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Volume XVIII, Issue No. 6
March 30, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Subject: Popcorn motif and how to join

I was watching a tutorial on a popcorn motif and how to join as you go and I must have hit something and lost it. I went back thru your publication, but have not found it yet. It may have been with the ABC pattern, but I am not sure. Would really love to make this afghan for my granddaughter.
Thank you so much for your newsletter, and God Bless You.



Hi Fran:

Here's a link to the Crochet N More YouTube Channel:

I have several video tutorials demonstrating various ways to join squares/motifs.
I don't recall doing one where popcorn stitches were involved though.
Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin




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Ephesians 2:8-10






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RE: TheDogHouse

I used you basic pattern with some adjustments to make a hoodie.



Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

* Rebel *
Owner: Amy Guajardo

<< Reply >>

Thank you for sending in photos of Rebel.
I have added those to The Dog House:
and will be including them in today’s issue of the
Crochet N More Newsletter also.



Re: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

How many ch do you start with for this pattern?

Danielle Dulle

<< Reply >>

The pattern begins with 4 chains.


Re: Dishcloth

Can not click through to matching Dishtowel???????????!
A. Dianne Harrison

<< Reply >>

Here is the link to the dish towel:

Not sure why the page wouldn't open for you.

Re: Hello

Dear Lisa,

I am having so much trouble understanding directions for an angel dishcloth by Bea....have you seen the pattern? I really have tried to make it twice....each time it did not come out right.

I am havinging trouble reading the pattern.

Can you help me understand this

*dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, in the ch-2 sp work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) increase in next st; repeat from star

What I don't understand is the I inclede all of this in the repeat?



<< Reply >>

Not sure if I have seen this pattern online.
I did a search but failed to find it.
I might be able to better assist you if you could send me the URL to the page.

For the instructions you noted... do this:

double crochet in each of the next 2 stitches

work 2 double crochets in the next stitch

Work 3 double crochets, two chains and 3 more double crochets all in the next chain 2 space (into the hole beneath the chains) not sure why the designer said “increase in next st” after the part in parentheses.

Now repeat all instructions from the star.


Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern


Free Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern

* Marvin *
Owner: Amber Presson


Marvin loves his new sweater. It fits him perfectly :)


<< Reply >>

Thanks for sending in Marvin’s photo.
I’m glad he likes his sweater!

I have added the photo to The Dog House:
as well as included it in today’s issue of the Crochet N More


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



<< Comments >>

So we should start with 142 chains in stead of 140 And Row border: 1st sc in 2nd of hook, then ps in next ch , end by sc Row 1: start with ps and following graph, end by ps And to crochet ps in beginning of the row, pls teach me how to do Can you pls confirm im understanding correctly? can i use popcorn stitch to replace puff stitch?

Joline Yap

<< Reply >>

In reply to Joline (for some reason I can't reply directly)... I chain 144 to begin the afghan when including the border as I go. This allows for two extra stitches on either side of the afghan. I work two rows before beginning the graph... The first is all single crochet.. the second alternates puff stitches like the horizontal divider rows. Traditional popcorn stitches will not work.




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Re: How to Crochet - Baby's ABCs Afghan in Multiple Colors



<< Comments >>

Has anyone made a tutorial for this afghan? Having some trouble understanding how to begin my foundation. If anyone has tips or a video as to how this afghan is made, i'd appreciate it! Thank you!!


<< Reply >>

You can email me from my website... glad to help you. I've made many of these.




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Re: How to Crochet : Table Runner Tutorial


 << Comments >>

I must have pulled it out 10x by now & never end up with 38 posts, 30 or 31..does it
Jack Verburg

<< Reply >>

The first row should end with 38 stitches. Yes, the number of stitches matters in order to achieve the pattern design.


i love this video. I was looking for a thing like that for my madam [employer]. Thanks for your video!

doris dela

<< Reply >>

You're welcome... glad you enjoyed the video.


hi, lisa i watched ur video. i have been searching for this since i started crochet. iam a beginner n though i know all the basic stiches i was unable to make a pattern bigger. finally i got one n am very happy. thanks a ton do post new patterns like bags, shrugs etc. i wud like to make one for my daughter. again thank u very much for being a nice teacher.....

Bina Manoj

<< Reply >>

I'm glad you enjoyed the video. I have many video ideas... hoping to post more soon.


