Crochet N More
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Volume XI, Issue No. 19
October 15, 2008

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10/15/08-11/30/08

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:

FYI... we've been experiencing technical difficulties since our last issue!

Today started off with a bang... I went online to find that Crochet N More had disappeared!
Yes... my entire site was gone!
After a call to our host... that problem was resolved.

Also, each time I publish a newsletter I send myself a copy first.
This allows me to check the link to the newsletter, as well as links with in the newsletter.
For some reason, the September 30th issue of the CNM Newsletter was fine when I sent it... but it later disappeared into cyberspace. Thanks to Yvette Mc Elroy, who emailed me about the newsletter giving her a 404 Error, I uploaded all of the newsletter information again and all is fine.
Thanks again Yvette!

If you experience a problem with a link to or within the CNM Newsletter, or a problem with links on the website, please email me so I can check it out.

 

Make a child's Halloween extra special with this cute Scarecrow Doll pattern:
http://happyyellowhouse.com/htm/scarecrow.html

 

 

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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The Breast Cancer Site

 


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QUESTIONS FROM
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QUESTION:

Christmas Pickle
I'm looking for a crochet pattern for a Christmas pickle. Any oelp is greatly appreciated!
Linda

ANSWER:

You can find the Christmas Pickle Pattern on this page: http://www.feir.com/crochet/patterns/christmaspickle.htm

 

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
Harold Hulbert

 

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit! When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to Thee and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord;" and Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.

Psalm 32:1-5

All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.

Isaiah: 53:6

And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

Jeremiah 31:34

 

"NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU'VE RUN FROM GOD,
HE'S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - October, 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


According to Psalm 119, how can a young man keep his way pure?

 

 

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

 

Row Count Solid Diamond Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
SOLID DIAMOND
AFGHAN SQUARE

 

William's Baby Hat Crochet Pattern
WILLIAM'S BABY HAT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

SAVE THE CHILDREN

 

 

 


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.

 

Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
BREAST CANCER RIBBON
AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Row Count X Marks the Spot Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
X MARKS THE SPOT
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 (a/k/a Crab Stitch)

The Reverse Single Crochet Stitch or Crab Stitch is easier than it sounds.
Simply put... it's a regular single crochet worked in the opposite direction on the working row.

REV SC REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (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. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

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


Mint tins (like Altoids) or candy containers (like Mini M&M's) make great crochet notion storage solutions.
I keep stitch markers and yarn needles in an Altoid's mint tin.

 


 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

57. This is a use for scrap yarn. Make holders that hold small leftover pieces of soap. There are several patterns on the web for these. They use very little yarn and have a very practical use...Pam

do you have number 58?

 

 

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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Subject: Did you know?

Hello, I enjoy your newsletters and really appreciate your work for our wonderful Lord.

I do want to mention a horrible experience I just had by clicking on one of the links from your newsletter. I thought I'd check out a site that offers free patterns (yep, I was looking for something FREE), so clicked on
http://www.thecraftytipster.com/crochet/crochet-doily/free-doily-1.html
website. That took me to http://crochetpatternlibrary.com/index.php where a survery was required. I read ALL of the "terms" and saw where there is no charge for the service, so proceeded to go through the sign up survey. I was trying NOT to sign up for any other offer, but evidently hit the "enter" key and viola, I was signed up for some voicemail rewards system that charges your phone bill $12.95 per month.

WHOA! I had not intention of signing up for anything like that....I just wanted some free patterns. To make a long story, probably longer, I wrote right back to their "confirmation" of my new account and told them to cancel it immediately......which they did.

I just wanted you to know that your wonderful, upright, CHRISTIAN, website is sponsoring this type of link. I just feel that some people may get caught in this and not know what to do. Thankfully, I am able to recognize "scams" like this and get them stopped...yep, it's happened to me before...just seems like that little "ENTER" button gets us all into trouble at times..... :) Guess this is just to let you know I was so disappointed and wanted you to know. Thanks, Christina

<< reply >>

Thank you very much Christina.

The link you clicked from my newsletter directs you to the free doily pattern I intended my viewers to see:
http://www.thecraftytipster.com/crochet/crochet-doily/free-doily-1.html

You could print that pattern if you liked it. The next link you mentioned:
http://crochetpatternlibrary.com/index.php
is on that page but it is a website address that is linked to a Google Ad.
Clicking on that ad took you away from the free pattern I linked to and to a different website.

Links to websites included in my newsletter are meant to direct you to "free" patterns or other information that I think may interest you. Clicking any link once you get to that page may direct you to an advertisement, which alot of websites post in order to generate revenue to offset expenses of keeping their site online.

