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Volume X, Issue No. 23
December 15, 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:

The book I told you about in our last issue is finished.

Crochet N More Pattern Collection 1
Crochet N More Pattern Collection 1

It has 25 patterns, including the four patterns we sell on our website:
Dad's Chain Link Afghan
Pineapple Afghan Square
Hand Warmer Scarf
& Child's Hooded Cape

You can buy our 51 page book through Cafe Press.
Click Here to order your copy today!


Thank you for your continued support of the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter and website.
A special thank you to those who have purchased items via our site and/or have given a donation.
We enjoy serving you and hope to be able to continue serving you in the new year.
May this Christmas season bring you many happy memories of time spent with family and friends.
We pray that you have a very safe and happy holiday season.
We would also like to invite you to Dedicate OR ReDedicate your life to Christ this holiday season.

 

The First Christmas Gift
http://www.andiesisle.com/thefirstchristmasgift.hs.html
Sent to me by my dear friend, Ann Guidry

 

 

Lisa and Tim

 

The Breast Cancer Site

 


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AWARDS


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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"How will you spend eternity -- Smoking or Non-smoking?"


Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Daniel 12:1-3

These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Matthew 10:5-7

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

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15

 

 

"YOU CAN ATTRACT PEOPLE TO JESUS
WHEN YOU HAVE HIS LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - December, 2007 Issue.


THE STORM


"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 "became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children
who were in Bethlehem and in all its environs, from two years old and under,
according to the time which he had ascertained from the magi?"

 

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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.

Arrow Tip Doily Crochet Pattern
ARROW TIP DOILY

 

Mitten Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern
MITTEN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Christmas Tree Coaster Crochet Pattern
CHRISTMAS TREE COASTER

 

Wreath Ornament Crochet Pattern
WREATH ORNAMENT

 

Easy Wreath Ornament Crochet Pattern
EASY WREATH ORNAMENT

 

 

 

 

 

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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)


DOUBLE CROCHET (dc)

Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated,
yarn over again and pull up a loop. (You should have three loops on your hook.)
Yarn over again and draw through two of the loops on the hook. (You should have two loops on your hook.)
Yarn over again and draw through the last two of the loops on the hook.

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

 

The Double Crochet Stitch is used in many crochet projects, including the granny square.
There are many different versions of the granny square.
I made this afghan using my version of the granny square.
Click here for the pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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



For a great workout for your arms... wind all your skeins of yarn into balls.
Remember to do this loosely so you don't stretch your yarn.

 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

41. I give short scraps to my kids to play cooking with, they mix them up and come with the coolest recipes with them! Keep in touch...Mary

42. We also give them to the birds in the spring to use in their nests (I only give them natural fibers no synthetics. Keep in touch...Mary

 

 

do you have number 43?

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 !


A million thanks for a great website. I, too, love crocheting and picked it up at about the same age. I haven't crocheted in years, until now, when my daughter asked me to crochet her a blanket of her own. My husband and I each have a homemade crocheted blanket (each aboout 34 years old), and this sparked our daughter to ask for one. I did some surfing of the net to find a pattern, which I did, and I dove in. One of the rows required a dc dec, and I could not find instructions on this anywhere until I ran across your site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I can now complete this blanket, with the high hopes of doing many more. Thank you for website. I know I will be visiting it again and again.

May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more,
and may nothing but happiness come through your door!
Cheryl


Re: ReadAPattern

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for writing this section. I've always been petrified of crochet because of the instructions and all the abrreviations. You have demystified crochet for me. Yvonne Ballard


Just wanted to thank you for your Nov. 30 2007 issue.
It was especially wonderful.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Janet


Really enjoy your patterns. I am looking for a pattern for a crocheted round casserole carrier. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that has one to share.

Jonnie

 

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Thank you so much for signing my Guestbook.
You can find casserole carrier patterns here:
http://tncrochetlady.tripod.com/archives/id39.html
http://www.crochetmemories.com/patterns/julymenu.php
http://www.freepatterns.com/list.html?cat_id=318


I would like to pass on the best of wishes in this most Holy of seasons. I pray that all will have a very Happy Christmas and a Joyous New Year. For those who have lost loved ones I pray that you find comfort in knowing they are with our Heavenly Father. For those who are not well I pray that the Lord places his healing hands on you and makes you well again.

Nicole Nicholson


I am looking for a John Deere Tractor pattern to crochet into an affagan. I have a grandson that loves John Deere and I am going to make afagans for all the grandkids for Christmas next year. Busy grandma, I have 13 grankids. If anyone could help with this I would appreciate it muchly.

Vi

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for signing my Guestbook.
You can purchase graph patterns for tractor afghan on these pages:

http://www.citiusa.com/misc.html
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7898514

You might like to make your grandson this John Deere Tractor Stocking... for which the pattern is FREE:
http://www.marloscrochetcorner.com/john%20deere%20tractor.html

Isn't it the cutest?
Feel free to visit Crochet N More often and/or write anytime.


Love this sight. Thank you for the free patterns. I like that you are a christen web site.

Cathy Hough


I was looking for a pattern for my neighbor's chi. Found lots of other patterns. Everyone is getting a personalized Christmas. Loved the patterns so many to choose from.

