Crochet N More

Volume X, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2007

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"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,
sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day,
comfort for the tears, and light for the way."
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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them.

Psalm 34:7

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard lest, being carried away by the error of unprincipled men, you fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

2 Peter 3:11-18



This quote is from Our Daily Bread - October, 2007 Issue.

The following story was sent to me, via email, by Lori Greenawalt.
I found the same story online.
I hope it touches you as much as it did me.

The Innocence of a Child

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


A Shell Stitch just means that more than one stitch
(such as a double crochet) is worked in the same space.

If a pattern calls for a 5 dc shell then you work 5 dc into the specified stitch.
If a pattern calls for a 9 tr shell then you work 9 tr into the specified stitch.

Try our Christmas Candle Cozy pattern to practice the 5 dc shell.








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)




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my son is blind, and wants to learn to crochet, his grandmother was an avid crochet person, she is deceased, and was not able to teach my son. i would like some information about videos or braille instructions,that will help him. he is in college at the present. his only desire for christmas is to learn to crochet. yes we have accepted Jesus as our Savior. Thank you in advance janet lowery

<< reply >>

Though I've never taught a blind person to crochet I do know that it can be done.
I recommend beginning with a chain stitch using a larger hook and worsted weight yarn.
Let him learn the feel of that stitch before moving on to a new one.
From the chain I would teach him a single crochet, then a half double crochet,
then a double crochet, then a treble crochet. Those are the basic stitches used in many crochet patterns.
Coasters and Dishcloths that use the chain stitch and one other stitch are great beginning projects.

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Re: My Compliments And More :-)

Just a note to let you know that I have enjoyed your newsletter and website for quite some time now.
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For folks like me, who are on disability and thus limited budget, these free patterns are a God-send!
Thank you and God bless! Carol D

how do you know which side is the "right side facing" you. Is it the side facing you when you go back on the foundation chain, OR is it the side facing you when you go the same direction as you did in making the foundation chain? June

<< reply >>

The pattern should tell you which side is the right or wrong side. Some crochet patterns refer to a right or wrong side because later on in the pattern you are instructed to continue from one or the other side.

Example: When a pattern says a certain row or round is the "right side" or "wrong side" you need to mark that side with a scrap of yarn or a stitch marker. Then when the pattern refers to it again you will automatically know which is the right or wrong side.

Hello, My name is Allison, I'm 12 and I want to learn to crochet. I'm starting with a chain link, I'm pretty sure that's what it's called. So if you could help me in any way, send me links, give me your own suggestions, anything to help me that would be GREAT! Please get back to me.

<< reply >>

It's nice to chat with you. I have a ten year old daughter. She crochets and knits clothes for her stuffed animals, among other things. I know you're going to love crocheting!

This page should help you get started crocheting:

The best thing to do is decide what type of project you want to begin with then find one that's for a beginning skill level.

Begin with smaller projects.
Choose projects with no more than 2 or 3 different stitches.
Make items that call for only one color of yarn.

Relax and go for it!

RE: Spiderweb Table Topper

Thank you for the pattern.
My daughter wanted to decorate and asked if I could crochet a spider web.
I did a search and your web came up and was the easiest for me to follow.
I used 4 ply and a P size hook, I did one in Orange, it came up bigger just by using different yarn and a larger hook, and one in Bright Green, I added 2 rows to make it bigger. I'm sharing a picture of one of our pets showing off the web. His name is Bow Wow.

Spiderweb Table Topper with Bow Wow

Thank you again one of your subscribers.
Laurane Forster

RE: Dawn's Scarf

This is a beautiful stitch pattern.....but I'm not sure what you mean by this: sc in the hump of the 2nd ch ?? I've looked over other patterns and ' basics' but have not yet figured this one out....can you help, please? Thanks and God Bless! Carol D.

<< reply >>

Thanks Carol. Each chain has a top loop, a bottom loop, and a little hump on the back side.
Work the stitch in the hump on the back side of the chain. Hope this helps.

Re: Dog_Sweater_Pattern

The sweater looks great. My problem is that my dog is a dachshund and I can't find a pattern to make to fit her. Dachshunds are very "broad breasted" and even though she weighs only 6.5 pounds, I can;t seem to fit her. Could you help me or do you have a doxie pattern? Thanks, Judy TX

<< reply >>

Our pattern includes alteration instructions so you can custom fit any breed:

Others have made this pattern for their doxies.
Take a look at The Dog House:

RE: Wrist Warmer

Please clarify:
R1: Ch21, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in ea rem ch. R2: Ch1, turn. 2sc in BL only of ea st.

On row two, are we to put two single crochets in the back loop of each stitch of the preceeding row?
If so, doesn't this increase the width of the wrist band?
Please advise.

Toni Jones

<< reply >>

Thanks so much for pointing out my error.

R2 should only have you work one sc in the bl of each stitch.
I have corrected the pattern:
Thanks again!

Re: Spiderweb_Table_Topper

The pattern was fun and quick to make!


RE: Terminology

Greetings I have copied a few of your patterns & they look great!
I am not familiar with the crochet term sc dec. What does it mean?
These booties are for babies at local hospitals.
Thanks Gretchen

<< reply >>


a/k/a sc2tog

Insert hook in next st, draw up a lp, (two lps on hk), insert hook in next st, draw up a lp (3 lps on hook), YO and draw through all 3 lps.

Click here for photo illustrations

I have just started to crochet and I just found your web page
and I really like the different options that your web page offers.

