Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2010

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Just in time for valentine’s day we have hearts .
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Snow January 30, 2010

I took this picture before 10am and it snowed until around 9pm. We have
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RE: Wonderful site

This is the first time visiting this site but it won't be my last. I love that you your pages ask "If Jesus is your Savior?" That should be on everyones pages. Thank you again for a wonderful site. I am interested in finding a pattern for an afghan that has an Angel made with puff stitches. My mother bought on for me and I would love to have the pattern to make my Sisters in Christ one. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated. Again, keep telling people about Christ. Pat Davis



Thank you for such a nice compliment.
Here are some angel afghan crochet patterns:

This one measures only 20x20:
but you could use more than one to make a larger afghan.
Sorry I didn't find on that used puff stitches.





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Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And besides Thee, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:25-26


Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting; then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.

Psalm 126:2-3

How blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in His ways. When you shall eat of the fruit of your hands, you will be happy and it will be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine, within your house, your children like olive plants around your table. Behold, for thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.

Psalm 128:1-4


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

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Re: Thank you so much for the pattern!

First I would just like to say how glad I am that I ran across your dog sweater pattern. I am a beginner crocheter and am always looking for cute and simple patterns to help me get some practice in. Ever since I ran across it a few weeks ago I have been a mad woman making all kinds of them. I have 6 Chihuahuas and so far have made a sweater for 5 of them. Here's a picture of the three girls in the matching sweater dresses I made for them.

If only they liked wearing them as much as I've enjoyed making them =)
Thanks again so much for sharing and God Bless!


<< reply >>

I'm so glad you like my pattern... your girls are adorable!
I have added them to The Dog House:

Re: Understanding an instruction

I am trying to crochet a pair of slippers. There is an instruction that I don't understand. Here it is: "working on opposite side of ch, sc in each ch across, turn. I understand the abbreviations ch, and sc but I don't understand what "working on opposite side of ch" means. This instruction appeared after finishing the second row. There was no instruction to turn after finishing the second row. Can you help me? Marlene Reinhart

<< reply >>

Working in the opposite side of the foundation chain is easier than you may think.
All you do is work all the way around the chain instead of just down one side like we usually do.

Think of a foundation chain... you work stitches down the chain like normal... to work in the opposite side of the foundation chain you work around the end of the chain and back up the other side of the chain... without turning which makes an oval shape.

So for your instructions.. you do not turn for that part of the pattern.
Instead work one single crochet stitch in the opposite side of each chain.

Subject: Help! Valentine Heart

I need help. I am a fairly new crocheter. The picture from internet is too small to see. Could you please sketch out (draw) the rolls for me. I do know what the ch, sl st, dc are - I don't know if I am not p ut ting the hook in the correct sc or stitch or what? Any help you can give me would be appreciated - ASAP. Want to do for dauoghter's class of first graders. I am shaky because of medications! I t ry so haard to crochet but it doesn't come easy for me - won 't give up.
Thank you. Ruth

<< reply >>

See if this helps:

ROW 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hk. Ch 1, turn.
When you chain 2 and work the first single in the second chain from the hook.
That makes one stitch for that row.
Then you chain 1 and turn.

ROW 2: 3sc in next st. Ch 1, turn.
For Row 2 you work three single crochet stitches in the single crochet you worked on Row 1.
place all three singles in that stitch. Then chain 1 and turn.

ROW 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Ch 1, turn.
For Row 3 you work two single crochets in the first stitch. Work one single crochet in the next stitch (that's the center single on Row 2) Work two single crochets in the last stitch. Chain 1 and turn. You should have 5 single crochets after Row 3.

ROW 4: Sc in each sc (5 sc). Ch 1, turn.
For Row 4, you work one single crochet in each single crochet on Row 3. You should still have 5 single crochets after Row 4. Chain 1 and turn.

