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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 5
March 15, 2016

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Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey. Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Deuteronomy 6:1-9



Listen, O my people, to my instruction; incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done. For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments, and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart, and whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Psalm 78:1-8


I will extol Thee, my God, O King; and I will bless Thy name forever and ever. Every day I will bless Thee, and I will praise Thy name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Thy magesty, and on Thy wonderful works, I will meditate. And men shall speak of the power of Thine awesome acts; and I will tell of Thy greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Thine abundant goodness, and shall shout joyfully of Thy righteousness. The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Thy works shall give thanks to Thee, O Lord, and Thy godly ones shall bless Thee. They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power; to make known to the sons of men Thy mighty acts, and the glory of the majesty of Thy kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endures throughout all generations.

Psalm 145:1-13


The word of the Lord that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel. Hear this, O elders, and listen, all inhabitants of the land, has anything like this happened in your days or in your fathers' days? Tell your sons about it, and let your sons tell their sons, and their sons the next generation.

Joel 1:1-3


Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Matthew 19:13-14







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Reverse Single Crochet (a/k/a CRAB STITCH)

A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

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RE: How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch


I just watched your video " Linked Treble Crochet". I could not see it to good, because you had white yarn and a white background. Could you change yarn and do this video again? Thanks
johna wrzosek

<< Reply >>

Thank you for watching. I will add this to my list of future video ideas.


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RE: How to Crochet: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row


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It's loud with headphones

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How to Crochet: Kaleidoscope Afghan Square (Rnd 7)


<< Comments >>

cheri b here's a simple way to join them place two squares together single crochet into both loops of each square across slipstitch to fasten off hope that helps. 

Mary Mcdonagh

<< Reply >>

Thank you for sharing!



On Emma's booties, how many skeens or ounces do I need?

Ronda Todd

<< Reply >>

You can make several pair of Emma’s Baby Booties from one skein of yarn.
I apologize that I failed to document the actual number of ounces required.


Re: Stitch_Question

How can you leave a loop on a hook when the yarn is drawn through it?

Paula R.

<< Reply >>

Leaving a loop on the hook is usually done when you are instructed not to complete the very last step of a stitch. Are you working on a specific pattern? I would be happy to help you understand what the designer wants you to do.



Hi lisa
Im having trouble with this simple pattern. I am no way an expert. The instructions just arent very clear. Can you explain them like your talking to a beginner. Ill send picture in next e mail thank


Picture is attached. The way im doing it its turning into a circle


<< Reply >>

Try this:

To begin this pattern, make 19 chains.

For Row 1
Double crochet in the fifth chain from the hook
(the first 4 skipped chains are the turning chain space).
double crochet in the next chain
Work a double crochet, chain 3, and another double crochet
all in the next chain
skip the next chain
double crochet in each of the next 2 chains
repeat from the asterisk across to the last chain
double crochet in the last chain.

Row 2
chain 4 (for turning chain space), turn.
Work 3 double crochets, chain 3, and another double crochet all in the next chain 3 space
(into the hole beneath the 3 chains)
now repeat from the asterisk across to the turning chain space.
Work 3 double crochet stitches in the turning chain space.

Repeat Row 2 until almost all of the yarn is used and/or the scarf measures 76".
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Note: The pattern for the Crochet Lacy Scarf can be found on the LionBrand website.
(you may need to have an account for access)


RE: Emma's baby booties

When you finish is it basically a flat piece and when put together is there a slit between toe part and area where you put ribbon through?

<< Reply >>

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.


RE: How to read a crochet pattern


I found your information in How to read a crochet pattern very helpful.

However, I have a pattern which states, "dc around first post of dc in previous rnd". I am not sure what this means.

Could it be dc in the front of the stitch? I would be grateful for your explanation.

Thank you.


<< Reply >>

I believe the designer wants you to make a front post double crochet around the
first double crochet of the previous round.

Think of each double crochet stitch resembling a fence post... the stitch is worked
like you normally work it... only the placement is different.

For the "front post"
Insert hook from the front side from right to left around post of the stitch
to complete your stitch.

For the "back post"
Insert hook from the back side from right to left around post of the stitch
to complete your stitch.

