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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 12
June 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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“It's not how much we give
but how much love we put
into giving."
~~ Mother Teresa ~~

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A Bible that's falling apart
usually belongs to someone
who isn't.

~~ Dr. John MacArthur ~~

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And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the Lord had given to Israel. Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women, and all who could listen with understanding, on the first day of the seventh month. And he read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law. And Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people for he was standing above all the people; and when he opened it, all the people stood up. Then Ezra blessed the Lord and great God. And all the people answered, "Amen, Amen!" while lifting up their hands; then they bowed low and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, explained the law to the people while the people remained in their place. And they read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.

Nehemiah 8:1-8


And the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea; and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so.

Acts 17:10-11

But you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me! And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But evil men and imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them; and that from childhood you have known sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture in inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:10-17







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LONG SINGLE CROCHET (LSC a/k/a Spike Stitch)

Insert hook in indicated stitch,
yarn over,
draw a loop through (2 loops on hook),
yarn over,
draw through both loops on the hook.

A Long Single Crochet Stitch is worked the same as a regular single crochet stitch, except... it is worked in a stitch on a row below the normal working row.


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You can add a button hole in a project by making chains and skipping stitches along the row where you want the button hole.









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Re: Sewing Crochet to Fabric

Hi Lisa
I have one doubt. Can a crochet sleeve be attached to a clothed top by a sewing machine or should it be attached by hemming. Will the sleeve stretch if I attach the crochet sleeve with machine?

<< Reply >>

A crocheted sleeve can be sewn to fabric by hand or by machine.
I believe that sewing by hand will yield a more professional finish because it allows
you to ease in the sleeve as you go.

Sewing by machine can cause some “stretch” if the crocheted sleeve is touching the feed dogs.
Placing the fabric on the bottom might minimize that problem.




Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

How to Crochet - Baby's ABCs Afghan in Multiple Colors


<< Comments >>

is there a typed version?


<< Reply >>

I have only seen the graphed pattern for this afghan.


I am doing a ripple stitch afghan and needs to be 60" wide I would like the peak and valleys to have 5 single crochets.


<< Reply >>

Hi Cheryl:

To achieve a specific measurement I suggest working a gauge swatch first. Measure how many inches wide one of your ripples is (either a hill or a valley) and then calculate how many you need to come near the measurement you want. If the measurement is off a little you might adjust your hook size to change the size enough to get the intended measurement.





Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

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

<< Comments >>

Thank you! This is a great tutorial, it helped me a lot!��
sacha adams

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome... Glad you enjoyed it.




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How to Crochet: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Rows 10-24


<< Comments >>

Very good going to make these thank you

Jolene Elmore

<< Reply >>

You're welcome. Hope you enjoy the pattern!



Re: Linked_Doubles_Coaster

There is no mistakes but what are the measurements for this pattern...
I've been on all your sights and I think you do very nice work.

Deborah Ullrich

<< Reply >>

The Linked Doubles Coaster measures
4-1/4” X 4-1/4”



��Please clarify this step. I am stuck on round 10, trying to make a market tote. ��

Thank you so much!

Round 10: Chain 2. *FPDC. Chain 1. FPDC around the next stitch. [3Dc. Chain 1. 3Dc] in the next chain 1 space. Skip the next 3 stitches.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Dc made.


<< Reply >>

I believe the designer wants you to do this:

Round 10
chain 2
Front post double crochet around the next stitch
chain 1 (skip the chain below it)
Front post double crochet around the next stitch

3 double crochet, chain 1 and 3 more double crochet all in the next chain-1 space.

Skip the next 3 stitches (double crochets)

Repeat from * to * around.


Re: Permission to Sell

Hello! I'm so glad found your website and love so many of the patterns you've created. I recently became disabled and I am trying to sell things I crochet for some kind of income. I could not find you're feelings on whether or not it is ok with you for someone to sell an item made from your pattern. Lots of people don't mind, but some people really do. With that thought, I didn't want to just assume it would be ok with you, and decided to ask :).

Your website is a blessing and congratulations on the baptism of your daughter, my daughter was baptized only last year. It is a wonderful thing. I will definitely be visiting your site often even just for gift ideas. Hope to hear from you soon.


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Yes, you may sell finished items made using my patterns.
Keep in mind that not all patterns on my website are my designs.
Thanks for asking.

Sorry to hear you've became disabled... I hope crocheting gives you comfort.
Congrats on the baptism of your daughter also... yes, it is wonderful.
May God bless you and keep you.



Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

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

<< Comments >>

this is awesome..thanks so much… I had a request for a beanie…so, this works. and I LOVE your accent. I'm from the south…I recognize that southern twang… excellent.
cora mitchell

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome. I definitely have an accent... thanks for watching!





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The Incident - True story about how God works

This is about my Father In Law, James Hamblin.
We asked for and received prayer from many of our crochet family after his accident and during his recovery process. For those who do not know, James fell in October causing multiple injuries which took months to overcome. He is home now and doing well.

