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Crochet N More

Volume XVII, Issue No. 1
January 15, 2014

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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RE: Can't identify stitch

Can anyone identify what type of stitch is used in this scarf at:
Would really like to make this if I could figure out the stitch which seems to be used throughout the pattern.


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Worry is useless.
God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
~ Padre Pio ~


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Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where theives break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. For this reason I way to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you. O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "With what shall we clothe ourselves?" For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:19-34

And He said to His disciples, "For this reaosn I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. For life is more than food, and the body than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; and they have no storeroom nor barn; and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!

Luke 12:22-24


Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men." The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.

Philippians 4:2-9


I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13








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(Yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times, 9 loops on hook,
yarn over, pull thru 8 loops,
yarn over, pull thru 2 loops,
push puff to front of work, work next stitch in your pattern.

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RE: Baby's 1st Christmas Ornament

You did it again! Another perfect pattern for the perfect occasion. My 5th Great Grandson was born on Nov 4, 2013. In your Dec 15 newsletter you had the perfect First Christmas Ornament. I printed it out and made it in blue and sent it off. I will be making this ornament to go with all baby gifts I make in the future. It was very easy and I was able to complete it within an hour.

Once again - Thank you and may God bless you and yours in 2014
Janet Ford




I recently started the pattern of the baby alphabet aghan. I am having difficulty keeping the pushed puff stitch through. I have a similar pattern with the puff stitch but it is done on the front of the item so it stays fine.

Please let me know if you can help me out. The pattern is a lot of work if only some of the stitches stay where they are supposed to be.

Thank you kindly - Linda

<< Reply >>

Here’s a video:

that shows how I make the Single Crochet Puff Stitch.
The single crochet on either side of it makes the “puff” go away from you
so it will be on the right side of the afghan.

I’ve never had an issue of the puff stitches trying to go to the wrong side.



Subject: 9x13_Casserole_Tote

Hello, I'm having problems understanding the instruction for R-18, how do I end of with a total of 82 sts. Thank-you for your help!

******"Helen D" :)*******

<< Reply >>

Rows 1-17 are all single crochet stitches. These form a rectangle.

For R18 you work all the way around the existing piece.
Chain 1, turn the work and then work one single crochet in each stitch, one single crochet
in each row end and two single crochets in each corner stitch.
There will be 16 single crochets in the stitches along the row ends and
25 stitches on the first and last rows... for a total of 82 stitches.




Thank you Lisa! The wristlet is a clever idea! Have a blessed 2014! Emmy


Re: Stitch_Question (Emma's Baby Booties)

Hello, some how I missed connecting the heel to the toe. Not sure if you know what I mean but if you do I would appreciate help. Thanks, Carol

<< Reply >>

The heel and toe of this bootie are not joined until the Finishing section.
The ribbon is weaved through the holes on R5 of the Heel and the ch4 loops
on each side of the toe then drawn up and tied in a bow.
This joins them.


Subject: Help


My pattern says to chain 38, SC into first stitch to join.

Row 1 : * Chain 2, DC into first stitch, DC 37 more, SC into first stitch to join then repeat 2-20

how do i join in the first stitch to join how do i do this.

Thanks This is a hot water bottle pattern to crochet i'm trying to crochet..

<< Reply >>

Make the 38 chains... then when it says to single crochet into the first stitch to join, you
will bring both ends of the chain together to make a circle... work the single crochet in
the very first chain you made. This joins the ends.

Then for Row 1 make 2 chains, then work a double crochet into the first stitch.
Double crochet in the next 37 chains. Single crochet into the first stitch to join.
(I believe the single crochet goes in the top of the beginning chain 2)

Now repeat Row 1 for rows 2-20.

RE: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Hat

I didn't find any errors. I just wanted to thank you for the videos. It would be nice if you tube allowed more time but I really didn't mind having to watch multiples. Very easy to follow and understand. I am so glad you shared this. Thanks again

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Cathy.
I'm glad you enjoyed the videos.


Subject: Stitch_Question

hi i went on your site to gat gigets santa sweater but i dont see the pattern for the sweater the pattern for the hat is there and the directiuns for things to do to sweater when you get it done like the trim on the bottom but i dont see the pattern for the santa sweater . am i missing something . please help me i would love to crochet this pattern for my sisters two little dogs. thank you jeannie

<< Reply >>

The pattern for Giget’s Santa Sweater:
is for the addition to our original Dog Sweater pattern which is on this page:



RE: easy dog sweater pattern


I came across this pattern the other day and decided to try it. It
came out nicely and turned out cute. I had a hard time getting Mitzi
to sit up for her photo. She likes to collapse when she doesn't like


Free Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

* Mitzi *
Owner: Erin McDonald

I tried it on my other beagle and she seemed to like it,
so I'm making another for her.

Thanks for the pattern!

<< Reply >>


I'm glad you liked the dog sweater pattern.
I have added Mitzi to The Dog House:

Thank you so much for sharing her photo!


Re: Crocheting in the round

oes the beginning of each round have to match the beg. of the last round throughout the pattern? I seem to be off somehow, but don't want to undo.


