Crochet N More

Volume XII, Issue No. 12
June 30, 2009

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Dear Subscriber:

Vacation is over... it was fun while it lasted.
Of course, vacation means coming home to a full inbox again (almost 500 emails).
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I tried to answer an email while on vacation and it took 5-10 minutes to reply and send it.
Needless to say, I decided not to waste my vacation waiting on a slow computer.
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Anyway, I hope this newsletter finds everyone having a great summer.

We would like to ask for special prayer for our daughter, Haley, and our niece, Sasha on July 7th. Both are having their wisdom teeth removed and Haley has to have two additional teeth repositioned. I had never heard of doing the latter but the orthodontist seems to think it's necessary.

Haley wants Sawyer to be her recovery buddy:

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Man's Pullover sweater

My husband hasn't any pullover sweaters and I'd like to make him one. But he is big. He wears a 4x.
I haven't been able to find a pattern for this size. I don't know how to adjust the pattern size from
a 1x to a 4x. Can anybody help me? Thanks! Rebecca


You can purchase a book called "Sunday Best Sweaters" it has numerous sizes for sweater patterns:
Hope this helps.


I have a book of knitted seamless raglan sweaters men and women directions sizes from 9 months to size 50.




And in His teaching He was saying: "Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation." And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the multitude were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. And calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor wiidow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, and all she had to live on."

Mark 12:38-44

Let all that you do be done in love.

1 Corinthians 16:14

"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven, and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows. Then I will rebuke and devourer for you, so that it may not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,"says the Lord of hosts.

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


Row Count D Coaster Crochet Pattern


Yarn Cozy Crochet Pattern





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








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Row Count Breast Cancer Ribbon Coaster Crochet Pattern


Row Count "E" Coaster Crochet Pattern




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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Wind yarn around a piece of 3-4 inch wide cardboard (width depends on how big you want the pom pom) about 40-50 times (how many times you wrap it depends on how full you want the pom pom to be). Slide the wrapped yarn off of the cardboard and tie a long piece of yarn around the center of the bunch. Cut both ends of the folded yarn so that you have a bunch of individual pieces. This should begin to look like a pom pom. Now hold the long yarn strands and shake it over a trash can then use scissors to trim it till it is round. Now use the long strands to tie it to your project (i.e. hat). You may need to experiment with the size (how big for the cardboard and how many times you wrap) to get the size you want but this is an easy method to use.

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SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

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DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:



Use a teapot as an assistant when crocheting with thread.
Pull the thread through the spout to keep it tame while crocheting.






Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

68. I increased my already large stash last year from garage sales. I have been making small granny squares over the winter, and now joining them for a blanket for the bed. These small squares can be used for colorful scarves, bags, afghans and blankets. Our 2 cats now have their own blankets as well. Thanks, and happy crocheting. Kathie in Ohio

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Subject: Breast Cancer Ribbon Afghan Square

My name is Terri house and I'm a 3 year breast cancer survivor. I'm very active in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. My team captain's husband is currently fighting a stage 4 brain tumor. This cause is very important to both of us. We have several fundraisers throughout the year, and she and I were searching for something unique and meaningful to make and sell as a fundraiser and found your afghan square. We were wondering if we could use your pattern to make an afghan of the different cancer awareness colors (i.e., pink=breast cancer, gray=brain, blue=colon, white=bone, etc.) to sell as a fundraiser.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Terri House

<< reply >>

You have my permission to use my pattern to make an afghan.
I would love to post a picture of the afghan when you finish it.

Subject: Looking for a pattern

I have the patterns for "row count "C" and "D" coasters' but I would like to have "A" and "B" also.
Please. Wanda F. Stanley

<< reply >>

Here you go:
I'm working on more for the next issue also... keep watching,
eventually I'll have the entire alphabet.

Subject: patterns

I see in a lot of your patterns the stich dec but out of all honesty none of my books have this and I do not know what this stich is can you please tell me?

Angela Akers
"In God We Trust" "God Bless America" "Support Our Troops"

<< reply >>

Dec is the abbreviation for decrease.
You can find instructions for various decrease stitches on our Crochet Basics page:

Subject: hey..

hey my name is liz and i really need help right now.. i'm crocheting a coaster and i'm a beginner. soo i don't really know what to do... i'm doing your coasters pattern
and i got through the part where it says
"RND 1: Chain 4, 11dc in 4th ch from hk"
then after that, i'm completely lost..
please help me explain it.
p.s. i need to finish this by the end of the week soo please help me.!!!
thank you sooo much!!!!, liz

<< reply >>

So for Round 1 you made the 4 chains and worked 11 double crochet stitches in the fourth chain from the hook. Then joined with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain (that should say 4 instead of 3). Now you chain 3 but do not turn.

