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Crochet N More

Volume XIV, Issue No. 9
May 15, 2011

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Re:Adult chocheted apron with bib

I am looking for a crochet pattern for an adult size apron with a bib on it.
Joan Dobson




Bernat has a pattern for a bib apron:
however, the site requires you to login as a member to view it.

The pattern name is “Handicrafter Cotton – Apron with Bib (crochet)”.

Click this link if the above link didn’t let you see the picture:

The “crochet bernat bib apron pattern” is the first image shown.













Love is the best medicine and there is more
than enough to go around once you open your heart.
-- Julie Marie

And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?" Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'HEAR, O ISRAEL! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE LORD; AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.' The Second is this, 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these." And the scribe said to Him, "Right, Teacher, You have truly stated that HE IS THE ONE; AND THERE IS NO ONE ELSE BESIDES HIM; AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Mark 12:28-33

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:3-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:7-15

We love, because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16



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

Short Single Crochet (SSC)

Insert hook into lower horizontal bar
yarn over and draw up a loop
yarn over and draw through both loops.

Kim Guzman has a great video that will help explain this stitch:














SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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When purchasing a yarn that you have never used before READ the yarn labels.
I purchased a new yarn (100% Polyester yarn) from Wal-Mart which I used in the Row Count USA Afghan Square pattern in the Member Patterns section of this issue. Upon finishing the square and writing the materials on my pattern page I noticed in small print that I shouldn't combine colors in projects. Needless to say... BIG Disappointment!







Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

84. Hi. I have a way to use of scrap yarn. Try scrumbling.
I just crochet or knit yarn in any crazy shape using no pattern and toss it in a basket.
When you have enough made you can use the pieces in so many ways, ex. sewing on to a
pocketbook, afghan, sweater design piece, etc. The internet gives lots of ideas.

Pat, New York

85. Hi. I love all your ideas for scrap yarn. I make blankets for my local
Veterans Hospital and Homes. The Veterans love the blankets and are just thrilled
to see that they get to take them home with them too. The hospitals are always in need.
You can call to see if they need lap or full blankets. It’s a great way to thank our
heroes for their service. Pat, N.Y.

86. Hi there. I made a scarf out of scrap yarn by using the macramé technique.
I used about 6 different colours and it came out wonderfully.

Thank you.
Suzie Janse van Rensburg

87. I adapted this idea from a tip I saw years ago in an embroidery magazine.
Save your crochet memories and enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday ornament at the
same time. Go to a hobby store and purchase clear plastic, round ornaments -- the
type that twists or snaps apart into two halves. Place snips of your crochet yarn
or thread from projects in the ornament, then use paint, glitter and glue or ink to
write the year on the outside. To finish, find a decorative ribbon or chain a loop
to hang it and -- voila! -- you have an ornament like none other.

Myra McFarland
Fort Wayne, Indiana


do you have number 88?



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Subject: TheDogHouse

I would like to make the dog sweater like your dog Lucky has on . How do i download that patten .
Is it for a small dog. Looking for patten like that. My dog is five or six lbs. Please answer .

<< reply >>

I’m sorry but I do not have patterns for all of the sweaters
featured in The Dog House. The sweaters the dogs are
wearing on that page were made by viewers using our
most popular Dog Sweater pattern as inspiration.

Our dog sweater pattern can be made for any breed by using
the alteration instructions on the pattern page:

Sorry to be so long getting back to you. All I can find on the pattern is what I
already sent you except there is a date 1984 with Shady Lane beneath it so it is very old.
The afghan is made with single and double crochets making a pattern of hearts within
diamonds. Each row is crocheted separately leaving a 6 inch strand at each end for fringe,
you do not turn the work. The SC's are made in the back loop of the stitch and the DC's
are mad in the front loop of stitch two rows below the row you are working on. I don't
have a picture but will see if I can get someone to take one for me and email it to you.
Thanks for any help you can give me. LeNoma

<< reply >>

I hope I found your pattern... see if this is it:
It’s called SweetHeart, #1084.

