Volume V, Issue NO. 13
Julu 15, 2002

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"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words."

Matthew 6:6-7

Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. What is the outcome then? I shall pray with the spirit and I shall pray with the mind also; I shall sing with the spirit and I shall sing with the mind also. Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the "Amen" at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying?

1 Corinthians 14:13-16

And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Matthew 21:22

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me you will keep My commandments.

John 14:13-15


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 2002 Issue.


The following poem was sent to me by
my good friend Lois Karklus!

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Fold two hands together
And express a dash of sorrow
Marinate it overnight
And work on it tomorrow.

Chop one grudge in tiny pieces
Add several cups of love
Dredge with a large sized smile
Mix with the ingredients above.

Dissolve the hate within you,
By doing a good deed
Cut in and help your friend
If he should be in need.

Stir in laughter, love and kindness
From the heart it has to come,
Toss with genuine forgiveness
And give your neighbor some.

The amount of people served
Will depend on you,
It can serve the whole wide world,
If you really want it to.

-- Author Unknown

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The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.







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atterns will be added to Crochet 'N' More's website
after the next issue is sent out.





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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)

If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.

This stitch courtesy of Phyllis Herron, Toledo, OH

"Tunisian crochet" or the "afghan stitch" is worked using an extra long crochet hook with a cap on the end similar to that of a knitting needle. These longer hooks are used to make room for the large number of stitches. It is very important to check the number of stitches on the hook at the end of each row because it is very easy to skip the last st itchat the end of the row.
NOTE: The right side of the work is always facing you.

Step 1: Make a base chain with the required number of stitches (no extra turning chain). Insert hook in 2nd ch from hk and draw through a lp. Leave this lp on the hook. Pull a lp through each ch, leaving them on the hk, to the end of the row.

Step 2: Work the return row from left to right. Do not turn the work. YO and draw lp through the first lp on the hk. YO and draw lp through the next 2 lps on the hook. Continue drawing through 2 lps to end of row. ~Return Row~

Step 3: Do not turn the work. Work from right to left. Skip the first vertical lp formed at the edge of the work in previous row. Insert hk from right to left behind the next vertical lp. Yo and draw yarn through the vertical lp. Leave this lp on hook. Continue in this way to end. make sure you do not sk the last vertical lp on left-handed side of work.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 till project is desired length.

Here are more pages that contain information about this method of crocheting:

The following page explains some of the basic tunisian stitches:

This page shows how to cross stitch onto the afghan stitch background:


Where to I put my first stitch?

This technique courtesy of Peggy Hill

When working on a foundation chain you never count the loop that's on the hook.

Gloria Tracy appeared on Aleene's Creative Living TV Show once and
she said you should always place your first stitch in the space at the base
of the beginning chain for a new row. I use her method when making single crochet stitches.
But, with longer stitches like the double crochet I try to line up my stitches.
The doubles look like little fence posts and as long as I have one on top of the other
I keep my stitch count and the row ends seem more even to me.





SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)



Submitted by Nicole Svacina
Her Grandmother, Malinda Wiesner,
showed her how to make a Slip Knot
the following way:

Holding your cotton (yarn) in your left hand as usual (I'm left handed, but can only crochet with my right hand).... pinch the working end between your thumb and 2nd finger lay your hook over the cotton that is spread between the fingers Now, twist the hook as if you were going to do a chain stitch, but don't pull through, Instead, twist the hook back toward your thumb and finger (you'll want the hook end to actually point to your thumb/finger nail for a second) go around in a full circle so the hook faces upward. You've basically just twisted around on the thread from where you started. Now start your chain as normal. Be sure to make the twist loose enough that you can get the hook through it. The first time you pull through will be your slip knot.

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NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.

Haven't tried the pattern yet but wanted to share a co-incidence with you regarding Sasha's picot; my Grandma taught me to crochet when I was 8 or 9 yrs. but I didn't keep it up and when I went back to it many years later I started making picots using a single st. my older sister pointed out my mistake but I prefer Sasha's picot. The co-incidence the grandma that taught me to crochet had the middle name of Louise, my maiden name is Watts. Way to go Sasha, keep up the great crocheting ideas; I'll keep using and teaching Sasha's picot.
Collette Mooney

RE: Great Page!

That was such a helpful site! Thank you so much for putting it together!!!!!!!!! Not all sites are this helpful...Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RE: Scarf/Afghan

My name is Dana and I am a beginner at crochet. I found your pattern and I
am currently making an afghan for my husband.

The pattern is wonderful and it is so easy! My husband can't wait for me to
finish it.

