Monthly Archives: June 2015

Crochet Tutorial: Transform your Flip Flops with fun crochet magic

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Flip Flops

Have you ever had the perfect outfit and you needed just the right shoes to go with it? That summer dress that would be perfect with the exact same color flip flops? Through my easy tutorial, I show you how to transform a very basic Dollar Store flip flops into a great summer sandal and beach shoe! This is a beginner pattern so anybody can do it! I found the FREE written pattern here, by Poppy and Bliss

The wonderful ideas that you can expand from this basic tutorial are endless!

  • Bridal flip flops for the reception
  • Match them for your bridesmaids and give them as gifts
  • A little girl’s outfit needs the perfect slippers to match
  • Add flowers or buttons for embellishments to dress these up even more
  • Use as many colors as you want
  • Make these in under 2 hours!

I have personally made numerous pairs of these flip flops from the basic design shown in this video to very elaborate and fancier designs. I was actually once employed to make an entire set for a Harley Davidson Wedding in which the bride had ordered black flip flops with black and orange embellishment crochet for her girls to wear at the dance at her wedding. This is a fun idea with so many purposes! They really do make great gifts because they add a touch of handmade to a simple item.

I found this written free pattern online that you can find here.

Materials used:

  • Size E-3.50mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Flip Flops (I used size Medium 7/8)
  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Pagoda, Passion, and Watermelon (but you can use any scraps you have)

Here is a list of the colors I used for each row.

  • Rows 1-2: Watermelon
  • Rows 3-7: Passion
  • Rows 8-10: Pagoda
  • Rows 11-12: Watermelon
  • Rows 13-16: Pagoda
  • Rows 17-19: Passion
  • Rows 20-25: Watermelon
  • Rows 26-29: Passion
  • Rows 30-31: Pagoda
  • Rows 32-34: Watermelon
  • Rows 35-36: Passion
  • Rows 37-39: Pagoda
  • Rows 40-42: Passion
  • Rows 43-45: Watermelon
  • Rows 46-52: Pagoda
  • Rows 53-55: Watermelon
  • Rows 56-57: Passion

Here are a few ways you can embellish flip flops using crochet magic!

Flip Flops\ Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Flip Flops

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Puff Stitch Beard

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Beard hats are so silly yet so practical when it is freezing cold outside. These would make great gifts for the holidays! That’s why I’m posting this now, so you can get a head-start on those gifts! You can get very creative by using different colors for beards. I found this beard pattern online at Ashlee Marie for free and thought I’d show how I make one.  She offers a written pattern in different sizes for little children to adults. Be sure to check out her whole blog, it’s awesome!

Beard

Click this link for the free written pattern on Ashlee Marie’s website.

Follow along to this video to see how to create a beard for your hat:

 Materials:

Red Heart Yarn (I used a full skein for medium)

Hook: I-5.5mm

Scissors, Yarn Needle

Also, check out her blog on how to make the beanie hat to go along with your beard!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: iPad Cover

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This crocheted iPad case is made in an elegant mandala design. It is much prettier than the typical industrial designed cases and has a personal touch. Fits the iPad 2 & other large iPads. It has a button enclosure and one can easily hook up headphones and the charger. Follow along to the video tutorial on how to create this beautiful case.

iPad Case iPad Case iPad Case

Designed by Nadia Fuad

You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).

Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

 

Materials:

-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:

Scraps in Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Egg Blue, Pink

-Button of any size

-Size I-5.50mm and H-5.00mm Hook

-Yarn Needle

-Scissors

Special Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

TRC: Treble-Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

HDC: half double crochet

Sc: single crochet

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

Special Instructions:

-On the tablet cover, work in continuous rounds, no sl sts or chaining up any.

-My pattern will fit a tablet that is 9 inches X 7 inches. It gives instructions on how to make it smaller larger
-Chain at the beginning of rounds on mandala are counted as stitches.

Video Tutorial:


Click this link to view PDF file to print this pattern

Pattern:

iPad Case

With I-5.50mm hook and blue yarn

ch 31

Rnd 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across until last ch, 3sc in last ch, turn work to work on opposite side of ch. Sc across. (insert stitch marker at this point and after each round)

Rnd 2: hdc in first st, sl st in next, *hdc in next st, sl st in next st, repeat from *

Rnds 3-26: Repeat round 2 (you can make it taller by continuing the pattern until your piece is as tall as you want it to be)

At this point, you can decide if you like the outside or inside design better. I turned mine inside out and had that be my outer shell. (see video for explanation)

 

Mandala Design

With H-5.00mm hook and green yarn

Rnd 1: ch 4, 15dc in 4th ch from hook. Sl st to first ch 3 of that round. (16) fasten off and change color to purple

Rnd 2: sl st to any dc from rnd 1. Ch 5 (counts as dc ch 2), *dc in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around. (16 dc and 16 ch 2 sps) Fasten off and change color to yellow.

