Crochet N More

Volume VIII, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2005

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"The devil loves it when we skip church on rainy Sundays...
'Cause he knows that dry people burn faster."
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Sent in by Pat Pruitt


Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him as of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. But let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his high position; and let the rich man glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with a scorching wind, and withers the grass; and its flower falls off, and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away. Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures.

James 1:2-18

The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Beloved, do not be surprised at the finery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.

1 Peter 4:7-14


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28




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


Double Crochet Cluster (dc cl)
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Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook,
(yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook)
(yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook)
(yarn over, insert hook in same st, yarn over, pull through st, yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook)
yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1.

Treble Cluster (tr cl)

Yarn over 2 times, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull through st,
(yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook)
(yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook)
*yarn over 2 times, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch,
(yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook)
(yarn over, pull through 2 lps on hook)
repeat from *,
yarn over, pull through all 4 lps on hook, ch 1.





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)




Do your row by row afghans always seem narrower on the foundation row than on the last row?
Try this remedy:
Begin your next row by row afghan by using a hook one size larger for the foundation row.
Switch back to the smaller hook size to finish the remaining portion.
This will keep the foundation stitches more relaxed so the foundation and last rows are closer in size.



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I want to thank you soooo much for the Soldier's Prayer Stone pattern. I was looking for an old Christmas ornament pattern on the internet and came across your's. Needless to say, all thoughts of tree ornament's went right out the window. Below my email is the latest that I sent to a friend of mine at Northrup Grumman. I am hoping that I can make enough of these and get them into the hands of loved one's of our service people to get many prayer stones to the Middle East. I'm currently crocheting like crazy. I wanted to get enough made to give to my son's entire Arabic Language school (all of whom have their deployment date's), his Airborne friends, the members of my church that have loved one's in harm's way. As soon as I get caught up (I've got my finger's working fast enough to turn out two an hour I have a party planned for my son. It's to celebrate Christmas 2005, his 30th birthday in 2006 (both of which we'll miss with him while he's in Iraq). And unfortunately his going away. The very sad reality is that we don't know if we'll have another chance to wish him happy birthday and merry Christmas. There will be a representative from the Red Cross in attendance. In lieu of presents for Jack, I'm asking everyone to make a donation of a Red Cross care package to another soldier($20.00), which will include a Soldier's Prayer Stone. One slight variation I've made of your pattern is that I'm suggesting to everyone that receives a prayer stone....that they remove my stone and replace it with a stone from a place that is dear to that soldier, their home, grandpop's yard, beach house.....anything that will give them comfort to be able to caress in thier pocket while so far from home. I can't tell you how grateful I am to have found this pattern. I've spent a lot of time worrying and crying before my son has left US soil. This project has given me a little sense of being able to help in a very small way, not only my son, but the son's and daughter's of so many like me. God bless you.

My oldest son, Jack got got his deployment date.....Dec.1st. He's not the average "Military Man", though. He graduated from college in 2000 (Magna Cum Laude), was still very athletic (doing two or three triatha-lon's a year, playing men's soccer). He started a very high level security job with DOD on Sept 10th 2001 at his new office (at the Pentagon). By the grace of God, he had to be at Ft. Belvoir for a briefing on 9/11. He still had his job, just re-located because his office was gone. At the age of 26 he enlisted in US Army Special Forces. He could have entered as an officer because of his degree, but wanted to be a Green Beret. He has spent the past two years in intensive training, was able to be home to marry his sweetheart on Christmas Eve 2004, missed the birth of his first son because he was off on a "negotiation" exercise with tribal leaders (either in Iraq or Afghanistan, that's kept secret from us). I received word last night that he had graduated from Arab language school in preperation for his deployment. I know he's not any more special than 250,000 other sons and daughter's, husband's and wife's, dad's and mom's, grandson's and grand-daughters......just to me, his father, sister and brother, grand-mother, Uncle Bob...... I've started a project with Jack's Arabic Language class, and his airborne class to make sure that each one of them has a "Soldier's Prayer Stone" and prayer to keep in their pocket when they leave.


