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Crochet N More

Volume XIII, Issue No. 20
October 30, 2010

Serving approximately 5,500 crafters...

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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: tunisian crochet

I am looking for a cardigan pattern using the tunisian crochet. I don't want a lacy one I need a regular sweater type, I don't mind buying the pattern. Any help with this would be greatly apprecated. Sue



You can purchase a book here that has some tunisian:

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I haven't been able to find any free tunisian crochet cardigan patterns but I will keep an eye out on future searches. Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA






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(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
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(a/k/a Spike Stitch)

A Long Single Crochet Stitch is worked the same as a regular single crochet stitch, except... it is worked in a stitch on a row below the normal working row.

Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, draw a loop through (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through both loops on the hook.

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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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If you have trouble finding a particular yarn weight for a project...
crocheting with multiple strands of different yarns.
For instance, you might hold a strand of sport weight and a novelty yarn
together to get the same thickness as one strand of worsted weight yarn.

Keep in mind that if you do this for a garment you may need to make
several gauge swatches to achieve
the correct stitch gauge.




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RE: Christmas Tree (Re: information)

I hope that you have a pattern for a christmas tree. I saw one on display but no one knows who created it. Its about 12in or higher and it looks like its double or triple crochet and its stands up on a table and it is stuff with cottom or sometype of stuffing. thank you Towana

<< reply >>

Would you happen to have a picture?

This is the style of tree that I have in my mind from what you said:
does this resemble the shape?

<< Towana's Reply >>

Its like that but its crochet.

<< Lisa's Reply >>

I had found a similar crochet pattern last night but it was written in Japanese.

Tonight... I searched again and found what I think you want.
Maggie Weldon offers this pattern for purchase:
Soft Sculpture Christmas Tree Pattern

RE: Site change

Most of the changes to your site I like. However, today when I was viewing I noticed a pop up window and immediately closed it down. This is not something I want to see. I don't want to cancel my subscription, but I also don't want to take the chance of getting a sick computer. Please consider giving the option to open an ad or whatever it is for your loyal viewers. Thank you. Lisa Beddow

<< reply >>

We currently do not use any pop up ads. I do have pages that when clicked open new windows. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit.

<< second reply >>

I just realized what I believe caused the popup ads. I add links in my newsletter to patterns on other websites. One link I just added in the current issue was for free afghan patterns in an ebook. The website that offers this has a popup ad with every page (not sure why and yes it gets annoying). When I send someone to a pattern on that site ( ) there is a popup when you click the link and on any pattern page you view.

Re: William's_Baby_Hat

I made the WILLIAM'S BABY HAT -- had fun doing it. Learned the cross stitch. The edge around the face turned out too tight. Next time I guess I need to crochet more loosely to begin the hat so it will fit better. Haven't tried it on a real baby, but on my 20" baby doll. It's a cute pattern. Thanks! Geneva

<< reply >>

So glad you enjoyed the pattern. If you always tend to crocheting too tightly you can always add a few extra stitches along the edging of this hat. Simply work two stitches in one randomly around the edge.

Re: Halloween_Doily

I haven't tried the doily as yet. I would like to know if I can make it with 10 crochet cotton and if so what size needle? Sorry to use this page,as I know it was for errors found,but didn't know how to contact you.Unless I had waited for the next e-mail and I would like to make this now. Ruth Reber

<< reply >>

You could make this pattern using 10 crochet cotton but the finished size will be quite a bit smaller. You can use which ever size hook you normally use when crocheting with 10 crochet cotton... I like a steel size 1, 5 or 7 most of the time.

If you decide to make this using 10 crochet cotton I would love to share a picture with our viewers.

