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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 23
December 15, 2016

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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Thank you for requesting the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter.
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.

My husband wrote a book about
'The Incident"
that happened with his Dad.
If you don't believe in miracles,
read this, it will change your mind!

The Incident - Tim Hamblin

The Incident


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RE: amigurumi MOOSE pattern

Hi I am looking for a free amigurumi Moose pattern for my granddaughter to make for fiance' for Christmas.
I found one but it was in Italian and could not get the interpations for it.

Thank You
Sylvia Ringnalda


Hi Sylvia:

Try this pattern:

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA




“One word of encouragement
can be enough to spark someone’s
motivation to continue with a difficult challenge.”

~~ Roy T. Bennett ~~


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But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down. And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets the synagogue officials sent to them, saying, "Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it."

Acts 13:14-15

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23


Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed"; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. And there are varieties of effects, but the same God who works in all things in all persons. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the affecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one in dividually just as He wills.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully. Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is wirtten, "He scattered abroad, He gave to the poor, His righteousness abides forever." Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God.

2 Corinthians 9:6-12


If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain or toil in vain.

Philippians 2:1-16





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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left.

Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.

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Placing a marker in the very first stitch
on a row will help you remember which stitch is the last one
you need to work into on the way back. This may be all you need to
help you not skip stitches and keep your edges straight.










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Re: Dog Sweater for Yorkie

Thank you sooooo much for your website!
I am interested in the dog sweater with the hole for the front legs.
My pooch is a very small Yorkie. Any ideas for converting this one to really small?
I’m going to re-read the conversion column but I still wanted to write to you.
Thanks a lot!

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome.

Our original dog sweater pattern offers the best fit for any breed.
You might try Linda's version of the sweater which is sized for a chihuahua:

Red Heart has a sweater pattern you might enjoy also:


Re: Stitch_Question

Could you please email me the ABC baby blanket crochet pattern?

If thee is a charge for this I would be happy to pay for it first.

Thank you so much

Lisa Jones

<< Reply >>

The Baby’s ABCs Afghan pattern is only available in graph form.
You can print it from this page:



Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

Crocheted Dish Towel Topper Pattern - Rows 2-4

<< Reply >>

Thank you. You have a lovely voice for tutorials and show every step nicely.

Lynn Barnes

Re: Sawyer's_Sweater

I love this sweater!!!
Here's a pic of mine.

Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern Courtesy of Crochet N More

Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern Courtesy of Crochet N More

* Molly *
Owner: MiQuelle Meshishnek

Molly's sweater was made using
Sawyer's Sweater pattern



I just realized when thinking of sending you a picture that I forgot the edging. I will go back and do that.


<< Reply >>


Hi Miquelle:

You did a great job!

Thank you so much for sharing your photos.
I have added Molly to The Dog House
in hopes of inspiring others to make this sweater for their furry friends.



Re: Catalog

Do you have pattern called mermaid blanket ?

Connie Vandyne

<< Reply >>

I have a pattern called “Julee’s Mermaid Tail”.
It fits a girls size 7-8 and is made so the feet go inside the fin.
Actual tail measurements are on the pattern page.

There’s also a free pattern on Ravelry called “Mermaid Tail Afghan”


Via the Crochetnmore YouTube Channel

Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row



<< Comments >>

Are you using a half of a towel?
Donna Richey

<< Reply >>




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Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Rows 10-24



<< Comments >>

crochetnmore- thank you very much for your thorough tutorial on the topper! I have had no issues with sound on my iPad, actually I could hear so well that I actually heard that acrylic yarn that she was using!

Jodi Degeorge


Hi Lisa,
Thank you soooo much for your response. This is the sweater I crocheted.

Donna's Baby Sweater

Since I have only been crocheting for about 1 yr., it was quite the challenge. It is for a young woman in our church, but my Son and DIL are considering adoption soon, it was important I find a hat. Thank you again.
Donna Jones

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome Donna.
The sweater is adorable!
I'm sure your gift will be a blessing.

Merry Christmas!


Re: Crochet Question

I'm Hooking in BETWEEN the "V", then UNDER the front bar/loop of the previous row¿? the front bar of the current loop before I hook in between the "V", then UNDER & OUT of the back loop of the "V" my hook is between, then I yo, and pull back up through ALL of it, through the top of the "V" and even further, back through the original loop (A), out of the top, so that new loop can serve as (A) for the next pull back out through the top, to create the next loop...Does that even make sense?

*shakes head*...I have been teaching myself a TON of stitches, and I now (after having taken a better look at the waistcoat stitch), I have no clue WHAT stitch I'm making. While it is similar to the linked stitch, it is definitely NOT the same thing, nor do I think it is the Center Single Crochet stitch (as I am going under the bar not the legs of the previous st)...Oh, and I AM going under the bar, NOT under that front loop of the previous row (it can get confusing some times when I'm pulling up that bar so that I can fit my hook under it, before pushing under and out oi

As silly as it sounds, I really don't have a clue what stitch I'm using I do not recognize it from the stitches I've learned/taught myself this far....It is however, another one of those stacked top on top of each other stitches with no spaces between. I'm continuing to use it to see how it looks long term, but as I'm trying to create a project crochet chart and pattern for a sweater...*laughs*... I really do need to know what this is called...I doubt it is anything "new", although that would be cool (aka FABULOUS!); however, I do not for a minute think that I'm so lucky as to stumble upon nor to have created a new stitch so early in my crocheting career/journey...much less, one so simple, so someone had to have developed this before and therefore named it something...*laughs* *smiles*

So, considering your much vaster knowledge base & widely ranging experiences with so many stitches...Could you PLEASE HELP ME figure out what this is already called so that I can mark it down correctly in my newly created project pattern? If you would also happen to know the correct crochet chart symbol for it, that would be really great (& amazing!)

