Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2010

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Haley (and her Dad) have been hard at work on our Café Press T-shirt shop.
We’ve expanded a bit. We have a crochet t-shirts section.
Just click on the design you like.
We also have crochet cups, mugs, aprons, and totes.
Some crochet stuff for your baby (bibs, onesies, etc).
Just in time for valentine’s day we have hearts .
We’ll be expanding and putting up more designs in the months and weeks ahead.
And Haley wanted me to say thank you for all those who have bought things and visited.


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RE: Crochet Sweater

I have been trying to get a crochet sweater started and have ripped it out 3 or 4 times. It starts with a 364 stitch chain joined with a slip stitch. The instructions say be careful not to twist the chain. I have not been able to keep from twisting. The first round is dc all the way, but when I get to the poin to join with a slip stich, it is twisted. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips to help?



I've had this problem myself in past projects.
I usually make the foundation chain leaving about a 6" tail.
Do not join the chain yet.
Work the first row of stitches... then join the foundation using the yarn tail.
This will help you get it straight and not twisted.



Looking for a dishcloth pattern w/scrubbies in it
I found this pattern on your website about a year and a half ago. It was a dishcloth that was made in an octogon shape but your crocheted in the bumps which made the scrubbies. The pattern was done in yellow. I made quite a few of these for friends and family and they all loved them and they want more but I lost the pattern. So if you could please help me out I would greatly appreciate it.
Sheila G


I don't recall designing a yellow octagon shaped dishcloth.
Do you have a photo of a finished one?

The only Scrubbing Dishcloth I recall making is on this page:
and the center is the scrubber.


"He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin ."


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 and 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

"And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Mark 16:15-16

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.

Galatians 5:22-26

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:9-14

And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men. See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men. Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:14-18




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

ScDec3Tog (a/k/a Sc3Tog)

Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hk),
insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook),
insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (4 lps on hook),
YO and draw through all 4 lps.















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If you tend to use the same needle for multiple crochet projects this tip is for you.
Tie a long piece of contrasting scrap yarn onto your project.
Tie the number of knots in the scrap yarn that correspond with the needle size used for that project.
Now if you need that needle to work on a different project you will still be able to remember what size needle you used when you come back to it.










Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

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Subject: Puff_Stitch_Baby_Booties & Hat

Hi, I plan on crocheting baby hats, booties, etc and donating to hospitals and shelters. I am just getting started on this project and have been researching various patterns when I found your pattern for the Puff stitch hat and booties and wondered if it would be okay for me to use for this cause? Please let me know if permission is granted for this. Thank you so much.
Kathie Mayer

<< reply >>

Yes... you have my permission to use any of my patterns for your charity work. I also allow sales of items made using my patterns. All I ask is my patterns not be sold and/or posted in other places. Thank you so much for asking.

Thank you for your great, free crochet patterns. I especially like the baby patterns since I donate newborn layettes to the local food bank. However, I always get a little smile when I see the pattern for the baby cap tobaggan. A tobbagan is a Canadian sled which you slide down a snowy hill on. I believe you mean 'toque' which is a French-Canadian word for a funnel shaped cap that Americans may call a 'wool cap' or a 'beanie. No harm done. Just a little insider information. Keep up the great site.

<< reply >>

You're welcome Daphne.
Glad you are enjoying our patterns. As for the "toboggan" :) .... that's
what people call that style of hat where I'm from.
Many people in different states in the US call them that.
This page addresses this same topic:
It's just one of those words common to a certain area I guess.
Funny how words mean different things in different areas, isn't it.

Here's a knitted version of a Toboggan Hat that LionBrand offers:

Thanks for writing and feel free to visit CNM anytime if you need a smile :)

RE: Indian Princess Air Freshener Doll

My Aunt Loves to make these dolls. But the company that she ordered from stoped selling the plastic doll. Where can we get them to make these and the toilet tissue covers. Thanks Ron

<< reply >>

The Indian Princess Air Freshener Doll
requires a doll that is made to cover a Renuzit type air freshener.

