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Crochet N More

Volume XVII, Issue No. 7
April 15, 2014

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And Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to Him. And He answered and said to them, "Do you not see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone here shall be left upon another, which will not be torn down." And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. And at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. And because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.

Matthew 24:1-14


And while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.

Matthew 26:26-29


Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?" Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things? And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven, but He who descended from heaven, even the son of Man, and as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

John 3:1-21

But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Do yourself no harm, for we are all here!" And he called for lights and rushed in and trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas, and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you shall be saved, you and your household."

Acts 16:28-31


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9






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Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.
The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you.

If you work only in the back loops and turn each row/round the effect will be ribbed.
If you do not turn each round you will have a line dividing the rows/rounds.

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Subject: Paw prints

Hi There,

Do you have a pattern with paw prints walking across a heart??

Trying to make a doggie afghan for a raffle.

Thanks for any help you can be.


<< Reply >>

I do not have a pattern that has a heart with paw prints on it.
I do have separate patterns for afghan squares for a paw print and a heart:

Row Count Paw Print Afghan Square

Row Count Heart Afghan Square



RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Re: What type of pattern do you make most often?
(afghan, dishcloth, baby hat, toys, etc)

<< Comments >>

Doris Wolf


Hats of any size. I sell them
Marlene McDonald

Afghans from graphs
Frances Guscior Erick


Baby blankets
Amy Hyder- Ontiveros


Gene Putter Claassen

Jan Kirkwood Radford


Looks like afghans win.


Scarves and baby blankets
Diane Dagostine Pawlyk


Afghans for our shelter.
Linda McClain



Re: ReadAPattern

Hi -

I'm lost! Pattern calls for dc2tog-over-4. I get the dc2tog, but what is the over-4?

thanks in advance

- Cindy S

<< Reply >>

I believe the pattern designer wants you to work two dc2tog which
would work across the next 4 stitches turning them into 2 stitches.


Re: Dog sweater pattern

hi I just recently printed one of your sweater patterns and finished making one in pink for my new puppy I got her on Monday, April. 7th 2014, she is a 2 month old miniature pinscher I named her Kira (Key-ra), I did have to make a few adjustments after all she is so tiny but I wanted to send you a picture of her wearing it as a thank you for providing so many people with patterns for their pups to wear.

Clarice McCartney


Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

* Kira *
Owner: Clarice McCartney




Re: Dog sweater pattern

Just finished Lucky's sweater. Thanks for the pattern!
I just read your testimony.
We seem to have some things in common.
Take care.
Cynthia Blake


Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern

Free Crochet Dog Sweater Pattern

* Lucky *
Owner: Cynthia Blake



Re: Stitch/Tip

Hi Lisa:
How do I crochet a "picot" stitch?
This will be for a doily, I think.

I just joined your club and I am amazed at the number of patterns you have.
Thank you for your generosity in sharing with the world.
I plan to make a donation when I can.

God Bless You.

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome Eleanor.
Thank you so much for joining us.

A Picot Stitch is simple... do this:
Chain 3, slip stitch in third chain from the hook.
(that's it... the picot makes a little bump in the piece you're crocheting)

Here’s a video:

Enjoy your pattern!



Subject: Pattern instructions

I am trying to make the baby burp cloth and am having
trouble with the graph. I have trouble every which way I turn
the graph. Either one way I read it I come up with an extra
stitch or the other way 1 short. I believe I am working on 47
stitches. It did say graph was printed sideways. Is that the way
I am looking at it, or do I turn it. I have worked with many graphs
before and wonder if you can help me.

Thanks in advance,


<< reply >>

There are 37 stitches for the width of the graph.
There are 47 stitches for the width of the burp cloth.
For R8 you work a single crochet in the first stitch, a single crochet puff stitch in the next stitch, one single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, then follow the first row of the graph (bottom row). At the end of the graphed row work a single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, a single crochet puff stitch in the next stitch and a single crochet in the last stitch.
Chain 1 and turn. That’s a total of 47 stitches for R8.

The next row is all single crochet, then you continue as before with the next graphed row that
shows puff stitches.


Re: Afghan Question

I am having trouble with the corner spaces of my afghan border. Below are the border instructions. The text in red is what I am unsure of. Anyway you can help me interpret?
I especially don't understand the green highlighted text. It seems to be out of place

Rnd 1: Attach coffee with sl st in top right square in first tr after corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in first tr, sc in each of next 12 tr, *[sk next corner ch-3 sp, dc in corner ch-3 sp of next square, dc in sk corner ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 13 tr] across to corner ch-3 sp, (dc in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc around post of last dc, ch 3, dc in same corner ch-3 sp, ch1, doc around post of last dc) in same corner ch-3 sp**, sc in each of next 12 tr, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in first sc, fasten off.


<< Reply >>

Asterisks, parentheses, brackets and other symbols are used in crochet patterns to specify
a set of instructions that will be repeated later on in the pattern. Setting off instructions in this manner helps keep the pattern language as short as possible.

