Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 11
June 15, 2006

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"Never give the devil a ride; he will always want to drive."


Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus; that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:5-6

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

Hebrews 6:10

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17


But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24


Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:13


And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.

Hebrews 9:27-28



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

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20

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


Sasha's Cell Phone Charm Crochet Pattern

Cathedral Window Bookmark Crochet Pattern





Correction made on the graph. The first letter "b" had too many puff stitches.
Please print a new copy or make a note on the one you printed already. Thanks. Lisa


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


Ruffled Doll Skirt Crochet Pattern

Easy Baby Booties Crochet Pattern





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



Could you please tell me what a trefoil stitch and purl in crochet is,
I have never seen them before............thank You Rottentomatoe (I sent this information in reply to your question but my message bounced with a note you weren't accepting email from


I found a pattern to crochet a trefoil on this page:

This page explains what a trefoil knot is:

As for a "Purl" in crochet... that's in tunisian crochet... not regular crocheting.
This page explains the Tunisian Purl Stitch:


Re: question about an abbreviation - FO


I have ran into to "FO" numerous times in crochet patterns and have no idea what it means. Do you know by any chance? Thanks, Sarah


FO can be the abbreviation for several terms:
Finished Object
Finish Off
Fasten Off

When the term is within a pattern you just need to fasten off by cutting the yarn, yarn over and draw the last loop all the way through to secure the end.






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)




Keep holes out of your round crochet projects...begin with an adjustable loop.
This page shows you how:

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Don't be afraid to substitute yarn.. especially for afghans.


Lisa: I enjoy your newsletter all the time. There is a wonderful variety of sections to read. I was wondering if you could help me out. My husband bought me a lovely book of baby afghans. I have gone through it and discovered that there are alot of ones I would like to make. There are a few especially made in "Sport Weight yarn. I find that it is sometimes too thin. Is there a way that I can make these same patterns only using worsted weight. I have alot of leftover balls of yarn in worsted weight. It would be nice if I could use this "stash" and still have a lovely item to give as a gift. Thanks for your help. Keep up the good work. Katherine


Hi Katherine: You can substitute any yarn weight for any pattern if that's what you like. Keep in mind that worsted weight yarns are generally not as soft as the sport weight or baby yarns. Also... check your gauge if you want the finished item to be the size stated in the pattern. Simply adjust your hook size to get the correct gauge.



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Re: Read a pattern


I need help. I' m a self taught crocheter. I'm making a pineapple doily and the pattern has both one * and 2 ** instructions. I looked on your site for this subject but couldn't find it.

The round indicates:

start rnd, * ch 5, shell over shell, ch 3, sc in next sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next sp, "NOW THIS GETS CONFUSING TO ME" ch 3 **, shell over shell; rep from * around, end at **; join.

Please Help - I'm determined to finish this and the following rnds have the same situation with the * **.

thank you, Joanne from Arizona


Dear Joanne from Arizona:

Asterisks as well as other symbols are in patterns to keep the language to a minimum.
You are asked to repeat instructions from one symbol or between two symbols.
When too many symbols are used the pattern gets totally confusing to even the most advanced crocheter.

For your round you do the following:

chain 5
shell over shell
chain 3
single in next space
single in next 3 singles
single in next space
chain 3
shell over shell

Now go back and repeat the instructions from the single asterisk all the way around the project...
on your last repeat you will stop at the double asterisks.

RE: Emma's Baby Booties

Lisa, I made a pair of these last week for a friend. They turned out perfect! Thanks for sharing the pattern Sharon from PA

Thanks. I really enjoy receiving your newsletter!
What a great way to testify and win others to Christ too!
Ruth Multon

Re: ReadAPattern

I just want to thank you so very much for the instructions I have been searching the internet for over a month now looking for just what you have put in plain english, as you may tell I am new at crocheting self taught from all the many wonderful sites. I have accepted Jesus into my heart over a year ago and I have never been happier.keep up the wonderful site and may GOD Bless you and yours. your friend in JESUS

Shirley Flanagan

RE: Dog Sweater Pattern

I thought you might like to see my five-month-old Pug/Yorkie puppy, named Pepper, wearing a dress that I made for her based on your pattern.

* Pepper *







Sincerely, Barbara Harrison Reno, NV

NOTE: Sorry, pattern not available.

RE: Baby Burp Cloth

hey there...I've got a few questions on your pattern for baby burp blanket
Now I've never been able *yet* to follow a to be honest this is my first time. I'm lucky I figured out how to do the puff stitch!!! lol...Right now I'm down to where it wants me follow the graph...but I dont know where to start on the graph... I hope with what I've done up to this point is right... if you could help me..I'd greatly love it!!!


<< reply >>

Thanks for writing regarding this pattern. Upon looking at the pattern page I realized the graph had mistakes on the first letter "b". I've made the corrections. So glad you are learning to read a pattern (and a graph). You begin the graph by reading it from the bottom up. Read the first row of the graph from right to left placing puff stitches where indicated. Blank squares are regular single crochets. Hope this helps.

