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Crochet N More

Volume XIX, Issue No. 16
August 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.

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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>I'm back again regarding the Stethoscope Cover.
My friend told me yesterday she is having a problem getting the cover onto her Stethoscope.
The stethoscope is a closed system and the cover won't fit over the end.
So you have any suggestions on how to get the cover onto her stethoscope?



There's no way to force the cover onto a stethoscope. I could be that tension has varied the size or that the size of the stethoscope was a factor. The best advice I have is to make another cover using a larger hook.

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA





“Our job is to love others,
not wonder whether or not they
deserve it.”

~~ Thomas Merton ~~

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“There is an appropriate way to use your story,
not as an excuse but as a testimony to
God's ability to free you from the past.”
~ Andy Stanley, Enemies of the Heart:
Breaking Free from the
Four Emotions That Control You

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My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life, and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:1-6

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."

Matthew 28:18-20

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. And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practiced the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.

John 3:16-21

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35


If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

John 14:15


This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends, if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father, I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask of the Father in My name, He may give to you. This I command you, that you love one another.

John 15:12-17

To these He also presented Himself alive, after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised. "Which," He said, "you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." And so when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, "Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?" He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.

Acts 1:3-8

And Cornelius said, "Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining garments, and he said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. Send therefore to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner by the sea.' And so I sent to you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord." And opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him. The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)-- you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed. You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. And they also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross. God raised Him up on the third day, and granted that He should become visible, not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us, who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He ordered us to preach to the people, and solemnly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

Acts 10:30-43


And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28





There was a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years, having lived with a husband seven years after her marriage,
and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four.
And she never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.

What was her name?



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Re: Error in Hanging Dish Towel

Lisa I have a confused problem. I realize it's me, though. I'm fine through row 21 and row 22. My subsequent rows get wider and wider. How many stitches should I have after row22?
Thank you for any help you can provide,
Thank you again,
Diane Clayton

<< Reply >>

I didn't note the number of stitches at that point in the pattern.
However, I did have another viewer with issues at this point in the pattern.
When you made the 2 chains at the end of Row 21 and turned to begin row 22, did you work a double crochet, two chains and single crochet in the next chain 2 space?

You should have the same number of shells on each row for the rest of the length of the towel. (A shell is 2dc, ch2, sc all in one chain space) The shells are only worked in the chain-2 spaces on each row and there is only one chain-2 space in each shell.

Please let me know if this helps.



Crochet website - Gauge

Hi. Am I overlooking a page on your website about gauge? I'm get a
consistent gauge, but I'm struggling with it not being too tight and how
to count stitches and rows. I would love some general tips, but
especially some pictures with how to count stitches and ROWS! No one
talks about poor rows.

Thank you the helpful site.


<< Reply >>

While I have addressed this question privately with viewers I do not have a
page devoted to explaining gauge. Hopefully I can add this information to
the website in the future.

If the gauge reference says “in pattern” you need to make a gauge swatch
using the stitches
called for in the pattern in order to measure correctly.

Gauge refers to the measurement of stitches and rows contained in a stitch
pattern sample. Always begin your gauge swatch with the recommended hook
size and yarn then adjust the hook size as needed. Be sure to make your
swatch large enough to get a proper measurement.
To measure the stitch gauge... lay the ruler horizontally across the work.
Row gauge... lay the ruler vertically across the work.

The measurements of your gauge swatch lets you know if your gauge meets what
is recommended for your pattern. If it doesn't measure up like the pattern
says then you should adjust your hook size accordingly...
too many stitches in your measurement... switch to a larger hook too few
stitches... switch to a smaller hook.

Keep in mind... if your project isn't for a garment or an item that needs to
be the approximate suggested size in the pattern instructions... then
checking the gauge isn't as critical.

Helpful gauge information:

Hope this helps.




Re: ReadAPattern

Can you tell me how to

“chain 1 sc in each st across and in top of chain 3; turn

Thank you

<< Reply >>

Make one chain, then work one single crochet in each stitch across the row.
At the end of the row, the 3 chains you made earlier should look like a double crochet. Work one last single crochet in the top chain of that chain 3.


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How to Crochet - Puff Stitch Baby Hat - Rounds 5-7



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What kind of yarn did you use?
Danielle Mosley


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Re: Towel topper

Love your video for the towel topper but the volume is so low can hardly here it. Is there another
Sent from my iPad

<< Reply >>

Thank you so much.
I'm sorry about the volume on this video series.
I do not have a new series available at this time but hope to record a new one soon.



Re: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Booties

There is no error. Somehow I am having a problem of my own about what part to leave open on booty. Thank you.

<< Reply >>

Finishing on the bootie is done by folding the finished piece with the ends of the rows together and sewing the corresponding stitches together. Leave the top open.
Some find the top opening a bit snug, if your individual tension makes the top seem snug then do not stitch the front of the top of the bootie.



