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I’m excited to share with you that I will soon be a consultant for LuLaRoe, which is an awesome clothing company! The clothes are versatile and can be worn in many ways to fit any style. Most importantly, they are extremely comfortable and flattering. LuLaRoe offers many different styles that range in size from XXS to 3XL. Their leggings are sooo comfortable, earning the nickname “butter leggings” due to their softness, and come in many exclusive prints. The company is unique in that there are only a limited number of prints produced so you don’t have to worry about wearing the same outfit as someone else. I’m sure many of you have heard of LuLaRoe, and may even be consultants or shoppers yourselves. Whether or not you are familiar with LuLaRoe, please check out my Facebook Page where I will be featuring the various styles offered, taking polls, holding giveaways, explaining promotions, and answering any and all questions. I also hope to see you in my VIP group when I begin selling! Even if you are not local to my area, you can host a party with me online to earn free clothes. I am part of an amazing and very supportive team, so if you are interested in the opportunity to become a consultant, please send me a message on Facebook. I really appreciate all of your support in making my business successful, so I am offering the following to you while I begin this new venture:

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FREE LEGGINGS & OTHER ITEMS!!!

Host a Pop-Up Boutique with me either online or in person to earn free leggings (or $25 OFF a purchase of $25 or more). You also receive a free item for every ten items sold at your party. Invite as many people as you can! The more the merrier!

FREE ITEMS!!!

Receive a free item of your choice for every ten items you buy from me.

$10 OFF DISCOUNT OFFER!!!

Join my VIP shopping group on Facebook (accessed through my Facebook business page) and make any purchase during my initial online launch party to receive $10 off your next purchase! The largest order during my launch party will also receive a set of my crocheted coasters!!!

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I decided to make some coasters to use as gifts for my hosts/hostesses of my Pop-Up Boutiques. If you are interested in making them for your own personal use, please see my pattern below and follow it one “roe” at a time. Please be sure to read the disclaimer below the pattern and follow its guidance.

 

COASTER PATTERN

 

SIZE

The finished coaster is approximately 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches.

 

MATERIALS

– 2.0 mm (H) hook

– Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 Classic Cotton Crochet Thread in Aqua, White, Delft Blue, Purple, Wood Violet, French Rose, Pumpkin, and Golden Yellow

– Tapestry/sewing needle for sewing and weaving in ends

– Scissors

 

ABBREVIATIONS

– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– rnd = round

– sc = single crochet

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

 

GUAGE

9 sc = 1 inch

9 sc rounds = 1 inch

 

SPECIAL NOTES

– Fasten off before each color change and attach new color to a corner chain-2 space.

– Join the end of each round to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.

– The first stitch of each round should start in the same stitch/space as your ch 1.

 

PATTERN

Start with Aqua yarn. Ch 4 and join to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 4 sc in ring, join with a sl st. (4 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same st, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in next st, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next st, [sc, ch 2, sc] in last st, join to first sc, fasten off.  (4 corners made)

Rnd 3: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next two sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next four sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next three sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Attach Delft yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next six sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 6: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next eight sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next ten sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next nine sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Attach Purple yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next twelve sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next fourteen sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next sixteen sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next fifteen sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Attach Wood Violet yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next eighteen sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next twenty sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

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Rnd 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next twenty-two sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next twenty-one sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Attach French Rose yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next twenty-four sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 15: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next twenty-six sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next twenty-eight sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next twenty-seven sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 17: Attach Pumpkin yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next thirty sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 18: Attach White yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next thirty-two sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. *Sc in next thirty-four sts. In next ch-2 space, [sc, ch 2, sc]. Repeat from * twice. Sc in next thirty-three sts, join to first sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 20: Attach Golden Yellow yarn to a corner ch-2 space. Ch 1, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner ch-2 space. Sc in next thirty-six sts. Repeat from * three more times around. Join to first sc. Fasten off.

 

Once you weave in all of your loose ends, your coaster is done and you are ready to have a drink and relax…unless you want to make a whole set 😉

 

***Unlike my usual patterns, you CANNOT sell the coasters made using this pattern as it is an official logo for LuLaRoe and I was only granted permission to give away these coasters or share this pattern for free. You may only make these coasters for personal use and cannot profit from them. You must contact LuLaRoe if you would like to use these beyond your own personal use.***

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I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July! This is a little embarrassing to admit, but I planned to post these yarn-wrapped letters last year and never finished them in time. I just finished them today! It’s a good feeling because I hate having unfinished craft projects sitting around for a long time. These would be great to sit on a shelf or hang for a decoration. If you are a fan of the summer Olympics, you could make them to show your support. Below are my instructions to make them if you are interested. Feel free to embellish them any way you wish! You may also want to refer to my Christmas yarn-wrapped letters or Halloween yarn-wrapped letters for further instructions.

