Crochet N More

Volume XII, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2009

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RE: Looking for website address

Does anyone know if the Crochet Guild of America and the Knitting Guild of America still exist?
If they do, do you know their website address? I haven't had any luck finding them. Thanks



Crochet Guild of America:

The Knitting Guild Association:

Hope this helps.




"A negative attitude is like a flat tire.
You’re not going far until you change it."


Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying, "Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread." And He answered and said to them, "And why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, 'HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER,' and, 'HE WHO SPEAKS EVIL OF FATHER OR MOTHER, LET HIM BE PUT TO DEATH.' But you say, 'Whoever shall say to his father or mother, "Anything of mine you might have been helped by has been given to God," he is not to honor his father or his mother.' And thus you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition, You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, 'THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME. BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.' "

Matthew 15:1-9

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

2 Timothy 2:3-4

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those alloted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

1 Peter 5:1-9



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Row Count Cross Coaster Crochet Pattern


Row Count Purple Heart Coaster Crochet Pattern








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








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Row Count "A" Coaster Crochet Pattern


Row Count Mom Coaster Crochet Pattern



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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Did you know you can recycle yarn from a sweater?

The following page discusses...
How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater

Keep in mind that you do not have to go out and purchase a sweater to recycle yarn.
You can use a sweater that...
* you already own... maybe you loved the yarn but the sweater isn't in style anymore.
* doesn't fit anymore.
* belonged to your child but he/she grew out of it.
Recycle it!

And remember!
You don't have to make a sweater from yarn recycled from a sweater.
There are tons of other projects you could make, a tote bag or a purse.









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:



To keep your yarn from twisting, change the direction you turn your work after you've completed each row.Turn your work clockwise after each even numbered row and turn it counterclockwise after each odd numbered row.





Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 68?



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: Re: Row_Count_Star_Afghan_Square

I am trying to make the Row Count Star Afghan Square and am having difficulty changing the thread color. If I cut the yarn I have masses of yarn threads hanging and if I use multiple ballls of yarn it gets tangled. If you can, please send me detail instructions on how the change thread color. Thank you, Melba Fears

<< reply >>

I carry the old color through the work to the point where I will need it again.
I never cut the yarn until I don't need it anymore.
Take a look at this page:
let me know if this helps.

Thanks for such an informative newsletter.
I know it's a lot of work and it shows!

Re: Round_Casserole_Carrier

Just a note to say how excited I am to have found these instructions. I attended a church luncheon and one of the women there had one of these carriers. She received it as a gift and was going to check with the friend that gave it to her. I decided to Goggle it and 'lo and behold' it was there. What a wonderful idea. May I share the directions with friends? Now do you happen to have instructions for the a 9 X 12 casserole carrier???? I'm so happy right now. Sincerely, Sonia Brozovich Jacksonville, FL

<< reply >>

I'm glad you liked this pattern.
I do have a 9 x 12 carrier on my design list for a future pattern.

Re: Problem

In case you don't know that your site is down and getting this message
"This forum appears to have some errors in archive #0 and cannot be viewed until the forum admin fixes it with a Message Rebuild.
Thanks, JJKnitter

<< reply >>

I just wanted to say thanks for letting me know about the message board. Every now and again it gets messed up and I have to do go through a rebuild function in order for the messages to be visible again. Not sure why that happens but it is easily fixed.

Even if the message board isn't working... the rest of my website still works.
The message board is a service we use from and is actually stored on their site.

Anyway... thanks for letting me know and for helping so many people on our message board.

RE: Cowboy Hat Pattern

can not get to come up realy need the cowboy hat pattern can any one help love your site

<< reply >>

Not sure what size the hat was you are referring to but you can find a free adult size cowboy hat pattern on this page:

Have been a regular subscriber to your site for a good while now and I need a little help. How do you embroider something over a finished crocheted item? I havent seen any tutorials showing how to do this and have a crocheted hat for my grandson who wants his favorite football team letter put on it. Help. I made a crocheted length as the letter is an "N" but dont know how to sew it on either. Would like to embroider it on rather than sew the chained one on. Appreciate any help in doing this. Also your patterns are all just great. Gerry

<< reply >>

The following Heart Pot Holder pattern gives some
information on how to stitch onto crochet fabric:

This page shows how to stitch on tunisian crochet:

Your idea of sewing the crocheted letter on would work very well also.
If you decide to use this method I suggest using an invisible sewing thread and stitch it through the front side of the crocheted work only.

