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Volume X, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2007

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FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE:

GENERAL NEWS
AWARDS
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:

Thank you so much for your patience!
This issue is later than normal. Life seems to get in the way of progress sometimes.
I have good news though... Haley (our daughter) has been designing a bit and has allowed me to
include one of her designs in this issue.

I hope the weather is nice where you are.
August was super hot most days. Thankfully it's beginning to cool down.
Anyway, I hope you are keeping cool and still crocheting or enjoying other crafts.

Enjoy!

Lisa and Tim


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


" What was Jesusí great joy?
It was to do the will of His Father,
and He wishes that joy to be ours.
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My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life, and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:1-6

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment." The second is like it, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Matthew 22:37-39

 

"STORE THE BIBLE IN YOUR HEART
NOT ON THE SHELF."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - August, 2007 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 eight years old when he became king
and reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem?
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PAGES UPDATED

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

 

Clover Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
CLOVER AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Heart Coaster 2 Crochet Pattern
HEART COASTER 2

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MEMBER PATTERNS


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However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.

 

Accent Rug Crochet Pattern
ACCENT RUG

 

Yarn Tote "Plarn" Crochet Pattern
YARN TOTE

 

Haley's Multi-Color Camera Pouch Crochet Pattern
HALEY'S MULTI-COLOR CAMERA POUCH

 

 

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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)


TEXTURE

Adding texture to a plain pattern can be as simple as using a long stitch in combination with a short stitch.
For instance, working a single crochet in one stitch, then a treble crochet in the next stitch, then a single crochet in the next stitch will produce a textured fabric. To experiment with this combination try the
Accent Rug pattern in the Members Section of this newsletter.

 

 

 

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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



Make it easier to string beads onto yarn.
Coat the yarn tip with nail polish and let it dry.
The stiff yarn end should thread through the beads easily.

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

38. A use for scrap yarn is to make caps for babies and children in colorful colors and donate to charity. I double crochet a rectangle in back stitch only so it is stretchy (size according to age (about 9" by 12" for baby to 11" by 18" for adult, or any size inbetween ), sew up short sides, run yarn around top and gather to close. I put a small pompom on top to cover small hole. You can turn up botton to make rim if you like. I donated 50 of these scrap caps to homeless shelter last year. Baby caps take about 2 oz of yarn and adult about 4 oz of yarn. I make some of them in stripes using different color yarn. I have also made similar chemo caps making them only about 7" by 18" using very some yarn. Ginger in Ohio

do you have number 39?

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

NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.

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


Hi, I enjoy your newsletter and patterns. Just wanted to note that your reference scripture says Revelations and it should be singular...Revelation.
Thanks God Bless Renie

<< reply >>

Hi Renie:
Glad you enjoy our newsletter and patterns.
Thank you so much for letting me know I made a typo.
For as long as I can remember I've called Revelation ... Revelations.
Anyway, I have corrected the reference.. thanks again:

http://crochetnmore.com/081507.htm


Just discovered your site today,I only been doing crochet for a year or so,it's great to find somewhere to learn and talk to others about my new found craft. I am also a believer in our Lord Jesus too it's lovely to share our faith and craft together! I will be visiting again that's for sure. I am from New Zealand and live in a small county town, but not too far from two cities so I can shop easily. Bless you valerie-jean


I love this site I am teaching myself to crochet and your site has been a great help thank you
Emma Coker


I just found this site, and I love it. I seen soooooo many things that I would like to make for my grown childrens Christmas gifts. Thanks for such a wonderful site!
Tammy


RE: Thank You

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your newletters. I have been getting them now for some time. I think it was the last newletter (July 31) I received that I learned the (new to me) technique of joining yarn. It was called the Russian joining. I am a self taught crocheter and knitter and this is one thing that I somehow never knew how to do other than knotting the ends. I was in the process of knitting a sweater for myself and used this technique, it was wonderful. The yarn I was using was a knubby yarn, so then I used this way on some other thinner yarns and it works as well with them, too. Thank you for teaching an old crafter a new trick!! Bless you, Polly


Re: How much do I charge?