Materials:

– Wood craft letters: U, S, A (I found mine at Wal-Mart)

– Hot glue gun/glue***

– Scissors

– Red sparkle yarn

– Blue sparkle yarn (I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour yarn in Sapphire)

– White sparkle yarn

– Embellishments of your choice (I used glittery stars I found at Michaels)

***You will need a lot of glue for this! I did not expect to use as much glue as I did.

Directions:

1. Wrap the letter U with red yarn. Use hot glue to help hold the yarn in place as you wrap.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.  USAyarnwrapped2

2. Wrap the letter S with white yarn. Use hot glue to help hold the yarn in place as you wrap.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

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3. Wrap the letter A with blue yarn. Use hot glue to help hold the yarn in place as you wrap.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping. The A was a little tricky since it has a hole. I vertically wrapped the bottom to make it easier and then later went back over it by wrapping the yarn in a horizontal direction.

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4. If you choose, add some embellishments to your letters. I used my hot glue gun to glue red, white, and blue glittery stars to my letters.

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Share your yarn-wrapped letters here or on my facebook page! Do you have any unfinished craft projects that have been sitting around for a long time? Use this weekend to finish them and share your creations on one (or both) of my pages!

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Yarn Wrapped Letters Joy

Yarn Wrapped Letters Joy

Yarn Wrapped Letters Joy

Merry Christmas Eve! Similar to my Halloween Yarn-Wrapped Letters, I made Christmas yarn-wrapped letters into objects related to Christmas.  I made two different variations for the word “JOY”.  Read below if you are interested in making some of your own!

 

General Materials:

– Wood Craft Letters J, O, Y

– Hot glue gun/glue***

– Scissors

– Yarn in various colors

***You will need a lot of glue for this! I did not expect to use as much glue as I did.

For the letters shown in the top picture, I started with the wooden letters below that I picked up from Michaels.

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For the letters shown in the second picture, I started with the wooden letters below that I picked up from Michaels.  The only difference is the J which I picked to look like a candy cane.

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“Stocking” J Letter

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Materials:

– White yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter yarn in Ice Queen)

– Red yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Red)

Directions:

1. Wrap the top of the J with white yarn. Use hot glue to help hold the yarn in place as you wrap.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

2. Wrap the rest of the J in the red yarn.

“Candy Cane” J Letter

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Materials:

– White yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter yarn in Ice Queen)

– Red yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Red)

Directions:

1. Use a pencil to draw candy cane stripes on the J.

2. Alternate wrapping the stripes with the white and red yarn.  Use hot glue to help keep the yarn in place.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

“Wreath” O Letter

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Materials:

– Green yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Kelly Green)

– Red felt

– Thin red ribbon

– Optional: Mini decorative lights

Directions:

1. Wrap the O with the green yarn.  You may need to use hot glue to help keep the yarn in place in certain areas.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

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2. In order to make the bow, cut three rectangular strips from red felt like shown in the picture below.

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3. Hot glue the ends of two of the rectangular strips together as shown in the picture below.

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4. Take the thin red ribbon and wrap it tightly around the middle of the three pieces of felt so it pinches them together as shown in the picture below.

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5. Tie the ribbon tightly in the back of the bow to keep it together and cut off the loose ends.  Then cut the ends of the bottom piece of felt at a diagonal to resemble the ends of a real ribbon.

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6. Hot glue the bow to the top of the O.

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7. If you want to add the red “berries” to your wreath (as shown in the top main picture of this post), simply cut small circles from the red felt and hot glue them onto the O.  I also found a cute necklace with small Christmas lights that looked neat wrapped around the O.  The wreath is also nice when left plain as well.  The first picture below shows the wreath with the light necklace and the second picture shows it plain.

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Yarn Wrapped Letters Joy

“Ornament” O Letter

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Materials:

– Silver yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Glitter yarn in Sterling)

– Pipe cleaner

Directions:

1. Wrap the O with the silver yarn.  You may need to use hot glue to hold the yarn in place in some areas.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

2. Cut and bend a pipe cleaner to form a loop to represent the top of the ornament.

3. Wrap the pipe cleaner with the silver yarn and hot glue the ends in place.

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4. Hot glue the pipe cleaner to the top of the O.

“Reindeer” Y Letter

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Materials:

– Brown yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Coffee)

– Beige yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Buff)

– Two googly eyes

– Red pom pom (medium size)

Directions:

1. Wrap the two top short sections of the Y with the beige yarn.  Wrap the bottom long portion of the Y with the dark brown yarn.  Use hot glue to hold the yarn in place when needed.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

2. Glue two googly eyes about two-thirds of the way up on the dark brown section.

3. Glue the red pom pom at the bottom of the Y.

 

“Holly” Y Letter

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Materials:

– Green yarn (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Kelly Green)

– Three red pom poms (small & medium size)

 

Directions:

1. Wrap the Y with the green yarn.  Use hot glue to hold the yarn in place when needed.  It may even help to cut small strips to fill in areas that are missed by wrapping.

