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Volume XIX, Issue No. 8
April 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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And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:16-18


As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Colossians 2:6-7

FINALLY then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you may excel still more.

1 Thessalonians 4:1


THEREFORE be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Ephesians 5:1-5

Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may on account of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

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Re: ReadAPattern

Pattern says:
"Chain 1 and work a multiple of 4 plus 1 single crochets across the front edge"

Can you please advise what this means.
I'm crocheting a baby bonnet.

Thank you

<< reply >>

Hi Anna:

I've looked over the pattern on this page: 98_crochproject.html
"Stripe Up the Band!"

several times.

>>> "Chain 1 and work a multiple of 4 plus 1 single crochets across the front edge"

For step 2 of the Edging for the Bonnet, I believe the designer intends for you to work evenly all in single crochet along that edge and when you finish you end up with a number of stitches that is a multiple of 4 plus 1.
This would set you up to finish with steps 3 and 4 of the sweater neck edging.

Hope this helps.



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How to Crochet: Single Crochet 3 Together ( sc3tog )



<< Comments >>

Very helpful.
Johanna Vos

RE: TheDogHouse

Hi. I used the sweater pattern and I tweeked it a tad to make my pup Kira a Christmas dress.


Dog Sweater Free Crochet Pattern Courtesy of Crochet N More

* Kira *
Owner: Clarice McCartney

Hope you like it.



RE: Hero Afghan Square pattern

Hi Lisa,

I just found your website today while taking a break from shoveling snow (I'm in Evergreen, Colorado). I clicked on the Hero square pattern, under your free afghan patterns. The link opens to the hand pattern. I didn't check the other square patterns.

Thanks for sharing these free afghan square patterns. I plan to make a few as part of a crocheted blanket for charities. :)


<< Reply >>

Hi Heather:

I must say that I am very glad our snow is over for this winter.... I am not a fan.. lol

I appreciate you taking the time to email me during your break from shoveling.
Viewers like you help make Crochet N More a nicer place to visit.
I have corrected the link to the Row Count Hero Afghan Square on this page:

Feel free to write anytime!
Thank you so much!

RE: ReadAPattern

My pattern says "skip next sc, dc decrease". Since I don't have a dc decrease on the row below, does this mean to make a dc decrease?
Thank you
Jane Forni

<< Reply >>

Those instructions alone mean you skip the next single crochet
then work a double crochet decrease.
The decrease is normally worked over the next two stitches on the working row unless the pattern states otherwise.


Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

Hi, I’ve hunted all over for the pattern of the sweater little Ginger the Chihuahua is wearing. It is so cute. Where can I obtain it? I hope to make it for a friend’s tiny dog.
Virginia Simpson

<< Reply >>

Ginger’s owner made her sweater using our basic Dog Sweater pattern:
then she embellished it with ruffles.

Use the alteration instructions on the pattern page to ensure a good fit
of the basic sweater for your friend’s dog. Then watch this video:

which shows you how to add ruffles to a project.


Re: ReadAPattern

Pattern says:row 1.... Holding back on hook the last lp of each dc....dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch....yo and draw thru all 3 lps on hook. Can I find a illustration of this technique? Thank you!


<< Reply >>

This is having you work a double crochet decrease.
Watch this video: the stitch this way:

double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook but do not complete the very step (leave last two loops on the hook).
double crochet in the next chain but do not complete the very last step (you should have three loops left on the hook).
yarn over and draw through all three loops to finish that stitch.


RE: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Afghan_Square

Hi, I am attempting to make this....and having a problem...would you be able to send me a pic to show me what the back looks like? thanks


<< Reply >>

Hi catowner2012:

I don’t have this particular square in front of me at the moment.
What kind of problem are you having?
All of the Row Count Afghan Squares look the same on both sides... only the image is reversed.


Re: Cross stitch pattern

I am hoping you may have an idea how I might accomplish the following:

I want to create an afghan for my son using the afghan stitch, with the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA team’s logo cross stitched on it. I can find software to create it based on using Aida cloth, but I need to be able to adjust it so it is bigger so I can use it on my afghan. Once upon a time, I did a Washington Redskins afghan for my brother, but it came in a kit. I’ve done some web surfing, but came across nothing.

Your thoughts?

Joan Parlette

<< Reply >>

You can try
to make your graph.

Make a copy of your picture onto a sheet of graph paper.
The more squares per inch on the graph paper the larger the afghan will be.

Any cross stitch graph can be crocheted using single crochet stitches because a single crochet stitch is “square”. Did you know you can also make the same graph by using different stitches? For instance, a group of 3 double crochet stitches is also “square”.

Hope this helps.

Re: Stitch_Question

Hi! I used the Angel pattern I found on your site at this link for a First Communion gift for my greatniece. I love the pattern and particularly how you did the head and wings. However, I found an error in the pattern on that page. For rows 12-14, it says to repeat row 10, but it should say to repeat row 11. Believe me, I tried it the way it was written and I knew something was wrong because the skirt just kept getting wider and wider rather than having a bell shape. So I ripped out the last 4 rows (I had completed the entire pattern already) and redid rows 12-14 using the same instructions as for row 11, and then it looked just like the picture.

Thanks for the pattern!


<< Reply >>

Thank you so much for letting me know.
The angel pattern was one of the first patterns I ever added... typed while a toddler was in my lap I am sure... lol I will gladly share this info with our viewers.

Via the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Crochet Tip: Be sure to leave yarn tails at least 3-4" long so you can weave them back into the work to ensure the project does not unravel. Thread the yarn tail onto a tapestry needle and sew through a few stitches in one direction and then a few in the opposite direction for better stability.

<< Comments >>

I also like to do this with the yarn ends created, when it becomes necessary to tie 2 pieces of yarn together. Such as when your yarn breaks, or u run out, & have to add another strand. I see a lot of people just knotting these & then cutting the ends very short. But I think that takes away from the "finished" look of the rest of the project, to have those little knots with tiny frayed ends sticking out of them. Why not show the same care in weaving these ends as well?

Gerri Thomas


I have also seen other crocheters cut the yarn leaving very short ends. I was always afraid to cut the ends too short for fear the project could unravel. We put too many hours into projects to have that happen. Using a yarn needle is fast and easy and doesn't affect the look of the project at all.

Crochetnmore (Lisa)


When I'm weaving my ends in I go through stitches and I also go through the tail in different places. that way it gets pulled in on it's self when I run it along through more stitches.

Tiina Peltola




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