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Crochet Magic Ring or Magic Loop Video Tutorial

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You've heard me talk about the Magic Ring or Magic Loop (whichever you prefer) a lot! I love it! There is just no other way to get such a tight circle to finish off your work that I have found. It's a little confusing to explain so I thought I would just whip up a little video tutorial for you. I hope it helps and please disregard my overly dry hands, lol. I need some lotion stat!!!


Crochet Flower Coaster Pattern

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Spring has Sprung Floral Coaster

Materials needed:

F Hook (3.75 MM)

Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (I prefer Drops Paris)

Abbreviation List:

CH - Chain

SS - Slip 

Stitch

SC - Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

DC CL - Double Crochet Cluster

Pattern

First, form a Magic Loop (Video Tutorial here)

Round 1 - CH 1, 7 SC in ring, join with a SS into first SC (total 8 SC). (First picture below)

Round 2 - CH 2, 2 DC CL* in same stitch, *CH 2, 3 DC CL in next stitch*, repeat *to* 6 more times, so you have 8 petals, 

join with SS into first CH 2 of this round.

Round 3 - SS in to next stitch and then SS into CH 2 space. CH 2, 1 DC, CH 2, 

2 DC in the same space, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next space*, repeat *to* 6  more times, join with SS

into first CH 2 of this round

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Round  4 - SS in to next stitch and then SS into CH 2 space from previous round. CH 2, 7 DC in the same space, *8 DC into the next space* , repeat *to* 6 more times, join with SS into first CH 2 of this round and fasten off and weave in ends.

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Pattern without Pictures:

Spring has Sprung Floral Coaster

Materials needed:

F Hook (3.75 MM)

Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (I prefer Drops Paris)

Abbreviation List:

CH - Chain

SS - Slip 

Stitch

SC - Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet

DC CL - Double Crochet Cluster

Pattern

First, form a Magic Loop (Video Tutorial here)

Round 1 - CH 1, 7 SC in ring, join with a SS into first SC (total 8 SC). (First picture below)

Round 2 - CH 2, 2 DC CL* in same stitch, *CH 2, 3 DC CL in next stitch*, repeat *to* 6 more times, so you have 8 petals, join with SS into first CH 2 of this round.

Round 3 - SS in to next stitch and then SS into CH 2 space. CH 2, 1 DC, CH 2, 

2 DC in the same space, *2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the next space*, repeat *to* 6  more times, join with SS

into first CH 2 of this round

Round  4 - SS in to next stitch and then SS into CH 2 space from previous round. CH 2, 7 DC in the same space, *8 DC into the next space* , repeat *to* 6 more times, join with SS into first CH 2 of this round and fasten off and weave in ends.

*(DC CL: Insert hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, insert hook (in the same stitch), yarn over pull through 2 loops, there will be 3 loops on hook, insert hook (still in the same stitch) yarn over, pull through 2 loops, 4 loops on hook, yarn over, pull through all loops.)

Meet the Relief Society - Birthday Celebration

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For the first time in my life I found myself heading up a major event for my ward. The Relief Society Birthday Celebration, yikes! Don't get me wrong I've done a party or two, but nothing at this scale. And to be completely honest its been a few years since I have even attended this event. I was seriously kicking myself for that one. It would have been nice to have an idea of whats been done in the past.


Coming up with the theme seemed the most daunting when I was told "whatever you want will be great". I think that one sentence gives me more anxiety than anything because there is not one once of direction. Maybe its just me, but does anyone else feel that way? Any who, I finally settled on "Meet The Relief Society". After watching Jenna Kim Jones do that very thing on the streets of New York City in Meet the Mormons. I thought how fun it would be to walk around the ward and ask them questions relating to Relief Society. Seriously funny stuff and doing this in my ward yielded the same results. I did, however, ask some serious questions too so I was able to swing things around so that the spirit was felt and hopefully the sisters walked away with a renewed sense of sisterhood.




The questions I asked were:

What year was the Relief Society founded?
Who was the first General Relief Society President?
Can you name the last three Relief Society Presidents of our ward?
What age do you enter Relief Society?
What does "Relief" mean?
What are you most looking forward to when you're in Relief Society?
What does your mom do in Relief Society?
What do we learn about in Relief Society?
and finally, What does Relief Society mean to you?