RE: Cream_Filled_Cookie_Fridgie

I really enjoy your patterns. I belong to the Auxilary of cross roads hospital.I would like to make some for our bazaar with your permission ..Thank you. JoeAnn Chambliss Mt.Vernon ill.


RE: Patterns

You have a very wonderful website, very resourceful. Would I be able to use your patterns to make things to sell to other people? Some people allow this while others do not, I definitely do not want to infringe on others right. Thank you for your fantastic website. Pam


RE: hello im just wondering-

hi i just came across your pattern for a friendship bracelet that i loved!
I recentally made it,and im just wondering if i could sell them this summer?
Thank you for your time.
Chelsey Brandon

<< reply >>

You have my permission to sell items made using my patterns.
Please note that not all patterns on my website are my designs.
Also, please do not sell my patterns or repost/reprint them anywhere.
Thanks, Lisa

Re: Pattern for sale

I just thought you might be interested in the fact that the baby sandal pattern that you are offering on your site for free is being offered for sale I know how frustrating that can be as I also design and offer patterns free on my blog.


I just wanted to let you know that it looks like someone is trying to use your Baby Sandals Crochet Pattern (see the photo above) to make money on it and I thought you should know or be aware of it. Here is the link so you can check it out . I just couldn't let someone take something that belongs to you and maybe claim it as their own. Hope I haven't upset you by letting you know--I just am looking out for you my dear Friend.

<< REPLY >>

Thanks for the information. Anytime you see a pattern for sale that you know is one that is offered "free of charge" online. Tell all your friends where to get it for free so nobody pays for something they don't have to. Thanks!

RE: I'm Stuck

I thought I was getting the hang of this but I've come to a place where I'm stuck! I am nearing the end of a pineapple motif and for round 10 the directions state:

Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *in ch-3 lp of next corner work corner: corner in corner made: dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, sk next ch-3 lp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in next ch-3 lp; sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 lp; ch 3, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-3 lp, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * 3 times more, ending last rep without working last 4 dc; join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

I am having trouble understanding the corner work corner; corner in corner made...part.
Thanks so much for this website and any help you can provide!
Clare Duyst

<< REPLY >>

>> I am having trouble understanding the corner work corner; corner in corner made...part.
That means you work the corner as you did on a previous round, placing the stitches
in the chain 3 loop.

Does that make sense?

Hi I would like to know if you ship to Australia? I am looking at these ... Circular Crochet hooks [this link is from your page - to JoAnn's store] I am interested in getting 1 each of sizes G; H; I; J; and K. If I have read your site and the information correctly ... how much would these hooks be with first class shipping to Australia [the 6-10 business days type]. If there are no deliveries to Australia - I totally understand. Many thanks for your help. Sharyn

<< MY REPLY >>

Thank you for writing. I'm sorry to say but the hooks are actually purchased through Joanns... I'm an affiliate for them which means you purchase through my site from theirs. I'm not sure if they ship to Australia or not.


Thanks for the info ... I checked Joann's site - and they don't ship to Australia ... which is a shame but that is the way it is. Back to my hunting then lol. No worries ... and thankyou for letting me know. Warm regards Sharyn

<< MY REPLY >>

You're very welcome Sharyn. I'm sorry they do not ship to Australia. Herrschners should ship to you... according to the info on this page:

Your solid diamond square--I have crocheted for years but do not know how to do this one. I would like to adapt it for a baby afghan for charity using scrap yarn in two colors only. My question: Do you carry the second color on the back and crochet over it as you go, using that second color as necessary? Seems like it would make the afghan quite heavy for a baby although I will be using sport weight yarn. I want to do a semi solid afghan because some of the children may not have warm places to live or sleep. I am in Tennessee and take my box of items, caps, blankets, scarves, etc., to the shelters in November of each year. Our winters can be COLD. If you have a better suggestion, I would appreciate it. Sincerely, Jennie Horner, Talbott, TN.

