North Star {Ice Queen Dress Blanket}

This is the fourteenth post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Catch up by reading Day 13Skip forward to Day 15.

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Find Your North Star

This is when my relationship coach and I created an intention for our work together. 

She called it a “North Star” statement.  A firm intention statement about who I REALLY am.  The goal was to keep this intention in mind always.

Because of my standing belief that I could never be good enough, I long ago abandoned my true identity to try and live up to false expectations.

It was quite the eye opener to become aware of the fact that I had spent so much time trying to be good enough for all the people around me, that I had neglected to ever be myself.

My North Star intention statement?

I will be a model of self care and self love for my children.

I made the mistake of stifling my inner most self long ago.  I spent my entire life living that way.

I don’t want the same for my children.

kids in a line

Kids Follow Their Model…What are you modeling?

How are our kiddos supposed to learn the importance of caring for themselves without a model??

I set out to always be true to my authentic self and to model this through doing the things that fed my soul.

Finally someone was paying attention to ME….and because it was the person who knows me best (myself!), my heart and soul felt like it was getting what it needed.

Comment and tell me…

What would your North Star intention statement be? 

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Ice Queen Dress Blanket Crochet Pattern

Speaking of kiddos….

Since we’ve been talking about children in this post, it seems like the perfect opportunity to share my cute Ice Queen Dress Blanket Crochet Pattern with all of you.  This one has never been released outside of my membership group….hope you love it!

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Crochet Dress Blanket Pattern

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Ice Queen Dress Blanket Crochet Pattern

Measurements:

Toddler (1-3 Years):

26” (66cm) Circumference

34” (86cm) Length

4-7 Years:

28” (71cm) Circumference

42” (106.5cm) Length

8-10 Years:

32” (81.25cm) Circumference

46” (116cm) Length

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 1600-2700 yards of worsted (4) weight yarn (I used Knit Picks’ Brava Worsted for mine)  See detailed yarn suggestions below.  Suggestions are approximations only.
  • Crochet Hook: Size 6.0mm (J/10) OR whatever size is needed to achieve gauge
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

8 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Single Crochet

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • DC: Double Crochet
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • CH: Chain
  • SC2tog: Single Crochet the next 2 sts together (decrease)
  • DC2tog: Double Crochet the next 2 sts together (decrease)
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

*When referring to “next” stitch at the beginning of a round, work into the first stitch (same stitch you slipped into)*

*This pattern is written in US terms*

Detailed Yarn Suggestions:

 Toddler (1-3 Years):

  • 700 yards of Color 1 (dark blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 700 yards of Color 2 (light blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 200 yards of Color 3 (grey blue) worsted (4) weight yarn

Child Small (4-7 Years):

  • 900 yards of Color 1 (dark blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 1000 yards of Color 2 (light blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 200 yards of Color 3 (grey blue) worsted (4) weight yarn

Child Large (8-10 Years):

  • 1000 yards of Color 1 (dark blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 1500 yards of Color 2 (light blue) worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 200 yards of Color 3 (grey blue) worsted (4) weight yarn

Toddler Pattern

Chain 110 using Dark Blue Yarn

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.

Round 1: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 25 chains, 3 SC in next chain, SC in each of next 25 chains, SC2tog, SC in each of next 55 chains, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 25 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 25 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 55 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 3: CH1, SC in each of next 27 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 27 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 51 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 4: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 26 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 26 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 53 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 5: CH1, SC in each of next 28 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 28 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 6: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 27 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 27 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 51 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 7: CH1, SC in each of next 29 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 29 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 8: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 28 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 49 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 9: CH1, SC in each of next 30 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 10: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 29 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 29 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 47 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 11: CH1, SC in each of next 31 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 31 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 12: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 45 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 13: CH1, SC in each of next 32 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 14: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 31 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 31 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 43 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 15: CH1, SC in each of next 33 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 16: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 41 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 17: CH1, SC in each of next 34 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 18: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 39 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 19: CH1, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 20: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 37 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 21: CH1, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 22: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 35 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 23: CH1, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 31 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 24: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 25: CH1, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 29 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 26: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 31 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 27: CH1, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 27 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 28: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 29 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 29: CH1, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 25 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 30: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 27 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 31: CH1, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 23 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 32: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 25 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 33: CH1, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 21 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 34: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 23 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 35: CH1, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 19 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 36: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 21 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 37: CH1, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 17 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 38: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 19 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 39: CH1, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 15 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 40: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 17 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 41: CH1, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 13 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 42: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 15 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 43: CH1, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 11 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 44: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 13 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 45: CH1, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 9 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 46: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 11 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 47: CH1, SC in each of next 49 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 7 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Round 48: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 9 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (110 total sts)

Your project should now measure approx. 12 inches (30.5cm) in length from the starting chain edge (measure along side of bodice).