The Toilet Paper Doll Cover
also requires a unique doll that has a slender base that fits into the center of a toilet paper roll.

Both types of dolls may be purchased via this website:

RE: 4ch,2-st dtr cluster in next dc,4ch,1dc in next dc

hi , im wondering if you can help me. I am trying to learn to crochet . a book thta i have bought has thisinstruction but i cant follow what it means thanks for your help in advance

<< reply >>

>>4ch,2-st dtr cluster in next dc,4ch,1dc in next dc

This means you do the following:
chain 4
work a 2-stitch double treble cluster in the next double crochet
    (the pattern should include instructions on how this stitch is made)
Chain 4
Work one double crochet in the next double crochet

RE: Baby Beanie

I love the look of this beanie. I am just confused when I get to row 4-12. Can you explain it better to me? I end up with half the stitches; no where near 36. I don't get the pattern - the only thing in parenthesis is "dc bet next 2 sts". Do you keep slip stitching and dc around? Or do you dc in between each stitch around? If so, how does that make the spaces like in the picture? Please let me know; I would love to finish this for my daughter's baby. Great website! Diane

<< reply >>

For Rounds 4-12 you do the following:

Slip stitch between the next two stitches.

NOTE: Visualize a double crochet stitch looking like a little fence post...
instead of working into the top of the stitch like we normally do,
you work between two posts.

Chain 3 (this will count as a double crochet for that space)

(Double crochet between the next two stitches -- remember the fence posts) around
     Just repeat the instructions in those parentheses all the way around.

Join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning Chain 3.
That's Round 4
Now do the same for the other rounds up through round 12.

You should have 36 stitches when you finish.

RE: Article to Share

I have enjoyed the messages, patterns and helpful hints on your website for many years.
I ran across this article and even though the holidays are now over, I thought I'd share with you for next year or when you are searching for just the right thing to add to your site.

Please keep up the good work and passing along the good word.
Lisa Beddow

Column: Mom's hope chest held threads of wisdom - The Reporter Online (

I received the "Talking Crochet" Newsletter today and there was a link to this article.
I know you'll appreciate and maybe you've already read it.
But I wanted to share it with you.
Love in Christ Jodi Mayes

PS Thanks so much for continuing to send me your newsletter.

NOTE: This is the Print Version of the same article from the previous entry.
I figured if two different people liked the article enough to send it to me... then you would like it also.

May God bless you!!!
I really like your FREE patterns for crocheting...Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

Subject: Stitch_Question

I am tryingto crochet emmas booties.
The heel part, what does bl's mean??
Thank you for any help

Rita and Bob

<< reply >>

Bl is the abbreviation for Back Loop.
You can find this and many other stitch abbreviation and instructions on our Crochet Basics Page:


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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
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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.
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A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
"Mama, look what I found", the boy called out.

" What have you got there, dear?"

With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear!"


Last year I entered a Marathon. As soon as the race started I was the last of the runners.
It was embarrassing. The guy who was in front of me was making fun of me.
He said, "Hey buddy, how does it feel to be last?"
I said: "You really want to know?"
Then I dropped out of the race.

My husband, a forester, often has to consult property owners to determine boundary lines. Walking up a dirt road to question one such individual, he encountered signs that read: "No Trespassing," "Beware of Dog," and "Keep Out...This Means You!"

Finally arriving at the door, he talked with the congenial, cooperative landowner. When my husband was ready to leave, the man said to him, "Come and see me again sometime. I don't get many visitors up this way."

A friend and his wife were considering traveling to Alaska for a trip that the husband had long dreamed of taking. He kept talking about how great it would be to stay in a log cabin without electricity, to hunt moose, and drive a dog team instead of a car.

"If we decided to live there permanently, away from civilization, what would you miss the most?" he asked his wife.

She replied, "You."

A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit."

"And why not, darling?"

"You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning."

