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Volume XIV, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2011

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RE: Native american dreamcatcher afghan (crochet)

I am looking for either native american dreamcatcher crochet
afghan or indian dreamcatcher crochet afghan or dreamcatcher
crochet afghan or any native american/indian crochet afghan
thank you for your help.




I haven't seen this pattern for free but you can purchase a graphed pattern here:

You can purchase a kit here:

and a gorgeous kit (though super expensive) for an afghan and a rug here:

Hope this helps:
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Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit; who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; who staisfies your years with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Psalm 103:1-5


For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.

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My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.

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Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19



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Do you realize crochet hooks can be dangerous?

Once I tried to put a comfort cushion on one of my tiny steel hooks to make it easier to work with. While trying to insert the hook into the cushion, the hook slipped and stabbed into my palm. The bad thing was that I couldn't simply pull it out because the hook kept grabbing the tendons in my hand. Thankfully, this did not require an emergency room visit... as my cousin helped me get it out. So... be careful !






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Kathleen wrote:
"Hi Lisa, What is the difference between regular crochet and afghan stitch?
Thank you."

<< reply >>

When you do regular crochet you work each stitch... one at a time.
With afghan stitch you work the first part of the stitch for an entire row
and then work the stitches off.

I have an Afghan Stitch Dishcloth pattern here:

I tend to stick with regular crochet myself though.



I’m looking for a crotcheting group in Philadelphia PA for a good cause.
I was in a group for veterans and the homeless but the group folded.
Please advise, thanks.

Teresa L.

<< reply >>

You can find a list of charities in Philadelphia here:
charitySearch.cgi?primaryStore=%2 Fstores

Hope this link works... it’s fairly long.
If not... click this link:
and enter Philadelphia, Pennsylvania then click “search”.

Hope you find a charity you like.

Re: Fiesta_CD_Coaster

HI: I just made a copy of the Fiesta Coaster.
Please tell me the name of the yarn that is used for this.
Thank you for your help.

<< reply >>

This coaster pattern uses thread:

Aunt Lydia's Bedspread Cotton (Mexicana)

Hope this helps.

RE: help w/double trouble

Help!!! This is my third dishcloth and I am a new crocheter at age 57.
What fun!! I wanted a dishcloth w/a more open weave and chose
Double Trouble. I have had quite a time learning which space to go
into to make the stitches. Right now my dishcloth looks like a ruffle!
What did I do wrong! Although very pretty it doesn't look "right".
I am getting ready to repeat rows 2-5 twice but did now want to
continue if I am going to have to take a lot of it out.
Please help!
Eternally grateful for any advice,
Junine Adkins

<< reply >>

The dishcloth should not ruffle up.
When did it begin to ruffle?


Posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

Picture of crocheted candy cane from OldTime Crochet winter 1991.

I have the magazine but unfirtunately the page with this pattern is long gone.

Red Townsend

<< reply >>

I looked through my old magazines and do not have this one. However, you can find a free pattern for a similar candy cane cover here:

Here's a pattern for a miniature candy cane cover:

And another pattern for a Victorian Candy Cane Cover:

<< Red Townsend's Reply >>

Thank you SO much for going thru the trouble.
I totally appreciate it, and I will look at these links
when I get on my pc. Thanks again :)


Posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

I thought I would share my Barbie doll outfits with everyone.

I found the patterns on your site and I used some and changed some. thanks
Cyndyl Winget


Posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

I'm a out to start on the dog sweater you made for your Schotzi,
i'm using the adjusted pattern for my Chihuahua Lucy.
One question I had was, is Red Heart ok to use for this?
Thanks for the great pattern!

Sylvia L. Vasquez-Ellis

<< reply >>

Red Heart is fine for this project. The pattern is adjustable so
pretty much any worsted or even a sport weight yarn would work well.

