Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 16
August 30, 2008

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My hubby (Tim) has been at it again.
Hes been working on updating his site on saving money on gas.
You can buy the guide for what you would pay (on average for 3 gallons of gas),
he also has a free Version which you can check out as well.
You can get details by following the link below.

You can also find the free version here.

Also make sure to check out almost daily tips for saving money
and having fun without breaking the bank.

Thanks so much for your support, Lisa H.


God Bless You!




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Read about the history of crochet:



The Crochet N More website has grown tremendously since we started it in 1998.
With so many pages and links... sometimes we encounter problems with broken links.
That being said, if you encounter a broken link or a link that seems to go to where
it shouldn't... please email me.


Lisa and Tim



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RE: Past Newsletters

Your site was the first site I found when searching for crocheted patterns.
That was a few years ago.
Crochet 'N' More remains my favorite after all these years.
I know I can always find what I'm looking for right here!
Can I link to a past issue of the Newsletters?
I missed the last month (July)and I am very sad.



Thank you for such a nice comment.
You can always see past issues of the newsletter in our Newsletter Archive:
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RE: Crochet plastic shopping bags

I saw a lady carrying a crochet bag made of plastic bags.
Does anyone have the pattern or instructions on how to crochet with plastic.
It's a great recycle idea.
Thank You for the help
Pat Pearsall


Hi Pat: I have several patterns along with a page on how to prepare the bags.


The best classroom in the world is
at the feet of an elderly person.

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

John 13:34-35


Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people; but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am Jehovah.

Leviticus 19:18


If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

John 14:15

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:3-8




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


Basketweave Afghan Square Crochet Pattern 12" Crochet Pattern


New Testament Sock Crochet Pattern



Bonnie's Textured Square Crochet Pattern







The following page is a list of uses of scrap yarns:








The following link(s) have been added to our links pages.








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

Row Count Two Color Afghan Square Crochet Pattern



Row Count Four Patch Afghan Square 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)


Skip the next 2 stitches
Treble crochet in the next stitch
Chain 1
Working in front of the last treble crochet you made.
Treble crochet in the first of the two stitches you just skipped.
This makes the crossed treble.











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)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:



If you have a large yarn stash and seem to have difficulty selecting colors for a project, you might try my solution. I took a large slender box. With it standing on one small end, cut a hole in the front. If your box is the right size you can store regular size skeins and super saver skeins of yarn nicely in the box. You will be able to see at a glance what colors you have.




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 56?

54. On an item of clothing that is too small, I make yo-yo's using scrap yarn, join them together and sew them in as decoration to make the garmet larger. EX a skirt that is now too tight, I crochet the yo-yo's in the color I need, join them together in a straight line, open the skirt and add the decorative touch down the normal seam. (I am sure a small granny square will have the same effect).

55. Scrap yarn is also great for doll accessories - such as a bed cover for the doll's bed.



The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

If you have a use that's not listed email me!



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Leave your message in our guestbook... and it may appear in an issue of the CNM Newsletter !

Just thought I'd jot a few lines to say "Thank you" for offering the patterns, etc. on this site. I just adopted a rescue dog, she's a min-pin/chihuahua mix, and she loves to wear clothes. I found a few inexpensive things for her to wear at the pet stores, but for the most part, puppy clothes are WAY overpriced! So, I searched for free patterns that I could crochet for her myself, and found this site. I am overjoyed that she'll have a cute wardrobe as soon as I'm done! Thanks so much! and Happy Crocheting!!!

Nikki Larson

I like your site too. I've crocheted for a long time and find most people are so surprised that I do it. My 10 year old granddaughter asked to learn the other nite and it sure pleased me to be able to teach her something my grandmother did. Thanks for all the patterns. And if anyone knows where I can get a pattern for a lighthouse afghan, please let me know. I found one in a catalog but it was on back order and it was KNIT instead of crochet. Thanks and I covet your prayers as I keep you in mine.

Karen Sada


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You can find a row count pattern for a lighthouse afghan here:

Hello again, I just signed the guestbook and then realized maybe I can find the help I need from some of you wonderful ladies. My beloved Aunt Dixie, 86 years old, loves the lord very much. I call her my "Heart Mother" because she was always there for me & loved me when my birth mother did not. We recently had to put her in a nursing home, frail and with Dementia. When her own mom went into a nursing home over 20 years ago, Auntie D. made her a bed cape using a pattern from a Workbasket magazine. When Grandma died, it was given to one of her nurses. Now Aunt Dixie wants one like it, but we cannot find the pattern. It would have been in a pre-1989 Workbasket. Called a cape or bed cape, I think it was a pineapple design. I know it is a long-shot, but if anyone can find it in their old Workbaskets, it would be a real blessing. Auntie D. has it on her mind & stays agitated about it, with her dementia and all. God Bless you all, Faye

<< reply >>

I wonder if this issue available on the following page:

