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Volume XI, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2008

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FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
QUESTIONS FROM THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD
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:

We will not be publishing the Crochet N More Newsletter on June 15th.
We have Vacation Bible School and will be on vacation in June; therefore,
the next issue will be published on June 30th.

 

I took this photo of my peonies on Memorial Day.

Peonies

 

Lisa and Tim

 

 

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QUESTIONS FROM
THE CNM MESSAGE BOARD


Post your crochet question on The Crochet 'N' More Message Board and you might see it here!

QUESTION:

What issue of the newsletter was the crochet dogkini in? Thanks
Julia Prestel

ANSWER:

The dogkini was mentioned in the April 30, 2005 issue:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/043005.htm
However, the link is now broken. I found this page on their site:
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/aug05_calendar.html
with info on purchasing the calendar.
Hope this helps.
Lisa H.

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get."
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.

John 14:1-4

You have heard that it was said, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you in order that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matthew 5:43-45

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Mark 16:15-16

 

"THOSE WHO LOVE AND SERVE GOD ON EARTH
WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME IN HEAVEN."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - May, 2008 Issue.


"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20


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

Sasha's Soap Sack Crochet Pattern
SASHA'S SOAP SACK

 

Sasha's Shoe Strings Crochet Pattern
SASHA'S SHOE STRINGS

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MEMBER PATTERNS


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Nano Cozy Crochet Pattern
NANO COZY

 

Beaded Anklet Crochet Pattern
BEADED ANKLET

 

 

 

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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)



ASTERISKS &
DAGGERS

Asterisks, daggers and other symbols are used in patterns to keep the language to a minimum.
When you see any of these symbols you should be asked to repeat instructions from one symbol or between two symbols later on in your pattern.

QUESTION

I want to make a baby afghan, but I am stuck on the dagger and * signs.
I want to do the Watermelon pattern, but the Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6 chs;
*dagger sc in next ch, sc in next 7chs dagger; sk next 2 chs, sc in next 7 chs; from*8more,
then rep from dagger to dagger once;ch 1 turn.

What does that mean? Any help you can give me thank you!
Debbie Hayes

ANSWER

The daggers are like asterisks.
The are only used as a reference in a pattern.
In your case you repeat the instructions between the daggers.

Try this:
Row 1. Sc in the second chain from the hook. Sc in each of the next six chains.
*dagger
single crochet in the next chain. Sc in each of the next seven chains.
dagger
skip the next two chians single crochet in each of the next seven chains.

Now repeat all instructions from the asterisk 8 more times.
Then repeat the instructions between the daggers once.
Chain 1 and turn.

 

 

 

 

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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


Sometimes traditional stitch markers are too big. When crocheting with bedspread weight cotton thread use regular sewing thread in a contrasting color to mark your stitches. It marks the stitches nicely and pulls out easily when you finish.

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 48?

 

 

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

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

 


VIEWER FEEDBACK

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QUESTION

This might be a funny request but I have seen a vintage afghan that I love and I am wondering if you have ever seen this pattern or can tell me the name of this pattern. I actually saw the afghan on this blog
tarawhitney.com/justbeblogged/
The afghan is in the fourth blog entry. The first picture is of Tara with the afghan around her shoulders in black and white, if you scroll down you will see it in color. I donít know if you will be able to help me but it was worth a try. Thank you, Susan

ANSWER

This one looks like it:
http://www.citiusa.com/doublepuff.html


RE: Ruffled Doll Skirt

Hi!! No problems with this pattern - in fact just the opposite - i have made a ton of these for my DD's dollies and now for a soon to be born niece. My lastest accomplishment was a beautiful teal/white skirt for my 4 yr old daughter for her last day of school - it was a BIG hit and everyone loved it. she wants more in different lengths and colors!! I just LOVE this pattern and cant wait to make more. Just wanted you to know that it is a WONDERFUL pattern and I thank you from the bottom of my heart - and so does my daughter!!

gentle hugs
robin


Thank you so much for the plain english explanation Lisa.
I understand what you're saying much better and can't wait until the weekend when I can work on my project. I truly appreciate your help. And also, thank you for your site, it is wonderful.
Have a blessed and peaceful day.

Carol


I absolutely love your website. I look forward to getting the newsletters. Keep up the wonderful work. God Bless.

April


Thank you so much for your micro preemie patterns on the website! A friend of ours recently gave birth to a son who is a micro preemie - he was just under 2 lbs and has now (after a month and a half) reached about 2 1/2 pounds.... It is wonderful to see that people are doing caring things for families who are surprised with a child's birth occurring much earlier than they were planning it to! If you have other patterns for micro preemies I would LOVE to see them - thank you so much! Sincerely, Ellice Haas

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You can find other preemie/baby patterns linked here:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/preemies.html


I am looking for a very simple afghan pattern. My Daughter wants one that doesn't have to many hole. Found one I can use I think on here. This kind of site makes me appreciate the thought that God has provided once again. May He Bless You.

Marilyn


I want you to know I love your website I'm just learning how to crochet and your website seems to have all I need to follow the directions for the patterns you have on here. Thank You so much for your time building this website I know it takes alot of time so God Bless You!

Bonnie


I absolutely love your website. I look forward to getting the newsletters. Keep up the wonderful work. God Bless.

