Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2006

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God Bless You!




Dear Subscriber:

As most of you know, January was a stressful month for our family.
I wasn't online alot during January due to my Mamaw being ill.
Sadly, she passed away on January 30th.

Maxine Miller

Jan. 8, 1927
Jan. 30, 2006


Many heartfelt thanks to all who wrote me during this time.
You all mean alot to me... know today that you are loved !

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. -- James 1:2-3

Due to my lengthy absence, my email runneth-over once again (I had
663 messages, not counting all the junk mail which was in the thousands,
when I finally had the chance to check in.) So... If you've written, thank you for your patience.
I will answer each message as soon as I can.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
We had snow in Kentucky this past weekend and the kids in our county
didn't have school Monday, Tuesday (vday) or Wednesday (today).
That didn't make the kids too angry :o)

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching.
Rachel at Crochet Pattern Central has a nice list of St. Patrick's Day crochet patterns.
Click here to visit!


Lisa and Tim


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And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 22:37-40

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us, as an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:1-2


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - January, 2006 Issue.

The following page was sent to me by my good friend Ann G.


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







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However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.

No Sew Towel Topper 2 Crochet Pattern

Ribbed Edge Dishcloth Crochet Pattern


Many of you have asked how to make the Ruffle on
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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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I would like to take a knitting pattern and use the crochet method for that
pattern I need to know the needle size and the how to's.


I've never actually tried to convert a pattern.
However, there are a few books available on this subject:




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)




Tip #1:
When a pattern calls for stitches to be worked into the ends of rows. Work the stitches into the sides of the last stitch on the row instead of around the entire stitch. This eliminates the holes along the edge.


Tip #2:
If you see a pattern online that you think you would like to make someday. Don't take forgranted that it will be there anytime you decide to make it. Websites come and go and the pattern you want just might not be there. Always save the patterns you like to your hard drive so you will have them.



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Awesome job in combining the enjoyment ant and gift of crafts with the Word of God! Keep a-goin!!!


Great Site. You really have some great patterns. It was a very enjoyable journey browsing all the terrific patterns and crafty stuff. I hope you keep coming up with such neat stuff. I love to crochet but i,m not to hot on knitting. I can knit and I have completed some really beautiful sweaters, tableclothes, doilies and Barbie dresses. But knitting is just not my cup of tea. I'd rather crochet. It is a lot more fun to me and much easier to make up my own patterns. Thanks for the journey, Debz (that is what my friends and family call me)

RE: thank you

I just wanted to thank you for your lovely patterns. It is so kind of you to provide them for free. I really enjoyed making the dog sweater for my sister's dog. It was attractive and very easy, my favorite kind of pattern. Thanks again, Patty

Dog Sweater for Cat

Just emailed Linda too but I added some to my kitty Ella who is about 6 pounds on my blog…You can use the picture too if you want…and the different changes I did and gave credit and linked to the pattern to get more to make the sweaters… . well off to go do some more work on crochet that is due to the customer on Monday… Thought the pattern was easy and fast and I like those combos… Bren

Re: no sew towel topper

Your no sew towel topper is great! When I showed my Mom she loved it. As a pastor's wife, she likes to make all the ladies in our church a little something for Christmas. She has decided to use your pattern for next Christmas. I've already made my Aunt, sister, friend, and of course myself one. Thanks for sharing this pattern. God bless, Julie Loveless



Re: Old Thread

Hi Tim and Lisa! I just love your site and have been receiving your newsletter for quite some time now. I have never seen my question asked in your newsletter so here goes: I love the "old time" crochet patterns, but the thread that is called for is no longer around! How do I know what size thread to use? Thank you for a Christian site, Val

<< reply >>

If the pattern you have lists a gauge you can make swatches with your new thread and compare the measurements to see which thread is best to use.

