Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 21
November 15, 2006

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Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord your God to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

Deuteronomy 6:1-3

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Ephesians 6:4

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

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In a pattern, what does it mean when it says "wrong side"?
I cannot picture how to do it-very confused. Thank you for your time. Christina Ward

Some crochet patterns refer to a right or wrong side because later on in the pattern you are instructed to continue from one or the other side.

Example: When your pattern says a certain row or round is the "wrong side" you need to mark that side with a scrap of yarn or a stitch marker. Then when the pattern refers to it again you will automatically know which is the wrong side.







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Always keep the little balls of left over/scrap yarn. You never know when a pattern will call for a tiny amount of a color and this will save you money! I keep all of mine in zip lock bags. Lisa




Scrap Yarn Ideas

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

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RE: Puff Stitch Baby Booties

Good afternoon, Lisa. Thanks for this site; it's a godsend. Do you have a bonnet or cap to go with the booties? I am making a sweater from the Gifts From Heaven Baby Sweaters book (American School of Needlework) but I would like to have booties and a bonnet to match. The Puff Stich Baby Booties are perfect and a cap/bonnet would make me ecstatic! Thanks.
Alvirta Cox

Click here for The Puff Stitch Baby Booties

Click here for The Puff Stitch Baby Hat

I love all of the patterns on your site!!! They are always so easy to follow, usually quick, and always turn out beautiful!!!!
thank you for sharing them!! Tammy

hello yes , i am looking for crochet baby santa hat, for a new born, i would glady apprieciate if you could help, thank you lena

>> Reply <<

Try this pattern:
it's not for a baby but you can adjust it... the pattern begins at the tip of the hat.
Just work the number of rows to get the head circumference you need and then work even rows to make the hat long enough.

Check out the Crochet Santa Suit pattern available for purchase here:
here's the direct link to the photo:
I had trouble with my dial-up connection getting all of the photos on that page to load.

If you like to Knit you might like this pattern:


>> second reply >>

Here's a pattern for a Santa baby bunting and hat:

RE: Christmas Stocking

I am looking for a pattern of a Christmas stocking my mother maid out of crochet hexagon block and then sewed together. I know how to make the blocks but I forgot how to sew them together. I had the pattern but hurricane RITA took it from me. Please help.

<< reply >>

See if this pattern helps:

<< subsequent reply >>


Re: Crazy Scarf

Hello Lisa
I just wanted to tell you I just got finished making your Crazy Scarf. I absolutely loved it when I saw it on the web page, it was just what I was looking for, my daughter-in-law had told me she wanted a scarf made with lots of different colors in it and I searched and searched to find a pretty one and boy I fell in love with your pattern. I just wanted to let you know its so pretty and I thought I'd share with you the one I made, its no where near as good as yours but I am happy with it. Thanks for posting the pattern.

I just love to crochet and I am so thrilled you posted that pattern. I love the pattern so much I am making another scarf using the same pattern, only this time its a solid mint green with just a little rows of white every few rows. Its such a pretty pattern. Here it is so far. Again thank you for posting it.

Take care, God Bless Love Ellen

RE: Hexagon Motif

many thanks.
I shall try this pattern. It looks like a good ome to carry with me as I travel.

Question about afghan stitch

Hi, Thank you for you offer of help. I am working on a baby afghan and keep losing stitches. It appears to be at the beginning of my work where they are being lost. I know I'm paying attention so any clues other than my own error? I am using a 14 inch hook. My other afghan is on a hook with cable and the cable fell out of the main hook, do you have any other suggetions for making a long piece in afghan stitch that won't pull the cable out? Something I could make myself? Thank you so much. Diana

<< reply >>

When working in tunisian or afghan stitch it's easy to loose a stitch on each row if you work the first stitch incorrectly when working the loops back off the hook. For the first stitch you yarn over and draw through ONE loop. For the rest of the row you yarn over and draw through TWO loops at a time. Is that the problem? Here's a page that might help:

re: mini tote pattern

I had to write to tell you--I used your pattern for a mini tote--but I used 2 strands of yarn (4plyww) and a J hook and made a nice little bag to match a Chemo cap for my friend Robin who is fighting breast cancer. I liked it so much and it was the perfect size to hold my personal cd player and several cds!--that I made up a few--my Mom has one, myself and my daughter! Thanks for sharing a wonderful and simple pattern! --Karen Harms

Could You Please Tell me how to make a granny square
i was told there easy to learn im a new beginner at trying to learn to crochet
thanks virginia sidwell

<< reply >>

Try this tutorial:
Pretty much, once you get the first couple rounds the granny square is what I call a "repeat round" pattern... meaning you do the same thing for each subsequent round. You can make color changes anytime you wish. Hope this helps.