Thank you for putting your pattern on the Internet. Finding sites like yours
makes it so easy to find wonderful patterns and help (which I need quite a




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Betty was soon to be married.

More than anything, she wanted to wear the wedding dress her mother was
married in. Betty's mother was beaming with pride as she gave her consent.

Later in the evening, the family gathered in the living room to wait while
Betty tried on the dress.

When Betty entered the room, there was a chorus of approval. The dress fit
perfectly and looked wonderful on her.

Tears ran down the face of Betty's mother.

Seeing this, Betty said, "Don't worry Mom, you're not losing a daughter,
your gaining a son."

"Forget about that!" she said with a sob.

"I used to fit into that dress!"

Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He's got two large bags over his shoulders.

The guard stops him and says, "What's in the bags?"
"Sand," answered Juan.

The guard says, "We'll just see about that - get off the bike!"
The guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand.
He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags.
The guard releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto the man's shoulders, and lets him cross the border.

A week later, the same thing happens. The guard asks, "What have you got?"
"Sand," says Juan.

The guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags contain nothing but sand.
He gives the sand back to Juan, and Juan crosses the border on his bicycle.

This sequence of events is repeated every day for three years.
Finally, Juan doesn't show up one day and the guard meets him in a Cantina in Mexico.

"Hey, Buddy," says the guard, "I know you are smuggling something. It's driving me crazy. It's all I think about.....
I can't sleep. Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?"

Juan sips his beer and says, "Bicycles."

Viewer Joke
Submitted by Lois Karklus

A distraught patient phoned her doctor's office.

"Is it true," the woman wanted to know, "that the
medication you prescribed has to be taken for the
rest of my life"?

"Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her.

There was a moment of silence before the woman

"I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my
condition? This prescription is marked 'NO

Viewer Joke
Submitted by Barb Shelton

Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a
particularly trying week in kindergarten. His grandmother decided
to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and
everything was beautiful.

His grandmother remarked..."doesn't it look like an artist painted this
scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?"
Bobby said, "Yes, God did it and he did it left handed."
This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him, "What makes you
say God did this with his left hand?"

Well," said Bobby, "we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits
on God's right hand!"

Viewer Joke
Submitted by Barb Shelton

A newly appointed young preacher was contacted by the
local funeral director to hold a graveside service
at a small country cemetery. There was to be no funeral,
just the committal, because the deceased had no family or friends left.

The young pastor started early to the cemetery, but soon lost his way.
After making several wrong turns, he finally arrived a half-hour late.
The hearse was no where in sight, and the workman were
relaxing under a nearby tree, eating their lunch. The pastor went
to the open grave and found that the vault lid was already in place.
He took out his book and read the service. As he returned to his car,
he overheard one of the workman say, "Maybe we'd better tell him
that's a septic tank."

The chief of staff of the Air Force decided that he would personally
intervene in the recruiting crisis affecting all of our armed services. So
he directed that a nearby Air Force base be opened and that all eligible
young men and women be invited. As he and his staff were standing near a
brand new F-15 Fighter, a pair of twin brothers who looked like they had
just stepped off a Air Force recruiting poster walked up to them.

The chief of staff walked up to them, stuck out his hand and introduced
himself. He looked at the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can
you bring to the Air Force?"

The young man looks at him and says, "I'm a pilot!"

The general turns to his aide and says, "Sign him up -- all the paper work
done, everything, do it today!" The aide hustles the young man off.

The general looks at the second young man and asked, "What skills can you
bring to the Air Force?"

The young man says, "I chop wood!"

"Son," the general replies, "we don't need woodchoppers in the Air Force.
What else do you know how to do?"

"I chop wood!"

"Young man," huffs the general, "you are not listening to me. We don't need
woodchoppers; this is the 21st century!"

"Well," the young man says, "you hired my brother!"

"Of course we did," says the general, "But he's a pilot!"

The young man rolls his eyes and says, "I HAVE to chop it before he can pile

Little Johnny stared at his test paper.

The big read "F" stared back at him.

Freddie looked at his glum friend and asked,
"Why did you get such a low
grade on that test?"

"Because of an absence," Johnny answered.

"You mean you were absent on the day of the test?" he questioned.

Little Johnny replied,

"No, but the kid who sits next to me was."

This guy goes to a pet shop to buy a parrot.

He sees one on a perch with a red string tied to its left leg and a green
string tied to it's right leg.

He asks the owner the significance of the strings.

"Well, this is a highly trained parrot. If you pull the red string he
speaks French; if you pull the green string he speaks German," replies the
shop keeper.

"And what happens if I pull both the strings?" our curious shopper inquires.

"I fall off my perch you goober!!" screeches the parrot.

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