Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 3
February 15, 2008

Serving approximately 5,500 crafters...

(This newsletter distributed FREE via e-mail only on the 15th and 30th of each month)

Thank you for requesting the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter.

We hope to provide you with exciting information on the latest web developments pertaining to the Crochet 'N' More website as well as two of my original patterns in each issue.

If the Crochet N More website and/or Crochet N More Newsletter
have been helpful to you and you would like to make a donation
Click Here


You can buy our 51 page book
through Cafe Press.

Click Here to order your copy today!
Crochet N More Pattern Collection 1
Crochet N More Pattern Collection 1



Artful Creations


God Bless You!




Dear Subscriber:

Good news!
Faster internet has finally graced our home.
However, with it came a virus scare so this issue is delayed a bit.


Lisa and Tim



The Breast Cancer Site



If you would like to be added to the Crochet 'N' More Pen Pal list please send an email including the following:
Name, Email Address and Interests.
(For interests, please send General Information Only such as what types of things you enjoy crocheting, your favorite threads and/or yarns, etc. Please, no personal information such as age, marital status, snail mail address, etc., and limit your entry to 25-35 words.)


Post your crochet question on The Crochet 'N' More Message Board and you might see it here!



I am looking for an old afghan pattern that a friend's deceased mother used. This beautiful afghan is quite unusual and I can't find a pattern anywhere. The pattern starts off with three double crochets and then the piece is turned over and the next row has three double crochets, three single crochets , and then three double crochets. This unique afghan is flipped after each row. Does anyone remember this pattern? Thank you, Jeanette

(Provided by a viewer)

I think I found the basic directions for what you are looking for on this link:

Hope this helps. Char55





Don't be God's weakest link!

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

1 Corinthians 13:3-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

1 John 4:7-15

We love, because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

John 3:16

And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."

Matthew 22:37




This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2008 Issue.

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

Please click here and pray for those on our Prayer List


According to 1 Corinthians 14:1, we should pursue love,
but what should we earnestly desire?


Click Here for the Answer


Click Here to Purchase
"The Complete Book of Bible Trivia"


Click here for more Bible Trivia


Only major page changes will be listed here.

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


Scissor Pouch Crochet Pattern
Scissor Pouch



Ribbed Belt Crochet Pattern
Ribbed Belt





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









The following link(s) have been added to our links pages.










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



Spike Stitch Square Crochet Pattern


Baby Two Color Square Crochet Pattern





Purchase your crochet supplies today!

Use the promotion code below
in your online shopping basket:

  Clearance Sale
Crochet!  6 issues

Crochet! 6 issues

Crochet! Magazine, is a 48 page digest packed with afghan, doily, and home decor projects, plus all the instructions needed to complete the projects. 6 issues Only $3.33 per issue. That is 17% off.

Click here to see our growing collection of FREE PATTERNS  
















































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

(a/k/a Single Crochet Long Stitch or Long Stitch Single Crochet - LSC)

A spike stitch is worked into a row other than the normal working row.
It can be worked one row below, two rows below, etc., depending on the length of
the "spike" that you want.

Many different stitches can be spiked, meaning the stitch "spikes" down into the
crocheted fabric. The stitch is worked loosely as to achieve the same height as
the regular stitch.

In this case, the single crochet stitch is spiked periodically throughout the fabric:

Click the following links for more information:







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)




Wash your finished item as you might expect the recipient to wash it.
This may be a cold water wash, gentle cycle, and tumbled dry with low heat.
If you wash the finished item, any change in appearance will take place and the recipient won't feel they have harmed the item when they wash it. It also helps to remove pet hair, cigarette smoke and other allergens that someone else might be allergic to.




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 46?