Two hunters were lost in the forest.
The first hunter said, "Now we must be calm."
The second hunter agreed, "You are right. I read that if you get lost, you should shoot three times in the air and someone will come and rescue you."
So they did this, and nothing happened.
And they did it again, and still no help came.
They repeated this several times without results.
Finally the first hunter said, "what are we going to do now?"
And the second hunter replied, "I do not know.
We are almost out of arrows."

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. The various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs, unfailingly intrigued her. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered,
" The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

A husband, the owner of a new car, was somewhat reluctant to allow his wife to drive his prize possession, even to the grocery store, which was a few blocks from the house.

After she insisted, he finally relented, cautioning her as she departed, "Remember, if you have an accident, the newspaper will print your age."

The cop got out of his car and the kid that he stopped for speeding rolled down his window.

"I've been waiting for you all day," the cop said.

The kid replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could."

When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.

A chemistry teacher walks into a pharmacy and asks the pharmacist... "Do you have any acetylsalicylic acid?"

"You mean aspirin?" asked the pharmacist.

"That's it, I can never remember that word."

Clutching their Kohl's shopping bags, Ellen and Kay woefully gazed at a dead cat in the mall parking lot. Obviously a recent hit since there were no flies or no smell. What business could that poor kitty have had here?' murmured Ellen. 'Come on, Ellen, let's just go' Kay said.

However, Ellen grabbed her shopping bag and explained, 'I'll just put my things in your bag, an d then I'll use this tissue paper to cover it in my own Kohl's bag. They continued the short trek to their car in silence, and stashed the bag in the trunk. But it occurred to them that if they left the burial bag in the trunk while they ate, Kay's car would soon lose its new-car smell. They took the bag out of the trunk, and left it on top of the trunk, and then headed to the K & W Cafeteria.

After going through the serving line, they sat at a window table to have a view of Kay's Chevy with the Kohl's bag still on the trunk. As they ate, they noticed a woman in a red gingham skirt stroll by their car. She looked quickly this way and that, and took the Kohl's bag without breaking stride and quickly walked out of their line of vision.

Kay and Ellen shot each other a wide-eyed look of amazement. It all happened so fast that neith er of them could think how to respond. 'Can you imagine that?' finally sputtered Ellen. 'The nerve of that woman!' Kay sympathized with Ellen, but inwardly a laugh was building as she thought about the grand surprise awaiting the female thief.

Just when she thought she'd have to giggle into her napkin, she noticed Ellen's eyes freeze in the direction of the serving line.

Following her gaze, Kay recognized the woman in the red gingham shirt with the Kohl's bag hanging from her arm brazenly pushing her tray toward the cashier. Helplessly the young women watched the woman settle at a table across from theirs, and put the bag on an empty chair. After a few bites of baked whitefish and green beans, she casually lifted the bag to her lap to survey her treasure. She pulled out the tissue paper and peered into the bag.

Her eyes widened, an d she began to make a sort of gasping noise. The bag slid from her lap as she sank to the floor, wheezing and clutching her upper chest. A server quickly recognized a customer was in trouble, and called for someone to call 911 while she administered the Heimlich maneuver.

A crowd quickly gathered that did not include Ellen and Kay, who were riveted to their chairs for seven whole minutes until the ambulance arrived.

In a matter of minutes, the woman with the red gingham skirt emerged from the crowd, still gasping, and securely strapped on a gurney. Two EMS volunteers steered her to the waiting ambulance, while a third scooped up her belongings.

The last they saw of the cat-burglar was as she disappeared behind the ambulance doors with the Kohl's Bag perched on her stomach!!

God does take care of those who do bad things! (AND once in awhile He allows us to witness it.

Author Unknown

I purchased a new desktop-publishing program that surprised me by containing a make-a-paper-airplane option. I decided to give it a try. After I selected the plane I wanted, the software gave me a choice of accessories available for my plane, including a stick-up tail, adjustable flaps and an AM/FM radio. Out of curiosity I chose the AM/FM radio.

The program responded with a message box stating: "Come on, be serious. These are just paper airplanes."




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