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Volume XIX, Issue No. 22
November 30, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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We hope to provide you with exciting information on the latest web developments pertaining to the Crochet 'N' More website as well as two of my original patterns in each issue.

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“A contented mind is the
greatest blessing a man
can enjoy in this world.”

~~ Joseph Addison ~~


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The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His deeds. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. The Lord keeps all who love Him; but all the wicked, He will destroy. My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord; and all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever.

Psalm 145: 17-21


He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. When good things increase, those who consume them increase. So what is the advantage to their owners except to look on? The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much. But the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12

"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


But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many apang.

1 Timothy 6:6-10

Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you."


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Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of stitches and then to form a border or edging
you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row. If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to
making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.
If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches. No matter what kind of stitch you are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.

The first photo in the following picture shows a swatch turned on its side
with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the
row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire
piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single
into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite
side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked
3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.

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Re: Julee's_Mermaid_Tail

What size does this mermaid pattern fit?

<< Reply >>

Hi Nancy:

Julee’s Mermaid Tail fits a girls size 7-8.
Actual tail measurements are on the pattern page.


Re: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Hat_2

Hi, I love this hat. I have crocheted a baby sweater in the same stitch, almost identical pattern. I need to make this hat, but for 3-6 months. Can you help me accomplish this. This baby is due in March, so I have some time. Would greatly appreciate you ur help. ������

Donna Jones

<< Reply >>

Hi Donna:

To make a larger hat size requires increasing the number of stitches.
Working 2 single crochet stitches in one stitch is an increase.
Round 4 contains increases... each time you work Round 4 it makes the hat
a little larger.

Including an extra repeat of Round 4 might make the hat large enough for the size you want.
You might also try increasing your hook size.


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I'm making a towel topper. It is wider and seems to need more than 44 stitches.
If I start with more than 44 (88) stitches, when and how much do I decrease by?

Rasa Raisys

<< Reply >>

This pattern:
needs 44 stitches to begin.
To use more stitches would require a complete pattern redesign.



My pattern asks me to sc in 4 sc as a decrease for a simple barbie doll dress does this mean to skip to the 4 sc then do the sc ? I tried this but it does not leave me with 25 stitches out of 30

You are so kind to offer your help

<< Reply >>

Hi Peggy:

See if this helps:

For Round 1 of this pattern
you begin by working 30 single crochet stitches onto a rubber band.

For Rounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 you work one single crochet in each stitch. (you still have 30sc)

For Round 6 you do this:

work one single crochet decrease
(To make a single crochet decrease do this:
insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop.
insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop.
yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)

work one single crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches.

work one single crochet decrease
(insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)
work one single crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches.

work one single crochet decrease
(insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)
work one single crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches.

work one single crochet decrease
(insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)
work one single crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches.

work one single crochet decrease
(insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop. yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook)
work one single crochet stitch in each of the next 4 stitches.

Now you will have a total of 25 stitches (single crochets and single crochet decreases included in this count)




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How to Crochet : Table Runner Tutorial


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Thank you.



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With each project, include an index card with a list of yarn and the hook size needed to complete that project. If you need to set your project aside for any length of time (during which you might forget the materials used), you will have the card to help you remember which materials are needed.

<< Comments >>

Good tip
Sharon Fesmire


Subject: ReadAPattern

I can not understand my dog sweater pattern regarding the leg openings. " all leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section." I can't figure out these instructions. Hope you can help me.
Thank you. Charleene

<< Reply >>

Hi Charleene:

Which pattern are you making?

<< Charleene's Reply >>

Thank you for replying to my request. The crochet dog coat size large is from Bernat. I downloaded it from yarnspirations free patterns.I have worked through the 5th row and have 87 stiches. I don't understand how to proceed with the leg openings. Thank you again for offering to help me. And may God also bless you.

<< Reply >>

There are many different dog coat patterns.. I believe you are making this one:

If you have 87 stitches after the 5th row on this pattern you are making a size XL.

