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Volume XVII, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2014

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Subject: plum crazy afghan

can anyone please help me out, i,m looking for a crochet afghan pattern called plum crazy granny ripple, thank you.





I believe the afghan you're looking for is the same one available for purchase on this page:

Lisa Hamblin CNM/

Lisa Hamblin






"Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway."
~~ Mother Teresa ~~

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“If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice. Jesus Christ our Lord surrendered in order that He might win; He destroyed His enemies by dying for them and conquered death by allowing death to conquer Him.”
― A.W. Tozer, Preparing for Jesus' Return: Daily Live the Blessed Hope




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"Ho! Every one who thirsts come to the waters; and you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and delight yourself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the faithful mercies shown to David. Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, and a nation which knows you not will run to you, because of the Lord your God, even the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified you." Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, withouth accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. For you will go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up; and instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up; and it will be a memorial to the Lord, for an everlasting sigh which will not be cut off."

Isaiah 55:1-13


For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters. To hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 2:13

And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God, and to perform healing. And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money, and do not even have two tunics apiece. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and take your leave from there. And as for those who do not receive you, as you go out from that city, shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them." And departing, they began going about among the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing everyone. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was happening; and he was greatly perplexed, because it was said by some that John had risen from the dead, and by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others, that one of the prophets of old had risen again. And Herod said, "I myself had John beheaded; but who is this man about whom I hear such things?" And he kept trying to see Him. And when the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. And taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida. But the multitudes were award of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.

Luke 9:1-11

When therefore the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. And He had to pass through Samaria. So He came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph; and Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink." For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. The Samaritan woman therefore said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealing siwth Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." She said to Him, "Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself, and his sons, and his cattle?" Jesus sanswered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water, so I will not be thirsty, nor come all the way here to draw." He said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here." The woman answered and said, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You have well said, 'I have no husband'; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly." The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. You worship that which you do not know, we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But an hour is coming, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."

John 4:1-26




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Re: need measurements of preemie bib ( found pattern on web)

I came across the crochet pattern for the preemie baby bib. I plan to make it for my granddaughter's doll, but would like to know the size the pattern makes. Would you be able to let me know the measurements of the bib? Thank you, Peggy

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I believe the preemie bib on this page:
would be perfect for a baby doll.
This is one of my earlier patterns for which I failed to
obtain the measurements.

RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Found a granny square called Tulip granny square but the crochetmore.blogspot is not there anymore. was wondering if this is your creation?
Katherine Donahue

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You can find a Tulip Afghan Square designed by Bonnie Harlan on this page:

The Crochet N More Blog is on this page:


RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Do you have any patterns for dog sweaters/coats
Barbara Spencer

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Yes, we have a basic dog sweater pattern that is adjustable for any breed on this page:




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Crochet Tip

If your crochet hook isn’t gliding through your stitches - rub the hook through your hair.

<< Comments >>

I do that and also with safety pins, straight pins or sewing needles. Works great!
Patricia Self Dillon


Mandy Wilken told me about this tip!
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Subject: crocheted cowboy boots & hat

I've been looking for a pattern to make infant cowboy boots & cowboy hat.
It would be nice to see a 'box' to type in 'what' you're looking for to save time
searching through everything. I didn't see any 'cowboy' items I'm looking for.
Maybe some of your other readers have some they can share. Thanks.
Great-grandma Donna

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You can find a Google search box near the top of our web pages.

I do not have cowboy boots or hats patterns listed on CNM.
However, you can find several free patterns on the following pages:

Cowboy Boots:

Cowboy Hat:




Thank you Lisa!! God bless Emmy


RE: Dishcloth

I just wanted to thank you for sharing this pattern. It is exactly what I have been looking for. I love the fact that you use double crochet and not all single crochet. Single crochet, for me at least, can be quite boring. It's both pretty AND practical.



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this is too cute!
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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 hiker stopped at the bank of a fast-flowing river. Spying a simple fellow standing on the opposite bank, he yelled to
him, "How do I get to the other side?"

The simpleton scratched his head. He looked up the river. He looked down the river. Then he yelled back to the hiker,
"You're already ON the other side!

A Sunday School teacher was trying to explain about saying grace before meals. One of the pupils was the young son of the minister of that church, so she started the discussion by asking him, "Jerry, what does your father say when the family sits down to dinner?"

