Crochet N More

Volume XI, Issue No. 24
December 30, 2008

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Prayer Request

Tim's sister, Dawn, had her baby on December 27th.
His name is Will.
He has had some trouble breathing and
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Lace Mason Jar Jacket
I am looking for a pattern that will dress-up a Mason Jar for a Wedding Candle Holder.
Something like a fancy Can Cozy that starts at the top of the jar and goes about 3/4's of the way down.
Donna Gooey


Patterns for sale on this site $7.99

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"Sin wouldn't be so attractive,
if the wages were paid immediately."


There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--
   A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted.
   A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build up.
   A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
   A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing.
   A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; a time to keep, and a time to throw away.
   A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; a time to be silent, and a time to speak.
   A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?
I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and do good in one's lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

And in the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and frutful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.

Acts 14:16-17



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


Aubrey's Stocking Crochet Pattern


Row Count Butterfly Afghan Square Crochet Pattern








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








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However, these patterns will be added to the Crochet 'N' More website after the next issue is sent out.


Row Count 2009 Afghan Square Crochet Pattern


Row Count Paw Print Afghan Square Crochet Pattern




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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 double crochet stitches into the specified
If a pattern calls for a 9 tr shell then you work 9 treble crochet stitches into the specified

When chain stitches are incorporated with the double crochet stitches you get a lacy version of the shell.

(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st or ch sp.

( dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the same sp.

You can find shell stitch afghans here:
These are easily adjusted by changing
the beginning chain.

More shell patterns & information:









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)

This file is very informative when learning to crochet:



Toothpick containers make great sewing/tapestry needle holders.





Scrap Yarn Ideas ...

62. Since I am new to crochet I like to use my old balls of yarn to practice stitches
for a pattern..........then if I get it right I use my new yarn and I don't have to unravel.

do you have number 63?



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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Hi, Found you on line. Hoping you can help me. I am looking for a pattern that you crochet from both sides of the pattern for double thickness. It was used to make hot pads and potholders with. Do you have a pattern like this or know of where I can get one. I appreciate it. Thanks Olive

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Is this the pattern you're thinking of:

Re: Pattern

I'm looking for a pattern called Paper Back Tote.
I believe if I'm not mistaking is one of yours.Can you help me???
I love your site. My husband and I are also Christian folks and there is nothing more rewarding than our Lord Jesus Christ.
You have a blessed day.
In Christ, Marilyn Griffin

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Here's the link to my Paperback Tote pattern:

Re: Need help for coasters

Lisa, have enjoyed your website for some time. Have gotten lots of info from it, but need some help right now. I am creating my own plastic canvas pattern for coaters for my grandchildren's high school and am looking for a pattern for a crown. I've tried to create my own, but have not been successful. I've checked some website, but to no avail. Can you help? Keep up the great work and thank you for having a great Christian site that is safe for all ages.
Yours in Christ, Jarra Poe
"In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me" Psalm 86:7

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You're very welcome Jarra.
You might try using a picture of a crown like these (I like the first one):

Here's a beading pattern you might use:


In your Dec. 15, 2008 issue was a question regarding using size 3 or 5 crochet thread rather size 10.
I have found that coasters, doilies, afghans and other flat items can be crocheted in just about any size thread or yarn.
Just remember that the finished size will correspond to the size thread or yarn used. One time I used a doily pattern and ww yarn and made a shawl. It came out quite nice. Hope you have a great Christmas and a happy New Year. Janet

Just wanted to wish Lisa, Tim and all those who enjoy Crochet'N'More a very Merry Christmas. And thank you Lisa and Tim for a great website. The info, patterns and most of all the fact that it is great to have a Christian webpage you don't have to worry about the contents.

I love to crochet and knit but seem to do only small projects. I am trying to take on bigger project and items that can be used. I have done 3 purses and what a chore that was. I have trouble with the guage and doing different stitches. I recently bought my granddaughter the innovations knitting machine. I tried to find some free patterns on the internet but found more for regular knitting, crocheting and loom patterns. Not many knitting machine patterns. Maybe you can have a small section for people to post some there. Keep sending me your newsletter as I find them great! Have a Blessed Day!

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I will gladly consider any "original designs" for crochet and/or knit patterns for inclusion on the Crochet N More website.

: I love to crochet. I learned when I was 8, but didn't start using patterns until I was 13. I really like you "Plastic Bag Keeper" pattern. I've used it many times over the past few years to make gifts for family and friends. In fact, I'n using the patten once again this year for a Christmas gift. Thank you for a great pattern.