Subject: Camel Stitch

I'm looking for photos or video to show how to do the camel stitch.
I only found one on youtube and it wasn't very easy to make out.
I also found the description in your stitch guide but was wondering about
the "hump granny" you mentioned. It sounds like it's fairly easy but I don't
want to spend money on a book to learn how to do one stitch. Can you help? Thanks!


<< reply >>

Unfortunately, since this type of crochet is copyrighted,
you aren’t going to find a lot of information about camel crochet
or camel crochet patterns online.

You can visit their site:

I did find a brief explanation regarding camel crochet on this page:

They also have a facebook page:

From what I’ve read the Short Single Crochet Stitch may be used
in this type of crochet.

RE: William's Baby Hat

I would like to crochet the Williams Baby Hat. It is really cute.
The material list calls for Bernat Baby Coordinates (less than 1 once)

Does that mean to purchase 1 once of yarn to make this hat?
Thank you
Arlyn Lynch

<< reply >>

You will need to actually purchase one skein of the yarn
unless you have some in your yarn stash.

RE: Girl's Dresses

I had a delightful granny square dress pattern that I used for my daughter 33 years ago.
The body of the dress is all granny squares. The bodice is single or double crochet and
the capped sleeves were scalloped. I used lavender and pink yarn and it was gorgeous.
Have you seen a pattern like that? I so wish I have saved it as my first grand daughter
will be born in late April - Grace.


<< reply >>

I hope this Flower Dress is the pattern you need... it is made by
adding little squares onto the yoke:

You might also like this pattern for a Granny Square Haltered-Neck Top for Young Girl:

and this one for a child’s dress for which the yoke is crocheted and the skirt is material:

Congrats on the new addition!

<< Diane's Reply >>

Thank you! I have been looking all over for this dress pattern. I used it 33 years ago
when my daughter was born. Now I have a 3-week old granddaughter, Grace, and
I am going to make it for her too -- same colors, lavender and pink!

Thanks again!

Diane Schroder


thank you so much for the patterns that r sent in your Blog.  I also appreciate the jokes.
They are clean and so very funny. I had a good laugh. Thank You.Marlene Hayes 

Re: Basics Page

Please give me the defination of ss.  Thank you

<< reply >>

SS is a Slip Stitch:
Insert your hook into the space indicated,
yarn over and draw through the stitch and the loop on your hook.

Subject: Apple_Afghan_Square


Just wanted to let you know that I much appreciate the Apple Afghan Square pattern.
In addition to an afghan, this would make a super dishcloth using 100% cotton and
maybe just adding a shell edging to make it a tad larger.

I so admire folks who can create patterns. I am great at following them, but don't
have a bit of imagination when it comes to creating them.

Thanks again.

Mary Ellen Lunde

<< reply >>

I’m so glad you enjoyed the pattern.
A dishcloth using this pattern is a great idea!

Ida-mae's cross bookmark

This link isn't working, can you send me the directions for this pattern??

Thank you

<< reply >>

I'm sorry but this pattern has been removed due to confusion about the
copyright ownership.

Subject: Apple_Coaster Crochet Pattern


I like how your Apple Coaster works up, but I was wondering
if I could modify your pattern to make it bigger.
I'm wanting to make a dish cloth scrubbie, but I need a little bit bigger size.

Thank you,

<< reply >>

Have you tried our Apple Afghan Square:
you could use it for a dishcloth.

Re: answer to someone's question

I was just reading your newsletter.
One of the questions was from someone in desperate need of how to
read patterns (Frustrating Crocheting). When I first learned all by myself,
I had purchased a book at Walmart called "I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting".
It was very basic and showed great photos of how stitches should look.
It also gave instructions for right- and left-handed crocheters.
Also included were some simple patterns to learn how.
The book is a Leisure Arts book.
Thought this might be another option for her, and other beginners.



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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Rummaging through her attic one day, my friend Carol found
an old shotgun. Unsure how to dispose of it, she called her

"Take it to the police station," her mother suggested. My
friend was about to hang up when her mom added....

