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    Summer is now in full swing. Hot and humid in some places and just hot in others. July, well there is nothing like July 4th. Growing up it was cap guns and cap sticks, sparklers and firecrackers. In our neighborhood, the grills would come out in the front, along with lots of corn on the cob, and lots of melons, especially watermelon. My Mom use to take the seeds out of the watermelons, as girls do not spit out seeds. Boy she tried to make ladies out of us. We would go down to the corner, play stick ball, half ball and tag along with a lot of other games. My Dad always put the hose on the flag pole, but it did not touch the flag that was on the pole. In the morning, we would go to the town square for the 4th of July parade, with floats and decorated bicycles and at night we would all go to the bridge to see fireworks from 4 different places. This was a time of fun and games. We were free to run and play and we did a lot of walking. The tote is red/white with blue handles and red sides. The rose is red/white/blue. The pocket is white with a blue hook and red writing. I have added a piece of watermelon with a Little Miss Liberty. So, tote #136 is called Happy 4th. Let’s not forget that the 4th is the day to celebrate our freedoms, that were and are still being fought for. Check me out.
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    Well, the tote is done and it was a struggle with the handle. The directions for the handle was a lot confusing, but I messed with it and think I got it right. It is a pretty tote and I hope to make another that has turtles on it.
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    Good morning House! Judy-you are going to be super busy with the new graph ghan and it is going to be spectacular! I am so amazed when I see your work, crochet art at it's finest. Cindy-how's it going? Is the back feeling better? I sure hope so. I too have about 15 wips, I keep telling myself to finish a few but between work and the etsy orders, I feel like I haven't had left over time this week to just relax. I would teach you how to make soap any day, come on over. Joanne-betting you have something fun planned for the weekend. Mary-hoping that your dh's procedure goes well, that sure can be scary. Marlene-the weeks are dwindling down, that new grand will be here before we know it. Is she due mid August? The soap teaching went well. We had over 50 kids! They broke it up into 2 sessions. My dd and 2 other helpers really helped me keep the kids busy. We set it up like a buffet, the kiddos walked from left to right, first getting soap poured into a cup, then a popsicle stick, they added a few drops of colorant, a few drops of their desired fragrance, then they mixed...but not too rough..gently...they were so amazed at how the color changed from white to green/yellow/orange/blue , then they poured it into the molds, sprayed it with rubbing alcohol and attached their name on a small mini sticky next to the mold. They were so excited! I was able to chatter with them, find out what their favorite fragrances were, why they chose it, what grade they were going into next. Most of them were going into middle school. They were so well behaved, I was so grateful, what fun! After the soaps set up, we put their soap in a small organza bag with their little name sticky. They could then take them home to use/gift/smell. All in all it took almost 4 hours, but it was totally worth it. No set schedule at work, they do give you your schedule 3 weeks in advance but the days off/late nights are always different. Today will be my first Saturday alone..I am terrified....going to hope and pray that I can handle it. Off to get ready for the day, hugs and cool wishes!
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    Good morning. It's humid here, but currently only 70 degrees. It rained overnight and it's still pretty gloomy. Yesterday was in the 90s. Yesterday, we had our seven year old grandson over for his birthday visit. We took him to the local botanical gardens despite the heat and he had a blast. They have a children's garden there which has a ton of activities. We spent about 2 and a half hours there. The heat got to be to much for the grown ups, but I think he could have happily whiled away several more hours there. His gift was a safari version of Parcheesi. (Remember that game?). I got it at a yard sale, still in the manufacturers plastic wrap, for $1. The playing pieces are animals, and this kid loves animals. Also, winning is not based on skill, but on luck, so when we played it, he won fair and square. Judy, whenever, I see one of your graph-ghans, I am amazed. I'm sure the new one will be gorgeous as well. No scrubby yarn here, but those scrubbers sure look like they would be useful, not to mention quick and easy to make. I've made a bunch of those spiral scribbles, but always out of cotton yarn. My DDs really like those . Mary, sorry about your dh's struggles. Hopefully, surgery will be successful, and the two of you can travel again. We went to Colorado when DD was a senior and stayed near Estes Park. I'd love to go there again. Hope that you can go next year. LeeAn, you are as busy as ever. I'd love to learn how to make soap, so I'm a tiny bit jealous of those lucky kids! Marlene, I was exhausted yesterday, after one day with one grandchild! Hope you are holding up! Joanne, your grandsons sound like they are such a joy to you! On Friday, one of our retired intensivists stopped by to visit. He told me that he was having so much fun with his grandkids, that he thought we should just skip all the work of child raising, and have grandchildren first. Have a a great weekend, ladies.
