Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 2
January 30, 2007

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God Bless You!




Dear Subscriber:


I'm sure many of you are aware of some sites that aren't exactly on topic.

You visit a link hoping to find valuable information on your topic of interest (crochet) only to end up disappointed with what you find.

I visited a site today that seemed to be a nice looking site. The page mentioned learning to crochet (of course, that peaked my interest). The fact that the site contained alot of advertisements wasn't disappointing to me (I have ads on my pages which generate enough revenue to keep my site online). The Big Red Flag however, was the fact that the graphic for the site showed a ball of yarn AND... Knitting Needles. If you come upon a site that says it's about one topic (ex. crochet) but shows information about another (ex. pictures of knitting needles)... beware, the site content might not be what you're looking for. Use your own discretion as to whether or not a site is valuable enough for you to browse further.

Check this out!

K n i t  -  O u t   &   C r o c h e t  E v e n t

"The biggest, FREE knit and crochet extravaganza is traveling to the biggest and most exciting retail venue in the U.S., Mall of America! The date: President's Weekend, February 17 and 18, 2007."


OH... and don't forget the challenge :o)

My hubby has been working for a while on an ebook that will help you save money on your gas bill.
He's finally :o) got it mostly finished. He challenged me to a contest... he thinks that his subscribers
will buy more ebooks than my Crochet N More subscribers.

I know we can prove him wrong!

You can get more details on it here -
What do you think the winner should get?
Maybe I can talk him into restocking my yarn supply... I'll let you know how bad we beat him!



Lisa and Tim


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Put your troubles in a pocket that has holes in it.


You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

Exodus 20:7

And you shall not swear falsely by My name, so as to profane the name of your God; I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:12

You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin; and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, "My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by Him; for those whom the Lord loves He disciplines, and He scourges every son whom He receives." It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live? For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

Hebrews 12:4-11

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6


This quote is from Our Daily Bread - January, 2007 Issue.

"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst." Matthew 18:20

The following was sent to me by my friend, Del.

Someone has said if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. In W.W.II there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America.
If you would like to participate:

Every evening at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (6:00 PM Pacific),

stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for
the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens,
and for a return to a Godly nation.

If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along.
Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have.
Together, we "CAN" make a difference! Thank You, and God Bless America

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Only major page changes will be listed here.

The following patterns will be added to our Free Patterns soon.


Loaf Pan Tote Crochet Pattern


Open Edge Dishcloth Crochet Pattern





The following page is a list of uses of scrap yarns:









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However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.


Doll Hoodie Crochet Pattern


Doll Backpack Crochet Pattern




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


This stitch is worked using a series of chains
on several rows that
are subsequently fastened
together to look like a butterfly.

Click here for instructions
(courtesy of







I have problems crocheting with fuzzy yarns. I can usually knit those but crocheting is a whole other story. Please give me any tips you can. Thanks. Toni


This is definitely a widely known problem. I mostly use the eyelash and fuzzy yarns as embellishments. I have made scarves using a strand of worsted weight along with a strand of the novelty yarn and an extra large hook. The trick is to use patterns that have large holes so stitch placement is easier. You might try placing stitch markers in difficult to see stitches or use a contrasting yarn looped through each stitch so you can pull it out when you need to. That way you can your stitches easier.





SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




Don't throw away even the smallest pieces of novelty yarns.
These small pieces make great embellishments for handmade cards or for your favorite scrapbook page.



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

We have number 22:

22.    In spring time throw some scraps of yarn out for the birds to build their nests. Bunnyfran

do you have number 23?

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: Puff Stitch Baby Hat

I was able to make this hat in one evening. The instructions were great and easy because I am a beginner at reading instructions. I had to use a f hook to get the newborn size needed. I am going to make the booties next so wish me luck. I am making this as a gift for the first baby girl born on Girl Scout Sunday. Thank you for the pattern. Rose

I love the pan tote. That is great! Thanks. God bless. Emmy

Re: Thank you!