"And, Carol?"

"Yes, mom?"

"Call them first and let them know you're coming."


A woman came home to find her husband in the
kitchen shaking frantically, almost in a dancing
frenzy, with some kind of wire running from his
waist towards the electric kettle. Intending to
jolt him away from the deadly current, she
whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking
his arm in two places.

Up to that moment, he had been happily listening
to his Walkman.

Our kindergarten class went to the fire station for a
tour and some instruction in fire safety. The fireman
was explaining what to do in case of a fire.

He said, "First, go to the door and feel the door
to see if it's hot." Then he said, "Fall to your knees.
Does anyone know why you ought to fall to our

One of the little tykes said, "Sure, to start praying
to ask God to get us out of this mess!"

My son, Scott, an insurance broker in Florida, loves
ocean fishing and takes his cell phone along on the boat.

One morning we were drifting about ten miles offshore
as Scott discussed business on the phone. Suddenly his
rod bent double, and the reel screamed as line poured
off the spool.

Scott was master of the situation. "Pardon me," he told
his customer calmly. "I have a call on another line."

I've always loved the story of the cowboy who was riding
along and came upon an Indian lying flat on the ground with
his ear pressed to the earth.

The Indian said, "Wait. Wagon. Two miles off. Drawn by two
horses. One black. The other gray. Four people on board:
man in a red flannel shirt, his wife, and two kids."

The cowboy was very impressed. He said, "It's amazing you
can tell all that just by listening to the earth."

The Indian said, "No. They ran over me thirty minutes ago.
Go after them!"

"It's no good, sir," said the hopeless pupil to his English teacher. "I try
to learn, but everything you say goes in both ears and out the other."
"Goes in both ears and out the other?" asked the puzzled teacher. "But you
only have two ears, boy."
"Guess I'm no good at math, either!"

A small boy badly wanted a baby brother, so his dad suggested he pray
every night for one. The boy prayed earnestly, night after night, but
his prayers seemingly weren't answered. After a few weeks, he didn't
bother to ask anymore.
 Some months later, his dad said they were going to see Mom in the
hospital and he was going to get a big surprise. When they got to the
room, the little boy saw his mother holding two babies.
 "Well, what do you think about having twin brothers?" his dad asked.
The little boy thought for a moment and replied, "I bet you're glad I
stopped praying when I did."

My ten-year-old son, Andrew and I were waiting
in a dentist's office, talking about treatments for his
painful tooth.

Entering the room, the dentist asked, "Well, Andrew,
which one's the troublemaker?"

Without hesitation, Andrew replied, "My brother."

The telephone solicitor selling basement waterproofing
must have thought she'd died and gone to heaven when
she got my very patient son on the phone.

At the end of her long sales pitch, she asked, "Do you
mind if we send someone out to give you an estimate?"

"Not at all," my son said.

"When would be a good time?"

"As soon as I dig a basement," he replied.

Mary was almost crazy with her three young kids. She
complained to her best friend Judy, "They're driving me
nuts! They give me no rest! I'm half way to the funny farm!"
"What you need," said Judy, "is a playpen."
So Mary bought a playpen. A few days later, Judy called to
ask how things were going.
"Superb! I can't believe it," Mary said. "I get in that pen
with a good book and a chocolate bar, and the kids don't
bother me for hours!"

The manager of a large office noticed a new man one day and told him to come
into his office. "What is your name?" was the first thing the manager asked the
new guy. "Bill," the new guy replied.

The manager said, "Look...I don't know what kind of place you worked
at before, but I don't call any employee by their first name.
It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority.
I refer to my employees by their last name only.
I am to be referred to only as Mr. Smith.

Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"
The new guy sighed, "Darling. My name is Bill Darling."

"Okay, Bill, the next thing I want to tell you is ..."

I'm not saying that the customer service in my bank is bad, but when I went
in the other day and asked the clerk to check my balance she leaned over and pushed me.

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