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Volume XIV, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2011

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Subject: cows holsteins/ wedding present

Hello, this is my 1st post,looking for cow/holstein crochet pattern have seen a afghan pattern but it cost $$ which i dont have unemployed, in bucks county, my neice beth lives in va and she getting married in sept, not sure how this works but im hoping for the best any cow stuff will do thanks so much. donna






Here are a few patterns

Cow Slippers:

Cow Toaster Cover:

Cow Christmas Ornament:

Cow Plastic Bag Holder:

Granny Cow:

Sorry... I haven't found an afghan pattern for free.










"Many things I have tried to grasp, and have lost.
That which I have placed in God's hands I still have."
~~ Martin Luther ~~


The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; assuredly, he will not be unpunished. By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. A divine decision is in the lips of the king; his mouth should not err in judgment. A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; all the weights of the bag are His concern. It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established on righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and he who speaks right is loved. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will appease it. In the light of a king's face is life, and his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he who watches his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trust in the Lord.

Proverbs 16:1-20

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Psalm 46:1-3

And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. And they came to Him, and awoke Him, saying, "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!" And He said to them, "Why are you timid, you men of little faith?" Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and it became perfectly calm. And the men marveled, saying, "What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"

Matthew 8:23-27




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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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I have had many people ask me about this stitch and though I haven't personally used the stitch in a project I thought you might like to check it out.

The following link is for a pattern and on the page there are videos that helps explain the stitch further.








"On-line encyclopedia of knitting and crochet facts"



Did you know that yarn labeled as a certain weight (sport weight, worsted weight, etc.) can still vary in thickness from one brand to another?

For example, Red Heart Super Saver and Caron Simply Soft both come in worsted weight but Caron Simply Soft is visibly thinner which could drastically affect your project size.

When you choose the yarn for your project, pay close attention to the yarn size as well as the fiber content. Keeping these two attributes similar will ensure your project is a success.

You may be able to combine two strands of a thinner yarn and use it in the same project as one thicker yarn.

Keeping fiber content similar will ensure your project washes up without distorting it.





Scrap Yarn Ideas ... do you have number 89?

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

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



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RE: Emma's Baby Booties

I'm pretty much new to this and would love to make Emma's baby booties, but can't for the life of me figure of what bl's are. the following is a copy of what I am talking about. ---


R1: With RS facing, working in bl's only. Reattach yarn in the center stitch on RS of sole. (7 sts back from the original fasten off point) Sc around to same point on opposite side. (19sc)

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You D. Svoboda

<< reply >>

BL is the abbreviation for Back Loop.

Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch...
you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.
The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you.
Click here for photo:

Also, keep in mind that the heel and toe of this bootie are not joined until the
Finishing section. The ribbon is weaved through the holes on R5 of the Heel
and the ch4 loops on each side of the toe then drawn up and tied in a bow.
This joins them.

RE: 9x13 Casserole Tote

where do i click onto the casserole carrier?
i have been looking for the pattern for one forever!!!!!

<< reply >>

Many of my viewers had requested a pattern for a 9x13
pan... hope you enjoy the pattern.
The link is in the Member Patterns Section of the Newsletter.


I’m looking for a pattern for a preemie baby hat that would be small enough to fit on a good size lemon – this is how big the woman said to size the baby hats. I’m hoping that you can help me.
Thanks for all your help
Phyllis Knafelc

<< reply >>

I have a few preemie patterns that are in that size range:


RE: Round Placemat

I had tried to find the round placemat pattern that it was posted not to long ago, and no luck. maybe the site could have a search with in.

Also tried no luck.

I had some difficulties with the pattern and wanted some help.

If you have any suggestion I will really appreciate


<< reply >>

The link to round placemat is here:

There is a custom Google Search box near the top of the page just below the banner ads.


Found your crochet instructions, etc. web page.
Should be able to figure out the pattern now.
Thanks so much for providing such things for we that still love these old skills.

Have a great evening,

Pattern link posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:
RE: Cute:


Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How adorable are those?!?
Luciana Young


RE: Emma's Baby Booties


I have finished one and was wondering if it supposed to be open on the sides. I can't tell by looking at the picture, but my little booty is open on both sides. Did I do something wrong or is it suppose to be that way? I would appreciate your comments.
Thank you, and have a great day!!

