Crochet N More

Volume VIII, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2005

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Exercise daily ..... Walk with the Lord!


Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say, rejoice! Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.

Philippians 4:4-9

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13


I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.

Psalm 34:1-3




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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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More than one person had trouble opening the graph file to this pattern.
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Hi, i can crotchet, but want to learn how to use an afgan hook, Is this hard? any help will be most appreciated. Love the web site Its the most helpful one i've found online, with some great patterns and tips/ideas, keep up the good work. clare.


Thanks for such a nice compliment. Afghan Stitch is easier than you may think.

Special hooks are used that are much longer than ordinary hooks to make room for the large number of stitches. It is very important to check the number of stitches on the hook at the end of each row from right to left, because it is very easy to skip the last stitch at the end of the row.

NOTE: The right side of the work is always facing you.

Step 1: Make a base chain with the required number of stitches (no extra turning chain). Insert hook in 2nd ch from hk and draw through a lp. Leave this lp on the hook. Pull a lp through each ch, leaving them on the hk, to the end of the row.

Step 2: Work the return row from left to right. Do not turn the work. YO and draw lp through the first lp on the hk. YO and draw lp through the next 2 lps on the hook. Continue drawing through 2 lps to end of row. ~Return Row~

Step 3: Do not turn the work. Work from right to left. Skip the first vertical lp formed at the edge of the work in previous row. Insert hk from right to left behind the next vertical lp. Yo and draw yarn through the vertical lp. Leave this lp on hook. Continue in this way to end. make sure you do not sk the last vertical lp on left-handed side of work.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 till project is desired length.

Here are some sites that should be helpful:

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DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)

TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)




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RE: Pocket Tissue Cover

Thank you for the pattern, Lisa! I just happened to be looking for one to make a few for my mother-in-law. Your cover looks beautiful. It's way better than the plain ones I'm currently rolling about my head. Thanks!

RE: Read A Pattern

Good Morning, I've been reading your very helpful website. THANK YOU so very much for making crochet instructions understandable. Perhaps now, I can begin the process of teaching myself to crochet. Sincerely, Pam Moellenhoff


I want to crochet a hat for a friend who is losing her hair through chemotherapy. Most of the patterns are American, and whilst I understand the stitches used and can translate hook sizes, I don't seem to be able to find a basic 'translation' of the yarns used. e.g. is the American worsted yarn equivalent to English 4ply or double knit or neither? Can you help please. Regards Cynthia Kirk

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Dear Cynthia:

Check out the information on this page:

If I'm reading the chart correctly then American worsted weight yarn is the same as a 10 ply or double knitting yarn in UK/NZ/Aus. Hope this helps.

Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

Your dog is so cute. I have a new Schnauzer puppy and I noticed the other day that he was cold. SO I started looking online for sweaters. Then I realized that my step mom knits. She is coming to visit next month so I thought I would look around. Your website was very helpful given you have a schnauzer! Thanks, Wendy

RE: Ruffled Doll Booties

Hi Lisa! I just want to thank you very much for the patterns. I have a new grandaughter that was born 2 months prematurely and weighed only 2 lbs, 11 ozs. She is doing well, actually she is a miracle baby! The Lord is working all kinds of miracles with her and we are so very grateful. I am a private duty nurse and I take care of kids and adults on ventilators in their homes. I often have a lot of free time and crochet frequently in my spare time. These patterns have been great and practical for the new baby Emalee. Thanks again for sharing. God Bless You. Dani

I just visited your web sight for the first and when I saw all of the things about Jesus as my personal Savior I was over joy ed I met The Lord in 1961 I am glad to have found such a web sight



I enjoy your newsletter very much, and am very happy to have "met" you and your family. Thank you for donating so much of your time to us crafters, Lisa. You are much appreciated!


RE: Dog Sweater Pattern

I made a couple of versions of your dog sweater and I thought you would enjoy seeing them, they are interesting. LOL I obviously had to change the pattern around a bit (size), and I didn’t write down the changes, but no matter because if I do it again I am going to change a few things LOL It is the 1st and 2nd entries of my blog. Enjoy!

Katrina Wogoman

Re: THANK YOU 4 free patterns

I just want to thank you very very much for all the free crochet patterns, I am making the dish cloths now, my neighbor got me 2 new spools of cotton yarn!!!!! I am so excited and can't wait to get started.................I've got the open shell started and want to start the chain 8, tomorrow, Lord willing!!!!! THANKS AGAIN & God Bless YOU


Re: Great web page!