RE: Tote Purse Pattern

Lisa, I finished the purse the next day. I made flowers from the Flower Applique Hat pattern and put three on the front and three on the back. The flowers are all different colors. The tote purse is tan in color. I made the hats for each of my 5 daughters to wear to church with a shawl and a scrunchie for their hair. I love the purse. I will use it to carry my yarn when I'm making small projects like doilies. There is just enough room. Thanks. Jannel

Just wanted to tell you I love the doxie in the patriotic sweater. I raise mini doxies and I make their sweaters out of fleece - I designed my own pattern to fit them. Beautiful dogs. Sharon in MT


I was surfing the web for crochet patterns, and I came across one that you had put on Crochet Central. On this site you say there is no picture, but there is one there! Bonnie's Cross Bookmark or Ornament!! To make a long story short, my mother had one as a child, that was made for her, by her Grandmother. Wellll, about 20 years ago a new (at that time) puppy got it out of her Bible. We saved most of it, so she STILL has her Grandmothers' thread! Problem was, she could not find the pattern ANYWHERE, that is until I found it for her by one of your links! I sent her the link and told her I was 99,999% sure it was what she was looking for. I didn't have to ask if she got my E-mail. She called in tears of JOY asking how I found it. We both know I found nothing. GOD sent me there!!!! She is using the old to make the new as I type!! THANK YOU from the core of my heart! MAY GOD BESTOW AN EXTRA SPECIAL BLESSING ON YOU. Laura

I love your sight.I am learning to crochet and it has been a great help. I love the free pattern pages.Sence i am on a fixed income it helps to get some patterns free.


RE: Headband

I think this would make a very nice belt. Mari Norris

Thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for explaining crochet abbreviations and symbols with ease. You're the best!


Hello, I just wanted to personally Thank You, for being so generous to share your own pattern to those of us who aren't so talented in designing! I truly appreciate it very much, I think I will make them for my Mother and Mother-In-Law for Mother's day! I know they will love them, of course I have to have one too!! LoL. Once again, Thank you very much and God bless you and your family, Sandi Miller

Re: Free Crochet Capelet Pattern from new book, Wrap Style

Hi Lisa,
I thought you’d be interested to know that the Chanson en Crochet capelet pattern from our new book, Wrap Style, is now available online for free after reader demand. The story behind this is that we used the image of the capelet last spring for early promotion on the mock cover of the Knitscene special issue. Understandably, many customers expected the capelet pattern featured on the mock cover to be in Knitscene; however it was not included, as editor Pam Allen is adamant about not self-promoting her own books in Knits and Knitscene. As a service to our readers, we’ve posted the complete pattern online for FREE:

Thanks,Jaime Guthals, Publicist Interweave Press

I'm having the most fun with this pattern, thanks so much for your site it has been most helpful in teaching myself to crochet.

* Nicholas *

Jay Hodges

I am very impressed with this website. I am finding alot of what I need as I am just starting out. Thank you very much


I also found your site while searching for free crochet patterns. Let me tell you how THRILLED I am to find this site, which is also a CHRISTIAN site as well! It's like a double scoop of your favorite ice cream. Keep up the great, blessed work you are doing, and I love the updates and photos! Your Sister in Christ

Lisa, Thank-you! Your patterns are great, I like these ideas, especially the Christmas Card Clutch. Also the scripture was very apropos for me. Thank-you for always having scripture to share. I am sorry to hear about the loss of you Schotzi. That is heart breaking. God bless. Emmy

Hi I'm 19 years old and receintly started crocheting, (before I was a "knit-only" kinda girl, hehe) but now that I've been introduced to crocheting I love it! I stumbled apon your website looking for free patterns and I especially love the checkerboard set! Thanks for creating such an awesome resource for all of us crocheters out there! Adrienne

Thanks for all that you do for all of us crocheters and please accept my condolence for your loss. I love to read your newsletters and I really get a charge out of the Humor section. God Bless you



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Two wildlife documentary film makers were filming a wild lion in Africa when they both noticed that the lion was about to attack them. One of the men put down his camera and slowly began changing from his boots into a pair of running shoes.

The other man saw this and said, "You know you can't outrun a lion don't you?"

The other man reply's "The way I see it, all I have to do is keep ahead of you and I'll be all right!"

If the front of your car says "DODGE," do you really need a horn?

Submitted by Lois Karklus

Bill, Jim and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75 story sky scraper. After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room. Bill said to Jim and Scott, let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can tell sad stories the rest of the way. At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing. At the 51st floor Jim stopped singing and Scott began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"

The other day I was standing in the park wondering why Frisbees get bigger and bigger the closer they get. Then it hit me.

