Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 1
January 15, 2007

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"God does not ask your ability or your inability.
He asks only your availability."
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Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ; so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents -- which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Philippians 1:27-30

And Jesus answered and said to them, "See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many. And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. And at that time many will fall away and will deliver up one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. And because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.

Matthew 24:4-14

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 at 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



This quote is from Our Daily Bread - January, 2007 Issue.

"Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?"

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20

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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)



I found your website and one pattern says to fasten off and or weave in ends. Can you please explain how to do this at your earlist convenience. Thanks for you time. Jackie


Once you complete your last stitch on a project you will have one loop on your hook.
Cut the yarn leaving about a 4-6" tail to be woven in.
Yarn over, draw the yarn tail completely through the loop, and pull it tight.
This secures the yarn so the project doesn't unravel.
Now you need to weave in the yarn tail
using a crochet hook or a yarn needle.
The yarn needle is quicker and you can weave the strand in without disturbing the stitches.
Here's a page that might help:




Can you please explain yarn over to me? Lynn


Yarn over simply means to wrap the yarn around the hook. Just take your hook from left to right around the yarn to catch it with the hook.





SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




Don't throw away those little yarn bits you have left over from your projects. Use the shorter pieces for project markers. Sometimes you need just a small scrap of a color to complete a project and you just might have it in that "scrap yarn stash" :o)



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

We have numbers 19-21 !

19. Stuff things, like toys. Cindi from TN

20. Take an empty coffee can. Wrap different colors of yarn around in layers. Put dirt and a housepant inside. Sit in window ledge. The yarn holds warmth in from the cold. The roots of the plant will not freeze in the winter. We also made macrame type hangars, and would hang the coffee-can planter with plant to hang up higher where the heat rises. Diane Ralph Mitchell

21. Take a "Pringles" or other potato chip can, wrap with any yarn, glue if desired then paste embroidered appliques to make a pretty scene. Store pencils, pens, small scissors, etc. Diane Ralph Mitchell


do you have number 22?

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

If you have a use that's not listed email me!



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Re: Be encouraged!

I'm very impressed with your website, especially that you share your faith here. I've been saved since August of 98 and have been so blessed ever since. Thank you so much for your testimony. And for the free patterns you provide. I'm also a stay-at-home mom and it helps to have a few things to enjoy that you don't have to pay for. I'll be visiting much more often. My family and I live in Van Wert, OH and if you're ever up this way I'd like to treat you to some coffee or tea. It's always a blessing to me to meet another sister in the kingdom of God. Best of success to you! Blessings, Jodi

I found your site while looking for simple dog sweater patterns. I LOVE it...thanks so much...and thanks for the Christian testimony on the site too...God Bless You

I just found your site and it is great I am trying to teach myself to crochet. It is alot of trial and error but with the help of your site I think I might learn a little something.
Pat Lofton

I just learned to crochet about 3 months ago. I'm a long haul truck driver and it's a great past time for the long months on the road. My husband and I just invested in a notebook computer. I couldn't wait to connect with other crocheters and check out the patterns on the web. I'm having so much fun and I'm sure you all are too. This is a great website and I'm glad I found it and all of you.
Tiffany Thomas

Happy New Year and thank you for adding my website to your crochet links. has been visited by so many Crochet 'N More Readers and their response has been wonderful. I pray that the EdgeryDoo has helped them with their projects. In the short time that I have been a Crochet 'N More Reader, I have learned some very valuable techniques that have improved the quality of my projects. Thank you and God Bless. Marleen Manley

Re: BasicsPage

I would just like to thank you for a great site. I was in the process of finishing a sweater that called for a crocheted band at the neck. I haven't crocheted in years and was stumped by the double crochet I was told to do to finish it off. I am away from my home where I have my instuction books and went to my husbands computer to find what was out there on the net. Thanks a million for your help. A knitter in California.

im looking for either a roll brim crushable crochet hat pattern...
or a wide brim hat... i have breast cancer and i sure could use one...
thanking you in advance satin

<< reply >>

Check out these patterns:

Hope you find a hat pattern you like.

RE: Crochet Dog Sweater

Thanks so much for the doggy sweater crochet pattern. I made one for "Pepper Girl" with a brown and tan checkerboard design. She loves it! She is a terrier and I used a G hook and added 20 chains. Now her brother "Targe" is jealous so I made him a ball. I thought this was a really eay pattern to use and follow. Thanks Again, Lisa

Thank you so much for this site. I am going to be a first time grandma and am looking for great baby patterns. Found several on your site I want to try. Again thank you. Also thank you for being a Christian. It helps to get to read scripture as we go through the internet.

Joyce Hill


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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
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Q: What do you call cheese that isn't yours?













A: Nacho Cheese.

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.

I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.
But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

A young woman wasn't feeling well and asked one of her co-workers to recommend a physician.

