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Crochet N More

Volume XVII, Issue No. 23
December 15, 2014

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel"

Isaiah 7:14

And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His hame Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins. Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated means, "God with us."

Matthew 1:21-23


Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end."

Luke 1:26-33


"Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all were proceeding to register form the census, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. And it came about that while they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Luke 2:1-7




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LONG SINGLE CROCHET (LSC ... a/k/a Spike Stitch)


Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook),
yo, draw through both loops on the hook.

A Long Single Crochet Stitch is worked the same as a regular single crochet stitch,
except... it is worked in a stitch on a row below the normal working row.

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Use dental floss to thread a yarn needle.

Fold a piece of dental flossin half.
Insert the folded end of the dental floss through the eye of the needle.
Put the end of the yarn through the loop in the folded dental floss.
Pull both the floss and the yarn through the eye of the needle.










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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches

<< Comments >>

This video is just amazing. Your helpings get an A on my project!!!
Thank you 
egw ware

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RE: Holiday Shelf Elf Crochet Doll pattern by Mary Smith

<< Comments >>

Thank you for sharing this!
Kelly Deschamps


Re: ReadAPattern

Hello, I’m crocheting a Baby sweater and the Pattern says:

Row 5: (small X-st in same sc as first dc of last small X-st and in next sc)3 times

I cannot figure out what the pattern is really saying. I understand small X-st but it’s the rest.
I hope you can help me.
Thank you!

<< Reply >>

I’m not familiar with a “small X-st”.

The pattern language would be interpreted as follows:

Row 5:
Small X-st in the same single crochet as the first double crochet stitch of the last small X-st.
Small X-st in the next single crochet.
That’s one time.

Small X-st in the same single crochet as the first double crochet stitch of the last small X-st.
Small X-st in the next single crochet.
That’s two times.

Small X-st in the same single crochet as the first double crochet stitch of the last small X-st.
Small X-st in the next single crochet.
That’s three times.

So... keeping in mind that any cross stitch is made over two stitches... skipping one, working a stitch in the next stitch and then backing up to work a stitch in the skipped stitch.
All this means is you will be working the NEW X-st’s using the next unworked single crochet and the same single used for the first leg of the previous X-st.
Does that make sense?



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Re: Crochet Daisy Afghan

<< Comments >>

I love it.

Toni Franklin Fredendall


Re: BasicsPage

I have pattern for Christmas stockings, was to make two identical pieces, went to put tog, and I have right and wrong side, what do I need to do to make tight side look the same??

<< Reply >>

If the pattern is two flat panels that are made identical, the only way to make both sides of the stocking look the same is to reverse the shaping for the foot on one of the panels. When you join the two identical panels, you should only see one side at a time so the look of each side shouldn't take from the pattern.

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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches


<< Comments >>

Can you use floss thread to do letters. 
Stephanie Johnson


You can use any type of yarn, thread or floss. Keep in mind that thicker strands tend to show up better. If you want to use thinner materials... try using multiple strands and experiment to get the look you want.

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Re: How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch


<< Comment >>

Very nice! Clear and pleasant to watch tutorial. Thank you! :)
Rosangela C. Taylor


You're very welcome.



On the cable headband, what is "the hump"? that is a new term for me.


<< 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.



Both are lovely Lisa!

Thank you.
God bless.


Re: Friendship_Bracelet

I just wanted to thank you for this pattern. I was trying to find
something that was easily adjustable to make for my twin babies to wear
when they are born. This is perfect :).


Re: Mrs Claus

Years ago I crochet a mrs clause now I cannot fine my pattern help
Sharon Bell

<< Reply >>

There's a free pattern for an outfit for Mrs. Claus on this page:
that requires a doll.

You can purchase a doll similar to the one used in that pattern via this page:
though you may need to make pattern adjustments to get a good fit.







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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





Returning from a trip to visit my grandmother in Canada, I was stopped
by a state trooper in New York for exceeding the speed limit.

Grateful to have received a warning instead of a ticket, I gave him
a small bag of my grandmother's delicious chocolate-chip cookies and
proceeded on my way.

Later, I was stopped by another trooper.

"What have I done?" I asked.

"Nothing," the trooper said, smiling. "I heard you were passing out
great chocolate-chip cookies."


The supervisor of my work section 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," was his answer.


At the company water cooler, I bragged about my
children's world travels: one son was teaching
in Bolivia, another was working in southern
Italy, and my daughter was completing a yearlong
research project in India.

One co-worker's quip, however, stopped me short.
"What is it about you," he asked, "that makes
your kids want to get so far away?"


