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Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 18
September 30, 2010

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We've expanded a bit. We have a crochet t-shirts section.
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We also have crochet cups, mugs, aprons, and totes.
Some crochet stuff for your baby (bibs, onesies, etc).
We'll be expanding and putting up more designs in the months and weeks ahead.
And Haley wanted me to say thank you for all those who have bought things and visited.


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RE: Crochet miser purse pattern

Looking for a crochet miser purse pattern in the shape of a sock,
I remember seeing it in a striped pattern.
Hope someone can help. Thanks, Sharon


I haven't been able to locate a crochet pattern for a miser purse made with a sock.
I have found a site that sells the sock coin purses ready-made:






"The world will tell you there are many ways to heaven
or even that all people go to heaven.
Do not be fooled by those lies.
The Bible clearly teaches that all people are destined for hell
unless they accept the mercy offered by Jesus Christ.
Have you done that?"
-- Pastor Kevin Corbin.

Depart from evil, and do good, so you will abide forever. For the Lord loves justice, and does not forsake His godly ones; they are preserved forever; but the descendants of the wicked will be cut off. The righteous will inherit the land, and dwell in it forever. The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip. The wicked spies upon the righteous, and seeks to kill him. The Lord will not leave him in his hand, or let him be condemned when he is judged. Wait for the Lord, and keep His way, and He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

Psalm 37:27-34

And my tongue shall declare Thy righteousness and Thy praise all day long.

Psalm 35:28

The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, the heart of the wicked is worth little. The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of understanding. It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.

Proverbs 10:20-22

She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

Proverbs 31:26

Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing; that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.

Philippians 2:9-16



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You can steam block afghan squares by placing a cloth over the square and steaming it with an iron. Do not press it... just work with the steam and then let the square lay flat until it cools. Be sure to use a cloth between the iron and the finished piece and be extra careful if you decide to block "acrylic" yarn items as it could melt if overheated. Some people block by just steaming over the piece without actually touching the iron to the project but if you decide to actually press the iron onto your project I suggest testing a scrap swatch first.

You can block a crocheted piece by wetting it thoroughly.
Then remove the excess water (I like to spin it in the washer).
Shape the piece, pinning if needed, and then let it air dry.

NOTE: When pinning.. use rust free pins.

Here are pages that explain blocking:









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HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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Keep your yarn labels with the corresponding skeins of yarn.
Even if you only have a small ball of yarn left over from a skein, it may be
all you need to finish a future project and having the label available will
help you identify the correct color.


Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

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Subject: Hi, Sweetie!! Orange dishcloth...

Just thinking about you, as I sit here & crochet my little fingers to the bone - HUGE GRIN!!

Not to brag - but to thank you further - I just wanted to share with you; a photo of the dishcloth that I created - with MANY thanks to YOU!! :-) It's a tad bit blurry, as my digital camera is palm sized & difficult to hold steady... however, you get the idea.

So appreciative of the loan of your imagination, as well as completely impressed with your reply emails!! With blessings from above, I find a sense of peace with your farewell, re: "God Bless". It's always refreshing to find another Christian in what seems to be a "God forsaken world", at times!!

Best of wishes, many prayers & much gratitude.
God speed, Leda

Re: Instructions

Thank you so much for the crochet instructions on the internet. I was looking for increase and decrease instructions. We are making crochet items for the holiday bazaar at church and I would like to do different things but I did not feel comfortable with the different stitches. I got on the internet and your site was the first one I looked at. You have so many different stitches that I have heard about but did not know how to do. Your instructions are so easy to follow! I am going to crochet a lot of new things and am so excited.

Thanks so much!!!
Linda Read

RE: How to do a stitch

I am on the last row of a doily and directions say to do 3ttd in 5th ch from hook. Can you please tell me how to do that stitch. Thank You for any help you can send my way. Rhoda N.

<< reply >>

3ttd is a stitch abbreviation I haven't heard of before.

