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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 9
May 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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pear patterns

Lisa do you have any pear patterns? For my bridal shower 9 years ago my sister decorated the gym at my moms church with pears and put a pear design on my cake for me and my husband being the perfect pear. I would like to find an easy to medium pear pattern if you have any or maybe you could let me know where to find one. The reason I need easy to medium is because I am still kind of a beginner to easy I have done a couple of your medium patterns and I am still working on the chunky ripple afghan which is a medium pattern I believe thanks in advance for anything you might be able to find or tell me where to find one I am not good with the size 10 thread so I would like to do something with just regular yarn

Lori Fuller



What a sweet idea!
See what you think about this pear pattern:

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA




“God's irresistible grace
binds our wandering hearts to himself
and frees us to love him back
and overflow in love to our neighbors”

~~ Gloria Furman,
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full:
Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms ~~

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Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:18

"I LOVE Thee, O Lord, my strength." The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

Psalm 18:1-3


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practiced the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.

John 3:16-21

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35


If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

John 14:15


This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends, if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father, I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another.

John 15:12-17

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28


If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I had the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8


Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard. On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. The one who says he is in the light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning, I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children because you know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. Do not love the world, not the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust f the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever.

1 John 2:7-17







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Patterns sometimes refer to a chain space.. it can be chain 1 or any number/series of chains.
Ch-1 sp is the same as chain one space.
Ch2-sp is the same as chain two space.
Example: If a pattern says "sc in next ch-1 sp" then you do a single crochet in the next chain one space (the next space where you previously chained one). Work the stitch into the hole below the chain... not directly into the chain itself.

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Re: Picot points doily

I'm wanting to crochet the picot points doily but am wondering how many mm the hook is that you used? It says H but that can mean diff sizes in diff Thank you!
Cinda Totten

<< Reply >>


I use Boye brand crochet hooks.
The size H hook is a 5.00MM.



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


<< Comments >>

Awesome video! Straight to the point!
Thank you! :D

camron meads


Re: Help with Crochet stitches


I was wondering if you could explain to me about doing a particular stitch.

The pattern is a Bernat Super Value Crochet Dog Coat

The stitch that I am having trouble understanding is

2 sc in first dc (Inc made).

I also was wondering if there is a place where I can get a list of stitches and pictures on how to do the stitches.

Thanks so much for your help.


<< Reply >>

This video shows how to make a single crochet (sc) stitch:


Each crochet stitch has two loops along the top edge.
The front loop is the loop closest to you.
The back loop is the loop farthest from you.
Unless a pattern specifically to work in the front or back loop
you would work into both of the top loops of the stitch.

For your instruction you would make two of the single crochet stitches into both of the loops at the top of the double crochet.

“Inc made” means you just made an increase.

I have a compilation of stitch information (some with video) on our Crochet Basics page:
I am always finding new things to include so if you have further questions just email me.


Re: ReadAPattern

I have a set of tunisian pattern instructions that state:
Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice, [ch 1, y0, pull through 4 lps, ch 1, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times ] across.

There are two sets of brackets. My question is regarding the word "across". Does the word across refer only to the second set of brackets OR is it saying to go back to the beginning and perform the entire set of instructions which would include both brackets

Thank you

<< Reply >>

Ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps] twice, [ch 1, y0, pull through 4 lps, ch 1, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times ] across.

That means you do this:
chain 1
[yarn over, pull through 2 loops
yarn over, pull through 2 loops ]

[     this is where the repeat begins
chain 1, yarn over, pull through 4 loops, chain 1

( yarn over, pull through 2 loops
yarn over, pull through 2 loops
yarn over, pull through 2 loops ) ]

Since the word “across” comes directly after the closing bracket ]
you only repeat everything inside those brackets across the row.


Re: ReadAPattern

Been searching all day for information on how to do a, "3dc between next two". I haven't been able to find a book on how to do this either. If you know of a good book I would be interested.

Here is how it read's; ch-3 space, 3dc between next two 3dc groups, ...........

Please help, Melissa.

<< Reply >>

Without the rest of the instruction I’m not sure what the designer wants
you to do with the “chain 3” .

This video shows how to work “between” stitches:


To work 3dc between the next two 3dc groups
means your working row has two sets of 3 double crochet stitches.
You need to work the 3 double crochet stitches in the space between the two sets of 3.... in between the posts of the last stitch of the first 3dc group and the first stitch of the next 3dc group.

Around the 1:00 minute section of this video:

I work 3dc between two groups of 3dc for the side of a granny square.

There are many crochet reference books available.
To help you decide which best suits your needs I recommend visiting a book store and browsing through their selection. Some books only provide basic stitch explanations while others explain how to combine stitches to form textured patterns.


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Flower Crochet Pattern

<< Comments >>

Nice for mother's day

Jon Lynda Atwood

<< Reply >>

Thank you for saying so.



Graph Pattern

Hello, I hope all is well with you. I have a question. If I send you a picture of a logo would you be able to write a set of instructions on how to do an afghan with it on it?


<< Reply >>

I’m not able to do this but you can make a graph using this page:

This website specializes in graph making:


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pattern for cross crochet bookmark -- please look at where the base starts. Am I missing something here?? I'm confused where to turn the project?? Where it says do rnd 3 & 4 over 3 more times??