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    A little while ago I saw some Porcelain Dolls on sale at Factory Direct. They are very pretty dolls, a little delicate. She is 12 1/2 inches tall. I looked and found I had patterns for 11 1/2 and 13. So I decided to take a pattern for a 13 inch doll and us size 3 yarn and an F hook. Since I was just playing to find size, I decided to make her into a County Singer. Yesterday I got her mini acoustic guitar. So here is Dolly.
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    Ok, here is the finished afghan. I have 4 extra squares, so I purchased 2 - 12" pillow inserts that will have a square on each side. So she will have something to lay her head on. As soon as they come in, I will take a picture of the whole package. In the mean time, here is the afghan. Every one has at least if not all their squares in the afghan.
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    Its been a busy bonsai weekend. We had a bonsai master from Puerto Rico doing demos, lectures and workshop Sat and Sun with dinner Sat night. The trees the club buys for the master to work with are raffled off to members and for 10 years its never been us. Lookie at what dh won yesterday! Its a water jasmine. I had told.dh that I had wanted some cuttings to see if they would root and if I could keep them alive in the winter. Its not related to jasmine but the blooms smell like jasmine Tonight we will stop at Red Robin to use the last of my birthday freebies.
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    I have a friend who is going to have her first baby in Sept. She is so happy about it and a few weeks ago, she found out it will be a boy. So I decided to make her a baby blanket and a pillow. The blanket is a c2c with a moon and cloud for the pillows. This pattern took no time at all to make. I think they turned out great.
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    Katy I hate that your tablet quit so soon. Didnt you get it for Mothers day 2016? Isnt it amazing how attached one gets to using a tablet or in my case phone instead of the computer? Mary Jo what is the yarn you used in the colored stripes of my dishcloth and have you heard anything from Lea? Its been a while since she has checked in here. I was going to post a photo in the thank your fgm thread but the reply to this topic box isnt opening up for me. We took my sister and niece out to lunch for my sister's birthday. Its another hot sunny day. Makes me reslly appreciate ac. I have some more nicu afghans about ready to mail off. There are 3 like the first one. They are 24 inches or so across except the last one is smaller. I had these finished before I got sick.
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    Oh! I wanted to share a happy from today...got a thank you card from my cousin in the mail today. Her son was born 10 weeks early, and I immediately sent a pair of preemie octopi, a couple preemie blankets, and a bunch of preemie hats for him. In the card, she thanked me for sending the preemie stuff in addition to the regular sized blanket I made later. She also shared with me that the baby in the basinette next to our little fighter was pulling his tubes out repeatedly, so my cousin gave his momma one of the octopi I'd sent her, and once that little one had his own octopus, no more wires/tubes were pulled out! So on a day that I was feeling really down, I got news that because I love to play with yarn, I was able to help two little preemies!
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    Linda I am not too sure that the birds wouldn't cook if they use my bird bath right now. We were late getting is set up this year because we waited until after we got the new roof and I really haven't noticed birds using it yet. Guess they prefer the neighbor's and our ponds. The check battery light came on in dh's old car yesterday. He took the battery out and took it in to be checked and they said it was fine so now it sits until it's appointment at the shop next Thurs. Sandra mailed you two squares this morning. PO eta is Mon. I just happened to have a skein of RHSS shaded browns laying out to figure out how to use it when I saw your request.
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    Good Morning. Got another package out in the mail. This one is a doll with several outfits for Bailey4's charity. 3 more packages to go and I can start on next years stuff. Hot and humid, but I have to go to the store this morning. Working on the pocket for the new tote today. I know I am early, but I have a little time, so I thought I would get it ready. Have a great day everyone.
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    Here is the porcelain doll I have been working on. I call her Dolly, as I dressed her up like a Country Singer. The doll is pretty, but very delicate.
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    If you look here you can see the new doll I dressed. She is porcelain and the second picture shows you her face. I called Dolly.
