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Volume X, Issue No. 4
February 28, 2007

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FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
AWARDS
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
BIBLE TRIVIA
PAGES UPDATED
NEW LINKS
MEMBER PATTERNS
CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE
CROCHET TIP
VIEWER FEEDBACK
CONTEST/GIVE-AWAY INFORMATION
CLASSIFIED SECTION
HUMOR


GENERAL NEWS

Dear Subscriber:

More birds in our backyard :o)


Here's a chickadee


Here's an Eastern Towhee.
Click here to see a better photo (not mine, of course).

 

 

( Crocheting vs. Knitting )

I've noticed many times that some people confuse crocheting and knitting.
When they notice you are working with yarn many think you're knitting.
I was knitting on a baby hat this week while I waited in various places.
I always talk to people in waiting areas :o)
Anyway, A lady asked me what I was making and I told her a baby hat. She said she tried that once with one of those things with a hook on the end. I told her that she had been crocheting. She asked me wasn't that what I was doing and I told her I was knitting but I mostly crochet. Then I went on to explain the difference.

If you are new to crocheting and/or knitting... the way to tell the difference is with the tools you use.
Yarn or thread can be used with both crafts. However, crocheting is worked using a crochet hook (hence, the name); and knitting is worked using two pointed needles (not the kind you sew with... they look more like chopsticks or pencils).

You can purchase crochet hooks and knitting needles made with a variety of different materials. I've seen them made from plastic, various types of metal and many types of wood.

I always use metal crochet hooks (I love the Boye brand) and I prefer the bamboo knitting needles.

 

Lisa and Tim


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
- Hans Christian Andersen

 

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, for they will become your character. Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."
Author Unknown

 

You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not coven your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Exodus 20:17

And He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions." And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a certain rich man was very productive. And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' And he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."' But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?' So is the man who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

Luke 12:15-21

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, and perseverance and gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:7-11


Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

1 Timothy 6:17:19

 

"YOU ARE RICH WHEN YOU ARE
SATISFIED WITH WHAT YOU HAVE."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2007 Issue.


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PAGES UPDATED

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FREE PATTERNS
The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.

 

 

Chenille Bracelet Crochet Pattern
CHENILLE BRACELET

 

Back Scrubber Crochet Pattern
BACK SCRUBBER

 

Bonnie's Flower Stands Proud Square Crochet Pattern
BONNIE'S FLOWER STANDS PROUD SQUARE

 

 

 

 

 

The following page is a list of uses of scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MEMBER PATTERNS


(SUBSCRIBERS SEE THESE FIRST)
However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.

 

Fingerless Bridal Glove Crochet Pattern
FINGERLESS BRIDAL GLOVE

 

Easter Tote Crochet Pattern
EASTER TOTE


 

 

 

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CROCHET STITCH or TECHNIQUE

(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)


EVENLY SPACED STITCHES

QUESTION

Hi, I've finished the body of a crocheted baby blanket that I have and neeed to do the edging. The edging itself is not hard, but I'm confused on how to "evenly" crochet the 209 stitches down the sides of the afghan when there's 96 rows. Can you help???? Thanks, rita

ANSWER

Think of it this way:

    THE MATH

209 (the stitches you need to make) divided by 96(the number of row ends) = 2.17708333 (the number of stitches needed per row end to make this work out even).

Obviously you can't work part of a stitch... therefore you need 2 stitches in each row end and there will still be 17 stitches that you need to add evenly down the side.

So working one extra stitch (one of the 17) about every 5th or 6th row (making 3 stitches in that row end) should work.

This will take some planning and/or counting but you can do it.
I suggest counting beforehand... and placing markers is a great idea also.
Put one marker in each row end that you think needs the 3 stitches instead of 2 stitches.
Then count before you crochet and you'll be much less frustrated
(you should have 17 markers as evenly spaced as possible).

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REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (For Lefties)

QUESTION

Hello: I am really hoping you can help me. I am a left handed crocheter and the project I am currently working on has a reverse single crochet stitch. It even has pictures, but for the life of me I cannot figure this stitch out from a left perspective. Any help or advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. All the best, Sharon Long

ANSWER

The only difference there is between a single crochet and a reverse single crochet is which direction you go on the working row. Since you are left handed... you normally place your next single crochet in the stitch to the right of your hook (correct?). If that's the case, then to work a reverse single crochet you would place the single crochet stitch in the next stitch to the left of your crochet hook and continue in that manner.

<< reply >>

Lisa: Thank you for the help. I do appreciate it. I also found directions that are simple and make sense in a wonderful little book called "The Crochet Answer Book" by Edie Eckman. It explains what you have just told me and a great deal more as well. My wonderfully intuituve husband got it for me for Christmas and it has already helped me with several issues that I had always had problems with being a "lefty". Your explanation and the books are the first ones that made an sense to me from a left-handed perspective. Thanks again! All the best, Sharon Long

 

 

 

 

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ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:

HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN

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)

 

 


CROCHET TIP



Wondering if your motif is a perfect square?

Fold corner A to corner D; or, corner B to corner C.
If both sides are evenly aligned then you have a square.

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

We have number 23:

23.  This is what I learned years ago from my Mother.Take left over yarn,from previous project.Tie together. Roll into a ball.Then when {anytime} size you want to work on, crochet a chain, then roll into ball. Now knit a rug, perfect for the bathroom. Will be nice and heavy,thick and warm. Hope you can follow my instructions. God Bless You I am a Christian
Louise Bodnar

do you have number 24?

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS

If you have a use that's not listed email me!

