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Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 19
October 15, 2010

Serving approximately 5,500 crafters...

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Thank you for requesting the Crochet 'N' More Newsletter.
We hope to provide you with exciting information on the latest web developments pertaining to the Crochet 'N' More website as well as two of my original patterns in each issue.

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Haley (and her Dad) have been hard at work on our Cafe Press T-shirt shop.
We've expanded a bit. We have a crochet t-shirts section.
Just click on the design you like.
We also have crochet cups, mugs, aprons, and totes.
Some crochet stuff for your baby (bibs, onesies, etc).
We'll be expanding and putting up more designs in the months and weeks ahead.
And Haley wanted me to say thank you for all those who have bought things and visited.


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RE: vintage pattern

Many years ago my mother made a large round table topper for a neighbor, it had pineapples in the center section (which was white) the edges were purple grapes and green leaves. I have been looking for this pattern for many years I would appriciate the heads up if anyone has seen a pattern like this. Thank you. Diana



In my searches I haven't found exactly the pattern you are describing.
I have found a few patterns you might like :

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"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."
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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1


Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 40:26


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which were visible.

Hebrews 11:1-3


And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.

Colossians 1:15-18



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A/K/A "PLARN" (Plastic Yarn)

Here are links to a couple of pages containing different techniques
for cutting your plastic bags:


Plastic Bag Keeper Crochet Pattern
Click here to try our Plastic Bag Keeper
pattern which uses "plarn".







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)

"On-line encyclopedia of knitting and crochet facts"



Always work the gauge swatch with the hook you intend to use for the final project.
Crochet hooks that are the same size can yield different gauges if they were made with different materials (metal, bamboo, etc) or by different companies (Boye, Susan Bates, etc.)




Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

do you have number 84?



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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What happened to your new website, now I have to continously slide the page from left to right to enable to see it, what happened???????? The whole page is much too wide.

<< reply >>

Which page is like that?
I had a problem with the September 15th
issue of the newsletter but it has been corrected.

NOTE: If you experience this problem with any of our pages please email me.

Hello, My name is , Chelsea Smith, I am fourteen years old and I Just learned how to do a single stich crochet just by my aunt showing me, I am so confused on how to read sewing patterns! Do you have any tips for me that would make it easier... or how you learned? I would love to try some of your patterns that looked so pretty! I thought crocheting would make great Christmas Gifts and inexpensive ones at that! I just make my lil cousin, she's about eight, a multi collar scarf, it looks really nice, and it's the first crocheted item I have ever made... (other than covering hangers, which I am not sure is even crocheting) Thanks Chelsea Smith.

<< reply >>

Congratulations on learning the single crochet stitch.
Crochet patterns aren't difficult to read once you understand the terms.
You already have an advantage... internet!
I learned by reading books and hoping I did it right. Take a look at this page:
This is my list of crochet terms and instructions.
Choose a pattern and use that list to refer to so you know which stitch to do.
Do you have a particular type of pattern you want to make?

Re: Looking for a pattern

My name is Juanita and I'm looking for a free and fairly simple yet pretty crochet shrug pattern, do you have anything like that? I know how to make one by crocheting a rectangle, folding it over and sewing up the seam a ways on each side for the arms and I have done one on my own juts recently like that, so I don't really want that type of shrug pattern, I'm looking for something different than that. If you can help me out please let me know. Thanks and I think I will sign up for your newsletter too. By the way are you Christians? I saw the Jesus fish on your web page, love it, I'm a Christian too. Take care and Bless you. Juanita

<< reply >>

I have not designed any shrug patterns personally.
There is a very stylish free shrug pattern on this page:

Yes, we are Christians... glad you liked the Jesus fish... hubby just added that to our pages. He has been working very hard on redesigning the Crochet N More website.

Today's issue of the Crochet N More Newsletter is scheduled to go out shortly... enjoy!

I have been looking at your website for a baby bonnet to crochet and I found an adorable one that I want to try. While I was on the site, I began to read through some of the links and was very inspired by your testimony about what God has done in your life. I think we can all relate to the little (and big) miracles that God gives us. I hope your family is doing well and you are still enjoying God's blessings. Thank you for your dedication and wonderful work.

Thank you so much,
Carolyn Howerton
aka Grandma Howie

Hello, I am crocheting baby booties and have come to a problem. I need to crochet (3 tr tog) 2 times. I have fiqured out the 2 dc tog instrucions also included in making the bootie, but can't seem to work out how to do the 3 tr tog?. I know a dc is considered a treble in Usa, a dc = single crochet in USA and so forth.. Can you help me please, thanking you, Kindest Regards heather

<< reply >>

To work a "3tr tog" you work each of the 3 treble crochet stitches without completing the very last step of each one. Then yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.

RE: Halloween Doily

Oh Lisa, I absolutely LOVE this pattern! You have designed some great stuff, but this one is so perfect. I needed something for a Halloween Bingo prize. I did it in less than an hour. Thanks so much for designing this - just for me of course . Hugs, Lois K.