<< Reply >>

To which pattern are you referring?
When working in a "continuous round" each new round will overlap the previous one.


Subject: Emma's_Baby_Booties

I absolutely love the Emma’s Baby Booties. I printed the pattern from the location, but my copy did not include the ruffle at the top of the booties. It included the Sole, Heel, Toe instructions, but I’m missing the ruffle at the top of the booties. I made the booties this weekend, but I love the ruffle at the top.

Did I just overlook this step or is there another part of the pattern that I’m missing?

Would you please share the ruffle instructions with me?

Thank you very much! J

Regina Starnes

<< Reply >>

R7 of the Heel forms the ruffle along the top edge of the booties.







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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery



The morning of my daughter’s fifth birthday, I told her that if somebody asked her how old she was, she could simply spread out her hand and say "five."

"Oh," she replied, "so now I’m a handful."


When our granddaughter was four, she came to the table one day in a disgruntled mood. She complained loudly about every dish on the table.

Hoping to change the mood, her mother suggested that she give the blessing.

After a sullen pause, she prayed, "OK, God, I forgive you for this food."


My daughter had been teaching her Grade 3 and 4 students how pioneer families lived. They studied pioneer clothes and manners, as well as how they celebrated holidays.
Dauna decided to prepare a pioneer dinner for her classes, with mothers helping to heat and serve the feast.

At the end of the meal, one boy raised his hand.

"Yes, Michael?" Dauna asked.

"Oh, Mrs. Meeks! This was the best dinner I've ever had in my life! You shouldn't be a teacher; you should be cooking in our cafeteria!"

I was teaching four little kids how to play Go Fish, and the luck of the draw just wasn't with little Jimmy.

After losing the third game in a row the red-faced boy protested, "I don't like this game, it's not fair!"

I tried to explain that he should learn how to be a good loser.

He retorted, "You're the teacher, when are you going to teach me to win!"


Dad told his 4-year-old son, not to jump on the beds. After several warnings he punished him, explaining that should he fall, he would hurt himself badly.

Several minutes passed... and he was back to jumping on the beds. Dad said, "Son, you weren't jumping on the beds again, were you?"

He stood with his little head dropped low and said, "Daddy, I'm trying, but it's so hard to quit."


One day I asked my two-year-old daughter, Catherine, where her slippers were.

"Downstairs in the kitchen," she told me.

"What are they doing there?" I asked.

"Nothing," she replied. "They can't walk because they don't have feet in them right now."


While waiting in line at the bank, a co-worker developed a very loud case of hiccups.

By the time he reached the teller's window, the hiccups seemed to have worsened.

The teller took my friend's check and proceeded to run a computer verification of his account.

After a minute she looked up from her terminal with a frown and said that she would be unable to cash his check.

"Why not?" my friend asked incredulously.

"I'm sorry, sir," she replied, "but our computer indicates that you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount. As a matter of fact," she continued, "our records show your account overdrawn in excess of $5000."

"It can't be!" he cried. "You have to be kidding!"

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"But you will notice that your hiccups are gone."


It was Christmas and the judge was in a merry mood as he asked the prisoner,"What are you charged with?"

"Doing my Christmas shopping early," replied the defendant.

"That's no offense," said the judge. "How early were you doing this shopping?"

"Before the store opened."


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twice because of mechanical problems. Then, after we were aloft, I noticed the lights began flickering. I
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"I'll take care of it," she said.

Moments later the lights went out. Clearly she had solved the problem by turning off all the lights.

A passenger across the aisle who had been watching me leaned over and said, "Whatever you do, please don't ask about the engines."

A young pastor was pleased that a particular woman in his congregation always asked for copies of his sermons. One day his pride got the better of him and he asked her about it.

"Oh," she responded brightly, "they're just the perfect size for the bottom of my bird cage!"


A three-year-old had been told several times to get ready for bed. The last time his mom told him, she was very insistent.

His response was, "Yes, Sir!"

Since he was talking to his mother (and she is a woman), she was surprised he’d called her "Sir".

"You would say, 'yes sir,' to a man. I am a lady, and you would say 'Yes Ma'am,' to a lady," Mom said. To quiz him on this lesson; she then asked him, "What would you say to Daddy?"

"Yes Sir!" was the reply.

"Then what would you say to Mama?"

"Yes, Ma'am!" he proudly answered.

"Good boy! Now what would you say to Grandma?"

He lit up and said, "Can I have a cookie?"


It was the first day of school, after summer vacation and time for me to pick up the children in my school bus and take them home again.

After I had made the complete run that afternoon, one little boy remained on the bus.

Thinking he had simply missed his stop, I started driving slowly back through the neighborhood and asked him to be sure to let me know if any of the houses or people looked familiar. The boy sat in his seat contentedly and shook his head whenever I asked him if he recognized a person or place.

After the second unsuccessful tour of the area, I started back to the school to ask for his address. When we arrived, the child got off the bus and started walking away.

"Wait!" I called. "We have to go inside and find out where you live."

"I live right there," he said, pointing to a house across the street. "I just always wanted to ride in a school bus."






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