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Crochet N More

Volume XIV, Issue No. 8
April 30, 2011

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Re:Mobius Crochet
I purchased a Mobius Wraps chroctet pattern. It says to twist the yarn.
I have crocheted for years, but I just don't understand what it's asking me to do.
Can anyone give me some help?
Donna (frustrated)


Hi Donna:

The term Mobius means the pattern will be twisted.
Take a look at this page for information on a mobius strip:

So when beginning a pattern we are generally told to be careful not to twist your foundation chain. Your pattern will call for making the chain straight and putting one twist in it before joining. This will make all the stitches you do end up looking like the mobius strip in the photo on the page linked above.

Hope this helps.

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA











"God builds for every sinner,
if he will but come back,
a highway of golden promises from the
depths of degradation and sin
clear up to the Father's house."


But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place. Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life. Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth, everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made."

Isaiah 43:1-7

"I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remenbrance; let us argue our case together, state your cause, that you may be proved right.

Isaiah 43:25-26

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Then Peter came and said to Him, 'Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?' Jesus said to him, 'I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Matthew 18:21-22

Be on your guard? If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him.

Luke 17-3-4



This quote is from Our Daily Bread - April, 2011 Issue

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you will become like them.  - W. Clement Stone

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how to do work a spiral crochet stitch. thank yu


<< reply >>

There are various types of spiral crochet patterns.

You can find a nice flat Spiral Tutorial on this page:

Another tutorial on this page shows how to incorporate multiple colors:

Instructions to crochet a Sunroom Spiral Scarf can be found here:

A Granny Spiral pattern is on this page:



RE: Pattern Confusion

I am making the Bible Cover at
I do not understand the instructions in making the LATCH:

“Working down opposite side, sc in each rem lp of ch and do an extra sc in the last lp...”. What is the “opposite side”? It does not say to turn after the chain 3 and I can’t figure out how this makes a “button hole”because I am sc in one side of the ch 3 I just made so there is no “loop” made and then I am doing a sl st ? I am so confused...can you help me understand this?

Jeanne Marino

<< reply >>

RND 1: Ch 27, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across, (26 sc) ch 3, (the ch 3 forms a button hole)

Working down opposite side, sc in each rem lp of ch and do an extra sc in the last lp, join with a sl st. Ch 1, DO NOT TURN.

For the Latch, Round 1 you make 27 chains.
Then work a single crochet in the second chain from the hook and a single crochet in each chain across. (that’s 26 singles)
Now chain 3 (which will be the button hole)

Working down the opposite side means you work into each unworked loop on the original foundation chain.... like working in an oval shape by going back up the backside of those chain stitches. Work one single crochet in each of those loops across and in the last loop work one extra single crochet. Then join with a slip stitch and chain 1 but do not turn.
Now work the next instruction.


RE: Crochet

Hi Lisa, Love your site love your testimony of Jesus. I love Him also. I am wondering if you have any patterns for me the beginner.I have put an ad on Kijji to have someone make me doilies. But thats sad as I am a crocheter. I was in my city (Thunder Bay Canada) at the mall and not one store sold doilies anymore. I recently purchased some new furniture and have no doilies . Went to second hand store to buy some but.....Anyway if you can help that would be great if you cannot thats ok too.

<< reply >>

Thanks Christine... glad you enjoyed your visit.
We don’t see doilies at the malls we visit either.
I tend to find doilies at the local dollar stores though.
They are mostly the round doilies.
Do you have any stores where you live where all
items are $1.00? You might check there.

What type of doily pattern did you want to make?

I have doily patterns on these pages you might enjoy making:

If you like runner style doilies... you might try my table runner pattern
and make it shorter:

Hope this helps.


RE: Ribbed_Edge_Granny_Baby_Afghan

Hi Lisa, I'm a beginer at croching and I found your pattern for the Ribbed edge Granny Baby Afghan...but what was the begining chain ? wasn't went from size hook right to row 1....please let me know how many chains I need to get started...thanks, Barb

<< reply >>

The Chain 4 for Round 1 is where this afghan begins.
The pattern starts in the center and is worked in rounds.



