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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wrap-Ture Shawl CAL (Video 2 of 2)



In this crochet video tutorial we will do Rows 11-28, then the edging of this beautiful Wrap-ture Shawl.

Row 11: Ch 4, turn, dc in same st, ch 1, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] to center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, [ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc] to last st, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in top of beginning ch-3. Rows 12-20: Repeat Rows 2-10. Row 21: Repeat Row 11. Rows 22-28: Repeat Rows 2-8.
FINISHING Weave in ends.


Edging (Right Side): Ch 1, do not turn, 2 sc in same st, working long edge, sc evenly spaced along long edge to opposite corner, 2 sc in corner st, turn to work along side edge, sc evenly to center ch-space, 3 sc in center space, working along opposite side edge, sc evenly to first st, slip st in first st to join. Fasten off.

Wrap-Ture Shawl CAL (Video 1 of 2)



This easy crochet design using a thick yarn is a perfect low-stress project. In this crochet tutorial we'll see how to follow the pattern instructions. We will do Rows 1-10. Part 2 will start with Row 11.

This is a FREE Pattern designed by Edie Eckman and was found on the Red Heart Yarn website.

Wrapture Shawl Free Pattern
Shawl measures 63" [160 cm] at widest point x 37" [94 cm] at longest point.


Abbreviations

ch = chain;

cm = centimeters;

dc = double crochet;

mm = millimeters;

st(s) = stitch(es);

sc = single crochet;

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; ( ) = work directions in parenthesis the number of times specified.



Ch 5.
Row 1 (Wrong Side): (Dc, ch 1) 4 times in 5th ch from hook (skipped 4 ch count as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in same ch – 6 dc and 5 ch-1 spaces. Place marker in center ch-1 space and move it up to next center space as you work each row.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), turn, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] to marked center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4 – 6 ch-1 spaces and 1 ch-2 corner space.
Rows 3 and 5: Ch 4, turn, [dc in next space, ch 1] to center space, ([dc, ch 1] 3 times, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, [dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1] to center space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in center space, ch 1, [dc in next space, ch 1] to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in each ch-1 space to center space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in center space, 2 dc in each ch-1 space to last st, dc in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4
Rows 7-10: Ch 3, turn, dc in same st, dc in each dc to center space, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in center space, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in top of beginning ch-3 – 62 dc and 1 center ch-1 space at end of Row 10.




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Monday, November 27, 2017

Lady In Red Doll Dress

Custom Hand Crocheted Doll Dress at Merri Medley ETSY Shop!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/merrimedley


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Give Away



Thank you to Cynthia the manager of the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Craig Marketplace for the donation of chicken to give to our good friends at the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Las Vegas! A huge thank you to both Tasha Baker of the The Giving Library 501(c)(3) and Merri Medley of  The Energy and Arts Church of Healing!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A NEW Day & Location!


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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Arthritis & Arts Seminar at Atria Seville Senior Living

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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Vegas Strong

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!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crocheted Brick Stitch





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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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Basket Weave Crochet Stitch Video Tutorial





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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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Crocheted Hair Scrunchie (around an elastic band)



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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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Crocheted Hair Scrunchie (around an elastic band)



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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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Absolute Beginners Crochet Video Tutorials - Right Hand





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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Setting The Mood To Relax While Crocheting



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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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Tapping Into Your Creativity

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)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Finger Exercises For Crocheters





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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Release Upper Body Tension For Crocheters





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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

First Time Teething Ring For Babies -Revised for Absolute Beginners

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)

Monday, May 8, 2017

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





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 open area make 3 double crochets and chain 1. join and tie off.

Thank you for watching!
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I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Upcoming Crochet Stress Away CAL & Contest REMINDER

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





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

Saturday, March 18, 2017

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



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!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Foundation Chain Crochet Stitch





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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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 your mind, body, and spirit. You can take advantage of her many classes in February: Go to her site at http://www.theenergyandartschurchofhealing.org Check out her technique at https://youtu.be/O2_arY6b6aI You can contact Merri at 240-507-3619 or email at TEACHnonprofit1@gmail.com Cheri and Vicki are always here to support you with Beeing the Best You Can Bee with their many online emotional wellness products along with their life-changing Reconnective Healing Practices at Luminosity Wellness Center. Contact us: www.queenbeebiz.com

Friday, January 27, 2017

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!

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Crochet is an ancient art form. Some say its a form of meditation that's beneficial to our health. I enjoy the creative aspect of crochet...when one creates something beautiful and useful from a simple piece of string!

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