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    As usual all heat and humidity here. Sorry about the freezer. That is my worry. I will wake up and the fridge will of stopped working during the night. Everytime they come to do the yearly, they tell us to keep the one we have till it dies. The new ones are not made as well. We just got Tampa Guy one of those recliners that also is a lift chair. He really likes it. I have yet to sit in it. Well off to see what is going on in the world. Hugs to all.
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    Yes!! The only desserts at a Chinese buffet that I like are the coconut macaroons! The others are too bland to suit me!
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    Hey everyone I am still here. Doing good. Husband is finally well. Just trying to stay cool. It is about 92 here in E Tn. We got out tomatoes plants out. Some of them. We got more to set out. The reason I haven't been chatting to much. I have busy crocheting. And doing plastic canvas work. I can't take pictures, right now. I have to get another card for my camera. Then I can. Well take care everyone. Arlene
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    After noon all! It's been crazy here. Just taking care of fur babies and then yesterday getting ready to get supper made discovered the freezer wasn't working. Lost a lot of food. Got it all cleaned up It's such a shame! This is the dang 4th freezer in 10 years that stopped working on us. They sure don't make them like they use to. Just tell me some good things? I have to see , hear ,live and be nothing but good. It has to go a different direction for me. I'm loosing it! Think positive!!! I keep telling myself.
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    Progress picture. Will begin row 19/28 next
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    Good morning House! Cindy-ouchie! I hope that you are doing better today, I have a rolly chair at work, I have almost missed the entire chair. Are you feeling better today? The pups sound adorable! Mary-oh my! The new afghan is beautiful! Love the color combo too! Judy-Thread must be popular right now, I have sold a lot of thread in the last few weeks online. So glad as I have lots of inventory to add. Are you almost finished with one doily? How long do you think it will take to get them whipped up? Betting that you will have them done soon! Joanne-how cute that your grands all want to be in the same room. My sister and I always shared a room, we hardly ever spent time away from each other. We are so close, I am glad. My ds and dd are very close, for being teenagers they just adore each other. It makes my heart so happy to see them joke and hang out. Marlene-hoping that you are doing well, How are the grands? and your dh? Hopefully well. I came home from work yesterday and sat and crochet. It was pure bliss. I am getting the hang of things but the check cashing still freaks me out. I don't know why it makes me so nervous but it does. If I just take my time the computer will walk me thru the entire process. I am working on the temp afghan, was a month behind. I am almost to the middle of June, hoping that today I can sneak a bit of hooky time in. Had an order for 144 of the mini elephant soaps, have them all poured. Just need to shrink wrap and package..that is the time cruncher. So glad to have the weekend off. Next Saturday I will be flying solo and working on my own..scary! Managed to finish a knit cowl that I had started ages ago, just have to weave in the last end..wouldn't you know, it has been sitting waiting ...one of these days I shall get to it. Off to tackle my "To Do List". Hugs and warmest of wishes!
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    ok here is the dish/wash cloths, ih ave eight done, but at the time of the pic, i didn't have , lol my goal will be 12 to start with and then ill see how the cotteon is holding out.. i am tying them in pairs, with yarn, and will put a tag on then, as i did the hats, something like, made with love, fromyour neighbor is Nebraska, including the fact it is cotton 100 percent and will shrink a bit in the dryer... that's all, for now, more tomorrow,have a good night,andHi carol..lol
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    I found one very similar, the name is Jonquil Tablecloth. It's at the link I gave you above. I fibbed above, that link for crochet only doesn't sort by publication name (I'm not sure what the sort is; I usually look at this link which includes more than crochet). The publisher is American Thread company, book name is Star Bedspread and Tablecloth Book No. 109 (you can probably search on '109' and find it quickly). The motif looks identical, or nearly so. The way the motifs are connected is slightly different. It could be that the design was 'recycled' and changed a bit from another book, I've seen that more than once. Example, I made a (very unique/unusual) doily from a book circa WWI, and a few years later found the identical doily used as a pin cushion cover in a 1950s book. The publishers were different, which I thought was interesting (maybe one bought out the other). It's also possible your Grandmother liked the motif but borrowed the connection scheme from another pattern, or made it up herself.
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    Good Morning. Thought I would drop in before I start the border on the afghan. I put a picture of the layout on the thread. I spent all day yesterday sewing it together. First a trip to the store, then I will sit down and start the border. I have 2 packages I am waiting for, then I will send it all out. You will see a picture before It goes out.
