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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Thank you for requesting the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter.
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.

My husband wrote a book about
'The Incident"
that happened with his Dad.
If you don't believe in miracles,
read this, it will change your mind!

The Incident - Tim Hamblin

The Incident


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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

~~ Ronald Reagan ~~

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Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?" Jesus answered, "truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again,' The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everone who is born of the Spirit." Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?" Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and you do not receive our witness. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how shall you believe if I tell you heavenly things? And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven, even the Son of Man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life. 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 practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God."

John 3:1-21

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, From his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.'" But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who belived in Him were to received; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

John 7:37-39

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life." The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You are bearing witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true." Jesus answered and said to them, "Even if I bear witness of Myself, My witness is true; for I know where I came from, and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from, or where I am going. You people judge according to the flesh; I am not judging anyone. But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and He who send Me. Even in your law it has been written, that the testimony of two men is true. I am He who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me."

John 8:12-18

Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." They answered Him, "We are Abraham's offspring, and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, 'You shall become free'?" Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. And the slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham's offspring; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father." They answered and said to Him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If you are Abraham's children, do the deeds of Abraham. But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. You are doing the deeds of your father, "They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God." Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.

John 8:31-47

For you were called to freedom, brethren, only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF." But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another.

Galatians 5:13-15







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For any project that requires a foundation row of all single crochets you can use Foundation Single Crochets. In other words, instead of making a series of chain stitches and then working a single crochet into each chain you work a series of FSC stitches.

To begin a Foundation Single Crochet row, Chain 2.

Insert hook into the second chain from the hook
yarn over and draw a loop through (2 lps on hook)
chain 1 (2 lps still on hook)
yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

Insert hook into last chain made, yarn over and draw a loop through. (2 lps on hook)
Chain 1. (2 lps still on hook)
Yarn over and draw through two loops to finish the foundation single crochet.

Repeat from the asterisk * for as many stitches as you need for your project.

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When choosing a tote bag or purse for your crochet projects... be careful to make sure your yarn will not be damaged by the closures. Zippers can snag yarn but are okay if you're careful. Velcro is not yarn friendly at all. It snags yarn in a way that disturbs the yarn fibers and can destroy a project in a hurry. If you want a bag that closes, snaps, flaps or magnetic closures are best.









Scrap Yarn Ideas ... do you have number 90?


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RE: Open_Shell_Hanging_Dish_Towel

i have been working on the dish towel that you have patterned out and i cannot understand this particular line:

Row 5: Dc in next 2 sts. Ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts. [ Ch 1, dc bet next 2dcs, ch 1,
dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts.] Rep from [ to ] once. Ch 3, turn.

particularly { ch1, dc bet next 2 dcs....

its the part i marked in red. im not sure if this is an error or a stitch im not familiar with.

could you plz let me know so i can go on with the rest of this dish towel, i would really like that. i dont

want to do anything wrong in the beginning

thank you very much and have a great day


<< Reply >>

Bet is between.

This video:

shows how to work between stitches.

Hope you enjoy the pattern!




Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

How to Crochet - Row Count Pattern/Color Changes - Part 1



<< Comments >>

Your a blessing!!
I'm a beginner and found your video very easy to follow no doubt your accent helps too !

mary holt

<< Reply >>

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it. I do have an accent :)




RE: Decrease_Dishcloth


Saw your pattern online and think it is great. Just started back crocheting and I would love to make this dishcloth but smaller. If I chained 31 stitches instead of 41 would that work and how much smaller do you think it would be.

Thanks so much for your help.


<< Reply >>

As long as you make your foundation chain
a multiple of 3+2
you can make any size you want.
So you need at least 32 chains (3x10=30+2=32) to begin the smaller size.


RE: Graphing Pattern

In you last newsletter there was a request for you to write a pattern from a picture. I don't know about the sites you cited, but if the desired picture is scanned into a computer and printed on a graph paper, you have created your own graph - then just pick the crochet stitches you with to use. I did this and used hdc with puff stitches to create a very special afghan.



#90 Yarn Scraps:
For those pieces not big enough to use for anything else: I use them to stuff toys instead of or in addition to polyfill.

<< Reply >>

Thank you for taking the time to email your tip.
We have that idea listed.

Tip # 19. Stuff things, like toys. Cindi from TN

If you have other ideas feel free to let me know.


Re: Christmas_Candle

Do you have a knitted version of this candle. Thanks, Pat Lynch

<< Reply >>

Sorry, I do not have a knit version.
The only knit version of any candle I have found is here:

Re: Crochet Tote Bag

what does this mean?
Work from to as given for Front and Back Panels.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 14" [35.5 cm], ending with a WS row.
I don't understand it at all I have the front and back panels made


<< Reply >>

Asterisks weren't included in the pattern on that page.
Try this copy:





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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 mother was practicing the alphabet with her four-year-old son, Tommy. She showed him a picture of a truck and asked, "What is this?"