For Round 1 of your pattern,
attach coffee with a slip stitch in the top right square in the first treble crochet after the corner chain 3 space.
Now chain 1.
Work a single crochet in the first treble crochet. Work one single crochet in each of the next 12 treble crochet stitches.
skip the next corner chain 3 space.
double crochet in the corner chain 3 space of the next square
double crochet in the skipped corner chain 3 space
single crochet in each of the next 13 treble crochet stitches
now work the instructions inside the brackets [ ] across to the corner chain 3 space

(double crochet in the corner chain 3 space
chain 1
double crochet around the post of the last double crochet
chain 3
double crochet in the same corner chain 3 space
chain 1
double crochet around the post of the last double crochet
in same corner chain 3 space means you work everything in the parentheses in that corner chain 3 space.

single crochet in each of the next 12 treble crochet stitches
repeat from the asterisk * around, ending the last repeat at the double asterisk **
Join in the first single crochet.
Fasten off


Re: ReadAPattern

I really need clarification of this step please.

ch 5, sc in 5th ch of next ch-9 space, picot

Thank you

Tanya Gilmore

<< Reply >>

ch 5, sc in 5th ch of next ch-9 space, picot

this means you
chain 5
work one single crochet stitch in the 5th chain of the next chain 9 space
(in other words work the single crochet into the center chain of the next 9 chains)
now make a picot stitch






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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery



One day a young man went up to the teller window at the
bank and whispered, "Please deposit this hundred dollars
in my savings account."

The teller handled the transaction and whispered back,
"Have a good day."

He started to leave but changed his mind. "I'm sorry we
have to whisper," he said, "but if my car knows I've
deposited money, it'll break down again."

With his finger to his lips he tiptoed out.


Every year, it seems, we would get on a highway
a few miles out of the city, and mom would wail,
"Oh my goodness! I think left the iron on."

And almost every year we would turn around and go
back. But as I recall, not once was it was ever

When I was about 14 years old, we were headed out
of Chicago for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and, sure
enough, Mom gasped, "I just know I left the iron

My father didn't say a word, just pulled over onto
the shoulder of the road, got out, opened the trunk
and handed her the iron.


Our kindergarten class went to the fire station for a tour and
some instruction in fire safety. The fireman was explaining what
to do in case of a fire.

He said, "First, go to the door and feel the door to see if it's
hot." Then he said, "Fall to your knees. Does anyone know why you
ought to fall to our knees?"

One of the little tykes said, "Sure, to start praying to ask God
to get us out of this mess!"


Thanksgiving day was approaching and the family had received a
Thanksgiving card with a painting of a pilgrim family on their
way to church.

Grandma showed the card to her small grandchildren, observing:
"The Pilgrim children liked to go to church with their mothers
and fathers."

"Oh yeah?" her young grandson replied, "So why is their dad
carrying that rifle?"

Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.


His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf."

To which the little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!"


The two young boys were discussing their ailments
together in the children's ward.

"Are you medical or surgical?" asked the first, who
had been in the ward for a week.

"I don't know what you mean," replied the second.

"It's simple," replied the first.

"Were you sick when you came in here? Or did they
make you sick when you got here?"


While two visitors were visiting Annapolis, they noticed several students on their hands and knees assessing the courtyard with pencils and clipboards in hand. "What are they doing?" one of them asked their tour guide.

"Each year," he replied with a grin, "The upperclassmen ask the freshmen how many bricks it took to finish paving this courtyard."

"So what's the answer?" one of the visitors asked the tour guide when they were out of earshot of the freshmen.

The guide replied, "One."


I hate the idea of going under the knife. So I was very upset when the doctor told me I needed a tonsillectomy.

Later, the nurse and I were filling out an admission form. I tried to respond to the questions, but I was so nervous I couldn't speak.

The nurse patted my hand and said, "Don't worry. This medical problem can easily be fixed, and it's not a dangerous procedure."

"You're right. I'm being silly," I said, "Please continue."

"Good," the nurse went on, "Now, do you have a living will?"



A young boy enters a barbershop and the barber whispers to his customer, "This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you."

The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, "Which do you want, son?" The boy takes the quarters and leaves.

"What did I tell you?" said the barber. "That kid never learns!"

Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. "Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?"

The boy licked his cone, smiled and replied: "Because the day I take the dollar, the game's over!"


The congregation of a small stone church decided that the
stone which formed the step up to the front door had become
too worn by its years of use, and would have to be replaced.
As a sign of the faithfulness of members over the years, the
stone had a pronounced dip in the middle, well-worn by
parishioners entering and leaving the chapel.

Unfortunately, there were hardly any funds available for the
replacement. Then someone came up with the bright idea that
the replacement could be postponed for many years by simply
turning the block of stone over.

They discovered that their great-grandparents had beaten
them to it.


Because our new refrigerator was taller than our old one,
I told my wife I'd have to cut away part of an overhanging cabinet to make it fit.

Not wanting to mess it up, I called a local radio home-fix-it program for advice.
I was in the middle of getting the instructions when my wife burst into the room.

"You won't believe this," she said,
"but there's a guy on the radio with the same problem!"


My husband is wonderful with our baby daughter, but
often turns to me for advice. Recently I was in the
shower when he poked his head in to ask, "What should
I feed Lily for lunch?"

"That's up to you," I replied. "There's all kinds of
food. Why don't you pretend I'm not home?"

A few minutes later, my cellphone rang. I answered it
to hear my husband saying, "Yeah, hi, honey. Uh...what
should I feed Lily for lunch?"




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