Re: baby afghan square pattern

I am making a baby afghan for a friend with this pattern. I am not seeing any instructions for completing the afghan. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

Karen S.

<< reply >>

Many of my patterns are for afghan squares only.

I tend to leave the finishing techniques up to the individual crocheter.
You can assemble the squares using any method you choose.
Take a look at this page for joining methods:

The number of squares needed for your afghan will
depend on how large your squares are as well as how large you
would like your finished afghan.

For instance, if your finished squares measure 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” and
you join 42 squares, placing them:

7 squares tall (5.75 x 7 = 40.25)
by 6 squares wide (5.75 x 7 = 34.50)

then your finished afghan minus any joining width would be 40-1/4 x 34-1/2.

You can adjust the number of squares to achieve whatever size you want.
If you join your squares and see you want your afghan a little larger but
not as large as adding more squares... add a nice border to balance it out.


Lisa,  The projects look very pretty especially the coaster.  Thank you so

Thanks again!!  God bless Emmy

RE: Help

My pattern says 1 dc in next 2 dc at the same time please could you help me

Thank you pam

<< reply >>

>> My pattern says 1 dc in next 2 dc at the same time

I have to say... that is an instruction I don’t recall ever seeing
in all of my years of crocheting.

The designer may want you to work a decrease over the next
two stitches... work the first dc without completing the very last
step, then work the next dc in the next stitch without completing
the very last step... then yarn over and draw through all loops
on the hook.

Is this pattern online?


<< Pam's Reply >>

Thank you for the answer the pattern is not online it is one I bought from crochet club & it’s a crochet collector costume website :
its costumes for dolls the instructions aren’t real good

Thank you


Re: Ida-Mae's Cross Bookmark

I was showing a friend the Bookmark and pattern called ‘Ida-Mae’s Cross Bookmark’ that I had developed and posted to Crochetnmore and discovered that it had been copyrighted, notation as follows:

Tisa Enterprises, All Rights Reserved

I would like to know who gave permission for my pattern to be copyrighted and who Tisa Enterprises are. This pattern was posted to your website in good faith for all crocheters to copy for their own use, sell the finished product at bazaars, etc. At no time was it indicated that it could be copyrighted. I want that copyright removed immediately. The pattern is mine alone to do with as I wish.

Ida-Mae Kennett

<< reply >>

In no way was I trying to retain copyright to your pattern.

Tisa Enterprises is the company under which I operate
The Crochet N More website.

I apologize that during our recent page updates this
copyright statement was inadvertently left on that page.
I have respectfully removed your pattern from my website
as I do not wish any further confusion in the matter.


RE: He is risen11111111

i just stumbled across your page but i always stop where i see a bible verse and praise God for sites who dare to witness God's love this Easter weekend and every day i am an 80 year old who loves the Lord and the gift of creativity He has blessed me with although i have so many more things tu learn bout knt crchtg etc --i just found a bobble hot pad pattern thanks i put u n my favorites still trying to learn computer stuff.
in christ ila justice

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to
send me an email. I appreciate it very much.
I’m so glad my site has been useful to you.
I’m also thankful that God has given us the talents to make
beautiful things.

Feel free visit Crochet N More and/or email me anytime.




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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area.
So I went to the lost luggage office and told the
woman there that my bags never showed up.

She smiled and told me not to worry as they were
trained professionals and I was in good hands.

"Now," she asked me, "has your plane arrived yet?"

The 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.

I was watching an old George & Gracie episode last night,
and their accountant was trying to figure out some of
Gracie's deductions:

Personal expenses: $120 for a wave -- You see, my friend
waved, and when I waved back I drove into a tree.

