Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2008

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RE: college team patterns

I am looking for a pattern for West Virginia University Mountaineers
to crochet the logo for a very dear friend. All help is needed. Please HELP!



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Hello, I am seeking a pattern for a baby sweater that is crocheted in a ripple stitch. I saw a sweater like this recently, but could not find who or how it was made. I like to make afghans in the the ripple stitch, so I think I can make the sweater if I can find a pattern. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


You can purchase a Rosebud Ripple Layette pattern here:
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"Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner. - Max Lucado "

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

Matthew 6:12-15

And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.

Jeremiah 31:34

How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit! When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. I acknowledged my sin to Thee and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord;" and Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin.

Psalm 32:1-5


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - April, 2008 Issue.

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


You can find stiffening information on these pages:

I used the "sugar water" recipe to stiffen two flower girl baskets for my sister in law's wedding.
It worked great... however the solution is very HOT so be CAREFUL to let it cool
enough before you try to put your hands in it - it could blister your skin !










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This file is very informative when learning to crochet:




Always carry an extra ball of yarn and a crochet hook in your project tote.
When someone is curious about how to crochet you can let them use your extra supplies to learn.



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

47. Hi, I use scrap yarns to cochet or knit lacy borders for knitted or crocheted sweaters, if they are a bit short or you want them a bit longer, it also makes them rather attractive. You crochet or knit the border to the length you need to go round the bottom and or sleeves and then, either stictch or crochet the lace to the sweater. It works with either home made sweaters or with shop bought ones. Best wishe from Joan from England UK

do you have number 48?



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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First let me say THANK YOU this site is utterly awesome. Not only the tips on crocheting but the inspirational word on our Lord and Savior, Imagine a site that allows you to speak and read about our Lord when our own courts in this wonderful country of ours doesn’t allow it. I do have a question does anyone have a pattern to make a good size teddy bear (something easy please). Thank you in advance and please keep up the great work.

Marge Silva

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Marge.
Thank you so much for signing my guestbook.

LionBrand has a teddy bear pattern that is about 12-1/2 " tall and it's rated as beginner:

There's a 9" teddy pattern here:

There's a 15" Panda Bear pattern here:

nice site---keep up the good job.

Mary Beth Penne Muldoon

RE: Face Cloth

Hi - I just want to let you know how much I appreciate your creativity. This pattern is so easy, yet so pretty. Thanks so much for making it available to just anyone who comes along! Pat

Re: Hello and thank you

I just wanted to thank you for your "Haley's Diagonal Cape" and "Hollow Cross Bookmark" patterns. They look wonderful. I search the internet for free shawl patterns and this one will be great! I use the patterns for our prayer shawl ministry. We are a group of about eight; we just started our ministry in February and have already presented 16 shawls. Our group is called "Sacred Stitches". I thought the Hollow Cross Bookmark would look nice attached to a shawl, along with a small presentation card that had a prayer and the care instructions on it. I hope to try the patterns very soon.

Thank you again, and have a great day! Vicki Basham

RE: Friendship Bracelet

Hi- I didn't find any errors but I wanted to say that I LOVE your site! I'm a kid and my grandmother taught me to crochet and I'm finding every kind of cool pattern! Thanks so much!


RE: Flag Patterns

I enjoy your pages. The pictures are wonderful. So much time and love. I have a question. Is there any free pattern out here for an American Flag? Julie Niles Davison, MI

<< reply >>

Glad you are enjoying Crochet N More.
You can find free American Flag Afghan patterns here:

You can find other patriotic crochet patterns linked here:

I'm trying to make your baby booties and can't figure out for the life of me the end of your pattern. It says to turn bootie inside out and sl st together to close the toe. I did that, but then it says to attach yarn to the top of the bootie. Do I fasten off the toe? How do I attach the yarn? How do I avoid the long yarn piece from the toe to the to the top of the bootie? And do you ever turn the bootie inside out again? This is very confusing!! Tisha

<< reply >>

This was one of my first pattern designs.
I didn't realize I had failed to list certain details. I've added more info to the pattern page:

See if this makes more sense:

Turn bootie inside out. Holding top and bottom of the toe together, sl st the corresponding stitches together to close the toe. Fasten off and weave in the yarn tail. Turn bootie inside out again.