Hope this helps.



RE: Question about a pattern


I've been crocheting for a few months now, but I only recently started reading patterns. I'm crocheting a sweater and I'm a bit confused with some of the instructions and Google isn't really helping. And I don't know anyone else who crochets.

So the pattern is
And I've done up till Row 2 of the back, it's row 3 that I'm not too sure about. It says

Row 2: Ch 4, Cl in first st, *skip next st, sc in each of next 2 dc, (sc, ch 4, Cl) in next st; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, skip next st, sc in each of last 3 dc, turn16 (17, 18, 19, 20) Cl.
Row 3: Ch 4, Cl in first st, (sc, ch 4, Cl) in each ch-4 space across, slip st in first ch of same ch-4 space, turn17 (18, 19, 20, 21) Cl.

So at the end of row 2 it looks like a line with triangles, which I hope is what its supposed to look like, but I must be reading row three wrong because it ends up all bunched and weird.

I'm not sure I'm explaining it super well but I'd appreciate any help you could offer.



<< Reply >>

For Row 3 you make 4 chains, then work a Cl in the first stitch.
Now you only work into the chain 4 spaces on the row (into the hole beneath the 4 chains).

Single crochet, 4 chains and a Cl all in the next chain 4 space.

Do that all the way across the row... then slip stitch into the first chain of the same chain 4 space at the end.
You should have between 17 and 21 “Cl” sets when you finish the row.


Re: 1dc in next 2sc

This is what is written in the pattern, my question is does this mean 1dc in each single or like a decrease 1dc over the next 2sc?
Thanks for your time.

<< Reply >>

That means you work one double crochet into each of the next two single
crochet stitches.


RE: ReadAPattern

Hi Lisa can you decipher this seemingly easy instruction?

hdc in ring, ch 2, hdc in ring: 2 ch-2 sps

again in row two hdc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4: 3 ch-2 spc

rows 3-70
hdc in 2nd ch of beginning ch-4: 71 ch-2 sps at end of row 70

In each case, I can’t figure out what I’m supposed to do after the colon (:)

I have done a shawl like this one a long time ago but this business of # ch-2 spc is throwing me


<< Reply >>

It seems all of the instructions aren't included in your email.

I can tell you that the information after the colon for each instruction you
listed is only for
reference. That tells you how many chain spaces you should have when that
particular row is finished.

<< Elaine's Reply >>

Lisa… thank you sooo much… So after the colon, it’s telling you what the ‘result’ is of doing those stitches.. how many you have. OH this is helpful!!! I thought it was ‘more’ instruction.
I can get started! the rest of the pattern is really easy
Best to you





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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




Two retired friends were sitting on the front porch discussing life.

George said, "Hey Ralph, you and your wife Sherrie have been married for 30 years. You both always seem so mellow and happy. Tell me, what IS your secret to having such a happy marriage?"

Ralph answered, "Well, I'll tell you George. There are just three words that I say to my wife almost every day of my life."

"I think I know those three words," laughed George.

"Yep, it's probably obvious," said Ralph. And with his hand patting the middle of his chest, Ralph looked to the clouds and said, "A day seldom goes by that I don't look at Sherrie and say, 'I was wrong.' "


A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend.

The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station.

Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."

The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."


Grandma Jones from the valley had never experienced a sick day in her life, so she didn't take it kindly when a bad case of the mulligrubs sent her to the hospital for observation.

By the time the nurse got Grandma tucked into bed, she had managed to complain about everything: the temperature, the lights, the skimpy gown, the food and the mattress, especially the mattress.

Suddenly, Grandma spotted a small plastic item with a button, attached to a cord. "What's that?" she demanded.

"If you need anything in the middle of the night, Grandma," said the day nurse, "just press that button."

"What does it do, ring a bell?" she asked.

"No, it turns on a light in the hall for the nurse on duty," the nurse replied.

"A light in the hall?" responded Grandma. "Look, I'm the sick one around here. If the night nurse needs a light on in the hall, she can get up and switch it on herself."


A new doctor had arrived in town. He could cure anything and anybody. Everyone was amazed with what he could do - everyone except for Mr. Thompson, the town skeptic.