A very thirsty man goes into a juicebar. As he's
sitting down, he hears the lady next to him tell
the bartender, "I'll have another waterloo."
The owner gives the lady a tall, well-iced drink,
then asks the newcomer what he would like to drink.
Thinking the ladies drink may be a specialty of
the house, he says, "I'll have a waterloo, too."
The owner gives him the tall, well-iced drink
and the customer takes a big drink.
"Hey," he says. "This isn't any good, there's
no juice in it.  It tastes just like water!"
The lady next to him looks at the owner and
says, "Well, it is water. Right, Lou"?

To help our four-year-old daughter overcome her fear of the dark,
her father and I always reassured her at bedtime that God was
watching over her.

One night after I had gone to bed, I felt a soft tap on my shoulder.
"Mommy," a familiar small voice said, "I know God's in there with
me, but I need somebody with skin."

One of our co-workers went missing for a few hours, and we tore up the place looking for him. The boss finally found him fast asleep. Rather than wake him, he quietly placed a note on the man's chest...

"As long as you're asleep," it read, "you have a job. But as soon as you wake up, you're fired!"


Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cell phone
on a bench rings and a man engages the hands free speaker function
and begins to talk.
MAN: "Hello."
WOMAN: "Honey, it's me. Are you at the club?"
MAN: "Yes."
WOMAN: "I am at the mall now and found this beautiful leather coat.
It's only $1,000. Is it okay if I buy it?"
MAN: "Sure, go ahead if you like it that much."
WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Mercedes dealership and saw the new models.
I saw one I really liked."
MAN: "How much?"
WOMAN: "$60,000."
MAN: "Okay, but for that price I want it with all the options."
WOMAN: "Great! Oh, and one more thing, the house we wanted last year
is back on the market. They're asking $950,000."
MAN: "Well, then go ahead and give them an offer, but just offer
WOMAN: "OK. I'll see you later! I love you!"
MAN: "Bye, I love you, too."
The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are looking at him
in astonishment.
Then he asks: "Anyone know who this phone belongs to?"

The ninety-five year old woman at the nursing home
received a visit from one of her fellow church members.
"How are you feeling?" the visitor asked.
"Oh," said the lady, "I'm just worried sick!"
"What are you worried about, dear?" her friend asked.
"You look like you're in good health. They are taking
care of you, aren't they?"
"Yes, they are taking very good care of me."
"Are you in any pain?" the friend asked.
"No, I have never had a pain in my life."
"Well, what are you worried about?"
her friend asked again.
The lady leaned back in her rocking chair and slowly explained her major worry:
"Every close friend I ever had has already died and gone on to heaven.
I'm afraid they're all wondering where I went."

I am five feet, three inches tall and pleasingly plump.

Recently, after I had a minor accident, my mother
accompanied me to the emergency room.

The ER nurse asked for my height and weight, and
I responded in a serious tone, "Five-foot-eight, 125 pounds."

While the nurse pondered this information, my mother leaned
over to me... "Sweetheart," she gently chided, "this is not
the Internet."

In Washington, D.C., the application form for federal employment includes this question: "Why did you leave your previous employment?"

One applicant, a former U.S. Congressman, responded:
"The express wish of 116,000 voters."

Over breakfast, a woman said to her husband,
"I'll bet you don't know what day this is."
"Of course I do," he answered, as if offended,
and left for the office.
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the house.  At 1:00 p.m., a two-pound box
of chocolates was delivered.  The designer
dress arrived at 3:00.
When her husband came home, the woman
ran to meet him and threw her arms around
his neck, "I've never had a more wonderful
'First Day of Autumn' in my life!".

Our two grandchildren informed us that they'd already
had lunch by the time we arrived to babysit.
"What did you have?" I asked.
"Tuna sandwiches," Ty replied.
I told them I'd heard that people shouldn't eat too much
tuna because of the mercury in it.
"Not in ours, Grandma!" Ty said. "We have mayonnaise."

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