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Volume X, Issue No. 24
December 30, 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

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We enjoyed serving you in 2007 and hope to be able to continue serving you in 2008.

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WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT


"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
Author Unknown


There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all thiings as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:9-16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16

This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in the mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

James 1:19-24

And take The Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:17

 

 

"READ THE BIBLE TO BE WISE,
BELIEVE IT TO BE SAFE,
PRACTICE IT TO BE HOLY."

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - December, 2007 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


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FREE PATTERNS
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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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MEMBER PATTERNS


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Sun Coaster Crochet Pattern
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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)


BACK LOOP (FL) /FRONT LOOP (FL)

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BL 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.

FL FRONT 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 front loop (fl) is the loop closest to you.

 

 

 

 

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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



Don't be afraid to purchase more than one hook in the same size.
This makes it easier when you have multiple projects going at once that require the same size hook.
Now, you can leave the hook with the project so you don't have to worry about what size you used
when you want to work on it again.

 

 

 

Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

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

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Hi There, I was on your site and saw a couple of sweater patterns for dogs. I liked them and they was so cute, but I did not see a place where I could click and get the pattern..Could you tell me how I go about doing this if the patterns are on your site...Thank you Mary

 

<< reply >>

The sweaters worn by the adorable dogs in The Dog House were all made based on our Dog Sweater pattern:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/dogsweater.htm
Each embellishment to our pattern was made by the person crocheting the sweater, but not many of those patterns were written down.


RE: Round Dishcloth

Hi there! I just wanted to give you a shout to tell you that I love your round dishcloth pattern. Iím actually using it to make felted coasters for Christmas! Iím using a K hook and doing the first 4 rows. Then Iíll felt them and voila! Coasters! Thanks for making it sooooooooooooo easy for me by providing this free pattern. Iím going to list it on Ravelry so that everyone can enjoy it! Blessings, Leslie

<< reply >>

So glad you're enjoying the pattern... great idea to make it into coasters by felting.

Thanks for spreading the word about my dishcloth pattern.
I'm not very familiar with Ravelry... please post the link to the pattern page:
http://www.crochetnmore.com/rounddishcloth.htm
so others may have access to the pattern. Thanks again!


Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

I was searching the net for a pattern to make a dog sweater. I have a Shih Tzu Puppy. Great idea to leave the chest open to avoid matting the hair. I think I will give this one a whirl. Of course I have to add a bow or ruffle for my little girl. Merry Christmas, Laura


Thanks and I have loved your site for years- especially your crochet Bible Cover. Yours is the only site that I ever found a crochet Bible cover pattern! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful patterns.
Charisse


Re: Hanging Dish Towel

Just wanted to let you know that I've just completed your pattern:
Hanging Dish Towel.

I love it! The picture on the Internet does not give this pretty little towel justice.
It's beautiful!!

Yearly I make Christmas Towels. This year I wanted to make something different.
I found your pattern on the Internet. I like how all the edges are complete as you crochet.
It's easy and makes up quickly. It's a cute, cute towel.

One thing I wanted to note: On row 42 I did not Ch 2, turn. I just ended the row at the sc and fastened off. I'm not sure if that direction needs changed, but I thought I'd let you know what I did. Again, thanks for creating a beautiful hanging towel. Crocheting friend, Judy Platt

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Thank you so much for such a nice compliment.
You are correct... Row 42 does not require a chain 2 at the end.
I have corrected that error on the pattern page.
Thanks again and I hope you continue to enjoy our patterns!


Hi Lisa, I am so glad that I subscribe to your newsletter, I look forward to it coming to my inbox. I was wondering if you or other crocheters out there have a pattern for a hot water bottle cover.
My name is Sharon and my email address is boome@sympatico.ca .
I would appreciate it if someone would email a pattern or two . Thank you

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Thanks for being a subscriber!
You can find a Hot Water Bottle Cover pattern here: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=717


Thank you for such a helpful web site.
Can you help me decipher the following:

1st Row. 1tr into 3rd ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end, turn. 86tr. 2nd Row. 3ch, (3ch counts as 1tr), 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each ch to end, turn, 172tr. 3rd Row. 3ch, 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each tr to end, turn. 344tr. 4th Row. 3ch, 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each tr to end. 688tr. Fasten off. I am really enjoying the process of crochet work, but it looks entirely different from the scarf as illustrated, no matter how many times I try. Your help would be much appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards. Loretta McGrath

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Thank you for such a helpful web site.
    You're very welcome.

