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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 7
April 15, 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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"But Jesus accepts what we give, blesses it, breaks it open, and magnifies it. Often in ways that we don’t see or cannot see. Or will not be able to see in this lifetime. Who knows what a kind word does? Who knows what a single act of charity will do? Sometimes the smallest word or gesture can change a life."

~~ James martin (Jesus: A Pilgrimage) ~~

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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 slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride.

Psalm 46:1-3


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:1-4


The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; assuredly, he will not be unpunished. By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. A divine decision is in the lips of the king; his mouth should not err in judgment. A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; all the weights of the bag are His concern. It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established on righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and he who speaks right is loved. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will appease it. In the light of a king's face is life, and his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he who watches his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trust in the Lord.

Proverbs 16:1-20

BETTER is a dry morsel with quietness with it than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers. The refining pot is for the silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests hearts.

Proverbs 17:1-3


Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned, as it were, with salt, so that you may know how you should respond to each person.

Colossians 4:5-6

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips, nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored. Likewise urge the young to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, in order that the opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Titus 2:1-8






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Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hook),
insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook),
insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (4 lps on hook)
YO and draw through all 4 lps.

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Using multiple strands of yarn with a larger hook yields a thicker crocheted fabric which is great for totes, rugs and any other item that needs more structure. The patterns in this issue call for four strands of yarn to be held together throughout. The easiest way to work with four strands is to work from the center strand of four separate skeins of yarn. If you only have two skeins of yarn available you can pull the center strand and the outer strand from each skein. This method needs to be constantly monitored as the yarn can tangle easily when the skeins move around as you crochet.
Adjust the skeins as you crochet and pay attention with each stitch to be sure you have all of the loops on the hook.









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Re: Ashley's_Baby_Afghan

Thank you so much for what you do. As a person on disability I can only crochet because of people like you. I have been trying to print this baby pattern so I can make it for my therapist at a Christin couseling centering. I have hit the button at the bottom but for some reason will not allow me to print.

I have to go out the doctor for a few minutes but will be back shortly. Could you please assist me?

Thank you again for all you do.

Kathy Bailey

<< reply >>

You’re very welcome Kathy.

I’m not sure what the issue is with printing the patterns lately.
I have had several people bring this to my attention and the best advice I can offer at this time is to:
1. Try a different browser
2. Copy and paste the pattern text into a word document.




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How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch


<< Comments >>

thank you


Re: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Booties


Thank you for the puff stitch hat and booties patterns. I made the hat, no problem.
I can't understand the booties though...Is row 8 correct?? Should there not be slip stitching on both sides, and if so, how many puff stitches will there be for the ankle part of the booties?
Would appreciate your response
Thank you

<< Reply >>

This was one of my first patterns... so it's been some time since I made it but if memory serves me correctly you slip stitch to allow for the stitches on the toe. No need to make slip stitches at the end of that row because you turn and keep working on the upper part of the bootie. Looking at my photo I believe there were 6 puffs on the upper part of the bootie. Please let me know how the pattern works for you.


Re: BridalGarter

Please can you explain the abbreviations in more detail

<< Reply >>

The stitch abbreviations for this pattern are:
ch is a chain stitch
sl st is a slip stitch
sc is a single crochet
dc is a double crochet
tr is a treble crochet
4-ch picot is a special stitch that is made by making 4 chains and then working a slip stitch in the 4th chain from the hook.

You can find instructions (some with videos) for crochet stitches on our Crochet Basics page:

Hope this helps.


Re: ReadAPattern

2 times... slip stitch to the chain stitch at the beginning round... What does this mean...
Sweta Makwana

<< Reply >>


“2 times” should be referring to the instruction prior to it.

“slip stitch to the chain stitch at the beginning round”
means you work a slip stitch in the very first chain of that round.

When working in rounds you can join the rounds using slip stitches.
This video might help:


RE: Subscribe

Thank you for allowing me to join and enjoy your wonderful patterns!

