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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 11
June 15, 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.

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that happened with his Dad.
If you don't believe in miracles,
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“Keep love in your heart.
A life without it is like a
sunless garden when the
flowers are dead.”

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"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






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Re: Stitch_Question

What is cor that is located in the top join round?
I am working on your toilet paper holder pattern.

Becky Haskins

<< Reply >>

Cor in the pattern means "corresponding".
when holding R1 up to R103 you work one single crochet through
each of the corresponding stitches to join them.




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How to Crochet - Linked Double Crochet Stitch


<< Comments >>

Wow! I finally found somebody who holds her (his ;-)) feeding yarn the same way I do!
Your tutorial was very well done and easy to understand. Good work.

Andie Straus


Re: pattern question

Good Monday afternoon Lisa,

I have made several of the Hanging Granny Square towel holders and every time someone sees one, I get another order. The only problem I am having is I can’t find 3-1/2” plastic rings. I have been using 3” brass ones, but WHERE can I find what is called for in the pattern? I have been to Joann’s, Hobby Lobby and even checked Amazon.


Thank you.

Christy Blandford

<< Reply >>

The plastic ring I used for this pattern was used to hang a scarf where I used to work.
The ring measured 3-1/2” but you can use any ring similar in size... even a bangle bracelet near that size would work as long as it’s large enough to hang the towel through.

I think these metal rings would work:

I actually found a 3-1/2” ring but it opens (I would only use it if I glued or taped it so it would stay closed):



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


Hi there.

I love this afghan! I started the project and it was looking great until I realized that instead of blocks I had rectangles..My 27 stitches are much wider than my 27 rows. I then made several swatches to try to get the right gauge and I can't do it. If I try to make the rows taller by pulling the bigger yarn loops as I crochet then the stitches also get wider so I'm not gaining any ground. Is there some trick that you can share? I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer!


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Can you sent me a photo of what you have so far?

<< Reply >>

Hi, Lisa.

Thank you so much for getting back to me!

Here are a couple of pictures.

Baby's ABCs Afghan - Jennifer McKenna

Baby's ABCs Afghan - Jennifer McKenna

Each letter cube is 6 1/2 inches wide but only 5 inches tall.
At this rate my afghan would be wider than the length. Any suggestions??

Thanks again!

Hi again.

I'm using a G hook and Cascade 220 Superwash yarn.


<< Reply >>

You’re welcome Jennifer.
I think your afghan looks great!
I’m sure tension is playing a part in the gauge but your stitches are beautiful.
With your measurements I think the finished afghan will be close to “square” since it is six blocks high (6 blocks x 5” = 30”) and only five blocks wide (5 blocks x 6.5” = 32.5”).

I’ve never used Cascade but from what I see online it is practically the same size/weight as the yarn I use and I also use a G hook for this pattern.

For future afghans, since your tension is shortening the overall size, you might try adding an even number of rows above/below each letter to add length. You can also increase your hook size to an H or I to increase the overall size. Keep in mind that increasing the hook size will make the stitches more relaxed.

Hope this helps.

Re: ReadAPattern

* 2 sc in next stitch* 3 times

Silvia F.

<< Reply >>

* 2 sc in next stitch* 3 times

Do this:

Work two single crochet stitches in the next stitch.
Work two single crochet stitches in the next stitch.
Work two single crochet stitches in the next stitch.

Designers use asterisks ( * ) and other symbols in patterns to shorten the pattern language.
Somewhere after asterisks or other symbols there should be a stated “repeat”
of instructions.


Re: regarding crochet

Hello Lisa

Im a subscriber of crochet n more. I am interested in doing different types of crochet sleeves. I would like to make crochet sleeves and attach it to dresses and saree blouses. I dont know how to increase and decrease. Can you help me.
I wouild like to learn different sleeve patterns.


<< Reply >>

To increase in crochet you add extra stitches.
To decrease in crochet you combine two or more stitches into one.
Our Crochet Basics page contains information on many types of stitches:
some of which include links to videos to help explain them.

There is a free sleeve crochet pattern on this page:
that may be a good pattern to start with.

Hope this helps.



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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




My partner and I pulled our police cruiser up behind a car
stopped on the shoulder of the highway. We got out and asked
the driver if we could help.

No, he replied, there was no trouble; he had just stopped to
look at a map.

