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Crochet N More

Volume XVIII, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2015

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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“When people love each other,
they are content with very little.
When we have light and joy in our hearts,
we don't need material wealth.
The most loving communities are often the poorest.
If our own life is luxurious and wasteful,
we can't approach poor people.
If we love people, we want to
identify with them and share with them.”

~~ Jean Vanier, Community And Growth ~~



“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth,
a wealth that cannot be taken away from you;
whether you learn it in a building called school
or in the school of life. To learn something new is a
timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure.
And not all things that you learn are taught
to you, but many things that you learn
you realize you have taught yourself.”

~~ C. JoyBell C. ~~

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He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.' But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. And it shall come about if you ever forget the Lord your God, and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you shall surely perish. Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 8:15-20

Hear this, all peoples; give ear, all inhabitants of the world, both low and high, rich and poor together. My mouth will speak wisdom; and the meditation of my heart will be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp. Why should I fear in days of adversity; when the iniquity of my foes surrounds me, even those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the abundance of their riches? No man can by any means redeem his brother, or give to God a ransom for him -- for the redemption of his soul is costly, that he should cease trying forever -- that he should live on eternally; that he should not undergo decay. For he sees that even wise men die; then stupid and the senseless alike perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their inner thought is, that their houses are forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they have called their lands after their own names. But man in his pomp will not endure; he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:1-12


Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet errs. The foolishness of a man subverts his way, and his heart rages against the Lord. Wealth adds many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend. A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who tells lies will not escape. Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts. All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone. He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.

Proverbs 19:1-8



"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break and or steal; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The lamp of the boyd is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 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 the 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 6:19-34





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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Not all crochet patterns are written in US terms.
Take a look at this chart to see how terms and stitch instructions are different in the US and the UK.



Stitch Conversion Chart
Courtesy of Susan Lee




Chain Stitch (ch)

Wrap the yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through to form a new loop

Slip Stitch (sl st)

Insert the hook into the work as indicated, wrap the yarn over the hook, draw the yarn through the work and the loop on the hook in one movement.

Sl st
Double Crochet (dc)

Insert the hook into the work, yarn over the hook and draw the yarn through the work only, yarn over hook draw the yarn through both loops on the hook.

Half Treble (htr)

Wrap yarn over hook and insert the hook into the work, yarn over the hook draw through work, yarn over hook draw through all 3 loops in the hook.

Treble (tr)

Wrap yarn over hook and insert the hook into the work, yarn over the hook draw through work, yarn over hook draw through first 2 loops, yarn over hook, draw through last two loops.

Half Treble Yarn over and insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, yarn over again and pull up a loop. (You should have three loops on your hook.) Yarn over again and draw through all three of the loops on the hook. Hdc
Double Treble (dtr)

Wrap the yarn over the hook twice and insert the hook into the work, yarn over hook draw through work, yarn over hook, draw through first two loops, yarn over hook draw through next two loops, yarn over hook draw through last two loops.

Miss Miss or Skip means you don't work a stitch in that particular stitch. Skip
Triple Treble (ttr)

Wrap the yarn over the hook 3 times and insert the hook into the work, wrap the yarn over the hook draw through work, yarn over hook drawn through first two loops, yarn over hook draw through next two loops, yarn over hook draw through next two loops, yarn over hook draw through last two loops.

Tension Tension or Gauge refers to how loose or tight you crochet your stitches. Some patterns list measurements for a certain number of stitches and/or rows. This tells you if your tension or gauge meets what is recommended for your pattern. If not, adjust your hook size accordingly. Gauge










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Leave 4-6 inches of yarn
at the beginning and at the end of a project.
This will ensure you have enough yarn to weave back
through your stitches to keep the piece from unravelling.









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RE: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together


<< Comments >>

Is there a way to modify a pattern from 2 strands to one?
I would assume you could just use a smaller hook, but I don't know if there's some kind of easy trick to remember

<< Reply >>

You can modify any pattern that uses two strands by using only one strand and a smaller hook.
I recommend beginning with the size hook indicated on your yarn label.
Also, keep in mind that the overall size of the pattern will be affected.

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RE: How to Crochet - Two Strands Together


<< Comments >>

Thank you so much. I couldn't figure out what the instructions were "suggesting."
Charlene Garcia


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RE: How to Crochet - Front Post Triple Treble Crochet Stitch



<< Comments >>

Thank you this was very helpful.
Deborah Nelson


RE: Stitch_Question

What does hk mean?


<< Reply >>

hk is hook


RE: His_Toilet_Tissue_Cover

I was reading the written instructions for the tissue cover and does it have a lid or the whole pattern works the lid cover in? thank you for your help. I havent started crocheting the project just was reading this pattern.
Antonio Alcaraz

<< Reply >>

The tissue cover is all one piece and fits over the tissue roll.



Re: ReadAPattern

Could you explain what double crochet 3 together in same base stitch means? I'm making shorts

Marie Purcell

<< Reply >>

This pattern language is a bit confusing.

To work into the same base stitch is essentially the same as saying "into the same stitch".

To double crochet 3 together means you work

I believe the designer wants you to work three double crochet stitches into the same stitch.This pattern language is a bit confusing.
To work into the same base stitch is essentially the same as saying "into the same stitch".

I believe the designer wants you to work three double crochet stitches into the same stitch because
"double crochet 3 together" means decreasing three double crochet stitches into one over three different stitches.


RE: Feedback 093015 (Re: Whale_Afghan_Square)

Wow…thanks for the video. That makes much more sense. I think by watching your video I should be able to make it.
Since it has the pattern on graph paper I don’t think I will need to type out the rows on paper. I can’t wait to get started.
Thanks so much! Have a great day

Laurie Potter


Re: ReadAPattern

I would like to do the row count Christmas tree but do not understand the instructions I know how to read the pattern but do not understand if I carry the cc color across the back, pick up color and work stitches and then drop and pick up mc or what. Can you answer the question for me so that I may get started on my project. I think after I get them completed I will add colored beads so that it looks like ornaments.