<< Sylvia's Reply >>

I finished the sweater and i love the way it came out!
I posted a picture of my dog wearing it on my page.
I'm starting another one in a different color.
Thanks so much for this great, easy project. :)


Posted on the Crochetnmore Facebook page:

My grandmother made some like this for all her granddaughters
when were little. :) Thanks for the reminder.
Cheryl Owens


Subject: Linking Question


I am the person behind

May I please have your permission to add links to your patterns at to my site.
I am strict about obeying copyright laws and only add links, not patterns.

Thank you for considering my request.


<< reply >>

Yes, you may link to any of my pattern pages.
All links are appreciated.
Thank you for not reposting the patterns we offer.


Could you direct me to an area on how to learn the definitions on
crochet abbreviations for crochet & knitting patterns.
I'm totally lost when it comes to patterns.

I know how to knit & crochet creating my own simple style.
But if I want to crochet or knit someones pattern I have to
know how to read a pattern which I have never learned to do.
Looking at a crochet or knitted project does not help me to
figure out how to create the same.

My Daughter likes my self made crochet numerous doilies
I have around the house. She ask me to crochet place mats
using crochet yarn. Also wants hot pads made from the same yarn.

The color she prefers is blue sky/silver combination crochet yarn.
Haven't had much luck finding that exact color or many of the same
color to create 10 place mats and 3 hot pads.

Have a concern that crochet yarn is not the correct yarn to place
hot items on. Shouldn't there be a more heat resistant yarn
used for the hot pad!

Would appreciate your input on this matter.
Awaiting your response.

Thank you.


<< reply >>

You may refer to our Crochet Basics page which includes numerous crochet
stitch abbreviations and instructions:

The Craft Yarn Council has a section on basic knit and crochet:
this page also has a section on reading patterns.

If you come across a stitch abbreviation you aren’t sure of you
can search for that abbreviation along with the word “crochet”
and should get a list of sites that explain that stitch. If you see crochet
language you can’t interpret... email me the confusing part of the pattern.

I have made hot pads using 100% acrylic yarn but many do not recommend it.
According to this page:
acrylic will melt around 500 degrees.
Personally, I never bake anything above about 425 and haven’t had any problems
using the items I’ve made using acrylic yarn but still prefer hot pads and dish cloths
to be made using 100% cotton yarn.

You can see the colors of cotton yarn available in the Sugar and Cream brand here:

I’ve seen many shades of blue yarn and a few silver yarns also but not a sky blue/silver
yarn. Hope you find a yarn color you like. If not, maybe you can use both colors
for your pattern... either held together at once or alternated to form a pattern.

for the ruffle the pattern says to work in the BLO of each stitch.
What is a BLO?



<< reply >>

BLO is the abbreviation for “back loop only”.
When working into a stitch we normally work into
both loops on the top of the stitch. The back loop
is the loop farthest from you.


RE: emmas easy baby booties

I'm trying to do up a pair of these baby booties. They are absolutely beautiful. So dainty & frilly. However, I don't get how the front part/toe of the bootie connects to the back part/heel on the 2 sides, say where the arch is. Can you please enlighten me?


<< reply >>

When the ribbon is inserted it draws the bootie together.
The heel and toe do not actually join.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern.
Feel free to visit CNM and /or email me anytime.



THank you so much Lisa! Both are just beautiful.
You did a great job!! God bless Emmy


I have to tell you that your Crochet n' more web site is my personal daily therapy.

When I am down, out, upset, depressed because of many different things going
on in my life as well as trying to deal with effects of Multiple Sclerosis, Numbness,
pain & fatigue I come to your web site and get a good dose of ''pick-me-up''; be
it from designs, pictures, postings, scripture... There is always something.

Its like getting a hug. That is the only way I can put into words.

Thank you & God Bless!!


<< reply >>

You’re very welcome Tracy.
Thank you so much for such an inspiring email.
May God smile on you today and may you find comfort in Him.