Re: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

Hi love your baby pattern how many stitches to but on and what size is it this

Amanda Butcher

<< Reply >>

Thank you... the afghan begins with 4 chains and finished size was between 30” and 36”.



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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
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There was a gentleman in the hospital bed next to me. He was covered with bandages from head to toe. I said to him, "What do you do for a living?"

He said, "I'm a former window washer."

I asked, "When did you give it up?"

He replied, "Halfway down."


I noticed that my four-year-old daughter, Diana, had a large
bruise on her leg.

When I asked her how she got it, she replied, "It's not a bruise,
Mommy. It's a message."

When I asked again how it happened, she said, "Well, I was
jumping on the couch even though you told me not to, and I
fell off and hit the table. That's when I finally got the

My four-year-old son Ashton loves the movie Toy Story 2,
particularly the space ranger hero, Buzz Lightyear.
Recently in Sunday school we were learning that God's
love has no limits.

At the end of class the teacher, reviewing the lesson,
asked, "So, how much does God love us?"

Quoting Buzz's big line in the film, Ashton replied,
"To infinity and beyond!"


Sarah and her thirteen-year-old sister had been fighting a lot this
year. This happens when you combine a headstrong two-year-old, who
is sure she is always right, with a young adolescent.

Sarah's parents, trying to take advantage of her newfound interest
in Santa Claus, reminded the two-year-old that Santa was watching
and doesn't like it when children fight. This had little impact.

"I'll just have to tell Santa about your misbehavior," the mother
said as she picked up the phone and dialed. Sarah's eyes grew big
as her mother asked "Mrs. Claus" (really Sarah's aunt; Santa's real
line was busy) if she could put Santa on the line. Sarah's mouth
dropped open as Mom described to Santa (Sarah's uncle) how the
two-year-old was acting. But, when Mom said that Santa wanted to
talk to her, she reluctantly took the phone.

Santa, in a deepened voice, explained to her how there would be no
presents Christmas morning to children who fought with their sisters.
He would be watching, and he expected things to be better from now

Sarah, now even more wide eyed, solemnly nodded to each of Santa's
remarks and silently hung the phone up when he was done.

After a long moment, Mom (holding in her chuckles at being so clever)
asked, "What did Santa say to you, dear?"

In almost a whisper, Sarah sadly but matter-of-factly stated, "Santa
said he won't be bringing toys to my sister this year."



When I moved, I went to retrieve some boxes that I had
sent to myself in care of the local bus depot. And that
first time I walked into the bus depot, I found out what
small towns were like.
"Your boxes are over there," the clerk said.
"How do you know who I am?" I asked.
"We all know who you are," he replied.


Early in the summer, our three-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was invited by our next-door neighbors to play with their four-year- old son, Charles in his new kiddie swimming pool. I put Elizabeth's bathing suit on her, and off she went. A few minutes later, she arrived at our doorstep without any clothes on. I was surprised to see her return so soon and asked her why she had taken off her bathing suit.

"It got wet!" Elizabeth replied.


HUSBAND: Honey, do you love me just because I inherited a fortune from my father?

WIFE: Of course not, darling! I would love you regardless of who left you the money.


My husband, a big-time sports fan, was watching a football game with our grandchildren. He had just turned 75 and was feeling a little wistful.

"You know," he said to our grandson, Nick, "it's not easy getting old. I guess I'm in the fourth quarter now."

"Don't worry, Grandpa," Nick said cheerily. "Maybe you'll go into overtime."


In the admitting office of our hospital, some patients
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An elderly woman hesitantly entered my cubicle. She
had completed her admitting forms and, upon my request,
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I typed the necessary information and then asked her
the reason for her coming to the hospital.

"Just to visit a friend," she said, "but this had taken
so long, I'm not sure I have time now.”


While we were working at a men's clothing store, a customer
asked my coworker to help her pick out a tie that would make
her husband's blue eyes stand out.

"Ma'am," he explained, "any tie will make blue eyes stand
out if you tie it tight enough."


Working in a print shop, my coworker and I sometimes
forget how complex the equipment seems to clients.

She explained to one woman how to use a copier that
could enlarge, reduce, collate, change paper size and
adjust the lightness or darkness of copies.

"It's really so simple," my colleague concluded. "All
you have to do is tell it what you want, and it does

The client's anxiety vanished. Leaning close to the
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Son, 8: Can we have McDonald's tonight?

Dad: Suuuure if you can spell that, then we'll have it.

Son (after thinking for a few seconds): Can we get KFC



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