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Volume XI, Issue No. 13
July 15, 2008

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My hubby (Tim) has been at it again.
Hes been working on updating his site on saving money on gas.
You can buy the guide for what you would pay (on average for 3 gallons of gas),
he also has a free Version which you can check out as well.
You can get details by following the link below.

http://www.gasmileageguide.com/

Thanks so much for your support, Lisa H.

cont.

God Bless You!

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:

Having a great summer... hope you are too!


 For those of you who
* K n i t *

 

There's the cutest knit pattern for a Rainbow Pooch Sweater on this page:
http://www.caron.com/projects/br/rainbow_pooch.html

 

 

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:

San Francisco 49ers crochet afghan pattern

I wish to purchase a crochet pattern for an afghan I wish to make for a friend. He is a big San Francisco 49ers fan. If anyone has a S.F. 49ers crochet afghan pattern, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for your help.

Phyllis Solomon

ANSWER:

(1)
I purchase one from
http://www.citiusa.com
a couple of years ago and loved how it worked up. You can email them. Julie

(2)
This site has a *FREE* 49er's Afghan graph:
http://www.geocities.com/crochetshoppe/patterns_sports.html

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


ONE SMALL GESTURE

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and do not hide Thyself from my supplication. Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, because of the voice of the enemy, because of the pressure of the wicked; for they bring down trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me, and the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me; and horror has overwhelmed me. And I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

Psalm 55:1-6

 

And it shall be, that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 2:21

Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU," so that we confidently say,, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL N0T BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME?"

Hebrews 13:5-6

 

Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

"A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT CAN
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
GIVING UP AND GOING ON."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 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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BIBLE TRIVIA


Who was Joseph's first born?

 

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PAGES UPDATED

Only major page changes will be listed here.


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

 

Dog Bandana Collar Cover Crochet Pattern
DOG BANDANA
COLLAR COVER

 

Doll Beret Crochet Pattern
DOLL BERET

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW LINKS


The following link(s) have been added to our links pages.

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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.

 

 

Apple Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
APPLE AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Ipod Classic Sock Crochet Pattern
IPOD CLASSIC SOCK

 

 

 

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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)



Hump of the Chain

When you make a foundation chain for a project, the stitches for the first row of that project are normally worked in the top loop of each chain.

So what is the "hump"?

Each crocheted chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side and on the back there is a little "hump". So, when you make a 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.

When the stitches are worked into the hump of each chain along the foundation... the edge will look firmer because it will have what appears to be a chain along that edge.

 

 

 

 

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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)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:
http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/learnToCrochet.pdf

 


CROCHET TIP


If you tend to spend most of your leisure time in a certain area of your house
(I have my favorite chair in the living room).
Keep a crochet project near your favorite area so you will be ready to crochet while you're relaxing.

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 53?

51. Crochet a rectangle of about 3" by 6". Sew along 2 sides making a sack. Fill with your favority potpourri to make a sachet. The top can either be sewed or weave a piece of yarn around top and pull closed like a drawstring so it can be refilled. These are nice to put in clothing drawers, hang in closets, use as party favors or put in gift boxes.
Thank you so much for your site, I enjoy the information you share with us. Ginger from Ohio

52. Our local wildlife refuge receives approximately 2500 orphaned baby critters each year, all in need of a warm place to live. With my scraps, I crochet baby nests. I make a 10 inch by 20 inch rectangle, fold it in half and crochet up two sides. Since I tend to crochet loosely, I use an "h" hook with the four-ply yarn. The nests don't have to be pretty, I've used up to 5 small balls of left over yarn for one nest. I have literally used up all my scarp yarn and have had to go to the local thrift shop and yard sales to get more.
Yours truly, Donna Lee Rogers

 

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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Leave your message in our guestbook... and it may appear in an issue of the CNM Newsletter !


