Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 15
August 15, 2010

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RE: prayer shawl pattern

A friend of mine told me about your web-site.
And I love it. Can anyone tell me where to get a pattern for a crochet prayer shawl.
It needs to be one that uses worsted weight. And is super easy. It is for a friend who has cancer.
I am just returning to crochet after an absence of 30 years. Thanks for any help.
Jean Wright



You can find several Prayer Shawl patterns here:



Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly, Leave the rest to God.
-- Author Unknown


For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

Romans 14:7-8

For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Romans 12:3-5

Be of the same mind toward one another, do not be haughty in mind, but assiciate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation. Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY," says the Lord. "BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WIL HEAP BURNING COALS UPON HIS HEAD." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Luke 21:34-35




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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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SHELL STITCH (Various abbreviations)

A Shell Stitch is a combination of stitches worked into a specified stitch or space.
Working multiple stitches into one stitch gives the appearance of a shell or fan shape.

If a pattern calls for a 5 dc shell then you work 5 dc into the specified stitch.
If a pattern calls for a 9 tr shell then you work 9 tr into the specified stitch.

Shells can also consist of more than one type of stitch.
An example could be: (dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc) all worked into the specified stitch.










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)

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To add a simple ruffled edge to a project... attach yarn in any stitch, sc in same st, * ch 3, sc in next st.
Repeat from * across the row.










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Re: Pattern Help?

Hello, I got your email address off of the crochet and more website and I was hoping you could help me with a pattern question. I have never worked from a pattern before so this one is stumping me just a bit.

It says to:( 2-dc cl around post of next dc, dc next dc. ) rep across, ch3, turn

does that mean i do my 2 dc cl in the same dc and move and do a dc in the next spot?

i guess i am confused about the "around post" instruction.
Does that mean i go into the chain or into the hole underneath the chain?
For row three it says to: dc in each dc across.
Does that mean I go into the chain or again underneath it?
Thank you for your help. ~Renee~

<< reply >>

>>>Does that mean I go into the chain or again underneath it?

>>>2-dc cl around post of next dc, dc next dc. ) rep across, ch3, turn
This means you work a two double crochet cluster stitch around the post of the next double crochet.
Think of each double crochet as a little fence post... work around the actual post instead of into the stitch.

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches:

Then work a double crochet in the next double crochet. And repeat that across the row.

Subject: how to read chart

Hi. I wonder if you could teach me how to read crochet chart.and do you have a pantern with chart that have everything so i can follow and learn step by step. somthing for baby maybe.or children from 2years to 10years. i want do do this. but it looks difficoult everything.

Looking forward to hear from you soon. Johanna

<< reply >>

I haven't used symbol charts personally.
Other crocheters have told me they love the charts but from what I've seen I think I would have a tough time keeping my place in the pattern.

The following page explains symbol crochet:

These sites may also be helpful:

I haven't seen many free symbol patterns online.
Most patterns I see online are written out or in a filet chart.

Re: Help

Hello, my name is Mary and I would like to thank you for this website. You have help me to understand a lot of crochet stitches. I was wondering if you could help me with these instructions. Ch1, sc in each st around with dc 7 in each ch sp. Thank you, Mary Whitaker

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Mary.

>>Ch1, sc in each st around with dc 7 in each ch sp.

This instruction is written in an odd way but I believe the designer wants you to do the following:
Chain 1
Single crochet in each stitch (into each actual stitch on the previous row/round) and work 7 double crochet stitches into each chain space... put those 7 stitches into the hole beneath the series of chains.

I love the pattern for the broomstick lace square, but I cannot find the knitting needle that large to do it. Can you help? thanks! Kim

<< reply >>

You can purchase a Size 50 Knitting Needle here:

Personally... I used an broom handle. At the time I wanted to learn how to do Broomstick Lace I couldn't fine one either so I cut a broom handle in half with a Swiss Army Knife and then whittled it to a point and sanded it down. Put a rubber band around the flat end and it worked great.

Re: Pattern problem

Hi love your How to read pattern page I have a pattern I am working on and am stumped as to how to proceed. I am a beginner so if you could explain this I would be grateful. Row 2: Turn . Chain 5. (got this part) *Sc over center (not through a stitch) of ch-5, skip next SC, ch 5. Rep bet *'s across, ending with SC over the turning ch. This is a scarf pattern. I get most of it except the parts I have underlined. So hopefully you can explain this step. I have looked on the Internet but no luck finding info about it. Hope you can help Thanks Rana

<< reply >>

>> Row 2: Turn . Chain 5. (got this part) *Sc over center (not through a stitch) of ch-5,
>> skip next SC, ch 5. Rep bet *'s across, ending with SC over the turning ch.

