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Volume XIV, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2011

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Re: Divide for Armholes

I've just started trying to crochet a 4 piece pram set (JustCrochet pattern JC01A).
I'm down to row 4 of the skirt part of the sweater. I'm starting row 4 and it says to divide for armholes, I don't know what that means. How do I divide for armholes?


The part in parentheses that says "Divide for armholes" is a reference to that row.
Once you complete these instructions you should see where the armholes will be.
The armholes should be where the instructions asked you to "miss 7 shell groups".

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA













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When will we know we have succeeded? When we look behind us and
see no followers, only people walking beside us, doing their best
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It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful, yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:7-13

CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH. And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Hear my son, your father's instruction, and do not forsake your mother's teaching; indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head, and ornaments about your neck.

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Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, and give attention that you may gain understanding, for I give you sound teaching; do not abandon my instruction. When I was a son to my father, tender and the only son in the sight of my mother, then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live; Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; and with all your acquiring, get understanding. Prize her, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a garland of grace; she will present you with a crown of beauty." Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, and the years of your life will be many. I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded; and if you run, you will not stumble.

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Hello there,

First of all I would like to say that I love your site. You make some very beautiful things.

I do have a question though if you don't mind. I am not familiar with one of the terms you mention. What does it mean when you say:

single crochet (or whatever stitch) in the "hump" of the chain

What is the hump? Do you mean through the back loop only or what? I am sorry, I just don't understand.

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer me.

God bless

JoAnn James


Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side and on the back there is a little hump.

When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side it looks like a little row of humps. Hence, the "hump" of the chain.













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RE: Bridal Hankie Pattern

I've received several inquiries regarding our Bridal Hankie pattern.
The entire pattern is ALL crochet... not an edging added onto an existing hankie.


Re: Bridal Hankie

Thank you for a beautiful pattern. Can't wait to try it.
Blessings, Carol

Re: Bridal Hankie

How do you attach lace to hanky and what size hanky?

Thanks, Josephine

Re: Bridal Hankie

Love the hankie pattern but, how do you get it on the hankie? My Mom used to crochet hankies all the time and she began with a steel hook and croched the stitches right on to the hankie. Carol

Re: Bridal Hankie

hi, thanks for the free pattern, it is beautiful. i would like to know how is the crochet edging attached to the hankie? what is the best kind of hankie material? i bought some inexpensive hankies and they feel hard. they haven't been washed yet though.

thank you

Re: Bridal Hankie

Hello..I just printed the bridal Hankie pattern...It does not say if you sew the edging on after you make it or if you sc around the edge of the handkerchief itself...I am assuming that you sc around the edge of the handkerchief as I do on my other edgings. Am I correct??? thanks, Miranda Lynam

Crochet Pattern

row 1: Ch 51, Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. or do you want me to ch 51 and then attach to the hankie? sorry

does this mean you want me to crochet all around the hankie 51 scs?
Thanks B Daniels


Hi, love your newsletter. The free patterns are great but the Christian encouragement and humor sections are a real plus blessing. Is there a way to access past issues of the Crochet N More newsletters? Thanks so much and God Bless. Wanda Yoder, LaGrange, IN.

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Re: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Coaster

I am a six-year breast cancer survivor and would love to make these coasters! They are very cute!!

Please answer a couple of questions –

I am not a novice, but usually only make things “straight” or easy.

In looking at your pattern, it looks like you carry the Mc or Cc along in easy row until needed, yes?

So do you recommend bobbins?

Do you ‘back’ them with anything – felt or cork? (not that I would know how – just want to know you would do this)

Debbie Soll

<< reply >>

Congratulations on being a Survivor. My Mother is also.

For the coaster pattern...
I carry the unused color along and drop it where I will need to
pick it back up on the way back for the next row.

I don’t put any backing on my coasters.
The coasters work well without any backing but you could add
a backing if you want to.

You might also enjoy our Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square pattern:

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What's the youngest you've ever taught someone to crochet, or seen someone crochet? My 7 yr old daughter wants me to teach her and I think I'll start her off with a dishcloth; I want her to succeed.

<< my reply >>

I taught my daughter to crochet when she was four years old. Of course, she only knew a few stitches and obviously didn't follow patterns since she didn't know how to read very well yet. She was very good at what is known as "free form crochet". She just made stitches randomly where she felt they looked best and had me help her change colors when she wanted to. (I still have the first piece she made) She went on to ask more about how to make actual patterns. I showed her how to make a coaster and she went on from there making shapes and forming the shapes into clothes for her stuffed animals. At age five I taught her to knit. She still loves both but crocheting is easier for her.

