foundation single crochet -- lots of photos and a video to help you learn. Foundation single crochet, this is an excellent tutorial for this fabulous method for your first two rows, keeps them from getting too tight, and it's very easy.
How funky is Meemanan's Crochet Diana Dreamer purse? What fun! I love my Diana camera - hmm, think I just might need the matching purse. :) Available via etsy here. Related post for Diana lovers: Don't think - just shoot!
A pull through braid is perfect for people who are braid-challenged, there's no braiding required only ponytails! Get this awesome voluminous faux-hawk braided updo by doing a pull through french braid.