Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 4
February 28, 2006

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Dear Subscriber:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I have removed the "vote for us" section from the newsletter.
It seems the Top 100 Crochet Sites site is no longer being maintained so there's no place to vote.

Don't forget to check out Rachel's list of St. Patrick's Day crochet patterns
at Crochet Pattern Central:

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Be ye fishers of men. You catch them - He'll clean them.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created things, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

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.

1 John 4:11-12

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. This is the great and foremost comandment. The second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

Matthew 22:37-40


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.

1 John 4:9-10

We love, because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.

1 John 3:18

BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE. -- 1 Corinthians 13:13"

This quote is from Our Daily Bread - February, 2006 Issue.

The following was sent in by NanKat1

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

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

No Sew Towel Topper 2 Crochet Pattern

Ribbed Edge Dishcloth Crochet Pattern


Many of you have asked how to make the Ruffle on
Giget's pink sweater... click below to find out how:




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

Sasha's Friendship Bracelet Crochet Pattern


Elegant Scarf Pattern


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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Hi, My name is Christina and I am searching everywhere I can think of to find out how to do a " short double crochet". It just popped up in a pattern I am working on. I have a crochet encyclopedia but this stitch isn't listed. Can you please direct me where I can go to learn about this stitch? Christina


I had never heard of that stitch either.
I found the following online... guess it's just another way to say a half double.

Short Double Crochet (sdc):
Place thread over hook once, draw thread through the work; place thread over the hook again and draw thread through all 3 loops at once.

Short Double Crochet:
The term comes from Europe, and involves "bending" a previous rows' stitches so that the top two loops normally crocheted into are exposed. This is done by crocheting into the middle bar on the backside of the stitch rather than around its post, or either top loops. To try this technique, CLICK HERE. Also see Camel™ Crochet.

Use your best judgement as to which short double crochet your pattern is calling for.





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)




Tip #1:
Use an old afghan hook to clean hair out of my shower drain.


Tip #2:
I have a bowl on my end table to keep my crochet things in (hooks, stitch markers, yarn needles, etc.)



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Re: valentines

Everytime I go on you site I read the message from John 3:16 so I thought you might enfjoy this.

"For God so loVed the world,
       That he gAve
             His onLy
                      That whosoever
        Believeth In Him
           Should Not perish,
         But have Everlasting life."

Mark, Heather, Colten

Hi This is an excellent site, enjoy it very much Alice

thankyou for all your info. i am excited to receive your newsletters. judi marks

Re: thank you

I already knew how to crochet, I just didn't know how to read a pattern. Now I have somewhat of an idea. Im sure if I sat down and really went through this site I would have a full understanding of this. Well anyway thanks again. It was really helpful

Nadira Ecclesiastes

RE: great site

What a great site! I love the way you have used your talent to minister about the Lord. As a learning crafter, it was a refreshing break from my frustrations to see such a great witness. God bless you. Joanie Belmonte

I have made a whole wardrobe out of your sweater for my smallest dog Cujo. She has one out of everything I have made from Fiesta to Patriotic to one that even looks like a dress on her and then of course she also has her little Tshirts Regina Taeger

RE: Dog Sweater Pattern

Good morning. I just wanted to thank you very much for having this pattern. I made it this morning for my puppy. Her name is Angel Marie, she is a chi and almost 2 months old and weighs 2.5 lbs. This is the first puppy I have had. I've had her for 2 weeks and so far bought 4 sweaters, way to big). Also got patterns to knit and crochet and they have been to big. I found your pattern this morning. I made one for Angel, It fits perfectly. I am going to make more with the pattern. Again thank you. I will send you a picture of her in it when she wakes up. I crocheted her a dog blanket with dishcloth yarn and it keeps her really warm to. Have a great day. Vickie

you have a wonderful site. i, too, am happy to see someone have JESUS, on their work. perhaps i can talk to some of your guests sometime. thank you ever so much, GOD BLESS ALL judi marks

RE: One Piece Oval Tablecloth

Just found this wonderful site. Can anybody help. I am looking for a pattern for an oval tablecloth. But not made of motifs stitched together. ONE piece only. Can you please help. Regards Laura (UK)

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Try this pattern:

this site is awsome, found it by accident,just looking around at doilies. i got the start of parkinsons in my right hand and leg. but i keep crocheting, goes slow. also make dolls and carousel horses. the horse used to be corky on a broom, so i took him and put him on a stand and make him look victorian. when i get my camera i'll send a pic. i'm 69 and try to use my hands and my brain so i don't loose it. your site is so helpful and the fact the you are a christian just adds so much more. jesus loves u nancy

Enjoyed your web site. Keep up the good work.

Phyllis Brunson

Lisa, I made this sweater for my larger dog (terrier mix); but instead of leaving a straight edge over the back between his "waist" and tail, when I finished the sweater I tapered the edge down into a point that ended at his tail. So instead of having half of his back uncovered, I solved the problem of a 'cold back', but left his 'underneath' uncovered for when he goes outside. :-)) I told my husband I was going to make the dog a black sweater and embroider the words " SPOILED " on one side and " ROTTEN " on the other.... :-)) When I get it made, I'll see if I can't send it to you. Your sister in Christ, Marian Taylor


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A lawyer was cross-examining a witness:

"You have just testified that you heard the shot at exactly 11:32 p.m.? How did you know what time it was? Did you look at your watch?"

