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Volume XI, Issue No. 20
October 30, 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:

 

Make this cute Snowman Stocking as a gift this Christmas:
http://www.crochetmagazine.com/newsletters/talkingcrochet/pages/TCNL2708_patt1.html

 

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Visit this page and click the button to help fund a mammogram:
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com

 

 

 

Lisa and Tim

 

 

The Breast Cancer Site

 


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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:

I am wondering how long after I post a reply that it shows up on the board.
I posted last week and hasn't shown up yet. Thank you.
JJKnitter

ANSWER:

I try to approve the messages on the board once or twice a week.
We've been really busy here lately and I just didn't have time to approve the messages.
I apologize for any inconvenience.
Anytime you post to the board and don't see your post in a few days... feel free to email me a reminder: lisacro@kih.net
Have a great day!

 


WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Teresa

 

How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart. They also do no unrighteousness; they walk in His ways. Thou hast ordained Thy precepts, that we should keep them diligently. Oh that my ways may be established to keep Thy statutes! Then I shall not be ashamed when I look upon all Thy commandments. I shall give thanks to Thee with uprightness of heart, when I learn Thy righteous judgments. I shall keep Thy statutes; do not forsake me utterly! How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy word. With all my heart I have sought Thee; do not let me wander from Thy commandments. Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee. Blessed art Thou O Lord; teach me Thy statutes. With my lips I have told of all the ordinances of Thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Thy precepts, and regard Thy ways. I shall delight in Thy statutes; I shall not forget Thy word.

Psalm 119:1-16

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20

 

"THE BIBLE:
KNOW IT IN YOUR HEAD,
STOW IT IN YOUR HEART,
SHOW IT IN YOUR LIFE,
SOW IT IN THE WORLD."

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


Who was the champion of the Philistines
whose height was six cubits and a span?

 

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

BACK SCRUBBER
I found a typo in this pattern... the error has been corrected in blue.

 

CLUSTER DISHCLOTH
and
CLUSTER HANGING DISH TOWEL
Thanks to Cameo I realized I omitted part of the cluster stitch instructions.
The pattern has been corrected in blue.

 

 

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.

None at this time.

 

 

 

 


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 Windmill Afghan Square Crochet Pattern
ROW COUNT
WINDMILL AFGHAN SQUARE

 

Tootie's Scarf Crochet Pattern
TOOTIE'S SCARF

 

 

 

 

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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)



SINGLE CROCHET PUFF STITCH
(SC PS or SC Puff St)

QUESTION
Hi- I love your web site. I am trying your puff stitch baby hat. I am confused .
I do not understand how to do the puff stitch. can you re-write it for me? thanx- janet

ANSWER

See if this helps.

Yarn over, pull up loop
Yarn over, pull up loop
Yarn over, pull up loop
Yarn over, pull up loop
You should have 9 loops on your hook
Yarn over, pull through 8 loops
Yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops
Push the puff to the front of the work.
Work your next stitch.

 

JANET'S REPLY

Lisa- I can never thank you for your web site and crochet patterns. I finally figured out the puff st and completed the 2 hats and baby blankets using the puff stitches as a border. The 2 expecting teachers loved their presents I made them............... thanx to you..... I appreciate your directions for dummies... (me)
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
janet

     *** F Y I ***

Practice this stitch with these patterns:

Puff Stitch Baby Booties Crochet Pattern
PUFF STITCH BABY BOOTIES

Puff Stitch Baby Hat Crochet Pattern
PUFF STITCH BABY HAT

and

Baby's ABC's Afghan
BABY'S ABC'S AFGHAN

Courtesy of Caron International

 

 

 

 

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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 encounter yarn tails that are too short to thread a needle and then sew into your project... weave the needle through the stitches and then thread the yarn tail through the needle and pull it through the stitches.

 


 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

58. I had so many scraps they were taking over so I learned plastic canvas. I've made lots of things out of scrap yarn. I also if the scrap is really small will crochet a small flower or yoyo then use those to decorate baby dress , sweater, etc. thank you for sharing the Gospel and the Lord with us all.may God richly bless you & yours, Debi in western north carolina

do you have number 59?

