Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2006

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Dear Subscriber:

Most of you remember the pictures I posted of the cows that visited my yard last year.
Well this week we had a stray horse :o)
I figured out who it belonged to and my cousin's hubby tied the horse up until the owner
could come to get it.

Lisa and Tim


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“True freedom can never be enjoyed by people who refuse to fear God."
July 4, 2006
Our Daily Bread


Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:34

But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment, for we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang. But flee from these things, you man of God; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Timothy 6:6-12

I will extol Thee, my God, O King; and I will bless Thy name forever and ever. Every day I will bless Thee, and I will praise Thy name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.

Psalm 145:1-4

Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU," so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT SHALL MAN DO TO ME?"

Hebrews 13:5-6



This quote is from Our Daily Bread - July, 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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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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What is the best way to start a slip not? I always get stuck with that and several people have tried to show me their method but nothing seems to stick with me. Thanks. Valerie



All crocheting projects begin with a slip knot and a series of chains.

To make a slip knot:
With the palm of your hand facing you--place the end of the yarn across the palm of your hand from right to left and back around to cross over your palm again laying it across the end of the first strand of yarn. Now reach under both strands of yarn (from top to bottom) and pull up the longest strand. Insert your crochet hook into this loop and tighten to secure the knot.

Here are illustrated instructions for two more methods:

A successful slip knot will pull out when both ends of the yarn are pulled.


To make a chain...
with the slip knot on your hook,
yarn over and draw through the loop already on your hook.
Continue this for how many chains you need to begin your project.






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)




Never use a bag with a velcro closure to carry your crochet project.
The yarn sticks to the velcro. Be careful around baseball caps with velcro too.
I was crocheting on a trip recently, making a baby afghan, and the corner of the
afghan came in contact with hubby's hat... not a pretty site!


Getting started selling crafts
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I’m emailing from my daughter’s in Australia.
I don’t have problem with your patterns; I just wanted to say thank you and thank God for people like you. I was just looking for crochet patterns for my new granddaughter and I’m here as far from home as I can be on this earth, and you are a beacon of light, a ray of sunshine and bringing my Saviour God to me, because I felt distant…
God bless you in all your ways Love Sam ><>)’>

Re: Patterns for useing a Afghan Hook

hi do you know of any book's with Patterns for using a Afghan Hook thank you Gary

<< reply >>

Try this book:<1=_blank&lc1=0000ff&bc1=000000&bg1=ffffff&f=ifr

You can find many free patterns here:

I saw an article on your site called "Joanne's Reversible double-ended crochet hook afghan" which says to contact Dana Anderson at and the author at to order the 20" hook. Emails to both are returned as invalid. Can you please advise where I can get this hook? I have tried quite a few stores. Herrscheners doesn't have it, Annie's Attic doesn't and Michaels Crafts doesn't. I have tried many on-line sites to no avail. I can find sizes from G to Q but not N and I agree with the author that N would make the lightest product. HELP! Rose

<< reply >>

You can purchase hooks here:
This page sells hooks but i'm not sure if they have an "N":
Hope this helps.


Lisa, thank you for the adorable two baby hat patterns in this new issue. I really like them and am excited to try them. I just have to find out where I can buy the Bernat Baby Coodinates yarn. Is there an interchangeable yarn that I could use instead ? Thanks, God bless........ Wilda

<< reply >>

You're welcome Wilda! The Bernat Baby Coordinates is a sport weight yarn... thinner than worsted weight. I get mine at Wal-Mart.

RE: Mom Bookmark

Lisa, I have been subscribing to your newsletter for years and look forward to each issue. Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I wanted to tell you that I saw your MOM bookmark and a decided that I could use a person’s initials instead. It turns out to be a perfect personalized gift. I have given about 5 or 6 as gifts so far and plan to do more. Thanks for the inspiration. Maureen

RE: Ruffled Doll Skirt

Hi, I love the doll skirt. I just made it for my granddaughter's 18" doll "Stacey". I did find one error. On round 2 you have a total of 60 dc not 70. I did the skirt in white and the ruffle in pink, since my granddaughter thinks everything should have something pink in it or on it. LOL I finished my skirt out with shells for the last row. I think it really looks cute. Thanks again for sharing the pattern. Kay Fulmer Elizabethtown, KYS

