Friday, October 05, 2007

Adjustable Hidden Ring

"Adjustable Hidden Ring"
Instructions will be under each picture

You can click on all pictures to enlarge view

Loop yarn up to the right over top of forefinger.
Bring yarn down and under the middle finger.
Bring back up to the left over forefinger.
Then bring straight down on the left back


Take your hook and insert it into the figure 8 from the right.... over top of the yarn at the right, and under the yarn at the left.

Yo and pull back through to the right.....being sure to hold loop up against the ring and holding the end yarn with your left hand to maintain tention.

Chain as many chains as you will need here to work in your first round.
If you are going to work this round in sc, then ch 1
If you are going to work this round in hdc, then ch 2
If you are going to work this round in dc, then ch 3
If you are going to work this round in tr, then ch 4

In this Example picture ABOVE,
ch 1 was used in order to work this round in sc.

Crochet as many stitches as your pattern calls for (this example picture ABOVE was done in 16 sc)

Snug the ring closed.

Join with a sl st in the first sc.

Lay the end yarn up and over your working yarn, then work the first stitch that is called for in your pattern in round 2 ....
carry the end yarn across the back for a few stitches, crocheting over it as you work this round

After you have completed a few stitchs, the snip the end yarn, and continue working your pattern

Monday, September 17, 2007

My New Template

I found this template in my search. Tables are something new for me, but I will get the hang of it I guess.
(Still Tweeking) :)

Post a comment and let me know if you like it,
or not.

Have a great day CrochetManiacs

Friday, September 14, 2007

Out For A Few Weeks

I just popped in to let everyone know that I and not getting much free time these days to post. I am not going to be back online much for a few more weeks.
I am hoping sooner rather than later, I will be able to get back in here.

I see that my template has lost it's background color again (4 times now).
I am finding that a few others with this template are having the same problem.............
soooo, when I can, I will update my blog to a new template :)

Maybe something for Fall.

I will see you all as soon as I can.
Take care

I found this template but I am still debating is tables and I am not that familiar with them.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I have been a bad blogger

Yes I have. I have neglected my blog for a long time now. I have been so busy that I just haven't been in here and I do miss blogging with you all. I am gonna try and get back at it in here soon, I promise.

I am going to do a revamp also..........don't think I will have the Monday posts
anymore that are under the sea.
I really want to turn my blog into a full fledged crochet blog. I always say that, but seemed to get side tracked everytime, LOL!

I will try and get started on something new on here next week.........keep checking back, I promise to have some new stuff posted soon :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Crochet Top 100 List Site!

Come And Check It Out!

We Would Love For You to Join Us!
List Your Site~~I Look Forward To
Seeing You There.

Monday's Post

The Blue Panet Deep Sea Part 2
9:27 minutes

Weekly Bible Study (mp)

"Are The Dead Really Dead?"

Watch or Listen
(Both will be in the right side bar for the week)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Yes I Have!

I have been so lax in my blog posting here of late. I got just a tad overwhelmed with crochet that I think I got behind on just about everything, LOL!

I promise to get back in here real soon and get to posting again.......and get the weekly Under The Sea Adventures going again.

Have a good one out there :)

I will be back soon..............

Monday, August 13, 2007

EEEEEEEEK !!!!!!!!!

"Hello, technical support, how can I help you" ?

LADY: "Last night my computer started making a lot of hissing noise at me so I shut it down. This morning when I turned it on the computer started hissing and cracking,then started smoking and a bad smell, then nothing".

SUPPORT: "I will have a technician come over first thing this morning, just leave the computer just like it is, so they can find the problem and fix it, or change it out with another computer. Give me your address; phone number and the technician will be there just as soon as they can". When the technician got there, the lady showed the technician where the computer was, said what happened to it, this is what the technician found wrong. Take a look at the pictures... you won't believe your eyes!!!!! And you thought you had computer problems !!!

The technician told her: It must have been after the mouse! The woman didn't think it was very funny at all.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Meet My Pastor

I want to introduce you to My Pastor, Pastor Doug
He has such a tremendous testimony and I wanted to share that with you.

"The Richest Caveman" Part 1

"The Richest Caveman" Part 2

"The Richest Caveman" Part 3

I so hope you will enjoy meeting my Pastor

He is the Pastor of my blogs "Weekly Bibles Studies"

I Knew I would Do This

I not only forgot to post the weekly Monday post.........I didn't even remember them, til now (tuesday night/wednesday morning at 2:05).
I am so bad, LOL!