Can you help me decipher the following:
1st Row. 1tr into 3rd ch from hook, 1tr into each ch to end, turn. 86tr.
    Work one treble crochet in the third chain from the hook.
   Work one treble crochet in each chain across to the end. Turn.
   You should have 86 treble crochets when the row is finished.

2nd Row. 3ch, (3ch counts as 1tr), 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each ch to end, turn, 172tr.      Chain 3 (this counts as one treble crochet)
    Work one treble crochet in the same treble crochet at the base of your chain 3.
    Work two treble crochet stitches in each chain (this should be stitch) to the end. Turn.
    You should have 172 treble crochet stitches when this is finished.

3rd Row. 3ch, 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each tr to end, turn. 344tr.
    Chain 3. Work one treble crochet in the same treble crochet at the base of your chain 3.
    Work two treble crochet stitches in each treble crochet to the end. Turn.
    You should have 344 treble crochet stitches when this is finished.

4th Row. 3ch, 1tr into same tr on which 3ch stands, 2tr into each tr to end. 688tr. Fasten off.
    Chain 3. Work one treble crochet in the same treble crochet at the base of your chain 3.
    Work two treble crochet stitches in each treble crochet to the end.
    You should have 688 treble crochet stitches when this is finished. Fasten off.

I am really enjoying the process of crochet work, but it looks entirely different from the scarf as illustrated, no matter how many times I try. Your help would be much appreciated.
   Is this pattern online? I'd love to see the picture.
   These instructions should give you a large curved piece.

I look forward to hearing from you.
   Hope this helps.


RE: Christmas Stocking

I don't see how to turn the heel.
Bruja515

<< reply >>

This stocking pattern isn't worked like a traditional sock.
You don't have to turn the heel. Crochet the two required pieces and then sew them together to form the stocking. Then add the cuff.


LISA Happy holidays to U and ures and TY for the patterns--
I am like a kid in a toy shop! ty -- donna from iowa


Thanks so much. this site has helped me expand my projects to other areas beside just afaghans.
I would like to ask if you would know where I could find a crochet pattern for a wedding dress
thanks and God bless
helen

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Helen. Glad my site is useful to you. As for a wedding dress pattern... try this site: http://www.sol.co.uk/c/cbacon/weddingdress1.htm
http://www.dreamweaveryarns.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=98&products_id=1250


Just found your site. Had a lot of catching up to do. I've crocheted since I was 8 and always have a project going. This is a TERRIFIC place!!! Do you have a sign-up page to get e-mails when new issue is available?
Kaht

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Yes, you can sign up to receive the Crochet N More Newsletter. which will keep you informed. http://www.crochetnmore.com/subscribe.htm

 


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HUMOR


 

The tall, handsome, confident gentleman walked over to the girl and made a disparaging remark about the men who had been chatting her up. She laughed gaily,
"When I don't want a man's attentions," she confided,
"and he asks where I live, I just say, 'I'm visiting here'."

"Ha-ha," he laughed, relishing her humor.
"Where do you really live?"

"I'm just visiting here."


Pete and Gladys were looking at a new living room suite in the furniture store. Pete said to the salesman,
"We really like it, but I don't think we can afford it."

The salesman said, "You just make a small down payment, and then you don't make another payment for six months."

Gladys wheeled around with her hands on her hips and said, "Who told you about us?"


So What CAN We Eat?
Can't eat beef... mad cow.
Can't eat chicken... bird flu
Can't eat eggs... again, bird flu
Can't eat pork...fears that bird flu will infect piggies
Can't eat fish...heavy metals in the water has poisoned their meat
Can't eat fruits and veggies....... insecticides and herbicides

Hmmmm! I believe that leaves chocolate!


This guy is walking with his friend, who happens to be a psychologist.
He says to this friend, "I'm a walking economy."

The friend asks, "How so?"

"My hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation,
and both of these together are putting me into a deep depression!"


Burglars broke into an unoccupied house that was being renovated for sale recently.
Among the items they stole were Roofing shingles, A lawn Mower, weed whackers and lumber.
They broke into a storage area under the deck and also a shed in the back.
Before leaving though they mowed the lawn of the residence.

Neighbors report seeing strange men walking around the home, but never calling the police because they figured they were hired to do the lawn.

The owners are quoted as saying they will leave a pressure washer and painting equipment for the thieves next week as they did a better job than the lawn care company they had hired, and cheaper also.