RE: Thanks

Several months ago, I ran across your website, while searching for crocheted
baby blanket afghans. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was
eight years old but unfortunately, through the years, the ‘busy pace of life’
has taken me away from this enjoyable & productive past-time. After
finding your website, I was going to get real ‘industrious’ & start crocheting
again but have to confess, I have not succeeded. The Lord has allowed me
the opportunity to be full-time health caregiver for my elderly mom,
therefore, there seems to be few hours in the day to get back into the
leisure & relaxing craft of crocheting. However, I would like to commend
you for your excellent website & your loyalty to Christ in sharing your
faith with others. If more websites would present the truth, what a different
world this would be.

May God continue to bless you,

You are deeply loved, completely forgiven,
fully pleasing, totally accepted by God, absolutely complete in Christ!
Trusting in Him,
Jennifer, Westlake, LA

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for your kind words... knowing
my website is a blessing to others helps me know
this is what God wants me to do. He has blessed
me and my family in many ways.

Feel free to visit CNM and/or email me anytime.
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I’m so glad to know you are getting back into crocheting
as well as being blessed to spend precious time with your Mother.

How do I end a row and turn and start next single crochet row?
My sides are all in even!!

Thank you,

<< reply >>

To begin a new row with a single crochet
you chain 1 and work the first single crochet
into the stitch directly beneath the chain.

This page should help:

my name is annalisa
i'm italian..
i've saw yuor work FINGERLESS BRIDAL GLOVE
i like it so much.. with your pattern i've reproduced, i like very much.
i make other thinks by crochet and i sell them.
so i would ask you the permission to use your pattern to make gloves to sell.
i wait your aswer.
than you
yours sincerely
annalisa cau

<< reply >>

Yes, you may make gloves to sell using this pattern.
Thanks for asking!

RE: Baby Beanie

I like your baby beanie hat very much. I do not understand row 3.
(Slip stitch bet next 2 stitches.) I have not seen that abbreviation
before in anything I have crocheted . I would appreciate
your help n explaining it to me.

Thank you


<< reply >>

bet means “between”.
Work in between the posts of the stitches.

RE: Dishcloth

I did not find an error, but have a question.
Have you developed a border to go around this dishcloth?
It's a beautiful pattern and I just completed my first one from
this pattern. Although I have been crocheting for over 35 years,
I prefer the quick and easy ones. I am making these for Christmas gifts.
Thank you,
Peggy Lee

<< reply >>

I did not add a border for this pattern because I liked
the way the uneven edges looked. You can incorporate
your favorite edging if you like.

Glad you’re enjoying the pattern.

RE: Sawyer's Sweater

What does sc ps mean?

Thank You Sandy Huffman

<< reply >>

SC PS is a

(Yarn over, pull up a loop) 4 times, 9 loops on hook,
yarn over, pull thru 8 loops,
yarn over, pull thru 2 loops,
push puff to front of work, work next stitch in your pattern.

RE: Table Runner

Just wanted to tell you that I LOVE the table runner pattern :
I've used it so many times and made some for gifts.
They are great for the back of chairs or on the arms of upholstered chairs too :D


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RE: Your Testimony

It really touched my heart…I love your crocheting website…just found
it in doing searches….i pray my family find JESUS also….let’s pray for
each other…thank you for all you do on your website!


Thank you for sharing your testimony. God definitely works
in our lives every day. May God continue to bless you and your family.
April Mueller, Minnesota

Anyone have a pattern for a crochet ripple washcloth.

<< reply >>

Here's a free pattern


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mother suggested. Cathy was delighted.

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He thought awhile before replying, "A butterfly."

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One Easter Sunday morning as the minister was preaching the children's sermon, he reached into his bag of props and pulled out an egg. He pointed at the egg and asked the children, "What's in here?"

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It was Palm Sunday and, because of sore throat, five-year-old Johnny stayed home from church with a sitter. When the family returned home, they were carrying several palm branches. The boy asked what they were for. “People held them over Jesus’ head as he walked by.” 
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