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Crochet N More

Volume XVII, Issue No. 24
December 30, 2014

Serving approximately 7,000 crafters...


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RE: Crochet Toilet Tissue Cover that has a Santa Face

I saw this Toilet Tissue cover at a craft fair and asked lady where she got the pattern and said she didn't remember. It was really cute and I would like to make some for Christmas presents next year. Any help would sure appreciated. Thank You

Doris Cook (Help finding Pattern),



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" God proved His love on the Cross.
When Christ hung, and bled, and died,
it was God saying to the world, "I love you."
~~ Billy Graham ~~

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Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.

Isaiah 53:4-6


"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out. When he puts forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And a stranger they simply will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." This figure of speech Jesus spoke to them, but they did not understand what those things were which He had been saying to them. Jesus therefore said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out, and find pasture.The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

John 10:1-11

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?

John 11:25

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:8-10

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





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Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of stitches and then to form a border or edging
you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row. If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to
making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.
If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches. No matter what kind of stitch you are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.

The first photo in the following picture shows a swatch turned on its side
with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the
row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire
piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single
into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite
side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked
3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.

Row Ends





















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If you have trouble threading a yarn needle, you can purchase a yarn threader to make this task easier.
Another option is to use a piece of thin wire or a length of dental floss. Fold the wire or floss, insert the folded end through the eye of the needle, insert the yarn through it and pull it back through the needle.










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Thank you Lisa. These are nice. Are Tim's books being made into movies?
That is wonderful. Talk soon. Merry CHRISTmas and a bless 2015!!! Emmy

<< Reply >>

You're very welcome Emmy.
Tim is only publishing books at this time.
A movie would be a exciting achievement... what a blessing it would be to see his
work on the big screen.


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<< Comments >>

My first crocheted garment - Knitting is my first language but this was so cute I had to give it a try.
It is for a cute little that is turning one this Sunday.
Bev Everett Landgren‎


It turned out great! I'm sure she'll love it!
Laura Landgren


I Love it!


Re: Dog sweater pattern

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Best crochet dog sweater pattern ever!!
I have Italian Greyhounds and they aren't shaped like real dogs. LOL! Finding adjustable patterns has been a challenge but this one was SO easy to do because your instructions were great! Usually I will make a pattern by instructions, then adjust the 2nd one. Yours I was able to adjust the first time I made it and ended up with a wearable sweater!

Thanks again!!

Kari Donald


Re: Ten Inch Doily

I have a very large glass round coffee table. I was wondering if I could possibly increase the size of this doily. This is a lovely site. Thank you so much for doing this.
Cheryle Flynn

<< Reply >>

I do not have a larger version of this doily at this time.
You might like this Pineapples in the Round table cloth:
The finished measurement is 43”.
Would that accommodate your table?



Hi, I am not sure if this will go thru to you this way, but I hope so. I hope your Tim is better soon! I also wanted to thank you for your humor section, especially, trip to Grandma's, helping with dishes, and football overtime. While all the pieces brought a smile to my face, those made me grin! Thank you. Merry Christmas, from misskittyjean

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Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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I have had a couple of other inquiries regarding the sound on the video series for the Crocheted Towel Topper. Not sure what the problem is or why it happens for some and not others. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas also!


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Re: How to Crochet - How to Thread a Yarn or Tapestry Needle



<< Comment >>

I try and try and can't do it. Very frustrating. You make it look so easy.



You can purchase a yarn threader to make this task easier. Or... use a piece of thin wire or a length of dental floss. Insert the wire or floss through the eye of the needle, insert the yarn through it and pull it back through the needle.


RE: Barbs_Floppy_Brim_Hat

What size is this hat? For a toddler or child?
Also what does FP and FPDC stand for? I believe DC is double crochet.
Thank you,

But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
My times are in your hands;
Psalm 31:14-15a

<< Reply >>

I designed this hat for a lady.
FP stands for "front post"; FPDC stands for "front post double crochet";
and DC is "double crochet". You can find a list of stitch abbreviations and instructions on our Crochet Basics page:

Hope this helps.

ps... love the Bible passage!


Re: ABC Baby blanket pattern

Hello Lisa,

Would you have this pattern available for knitting instead of crochet?

I need step by step written instructions - not a graph.

I would appreciate a reply at your earliest convenience.

Thank you.

<< Reply >>

Hi Nancy:

I’m sorry but we do not have a knit version of the ABC afghan nor a written out version for crochet. Knit stitches are shorter than crochet stitches, therefore, this pattern would look somewhat flattened if knitted.

I found a reference to a knit alphabet afghan pattern in a book by Debbie Bliss called "the baby knits book":
However, I do not know if that pattern is written out or graphed.


Re: Ribbon_Candy_Ornament

Awesome pattern. Thank you. Several years ago I made these with plastic canvas. Made boxes for them like ribbon candy and gave as gifts.

Darla Elliott



Thank you do much for posting this pattern. I have made quite a few this Christmas for my wife to give as part of her embroidered tea towels.

I have two suggestions:

Leave a six foot tail when starting out the pattern. (This can be looped and fastened up to get it out of the way.) Then use this tail to finish off the flap at the end of the pattern rather than having to attach a new piece of yarn. This saves two loose ends to have to be weaved into the yarn. Works out perfect.

