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Volume XI, Issue No. 17
September 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/

You can also find the free version here.
http://www.gasmileageguide.com/freepreview.htm

Also make sure to check out almost daily tips for saving money
and having fun without breaking the bank.
http://www.gasmileageguide.com/gas-savings-blog/

Thanks so much for your support, Lisa H.

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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:

Are you getting ready for Halloween?
Try some of our Halloween patterns:

Candy Cauldron

SpiderWeb Table Topper

Happy Pumpkin Treat Bag

Here's a cute pattern for a Halloween Basket:
http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/CraftIdeas/CraftIdea-HalloweenBasket.html

Check out these sites for links to more Halloween patterns:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/halloween.php
http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/halloweenmenu.php

 

Lisa and Tim

 

 

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QUESTIONS FROM
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QUESTION (#1):

RE: Help with straight crocheting

My straight crochet is coming out lopsided on one end. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Sheryl Thompson

ANSWER:

This is something we all have happen. Sometimes you might add on to end or not make that last st in end...... counting each stitch helps at times. If you need some picture help email me . Good Luck!
Patternlady

 

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


The best classroom in the world is
at the feet of an elderly person.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

 

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

 

If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:8-9

 

 

"THE GOD WHO WASHED AWAY OUR SINS
WILL ALSO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - September, 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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FREE PATTERNS
The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.

 

Row Count Two Color Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT TWO COLOR AFGHAN SQUARE

 

 

Row Count Four Patch Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT FOUR PATCH AFGHAN SQUARE

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW LINKS


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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.

 

 

Ashley's Baby Afghan Crochet Pattern
ASHLEY'S BABY AFGHAN

 

Row Count Diamonds Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
DIAMONDS AFGHAN SQUARE

 

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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)



REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (REV SC)
(a/k/a CRAB STITCH)

A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook.

Click here for illustrated instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 purchase crochet patterns online... BEWARE!
Some of the *FREE* crochet patterns available on the internet are posted for sale on other websites such as ebay. Always search first before buying a pattern... you just might save yourself some money!

 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 56?

 

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 !


This is 'Biddy' modeling one of the 5 sweaters I made her using your pattern.

* Biddy *

The pattern was very easy and Thank You for it.
Biddy is 5 months old and will benefit greatly from her sweaters this winter and many more to come.

Linda Graham Oklahoma City USA


hi i'm trying to do the baby scratch mitts pattern and i do not know what Bpdc, and Fpdc, abbreviations mean. If you could let me know that would be great.

<< reply >>

These are post stitches.
Here's how:

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET
Yarn over, insert hookfrom the front side
of the work right to left around the post
of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET
Yarn over, insert hook from the back side of the work right
to left around the post of the indicated stitch on
a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches
. http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa060797.htm

You can find these and many other stitch abbreviations and instructions on my Basics page: http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm


Hi Lisa
Would you have a pattern for a tissue box. ? I would appreciate if you can send me one.
Thanks God Bless Mary Ann

<< reply >>

You can find Tissue Box Covers here: http://www.jpfun.com/patterns/free/tissue_covers/f122002simpleboutique.shtml http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcrafts/patterns/kleenexcover.html
and I have a pattern for a Hanging Tissue Box Cover here: http://www.crochetnmore.com/hangingtissuecover.htm


Re: Helmet Liners and Neck Warmers for Our Troops

Hi Lisa!

In a recent Family Circle magazine, they told of a woman who started knitting helmet liners and neck warmers for our troops. They must be done in grey wool. I thought you might want a "head's up" with this project, which can also be crocheted, so we can help our troops in the winter time. Here is the link:
http://www.geocities.com/helmetliner/

Thank you so much, Lisa! God bless! Margaret Ann Yousif


Just thought I'd jot a few lines to say "Thank you" for offering the patterns, etc. on this site. I just adopted a rescue dog, she's a min-pin/chihuahua mix, and she loves to wear clothes. I found a few inexpensive things for her to wear at the pet stores, but for the most part, puppy clothes are WAY overpriced! So, I searched for free patterns that I could crochet for her myself, and found this site. I am overjoyed that she'll have a cute wardrobe as soon as I'm done! Thanks so much! and Happy Crocheting!!!