"A truck," Tommy replied.

Then she pointed to the letter T and asked, "What does it start with?"

"A key!" replied Tommy without hesitation.

One night, my five-year-old granddaughter, Reagan, had
a coughing fit. Her father, Quinton, got up and turned
on the light and asked her if she would like a drink of

"No thank you," she answered.

"How about some cough medicine to help you sleep?" he

"I could sleep a lot better if you turned out the light,"
Reagan replied.


"Now, Mrs. Hansen, this may sting just a little," the
doctor said, as he prepared the syringe of antibiotic
and stepped forward to administer it.

The patient suddenly SCREAMED in agonizing pain and
crumpled to the floor!

The doctor picked her up and stated, "Mrs. Hansen, this
is ridiculous. I haven't even injected the needle yet."

"No, you haven't," cried Mrs. Hansen. "But you DID step
on my ingrown toenail!"


Mrs. Baker, a fifth grade teacher, observed a student in her class during a True/False test, flipping a coin and then choosing an answer.

Mrs. Baker thought to herself, "Hah! Norman didn't study again."

This answer selection method continued throughout the entire test.

After Norman was obviously finished, Mrs. Baker again watched Norman flipping the coin and continuing through the test a second time.

"Norman, what are you doing now?" asked Mrs. Baker.

Norman replied, "I'm doing what you always tell us to do! I'm checking my answers!"

An insurance agent was teaching his wife to drive when
the brakes suddenly failed on a steep, downhill grade.

"I can't stop!" she shrilled. "What should I do?"

"Brace yourself," advised her husband, "and try to hit
something cheap."


Two children ordered their mother to stay in bed one Mother's Day morning. As she lay there looking forward to breakfast in bed, the smell of bacon floated up from the kitchen.
But after a good long wait she finally went downstairs to investigate. She found them both sitting at the table eating bacon and eggs.

"It's a surprise for Mother's Day," one explained, "we decided to cook our own breakfast."

My Sunday school class of kindergartners was studying
the creation story. After several weeks, we were ready
to review.

"What did God make the first day?" I quizzed.

"The second day?"

They answered both questions correctly.

"And what happened on the third day?" I asked.

One little child, face shining with enthusiasm, exclaimed,
"He rose from the dead!"


A little girl was in church with her mother when she
started feeling ill. "Mommy," she said, "can we leave

"No," her mother replied.

"Well, I think I have to throw up!"

"Then go out the front door and around to the back of
the church and throw up behind a bush."

After about 60 seconds the little girl returned to her

"Did you throw up?" Mom asked.


"How could you have gone all the way to the back of
the church and returned so quickly?"

"I didn't have to go out of the church, Mommy. They
have a box next to the front door that says, 'For
the Sick.'


When Peters learned that he was being fired, he went to see
the head of human resources. "Since I've been with the firm
for so long," he said, "I think I deserve at least a letter
of recommendation."

The human resources director agreed and said he'd have the
letter that next day.

The following morning, Peters found the letter on his desk.
It read, "Jonathan Peters worked for our company for eleven
years. When he left us, we were very satisfied."


I have my own system for labeling homemade freezer meals.
Forget calling them "Veal Parmigiana" or "Turkey Loaf" or
"Beef Pot Pie."
If you look in my freezer you'll see "Whatever", "Anything",
"I Don't Know", and, my favorite, "Food". That way when I
ask my husband what he wants for dinner, I'm certain to
have what he wants."

Walking through the hallways at the middle school where I work,
I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside his classroom
with his forehead against a locker.

I heard him mutter, "How did you get yourself into this?"

Knowing that he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to
offer moral support.

"Are you okay?" I asked. "Can I help?"

He lifted his head and replied, "I'll be fine as soon as I get
this kid out of his locker."


I have my own system for labeling homemade freezer meals.
Forget calling them "Veal Parmigiana" or "Turkey Loaf" or
"Beef Pot Pie."

If you look in my freezer you'll see "Whatever", "Anything",
"I Don't Know", and, my favorite, "Food". That way when I
ask my husband what he wants for dinner, I'm certain to
have what he wants."

When I was working as a clerk at a sporting-goods store,
a woman came up to my register with a package of white
athletic socks. "Will you open this up so I can see how
the socks feel?" she asked.

Reluctantly I tore open the package, and she scrutinized
the merchandise. She handed me the package, saying, "I'll
take them."

Relieved, I started to ring her up, until she interrupted
me. "Can I have another pack? This one's been opened."












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