Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 14
July 30, 2007

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Dear Subscriber:

Summer vacation is nearly over... time to think about some school related projects.
We thought you might enjoy these:

Flower Pencil Topper

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School Binder Pencil Pouch

Lunch Money Purse

Berry Bobbles Backpack

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" In those times I canít seem to find God,
I rest in the assurance He knows how to find me."
Neva Coyle

And I do all things for the sake of the gospel, that I may become a fellow partaker of it. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:23-27

Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ; not by way of eyeservice, as menpleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free. And, masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in Heaven, and there is no partiality with Him. Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and having shod YOUR FEED WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE; in addition to all, taking up the SHIELD OF FAITH with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION and THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:5-17



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


Nine Patch Doily Crochet Pattern


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









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Scrap Placemat Crochet Pattern

Flower Bib Crochet Pattern





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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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Joining new yarn can be frustrating.
Here are two pages that explain the Russian Join method:








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)




When using a skein of yarn from the center it tends to tangle after about half the skein has been used. This is a good time to wind the rest of the yarn into a ball from the end on the outer side of the skein. Be careful when winding your yarn into a ball. Try not to stretch the yarn as you wind it.



Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

34. I have found a useful way to store scrap yarn. Toilet tissue and paper towel cores are great for this purpose. I cut a slit in the end and insert the beginning end of the yarn. Wrap the yarn around the core and cut another slit in the other end to anchor the yarn. I keep all these rolls of scrap yarn in a large plastic container. Jean Woodard

35. To use my scrap yarns ( I have a large collection), I cover plastic clothes hangers, either the dress or suit, using a double strand which makes for a nicely padded cover and a colorful one.
Blessings to you, Evangeline, Glendale, CA

36. I make crocheted collars for my cat, as he was always losing bought ones outside and would come home without them. That gets expensive when they are about $5. each. So I thought I would crochet him collars, it's a lot cheaper! He still comes home occasionally without the collar, but I can just put a new one on him. And neighbours always comment on his colorful collars! I use worsted weight acrylic yarn with some stretch in it, so if he gets caught on something, it would stretch enough for him to get out. I make a chain of about 30 stitches (measure your cat's neck with 2 of your fingers under it for room). Then slip stitch into a circle. Then I half-double crochet in each stitch around, slip stitch last and first stitches together. Fasten off.
Hope you like this idea! Linda Poole

do you have number 37?

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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You have a wonderful site. Thank you so much for your free patterns. I'm going to crochet baby booties for my grandson. I sent your site to my dearest friend of 46 years and her father - both who walk for our Lord Jesus. I think they will really enjoy your site. Thank you - Shelley

Hi, I have been looking on the web for a dishcloth in crochet for my students to learn. When I saw your design.......I thought " how original! ". Not the same ole DC dishcloth. I was wondering if you would allow me to print 6 copies of your pattern to use for these classes. Of course, I would mention you as the designer and give you credit for this pattern. I will wait for your reply. Thanks for your time. Flo Larson

<< REPLY >>

Dear Flo:

You have my permission to print copies of any of my patterns for use in teaching crochet.

Please note that not all patterns on my site are my designs.

Please print the pattern pages "as is".
The pattern page url is included on the page which gives the student the opportunity
to print new copies when needed. Thanks for writing and good luck with your class.



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Re: Curley worm bookmark

Hi, Years ago, my grandmother used to crochet a bookmark that would continually corkscrew. She would put little eyes and antennae on it. It was used as a bookmark. I have never seen one since and don't know how to make them. Do you know what I am talking about, and if so, could you explain, in beginner's terms, how to make one? I really appreciate your help. Regards, Elizabeth

<< REPLY >>

Dear Elizabeth:

I found a pattern for a Bookworm Bookmark on this page:

Hope this is the pattern you remember.
You can find stitch information on our Crochet Basics Page:

Hope this helps

I recently made Jennifer's Patriotic Jacket/Sweater for a friend's dog to wear to meet her son coming home on 2 weeks leave from Iraq. Oscar was the hit of the place. Here is a photo of Oscar Cassidy if you'd like to add it to your site. Joan


* Oscar Cassidy*

Wearing Jennifer's Patriotic Dog Jacket












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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
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A group of young children were sitting in a circle with their teacher.
She was going around in turn asking them all questions.

"Davey, what sound does a cow make?"
Davey replied, "It goes 'moo'."

