How to Crochet

Crochet is an art, similar to knitting, and similarly to knitting, can be performed in many different ways (i.e. different stitches). Crochet, is however, different to knitting as you will be crafting your warm, woollen pieces with a single hooked-shape needle (as opposed to two, or more, straight needles) and you will only have a single stitch active at a time. I am going to show you how to create what is referred to as a “granny square,” using double crochet, one of the more common stitches. Required Tools/Materials Crochet needle Yarn Instructions Ring Create a Slip Knot – create a loop loosely over your finger (short strand over the long). Pull the long strand over the short strand, and through the loop. Pull on the short strand to tighten (take your finger out of the...

How to Dial Internationally

Did you know that the number of international long distance calls from the United States has skyrocketed from only about 200 million a year to more than 6.2 billion per year over the past 20 years? With so many international calls being made on a regular basis, consumers need to have the best information on how to make and how to save on those calls. Whether you call your friend in China once a year just to say “hello,” or call your family in Mexico on a weekly basis, you want to make your calls with ease and at the best rates available. Read on to find out how! Instructions Direct Dialing Once you find the country code you wish to dial, simply dial using this formula: 011 + country code + city code + phone number So, if we were to call Tokyo, Japan, it would look like this: 011...

How to Build a Fountain

A fountain can turn a beautiful garden into a soft quiet retreat. The sound of lapping water that draws birds to drink can bring one’s soul at ease. Fountains are a great addition to any home and garden. They can be found outdoors, in the front lawn or in the backyard. Installing one can be tricky, but with a little ingenuity and some patience, you will have a beautiful work of art that will increase the value of your home, and bring a calm serenity to your yard. Required Materials 3 pottery jugs Water pump Sand Mortar Bricks Rubber lining (this needs to be specific for “ponds”) A copper support pipe Required Tools Shovel Electric drill Instructions We need to first dig a basin in the ground about 4x6ft. After the basin is dug, dig a round hole about 1ft deep and the...