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Volume XX, Issue No. 4
February 28, 2017

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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“When God closes a door He does not always open a window. Sometimes He wants you to sit in the quiet darkness while He transforms your fear into trust. How long that takes, is often up to you!”

~~ William Branks ~~

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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 should slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. The holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered; He raised His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has wrought desolations in the earth. He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." The Lord of host is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

Psalm 46:1-11


Thus says the Lord, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind and makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the Lord. For he will be like a bush in the desert and will not see when prosperity comes, but will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, a land of salt without inhabitant. Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit."

Jeremiah 17:5-8


Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He shouuld depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God, and was going back to God, rose from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself about. Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with a towel with which He was girded. And so He came to Simon Peter. He said to Him, "Lord, do You wash my feet?" Jesus answered and said to him, "What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter." Peter said to Him, "Never shall You wash my feet!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me." Simon Peter said to Him, "Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head." Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you." For He knew the one who was betraying Him; for this reason He said, "Not all of you are clean." And so when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments, and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do not know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so am I. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master; neither is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones I have chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 'HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.' From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am He. Truly, Truly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me."

John 13:1-20






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Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch.
The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you.

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Changing the brand of hook, even though it may be the
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Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches


<< Comments >>

Thank you this really helped


Re: Table_Runner

Lisa, my table runner turned out perfect, thanks to you for taking the time to explain the pattern.
I really appreciate your help and can't thank you enough.



Re: Dog_Bandana

I'm using the pattern of dog bandana
For charity
Doesn't say how to taper off to look like a bandana
Says repeat row 5 until 1 ch2 space
Doesn't say anything about tapering off in a bandana
Or how many rows are needed
Or how many stitches are there
Only in row 1
69 stitches
According to the pattern it's finished with row 5 then last row
Makes 6 rows
This can't be correct.
I read it over and over again .it don't say anything else .
Something is missing

<< Reply >>

When you repeat Row 5 the bandana gradually tapers down.
Just keep repeating Row 5 until you have one chain 2 space.



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RE: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan


<< Comments >>

I am new to crocheting and am attempting this blanket as my first project as it does not appear to be very difficult. Unfortunately, I am having some problems understanding the directions and your help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to add the border as I go as you suggested. What I don't understand is what to do when I complete a row. I started by chaining 144 then sc in second chain until I came to the end of the row. Now my confusion, Do I turn and crochet a sc in the second loop from the hook? Also, I watched a video tutorial on the puff stitch and it showed 5 crochets in the same space creating 6 loops on the needle - is this not correct? Could explain the puff stitch? Thank you

Peggy Ryan

<< Reply >>

Adding the border as you go is much easier. To begin the afghan the first row is basic single crochet. Then Row 2 is the same as Row 28. When you add it as you go... each row begins with a single, then a puff stitch, then continue with the graph. At the end of each row you work a puff stitch and end with a single crochet.
The Single Crochet Puff Stitch is made like this:
(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.
I have a video here:




<< Reply >>

Thank you. If I can ask one more question?
Is there a trick to getting the yarn through the 8 loops to create the puff?
I am having such a difficult time :-(
Peggy Ryan


<< Reply >>

You're welcome.
The easiest way is to pull up the loops loosely and then wiggle the hook as you pull through them.
You can watch how I make the stitch in the video I listed.


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Hi there! I hope you are doing well. I am making the toilet paper holder that I found on your website but I'm stuck on the top Join.. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to join ends together and then proceed to the decrease row.. from the picture it looks like the two ribbed ends should join and the decrease row should follow after that (and both ends of ribbing would be visible when hanging it up) but the instructions indicate that the joining falls in between the two ends and the ribbing would therefore be separated.. one on either side of the join and only one side of the ribbing would show when hanging it on the wall..not sure if I have explained myself properly. I hope so.. any help you can give would be great! Thanks and have a great day


<< Reply >>

Hi Colleen:

For the Top Join you fold Row 1 up in front of Row 103 and work a single crochet through each corresponding stitch across.
Then you continue with the Decrease Row.
The ribbing portion will be separated until you add the finishing seams.



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RE: How to Crochet - Tips about Baby's ABC's Afghan


<< Comments >>

How many yards of yarn do you need using a G hook?

Mary Van Huyse


<< Reply >>

I used a size G hook with Bernat Baby Coordinates yarn and I used 22 ounces.
Not sure how many yards that is as I always go by ounces.


Via the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Do you have an instruction video on how to do the edging?

ABC baby blanket


<< Reply >>

Sorry, I do not have a video.
I have made this pattern many times.
The first time I worked the pattern "as is" and my personal tension caused the edge to ruffle a bit. After that, I worked out a way to add the border as I made the body of the afghan.