ROW 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in last sc (7 sc). Ch 3, turn.
For Row 5, you work two single crochets in the first single crochet. Work a single crochet in each of the next three single crochets stitches. Work 2 single crochet stitches in the last single. You should have 7 singles on that row when you finish. Chain 3 and turn.

ROW 6: 5 dc in next unworked st(not in the same sp as the beginning chain 3), sk next st, sl st in next st, sk next st, 5 dc in next st, dc in last st. Ch 3, Do not turn.
For Row 6, you work five double crochets in the next unworked stitch...
not the stitch at the base of the beginning chain 3.
Now skip the next stitch. Work a slip stitch in the next stitch (that's the center of the 7 stitches on Row 5)
Skip the next stitch. Work 5 doubles in the next stitch. Double crochet in the last stitch.
Chain 3 and do not turn.



Join White or continue with same color
(Ch 3, sc) evenly around sides of the heart.
Either keep working with the color you began with or join your new color now. (Chain 3 and work a single crochet in the next stitch.) Repeat the instructions in the parentheses around the entire heart. The singles are placed in the actual crochet stitches along the top of the heart and around the stitches at the end of each row.

You can end with a slip stitch instead of a single crochet after the last chain 3 if you want.
But here is where you fasten off and weave in the yarn tails.

TO FINISH: Glue a magnet or a pin back onto one side of the heart.
Now you decide if you want a magnet or a pin for the back of your heart.

Subject: crochet pattern help

Hi there. Love your site. I am writing asking for HELP PLEASE! My 78 year old mother has been crocheting f-o-r-e-v-e-r! this is the first time I have had to ask for help though. She has a pattern that is making a small flower to go on a baby sweater. It starts like this...Rnd 1: with pink, ch 9 *dc, ch5) 5 times in ninth ch from hook (got that); join with slip st to gouth ch of beginning ch-9 (got that); (don't have this...) 6 sts and 6 ch-5 spaces. Please help me help her... thanks, cathy wright

<< reply >>

Make 9 chains

Work the following in the nineth chain from the hook:
double crochet, chain 5
double crochet, chain 5
double crochet, chain 5
double crochet, chain 5
double crochet, chain 5 (that's a total of five times)
Now join with a slip stitch (in the **fourth** chain of the first chain 9)

When you finish you should have 6 double crochet stitches and 6 spaces where you made five chains.
It should like a simple little flower now.

RE: Ribbed Dog Sweater

Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying making this sweater. We just got a mini schnauzer from our local shelter 3 weeks ago and he is a sweetheart. He is about 1&1/2 years old. At first he was rather shy but now he loves to play and is just a joy. So nice to see a sweater made especially for these guys! Thanks again, Janice Wright P.S. this morning is it -25 with the wind chill up here in Maine -- talk about motivation for finishing Dux's sweater!!
Janice Wright

Hello Miss Lisa!
my name is Hannah, I am 15, I am a Bible-Believing Christian, and I live in East Tennessee. I was googleing crochet sights today, and came across your's. I LOVE IT!!!! I am so thankful that I have found a wonderful, CHRISTIAN crochet website! Thank you sooo much for creating it! God Bless, Hannah

RE: Granny Squares

Hello, I have a question about granny squares. The pattern i'm using calls for using a k hook, and the holes (spaces) between the double crochets look big. Its big enough to put my figure through. I tried an i hook, the square is smaller with the same size hole.The pattern is requring 3 doubles and in the cornors 3 doubles 2 chains 3 doubles.Its a pattern from Red Heart yarn. Is there any way of making those holes a little smaller?? The pattern and colors look fun, but its not going to be very warm. Thank You, Margie Hall

<< reply >>

Other than changing to a different granny square pattern, the only way to make the holes smaller in your granny square is to further reduce the size of your hook and/or yarn. Keep in mind that using smaller hooks and/or yarn will yield smaller size squares. More squares would then be needed to make an afghan. From personal experience, the granny square afghans are warmer than you would think.

