Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2007

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Dear Subscriber:

Today has been a great day!
Three of the kids in my Sunday School class went forward during church today.
My Niece, Sasha Watts; her boyfriend, Fred Miller; and Jeff Mosley, are all
getting baptized next Sunday, October 7th.

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"When we neglect the reading of God's Word, we invite spiritual illness.
Let's be sure to set aside time to absorb its life-giving message."
Dennis Fisher

And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked
Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the Lord had given to Israel. Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the assembly of men, women, and all who could listen with understanding, on the first
day of the seventh month. And he read from it before the square which was in front of the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of law.

Nehemiah 8:1-3

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

Hebrews 4:12-13

This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

James 1:19-22


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - September, 2007 Issue.

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"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20

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To whom was the Lord speaking when He said:
"Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. And it shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandemnts of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, in order that you may remember to do all My commandments, and be holy to your God.l I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord your God." ?


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Sasha's Shawl Crochet Pattern


Snowflake Doily Crochet Pattern





Bonnie's Cross Bookmark Crochet Pattern
Added information about the Larkshead Knot


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









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

Chain 1 Space (Ch1 sp)

Patterns sometimes refer to a chain space.. it can be chain 1 or any number/serices of chains.

Ch-1 sp is the same as chain one space.
Ch2-sp is the same as chain two space.
If a pattern says "sc in next ch-1 sp" then you do a single crochet in the next chain one space (the next space where you previously chained one). Work the stitch into the hole below the chain... not directly into the chain itself.

If a pattern says "sc in next ch-2 sp" then you do a single crochet in the next chain two space (the next space where you previously chained two). Work the stitch into the hole below the two chains... not directly into either of the chains.






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 you ever wonder how to wash your crocheted items?

Brenda Stratton tells you how in her article on "Laundering crocheted pieces".




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...


do you have number 40?

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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Hello! I got to your website by way of Linda's Place. I didn't realize that the Bible cover is a crochet project and I don't know how to crochet.:( I still enjoyed looking around and think you are wonderful for sharing your God-given talent to all. You must make Him smile! Isn't He wonderful?! Hugs & Blessings, Kay

RE: Pencil Cup

hi thankyou for your pattern. my mom asked me to make her a pencil holder and then i found your pattern. i got to round 3 and 4 and was a little confused about what "bl" stands for? thanks again. Agape, (Love without condition) Christy

<< reply >>

BL means the back loop.
Instead of crocheting in the entire stitch which is both loops on the top of the stitch... you only catch or go through one of the loops when you do each stitch. The front loop (fl) is the loop closest to you. The back loop (bl) is the loop farthest from you. This page offers photos of each:

Hope this helps!

RE: Dog Sweater Pattern

I am a pretty brand-new crocheter and have been requested to make my friend’s english bulldog a sweater. Your pattern is exactly the sort of thing she’s looking for, but I don’t know how to size it up (and sized up I guarantee you it will need to be...). Any tips? I promise to send you a picture if I can make it... Kate

<< reply >>

My Dog Sweater pattern has alteration instructions on the page for any breed:
Please let me know how they work for you.

Re: Yarn Tote

Hello, I think that the title of this pattern is misleading. It should not be called "Yarn Tote". Because it is not made of "yarn". There is another name for plastic bag crocheted items called "Plarn". Plastic-Yarn=Plarn. Thank you, Rita H.

Looking for headhuggers or scullies hats or caps. Jean

<< reply >>

Hi Jean: Take a look at the pattern links on this page:

RE: Cross Bookmark or Ornament

Hello, I am working on a pattern I got off of your site and there is one question I have. How do you do a Larkshead knot? This pattern you have calls for that and I looked in all my books and can't find instructions for it. It looks pretty easy but when I tried it, there has to be a trick to it cause it doesn't come out looking like your picture. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. Sara

<< reply >>

A Larkshead Knot is made the same way you attach a fringe.
Take a look at this page:
for an illustration.

RE: Hint I realized about backscrubbers

Thank you vary much for offering you Backscrubber pattern for the Huggers. I am on my 4th one, and they are fun to crochet. I did make one change to the pattern after I made the first one. After the edge is complete, the pattern calls for the yarn to be cut, then the first handle made on the opposite edge. I just leave the yarn attached and make the 2nd handle first, eliminating the need to weave in two yarn ends.

Julie S. Michigan

just taught my self how to crochet from the internet and from a book but i have came across something that i have NO idea to do or can find on line. how do i work on the opposite side of ch? thanks hrangle ps your site has REALY HELPED me out, think it's one of the better ones that i have found



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LITTLE SUSIE was playing wedding with her sister, Sandy, who pretended to be the minister. Sandy said to Susie, “Now repeat your vows after me.”