Just found this wed sight. I love to crochet. I have made many things. Bedspreads, doilies, and tablecloths. Also Scarfs and afghan. Looking forward to see what kind of paterns you have. God Bless Bonnie

Thank you for this site! You are a life saver! My pattern read "2 SC tog twice" which now I understand from your site simply means that they want you to do a SC decrease. Uhhh! Why doesn't it just say that then?! Frustration. Anyway, thanks so much! Leslie Massillon

The more I look at this site the happier I am becoming. I am so thrilled that I found it I just cannot even express it!!! I just had to write you again. Haha! Thank you so very much! What a gigantic help! Now I can return a $35 book I just bought called the Encyclopedia of Crochet. It wasn't very helpful anyway.....surely not as helpful as your site.
Thank you thank you thank you! Happy crocheting! Regards, Leslie Massillon,

OH P.S. I am pregnant with our second baby so I'll be crocheting my little fingers away....booties, blankets, etc.


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When Ruth's grandson Jordan was 5, he always told everyone he wanted to be a doctor when he grew up.
One day he was running through the house and into the corner of a chair and hurt his eye.
He cried for a while and kept saying, "Oh no, oh no, now I can't be a doctor when I grow up."

Ruth assured him he could still be a doctor and Jordan kept telling her he couldn't.
Finally she asked, "Why can't you be a doctor?"

Holding one hand over his eye, Jordan said, "Because now I will have to be a pirate!"

The young woman sat in her stalled car, waiting for help. Finally two men walked up to her. "I'm out of gas," she purred. "Could you please push me to the gas station?"

The men readily put their muscles to the car and rolled it several blocks. After a while, one looked up, exhausted, to see that they had just passed a filling station.

"How come you didn't turn in?" he yelled.

"I never go there," the girl shouted back. "They don't have full service."

We were thoroughly confused. While transcribing medical audiotapes, Patty, my co-worker came upon the following garbled diagnosis: "This man has pholenfrometry."

Knowing nothing about that particular condition, Patty double checked with the doctor.

After listening to the tape, he shook his head.
"This man," he said, translating for her, "has fallen from a tree."

A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump and got a doggie biscuit out for the dog.

"Sir," said the young man, "I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."

The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."

A young girl of 4 was told she needed an X-ray after an accident. Her mother tried to calm her down, but she was still nervous when the time came for the X-Ray. When she came out of the X-ray room, however, she seemed relaxed and just fine. "They took a picture of my bones." she told her mother.

"Yes, dear," replied the mother. "Did everything go all right?"

"Yeah," said the girl. "It was great! I didn't even have to take my skin off, or anything!"

A college professor had the mysterious habit of walking into the lecture hall each morning, removing a tennis ball from his jacket pocket. He would set it on the corner of the podium. After giving the lecture for the day, he would once again pick up the tennis ball, place it into his jacket pocket, and leave the room. No one ever understood why he did this, until one day. . . . A student fell asleep during the lecture. The professor never missed a word of his lecture while he walked over to the podium, picked up the tennis ball and threw it, hitting the sleeping student squarely on the top of the head. The next day, the professor walked into the room, reached into his jacket, removed a baseball. . . No one ever fell asleep in his class the rest of the semester!

Doug had always been teased by his friends that his wife was more successful than he was. Some even went so far as to insinuate that he was henpecked.

Doug had a sense of humor and always laughed it off. One day, one of his fiends asked the tiresome question again, "Who wears the pants in your family?"

"I do," Doug answered. Then, after a pause, he added, "I also wash and iron them."

On Coast Guard cutters, low-ranking crewmembers take turns in the galley helping the cooks.
One young seaman aboard was always dropping dishes and spilling food.

One day, alone in the galley, he noticed an unfrosted yellow sheet-cake cooling on a counter.
Determined to rectify past errors, the seaman made chocolate icing and carefully decorated the cake with it. The seaman stood proudly by the dessert as the head cook returned to the galley.

Frantically, the cook began to look around. "Where did my cornbread go?" he shouted.

Bernard, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at four forty four a.m. by his ringing telephone. . . "Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an angry voice.

Bernard thanked the caller and politely asked his name and number before hanging up.
The next morning at precisely four forty four a.m., Bernard called his neighbor back . . .
"Good morning, Mr. Williams.... Just called to say that I don't *have* a dog."

Last week my wife and I purchased a new computer. We ran into some difficulties while setting it up so we decided to call the customer support phone number we found in the manual. I picked up the phone and called the number. A man answered the phone and I explained the problem to him. He began rattling off computer jargon. This confused us even more.

"Sir," I said politely, "Can you explain what I should do as if I were a small child?"

"Okay," the computer support guy said , "Son, could you please put your mommy on the phone?"

During a phone conversation, my nephew mentioned that he was taking a psychology course at the university. "Oh, great," I said. "Now you'll be analyzing everyone in the family."

"No, no," he replied. "I don't take abnormal psychology until next semester."

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