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Crochet N More

Volume XVIII, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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God Bless You!




The preacher placed two identical jars on the table next to the pulpit. He quoted 1 Samuel 16:7 'The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

"These jars came from the same factory, were made of the same materials, and can hold the same amount. But they are different," he explained.

Then he upset one of the jars and it oozed out honey. He turned over the other jar, and vinegar spilled out.

"When a jar is upset, whatever is in it comes out. Until the jars were upset, they looked alike. The difference was within, and could not be seen. When they were upset, their contents were revealed.

Until we are upset we put on a good front. But when we are upset, we reveal our innermost thoughts and attitudes, for "out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks' ( Luke 6:45)"

What if someone tipped you over today ?? What would flow out ??

Would you reveal the "honey" of grace and patience, or the "vinegar" of anger and sarcasm ??

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins" .
(1Peter 4:8)

Have a terrific day knowing that the one who upsets you may be just looking for some honey.

…..The Daily Encourager ( and “Christian Voices” (

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.



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Subject: crochet stitches

I am making a Mermaid Tail and came across this direction (ch2, dc 2, 2dc).
I understand the 2 chain, but what does the next direction tell me?
Thanks for your help.
Terry Parcel




These instructions seem a bit confusing... when instructions are enclosed within parentheses you should be instructed where to work said instructions directly after the closing parenthesis.

Ignoring the parentheses... interpretation of
(ch2, dc 2, 2dc) could be:

chain 2
work one double crochet in each of the next two stitches
work 2 double crochets in the next stitch

Is this pattern online?

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA





“We can be tired, weary and emotionally distraught, but after spending time alone with God, we find that He injects into our bodies energy, power and strength.”

~~ Charles Stanley ~~

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Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass, and fade like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it. And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light. And your judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who propers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret, it leads only to evildoing. For evildors will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land. Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place, and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land, and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

Psalm 37:1-11


At that time Jesus answered and said, "I praise Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou didst hide these things from the wise and intelligent and dist reveal them to babes. Yes, Father, for thus it was well-pleasing in Thy sight. All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.

Matthew 11:25-30

Now when Jesus heard it, He withdrew from there in a boat, to a lonely place by Himself; and when the multitudes heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities.

Matthew 14:13


And the apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)

Mark 6:30-31

Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary therefore took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

John 12:1-3





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Gauge refers to the measurement of stitches and rows contained in a stitch pattern sample. Always begin your gauge swatch with the recommended hook size and yarn then adjust the hook size as needed. Be sure to make your swatch large enough to get a proper measurement.

To measure the stitch gauge... lay the ruler horizontally across the work.
Row gauge... lay the ruler vertically across the work.

The measurements of your gauge swatch lets you know if your gauge meets what is recommended for your pattern. If it doesn't measure up like the pattern says then you should adjust your hook size accordingly...
too many stitches in your measurement... switch to a larger hook
too few stitches... switch to a smaller hook

Keep in mind... if your project isn't for a garment or an item that needs to be the approximate suggested size in the pattern instructions... then checking the gauge isn't as critical.

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RE: Scarf/Afghan

Does the tr stitch stand for treble stitch? I wasn’t sure....
Karen Tkach

<< Reply >>

Yes, tr is a treble or triple crochet.



Re: Turning

Hi Lisa.
How do I not turn the project and still do my rows?

<< Reply >>

When a project says "do not turn" it will either be worked in rounds or it will use stitches that go in the opposite direction like the Reverse Single Crochet.

To which project are you referring?


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RE: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper Pattern - Rows 2-4



<< Comments >>

Just wanted 2 say that u r AMAZING!!!!!!! I really love yer dish towels they r so beautiful!!!!! I have wanted a nice pattern 2 make now I need not search no longer .... The only downside is that the volume is extra low just 2 hear basically yer comments and how many sc u made 2 start, but other that that I know I can follow. I have only been crocheting a little over 2 months and I am doing things of an advance level I am very proud of that... thanks again 4 the wonderful things u share with all of us crocheters..... Dr. Roth

<< Reply >>

Thank you... not sure why this video series had volume issues. Hopefully I can make a new series eventually. Hope you enjoyed the pattern (link below the video).

RE: Pet Blanket

I'm looking for a simple, easy. And quick blanket, with the same stitch, in order to make for shelter pets- dogs and cats.
Can you suggest one with instructions?
Thank you

Debra Miller

<< Reply >>

I have a pattern for a puppy mat on this page:

and an afghan I designed for one of our fur babies on this page:


Re: Emma's baby booties

Thanks for the pattern. Please let me know how to make them bigger for a 2 year old girl. (feet length = 51/2").
Thanks in advance.

<< Reply >>

You’re very welcome.
I do not currently have sizing instructions to enlarge this pattern.
I will keep that on my list of future projects.