April


Enjoyed your site. I just lost my crochet site.
Will be back to visit. I have been crocheting for 55 years.
I am self taught.
A friend
Motherwolf a/k/a Charlotte


thanks for the site.
Paula


Great site. Came looking for a beanie pattern for toddlers. Didn't find one, but enjoyed the site very much. So good to find a site that is not afraid to proclaim the need for us to know Jesus as our personal Saviour. The world says we must be PC, but I don't think Jesus was. He spoke straight to the need of men. So keep up the good work, be not afraid for the Lord will surely add His Blessing to your site.
Shalom Phyllis


WAS LOOKING FOR PATTERNS FOR KNITTED WASHCLOTHS FOR BABYS ENJOYED THE SEEING YOUR PATTERNS. THANKS FOR THE DOG SWEATERS

ANN WYATT


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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
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There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
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HUMOR


 

 

Two men got out of their cars after they collided at an intersection.
One took a flask from his pocket and said to the other,
"Here, maybe you'd like a nip to calm your nerves."

"Thanks," he said, and took a long pull from the container.
"Here, you have one, too," he added, handing back the whiskey.

"Well, I'd rather not," said the first.
"At least not until after the police have been here."


Passengers aboard a luxurious cruise ship were having a great time when a beautiful young woman fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80-year-old man in the water who rescued her. The crew pulled them both out of the treacherous waters. The captain was grateful as well as astonished that the white-haired old man performed such an act of bravery. That night a banquet was given in honor of the ship's elderly hero.

He was called forward to receive an award and was asked to say a few words.

He said, "First of all, I'd like to know who pushed me."


When the power failed at the elementary school, the cook couldn't serve a hot meal in the cafeteria, so at the last minute she whipped up great stacks of peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

As one little boy filled his plate, he said, "It's about time. At last -- a home-cooked meal!"


Our pastor, an avid golfer, was once taking part in a local tournament.
As he was preparing to tee off, the organizer of the tournament approached him and pointed to the dark, threatening storm clouds which were gathering.

"Preacher," the organizer said,
"I trust you'll see to it that the weather won't turn bad on us."

Our pastor shook his head.
"Sorry," he replied. "I'm sales, not management!


Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother,
"Why is the bride dressed in white?"

"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life."

The child thought about this for a moment, then said,
"So why is the groom wearing black?"


A mother looked out a window and saw Johnny playing church with their three kittens.
He had them lined up and was preaching to them.
The mother turned around to do some work.
A while later she heard meowing and scratching on the door.
She went to the window and saw Johnny baptizing the kittens.
She opened the window and said,
"Johnny, stop that! You'll drown those kittens."

Johnny looked at her and said with much conviction in his voice:
"They should had thought of that before they joined my church."


Hailey, 4, heard a thunderstorm rumbling overhead and asked her parents and grandparents to listen to it. After the thunder stopped, Hailey told everyone to be quiet for a minute and she began to pray and asked God to stop the thunder and lightning. Immediately after she said "Amen," another clap of thunder was heard.

Hailey looked up towards heaven and said, "You're not listening!"


BIT: A word used to describe computers, as in "Our son's computer cost quite a bit."

BOOT: What your friends give you because you spend too much time bragging about your computer skills.

BUG: What your eyes do after you stare at the big mean computer screen for more than 15 minutes. Also: what computer magazine companies do to you after they get your name on their mailing list.

CHIPS: The fattening, non-nutritional food computer users eat to avoid having to leave their keyboards for meals.

COPY: What you have to do during school tests because you spend too much time at the computer and not enough time studying.

CURSOR: What you turn into when you can't get your computer to perform, as in "You $#% computer!"

DISK: What goes out in your back after bending over a computer keyboard for seventeen hours at a clip.

DUMP: The place all your former hobbies wind up soon after you install your computer.

ERROR: What you made the first time you walked into a computer showroom to "just look."

EXPANSION UNIT: The new room you have to build on to your home to house your computer and all its peripherals.


One October, my wife and I spent a vacation on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. We were eager to visit the rain forests near the coast, but we heard that snow slides had made some of the roads impassable. Although apprehensive about the conditions we might run into, we drove on.

Sure enough, we had only gone a short way up the High Rain Forest road when we saw a sign that read, "Ice: 10 Miles." Five miles farther on, there was another sign that said, "Ice: 5 Miles." The next one read, "Ice: 1/2 Mile."

We practically crept that half-mile. We finally came to the last sign. It was outside a small grocery store and it said, "Ice: 75 Cents."


In January 1991, I was being deployed to Operation Desert Storm. Before boarding the C-141 transport at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, I had to go through tight security. After a meticulous X-ray examination of my carry-on bag, I removed all metal objects from my uniform and was finally able to pass through the detector without setting off the alarm.

"Just out of curiosity," I asked the airman operating the checkpoint, "why did you make me go through all that?"

"We want to be sure you aren't carrying any weapons on board," he said, handing me back my M-16 rifle.


A Sunday-school teacher returning from work one day heard his little boy and girl quarreling with each other. It looked as if they might come to blows.

"Children, why are you fighting so?"

The little boy answered with an airy smile,
"Why, teacher, we aren't quarreling really; we're just playing mother and father."


"Murphy's Laws for Parents"

1. The tennis shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week.

2. Leakproof thermoses will.

3. The chances of a piece of bread falling with the grape jelly side down is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.

4. The garbage truck will be two doors past your house when the argument over whose day it is to take out the trash ends.

5. The shirt your child must wear today will be the only one that needs to be washed or mended.

6. Gym clothes left at school in lockers mildew at a faster rate than other clothing.

7. The item your child lost, and must have for school within the next ten seconds, will be found in the last place you look.

8. Sick children recover miraculously when the pediatrician enters the treatment room.

9. Refrigerated items, used daily, will gravitate toward the back of the refrigerator.

10. Your chances of being seen by someone you know dramatically increase if you drive your child to school in your robe and curlers.


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