Grumpy old Mr. Thompson went to visit this 'miracle doctor' to prove that he wasn't anybody special. When it was time for his appointment he told the doctor, "Hey, doc, I've lost my sense of taste. I can't taste nothin', so what are ya goin' to do?"

The doctor scratched his head and mumbled to himself a little, then told Mr. Thompson, "What you need is jar number 47."

So the doctor brought the jar out, opened it, and told Mr. Thompson to taste it. He tasted it and immediately spit it out, "This is gross!" he yelled.

Looks like I just restored your sense of taste Mr. Thompson," said the doctor. So Mr. Thompson went home.... very mad.

One month later, Mr. Thompson decides to go back to the doctor and try once again to expose him as a fake, by complaining of a new problem. "Doc," he started, "I can't remember anything!" Thinking he had the doctor stumped now, he waited as the doctor scratched his head, mumbled to himself a little, and told Mr. Thompson, "What you need is jar number 47, it's......"

But before the doctor could finish his sentence, Mr. Thompson was cured and fled the room!


I had a dream the other night. I was in the old West riding in a stagecoach. Suddenly, a man riding a horse pulls up to the left side of the stagecoach, and a riderless horse pulls up on the right.

The man leans down, pulls open the door, and jumps off his horse into the stagecoach.
Then he opens the door on the other side and jumps onto the other horse.

Just before he rode off, I yelled out, "What was all that about?"

He replied, "Nothing. It's just a stage I'm going through."

On a hot summer evening in Yuma, Arizona, I pulled up
to a gas pump.

Because I needed an item from a nearby store, I decided
to go there while my tank was being filled.

I left my credit card with the attendant.

I'd only gone a few steps when it occurred to me that I
might be delayed because of a line-up at the store. So
I called back to the attendant that if he needed to move
the truck, the keys were on the seat.

"Let me get this straight, sir," he responded, melting
in the heat. "You're leaving the credit card and the keys?"
he grinned. "I'll write you from Alaska!"


My nine-year-old daughter walked in while I was getting
ready for work.
"What are you doing?" she asked.
"Putting on my wrinkle cream," I answered.
"Oh" she said, walking away. "I thought they were natural."

Joe, John and Bob were moving furniture. While Joe and John
were struggling with a particularly heavy oak wardrobe. Joe
noticed that Bob was nowhere in sight.

"John, where's Bob?" asked Joe. "He should be helping us with
this thing."

"He is helping," said John, "He's inside holding the clothes
hangers in place."


One Sunday morning after church I was talking to a friend
whom I hadn't seen in some time. We chatted our way out
to the parking lot before I remembered I had left my purse
in the church pew.

Returning to it, I found the purse gone.

The minister, seeing me from his open office door, walked
out with my bag in his hand.

”I thought I'd better put it in here for safekeeping," he
said. "You never know—someone might consider it an answer
to prayer."

"I've invented a computer that is almost human," said Dr.
Frankenstein to Igor.

"You mean it can think?" asked Igor.

"No, but when it makes a mistake, it puts the blame on
some other computer."


A little old lady owned a home beside the fifth fairway, and stray golf balls were always landing in her back yard. Instead of getting angry, she removed the fence along the boundary, invited the golfers onto her property, showed them where their ball was located, and encouraged them to take their next shot from that spot. Even when they missed and dug deep divots in her lawn, she would tell them to go ahead and take another swing.

A visitor, after witnessing her overly courteous behavior, couldn't help but comment. "How come you let them tear up your yard like that?" the visitor asked, "and not only that, you encourage them."

"I'm not as courteous as you think," the old lady replied. "I'm planning on turning my yard into a garden, and I figure within another month they'll have it plowed for me."


My grandson, Chris, has worn glasses since the age of three. When he was in the first grade he came home one day very distressed.

Wanting to find out what was the matter his mother Virginia asked, "Chris, what happened today to upset you so?"

He answered, "It's not fair that I'm not allowed to go to the library."

His mother became very concerned and asked, "Why aren't you allowed to go to the library?"

With a tearful reply he said, "Because, in order to go to the library you have to have "supervision", and I wear glasses!"









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