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WIPs 'N Chains

A Free Online Crochet Newsletter From
December 22, 2005

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April 2004
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What's New at

There have been a LOT of additions and editions to since the last newsletter! First and foremost, there is a new look to the website! I'm learning to write html code in a slightly different way and decided, at that time, that I would reform the entire site. There are features that should make it easier for you. For instance, since all the graphics on the site and now solely owned by me, I no longer have to disable the right clicker on your mouse. For those of you who prefer to put patterns into MS Word, for example, before printing, you are now able to do this without any problems.

I have begun creating tutorial files for different stitches and techniques.

PDF - Single Crochet
PDF - Changing Color in Single Crochet
PDF - Working over Unused Color in Single Crochet
PDF - Whipstitching
PDF - Standard 3-Row Granny Square
AVI - Tunisian Afghan Stitch
AVI - Tunisian Reverse Stitch

This is just a small list now, but with time, it should increase. I'm currently taking requests for tutorials on stitches and techniques. So, if you have any requests, please do not hesitate to email me!

For future reference, I have listed these tutorials on my Tips page.

A new pattern was added to my pattern pages.

Reversible Pinstripe Scarf

Materials: Zara Merino Wool (DK weight)

Double-Ended Afghan Hook Size: H

Hook Size: F

Free Pattern

Recipes at

If you've not been reading my Blog, you've missed some great recipes!

Cinnamon rolls! Click here for Recipe and my Blog Entry is here for tips and tricks and just a general play-by-play in completing them.

CrochetKim Chicken Enchiladas!

This is my own original recipe. Enjoy!

12 fajita-size flour tortillas
3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 T oil
3/4 c sour cream
3 T Goya Recaito (this is mostly just coriander, garlic, onions and sweet peppers)
1 pound mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small can sliced black olives
1 can red enchilada sauce (about 13-15 oz)

In skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil until done. Remove from skillet and let cool slightly. Chop upcooked chicken in food processor until ground. Remove to large bowl. Add sour cream and Goya Recaito to chicken mixture. Add cheese, reserving about 3/4 cup for top. Add olives, reserving about 2 T for top. Mix well. Spread 1/2 enchilada sauce in the bottom of 15 x 9 inch pan. Place about 1/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla and fold over each side. Place in the pan, seam side down. Pour remaining sauce on the top of enchiladas. Sprinkle on remaining cheese and remaining olives.

Back in 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.

If you end up with too much of the chicken mixture, simply place in a freezer bag and put in the freezer. It can easily be used for Chicken Quesadillas at a later date.

Surfin' the 'Net for Eye Candy

...Because pictures say so much more than words!

Luv 2 Crochet

Crochet Garden

Caney Lady's Creations

Crochet Box

Fun Internet Stuff!

This is the Stripe Generator. You simply make your color choices and decide on the width of your stripes. Then, it generates different stripe patterns. You can change it as often as you like. Enjoy! I know I had a lot of fun on this page!

A little helicopter game to keep you occupied. I'm completely convinced it was designed by a teenager for the sole purpose of annoying me! :-)

It's the wrong time of year, but this is a fun little Find the Pumpkins game.

A Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle.

Links to free crafts software online.

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