44. I take scraps and crochet them into cat toys, doesn't matter the shape just a round ball is fine, I stuff , and then take more scraps, attach to ball, make a chain and slip stitch to another part of the shape, this creates alot of added texture and allows for my cat to bite the chains and carry his toy around easier. Also leaving the ends unwoven allows for more fun on the toys (just make sure it's not incredibly fluffy or yarn easily shredded or your furbaby may get some in it's mouth.)
Kari Holtz

45. I also try to save a bag of different scraps to donate to our local girl scout troop. They use them for crafts and for making scrunchies etc. (I usually print off some easy crochet stitch instructions and patterns for those as well).
Kari Holtz

The following page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:

If you have a use that's not listed email me!



NOTE: Any comments left on the CNM website or sent via email may be posted here.

Leave your message in our guestbook... and it may appear in an issue of the CNM Newsletter !

Are all of your crochet patterns on your website for free? If so, why? Many crochet websites are either free, or you can't get anything out of whatever you click on. Just wondering what is happening with the websites these days? Your website is definitely one of the best ones I have seen. Thanks, and God bless you, Songbird25

<< reply >>

Nearly all of my patterns are free.
Why? Because at one time in my life I had the money to buy yarn but not enough to buy a pattern. I figure someone today is in the same situation. They may have money only for yarn but have access to a computer at a library or a friend's house. If they visit my site and find a pattern to make then I've helped someone.

Thank you so much for the nice compliment... feel free to visit anytime and invite your friends.

Just wanted to say thanks!!! this is soooo helpful!


Loving to Crochet has been in my blood for 27 years, thank you for this great site.
I have found so much great information and patterns here!
Keep up the good work, this Okie appreciates all of your great ideas!!
Sandy Freeman

I would like to know if the shawl ministry at my church could use your bible cover pattern and sell bible covers to help us pay for yarn for the prayer shawls. Thank you, Susan Richard

<< reply >>

Yes, you may use my Bible Cover Pattern to make items for sale.
Along with my name as designer would you please include my
site url: so others may visit... also,
please do not sell my actual patterns. Thank you!

Yes, I know Jesus as my personal savior and I am so glad to see you ask. Also, thanks for the ruffled doll skirt pattern for 18" doll. I crocheted one by your pattern and the next one I make 12 rows of double crochet so it would be long. It is darling. I am crocheting and knitting clothes for the American Girl Dolls and the Webkins for my granddaughter.

Thanks again, Peggy


The information provided below is strictly for your enjoyment.

Enter the new contest at Creative Enterprises !

Click Here for Your Chance to Win!



Got something you'd like to sell ?
Looking for a particular item to buy ?

Put your ad here to be seen by approximately 5,600 crafters...

Click here to place an advertisement in our Classified Section.

~ ~ ~ YOUR AD COULD GO HERE! ~ ~ ~

Get your copy of Diane England's
"Cute Crochet for Kids" :





Holiday Gift Ideas Sale

Back To School Collection

I have to tell you about this new book.'s Fabulous & Flirty Crochet
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.
The projects are very fashionable and perfect for gift giving... though I'm sure you'll have to make something for yourself :o)
I can't wait to try the Flirty Skirt and the Ruffled Strap Tank.

Get your copy of Fabulous & Flirty Crochet today!



Country Village Mall

ANZ Publications is still offering The Medical and Dental Records Binder!

Medical and Dental Records Binder

Give a gift a young mother will cherish forever!

Click here for more information.


If your home business isn't growing as fast as you'd like, maybe you need to move to a new neighborhood! Come be a part of our home and small business community at Creative Enterprises!
We bring new meaning to "networking" and resource sharing!
Sign up for your membership today at



Helen and I laughed when John, a neighbor, told us how his hearing aid occasionally emits a high-pitched squeal that can be heard by anyone near him. His granddaughter was sitting on his lap one day when the device started to beep. Surprised, little Lorraine looked up at him and said, "Oh, Grampa, you've got e-mail!"