Nikki Larson

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for signing my Guestbook. I'm glad to hear your little one will have a cute wardrobe now. I agree... dog clothes are outrageously priced.

<< Nikki's reply >>

Thanks for the reply. It's not very often nowadays that people even read the posts on their website, much less respond. I have to admit, I was overwhelmed to get a reply from you! I thought I'd include a picture of the first (of many) sweater that I crocheted for my little Roo.

* Roo *

 

I think I followed the pattern correctly, with all the adjustments I had to make it's hard to tell, but the outcome was pleasing to say the least. She loves it and that's all that matters, right? I will definitely visit your site more often, and I have also spread the word to friends and family to visit as well, as I was excited about what I found there. It's a wonderful site! Thanks for making it available to those of us who haven't crocheted in years!

Nikki


Re: ReadAPattern

I feel so ignorant about this...so glad I can email you for help. Have crocheted before following visual patterns only. I want to make an afghan and I cannot follow the written instructions even though I can refer to the meanings of abbreviations. Please help me start. My pattern reads as follows: Rnd 1 (Right Side): With White, ch 5, (dc, ch 1) 7 times in fifth ch from hook; join with slip st to fourth ch of beginning ch-5, finish off: 8 ch-1 sps. Rosa

<< reply >>

First of all... don't feel ignorant.
Try this in plain English:

Round 1 (considered as right side of pattern)
With white, chain 5. Work the following in the fifth chain from the hook:
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1
double crochet, chain 1 (that makes seven times)
Join with a slip stitch in the fourth chain of the beginning chain 5.
Finish off.
You should have 8 chain 1 spaces when finished.


do you know where i can find free patterns for crocheting Jesus. Like to make for a afghan or a wall hanging. Not the cross but Jesus himself. ? I'd appreciate any info. thanks karen

<< reply >>

Try this site:
http://www.mycrochet.com/estore/patternkit.html


Hello. I have been searching and searching for a pattern to tell me how to crochet a doily around material. I have seen doilies with a fabric center and a doily crocheted around it. These centers were simply cut from yards of material, such as scenery, butterflies, flowers, etc. Id love to learn how to make these. They look very pretty. Can you help me or direct me to someone who could please? Thanks very much! Vicky Leath

<< reply >>

You can purchase fabric online for this style of doily:
http://homespunharvestllc.com/joomla/component/page,shop.browse/category_id,10/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,30/vmcchk,1/
Take a look at the following patterns:
http://members.aol.com/fourleafcl1064/myhomepage/photo.html
http://www.interweave.com/needle/projects/seven_point_doily.pdf

This pattern shows you how to add a crocheted edge to a neckline:
http://www.craftstylish.com/item/9107/how-to-add-crochet-trim-to-any-fabric-edge


Hi, I'm not really sure how I even found you - but, I was hoping you could help me . . .
I'm crocheting mittens and I never really knew how to read a pattern - my aunt used to just tell me what to do - and I did it!

I am just past the thumb hole and I'm using the (8) count in my stitches, this pattern is on www.coatsandclark.com #LW1522.

I'm not sure about where the comma's are if thats where I'm changing/or/not changing something but the numbers don't work out for me. 8 + 8 + 2 = 18 (not 22!)

Ch 1, dec, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sc, dec, sc in next 2 sc, dec, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sc, dec; turn 20 (22, 24) sc. Thank you in advance for your help! Kathy

<< reply >>

Here are your instructions in bold... broken down into sections, followed by my notes.

