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Volume XV, Issue No. 10
May 30, 2012

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Re: wheelchair bags

I am a recent foot amputee and for the time being am in a wheelchair.
I am looking for patterns for bags etc that can help me in getting around.
I find it difficult to "carry things from one room to another...... thanks in advance.
Rae Cicelske



Here are links to a few walker tote patterns:

Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin











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But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For prior to the coming of certain men from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to withdraw and hold himself aloof, fearing the party of the circumcision. And the rest of the Jews joined him in hyprocrisy, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy. But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in the presence of all, "If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews? We are Jews by nature, and not sinners from among the Gentiles; nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we may be justified by faith in Christ, and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law shall no flesh be justified. But if, while seeking to be justified in Christ, we ourselves have also been found sinners, is Christ then a minister of sin? May it never be! For if I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor. For through the Law I died to the Law, that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly."

Galatians 2:11-21


Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them. Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, but who can stand before jealousy? Better is open rebuke than love that is concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Proverbs 27:1-6

I have become a marvel to many; for Thou art my strong refuge. My mouth is filled with Thy praise, and with Thy glory all day long. Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails. For my enemies have spoken against me; and those who watch for my life have consulted together, saying, "God has forsaken him; pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver."

Psalm 71:7-11

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The standard popcorn stitch is worked as follows:
Work 5 double crochets in the chain or stitch indicated.

Drop the loop from the hook.
Insert the hook in first top of the first double crochet of the 5-dc group.
Pick up the dropped loop.
Draw through the stitch.

Now you can "pop" the popcorn to the right or wrong side of the work as needed.













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Lisa, those are really neat squares! especially the flag.
Thank you so much for sharing your talents.
You are amazing. Have a great week.
God bless Emmy

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Re: Baby Cradle Purse


Haven't seen one of these in years. They are fun for little girls.
Linda Harless Belcher


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Re: Puppy Mat


Very nice and practical!
Clotilde Menendez


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Re: Teddy Bear Afghan Square


"I made this and I love it. Thanks for the pattern"

Phoebe Agundis

RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

Do u have a sock pattern?
Tina Nichols

<< reply >>

There is an extensive list of links to sock patterns on this page:


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RE: How to Crochet: Toilet Tissue Cover Tutorial - Part 1 (Rounds 1-3)



Wish you showed it on the tissue.


You can see it on the tissue in the photo on the pattern page (link below video).


Great tutorial. Will this fix double toilet tissue? I am working on another tissue pattern and I had to add more rows because it was not long enough for the tissue. I will try your pattern next.
Thank you


I've used mine on the Charmin mega roll.
The tension used when crocheting will determine if it will fit a larger roll or not.
This pattern is worked from the top down so you can see if the top will fit before
you work the sides.

Subject: Puffs_All_Over_Baby_Hat

First off I want to thank you for all the free patterns, really neat and so nice of you to share with us. In a quick look over I noticed this one mistake, In round 2, you say to do 2 sc between all stitches then join. I () you say 24 dc, shouldn't it be 24 sc.

Thanks again, God bless Gladys

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You’re very welcome Gladys.
Yes... that should read 24sc... and I have made the change on the
pattern page:

Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about my typo.

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Re: How to Crochet: Toilet Tissue Cover Tutorial - Part 2 (Rounds 4-5):


Thank you. Looking pretty. BTW, is the Lisa Granny square pattern on Crochetnmore yours?
Is there a tutorial on that pattern?

You're welcome. I just added video links to the granny square page.
Sorry but I can't add a url in the comment section. Enjoy!

RE: Message on the Crochetnmore Fan Page

I would like a crochet pattern for a boys vest - for a 2 and 5 year old.

<< reply >>

Try this page:

<< Linda's Reply >>

That looks perfect, thanks.


Subject: No_Sew_Towel_Topper

Please help me. (Towel Loop). Ch 1 turn. Sc in ch3 sp.(ch. 1, turn, sc in sc just made) 10 times. Rd 1---can't figure out. Please clarify for me if you don't mind.

<< reply >>

This means you chain 1, then turn.
Now make one single crochet in the chain 3 space.
Chain 1 and turn.. then work a single crochet in the single crochet you made.
You keep chaining one and turning to work another single crochet into
the one you just made each time (10 times in all) and that makes the loop.