Sometimes "tt" is used in place of "tr" for a triple or treble crochet but I haven't seen "ttd" used except in Knitting. TTD in knitting is a triple twisted drop stitch.

Is your doily pattern online?

RE: Row_Count_Breast_Cancer_Ribbon_Coaster

My name is Lydia and I was looking for patterns to make and sell in October and saw your coaster. I was wondering if I could use the pattern and sell it to raise money for cancer reasearch. I would buy the yarn and make them and cancer research would get the profit I would not and I have a few places here I can sell them I just need you writen permission please and thank you.

<< reply >>

Yes... you may use any of my patterns to make items to sell. All I ask is my patterns not be sold or reposted to other websites. Thank you for asking and good luck.

RE: Read A Pattern

My daughter is having trouble understanding a crochet blanket pattern. It's instructing her to chain 3 space, chain 5 loop or ch-3 sp ch-5 lp. She's read the instructions numerous times. Please help.
Thanks so much. Julia Taylor

<< reply >>

When a pattern refers to a chain 3 space or a chain 5 loop you are normally instructed to work into the hole beneath the chains.

Send me the pattern language for that row and I'll be happy to explain it for her.

<< Julia's Reply >>

I've listed the pattern language below.

Ch1, sc in first dc, 5 dc in ch-3sp, *sc in ch-5lp, 5 dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * to last lp; sc in 3rd ch of beg lp; turn-22 groups of 5 dc.

Thanks so much for helping with an explanation.
Julia Taylor

<< My Reply >>

Do this:

Chain 1
work one single crochet in the first double crochet
work 5 double crochet stitches in the hole beneath the next 3 chains
(known as the ch-3 sp)
single crochet in the next chain 5 loop... (not sure why this is worded this way... but
a loop is the same as a space, it just has more chains)
work 5 double crochet stitches in the hole beneath the next 3 chains

Repeat the instructions from the asterisk across the row until you get to the last loop
(I believe the loop should be a chain 5)
Work one single crochet in the third chain of the beginning loop (you should have made 5 chains to begin that row... work the single crochet into the center of the five chains)

When you finish you should have 22 groups of 5 double crochet stitches.

Re: ReadAPattern

Hello What does this mean? (SC in next st, 2 sc in next st around (15)
(SC in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around (20)
(SC in ea of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (25)

I have started over twice and it just doesn't look right.
Those are instructions for rows 3-5 of a "bootie" pattern for adults.
Thank you for your assistance.


<< reply >>

>>>(SC in next st, 2 sc in next st around (15)

Single crochet in the next stitch. Work 2 single crochet stitches in the next stitch.

You're missing a closing parenthesis on this instruction... I believe there should be a closing parenthesis prior to the word "around". By adding the word "around" after a set of instructions contained in parentheses this means you do the instructions contained within the parentheses over and over all the way across the row/round. In this case you should have 15 single crochet stitches when you finish the row/round.

>>>(SC in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around (20)

This instruction is worked the same way.
Single crochet in each of the next two stitches. Work 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat that all the way around and you should have 20 stitches when this row/round is finished.

>>>(SC in ea of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (25)

This instruction is worked the same way.
Single crochet in each of the next three stitches. Work 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat that all the way around and you should have 25 stitches when this row/round is finished.

RE: Hello!

I just stumbled across your website :) I would like to ask you a question about the free patterns that you post on the site. I know they are under copyright law, but what about the items made from the patterns? Do you allow them to be given as gifts and/or sold? I know some designers allow the giving and/or selling of items made from their patterns (not the patterns themselves) as long as the item is given/sold with a tag stating the URL. Thank you for your time! Alisha Amick

<< reply >>

You may use any of my patterns to make items to give as gifts or to sell for a profit.
All I ask is my patterns not be sold or reposted to other websites.
I do appreciate you including the url to my website with each item made.
Thanks for asking!