Drop and cut Dark Blue Yarn and pick up Light Blue Yarn

Round 49: CH2, 3 DC sts into first stitch, 2 DC sts into each remaining stitch around, slip stitch into first stitch (221 total sts)

Round 50: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 11 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (260 total including center chains)

Round 51: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 11 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (260 total sts)

Repeat Round 51 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up grey blue yarn

Repeat Round 51 until you have a total of 3 grey blue rounds

Drop and cut grey blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 51 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up dark blue yarn

Repeat Round 51 until you have a total of 3 dark blue rounds

Drop and cut dark blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 51 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Continue to Repeat Round 51 and this alternating color sequence until your project measures approx. 34 inches (86cm) from the cast on edge (along the side of bodice).  End after a repeat of a light blue Round 51 (the full 6 rounds).

Fasten off.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Child 4-7 Year Pattern

Chain 121 using Dark Blue Yarn

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.

Round 1: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 chains, 3 SC in next chain, SC in each of next 28 chains, SC2tog, SC in each of next 60 chains, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 28 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 60 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 3: CH1, SC in each of next 30 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 56 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 4: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 29 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 29 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 58 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 5: CH1, SC in each of next 31 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 31 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 6: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 56 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 7: CH1, SC in each of next 32 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 8: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 31 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 31 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 9: CH1, SC in each of next 33 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 10: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 11: CH1, SC in each of next 34 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 12: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 13: CH1, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 14: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 15: CH1, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 16: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 17: CH1, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 18: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 19: CH1, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 20: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 21: CH1, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 22: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 23: CH1, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 24: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 25: CH1, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 26: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 27: CH1, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 28: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 29: CH1, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 30: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 31: CH1, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 32: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 33: CH1, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 26 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 34: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 35: CH1, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 24 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 36: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 26 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 37: CH1, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 22 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 38: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 24 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 39: CH1, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 20 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 40: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 22 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 41: CH1, SC in each of next 49 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 18 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 42: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 20 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 43: CH1, SC in each of next 50 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 16 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 44: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 49 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 18 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 45: CH1, SC in each of next 51 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 51 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 14 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 46: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 16 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 47: CH1, SC in each of next 52 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 12 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 48: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 51 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 51 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 14 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 49: CH1, SC in each of next 53 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 53 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 10 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 50: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 12 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 51: CH1, SC in each of next 54 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 8 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 52: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 53 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 53 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 10 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 53: CH1, SC in each of next 55 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 55 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 6 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Round 54: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 8 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (121 total sts)

Your project should measure approx. 13.5” (34.25cm) in length at this point.

Drop and cut Dark Blue Yarn and pick up Light Blue Yarn

Round 55: CH2, *DC in next stitch, 2 DC sts into each of the next 29 sts* Repeat 3 more times, 2 DC sts into last stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (238 total sts)

Round 56: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 12 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (280 total sts including center chains)

Round 57: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 12 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (280 total sts including center chains)

Repeat Round 57 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up grey blue yarn

Repeat Round 57 until you have a total of 3 grey blue rounds

Drop and cut grey blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 57 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up dark blue yarn

Repeat Round 57 until you have a total of 3 dark blue rounds

Drop and cut dark blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 57 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Continue to Repeat Round 57 and this alternating color sequence until your project measures approx. 42 inches (106.5cm) from the cast on edge (along the side of bodice).  End after a repeat of a light blue Round 57 (the full 6 rounds).

Fasten off.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Child 8-10 Year Pattern

Chain 135 using Dark Blue Yarn

Join in the round by slip stitching first and last sts together.