Thank you, Lisa, for the pattern "No Sew Towel Topper". I made one to attach to the railing of my husband's hospital bed and he loves it! It is so convenient that we can just slip in a clean towel when one becomes soiled. He has been in the Rehab Home since November 6, 2006 due to breaking his ankle and needing surgical pin placement. Due to other medical problems, he is not allowed to place any weight on his foot, thus needing more help than I could give him. There is so little room for personal items, it was nice to have a touch of home in a practical and needed item. Again, thank you! Elaine Lambert Universal City, TX

RE: Photos too small

Hi There; I find that the pictures of your patterns are many times too small to see what they are like. Maybe it's my old eyes but many times I don't bother with your pattern cause I can't see what it looks like. Thought you might like to know this Take Care Shirley

Re: crochet patterns

Thank you so much! I am learning to crochet and your page helped me figure out how to read a pattern that I was having trouble with. You're cool thanks for sharing. -Liah

Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

Hello I made a dog sweater pattern. i di dnot know how to do the half dbl chrochet stitich so i just did dbl chrochet. i made it to fit around his chest and followed instructions. I would say i since i was doing dbl chrodchet i did no do as many rows. it came out just fine. really like it. really great pattern. will in time send you a pic . here is a pic of our dog.

he is a toy manchester terrier. Nitro is his name and it fits him. have a great day -- Keep on making a difference in your world. One light does make a difference.You can do it. Always remember there are other worlds to sing in. Ralph, Penny, Nitro, and Tootsie

Re: Baby_Pigtail_Hat

I've just made this tonight, it's great. What an easy pattern but really effective result. The frill looks so much more complicated than it was, I'm going to trim baby socks with the same trim. Really chuffed. I've been on the internet a lot looking for a feminine but easy baby hat and they are either too boyish or a complicated bonnet type, this one was just what I was looking for Thanks very much. Yvonne.

Re: Thank you

Hello, My name is Brenda Muller and I live in Paxton, IL. I have started a prayer shawl ministry at my church. I was looking of new patterns for my crocheter, I am a knitter myself, and I just stumbled upon this site. I wanted to say it is awsome. I will be sharing it with the rest of my group. Thank you

Thanks so much for having this page up. I wanted to find a conversion chart for yarn, and it there it was! I want to make a sweater using up my worsted weight yarn instead of buying chunky. You made this a lot easier for me. Judy Adamcyk

Missionay to Kenya. No patterns available here so this site is a blessing to my co workers and i


I work at a prison and one of the inmates saw my crocheted butterflies (they're hanging from the ceiling in my office). She loved the "flutterbyes" so much I've started a whole new batch to hang in the conference room. Who knows, maybe we'll end up doing all the other offices too! The women love pretty things (just like women everywhere), and I also think they appreciate that little touch of home. Many thanks for the wonderful pattern. Kathy

god loves us all. laurie

Thanks so much for the web site!! I am just learning how to crochet well and was getting bored with the limited amount of stitches and patterns that I knew. Your stitch guide has been both helpful and fun to look at! I have a pattern book I bought second handed that was printed in England. I'm finding out that stitch names are not universal. What your web site refers to as the long single stitch, my book refers to as double crochet and what you refer to as the double crochet, my book refers to as the treble stitch. It's somewhat confusing but with practice I'm sure I can keep it all straight. Thanks again for such a fun web site!!! Rebekah

<< reply >>

Stitches are different in the US verses the UK or Australia. You can read about some of the differences on our crochet basics page:

I am a complete novice to crochet although did crochet a round shall when I was young (around 8 years old). I have knitted the Lucy Lu cardigan from and the pattern says to finish off, I need to: With RS facing, using crochet hook, beg at top of dropped stitch row on left front, work 1 row of backwards sc (from left to right) evenly along front and neck edges to top of dropped stitch row on right front. Fasten off. Beg at bottom of dropped st row on right front work along front and lower edges to bottom of dropped st row on left front. Fasten off. Beg at seam, work around lower edge of sleeves. Please could you advise how I crochet 'backwards single crochet'. I have looked at your site and cannot seem to find this information to help me. I think you have a great site and will be visiting it again. I am a Christian and have been for around 11 years. Jesus has come into my life and has healed my deafness and my husband from cancer. Keep up the great work... I hope that many come to know Him through your site. Thank you Chiara

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I'm very happy to know you are a Christian. You are a wonderful witness for Jesus! Praise Him that you and your husband are healed.