I have been crocheting hats from a cute pattern I found and selling them at church and work. Iíve been charging $10.00 for plain and $12.00 for colored ones, because the colored yarn costs more. This made me wonder if Iím pricing them right. Is there a general fee for crocheting aside from the cost of the materials?
slbkidd

<< reply >>

Here's a page that discusses pricing:
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/blog.html?blog_id=2187

Personally, I take in to account the following when pricing a crocheted item:
1. How long it takes me to make the item?
2. How much do the materials cost (product, shipping, handling, etc) ?
3. How difficult was the pattern to make?

To make it easier for myself...
For simple patterns I normally charge 2 to 3 times the cost of the materials.
If patterns are more difficult, which takes longer to make, I charge 3 to 4 times the materials cost.


What does it mean to v-st in ch-1 sp of next v-st. Trisha

<< reply >>

The traditional V-Stitch is normally one double crochet, two chains and another double crochet all in one stitch. The pattern you are making has only one chain in the v-stitch. If the v-stitch used in your pattern is: one double crochet, one chain and another double crochet in the same stitch or space. Then, all you have to do is work those stitches in the hole below the chain stitch in the next v-stitch on your working row. Hope this helps.


RE: Pom Pom Preemie Hat

I am really struggling with this pattern. i am learning to read instructions. could you explain when you do the first row of 18. what is the unworked lps. of foundation. then it said st st. ch 1 is that just the stitch ? then is said do not turn how do you continue without turning. i hope you can help me. thank you Mary Ann

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This hat is worked from the top down... no hole in the top.

The pattern says:

RND 1: Ch 18, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. 3 sc in last ch.
Working in unworked lps of foundation chain, sc in each across to end. 2 additional sc in last ch.
Join with sl st. Ch 1, Do not turn.

Here's what you do:

For Round 1 you chain 18. Then work one single crochet in the second chain from the hook.
Single crochet in each chain across the foundation chain, placing 3 singles in the last chain.
Now you work back up the other side of the foundation chain in the unworked loops.
Work one single crochet in each unworked loop across to the end... then
add 2 singles in the last chain (that makes 3 in that end). Join with a slip stitch.
Chain 1 but do not turn. This should look like a long oval shape.
Now continue with Round 2.

You can see stitch abbreviations/instructions on this page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm


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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


An exasperated caller to Dell Computer Tech Support couldn't get her new Dell computer to turn on. After ensuring the computer was plugged in, the technician asked her what happened when she pushed the power button. Her response "I pushed and pushed on this foot pedal and nothing happens.

"The "foot pedal" turned out to be the computer's mouse.


Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to "Press Return Key"
because of the flood of calls asking where the "Any" key is.


"How was your blind date?" a college student asked her 21 year old roommate.

"Terrible!" the roommate answered.
"He showed up in his 1932 Rolls Royce."

"Wow! That's a very expensive classic car.
What's so bad about that?"

"He was the original owner."


"Bob, why don't you play golf with John anymore?" asked a friend.

"Would you play golf with a guy who moved the ball with his foot when you weren't watching?" Bob asked.

"Well, no," admitted the friend.

"Neither will John," replied Bob.


A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom:
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293, nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is good, so we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax... OH, MY NO!"

Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!"

A passenger in coach yelled, "That's nothing. You should see the back of mine!"


After buying her kids a pet hamster, after they PROMISED they would take care of it, Mom, as usual, ended up with the responsibility. One evening, exasperated, she asked them,
"How many times do you think that hamster would have died if I hadn't looked after it?"

After a moment, her youngest son replied quizzically, "Once?"


My wife has not spoken to me in three days. I think it has something to do with what happened on Sunday night when she thought she heard a noise downstairs.

She nudged me and whispered, "Wake up, wake up!"

