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Volume X, Issue No. 19
October 15, 2007

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"There are times when God asks nothing of His
children except silence, patience and tears."
--Charles Seymour Robinson.

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they may obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder, wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Neither can salt water produce fresh.

James 3:1-12

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.

Psalm 15:1-2

He who guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from troubles.

Psalm 21:23



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

(no abbreviation)

Work even or continue even in pattern means that you keep working the same stitches or stitch combinations as before... keeping the same stitch pattern until the piece is the size indicated.








SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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Allow extra time for making crocheted Christmas gifts.
Sometimes it takes longer than we think to finish a project.
To cut down on stress during those last few weeks before Christmas,
plan on finishing gifts for your child's teacher or for your co-workers before November ends.




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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RE: baby's abc's afghan

I didn’t find a problem but I could use some help on the puff stitch. Like what does yo mean? I assume yarn over but I don’t know what it means to do. Also how do you pull up a lop 4 times and end up with 9 loops on the hook? Thanks so much for your time Judy Halloran

<< reply >>

The puff stitch is easy once you get the tension correct.
YO does mean to yarn over.
When you yarn over and pull up a loop that puts two loops on the hook.
Doing that 4 times plus the one loop already on the hook makes 9 loops total
Hope this helps.

RE: Puff Stitch Baby Hat

Hi: I just made this cap, however, your picture is different than the instructions. The picture shows 2 rows of puff stitches, however, your instructions do not........... Cheri

<< reply >>

Thanks for writing. There's only one row of puff stitches (R18). The post stitches on Rows 20 & 21 make the edge textured.

RE: Read A Pattern

I am trying a new pattern with a term I’ve never seen before.
What does “Continue even in pattern…” Thanks! Bev

<< reply >>

Hi Bev:

Work even or continue even in pattern means that you keep working the same stitches or stitch combinations as before... keeping the same stitch pattern until the piece is the size indicated.


If your pattern had you work a double crochet in each stitch on the previous row.. then working even would be to work a double crochet in each stitch on the next row.

RE: Crochet Question

Hi Lisa!
I love the website. I have a question that I can't seem to get answered. I am working on a crochet quilt pattern with bi-colored squares to form an Ohio Star pattern. I have read the pattern and when it comes to joining the squares....they all say......use the appropriate colored yarn to join. Well, if you have several different colored squares, which color is the appropriate color for joining? Do you use the lighter of the two.......the darker......or what? I just don't know how to do this without the joining yarn being very evident. Do you have any ideas for me? I really appreciate your time and thank you. Sincerely, Judy Wirkkala

<< reply >>

The joining color, unless a pattern specifies, it pretty much up to you.
Most times I go with the main color in the pattern to use for the joining color.

Hello Lisa,
Thank you for your testimony. It is encouraging and uplifting to hear others give praise to our Savior Jesus Christ. I just found your site while looking for another that I was on last week. I was looking for a real easy cross book mark to do for a ladies Bible study group I will be facilitating in Jan. in conjunction with our Ladies Ministry at our church in Sebring FL. We are now in PA. and ending our 6 months here. We will be off line here as of tomorrow but when we return to FL. I hope I can find your web site again.
We will not be at home until Nov. 1, Lord willing after visiting family in NJ and friends in TN.
Pray for safety.
God bless Diana

PS My husband Nick and I also watch John Hagee when we are able.

RE: Dog Sweater Pattern

Love your dog sweaters. Do you happen to have any that are knitted? I have no crochet talent! Thanks!


<< reply >>

Try this pattern:

RE: Ruffled Doll Skirt

I made your skirt and sweater in Luster Sheen and size F hook; it turned out real pretty.
Below is a picture of the outfit.

