Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 1
January 15, 2008

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crochet pattern -- Sue, 16:38:27 01/13/08 Sun

I'm looking for a crochet pattern..we use to call it "basketweave". The one I want, you start at the corner and increase until your size is desired and then you start decreasing back down to last corner. Thanks

Here's a Corner to Corner Afghan pattern:
Hope this helps.



You'll go forth a little stronger
with a fresh supply of grace,
If each day you meet the Savior
in a secret, quiet place.
--- Adams

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.

John 6:40

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Luke 19:10

Jesus wept.

John 11:35

Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also, and you know the way where I am going. Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?" Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also, from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.

John 14:1-7



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The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.

Sun Coaster Crochet Pattern


Drum Sticks Pouch Crochet PatternDrum Sticks Pouch Crochet Pattern








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Tri Color Coaster Crochet Pattern





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

Stitch sent in by Cherylanne Newton

ESC EXTENDED SINGLE CROCHET Insert hook in next chain, yarn over, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through one loop on the hook (2 loops still on hook), yarn over, draw through both loops on the hook.

Extended Single Crochet

How about this stitch- extended single crochet.
It is gauge equivalent to a half double crochet and yarn requirements are roughly equal.
Insert hook into next stitch, yo and pull through a loop, yo pull through loop just made to form a chain stitch, then yo and pull through both remaining loops on hook to complete the stitch. it has a more textured look and is more lightweight and slightly thinner than a half double crochet. it also has a "tighter"feeling to the construction and i find it pills less and wears better using this stitch.

Cherylanne Newton









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)




I keep a coffee mug on my end table to hold my hooks,
pens and other items I may need while crocheting.




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

43. I have been making cat toys/bookmarks from scraps.
Make a chain about ten inches long then 3dc into each stitch until it is as long as you want the curl to be.
Cats just love them or use as a bookmark. Shirley Manion

do you have number 44?

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: Crochet hook size

I have a pattern that uses a 4.5mm crochet hook.
I would like to know what size US hook would I use. Thank you. Karen

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The US G/6 hook is 4.25 mm.

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Thanks so much for answering my question.
I love your website and have had fun crocheting so many of the patterns. Karen

Love your site. Have made many patterns from here.Thank you so much....Jamie

I just found this page today while looking for crocheted snowflake patterns. This is a huge awesome site! I looked through a few of the newsletters also. So many avenues covered. Something for everyone. I am still looking for those snowflakes though. I want to make some to sew onto the front of a snowman quilt! Thanks for being here and may God bless you richly.



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You can find numerous snowflake patterns to choose from linked on this page:



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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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My mother was away all weekend at a business conference.
During a break, she decided to call home collect.
My six-year-old brother picked up the phone and heard a stranger's voice say,

"We have a Marcia on the line. Will you accept the charges?"

Frantic, he dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming,

"Dad! They've got Mom! And they want money!"

Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty.
He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say,

"Jesus is watching you."

Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again.

"Jesus is watching you," the voice boomed again.

The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened.
Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot.
He asked the parrot, "Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?"

"Yes", said the parrot.

The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, then he asked the parrot, "What's your name?"

"Clarence," said the bird.

"That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar.
"What idiot named you Clarence?"

The parrot said, "The same idiot who named the Rottweiller Jesus."

Proper attire is required in the cafeteria at the University of Maine.
To enforce that rule, the management posted this notice:

"Shoes are required to eat in this cafeteria."

Next to it, a student added, "Socks can eat wherever they want."

As with many funerals, it was a cloudy, rainy day. The deceased was a little old lady who had devoted her entire married life to fussing at her poor husband. When the graveside service had no more than terminated, there was a tremendous burst of thunder accompanied by a distant lightning bolt. The little ol man looked at the pastor and calmly said,

"Well, she's there."

After buying her kids a pet hamster, after they PROMISED they would take care of it, Mom, as usual, ended up with the responsibility. One evening, exasperated, she asked them,

"How many times do you think that hamster would have died if I hadn't looked after it?"

