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.


t said...

I would really like to find the pattern for Noah's Ark and animals. I have went to the web site posted on the here but coud not find the pattern.

Sue Norrad said...

I searched the site and it is gone. They quit selling it for some reason.

I don't know where else you would find it.