Round 1: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 chains, 3 SC in next chain, SC in each of next 33 chains, SC2tog, SC in each of next 64 chains, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 2: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 33 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 33 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 64 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 3: CH1, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 60 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 4: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 62 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 5: CH1, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 58 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 6: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 35 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 35 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 60 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 7: CH1, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 56 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 8: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 58 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 9: CH1, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 10: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 37 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 37 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 56 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 11: CH1, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 12: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 13: CH1, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 14: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 39 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 39 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 15: CH1, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 16: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 17: CH1, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 18: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 41 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 41 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 19: CH1, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 20: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 21: CH1, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 22: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 43 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 43 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 23: CH1, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 24: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 44 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 44 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 42 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 25: CH1, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 26: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 45 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 45 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 40 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 27: CH1, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 28: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 46 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 46 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 38 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 29: CH1, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 30: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 47 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 47 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 36 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 31: CH1, SC in each of next 49 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 32: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 48 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 48 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 34 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 33: CH1, SC in each of next 50 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 34: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 49 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 49 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 32 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 35: CH1, SC in each of next 51 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 51 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 36: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 50 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 50 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 30 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 37: CH1, SC in each of next 52 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 26 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 38: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 51 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 51 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 28 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 39: CH1, SC in each of next 53 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 53 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 24 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 40: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 52 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 52 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 26 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 41: CH1, SC in each of next 54 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 22 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 42: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 53 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 53 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 24 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 43: CH1, SC in each of next 55 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 55 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 20 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 44: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 54 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 54 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 22 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 45: CH1, SC in each of next 56 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 56 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 18 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 46: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 55 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 55 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 20 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 47: CH1, SC in each of next 57 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 57 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 16 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 48: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 56 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 56 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 18 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 49: CH1, SC in each of next 58 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 58 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 14 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 50: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 57 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 57 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 16 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 51: CH1, SC in each of next 59 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 59 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 12 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 52: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 58 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 58 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 14 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 53: CH1, SC in each of next 60 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 60 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 10 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 54: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 59 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 59 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 12 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 55: CH1, SC in each of next 61 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 61 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 8 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 56: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 60 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 60 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 10 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 57: CH1, SC in each of next 62 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 62 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 6 sts, SC2tog, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Round 58: CH1, SC2tog, SC in each of next 61 sts, 3 SC in next stitch, SC in each of next 61 sts, SC2tog, SC in each of next 8 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (135 total sts)

Your project should measure approx. 14.5” (36.75cm) in length at this point.

Drop and cut Dark Blue Yarn and pick up Light Blue Yarn

Round 59: CH2, 2 DC sts into each stitch around to last 2 sts, 3 DC in last 2 sts, slip stitch into first stitch (272 total sts)

Round 60: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 14 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (320 total sts including center chains)

Round 61: CH2, DC2tog, DC in each of next 2 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts, *DC3tog, DC in each of next 6 sts, (DC, DC, CH2, DC, DC) in CH2 space, skip the next stitch, DC in each of next 7 sts* Repeat 11 more times, DC3tog, DC in next stitch, 2 DC in next stitch, slip stitch into first stitch (320 total sts including center chains)

Repeat Round 61 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up grey blue yarn

Repeat Round 61 until you have a total of 3 grey blue rounds

Drop and cut grey blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 61 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Drop and cut light blue yarn and pick up dark blue yarn

Repeat Round 61 until you have a total of 3 dark blue rounds

Drop and cut dark blue yarn and pick up light blue yarn

Repeat Round 61 until you have a total of 6 light blue rounds

Continue to Repeat Round 61 and this alternating color sequence until your project measures approx. 46 inches (116.75cm) from the cast on edge (along the side of bodice).  End after a repeat of a light blue Round 61 (the full 6 rounds).

Fasten off.  Secure and weave in all ends.

 

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This dress blanket crochet pattern features a single crochet bodice and fun chevron stripes for the skirt.  Free pattern in sizes Toddler through Child Large.

27 Comments On “North Star {Ice Queen Dress Blanket}”

  1. Thank you for sharing North Star. I have loads of feelings and thought whirling around in my head, but not ready to put the thoughts down yet. Just wanted you to know that I am reading, listening and thinking hard on all you have written. And thanks for the great pattern share.

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  2. My North Star intention is kindness, including loving-kindness.
    i’ve lived without kindness for most of my life with only a few exceptions … i’ve been reading a lot of books about self-compassion, kindness, and loving-kindness to self and to others, and the books have really made a deep impression on me. kindness to self and to others actually requires less effort than hatefulness, and it brings me peace and contentment.
    dear melody, thankyou again for this series … you are very, very special.
    regards always,
    daisy 🙂

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    • Ah, thank you Daisy! I super appreciate you continuing to follow along. I’ve also been immersing myself in books and audio on self compassion and loving kindness. It makes a tremendous difference.

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  3. Your statement about modeling self care to your children is so very important. As parents, we often ‘run our well dry’ by trying to support and help our kids and/or spouses. But it’s very important to keep in mind that if our well is truly dry, we cannot help ANYONE! It took me a long time to put me first when it came to self care, but now I try very hard to make sure I’m caring for myself so I can care for my family.

