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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 1
January 15, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Thank you for requesting the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter.
We hope to provide you with exciting information on the latest web developments pertaining to the Crochet 'N' More website as well as two of my original patterns in each issue.

My husband wrote a book about
'The Incident"
that happened with his Dad.
If you don't believe in miracles,
read this, it will change your mind!

The Incident - Tim Hamblin

The Incident


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12 Guardians Books 1-3,
now available as an
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God Bless You!





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RE: pull thru remaining stitches

at end of knitting slippers he says to draw 8 inch end thru remaining stitches. please explain.



This sounds like you are working on the toe of the slipper.
I use this method when making hats... just cut the yarn leaving an 8 inch tail.
Thread that yarn tail onto a tapestry needle and put it through all of the live stitches on your needles.
Then pull the opening closed, weave in a portion of the remaining yarn and clip off the end.

Lisa Hamblin, CNM/MBA



“There is nothing worse than to not do what you
are capable of doing.
There simply isn't a good reason
not to live up to your potential.
It was given to you, not to waste, but to fulfill."

~ ~ Bob Perks ~ ~



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The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble, and those who know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; For Thou, O Lord, hast not forsaken those who seek Thee.

Psalm 9:9-10

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Psalm 46:1-3

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!" For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day; of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes, and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands. Lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him, and let him behold My salvation.

Psalm 91

I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Thou didst know my path. In the way where I walk they have hidden a trap for me. Look to the right and see; for there is no one who regards me; there is no escape for me; no one cares for my soul. I cried out to Thee, O Lord; I said, "Thou art my refuge. My portion in the land of the living. Give heed to my cry, for I am brought very low, deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Thy name; the righteous will surround me, for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me."

John 3:14-18


We are from God. he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 4:6


Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time, if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

1 John 4:7-21

And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

1 John 5:14-15






Fill in the blanks:

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from ________;
and everyone who loves is born of
________ and knows ________.



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Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of stitches and then to form a border or edging
you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row.
If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to

making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.
If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches.
No matter what kind of stitch you
are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.

The first photo in the following picture shows a swatch turned on its side
with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the
row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire
piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single
into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite
side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked
3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.

Row Ends














"On-line encyclopedia of knitting and crochet facts"





When adding an edging/border to a piece
(like the bookmark pattern in this issue),
sew a contrasting piece of yarn or thread
through every two rows to help with placement.

Marking Crocheted Rows









Scrap Yarn Ideas ... do you have number 90?


The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

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Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

How much does Schotzi weigh? Thank you!

paula steinhauser

<< Reply >>

Schotzi weighed around 15 pounds.
The dog sweater pattern is best made using the alteration instructions to ensure a good fit for your dog.



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RE: How to Crochet: Toilet Tissue Cover Tutorial - Part 1 (Rounds 1-3)


<< Comments >>

I want a hole on top for paper to go thru?

Chantilly Rose

<< Reply >>

A hole that you can feed the toilet tissue through?



Re: ReadAPattern

Pattern says
In ch2 space chain 3


<< Reply >>

Your pattern should tell you what to do in the chain 2 space just prior to that language.
Then you chain 3.

Is your pattern online?


Via the Crochetnmore Fan Page

RE: A Temperature Blanket

Cool idea... but if all 365 rows are made in one blanket it's going to be pretty big.


<< Comments >>

See what viewers are saying about this idea!


Years ago I think I got a small book from you that had a list of all the crochet stitches in it. I hope this is the right company.
If so I would like two please

Tina Matousek

Thank You so Much

Happy New Year

<< Reply >>

There are many stitch guides available.
Here are a few options available for purchase through Amazon:




Hope this helps.


Re: Shell Stitch Baby Hat

I came across the shell stitch baby hat pattern you have posted and was wondering if you have it in an adult size as well?

Thank you

<< Reply >>

I do not have an adult size shell hat pattern at this time but I will gladly add this to my design list.


Re: afghan

Hello, I’m trying to find a pattern for a Chicago Cubs afghan. I ordered one from someone on Etsy and I was having problems with the pattern and the person whom I purchased it from will not answer my 4 emails I sent to help me. So, I’m on a quest to find another pattern. Can you help?


Laura Pishnak-Sylvia

<< Reply >>

Of the patterns I’ve found available for purchase, most are in graph form.
In what format is pattern you bought?
Maybe I can help you with it.






