Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2006

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Praise be to God!
Haley went to spend the night with a friend this weekend and started to go in their bathroom but chose the wrong door and ended up falling down the basement stairs. God held her hand all the way down... she's bruised up but nothing broken and no serious injuries. Thank you Jesus!


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B I B L E:


I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:5

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Him by night, and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."  Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born, can he?" Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:1-5

And it shall be, that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Acts 2:21

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 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. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11



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


Thanks to Peggy and Donna... both asked about post stitches this week.

Crochet stitches are normally worked into by working through the top two loops of each stitch.
When working around the post you actually work around the entire stitch.
Visualize a double crochet stitch looking like a little fence post... instead of working into the top
of the stitch like we normally do, you work around the "post".

Keep in mind there are many different types of post stitches...
be sure to check your pattern for which one you need to use.

Here are some examples:

Yarn over, insert hook from the front side of the work
right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

Yarn over, insert hook from the back side of the work
right to left around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hk)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hk)

This link is helpful in explaining these stitches.

More illustrations:

This site has photo illustrations:

You can find these and many other stitch abbreviations and instructions on my Basics page:







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)




I had posted uses (1-6) for scrap yarn in the August 15th issue.
Viewers have submitted other uses which are added below:


There are numerous uses for scrap pieces of yarn:
1. Multiple strands of novelty yarn can be used for package ties.
2. Make small motifs to use when making larger projects.
3. Use a contrasting color yarn as a stitch marker.
4. Give kids a small ball of yarn and teach them to finger crochet (see above)
5. Let small children use scraps to decorate their art work.
6. Tie short pieces of yarn to a hair band for a cute matching hairbow.

7. Use short pieces of yarn to tie quilts.
8. After doing several inches of chain stitch, it can be used to tie up plants.
9. Yarn can be couched over on quilts to give a "ribbed" texture.
Enjoy your newsletters, Dixie

10. I use my scrap yarn to make a ripple afghan to donate to a homeless shelter.
I also want to mention that I enjoy your newsletter, I have learned a lots. Lois

11. Hi, I'm sure I have more uses for scrap yarn, but the one that comes to mind is to tie plants, indoor or outside, to stakes. Leave a long length at one end, wrap the plant stem around once and then fasten both ends around the stake and tie. By wrapping the yarn around the plant stem without tying it to the stem, it gives room for the stem to grow and the yarn is soft enough that it won't cut into the stem. Outside they will usually last all summer even with the heat and rain. If you like you could use a double piece of yarn, but wrap it as suggested in the first part of the article. Outside it doesn't really matter what color the yarn is, but in the house I try to match the color of the yarn to the color of the plant stems. I've been doing this for yeard. Good luck and hope this idea will help someone else. Sincerely, Chris Woodworth


If you know of other uses for scrap yarns email me.



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Re: Elegant_Scarf

Thanks for the great pattern.. I made 5 already and it's so easy and quick.....Cat4

I love your patterns! I can't tell you how many times I have made some of them, especially the Lid Grabber Hat. My family and friends just love them, too! I pray the Lord's bleesings on you and yours. Gail

I really enjoy getting patterns from your sight. A few of us ladies get together every thursday and crochet for the preemies at the hospital and for nursing homes and places where they keep handiecape children. We make afghan for them. Elizabeth Wallace

Hi Everyone I just finished reading all the comments that people wrote and I join them in saying that I am so thankful for all the beautiful "free" patterns on your site. I will be 72 in Dec and enjoy making baby items and also ladies slipper socks. Some are more complicated than others but I keep on doing it til it comes out right. I made all my 10grandkids booties and scarves last year for chirstmas and they just loved them. I am a spirit-filled believer for over 70yrs. and still serving the Lord with all the ups-and downs of life. GOD is good, ALL the time. In christian love Ethel



Fantastic site. All anyone could ask for. I have not picked up a hook in over 20 years, wanted to take it up again and this site bought back memories. Thank you. Dessley Price

Your Crochet Web Site is wonderful. I met a special friend on your Pen Pal site and we have been friends for three years. It's wonderful. I look forward to getting your newsletters and trying the free patterns that you have. Sincerely, Monica Stark

Just wanted to thank you so much for your crochet web site. I have your site book marked and refer to it at least once a month if not much more often than that. I think your web site is very useful to new crocheters as well as those of us who couldn't live without our crochet hooks and a good supply of yarn. Many thanks Hugs Flo

RE: Broomstick Square

Hello! I do not want to complain about errors - But I have used the pattern when I was laid up, using scrap yarn, to create a colorful, and very pretty afghan for my expected grandchild. It came out very nice. I love broomstick lace. Thank you! Anita Robertson



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Submitted by Cecelia Martin

Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."

Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.
Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's
Sunday school lesson was about. He said
"Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."

Submitted by Del


He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection. The tailgating women hit the roof, and started honking the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station, where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. “I noticed the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally I assumed you had stolen the car.”

Coming through the door after school one day, Little Johnny hollers out,
"Okay everyone in the house, please stand advised that I, Little Johnny Elvis Smith, have on this date made a complete fool of myself in sex-education class by repeating stories concerning storks as told to me by certain parties residing in this house!"

Baby name ideas, based on your occupation.....

Steam shovel operator's son: Doug

Hair stylist's son: Bob

Homeopathic doctor's son: Herb

Justice of the peace's daughter: Mary

Sound stage technician's son: Mike

Patient: How much to have this tooth pulled?
Dentist: $90.00.
Patient: $90.00 for just a few minutes work?!?!?
Dentist: I can extract it very slowly if you like.

A pastor of a two-church parish had to drive every Sunday morning about 4 miles from the 9:30 service at one church to the 11 o'clock at the other. He would often find the parking lot of the second church full, and be forced to park down the road and race to the church on foot.

The problem was finally solved when he selected a parking spot near the side door of the church and posted a sign that read, "You Park - You Preach."

Dear Dad,

$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can't think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you. Love, Your $on.

Dear Son,

I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh. Love, Dad

It was Palm Sunday and, because of a sore throat, five-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm branches.

Johnny asked what the branches were for.

"People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by," his older brother explained.

"Wouldn't you know it," Johnny fumed.
"The one Sunday I don't go, He showed up!"

Submitted by Cecelia Martin

While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage.
The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because
attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign...
"Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass.
Caution: Do not step in exhaust."

Submitted by Cecelia Martin

A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question,
"Boys and girls, what do we know about God?" A hand shot up in the air.
"He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy.

"Really? How do you! know?" the teacher asked.

"You know - Our Father, who does art in Heaven... "

A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend.
The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station.
Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."

The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."

My friend wanted a boat more than anything. His wife kept refusing, but he bought one anyway. "I'll tell you what," he told her, "In the spirit of compromise, why don't you name the boat?"

Being a good sport, she accepted. When her husband went to the dock for his maiden voyage, this is the name he saw painted on the side: "For Sale."

A company, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hires a new CEO. This new boss is determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO notices a guy leaning on a wall. The room is full of workers and he thinks this is his chance to show everyone he means business!

The CEO walks up to the guy and asks, "And how much money do you make a week?"

Undaunted, the young fellow looks at him and replies,
"I make $200.00 a week. Why?"

The CEO then hands the guy $200 in cash and screams,
"Here's a week's pay, now GET OUT and don't come back!"

Feeling pretty good about his first firing, the CEO looks around the room and asks,
"Does anyone want to tell me what that slacker did here?"

With a sheepish grin, one of the other workers mutters,
"He's the pizza delivery guy."

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