Now to your question...
I believe a backwards sc is a "Reverse Single Crochet Stitch". A reverse single is a normal single crochet stitch... you just work in the opposite direction on the row. You work the first reverse single into the same stitch as you just finished... then you continue going in the opposite direction on your work... working each new stitch to right of the current stitch instead of to left like we normally do. Take a look at these sites for helpful illustrations:


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I'm so happy to have it in my crochet library.

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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"An employer is someone who is late when you're early and early when you're late."

A woman joined a health spa, and on her first day eagerly joined in an exercise class. However, when it ended she went to the front desk and requested cancellation of her membership.

When asked why, she replied, "Your floors are so low that I cannot touch my toes!"

A Baptist preacher went to visit a member of the community and invited him to come to church Sunday morning. It seems that this man was a producer of fine peach brandy, and told the preacher that he would attend his church IF the pastor would drink some of his brandy and admit doing so in front of his congregation. The preacher agreed and drank up.

Sunday morning the man visited the church. The preacher recognized the man from the pulpit and said:
"I see Mr. Johnson is here with us this morning.
I want to thank him publicly for his hospitality this week and especially for the peaches he gave me and the spirit in which they were given."

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.

A colleague was planning a trip to my business office and asked if I could find him a hotel with exercise facilities. I called several hotels, with no luck.

Finally, I thought I had found one. I asked the receptionist if the hotel had a weight room.

"No," she replied, "but we have a lobby. You can wait there."

A goober walks into the library. He walks up to the counter,
SLAMS a book down and screams at the librarian, -
"This is the WORST book I've ever read!"
"It has NO plot and far too many characters!"

The librarian looks up and calmly remarks -
"So, you're the one who took our phone book..."

Two friends were beginning a game of golf.

The first man stepped up to the tee, hit the ball, and scored a hole-in-one.

The other man said,
"Now I'll take MY practice swing, and then we'll start the game."

Anna's mother has 3 kids...
the youngest daughter's name is Penny...
the middle daughter's name is Nickel.......
What is the oldest daughter's name?

You think you know it???

You were probably thinking her name was Dime....
but if you were really smart you would know that
the oldest daughters name is Anna!!!

Where does a 200 ton elephant sit?












>Anywhere he wants!

During a January revival an evangelist asked the people in line what they needed.
One man's request was for his hearing.
The evangelist spit on his finger, put it in the man's ear, prayed for him and asked him,
"How's your hearing?"

The man replied, "I don't know. It's not until next Tuesday."

What kind of cereal do cats eat?












> Mice Crispies!

Two lawyers walk into a restaurant.
They, put their briefcases on the floor and order two coffees.
They get their coffee and pull out lunches from their briefcases.

"Sorry," the waitress says, "You can`t eat your own food here."

The lawyers look at one another, shrug their shoulders and swap sandwiches.

Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it’s biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails.

"Great Idea, Honey,” he smiled. “You can eat them straight out of the box."

George W. Bush, in an airport lobby, noticed a man in a long flowing white robe with a long flowing white beard and flowing white hair. The man had a staff in one hand and some stone tablets under the other arm.

George W. approached the man and inquired, "Aren't you Moses?"

The man ignored George W. and stared at the ceiling.

George W. positioned himself more directly in the man's view and asked again, "Aren't you Moses?"

The man continued to peruse the ceiling. George W. tugged at the man's sleeve and asked once again,
"Aren't you Moses?"

The man finally responded in an irritated voice,
"YES, I AM!"

George W. asked him why he was so uppity and had taken so long to answer him.

The man replied, "The last time I spoke to a Bush I ended up stuck in a desert for forty years!

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