<< REPLY >>

I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches until it is needed again... being careful to drop it where it will be needed again on the next row. I don't think that makes it heavy.


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1. "How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?"
2. "Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too"
3. "Just leave all the lights on ... it makes the house look more cheery"
4. "Let me smell that shirt -- Yeah, it's good for another week"
5. "Go ahead and keep that stray dog, honey. I'll be glad to feed and walk him every day"
6. "Well, if Timmy's mom says it's OK, that's good enough for me."
7. "The curfew is just a general time to shoot for. It's not like I'm running a prison around here."
8. "I don't have a tissue with me ... just use your sleeve"
9. "Don't bother wearing a jacket - the wind-chill is bound to improve"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew.
Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, "Why doesn't your skin fit your face?"

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups.

"Please don't give me this juice again," she said. "It makes my teeth cough."

David and Bernice had just given their teenage daughter family-car privileges. On Saturday night she returned home very late from a party. The next morning her father went out to the driveway to get the newspaper and came back into the house frowning. At 11:30am the girl sleepily walked into the kitchen, and her father asked her, "Sweetheart, what time did you get in last night?"

"Not too late, Dad." she replied nervously.

Her father said, "Then, my precious one, I'll have to talk with the paperboy about putting my paper under the front tire of the car."

The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jimmy interrupted.

"My Mommy looked back once while she was DRIVING," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"


You listen to talk radio.

Your daughter says she got pierced and you look at her ears.

You actually ASK for your father's advice.

You don't know how to operate a fax machine.

When someone mentions SURFING you picture waves and a surfboard.

You turn down free tickets to a concert because you have to work the next day.

You bought your first car for the same price you paid for your kid's new running shoes.

All the cars behind you flash their headlights.

A woman phoned her husband at work for a chat on her new cell phone.

'Sorry darling,' he said, 'I'm really busy at the moment. I haven't got time to talk.'

'Oh, this won't take long. It's just that I've got good news and bad news.'

'Look,' he repeated, 'I really am busy. Just give me the good news!'

'Well, ' she says, 'the air bag works.'

A couple just started their Lamaze class and they were given an activity requiring the husband to wear a bag of sand -- to give him an idea of what it feels like to be pregnant. The husband stood up and shrugged saying, "This doesn't feel so bad."

The Lamaze instructor then dropped a pen and asked the husband to pick it up.

"You want me to pick up the pen as if I were pregnant, the way my wife would do it?" the husband asked.

"Exactly," replied the instructor.

To the delight of the other husbands, he turned to his wife and said, "Honey, pick up that pen for me."

Sign at the blood donor clinic

"Sorry to needle you. We need your blood."

Patty had been wanting new kitchen cabinets for a long time, but her husband Don, insisted they were an extravagance. She went to visit her dad for two weeks and when she returned, she was overjoyed to find that Don had surprised her by installing beautiful new cabinets as a Christmas present for her. A few days later, Debbie, a neighbor came over to visit and after admiring the new cabinets, the neighbor added,

"All of us were so glad that the fire your husband had while you were gone was confined to the kitchen.


1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION...
"Just wait until we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING....
"You are going to get it when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE...
"What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you ...
Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me LOGIC...
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not
going to the store with me."

5. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE...
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze
that way."

6. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD...
"If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good

7. My Mother taught me ESP...
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you're

8. My Mother taught me HUMOR...
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come
running to me."

9. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT...
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

10. My Mother taught me about S E X....
"How do you think you got here?"

11. My Mother taught me about GENETICS...
"You're just like your father."

12. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS...
"Do you think you were born? In a barn?"

13. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE...
"When you get to be my age, you will understand.

14. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE...
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out
just like you....Then you'll see what it's like."

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