Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 7
April 15, 2008

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Baby wrap sweater -- Shirll

I am looking for a crochet baby wrap sweater that ties on the side. I have scoured the internet and have yet to find one. I have found only an easy knitted one .. Thanks in advance for any help.


I found this one today:
Vickie T.






When Satan is knocking at your door,
simply say "Jesus, could you please get that for me?"

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

Therefore, gird your minds for action; keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."

1 Peter 1:13-16

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him,
"If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' "Then the devil took Him into the holy city; and he had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God throw Yourself down; for it is written, 'HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU'; and 'ON THEIR HANDS THEY WILL BEAR YOU UP, LEST YOU STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE.' " Jesus said to him, "On the other hand, it is written, 'YOU SHALL NOT PUT THE LORD YOUR GOD TO THE TEST.' " Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' " Then the devil left Him;' and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.

Matthew 4:1-11


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5 Double Crochet Popcorn

          Can you tell me how to do a 5 dc-pc?
          Thank you very much. Laurette

Here is a video on a 5dc-popcorn stitch:

The standard popcorn stitch is worked as follows:
5 dc in next ch, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first st of 5-dc group,
pick up dropped lp, draw through st, ch 1. T

hen you can pop the popcorn to the right or wrong side of the work as needed.

Practice popcorn stitches with this pattern:
and you can omit some of the love knots to have a steady row of popcorn 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)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:



Be careful when choosing a tote to carry your crochet/knit projects.
Do not use any tote that features a velcro closure !
Yarn sticks to velcro and it's not fun trying to save the yarn once that happens.




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

46. I have been making cat toys/bookmarks from scraps. Make a chain about ten inches long then 3dc into each stitch until it is as long as you want the curl to be. Cats just love them or use as a bookmark.
Shirley Manion

do you have number 47?



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



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RE: Back Scrubber

This is very cool, thanks for sharing. Jackie

Thank you for the newsletters I enjoy the patterns and all the story.

Ann Craig

I am amazed when i saw your side. I come from holland and from one link to another I came to you side. It feels like a warm bath. seeing all the "christian" things to make, it warms my heart. I can croche, but not zo good. I have to find a side that translate your american hooks, into dutch hooks. At the moment I am busy with knitting a sweater for myself and a doll for a friend. I started to make a blanket with crochet squares (american), but I only made a few, so I will look on your side to see if I can find a nice pattern. THanks a lot, it really made my day too see a side where people are asked:Is jesus christ your personal Savior. Bless you Caroline (and YES Christ is my Saviour!!)

Hi......i like your flower a lot and i would like to know if you have swan crochet patterns. Thank you for your time Elda

<< reply >>

Try the swan patterns on these pages:


Thanks for your site!
Just happened to be looking for a snood pattern for my granddaughters Civil War reenactment and popped into your site. Please look at which is my husbandís siteÖfor Cave Run Lake Ky. Go to the church page and feel free to copy and use the 10 commandments we have printed there. It is one the best Iíve seen. In His service Joan

i'm trying to do this placemat in soild color and i've got to border and don't understand what to do.

Border-Rnd 1: With CC, ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in each sc around, working 5 dc in center sc of each 3-sc corner group; join to top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each dc around, working 3 sc in center dc of each 5-dc corner group; join.


<< reply >>

Your instructions followed by plain English in bold type.

Border-Rnd 1: With CC, ch 1, work sc evenly around all 4 sides, working 3 sc in each corner; join with a sl st to first sc.

With the contrasting color, chain 1. Single crochet evenly around all four sides by working one single in each single and one single in each row end. Be sure you work three single crochets in each corner to help the placemat lay flat. Join with a slip stitch in the first single.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in each sc around, working 5 dc in center sc of each 3-sc corner group; join to top of ch-3.

Chain 3, skip the first single. Double crochet in each single crochet around, working five double crochets in the center single crochet stitch on each corner. Join in the top of the beginning chain 3.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each dc around, working 3 sc in center dc of each 5-dc corner group; join.

Chain 1, single crochet in the same stitch as joining. Single in each double crochet around, working 3 singles in the center double on each corner. Join.

I hope you can help me. Annieís Attic put out a beautiful crochet book on edges. In the book there are also patterns to make and use the edges on. I like the long violet sweater that is on the front cover and want to make it. I canít afford the yarn that they recommend (Brown Sheep cotton fleece light) so I was looking for a substitute that my be just a little less expensive. I love the way the sweater flows but there has to be something cheaper. Awaiting you response; Susan

<< reply >>

You can find a yarn substitution list here:

There's a reference to brown sheep cotton fleece in a comment on this page:

To substitute a different yarn just pick a yarn you like that is a similar weight,
make a swatch and check your gauge according to the pattern.

This page tells about how to measure gauge:

I am trying to teach myself to crochet. I have an easy pattern, but don't quite get it. This part of the pattern I understand: Sc in second ch from hook Now this gets confusing: * sk 2 ch, ( does that mean two chains or second chain?) ([dc, ch 1] twice, dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep. from *: turn Any explanation will be helpful! Thank You, Missy

<< reply >>

Let's try plain English ;0)

The pattern says:
>>> * sk 2 ch, ( does that mean two chains or second chain?)
Plain English: * Skip the next 2 chains.

The pattern says: >>> ([dc, ch 1] twice, dc) in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep. from *: turn
Plain English: Work the following in the next chain: double crochet, chain 1, double crochet, chain 1, double crochet, skip the next 2 chains. work a single crochet in the next chain. Now repeat the instructions from the asterisk * across. Turn.

