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Crochet N More

Volume XVIII, Issue No. 17
September 15, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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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.



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I am trying to crochet the Charlotte Bronte Cape and don't understand the pattern when it says (in Row 2): "2 dc in the NEXT dc."
Is the "NEXT dc" the dc that the chain is in or is it the next dc? Seems so simple, but I can't seem to get the pattern to work.

Here are the first four rows:
Ch 46.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook,
*2 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 ch;
rep from * to end of row (57 dc).

Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as first dc on this row and on all following rows), turn,
*2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc;
rep from * to last st;
2 dc in last dc, (69 dc).

Row 3: Ch 3, turn
*2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc;
rep from * to last (3) dc, dc in each st to end of row (82 dc ).

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc to end of row.




I believe the designer literally means the "next stitch"... instead of the base of the beginning chains.

For the first Row I ended up with 58 stitches total but that includes the turning chain at the beginning.

Since the designer apparently isn't counting the turning chain as a stitch on Row 1...

Row 2 seems off at the end to me because that stitch isn't worked into at the end.

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA





“Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do, it is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.”

~~ Zig Ziglar ~~

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Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master's in his hand; and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. And he made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water. And he said, "O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham. Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; now may it be that the girl to whom I say, 'Please let down your jar so that I may drink,' and who answers, 'Drink, and I will water your camels also';-- may she be the one whom Thou hast appointed for Thy servant Isaac; and by this I shall know that Thou hast shown lovingkindness to my master."

Genesis 24:10-14


Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' servant, saying, "Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun, will be your territory. No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you. Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord you God is with you wherever you go."

Joshua 1:1-9

"For this reason I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and tthe body than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span? And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these. But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more do so for you, O men of little faith? Do not be anxious then, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'With what shall we clothe ourselves?' For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:25-34





Who said it?

"Oh that my vexation were actually weighed,
and laid in the balances together with my iniquity!
For then it would be heavier than the sand of the seas,
therefore my words have been rash."



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Re: Locker Pocket

Hello and good afternoon

Thank you for the lovely free crochet patterns on your website.

Regarding joining the ends/edges I don't know what you mean by this, sl st cor sts tog, what does cor stand for please.

kind regards



“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up” - Mark Twain

<< Reply >>

You’re welcome Daisy.
“cor” is the abbreviation for corresponding.

I have been driving my self crazy I saw a dog sweater crochet pattern for Bella her owner is Tina Preston I can't find it again please please help me thank you so very much


<< Reply >>

Tina made Bella's sweater using the Dog Sweater pattern on this page:

All of the sweaters worn by the dogs in The Dog House are versions of this pattern.
Those crocheting the sweaters have added their own embellishments.
Tina made an insert to join the chest and neck on Bella’s sweater which formed leg holes.
I do know that the yarn she used was Peaches and Crème cotton yarn.


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


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Just found you. I LOVE your videos. Thank you for your generosity.



Re: ReadAPattern

Hi. I'm very new to this and I'm making a blanket for adoll. I've started my foundation row. It says.....

*ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook; rep from * 8 more times-9 ch-4 loops. Fasten off.

So I understand up to ch 4 loops. What is that? Thank n you very much

<< Reply >>

The part of the instruction that says “9 ch-4 loops” is a reference
to help ensure you are correct up to that point. At the end of that row/round
you should have 9 places where you made 4 chains.


RE: No Tie Hanging Dish Towel

Hey Lisa,
I just had to email you to let you know somehow I missed this pattern of yours called No Tie Hanging Dish Towel, I sooooooooo love this can’t wait to finish all the projects that I have to make for other people then I’m going to make this. THANK YOU also for making it easy especially for people like me ha ha. You did a superb job on this as usual TONS OF THANKS SWEETIE.



Re: Basketweave_Afghan_Square


Do you have the lively video of how to do the basketweave ….. I am having problem understanding or following the pattern. I have wanted to do this for our newly baby grandson. Thank you.

Kathleen Terry Blout

<< Reply >>

I have a video series on how to make the Basketweave Coaster:
the videos are linked below the pattern.


RE: Patterns

Hello Lisa
I'm not able to download any of your patterns. Kindly guide me.

<< Reply >>


None of our patterns require you to “download” them.
When you click on a link to a pattern page the pattern will be displayed.

Each issue of the newsletter, which is viewed online, is divided into sections.
First, click on the link to the newsletter from the email you receive.
The link to the current issue is:

The list of available sections in each newsletter looks like this:


When you click on “MEMBER PATTERNS” the computer should take you to that section.
This is the direct link:
The two patterns for that issue are listed there.
Click on a pattern to view the pattern page.

Hope this helps.



Hi Lisa, I have a crochet pattern for a v-stitch dishcloth, it says to chain
35 and v-st. into 5th chain from hook and then skip 2 ch. and do again,
should have 8 v-stitches when done., somehow I end up with 10 v-sts. Is the
pattern wrong or am I doing something wrong.????

<< Reply >>

If you chain 35 and the first v-st is worked in the fifth chain from the
hook, skipping two chains between each v-st... you will have 10 v-sts plus
one dc on each end.
Is the pattern online?

RE: Stitch_Question

I have a question about your pattern for the ABC puff stitch blanket. Do u have patterns for each letter individually. I want to make the heart puff stitch blanket but incorporate my nephews name in it. However I'm unable to find a pattern for letter individually.