"No," the witness said. "I looked at the sundial in the garden."

"That's absurd," screamed the lawyer. "How could you tell time by a sundial at 11:32 at night?"

"I had a flashlight," the witness said.

An out-of-towner in New York at the height of the tourist season decided to revisit an uptown restaurant he'd enjoyed on a previous trip to the city.

Finally catching the eye of an overworked waiter, he said, "You know, it's been over five years since I first came in here."

"You'll have to wait your turn, sir," replied the busy waiter. "I can only serve one table at a time."

A fellow was talking to his semi-deaf uncle, and noticed that his "hearing aid" was actually an earphone from a transistor radio. The wire had been cut and was sticking out of his shirt. "How does that help your hearing?" the young man asked.

"Don't help my hearing none," the uncle replied. "Makes people talk louder."

** More Funny Signs Spotted! **

**On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels

** On a Septic Tank Truck sign: "We're #1 in the #2 business."

** On a Plumber's truck: "We repair what your husband fixed."

** Pizza Shop Slogan: "7 days without pizza makes one weak."

** At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee! "Invite us to your next blowout."

** On a Plastic Surgeon's Office door: "Hello. Can we pick your nose?"

** At a Towing company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."

** On an Electrician's truck: "Let us remove your shorts."

** In a Nonsmoking Area: "If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

** On a Maternity Room door: "Push. Push. Push"

** At an Optometrist's Office: "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

** On a Taxidermist's window: "We really know our stuff."

** In a Podiatrist's office: "Time wounds all heels."

** On a Fence: "Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive."

** At a Car Dealership: "The best way to get back on your feet -- miss a car payment."

** Outside a Muffler Shop: "No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."

** In a Veterinarian's waiting room: "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

** At the Electric Company: "We would be delighted if you send in your payment. However, if you don't, you will be."

** In a Restaurant window: "Don't stand there and be hungry, Come on in and get fed up."

** In the front yard of a Funeral Home: "Drive carefully. We'll wait."

** At a Propane Filling Station: "Thank heaven for little grills."

** And don't forget the sign at a Chicago Radiator Shop: "Best place in town to take a leak."

An Amish man answered a knock on his door one morning. An electric company worker handed him a piece of paper stating that the electric company would like to run a power line through his pasture. The Amish man said, "No."

"Legally, that paper says we can." replied the worker.

As he turned and left returning to his co-workers in the field, the Amish man went to his barn and turned his bull into the pasture.

As the bull rumbled toward the workers in the field, the Amish man hollered, "Show HIM your paper!"

My husband and I had gone to a restaurant with friends. When the hostess led us to a circular booth, we noticed the vinyl seat was covered with crumbs and asked if it could be cleaned off.

The young woman sat down at one end of the booth, slid around to the other side, then sprang up with a smile as she asked, "Did I get it all?"

Taking advantage of a balmy day in New York, a priest and three other men of the cloth swapped their clerical garb for polos and khakis and time out on the golf course. After several really horrible shots, their caddy asked, "You guys wouldn't be priests by any chance?"

"Actually, yes, we are," one cleric replied. "How did you know?"

"Easy," said the caddy, "I've never seen such bad golf and such clean language!"

Q. How many Real Men does it take to change a light bulb?

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A. None. Real Men aren't afraid of the dark.

My husband and I took our two-year-old daughter, Madison, to the home improvement store one Saturday. Madison soon got tired of walking, so my husband let her ride on his shoulders. As he walked along, Madison began pulling on his hair. Although he asked her to stop this several times, she kept it up. Finally, getting really-really annoyed, he scolded, "Madison! You stop that right now, you hear me?"

"But, daddy," she replied.... "I'm just trying to get my gum back."

Friends took their first-grader on a car trip to Canada. To help pass the time, the boy practiced his new reading skills by calling out road signs. He fell asleep just before they entered Quebec. When he awoke he saw the French highway signs and said in a worried tone, "I think I forgot how to read while I was asleep."

It was the first day of school, after summer vacations and time for me to pick up the children in my school bus and take them home again.

After I had made the complete run that afternoon, one little boy remained on the bus. Thinking he had simply missed his stop, I started driving slowly back through the neighborhood and asked him to be sure to let me know if any of the houses or people looked familiar. The boy sat in his seat contentedly and shook his head whenever I asked him if he recognized a person or place. After the second unsuccessful tour of the area, I started back to the school to ask for his address. When we arrived, the child got off the bus and started walking away. "Wait!" I called. "We have to go inside and find out where you live."

"I live right there," he said, pointing to a house across the street.
"I just always wanted to ride in a school bus."

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, the locksmith picked the lock on their car door, put the garbage back inside and relocked the car.


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