Crochet N More

Volume XII, Issue No. 19
October 15, 2009

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Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

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GAUGE (No abbreviation)

Gauge refers to the measurement of stitches and rows contained in a stitch pattern sample. Always begin your gauge swatch with the recommended hook size and yarn then adjust the hook size as needed. Be sure to make your swatch large enough to get a proper measurement.

To measure the stitch gauge... lay the ruler horizontally across the work.
Row gauge... lay the ruler vertically across the work.

The measurements of your gauge swatch lets you know if your gauge meets what is recommended for your pattern. If it doesn't measure up like the pattern says then you should adjust your hook size accordingly...
too many stitches in your measurement... switch to a larger hook
too few stitches... switch to a smaller hook

Keep in mind... if your project isn't for a garment or an item that needs to be the approximate suggested size in the pattern instructions... then checking the gauge isn't as critical.

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Unless your pattern states specifically that a certain row is the "right side" then the very first row you work after the foundation chain is usually the "right side". If you aren't familiar with how the first row looks from the "right side"... add a stitch marker on that side before turn to work row 2.








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Subject: Sunshine_Coaster

Can you use sugar lily yarn for this project?

<< reply >>

That should work fine.

RE: Lisa's crocheted butterfly

I've been making these butterflies for almost 20 years, so your original pattern must have really gotten around. The only difference is that in rnd 3, in 2 consecutive 10 dc sections, instead, 5 dc, ch 10, join previous dc, 5 dc. When you fold, do it so the 'feet' are at the bottom.

<< reply >>

There all sorts of variations on similar looking patterns. Glad mine was different than the one you mentioned. I wouldn't want to infringe on any pattern another designer had made already.

RE: Soldier's Prayer Stone

What a beautiful idea and prayer.
Thank you for sharing your talents. Regards, Garth

Subject: Ashley's Baby Afghan

Hi! I came across your afghan while looking for baby blankets to crochet. I really like it but would like to make it a bit smaller. Could you tell me how many I should chain to make it a few inches smaller? Somewhere around 6” shorter. Thank you so much Jennifer

<< reply >>

I never really thought about resizing that one.
You could start by omitting five chains at a time to get the length you want.
It would be best to work a swatch to see if that will work out ok...
I would start with a row of singles... then work Row 6 to see if it works out at the end.
If Row 6 works ok... then Row 13 should too.

RE: Re: Problem with crochet stitch

I took a book from our local library called "Crochet for Kids" by Ann E. Smith. There is a sweater starting on page 104 with directions for the body pattern that says 'hdc between first and second hdc: (hdc between next 2 hdc): across'. I went to the publisher and the wool manufacturer, Dale of Norway. I did not hear from the publisher but someone from Dale of Norway gave me your web site. I have been taking classes for a couple of years now and even my instructor is not familiar with this stitch and how to do it. Any help you can supply would be appreciated. Thank you, Karen Personette

<< reply >>

Visualize a half double crochet stitch looking like a little fence post... instead of working into the top of the stitch like we normally do, you work between the posts of two half double crochet stitches. Does that make sense?

I came across this page:

I liked the page, and thought I would pass it along to you. It's linking to some great websites.
Sincerely, Sarah Smith

RE: Table Runner

Hello, just wanted to say thankyou for such a wonderful Christian crocheting website that you share with everyone! I have a question about the table runner pattern. I want to use cotton thread, probably Sugar N Cream brand for this. I am new to crocheting and don't know if it is comparable to 4 ply worsted weight yarn. Is that usually the regular knitting/crocheting yarn? Thank you again for the help. Deborah Swinson

<< reply >>

The 4 ply Sugar N Cream yarn is comparable to a 4 ply worsted weight yarn... it should work fine.

Re: Emma's Baby Booties - selling completed booties?

I just completed my second set of these booties and LOVE this pattern. The first set I made for my niece. I made these booties using Bernat Softee Baby pink marl yarn with 1/4" wide white ribbon. I was considering selling the completed booties as a set with a hat and blanket I also made with the same yarn but I want to verify that this is okay with you. I am in no way reproducing the actual pattern but just want to sell the actual completed booties. Is this acceptable? Thanks for your help! Karyn Hurry

<< reply >>

I'm so glad you enjoy the pattern.

Yes... you have my permission to sell completed booties made from my pattern.
If possible please include the url to my site along with the booties.

Subject: ReadAPattern

I have a pattern for gloves that is going fine, but im worried about this:

Round 1: Ch 1, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch-1] 14 (16) times, [sc in nect 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1] twice, [sc in nect ch-1 sp, ch 1] 1 (2) times; join with slip st in first sc-19 (22) sc and 17 (20) ch-1 sps.

Rounds 3-6: ~then gives me instructions~

Should I be worried about where round 2 went? or should I have done round 1 twice? so far I have just done round 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Any help would be great :)
this pattern if you need to see the whole thing is on

Very Sincerely, Mrs. Christina A. Newton

<< reply >>

You would work round 2 as like on the left glove.
The designer just didn't write that again so the pattern wouldn't look so long.
So anything missing for the right glove... work it like it was on the left one.

Subject: Info on Crocheting with neckties

I have a friend who said she remembers her grandmother crocheting neckties and then making them into rugs. I lost my husband last year and I have 106 neckties and I thought it would be kind of neat to do something with them. Maybe even make a bag or something - but I don't know if I can use them just as they are or do I need to cut them apart ?????

If anyone has a suggestion I would appreciate it. Even though he didn't love wearing ties he got quite a collection of them and it would make a nice remembrance.

Thank you, Laura

<< reply >>

I'm sorry to hear you lost your husband. What a fitting way to use his neckties.
I've never heard of anyone crocheting with neckties.
I would cut them into strips to prepare them for crocheting.
Then you can make rugs or any other item that would require fabric strips.