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    Good Morning. What a beautiful day here today. Chance of rain down to 20%, so the humidity has let up some. I have the Sear guys coming to do the yearly on my washer and dryer. We are seriously considering a new fridge. Ours is 26 years old and like us just about making it. We are still trying to decide if we want to buy a new one or renew the contract on the old one. Today I put the afghan together, then I will do the edging. So I just wanted to drop in and say Hi!
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    The link didn't work for me. Is this the right pattern? http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/woodland-waves-throw.html i believe it means to start the dc2 tog then skip three sts and put the second leg in the fourth st. This way there are five sts involved. And it is the inverse of the inc where you dc, ch three, dc, all into one st. In a ripple the hills an valleys have to mirror each other.
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    Here is a round ripple I crochet for the Warmth for Warriors blanket drive. It is 43 inches wide so should be a good lapghan. The center is some Caron blue yarn and then I used a Yarn Bee Sugarwheel skein in what they call “That’s my Jam” colorway. Then I just added some blues and black in RHSS I had to finish it off.
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    Tada! 45inches in diameter....and boy, I cannot get rid of my desire for symmetry!
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    Just got back from a week at Disney. No crochet today but lots of laundry and unpacking. I also finished reading my vacation book. Probably will make the name doily for my sister and brother in law next.
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    I saw/heard a pattern for these on YouTube but it's in another language. I thought they were so cute I wrote up my own pattern for them.
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    Patriotic Wreath one skein each red, white, and blue WW yarn size G aluminum hook, 12" wreath form Crochet in BACK LOOPS ONLY THROUGHOUT 1.-With red ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc across ch, ch 1 turn(30 sc) 2.-6--working in back loops sc across rows, changing to white for 7th row 7.-12 working in back loops with white sc across row ch 1 turn changing to red for 13th row Work 6 rows red and 6 rows white until there are 7 red and 6 white stipes adding blue in last red stripe, do 32 rows of blue, stitch tog. short ends of piece on ws to form a circle, fit around wreath and stitch long sides tog. Decorate with stars on the blue field ch 3 join with sl st for ring, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in ring, repeat 4 more times. Copyright 2004 by SallyAnn
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    Very pretty and a nice memorial.
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    Oh Linda so sorry it was the compressor. We have had to replace at least one of those. When we got married dh had a pickup that he didn't replace the compressor in and I pretty much refused to go anywhere in it in the summer. I hated getting dressed up and makeup on to go to someplace like church or a wedding only to arrive with makeup totally sweated off my face and my clothes wringing wet. Dress up clothes at least mine are hot and clingy anyway so am glad I don't wear them much anymore. Katy it sounds like you are moving right along on learning about your diet. You also have to watch corn and peas. I mean after all they mostly use high fructose CORN syrup as the sweetening ingredient in most everything anymore. I think one exception to the white rule is cauliflower and I think people are using it as a substitution for potatoes. And well carbohydrates are just multiple glucose molecules joined together so our bodies break them down into glucose. Its basically a balancing act and its different for everybody. Activity plays a part too. The more active a person is the more glucose their body needs and it is a need. I have been working on squares for PRR too. Probably close to 75. I need to mail them off. I also have lapghans almost ready for W4W. Glad I saw Sandra's request when I did because that skein of shaded browns was about ready to be worked up for PRR or W4W. I am getting close to getting my aunt and stepmom's yarn worked up and out of here. Well guess I have a pile of pastels which will be worked up for Kathryn here at the ville and maybe one or two for PRR. The PRR is now working on a project sending baby blankets along with a story book to be handed out to encourage reading to babies. They are also working on collecting boxes (eg the plastic shoe boxes) filled with little things for the elders this Christmas. I am pretty sure I have some scarves and hats already finished that I could send as well. That is good about your donations to the Salvation Army are handed out and not sold. I would be inclined to send them hats and scarves if that is the case. Anymore I am one of those people that gets beet red in the face when I get hot. I think it looks worse than it really is but it looks scary enough that it gets dh's attention when most other things don't. No signal on my phone the past couple of days here at home so I have had to fire up the laptop to check in. I sure miss not being able to hop on multiple times a day with just a swipe or two from my recliner. Its another scorcher here and I am only going to go out to walk down to the road to the mailbox, take out trash and give woody (and the darn squirrel) another block of suet which gets pretty soft and mushy in this heat.