 

 

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 !


Just stopped by to say Hello and visit for a while! Great site! Happy Crocheting! :D

Shelle Cain


I love your site. It has sooo much info, which I have really enjoyed. I am a beginner at crocheting and this site has really helped me. I also like the fact that you share your relationship with Jesus. Wow, what a ministry you have.

Thanks again Betty Johnson


RE: 3dc cl (Re: Cluster Hanging Dish Towel)

Lisa, I am having a hard time understanding what a 3dc cl is, can you explain in a little more detail to me. Thanks, Cameo

<< reply >>

To make the 3dc cl do this:

Yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch
yarn over, draw up a loop

Yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch
yarn over, draw up a loop

Yarn over, insert your hook in the next stitch
yarn over, draw up a loop

yarn over, draw through all four loops on the hook


Would you have any many stitches you would put for lap covers? And also I am open to new ideas to knit for crafts sales and what would go well at crafts sales? If you could help me I would be appreciate for your help.Thank you Arnold

<< reply >>

You can find numerous patterns for crocheted lapghans and afghans on this page:
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/afghans.php

In past experience, here are a few items that come to mind that people like at craft fairs... knitted or crocheted:
afghans
dishcloths
dish towels
Christmas ornaments
baby items (bibs, booties, hats, etc.)
hairbows
slippers


I wanted to get back to you and say "Thank you" for your help! I actually made the hexagon motif! What a doll you are! Now I know where to go when I need help!!! Also thank you for answering me. I was hoping, but surprised. I wrote to a few other people and nobody else responded. You have a life long member! Have a wonderful and blessed weekend

Sharon


Do you by chance have the pattern for a dish towel with the crochet handle?
If so would you please send it to me?
Thanks.
Rose Ann Squires

<< reply >>

I have numerous patterns for dish towels:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/nosewtoweltopper.htm
http://www.crochetnmore.com/basketweavetoweltopper.htm
http://www.crochetnmore.com/dishtoweltopper.htm
http://www.crochetnmore.com/crossstitchtoweltopper.htm
http://www.crochetnmore.com/doubletoweltopper.htm

The first link is for a topper that the entire towel is inserted through a loop beneath the skirted part of the top.


Hi!
My name is Greg and I am trying to find a pattern for a cat sweater so that my mom can make my cat a sweater. Can you let me know specifically what she would need to make it?
Measurements of cat? Etc? Thanks! Greg

<< reply >>

She can make your cat a sweater using this pattern:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/dogsweater.htm

The pattern is adjustable for any size dog or cat.
Worsted weight yarn is recommended with a G size hook, but you can substitute any yarn and hook size to achieve the look you want.

We have photos posted of cats in their sweaters made using that pattern on
The Scratchen' Post page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/thescratchinpost.htm


RE: BABY'S ABC'S AFGHAN

I am very upset with this afghan.
I am working on the ABC afghan but the backside looks better than the front.
I do not think I made a mistake. I do not understand what I did wrong.
Even though I push the puff stitches to the front they do not stay.
Do you have any suggestions? I was thinking about trying to iron with a damp cloth to see if they would stay.
I am already up to the letter I so it is too late to frog it. Thanks for your help. Linda

<< reply >>

The puff stitches stayed to the front side when I make that afghan.
Did you check the puff stitch instructions again?
Once you get the nine loops on the hook, you yarn over and draw through 8 loops and then yarn over and draw through the last two loops. Then when you work the next stitch that should keep that puff stitch from moving.


RE: Wreaths

Thank you for sharing all of the crochet patterns on-line.
My 84 year old mother just made several of the Christmas Trees that we will give as gifts.
She wanted me to find a pattern for a Christmas Wreath that was full size so she can put it on the wall and maybe give that as gifts also. I found ornament wreaths but nothing bigger.
Do you have any patterns for a larger wreath?
I thought I had printed up one that was a Victorian Wreath (not the rose one)
but now we can't find it. Again, thank you for sharing.
My mother is pretty much homebound these days and it is giving her pleasure
to make something quick and pretty easy.
Diane Sisneros

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Diane.
Glad your Mom is enjoying the patterns.