I just wanted to thank you for helping me to accept Jesus Christ into my life again. I was a Christian and then I stopped going to church and everything. I went through the rebel stage. Now I just need a church, but what religon?? I ask because I grew up Catholic, then I was Baptist, Penecostal and I'm just confused -- that is partially why I left the church in the first place. Pray that the confusion is lifted from my head. And again I thank you.


RE: Star Choker

Just wanted to thank you for posting this pattern. I am a fifth grade teacher and quite a few of my students got interested in crocheting this year. I adapted your pattern to worsted weight yarn and the girls loved being able to create this as they were just learning the beginnings of crocheting. Jayne Coulter

wonderful site thank you very much for all the work you have put into it this site is very helpful for all us newbies at crocheting thank you again and GOD BLESS


I just found your sight, Thanks, It's nice learning about crocheting, I have taught myself, and get really frustrated , some of my pieces (yuck), but when I saw your sight and the scriptures I remembered , No need to fret about this, We serve a Awsome God, and that's what really matters, So nice to meet you my christian sister, I do believe in Jesus Christ our Lord, nice to find your sight... Your sister in Christ Julie

RE: Sleep Mask

Lisa, I got a chance to make up the sleep mask today. Took me less than 1 hr! and turned out perfect! Didn't find any problems in the pattern. Thanks so much. Going to nights for the weekend, so will get to check it out tomorrow! Can't believe I fianlly crocheted something for ME! LOL Thanks for all the work you put into the newsletter. I love it! Love to see the new things you've been up to and your patterns are so easy. Also appreciate that you are not afraid to express your faith in Christ! God Bless! Sharon

Well it was nice of Jaime Guthals, Publicist Interweave Press to let everyone know they have listed the FREE Chanson en Crochet capelet. TOO BAD THERE ARE ERRORS! Row 13 just ends and 14 says to crochet in a stitch that has not even been made yet (cluster-3)!!


The following page contains a link to a corrected pattern:

I stumbled on your website accidently while looking for patterns and enjoyed it very much I spent 3 evenings going over every bit it. I signed up for the newsletter and am looking forward to it. Thanks for an enjoyable 3 evenings.


RE: Bridal Garter

I made this for a friend's wedding. I added a little pearl to each picot and it looked beautiful! Elisha

I left your website because of this statement.
Whatever I feel about Jesus, it is not related to my crochetting interest. DeAnn

Re: Learning to make crafts

Hello. My name is Kathy Reeves. have been looking over your website. I am really impressed. I have been wanting to learn how to do all of those things. I have knitted before. I have been wanting to learn how to cross stitch but, get confused. I have a sewing machine but, I do not know how to thread it and get started on how to make crafts and different things. I just wanted to let you know how much I was impressed with your patterns and information. I wanted to try to get a business doing this but, don't know how to get started. Thanks,

<< reply >>

Hi Kathy: I hope you enjoyed your visit. My best advice is for you to choose which ever craft you love the most and work on perfecting it. I think it's best to "get comfortable" with one craft before trying another because it makes it easier for you to remember the stitches and/or techniques later. There's a wealth of information to help you learn online... via tutorials and such. Believe it or not... I began my website to sell items I had made. Then my site evolved into something totally different. Let God lead you and you'll be fine.


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A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing.
She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her! drawing, the girl replied,

"They will in a minute."

When we put our house up for sale, I stressed emphatically that my sons make their beds each morning. I left for work before they left for school, and I wanted to be sure that the house looked presentable when the agent showed it to prospective buyers.

I was surprised and impressed that my 15-year-old son's bed was perfectly made each day. One night when I went into his room, I discovered his secret.

He was fast asleep on the floor in his sleeping bag.

A porter loaded down with suitcases followed the couple to the airline check-in counter.
As they approached the line, the husband glanced at the pile of luggage and said to the wife,
"Why didn't you bring the piano, too?"

"Are you trying to be funny?" she replied.

"No, I really wish you had" he sighed. "I left the tickets on it."

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face.."

"Yes," the class said.

"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?"

A little fellow shouted,

"Cause your feet ain't empty."

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch.

At the head of the table was a large pile of apples.
The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
"Take only ONE. God is watching."

Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note,

"Take all you want. God is watching the apples.

A little boy was taken to the dentist.
It was discovered that he had a cavity that would have to be filled.

"Now, young man," asked the dentist,
"what kind of filling would you like for that tooth?"

"Chocolate, please," replied the youngster.....

My daughter-in-law Alma and grandson Eddy were digging for fishing bait in my garden.
Uncovering a many-legged creature, Eddy proudly dangled it before his mother.
"No, honey, he won't do for bait," his mother said.
"He's not an earthworm."

"He's not?"
Eddy asked, his eyes wide.

"What planet is he from?"

My toddler and I were shopping when a heavily tattooed man strolled by.
My daughter's eyes grew wide as she said,
"I'll bet his mother took away all HIS markers!"

On the 1st day of school, about midmorning, the kindergarten teacher said,
"If anyone has to go to the bathroom, hold up 2 fingers."

A little voice from the back of the room asked,
"How will that help?"

There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible
to her brother in another part of the country.

"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk.

"Only the Ten Commandments," answered the lady.

Why do they put bells on cows?














Because their horns don't work!

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