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  4. I always stay to being me, because I dislike pretending to be someone else!

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  5. I really don’t have a North statement to myself but I’ve tried lately to
    make up for lost time so to speak of not putting myself first by reorganizing
    my daily to do list where as I now only clean 1 room a day instead of trying
    to do the whole house in 2 days besides doing other necessary daily chores and
    if I don’t feel like cooking then I make sure when I do cook to do enough for
    leftovers for the next day and if the others don’t want that then I just let
    them fend for themselves also I make sure to carve out some time during the day
    or night to work on my crochet which I enjoy doing as this helps me deal with my stress and anxiety by helping me to relax more and enjoy what I’m doing at the
    moment.

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  6. Like others – no real North Star statement. Upon reflection I can see where I’ve stopped doing/being me and am going with the flow. Not caring that others around me (work people) see the real me anymore. Feel like they don’t care. Am I truly happy – no but it is easier to coast right now than swim against the tide.

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    • I know that feeling – it’s not always the time to make big change. It took me a while to “gear up” to start asking these big questions and making these changes. I’m in support of whatever helps you get through <3

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  7. “What would your North Star intention statement be?”
    Serving others for His glory.

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  8. I have no idea, going through so much right now, my own health isn’t good, care taking others, and we are having a freezing spell this week and our heat is out. We live in an old house that is falling apart and leaks in several rooms. I thought that was hard enough with all the rain we’ve had lately and now I know the rain wasn’t as bad as being cold. Sometimes it seems as though I’m one step from going under but I can’t because so many others need me but also scared that I can’t keep going on forever like this.

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    • I know this feeling. When I get dragged down into that space, I like to remind myself that it’s totally ok to take it one step at a time. “What’s the next right thing right now?” That can help me to get back into the present.

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  9. My Statement would be to be myself with no regrets,regardless of what people have to say and to be Queer AF without caring about who might care.

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  10. Two thumbs up!

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  11. very interesting blog Can so relate. Here is the link to the seminar I participated in. It sure helped me .My husband is in the Nov seminar. It will be interesting to see what he finds out. I encourage anyone to take it.
    http://www.choicesseminars.com/

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    • Thank you for this link! I’ll definitely be checking it out…seminars, books, workshops, guides….all of those things are right up my alley on this topic lately!

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  12. I think you have gotten into my head and are putting down my feelings daily. I need to stop being everything to everyone and start thinking of myself. My life has been extremely stressful of late and when I do get a few minutes of “down” time, all I want to do is empty my mind of everything. I have even started telling my husband (when he starts talking about something that I can not do anything about) that if it is not something that I need to know about or “fix”, then I don’t want to talk about it. I hope I am not just burying my head in the sand, but I don’t have time or the energy to talk about things that I can not “deal” with. I really like getting up early just to have some “me” time in the mornings. I have been finding it harder and harder to do so, but am thoroughly enjoying this time this morning.

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    • Love that you’re recognizing that protecting your mental space and taking care of yourself is so important! I know it has made a HUGE change in my life, even though making the transition to a new way of living is extremely slow and often uncomfortable. I’m SO proud of you, Pam!

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  13. Loving this blog/club site. I have lupus and spent all summer with a bum knee (inflamed tendons/ligaments) limiting all my activities, it has been a very stressful summer/fall. Now it’s improved with corrected meds and therapy but now we are into the holiday season and another stress filled time, I am still trying to catch up around house with everything that I had to let slide since April (learning to let go of some things or to get others to do them). I now have your site to help. You don’t always recognize when it happens until it’s a bit too late, but reading your blog I have come to realize that I am a bit depressed and have started taking better care of ME. Thank you and I have missed all this since I couldn’t access all my stash since spring and now am getting back in the groove, I need more time for all the projects I have lined up since rejoining the your web sites, lol

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    • SO glad you were able to recognize that you’ve been a bit down so you can start taking better care of yourself. This is so touching to me – thank you for sharing. I’m thrilled you’re back at your stash, and enjoying the blog and group!

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  14. I feel like my north star would be sort of similar to yours. I’m a people pleaser and a perfectionist, so that makes it hard to show the real me. Ever since my postpartum depression therapy, I have been more able to show my true self and not masked by who I want others to see. I show people my flaws because I now realize that no one is perfect. I also do that to model to my daughter that it’s ok to have flaws and that big emotions are ok to have.

    Now I will say that in public, my anxiety is too bad to just be the real me, but I’m a work in progress.

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