Some yarns do not wash well when agitated in a washing machine. Always read your yarn label for washing instructions before beginning your project. If you have doubts about how it will wash you should make a swatch and wash it like you would the intended project to see how it does. It's better to take time to make the swatch than to waste time on a project only to have it ruined.
I read this and I have a question... one of my friends washed a blanket his wife made and it shrunk and it's fat, is there anything that can be done restoring it or at least flattening it? Thanks for your help. Mary :)

<< reply >>

The best advice I can give is to wet the blanket again.
You can do this in the washing machine but don't agitate it.
Then put it on the spin cycle to spin out most of the water.
Lay the blanket out on a flat surface with towels underneath it and work it back into shape.
Leave it flat to dry. Once it's dry you can tumble it in the dryer on low to help fluff the fibers back up.

This should help unless the blanket was made using a yarn with a wool content.
When agitatated, wool yarns will "felt", making a stiffer fabric.

Please let me know how this works for your friend.



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I was really happy with the large colorful project photos.
There's something for everyone!
The aspect of Fabulous and Flirty Crochet that stood out to me was the section on the yarns used in the patterns.
One page shows "actual size" photos of the yarns which makes it super easy to substitute other yarns if you want to.
For those who stay strictly to the recommended yarn in a pattern Katherine has included a yarn resource list.
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As my five year old son and I were headed to McDonald's one day, we passed a car accident. Usually when we see something terrible like that, we say a prayer for those who might be hurt, so I pointed and said to my son, "We should pray."

From the back seat I heard his earnest request: "Please, God, don't let those cars block the entrance to McDonald's."

Returning from a trip to visit my grandmother in Canada, I was stopped by a state trooper in New York for exceeding the speed limit. Grateful to have received a warning instead of a ticket, I gave him a small bag of my grandmother's delicious chocolate-chip cookies and proceeded on my way.

Later, I was stopped by another trooper.
"What have I done?" I asked.

"Nothing," the trooper said, smiling.
"I heard you were passing out great chocolate-chip cookies."

A PASTOR asked a youngster,
“Billy, do you know where little boys go if they don’t put their money in the collection plate?”

“Yes, Pastor,” Billy replied. “They go to the Our Videos.”

A four year old little boy, while waiting with his mother in the doctors office, walked over to a pregnant lady. and staring inquisitively asked, "Why is your stomach so big?"

The lady replied, "I'm having a baby."

With big wide eyes, he then asked, "Is the baby in your stomach?"

She said, "He sure is."

Then the little boy, with a puzzled look, asked, "Is it a good baby?"

She said, "Oh, yes. It's a real good baby."

With an even more surprised and shocked look, he asked... "Then why did you eat him?"

LITTLE JOHNNY watched with fascination as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face.

"Why do you do that, Mommy?" quizzed the 5-year-old.

"To make myself beautiful," she answered.
Then she began removing the cream with a washcloth.

"What’s the matter?" Johnny asked. "Are you giving up?"

A MOTHER SENT her son to the store for a dozen diapers for the baby. The diapers cost $2.99, and she gave the boy $3, saying he could use the penny change for a piece of bubble gum.

At the store, the clerk bagged the diapers for the boy, then said,
"That will be $2.99, plus 6 cents tax." The boy said,

"We don’t want tacks. Mom puts them on with safety pins."

A HORSE SHOWED up at a baseball training camp and asked for a tryout. The manager was shocked! Not only was this a talking horse, but he wanted to play baseball.

So he put the horse in the outfield, where the horse caught all the balls hit to him. In the infield, he always made the right play.

When it came time to bat in a game, the horse hit a long line drive between the outfielders. But then the horse just stood at the plate.

"Run!" the manager shouted. "Run!"

The horse turned to the manager and said, "If I could run, I’d be at the race track."

AN AUTHORITY on African animals was giving a lecture.
When he finished, he asked for questions. One man stood up and asked, "Is it true that the wild animals in Africa won’t bother you if you carry a lighted torch?"

The speaker replied, "That depends on how fast you carry it."

Dad's pager went off, summoning him to the hospital, where he is an anesthetist. As he raced toward the hospital, a patrol car sped up behind him--lights flashing.

Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call.

Within seconds, came the police officer's hand in response, dangling a pair of handcuffs out the window.

While leading a tour of kindergarten students through our hospital, I overheard a conversation between one little girl and an x-ray technician.

"Have you ever broken a bone?" he asked.

"Yes," the girl replied. "Did it hurt?"


"Really? Which bone did you break?"

"My sister's arm."

A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game.
"I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents," she said.

"What do you mean?" he asked.

"Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'"

Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend Finney. "Did you see the paper?" asked Gallagher.
"They say I died!!"

"Yes, I saw it!" replied Finney.
"Where are you callin' from?"

Unexpected cold snaps had destroyed the buds on my father's young peach tree for two years in a row. This spring, Dad was ready. He replanted the sapling in a large box, mounted it on wheels, and put the tree in the garage whenever the temperature dropped.

One warm April day, Dad was wheeling the tree out into the yard, and he stopped to give our dog a drink from the garden hose. A neighbor watched the scene with amusement. "Frank," he finally commented, "you're the only man I know who walks his tree and waters his dog!"

"How long have you been driving without a tail light?" asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.

The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car, and gave a long, painful groan.
He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.

"Come on, now," he said, "you don't have to take it so hard. It isn't that serious."

"It isn't?" cried the motorist. "Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?"

What birds spend all their time on their knees?












Birds of prey.

After booking my 80-year-old grandmother on a flight from Florida to Nevada, I called the airline to go over her special needs. The representative listened patiently as I requested a wheelchair and an attendant for my mother because of her arthritis and impaired vision to the point of near blindness.

My apprehension lightened a bit when the woman assured me that everything would be taken care of. I thanked her profusely. "Oh, you're welcome," she replied.

I was about to hang up when she cheerfully asked, "And will your grandmother need a rental car?"

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