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    Love the snowflake and hearts Anna. I started the nest tote early and have it done, except for the pocket. The package was delivered yesterday, so I can relax a little. Hope everyone has a great day today.
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    well as promised I ran him ragged,we trooped out in 103 temps,thank goodness I'm conditioned to it this year he tried to throw something else in the works ( for me)but it was not on my agenda today so therefore I was not amused,so after being froze out for ten minutes he relented and said okay if we don't go there where do you want to go,the rest of the day went smoothly,see no no don't get me in the truck and pull a switch a roo,not having it. Book heaven,first stop our local library,on the sale shelf there were 4 new releases to paperback,.50 a piece,told Bill they are just out now on store shelves well good thing I found stuff there the other library across town had zip,okay after all that book hunting,it was time to hit Cracker Barrell,for my traditional catfish sandwich,gasp its not on the menu anymore,we looked high and low,okay so its been a few years since we've been there,but they have had that on the menu for 25+ yrs so we asked,the waiter said they could still make us one, it just isn't on the menu anymore,yep thats the same way as the peanut butter/mud pie that went away,but that was never to be seen or gotten again,sigh.Okay still not done on to the new German grocery store Lidl,which I pronounced lie dle,my sis in law from Germany says it pronounced leedle like needle,good thing I went in there with a full stomach,right as you go in the door,they have a very impressive bakery,both pastries and fresh European style bread,oh my! the prices are very reasonable and its off brand similiar to Aldi's but still quality products.One more stop to go,Harris Teeter for some fresh sourdough bread. time to do a few dishes,it stormed earlier,so didn't run the water,anyway after that,I'll read my few pages and zonk out,till 6 ish in the a.m.
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    Hi and Welcome to Crochetville from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Grab your yarn and hooks, put your feet up and sit a spell. Beautiful blanket and a gorgeous son. Yeah, they do not come with a manual, but it is fun learning. Ask all the questions you like in the help section. Someone will be able to help you.
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    Welcome to the Ville! That is really pretty!
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    good morning hot and humid,chance of storms later on Jimmy watch,Rene and her dad are dropping something off to Jimmy's cousin in NC mil has a UTI and is in a very confused time right now,hope it passes quickly
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    Ha the last year Tampa Guy worked, he only worked on Wed and Thurs. He took all his vacations and personal holidays off for the rest of the day. Then that January he got more. By the time he finished and retired it turned out he only worked about maybe 2 weeks. They are so funny when it comes to retirement. Ok, I am now going to post the finished afghan. I still am waiting for 2 packages, before it can be sent, and they both should be here next week. I thought you might like to see the finished product.
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    We are having one heck of a storm this morning----lots of lightening some too close for comfort and pouring rain. We needed the rain as the ground had gotten really dry. Maybe. I can get the last of my plants set out now. Katy I have a devil of a time with the keyboard on my phone. Dh's phone is just enough larger that its much easier but still not as large as a tablet. I sure cant type away with my thumbs the way the kids do. Thats why most all my posts show I went back and edited them. Now I could use the microphone and dictate my posts but some times they turn out worse. I have another lapghan about finished for W4W and another pile of squares for PRR. Katy wasnt the scrappy c2c they made pretty? I really like the 12 inch c2c blocks. Lea so glad you are back.
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    Hello everyone. I headed to my other daughter's house early yesterday. I brought my grandson with me and I'm taking care of the littlest granddaughter today too. We spent an hour and 30 minutes playing in the pool and water tables this morning so everyone is relaxing or napping now. I'm glad we went out early because it's raining and thundering now. Not much else going on here.
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    Mary Jo, Do you still need a square?. I could make one today and mail that to you. I usually do not make squares, I was never "in to" that. Yes, thru my crocheting life time I made a couple plain granny squares for my daughter as a wash cloths. Yesterday I was looking on line at bunch of different fancy designs 12" squares. I came a cross one that I think I would like to try:). It would be a mix: med. purple & white. I think it would look very nice. There are many different stiches in that square, not only "granny stitch" LOL. Krys
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    Hello from south Florida!
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    Hello from Mississippi!