Here they are, better late than never

BBC's Deep Blue part 1 (complete)
The Original Documentary In Full
(Located in the right side bar)
9:50 minutes
It is so good, I also wanted to post it here as well

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)

"Purity & Power!"

Watch or Listen

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

ManiaSP Goodies Came Today!!

I got my Sp package today and
my SP was Michele.
She sure does know how to spoil a body, I never expected

She made me these oh so cute avatars that you see here.......the mermaid and

the fishy's in the tank........

and she also made two for my SP recipient for me that I surprised her with.....Lisa's Kitty avatars.

This one with the butterfly
and the kitty fishing in the pond on Lisa's Blog.
Thank you so much for making me these cuties for my SP

And oh yes, the SNB crochet book. Now to show you what she sent in the reveal package today.

click to enlarge

And My Very first Thread Doilies
They Are Beautiful!

Thank You Thank You Thank You Soooo Much
For Making My First SP Swap So Much Fun Michele!
I love it all!!

Oh yeah, by the way, the Hershey Bar is now
just a sweet but ooooh sooo good memory ;)
My healthy cooking and eating will just have to wait one more day, LOL!

Monday, July 16, 2007

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure And Bible Study

The Blue Panet Deep Sea Part 1 (Located in the right side bar)
10:16 minutes

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)

"The Lost Day of History"

Watch or Listen

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hey There My Blog Buddies

I am here, barely!
My pc went down and I have been working on it this past couple of days here. Just about to get it back up to snuff :)

I have a couple of pics I was gonna post a day or two back, but didn't get the chance to with having the computer probs.
I will more than likely be able to get them on here tomorrow, or Sunday.

I will be gone to my neighbors some tomorrow to help her out. She just lost her hubby of 44 years last night (in the wee hours). He had a stroke a couple of days back and was in the hospital when they lost him. They said he went into a comma and past away around 3am.
It is just so sad, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my hubby, it's got to be just the the most painful hurt next to that of losing a child.

Keep her in your hearts and prayers everyone.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Monday Posts

I am so sorry, I did it didn't I?
Yes, I forgot to post this weeks adventure and update the weekly bible study

They are now posted on the blog located in the right side bar.

This week we are going to Go
Swimming with Orcas in The Galapagos.

The weekly bible study is:
"The Ultimate Deliverance" The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

Sorry that I almost forgot to post these......better late than never :)

Hey There Karen

Hi Karen,
Thanks for posting your comment on the king size bedspread, I do appreciate it.

When you crochet or knit something like a king size bedspread, it takes quite a bit of yarn, not to mention the hours and days put into making one that size. Priced at $200 dollars is a very fair and realistic price. If people only knew what all went into making something like this, they would know that it should really be priced higher, but I thought $200 was a fair and cost saving price to make one for her.

I went to see the wedding dress you told me about on your site and I am going to share your link here on my blog with others to see it. It is so beautiful. I know that had to take a lot of hours to make. It is so pretty.

Here is the link:

When you link here to her site, click on the "About us" and look at that wedding is just so pretty. Very awesome work!

I hope you can visit my blog again soon, I will look forward to seeing you again, and thanks for sharing the link to your site with us.

I would like to invite you to visit our crochet forum when you get a chance.
Here is the link: CrochetMania

Thursday, July 05, 2007

AHHHHHH... Lookey What I Got This Afternoon!

Another fishey for CrochetManiacsBlog!!!
Thank You Miss Kitty :)

It is so cute!

Bunches Of Huggsss Woman :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Autumn Lace" Crochet Bedspread Pattern In The Making!

Hi everyone,
Yup, it's me, LOL!

I know that I have probably became a stranger to you, but I am still very busy and am trying to juggle a few hats all at once
(can you just invision that one, LOL).

I am making "Hot Lips HANNAH" Turtle Coasters today that I have orders for,
and I am also working on this new bedspread design. One of my etsy customers is wanting a bedspread that will fit her California king size bed and I are trying to save her on the cost of yarns. I looked online for patterns using yarns and find that they are just not out there. I have finished the large piece (20" wide) in my design and I will be working on the smaller piece that will be used to connect the large ones in the corners this week. I may change the name, I am not sure yet, sometimes when I get something finished, I see it as a whole and think that a better name would suit the piece.

Here is a sneak peek at the large piece :)

Monday, July 02, 2007

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure And Bible Study!