** The City Jail is called amoeba, because it only has one cell.

** Main Street - one block long - dead ends in both directions.

** McDonalds only has one Golden Arch.

** The phone book has only one page.

** The 7-11 is a 3&1/2 - 5&1/2.

** The New Year's baby was born in October.

** The ZIP code is a fraction.

** The city limits signs are both on the same post.

** Second Street is in the next town over.

** There's no place to go that you shouldn't.

** A "Night on the Town" takes only 11 minutes.

** The mayor had to annex property to eat a foot-long hot dog.

As we stood in formation at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, our Flight Instructor said, "All right! All you idiots fall out." As the rest of the squad wandered away, I remained at attention. The Instructor walked over until he was eye-to-eye with me, and then just raised a single eyebrow. I smiled and said,
"Sure was a lot of 'em, huh sir?"

Christmas Break was over and the teacher was asking the class about their vacations. She turned to little Johnny and asked what he did over the break. "We visited my grandmother in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania," he replied. "That sounds like an excellent vocabulary word," the teacher said.
"Can you tell the class how you spell that?"

Little Johnny thought about it and said,
"You know, come to think of it, we went to Ohio."

I once went for a job at an airline. The interviewer asked me why I wanted to be a stewardess, and I told her -- it would be a great chance to meet men. She looked at me and said, "But you can meet men anywhere." I said, "Strapped down?" -- Martha Raye

A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages.
"Mama, look what I found", the boy called out.

"What have you got there, dear?"

With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered,
"I think it's Adam's underwear!"

A little girl had just finished her first week of school.
"I'm just wasting my time," she said to her mother.
"I can't read, I can't write and they won't let me talk!"

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered,

"The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station.
As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me.

"Is that a dog you got back there?" he asked.

"It sure is," I replied.

Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said,
"What did he do?"

My son Zachary, 4, came screaming out of the bathroom to tell me he'd dropped his toothbrush in the toilet. So I fished it out and threw it in the garbage. Zachary stood there thinking for a moment, then ran to my bathroom and came out with my toothbrush. He held it up and said with a charming little smile,

"We better throw this one out too then, 'cause it fell in the toilet a few days ago."

While waiting in line at the Department of Vehicle Services for my personalized license plate, I heard the clerk shout out, "E I E I O."

"I'm here," the woman standing next to me answered.

Curious, I asked if she was a farmer or maybe taught kindergarten.

"Neither," she replied. "My name is McDonald."

A goober got a part time job at the Post Office. The first assignment his supervisor gave him was the job of sorting the mail. Goober separated the letters so fast that his motions were literally a blur. Extremely pleased by this, the supervisor approached Goober at the end of his first day.

"I just want you to know," the supervisor said, "that I'm very pleased with the job you did today. You're one of the fastest workers we've ever had."

"Thank you, sir" said Goober, beaming, "and tomorrow I'll try to do even a better Job."

"Better?" the supervisor asked with astonishment. "How can you possibly do any better than you did today?"

Goober replied, "Tomorrow I'm going to read the addresses."

It was a typically busy day at the bank. After a glance at the line of waiting customers, a harried-looking man came up to the side counter and demanded, "What do I have to do to change the address on my account"?

Without missing a beat, the clerk replied, "Move."

Charlie was playing with his little brother Mickey when the little boy asked whether he could fly like Superman. "Sure you can, Mickey," Charlie said, "Just flap your arms really hard." So Mickey climbed up on the windowsill, started flapping like mad, jumped, then smashed into the ground just a few inches below. Horrified, their mother came screaming into the room and said, "What happened?" Charlie said, "I was just teaching Mickey not to believe everything he's told."

Harry, a TV repairman, was called to fix a television set that had neither sound nor picture. Left alone in the room, Harry spotted the cause immediately the set was unplugged. Harry faced a dilemma one part of him said he shouldn't charge the woman; the other insisted he be paid for his time. Finally, he presented her with a minimum-charge service bill, which read "Restored isolated connecting cable to primary power source. $25."

Web Crochet 'N' More


SUBSCRIBE: if you've already receive this newsletter you do not need to subscribe again.
UNSUBSCRIBE: only do this if you don't enjoy our newsletter :o(