This is his story!
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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 young fellow by the name of Sammy liked to hang out at Mom and Pop's Grocery Store. Pop didn't know what Sammy's problem was, but the other boys would tease him all the time, calling him Slow Sammy, and punching him on the shoulder as they passed.

To mock him for being slow, they would offer him a dime and a nickel, telling him he could have just one. They said he always took the nickel because it was bigger.

One day after Sammy took the nickel, Pop pulled him to one side and said, "Son, don't you know they're making fun of you? They think you don't know that the dime is worth more than the nickel. Are you really grabbing the nickel because it's bigger, or what?"

"No," Sammy said, "but if I took the dime they'd quit doing it!"

Whenever my aunt went to the doctor, she would complain to me about the long delay she always endured.

One day, when my aunt's name was finally called, she was asked to step on the scale. "I need to get your weight today," said the nurse.

Without a moment's hesitation, my aunt replied, "One hour and 45 minutes!"

One morning while passing out a paper in my daughter's
kindergarten class, the teacher asked the children if
they know what they were supposed to do when they were
given papers.

My daughter was the only child to raise her hand eagerly
to answer.

The teacher asked her if she could tell the class what
they were supposed to do when given papers.

My daughter replied, "We are supposed to put our name
at the top and then wait for destructions."



Southwest Airlines makes humor a high priority. Here is
an actual humorous statement by a pilot:
Pilot: "Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now,
so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free
to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane
till we land... it's a bit cold outside, and if you walk on
the wings it affects the flight pattern."



A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told
him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a
dusty, old box.

He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had
printed it.

"Not Gutenberg?" gasped the collector.

"Yes, that was it!"

"You idiot! You've thrown away one of the first books ever
printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million

"Oh, I don't think this book would have been worth anything
close to that much," replied the man. "It was scribbled all
over in the margins by some clown named Martin Luther."


The highlight of our zoo trip was a peacock showing
off its plumage.

My four-year-old son was particularly taken with it.

That evening, he couldn't wait to tell his father:
"Dad, guess what! I saw a Christmas tree come out
of a chicken!"


An investment counselor decided to go out on her own. She was
shrewd and diligent, so business kept coming in, and pretty
soon she realized that she needed an in-house counsel.

She began to interview young lawyers. "As I'm sure you can
understand," she started off with one of the first applicants,
"in a business like this, our personal integrity must be
beyond question."

She leaned forward. "Mr. Peterson, are you an honest lawyer?"

"Honest?" replied the job prospect. "Let me tell you something
about honest. Why, I'm so honest that my father lent me
$15,000 for my education, and I paid back every penny the
minute I tried my very first case."

"Impressive. And what sort of case was that?"

The lawyer squirmed in his seat and admitted, "He sued me for
the money."


When out shopping at her local supermarket, an elderly woman forgot where she'd parked.
A nearby police officer, noticing her agitation, asked, "Is something wrong?"
"I can't find my car," she explained.
"What kind is it?" he inquired sympathetically.
The old lady gave him a quizzical look. "Name some."


A grandfather walking past his young granddaughter's room
one night saw her kneeling beside her bed, with head bowed
and hands folded, repeating the alphabet.

"What are you doing?" he asked her.

She explained, "I'm saying my prayers, but I couldn't think
just what to pray for. So I'm just saying all the letters of
the alphabet, and God can put them together however he thinks


No one is more cautious than a first-time parent.

After our daughter was big enough to ride on the back of my bicycle, I bought a special carrier with
a seat belt and got her a little helmet.

The day of the first ride I put her in the seat, double-checked all the equipment, wheeled the bike to the end of the driveway, carefully looked both ways and, swinging my leg up over the crossbar, accidentally kicked her right in the chin.


After his recent stay in the hospital, Pa was particularly irritable, especially regarding food. At a nearby restaurant
he stopped for a quick meal and the waiter provided a bowl of soup.

As the waiter turned away to return to the kitchen Pa stopped him, calling: "Waiter!"

"Yes, sir, is there something wrong?"

"The soup. Taste it," replied Pa.

"I beg your pardon, Sir?"

"Taste it."

"But, Sir, I can assure you that the soup is excellent."

"Taste it," Pa persisted.

"Sir, the soup was made this morning of the finest ingredients."

"Taste it!"

The exasperated waiter finally relented. "All right, Sir, I'll taste it." Then after a pause he said,
"Where is the spoon?"

To which Pa replied triumphantly, "Ah ha ... "

The staff at our office was hosting a farewell luncheon for a retiring colleague.
As we prepared to go to the restaurant, we discovered that the giant balloon we purchased for the retiring 'guest of honor' wouldn't fit in the car. Determined to bring it along, we simply held the balloon out the window as we drove to the luncheon
location. However we weren't prepared for the glares and dirty looks we were getting from pedestrians and adjoining cars at every intersection. As the long line of traffic in front of our vehicle began to turn, we discovered that our car was right
behind a long funeral procession. There was really nothing we could do but hold on to our balloon with its large farewell message:














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