<< Vickie's reply >>

My grandmother taught me embroidery at a young age.
Wish us luck, I'll never say no to a child wanting to learn.

<< my reply >>

I learned to crochet mostly by myself. I didn't have anyone in my family available to teach me when I took interest. I know your daughter will do great.... so Good Luck! I know you will look back on this as one of your fondest memories... I sure do.




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This guy walks into a coffee shop and asks the waitress:
"How much is the coffee?"

"Coffee is three dollars the waitress said".

"How much is a refill?" the man asked.

"Free"! said the waitress.

"Then I'll take a refill."

The new librarian decided that instead of checking out children's books by writing the names of borrowers on the book cards herself, she would have the youngsters sign their own names. She would then tell them they were signing a "contract" for returning the books on time.

Her first customer was a 2nd grader, who looked surprised to see a new librarian. He brought four books to the desk and shoved them across to the librarian, giving her his name as was the custom.

The new librarian pushed the books back, smiled, and told him to sign them out. The boy carefully printed his name on each book card and then handed them to her with a look of utter disgust. Before the new librarian could even start her speech he said scornfully, "At least that other librarian we had could write."

Shortly after the birth of their second child, a husband
offered to take his wife shopping for a new dress.
He endured more than two hours of listening to her
complaints about which figure flaw each dress accentuated.
As she emerged from the dressing room, having tried on
the last selection, she asked for her husband's opinion.
By this time he had learned just the right things to say.
"It's perfect!" he exclaimed. "It makes your waist look
smaller, your legs look longer, and slenderizes your hips."
Just then another lady in the dressing room spoke out.
"If there is a dress here that will do that, I'll buy them all!"

Charley, a new retiree greeter at Walmart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time.
Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies. One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charley,
I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but your being late so often is quite bothersome."

"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."

''Well good, you are a team player. That's what

I like to hear. It's odd though your coming in late.

I know you're retired from the Armed Forces.

What did they say if you came in late there?"

''They said, 'Good morning, General, can I get you coffee, sir?'''

A farmer asked his vet to come out to check on his favorite
bull who wasn't doing well at all. After checking the bull's vital
signs, the vet reached in his black bag and pulled out a rather
large pill. He forced open the bull's mouth and crammed the
pill down his gullet.
Suddenly the bull jumped up and took off like a banshee,
jumping every fence in his way.
The vet exclaimed, "Well, looks like your bull is healed!"
The farmer replied, "Right, now give ME one of those pills.
I've gotta catch him!"

Mary offered to care for the eight-year-old daughter of
neighbours who were going away for the weekend. On the
Saturday morning, she made breakfast, laying a generous
helping of bacon and eggs in front of the child.

"Mummy always serves hot pancakes for breakfast," said
the eight-year-old.

So Mary, very eager to oblige, hurried into the kitchen
and quickly prepared a plate of hot pancakes, which she
laid in front of the girl.

"No, thank you," she said.

"But I thought you said your mother always has hot
pancakes for breakfast!" said Mary in surprise.

"She does," said the child. "But I don't eat them!"


The man approached the very beautiful woman in the large
supermarket and asked, "You know, I've lost my wife here in
the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of
"Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman my wife
appears out of nowhere."

A new know-it-all co-pilot wanted to sound cool
on the aviation frequencies. This was his first
time approaching a runway at night...

Instead of making any official requests to the
tower, he said: "Guess who?"

The controller switched the runway lights off
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Just as she was celebrating her 80th birthday, our friend
received a jury-duty notice. She called to remind the people
at the clerk's office that she was exempt because of her

"You need to come in and fill out the exemption forms," they

"I've already done that," she replied. "I did it last year."

"You have to do it every year," she was told.

"Why?" came the response. "Do you think I'm going to get

The homeowner was delighted with the way the painter had done all the work on his house.

"You did a great job." he said and handed the man a check. "Also, in order to thank you,

here's an extra $80 to take the missus out to dinner and a movie."

Later that night, the doorbell rang and it was the painter. Thinking the man had forgotten

something he asked, "What's the matter, did you forget something?"

"Nope." replied the painter. "I'm just here to take your missus out to dinner and a movie like

you asked."

My favorite spot at our local zoo is the House of Night, where
nocturnal creatures crawl and fly about. One very bright day, I
stepped into the exhibit and was plunged into total darkness.

Almost immediately, a small hand grabbed mine.

"And who do you belong to?" I asked.

His answer came swiftly: "I'm yours till the lights come on."

My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me,
and I decided to teach her to sew.

After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to
thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on
her hips, and said in disbelief, "You mean you can do all
that, but you can't operate my Game Boy?"


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