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Volume XVI, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2013

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This pattern begins with a row of single crochet stitches (the "previous row")
The next row is all half double crochet stitches (the "working row").

The third row appears to be where the belt loops are formed.
My interpretation for the third row is:

Work one single crochet into each of the next 20 stitches.

Make 5 chains.
So this step is not as awkward... turn the work so the foundation chain is on top then work a slip stitch in the single crochet directly below the chains (into the base of that stitch along the foundation edge).
Turn the work so you can slip stitch in each of those 5 chains which will get you back in position to continue on the working row.
Single crochet in each of the next 6 stitches.

Make 5 chains.
So this step is not as awkward... turn the work so the foundation chain is on top then work a slip stitch in the single crochet directly below the chains (into the base of that stitch along the foundation edge).
Turn the work so you can slip stitch in each of those 5 chains which will get you back in position to continue on the working row.
Single crochet in each of the next 6 stitches.

Make 5 chains.
So this step is not as awkward... turn the work so the foundation chain is on top then work a slip stitch in the single crochet directly below the chains (into the base of that stitch along the foundation edge).
Turn the work so you can slip stitch in each of those 5 chains which will get you back in position
to continue on the working row.
Single crochet in each of the next 20 stitches.

NOTE: Rows 1 and 2 have a total of 55 stitches.
Row 3 does not mention skipping any stitches; however, I believe each time you return to the
working row you need to skip one stitch to get the same count as the designer.

Lisa Hamblin




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How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

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A good name is to be more desired than great riches, favor is better than silver and gold.

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Isaiah 53:4-6

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

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Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hook)

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Re: Baby Beanie-preemie

Hi. I love your baby beanie pattern. I was wondering if there is a preemie version of this? I crochet things for the local hospitals and the babies in the NICU. Thanks.

<< reply >>

I just wanted to say thank you for letting me know you needed
a smaller version of this pattern.

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Happy to see any site that shares the Gospel -- and crochet patterns :)


Love your website. Really love the dish cloth pattern and am looking forward to trying it, but more than that it was refreshing to see that yours is a Christian web site. May God bless you as you proclaim His Word through you work.




(Re: Lacy Summer Scarf Pattern)

I enjoy your newsletter very much, and appreciate you compiling the information and sending it out.
One of your readers asked about the Lacy Summer Scarf. It looked very pretty, and I went looking for the pattern. Is there not a printed pattern for this scarf? All I could find is the video, which would mean I have to try to write the pattern out while watching the video. I could not find a category in your pattern list for scarves, shawls, stoles, etc.
I have been crocheting over 60 years, so I do not need the video, just the pattern.
Thank you.


<< reply >>

Thank you so much... I’m glad you enjoy the work I put into each issue of
the Crochet N More Newsletter.

The pattern for the Lacy Summer Scarf is on this page:

It can also be found listed on the Hair and Fashion Accessories page:

The link is also posted beneath the video tutorial on this page:


Enjoy the pattern!

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<< Comments >>

Laura Verbeck King


Ravelry is your friend. Must make. Did you see the one they worked up in all white?
Would make a gorgeous coverlet.
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RE: Pansy Doily:


Thanks! I love the pattern.
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I'm looking for a FREE crochet pattern to cover my throw pillows on my couch. My pillows are 21x21. Something simple preferably no more than 2 colors...any suggestions?
Beva Bryan

<< Comments >>

I've found many patterns for covers for pillows but most are smaller than 21x21.
The pattern on this page:
is for a 14x14 but this could be made larger.


You might also make covers to size using motifs like this pillow:


Also, a pillow like this one could be adjusted to the correct size:


Thank you. I have 6 pillows so just may try all 3 designs.
Beva Bryan



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RE: How to Crochet: Puff Sttich Baby Hat - Rounds 20-21





I wish I could post a picture on here of the hat I made using this tutorial.
Thank you for explaining so well. :)
Kara Probst

<< Reply >>


I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial.
Feel free to email me your photo. lisacro @ kih . net  (no spaces)
I'll be glad to share it in a future newsletter.




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RE: How to Crochet - Granny Square Tutorial: Part 2



Iinteresting... most tutorials i watch chain one in between 3 doubles. I will have to try this and see if it helps my tension.


 << Reply >>

This pattern does have a chain 1 on the first round just to get you started with the pattern. Hope you like this version. If your tension seems too loose, try a smaller hook. If it's too tight go up a hook size.


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RE: How to Crochet : Reverse Half Double Crochet



Thanks for this tutorial. I am working on a knit sweater and wanted to finish all around it with
a row of sc then the reverse half double crochet. You did a very nice demo, it was short and to
the point. I like that. It has been awhile since I did this stitch and it came back to me fast too.

Linda Grow



Thank you so much for this tutuorial, it was very helpful and bought it all back to me once I had started as I haven't done any crochet for a long time!

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



I have a question. I am working this pattern for the first time and really liked your idea about adding the border as you go instead of at the completion of the body of the afghan. My questions is, do you start each row with a sc and then a ps, and then pick up the remainder of the pattern from the graph, ending with a ps and then an sc? Or do you only do that on the wrong side (the side you normally do puff stitches,) and on the right side you do single crochet stitches for the entire row?
Kristan Ballantine

<< Reply >>


The puffs are all worked on the wrong side as in the main part of the graph.
To add the border at the same time... I crochet a row of single crochet stitches followed by the same row of puff stitches that divide the letters horizontally. Then I continue with the graph while adding an extra single crochet and puff stitch along each side edge. End the afghan with a horizontal puff stitch row and the last row all single crochets. All puff stitches should align with those in the graph.