Thank you so much for your time and assistance! I look forward to your reply and hopefully, your guidance and insight.

Best Regards,

..... I continue with my "Curiously Crocheting" ....*smiles*

<< Reply >>

To be honest, I don't recall having ever heard of a "waistcoat stitch" until you mentioned it. I found this tutorial:

which it appears is written in UK terms. The stitch used for the waistcoat stitch is an American Single Crochet... worked only from the right side of the work. I did see it referred to on another page as a “center single crochet” also.

Here’s a pattern for a Waistcoat Stitch Potholder:

Is this what you were doing?
What terms do you use... UK or American?

Can you send me a photo?






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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




A businessman had a tiring day on the road. He checked into a
hotel and, because he was concerned that the dining room might
close soon, left his luggage at the front desk and went
immediately to eat.

After a leisurely dinner, he reclaimed his luggage and realized
that he had forgotten his room number. He went back to the desk
and told the clerk on duty, "My name is Henry Davis, can you
please tell me what room I am in?"

"Certainly," said the clerk. "You're in the lobby."

Suzi, my cousin, was telling me about an evening service at
the church we've both attended for years. She and her husband
usually sat in the back, but this time they moved up front to be
sure to hear the Scripture reading. They sat beside a long-time
church member who cheerfully said, "Good to have ya with us!
Where y'all from?"
Taken by surprise, Suzi mumbled, "The back."


Little Johnny stared at his test paper.

The big red "F" stared back at him.

Freddie looked at his glum friend and asked, "Why did you get
such a low grade on that test?"

"Because of an absence," Johnny answered.

"You mean you were absent on the day of the test?" he questioned.

Little Johnny replied, "No, but the kid who sits next to me was."

A friend and I were driving in the country looking for an address. We found the town, but we couldn't locate the road.

We drove to the police station. They'd never heard of the road.

Neither had the Fire Department.

We went to City Hall, where a community get-together was going on. We consulted a map, with no luck, until finally we happened to ask one young man who knew exactly where the street was. He pointed to the map, showing us exactly how to get there.

I said, "Thank you. Are you with the Police? Or the Fire Department?"

"Neither. I deliver pizzas."


Years ago when my two girls were small, they were taught how
to say their blessing before eating their meal. One night as
I was busy scurrying around the kitchen, I told them both to
stay their blessings without me.

I took a moment to watch them as they both squeezed their eyes
tightly shut over folded hands. As my 4-year-old finished, her
3-year-old sister kept on praying.

Another minute or two passed before she lifted her head, looked
at her plate, and in an indignant voice said, "Hey! My peas are
still here!"


A 12-year-old girl asked her mother, "Mom, do you

have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a

school project."

Her mother gave her one without thinking to ask

what the project was.

A few days later she was in the classroom for a

parent-teacher meeting when she noticed her face

pinned to a mural the students had created. The

title of their project was "The oldest thing in

my house."


A minister was planning a wedding at the close of the
Sunday morning service.

After the benediction he had planned to call the couple
down to be married for a brief ceremony before the

For the life of him, he couldn't think of the names of
those who were to be married.

"Will those wanting to get married please come to the
front?" he requested.

Immediately, nine single ladies, three widows, four
widowers, and six single men stepped to the front.


Recently, our 18-year-old daughter started hunting for her first real job.

She spent an afternoon filling out applications, leaving them on the kitchen

table to finish later.

As I walked by, a section of the application on top jumped out at me. Under

"Previous Employment" she wrote, "Baby sitting."

In answer to "Reason for Leaving" she wrote, "Parents came home."


A very cheap man was looking for a gift for a friend. Everything

was too expensive, except for a broken glass vase which he could

purchase for almost nothing. He asked the store to send it, hoping

his friend would think it had been broken in transit.

In due time, the man received an acknowledgement from his friend.

"Thanks for the vase," it read. "It was so thoughtful of you to wrap

each piece separately."

I work in a school department that is supported by

On his first day, my new boss delivered some bad news.
He said, "Unfortunately your last boss failed to apply
for the grant that supports your work. You will be
terminated at the end of this month. Did you know that?"

Admittedly, I was unprepared for this, but I was not

Two weeks before the end of my tenure, the new boss
came to me. He said, "Before you go, please submit the
lesson plans you would have used for the next three

I said, "Oh, I'm sorry, those lesson plans were covered
in the grant. Didn't you know that?"



Three men worked in the Empire State Building on
the 102nd floor.

One day the elevator was out of service, so they
had to walk up to their office. To pass the time,
they decided that one would sing a song, one would
tell a joke, and the third would tell a sad story -
each taking a turn every floor until they reached
the top.

Finally, as they reached the 100th floor, one man
sang his last song. As they reached the 101st
floor, the second guy told his last joke. As they
ascended the flight to the 102nd floor, the third
man said, "I forgot the key."


Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources

Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what

starting salary were you looking for?"

The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year,

depending on the benefits package."

The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package

of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental,

company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a

company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?"

The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?"

And the interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."
















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