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Instant Email Notification upon Upload @YouTube

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It is now possible to receive an instant email notification when I upload a video to YouTube. First you will select the channel you want to edit.  Each channel is done individually. You will click on the "Edit Subscription", and check the box that says, "Email me for new uploads", click update to save.


Crochet amigurumi pattern giveaway - by Seema

Seema is hosting a Crochet amigurumi pattern giveaway.  Please visit her blog on the link below to enter her giveaway.
http://seemask.blogspot.com/2010/05/crochet-amigurumi-pattern-giveaway.html

Squeaky Crochet Hooks - What is your solution?

I live in a warm weather climate where we may have humidity for 7-9 months out of the year.  This creates the squeak with the crochet hook.  I have used powder which helps a little bit, but it makes a mess. Do any of you have a solution that has worked for squeaky crochet hooks?

YouTube Video Watch Page - Finding the Link to Crochet Written Instructions

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It has been a few weeks since YouTube switched everyone over to the new video watch page. I want to point out that the video details have moved to the bottom of the video now. The video details are where I will post live links to my crochet blog and the written instructions for the video.  There are little arrows on the video watch page that provide details about the video. The two red arrows on each image are pointing to the video detail arrows.  The arrows on the left are the video details. The image on the left has a red arrow next to the video details, not expanded.   The image on the right has a red arrow next the video details expanded.  I hope this will make it easier to find the link for the written instructions.

Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

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Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size F/3.7mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Puff Stitch -  Chain 1 Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 3 loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the same chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 5 loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the same chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 7 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull through all 7 loops.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through the loop to secure.


Chain 74-84 for an adult size headband.
Chain 5…

Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch - Scarf - Afghan

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Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch

Video Tutorial:Left Hand Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch


Video Tutorial: How to do the Extended, Elongated, Long Crochet Stitches

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
EA - Each
SK - Skip

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Multiple - 6

Note: If the extended DC on the edge are not pulled up high enough, the stitches on the edge may pucker.  You can work 1 or 2 less chains to compensate for the pucker.

Chain 30,  this will be a small swatch.  You will add chains in increments of 6 to increase the width.

Row 1: Work a DC in the 3rd CH from the hook and in each of the next 2 stitches.  CH 3, Skip 3 chains. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. *CH 3, Skip 3 chains. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. Continue across from * for the width.  Work 1 DC in each of the remaining 4 chains on the ed…

How to Make Crochet Hairpin Lace

This video is showing how to make crochet hair pin lace.

What are some different ways you have seen crochet hairpin lace used?