"What's the matter?" I asked.

"There are burglars in the kitchen. I think they're eating the tuna casserole I made tonight."

"That'll teach them!" I replied.


One evening while I was preparing dinner, my daughter came into the kitchen asking for homework help on her vocabulary words. "Mom," she asked, "what's a quarter horse?" -

As I thought of a simple explanation, my five-year-old son piped up,
"I know! It's the one they have in front of the grocery store."


A man visited a psychiatrist to talk about his dreams.

"Every night," the man said, "I dream that these three hideous monsters are sitting on the edge of my bed, ready to attack me."

"Hmmm," said the doctor. "I feel sure I can cure you of this problem. But the treatment will cost you somewhere between twenty- five and thirty thousand dollars."

"Thirty thousand dollars!" the man gasped.
"Never mind getting rid of the monsters, Doctor.
I think I'll go home and try to make friends with them!"


How to tell when you are spending too much time with your computer:

Your wife drapes a wig over your monitor to remind you of what she looks like.

You check your mail. It says "no new messages". So you check it again.

Your phone bill is delivered in a box.

You name your children Eudora, Mozilla, and Dotcom.

All of your friends have an @ in their names.

You get a tattoo that says "This body best viewed with Netscape 3.01".

You ask a plumber how much it would cost to replace the chair in front of your computer with a toilet.

You start tilting your head sideways whenever you smile :)

Your spouse says communication is important in a marriage, so you buy another computer and install another phone line so that the two of you can chat.


Recently, our 18-year-old daughter started hunting for her first real job. She spent an afternoon filling out applications, leaving them on the kitchen table to finish later. As I walked by, a section of the application on top jumped out at me. Under "Previous Employment" she wrote, "Baby sitting."

In answer to "Reason for Leaving" she wrote, "Parents came home."


We were thoroughly confused. While transcribing medical audiotapes, my co-worker came upon the following garbled diagnosis: "This man has pholenfrometry."

Knowing nothing about that particular condition, she double-checked with the doctor.

After listening to the tape, he shook his head.
"This man," he said, translating for her, "has fallen from a tree."


The first day of spring means one thing: time to ruin the garden.

To that end, my wife, Jennifer, recently decided that our humble little hovel was sorely in need of some yard work. From the get-go, we had our differences. For example, Jennifer insisted the grass needed fertilizer in order to grow large and robust.

"Who wants fat grass?" I said, pooh-poohing that idea.

She suggested I mow once a week.

"I don't cut my hair once a week."

She thought watering couldn't hurt.

"Unless I overwater," I warned, a prospect both of us knew was a real possibility.

A few weeks later I was rewarded with a sea of yellow grass.
"Hey, look!" I gloated. "We have the only blond lawn in the neighborhood!"

"No," Jennifer corrected. "We have the only dead lawn in the neighborhood."

Luckily, I do have a green thumb when it comes to weeds, which grew so tall they slumped over. Now we have the only lawn in the neighborhood with a comb-over.


A passerby noticed a couple of city workers working along the city sidewalks. The man was quite impressed with their hard work, but he couldn't understand what they were doing. Finally, he approached the workers and asked, "I appreciate how hard you're both working, but what on earth are you doing? It seems that one of you digs a hole, and then the other guy immediately fills it back up again.

One of the city workers explained, "The third guy who plants the trees is off sick today."


As team leader of the Police Tactics & Rescue Unit, I directed officers late one night to strategic positions around a building where a dangerous suspect was hiding. Believing the culprit to be on the roof, I decided to have an officer shine his flashlight in that direction on my command. At just the right moment, I whispered to him, "Okay, throw a light on the roof." The officer hurled his flashlight to the top of the building.


A hospital corpsman and I were getting an elderly retired master chief petty officer out of his wheelchair, when I noticed the man had a tattoo on his knee.

"What's that?" I asked, unable to make out the design.

"It's a banjo," he said sheepishly. "I'm from Alabama."


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