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Crochet N More

Volume XIV, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2011

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


Re: adult poncho

I am looking for a crocheted poncho pattern for my daughter who is 22 years old.
thanks prabha


There are links to numerous poncho patterns on this page:
Hope you find one you like.














Every battle that comes across our path is not a battle we're
supposed to fight. Many battles are simply distractions to try to lure us off course.
Joel Osteen


Be gracious to me, O God, according to Thy lovingkindness; according to the greatness of Thy compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, and done what is evil in Thy sight, so that Thou art justified when Thou dost speak, and blameless when Thou dost judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness, let the bones which Thou hast broken rejoice. Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities. Creat in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Thy presence, and do not take Thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will be converted to Thee.

Psalm 51:1-13

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore, do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need, before you ask him. Pray, then, in this way; 'Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.' For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

Matthew 6: 6-15

"And Peter said to them, 'Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit'."

Acts 2:38

For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:13-14



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MAGIC RING (a/k/a Magic Loop; a/k/a Magic Circle)



What is a "magic circle" I've seen that phrase used in a lot of patterns
lately and don't know what it means or how to make...Thank you

G. Baldez


A Magic Ring is a cool way to start a pattern that omits the hole
you usually get when you begin a pattern that is worked in the round.

This should help:

Learn to make the center of your first round without big hole in the middle.

Another page that shows how to make a Magic Loop:










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Re: problem

I need help. I found a pattern for a large (6") star, made several and sewed them together with a lot of open space. If's supposed to be an afghan, but it's too flimsy. I need to fill in the open spaces, but I don't know how. Any ideas? Maybe back and forth, but how? It needs to be a quick way since there are so many!! Help> Thanks a lot for any ideas.

Jeannie Huie

<< reply >>

This would depend on what size the openings between your motifs is?
If the openings are substantial enough... you could make additional
fill-in motifs to fill in those spaces.

Subject: Doll_Hoodie

Hello......I have a question. I am making the Doll Hoodie....I do not see where the hood is attached....please help. Thanks.

Sharon Copenhaver

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for letting me know I had
omitted this information. I have added the
following to the pattern page:

To attach the hood, center it along the neckline edge.
Using the same yarn, whip stitch the pieces to join.

Subject: BasicsPage

I have an interesting stitch that I would like to work, I am not sure how I drop a loop though.

Your comments would be grateful appreciated

Natasha Edwards

<< reply >>

If you are referring to the Loop Stitch you
just let go of the loop once you work the stitch.
This video might help you visualize it:

Subject: Emma's_Baby_Booties

explain dec instructions or dec stitch for the bootie pattern


<< reply >>

This is a Single Crochet Decrease stitch (SC DEC)
a/k/a Sc2Tog (single crochet two stitches together)

Insert the hook in the next stitch,
draw up a loop, (two loops on hook),
insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook),
Yarn Over and draw through all 3 loops.

Just read your testimony and enjoyed it so much. Love testimonies of those who know Christ as Savior. Thanks for being a witness this way.
Marge Charboneau

I have used your patterns for many years and love them. I have a suggestion for your future consideration. I printed off your latest pattern "Puffs Around Dishcloth". I was going to take it with me to a meeting and Fortunetly read it just before leaving and discovered that I wasn't sure how to do a sc ps. Fortunetly you did have the instructions on your site below the pattern.
May I suggest that instructions for an unusual stitch be included in the pattern. I would have had a big problem if I hadn't read the pattern and checked your site for the instructions before leaving the house.
As always you do a great job.
Janet Ford

<< reply >>

Thank you for signing my guestbook and thank you for your
insight regarding the pattern pages. I will definitely keep
this in mind when updating my pages.

Subject: AFGHAN

I am searching for a Yo-Yo afghan pattern. I had printed one out
but can't find the pattern. I only have the pictures showing how to
join each yo-yo. If you can help me I would appreciate it very much..

Wilma Reynolds

<< reply >>

You can find a couple of free Yo-Yo Afghan patterns here:


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I have a pattern that reads K 2 tog tbl.
I know how to do the K 2 tog. but I don't know what the tbl stands for.
I'am 75 years young and would really appreciate your help so I can
continue with my task.