When we turned back, we noticed that his German shepherd had
jumped in the open passenger-side front window of our car.

"You may think there's no trouble," I smiled, "but your dog
obviously thinks he's done something wrong. He's in our patrol

He laughed. "He probably thinks you've come to take him to work,"
he replied. "He's a retired police dog."


Thanksgiving Day was approaching and the family had received a
Thanksgiving card with a painting of a pilgrim family on their
way to church.

Grandma showed the card to her small grandchildren, observing:
"The Pilgrim children liked to go to church with their mothers
and fathers."

"Oh yeah?" her young grandson replied, "So why is their dad
carrying that rifle?"


One of my first assignments as a trainee in an auto-body shop was a car needing a new fender and some door repairs. I spent hours doing a perfect job, but when the owner came to pick it up, he wasn't pleased.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

Pointing to the side of the car, he complained about the paint not matching, uneven gaps between panels, and a host of other problems. He demanded an explanation.

"The repairs were to the other side," I noted.


My Mom, Ann, was visiting, and was telling my
nine-year-old daughter, Rachel, that she hoped
to win the lottery coming up on the weekend.

Mom told Rachel that if she won the lottery,
she was going to put $500,000 into an account
for each of her grandchildren, although they
wouldn't be able to touch it until they were
25 years old.

"Can you imagine all the interest there would
be in it by then?" she said to Rachel.

"Oh Nanny," Rachel replied, "I'm already


Dad is from the old school, he always kept a rather
large wad of what he liked to call 'emergency cash'
in his underwear drawer.

One day I bought my dad an unusual personal safe --
a can of spray paint with a false bottom�so he could
keep his money somewhat less obviously in this base-
ment workshop.

Later I asked Mom if he was using it.

"Oh, yes," she replied, "he put his money in it the
same day."

"No burglar would think to look on the work shelf!"
I gloated.

"They won't have to," my mom replied. "He keeps the
paint can in his underwear drawer."


I was in a couple's home trying to fix their Internet connection.
The husband called out to his wife in the other room for the
computer password. "Start with a capital S, then 123," she
shouted back.

We tried S123 several times, but it didn't work. So we called the
wife in. As she input the password, she muttered, "I really don't
know what's so difficult about typing 'Start123.'"

A land surveyor was tasked with mapping a golf course that was
expanding from 9 holes to 18 holes. He needed a stout machete
to clear thick brush as he went. Along the way, he came upon a
golf club that an irate player must have hurled into the woods.
It was in good condition, so he picked it up and continued on.

When he broke out of the brush onto a putting green, two golfers
stared at him in awe. After all, he had a machete in one hand,
a golf club in the other, and behind him was a clear-cut swath
leading out of the woods!

"There," said one of the golfers, "is a guy who really hates to
lose a ball!"


A friend and I were standing in line at a fast-food
restaurant, waiting to place our order.

There was a big sign posted. "No bills larger than $20
will be accepted."

The woman in front of us, pointing to the sign, remarked,
"Believe me, if I HAD a bill larger than $20, I wouldn't
be eating here."

Waiting for a flight, a woman was seated in the waiting
area with two boys. The younger one asked, "Mommy, when
we get home, will you take us to the zoo?"

"Perhaps," she answered.

"What does 'perhaps', mean?" he asked.

The older brother answered, "Not likely to happen."


My family has a tradition of naming the cruise control
on our cars. We were used to hearing my father proclaim,
"Take it, Max," as he flipped on the cruise control
during long trips in our station wagon.

Recently, I was travelling with my parents in their new
car when we hit a wide-open expanse of highway. My dad
leaned back and said, "I think I'll let Tom drive for a

"Tom who?" I asked.

My mother translated for me: "Tom Cruise, of course."


My wife and I were traveling on the Kansas Turnpike, bucking 30 to
45 mph crosswinds. At the tollbooth, I asked the attendant, "What
do you people do in Kansas when the wind quits?"

The tollbooth attendant didn't miss a beat when she answered, "We
take the rocks out of our pockets."


During court one busy day, the judge quietly passed the clerk a
note reading: "Blind on right side, may be falling. Please call

Understandably alarmed, the clerk called for help before whispering
to the judge that paramedics were on their way.

Puzzled, the judge pointed to a sagging Venetian blind on the right
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