3.22.2019

Currently ♥ No. 12

Currently
Playing: Yoshi Crafted World demo. I can't wait for the full game to come out!

Reading: 7 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

Planning: Spring Cleaning

Watching: Does anybody have any recommendations?

Eating: Avocado rolls

Loving: Aroma diffusers

Feeling: Relaxed

Celebrating: The end of my giveaway. I will be picking a winner this weekend!

Practicing: Going to sleep early

Working on: My crochet journal

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3.20.2019

Striped Garland ♥ Crochet Pattern

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
Today I have a really simple crochet pattern that is perfect for beginners. I felt like my desk needed something extra so I decided to make a striped garland. I left some of the triangles solid to balance the garland and I'm happy with how it came out. It really brightened up my desk area and puts a smile to my face whenever I look up at it.

This pattern requires decrease and color change so if you are new to crochet and haven't learned how to do this then now is the perfect time to learn! Just look up how to decrease and color change and tons of articles and videos will pop up, both are easy so beginners should be able to pick up quickly. If you have a difficult time with the color change you can always choose to keep your garland solid instead of striped.

I first uploaded this pattern to my Patreon. Join my Patreon to get first access to some of my crochet patterns. I will be posting some K-pop fan sticks crochet patterns next!

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
Supplies
- H/5.00 mm crochet hook
- Various worsted weight yarn colors
- Twine or beige yarn (I used cotton yarn)
- Slanted tapestry needle
- Scissors
- Felt (optional)
- Fabric glue (optional)

Abrerations
ch(s) - chains
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
dec - decrease
cc - color change

Crochet Level
Beginner

If you have any problems with this pattern feel free to contact me so that I can make corrections to the pattern.

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
Triangle
With H hook and 1st yarn
Row 1: Ch 11, sc 10 sts. Total = 10 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc 10 sts. Total = 10 sts
Row 3: Ch 1, dec, sc 6 sts, dec. Total = 8 sts
cc to 2nd yarn
Row 4-5: Ch 1, turn, sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
Row 6: Ch 1, dec, sc 4 sts, dec. Total = 6 sts
cc to 1 st yarn
Row 7-8: Ch 1, turn, sc 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
Row 9: Ch 1, dec, sc 2 sts, dec. Total = 4 sts
cc to 2nd yarn
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc 4 sts. Total = 4 sts
Row 11: Ch 1, 2dec. Total = 2 sts
Row 12: Ch 1, dec. Total = 1 sts
Cut off and weave ends

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
There are several color options you can choose from. I made three different as you can see above. To make the half-colored triangle, use one color for rows 1-7 and the second color for rows 8-12.

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
Assembly
To create the garland, ch 10 sts, slst to 1st ch to form loop, ch 10 sts, slst to the upper left corner of one of the triangles. To attach the rest of the triangles, ch 5 sts and slst to corners. Lastly, ch 20 sts, slst to 10th st from hook to form right side loop. Weave in loose ends.

Tip
This step is optional. Cut out some triangle shaped pieces on the felt and glue on the back. This keeps the pieces from curling up and helps keep the weaved ends from unraveling.

Striped Garland Crochet Pattern
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3.19.2019

30 K-Pop Questions ♥ TAG

30 K-Pop Questions
I was browsing through Twitter when I noticed a K-pop thread by @YEOSAMGS was going around. I read some of the questions and thought it would make the perfect K-pop TAG. To make this post shorter I decided to select a few questions and add a few of my own. Thank you @YEOSAMGS for starting this thread and providing these questions because of you I got inspiration for this blog post.

1. How did you get into K-pop?
Bubzbeauty did a hair tutorial of one of the Girls' Generation look and linked the music video. That day I went down a Girls' Generation rabbit hole.

2. What was your first K-pop song?
Girls' Generations Oh! or Gee, I don't remember which one I listened to first.

3. When did you discover K-pop?
2010-2011

4. Top 5 favorite male groups?
At the moment, BTS, GOT7, DAY6, MONSTA X, and NCT.

5. Top 5 favorite female groups?
At the moment,  Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, DREAMCATCHER, LOONA, and (G)I-DLE

6. Favorite solo artists?
IU, SUNMI, Roy Kim, Chung Ha, and BoA

7. Favorite rappers?
Epik High, ZICO, Zion T, Crush, Junoflo, and Dean

8. How has K-pop affected your life?
In so many ways! It makes me incredibly happy! I don't think a day goes on by where I'm not listening Kpop, watching variety shows, and/or Kdramas. Sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if I never discovered it.

9.  Favorite solo debut from a group?
Taemin (SHINee) and HYUNA (4Minute)

10. Favorite subunits?
Orange Caramel (After School), BASTARZ (Block B), SISTAR19 (SISTAR), JJ Project (GOT7), and JUS2 (GOT7)

11. Favorite rookie groups?
Stray Kidz, LOONA, and (G)I-DLE

12. Favorite debut songs?
Warrior (B.A.P), Face (NU'EST), Like OOH-AHH (TWICE), and Congratulations (DAY6)

13. Favorite album(s)?
At the moment it's Sleepless in ______ (Epik High) and We Are Here (MONSTA X)

14. Favorite Japanese version of a song?
Mr. Taxi (Girls' Generation). Before they made the Korean version I would listen to this song all the time! However, I do prefer Korean versions better.

15. Favorite Japanese single released?
Stop the Rain and If (DAY6)

16. Favorite English version of a song?
The Boys (Girls' Generations). I'm not a fan of English versions of songs.

17. Best K-pop actor/actress?
Eh, I can't think of one. I watch a lot of dramas because of idols that I recognize but I don't think idols are that great at acting, at least I never watched one with an outstanding performance.

18. Best group on variety shows?
I always loved how funny and natural BTS and GOT7 were on variety shows. I've watched a couple of other groups on variety shows and you can definitely tell when group members are close or not.

19. First variety/reality show you watched?
Running Man

20. First K-drama you watched?
Boys Over Flowers

21. Favorite OST songs?
The King and Alive (VIXX) from 'Moorim School' OST. The drama was horrible but the songs Vixx recorded for the drama were amazing! Also, the 'To the Beautiful You' OST is one of my absolute favorites.

22. What is your favorite music video?
I Wish (WJSN) The aesthetics in this music video is astounding!

23. What is your favorite choreography?
At the moment, I really love MONSTA X's Alligator choreography.

24. Favorite and least favorite concepts?
Least favorite: Any flower boy or innocent girl concepts. So cringy!
Favorite: Anything bold and powerful!

25. Favorite song at the moment?
Epik High - Lovedrunk (feat. Crush)

26. Who are some of your current bias?
Taemin (SHINee), Bang Yongguk (B.A.P), SUGA and V (BTS), Mark (GOT7), Wonho and IM (MONSTA X), and Taeyong (NCT).

27. Have you ever been to a concert?
No. It's my goal to go to my first K-pop concert this year.

28. Are you a part of any official fan clubs? Have you been to a fan meet?
Nope

29. Do you buy albums and merch?
I tried collecting albums when I first started listening but there were too many that I wanted so I just buy the songs online and look at the pictures online. I wish I could afford to buy tons of albums and official merch like hardcore fans but I would rather save my money to go to their concerts. If I ever go to a concert I will definitely buy any merch though!

30. Are you soft stan or a hard stan?
A very soft stan. I will listen to any group and give them a chance but it's very rare that I will stan a group so I choose wisely who I choose to stan. I like to think of myself as a fan of the genre K-pop rather than groups. There are a few groups that I follow but only when they're promoting.

30 K-Pop Questions
Feel free to answer these questions and post it on your blog. I would love to see your answers.

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