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Crochet N More

Volume XIV, Issue No. 17
September 15, 2011

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Dear Subscriber:

I receive emails from time to time referring to patterns that aren't my designs.
While I'm happy to assist with any crochet pattern, I want to make sure you understand that patterns I design for my site (Crochet N More) will have a URL (web address)
that begins with:

I rarely give permission for my patterns to be re-posted to other sites.
I do partner with a few sites and allow those sites include links to my pattern pages.
So, you may see a link to one of my designs in a newsletter along with links to other designers' work also.


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Subject: copyright information

The link for the copyright information was non existant when I tried to find some information. I am wanting to know if I may make some items (such as the handlepotholder) and sell them at a church bazaar. I have made many of these and have given them away, but never sold any. Any money made would go directly to the church.
Thank you in advance.
Rachel Funderburk (Crocheter in NC)


Thank you for letting me know about the broken link... I will add that to
my to-do list.

You have permission to use my patterns to make items for gifts OR to sell for profit (for your church or for your personal gain). Keep in mind that not all patterns on the Crochetnmore website are my designs. Some patterns are contributed by other designers.
Thanks for asking and I wish you much success with your church bazaar.

Lisa Hamblin









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In Thee, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be ashamed; in Thy righteousness deliver me. Incline Thine ear to me, rescue me quickly; be Thou to me a rock of strength, a stronghold to save me. For Thou art my rock and my fortress; for Thy name's sake Thou wilt lead me and guide me. Thou wilt pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me; for Thou art my strength. Into Thy hand I commit my spirit; Thou hast ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth. I hate those who regard vain idols; but I trust in the Lord. I will rejoice and be glad in Thy lovingkindness, because Thou hast seen my affliction; Thou hast known the troubles of my soul, and Thou hast not given me over into the hand of the enemy; Thou hast set my feet in a large place. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength has failed because of my iniquity, and my body has wasted away. Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach. Especially to my neighbors, and an object of dread to my acquaintances; those who see me in the street flee from me. I am forgotten as a dead man, out of mind, I am like a broken vessel. For I have heard the slander of many, terror is on every side; while they took counsel together against me, they schemed to take away my life. But as for me, I trust in Thee, O Lord, I say, "Thou art my God." My times are in Thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

Psalm 31:1-15

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 8:18

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




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RE: Table Runner

Please can you help me i do not understand the second row off the table runner?
R3: Ch3, turn. Dc in ea dc. 2dc in ea ch-2 sp. across.

I am new to crocheting and would like your help .
Thank you
Sincerely Jayne Toms

<< reply >>

>>R3: Ch3, turn. Dc in ea dc. 2dc in ea ch-2 sp. across.

This means you chain 3 and then turn the work over so you
can work back down the row you just finished. Now Work one
double crochet stitch into each double crochet on Row 2...
and place 2 double crochet stitches in each chain 2 space...
(a chain 2 space is the hole beneath 2 chains).

RE: How Many Chains for Baby Hat

I want to know how many chain stiches do I need for a newborn hat????????
I always start a hat from the bottom and work my way nto the top.


Richmond, Va.

<< reply >>

The number of stitches needed to begin a newborn hat depends on
the hook size and yarn you are using.

Baby hats can measure anywhere from 5-1/2” - 7-1/2” when laid
flat and measured across the brim.

So, taking into account the hook and yarn you choose, your first
round should fall within those measurements.

RE: Baby Headband

I have a question. The new Baby Headband that you have on your site shows a pink and white flower. The instructions are for only pink (Strawberry Stripes); am I missing something? I don't have that particular yarn handy. Does it have a real long color change? Do I have to make sure to start the yarn when making the flower at the white part? I think the flower is real cute. Thank you for your help. Darlene

<< reply >>

The flower uses Strawberry Stripes yarn which is a pink and white variegated
yarn with fairly long color changes. You can use any color you want for the
flower. I just thought that yarn made a cute flower. You could use white for the
first round of the flower and a color for the second round... that would be
pretty also.


Hello Lisa; can you help with this piece of work; I don’t under stand the instructions; I don’t understand what [ means?