Cynthia Pugh


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I'm so happy to have it in my crochet library.

Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
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.
The projects are very fashionable and perfect for gift giving... though I'm sure you'll have to make something for yourself :o)
I can't wait to try the Flirty Skirt and the Ruffled Strap Tank.

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HUMOR


 

My husband seems to feel one should get their money's worth while on vacation. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to frolic every minute or not. But when I was lounging in a beach chair on the sand, he came out of the surf and said, "This is costing us $300 a day and you sit there reading a book!"

I'm afraid you have canary fever," said the doctor.

"Canary fever?" replied the patient. "Is that serious?"

"Yes," said the doctor. "But it's tweetable."


Mrs. Golden was shopping at a produce stand in her neighborhood.
She approached the vendor and asked, "How much are these oranges?"

"Two for a quarter," answered the vendor.

"How much is just one?" she asked.

"Fifteen cents," answered the vendor.

"Then I'll take the other one," said Mrs. Golden.


On Sunday, the new young pastor arrived at church and found only an old farmer had shown up.

After waiting a while, the disappointed the pastor remarked to the old farmer, "Well, it appears no one else is coming, so we should probably cancel service today"

The farmer, dressed in his Sunday best, looked at the young preacher and said, "Well pastor, I don't know much 'bout preachin', but I do know something bout farmin' and if I went out in the field and found only one cow, I'd still feed 'em"

This excited the young preacher who preached for the next 45 minutes a fierce fire and brimstone sermon. Afterwards the pastor asked the old farmer what he thought.

The old farmer remarked, "Well pastor, I don't know much bout preachin', but I do know somethin' 'bout farmin' and if I went out in the field and found only one cow, I wouldn't give 'em the whole bale."


Students at a school were asked to write about the harmful effects of oil on fish.

One 11-year-old wrote, "When my mom opened a tin of sardines last night,
it was full of oil and all the sardines were dead."


Patient: Doctor, what I need is something to stir me up; something to put me in a fighting mood.
Did you put something like that in this prescription?

Doctor: No need for that. You will find that in your bill.


I was in a friend's home one afternoon and while I was talking to the friend, her 4 year old, named Stacey, tugged on my pants leg and said, all excited, "I got a new bicycle, do you want to see?"

Her mom said, "Stacey! How rude! You know better than to interrupt like that!"

"It's okay", I said, then turned to Stacey.
"Sure Stacey, I'd love to."
So off to the backyard we went. When we got there, I saw a brand new girl's bicycle, shining pink and silver, with ribbons on the handgrips.

"Wow, Stacey! That's a beautiful bicycle," I said. "Can you really ride it?"

"Sure I can," she said proudly.
Then she pouted, "Well, not really. But it's not my fault ... it's broke."

I looked at the new bike and it didn't look as if there was anything wrong with it, so I asked her,
"What's wrong with it?"

"I don't know," she shrugged, "but every time I try to ride it, it falls over!"


Two burglars had just broken into a bank.
As they were walking through the lobby, one noticed a map display with a star and the words
"You Are Here."
He turned to the other and said,
"We better give up, Bubba. They know where we are!"


HUSBAND: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?

WIFE: I clean the toilet.

HUSBAND: How does that help?

WIFE: I use your toothbrush.


ANSWERING MACHINE MESSAGES

1. Me no here. Me go bye. Leave me message. Me reply.

2. Hellooo....Hellloooo? Well if you won't talk to me maybe you'll talk to this machine, it's at home and I'm not, leave a message and it'll give it to me when I return.


Little Sammy's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station.
There they saw pictures tacked to a big bulletin board.
The label clearly read, "The 10 Most Wanted."

One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.

"Yes," said the policeman, "the detectives want him very badly."

So Little Sammy asked, while tugging on the man's belt,
"Um, mister, why didn't you keep them when you took their pictures?"


While leading a tour of kindergarten students through our hospital, I overheard a conversation between one little girl and an x-ray technician.

"Have you ever broken a bone?" he asked.

"Yes," the girl replied.

"Did it hurt?" "No."

"Really? Which bone did you break?"

"My sister's arm."


A wealthy investor walked into a bank and said to the bank manager,
"I would like to speak with Mr. Reginald Jones, who I understand is a tried and trusted employee of yours."

The banker said, "Yes he certainly was trusted. And he will be tried as soon as we catch him."


We went to the movie the other night. I sat in an aisle seat as I usually do because it feels a little roomier. Just as the feature was about to start a baby boomer from the center of the row got up and started working her way out.

"Excuse me, sorry, oops, excuse me, pardon me, gotta hurry, oops, excuse me."

By the time she got to me I was trying to look around her and I was a little impatient, so I said,
"Couldn't you have done this a little earlier?"

"No!!" she said in a loud whisper,
"The TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE PLEASE message just flashed up on the screen
and mine is out in the car."


KID WISDOM

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

Never tell your mom her diet's not working.

Stay away from prunes.

Don't pull your dad's finger when he tells you to.

Never leave your three-year-old brother in the same room as your school assignment.

If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.

Felt-tip markers are not good to use as lipstick.

Don't pick on your sister when she's holding a baseball bat.

When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone.


Something has to be wrong.
We spend sixty million a year on medical research and two billion on get-well cards!


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