Has the current pattern been corrected? I want to make these booties. They are the sweetest ones I have seen, but I don't know if I am gettting the corrected pattern. Thanks, Karen POnd

<< reply >>

Yes... the corrections are noted in the pattern in a different color font.
Hope you enjoy making the booties!

NOTE: All pattern corrections are listed on the actual pattern page.

I want to make a card for a 21st birthday and wish to crochet ''21st''. Or just the '21' part. Can you please direct me to any site that may be able to help with this problem. Also, how to crochet, in general, numbers 1 2 3 etc. Your help would be most appreciated. Regards, Mary...

<< reply >>

The following pages have graphs of alphabet and numbers that you can use
along with single crochet stitches to write what you want:

Subject: Urgent assistance needed big big big please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please pardon my ignorance, but I am a beginner and am still confused regarding increasing the amount of stitches I need. I am currently busy with a baby sweater and the pattern calls for me to do the following (this is for the sleeves):
Ch 21
Row 1: Sc in 2nd CH from hook, sc in each rem ch (this I have done)
Row 2: Dc in each st to end (I have done this)
Row 3: work in dc, inc 1 st at each end of row
(here I am stuck! How do I inc 1 st at end of each row?)
I need to get this finished asap as I have the baby shower soon.
Many Thanks Mandy Nel

<< reply >>

>>Row 3: work in dc, inc 1 st at each end of row (here I am stuck! How do I inc 1 st at end of each row?)

All you have to do is work an extra double crochet in the last stitch on the row... so instead of working one double crochet in the last stitch you work two which will gradually increase the sleeve. Hope this helps.

RE: Pattern Usage

I am an early retiree and do charity crochet with a Crafts & Crochet group at the local senior center (which I attend as an "Under 60" guest. I have also worked on various parts of baby sets (special orders) while CIP and have had favorable comments made re same. In fact, I am currently looking for a (preferably local) consignment shop where I can sell my handmade baby items. But, so far, no luck in finding such a place. In the meantime, with your permission, I would like to make up some of your patterns for hair and fashion accessories and offer them for sale to my friends and family (e.g., gifts for grandchildren) and, perhaps, my hairdresser's shop (no guarantee there, but she might take a few scrunchies.) If this is permissable, would any special labeling be necessary? Thank you for your attention to this request. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Blessings, Faith C. Mitchell

<< reply >>

Feel free to use my patterns to make items for gifts or for sale.
All I ask is my patterns not be sold and a link to my site be included with each item made.
Thanks for asking and have a glorious day in Christ!

RE: Puff Stitch Baby Hat

My name is Sherri I am trying to find a hat like this for my 14 month old niece but do I have to increase the stitches, or will this fit her? The hat is beautiful and it would match her pea coat that my niece bought her. I am also a beginner at this crocheting, I hope I do it right and your help would be appreciative. I am using this e-mail address because I am at my fiancé house. Thank you, Sherri Lentini

<< reply >>

I've never actually enlarged the puff stitch baby hat but you should be able to make a larger version by increasing your hook and/or yarn size. You can also add additional stitches evenly like we do in Round 4 throughout the hat. When that portion of the hat is large enough then you can continue beginning with the puff stitch round (round 18). As long as you end up with an even number of stitches after R20 then R21 should work out ok.


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An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%. The elderly gentleman went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said,
"Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet.
I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"

Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says:
"Slim, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age. How do you feel?"

Slim says, "I feel just like a newborn baby."

"Really!? Like a newborn baby!?"

"Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.

Sally had three very active boys. One summer evening, she was playing cops and robbers in the back yard after dinner. One of the boys "shot" his mother and yelled,

"Bang! You're dead."

She slumped to the ground, and when she didn't get up right away, a neighbor ran over to see if she had been hurt in the fall. When the neighbor bent over, the overworked mother opened one eye and said,

"Shhh. Don't give me away. It's the only chance I've had to rest all day."

When I stopped the bus to pick up Chris for preschool, I noticed an older woman hugging him as he left the house.

"Is that your grandmother?" I asked.

"Yes," Chris said. "She's come to visit us for Christmas."