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but their echoes are truly endless.
                                   Mother Teresa


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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




For years my husband, Tim, and I had complained bitterly about the lack of sidewalks in our small town, observing often that if only we had sidewalks, we would walk daily and become models of fitness. So we were thrilled when a community sidewalk project was announced, and watched eagerly as paving neared completion.

Then wishful thinking and reality collided.

"Well, dear," Tim said. "What'll we use as an excuse for not walking now?"

While putting my 4-year-old daughter to bed one evening,
I read her the story of the Prodigal Son. We discussed
how the young son had taken his inheritance and left home,
living it up until he had nothing left. Finally, when he
couldn't even eat as well as pigs, he went home to his
father, who welcomed him.

When we finished the story, I asked my daughter what she
had learned.

After thinking a moment, she quipped, "Never leave home
without your credit card!"


There is an old joke that I hear every Spring here in the mountains of my home. A police officer sees a car swerving erratically on the road ahead. After pulling the car over he walks up to question the driver. The man looks out his car window and says: "I know what you are thinking officer, but I am not drunk. I was just trying to miss all of those potholes."


While trying to explain to our six-year-old daughter how much
technology had changed, my husband pointed to our brand-new
personal computer and told her that when he was in college, a
computer with the same amount of power would have been the size
of a house.

Wide-eyed, our daughter asked, "How big was the mouse?"



A devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was
mending fences out on the range.

Three weeks later a cow walked up carrying the Bible
in its mouth!

The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes. He took the book
out of the cow's mouth, raised his eyes heavenward, and
exclaimed, "It's a miracle!"

"Not really," said the cow. "Your name was written inside
the cover."


I'd been working on my business degree for about a year when
I finally got to take a popular finance course. I went to the
bookstore to buy the text and was shocked to find out that it
would cost me $96. I asked how much it was worth if I sold it
back at the end of the semester.

"You'll get $24," said the clerk.

"This is insane," I protested as I wrote out the check.

"I know," replied the clerk sympathetically. "I've always
thought that a person who buys a book for $96 and then sells
it back for $24 should fail the course."


A helicopter carrying passengers suddenly loses
engine power and the aircraft begins to decent.
The pilot safely performs an emergency landing
in water, and tells the passengers to remain
seated and to keep the doors closed, stating that
in emergency situations, the aircraft is designed
to stay afloat for 30 minutes, giving rescuers
time to get to them.

Just then a man gets out if his seat and runs over
to open the door. The pilots screams at him, "Didn't
you hear what I said, the aircraft is designed to
stay afloat as long as the doors remain closed?!".

"Of course I heard you", the man replied, "but it's
also designed to fly, and look how good that one
worked out!!"


I've always wanted a beautiful shawl to wear with my winter

So when I opened the present from my sister Wanda, and saw
that it was a white-and-silver shawl, I squealed in delight.

"I love it!" I told Wanda that evening. "I wore it all

"You wore it?" she asked, smiling. "It's a skirt for the
Christmas tree."


I was accompanying my eight-year-old daughter who
was selling cookies door-to-door for the Girl Scouts.
After visiting several homes, she commented on the
different styles of doorbells: some buzzed, some rang,
some warbled.
We made a game of guessing what the next bell would sound
At the precise moment she touched the doorbell at one house,
the church tower began to chime. She wheeled around with a
look of amazement on her face. "Now that's a doorbell!"


A three-year-old in the congregation regularly watched
football games with his father. So much so, that he
knew some of the signals the referee makes.

On a recent Sunday, as the pastor raised his hands high
to offer a blessing, the child interrupted the service
by shouting, "Touchdown!"


Returning from a trip to visit my grandmother in Canada, I was stopped by a state trooper in New York for exceeding the speed limit. Grateful to have received a warning instead of a ticket, I gave him a small bag of my grandmother's delicious chocolate-chip cookies and proceeded on my way.

Later, I was stopped by another trooper.

"What have I done?" I asked.

"Nothing," the trooper said, smiling. "I heard you were passing out great chocolate-chip cookies."


Ole and Svenya had really 'packed on the pounds' by over-eating
during the Thanksgiving Holidays, so their doctor put them on
the same diet.

'I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and
repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you,
you should have lost at least 5 pounds.

When the Norwegians returned, they shocked their doctor by having
lost nearly 25 POUNDS each.

'Why, that's positively amazing!' the doctor said. 'Did you follow
my instructions?'

Then Ole and Svenya nodded in unison and Ole said,

'We vant to tell you though, we taut we was gonna drop dead dat
3rd day.'

'From hunger, you mean?' Said the doctor.

'No, yust from all dat skippin!' said Svenya.









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