<< Ruth's reply >>

Thank you for your efforts to answer my question.Not sure if I will make it,as Halloween is just about upon us,and I like larger doilies. I really appreciate all you do for giving us your newsletters,I really enjoy them. Always a fan----Ruth

Re: Guestbook Entry

The young lady, Chelsea Smith, who wrote in about trying to use patterns and wonders what the heck they mean, needs to find somebody like a neighbor, a friend's mom, a school teacher, church friends that crochet by patterns to take her through the first patterns to help her. At 18 I learned from a book how to crochet, but when I got to the 1st pattern, after learning the stitches, I thought I was reading MARTIAN. Nothing made sense and frustrated me to the point of throwing the equipment and yarn to the back of the closet. I was newly married and lived in a tiny town, got pregnant and wanted to make something for my first baby. I was 18 then and am 64 now, once in a great while I still need help deciphering what it is the words want me to do. Somewhere on the internet there are videos of how to make stitches, but I am not sure there is anything out there telling people what the pattern is ASKING you to do. The people writing the patterns know how to read them therefore they use their shortcuts (as they need to or patterns would be way too long) but somewhere, somehow, somebody needs to write a text on what a pattern is actually asking you to do. Frustration needs to be ended before we loose new crochet folks. A year after my first baby I had my second.....My mom and sister worked together on a lovely soft yellow knit sweater, then sent me the booklet, yarn, sleeves, partially finished fronts and back for me to finish. I still had my 5 needleworks insrution booklet, found I could make the stitchces I needed, then tried to read the pattern. I finally undid all of their hard work and crocheted a lovely sweater (good thing the second was my daughter)with the yarn I had wound up. And back then I did not know how to wind my own center pull yarn balls...good thing we had no cats. eventually I learned bit by bit how to read them (too shy to ask for help), even though doing what they said sounded so odd....but I became a pretty good crocheter, knitter, embroider, loom knitter, whatever I wanted to do. I should have asked for help----how much faster this all would have been. Love Grammmie

NOTE: I forwarded this to Chelsea.. Thanks!

Re: Guestbook Entry

Thank you for your website. I got to it through "Hooked on Crochet" newsletter.I read your testimony, and I have to say that you ARE evangelizing through your site, and it takes a lot of faith to claim the promise that God is using you according to your talents. Bless you!

Re: Guestbook Entry

Thank you very much for such a nice wholesome site. I appreciate you sharing your patterns with us. It is also nice to know that your in a site that is respectful and loving. May God bless your every effort.


Re: where to get free patterns? ----please

Hi Lisa and Tim! First,
I am always glad when I see that your magazine shows up in my mail box! I am looking for an afghan pattern called A Catty Pattern, which is a crocheted pattern. Also am looking for a quilting pattern which is called A Shadow or a Box pattern. Thanks in advance, Sadie

<< reply >>

I'm glad you enjoy the newsletters.
I've searched a few time for what I believe is the afghan pattern you mentioned.
I have come up with several different styles... some free, some not.



I've pondered which quilt pattern you wanted... could this be it?
I'm not as familiar with quilt patterns.

Re: Guestbook Entry

thank u for all the pretty dishcloths on this site i love to do them and knit to.
thanks god bless

Re: crocheting

I am a beginning crocheter, but know some of the stitches. I have trouble seeing where to put my crochet hook because I can't always tell where my previous stitches were. Does the color of the yarn make it easier to see your stitches? Thank you Anne Mattioli

<< reply >>

Yes... the color of the yarn, as well as the type of yarn makes a difference. I recommend using a smooth yarn in a lighter color until you are comfortable crocheting. Also... choosing patterns that call for a larger hook size will help you see the stitches better.

Re: William's_Baby_Hat

Thanks for the baby hat you have a pattern for adults . Making hats for homeless in Austin. Thanks

<< reply >>

You're very welcome.
I have a few hat patterns for adults:

Re: William's_Baby_Hat

Hi I haven't used this pattern yet, I just wanted to let you know what I will be doing with it. if it is okay with you. I make hats for the Cancer Center for Children in Little Rock, AR. So I make a lot of them. I have about 16 setting here that will go next month with what all I make in between. Thanks for the pattern, Nina

<< reply >>

Yes it is okay for you to use my pattern for charity.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know this pattern is being used for such a worthy cause. I love to know that my patterns are being used... especially to help others.