RE: Plate Coaster

That is cute!
I can't wait to try it. I also liked your no-sew towel topper and can't wait to try that one!

I made the most adorable thing and actually got asked for one - it was your t-shirt coaster - Sean's gran wanted one - I also made your plate coaster but used a larger hook and made 2, put them together with the solid (other was variegated, both bright) and made a potholder - very cute stuff Lisa, you never cease to amaze me!


Thank you for the bowl cozy pattern. What a nifty idea that never occurred to me. We are always using napkins or pot holders under our soup bowls and this will be perfect.

I just want to Thank You for all your wonderful patterns.

I have been crocheting since I was 13...about 32 years now. It has helped me through the death of my son so I know that God gave me the sense to learn how long before I knew I would need this craft. Your site has been my favorite since I stumbled across it several years ago. I have sent a link to it to all my crochet friends and family. I just wanted to let you know that you are so appreciated...and to some of us, it is not just a craft, it is the thread that keeps us tied to gentler times; to the peacefulness of a job well done; to the simple reality of life as the Lord would have us live it. May the Lord Bless you and this, YOUR MINISTRY.- Becky

I have been crocheting since I was 9 that makes 41 years!!!!Have made about everything there is to make and always looking for new patterns and ideas... Love this site!!!!!

Pam Vandegriffe

Lisa, I like the cereal bowl cozy. What a cleaver idea! I wanted to tell you too, it is so good to see your witness for the Lord and to offer to people to receive Jesus. Thank-you for being the light and witness you are. God bless you, Lisa. Emmy


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While walking through a parking lot, I tripped and fell flat on my face. As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, "Are you hurt?"

"No, I'm fine," I said, touched by her concern.

"Oh, good," she continued. "So will you be vacating your parking space now?"

My wife was complaining that I spend too much time on the computer, and not enough time with her. I decided to fix that by having a "movie night" with her.

We watched Hackers, The Net, Anti-Trust, You've Got Mail and The Matrix.

She's still mad at me. What did I do?

A couple was arranging for their wedding, and asked the bakery to inscribe the wedding cake with "1 John 4:18" which reads "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear."

The bakery evidently lost, smudged or otherwise misread the noted reference, and beautifully inscribed on the cake "John 4:18" ...

"for you have had five husbands, and the man you have now is not your husband."

A wife and husband both talked in their sleep. She loved auctions; his hobby was golf.

The other night, as they slept, the golfer yelled, "Fore!"

His wife yelled back, "Four and a quarter !"

Our Lamaze class included a tour of the pediatric wing of the hospital. When a new baby was brought into the nursery, all the women tried to guess its weight, but the guy standing next to me was the only male to venture a number.

"Looks to me like "8 and1/2" pounds," he offered confidently.

"This must not be your first," I said.

"Oh, yes," he said. "It's my first."

"Then how would you know the weight of a baby?" I asked.

~~~~~~He shrugged. "I'm a fisherman."

While I was employed by a private corporation and assigned to the space-shuttle program, my job included ordering supples. One of the engineers asked me to get a new dictionary for him. The request form said, "State reason this item is needed," so I asked him why he wanted one.

I expected his answer would be "My old copy is lost" or "The cover is falling off." Instead he replied, "My edition defines spaceship as an 'imaginary aircraft.' " He got his new dictionary.

Riding a power mower while doing grounds maintenance work in Southern California, I usually wear several items to protect myself, including safety glasses, dust mask, and cowboy hat. One day as I walked into our shop at lunchtime, a co-worker called out, "Look! It's the Lawn Ranger!"

As the manager of our hospital's softball team, I was responsible for returning equipment to the proper owners at the end of the season.

When I walked into the surgery department carrying a bat that belonged to one of the surgeons, I passed several patients and their families in a waiting area.

"Look, honey," one man said to his wife. "Here comes your anesthesiologist."

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