Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CrochetandKnitting Newsletter - Some Pattern Talk

The CrochetandKnitting Newsletter
Friday, September 21, 2007

Hello Everyone,

Rhonda posted on the Craft Discussions and Pattern
Search Forum
that she was looking for a Noah's Ark pattern, that includes
the ark and all the animals. She found it at this site.
All patterns there are only .99 each. Thanks for sharing
that link, Rhonda.

I posted a photo on the forum of my latest completed
project, a granny square baby afghan. This pattern was free
on the label of a skein of Red Heart yarn.

Making granny squares and sewing them together can
take a lot of time. However, I love the look of the
granny squares and you just can't get that look any
way else. I almost changed my mind and went for a
pattern where you just crochet straight with no sewing,
but then I told myself not to be so lazy, a little sewing
wouldn't hurt me.... :)

I also posted on the forum some tips for crocheting a graph
pattern. I then decided to also turn that into an article,
titled "Crochet Graph Pattern Tips". I have posted it on
my website in the Craft and Hobbies Article section at

Make your own graph patterns from your photos.

Here is handy site if you would like to make your own
graph patterns. My daughter took a picture of my son
and turned it into a black and white photo. I put it into
the online software program at

I intend on crocheting the picture of him someday. I
had done a crocheted "Elvis" at one time as a wall
hanging. So I think it would be neat to have one of
my son as well.

You can use this software free to make graphs to use
for Knit, Needlepoint, Cross Stitch and Crochet.

Past issues of the "CrochetandKnitting Newsletter" can be
found in the archive at
However, from now on I will post them on my blog at

That is all for today.


Sue Norrad
CrochetandKnitting.com - Free Patterns, Craft Discussions
and Pattern Search Board, Craft Supplies and much more.

Friday, September 21, 2007

New Variation of Slipper Pattern

I will be archiving past issues of The CrochetandKnitting
Newsletter here on my blog from now on.

Previous issues from before can be found on my site at

The CrochetandKnitting Newsletter
Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hello Everyone,

I just completed a pair of the Knitted Slip Stitch Slippers
for my husband. He tends to wear out the bottoms of
slippers quickly if they are done in one strand, so I made
these slippers with two strands of yarn held together.

I kept notes and wrote up a pattern.
Men's Slip Stitch Knitted Slippers

Of course they could be for women too, if you would like
a thicker slipper. They should be easy to adjust.

If you haven't been to the new forum yet, Craft Discussions
and Pattern Search Forum, drop on over and check it out

Rhonda (CoxMartinez) is looking for anyone who would
like to knit for charity. It is for the Arkansas Children's
Hospital. They need 30,000 caps/hats for children, babies,
teenagers and even some adults.

Mary (mmcelroy) was wondering if there was a knitted
suspenders pattern for men. I searched everywhere and
couldn't find such a thing, neither free nor for sale. So if
anyone else knows of one, it would be greatly appreciated
if you would let Mary know on the forum.

Janet (janet119) was looking for a crochet fly bonnet
pattern for horses. Janet said, "It covers their ears and hangs
down between their eyes. Usually has shiney stuff or beads
crocheted into them along the edge. They usually wear
them during a show or competition."

I couldn't find any such thing, but Char55 came to rescue
with a website link with many beautiful patterns for horses.

Maddison was stuck on a knit sweater pattern for her
husband. She gave a link to the pattern with a picture.
It is absolutely beautiful. mirl56 is helping her with the
problems she is having.

That is just a few of the interesting topics going on over
there. Hope to see you there!

That is all for today.


Sue Norrad
CrochetandKnitting.com - Free Patterns, Craft Discussions
and Pattern Search Board, Craft Supplies and much more.