I have advertisements in my newsletter as well as on my website that help me keep CNM online. Some of these ads are featured by Google. Google is paid to have these ads displayed on webpages all over the internet. Clicking on any advertisement is strictly a personal choice. You are not required to click on any ad but when you do it helps that website owner keep the site online.

I think the best rule of thumb for obtaining free patterns is to only get those you can click and print. I try to stay away from any site that asks for personal information before you can get the free pattern(s).


RE: Amounts of yarn

I have a bunch of used skeins that are usable but I can't tell how much, as in oz., I have left. I have the pattern for the sweater to crochet from Guideposts. I thought I could use some of the used skeins but I'm afraid I'll run out of a color in the middle of a row. Do you know of any way to measure or weigh used yarn? Thanks for your time. In Him, Robin from PA

<< reply >>

The best way I've found to measure yarn is by using a food scale.
I have one that measures in ounces and I lay my skein or ball of yarn on it
and it tells me how many ounces are there.

Alot of my patterns do not list how much yarn because when I first
started CNM I didn't know that trick :o)


I really like your site. And i was wandering if you might know where i could find a pat.called "hugs&kisses" And I'm also looking for a pat. for a bed doll.

Catherine Eisman

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for signing my Guestbook.

You can find the Hugs & Kisses pattern here: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/TV+Projects/WTV1703+Hugs+and+Kisses+Afghan.htm

You can find Pillow Doll patterns here: http://www.creativehands.com/dofun/dollsbears/crochet/peach_blossom.asp http://www.creativehands.com/dofun/dollsbears/crochet/tooth_fairy.asp http://www.creativehands.com/dofun/dollsbears/crochet/tiffany.asp

You can purchase patterns here:
http://www.tdcreations.com/catalog/
and the dolls are available here:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_k?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=pillow+doll

Feel free to visit Crochet N More often and/or write anytime.


Subject: Indian Princess Air Freshener Doll

I didn't find any errors...
I think they are beautiful and am just anxious to know, where did you purchase the doll???
I really want to make one of these or maybe even a few for friends.
Thank you for any resourses you may be able to supply...
Sincerely, Irene Quill

<< reply >>

There are special dolls called Air Freshener Dolls.
The doll body is made to fit over a Renuzit type air freshener.
I bought mine at Wal-Mart.
You can also purchase the dolls online:
http://www.sunshinecrafts.com/dept_view.php?DPath=DOLLS~DPAIR&Page=1
Hope this helps.


RE: Slippers

hello dear Lisa, wonder if you can help me.
I'm desperately looking for a crochet slipper pattern for a 5-6 yr old girl.
I have a nice pattern for a size 8 lady's slipper - should I just do half the
amount of stitches and size for a 5 yr old child? thanks so much, Lisa.
shirley

<< reply >>

Adjusting patterns can be tricky.
You have to keep the stitch pattern in mind if you adjust the number of stitches you begin with.

Here are a few patterns you might like to try:
http://www.crochetandknitting.com/chsnkrs.htm
http://www.yarncat.com/tweed_family_slippers.html
http://patternsbydot.blogspot.com/2006/02/childs-ribbed-slippers.html

the last pattern should be easily sized by adjusting the number of foundation chains.


hi..it soesn't say how to connect the the squares on the pattern that can be used as a table cloth or a afghan...i want to make the tablecloth for my sons wedding....but i don't know how to sew the squares together..can u guide me so i am able to understand it? Thank you Kimberly K.

<< reply >>

You can use any method to join the squares that you like.
Take a look at this page for joining ideas:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/joiningsquares.htm

The following page includes instructions on the Whipstitch,
the Backstitch and the Mattress Stitch (known as invisible weaving):
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/joining_squares.htm

This page shows how to do an invisible join:
http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/doily-finish.shtm
That makes the actual edge of each motif look smooth without bumps where the rounds join.
Hope this helps.


Hi, I am trying to crochet a long sleeve evening cardigan. Im crocheting the back piece where it begins to create the armhole shape. My pattern says
Ch 1, sl st in (2 dc, sc, dc), ch1, sc in V-st, work in pat to last sc worked into ch-1 space. Turn.

Could you possibly explain this to me??
I was online trying to figure it out and came across your website. Any help would be awesome!
Thank you
Jackie

<< reply >>

>>My pattern says Ch 1, sl st in (2 dc, sc, dc), ch1, sc in V-st, work in pat to last sc worked into ch-1 space. Turn.

I have to say... those are some strange directions.
I've never seen "sl st in (2dc, sc, dc)" before.
Just guessing... I'd try working a slip stitch in each of those stitches in the
parentheses and go from there to see if subsequent rows work out well.