1981 The Workbasket Magazine Number 4 Volume 46 February 1981

Home And Needlecrafts for Pleasure and Profit. Patterns in this issue include:

Child's Tweed Pullover and Cap to Knit, Hooded Scarf to Knit, Snowflake Mittens and Hat to Knit, Men's Ribbed Pullover to Knit, Carriage Cover to Knit, Fashionable Tunic and Pullover to Knit, Pouch Pocket Sweater With Matching Hat To Knit, Cuddle Boots TO knit, Easy Mittens to Knit Pattern, TV Snuggle Socks to Crochet, Afghan Stitch Jacket to Crochet, Ripple Hat and Scarf to Crochet, Afghan in Split Rail Pattern to Crochet, Two Color Afghan to Crochet, Bed Jacket and Footlets to Crochet, Captivating Shawl to Crochet, Cradle Coverlet to Crochet, Infant Shrug and Cap to Crochet, Lacy ROund Doily to Tat, Quick Bread Recipes, Alexander Alligator to Sew, Punch Needlework, Bird Feeders to Make, Decorative Trees, Recipes, Gardening tips, and more articles .

Item #WorkbasketV146


Here are a few bed jacket patterns that are really nice:

Dainty Bed Jacket:

Bed Jacket:

Gladys Style Lady's Dressing Jacket:

Hope this helps.

Hi Lisa,
The following article includes a wonderful little pumpkin pattern at the end. I hope you will find it useful enough to link on your site. Thank you so much! Teresa

Crochet: How to do the single crochet stitch
By M. J. Joachim
Single Crochet: Stylish, Practical, and Easy to Make

Insert hook in desired chain or stitch, yarn over, pull yarn back through, yarn over, pull through both loops on your hook. Single crochet is used for practical purposes, as well as for detail work. It creates a close knit stitch that is used for texture, warmth, and ascetic appeal.

Many fancy crochet stitches are made using the si...
read more:



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There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. So, this was his first time approaching a field during the nighttime.

Instead of making any official request to the tower, he said: "Guess who?"

The controller switched the field lights off and replied: "Guess where!"

A pious man, who had reached the age of 105, suddenly stopped going to synagogue.

Alarmed by the old fellow's absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the Rabbi went to see him. He found him in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, "How come after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?"The old man lowered his voice. "I'll tell you, Rabbi," he whispered. "When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is very busy and must've forgotten about me, and I don't want to remind Him!"

I walked into my sister's kitchen and found my nephew, Mitch, having a snack.

"Where's your mother?" I asked.

"She said she was going to have a shower. Just a second, I'll see."

Mitch went to the kitchen tap and turned the hot water on full blast.

An indignant yell came from above.
Mitch calmly turned off the tap and said, "Yep, she's in the shower."

About 15 years ago, my brother and I were shopping in a record store in the downtown plaza. He was trying to find music recordings related to the concert known as "Woodstock" from the 1960's.

The teen-aged clerk asked if she could be of assistance.

"Yes, I'm trying to find recordings of Woodstock," he explained.

The young lady looked very puzzled and I knew she had no clue, but I had no idea how badly she had no clue until she spoke...

"Woodstock? You mean Snoopy's little buddy?"

We got lucky when we heard the old Piedmont Hotel in Atlanta was getting a face-lift and its beautiful maple doors became available for sale as salvage items. We bought several and had them installed in our 19th-century home.

Showing a friend around the house, I pointed out, "You know, these doors are from the Piedmont Hotel."

He raised an eyebrow. "Most people just take the towels."

AS A FRESHMAN ROTC cadet, I took part in my first Army field-training exercise. After a long day of rock-climbing and rappelling, my platoon settled down for our C-rations. Hungry, we tore into our cardboard boxes, opening cans of "Chicken or Turkey, Boned," "Cheese Spread, Cheddar" and "Candy, Chocolate, with Nougat." Then we came upon a device wrapped in a small brown envelope, labeled: "Stimulant, Interdental" -- a wooden toothpick.

Knock knock

Who's there?


Goliath who?



Goliath down, you looketh tired.

My mother has a "lead foot," so I was not surprised when a state trooper pulled us over as we were speeding through Georgia. Hoping to get off with a warning, Mom tried to appear shocked when the trooper walked up to the car.

"I have never been stopped like this before," she said to the officer.

"What do they usually do, ma'am," he asked, "shoot the tires out?"

Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying:

"Free to good home. You want it, you take it."

For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it.

He eventually decided that people were too untrusting of this deal.
It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read:

"Fridge for sale $50."

The next day someone stole it.

A little girl went to church for the first time. After the service, the minister asked how she had liked it.

"Well," she thought for a moment,
"I thought the music was very fine, but your commercial was too long!"

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me and my brother who is four years older than I am. I was maybe 1 and a half years old and had just recovered from an accident in which my arm had been broken. Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news and my brother was playing nearby in the living room when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water.

After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!!'

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up, then says, 'Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet??'

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