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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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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.

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If you don't believe in miracles,
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“The greatest legacy one can pass on to
one's children and grandchildren
is not money or other material things
accumulated in one's life,
but rather a legacy of character and faith."

~ ~ Billy Graham ~ ~



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A GOOD name is to be more desired than great riches, favor is better than silver and gold. The rich and the poor have a common bond. The Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it. The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of he perverse; he who guards himself will be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender's slave. He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, and the rod of his fury will perish. He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor. Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out. Even strife and dishonor will cease. He who loves purity of heart and whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous man. The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I shall be slain in the streets!" The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is cursed of the Lord will fall into it. Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from him. He who oppresses the poor to make much for himself or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:1-16


And He said, "A certain man had two sons; and the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.' And he divided his wealth between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living. Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be in need. And he went and attached himself to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he was longing to fill his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him. But when he came to his senses, he said 'How many of my father's hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men." ' "And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him. And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' "But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and be merry; for this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.' And they began to be merry. Now his older son was in the field, and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. And he summoned one of the servants and began inquiring what these things might be. And he said to him, 'Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, bcause hs has received him back safe and sound.' "But he became angry, and was not willing to go in; and his father came out and began entreating him. But he answered and said to his father, 'Look! For so many years I have been serving you, and I have never neglected a command of yours; and yet you have never given me a kid, that I might be merry with my friends; but when this son of your came, who has devoured your weath with harlots, you killed the fattened calf for him.' "And he said to him, 'My child, you have always been with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to be merry and rejoice, for this brother of yours was dead and has begun to live, and was lost and has been found.'"

Luke 15:11-32

What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, "You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works." You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is usesless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS," and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

James 2:14-26






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Here's how I do a color change when I carry the old color through:



Finish the required stitches for Color A within one step of finishing the last stitch. Drop Color A and yarn over with Color B to finish that stitch. Now work the required stitches for Color B (while you are working or crocheting over Color A as you go). When you need to change back to Color A, you work the last stitch of Color B within one step of finishing it and drop Color B. Yarn over with Color A and work as before.

This might not appear to be smooth going at first but after a couple of color changes you will get the hang of it.

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Re: Your dog sweater pattern.

I found your page for Easy DOG SWEATER Crochet Pattern today.
I was able to create a smaller version of it using your alternate directions and wanted to share a pic.
This is Mia. She is only 7 weeks old, so I made the sweater a little big so she had room to grow.


Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern Courtesy of Crochet N More

* Mia *
Owner: JoAnn


This was my first time making any type of clothing. It was extremely easy.
Only took me about 1 1/2 hours. Thank your for the pattern.


<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome JoAnn.
Congrats on completing the sweater... Mia is adorable!

Thank you for sharing your photo with us.
I have added Mia to The Dog House:
in hopes of inspiring others to crochet for their furry friends.




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RE: How to Crochet: Kaleidoscope Afghan Square (Rnd 7)



<< Comments >>

funny they tell how to make the squares but not how to put them together,

Cheri B

<< Reply >>


We have videos listed on our channel about different joining methods. You can choose the method you like best.


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RE: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row


<< Comments >>

Gracias, me sirvió el tutorial, hice varios, paños, saludos de México
Roxy Lu

Thanks , I served the tutorial, I did several , cloths , greetings from Mexico



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RE: Wonderful Idea (spinning plastic bags)


<< Comments >>

now where do I get a drop spindle?

Mimi Winter

<< Reply >>

You can purchase a drop spindle here:



The lady in the video used a drop spindle initially... then moved on to a larger spinning wheel. You can purchase a really nice spinning wheel here:






Re: Stitch_Question - Sawyer's Dog Sweater

I don't understand rnds 10-13.
Would please explain or do a YouTube video



<< Reply >>

For Round 10, make enough chain stitches to reach around your dog’s stomach.
Now join with a slip stitch in the first stitch you made, being careful not to twist the chain.

For Round 11, chain 1 but do not turn.
Work one single crochet in each chain stitch around, then join with a slip stitch.

For Round 12, chain 1 and turn. Single crochet in each stitch you added on Round 10 (where I chained 27 and you made enough chains to fit around your dog’s stomach). Now single crochet in the first stitch on the Body... then begin alternating the single crochet puff stitches and single crochets on around. Join with a slip stitch.

Round 13 is all single crochet... then you alternate Rounds 12 and 13 until you get the desired length you need for your dog.


Re: Stitch_Question

Hi Lisa, I am trying to crochet the ABC baby blanket and don't really understand the directions...
I get the chaining of 140 then turn( though it doesn't say) with a count of 139... Then follow I chain 1 then turn for the next row and each one after?
Thanks, Cathy

<< Reply >>

Yes, you chain 1 and turn for each new row.
This pattern is fairly easy, believe it or not, once you get the hang of
reading the graph.


Re: Dog sweater crochet pattern

Dear Lisa,

I just finished crocheting a dog sweater using your pattern and wanted to thank you for the instructions! It's the first one I've made and the steps were clear and easy to follow. I'm very excited to give it to my friend's dog! She is part mini-schnauzer which is why I thought the sizing on your pattern would be a good fit.

Thanks again,

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome Sheira.
Glad the pattern worked up well for you.
I’m sure your friend’s dog will love it!




Loved this Lisa THANKS.