For the Leg Openings making an XL, you begin the leg openings by working in the same pattern in the next 9 stitches.
Then slip stitch in the next 7 stitches. Chain 1. Work in pattern as before across 55 stitches. Slip stitch in the next 7 stitches.
Finish the row in pattern to the end.

The legs are worked at the same time... each leg is made by working in pattern for 2-1/2" and ending with a right side row.

The joining row is a wrong side row. keeping in pattern for 9 stitches then chain 7.
Working in pattern again across 55 stitches. Chain 7 and continue in pattern to the end of the row.

The "Next row" is worked in pattern for 9 stitches... keep in pattern working in the next 7 chains,
continue in pattern across the 55 stitches and the next 7 chains as well as on across to the end of the row.
You should have 87 stitches upon completing of this row.

Continue working even in pattern until it measures 11" after the neckband. End with a wrong side row, placing a marker at each end of the last row.


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Back in the early 90's (guessing) I did a pattern of a Candy Cane Holder I have since lost the pattern. I see while I google but there is no pattern ....I was sure hoping you could help me.

Toni Fredendall


<< Reply >>

Do you have a photo of one?


<< Toni's Reply >>

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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery




My Dad and I were talking while I was visiting last weekend.
I asked him the secret of his long and happy marriage to my

He said that as soon as they were married he let her know
who was the boss.

At this point my Mom broke in, "He sure did. He looked me
right in the eye and he said, 'You're the boss!' "


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My 4-year-old niece Brittany is an absolute joy, and sometimes
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I'm Sorry, or Please.

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about it for a minute and then looked at me with a serious
little face and said: "I don't got no manners in my mouth."

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and grin, then say: "Look! I have manners in my mouth!"



Our 4-year-old daughter's surgery was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. We were becoming

anxious as time passed and no one came to get her. Finally at 12:30, the surgeon

arrived at her room.

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for this surgery.

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A young man, fresh out of college, went to see his doctor one day.

"Doc, there's something wrong with me. Every time I stand in a baby's
high chair and face southwest, and then touch my tongue to a piece of
aluminum foil that's wrapped around an acorn, I get a strange tingle
in my big toe. Can you tell me what the problem is?"

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was somewhat taken aback by a recent incident. Returning home from
work, a woman had been shocked to find her house ransacked and
burglarized. She telephoned the police at once and reported the
The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the channels, and a K9
officer patrolling nearby was first on the scene. As he approached
the house with his dog on a leash, the woman ran out on the porch,
clapped a hand to her head and moaned, "I come home from work to
find all my possessions stolen, I call the police for help, and what
do they do? They send a blind policeman!"



The minister's little six-year-old girl had been so naughty
during the week, that her mother decided to give her the
worst kind of punishment. She told her she couldn't go to
the Sunday School Picnic on Saturday.

Then, when the day came, her mother felt she had been too
harsh and changed her mind. When she told the little girl
she could go to the picnic, the child's reaction was one of
gloom and unhappiness.

"What's the matter? I thought you'd be glad to go to the
picnic." her mother said.

"It's too late!" the little girl said. "I've already prayed
for rain!"


A customer sent an order to a distributor for a large amount of goods totaling a great deal of money.

The distributor noticed that the previous bill hadn't been paid.

The collections manager left a voice-mail for them saying, "We can't ship your new order until you pay for the last one."

The next day the collections manager received a collect phone call, "Please cancel the order. We can't wait that long."



A man and his ten-year-old son were on a fishing trip miles from
home. Being good Christians they decided to attend the Sunday
worship service at a small rural church.

The father forgot to bring any cash, so he reached in his pocket
and gave his son a dime to drop in the offering plate as it was

As they walked back to their car after the service, the father
complained. "The service was too long," he lamented. "The sermon
was boring, and the singing was off-key."

Finally the boy said with a grin, "Dad, I thought it was pretty
good for a dime."
















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