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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 3
February 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.

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RE: heart book mark --

I'm confused about the instructions on this weeks heart book mark.
I'm embarrassed to say I'm confused.
After saying you can add fringe.
Join with a sl st in the top of the beg ch4. (12dc)

R2: Ch1, Do not turn.
2sc in the back loop only of ea st.
Join with a sl st in the first sc. (24sc)

Where is the ch 4? are you going across the short end?
thanks. Carlene
Where do you start the long side?



Please don't be embarrassed... and Thank You so much for telling me.
I use a previous pattern as a template when I type a new pattern. I thought I had that one finished... I didn't.
I have since corrected the pattern:

Please print a new copy and let me know how it works for you.

Thanks again,
Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA




"God proved His love on the Cross.
When Christ hung, and bled, and died,
it was God saying to the world, "I love you."
~~ Billy Graham ~~

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“You have so many capabilities and potential.
Start celebrating the life God has given you."

~ ~ Joyce Meyer ~ ~





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May Thy lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord, Thy salvation according to Thy word; so I shall have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Thy word. And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I wait for Thine ordinances. So I will keep Thy law continually, forever and ever. And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Thy precepts. I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings, and not be ashamed. And I shall delight in Thy commandments, which I love. And I shall lift up my hands to Thy commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Thy statutes.

Psalm 119:41-48


My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life, and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:1-6


And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Matthew 28:18-20


Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?

John 11:25

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:7-12

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10






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How to Crochet: Hump of the Chain
(No abbreviation)

Each chain has a top loop, a bottom loop and a "hump" on the back of the chain.
The hump of the chain is also known as the "back ridge".













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I stumbled on this idea myself and have never read anyone suggesting this tip so I thought I would share it with you and your newsletter readers.

I love to crochet and watch TV, but it can be hard to keep track of which row you are on in your pattern.
I use post-it notes to put under the current row or set of instructions, and it works amazingly.
I have sent you a photo.

Crochet Tip - Renata C - 021516

Hope it helps others. Actually, I use it all the time, even when not watching TV.
I can walk away from a project and return without the hassle of figuring out where I was on the pattern :)










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Subject: ReadAPattern

if a pattern says skip 3 patterns for the sleeve how do you do that
Phyllis McIntosh

<< Reply >>

A “pattern” is a part of the overall design.
Many patterns will actually specify a section of instructions as the “pattern”.

Just out of curiosity... is this the pattern to which you are referring?

If so, a “pattern” in this case is one set of instructions that form a ripple.

Row 11 is listed as the “Separation” row... I believe the designer wants you to skip 3 of the “ripples”
in the sweater to allow for the opening for the sleeve.



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RE: How to Crochet - Front Post Double Treble Crochet


<< Comments >>

Thank you!



Subject: CrossHatch dishcloth

This is not about your dishcloth :o)
I was just wondering if you might know how to do increases in a pattern using the crosshatch stitch?
I'm winging it and it's not working.


<< Reply >>

To make the dishcloth larger...
make the foundation chain a multiple of 7 for the width as you want it
then keep working in pattern until you get the length you want.

I am not aware of a way to increase this pattern in the middle of a row
without disrupting the overall design.



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i am looking for stuffed owl pattern
Robin Mcghee

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There's a free owl pattern on this page:

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I wish to make crochet items for sale and I want soft, quality yarn. Can anyone give me any recommendations?
Stacy Justchilling

<< Comments >>

The softest yarn I've used is Caron Simply Soft:



<< Reply >>

Thanks a lot. Very familiar with brand.
Stacy Justchilling


RE: abc baby blanket

When u end a row on graph, do u chain 1 & turn, or just turn without chain 1?

Please reply by e-mail, I am anxious to start this pattern. I am left-handed; so I guess I should read graph from left to right?


<< reply >>

Each new row begins by chaining 1.

Read each new row of the graph in the opposite direction if working left handed... like this:
Read Row 1 from Left to Right.
Read Row 2 from Right to Left.
Continue reading all ODD rows from Left to Right and all EVEN rows from Right to Left .



Re: ReadAPattern

The pattern says “turn 90 degrees to work along next side” What does this mean?


<< Reply >>

Think of a square or rectangular pattern with four corners.
Each corner is a 90 degree angle.
If you work around the entire piece, you will turn the piece 90 degrees
each time you encounter a corner.


Re: Puff_Stitch_Bracelet

What is scps please?

<< Reply >>

Scps is a Single Crochet Puff Stitch.

Here’s how:

(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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Ms Lisa I love it newsletter, not for just the patterns, but for the fact you have scripture in them.
Joyce Hamlin

Re: Row_Count_Dove_Afghan_Square

I love your patterns. Using the row count coaster patterns to make gift totes for my team members at church.
Would like to do the dove. Wondering if you have pattern for it same size as the coaster patterns.

Brenda Quebedeaux

<< Reply >>

Thank you so much Brenda.
I'm sorry but I do not have a pattern for a dove in the coaster size like the afghan square.
I will add that to my list of future design ideas.



Re: Bead_Stitch_Hotpad

Hi. I just started the Bead Stitch Hotpad. Loving the stitch. I'm running into problems, probably because I'm new to crochet.
When I do the third row it all messes up. Would it totally mess up the pattern if I added a row of SC between rows with the bead stitches?
I can't get it to look right at all come the third row. Thanks for your time :)


<< Reply >>

The bead stitches align in this pattern to form the texture for the hotpad.
By adding a single crochet row in between all of the rows all of the bead
stitches would be on the same side
which would make the hotpad look more like a dishcloth.
On each new row the single crochet stitches are worked into the bead
stitches and the bead stitches are worked into the single crochet stitches
to maintain the texture.
See if the attached photo helps with placement.