Re: Barbie cloak

In your instructions, "Rows 2-6: Sc in bl of each sc. Ch 1, turn," what does bl mean. I don't recognize it as a familiar abbreviation.

<< Reply >>

Bl is the abbreviation for Back Loop.

Each crochet stitch has two loops along the top edge.
The front loop is the loop closest to you.
The back loop is the loop farthest from you.
Unless a pattern specifically to work in the front or back loop
you would work into both of the top loops of the stitch.

This video might help:





Re: Doll_Bikini


Your doll bikini looks adorable. My granddaughter wants one for her doll. She has a baby alive and also an American Girl size doll. Could you please tell me the measurements of the finished bikini? I’m not sure how big the baby born doll is. I think it’s smaller than the baby alive.

Thank you,


<< Reply >>

I made the bikini pattern several years ago and didn’t think to include actual measurements. I have found information online suggesting that Baby Born and American Girl dolls are similar in size. I’ve never had a Baby Alive but I believe it may be a bit larger than Baby Born.

You might alter the size of this pattern by changing the hook size.
It might help to have the doll available for fitting.





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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




"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled
through snow." --Jeff Valdez




A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old
Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow rain."

The next day it rained.

A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow

The next day there was a hailstorm.

"This Indian is incredible," said the director. He told his secretary
to hire the Indian to predict the weather.

However, after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn't
show up for two weeks. Finally the director sent for him.

"I have to shoot a big scene tomorrow," said the director, "and I'm
depending on you. What will the weather be like?"

The Indian shrugged his shoulders. "Don't know," he said. "Radio is

While waiting at the veterinarian's office, I overheard two women
chatting about their dogs.

"What's your dog's name?" asked the first woman.

"Well, we used to call her Pork Chop," answered the second lady.
"But after the vet bills we've had for her, we now call her Filet


I took my young son to the doctor for a routine physical.
All the way I had to reassure him that he would not be
getting a shot. He went through his eye exam, hearing test,

The nurse came into the exam room and started to ask me
routine questions.

When she got to "Is he allergic to anything" my four year
old son stood up and said "YES, I'm allergic to shots!"

Southwest Airlines makes humor a high priority. Here is
an actual humorous statement by a pilot:
Pilot: "Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now,
so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free
to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane
till we land... it's a bit cold outside, and if you walk on
the wings it affects the flight pattern."

One morning while passing out a paper in my daughter's
kindergarten class, the teacher asked the children if
they know what they were supposed to do when they were
given papers.

My daughter was the only child to raise her hand eagerly
to answer.

The teacher asked her if she could tell the class what
they were supposed to do when given papers.

My daughter replied, "We are supposed to put our name
at the top and then wait for destructions."


David filled his car with gas at a self-service gas station.
After he had paid and driven away, he realized that he had
left the gas cap on top of his car. He stopped and looked
and, sure enough, it was lost.

Well, he thought for a second and realized that other people
must have done the same thing, and that it was worth going
back to look by the side of the road since even if he couldn't
find his own gas cap, he might be able to find one that fit.

Sure enough, he hadn't been searching long when he found a gas
cap. He tried it on, and it went into place with a satisfying

"Great," David thought, "I lost my gas cap, but I found another
one that fits. And this one's even better because it locks ..."


Rachel, our four-year-old daughter, looked on as the officer
took down the particulars following the theft of our riding
mower the night before.

Three weeks later, as we were heading home, my husband was
pulled over for speeding. As the officer approached our car,
Rachel, curious as to why we had to pull over to the side
of the road said. "What? Did he find our lawn mower?"

The chef of the upscale restaurant I manage collided with
a waiter one day and spilled coffee all over our computer.
The liquid poured into the processing unit and resulted in
some dramatic crackling and popping sounds.

After sopping up the mess, we gathered around the terminal
as the computer was turned back on again.

"Please let it work," pleaded the guilt-ridden waiter.

A waitress replied, "Should be faster than ever. That was
a double espresso."


One night I was tucking my 4-year-old son in to bed and I told
him his nightly Bible story.

This night it was the story of the prodigal son. We discussed how
he had taken his inheritance early, left and spent it all on living
it up and partying until he had no money left and had to work on a
pig farm where he couldn't even afford to eat what the pigs ate!

He remembered his father and went back home to ask for a job and
forgiveness. His father welcomed him home with much joy!

After we finished the story I asked my son what he learned and he
immediately said, "Never leave home without your credit card!"

"What do you have to do to become a doctor?" my six-year-old
granddaughter once asked.

Her dad, seeing an opportunity, said, "You have to do extremely
well in school, take a lot of math and science, get into an
excellent college, make the highest grades possible, and then
go to med school, and follow that with an internship. Then you
can start your own practice. Honey, as smart as you are, you
can be anything you want to be."

Erin gave all this a moment's thought and then asked, "What do
you have to do to be queen?"

Father to son after exam: "Let me see your report card."

Son: "My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his















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