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure (In The Side Bar To Your Right)
Planet Earth - Shallow Seas 5 of 5

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"The Lost Day of History"

Watch or Listen

Friday, June 29, 2007

Yes, This CrochetManiac Is Still Alive

I am still trying to get caught up with my crocheting................looks like I am about to get there,
then boom, another etsy customer wants me to make her a california king bedspread.......WOOHOO! She is just the nicest lady, I love making things for her :)

I will still do my best to get in here and post something new real soon, I promise just hang in there.

I think that I am gonna have to learn how to crochet faster, LOL!

I miss blogging with all of you :)
I will do my best to get back in here real soon. I missed my first blogaversary, CrochetManiacs became one year old on the 22nd so we are gonna have to do something to celebrate...........................Keep a check and see what we come up with to do, I don't know what it will be yet, but I promise it will be fun :)

Have a good night all and I can't wait to get this blog going again with daily goodies posted just for you :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday's Post

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure (In The Side Bar To Your Right)
Planet Earth - Shallow Seas 4 of 5

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"Keys for a Happy Marriage"

Watch or Listen

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Monday Posts

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure (In The Side Bar To Your Right)
Planet Earth - Shallow Seas 3 of 5

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"A Colossal City In Space"

Watch or Listen
I will be out for a couple of weeks,
but I will keep these two updated and
posted for you on Mondays :)
I have a lot of crocheting to get done and
I am running behind.
I will hurry to get finished with my crochet as fast as I can :)
I will post more crochet and knit videos and
pattern links when I return.
Have A Good One, I Will Hurry Back,
I Promise :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A New Knit Blog To Share With You!

Check it out! "Crazy Aunt Pearls Blog"
I am sure that a lot of you have already visited Pearls blog, but for those of you who haven't yet, you will find it very informative, and just a really nice blog to visit.

She has a couple of knit video instructionals on how to do a knit inc (k 1 in front, k 1 in back).
That's great for us beginners......every little bit helps :)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

This Week At CrochetManicsBlog!

This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure
"Planet Earth - Shallow Seas 2 of 5"
Look For It In the Side Bar To The Right
Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"Rescue from Above"
(links) Watch or Listen
(link) Ivy's CreationsCrochetVideos (Portugese)
Very Well Done, You Can Easily See The Stitches
She Is Making And Understand The Instruction!
How to knit A

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Another Really Cute Fishy For My Blog:)

I just recieved this really cute little fishy for my blog today from MissKitty at CrochetMania.
Thank you my dear, it made me smile when I went to my mail in PM's and saw it :)

I just love my new fishes I have gotten to put on my blog, they are all soooo cute!

Hugs A Bunches To You

A New Crochet Blog I Found And Wanted To Share With You!

Hello everyone, I hope that your day is going along for you as nice as mine is today. We are having a hot weather day here, but it is clear and just so beautiful outside with this breeze that's very pleasant :)
I came online today to find a very nice comment posted here on my blog.
It was from:
Her name is Ivy (I think) and she is in Brazil. I was invited to link sites with her and I would be honored to link to her blog.
I visited there today and she has a lot of crochet YouTube videos of some of the things she makes. I know it is in Spanish, but the video's are so clear to understand the stitches she is making, that I thought you all might like to visit at her blog and see her work. Here is the link to all of her YouTube Video's if you would like to see some of her creations: IvyCrochetCreationVideos

She is a very talented crocheter, and I will visit there often. Now, if I can just figure out how to use a translater, LOL!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

What My CrochetMania SP Made And Sent Me Today

Aren't they the cutest!

I have sized this
one for you to
Avatar size
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

You are welcome to use either one of these as a button link to my site. Simply place your curser over the one you would choose and left click (another window will pop up). Then place your curser over the button in the new window and right click. Then click on "Save Picture As"

Save to your computer where you choose to. I always save mine to my pictures when I am saving button links to sites :)

Then place my site URL in the button for linking to CrochetManiacs......that's it :)

If you need help with this, just e-mail me by clicking on the little white envelope here below .... you will see it there just under the word "Posted"

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed your visit :)

Hugs A Bunches To You
CrochetMania SP

Monday, June 04, 2007

This Weeks
Under The Sea Adventure

(10:00 minutes)
~ Planet Earth Shallow Seas 1 of 5 ~
Look For It In The Right Side Bar.