Rnd 3: sl st to any ch 2 space. Ch 10 (counts as trc ch 5), trc in same ch 2 sp, *trc in next ch 2 sp, ch 5, trc in same ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. (16 ch 5 sps) Fasten off, change color to egg blue.

Rnd 4: sl st in any ch 5 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in same ch 5 sp. *In next ch 5 sp, 2dc, ch 5, 2dc repeat from * around (15 ch 5 sps) fasten off, change color to pink.

Rnd 5: sl st into any ch 5 sp. Ch1, in each ch 5 sp around, [sc, hdc, dc, 5 trc, dc, hdc, sc]. Sl st to beginning sc and fasten off with long tail. (16 petals)

Finishing Weave in all ends and sew piece to iPad case.

Sew button on case.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Crochet Tutorial: Cell Phone Case with Secret Pocket

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Why not leave your wallet at home? You have everything you need for a night out with this handy cell phone case with secret compartment to conceal money, credit cards and an ID. Made with an attractive flower design, this case can hold any Android device or iPhone. Take it to the beach, or the club, or a concert instead of taking a bulky purse along. This gives you so much convenience! Whether you’re making one for yourself, as a gift, or selling them in your shop, enjoy making this cell phone case and sharing your creativity!

Cell Phone Case

Cell Phone Case Backside

Cell Phone Case Front

 

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
   Scraps in Jade, Shocking Pink, Medium Thyme, Carrot, and Aran
-Button of any size
-Size H-5.00mm and G-4.25mm Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2TOG: Half-double crochet decrease
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
Sc: single crochet
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
Special Instructions:
-My pattern will fit a phone that is 4 ¾” x 2 ½” It gives instructions on how to make it larger.
– Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
– Always join your rounds to the first stitch of the round, NOT the chain.
– Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.
– Do NOT count the chain 2 as a stitch.
Follow along with this video to create your very own cell phone case:

Follow this Link to get the PDF File for Print

Pattern

With H hook and Jade Yarn

Ch 11 (or however many you need to cover the bottom edge of your phone  +1)

Rnd 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across until last ch, 3sc in last ch, turn work to work on opposite side of ch. Sc across. Sl st to first sc of round

Rnds 2-3: ch 1, sc in each st around (22) sl st to first sc of round

Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in first hdc of round

Rnd 5: ch 2 *fphdc around first st of previous round, hdc in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to first st

Rnd 6: ch 2 *hdc in first st, fphdc around hdc of previous round, repeat from * around, sl st to first st.

Rnd 7-16 : Repeat rounds 5 & 6 (or for however long you need yours to be)

You will be working in Rows now:

Row 17: ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts (or however many to center it on the back side), ch 2 turn

Row 18: hdc across

Row 19: hdc2tog, hdc across until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn

Row 20: repeat row 19

(Keep repeating row 19 until you have 3 sts left)

Row 21:  (Follow video instructions) hdc in first st, ch 1, skip middle st, 2hdc in last st.

Fasten off, sew in ends

Change color to Shocking Pink

Sc around flap and top rim of phone case.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Secret Pocket:

Same for all size phone cases

With Jade and H-5.00mm hook
ch 8

Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook hdc and across, ch 2, turn

Row 2: *hdc in first st, fphdc in around next st, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn

Row 3: *bphdc around first st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn

Rows 4-10 :repeat rows 2 & 3 or until your piece measures 3.5 inches tall (End with Row 2)

ch 1 an sc around entire piece with RS facing you. Sl st to first sc and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to case, sew button to outside of this secret pocket, and button flap closed

 

Flower on Back:

With G-4.25mm hook and Medium Thyme

Ch 3

Rnd 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first ch 2 and fasten off (12 DC) change color to Carrot

Rnd 2: With Carrot, sl st to any dc from round 1, ch 1, 2sc in same st, 2sc in each st around, fasten off (24 sc) Change color to Aran

Rnd 3: With Aran, sl st to any sc from round 2, *skip next st, 5dc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to first sl st of round. (6 petals made)

Fasten off with long tail. Sew to back of phone case.

 

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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