God Bless You

<< reply >>

The heel and toe of this bootie are not joined until the
Finishing section. The ribbon is weaved through the holes
on R5 of the Heel and the ch4 loops on each side of the
toe then drawn up and tied in a bow. This joins them.


RE: Guestbook Message

Very helpful site.
Thank you for your informative answers and easy going style.
No Pressure, just facts and fun.
Namaste, De

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Hi guys, planning to crochet a pair of mittens for my dad
(fingerless but completely covering the fingers!) - anyone
know where I can find a nice patterns?

Gene Putter

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There are links to several styles of fingerless gloves on this page:


I’m crocheting a toddler sweater It says in row 4-15 –6x .
Can you tell me what it means Thanx

<< reply >>

That means you repeat those rows (4-15) for a total of six times.


I have a question regarding advertising on your website.
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I publish the Crochet N More Newsletter
twice per month, on the 15th and the 30th.


Great Job Lisa!!
I especially like the casserole tote.
Thank you for all your work in designing and putting them on your website.
God bless Emmy

Pattern link posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:
RE: Baby's ABCs Afghan


I don't like to crochet, but I think I might start to like it just to make this adorable afghan. Love it!!

Kathi Mcdonough


This is the Alphabet Afghan I made for a friend's baby shower a few years ago in Caron Simply Soft rose pink.

Rose Pink

Holly Jones


I've made this several times as a baby shower gift.
Always comes out great!



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Here is an ABC blanket I made for my greatnephew, I used RedHeart Super Saver, it is larger but I like them like that, they can keep them longer ♥

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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary
took Jesus with them to Jerusalem.

A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a baby-sitter.'

    My husband and I both look very young for our ages. In fact, we've hardly aged a day since we first laid eyes on each other in college -- at least, that's what we tell each other. But our children have a way of bringing us crashing back to earth.

     Recently, my husband and I were discussing a man who was running for public office.
     "He's a Vietnam vet," commented my husband.
     "What's that?" queried our young daughter.
     Trying to answer the question in terms a four-year-old could readily grasp, my husband replied, "Well, honey, that means that the man fought in a war that happened when Mommy and Daddy were little."
     Our daughter regarded us both thoughtfully for a moment, then asked, "So, was he a Viking?"

    A man is giving a speech at his lodge meeting. He gets a bit carried away and talks for two hours.
     Finally, he realizes what he is doing and says; "I'm sorry I talked so long. I left my watch at home."
     A voice from the back of the room says, "There's a calendar behind you."

    My friend's father is a locksmith in a resort town. Once he saw a group of beach goers park near his shop and dump trash from their car on his property.
      As soon as they were out of sight, and walking towards the beach, the locksmith picked the lock on their car door, put the garbage back inside and relocked the car.

A guy was having some physical problems and his doctor told him to drink warm water with Epsom Salts one hour before breakfast. At the end of a week he returned and the doctor asked if he was feeling better. 

The man said that he actually felt worse.

"Did you drink warm salt water an hour before breakfast each day?" the Doc asked.

"No," replied the man somberly, letting out a sigh. "I could only do about 15 minutes!"

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"One," she replied.

"What?" I asked. "One?!"

She repeated her answer and then because of the confused look on my face, she added, "One, Mom. You already told me never to use my left foot on the brake, only my right one."

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So he went back into the house and fixed himself a big steak with potatoes, garlic bread, and a tall glass of iced tea.

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He said, "Huh, I thought you were out of town."

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

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The next day, the pastor was over at Emily's family's house for lunch. He mentioned having
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A kindly 90-year-old grandmother found buying presents for family and friends a bit much one Christmas, so she wrote out checks for all of them to put in their Christmas cards.

In each card she wrote, "Buy your own present" and then sent them off.

After the Christmas festivities were over, she found the checks in her desk!

Everyone had gotten a Christmas card from her with "Buy your own present" written inside, but without the checks!

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

The mother replied, '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 little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me be late!'

While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again! As she ran she once again began to pray, 'Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But please don't shove me either!'

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