RE: Question about yarn

Hi Lisa, I have enjoyed your website and newsletter for several years now and it has been very helpful and inspiring. I have been looking for an afghan pattern to be made in squares or strips and could not find quite what I wanted. I have been crocheting on and off many years and have done several afghans the past few years, so I decided to try something new and make my own pattern. There are lots of books that give you a basic stitch and the multiples and you can figure out from there how to make it into a square, strip, or whatever suits. I think I can get this part figured out, but I cannot find out anyplace how to figure out how much yarn to buy. Is there a way to figure out how much yarn I will need to make a given size project? The only way I can think to do it is to make a square, rip it all out, and measure how much yarn it took, then multiply that by how many squares I want, then take a guess and add on some extra, for a border, fringe, whatever I would need to finish it. It all seems very unscientific. There must be a way they figure out the yarn needed for a pattern as it is always given down to the ounce. Any help is appreciated. I did look but could not find this addressed on your website. Thanks so much, Katie Chernich Lebanon, PA

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Hi Katie:

Glad you enjoy my newsletter... I enjoy publishing it. Making the square or motif is a definite must when trying to figure how much yarn for a project. I never could "rip it all out"... just hurts my heart to take out my stitches unless I messed up on my project somewhere.

Here's how I estimate yarn amounts:
To determine how much yarn or thread you will need for a project, see how many motifs (or rows) you can get out of one skein of yarn or ball of thread. Then figure how many motifs/rows it will take to make the project as large as you want. Divide the number of motifs/rows you need for the project by the number of motifs/rows you got out of one skein or ball and you have how many skeins or balls you need to buy to finish the project.

If you want to see how many "ounces" of yarn you used... .simply weigh the motif (I have a digital food scale that works great). If you make a motif using yarn from an 8 ounce skein... then you weigh the motif and it weighs 1 ounce then you should be able to make about 8 motifs from one 8 ounce skein.

Thank you so much for your free patterns. I was trying to make an oreo cookie, I have the top and bottom cookie made and couldn't figure out how to put the cream in the middle. Thanks to a friend at Crochetville who referred me to this sight, I should be able to figure it out from the pattern here :)
I am sharoninseattle at Crochetville and have a shop at, and yes, Jesus is my personal saviour since I was 7. Thank you Jesus for saving me from my sins. I learned to crochet and knit at the same time at the age of 12, I had rheumatic fever and was bed ridden for a year.

Sharon Miller

I'm new on the computer and can't really tell you how I found it. But thanks be to God I did. I have really enjoyed makeing the patterns I have recieved from you. Keep up the good work. I am on a fixed income and with the price of yarn these days,can't rally afford to buy many books.

Sandy Hairston

How inspiring - crochet patterns and Bible studies all in one place.
Thank you and God richly bless you always!

Trish Gilmore



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The Way It Was
also called Older 'N Dirt

"The majority of HMO plans I've seen can be likened to hospital gowns -- you only think you're covered."

Two goobers were on their way to Disney World.
When they were getting close there was a sign that read, "DISNEY WORLD LEFT,"

So they turned around and went home.

Late one night a car was swerving all over the road. A police officer pulled them over and went up to the vehicle. He then noticed it was the local preacher, Father McBrian.

The officer then asked him why he was swerving all over the road. He said he wasn't.

The officer immediately asked him, "Father, have you been drinking?"

"No..." replied Father.

"Is that liquor in your bottle there Father?" suggested the officer.

"No it's just water" answered Father.

The officer took it and smelled it. He then said "Father this is wine."

Father then burst "Praise the Lord, He's Done It Again!"

It's amazing how unimportant your job is when you ask for a raise, and how important it is when you want a day off!


I've been counting calories for six months now.
I don't know about my figure, but my arithmetic's improving.

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.

"Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say,
'There's Jennifer, she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael, He's a doctor.'

A small voice at the back of the room rang out,
"And there's the teacher, She's dead."

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.”

On my four-year-old daughter's first trip to Disneyland, she couldn't wait to get on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. As the car zoomed through the crazy rooms, into the path of a speeding train, and through walls that fell away at the last second, she clutched the little steering wheel in front of her.

When the ride was over, she said to me a little shakily,
"Next time, you drive. I didn't know where I was going."

A woman went to traffic violation court for speeding, lost the argument as it always happens, and paid the fine. So the police clerk issued her a receipt for her payment of fine.

The lady annoyed at her defeat in the court asked him curtly, "What am I supposed to do with this?"

"Keep it," the clerk advised politely.
"When you get three of them, you get a bicycle!"

The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.

LITTLE Billy’s kindergarten class went on a field trip to the local police station. They saw a bulletin board with photos of the FBI’s 10 most-wanted criminals. Billy pointed to one of the photos and asked the officer if that person was really a most-wanted criminal.

“He certainly is,” answered the officer.

Billy replied, “Then why didn’t you just keep him when you took his picture?”

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