Subject: Toilet Tissue Cover - Size

Hi, My name is Stephanie. What is the size of the Tissue Cover?

<< reply >>

The cover fits a Big Roll of Charmin.
You can adjust hook size to get a different size cover.

Subject: procedures

Good morning. My wife has been trying to find your yarn (lion brand) locally and is not having much success. She would appreciate knowing how to order material from you, what is available, especially the colors available, etc. Thank you. Jim Etgen

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for writing.
Crochet supplies available on my site are through affiliate websites.
I'm sorry but I do not sell directly.
Yarns and other crochet supplies are offered through
Click this link:

and then click the Knit & Crochet link
and from that menu choose "yarn"
to see what is available for sale via their site.
If I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Subject: Sasha's Soap saver pattern question

I was wondering if I am allowed to make and sell the finished product of this pattern?
Thanks! noel

<< reply >>

Yes... you have permission to make items using my patterns and sell those items or give them as gifts.
All I ask is my pattern not be sold. Feel free to include the url to my site along with each item:

I took a book from our local library called "Crochet for Kids" by Ann E. Smith. There is a sweater starting on page 104 with directions for the body pattern that says 'hdc between first and second hdc: (hdc between next 2 hdc): across'. I went to the publisher and the wool manufacturer, Dale of Norway. I did not hear from the publisher but someone from Dale of Norway gave me your web site. I have been taking classes for a couple of years now and even my instructor is not familiar with this stitch and how to do it. Any help you can supply would be appreciated. Thank you, Karen Personette

<< reply >>

Visualize a half double crochet stitch looking like a little fence post... instead of working into the top of the stitch like we normally do, you work between the posts of two half double crochet stitches.

Subject: Will the Dog sweater fit...

A 40 pound cat?

<< reply >>

The Dog Sweater pattern on this page:
is adjustable for any size dog or cat.

Subject: your crochet patterns

I understand you are the designer of the patterns and you do not allow selling of patterns.
Do you allow selling of items made FROM your patterns? thank you Mary Crowell

<< reply >>

Yes... I do allow items made using my patterns to be sold or given as gifts.
All I ask is my actual patterns not be sold and please include the url: to my website along with each item.

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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?"

"No, I can't," he replied. "Can pilots fly?"

A man came home from the office and found his new bride sobbing convulsively. "I feel terrible," she told him. "I was pressing your suit and I burned a big hole in the seat of your trousers."

"Oh, just forget it," consoled her husband.
"Remember that I've got an extra pair of pants for that suit."

"Yes, I know. And it's lucky you have!" said the woman, drying her eyes.
"I was able to use a piece from them to patch the hole!"

On Coast Guard cutters, low-ranking crew members take turns in the galley helping the cooks. One young seaman aboard was always dropping dishes and spilling food.

One day, alone in the galley, he noticed an unfrosted yellow sheet cake cooling on a counter. Determined to rectify past errors, the seaman made chocolate icing and decorated the cake with it. The seaman stood proudly by the dessert as the head cook returned to the galley.

Frantically, the cook began to look around. "Where did my CORNBREAD go?" he shouted.

A class professor was giving a lecture on company slogans and was asking his students if they were familiar with them. "Joe," he asked, "which company has the slogan, 'come fly the friendly skies'?"
Joe answered the correct airline.

"Brenda, can you tell me which company has the slogan, "Don't leave home without it?"
Brenda answered the correct credit card company with no difficulty.

"Now John, Tell me which company bears the slogan, 'Just do it'?"
And John answered, "Mom...."

A patient at the dental office where I was a receptionist stopped by my desk to pay her bill.
She began rummaging through her purse, as so many patients did when they had a check to write.

"Do you need a pen?" I asked, offering her the use of mine.

"Yes, thank you," she replied.

She took it, put it in her handbag and proceeded to pay in cash.

I’ve tried to find a suitable exercise video for men my age, but they haven’t made one called “Abs of Putty.”

I got a call from a woman said that her laser printer was having problems:
the bottom half of her printed sheets were coming out blurry.

It seemed strange that the printer was smearing only the bottom half.
I walked her through the basics, then went over and printed out a test sheet. It printed fine.
I asked her to print a sheet, so she sent a job to the printer.
As the paper started coming out, she yanked it out and showed it to me.

A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer. The tech asked her if she was "running it under Windows." The woman responded, "No, my desk is next to the door. But that's a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his is working fine."

Two mothers are having a conversation about their children one day.
"How do you get your Marvin up so early on school mornings?" asks Joan.
"Oh, that's easy," replies Marianne. "I just throw the cat on his bed."
"Why does that wake him up?"
"He sleeps with the dog!"

A friend and I stayed at a Chicago hotel while attending a convention.
Since we weren't used to the big city, we were overly concerned about security.
The first night we placed a chair against the door and stacked our luggage on it.
To complete the barricade, we put the trash can on top.
If an intruder tried to break in, we'd be sure to hear him.
Around 1 a.m. there was a knock on the door.

"Who is it?" my friend asked nervously.
"Honey," a woman on the other side yelled, "you left your key in the door."

After raising 4 kids, and losing one husband, I decided to return to college and get the degree I had started, but never finished. And so, on my first day of college, eager with anticipation, and more than a little nervous, I took a front row seat in my first class in over 40 years, a literature course.

The professor told us we would be responsible for reading five books over the course of the semester, and that he would provide us with a list of authors from which we could choose. He ambled over to the lectern, took out his class book, and began "Baker, Black, Brooks, Carter, Cook..."

I was working feverishly to get down all the names, when I felt a tap on my shoulder.
The student behind me whispered, "Slow down! He's just taking attendance!"



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