Crochet N More

Volume IX, Issue No. 9
May 15, 2006

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Dear Subscriber:

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!
School is out where we live but summer weather seems to be hiding somewhere.
It's been extra cool for this time of year.
If any of you have good warm weather send some our way :o)

We're taking a little vacation at the end of May.
The next issue of the Crochet N More Newsletter will be sent on June 15th.

Also, I still have numerous emails in my inbox. If you have emailed me
and are still awaiting a reply... I promise to get to you as soon as I can.

Lisa and Tim


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"Never give the devil a ride; he will always want to drive."


Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

James 5:16

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

And My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14



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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.


Sleep Mask Crochet Pattern

Teacher's Coaster Crochet Pattern






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



I am having a problem w/a pattern, I don't understand it, and thought maybe you could help.
I am making a hand bag, and the pattern says for assembly: with RS facing and row-ends accross top and bottom, place body on flat surface. What do they mean by row ends? Hope you can help. thank you


When you work a project in rows... the first stitch and the last stitch of each row is considered a "row end". Take a look at this photo:
For your project you turn the last row so it's vertical (instead of horizontal)
and hold the right sides facing you.




I was looking for instructions on how to tie off in a pattern with more than 1 color per line.
Like a flower with several colors. I'm lost when tieing off. Looks sloppy.
Ruth Case


To tie off any crochet project... cut the yarn (leaving about a 4-6" tail).
Yarn over and pull the yarn tail through. That secures the last stitch so your
project doesn't unravel. See this page:

Now thread a yarn needle with the yarn tail and
sew the tail back through your stitches.
Sewing in the natural direction of each stitch helps you hide yarn tail.
Cut off any unwanted portion and your finished.

NOTE from Lisa
Personally, when I change colors within a project, I complete the very last step of the last stitch of my old color, cut the old color yarn, then yarn over with the new color and draw a loop through.
Then [hide your eyes if you don't tie knots in your crocheting :o) ] I tie a knot using both yarn tails and then
weave each end in separately or crochet over the tails when I can to secure them.





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TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




I often take portable projects along when I know I'll be sitting for long periods of time (i.e. doctor visits).
When you find a "favorite" repeat project (I love to knit dishcloths) notice the time it takes you to make it.
This will give you an idea of what materials you need to take along next time. I always take along one of the big cones of cotton yarn and my favorite knitting needles because that project is so easy for me now and I always have a dishcloth already started. It takes me about 3 hours to make one dishcloth so I know I have enough yarn to work for a long time. I always joke that if I have something to work on I never have to wait very long in the line at the bank or in a drive through at a restaurant :o)



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I just found this page. I am really enjoying it a great deal. Keep up the good work
May God Richly Bless you Always

Lisa, I have been receiving your newsletter for quite some time now and I enjoy each and every one. I especially enjoy your explanations of the more unusual and/or obscure stitches with instructions on how to do them. You do a good job. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pet and your dear mother. We too lost a beloved dalmatian this year. She was our first dallie and had lived 15 good years but we miss her anyway. Keep up the good work and may God bless your witnessing.


Hi Lisa! I love your site. I am from Puerto Rico.
This is a tropic island and we don't use yarns in all our projects. I love size 10 thread.
Would you like to show patterns on this thread. I will thank you very much..
The Lord peace be with you! Malen

---> The Member Patterns in this issue are just for you Malen!


RE: Sleep Mask

Lisa! How did you know??? I have been working nights and now that nice sunny weather is here, it is hard for me to sleep much thru the day. I was just wondering this weekend if there were patterns to make a sleep mask! No kidding!! You saved me from searching and I still get to cross something off my list. You can bet, I'll be whipping one of these up this week. Thanks soooooo much Sharon (PA)

A reader asked how to end off a granny square.
I wonder if you have seen this "hidden end" tutorial by Janie Herrin (aka Bea or Crobeanie).
I use this on all my work, and it makes a very neat ending.
I don't have a web page, but I have photos of some of my finished projects at yahoo.