<< Reply >>

I do not have individual letter patterns like the ABC afghan.
I have made this same afghan with a name in it... I just rearranged the letter layout.
It works for any name up to 5 or 6 letters... depending on which direction you choose to write it.
You can incorporate the Puff Stitch Heart Afghan Square into the afghan:

Hope this helps.


Re: Big Question

Hello Lisa,
I have had some really good replies from you before and so thot you may be able to help me once again.

Son got a new bike and I saw a pattern for a seat cover and didn't download it, now I cant find it anywhere.
Do you have any ideas where I can get this pattern? It is crocheted with thick yarn to make the seat feel better for the man riding it.

I have checked out Red Heart and several other companies but to no avail. So am coming back to you as you seem to have the info needed every time you get asked questions by dummies like me.

So if you know where I can find these directions, I would surely appreciate it greatly.

Enjoy your crochet newsletter and have sent it to many others who have also subscribed to it.

Thank you for all your work, I do appreciate your efforts to help everyone of us out here who need help.

Gerry D.

<< Reply >>

You can find two free bicycle seat cover patterns on the following pages:

Most of the others I found were not in English.
Hope one of these is the one you remember.
Hope this helps.

Re: ReadAPattern

Explain dc in next 2dc, decrease, ch1


<< Reply >>

dc in next 2dc
This means work one double crochet in each of the next 2 double crochet stitches.

This depends on the pattern.
There are many different decreases... work the one your pattern has listed.

Now chain 1


Re: Stitch_Question

Hi Lisa
When I crocheted the ABC pattern certain letters came out backwards... I don't
understand why this happened.. Is it supposed to be this way?
Thank you in advance for your reply

<< Reply >>

Every odd numbered row is read from right to left
and every even numbered row is read from left to right.
Reversed letters can happen if the graph is read in the wrong direction.

Since the puff stitches that form the letters are made when the right side of the afghan
is facing away from you, it's good to turn it around the verify placement after each row.




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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




11 Lessons from Noah's Ark

One: Don't miss the boat.

Two: Better listen to God, rather then men!

Three: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

Four: Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you
to do something really big.

Five: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that
needs to be done.

Six: Build your future on high ground.

Seven: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board
with the cheetahs.

Nine: When you're stressed, float a while.

Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by

Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always
a rainbow waiting.


Worship brings all kinds of responses, as I observed in
church recently. An elderly woman was standing with eyes
closed and hands raised in prayer and praise. The
three-year-old standing in the pew in front of her turned
around and gave her a high-five!



A teenager was always asking his father if he could
borrow the family car. Pushed to the limit, the
father asked his son why he thought God had given him
two feet.

Without hesitation, the son replied, "That's easy,
one for the clutch and one for the accelerator."


Billy and Willy were at Sunday school studying about Noah's ark.

On the way home, Willy asked, "Do you think Noah did much fishing?"

"How could he?" said Billy. "He only had two worms."


"I want to go to Sunday school," my seven-year-old
son announced one day when he returned from school.
Pleased, I told him I’d find one for him.

Later he said: "Oh, boy, I can’t wait to go to
Sunday school. One day sounds so much better than


I returned to my parents' home to attend a funeral. At the
temple, my mother led me to a man who looked vaguely familiar.
"Barbara, remember Rabbi Green?" she asked as she left me in
his company.

I frantically tried to place him, and suddenly it came to me.
He was the kind man who, five years earlier, had officiated
at my grandmother's funeral.

"It's good to see you again, Rabbi," I said. "Though I wish
it weren't always under such tragic circumstances."

The rabbi looked perplexed but uttered some words of consolation
before he was called away.

A few minutes later, I rejoined my mother.

"Imagine," she whispered, "after all this time, to run into the
rabbi who performed your wedding!"


Our supervisor recently made a casual comment about 
my shaggy mane of hair. He then went on to extol the 
virtues of a good haircut, which, he insisted, makes 
an elderly man look younger and a younger man seem 
more mature. 

"How would a haircut make a middle-aged man like me 
appear?" I asked. 

"Still employed," he answered. 



“I think my son will really look forward to Christmas this year.
Now that he gets it - on the kid level anyway.
He knows it is Jesus' Birthday and I think he's pretty impressed that
on someone else's birthday - he gets all the gifts!”


e man walked over to the perfume counter and told the clerk he'd like a bottle of Chanel No. 5
for his wife's birthday.

"A little surprise, eh?" smiled the clerk.

"You bet," answered the customer. "She's expecting a cruise."


Needing to shed a few pounds, my husband and I went on a diet
that had specific recipes for each meal of the day. I followed
the instructions closely, dividing the finished recipe in half
for our individual plates.

We felt terrific and thought the diet was wonderful - we never
even felt hungry!

But when we realized we were gaining weight, not losing it,
I checked the recipes again. There, in fine print, was:
"Serves 6."


While my third-grade class was completing a writing
exercise, one of the students asked me how to spell

I told him I was unsure. To my delight, he went to
the dictionary to solve his problem.

That's when I overheard another pupil say to him,
"Why bother to look it up? She doesn't know how to
spell it anyway."



A well-dressed man approached a woman at a health food
store and in a clipped British accent asked her exactly
what she did with the tofu in her basket.
She said she normally puts it in the refrigerator, looks
at it for several weeks and then throws it away.
The man replied, "That's exactly what my wife does with
it. I was hoping you had a better recipe."









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