Guestbook Comment:

This is a very good site and I would like to thank you for the instructions on how to read a pattern. I have crochet for years but mostly made things that I would not have to read a pattern for. Im now ready to try to read a pattern. Again thank you for this site.

Guestbook Comment:

A friend of my mother once gave me a small sample and brief directions for starting a blanket. I've long ago lost the directions and my mom and would like some help. The blanket started with a small square(maybe 5 stitches sq) the next row had 2 squares, the next 3 and so on until there was a triangle as large as you wanted to be 1/2 the size of a square blanket. Then you had to decrease with each row to finish the blanket. Any help to recreate this would be appreciated.
Jerry Lytle

<< reply >>

In reference to your message...
the pattern you describe sounds similar to the way this pattern is worked:

Please let me know if this helps.

<< Jerry's Reply >>

Thanks Lisa,
I'm in the middle of another project I must finish
but I hope to try this soon.
- Jerry

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My friend and I made over 200 cross book marks and our Pastor took them to Japan.
They where loved much. We used a pattern from Crochet 'N' More.
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Guestbook Comment:

Once again I have to say thank you for your patterns. I recently found out that my neighbors are having a baby girl in late June. I have not crocheted girl baby things in 16 years. Since my youngesst grand-daughter was born I have had 2 grand-sons and 4 great grand-sons so you can see why I'm so excited.

Today I downloaded your new pattern for booties "Newborn Baby Booties. I am also going to make your "Baby Headband". And since I like trying patterns that are for something else and changing it into something else I'm going to try your "In the Round Placemat" and see how it looks as a baby blanket.

As always keep up the great work and thank you always.


Guestbook Comment:

Hi, I have just discovered your web site and I'm very impressed you have so many patterns and free at that. And this is a Christian site praise the Lord I was so encouraged when reading your testimony thank you for sharing it may it continue to bless and reach many more folk.Wow I'll be telling others of this site it's awesome! At present time I'm more interested in baby knitting patterns and preemie baby patterns to use in our Ladies group at church to help support newborn babies in various circumstances. So thank you for making these available. May God continue to bless you in all that you do. By the way I live in New Zealand. Audrey

Subject: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

Hi Lisa,

I just wanted to know what size this blanket is.


<< reply >>

This afghan is great for a newborn.
You can adjust the size of this afghan by making the center granny portion
larger before adding the edging.

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Re Wide Mouth Jar Lid Cover (or 6" Doily)


I loves these lids covers. I made several and gave them as gifts.
I really need to make myself one now!
Emmy Prewitt


These look cute as little doilies too... I have that one on my table.


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Scrap Yarn Idea: Make Mini Pom Poms with a Fork:


THat is a neat idea!
Emmy Prewitt


I used to do that when I was a kid! It's so easy! ;)
Debbie Gerrard


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Re: Crab Stitch Hotpad


I love this stitch, done it many times on baby blankets. I did 3-5 rows for the border. love it.
I have not done one in hot pad--good idea. so printed this--for the TO DO LIST.
thanks for sharing pattern.
Terry Devine

You're very welcome... I love how sturdy that stitch makes the edge of a project.


Subject: Afghan_Stitch_Coaster

What size yarn do I need to make this coaster?
I am using a 4oz size and that is making my stitch to tight.

<< reply >>

Red Heart Super Saver is a worsted weight, 4 ply acrylic yarn.
If your stitches are too tight you might try a larger hook.

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Crochet Tip
Look for sweaters at yard sales and thrift stores.
If handmade you can unravel and reuse the yarn.


I really liked your idea of unraveling an old sweater to use the yarn.
How is this done?


<< Reply >>

First you need to determine if the sweater is handmade.

If the seams have been cut and then sewn with regular sewing thread then the sweater isn’t handmade.

If the sweater is handmade the seams will be hand stitched using yarn and you won’t see any cut ends.

Then it’s pretty much trial and error… pick where you think the knitting or crocheting ended, be brave and cut the yarn and see if it will unravel. Sometimes you get one long piece, other times you get many smaller sections. It all depends on the sweater. Some sweaters are made in one piece while others are made in multiple pieces that are joined.


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Re: Cross Stitch Toilet Tissue Cover


Love this
Sherry Metcalf




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“Grandpa,” she replied, “there’s no water.”

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