RND 2: 2dc in next dc, (11 times), dc in same dc as beg ch 3, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, ch 3, do not turn.

For Round 2 you work two double crochets in the next double crochet. Do that 11 times.... In other words... You will make two double crochets in each double crochet around. Then join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3. Chain 3 and do not turn.

RND 3: (Dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc,) (11 times), dc in next dc, dc in same dc as beg ch 3, join with sl st in top of beg ch 3, ch 3, do not turn.

Then for Round 3 you work a double crochet in the next double crochet, then two double crochets in the next double crochet. Repeat that around... for a total of 11 times. Then work a double crochet in the next double crochet, and another double crochet in the same double crochet as the beginning chain 3. Join with slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3. Chain 3 and do not turn.

RND 4: (sc in next dc, ch 3,) (35 times), sl st in same dc as beg ch. (36 ch 3 loops). Fasten off.

For Round 4 you work a single crochet in the next double crochet... then chain 3. Do that 35 times. Then work a slip stitch in the same double crochet as the beginning chain. You should have 36 chain 3 loops when finished. Fasten off.

Dear Crochet and more, I have to tell you how I have loved your site since we first got a computer somewhere in 2000. I especially love your Chritian view with the website. Thank you for putting yourself out there not only with the patterns but with your faith as well. Thank you for letting me enjoy both. micheleknits (michele whtie)

Love your site, thank you for the patterns, we're all looking for a new and different project. It's very easy to move within your website, it's a great place to be!

I finished the ABC blanket that you sent me the pattern for & my new daughter in-law just love it.
Our granddaughter is due on Aug 6,2009

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Thank you so much for the pattern deciphering instructions. Can you tell me what “on opposite side of foundation ch” means.

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Lisa thank you for this site it is a wonderful thing you have done i crochet and started crocheting when i was 5 yrs old my two grandmothers would teach me because i would always watch them and i am glad that i did they passed on their love of crochet to me when i was ten one of them passed away and the other passed away in 1999 and i will always remember them and when i crochet now it 's like they are still here and i am a christian also thank you for sharing and giving all of the crocheter's and also the knitter's as well


RE: Bridal Garter

Bridal Garter by Christine Burwell

Thought you would like to see the bridal garter I made for the daughter of my boss,
thanks for sharing the pattern, Christine

I haven't been able to get back on the computer to view your email however I did today. I am really confused as your newsletter is not the same. Everything was in links and it made it confusing for me to even know where to begin to get your newsletter dated June 15.

I hope that is not a change in how you are going to send it out now. I do not like that new format. I didn't get a chance to read anything since I didn't know where to go, and I don't twitter.

So whats up with the new look or am I missing something here as I hate to give up your newsletter as I really did enjoy it. Please respond so I know what to do, I miss having all the information right in front of me to read.

Pam in Kentucky...

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The newsletter is the same... other than the link to my Twitter page.
All you do is scroll down to the link to the newsletter.

Subject: Suggestion/Question

Lisa, Can you interpert this for me? I would be eternally grateful.
I am having trouble with the part in parenthesis and then brackets.

Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, *[ ch 2, (dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 2) 2 times, dc in space between next 2 dc, ch 2],
( sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch space; repeat from *2 more times; repeat between [], join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (24 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)
I don't know if I am just being the senior citizen I am or my brain is dead, but I can not figure this out. I appreciate any help you can give me. Judith

<< reply >>

Can you interpert this for me? Sure

I would be eternally grateful. I am having trouble with the part in parenthesis and then brackets.
Sometimes pattern language can be very confusing.... it's not just you :) Let's break it down.
The original instruction is in black... the interpretation is in purple and teal.

Sl st in next st, sl st in next ch sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp,
Slip stitch in the next stitch. Slip stitch in the next chain space (in the hole beneath the chain). Chain 1.
Work one single crochet, 3 chains and another single crochet in the same space.

*[ ch 2, (dc in sp between next 2 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 2) 2 times,
Keep this in mind for later.
Keep this in mind for later.

