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WORKING IN ROW ENDS
Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of
stitches and then to form a border or edging
you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row. If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to
making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.
If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches. No matter what kind of stitch you are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.
The first photo in the following picture
shows a swatch turned on its side
with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the
row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire
piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single
into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite
side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked
3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.
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If you have trouble threading a yarn needle, you can purchase a yarn threader to make this task easier.
Another option is to use a piece of thin wire or a length of dental floss. Fold the wire or floss, insert the folded end through the eye of the needle, insert the yarn through it and pull it back through the needle.
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Thank you Lisa. These are nice. Are Tim's books being made into movies?
That is wonderful. Talk soon. Merry CHRISTmas and a bless 2015!!! Emmy
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You're very welcome Emmy.
Tim is only publishing books at this time.
A movie would be a exciting achievement... what a blessing it would be to see his
work on the big screen.
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My first crocheted garment - Knitting is my first language but this was so cute I had to give it a try.
It is for a cute little that is turning one this Sunday.
Bev Everett Landgren
It turned out great! I'm sure she'll love it!
I Love it!
Re: Dog sweater pattern
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Best crochet dog sweater pattern ever!!
I have Italian Greyhounds and they aren't shaped like real dogs. LOL! Finding adjustable patterns has been a challenge but this one was SO easy to do because your instructions were great! Usually I will make a pattern by instructions, then adjust the 2nd one. Yours I was able to adjust the first time I made it and ended up with a wearable sweater!
Re: Ten Inch Doily
I have a very large glass round coffee table. I was wondering if I could possibly increase the size of this doily. This is a lovely site. Thank you so much for doing this.
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I do not have a larger version of this doily at this time.
You might like this Pineapples in the Round table cloth:
The finished measurement is 43”.
Would that accommodate your table?
Hi, I am not sure if this will go thru to you this way, but I hope so. I hope your Tim is better soon! I also wanted to thank you for your humor section, especially, trip to Grandma's, helping with dishes, and football overtime. While all the pieces brought a smile to my face, those made me grin! Thank you. Merry Christmas, from misskittyjean
Is anyone else having issues with the audio when trying to watch the videos? I'm finding it difficult to understand what is being said, even if I increase my speaker volume. Any ideas on what I can to to resolve this issue?
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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I have had a couple of other inquiries regarding the sound on the video series for the Crocheted Towel Topper. Not sure what the problem is or why it happens for some and not others. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas also!
Re: How to Crochet - How to Thread a Yarn or Tapestry Needle
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I try and try and can't do it. Very frustrating. You make it look so easy.
You can purchase a yarn threader to make this task easier. Or... use a piece of thin wire or a length of dental floss. Insert the wire or floss through the eye of the needle, insert the yarn through it and pull it back through the needle.
What size is this hat? For a toddler or child?
Also what does FP and FPDC stand for? I believe DC is double crochet.
But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands;
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I designed this hat for a lady.
FP stands for "front post"; FPDC stands for "front post double crochet";
and DC is "double crochet". You can find a list of stitch abbreviations and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:
Hope this helps.
ps... love the Bible passage!
Would you have this pattern available for knitting instead of crochet?
I need step by step written instructions - not a graph.
I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.
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I’m sorry but we do not have a knit version of the ABC afghan nor a written out version for crochet. Knit stitches are shorter than crochet stitches, therefore, this pattern would look somewhat flattened if knitted.
I found a reference to a knit alphabet afghan pattern in a book by Debbie Bliss called "the baby knits book":
However, I do not know if that pattern is written out or graphed.
Awesome pattern. Thank you. Several years ago I made these with plastic canvas. Made boxes for them like ribbon candy and gave as gifts.
Thank you do much for posting this pattern. I have made quite a few this Christmas for my wife to give as part of her embroidered tea towels.
I have two suggestions:
Leave a six foot tail when starting out the pattern. (This can be looped and fastened up to get it out of the way.) Then use this tail to finish off the flap at the end of the pattern rather than having to attach a new piece of yarn. This saves two loose ends to have to be weaved into the yarn. Works out perfect.
Reduce the row count from 32 to 26 for the handle. 32 rows seems to make it too long.
Thank you even more for sharing your faith in Jesus with the web. ay you have a blessed Christmas and New Year.
Your brother in Christ,
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but their echoes are truly endless.
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is a wonderful addition to any crochet library.
I've had numerous requests over the years of what to crochet for boys.
Crobots are definitely the answer!
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery
Logan, our four-year-old grandson, wanted a banana.