As for full size wreath crochet patterns... I haven't seen many.
Here's one you might enjoy:
http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/december20.html
I think any style crocheted wreath would look great with these poinsettia flowers on it:
http://www.planetjune.com/blog/free-crochet-patterns/poinsettia/
Not sure the exact size of the poinsettias... but a few on a wreath would surely look nice.
I think a yarn covered styrofoam wreath embellished with flowers or holly would be perfect.


I saw your articles on reading crochet patterns and I have one that I can't figure out no matter how much I search online. It says "dc in next 7 dc" Does that mean to double chain in the next double chain and repeat 7 times? Or to count 7 double chains and then double chain? Or something else entirely? It's really throwing me off! Thanks so much, Jamie

<< reply >>

"dc in next 7 dc" this means you work one double crochet stitch in each of the next seven double crochet stitches.


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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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For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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HUMOR


Campers... Natures way of feedign mosquitoes

 

 

I'm a counselor who helps coordinate support groups for visually impaired adults.

Many participants have a condition known as macular degeneration, which makes it difficult for them to distinguish facial features.

I had just been assigned to a new group and was introducing myself.

Knowing that many in the group would not be able to see me well, I jokingly said, "For those of you who can't see me, I've been told that I look like a cross between Paul Newman and Robert Redford."

Immediately, one woman called out, "We're not THAT blind!"


Murals Inlet, S.C., bills itself as the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina." It has so many seafood restaurants that it is hard to decide which one to choose. My wife and I were trying to do just that when we came upon, of all things, a steakhouse. It seemed busy, perhaps because it had adapted to its environment. A sign out front read: "Catch of the Day -- COW!"


I WAS IN A BANK when a man entered with a rather large dog on a leash. When he asked if it was okay to bring his pet into the building, a bank official answered, "Yes, provided he doesn't make a deposit."


WIFE: "There's trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor."

HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous."

WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor."

HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?"

WIFE: "In the pool."


Dear Mr. President:

How much money does the president make?
Could you please write and tell me because if it isn't enough money then I will become a dentist.
Tim


Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain.

My husband decided not to have me call in sick for him until we knew what was wrong. When the results came back, the nurse informed us that, true to our suspicions, he was suffering from a kidney stone.

I turned to my husband and asked, "Would you like me to call the funeral home now?"

With a scornful look, the nurse turned to me and snapped, "Honey, he's not THAT sick!"


A Sunday school teacher asked her class, "What is prayer?"

One of her pupils answered,
"That's a message sent to God at night and on Sundays, when the rates are lower."


Unfortunately, getting a new passport required a new photo. As I handed my ten-year-old passport and the new picture to the clerk, I sighed. "I like the original better," I told her.

"Trust me," she said. "Ten years from now, you'll like this one."


For several years my husband and I have made a conscientious effort to get our family to eat more healthful foods at meals and for snacks. The children often express their discontent with this choice.

One afternoon at the grocery store I purchased paper towels that were in a new, recyclable earth-tone color. When I got home and my 17-year old son pulled them out of the bag, he exclaimed, "Oh no! Whole Wheat towels!"


While waiting at the veterinarian's office, I overheard two women chatting about their dogs.
"What's your dog's name?" asked the first woman.

"Well, we decided to call her Pork Chop when we got her from the vet," answered the second lady.
"But after we got the vet bills for her, we changed her name to Filet Mignon."


I've been hauling trash for years, so when the sign "Garbage" appeared on a trash can, I replaced it with my own note:
"After 20 years on the job, I know garbage when I see it!"
I emptied the can and left.
The next week, a new note appeared on the same can:
"Dear Professor Trash, the garbage can is the garbage!"


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