My mother-in-law loved all growing things and could
call each one by its proper name.

After one speech she gave to a garden club, a novice
gardener asked, "How can you possibly know the names
of so many different plants?"

Smiling, she answered, "You remember the names of your
friends, don't you?"


Since I was the first to arrive at our high-tech company one
morning, I answered the telephone. When the caller asked for
field engineering, I explained that it was before normal
business hours, but that I would help if I could.

"What's your job there?" the caller asked me.

"I'm the president," I replied.

There was a pause. Then he said, "I'll call back later. I need
to talk to someone who knows something."


My sister answered an advertisement for a typist to work
on a book on weather forecasting. She gave her typing
speed as: "Approximately 55 w.p.m. with occasional gusts
of 60 to 65 w.p.m. She got the job.


After a laborious two-week criminal trial in a very high
profile bank robbery case, the jury finally ended its
14 hours of deliberations and entered the courtroom to
deliver its verdict to the judge. The judge turns to the
jury foreman and asks, "Has the jury reached a verdict in
this case?"

"Yes we have, your honor," the foreman responded.

"Would you please pass it to me,"

The judge declared, as he motioned for the bailiff to
retrieve the verdict slip from the foreman and deliver it
to him.

After the judge reads the verdict himself, he delivers
the verdict slip back to his bailiff to be returned to
the foreman and instructs the foreman, "Please read your
verdict to the court."

"We find the defendant NOT GUILTY of all four counts of
bank robbery," stated the foreman.

The family and friends of the defendant jump for joy at
the sound of the "not guilty" verdict and hug each other
as they shout expressions of divine gratitude.

The defendant's attorney turns to his client and asks,
"So, what do you think about that?"

The defendant looks around the courtroom slowly with a
bewildered look on his face and then turns to his
defense attorney and says, "I'm real confused here. Does
this mean that I have to give all the money back?"


A young man who was an All-American football player in college went back to his alma Mater as an assistant coach. One of his main responsibilities in his new job would be to go out and scout and recruit players for his college team.

Before he made his first recruiting trip, he went in to visit with the head coach, the same coach for whom he had played when he was there in college some years before. The head coach was a crusty old veteran. He had held that position as head coach for many years, was widely known and highly respected all across the country.

The new young coach said to him, "Coach, I'm about to head out on my first recruiting trip, but before I go I want to be sure that we are on the same page. Tell me, Coach, what kind of player do you want me to recruit?"

The crusty old head coach leaned back in his chair. He looked the young coach straight in the eyes and said: "Son, I've been at this job a long time and over the years I have noticed that there are several different kinds of players. For example," he said, “you will find some players who get knocked down and they stay down. That's not the kind we want!"

And he said, "You will find some players who get knocked down and they will get right back up and get knocked down again and then they stay down. That's not the kind we want!"

And then the old coach said, "But you will also find some other players who get knocked down and knocked down and knocked down, and every time they get knocked down, they get right back up!"

At this point, the young coach got excited and he said, "Now, that's the kind of player we want, isn't it, Coach?"

"No!" said the old head coach. "We want the one doing all that knocking down!!"


"Now this is the verbal part of your employment test," said
the interviewer. "Can you tell me what gross aggrandized
annuity means?"

"Certainly," replied the applicant. "It means I don't get
the job."


Diana, a third- grader, was to give a demonstration speech at
school. She planned to demonstrate how to make "Flies on a Log,"
which consists of peanut butter spread on a stalk of celery with
raisins on it.

The morning of her speech, Diana took out everything she needed
and put it on the kitchen counter, ready to take it to school.
Unfortunately, when the girl and her mother left for school,
they forgot to take the items.

Diana's mother dropped her off and went home to get the stuff.
The celery was gone. The raisins were gone. The peanut butter had
been put away.

"Oh," said Diana's father. "I had that stuff for breakfast."

Beth rushed to gather up more ingredients and hurry them to school,
with an apology to the teacher and an explanation of what happened.

"Gee," said Diana's teacher, "that's a first -- 'My dad ate my


My husband, a big-time sports fan, was watching a football
game with our grandchildren. He had just turned 75 and was
feeling a little wistful.

"You know," he said to our grandson, Nick, "it's not easy
getting old. I guess I'm in the fourth quarter now."

"Don't worry, Grandpa," Nick said cheerily. "Maybe you'll
go into overtime."


One summer evening a young son came in while his parents
were setting the table for supper. Quite surprisingly, he
asked if he could help.

His mother said, "No, but I appreciate you asking."

The child responded, "Well, I appreciate you saying no."




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