Chain 2,
double crochet in the space between the next two double crochets
between the posts of those two stitches
Single crochet in the next chain space. Chain 2

double crochet in the space between the next two double crochets
between the posts of those two stitches
Single crochet in the next chain space. Chain 2
That makes two times the instructions are repeated that are in parentheses.

dc in space between next 2 dc, ch 2],
double crochet in the space between the next two double crochets. Chain 2
Keep this in mind for later.

( sc, ch 3, sc) in next corner ch space; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ],
Work a single crochet, 3 chains and another single crochet all in the next corner chain space.
Now repeat all instructions from the asterisk two more times.
Then repeat the instructions between the brackets [ ] once.

join with sl st in first sc, fasten off (24 ch-2 sps, 4 ch-3 sps)
Join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet. Fasten off. You should have 24 chain spaces and 4 chain 3 spaces when you finish.

I don't know if I am just being the senior citizen I am or my brain is dead, but I can not figure this out. I appreciate any help you can give me. Judith
I hope I've explained this so it's understandable to you.



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A man is being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly the light turns yellow just in front of him. He does the right thing and stops at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman hits the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she misses her chance to get through the intersection with him. As she is still in mid-rant, she hears a tap on her window and looks up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer orders her to exit her car with her hands up. He takes her to the police station where she is searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approaches the cell and opens the door. She is escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer is waiting with her personal effects. He says, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him." "I noticed the "Choose Life" license plate holder, the "What Would Jesus Do" bumper sticker, the "Follow Me to Sunday School" bumper sticker, and the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk."

"Naturally I assumed you had stolen the car."

My wife and I are teachers, and our jobs often spill over into our family life.

One morning as our eight-year-old Maggie was getting ready for school, I peeked into her room
to be sure she had tidied it up.

"You call THAT a made bed?" I asked.

No Dad," Maggie replied. "It's just a rough draft."

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on the magnet and what it does. The next day in a written test, she included this question: "My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I am strong and attractive. I pick up things. What am I?"

When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word "Mother."

All my husband wanted was to pay for some batteries, but none of the clerks in the electronics store seemed interested in helping him.

"I've got an idea," I said, and pulled a tape measure out of my purse. I stepped over to one of the giant plasma-screen TVs and started to measure it.

Faster than you can say high definition, a young man came running over. "May I help you?" he asked breathlessly.

"Yes," I said. "I'd like to buy these batteries."

One day my Mom's microwave quit working so she went shopping to buy a new one.
She brought the new microwave home and set it up.
Then she asked my sister what to do with the old one since you can't just put a microwave in the trash.
You can pay to have appliances disposed of by the city for a fee but my sister had a better idea.

She put the old microwave in the new microwave box and put it in the back of her pickup truck.
She went to the local shopping center for a few things and parked her truck away from view of the store cameras. When she finished shopping, the microwave had disappeared.

I wonder what the theif thought when he realized the microwave he stole was broke :)

God noticed that Adam was lonely. He said to him
"Adam, I am going to give you the perfect companion.
She'll cook and clean and listen, she's perfect."

Adam replied, "What will she cost me?"

God said, "An arm and a leg."

Shocked, Adam said, "Well, what can I get for a rib?"

A friend of mine has three boys, the youngest of whom, Gregory, had just started school. A teacher commented to Gregory that she couldn't believe he was already in first grade and asked what his mother did all day now that the three boys were in school.

"Cartwheels," Gregory answered.

Natalie, 6, and her 2-year-old little sister woke up Christmas morning. All their expectations about gifts that Santa would bring were met.

As Natalie opened up her new pajamas and quickly put them on, she ran up to her mother with her sleeve sticking out and said, "Smell, smell this Mama." As her mother obediently bent down to take a sniff of the new garment, Natalie said, "Smell, this is what Santa's house smells like!"

The shipwrecked sailor had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him.

When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, "With the captain's compliments. He said to read through these and let us know if you still want to be rescued."

Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her injection.. 'No, no, no!' she screamed.

'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behavior'

With that, the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!

With some misgivings, we left a young babysitter in charge of our three energetic youngsters.
When we returned a few hours later, she was sitting alone watching TV.
I went to check on the children and found them in our narrow hallway.
By bracing their arms and legs against the walls, two of them had climbed up to the ceiling.
"The babysitter taught us how," they said gleefully.

The sitter joined me, her face a deep red.
"Since they had me climbing the walls, I figured they might as well be too," she stammered.

We kept the same girl for the next two years.



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