RE: Emma's Baby Booties

Hi. I discovered your pattern (photo attached to help remind you); and am trying it out for my new grandbaby. However, I'm having a problem understanding R1 of the Heel.

"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. (19 sc)."

But when I look at the Edging of the Sole, that row has 36 sc. When I followed the directions for the heel, I'm not getting 19 sc, but 36. Would you please help me understand what I'm doing wrong? Any help would be very appreciated.
Thank you
Cica

<< reply >>

To begin the heel, you reattach the yarn 7 stitches back from the original fasten off point.
Then you work in the back loops only... making single crochet stitches around to the same point
on the opposite side of the bootie. You should have 19 singles when finished with Row 1.
Just leave the remaining stitches unworked.


RE: Easy Ripple Afghan Pattern

Hi Lisa, just wondering if you have any easy or beggners crochet ripple afghans that you could please share with me,i'm just learning how to crochet and i can't find any beggners ripple afghans,thank you so much for your time. Carrie

<< reply >>

Try these patterns: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/AfghansThrows/LW1474+Teen+Ripple+Afghan.htm
http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patterns.html?ripple.html


Subject: Basketweave Towel Topper Pattern Hello, I would love to use your pattern but, I have never heard of Bpdc or Fpdc. I have been crocheting for nearly thirty years and have made dozens of various items following different patterns from many different sources, but this is the first time I have seen these abbreviations used. Tammy Pearce

<< 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
Hope this helps.

 


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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


 

A woman walked up to a little old man rocking in a chair on his porch. "I couldn't help noticing how happy you look," she said. "What's your secret for a long happy life?"

"I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day," he said. "I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise."

"That's amazing," the woman said.
"How old are you?'

"Twenty-six!" he said.


A good friend of mine warned me that, as my three daughters became old enough to date, I'd disapprove of every young man who took them out.

But when the time came, I was pleased that my friend's prediction was wrong.
Each boy was pleasant and well mannered.

Talking to my daughter Joanna one day, I said that I liked all the young men she
and her sisters brought home.

"You know, Dad," she replied, "we don't show you everybody."


Dumb Inventions

1) The water-proof towel
2) Solar powered flashlight
3) Submarine screen door
4) A book on how to read
5) Inflatable dart board
6) A dictionary index
7) Ejector seat in a helicopter
8) Powdered water
9) Pedal-powered wheel chair
10) Water-proof tea bag


One day a cowboy walked into a blacksmith shop and picked up a horseshoe, not realizing that it had just come from the forge. He immediately dropped it and jammed his hand into his pocket, trying to act as if nothing had happened.
The blacksmith noticed and asked with a grin, "Kind of hot, wasn't it?"

"Nope," answered the cowboy through clenched teeth, "it just doesn't take me long to look at a horseshoe."


Law of Mechanical Repair:
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

Law of the Workshop:
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability:
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone:
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire,
the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law:
If you change traffic lanes, the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).

Law of the Bath : When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters:
The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result:
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Bio-mechanics:
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Law of the Theatre: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.


I had trouble with the idea of turning 30 and was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. When I found a prominent gray hair in my bangs, I pointed to my forehead and asked my husband, "Oh no, have you seen this?" "What?" he asked. "The wrinkles?" -


My mother was away all weekend at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect. My six-year-old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger's voice say, "We have a Marcia on the line. Will you accept the charges?"

Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming,
"Dad! They've got Mom! And they want money!"


On a recent flight, an elderly passenger kept peering out the window. Since it was totally dark, all she could see was the blinking wing-tip light. Finally, she rang for the flight attendant.

"I'm sorry to bother you," she said, "but I think you should inform the pilot that his left-turn indicator is on and has been for some time."


I recently took my 5 kids to the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola Florida (a great museum and free admission). They have one room that is full of real cockpits for the kids to sit in. I lifted my 4 yr old daughter into one cockpit that had side by side seating for the pilot and co-pilot.

When my daughter got in she said "Good - this one's two player!"


My wife and I were visiting her 95-year-old grandfather when he asked us to take him to buy a new hat.

My wife took me aside. "I'm worried that he doesn't have enough money, and he'll be very embarrassed," she said. So I asked the salesperson to tell my wife's grandfather that whichever hat he chose cost $15. I would pay the difference. Grandpa picked out a hat and was charged $15. After he left, I paid the other $45 of the price.

Later Grandpa said, "What a bargain! The last one I bought there cost me $60."


On a tour of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, the guide stopped and addressed the crowd.
"Do you want to see what a real cave looks like?" he asked.

Of course, everyone said yes.

Without another word, he shut off all the lights.

 


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