Thank you so much
Terry blackwell

<< reply >>

tbl is
through the back loop
I don’t knit a lot but I watch knitting shows.
Watch a video demo here:


Thanks Lisa! 
Both very cool! 
God bless Emmy

Could you please tell me if there is a writte pattern which was made off your dog sweater?
I have been looking forever for this style pattern. The one which Pam Opanowitz
made for her precious dog "lucy". I am unable to make up
patterns from others so would like to know if there is a
pattern like "Lucy's" Thank you in advance for any help you
can give me. I have a bichon frise. Ruth

Hi Ruth:

Thank you for signing my guestbook.
I’m sorry to say I do not have Pam’s version of our dog sweater pattern.
All the sweaters in The Dog House are made using our dog sweater pattern
as a base for the design.

You can find the original Dog Sweater pattern here:


RE: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

Hi, I am wondering why do I have to keep cutting off all time? Could you please let me know back ASAP. Thank You Brenda

<< reply >>

I carry colors in my “Row Count” patterns.
The fewer ends to weave the better :~)


Comments in regard to the above link on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

This is a good age group to be learning a crochet or knitting hobby. I was 7yrs old, grandma taught me to crochet and my mother insisted I had to learn knitting from her. I did take time out, but after being retired, I never miss a day of crocheting for a group giving to needy ones. I have found this very rewarding in everyway.
Ginny McVey

Love this! My 5th grade junior girl scouts recently expressed a wish to learn after seeing me working on a project! I'm hoping that I can teach them next year and that we can learn enough to make some scarves for our local homeless shelter!
Cj Lowder

My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was about 3 years old and in the fifth grade our teacher said for "everyone" to bring a pattern and that would be our art project. The boys all grumbled but one of them won a ribbon for his in the... fair. According to my teacher my pattern was one of the toughest....a square doily with pineapples on each corner with a large ruffle around it...don't know that I'd tackle it today...but then I could see much better. Just love the idea of teaching youngsters to knit, crochet and everything else. The only thing I regretted was I never learned to tat.
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3-year-old Reese : 
'Our Father, Who does art in heaven, 
Harold is His name. 

After the christening of his baby brother in church, 
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car. 
His father asked him three times what was wrong. 
Finally, the boy replied, 
'That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, 
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A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they 
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'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?' 
One bright little girl replied, 
'Because people are sleeping.' 

A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake. 
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'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, 
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.' 
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said, 
' Ryan , you be Jesus !' 

A little boy was overheard praying: 
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. 
I'm having a real good time like I am.' 

One particular four-year-old prayed, 
'And forgive us our trash baskets 
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.' 

A father was at the beach with his children 
when the four-year-old son ran up to him, 
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where a seagull lay dead in the sand.. 
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'He died and went to Heaven,' the Dad replied. 
The boy thought a moment and then said, 
'Did God throw him back down?' 


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'Would you like to say the blessing?' 
'I wouldn't know what to say,' the girl replied. 
'Just say what you hear Mommy say,' the wife answered. 
The daughter bowed her head and said, 
'Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?' 

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One of the boys "shot" his mother and yelled, "Bang! You're dead." She slumped to the ground and when she didn't get up for 20 minutes, a neighbor came over to see if she had been hurt in the fall.

When the neighbor bent over, the overworked mother opened one eye and said, "Shhh. Don't give me away. This is the only chance I've had to rest all day."


A butcher fresh out of his Canadian trade school applies for and
receives a job at a meat processing business. His first task is
to skin and cut up the wildlife kills of local hunters, chopping
them into serving portions.

His very first job is to process a moose and package it for the

The job takes all day but he finally finishes up. He's got chops,
flank steak, ribs, sirloin, etc. all bagged, marked and stored
in the freezer. But after he finishes processing all the parts
he knows, there's still a small pile of unidentifiable parts.

At a loss as to what to do with them, he bags them up for the
freezer, also, and labels the bag:


Florida officer pulls over an eighty-six-year-old woman because her hand
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"I decided not to turn right," she explains.

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