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RE: BellaCrochet: May Baskets and Pineapples


<< Comments >>

Stunningly beautiful.
Tessie Davies


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RE: How to Crochet - Join Granny Squares using Double Crochet Stitches


<< Comments >>


Excellent. What is the best hook for Bernat blanket yarn? I want to make a granny square solid color blanket. Looks like I will need a lot of yarn to complete. This yarn is so soft. Saw it in Michaels while looking for yarn needle.
cheryl grier

<< Reply >>

Yarn labels include a recommended hook size on the label. However, this is only a guide. Bernat Blanket Yarn is considered a bulky yarn and lists a size K hook. Feel free to use any hook size you feel yields the best looking project. Bulky yarns yield larger stitches than worsted weight yarns so your project will be on a larger scale which will require fewer stitches to achieve the needed size.


Re: Yarn question

Your crochet table runner pattern tells to use 4 ply yarn I was just wondering how many ounces or skeins of yarn does it take for this pattern thank you Sherry

<< Reply >>

I didn't list the yarn amount on the pattern since the length is adjustable.
I use the runner I made on my sewing table. The size is 10-1/2" x 32".
For that size I used approximately 5 ounces of yarn.
Hope this helps.


RE: Crochet n' More WEb Site

It's been a while since i have emailed you to let you know that you are such a blessing to a lot of people.

My Wednesday night bible study folks want not only to be fed the Word... but would like to learn to crochet as well. I hope you don't mind me sharing the news letter with the folks on Facebook.

I enjoy the "funnies," and the Bible Trivia - - just all in all - - your whole web site
is such a pleasure to wander through.

Thank you for all of your hard work.

God Bless

Tracy Bennett

<< Reply >>

I'm glad you enjoy my website.
I appreciate when you share my website/newsletter with your friends.
I hope your Wednesday night bible study members have enjoyed the information we offer also.

I apologize for the delayed reply.
I receive so many emails and social media messages that it takes me a while to respond.


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Re: Crochet Star Ornament Pattern


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Thanks for a nice pattern.
Jeannie Hart




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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




At the end of my factory shift, I was asked to purchase some supplies. The machines' conveyor belts needed talcum powder to prevent them from sticking, and we had run out of aspirin for workers with noise-induced tension headaches.

I drove to the nearest store and loaded a shopping cart with four cases of baby powder and several boxes of aspirin. As the man behind me in the checkout line peered at my purchases, he laughed and exclaimed, "Must be one heck of a kid!"

One furniture shop drew shoppers to a big sale by offering a free recliner to the laziest attendee.

"Will all lazy folk come forward?" the organizer asked.

One man did not budge. When asked why not, he yawned,
"Too much trouble."

He was instantly declared the winner.


I spent more than two hours in the beauty shop getting my hair permed, cut and styled.

Relieved to be done, I went up to the receptionist to pay.

"Good afternoon!" she said cheerfully. "And who's your appointment with today?"


When they were at Sea World in Florida Natalie was fascinated by the roller coaster and all its screaming passengers.

Matt asked her if she'd like to go on the roller coaster, and she said no, it would be too scary.

"Would you go on it with Daddy?" Matt asked.

Natalie said emphatically, "No, it would be too scary!" After a minute or two of thought she said,
"Maybe... MAYBE if Jesus came with me I'd ride on it!"


Three mice were being chased by a cat.

The mice were cornered when one of the mice turned around and barked, "Ruff! Ruff! Ruff!" The surprised cat ran away scared.

Later when the mice told their mother what happened, she smiled and said, "You see, it pays to be bilingual!"


Pupil: "Teacher, can a fellow be punished for something he hasn't done?"

Teacher: "No, of course not."

Pupil: "That's good, because I haven't done my homework."


Our nephew was getting married to a doctor's daughter.

At the wedding reception, the father of the bride stood to read his toast, which he had scribbled on a prescription pad.

Several times during his speech, he halted, overcome with what I assumed was a moment of deep emotion. But after a particularly long pause, he explained...

"I'm really sorry, folks. I can't seem to make out what I've written down."

Looking out into the audience, he asked, "Is there a pharmacist in the house?"

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape.

So I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.

I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

We were doing a science lesson on how plants grow. The children all got a chance to plant their own seeds.
After a few days of watching the seedlings, I secretly exchanged a few seeds for the children whose plants did not sprout. Several days later one of my students said: "Look Mrs. Gilligan, it's a miracle, my plant is growing". I said: "Yes, seeds sprouting is very exciting". He said: "No Mrs. Gilligan, that's not the miracle, I ATE the SEED and it is growing anyway!"


A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend.

The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.

"Sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."

The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."


One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"


(written by kids)

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.
Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.

-- Alan, age 10


No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry.
God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.

-- Kristen, age 10







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