The little girl who I made this for will love it. It is going to be a Christmas present to her. I have 5 girls in the neighborhood who love clothes made for their dolls. I just thought you might like to see your pattern a different way. Any other patterns you have would you send them to me? I love to make these clothes they go so quickly. Marie

<< reply >>

I think you'll like the hoodie pattern I made:

Here are links to more 18" doll patterns I have listed as well as a few others I've found online:


RE: Comment

Isn't there a law against using a copyrighted pattern and selling it..such as your pineapple square pattern for sale. I have that in a book that is copyrighted. Please be aware of this before you put the pattern up for sale. Thank you ...bonnie

<< reply >>

Thank you for your comment.
There are many crochet patterns on the market that look similar; when, in fact, the crochet stitches that make up each pattern are very much different. I designed my pattern by looking at a really old afghan and working various stitch combinations to achieve the pineapple look in my square.  I did not and will never "copy" another person's pattern.

Just found your page thanks to my daughters suggestion. I really am excited to be here with all of you other Christians and crocheters. I belong to a prayer shawl group at our church which is in it's beginning stage and we are so happy with the response we have received. God bless you and all of our Christian crocheters


Re: Suggestion/Question

Thank you for this help. What I am having trouble with is understanding how to single crochet evenly around when I have an uneven number of rows. For example: if the the finished afghan has 139 rows and the instruction says to single cochet evenly around how do I do that? I hope I am clear in what I am asking. I will appreciate your help. Thanks, Wilma

<< reply >>

In this instance to "single crochet evenly" means to work one single in each stitch or row end around the afghan. Keep in mind you will need extra stitches in the corners in order for your afghan to lay flat.

RE: Dog Sweater

I made this sweater for Kimi, our mini dachsund who is 15 week old and weighs 4.5 lbs.

* Kimi *








I made lots of adjustments because she's small. Instead of joining the chain to make a circle, I turned around and start with hdc. I did this so that the sweater will be easy to put on the doggie. I just put 3 buttons on the opening (in the belly) and the button easily goes thru between the hdc. Thank you for the pattern, it's easy to follow and the sweater is easy to make.

Helen Ramos

RE: Prayer Flower Bookmark

Hi. Thank you for letting me use your pattern. I was curious, why do you call this bookmakr Prayer Flower, is there a story to go with it? If you can, send my thanks to mrs Bonnie DeCamp, I needed a last hour present for a student becoming ordained minister tomorrow and made the cross book mark. Ida

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Ida. Glad you enjoyed the pattern. A guy in our church had a little crocheted circle someone had made him. He carried it in his billfold to remind him to pray. I thought that was a great idea so I made a flower. I've included your comments in the October 15th issue of the CNM Newsletter in hopes that Bonnie will see it. I do not have any contact information for her at this time.

RE: Subscription to newsletter

Hi Lisa,
I have tried to subscribe to the newsletter several times and still no newsletter. Can you help? I do have Spamfighter. I don't know if that is what is wrong. If so, I will need the email address so I can enter it to tell them it is okay to receive from you. Thank you in advance. I so enjoy your newsletter. I was looking for patterns 5 or so years ago and I came upon your site and like it very much. I also like to crochet doilies and have found many patterns on the web. Thank you again. Nancy Bendorf

<< reply >>

You're very welcome Nancy.
I manually added your email address to the mailing list for the CNM Newsletter.
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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
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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Two elderly gents met up on the way to the funeral of one of their longtime buddies.
The deceased was thought to have accumulated much wealth.
On the way to the cemetery, one old fellow asked the other, "How much did he leave?"

The other old fellow replied, "All of it."

You know you live in a small town when...

The local phone book has only one yellow page.

You don't signal turns because everyone knows where you're going, anyway.

No social events can be scheduled when the school gym floor is being varnished.

You call a wrong number and they supply you with the correct one.

Everyone knows all the news before it's published; they just read the hometown paper to see whether the publisher got it right.

Mrs. Golden was shopping at a produce stand in her neighborhood.
She approached the vendor and asked, "How much are these oranges?"

"Two for a quarter," answered the vendor.

"How much is just one?" she asked.

"Fifteen cents," answered the vendor.

"Then I'll take the other one," said Mrs. Golden.

There was an unexpected knock on my door, and like I always do I first opened the peephole and asked, "Who's there?"

"Parcel post, ma'am. I have a package that needs a signature."

"Where's the package?" I asked suspiciously.