Hi Lisa, I am looking to crochet a sweater with a v-stitch pattern.Do you have one? I am having no luck with my search so I thought of you. Thank-you, Kathi

<< reply >>

I found one on this page:
Hope this helps.

i love your patterns and have been using them for a couple of years now.i have always wondered though, how come on the homepage there is a picture of a woman in a pink dress in a recliner and she has a mustache?its funny but it always freaks me not complaining just curious. take care. Brandy

NOTE: That's too funny... my niece always says the lady looks like a man. The part of the face that looks like a mustache is actually her mouth :o)

Hi there: I am so happy I searched and found your dreambook crochet site. Christmas is around the corner and I love to crochet things for family & close friends. I have prined some itmes I came across but I was wondering if you have anything like a Christmas Wreath for a door knob or just to hang on a door, I saw one at a craft fair and it had three parts to it, they used three 3" rings to make them and then join them, it was quite unique, if you have anything like that I really would love you to send it to me or post it here. I would love to make some for this christmas. Thats all I do, CROCHET, you have made quite a BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF CHRISTMAS ITEMS, How to I sign up to receive your newest patterns? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR SITE, thanks for sharing.
Peggy Espi

<< reply >>

Thanks for signing my guestbook!
I seem to remember a similar pattern my Aunt used to make...
she crocheted around the plastic rings that held drink cans together
and then joined them somehow.
I have a Christmas Door Knob Hanger pattern here:
it's not quite like the one you described but it's different :o)

Here' s another wreath doorknob pattern:

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Hope this helps.


Susan Troutner

I love your site, with all the wonderful information you have so generously shared. I hope I'm not out of line, by posting this on you site. I have made(crocheted) some burial clothes for preemies, but in our small rural area, there has been no call for them. I have a fairly large collection, which I had every intention of giving away. Does any one know who might be able to use them? Our local hospital and funeral homes are aware of them, but has made no request for them, in the past year.
Iris Lilly

<< reply >>

Try the following site for gown donations:
I'm sure they would very much appreciate your time and efforts to help.

I love this Crochet-n-More site. I love to crochet things for my pets and kids.
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A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be."

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.

Not expecting to do well on the economics exam, Bill was heartened by the first question: In any given year, and to the nearest ton, how much wheat did the United States export?

Smiling confidently, he wrote, "In 1492, none."

A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their town, their sons were probably involved.

The boys' mother heard that a clergyman in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The clergyman agreed, but asked to see them individually.

So the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, with the older boy to see the clergyman in the afternoon.

The clergyman, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Where is God?" The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there with his mouth hanging open, wide-eyed. So the clergyman repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?" Again the boy made no attempt to answer. So the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, "WHERE IS GOD!?"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time, dude...

God is missing--and they think WE did it!"

A friend went to the kitchen window to check on her two-year-old son, who was playing in the yard with some older children in the neighbourhood. She was horrified to see that they were feeding him an earthworm. She quickly opened the window and screamed at them, "Don't feed him worms! They'll make him sick!"

They looked up at her puzzled and asked, "Was he sick yesterday?"

My husband and I had just finished tucking our four young ones into bed one evening when we heard sobbing coming from three-year-old Eric's room.

Rushing to his side, we found him crying hysterically. He had accidentally swallowed a penny and was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking could change his mind.

Desperate to calm him, my husband palmed a penny that he happened to have in his pocket and pretended to pull it from Eric's ear.Eric was delighted.

In a flash, he snatched it from my husband's hand, swallowed it and demanded cheerfully, "Do it again, Dad!"

A business person once sat behind a small child on an airliner traveling from Chicago to N.Y. The kid sat with his nose glued to the window as the plane taxied and then took off.

After a couple of minutes in the air, the boy turned to his father and asked, "When do we start getting smaller?"

Bill: It's my wife's birthday tomorrow. Last week I asked her what she wanted as a present.

Doug: So what did she ask for?

Bill: She said, "Oh, I don't know, just give me something with diamonds."
And so that's why I'm giving her a pack of playing cards.

Once there was a millionaire who collected live alligators. He kept them in the pool in back of his mansion. The millionaire also had a beautiful daughter that was single.

One day he decides to throw a huge party, during the party he announces: "My dear guests, I have a proposition to every man here. I will give 1 million dollars or my daughter to the man that can swim across this pool full of alligators and emerge unharmed!"

As soon as he finished his last word there was the sound of a large splash! There was one guy in the pool swimming with all his might, the crowd cheered him on as he kept stroking. Finally, he made it to the other side unharmed.

The millionaire was impressed, he said, "My boy that was incredible! Fantastic! I didn't think it could be done! Well, I must keep my end of the bargain, which do you want my daughter or the 1 million dollars?"

The guy says, "Listen, I don't want your money!
And I don't want your daughter!
I want the person who pushed me in that water!"

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?"

"I know!" a little boy exclaimed.


Explaining luggage regulations to passengers can be aggravating for flight attendants. One day a woman tried to board with an enormous bag. The lead flight attendant told her why it would not fit, but the woman argued that her bag was a carry-on because it had wheels and a handle.

Without blinking the attendant said,
"My Ford has wheels and a handle, but that doesn't make it a carry-on."

My friend's father is a locksmith in a resort town.
Once he saw a group of beach goers park near his shop and dump trash from their car on his property.
As soon as they were out of sight, and walking toward the beach, the locksmith picked the lock on their car door, put the garbage back inside and relocked the car.

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big, old pecan tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.
"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me, "said one boy.
Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery. He slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard,
"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me."
He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.
"Come here quick," said the boy, "you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls."

The man said, "Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk."

When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery. Standing by the fence they heard,
"One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me..."

The old man whispered, "Boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord."

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord. At last they heard,
"One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done."

They say the old man made it back to town a full 5 minutes ahead of the kid on the bike.

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