 


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Re: CROCHET N MORE NEWSLETTER Vol. X, Issue 3

Lisa, I always enjoy your newsletter so much, but you have definitely outdone yourself with this one. All the wonderful patterns, the bible verses, nice notes from other people. I spend a long time pouring over everything. Best of all this time, you included the picture of the cardinal.

Kathy Jeske
I will sing and make music with all my soul. Psalm 108:1


RE: Hanging Tissue Cover

That is so cute.
You could probably do one for a hanging diaper stacker for a baby's room.
A fellow crocheter Red

<< reply >>

That's a great idea... you could work extra repeats to accomodate more diapers also.


RE: Bridal Garter

Thank you lisa the bride to be loved it just the way it was and I just used ribbon also. I also wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your newsletter and looking at the members patterns. God bless you and your family. Judy Sutton Washington State


I love the things! Thanks, Lisa. God bless. Emmy


I've made your cluster dishcloth and towel, and the regular dishcloth and now I'm making the handtowel. They're really great patterns and I look forward to doing more. I also did a sample of the basketweave dishcloth to see if I could do it and my mom wants one of those, so this will be one of my mother's day gifts for her. Happy Crocheting! Rita


Re: Thank you

I just wanted to let you know that the crocheted butterfly pattern on your web site is a lifesaver. ...
Oh, I made 6 ruffled hats for the NICU for pictures they provide for the parents. The nurses just love them. In His Service, Diane Suder


RE: Pom Pom Preemie Hat

Having a hard time understanding instructions for the pom pom preemie hat.
What does working in unworked lps of foundation chain mean?
Also what am I joining with a sl.st.
IS THERE A HOLE ON TOP OF THE HAT?
THX> Mary Ann and god bless

<< reply >>

This hat is worked from the top down... no hole in the top.
For Round 1 you chain 18. Then work one single crochet in the second chain from the hook.
Single crochet in each chain across the foundation chain, placing 3 singles in the last chain.
Now you work back up the other side of the foundation chain in the unworked loops.
Work one single crochet in each unworked loop across to the end...
then add 2 singles in the last chain (that makes 3 in that end). Join with a slip stitch.
Chain 1 but do not turn.

This should look like a long oval shape.
Now continue with Round 2.
Let me know if this makes sense now?


I LOVE this site! I have been coming for years and it hasn't let me down once! I always refer new crocheters to this site, and they love finding easy patterns to help them learn and get started. Thank you so much for faithfully keeping this site going for so long! God bless you and your work! Katy


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HUMOR


 

Judge: Is there any reason you could not serve as a juror in this case?

Juror: I don't want to be away from my job that long.

Judge: Can't they do without you at work?

Juror: Yes, but I don't want them to know it.


The teenager lost a contact lens while playing basketball in his driveway. After a fruitless search, he went inside and told his mother the lens was nowhere to be found. Undaunted, she went outside and in a few minutes, returned with the lens in her hand. "How did you manage to find it, Mom?" the teenager asked.

"We weren't looking for the same thing," she replied.
"You were looking for a small piece of plastic. I was looking for $150."


The telephone solicitor selling basement waterproofing must have thought she'd died and gone to heaven when she reached my very polite and patient son on the phone. At the end of her long sales pitch, she asked,
"Do you mind if we send out someone to give you an estimate?"

"Not at all," my son said. "When would be a good time?" she asked.

My son answered, "Just as soon as I dig a basement."


"Dad," a teenaged girl says, running into her father's den, "I'd like to kiss you good-bye before I go to school!"

"You're too late, honey. Your mother just did that two minutes ago, and I don't have any cash left on me."


While working at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding.

"Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.


Some guy bought a new fridge for his house.
To get rid of his old fridge, he puts it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying:
"Free to good home. You want it, you take it."

For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it.

He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal.
It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read:
"Fridge for sale $50."
The next day someone stole it.


THE TOMBSTONE READ:

Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, someday youíll be,
So prepare to follow me.

Someone added:
To follow you is not my intent,
Because I donít know which way you went.


The youth director had been trying for months to get the little boy down the street to come to church to be with his third grade Sunday school class. Finally after talking to the boy and his mother for what seemed to be the hundredth time the boy finally agreed to go this next Sunday, which he did and seemed to enjoy all of the proceedings except as the baptismal service began he ran out the back door and ran all the way home. His mother asked him why did he run home instead of riding with the youth minister.

The little boy answered, "Its all a racket, They get you there and let you make all those nice things and tell you great stories just to get you relaxed so they can drown you at the end of one of the services.


Teacher: " George Washington not only chopped down his father's Cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now do you know why his father didn't punish him?

One Student: "Because George still had the axe in is hand?"


I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area so I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because they were trained professionals and I was in good hands.

"Now," she asked me, "has your plane arrived yet?"


An English prof at Vassar was urging his freshman students to build a large vocabulary.
"Say a word over to yourself out loud five times and it will be yours for life," he suggested.

A freshman girl in the front row closed her eyes and said ecstatically,
"Jason, Jason, Jason, Jason, Jason ..."


Bernard, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at four forty four a.m. by his ringing telephone. . .

"Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an angry voice.

Bernard thanked the caller, and checked the caller I.D. for which neighbor had called.
The next morning at precisely four forty four a.m., Bernard called his neighbor back . . .
"Good morning, Mr. Williams.... Just called to say that I don't *have* a dog."


The last fight was my fault.
My wife asked, "What's on the TV?"

I said, Dust."


Two youngsters were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store.
"Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked.

"Yeah, my mom and dad have one," the other replied.

"What's it for?" asked the first boy.

"I don't know," the second boy answered.
"I think you stand on it and it makes you mad."


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