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Volume XVII, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2014

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Subject: crochet pattern?

the pattern says(it's a baby bib)
row 4-9 Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more. 27sts. at
the of row 9
Does this mean row 4-9 will actually be 2 rows ea?
I've done this 2 times and I come out with more than
27 st. at end of row 9.
I hope this makes sense.
Oh and by the way I love your newsletter. Have been
getting it for several yr.





For Rows 4-9 you will repeat the last two rows 3 times more and when you finish you should have 27 stitches after Row 9.
So... you do this:
Row 4 = Repeat Row 2
Row 5 = Repeat Row 3
Row 6 = Repeat Row 2
Row 7 = Repeat Row 3
Row 8 = Repeat Row 2
Row 9 = Repeat Row 3
Then be sure you have 27 stitches.

Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin





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a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
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For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, nor were they faithful in His covenant. But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; and often He restrained His anger, and did not arouse all His wrath.

Psalm 78:37-38

The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

And it happened that as He was reclining at the table in the house, behold many tax-gatherers and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax-gatherers and sinners?" But when He heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means, I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE, for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Matthew 9:10-13


Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.

Matthew 11:28-30


And it came about soon afterwards, that He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large multitude. Now as He approached the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, "He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "Do not weep." And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise!" And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited His people!"

Luke 7:11-16


And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?" And he answered and said, "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND; AND YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." And He said to him, "You have answered correctly; DO THIS, AND YOU WILL LIVE." But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Jesus replied and said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, and came to him, and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, "Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return, I will repay you." Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" And he said "The one who showed mercy toward him" And Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

Luke 10:25-37








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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.

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Re: Dog Sweater Pattern

Pattern was great. All I did was add 5 stitches, used a 5 bulky yarn and an I-9/5.5mm hook.

I will be making one for my daughter's pitbull. I will send a picture when it is done.

Thank you



Free Dog Sweater Pattern

* MacGyver *
Owner: Michelle Alford

<< Reply >>

I have added MacGyver to The Dog House:

Thank you so much for sharing his photo!



Have you used a light up hook like this one:

If so, did you like it?

<< Comments >>


I have three of these crochets and i love them!!!
Caroline Boudreau


Yes and I love it!
Courtney Saiya


I just bought one, and I like the light.... however, I feel like I will break it since it's plastic and it seem to have a tiny bit of bend to it that makes me nervous. I also don't like the shortness of the "head"... not sure what to call it.
Susan Martinez


I've been using for a couple of years and I love them. They are easy grip on the handle and great for using dark yarns. Also for traveling, when it starts getting dark and my husband wants to drive a little farther I just keep crocheting.
Judy N John Funderburg


Yes and yes
Juanell Dunlap


Can't find battery replacements that cost more than purchasing a new hook. Very disappointed.
Grace Wamsteker


I'm glad some of you enjoy these hooks. I have one size and have only used it once. It was daylight so I didn't have to use the actual light on the hook. Susan Martinez: I was also not happy with how short the "head" of the hook was. Grace Wamsteker: I haven't needed to replace my battery yet, however I did try to replace a battery in a book light once and found the same issue... a new light was cheaper than one battery. Totally unreasonable!


RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Hi, I am looking for a crochet bridal garter with double ribbon.
Do you happen to have a pattern for one.


<< Reply >>

I have a Bridal Garter pattern on this page that is made for one ribbon:

And there's a free pattern on this page:
for one that uses two ribbons.


Re: granny square doggie sweater

would you have a pattern or tutorial on how to make a granny square doggie sweater and sizes, too?
i would so appreciate it. happy blessed new year to you and yours.....diane pawlyk

<< Reply >>

You can find a Granny Square Dog Sweater pattern on this page:
There are several sizes mentioned in this pattern but I believe you can adjust
the size easily by altering the size of each square.

RE: Via the Crochetnmore Fan Page

I have a ? about what size hook is needed on Hearts Hair Tie pattern. It says use a size 1 but I do not find a size 1 hook on my chart of all makes of hooks!
Joyce Wood Wheeler

<< Reply >>

This pattern requires a steel hook which is used for thread. I used a Boye Size 1/2.75MM. I tried to post a photo of one but facebook thought the photo link was spam so I deleted it. You can google it to see what the hook looks likes.

RE: Via the Crochetnmore Fan Page

This is an afghan I made using granny squares. I came up with the general design, but I watched several of your videos to learn how to join granny squares and how to make ruffled borders. I wanted to say thank you for making such great and helpful videos! I couldn't have done this without your help!

Sherry Lynn Tenhundfeld

<< Comment >>

Very nice! I love the variegated glad I could help. Thank you so much for sharing your photo.


Re: Afghan

I would love to fine a nice afghan that I could put the letter P or something for the Steelers football team..
Sharon Bell

<< Reply >>

There’s a free Steeler’s Afghan Pattern here:


Re: Suggestion/Question

Hi Lisa..

Thank you so much for all of the information that you have shared on your site.
I'm referring to it all of the time. Practice makes perfect right??
Also love that you've shared your personal testimony!!
Thanks again!!
Blessings..Patti K.


Re: Crochet advice

I bought a long ..wooden..double ended crochet hook in Texas. I was learning to use it, but had to move back to Ohio. Do you know of a site that teaches how to use it? I appreciate any help or advice you can give me. Thanks.