Esther Byl Baas‎


<< Comments >>


This means you do the following:
Row 6 = Repeat Row 3
Row 7 = Repeat Row 4
Row 8 = Repeat Row 3
Row 9 = Repeat Row 4
Row 10 = Repeat Row 3
Row 11 = Repeat Row 4


DO I turn after chaining 1 or 4?? I don't have the pattern B/4 me on one of those rows you start out & it doesn't say turn!!! Please advise
Esther Byl Baas

<< Reply >>

Not all of the rows turn when you begin. Some time ago, another viewer verified the pattern is written correctly.





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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




A man is applying for a job as mechanic that he really wants to get.
The boss says, "Can you roll your hard hat down your arm and pop it back on your head?"
The mechanic nods, confused.
"Can you play light saber with your wrench and another man's screwdriver?"
"Oh yes," says the mechanic.
"Can you bounce your screwdriver off the cement, grab it, whirl it around and put it in your belt like a gun?"
"Sir, I've been doing that for years!" says the wanna-be mechanic.
"Well in that case, I can't use you. I have 12 men doing that already!" says the boss.

Little Johnny's mother was having difficulty gulping down
the birthday cake he had made for her as a surprise. When
she was finished, Little Johnny happily exclaimed,
"I'm so glad you like it, Mommy. There should have been 32
candles on the cake, but they were all gone when I took it
out of the oven."


Because I had forgotten the dates for a number of my
friends' and relatives' birthdays and anniversaries,
I decided to compile a list on the computer and have
the dates highlighted on screen when the machine was
turned on. I went to a number of computer stores to
find a software program that would do the job but had
no luck at the first few. I finally found one where
the clerk seemed experienced.

"Can you recommend something that will remind me of
birthdays and anniversaries?" I asked.

"Have you tried a wife?" he replied.



"Take a pencil and paper," the teacher said, "and write an essay with the title 'If I Were a Millionaire.'"

Everyone but Philip, who leaned back with arms folded, began to write furiously.

"What's the matter," the teacher asked. "Why don't you begin?"

"I'm waiting for my secretary," he replied.


While trying to explain to our six-year-old daughter how much technology had changed, my husband pointed to our brand-new personal computer and told her that when he was in college, a computer with the same amount of power would have been the size of a house.

Wide-eyed, our daughter asked, "How big was the mouse?"


The Fourth of July was coming up, and the nursery school
teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about
patriotism. "We live in a great country," she said. "One
of the things we should be happy is that, in this country,
we are all free."

One little boy came walking up to her from the back of
the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said,
. . . "I'm not free. I'm four."

My sister Candice's husband drove right into a radar trap. And because Candice was following him in her car, the police officer nabbed her too.

After the officer had written up one ticket, he approached Candice. Her defense was that she was merely following her husband. When that appeal failed, she tried another tack:
"Do you give family discounts?"

The teacher was explaining to her 2nd grade class the
significance of Memorial Day, and they were preparing
some songs and stories to put on a little show for their

At one point the teacher pointed to the American flag
and asked, "Does anyone know what flag this is?"

A little girl called out, "That's the flag of our

"Very good!" the teacher said. "And what is the name
of our country?"

"Tis of thee," the girl said confidently.


Aboard a flight from L.A. to New York, Grandma Esther was taking her very first flight.
They had only been aloft a few minutes when the elderly lady complained to the stewardess that her ears were
popping. The girl smiled and gave the older woman some chewing gum, assuring her that many people experienced the same discomfort. When they landed in New York, Grandma thanked the stewardess.
"The chewing gum worked fine," she said, "but tell me, how do I get it out of my ears?"


A large, two-engined train was making its way across America.
While crossing the Western mountains, one of the engines broke
down. "No problem, we can make it to Denver and get a replace-
ment engine there," the engineer thought, and carried on at
half power. Farther on down the line, the other engine broke
down, and the train came to a standstill in the middle of

The engineer needed to inform the passengers about why the train
had stopped, and always trying to look on the bright side of
things, made the following announcement: "Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that
both engines have failed, and we will be stuck here for some time
until the additional engines arrive. The good news is that you
didn't take this trip in a plane!"

A manager has to take on some sport, at the advice of his doctor so he decides to play tennis.

After a couple of weeks his secretary asks him how he's doing.

"It's going fine", the manager says, "When I'm on the court and I see the ball speeding towards me my brain immediately says: To the corner! Back hand! To the net! Smash! Go back!".

"Really? What happens then?", the girl asks enthusiastic.

"Then my body says: Who? Me? Don't talk nonsense!".

At my parents' 60th wedding anniversary, my Dad told of how he met Mom.
She was an underpaid teacher at a one-room school in rural Canada and Dad was working on a nearby farm. One of the local boys had asked her to go to a movie. Dad was also going to the movie, and had caught a ride to town with them.
At the theatre, the fellow paid for himself and walked in, leaving Mom standing there with no ticket. She had no money with her, having assumed her date was paying her way.
Dad stepped up and paid for her ticket.
He said, "That was the best 50 cents I ever invested."











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