Bead Stitch Hotpad Crochet Pattern Help



Re: Emma's_Baby_Booties

I'm so confused on where I've gone wrong.

Emma's Baby Booties


<< Reply >>

I can't tell from the photo if your stitches are correct... the overall shape appears to be the correct.
Here are a few comments about the pattern that might help.

The Heel is worked in short rows... you begin Row 1 with the right side of the bootie facing you and work into the back loops only. Reattach the yarn in the center stitch on the right side of the sole... this is 7 stitches back from the point where you fastened off. Then you work a single crochet in each stitch around the the same point on the opposite side which should be 19 single crochet stitches.

The next rows are worked over those 19 stitches.

The ruffled part along the top edge of the bootie is formed during R7 of the HEEL.

For R5 on the Toe you make 4 chains, then turn and slip stitch in the same stitch. (this makes a little loop). Now chain 3 and slip stitch in the other end of the same round (on the opposite side of the bootie). That forms a little hole on the top of the toe. Now chain 4 and slip stitch in the same stitch. (this makes another little loop on that side).

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.







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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




Three old men went into the pro shop after playing 18 holes
of golf.

The pro asked, "Did you guys have a good game today?"

The first old guy said, " I had the most riders ever. I had

The second old guy said, "I had 7 riders, the same as last

The last old man said, "I beat my old record. I had 12 riders

After they went into the locker room, another golfer who had
heard the old guys talking about their game went to the pro
and said, "I've been playing golf for a long time and thought
I knew all the terminology of the game, but what's a rider?"

The pro said, "A rider is when you hit the ball far enough to
actually get in the golf cart and ride to it."

On one of our first warmer Sundays this spring, Kathy's
daughter's three sons were playing around the pond at
Kathy's house. They were walking in the shallow water
and, therefore, had their shoes and socks off.

Kathy and Pat saw them playing on the pier and told them
to be careful not to fall in because the water was very
cold, even though the air temperature was very warm.

After a while Matthew, 10, Mark, 9, and Michael, 5, all
arrived dripping wet. Kathy asked what happened.

Michael said he fell in the water.

Mark said he was pushed in.

Matthew confessed he jumped.

Kathy asked them if the water was cold, and Matthew
replied, "It was the first time, but after jumping in
four more times it wasn't cold at all!"


A Sunday school teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?"

"No," replied Johnny. "How could he, with just two worms.


On his birthday, my husband was stuck driving our six
rambunctious children around.
As usual, they were yelling, punching, and annoying one
another. Joel finally had had enough.
"Kids," he said over the din, "if you would behave and
be kind to each other, that would be a very nice birthday
present for me."
Our six-year-old shot back: "Too late, I already got you
another present."

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 leaves.


Once there was a little boy who lived in the country. They had to use an outhouse, and the little boy hated it because it was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse into the creek.

One day after a spring rain, the creek was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse into the creek. So he got a large stick and started pushing. Finally, the outhouse toppled into the creek and floated away.

That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the little boy asked why. The dad replied, "Someone pushed the outhouse into the creek today. It was you, wasn't it, son?" The boy answered yes.

Then he thought a moment and said, "Dad, I read in school today that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth."

The dad replied, "Well, son, George Washington's father wasn't in that cherry tree."


Things Moms Probably Never Say

- “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?"
- "Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too"
- "Just leave all the lights on. . .it makes the house look
more cheery"
- "Let me smell that shirt Yeah, it's good for another week"
- "Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to
feed and walk him every day"
- "Well, if Timmy's mom says it's OK, that's good enough for
- "The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not
like I"m running a prison around here."
- "I don't have a tissue with me. . . just use your sleeve"
- "Don't bother wearing a jacket the wind chill is bound to


On a long drive from Virginia, I thought I was traveling at a
reasonable speed, but the flashing blue lights in my rear-view
mirror made me realize that I'd been over the limit. I handed
the officer my license and made small talk while my wife dug
through the glove compartment for the registration.

"I'm usually very careful about my speed," I told him as my
wife handed me the paperwork.

The officer studied it and then gave it back. "Sir," he said
gruffly, "this is not your registration."

It was a warning ticket I had received for speeding in South


The flight attendant watched a passenger try to stuff
his hopelessly overloaded bags into the overhead bin.
Finally she informed him that he would have to check
the oversized luggage.

"When I fly other airlines," he said irritably, "I
never have this problem!"

She smiled and said, "Sir, when you fly other airlines,
I don't have this problem either."



My six-year-old grandaughter, Alesha, came rushing in to
tell me she was going to the zoo with her eight-year-old
brother, Connor. I gave her a $20 bill to spend at the
zoo's gift shop and told her to give half to her brother.

She promptly ripped the bill in two and passed Connor's
half to him.


Karl listened from the other room as his wife Holly patiently
said to their five-year-old, "Please pick up your toys, Maureen."

After a few minutes, Holly again reminded their daughter. Finally
Holly asked, "Why aren't you picking your things up?"

Karl rolled his eyes when he heard Maureen answer, "I'm playing
house and I'm the dad, so I don't know where anything goes."


A five-year-old boy was in church with his parents, witnessing 
the wedding of a family friend.
"Mommy," he whispered, "why does the lady wear white?"
His mother smiled and whispered back, "Because she is very happy 
to be getting married."
The little boy thought for a moment, then replied, "So why does 
the man wear black?"









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