I asked these questions to the Bishopric, members of the Stake Presidency, the men and women of the ward as well as the youth and primary. I asked three questions per interview and only asked the questions that pertained to who I was asking them to. I used my phone to record them and then ended the video with a short clip called Enduring Legacy. I am no expert, but it turned out, so I'm not complaining. When the film was finished I talked a bit about how we don't need to know all of the answers, what calling we hold doesn't matter, but what does matter is the sisterhood that we are given through Relief Society.

The decor was vintage inspired and my dear friend Emily knocked it our of the ball park. The bird cages were the cutest things ever and you know I was just dying over all of the crocheted doilies!! The paper doilies hanging from the ceiling really pulled everything together.



The food was simple and light and just perfect. we served chicken croissant sandwiches with fruit and veggies and homemade sugar cookies made by the amazing Jamie Scott. I can't believe I didn't get a picture!


And I can't not talking about all the fresh flowers on all of the tables. Smelled divine and made me antsy to get home and get planting.



I must say, I learned a lot and have my list of things that I will definitely need to fix for next time, but I came away with a deeper love for the sisters in my ward. They are so full of love and willing to pitch in when they see this newbie struggling. Oh how I love the sisterhood that is Relief Society!!!



Striped Modern Dishcloth - Free Crochet Pattern

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Crochet Modern Dishcloth Pattern

Materials needed:
I Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I prefer  Drops Paris in Navy #28, Lime #39, and Shocking Pink #6)

Abbreviation list:
CH - Chain
HDC - Half Double Crochet

BL - Back Loop

Pattern
Form a slip knot
CH 30
Row 1 - HDC in back (or wrong side of CH) of 3rd CH from hook all the way across for total of 28 stitches. Turn and CH 2


Row 2 - HDC in BL across for 28 stitches. Turn and CH 2. Repeat Row 2 for a total of 14 rows (joining colors at beginning of new row when necessary using chart below)





Row 15 - HDC in BL across for 28 stitches

Fasten off and weave in ends


Stripe Pattern Chart (I start with Pink then Navy ending with Lime):

1st Dishcloth - 
1st color - 3 rows
2nd color - 4 rows
3rd color - 8 rows

2nd Dishcloth - 
1st color - 5 rows
2nd color - 5 rows
3rd color - 5 rows

3rd Dishcloth - 
1st color - 6 rows
2nd color - 5 rows
3rd color - 4 rows


Pattern without pictures:

Crochet Modern Dishcloth Pattern
Materials needed:

I Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I prefer  Drops Paris in Navy #28, Lime #39, and Shocking Pink #6)
Abbreviation list:
CH - Chain
HDC - Half Double Crochet

BL - Back Loop

Pattern
First, form a slip knot
CH 30
Row 1 - HDC in back (or wrong side of CH) of 3rd CH from hook all the way across for total of 28 stitches. Turn and CH 2

Row 2 - HDC in BL across for 28 stitches. Turn and CH 2. Repeat Row 2 for a total of 14 rows (joining colors at beginning of new row when necessary using chart below)

Row 15 - HDC in BL across for 28 stitches

Fasten off and weave in ends


Stripe Pattern Chart (I start with Pink then Navy ending with Lime):

1st Dishcloth -
1st color - 3 rows
2nd color - 4 rows
3rd color - 8 rows

2nd Dishcloth - 
1st color - 5 rows
2nd color - 5 rows
3rd color - 5 rows

3rd Dishcloth - 
1st color - 6 rows
2nd color - 5 rows
3rd color - 4 rows

Crochet Shamrock Pattern

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If you're in search of a little bit of luck this St. Paddy's Day, then these cute little Shamrock's are just what you need. Make a garland for your mantel or sweet little hair clips for your littles. Either way, they will become a fun addition for your home and family.


Crochet Shamrock Pattern
Materials needed:
F Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I prefer Drops Paris #11 Green)

Abbreviation list:
CH - Chain
SC - Single Crochet
TR - Treble Crochet
Sl st - Slip Stitch
Shamrock Pattern
Create a Magic Ring (video tutorial here).  The shamrock’s petals will be worked into this ring.
Petal 1: * CH 4, Work 3 TR into center ring.  CH 3, SC into ring.* 
*Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 petals.
Stem: After working petals, CH 5.  Work 1 SC in 2nd CH from hook, 3 Sl st in chains just made, working back towards the petals.  Join with a Sl st into center ring.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Garland:
CH 50, *SC into top of CH 4 on first petal, CH 20* repeat until last Shamrock is added. Then CH 50.
I made 10 Shamrocks for my Garland, but you can make it as long or as short as you would like.