I believe the designer means for you to work one single crochet into the space beneath the next chain-5... so instead of working into one of the five chains you work a single crochet into the hole beneath the next 5 chains.

When they say "over center" I think they just mean to place that single crochet as close to the center of those five chains as you can.

I have been teaching myself to crochet, and I was so happy to find your easy dog sweater pattern.
Thought you might like to see a pic of the sweater I made today for our Yorkie, Ruby.
Sincerely, Debra

Here's another.........


Debra has submitted two photos of Ruby. The first was featured in the July 30th issue of our newsletter.
You can view other sweater pictures by visiting The Dog House.

I enjoy every minute that I am browsing thru your pages. Thank you for taking the time to help us. God bless all.


I have received your email for some time and enjoy it very much. I always find new things to learn. I'm in search of a pattern for a prayer shawl, either crochet or knit (as I do both) Thank you all the inspiration.
God bless you. Shirl

<< reply >>

You can find several Prayer Shawl patterns here:

I really enjoy your newsletter and have been getting for a long time, I see that you have the reverse single crochet stitch. I have done this twice but i always have a difficult time remembering how to start it. I have looked at all the pictures but i am left handed. Is there instructions for a left handed person. I think it would help me so much more. Thank you and i have enjoyed your newsletter and have passed it on to my friends as well.

<< reply >>

The reverse single crochet stitch is a regular crochet stitch worked in the opposite direction on a row/round.
You can see a video on youtube of how to do a "Lefty Reverse Single Crochet - Crab Stitch":



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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
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No one is more cautious than a first-time parent.

After our daughter was big enough to ride on the back of my bicycle, I bought a special carrier with a seat belt and got her a little helmet. The day of the first ride I put her in the seat, double-checked all the equipment, wheeled the bike to the end of the driveway, carefully looked both ways and, swinging my leg up over the crossbar, accidentally kicked her right in the chin.

Going over our weekly training schedule one morning at our small Army garrison, we noticed that our annual trip to the rifle range had been canceled for the second time, but that our semi-annual physical-fitness test was still on as planned.

"Does it bother anyone else," one soldier asked, "that the Army doesn't seem concerned with how well we can shoot, yet is extremely interested in how fast we can run?"

A police recruit was asked during the exam, 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?'

He answered, 'Call for backup.'

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."

To confirm her suspicions, my sister needed to purchase a pregnancy test. Since I was going to the pharmacy, she asked me to pick one up. I didn't stop to think how I appeared to the clerk when I waddled up, nine months pregnant to pay for the kit

"Honey" she said, "I can save you $15 right now. You're definitely going to have a baby."

Even though she's been teaching English for 25 years, my mother never felt her age was an issue, until the day she helped a student with a report on the Vietnam War. Mom recognized the name of a war correspondent mentioned in the textbook and blurted, "I used to go out with him!"

Peering up from his work, another wide-eyed student asked, "You dated someone from our history book?"

A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?'

A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throwup.'

A friend and his wife were considering traveling to Alaska for a trip that the husband had long dreamed of taking. He kept talking about how great it would be to stay in a log cabin without electricity, to hunt moose, and drive a dog team instead of a car.

"If we decided to live there permanently, away from civilization, what would you miss the most?" he asked his wife.

She replied, "You."

As the lone female in our house, I find that certain male habits have really begun to get on my nerves. One day, I emerged from the bathroom completely exasperated when I bumped into my husband.
"What is it with guys that they won't replace the toilet paper?!" I raged.

"I know," he said, nodding in agreement. "I noticed that when I was in there earlier."

I REALIZED the impact of computers on my young son one evening when there was a dramatic sunset.
Pointing to the western sky, David said, "I wish we could click and save that!"

A man walks into a New York bank, and says he's going to Europe for two weeks and needs to borrow $5000. For collateral, he offers his new Rolls Royce. The bank is satisfied and parks it in their secured underground garage.

Two weeks later to the day, the man returns to the bank, repays the $5000 and interest of $15.41.

The loan officer says inquiringly, "Sir, we were delighted to have your business but, in checking your credit, we learned you are a multimillionaire. Why ever did you need to borrow $5000?"

"Where else in New York can I park my car for two weeks for $15.41?"

Recently while we were eating lunch after church one Sunday, my youngest son asked me what the highest number I had ever counted up to was.

I said I didn't know. Then I asked him how high he has counted. "5,372," came the prompt reply.

"Oh," I said. "Why did you stop there?"

"The sermon was over."




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