Working the pattern "as is", you finish the body of the afghan (the graphed portion), then chain 1 and turn the work.

Work one single crochet, one puff stitch and another single crochet in the first single crochet to form the first corner.

Now you work a puff stitch in the next stitch, then a single crochet in the next stitch.... alternating puffs and singles all the way across to the last stitch.

In the last stitch you form another corner by working one single crochet, one puff stitch and another single crochet all in that stitch.

For the side, you work into the row ends. You still alternate... one puff stitch in the next row, then one single crochet in the next row all the way to the end.

Continue in the same manner across the bottom and up the other side.... always working the corners the same and alternating stitches as you go.

Hope this helps.





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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery




Joe figured out a way to remember his wife's birthday and their wedding anniversary. He opened an account with a florist and told him to send flowers to his wife on those dates, along with a note signed. "Your loving husband."

His wife was thrilled by the attention, and all was great until one anniversary. Joe came home, saw the bouquet, kissed his wife, and said, "Nice flowers. Where'd you get them?"



At an art gallery, a woman and her 10 year old son were having a tough time
choosing between two paintings. They finally chose and went with the autumn
themed one.

"I see you prefer an autumn scene as opposed to a floral one," said the
gallery owner, who happened to be nearby and witnessed the mother-son

"No," said the boy. "This painting is wider, so it'll cover the three holes
I put in the wall."


It was my first week of clinical on an oncology floor. Our
instructor had burned into our brains how important it was
to know everything about all of the drugs our patients were

I studied my patient's medication record and thought I knew
it all. When I got report from the night nurse, she told me
that my patient was on Rumaire. I didn't remember what Rumaire
was for. She again said that he was on Rumaire.

I told her that I hear her, but wasn't sure what that drug
was for. I asked if it was an asthma drug because it sounded
like it might be.

She just laughed, and said no, he is on room air, not on

Boy, did I feel like an idiot. Of course, my classmates have
yet to let that one go.



One day a lady came into my clinic with her dog. I heard the dog barking before

she and her owner actually barreled into our vet practice.

Spotting a training video we sell, the owner wisely decided to buy one.

"How does this work?" she asked, handing me the cost of the DVD. "Do I just

have my dog watch this?"


My wife and her friend Karen were talking about their labor-saving devices as they pulled

into our driveway.

Karen said, "I love my new garage-door opener."

"I love mine too," my wife replied, and honked the horn three times. That was the signal

for me to come out and open the garage.


After a big family dinner a grandfather and his grandson broke the wishbone from the turkey.

The boy was bitterly disappointed to find himself holding the small end of the bone.

"Don't worry," the grandfather comforted the child. "My wish was that your wish would come true."


After finishing an out-of-town errand, I discovered that my car wouldn't
start because it was out of gas.

A passer-by told me there was a service station a half-mile away, so I
took a gas can from the trunk and trudged the distance in the sweltering

The attendant filled my two-gallon can, and I lugged it back and poured
the gas into the tank. But when I tried to unlock the car door, it wouldn't
open. Just then, I noticed an identical old car parked a short distance away.
That was my car; I had filled a stranger's gas tank.

Wearily I walked back to the station. "You know," the attendant suggested
helpfully, "instead of walking back and forth to fill the tank from the can,
you could put a couple of gallons in the tank and then drive the car here."


A five-year-old boy surprised his father one day by saying,
"I guess I'll go outdoors and play ball with God."

"Tell me, how do you play ball with God?" asked the father.

"Oh, it's not hard at all," said the boy. "I just throw the
ball up and God throws it back down to me."


On the way home from Mikey's basketball game, Mikey said, "Mommy,
I know what you and Daddy do after me and my brother go to bed."

Although Jen was a bit concerned with where the conversation was
heading, she asked him, "What?"

Mikey replied, "You guys watch T.V. and eat ice cream and don't share
with us!"

A father of five children came home with a new toy. He summoned his children and asked which of them should be given the present: "Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that Mom says to do?"

There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the children said in one accord: "So you get it, Daddy??!"


Walking through the hallways at the middle school where I work,
I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside his classroom
with his forehead against a locker.

I heard him mutter, "How did you get yourself into this?"

Knowing that he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer
moral support.

"Are you okay?" I asked. "Can I help?"

He lifted his head and replied, "I'll be fine as soon as I get this
kid out of his locker."


As I was walking through a variety store, I stopped at the pet
department to look at some parakeets. In one cage a green bird
lay on his back, one foot hooked oddly into the cage wire.

I was about to alert the saleswoman to the bird's plight when
I noticed a sign taped to the cage: "No, I am not sick. No, I
am not dead. No, my leg is not stuck in the cage. I just like
to sleep this way."





















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