"I know a great one in the city, but he is very expensive.
Five hundred dollars for the first visit and one hundred dollars for each one after that."

The woman went to the doctor's office and, trying to save a little money, cheerily announced,
"I'm back!"

Not fooled for a second, the doctor quickly examined her and said,
"Very good, just continue the treatment I prescribed on your last visit."

Our seven-year-old daughter was thrilled when we took her to Disney World for the first time and headed straight for Space Mountain.

I worried that the roller coaster would be too scary for her, but she insisted. To her delight, we rode it twice. The next year we returned to the Magic Kingdom and my daughter, now eight, again dragged me to Space Mountain.

As we stood in line, though, I could see her soberly studying the signs that warn about the ride's speed.

"Dad," she said, "I don't think I want to go."

I asked her why she would be nervous when she had enjoyed herself last time.
She replied, "This year, I can read."

A young bride was scouring the aisles of the supermarket.
Up and down each aisle she went, then started over again.

The store manager noticed this and went over to her.
"Can I help you find something, miss?" he asked.

"It's Mrs.!", she said proudly, "I just got married."

"Congratulations, " said the manager. "What can I help you find?"

"Scratch," she replied.

"Scratch?" he asked, "Is that a new cleanser or something?"

"No silly," she replied brightly.
"My husband told me that his mother made everything from scratch, so I need to find some!"

Patient: Doctor, I think I need glasses.

Teller: You certainly do. This is a bank!

A grocer put up a sign that read "Eggplants, 25¢ ea.--three for a dollar."
All day long, customers came in exclaiming:
"Don't be ridiculous! I should get four for a dollar!"

Meekly the grocer capitulated and packaged four eggplants.
The tailor next door had been watching these antics and finally asked the grocer,
"Aren't you going to fix the mistake on your sign?"

"What mistake?" the grocer asked.
"Before I put up that sign no one ever bought more than one eggplant."

The teacher of the school geography class was lecturing on map reading.
After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked:

"Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees,
4 minutes north latitude and
45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?"

After a confused silence, little Johnny volunteered -

"I guess you'd be eating alone!"

A company was producing an English-language movie. In one scene, an exhausted messenger was supposed to dash in, collapse, and gasp out a vital message in Swahili. The company even found someone who knew the language. The scene worked beautifully in the movie -- until it played in an African town where Swahili was well known. A moment of high drama nose-dived into comedy as the panting messenger gasped out:

"I don't think I am being paid enough for this part!"

The phone rang as I was sitting down to my anticipated evening meal and, as I answered, I was greeted with, "Is this William Wagenhoss?"

This didn't sound anything like my name, so I asked,
"Who is calling?"

The telemarketer said he was with The Rubberband-Powered Freezer Company or something like that and then I asked him if he knew William personally and why was he was calling this number.

I then said, off to the side,
"Get really good pictures of the body and all the blood."

I then turned back to the phone and advised the caller that he had entered a murder scene and must stay on the line because we had already traced this call and he would be receiving a summons to appear in the local courthouse to testify in this murder case.

I then questioned the caller at great length as to his name, address, phone number at home, at work, who he worked for, how he knew the dead guy and could he prove where he had been about one hour before he made this call. The telemarketer was getting very concerned and his answers were given in a shaky voice.

Then I proceeded to tell him that we had located his position at his work place and the police were entering the building to take him into custody. At that point, I heard the phone fall and the scurrying of his running away.

My wife asked me, as I returned to the table, why I had tears streaming down my face and so help me, I couldn't tell her for about fifteen minutes.

My meal was cold, but oh-so-very enjoyable.

A lady on a commuter train was reading a newspaper article about life and death statistics.
Fascinated, she turned to the man next to her and said,
"Did you know that every time I breathe, somebody dies"?

"Really"? he said. "Have you tried mouthwash"?

One day, an employee received an unusually large check. She decided not to say anything about it.

The following week, her check was for less that the normal amount, and she confronted her boss.

“How come,” the supervisor inquired, “you didn’t say anything when you were overpaid?”

Unperturbed, the employee replied, “Well, I can overlook one mistake ­ but not two in a row!”

A young woman, two months pregnant, went to see her obstetrician. He was in a hurry to leave on an emergency call, so he asked her to quickly bare her stomach, then reached into his desk and took out a rubber stamp, which he pressed beside her navel. He then rushed off.

At home, she and her husband tried to read the tiny words printed on her belly, but they were too small. They then found a magnifying glass and tried to read the words; the stamp read:

"When your husband can read this without his glasses, it's time to get yourself to the hospital!"

A funny story I know comes from someone's father-in-law who is a pharmacist. One of his customers complained that the capsules she'd been given weren't working.

"Oh," he said,
"You've been taking them the wrong way. You have to take them so that the green half goes in first."

He said that she stopped by a week later to let him know that her medication was now working fine!

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