2. Glue the three red pom poms in place where the top two sections of the Y meet the long bottom section of the Y to form the holly berries.

 

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3Amigos

This is the reason I have been MIA lately! We just had our baby girl right before Thanksgiving! Once things settle down again, I plan to post more regularly. I thought I would share our pregnancy announcement photo with you. I tried to come up with something clever for a third baby. I ordered the   sombreros from Amazon. You can also order the mustache pacifier from Amazon that my son has too.

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I designed a Minion bib to go along with my Minion hat that I shared in my last post. I wanted the bib to resemble the overalls worn by the Minions. As promised, below is the pattern for the Minion bib! Enjoy!

MINION BIB PATTERN

SIZE

Newborn – 3 months

MATERIALS

– 5.5mm (I) hook

– Lion Brand Heartland worsted weight (4) yarn in Olympic (trim of hat)

– Black felt

– (2) 7/8” (22mm) 4-hole black buttons

– (1) 1” (28mm) 2-hole black button

– Black thread

– Sewing needle

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

– ch = chain

– chs = chains

– sc = single crochet

– slst = slip stitch

– st = stitch

– sts = stitches

 

BIB PATTERN

 

Row 1: Ch 26, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (25 sc)

Rows 2-25: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (25 sc)

Row 26: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts across. (6 sc)

Rows 27-35: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts across. (6 sc)

Row 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts, then ch 20. (6 sc, 20 ch)

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Row 37: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch/st across (including the 6 sc from the beginning of Row 36). (25 sc)

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Rows 38-42: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, at the end of Row 42, fasten off and weave in loose ends. (25 sc)

**Follow the directions below to add the strap on the other side of the bib.

Row 26 (on other side of bib): Attach yarn to the first st of Row 25. Ch 1, sc in next 6 sts across. (6 sc)

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Rows 27-38: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 6 sts across. (6 sc)

*Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, ch 4, sc in last st. (2 sc, 4 ch)

*Row 39 makes the button hole for the bib.

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Row 40: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in each of next 4 chs, sc in last st. (6 sc)

Rows 41-42: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 6 sts across. At the end of Row 42, do not fasten off (continue with edging directions below. (6 sc)

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Edging: Starting where you left off in Row 42, sc evenly around the entire perimeter of the bib to give it a neat outline. Once you have gone around the entire bib, join to first sc with a slst and fasten off, weaving in loose ends.

 

Bib Pocket

Row 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (6 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (6 sc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st. (8 sc)

Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (8 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in last st. (10 sc)

Rows 7-8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (10 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in last st. (12 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across, do not fasten off (continue with the edging directions below). (12 sc)

 

Edging: Sc evenly around the entire pocket to give it a neat outline. Once you have gone around the entire pocket, join to first sc with a slst and fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing the pocket onto the bib.

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Pocket Logo

In order to make the Gru symbol on the pocket of the bib, I drew it onto black felt. After cutting it out of the felt, I sewed it onto the bib pocket using black thread. If you perform a Google Image search for the Minion symbol (or Gru symbol) you may wish to resize the image so it fits on the pocket, print it out, cut it out, and trace it onto black felt if you aren’t up to hand-drawing it. As a hint, if you do trace it, trace it upside down on the black felt so the tracing lines end up on the back and don’t show on the front.

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ASSEMBLY

  1. Sew the Minion/Gru symbol (made of black felt) onto the center of the pocket using a sewing needle and black thread. Secure thread underneath the pocket before cutting the tail. minionbib9
  2. Use a tapestry needle and your long tail you left on the pocket to sew the pocket to the center of the front of the bib. Only stitch around the sides and bottom of the pocket to the front, remembering to leave the top open to use as a “pocket”. minionbib10 minionbib13
  3. Using denim blue yarn and a sewing needle, sew the two 7/8” black (four-hole) buttons on each side of the top of the bib where the buttons would sit for the Minion overalls.minionbib11000
  4. Using denim blue yarn and a sewing needle, sew the 1” black (two-hole) button on the right side of the top horizontal strip of the bib in the center. Make sure it lines up to the button hole on the right bib strap. minionbib12
  5. Make sure all loose yarn/thread ends are woven in neatly on the backside of the bib and you are finished!

Don’t forget to make the Minion hat to match your bib!minion6

***If you sell products using my patterns or mention my patterns please link back to my site. Please do not sell my patterns or claim them as your own.***

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