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Gracie had a system for labeling leftover meals in the freezer . She would carefully note in large clear letters, "Meatloaf" or "Pot Roast" or "Steak and Vegetables" or "Chicken and Dumplings" or "Beef Pot Pie." Everyday when she asked her husband George, what he wanted for dinner, he never asked for any of those meals. She decided to stock the freezer with his various requests. What he really likes. So now you'll see a whole new set of labels:"Whatever", "Anything", "I Don't Know", "I Don't Care", "Something Good", or "Food" No more frustration for Gracie because no matter what George replies when she asks him what he wants for dinner, it's there waiting.

One Sunday morning when my son, David, was about 5, we were attending a church in our community. It was common for the preacher to invite the children to the front of the church and have a small lesson before beginning the sermon. He would bring in an item they could find around the house and relate it to a teaching from the Bible. This particular morning, the visual aid for his lesson was a smoke detector. He asked the children if anyone knew what it meant when an alarm sounded from the smoke detector.

My child immediately raised his hand and said,
"It means Daddy's cooking dinner."

As a judge, I was sentencing criminal defendants when I saw a vaguely familiar face. I reviewed his record and found that the man was a career criminal, except for a five-year period in which there were no convictions.

"Milton," I asked, puzzled, "how is it you were able to stay out of trouble for those five years?"

"I was in prison," he answered. "You should know that -- you were the one who sent me there."

"That's not possible," I said. "I wasn't even a judge then."

"No, you weren't the judge," the defendant countered, smiling mischievously.
"You were my lawyer."

A farmer gets sent to jail, and his wife is trying to hold the farm together until her husband can get out. She's not, however, very good at farm work, so she writes a letter to him in jail:

"Dear sweetheart, I want to plant the potatoes. When is the best time to do it?"

The farmer writes back:
"Honey, don't go near that field. That's where all my guns are buried."

But, because he is in jail, all of the farmer's mail is censored. So when the sheriff and his deputies read this, they all run out to the farm and dig up the entire potato field looking for guns. After two full days of digging, they don't find one single weapon.

The farmer then writes to his wife:
"Honey, now is when you should plant the potatoes."

I was waiting outside the men's dressing room while my husband tried on some shirts when I overheard a couple arguing about sizes:
"These pants you picked out are big enough for an elephant," the man complained to his wife. But he took the slacks into the dressing room anyway.

A little later he emerged looking sheepish, and said, "Got any peanuts?"

I've started an exercise program.
I do 20 sit-ups each morning.
That may not sound like a lot, but you can only hit that snooze button so many times...

Every time I left to attend a parenting meeting, my seven- year-old daughter asked where I was going. I explained I was going to learn how to be a better mom. On the evening the meeting was to be held in my home, she watched me prepare coffee for the guests. She asked who'd be coming, and after I told her the names of the ladies, she said, "Aren't there any moms who know what they're doing?"

John was furious when his steak arrived too rare. "Waiter," he shouted, "Didn't you hear me say, 'well done'?"

"Oh, thank you, sir," replied the waiter. "I hardly ever get a compliment."

Driving to the supermarket one day, a woman made a left turn and was hit by an oncoming car. The accident was her fault, and as she verified the accident report, she saw to her horror that the other driver, who was furious, lived a few houses from her. Three months later, she saw her at a neighborhood barbecue.

"There's the woman from the accident," she told her husband. "What should I say to her?"

His response was short and sweet.
"Just go up and say, 'Nice bumping into you again."

While watching a movie recently, I couldn't hear the dialogue over the chatter of the two women sitting in front of me. Unable to bear it any longer, I tapped one of them on the shoulder. "Excuse me," I said, "I can't hear."

"I should hope not," she replied sharply. "This is a private conversation."

To confirm her suspicions, my sister needed to purchase a pregnancy test.
Since I was going to the pharmacy, she asked me to pick one up. I didn't stop to think how I appeared to the clerk when I waddled up, nine months pregnant to pay for the kit.

"Honey" she said, "I can save you $15 right now.
You're definitely going to have a baby."

Dad's pager beeped, 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, siren blaring. So Dad hung his stethoscope out the window to signal that he was on an emergency call.

Within seconds came the policeman's response:
a pair of handcuffs flapping outside the police car window.

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