Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2007

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God Bless You!




Dear Subscriber:

Check out the cardinal and wren that I took pictures of on our back deck:

Our birds, Floyd (on the top of the cage) and Rosie (inside the cage)
were curious about all their new friends outside ;0)


For those of you either planning your own wedding or helping a friend or
family member with theirs you might like to browse these patterns:

Crocheted Birdseed Wedding Rose


Wedding Shell Fan

Lacy Wedding Candle Holder

Bridal Hankie

Bridal Garter

Bride's Handkerchief

Bridal Baubal Choker

Bridal Shell Keepsake Pouch

Bell Lace Edging

Wedding Dress

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Wedding Dresses

Other Wedding Patterns

Lisa and Tim


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A Scripture a Day Keeps the Devil Away.


"For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken, and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

Matthew 24:27-31

"But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL BE FALLING from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN CLOUDS with great power and glory. And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth, to the farthest end of heaven.

Mark 13:24-27

"And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great glory. But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near."

Luke 21:25-28

" For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, 'Peace and safety!' then destruction will come upon them suddenly like birth pangs upon a woman with child; and they shall not excape. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should overtake you like a thief; for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness; so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night. But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with Him. Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another, just as you also are doing."

1 Thessalonians 4:2-11



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Bonnie's Flower Stands Proud Square Crochet Pattern




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I would like to know what is the best way to put together granny square. This is my first afghan that I am putting together and I would like to make it decorative if possible. Can you help me? I await your response. thank you Indiandoll1956


I don't think there's a "best way"... there are many different methods.
Take a look at the following page:
and let me know which method you choose.
I still haven't had a chance to try the Flat Braid Joining Method but love the look of it.



C A M E L   S T I T C H

Dear Lisa, on the camel stitch that someone ask about,try this site,
God Bless,

Here is a pattern for a Camel Square:

Here's another pattern for a square:

Though I've never tried it I do know a little about this method of crochet.
On the first row, you do stitches in the hump (hence the name camel crochet) of the chain instead of the top loop. This is what makes it look knitted. I wasn't sure where to put the stitches in subsequent rows until I saw the pattern for the "hump granny". The photo that shows the horizontal back thread helped me visualize where to place the stitches.




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)




When I give a crocheted gift (such as an afghan) I include one of the yarn wrappers
with the gift so the recipient will know how to launder the item.



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

We have number 23:

23.  This is what I learned years ago from my Mother.Take left over yarn,from previous project.Tie together. Roll into a ball.Then when {anytime} size you want to work on, crochet a chain, then roll into ball. Now knit a rug, perfect for the bathroom. Will be nice and heavy,thick and warm. Hope you can follow my instructions. God Bless You I am a Christian
Louise Bodnar

do you have number 24?

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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Hello, I am new to crocheting and have learned quite a bit from your site. I am curious about edging or using a border on a blanket. I haven't found much on the web about how to do this, and was wondering if you could point me in the right direction. As I said, I am new to crochet, so simple is best! Thanks ever so much for the help you have already given me. Respectfully, Tracy Hollems

<< reply >>

I've used the scalloped/shell edging and it works really nice.
You just need to space the 5 dcs evenly around the entire afghan, place one single crochet stitch between all of the 5 double crochet sets to make it scallop really well.

I like ruffles too. I work 2 or 3 dcs (or trebles) in each stitch around placing extra in the corners. Then work one double (or treble) in each stitch for a second round to make it wider. I made an afghan once where I did a double ruffle. Work the first in the back loops and then a second ruffle in the front loops making the front ruffle one round shorter in a different color.

You can find various edging ideas here:

RE: SpiralHairTie

This is such a cute & easy item to crochet!
I am going to make a bunch of them for my daughter & her cheerleader friends in their school colors.
Thank you! Nikki

RE: Scarf/Afghan

I have used your scarf directions to make lap robes for the nursing homes in my area. I have enjoyed using this stitch. I get bored making the same patterns over and over.So I am always looking for new stictches. Thanks so much for sharing. You helped me to help others Pat

Re: PomPomPreemieHat

I really like this hat but I would like to make it for a regular size newborn. Any suggestions on how to enlarge it or can you recommend a pattern already sized for a newborn. Thanks so much Vanessa

<< reply >>

You should be able to enlarge this pattern by adjusting the foundation chain.

Check out the links to newborn hats on this page:

I am so happy to find your website.
Thank you for considering my new website for a link exchange.
I especially like the Christian theme at your website.
I enjoy sharing and learning more about crafting with recycled materials.
I mainly use plastic recycled grocery bags for crochet projects.
I hope to have more free patterns soon and I will share them with your website.

I have a free pattern.
It's a Granny Square Motif bag made of recycled plastic bags.
It can be found at the link of:
It's free and I would like to share it with you and your readers.
Take care and God Bless! Cindy

RE: Baby_Sun_Toboggan

Hi. With regards to your pattern, sun toboggan, there is an error.
A toboggan is a sled, for going down snowy hills in winter.
A toque is a knit cap or hat. Respectfully, H Clark

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for writing.
Even though a "toboggan" isn't technically a hat by definition...
I grew up knowing a hat as a toboggan and that's why I called it that.