Sandi Gobely

<< Reply >>

Try this page:
which has come great information regarding tunisian crochet.

You can also find videos on YouTube showing demonstrations
of various types of crochet.




Re: Stitch Question

I'm crocheting the alphabet blanket with the puff stitches. Some of the puff stitches are pulled. Is there any way of fixing the problem without ripping it out? Thank you, Barbara Moleta

<< Reply >>

Sometimes when the puff stitches are disturbed you can insert a yarn needle or a hook
underneath the puff loops and adjust them. Just be patient and work with the pulled stitch
until you get the result you want.







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This book is a wonderful addition to any crochet library.
I've had numerous requests over the years of what to crochet for boys.
Crobots are definitely the answer!
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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



I was leaving for a two-day conference, and my seven-year-old
daughter, Katherine, was becoming overly clinging and teary.

I was mystified at her emotional reaction until I heard her
say to my husband, "Daddy, I have a loose tooth. If it falls
out while Mommy is gone, do you know how to handle this tooth
fairy thing?"


My quiet Sunday morning ended abruptly when my
14-year-old son, Brian, and one of his friends burst
through the door. "Hey Dad," announced Brian, "
have you met the new neighbors?"


"Come on Dad, you have to meet them."

"Some other time; I'm busy."

"Dad, you have to meet them now."

From the urgency in Brian's voice, I assumed the
neighbors were waiting outside. I set aside my
project and went to the front of the house. No one
was there.

"Where are they?" I asked.

"Well, Dad," he explained, "we haven't met them
yet either, but our football is in their living room."


While waiting in line for the Tilt-A-Whirl, I overheard my
two nephews arguing. "Aunt Stacy's going with me!" insisted

"No," said his brother, "she's going with me!"

Flattered at being so popular, I promised Alex, "You and I
can go on the merry-go-round."

"But I want you on this ride," he protested.


"Because the more weight, the faster it goes."


Top Ten Signs You May Not Be Reading Your Bible Enough

10) The Preacher announces the sermon is from Genesis . . .
and you check the table of contents.

9) You think Abraham, Isaac & Jacob may have had a few hit
songs during the 60's.

8) You open to the Gospel of Luke and a WWII Savings Bond
falls out.

7) Your favorite Old Testament Patriarch is Hercules.

6) A small family of woodchucks has taken up residence in
the Psalms of your Bible.

5) You become frustrated because Charlton Heston isn't
listed in either the Concordance or the Table of Contents.

4) Catching the kids reading the Song of Solomon, you demand:
"Who gave you this stuff?"

3) You think the Minor Prophets worked in the quarries.

2) You keep falling for it every time when Pastor tells you
to turn to First Condominiums.

And the number one sign you may not be reading your Bible

1) The kids keep asking too many questions about your usual
bedtime story: "Jonah, the Shepherd Boy, and His Ark of
Many Colors."

The four-year-old son of a nurse was called indoors
to eat. Before he had time to sit down, his mother
reminded him to wash his hands so that germs would
not make him sick.

Shuffling to the bathroom he mumbled, "Jesus and
germs. Jesus and germs. That's all I ever hear about
and I ain't never seen either one."


As my husband and I moved some patio stones in the backyard, we
unearthed a nest of ants. Our youngest son, Timothy, was fascinated
with the thousands of ants scurrying madly around.
After watching for a few minutes, he glanced up. "It looks just
like recess."


A woman was considering buying an aging thoroughbred
but wanted a veterinarian's opinion of the horse
before finalizing the deal.

When the vet had completed his examination she asked,
"Will I be able to race him?"

The veterinarian looked at the woman, then at the
horse. "Sure," he replied, "And you'll probably win!"


A feisty 70 year old woman had to call a furnace repairman.
After a quick inspection the man put some oil into the motor
and handed her a $70 bill for labor.

"Labor charges!" she exclaimed. "It took you five minutes."

The repairman explained that his company had a minimum
one-hour charge on every house call.

"Well, I want my remaining 55 minutes of labor," the lady
responded, and she handed him a rake.

The repairman spent the next 55 minutes in her yard bagging


One of my husband's duties as a novice drill instructor
at Fort Jackson, S.C., was to escort new recruits to the
mess hall.

After everyone had made it through the chow line, he sat
them down and told them, "There are three rules in this
mess hall: Shut up! Eat up! Get up!"

Checking to see that he had everyone's attention, he asked,
"What is the first rule?"

Much to the amusement of the other instructors, 60 privates
yelled in unison, "Shut up, Drill Sergeant!"


When I worked for the security department of a large retail store, my duties included responding to fire and burglar alarms. A side door of the building was wired with a security alarm, because it was not supposed to be used by customers. Nevertheless they found the convenience of the exit tempting. Even a sign with large red letters, warning "Alarm will sound if opened," failed to deter people from using it.

One day, after attending to a number of shrieking alarms, I placed a small handmade sign on the door that totally eliminated the problem: "Wet paint."


Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped,
turned around, and returned to the gate. After an hour-long
wait, it finally took off.

A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant, "What was
the problem?"

"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine,"
explained the flight attendant, "and it took us a while to
find a new pilot."


My mother was telling my 3 year old sister that she needed to go to sleep, by saying "Jade, the bed is
calling you".

Out of the living room comes a little voice, "Be quiet, bed!".






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