RE: Elegant Scarf

Hello! I wanted to make the "elegant scarf" you posted at
I'm having trouble finding the yarn you listed as
"Tickle - Purple Passion (eyelash style yarn-" I bought some different eyelash-style yarn, but since there's more than one kind of eyelash style yarn
-- and what I'm putting together doesn't look like the picture --
I'm wondering if I'm on the right track.
Can you tell me where you got that yarn?
Do you think ANY eyelash-style yarn could be substituted?
thank you! Nicole

<< reply >>

I think I purchased the Tickle yarn at BigLots. Any brand/style of Eyelash yarn should work fine.
From what I remember, the Fun Fur Eyelash Yarn would be comparable to the Tickle yarn.

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A customer was continually bothering the waiter in a restaurant; first, he'd asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked it be turned down because he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour. Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient, walking back and forth and never once getting angry.

So finally, a second customer asked why didn't they just throw out the pest.

"Oh, I don't care," said the waiter with a smile.
"We don't even have an air conditioner."

Good Advice From Kids

"Never trust a dog to watch your food." -Patrick, age 10

"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' Don't answer." -Hannah, age 9

Never tell your Mom her diet's not working." -Michael, age 14

"Stay away from prunes." -Randy, age 9

"Don't pull Dad's finger when he tells you to." -Emily, age 10

"When your Mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair." -Taylia, age 11

"Never let your three-year old brother in the same room as your school assignment." -Traci, age 14

"A puppy always has bad breath--even after eating a Tic-Tac." - Andrew, age 9

A reporter was interviewing Jack Nicklaus. He said, "Jack, you are spectacular, your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course. What is your secret?"

To which Jack replied, "The holes are numbered!"

I WAS WITH A GROUP of Air Force officers touring the battleship New Jersey, and we had to do a great deal of climbing up and down and twisting around inside the ship. As we emerged onto the deck where we had started the tour, one of our group exclaimed,

"Now I understand why a captain goes down with his ship. He can't find his way out of it!"

Just ahead of me in line at the movie theater was a woman with a cell phone glued to her ear, arguing with the ticket vendor.

"That movie can't be sold out!" she shouted.
"I'm talking to my boyfriend who's sitting in the theater, and he says there's two empty seats next to him.
One ticket, please."

She got her ticket.

When a customer left his cell phone in my store, I scrolled through his saved numbers, stopped at "Mom" and pushed Send. His mother answered and I told her what happened.

"Don't worry," she said. "I'll take care of it."

A few minutes later, the cell phone rang. It was "Mom."

"Martin," she said. "You left your cell phone at the convenience store."

My wife said, "Whatcha doin today?"

I said, "Nothing."

She said, "You did that yesterday."

I said, "I wasn't finished".

Eight-year-old Sally brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good ... mostly A's and a couple of B's. However, her teacher had written across the bottom:

"Sally is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit."

Sally's dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back:
"Please let me know if your idea works on Sally because I would like to try it out on her mother."

While reviewing math symbols with my second-grade pupils, I drew a greater-than (>) and a less-than (<) sign on the chalkboard and asked, "Does anyone remember what these mean?"

A few moments passed, and then a boy confidently raised his hand. "One means fast-forward," he exclaimed, "and the other means rewind!"

Two mothers are having a conversation about their children one day.

"How do you get your Marvin up so early on school mornings?" asks Joan.

"Oh, that's easy," replies Marianne. "I just throw the cat on his bed."

"Why does that wake him up?"

"He sleeps with the dog!"

One day we saw a news report on TV about the owner of a craft shop and one of her employees who had apprehended a would-be thief and held him captive until police arrived to arrest him. As we listened to the story, my grandson commented dryly, "What did they do? Hold him at needlepoint?"

In the courtroom where I worked as a court reporter, a dentist was called as a witness. He took the oath a few feet from my desk, and I noticed his arm was trembling, apparently from nervousness. After he finished, I couldn't resist saying softly, "Sit down, doctor. This won't hurt a bit."



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