After a moment, her youngest son replied quizzically, "Once?"

A friend of mine took her 4-year-old daughter to a baptismal service at her church. Later that night, her daughter took all of her dolls into the bathtub with her and held her own "baptism." As she dunked each doll under the water, she repeated,

"Now I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and hold your nose."

Eileen's 2-year-old great-grandson was excited about having his birthday in a few days. When asked how old he would be, he always said he would be four and held up four fingers.

His mother tried to explain that he would be three, that three came after two but he wasn't convinced.

He told her that he had to be four because when he tried to hold up three fingers the fourth came up too.

ON HIS FIRST day on the job, a vacuum cleaner salesman was assigned to a backwoods area. He knocked on a door and was met by a farmer's wife, who asked him what he wanted. The salesman barged past her and said,

"I'm selling vacuum cleaners and I want to show you something."

He threw a bucket of dirt on the floor and said,

"If my cleaner doesn't pick up all of this, I'll eat the dirt."

The farmer's wife said, "You better start now, 'cause we ain't got no electricity."

THREE MEN were in the maternity ward waiting room when a doctor came in and told one of them,
"Congratulations, you're the father of twins."

"What a coincidence," said the man. "I play for the Minnesota Twins."

A second doctor then came in and told another man,
"Congratulations, you're the father of triplets."

"What a coincidence," said the man. "I work for 3M."

At that point, the third man fainted. When a doctor brought him to, he asked the man if he was all right.

"No, I'm not," the man said. "I work for 7 Up."

TWO BACHELOR farmers were talking, and their conversation eventually drifted to cooking.

"I got a cookbook once," said the first farmer. "But I could never do anything with it."

"Too much fancy cooking in it?" asked the second farmer.

"You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way, 'Take a clean dish...'"

When a grandmother was in her late eighties, she decided to move to Israel. As part of the preparations, she went to see her doctor and get all her charts. The doctor asked her how she was doing, so she gave him a litany of complaints -- this hurts, that's stiff, I'm tired and slower, etc.

He responded, "Mrs. Siegel, you have to expect things to start deteriorating.
After all, who wants to live to 100?"

The grandmother looked him straight in the eye and replied, "Anyone who's 99."

Taxiing down the tarmac, the jetliner abruptly stopped, turned around and returned to the gate. After an hour-long wait, it finally took off. A concerned passenger asked the flight attendant,

"What was the problem?"

"The pilot was bothered by a noise he heard in the engine, " explained the Flight Attendant,
"and it took us a while to find a new pilot."

I had been doing Tech Support for Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet division for about a month when I had a customer call with a problem I just couldn't solve. She could not print yellow. All the other colors would print fine, which truly baffled me because the only true colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow. For instance, green is a combination of cyan and yellow, but green printed fine. Every color of the rainbow printed fine except for yellow. I had the customer change ink cartridges. I had the customer delete and reinstall the drivers. Nothing worked. I asked my coworkers for help; they offered no new ideas. After over two hours of troubleshooting, I was about to tell the customer to send the printer in to us for repair when she asked quietly, "Should I try printing on a piece of white paper instead of this yellow paper?"

The boss was complaining in our staff meeting the other day that he wasn't getting any respect. The next day, he brought a small sign that read:

"I'm the Boss!"

He then taped it to his office door.

Later that day when he returned from lunch, he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said:

"Your wife called, she wants her sign back!"

Do you think a gallon of gas is expensive?

Just put things a bit in perspective.

Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 .........$9. 52 per gallon

Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 $10.00 per gallon

Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon

Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ....... $10.32 per gallon

Whiteout .7 oz $1.39 ....... $25.42 per gallon

Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 $33.60 per gallon

Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 .......$84.48 per gallon

Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 ... $123.20 per gallon

Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon

And this is the REAL KICKER...

Evian water 9 oz $1.49....... ...$21.19 per gallon?! $21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source. (Did I mention that Evian spelled backwards is Naive?)

So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or heaven forbid Pepto Bismal or Nyquil!

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