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    Hello Darksi, is there a pattern for the Sweaters you make as a set with the Ripple Blankie's? Gosh such beautiful work you do, I just can't quit looking at your work. Thank You. Conni
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    Had been wanting to try this pattern for awhile now. Finally got to it. This is a Maggie Weldon pattern, but I do not have the link to it any longer. It is called a Watermelon dishcloth, but I didn't have those colors, so just used what I had in the old yarn closet. Too cute to use, so I hung it on my kitchen wall.
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    Sorry about the pics, I don't have a digital camera and this is the best I could do with my scanner. If you find any errors please send me a pm. ~~~~~~~~~ Creeping Trebles Square Copyright to champygirl February 15, 2010 Materials: Worsted Weight yarn (like Red Heart Supersaver yarn) in 3 colors if doing 8 inch square or in 4 colors if doing 12 inch square. (Color A, B, C, D) Size H hook (5.00mm) Yarn needle (to weave in ends) Note: Beginning ch3 counts as dc throughout pattern. Finish Size: 8”h x 8”w inches or 12”h x 12”w inches Note: If doing 8” x 8” square, follow directions for Rnds 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, then do Alt Rnd 6 directions. Different Stitches: Surface Double Treble Crochet (SDTC)- Yarn over 3 times, bring yarn in front of your work, insert hook in free front loop below next st, yarn over, pull up a loop, [yarn over, draw thru 2 loops] Do this 4 times. Note: When working SDTC you’re leaving the st above free front loop unworked. Leave this st unworked. Directions: Rnd 1: With Color A ch5, join with sl st to first chain to form ring, ch3, 2 dc in ring, [ch3, 3 dc in ring] Do this 3 times, ch3, join with sl st to top of ch3. (12dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Rnd 2: Ch3, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, [1 dc in next st, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch3. (28dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Finish off. Rnd 3: Join Color B with a sl st to any ch3 space, ch3, (1 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in same ch3 space, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts] Do this 3 times, join with sl st to top of ch3. (40dc, 4 SDTC, 4-ch3 spaces) Rnd 4: Ch3, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, [1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, join with sl st to top of ch3. (60dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Finish off. Rnd 5: Join Color C with a sl st to any ch3 space, ch3, (1 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in same ch3 space, [*1 dc in each of the next 4 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 4 sts*, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, repeat from * to * once, join with sl st to top of ch3. (68dc, 8 SDTC, 4- ch3 spaces) If you’re doing 8” inch square follow the Alt Rnd 6 directions below if not skip to Rnd 6 directions. Alt Rnd 6: Ch3, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, [1 dc in each of the next 19 sts, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts, join with sl st to top of ch3. (92dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Finish off. Rnd 6: Ch3, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, [1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in next st, join with sl st to top of ch3. (92dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Finish off. Rnd 7: Join Color D with a sl st to any ch3 space, ch3, (1 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in same ch3 space, {[*1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st] Do this 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts*, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space} Do this 3 times, repeat from * to * once, join with sl st to top of ch3. (96dc, 12 SDTC, 4-ch3 spaces) Rnd 8: Ch3, 1 dc in next st, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space, [*1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6sts, 1 dc in back loop of next st*, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, repeat from * to * once, 1 dc in next st, join with sl st to top of ch3. (124dc, 4-ch3 spaces) Finish off. Rnd 9: Join Color A with sl st to any ch3 space, ch3, (1 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in same ch3 space, [*1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts, 1 SDTC in free front loop of st below next st, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts*, (2 dc, ch3, 2 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, repeat from * to * once, join with sl st to top of ch3. (124dc, 16 SDTC, 4-ch3 spaces) Optional: Rnd 10: Ch1, 1 sc in same st as joining, 1 sc in next st, (2 sc, ch2, 2 sc) all in next ch3 space, [1 sc in each of the next 35 sts, (2sc, ch2, 2 sc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, 1 sc in each of the next 33 sts, join with to first sc. (156sc, 4-ch2 spaces) Finish off and weave in ends. Enjoy!!!! Copyright to Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl February 15, 2010. Do not claim this pattern as your own and do not sell the pattern. It is free for a reason. Do not copy and paste pattern to another website, please use a link. You can do whatever you want with the finish item you make. You can sell the finish item, or make it for charity, or make it as a gift. Whatever floats your boat. If you do sell the item online, do not use my photo, make your own and take a picture of that.