RE:A Soldier's Prayer Stone

Hello, and Greetings from Wyoming! I came across your "Soldier's Prayer Stone" project and absolutely love it!! It is a truly wonderful gift for all our soldier's abroad. However, I do not know or understand how to crochet, and was wondering if this project could be done with plastic canvas - (as plastic canvas is my craft.) If you should happen to know how I could do this by way of plastic canvas, I would greatly appreciate it, as I would love to make shipments of these to send to our soldiers. Most Sincere thanks. Toni

<< Reply >>

Thank you very much Toni.
You could make a little box using plastic canvas
(instead of a tiny bag using floss) and put the stone inside that.


RE: Loaf Pan Tote

I am so excited about finding this pattern. I was wondering if you have one for a pan 9 x 13. My friend and I would love to do a larger one for the many gathering we attend at church and family. Debbie

<< Reply >>

I don't have one on my site at this time.
Free Patterns.com shows patterns for Fall Casserole Carriers:
http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=318
This Grab and Go Casserole Carrier would fit many different sizes:
http://tncrochetlady.tripod.com/archives/id39.html
I will add that to my future design list.


Hi, I am attempting to crochet a baby beanie from your site.
It's this one: www.crochetnmore.com/babybeanie.htm
The instructions say to crochet bet stitches....I don't understand the bet....if it means between,
I really don't understand how there is anyplace to put a stitch between other stitches...Please explain????? Thanks so much! Barbara

<< Reply >>

Yes... bet is between. Visualize a double crochet stitch looking like a little fence post... instead of working into the top of the stitch like we normally do, you work between two posts.


Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

Hi Lisa, I was just wondering how long did it take you to make your dog sweater.It took me only a day and I am only 12 years of age.Thanks for the instructions.
Casey Rojas

<< reply >>

Dear Casey:
If I remember correctly, the sweater design took about a day.
I could make one in an evening I guess... haven't tried that pattern personally in a long time.

Sadly, Schotzi (below pix) passed away a few years ago.

We have another Miniature Schnauzer now
but he doesn't seem very fond of wearing clothes :o)
Here's his picture:

His name is Sawyer.

I'm so glad you enjoyed my dog sweater pattern.
If you'd like to send me a photo of your dog wearing
the sweater I'll add the photo to The Dog House:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/thedoghouse.htm


your site have given me ideas and instructions to start creating new enjoyable items. thank you

Dorinda


I feel so bad that that one person wrote in saying she couldn't find anything 'free' on your website and felt you were just directing people to buy stuff. She can't be looking correctly at the newsletter - which is full of free patterns and links to other free sites for patterns. Not only does it have member patterns available, but when someone asks a question - you direct them to a link for a free pattern (for instance the lady who asked about flowers - a wonderful page came up with all kinds of free flower patterns). I hope that person takes a second, better look at the newsletter in its entirety and changes her mind. Just the fact that she is getting the whole newsletter for free online should show her the error of her ways. Nancy


Anyone out there can do all manner of vulgar things and put it on the internet, but you are not encouraged to say the name of Jesus in your own private website! The "lady" who objected so rudely to your format needs to know all she has to do is click on "close". I may not find much that I want to attempt, but love to at least read your very informative magazine. I find lots and lots of free patterns and have used many of the quick and easy ones for coasters, dollies, dishrags and such for gifts. Thank you, God Bless you and carry on!! Joan Rogers


Just found this site while looking for a snood pattern for my dog to wear while eating (to keep her ears out of her food). Look forward to exploring more here, but does anyone have a pattern for a doggie snood? Barb

       I found a picture of a dog snood here:
http://blog.dogmoda.co.uk/2007/01/name-tassels-and-snoods.html
I believe any tubular style scarf would work well for this as long as you make a ribbing around the edges so it will stay in place on the dog's head.


A wonderful site I have wanted to crochet for years and your site has set me on my path, thank you
Sharon


Just found this site and find it fascinating.
I'm new to crochet and looking for a jacket to crochet. Any hints? God Bless. Merianne

<< reply >>

You can find links to many crocheted jacket patterns via this page: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/womens_coats_jackets.php

The best hint I can give you is "read the entire pattern first" before you decide whether or not to make it. This way you can be sure you understand the terminology.