Upper Edging: Ch 1, sc in first dc, work 3 sc in first ch-4 space, [sc in next dc, work 3 sc in next ch-4 space] 3 (4, 5) times; * ch 2, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4 (strap space), dc in next ch-4 space, ch 2 *; repeat [ to ] 7 (8, 9) times; repeat * to * once for second strap space; repeat [ to ] to last ch-space, end last repeat, work 3 sc in turning ch

Many thanks for your help

Barbara lee

<< reply >>

Brackets, asterisks and other symbols are used in patterns to
feature or set off a set of instructions to be referred to later on.
Symbols are used to keep the crochet pattern as short as possible.

For your Upper Edging instructions do this:

Chain 1
single crochet in the first double crochet
work 3 single crochets in the first chain-4 space
[single crochet in the next double crochet, work 3 single crochets in the next chain-4 space] 3 (4, 5) times

NOTE: just after the closing bracket specifies how many times for a particular size (the part I wrote in bold type)
If you are making the first size you work the instructions within the brackets 3 times...
4 times in all for the middle size and 5 times for the larger size.

Now your pattern has an asterisk
chain 2
double crochet in the next chain-4 space
chain 4 (strap space)
double crochet in the next chain-4 space
chain 2
Now you repeat the instructions between your brackets either 7, 8 or 9 times depending on the size you’re making.
then Repeat the instructions between the two asterisks once to make the second strap space.

Repeat the instructions between the brackets until you get to the last chain space.
End the last repeat and work 3 single crochets in the turning chain.


hi, wonder instructions. i was looking at your pattern for a water bottle cover. you say go into the hemp stitch what is that?? thanks!

<< reply >>

Each chain has a top loop and a bottom loop on the front side
and on the back there is a little hump.

When you make the foundation chain (the chains made to begin your
project) the front side of the chain will look like little hearts sitting
on top of each other. When you flip the chain over to the back side
it looks like a little row of humps... work into those humps.

I specify to work in the "hump of the chain" in many of my patterns.
Hope this helps.


Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I am new at crocheting. I am trying to crochet a nubby dishcloth. The pattern says

Row 1: Ch 26 in 2nd ch from hook and across (25) okay I get this

Row 2 Ch1 turn *Sc in first st, tr in next. Repeat from * across ending with sc. (in my words this creates the nubby part of the stitch as the treble is much taller but it seems to pull on the stitches when doing the single crochet)

Row3 ch3, turn *Sc in tr; tr in next sc . Repeat from * across ending with tr. (Very confused, where in those stitches do I insert the needle)

<< reply >>

Row 1: Ch 26 in 2nd ch from hook and across (25) okay I get this


Row 2: Ch1 turn *Scin first st, tr in next. Repeat from * across ending with sc. (in my words this creates the nubby part of the stitch as the treble is much taller but it seems to pull on the stitches when doing the single crochet)

you are correct... the treble crochet being taller than the single crochet will make a little nub or bump in the fabric.

Row3: ch3, turn *Sc in tr; tr in next sc . Repeat from * across ending with tr. (Very confused, where in those stitches do I insert the needle)

You place the hook into both loops of each stitch... placing a single in each treble and a treble in each single.

The last stitch you work is a treble in the last single. This will keep the bumpy look to the fabric.

Can I sell the finished product like the bible covers?
I know I can't sell the pattern just wondered if I can sell the finished product .
Thank you
Jennifer Meyer

<< reply >>

Yes... you may make items using my patterns to sell.
Please include the URL to my site with the items if possible:

Keep in mind that not all patterns on my site are my designs.
Thank you for not selling my patterns also.

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I noticed the young man beside me, mimicking my every move.

When he saw I had noticed him, he leaned toward me and whispered
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still in their original band. On my next trip to my
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"Take good care of these. They might be worth something

Several months later I asked Mom if she was keeping
the two-dollar bills safe. "Oh, yes!" she replied.
"I deposited them in the bank the day after you left."

Over dinner, I explained the health benefits of a colorful
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nutrients," I told them. Pointing to our food, I asked,
"How many different colors do you see?"

"Six," volunteered my daughter. "Seven if you count the
burned parts."

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"To be sure," said the beleaguered woman, "I'll give
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Our Lamaze class included a tour of the pediatric wing of
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all the women tried to guess its weight, but the guy
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"Looks like 9 pounds," he offered confidently.

"This must not be your first," I said.

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"Then how would you know the weight of a baby?" I asked.

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