Monthly Archives: May 2015

Crochet Tutorial: Death Star From Star Wars

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Death Star

For the ultimate Star Wars fan, this Death Star is a great gift idea for any holiday or birthday!
This Death Star pillow is approximately 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
It’s pretty large, and you can rest your head on it, or have it as a decoration!
I found this original pattern online on Pops de Milk website. You can find the original PDF pattern here.
Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns in Gray Heather and White
Size H-5.00mm Hook
Polyfil
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

May the Force Be With You while you crochet this Death Star Pillow. Follow along with a visual tutorial on how to complete this piece.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Desert Sunset Tote Bag

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Summer is here and I needed a bag to take with me to the farmers market to hold all my goodies! I stumbled upon this lovely bag designed by Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream This bag can be used in so many different ways! Take it to the beach, use it as a purse, use it as a book bag if you’re a student, use it as a project bag and take it wherever you go to continue your crochet projects!

I used different colors than the pattern calls for, so you can use my color choices, you could stick to the original written pattern color scheme, or you can make up your own color scheme! Make it one solid color if you’d like! The creativity possibilities are endless!

Here is the video tutorial on how to make this tote bag.

Here is my color scheme row by row:

1. White            16. Red            31. Green

2. Red               17. Purple        32. Orange

3. Blue              18. White        33. White

4. White           19. Blue

5. Orange         20. Orange

6. White           21. Red

7. Green           22. White

8. Purple         23. Green

9. White          24. White

10. Yellow       25. Purple

11. White         26. Orange

12. Green        27. Blue

13. Blue           28. Yellow

14. Orange      29. Red

15. White        30. White

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Granny Square Cardigan

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I have been struggling to make cardigans or a sweater for some time. I have tried different patterns but had difficulty following some of them and creating something that would be worth wearing. I gave up, until I found this!

This week I was experimenting with different patterns and I came across this Granny Square Cocoon pattern from Maria Valles. I knew instantly that I had to make it! It was the perfect design and easy to follow. I’ve made a few of my own modifications, and I used an entirely different color scheme, but that’s the joy of crochet! I added an accent color on the edging to give it a fashion flair.

Here are a few photos of me wearing my finished piece. I added a gemstone brooch as a front enclosure to tie the piece together. I LOVE IT!

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Here is a step by step video tutorial on how I created this lovely cardigan. This is a great addition to any wardrobe! It’s like wrapping up in a blanket on a chilly morning! Grab your crochet hook, a cup of tea (or coffee, if that’s your thing), and join me making this cocoon sweater!

To make this smaller or bigger, Measure from the bottom of the neck to the bottom of the buttocks and your Granny Square should be that wide. Then follow along with the rest of the pattern for the outer edge and sleeves.

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Granny Square Cardigan

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Simple Mini Basket

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This week I created this lovely basket using a pattern written by Just Be Crafty. If you haven’t seen her blog, I suggest you check it out! This basket is perfect for little hair accessories, makeup, jewelry, mini toys, hardware, pretty much everything small! Find the written pattern here and follow along with my video to create your own!

Here’s a preview of what we are making! There are endless possibilities for this basket! Make it in different colors to organize things, make more than one in different sizes for decoration, let your creativity flow!

Simple Mini Basket Video Tutorial:

Finished Mini Basket

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Knight in Shining Armor Hat

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In this video I demonstrate how to make a knight in shining armor hat in an adult size but if you click the photo, it will take you to my shop where you can access all the sizes available (6 sizes).
This is great for medieval times or Halloween, or if you are in a theater play, this is a very versatile costume you can work your imagination with! Have fun! Happy Hookin’! ~Nadia
Supplies used:
Red Heart Yarn in Gray and Black
Le Bouton buttons–2
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Knight In Shining Armor

Click photo for pattern

 

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Video Tutorial: Adult Barefoot Sandals

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I was surfing the Net and found The Purple Poncho’s website and Carolyn had written this pattern earlier this year. I absolutely fell in love with them! They are a quick pattern that can be whipped up in no time! Be sure to check out her blog and watch my video tutorial on how to make these fabulous barefoot sandals!
Materials Used:
Aunt Lydia’s  Crochet Thread #10; 21 yards each triangle or total 42 yards for both.
Hook – Size F
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Scissors

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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