The deliveryman held it up.

"Could I see some ID?" I said, still not convinced.

"Lady," he replied wearily, "if I wanted to break into your house,
I'd probably just use these." And he pulled out the keys I had left in the door.

WE'RE really living in an animated society.
It seems that whenever a traffic signal turns green,
it automatically activates the horn of the car behind you.

TWO MEN were stranded on a desert island.
One was very worried, while the other seemed to have no cares.

"How can you be so happy?" asked the worried man. "We may never get off this island."

"I make $100,000 a year," the other man said.

"What does that have to do with us getting out of here?" asked the worried man.

"I tithe," said the other. "My pastor will surely be coming after me."

A FARMER had trouble sleeping, so he went to a doctor.
The doctor told him to walk 3 miles a day for a week, then call him.
After the week was up, the farmer called and said, "I did just as you said, Doc."

"How do you feel now?" asked the doctor.

"Much better," the farmer replied, "but I'm 21 miles from home."

A YOUNG MAN wasn't thrilled when he received his draft notice and thought a few well-placed answers could help him fail the physical.

Doctor: What do you see on that wall over there?

Young Man: What wall?

Doctor: Great! You just passed the hearing test.

A LONG, long time ago, God was mopping His brow after finishing a difficult task.
"Whew! I just made 24 hours of alternating light and dark," He said.
A nearby cherub asked, "What are You going to do now?"

God replied, "I think I'll call it a day."

The man looked a little worried when the doctor came in to administer his annual physical, so the first thing the doctor did was to ask whether anything was troubling him. -
"Well, to tell the truth, Doc, yes," answered the patient.
"You see, I seem to be getting forgetful.
No, it's actually worse than that. I'm never sure I can remember where I put the car, or whether I answered a letter, or where I'm going, or what it is I'm going to do once I get there -- if I get there.
So, I really need your help. What can I do?"

The doctor mused for a moment, then answered in his kindest tones,
"Pay me in advance."

The young suitor was determined to win the heart of the girl he wanted to marry, in spite of her rejection of his proposals a number of times. He began what can only be called "Campaigning" and sent her a small token of his affection every day for a month to her house.

Soon, the young lady fell in love with the UPS man.

At breakfast one day, I eagerly waited for my husband to comment on my first attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. After several minutes with no reaction, I asked,
"If I baked these commercially, how much do you think I could get for one of them?"

Without looking up from his paper my husband replied, "About 10 years."

You can take the boy out of the auto business, but you can't take the auto business out of the boy.

I was walking through the door after an appointment with the beauty salon to have my hair colored, and then the chiropractor, when I heard my husband on the phone with my son.

"She's not in," he said. "She's gone out for a paint job and a realignment."

"My childhood was rough. Once for my birthday my old man gave me a bat.
The first day I played with it, it flew away." - Rodney Dangerfield

** Things to Do in an Elevator **

When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap him on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.

Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock. Smile, and go back for more.

Ask if you can push the button for other people, but push the wrong ones.

Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor you're on.

Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for a friend. After a while, let the doors close, and say,
"Hi Greg. How's your day been?"

Drop a pen and wait until someone goes to pick it up, then scream, "That's mine!"

Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.

Move your desk into the elevator and whenever anyone gets on, ask if he has an appointment.

Lay down the Twister mat and ask people if they would like to play.

Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exits with the passengers.

Ask, "Did you feel that?"

When the doors close, announce to the others, "It's okay, don't panic, they open again!"

Swat at flies that don't exist.

Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering, "Shut up, all of you, just shut up!"

Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, "Got enough air in there?"

Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

Stare at another passenger for awhile, then announce in horror, "You're one of THEM!" and back away slowly.

Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.

Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope.

Stare, grinning at another passenger for a while, and then announce, "I have new socks on."

Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers, "This is MY personal space!"

A taxpayer received a strongly worded "second notice" that his taxes were overdue.
Hastening to the collector's office, he paid his bill, saying apologetically that he had
overlooked the first notice.

"Oh," confided the collector with a smile, "we don't send out first notices.
We have found that the second notices are more effective."


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