Jerry answered, "Dad says, 'Go easy on the butter, kids, it's three dollars a pound!'"


An elderly woman in our church congregation had an older-model car that was in excellent condition. As she was driving to town one afternoon, her car was struck by another auto. The insurance company told her that, after considering the car's age, they would give her a settlement on the damage.

When the cheque arrived, she was unhappy with the low amount and went to see her insurance agent.

Pulling open his desk drawer, he said, "I have a little blue book in here that says that's all your car is worth."

"Well," she replied, "I have a little black book at home that says, 'Thou shalt not steal.'"

She got a higher settlement.


A wife returning from a fishing trip with her husband was telling her troubles to a neighbor. "I did everything all wrong again today," she said.

"I talked too loud, I used the wrong bait, I reeled in too soon, and I caught more fish than he did."

Over the years, my husband and I have usually managed to decode the cute but confusing gender signs sometimes put
on restaurants' restroom doors (Buoys and Gulls, Laddies and Lassies, etc.), but every so often we get stumped.

Recently my husband Dave wandered off in search of the men's room and found himself confronted by two marked
doors. One was labeled "Bronco," and the other was designated "Cactus." Completely baffled, he stopped a
restaurant employee passing by. "Excuse me; I need to use the restroom," Dave said. Gesturing toward the
doors, he asked, "Which one should I use?"

"Actually, we would prefer you to go there," the employee said, pointing to a door down the hall marked "Men."

"Bronco and Cactus are private dining rooms."



It seemed that all our appliances had broken in the same week and repairs were straining our budget. So when I picked up the kids from school and our Jeep started making rattling sounds, I decided that rather than burden my husband, I'd deal with it. I hadn't reckoned on my little tattletales, however.

They rushed into the house with the news: "Daddy, the Jeep was breaking down, but Mom made the noise stop!"

Impressed, my husband asked, "How did you fix it?"

"I turned up the volume on the radio," I confessed.


I feel it is my duty to warn everyone of a major problem, one that endangers lives, damages property and causes untold misery, a growing menace that can be summed up in three words: men doing laundry.

At first glance, MDL may not seem like a big problem, especially to members of the female species, who generally
prefer MDL to WDL. But the evidence is overwhelming. MDL has resulted in millions of discolored clothes, billions
of missing socks, and countless broken relationships.

Wife: "Did you remember to separate the clothes before washing them?"

Husband: "Yes, of course I did. I put the whites at the bottom and the colors on top."


As a recuit nearing completion of basic training at Fort Knox, I was looking forward to my leave home. After 13 weeks of
sleeping on the ground, eating Army food and being tormented by drill sergeants, all I could think of was clean sheets, Mom's cooking and some relaxation.

Arriving in Boston the day after graduation, I was greeted by my joyous family. "Just wait until you hear about the camping trip we've planned!" exclaimed my mother.


Little Dewey was one of those holy terrors.

His dad was surprised when Dewey's mom suggested that they buy him a bike for his birthday.

"Do you really believe that'll help improve his behavior?" he asked.

"Well, no," she admitted, "But it'll spread it over a wider area."


A middle-aged man was waiting for the bus. While he waited, he watched a young boy eat five candy bars, one right after
the other. He said to the boy, "Eating all that candy is bad for your health and can rot your teeth."

The boy replied, "Mister, my grandfather lived to be 97 years old!"

The man said, "I'll bet he didn't eat five candy bars in a row."

The boy answered, "No, but he sure knew how to mind his own business!"


This young man was elated when he turned eighteen in a state where curfew is 11:00 p.m. for anyone under seventeen years of age. He told his Dad how happy he was that now he could stay out until 3:00 a.m. if he wanted.
"Yes you can stay out as late as you want, but the car is under seventeen and it has to be in the garage by eleven."
His father said.


"Daddy, where did I come from?", seven-year-old Rachel asked.

It was a moment for which her parents had carefully prepared. They took her into the living room, got out several other books, and explained all they thought she should know about sexual attraction, affection, love, and reproduction. Then they both sat back and smiled contentedly.

"Does that answer your question?" the mom asked.

"Not really," the little girl said. "Judy said she came from Detroit. I want to know where I came from."







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