Joyce Pearson

Re: Feedback 033015 (Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern)


Do you have a copy of the magazine from March 2016?
I wanted to show a friend of mine Marvin in his sweater.
He loved that sweater so much.


<< Reply >>


I’m so glad Marvin enjoyed his sweater!

Marvin was featured in the March 30, 2015 issue:

He is also featured in The Dog House:


Re: Cross_Stitch_Towel_Topper

Could you help me please on the row 6 of the cross stitch towel topper? I don't understand about the decreasing. When I'm doing the decreases, should I be working the cross stitch pattern, or just two simple double crochets and end up with one stitch?
On row 7, if I decrease like it says, my single double crochets done like up. Are they getting a new pattern? Or should they always line up. Sorry but I'm an experienced crocheter, but this has me really baffled. Thanks for any help :)

Merry Gray

<< Reply >>

For Row 6 you will be working regular double crochet decreases... each decrease will be worked in the two stitches that form a cross stitch. You should have one decrease on top of every cross stitch.

For Row 7 the stitches aren't aligned.



Re: Ribbed_Boutique_Tissue_Cover

I cannot figure out how to attach the top to the sides to gen an even project.

Karen Fogel

<< Reply >>

Three methods come to mind that may help you align the pieces to join the panels evenly.
1. Pin the pieces before you join them.
2. Use the same yarn and a yarn needle to sew the pieces together where the rows intersect and then crochet over that so it looks like the cover in the photo.
3. Add an extra step and crochet an even edge around each panel and then join them.

Re: Row_Count_UK_Afghan_Square

When you change colors do you have to cut the yarn and fasten it off each time?


<< Reply >>

In my Row Count patterns, I never cut a color until I finish with it.
I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches to the point where I will need it again for
the next row, then drop it so I can pick it up on the way back.

Our video for the Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern shows how I
do color changes:

Color changes are the same in all of my row count patterns.




Re: No_Tie_Hanging_Dish_Towel

Great idea not needing button. Do you have a similar pattern for knitting as I don't crochet.



<< Reply >>

I'm sorry but I do not have a knit version of this pattern.
I did find a pattern that might work for you though:
This pattern seems easily adjustable.
Just make the loop on the handle long enough so you can loop the towel back through it.


Re: Error in Hanging Dish Towel

hi if you measured the whole towel what would it be thank


<< Reply >>

The Hanging Dish Towel was one of my first patterns and to be honest I’m not positive on the exact size. I recall making it similar to the size of a regular dish towel with a topper. Pretty sure the actual towel minus the handle would be somewhere around 12-15 inches long. You can adjust the length by how many times you repeat Row 22.





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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




Michelle kept trying to get her mother to fly out for a visit. "No way am I getting
on an airplane," was the inevitable answer.

"Look, Mom, when it's your time to go, it doesn't matter if you're on the ground or
in the air."

"I know," said her mother. "I just don't want to be that far off the ground when it's the
pilot's time to go."


The social studies teacher had just finished a
unit on war and peace. "How many of you," he
asked, "would say you're opposed to war?"

Not surprisingly, all hands went up.

The teacher asked, "who'll give us the reason
for being opposed to war?"

A large, bored-looking boy in the back of the
room raised his hand.

"Johnny?" The teacher said.

"I hate war," Johnny said, "because wars make
history, and I hate history."


My engineer husband is meticulous but mild-mannered. While our
new house was being built, he would leave notes for the workmen,
politely calling their attention to mistakes or oversights.

Two weeks before we were to move in, the floors still were not
finished, the bathrooms not tiled, nor were necessary fixtures
installed. I was sure that the work would never be completed in
time. However, on moving day, we found that the house was ready
to receive us.

Curious as to how this miracle had been accomplished, I went and
checked where my husband always left his notes for the workmen.
Posted prominently on the living room wall was my husband's last
note: "After January 15, all work will be supervised by 5


The first graders were attending their first music lesson. The teacher was trying to begin at the beginning. She drew a musical staff on the blackboard and asked a little girl to come up and write a note on it.