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RE: How to Crochet - Baby Beanie, Part 2


<< Comments >>

Thanks a lot I made it. It came out well. Can you specify sizes for different ages. It would be useful.
Radha Srikrishnan

<< Reply >>

You're welcome. The only other pattern size I have at the moment is for a preemie.

You can make the pattern larger by adding more stitches near Round 4 before finishing the main part of the pattern.


Lisa, wishing you and your family a Very Happy, Healthy 2016!
Thank you for all the years you and I have been together - going back to before your grandmother passed.
You are such a blessing.

Joan Johnson

<< Reply >>

Thank you so much Joan.... same to you and your family.
Today makes ten years since my Grandmother passed.
Thank you for sticking with us throughout the years... I love
what I do and it’s nice to know people appreciate it.





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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




A salesman was going door to door trying to sell his wears.
As he walked up to the next house, he noticed a small boy
sitting on the front steps.

"Is your mother home?" the salesman asked the small boy.

"Yeah, she's home," the boy said, scooting over to let him

The salesman rang the doorbell, got no response, knocked once,
then again. Still no one came to the door. Turning to the boy,
the fellow said, "I thought you said your mother was home!?"

The kid replied, "She is; but this isn't where I live."

At the outpatient surgery center where I work, the
anesthesiologist often chatted with patients before
their operations to help them relax.

One day he thought he recognized a woman as a co-worker
at the VA hospital where he had trained.

When the patient confirmed that his hunch was correct,
he said, "So, tell me, is the food still as bad there
as it used to be?"

"Well, I suppose," she replied, "I'm still cooking it."


Our children's Sunday School classes were presenting
their end of the year program for the congregation
- telling about the life of Jesus.

When it came to the part about Jesus' miracles, one
little boy said, "Yes, Jesus raised Lazarus from the

The teacher urged him to tell us more.

He said, "Well, Jesus told them to open the tomb, and
then He said, 'Lazarus, come out!' And it's a good thing
he didn't just say 'Come out!' because there would have
been a stampede of dead guys."

Needless to say our congregation enjoyed the presentation
very much.


My wife asked me to help one of our neighbours, a
young mother whose sailor husband was at sea.

Her car had to have something called a freeze plug
replaced, a job that took two days. Then I discovered
the battery was dead and the starter was shot, so I
fixed those too. Days later I proudly handed the woman
her keys saying. "Now your car is good for many more

"Thanks," she said. "All I care is that it runs long
enough to make it to the dealer. I'm trading it in


Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room.

After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he
had thought it over and then said a prayer.

"Fine," said the pleased mother. "If you ask God to help
you not misbehave, He will help you."

"Oh, I didn't ask Him to help me not misbehave," said
Johnny. "I asked Him to help you put up with me."



A counselor was helping his kids put their stuff
away on their first morning in Summer Camp.

He was surprised to see one of the youngsters had
an umbrella. The counselor asked, "Why did you bring
an umbrella to camp?"

The kid answered, "Did you ever have a mother?


As a woman in the Marines, I often don't feel as feminine
as when I had a civilian job in which I wore dresses and
left my hair down.

One day I was feeling especially depressed about this and
couldn't wait to get home and change.

When I arrived, I found that my friend and her 18-month-old
daughter had been waiting for me. My friend is married to a
Marine, and my worries about appearing less than feminine
only increased when her little girl glanced up at me and
yelled happily, "Daddy's home!"


A pastor of a two-church parish had to drive every Sunday morning about 4 miles from the 9:30 service at one church to the 11 o'clock at the other. He would often find the parking lot of the second church full, and be forced to park down the road and race to the church on foot.

The problem was finally solved when he selected a parking spot near the side door of the church and posted a sign that read.....   "You Park - You Preach."


While Patty was working as a receptionist for an eye
surgeon,a very angry woman stormed up to her desk in
the hospital.

"Someone stole my wig while I was having surgery
yesterday," she complained.

The doctor came out and tried to calm her down. "I
assure you that no one on my staff would have done
such a thing," he said. "Why do you think it was

"After the operation, I noticed the wig I was wearing
was cheap looking and ugly."

"I think," explained the surgeon gently, "that means
your cataract operation was a success."


Little Johnny was left to fix lunch.

When his mother returned with a friend, she noticed that Johnny
had already strained the tea.

The two women then sipped their tea happily while having lunch.

"Was it hard finding the tea strainer in the kitchen?" Johnny's
mother asked.

"I couldn't find it Ma, so I used the fly swatter," he replied.

His mother nearly fainted, so Johnny hastily added:

"Don't get excited, Ma, I used the old one!"


A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file for a divorce.

The attorney asked, "May I help you?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces."

The attorney said, "Well, do you have any grounds?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres."

The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a case?"

The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John Deere."

The attorney said, "No, you don't understand. I mean do you have a grudge?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I got a grudge. That's where I park my John Deere."

The attorney said, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?"

The farmer said, "Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays."

The exasperated attorney said, "Well, sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?"

The farmer said, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30."

Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?"

And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her."


My first grade daughter and her friend both needed
new boots as winter approached. The friend got in
the car one morning and finally had gotten her boots.
"Tina," I commented, "I see you got new boots! Where
did you get them?"

"At the store," she answered.

"Which one?" I asked.

She began looking at her new boots and after a pause
said, "Both of them!"










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