Ch 1, dec, sc in next 7 (8, 9) sc,

This means you chain 1 then work a decrease (that's one stitch)
single in the next 8 singles (since that's the size you're making) (that makes 9 stitches)

dec, sc in next 2 sc, dec,

work a decrease (that makes 10 stitches)
work a single crochet in the next two singles (that makes 12 stitches)
work a decrease (that makes 13 stitches)

sc in next 7 (8, 9) sc, dec; turn 20 (22, 24) sc.

single crochet in the next 8 singles. (that makes 21 stitches)
work a decrease (that should make 22 stitches)


you had squares that you did every month (2) each month. i can't find my way back to them. PLEASE help me. thanks joyce e-mail

<< reply >>

Hi Joyce:
You can find square patterns in these issues:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/083008.htm#Member
http://www.crochetnmore.com/073008.htm#Member
http://www.crochetnmore.com/071508.htm#Member

Was there a certain square pattern you wanted?

 


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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


Crotoon-Purranoia

 

 

Sometimes Norm can be so positive and enthusiastic about whatever's he's doing that it's disconcerting to me. I wonder if he's walking in the same world I am. Once we were fishing in a mountain lake. We hadn't caught a thing. Norm had rowed the boat to five or six different spots, looking for the fish to bite.
Finally, after about three hours, he got this big grin on his face and said,
"Now we can really start fishing. We know where the fish aren't!"


JOE THE MILKMAN was delivering 16 gallons of milk to an elderly patron, Emma, who usually only ordered a gallon a week. When Joe asked why she ordered so much more this time, she responded:
"I read that a milk bath leaves your skin very soft and silky, so I thought I'd try one.
I figured I'd need about 16 gallons."

Joe chuckled and asked, "You want that pasteurized?"

"No," she quipped. "Just up to my chin."


Motorcyclist's T-shirt:
"If you can read this, my wife fell off."


A KINDERGARTEN teacher was trying to determine the proper punishment for a boy who had hit a classmate. "Did you hit Johnny on purpose or by accident?" she asked.

"By accident," the boy quickly replied.

"Do you know the difference between on purpose and by accident?" she persisted.

"Sure! On purpose you get in a lot more trouble."


<< Kids >>

1. Never trust a dog to watch your food. - Patrick, age 10

2. When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do I look stupid?" don't answer him. - Michael, 14

3. Never tell your mom her diet's not working. - Michael, 14

4. Stay away from prunes. - Randy, 9

5. When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair. -Taylia, 11


A YOUNG BOY who had just returned home from spending a week at a dude ranch was describing the experience to his mother. "I even saw the man who makes horses," exclaimed the boy.

"Are you sure?" his mom asked.

"Yeah," the boy replied, "he was almost finished when I saw him nailing on the feet."


A MAN RECENTLY took his rottweiler to a veterinarian to be examined.
"My dog is cross-eyed. Is there anything you can do for him?" the man asked.

"Well," said the vet, "let's have a look at him."
The vet picked up the dog and examined his eyes.
Finally, he announced, "I'm going to have to put him down."

"What?" exclaimed the man.
"Just because he's cross-eyed?"

"No, because he's really heavy."


JACK WAS ALWAYS trying to borrow money and, as a result, his friends began avoiding him. One morning, Jack spotted a friend on the street and started a conversation before the man could get away.

Ill tell you, Im in a terrible fix, Jack said.
I need some money and havent got the slightest idea where Im going to get it.

Glad to hear that, my boy, said the man.
I was afraid you might get the idea that you could borrow it from me.


Two old men were arguing the merits of their doctors. The first one said,
"I don't trust your fancy doctor. He treated old Jake Waxman for a kidney ailment for nearly a year, and then Jake died of a liver ailment."

"So what makes you think your doctor is any better?" asked his friend.

"Because when my doctor treats you for a kidney ailment, you can be sure you'll die of a kidney ailment."


While waiting in line at the Department of Vehicle Services for my personalized license plate, I heard the clerk shout out, "E I E I O." "I'm here," the woman standing next to me answered.

Curious, I asked if she was a farmer or maybe taught kindergarten.

"Neither," she replied. "My name is McDonald."


As with many funerals, it was a cloudy, rainy day. The deceased was a little old lady who had devoted her entire married life to fussing at her poor husband. When the graveside service had no more than terminated, there was a tremendous burst of thunder accompanied by a distant lightning bolt. The little ol man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Well, she's there."


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