I tried to look into the gas mileage link you have on here and I come up with Bad request to link. Tried it several times just thought you would like to know

Pam Benson

<< reply >>

I just opened the page with this link... click and let me know if it works for you:

This is a very nice site! I have always wanted to learn how to crochet. Thanks Lorrie

Hi!__! I LOVE to crochet : ) Listen to this : ) God guides my crafty little hands ! I AM a saved believer in God,Jesus Christ! How can I NOT be ?__? He has saved MY bacon MANY times !__! GOD BLESS YOU ALL !__! We be watchin' for more free patterns. Thanks !__!


Re: Puff Stitch Baby Booties

The booties turned out great.
I am a beginner at reading instructions but yours are the best I've found.
Thank you. Rose

Re: BasicsPage

Wow! I found your site the most helpful on all of the inter net, and I have been searching for many a night to have the American term double crochet together explained in a meaningful way. I was held up in crocheting a shawl and was chomping at the bit! I certainly did copy and paste your address into my notepad, and will be back - and will also recommend you site to my friend who is just starting out. As a professional craftsperson (I am a stone carver, you can check out my website) I really appreciated your ordered and detailed approach. Thank you. Best wishes, Lucy Churchill

Re: Loaf Pan Tote

Hi Lisa, What a wonderful idea you have created. I'll be making this for my co-workers for Valentine's Day. I can make the "Irresistable Irish Soda Bread", recipe that appears on the web. Thank you for your newsletters. I always look forward to them. God bless you! Linda



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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.
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Things that make you go Hmmm.... What is a free gift? Aren't all gifts free?

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
"And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked.

She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

Bubba went to a psychiatrist.

"I've got problems. Everytime I go to bed I think there's somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy."

"Just put yourself in my hands for one year," said the shrink.
"Come talk to me three times a week, and we should be able to get rid of those fears."

"How much do you charge?"

"Eighty dollars per visit, replied the doctor."

"I'll sleep on it," said Bubba.

Six months later the doctor met Bubba on the street.
"Why didn't you ever come to see about those fears you were having?" asked the psychiatrist.

"Well, eighty bucks a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money!

My buddy Earl cured me for $10. I was so happy to have saved all that money I went and bought me a new pickup!"

"Is that so! And how, may I ask, did Earl cure you?"

"He told me to cut the legs off the bed! Ain't nobody under there now!"

The colder the X-ray table the more of you has to be on it.

An out-of-towner accidentally drives his car into a deep ditch on the side of a country road.
Luckily a farmer happened by with his big old horse named Benny. The man asked for help.
The farmer said Benny could pull his car out. So he backed Benny up and hitched Benny to the man's car bumper.

Then he yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull." Benny didn't move.

Then he yelled, "Come on, pull Ranger." Still, Benny didn't move.

Then he yelled really loud, "Now pull, Fred, pull hard." Benny just stood.

Then the farmer nonchalantly said, "Okay, Benny, pull." Benny pulled the car out of the ditch.

The man was very appreciative but curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times.

The farmer said, "Oh, Benny is blind, and if he thought he was the only one pulling he wouldn't even try."


Q: Did you hear about the idiot that locked his keys in his car?













A: Took him an hour using a coat hanger to get his family out.

A city slicker was driving through the country when he spotted a horse standing in a field. He was quite taken with the animal and so pulled over to ask the farmer if it was for sale.

"Afraid not," said the farmer.

"I'll give you a thousand bucks!" said the city fella.

"I can't sell you that horse. He don't look too good," replied the farmer.

"I know horses and he looks fine. I'll give you two thousand!"

"Well, all right, if you want him so bad."

The next day, the man returned the horse, screaming that he had been taken advantage of.
"You sold me a blind horse!"

"Well," said the farmer, "I told you he didn't look too good."

My husband was once employed in the printing division of a large manufacturing firm. One morning, word came from the top that some visiting VIPs would be touring the plant in just a few minutes. All production was immediately shut down as employees scrambled to quickly tidy up the work place.

When the appointed lookout yelled,
"Here they come!"
fifty fingers that were poised over fifty machine start-up buttons
pressed down in unison and blew every fuse in the building.

"What makes airport security think they can find something in my wife's purse when she can't?"

The priest is repairing the church fence. A boy is standing nearby for a long while.
The priest asks him:

"Do you want to speak with me, my son?"

"No, I'm just waiting."

"Waiting for what?"

"Waiting to hear what a priest says when he hits his finger with a hammer."

Grandpa was always going on about the good old days, and the lower cost of living, in particular. "When I was a kid, my mom could send me to the store, and I'd get a salami, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, 2 loaves o' bread, a magazine, and some new blue jeans... all for a dollar!!"

Then Grandpa said sadly,
"You can't DO that anymore..... they got those video cameras everywhere you look."

A friend of mine was in the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first child. When I telephoned the hospital to see if the baby had arrived, Dr. Wilson said it had. I asked if it was a boy or girl and was told that it was against hospital policy to give this information over the phone.

"Fine," I said. "I can understand that. But can you tell me what she didn't have?"

"It wasn't a boy," replied Dr. Wilson.

I've always ordered beverages one simple way: "A Coke, please." Lately, though, this hasn't seemed to work. Waitresses now often respond, "I'm sorry, we don't have Coke. We have Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb and Yahoo." Tired of listening to the long list of soft drinks, I thought I'd make life easier. So one day I simply asked the snack bar clerk at a movie theater for a "dark, carbonated beverage."

The young man behind the counter chuckled and asked, "Sir, would you like a cylindrical plastic sucking device with that?"

Why do we sing "Take me out to the ballgame" when we are already there?

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