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DaySpring Sale - This Weekend

As a DaySpring affiliate, I have the priviledge to let you in on DaySpring sales before they are officially announced. There are many good things happening  this weekend! Great sales and great discounts.

1. Everlasting Light - Star Cluster Necklace - $50.00 -- Currently at $25 on sale at 50% off today until supplies last.  (Just got word they are getting really low on these. Get yours right away!)
from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Everlasting Light - Layered Shimmer Necklace

2. Everlasting Light - Stacked Ring Set - $36.00 -- Currently at $15 on sale at 50% off today until supplies last.
from: DaySpring Cards Inc 

Everlasting Light - Stacked Ring Set

Also, there is a 40% off coupon code available to use through Monday, Nov. 16 (2015).
Code: 40DAYS

This sale includes the Nativity Hurricanes, the God's Heart for You Necklace (one of our most popular), and even the Ann Voskamp Greatest Gift Sculpted Ornaments!!! For more products, check here



Crochet Books Wish List

I've been browsing crochet books to check out at the library with the intention of getting acquainted with the material to decide whether is one I want to add to my library. I mainly looked for books that would help me create more interesting designs for pillow covers, blankets, afghans, and accessories like hats. Everyone loves a crochet hat, right?

Some of these titles have been recommended through other fellow bloggers and others I've discovered through IG. There are so many more titles available, however, the following 8 have really stuck with me. Hope you find something useful.

Let me know in the comments what crochet books you like so I can look them up too.

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1. 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix and Match

2. Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes

3.  The Granny Square Book: Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Crocheting Squa…

Crochet Stars for Ornaments in Two Rounds

Christmas is around the corner, ho ho ho! I am just too excited for all the pretty decorations, all the red, all the cheer, the joy, the christmas tree, the lights, and the music. And holiday baking! can't forget that! Last year I made Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer(free pattern), this year I'm focusing on stars. We want to remember that the Wise Men followed a star that led them to Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12).
To make the stars from the picture you'll need:
Cotton Yarn such as Lion Brand Yarn 831-106 Kitchen Cotton Yarn, Blueberry Size G hook - I use Clover 1045/G Purple Amour Crochet Hook, Size G, 4.0mm Ribbon of your choice to tie and hang  Needle to weave the ends such as Susan Bates Needles Bent Tip Steel #13 & #16
The beauty of this pattern is that it only takes two rounds to complete the star.  
Begin with with a magic ring and tighten it after completing the first round. 

The pattern uses

Crochet Multiples

Many times while browsing for a crochet stitch or pattern, you will notice it tells you to chain a multiple of X number. You will need the correct multiple to avoid having to frog your work (learn more Crochet Slang) because of chaining too few or too many.

A 'multiple' is the number you get as a result (or your answer) when dividing by a given number.

In other words, a 'multiple' is a number you get after the ‘ = ’ sign in the table of multiplication.

The good news is that crochet patterns are very specific. It will clearly say what multiple is needed in order to complete the stitch for the pattern.

Let's say, I want to make a really wide blanket where the instructions tell me to chain a multiple of 12. Then I would either think of what are the multiples of 12 or look up the handy table below and pick depending on the length of the chain desired.
12 x 1 =  12 12 x 2 =  24 12 x 3 =  36 12 x 4 =  48 12 x 5 =  60 12 x 6 = 72 12 x 7 =  84 12 x 8 =  96 12 x 9 =  108 12 x 10 = 1…

Time for Tea

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Tea time is one of the most relaxing times of the day or night when I get to just sit down with my mug and enjoy some quiet. My mug sets the tone for the kind of tea time I am having, ya know, whether it is for some fun, to relax, or to sit down and pray or have a devotional. My friend, that's the reason I have quite a collection of mugs. Do you collect mugs?

If I can't have tea at home, I make sure to take my tea bag with me in tea bag holder - get the free crochet pattern - so I can share some tea with a friend while out on a play date. Tea is better when shared, right?

I plan on expanding my collection with one of the 39 mugs available through DaySpring that are currently on sale for $5 (today only). I have several people in mind whom I know would like to have a new mug or perhaps you know a teacher or a good friend who could use one of these.

I'm especially fond of these mugs because of the uplifting message printed on each one. I…