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How to Crochet an Improved Treble Crochet Foundation Chain

Treble crochet foundation chains aren’t very common.  In fact, before I created this tutorial, I had never actually seen it done.  After researching some tutorials, I realized that the reason why treble crochet foundation chains aren’t very common is probably because so many crocheters would be disappointed with the outcome. If you’re familiar with single…

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How to Treble Crochet

If you’re looking to create a quick and loose crochet project, treble crochet is the way to go.  Sometimes referred to as “triple crochet stitches,” treble crochet stitches are the tallest of the commonly-used crochet stitches, with the others–from shortest to tallest–being slip stitches, single crochet stitches, half-double crochet stitches, and double crochet stitches. When…

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How to Crochet a Double Crochet Foundation Chain using Two Methods

Chains are normally used to start off many crochet projects, including those consisting of double crochet stitches.  If you’re working with straight lines, foundation chains can be quite beneficial.  For those unfamiliar with the term, foundation chains basically incorporate the initial chain and the first row of stitches.  This saves the crocheter the time of…

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How to Double Crochet and Half Double Crochet

Double crochet and half double crochet stitches are very convenient.  Sometimes, you may not have the time to single crochet an entire scarf, but still want it to be semi-tight.  Maybe you just don’t have enough yarn.  In either event, double crochet and half double crochet stitches would work out in your favor. When dealing…

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How to Crochet a Single Crochet Foundation Chain using Two Methods

When you first learn how to single crochet, you would normally start off with a normal chain.  When you’re using bulky yarn, the normal chain may be the way to go, but if you can start with a single crochet foundation chain, you may prefer it over crocheting with a normal chain.  Single crochet foundation…

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How to Single Crochet with a Normal Chain

One of the most commonly-used stitches when crocheting is the single crochet stitch.  This stitch can be used to create a number of projects, including simple scarves.  Due to the fact that the stitch is so short, it allows your project to be tighter than it would if you used a double crochet stitch or…

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How to Crochet a Slip Stitch

While some crocheters may use slip stitches to add to the appearance of a project, they are more often used as helpful stitches.  Since they are so flat, slip stitches are commonly used for joining colors, joining two projects together, and ending rows.  When crocheting circles and other shapes where your row ends next to…

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How to Crochet a Chain with a Normal Slip Knot and an Adjustable Slip Knot

In most crochet tutorials, a normal slip knot is used to start a crochet project before beginning your chain.  Sometimes, however, it’s beneficial to use an adjustable slip knot, which incorporates the first chain stitch into it.  The adjustable slip knot allows you to tighten the beginning of your project–much like a magic circle.  This…

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How to Crochet a Giant Mario Piranha Plant (featuring Pac-Man)

Unless you’re just looking to crochet Pac-Man, you will need red, green, and white yarn for this tutorial.  Exact colors are based on preference, so feel free to use whatever shades you’d like.  A 5mm crochet hook was used to create this tutorial, but again, it does not really matter what size you use.  Enjoy!…

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Commonly Confused Words: Contractions, Full-Form Words, and their Mistaken Counterparts

We see them every day on social media: ain’t, should of, there’s, your, etc.  What it so wrong about using these terms?  Find out in this video, where Samantha Goodheart covers false homophones and more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NX3BBdeqXE

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American English Basics: Types of Nouns and when to Capitalize Them

If you’re a writer, journalist, entrepreneur, or simply just somebody who uses American English in the written format, the video below will help you understand different types of nouns and when they should be capitalized.  It deals not only with the capitalization of words in titles, but also when you should capitalize names, ranks and…

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Commonly Confused Words: There, Their, and They’re

In this day and age, advances in technology have enabled us to sound smart by correcting our writings.  Why is it, then, that people still misuse simple words, such as homophones?  Could it be that we have gotten so used to computers doing everything for us that we have become lackadaisical with our language?  Perhaps…

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How to Crochet a Quick Scarf with the Treble Crochet Stitch

It’s still pretty cold out (in some places), so here’s a tutorial for a scarf that will keep you warm without getting itchy.  Once you get the hang of it, it shouldn’t take you more than two hours to complete.  All you need is a skein of the Country Loom type of yarn from Loops…

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Comic Book Giveaway Contest: The Flash #263 (1978)

Five Copies of The Flash #263  (1978) to be Given to Five Separate Contestants http://youtu.be/5liCYsa73jY Contest Begins: November 3rd, 2014 Contest Ends: November 12th, 2014 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time

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Valentine’s Day Tutorial: How to Crochet a Simple Flower

I’ve been seeing a lot of crocheted hearts around the internet, so to continue with the theme of Valentine’s Day without crocheting a bunch of hearts, I figured a flower pattern might be appropriate. If you’re looking to crochet a flower like the one displayed above, you can use a 5.00 mm crochet hook and…

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Dog Uses Treadmill to Exercise

Our dog loves going for a walk, but sometimes we can’t always do things the old-fashioned way–especially with all the snow that has fallen on the ground.  Instead of taking him outside, we decided to put him on the treadmill, which he seems to enjoy just the same. http://youtu.be/6CS7BoieOdA

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Dog Barks and Howls while Asleep

Just about every time he sleeps, my dog starts to make noises like he wants to bark.  This time, I caught him on camera barking and howling in his sleep, as you can hear in the video. http://youtu.be/G61Unf6iXiE

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Dog Makes Creepy Faces in His Sleep

In the video below, you’ll find my dog, Buddy, again.  This time, he’s asleep.  When he’s dreaming, he tends to make creepy faces, as you can see.  Towards the end of the video, you’ll find me trying to move his pillow, but he won’t allow it. http://youtu.be/74aVGxfmOuY

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Movie Monday: Dog Makes a Mess Trying to Eat Peanut Butter

My dog, like many others, loves peanut butter.  His owners, on the other hand, love to put the peanut butter on parts of his face which he cannot reach with his tongue.  Don’t worry, he eventually gets it.  The whole process, however, is quite a sight to see. http://youtu.be/cAYtQQcCOLA

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