RE: Bridal Garter

I am starting your garter pattern and wondered if it would be big enough for the bride I am making it for. I am using a size 7 hook but am using a narrower thread. Don't know if that should make a that much difference but after doing the chain for the garter it doesn't go around my thigh which is about the same size as the bride's. I haven't crochet in a while and can't remember if these circular things get bigger or not. I need to have this finished before April 5th. The pattern looks so cute in the picture. Also, what width ribbon did you use? Thank you, Rolfanne

<< reply >>

The #10 bedspread cotton is pretty thin... I would suggest using a larger hook if the thread is thinner and then see if it will fit the recipient. You could add additional length by making more chains for the foundation row.

I need such a crochet software to create doilies etc. I am used to graphic patterns (I am from Europe. In Europe 90% of crochet patterns are graphic). Best regards, Barbara

<< reply >>

Try these pages for software:


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During the minister's prayer, one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews.
Gary's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked,
"Gary, whatever made you do such a thing?"

Gary answered, soberly, "I asked God to teach me to whistle. and He just then did!"

A friend of mine is a deputy with the sheriff's department canine unit. One evening, the deputy was dispatched to the scene of a possible burglary, where he discovered the back door of a building ajar. He let the dog out his patrol car and commanded it to enter and seek. Jumping from the back seat, the dog headed for the building.

After lunging through the doorway, the dog froze and backed out.
My friend was puzzled until he investigated further. Then he noticed the sign on the building:

"Veterinarian's Office."

It was very crowded at the supermarket, and the customer in front of me had a large order. As the harried looking clerk lifted the final bag for her, its bottom gave way, sending the contents crashing to the floor.

"They just don't make these bags like they used to," the clerk blurted to the customer.
"That was supposed to happen in your driveway!"

After being laid off, I papered the town with my resume. Days passed and I hadn't received a single phone call, so I decided to take a closer look at the copies my husband had printed at his real estate office. I quickly realized he hadn't put blank paper in the machine.

At the bottom of each copy, written in bold, was a common real estate disclaimer:
"The information contained herein, while deemed to be accurate, is not guaranteed."

A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she like the game.

'I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents,' she said.

'What do you mean?' he asked.

'Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'

Because our former small-town parish was not a wealthy one, our pastor was dependent on parishioners for upkeep and maintenance of the church. Once he asked my husband, Sam, to rewire the confessionals. The only way to reach the wiring was to enter the attic above the altar and crawl over the ceiling by balancing on the rafters. Concerned for my husband's safety, I waited in a pew. Unbeknownst to me, some parishioners were congregating in the vestibule.

They paid little attention to me, probably assuming I was praying.
Worried about my husband, I looked up toward the ceiling and yelled,
"Sam, Sam, are you up there?
Did you make it okay?"

There was quite an outburst from the vestibule when Sam's hearty voice echoed down,
"Yes, I made it up here just fine!"

Our college just completed a new three-story building. While walking down a hall on the second floor, I overheard two students say, "I really like the skylights on the third floor."

"Me too," remarked the second student.
"I don't know why they didn't just put some on the second floor too."

My husband works in a former supermarket that was remodeled to accommodate professional offices. One day he overheard his receptionist giving directions over the phone.

"Remember the old grocery store?" she asked the caller. "Well, you'll find us in the meat department."

Those of us who worked at the front desk of a convention hotel in Williamsburg, Va., prided ourselves on making the guests feel special. When someone arrived at reception, credit card in hand, we would sneak a peek at it and address him by name.

Once during a particularly busy check-in, one of our guests presented a corporate credit card.
"Welcome to Williamsburg, Mr. Bell," the desk clerk said.

"Oh, please," the man replied, "call me Taco."

My daughter's fifth grade class had been studying astronomy.
One morning over breakfast she announced,
"On Friday we're having a quiz on the moon."

At once her little brother's eyes got big and he asked, "Are you gonna let her go, Mom?"

Two mothers are having a conversation about their children one day.

"How do you get your son up so early on school mornings?" asks Joan.

"Oh, that's easy," replies Marianne. "I just throw the cat on his bed."

"Why does that wake him up?"

"He sleeps with the dog!"

THE WOMAN woman needed encouragement to keep pedaling the exercise bike in her gym. So my friend, the gym manager, said, "Close your eyes and imagine you're riding along Broadway in New York City. It will be more interesting." Inspired, the woman cycled on, but after a minute she stopped.

"What's wrong?" asked my friend."

"The traffic light's red," she replied.

Every morning during our coffee break, my co-workers and I listened to the culinary disasters of a newlywed colleague. We then tried to share some helpful hints and recipes. One day she asked us for step by step instructions on cooking sweet potatoes - one of her husband's favorites.

"I've finally been able to make them sweet," she said, "but how do you make them orange?"

Things are not always the way they may appear. For example, a woman's dog got out of the yard and later returned with a rabbit in its mouth. She realized it was the neighbors' pet rabbit, and knew she would never be able to tell them what happened. Since they were out of town, she hit upon a plan.

She took the rabbit into the bathroom, washed it off, and blew its fur dry. Then she took the rabbit to the neighbors' backyard and put the rabbit back in its cage. She thought the neighbors would discover the rabbit dead and think it died in the cage, and would never suspect what really happened.

On Monday, there was a knock at the door, and when she answered, her neighbor was standing there. He asked her if she had seen anyone in their backyard over the weekend.

She said no.

He said, "Did you see anything strange going on around our house or yard?"

Again, she denied seeing anything suspicious. She said, "Why are you asking me these questions?
What happened?"

He said, "Well, something really strange is going on in my backyard. On Friday our rabbit died, so we buried it in the backyard. But when we came back from the weekend, it was back in the cage!"

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