The little girl went to the blackboard, looked thoughtful for a minute and wrote, "Dear Aunt Emma, just a short note to tell you I'm fine."


A preacher at a Christian school, wanted to point out
the proper behavior for church. He was trying to elicit
from the youngsters, rules that their parents might
give before taking them to a nice restaurant.

"Don't play with your food," one second grader cited.

"Don't be loud," said another, and so on...

"And what rule do your parents give you before you go
out to eat?" the preacher inquired of one little boy.

Without batting an eye, the child replied, "Order
something cheap."


One night young Buffy brought her boyfriend home
to meet her parents, and they were appalled by
his appearance; leather jacket, motorcycle boots,
tattoos and pierced nose.

Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and
confessed their concern. "Buffy," said the mother
diplomatically, "he doesn't seem very nice."

"Oh please, Mom," replied the blonde daughter, "if
he wasn't nice, why would he be doing 500 hours of
community service?"


A courier was travelling across country on a horse. He was in a hurry
and rode the horse too hard, so it foundered. Needing to continue on
his journey, he went up to a nearby farm and asked the farmer if he
could buy a horse.

"The only horse I have is this one," the farmer said.

"Fine, I'll take it," the courier replied and jumped on the horse's

The rather religious farmer told the courier how to control the horse.
"Say 'Praise the Lord' to get the horse to go and 'Amen' to get it to

So with a quick "Praise the Lord," the courier was on his way. He made
good time, and his mind wandered as the countryside flew by. Looking
up after a while, the courier realized that a cliff was coming up, but
the horse was showing no indication of slowing down. He began to panic
as the cliff loomed closer, and he found he could not remember the
command to stop the horse.

In a real fright, the courier prayed earnestly for a reminder, and
finished his prayer with "Amen."

The horse came to a screeching halt at the edge of the cliff. Looking
down over the edge, the relieved courier exclaimed loudly, "Praise the


An old man was a witness in a burglary case.

The defense lawyer asked Richard, "Did you see my client commit
this burglary?"

"Yes," said Richard , "I saw him plainly take the goods."

The lawyer asks Richard again, "Richard, this happened at night.
Are you sure you saw my client commit this crime?"

"Yes" says Richard, "I saw him do it."

Then the lawyer asks Richard, "Richard listen, you are 80 years
old and your eye sight probably is bad. Just how far can you see
at night?"

Richard says, "I can see the moon, how far is that?"


New to town, I was eager to meet people and make friends. So one
day I struck up a conversation with the only other woman in the

Pointing to two men playing racquetball in a nearby court, I said
to her, "There's my husband." Then I added, "The thin one--not the
fat one."

After a slightly uncomfortable silence she replied, "And that's my
husband - the fat one."

As the family gathered for a big dinner together, the youngest son
announced that he had just signed up at an army recruiter's office.

There were audible gasps around the table, then some laughter, as
his older brothers shared their disbelief that he could handle this
new situation. "Oh, come on, quit joking," snickered one. "You didn't
really do that, did you?"

"You would never get through basic training," scoffed another.

The new recruit looked to his mother for help, but she was just
gazing at him. When she finally spoke, she simply asked, "Do you
really plan to make your own bed every morning?"



A four-year-old girl had to have an x-ray taken at the medical office where I worked. She had been in an accident with her bicycle and the doctor was afraid she may have broken her wrist.

The girl, however, was very concerned about the procedure, and no matter how her mother tried to calm her, she kept putting up quite a fuss as we led her into the x-ray facility.

When she came out a few minutes later, however, she was calm and all smiles. "They just took a picture of my bones," she explained to her mother.

"Yes, dear," her mom replied. "I told you it was easy. Did everything go well?"

"Yup. It was great!" the child exclaimed. "I didn't even have to take my skin off or anything!"


My nine-year-old nephew, Phillip, was a ring bearer in my

At the wedding rehearsal, the singer asked when she should
begin singing.

The pastor answered, "After the vows."

She asked: "What are the vows? I'll need a cue."

Phillip compounded the confusion as he explained: "The
vowels are A-E-I-O-U. There is no Q!"










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