Subject: hello I was given a crocheted CupCake hat to crochet for my great granddaughter and the instructions are not quite clear. Is this the site? because I need help . The instructions do not show how to put it together. thank you

<< reply >>

I do not have a cupcake hat pattern on my site.
The following page contains a video on how to crochet a cupcake hat:
and includes a pattern.

Is your pattern online?
I'll be happy to help you figure it out.

Re: Read A Pattern

(sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4) across ch-4 sps of corner??? What does across mean hear? It's found in a Lion Brand Motif Scarf pattern.

Myrna Mattar

<< reply >>

(sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4) across ch-4 sps of corner??? What does across mean hear? It's found in a Lion Brand Motif Scarf pattern

This means you work a single crochet in the next chain 4 space, then chain 4. Keep doing that until you have a single crochet in each of the chain 4 spaces of your corner. Don't for get that last chain 4 to finish the last repeat. Now continue with your other instructions.

Re: Your web site

Thank you so much for your great web site. I enjoyed your Testimony which needs an update :o). I am a Christian & this is so refreshing for me. I have a crochet group I lead at my church and also a Blanket Ministry that God truly put in my charge. I have never been a leader - so am really out of my box but both have been a great success & have meant so much in my Christian walk. It has brought love & caring to so many. We make prayer blankets for babies of needy families for a local hospital in Nashville and also prayer blankets for sick babies & childred of our church and friends of church members or those we hear of that are sick or need encouragement. I like your Broomstick blanket & am going to do a baby blanket from it. I have just learned how to do the Broomstick crochet and made a couple of scarves. I think it will make a pretty baby blanket. Thanks again for your faith and sharing it with all that read your site. Beth King

Re: X_Marks_the_Spot_...

I am fascinated by your X Marks the Spot afghan square.

With each of my 6 grandchildren, I have always done the "x marks the spot" little saying on their backs and they always ask for it. I would like to make this for each of them.

I have a question... when you change from the mc to the cc color, what do you do with it (obviously, you don't cut it). I would love to make this.

FYI... in case you don't know that little rhyme...

X marks the spot, with a dot, dot, dot, and a line, line, line... and a question mark? Dribble up, dribble down, dribble all around. A little ocean breeze, and a squeeze.

This is all drawn (and dotted and question marked) on their back going up and down and all around, for the ocean breeze, you blow a little wind on their neck and gently squeeze.

So now I think you know why I want to make this square.
Thank you very much, Janice

<< reply >>

I carry the unused color along the top of the stitches and work over it as I go along.
I drop the unused color at the point where I will need it again on the next row.

The following page should help you when it comes to changing colors when doing chart crochet:



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Katherine Lee has an eye for style and a definite knack for creating beautiful crochet patterns.
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The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns
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My daughter and I were discussing body image the other day and I explained that nearly every woman has a part of their body they aren't satisified with. I went on to say that some of the slimmest women in the world have cellulite. I'm not slim by any means but cellulite is one of my figure flaws. My daughter told me those little indentations on my backside were "dimples"... and that meant that my backside was laughing.

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 for yet another emergency. 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?"

Trying to explain to our five-year-old daughter how much computers had changed, my husband pointed to our brand-new personal computer and told her that when he was in college, a computer with the same amount of power would have been the size of a house. Wide-eyed, our daughter asked, "How big was the mouse?"

While working as a mall Santa, I had many children ask for electric trains.

"If you get a train," I would tell each one, "you know your brother Mike is going to want to play with it too. Is that okay?"

The usual answer was a quick yes. But after I asked Donnie this question, he became very quiet. Trying to move the conversation along, I asked what else he would like Santa to bring him.

He promptly replied, "Another train."

My friend's husband is always telling her that housekeeping would be a snap if only she would organize her time better. Recently he had a chance to put his theory into practice while his wife was away.

When I popped in one evening to see how he was managing, he crowed, "I made a cake, frosted it, washed the kitchen windows, cleaned all the cupboards, scrubbed the kitchen floor, walls and ceiling and even had a bath."

I was about to concede that perhaps he was a better manager than his wife, when he added sheepishly, "When I was making the chocolate frosting, I forgot to turn off the mixer before taking the beaters out of the bowl, so I had to do all the rest."

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The waiter said "Chopsticks were provided only on request."

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The Kindergarten Sunday School class was discussing "prayer", and the children seemed aware that the way you end a prayer was with "amen."

Does anyone know what "amen" means, the teacher asked.

There was a long silence. Then one little boy piped up, with appropriate, computer-age gestures, and said, "Well, I think it means, like, "Send."

Meggie came home from grade school one day and told her dad that she wanted to be a cupcake.

Scratching his head, her daddy asked, "Why do you want to be a cupcake?"

"I want to join the girls and earn badges and go to camp," said Meggie.

Her dad grinned and said, "Honey, you don't want to be a cupcake.
You want to be a Brownie."

Jimmy was having problems in English class, so his teacher decided to stop by on her way home to speak with his parents. When she rang the bell, Jimmy answered. "I'd like to talk to your mother or father," said the teacher.

"Sorry, but they ain't here," he told her.

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"Alligator's teeth," the Indian replied.

"I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as pearls do to us."

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Sunday after church, a mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about. The daughter answered, "Don't be scared; you'll get your quilt."

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