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."


THE TEST I gave my math class covered everything we'd studied all year -- fractions, percentages and portions of whole units. But maybe I could have explained things a little better. To the question "What portion of a foot is six inches?" one student answered, "The toes?"


AS A NEW federal employee, I felt a combination of excitement and anxiety about meeting the strict standards of discretion and respect that our government imposes on its workers. Fearful of making a costly mistake, I decided to read up on procedures and standards on the federal Office of Personnel Management web page. I'm not sure if I was relieved or worried when I clicked on one page and found:
"Ethics: Coming Soon!"


A couple on a safari was going through Africa when a lion leaped out, attacking the husband.
As the lion was about to put the man's head in his mouth, the victim yelled to his wife,
"Shoot! Shoot!"

The wife called back, "I can't, I'm out of film!"


Comments You Donít Hear Much Of Anymore . . .

Be sure and refill the ice trays, we are going to have company after while.

Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter in the mail today.

Quit slamming that screen door!

Be sure to pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like it might shower -- and bring in the clothes on the line, too.

Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

Wash your feet before you go to bed, they are nasty from playing barefooted outside all day.

Why can't you remember to roll up your pants legs?
Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.

You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.

Don't you go outside with your good school clothes on!

Hang up your Sunday School clothes, you know you need to pass them down to your brother in good condition.

Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
I need it for baking and Pa's coffee.

Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.

Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!

Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.

You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.

There is a dollar in my purse, go by the service station and get five gallons of gas when you start to town.

Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it is getting hot.

If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!

Don't lose that button, I will sew it back on after while.

Get out from under that sewing machine, pumping it messes up the thread!

Do you want to go get me a switch?

Be sure and fill the lamps this morning so we don't have to do that tonight in the dark.

Here, take this old magazine to the outhouse (toilet) when you go, we are almost out of paper out there.

Go out to the well and draw a bucket of water for me to wash dishes in.

No! I don't have five cents for you to go to the show, do you think money grows on trees?

Eat those vegetables; they will make you big and strong like your daddy.

That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs just don't come in the house.

Sit still! I am trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is getting botched up.

It is time for your system to be cleaned out, I'm going to give you a dose of Castor Oil in the morning.

Quit crossing your eyes! They will get hung that way!

Soak your foot in this pan of coal oil so that cut won't get infected.

When you take your driving test don't forget your hand signals each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn, and left arm bent up to the sky at the elbow for a right turn and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.


A clergyman, walking down a country lane, saw a young farmer struggling to load hay back onto a cart after it had fallen off.

"You look tired, my son," said the cleric. "Why don't you rest a moment, and I'll give you a hand."

"No thanks," said the young man. "My father wouldn't approve."

"Don't be silly," the minister said. "Everyone is entitled to a break. Come and have a drink of water."

Again the young man protested that his father would be upset.

Losing his patience just a little, the clergyman said, "Your father must be a real slave driver.
Tell me where I can find him and I'll give him a piece of my mind!"

"Well," replied the young farmer, "you can tell him whatever you like just as soon as I get this hay off him."


Those of us who worked at the front desk of a convention hotel in Williamsburg, Va., prided ourselves on making the guests feel special. When someone arrived at reception, credit card in hand, we would sneak a peek at it and address him by name. Once during a particularly busy check-in, one of our guests presented a corporate credit card.

"Welcome to Williamsburg, Mr. Bell," the desk clerk said.

"Oh, please," the man replied, "call me Taco."


Passengers aboard a luxurious cruise ship were having a great time when a beautiful young woman fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80-year-old man in the water who rescued her. The crew pulled them both out of the treacherous waters.

The captain was grateful as well as astonished that the white-haired old man performed such an act of bravery. That night a banquet was given in honor of the ship's elderly hero. He was called forward to receive an award and was asked to say a few words.

He said, "First of all, I'd like to know who pushed me."


A husband was trying to prove to his wife that women talk more than men.
He showed her a study which indicated that men use about 10,000 words per day, where as women use 20,000 words per day.

His wife thought about this for a while.

She then told her husband that women use twice as many words as men because they have to repeat everything they say.

Her husband looked stunned. He said "What?"


A mother walks in on her six-year-old son and finds him sobbing.
"What's the matter?" she asks.

"I've just figured out how to tie my shoes."

"Well, honey, that's wonderful."
"You're growing up, but why are you crying?"

"Because," he says, "now I'll have to do it every day for the rest of my life."


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