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A NEW Day & Location!

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We've moved our classes to the Sophia Center!  It's located at 6034 Smoke Ranch Road, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Classes are every Tuesday Evening 6:30pm-8:00pm

Arthritis & Arts Seminar at Atria Seville Senior Living

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Had a fantastic time crocheting with the fabulous ladies at Atria Seville Senior Living! Congratulations to the Awareness Raffle Winner, Martha!

Vegas Strong

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We are devastated by the recent atrocities to befall our beloved city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the people affected. We must carry on and come together now more than ever. Stay Strong Vegas!

Making Strides With Merri Hookers This October

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Arthritis & Arts Seminar at Atria Seville

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The Art of Crochet Project Is Moving-Stay Tuned

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Solar Eclipse August 2017 I'm Thinking of Peace

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Many, Many Thanks to Mary Aluas of The Pink Tutu Ballet Company!

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Crocheted Brick Stitch

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In this video we're crocheting the Brick Stitch. It's an excellent choice of stitches for blankets, scarves and any project that you prefer a little stretchiness in it.

BRICK STITCH PATTERN
Row 1:  Chain 18
Row 2:  Single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook, then chain 4 and skip 3 stitches, single crochet in the 4th stitch. Repeat until the end of the row
Row 3:  Chain 3,  make 3 double crochets in the space, then double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat until the end of the row.
Row4:  Chain 2, Single crochet in the first stitch, chain 4  and skip 3 stitches, then single crochet in the next stitch. Repeat until the end of the row.
Row 5:  Chain 3, make 3 double crochets in the space, then FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET TWO ROWS BELOW. Repeat until the end of the row.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 until desired length.



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Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial

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In this crochet tutorial we learn the Basket Weave Crochet Stitch.

BASKET WEAVE STITCH PATTERN
Chain 20 Foundation Chain Stitches
ROW 1:  Chain 3, then Double Crochet in each stitch across
ROW 2:  Chain 3, then *** Front Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches, then Back Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches*** Then repeat from *** until end of row
ROW 3: Repeat Row 2
ROW 4:  Chain 3  then ***Back Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches, then Front Post Double Crochet in the next 3 stitches***. Then repeat *** until the end of the row.
ROWS 5 & 6 : Repeat Row 4.

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Crocheted Hair Scrunchie (around an elastic band)

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In this video we learn how to crochet around an elastic band to create a hair scrunchie.

Hair Scrunchie Pattern / Advanced Beginners Level

Size F/5 Crochet Hook
Acrylic Yarn

Make as many Single Crochet Stitches as needed to cover the elastic band.
Chain 3 then Slip Stitch in next stitch all the way around. Tie off.

Thanks for watching!

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Crocheted Hair Scrunchie (around an elastic band)

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In this video we learn how to crochet around an elastic band to create a hair scrunchie.

Hair Scrunchie Pattern / Advanced Beginners Level

Size F/5 Crochet Hook
Acrylic Yarn

Make as many Single Crochet Stitches as needed to cover the elastic band.
Chain 3 then Slip Stitch in next stitch all the way around. Tie off.

Thanks for watching!

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Ask Me Anything About Crochet! NEW Monthly Series

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Absolute Beginners Crochet Video Tutorials - Right Hand

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When I was a little girl, I remember watching my Grandmother Hiccie Medley sitting on the porch in the summertime in Cassius Hill WV crocheting granny square blankets for the upcoming winter. She would patiently take her time an teach me how to crochet.  So, I've made these crochet video tutorials in the hope to pass along the art of crochet. Please share and subscribe

Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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Setting The Mood To Relax While Crocheting

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Creating a relaxing environment for crocheting is important. I enjoy the Wild Orange Essential Oil  fragrance in my diffuser. If you're local and in Las Vegas, feel free to stop by the Luminosity Wellness Center Gift Shop to get your Doterra Diffuser and favorite choice of essential oils. They're open weekdays 12 noon to 5pm. The address is 2400 Tenaya Way Las Vegas NV 89128.
If you'd prefer to order online, just click this link. WWW.DOTERRA.COM/SUSIEOWENS



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Tapping Into Your Creativity

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I came across these Finger Tapping exercises at Sage Laughter Yoga hosted by Mrs. Pamela Noonan.She hosts sessions every Monday evening at 6:30pm at the Sofia Center for Goddess Study located at 6034 Smoke Ranch Drive Las Vegas NV 89108.This is a great way to tap into your creativity using your fingers to engage the two hemispheres of your brain. These are some of the Finger Exercises that I now do every time I crochet. So, when you're in Vegas definitely stop by and check this out! EXERCISE DISCLAIMER: Always consult  qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise in this video. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Finger Exercises For Crocheters

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These are some of the Finger Exercises that I now do every time I crochet.



EXERCISE DISCLAIMER: Always consult  qualified medical professional before beginning any exercise in this video.

Release Upper Body Tension For Crocheters

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In this video I show you some of the light stretches that I do for my upper body.
EXERCISE DISCLAIMER: Always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any exercises described in this video.