I gave him half, to make sure he would eat it, and
when he finished it, I asked him if he wanted the
"No thanks," Logan replied. "I'll wait for them to
I explained to him that they start out green and
then get brown spots as they ripen.
Sighing, Logan put his face in his hands and said.
"Then I'll wait until they turn into banana bread."
My friend wanted a boat more than anything. His wife kept
refusing, but he bought one anyway.
I'll tell you what," he told her. "In the spirit of compromise,
why don't you name the boat?"
Being a good sport, she accepted.
When her husband went to the dock for his maiden voyage, this
is the name he saw painted on the side: "For Sale."
A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday School
His mother, sitting in the front row to prompt him,
gestured and formed the words silently with her lips,
but it didn't help. Her son's memory was blank.
Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue,
"I am the light of the world."
The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud,
clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world."
As we stood in formation at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, our
Flight Instructor said, "All right! All you dummies fall out."
As the rest of the squad wandered away, I remained at attention.
The Instructor walked over until he was eye-to-eye with me, and
then just raised a single eyebrow.
I smiled and said, "Sure was a lot of 'em, huh sir?"
A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file
for a divorce.
The attorney asked, "May I help you?"
The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces."
The attorney said, "Well, do you have any grounds?"
The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres."
The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a
The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John
The attorney said, "No, you don't understand. I mean do you
have a grudge?"
The farmer said, "Yea, I got a grudge. That's where I park
my John Deere."
The attorney said, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?"
The farmer said, "Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church
The exasperated attorney said, "Well, sir, does your wife beat
you up or anything?"
The farmer said, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30."
Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY
DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?"
And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful
conversation with her."
One Sunday morning on my way to church, with my baby and my
three- year-old in the car, I pulled over to the shoulder of
the road with a flat tire. I had no idea of how to change it,
but fortunately a gentleman pulled up and offered his assistance.
When he completed the task, I gave him a rag to wipe his hands,
and, noting he was wearing a suit, I said, "I hope I haven't made
you late for church."
"Don't worry," he replied. "They won't start without me. I'm the
One day, while I was heading out the front door with
my eight-month-old daughter, our golden retriever,
Hurley, bolted in front of us and took off down the
Since "Come!" is the command he's least likely to
obey, I wasn't looking forward to going after him with
baby in tow.
As he approached the end of the driveway, I decided
to try a different (STRONG) approach and blurted out,
"Wait! You need your leash!"
Without hesitation, Hurley stopped in his tracks,
turned around and came back into the house.
An off-ramp of a freeway in Long Beach, CA, has been torn up
Recently, someone put up a handmade sign reading, "Scientists
tell us that the sun will burn out in one and a half billion
years. It is sad that this contractor will have to finish
working in the dark."
As a waitress, I stopped at a table to see if anyone
The mother seated there asked, "May I have some more
dressing for my salad?"
"Anything else?" I replied thinking I could avoid making
The little girl at the table knew how to take a hint.
"Please," she added.
A middle-aged man wasn't feeling well, so he went to
the doctor for a check-up. After a thorough examination,
the doctor said, "Well, based on my examination, the best
thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods,
give up alcohol, and stop smoking."
The man said, "Well, to be honest with you, Doc, I don't
deserve the best. What's the second best?"
If someone says, "I know what I mean, but I just can't put it into
words," he doesn't know what he means.The boys had been up in
the attic together helping with some cleaning. The kids uncovered
an old manual typewriter and asked her, "Hey, Mom, what's this?"
"Oh, that's an old typewriter," she answered, thinking that
would satisfy their curiosity.
"Well, what does it do?" they queried.
"I'll show you," their mother said. She went downstairs and
returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper
into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving
black letters of print on the page.
"WOW!" the boys exclaimed, "That's really cool -- but how
does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?"
"There is no plug," she answered. "It doesn't need a plug."
"Then where do you put the batteries?" they persisted.
"It doesn't need batteries either," she continued.
"Wow! This is so cool!" the brothers exclaimed. "Someone
should have invented this a long time ago!"
Why It's Great to be a Dog
1) No one expects you to take a bath every day.
2) If it itches, you can scratch it.
3) There's no such thing as bad food.
4) A rawhide bone can entertain you for hours.
5) If you grow hair in weird places, no one notices.
6) You can lie around all day without worrying about being fired.
7) You don't get in trouble for putting your head in a stranger's lap.
8) You're always excited to see the same people.
9) Having big feet is considered an asset.
10) Puppy love can last.