"How nice," I said. "Where does she live?"

"At the airport," Chris replied. "Whenever we want her, we just go out there and get her."

Brendan had spent a week visiting his family. His sister-in-law and seven-year-old nephew went with him when he returned to the airport. After verifying his seat number with the counter attendant, Brendan walked back to his relatives and stated that he'd have to wait an additional three hours in the airport.

"How come?," his nephew asked.

"My plane has been grounded," Brendan explained.

"Grounded?" the little boy said. "I didn't know planes had parents."

After eight years of marriage, my husband and I decided to make some changes in our lives. He went on a strict diet - he would eventually lose 50 pounds - and I took a job in a small diner. After my first day at the diner I returned home from work and gave my husband a big hug. He seemed to cling to me longer than usual.

"Did you miss me that much today, dear?" I asked.

"No," came the reply, "but you smell so much like pancakes that I hate to let you go!"

When the family car developed a slight knock, the wife asked her husband if he had bought regular or premium gas, but he couldn't remember.
"You probably got the cheaper gas," she said. "That could account for the engine running so rough."

"No, the gas wasn't cheaper!" he replied indignantly.

"Well, how much did it cost?" asked the wife.

"It cost the same as always," said the husband.
"I bought the usual ten dollars worth."

Police Comments taken off actual police car videos around the country:

"You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through."

"Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while."

"If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document."

"If you run, you'll only go to jail tired."

"You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want to on the ticket, huh?"

"Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."

"The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not.
Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?"

"Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven."

An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. He followed me into the house, down the hall, and fell asleep in a corner. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. The next day he was back, resumed his position in the hall, and slept for an hour. This continued for several weeks. Curious, I pinned a note to his collar:
"Every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap."

The next day he arrived with a different note pinned to his collar:
"He lives in a home with ten children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?"

"Sharpei diem."

(Seize the Wrinkled Dog.)

At the airport check-in counter, I overheard a woman ask for window seats for both herself and her husband. The clerk pointed out that this would prevent them from sitting together.

"Sweetie," the woman replied, "I've just spent 10 days of quality time in a compact rental car with this man. I know what I'm requesting!"

My employment search preoccupied our family for months.
One day my husband told our three boys that to make things easier for me, he had a list of jobs for them.
They were all silent until our six-year-old spoke up: "When are the interviews?"

A nurse on the pediatric ward, before listening to the little ones chests, would plug the stethoscope into their ears and let them listen to their own hearts. Their eyes would always light up with awe, but she never got a response equal to five-year old David's comment. Gently she tucked the stethoscope into his ears and placed the disk over his heart.

"Listen", she said..........."What do you suppose that is?"

He drew his eyebrows together in a puzzled line and looked up as if lost in the mystery of the strange tap - tap - tapping deep in his chest. Then his face broke out in a wondrous grin and he asked,
"Is that Jesus knocking?"

TRUE STORY- What a Day!

Our little drive to youth meeting which was held at my sister in law's house (a 25 minute drive) was eventful. Are you ready for a good laugh? Well... my daughter was already there and had requested I bring her puppy so he could meet SIL's dog. The two dogs will be keeping each other company during our vacation this summer. Anyway, on the drive there with my niece and one of my Sunday School boys, the puppy went to the potty in my truck (#2-yuck). I had to pull over... thanking God that I'm the wipee queen and had a wal-mart bag in the truck. LOL. He went in the floor of the truck but managed to step in it and proceed to grace my truck seat with the mess along with the pants of one of my kids from church. I managed to clean up best as I could. My niece told me that at least is wasn't raining when I had to clean it up :o) Well, we ventured on... then the puppy wasn't feeling well so he tossed his cookies too. That, thankfully, went on a blanket that I had in the seat beneath him. I was definitely having a bad day. Well, with the help of my wipees again... the puppy was ok and youth meeting went well. Then on the way home... more cookies! OOOOHHH.... not on the blanket this time and not a wipee job either. I had to clean the back of my truck. Other than that incident... my week was wonderful ! So, if you're ever having a bad day.. think about my trip to youth meeting... in most cases your situation won't be near as bad and at least my misfortune might be good for a smile or two :o)


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