RE: Scalloped Dishcloth

Just wanted to say thank-you for posting the dishcloth pattern online for free. I'm trying to do-up a bunch to sell at a craft fair as a fund-raiser for a little boy with a brain tumor. I'm not a great crocheter so I needed a pattern that was simple, easy to follow, and (best of all) free! Best Regards, Sue


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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns
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After spending most of a day shopping with her grandson, purchasing gift after gift, the final stop on her checklist was to take the boy to see Santa in the mall's center court area. At the end of their visit, Santa gave the tyke a small gift. When he said nothing, grandma prodded him, "What do you say to Santa?"

"Charge it," the boy replied, confidently.

Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. I said to her, 'In ten years you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.'

Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.'

A young girl of four had to have an x-ray taken at the medical office where I worked. She had been in an accident with her bicycle and the doctor was afraid she may have broken her wrist.

The girl, however, was very concerned about the procedure and no matter how her mother tried to calm her, she kept putting up quite the fuss as we led her into the x-ray facility.

When she came out a few minutes later, however, she was calm and all smiles. "They just took a picture of my bones," she explained to her mother.

"Yes, dear," her mom replied. "I told you it was easy. Did everything go well?"

"Yup. It was great!" the child exclaimed. "I didn't even have to take my skin off or anything!"

I was leaving for a two-day conference, and my seven-year-old daughter, Katherine, was becoming overly clinging and teary.

I was mystified at her emotional reaction until I heard her say to my husband, "Daddy, I have a loose tooth. If it falls out while Mommy is gone, do you know how to handle this tooth fairy thing?"

My friend opened a ministry, using a snippet from the Bible as the name. But he soon regretted his decision to order office supplies over the phone.

When his stationery arrived, it bore the letterhead "That Nun Should Perish."

A lady dropped her handbag in the bustle of holiday shopping. An honest, little boy noticed her drop the handbag, so he picked it up and returned it to her.

The lady looked into her handbag and commented, "Hmm.... That's funny. When I lost my bag there was a $20 bill in it. Now there are twenty $1 bills."

The boy quickly replied, "That's right, ma'am. The last time I found a purse, the owner didn't have any change for a reward."

I worked in the biology department at Buffalo State College in New York. The Great Lakes Laboratory, also stationed at the college, employed a licensed boat captain to man its research vessel. It was common knowledge that the captain couldn't swim. When newcomers learned of this, they would approach him about it.

"Is it true?" one of them asked incredulously. "You, a boat captain, can't swim?"

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My husband, an attorney, is frequently consulted by clients who, after learning what the cost of legal services will be, decide to do without his aid.

Recently the elderly minister of a small, struggling church came in with a legal problem.

After patiently listening to an explanation of my husband's fees, he left the office with a prudent: "Thank you, sir, but I believe I'll just pray this one through."

My son, Mike, was attempting to build a patio for the first time. He bought 100 cement blocks. Laying them out in a pattern, he discovered the chosen area was too small.

He stacked the blocks against the house and cleared more space. The next day Mike put the cement blocks back down, only to find that the ground was too hard to keep the patio level.

He ordered a truckload of sand to be delivered the following morning. Again he stacked the 100 blocks against the house.

Observing all this, our next-door neighbor asked, "Mike, are you going to put your patio to bed every night?"

During court one day, the judge quietly passed the clerk a note reading: "Blind on right side, may be falling. Please call someone."

Understandably alarmed, the clerk called for help the reassuringly whispered to the judge that paramedics were on their way and would arrive shortly.

Puzzled, the judge pointed to a sagging Venetian blind on the right side of the court room and explained, "I was thinking maybe someone from maintenance!"

I walked into Dairy Queen the other day and asked for a hot fudge sundae with extra hot fudge.

The girl replied, "The hot fudge only comes in one temperature, ma'am."

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the doctor, and the doctor had him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed him to hear 100 percent.

After a month, he went back to the doctor, who said, "Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again."

He replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!"


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