Judy Simpson

Hello. Someone brought up a question that I've been thinking about lately. I make quite a few afghans but sometimes I want the pattern wider or narrower. I'd love to see all afghan patterns have "multiples + ??" for the foundation chain. It would allow for more flexibility and less of a guessing game. Thanks for printing that question. Now could you tell all the major crochet organizations to include that in their patterns?? LOL :) Or perhaps is there a way to figure it out on you own?? Happy Day to all, Sue N.

< reply >

That would be great!
Some patterns can be "adjusted" so to speak, but it takes a crocheter who is very good at picking patterns apart to actually make the adjustment. Whether a pattern contains the "multiple of.." information depends on the designer. Most organizations simply print what the designers submit.

Though it would be nice if there were a formula for enlarging or reducing crochet patterns I'm not aware of any way to do that without alot of trial and error on individual patterns.

RE: The Dog House

Hi Lisa, I love all your patterns and your website. This is a picture of my newest edition to our family of fur babies. Her name is Jorja , pronounced like Georgia. I named her after Jorja Fox from CSI, I love that program. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Cheryl Griffith Alabama

* Jorja *





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"Sound travels slowly. Sometimes the things you say when your kids are teenagers don't reach them till they're in their 40s."

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: > > Either the car is new or the wife is.

Arriving back at the dorm late one evening, my roommate explained that she had gotten lost in the school library. No one was surprised, since the library is large and has a confusing layout.

When I asked how long it took her to find an exit, she admitted she hadn't actually found the exit herself. She had used an emergency phone to call for help. Puzzled, I asked, "How did your rescuers find you if you didn't know where you were?"

"Easy," she said. "I started reading titles of books around me, and they located my position from the card catalogue."

When Ruthie's grandson Jordan was 5, he always told everyone he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up. One day he was running through the house and into the corner of a chair and hurt his eye. He cried for a while and kept saying, "Oh no, oh no, now I can't be a doctor when I grow up."

Ruth assured him he could still be a doctor and Jordan kept telling her he couldn't. Finally she asked, "Why can't you be a doctor?"

Holding one hand over his eye, Jordan said, "Because now I will have to be a pirate!"

This guy had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish.

He told the fish salesman, "Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?"

"Why do you want me to throw them at you?"

"Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them."

"Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange roughy."

"But why?"

"Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take orange roughy. She prefers that for supper tonight."

My mom got mad at my dad the other day and went shopping to relieve her irritation. When she returned home she informed him that she had purchased ten new dresses.

"Ten!" he hollered, "What could any woman want with ten new dresses??"

My mom calmly replied, "Ten new pairs of shoes."

You always hear people using the phrase "working like a dog" but when's the last time you saw a dog doing any work?

The Founding Fathers were sitting around a table sometime in 1776, working on the constitution. It had been a long day when Thomas Jefferson said, "Whew! It's getting rather warm in here, isn't it?"

Ben Franklin replied, "Shall I open the window?"

"No, that's alright. I'll just take off my jacket, and roll up my sleeves."

"Hey, that's a good idea. Why don't we include that in the constitution?"

"What? That we're allowed to take our jackets off and roll up our sleeves while at work?"

"Yeah, but that doesn't sound very smooth. How about 'Everyone shall have the right to bare arms?'"

During my surgical residency I was called out of a sound sleep to the emergency room. Unshaven and with tousled hair, I showed up with an equally unpresentable medical student. In the ER we encountered the on-call medical resident and his student, both neatly attired in clean white lab coats.

The resident said to his student, "You can always tell the surgeons by their absolute disregard for appearance."

Two evenings later, I was at a banquet when called to the ER to suture a minor laceration.

I was stitching away -- wearing a tuxedo -- when I encountered that same medical resident. He looked at me, then said to his student, "Sure is sensitive to criticism, isn't he?"

I am a first-grade teacher and a new empty-nester. One night I was trying out an art project: making a person with simple materials. I took a coat hanger, attached a paper-plate face, put a shirt on the hanger, and stuffed it. Then I set it on the couch to see how it looked.

Later that evening, my son walked through the door, home for a surprise visit. Taking one look at my coat-hanger friend sitting on the couch, he said, "Mom, it's not that bad, is it?"

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