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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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How do you stop a thief? This was the question that vexed my
brother-in-law, a rugged Marine. Every morning he picked up coffee
from Starbucks, and every morning that cup of coffee mysteriously
disappeared from his desk.
Although he never caught the bandit, he did resolve the matter.
One morning, when all personnel were gathered for a staff meeting,
he popped out the partial plate from his mouth and swished it
around in his coffee before placing it back. His coffee was never
stolen again.



Rushing to work, I was driving too fast and as a result was
pulled over by the highway patrol. The state trooper noticed that my
shirt had the name of a local high school on it. "I teach math
there," I explained.
The trooper smiled, and said, "Okay, here's a problem. A teacher
is speeding down the highway at 16 m.p.h. over the limit. At $12 for
every mile, plus $40 court costs, plus the rise in her insurance,
what's her total cost?"
I replied, "Taking that total, subtracting the low salary I receive,
multiplying by the number of kids who hate math, then adding to
that the fact that none of us would be anywhere without teachers,
I'd say zero." He handed me back my license.
"Math was never my favorite subject," he admitted. "Please slow

It was the first camping experience for Jed. As soon as he had pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods. In about fifteen minutes he rushed back into camp, bleeding and disheveled.

"What happened?" asked a fellow camper.

"I was chased by a black snake!" cried the frightened Jed.

The camper laughed and retorted, "A black snake isn't deadly."

"Listen," groaned Jed, "If he can make you jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he is!"

A recruit in Navy boot camp got on the wrong
side of our company commander and was ordered
to do push-ups. As he neared triple digits,
an airliner flew overhead. “I bet you wish you
were on that plane, don’tcha?” sneered the CC.

“No, sir,” said the unlucky recruit.

“Why wouldn’t you want to be on that plane?”

“Because,” the recruit grunted between push-ups,
“that plane’s landing. I want to be on one that’s



As a professional animal trainer, I was disturbed when my
own dog developed a bad habit. Every time I hung my wash
out on the clothesline, she would yank it down.

Drastic action was called for.

I put a white kitchen towel on the line and waited. Each time
she pulled it off, I scolded her. After two weeks the towel
was untouched. Then I hung out a large wash and left to do
some errands.

When I came home, my clean clothes were scattered all over
the yard. On the line was the white kitchen towel.


One evening an avid bird watcher stood in his backyard and heard an owl hoot. So he thought he'd give a hoot back. To his surprise and delight the bird hooted again. The next night the same scenario occurred.

All Summer, the man and his feathered friend hooted back and forth. He even kept a log of the "conversations."

Just as he thought he was on the verge of a breakthrough in inter species communication, his wife, had a chat with her next door neighbor.

"My husband spends his nights calling to owls," the wife commented.

"That's odd," the neighbor replied. "So does my husband."


A man comes up to the owner of a lumberjack business
and says, "I need a job and I think I'm pretty good."

The owner replied, "Okay, show me what you can do,
chop down that redwood over there."

The man said okay and left. Five minutes later he
came back and was done.

The owner was shocked and asked, "How did you chop
that tree down so fast?"

The man said, "I got a lot of practice in the Sahara."

The owner replied, "You mean the Sahara desert?"

"Yes" he said, "or at least that's what they call it

A woman in our diet club was lamenting that she had gained weight. She'd made her family's favorite cake over the weekend, she reported, and he’d eaten half of it at dinner.

The next day, she said, she kept staring at the other half, until finally she cut a thin slice for herself. One slice led to another, and soon the whole cake was gone. The woman went on to tell us how upset she was with her lack of willpower, and how she knew her husband would be disappointed.

Everyone commiserated; until someone asked what her husband said when he found out. She smiled. "He never found out. I made another cake and ate half!"



One hot afternoon, while touring the Canyonlands of
southern Utah, my husband and I pulled into the only
hotel in a small town. While signing the register,
we asked the young woman behind the desk if our room
was air-conditioned.

When she shook her head no, we hesitated, wondering
if we should push on to the next town.

Sensing our doubt, she brightened as she came up with
a solution. "Just turn on the heater," she suggested.
"Our customers tell us all that comes out is cold air



Shopping one afternoon, I was paged to come to the mall

office. I rushed over and an office clerk said that I

was to call home right away.

Fearing the worst, I found a pay phone. When my teenage

daughter answered, I immediately asked what was wrong.

"Everything's fine, Mom," she said. "But I have a date

in an hour and I want to wear the shoes you have on."



A cowboy visited a saloon where he saw a remarkable
sight. Several cowboys were sitting around a table
playing poker with a small, shaggy dog.

"What a wonderful dog," the cowboy said. "He must
be very intelligent to be able to play poker with
human beings."

"Not really," one of the players said. "Every time
he gets a good hand, he wags his tail."


My friend's four boys were young and bursting with energy,
especially in church. But the sermon her minister preached
on "turning the other cheek" got their undivided attention.
The minister stressed that no matter what others do to us,
we should never try to "get even."

That afternoon the youngest boy came into the house crying.
Between sobs he told his mother he had kicked one of his
brothers, who had kicked him in return.

"I'm sorry you're hurt," his mother said. "But you shouldn't
go around kicking people."

To which the tearful child replied, "But the preacher said
he isn't supposed to kick me back."



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