<< Reply >>


The colored beads as ornaments is a wonderful embellishment idea!

Our video for the Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern shows how I
do color changes:

Color changes are the same in all of my row count patterns.
I never cut a color until I finish with it.
I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches to the point where I will need it again for
the next row, then drop it so I can pick it up on the way back.

I would love to see a photo of your finished square.

Here are a couple of other patterns you might enjoy for Christmas:


Re: Baby_Vest

can you please give me instructions for a 6-9-12 month old baby girl. I need the pattern for sleeveless vest.
Sheila John

<< Reply >>

I’m sorry I do not have instructions for different sizes of the vest pattern.
However, you can find a nice vest pattern on this page:
You can add the hood portion or leave it plain.






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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




Mom was reading her son a bedtime story when the son said "Snow White was poisoned by an apple, Jack found a giant in his beanstalk, and look what happened to Alice when she ate the mushroom!

And you ask, why I won't eat my fruits and vegetables!?"


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?"



A new minister was talking to the oldest member of his congregation.

"I am 95 years old, sir, and I haven't an enemy in the world," said
the aged one.

"That is a beautiful thought," said the clergyman approvingly.

"Yes sir," was the answer. "I'm thankful to say that I've outlived
them all."


If I say so myself, I looked pretty brawny in my Navy summer
whites. And as I stood in line at the Long Beach Naval Hospital
pharmacy, I wasn't the only one who thought so -- a young boy
kept staring at my arms.
Eventually, he whispered something to his mother, who, in turn,
leaned over to me. "My son wants to know," she said, "if you
have a can of spinach in your shirt."


My sister's youngest boy liked nothing better than to sit
on his grandfather's knee and have stories read to him.

One day after a story about Noah's ark, and how Noah led
pairs of animals to the safety of the ark the little boy
asked, "Granddad, you are very old, were you in Noah's

"Gosh no", said Granddad.

"In that case, how come you didn't drown when the flood



On a crisp fall afternoon, my four-year-old son was helping
rake leaves in the front yard of our farmhouse. I glanced up
just in time to see a flock of geese flying over and pointed
out how they flew in a formation shaped like a V.

He patiently watched them as they disappeared over the horizon
and then turning to me and asked, "Do they know any other


An engineer, a psychologist, and a theologian were hunting in the wilderness of northern Canada. Suddenly, the temperature dropped and a serious snowstorm was upon them. They came across an isolated cabin, far removed from any town. The hunters had heard that the locals in the area were quite hospitable, so they knocked
on the door to ask permission to rest. No one answered their knocks, but they discovered the cabin was unlocked and they entered. It was a simple place - 2 rooms with a minimum of furniture and household equipment. Nothing was unusual about
the cabin except the stove. It was large, potbellied, and made of cast iron. What was strange about it was its location - it was suspended in midair by wires attached to the ceiling beams.

"Fascinating," said the psychologist. "It is obvious that this lonely trapper, isolated from humanity, has elevated this stove so that he can curl up under it and vicariously experience a return to the womb."

"Nonsense!" replied the engineer. "The man is practicing the laws of thermodynamics. By elevating his stove, he has discovered a way to distribute heat more evenly throughout the cabin."

“With all due respect," interrupted the theologian, "I'm sure that hanging his stove from the ceiling has religious meaning. Fire LIFTED UP has been a religious symbol for centuries."

The three debated the point for several hours without resolving the issue. When the trapper finally returned, they immediately asked him why he had hung his heavy potbellied stove from the ceiling. His answer was succinct. "Had plenty of wire, not much stove pipe."



While at the supermarket this weekend, I came across two women talking in the aisle I was going down.
"Harry and I have been together ten years now and he makes me very happy," one said. "So I don't mind buying him what he likes even if it is a little more expensive."

"Well, with my Benny I have no choice. He's just plain fussy," her friend replied.

As I passed by their carts I discovered both women were loading their shopping carts with high-quality cat food.


Rushing to work, I was driving too fast and as
a result was pulled over by the highway patrol.
The state trooper noticed that my shirt had the
name of a local high school on it.

"I teach math there," I explained.

The trooper smiled, and said, "Okay, here's a problem.
A teacher is speeding down the highway at 16 m.p.h.
over the limit. At $12 for every mile, plus $40 court
costs, plus the rise in her insurance, what's her total

I replied, "Taking that total, subtracting the low
salary I receive, multiplying by the number of kids who
hate math, then adding to that the fact that none of
us would be anywhere without teachers, I'd say zero."

He handed me back my license. "Math was never my favorite
subject," he admitted. "Please slow down."


Little Rodney, 4 years old, walked down the beach, and as he did, he spied a matronly
woman sitting under a beach umbrella on the sand. He walked up to her and asked, "Are you a Christian?"

"Yes," she replied.

"Do you read your Bible every day?"

She nodded her head, "Yes."

"Do you pray often?" the boy asked next, and again she answered, "Yes."

With that he asked his final question, "Will you hold my quarter while I go swimming?"


A man went grocery shopping with his son. They had the cart, they had the list...

Then the father whispered to the child, "You know, if we really mess this up, we'll never have to do it again."

A father was reading the Bible to his little girl before bedtime one night. He was on the first chapter of Genesis.

"In the beginning, the world was without form and void," the father read.
"And God said, 'Let there be light.' And God separated the light from the dark."

"I know what happens next!" the little girl exclaimed excitedly.

"What happens next?" asked the father, smiling.

The girl replied, "God did two loads of laundry.












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