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Half Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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First Time Teething Ring For Babies -Revised for Absolute Beginners

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In this video we make a teething ring that's great for first time teethers! First Time Teething Ring Pattern Size K Crochet Hook Cotton Yarn ***Use two strands of yarn*** Chain 20 stitches then join ROW 1- Chain 1 then 1 single crochet in next stitch, then do 2 single crochets in the next stitch, then do 1single crochet in the next stitch. Continue alternating the single crochets to the end of the row. You'll have 30 stitches. ROW 2- Chain 1 then do 2 single crochets in each stitch around, then join. You'll have 60 stitches. ROW 3- Picot Edging- chain 3 then slip stitch in each stitch around, then join and tie off. I usually wash the teething ring in mild detergent before use. Try wetting it with water then chilling it for baby. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Absolute Beginners-How to Hold Yarn & Hook- Chain & Single Crochet Stitches

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Granny Square Crochet Tutorial for Beginners - The Art of Crochet Project

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This lightweight bamboo crochet hook is made by Crystal Palace and maybe purchased at:
 Mirage Fiber Arts  Store
 1161 South Buffalo Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
 (702)902-4881.

Granny Square Pattern

Crochet hook size K and acrylic yarn

Chain 4 then join ends forming a ring.

Row 1-Chain 3, make 2 double crochets then chain 3, then make 3 double crochets and chain 3, then make 3 double crochets and chain 3 then make 3 double crochets and chain 3, then join (see video for details)

Row 2-chain 4 then in corner of previous row, make 3 double crochets chain 3 and 3 double crochets, then chain 1. Proceed to next corner of previous row and do the same. At the end of the row, join

Row 3- chain 3 then make 2 double crochets, chain 1, then in corner of previous row make 3 double crochets chain 3 make 3 double crochets, then chain 1. In next open area make 3 double crochets and chain 1.  then in corner of previous row make 3 double crochets chain 3 make 3 double crochets, then chain 1. In next o…

CROCHET STRESS AWAY Contest Winner!

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Daffodil / Jonquil Crochet Tutorial

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Snowdrop Crochet Tutorial

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Crochet Stress Away CAL & Contest - Week 2 Reminder

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Calla Lily Crochet Tutorial-Crochet Stress Away

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Upcoming Crochet Stress Away CAL & Contest REMINDER

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Many, Many Thanks To Mirage Fiber Arts For Their Lovely Yarn Donation!

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Many, many thanks to the phenomenal Mrs. Cassandra Bartlett of the Mirage Fiber Arts yarn store for the beautiful yarn donation to the Art of Crochet Project. Checkout the assortment of yarns at the Mirage Fiber Arts store for your next project. They're located at 1161 S Buffalo Dr #101 Las Vegas NV 89117.  #miragefiberarts #artofcrochetproject #yarn #donation #givingnliving

National Stress Awareness Month April 2017 Upcoming Crochet Stress Away CAL

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Many, Many Thanks To Mrs. Pamela Noonan of the Sof...

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The Art of Crochet Project would like to thank the phenomenal Mrs. Pamela Noonan of the Sofia Goddess Center for invitation to do an event there this March. March is National Crochet Month. We look forward to future event endeavors this year!

Foundation Chain Crochet Stitch

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This is one of my favorite stitches when making afghans or baby blankets! What's your favorite crochet stitches?  If you like this crochet tutorial then please subscribe on my Youtube channel.

Beginners Crochet at The Art Of Crochet Project

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Valentine's Day Event at Luminosity Wellness Center 2017

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Merri Medley - Paying It Forward! 02/14 by Cheri and Vickis Bee Talk | Self Help Podcasts

Merri Medley - Paying It Forward! 02/14 by Cheri and Vickis Bee Talk | Self Help Podcasts: Cheri & Vicki have spent years developing their skills and techniques to support women over 45 to get through their Second Chapter with as much ease and joy as possible. Their theme for 2017 is: 'Bee the Best You Can Bee in 2017'. February is 'Follow Your Heart!'. As Reconnective Healing® Foundational Practitioners, they are giving you the opportunity to get truly clear, so you can live your life with peace, purpose and joy! Merri has a very unique way of paying it forward. She was inspired by her technique, after losing everything in a home fire in 2014. After the Red Cross came in to support her and her family, she felt she 'just had to' do something that would support others. She has created a non-profit organization that can help you relax, lower blood pressure, stay mentally sharp, and manage chronic pain. Her mission is to provide you with another tool to heal y…

Giving the Gift of Christmas 2016 Event

Giving the Gift of Christmas 2016 Event

The Giving Library NonProfit 501(c)(3) and The Energy and Arts Church of Healing NonProfit celebrated the holiday by giving away an Albertsons gift card, crocheted cashmere hat and great books to a local Las Vegas family!
Many, many, many thanks to the Albertsons located at Cheyenne and Durango for their gift card donation!