"Alice, what sound does a cat make?"
Alice said, "It goes 'meow'."

"Jamie, what sound does a lamb make?"
Jamie said, "It goes 'baaa'."

"Jennifer, what sound does a mouse make?"
Jennifer paused, and said, "Uhh... it goes... 'click'!"

Jacob, 4, was having breakfast with his family one morning when he announced to his mom, Julie, that he had had a dream the night before. "And you were in it," he declared. "What happened in your dream?" Julie asked. Jacob responded, "Don't you remember? You were in it!"

A Sunday school teacher asked her second graders if anyone knew another name for God She was picturing answers like 'Lord' or 'Almighty'. After a long moment of silence a little boy raised his hand and said, "Howard."

"Howard?" replied the confused teacher.

"You know," continued the boy, "Howard be thy name."

A minister told his congregation,
"Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying.
To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17."

The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands.
He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up.
The minister smiled and said,
"Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

Our Army physical-training program requires us to run two miles every other day in platoon formation. Being somewhat older than the other soldiers, I have trouble running faster than a ten-minute mile.

During a recent run, I was finding it difficult to complete the two miles without stopping, so I raised my hands high above my head to expand my diaphragm and gain my second wind. Suddenly I heard a voice from behind me say, "Forget it, sergeant, we don't take prisoners."

When do cows go to sleep?













When it's pasture bedtime.

I had worked late, and my Labrador was so overjoyed to see me arrive home that he jumped up just as I leaned down. Our heads collided, and I sported an impressive shiner for several weeks. I had to repeat frequently to co-workers and friends how I came by it, and one day on the elevator, a secretary whom I hadn't seen for some time looked at my black eye and exclaimed, "My goodness, what happened to you?"

"The dog did it," I wearily replied.

A man standing next to us looked over at me and said knowingly, "Ahh, you must own a boxer."

A teenager was always asking his father if he could borrow the family car. Pushed to the limit, the father asked his son why he thought God had given him two feet.

Without hesitation, the son replied, "That's easy, one for the clutch and one for the accelator."

"Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income."

Burglars broke in to an unoccupied house that was being renovated for sale recently.
Among the items they stole were roofing shingles, A lawn mower, weed whackers and lumber.
They broke into a storage area under the deck and also a shed in the back.
Before leaving though they mowed the lawn of the residence.
Neighbors report seeing strange men walking around the home, but never calling the police because they figured they were hired to do the lawn.

The owners are quoted as saying they will leave a pressure washer and painting equipment for the thieves next week as they did a better job than the lawn care company they had hired, and cheaper also.

A couple phoned a neighbor to extend birthday greetings. They dialed the number and then sang "Happy Birthday" to him. But when they finished their off-key rendition, they discovered that they had dialed the wrong number.

"Don't let it bother you," said a strange but amused voice.
"You folks need all the practice you can get."

While waiting at the veterinarian's office, I overheard two women chatting about their dogs.

"What's your dog's name?" asked the first woman.

"Well, we used to call her Pork Chop," answered the second lady.
"But after the vet bills we've had for her, we now call her Filet Mignon."

Because my daughter always complained that she didn't have any sharp knives, I bought her some.
I phoned later and asked how she liked them.

"They're terrific!" she replied enthusiastically.
"I've already cut myself four times!"

An elderly woman walked into the local country church.
The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps.

"Where would you like to sit?" he asked politely.

"The front row please," she answered.

"You really don't want to do that," the usher said.
"The pastor is really boring."

"Do you happen to know who I am?" the woman inquired.

"No," he said.

"I'm the pastor's mother," she replied indignantly.

"Do you know who I am?" he asked.

"No," she said.

"Good," he answered, "Let me show you the front pew."

A career military man, who had retired as a Master Sergeant, was telling
the new recruits how he handled officers during his years of service.

"It didn't matter a hoot if he was a full bird colonel, Major General, an Admiral, or what!
I always told those guys exactly where to get off."

"Wow, you must have been something," the admiring young soldiers remarked.
"What was your job in the service?"

"Elevator operator in the Pentagon."

The new office boy stood before the paper shredder looking confused.

- "Need some help?" a secretary walking by asked.
- "Yes," he replied "how do you work this thing."
- "Simple," she said quickly taking the fat report from his hand and feeding it to the shredder.
- "Thanks," he said as he watched the report disappear, "But where do the copies come out?

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