother," said the housewife, breaking into bitter tears, "I've had such
a bad day. The baby won't eat and the washing machine broke down. I
haven't had a chance to go shopping, and besides, I've just sprained my ankle
and I have to hobble around. On top of that, the house is a mess and I'm
supposed to have two couples to dinner tonight."
The mother was shocked and was at once all sympathy. "Oh, darling," she
said, "sit down, relax, and close your eyes. I'll be over in half an
hour. I'll do your shopping, clean up the house, and cook your dinner for
you. I'll feed the baby and I'll call a repairman I know who'll be at your
house to fix the
washing machine promptly. Now stop crying. I'll do everything. In fact,
I'll even call George at the office and tell him he ought to come home and
help out for once."
"George?" said the housewife. "Who's George?"
"Why, George! Your husband! Is this 223-1374?
"No, this is 223-1375."
"Oh, I'm sorry. I guess I have the wrong number."
There was a short pause and the housewife said, "Does this mean you're not
In a upscale department store, every night at closing time one of our
customer-service representatives reminds shoppers over the public address
system to finish their shopping.
One evening, a woman who had recently worked at K-mart opened the
announcement by saying,
"Attention K-mart shoppers..."
Quickly realizing her mistake, she tap-danced her way out of trouble by
"...you are in the wrong store."
Becky prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. She was worried about spoilage, but it was too late to cook up another batch. She called the local Poison Control Center and voiced her concern. They advised Becky to boil the sauce again.
That night, the phone rang during dinner, and a guest volunteered to answer it. Becky's face dropped as the guest called out, "It's the Poison Control Center. They want to know how the spaghetti sauce turned out."
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