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"Did God Create the Devil?"
Watch or Listen

Knit Video Tutorials:
(I hope you can see these clearly)
Twisted German Cast On (1)
Twisted German Cast On (2)

Crochet Video Tutorial:
Crochet A Necklace With Wire And Beads
Excellent Video From "Aunties Beads"

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Two Needle Cable Baby Booties Knitting Pattern

Designed by: Barbara Breiter
Link To: Pattern

Easy baby booties knit on two needles feature
a cable on the top of the bootie.

Barbara is one of the Authors of,
"The Complete Idiot's Guide To Knitting & Crocheting"

(3rd edition)
The other author: Gail Diven
Link To: Knit A Bit

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This Has To Be One Of My All Time Favorites

I wanted to share this one with you. It is so beautiful!

Vince Gill - Go Rest High On That Mountain

Monday, May 28, 2007

Late As Usual, But I Did Get It Posted On Monday :)

This weeks Under The Sea Adventure
"Green Sea Turtles"
Posted to the right here in the side bar.
The music with this video
is so peaceful!

Weekly Bible Study (mp3)
"Is There Anything Left You Can Trust?"
Watch or Listen

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Lookey What I Recieved In My E-mail

Two very sweet lady's that I have come to know have both sent me these this past week. I am so honor to call these two my freinds,
they are just the sweetest there is.

This one is from: Linda

This one is from: Viqui

Hugs A Bunches To You Two
& Linda

Friday, May 25, 2007

Free Knitting Pattern: Simple Child Hat

This is made with Cuddle Me and Lantern yarns.
You can purchase this at NuMei.
They are running a sale on them right now.
I have used it before and it is so very soft.

Click On To Enlarge

Link To: Pattern
New Links Posted For The Beginner

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Calling All CrochetMania Members!!!!

We have a new swap posted at TheMania (Crochet Slippers Swap) and are looking for a few more CrochetMania Members out there to come on and join in!!
We still need a few more to get this one off and running,
so come on everyone,

Lets get this Slipper Party Started!!!

Link Here: CrochetMania Slipper Swap

Monday, May 21, 2007

I Am Late!!!!!!!!!!!!

Late----As Usual For Me, LOL....
But I have This Weeks Under The Sea Adventure Now Posted :)

Under The Sea In Thailand
Enjoy :)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Healthy Banana Ice Cream

I always add just a little bit of soy milk (very little),
and I make mine in a food processor

This recipe is also posted on CrochetManiacsForHealthyRecipes

Friday, May 18, 2007

(Part 1) I Am Still Here!!
(Part 2) Question?

(Part 1):
Hey all, sorry I have been away from my blog for a few days. My baby's are moving out. My oldest just finished moving today.......
I already miss him :(

My youngest will be moving out the first of June. I am having mixed emotions right now to say the least. I am happy for them, and I can't wait to get all that new space to use to set up my yarn shelves and such (we are kind of bunched up right now in MY living space).
But this emptiness is beginning to set in, you know? Please send some good thoughts and prayers my way, I am sure that I am going to need all you can muster up :)

Hugs Everyone :)
(Part 2):
If you could have input on this blog on the things that would be of interest to you to see here,
what would those things be?
Please let me know......I do want to lean in that direction so you can enjoy your visits to
CrochetManiacs :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

It's Mother's Day People!

(A Vote For This Blog Is Always Welcome)


Here's Wishing All Of You Mom's Out There,
A Happy Mother's Day
From CrochetManiacs

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fluffy Stuffy Goodies From My CrochetMania Swap Buddy :)

I just wish you would look at what Darlene sent me in CrochetMania's Fluffy Stuffy Swap!
Isn't she the sweetest! I was just expecting a Fluffy Stuffy, she sure did make my day with the extra surprises :)
I am in chocolate heaven..YUMMMMM, LOL!
The Kitty is adorable, I have it setting on the table beside my bed.....It is sooo cute!!

Click to enlarge:

Thank you so much Darlene
Hugggsssss to you from me

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Continental Knitting Demo

I am learning to knit and I found this crocheters. This way feels perfect!
Throwing the stitch, or yarn just was so hard for me to do and to coordinate.
This way for us crocheters to lean feels soooooo much more to what we are use to.

Kari At "Will Blog For Yarn" Is Having A Blogiversary With Prizes Everybody!!!

Its Blogiversary Time at Kari's blog everyone!

She is also doing a comments for yarn at her blog.
Stop in for a visit and read all about what she has going on for her Blogiversary.......looks like a lot of fun going down over

at Will Blog For Yarn........check it out, I am sure she would love for all to join in and have some good down to earth fun at her blog!! :)

I know I am :)

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