An area pastor tells of his first Sunday in the new parish and presenting the children's message. Seems the sanctuary in the new church had some magnificent stained glass windows, so his message centered on how each of us is called of God to help make up the whole picture of life (the life of the community of the faithful). Like the pictures in the windows, it takes many little panels of glass to make the whole picture.

And then he said, "You see each one of you is a little pane." And then pointing to each child, "You're a little pane. And you're a little pane. And you're a little pane.

And..." It took a few moments before he realize why everyone was laughing so hard.

There's a man trying to cross the street. As he steps off the curb a car comes screaming around the corner and heads straight for him. The man walks faster, trying to hurry across the street, but the car changes lanes and is still coming at him. So the guy turns around to go back, but the car changes lanes again and is still coming at him. By now, the car is so close and the man so scared that he just freezes and stops in the middle of the road. The car gets real close, then swerves at the last possible moment and screeches to a halt right next him.

The driver rolls down the window. The driver is a squirrel. The squirrel says to the man says,
"See, it's not as easy as it looks, is it?"

Little Johnny watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. "Why do you do that, mommy?" he asked.

"To make myself beautiful," said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue.

"What's the matter?" asked Little Johnny. "Giving up?"

Bubba says to his pal, "Billy Bob, Look here! Trousers $2.50 per pair." We could buy a whole gob of these, take 'em back to Mill Spring, sell 'em to our friends, and make a fortune. Now when we go in there you be quiet, okay? Just let me do the talkin' cause if they hear your accent, they might think we're ignorant, and not wanna sell that stuff to us. Now, I'll talk in a slow West Virginia drawl so's they don't know.

They go in and Bubba says with his best fake West Virginia drawl, I'll take 50 of them suits at $5.00 each, 100 of them there shirts at $2.00 each, and 50 pairs of them there trousers at $2.50 each. I'll back up my pickup and ...

The owner of the shop interrupts, "Ya'll are from Alabama , aren't you?"

"Well...yeah," says a surprised Bubba...."How come you know that?"

The owner says, "Because this is a dry-cleaners."

Viewer Joke
Submitted by G. Barnes

A woman goes to the doctor for her yearly physical.
the nurse starts with certain basic items.

"How much do you weigh?" she asks.

"115," she says.

The nurse puts her on the scale. It turns out her weight is 140.

The nurse asks, "Your height?"

"5 foot 8," she says.

The nurse checks and sees that she only measures 5' 5".

She then takes her blood pressure and tells the woman it is very high.

"Of course it's high!" she screams,
"When I came in here I was tall and slender!

The small girl had recently received a new watch and some perfume, which she was very excited about and was telling everybody about it. Their family asked the pastor over for dinner. The girl wanted so badly to tell the pastor about her new gifts, but her mother insisted she wait until after dinner and not interrupt at meal time.

Not able to contain her excitement, and not wanting to disobey, the little girl leaned over to the pastor during dinner and whispered, "If you hear a little noise and smell something, it's me!"

On duty as a customer-service rep for a car-rental company, I took a call from a driver who needed a tow. He was stranded on a busy highway, but he didn't know the make of the car he was driving.

I asked again for a more detailed description beyond "a blue four-door."

After a pause, the driver replied, "It's the one on fire."

<< Viewer Joke >>
submitted by Cathy M.

careful on wishes

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.
The man says, "A hamburger, fries and a coke," and turns to the ostrich, "What's yours?"
"I'll have the same," says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order. "That will be $9.40 please," and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, "A hamburger, fries, and a coke."
The ostrich says, "I'll have the same."
Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until, the two enter again. "The usual?" asks the waitress.
"No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato, and salad," says the man.
"Same," says the ostrich.
Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, "That will be $32.62."
Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer.
"Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change out of your pocket every time?"
"Well," says the man, "several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp.
When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes.

My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there."

That's brilliant!" says the waitress. "Most people would wish for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!"

"That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there," says the man.

The waitress asks, "But, sir, what's with the ostrich?"

The man sighs, pauses, and answers,
"My second wish was for a tall chick with long legs who agrees with everything I say."

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