I just wanted to let you know that I was very impressed by your web page. The crochet basics were incredibly helpful. Thank you for taking the time to add those to the site. I bought a kit for making an afghan, and got lost when I was ready to start; by all of the abbreviations. I stumbled across your page as I was searching for the crochet code chart. I really enjoyed how you personalized it with your testimony and such. Thank you, and God Bless! Nari

dear lisa, thank you so much for returning my email and the graph to the burp pad. God Bless You also, sandra


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Viewer Joke
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Mad Wife Disease

A guy was sitting quietly reading his paper when his wife walked up behind him and whacked him on the head with a magazine.

"What was that for?" he asked.

"That was for the piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name Laura Lou written on it," she replied.

"Two weeks ago when I went to the races, Laura Lou was the name of one of the horses I bet on," he explained.

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Three days later he was watching a ballgame on TV when she walked up and hit him in the head again, this time with the iron skillet, which knocked him out cold. When he came to, he yelled, "What was that for?"

She replied, "Your horse called."

A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice.

After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?"

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A guy was on the side of the road hitchhiking on a very dark night and in the middle of a storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car coming toward him and stop. Without thinking about it, the guy got into the back seat, closed the door and then realized there was nobody behind the wheel! The car started slowly; the guy looked at the road and saw a curve coming his way. Scared, he started to pray begging for his life. He hadn't come out of shock, when just before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and moved the wheel. The guy, paralyzed in terror, watched how the hand appeared every time right before a curve. Gathering his strength, the guy finally jumped out of the car and ran to the nearest town. Wet and in shock, he went to a restaurant and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he went through. A silence enveloped everybody when they realized the guy was serious.

About half an hour later, two guys walked in the same restaurant. They looked around for a table when one said to the other, "Look John, that's the dummy who got in the car when we were pushing it."

One night at McChord Air Force Base, I was dispatched to check out the security fence where an alarm had gone off. The fence was at the end of the base runway. When I got to the scene, I found a raccoon was the culprit, so I ran around and flapped my arms to scare the animal away. Suddenly an air-traffic controller came over the public-address system and announced loudly,

"Attention to the airman at the end of the runway. You are now cleared for takeoff."

I was trying to get my seventh-grade history class to understand how the Indians must have felt when they first encountered the Spanish explorers.

"How would you feel," I asked, "if someone showed up on your doorstep who looked very different, spoke a strange language and wore unusual clothes?

Wouldn't you be a bit scared?"

"Nah," one boy answered, "I'd just figure it was my sister's date."

A kind-hearted motorist saw a man struggling to change a tire alongside the highway, and pulled over to see whether he could help. The man had a very red face, and a dark smear across it where he'd wiped off sweat with dirty hands. His tie was undone and his shirt collar askew, and it was clear he had also wiped his hands on his once-white shirt. Close to him stood an immaculately neat woman who was speaking in quick, agitated tones.

"Hello, there," said the motorist. "Say, I've changed a lot of tires. Maybe I can help here."

"You sure can," the man with the flat tire replied wearily. "My wife is an expert, too. If you will just do all the arguing with her about how this tire ought to be changed, I can concentrate on the dirty work and get the job done."

THE most obnoxious man in the county was quizzing the local minister one day. “Why did God make my wife so beautiful and with such a talent for cooking?” he asked.

The clergyman smiled. “So you would love her,” he answered.

“But why did He make her such an airhead?” the fellow inquired further.

The clergyman shrugged. “So she would love you.”

THE GAME WARDEN stopped a deer hunter and asked to see his hunting license. After looking it over, he informed, “This is last year’s license.” The hunter nodded. “I don’t need a new license—I’m only shooting at the deer I missed last year.”

AFTER living in a remote wilderness all his life, an old codger decided it was time to visit the big city. In one of the stores, he picked up a mirror and looked into it. Not knowing what it was, he exclaimed, “How ‘bout that! Here’s a picture of my daddy.”

He bought the “picture,” but on the way home, he remembered that his wife, Lizzy, didn’t like his father. So he hung it in the barn. Every morning before leaving for the field, he went there to look at it.

Lizzy began to get suspicious of these many trips to the barn. One day after her husband left, she searched the hayloft and found the mirror. As she looked into the glass, she fumed, “So that’s the old gal he’s been running after.”

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