I can't thank you enough for this site. I recently retired from full time nursing and decided I needed something to do with my hands, so I turned to crochet. I knew how to chain and sc but was having such trouble with reading directions. Finding the "Basic Stitches" was a Godsend, I just added it to my favorites and now when I get a little confused or unsure, I just pull up the site. I am having so much fun crocheting, I'm even starting Christmas gifts in July. Thanks again and May God Bless all of you. Connie


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I have to tell you about this new book.
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I'm so happy to have it in my crochet library.

Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
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.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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HUMOR


 

 

When I had my 50th birthday my husband said to me "I should trade you in for two 25 year olds." I replied "Thank you for the compliment." With a stunned look on his face, he said "HUH?" I responded "You are telling me it would take two women half my age to accomplish what I do." - Roberta Gleason



"Close the curtains," requested our 2 year old granddaughter, sitting in a pool of bright light.
The sun's looking at me too hard."

Mama was making pancakes for her two sons, Morrie age 5 and Stanley age 3. The boys began to argue who should get the first pancake.

"Shame on you, boys. If King Solomon, the wise king, were here, he would say, let my brother have the first pancake."

Morrie looked at Stanley and said,"O.K., you be King Solomon today."


All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle.
They reached the altar and the waiting groom; the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand.
The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter.
Even the priest smiled broadly.
As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.


After watching the movie Cinderella, five-year-old Sarah started using her pinwheel as a magic wand, pretending she was a fairy godmother. "Make three wishes," she told her mother, "and I'll grant them."

Her mom first asked for world peace. Sarah swung her wand and proclaimed the request fulfilled.

Next, her mother requested for a cure for all ill children. Again, with a sweep of the pinwheel, Sarah obliged.

The mother, with a glance down at her rather ample curves, made her third wish,
"I wish to have a trim figure again."

The miniature fairy godmother started waving her wand madly.

"I'll need more power for this!" she exclaimed.


Two men were talking.
The first says, "My wife has the worst memory I ever heard of."

The second man replies, "Forgets everything, eh?"

"No, she remembers everything."


When we put our house up for sale, I stressed emphatically that my sons make their beds each morning.

I left for work before they left for school, and I wanted to be sure that the house looked presentable when the agent showed it to prospective buyers.

I was surprised and impressed that my 15-year-old son's bed was perfectly made each day.

One night when I went into his room, I discovered his secret.

He was fast asleep on the floor in his sleeping bag.


911 Call: A man called 911 and spoke frantically into the phone,
"My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"

"Is this her first child?" the dispatcher asked.

"No, you idiot!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"


A young woman wasn't feeling well, and asked one her co-workers to recommend a physician.

"I know a great one in the city, but he is very expensive.
Five hundred dollars for the first visit, and one hundred dollars for each one after that."

The woman went to the doctor's office and, trying to save a little money, cheerily announced.
"I'm back!"

Not fooled for a second, the doctor quickly examined her and said,
"Very good, just continue the treatment I prescribed on your last visit."


Burglars broke in to an unoccupied house that was being renovated for sale recently. Among the items they stole were Roofing shingles, A lawn Mower, weed whackers and lumber.

They broke into a storage area under the deck and also a shed in the back. Before leaving though they mowed the lawn of the residence.

Neighbors report seeing strange men walking around the home, but never calling the police because they figured they were hired to do the lawn.

The owners are quoted as saying they will leave a pressure washer and painting equipment for the thieves next week as they did a better job than the lawn care company they had hired, and cheaper also.


A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings. They dialed the number and then sang "Happy Birthday" to him. But when they finished their off-key rendition, they discovered that they had dialed the wrong number.

"Don't let it bother you," said a strange but amused voice.
"You folks need all the practice you can get."


"Dad," said Little Johnny, "I'm late for football practice.
Would you please do my homework for me?"

The father said irately, "Son, it just wouldn't be right."

"That's okay," replied Little Johnny, "but you could at least give it a try, couldn't you?"


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