Reduce the row count from 32 to 26 for the handle. 32 rows seems to make it too long.

Thank you even more for sharing your faith in Jesus with the web. ay you have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Your brother in Christ,

Jim Rich






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"Laughter is an instant vacation." - Milton Berle
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery





Logan, our four-year-old grandson, wanted a banana.
I gave him half, to make sure he would eat it, and
when he finished it, I asked him if he wanted the
other half.
"No thanks," Logan replied. "I'll wait for them to
turn green."
I explained to him that they start out green and
then get brown spots as they ripen.
Sighing, Logan put his face in his hands and said.
"Then I'll wait until they turn into banana bread."


My friend wanted a boat more than anything. His wife kept
refusing, but he bought one anyway.

I'll tell you what," he told her. "In the spirit of compromise,
why don't you name the boat?"

Being a good sport, she accepted.

When her husband went to the dock for his maiden voyage, this
is the name he saw painted on the side: "For Sale."


A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday School

His mother, sitting in the front row to prompt him,
gestured and formed the words silently with her lips,
but it didn't help. Her son's memory was blank.

Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue,
"I am the light of the world."

The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud,
clear voice said, "My mother is the light of the world."


As we stood in formation at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, our
Flight Instructor said, "All right! All you dummies fall out."

As the rest of the squad wandered away, I remained at attention.

The Instructor walked over until he was eye-to-eye with me, and
then just raised a single eyebrow.

I smiled and said, "Sure was a lot of 'em, huh sir?"


A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file
for a divorce.

The attorney asked, "May I help you?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces."

The attorney said, "Well, do you have any grounds?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres."

The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a

The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John

The attorney said, "No, you don't understand. I mean do you
have a grudge?"

The farmer said, "Yea, I got a grudge. That's where I park
my John Deere."

The attorney said, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?"

The farmer said, "Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church
on Sundays."

The exasperated attorney said, "Well, sir, does your wife beat
you up or anything?"

The farmer said, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30."

Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY

And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful
conversation with her."


One Sunday morning on my way to church, with my baby and my
three- year-old in the car, I pulled over to the shoulder of
the road with a flat tire. I had no idea of how to change it,
but fortunately a gentleman pulled up and offered his assistance.

When he completed the task, I gave him a rag to wipe his hands,
and, noting he was wearing a suit, I said, "I hope I haven't made
you late for church."

"Don't worry," he replied. "They won't start without me. I'm the

One day, while I was heading out the front door with
my eight-month-old daughter, our golden retriever,
Hurley, bolted in front of us and took off down the

Since "Come!" is the command he's least likely to
obey, I wasn't looking forward to going after him with
baby in tow.

As he approached the end of the driveway, I decided
to try a different (STRONG) approach and blurted out,
"Wait! You need your leash!"

Without hesitation, Hurley stopped in his tracks,
turned around and came back into the house.


An off-ramp of a freeway in Long Beach, CA, has been torn up
for years.

Recently, someone put up a handmade sign reading, "Scientists
tell us that the sun will burn out in one and a half billion
years. It is sad that this contractor will have to finish
working in the dark."


As a waitress, I stopped at a table to see if anyone
needed anything.

The mother seated there asked, "May I have some more
dressing for my salad?"

"Anything else?" I replied thinking I could avoid making
two trips.

The little girl at the table knew how to take a hint.

"Please," she added.


A middle-aged man wasn't feeling well, so he went to
the doctor for a check-up. After a thorough examination,
the doctor said, "Well, based on my examination, the best
thing for you is to cut out all sweets and fatty foods,
give up alcohol, and stop smoking."
The man said, "Well, to be honest with you, Doc, I don't
deserve the best. What's the second best?"

If someone says, "I know what I mean, but I just can't put it into
words," he doesn't know what he means.The boys had been up in
the attic together helping with some cleaning. The kids uncovered
an old manual typewriter and asked her, "Hey, Mom, what's this?"

"Oh, that's an old typewriter," she answered, thinking that
would satisfy their curiosity.

"Well, what does it do?" they queried.

"I'll show you," their mother said. She went downstairs and
returned with a blank piece of paper. She rolled the paper
into the typewriter and began striking the keys, leaving
black letters of print on the page.

"WOW!" the boys exclaimed, "That's really cool -- but how
does it work like that? Where do you plug it in?"

"There is no plug," she answered. "It doesn't need a plug."

"Then where do you put the batteries?" they persisted.

"It doesn't need batteries either," she continued.

"Wow! This is so cool!" the brothers exclaimed. "Someone
should have invented this a long time ago!"


Why It's Great to be a Dog

1) No one expects you to take a bath every day.
2) If it itches, you can scratch it.
3) There's no such thing as bad food.
4) A rawhide bone can entertain you for hours.
5) If you grow hair in weird places, no one notices.
6) You can lie around all day without worrying about being fired.
7) You don't get in trouble for putting your head in a stranger's lap.
8) You're always excited to see the same people.
9) Having big feet is considered an asset.
10) Puppy love can last.




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