To which Susie confidently replied, “I don’t need to repeat them. I already know them: A-E-I-O-U.”


A WEEK AFTER Dave had been in to see the doctor, the two met on the street.

“Dave,” said the doctor, “your check came back.”

“Well, then we’re even,” said Dave. “So did my arthritis.”

WANTING TO MAKE a good impression on the pastor, a woman gave him a homemade apple pie. When he got it home, he cut a piece and took a bite. It was so horrible that he immediately spit it out and threw the rest out the window.

The next Sunday, the woman was first in line to greet him and asked how he liked the pie. Thinking fast, he replied, “A pie like that doesn’t last around my house very long.”

TWO LITTLE GIRLS were on their way to school one morning when one of them said,
“Guess what?
I et seven eggs for breakfast.”

“You mean ‘ate’,” said the other girl.

“Well,” said the first girl, “maybe it was eight I et.”

As part of the admission procedure in the hospital where I work, I ask the patients if they are allergic to anything. If they are, I print it on an allergy band placed on the patient's wrists. Once when I asked an elderly woman if she had any allergies, she said she couldn't eat bananas. Imagine my surprise when several hours later a very irate son came out to the nurses' station demanding, "Who's responsible for labeling my mother 'bananas'?"

The mother and father had just given their teenage daughter family-car privileges. On Saturday night she returned home very late from a party. The next morning her father went out to the driveway to get the newspaper and came back into the house frowning. At 11:30 AM the girl sleepily walked into the kitchen, and her father asked her, "Sweetheart, what time did you get in last night?" "Not too late, Dad." she replied nervously. Dead-panned, her father said, "Then, my precious one, I'll have to talk with the paperboy about putting my paper under the front tire of the car."

At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35.
Then I heard the voice on the public address system saying,
"We apologize for the inconvenience, but Delta Flight 570 will board from Gate 41."
So my family picked up our luggage and carried it over to Gate 41.
Not ten minutes later the public address voice told us that Flight 570 would in fact be boarding from Gate 35.
So again we gathered our carry-on luggage and returned to the original gate.
Just as we were settling down, the public address voice spoke again:
"Thank you for participating in Delta's physical fitness program."

One day, a housework-challenged husband decided to wash his sweatshirt. Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to his wife, "What setting do I use on the washing machine?"

"It depends," she replied. "What does it say on your shirt?"

He yelled back, "Texas A & M."

Our nephew was getting married to a doctor's daughter. At the wedding reception, the father of the bride stood to read his toast, which he had scribbled on a piece of scrap paper. Several times during his speech, he halted, overcome with what I assumed was a moment of deep emotion. But after a particularly long pause, he explained, "I'm sorry. I can't seem to make out what I've written down." Looking out into the audience, he asked, "Is there a pharmacist in the house?"

Ms Crabtree had been telling her 1st grade class the story of the discovery of America by Columbus. She concluded with, "And all this happened more than 500 years ago."

"Gosh!" exclaimed Little Johnny, "What a great memory you have!"

A lady lost her handbag during a day of shopping. It was found by an honest little boy and returned to her. Looking in her purse, she commented, "Hmmm.... That's funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty singles." The boy quickly replied, "That's right, lady. The last time I found a lady's purse, she didn't have change for a reward."

MY FRIEND AND I had joined a weight-loss organization. At one meeting the instructor held up an apple and a candy bar. "What are the attributes of this apple," she asked, "and how do they relate to our diet?" "Low in calories" and "lots of fiber" were among the answers. She then detailed what was wrong with eating candy, and concluded, "Apples are not only more healthful but also less expensive. Do you know I paid thirty-five cents for this candy bar?" We stared as she held aloft the forbidden treat. From the back of the room a small voice spoke up: "I'll give you forty cents for it."

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

You know you're growing older when . . . You begin to realize that your parents were right, after all.

My grandson, Chris, has worn glasses since the age of three.
When he was in the first grade he came home one day very distressed.
Wanting to find out what was the matter his mother asked,
"Chris, what happened today to upset you so?"

He answered, "It's not fair that I'm not allowed to go to the library."
His mother became very concerned and asked, "Why aren't you allowed to go to the library?"
With a tearful reply he said, "Because, in order to go to the library you have to have super-vision,
and I wear glasses!"

A little boy was waiting on his mother to come out of a store.
As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked,
"Son, can you tell me where the post office is?"

The little boy replied, "Sure, just go straight down the street a couple of blocks and turn to your right."

The man thanked the boy kindly and said,
"I'm the new preacher in town and I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday.
I'll show you how to get to Heaven."

The little boy replied with a chuckle,
"Awww, come on; you don't even know the way to the post office!"

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