Monthly Archives: July 2015

Crochet Tutorial: Spiral Circular Scrubby

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This dish scrubby is such a perfect quick and easy project to do!
You could use this for dishes, face washing, scrubbing tough surfaces, pretty much anything!
They’d be great gifts to give with fancy soaps or salt scrubs. You can get creative with these and make a bunch in different colors!
This scrubby is worked flat and then sewn in a special way to make the spiral effect. I used Lily’s Sugar & Cream cotton yarn and an H-5.00mm crochet hook.

Spiral Circular Scrubby

Watch this video to see how it’s made! Oh, and click this link to view the written pattern. I found this pattern for free on Ravelry.

 

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: 3-Piece Bow-tastic Baby Outfit

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Here is the full 3-Piece Set complete with photos and videos. Click the photos to take you to each individual blog post.

Three Piece Set

Three Piece Set

 

Hat:

Bowtastic!

 

Slippers:

Baby Booties

 

Dress:

Baby Dress with a Bow

 

 

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Dress with a Bow

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Today’s tutorial is a baby dress with a bow. This piece completes the bow-tastic trio outfit, complete with a crocheted bow hat and crocheted bow sandals.

This video demonstrates a dress that is 0-3 months in size which is perfect for a newborn! I found a lot of inspiration from this pattern that I found for free online by This Housewife Life.

Baby Dress with a Bow

I made this dress using Red Heart yarn in white and red, however, you can use any worsted weight yarn of your choice. If you wanted to make this a bigger size, I would recommend using a larger hook and/or thicker yarn. I used an H-5.00mm hook. You could use an I-5.5mm hook or even a J-6.00mm hook.

If you want to make your bow bigger or smaller, watch this video tutorial I filmed a while back to show you how!

This ruffle dress is very girly! The bow embellishment really dresses this outfit up! You can change out the embellishment with a flower, a butterfly, or anything else you can think of! Get creative with embellishments and color! This is just a basic tutorial to get you started. This video is geared toward an intermediate crocheter, but I tried to work in a way that a beginner could try this challenge as well.

Follow along with this video to create your own baby dress.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Recently I posted a video tutorial for the Ribbon and Bow hatIn continuation of the “bow-tastic” theme, I bring you another baby tutorial showing you how to crochet a pair of peep-toe baby sandals using inspiration from this pattern by Hut’s Crochet. I really liked her instructions on the bottoms and sides, but I adapted my own pattern for the top and bow.

Baby Booties

 

Here the video tutorial for the baby sandals/slippers.

 

If you want to make your bow bigger or smaller, watch this video tutorial I filmed a while back to show you how!

These cute sandals are the perfect accent to any infant outfit and go so well with the bow hat. It makes the perfect set to give as a gift! This is another quick and easy project, perfect for a beginner or any seasoned crocheter to accomplish in an afternoon!

Without the bow, these would make cute little boy slippers as well. You can change things up and make a flower, add a button, or any other embellishment! Get creative, and have fun!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Sandals with a Bow

Crochet Tutorial: Ribbon and Bow Hat

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I had a request to make a baby girl hat in red and white, and it had to have a BOW! I LOVE girly things, and I LOVE bows! This was the best combination for a quick and easy project that I could film a tutorial for! Seriously, this project is great for the beginner crocheter, but everybody can enjoy making this adorable hat!

Bowtastic!

I found this free pattern online at Classy Crochet, and I got some inspiration to make this hat. I did not follow the pattern completely, so if you follow along with my video it will be a little different than the written pattern. I used the hat shell pattern completely and it turned out great. However, I modified the bow using my own method. You can watch this video to make your bow bigger or smaller.

This hat would be perfect to give as a gift to any baby girl, for a baby shower gift, or even for your own little one! You can change out the bow and add a flower, you can leave it plain with just a stripe, or you could add your own embellishments!

In this video I demonstrate how to crochet a baby hat that will fit a 9-12 month old baby. If you want to make a smaller hat, use an H-5.00mm hook. If you want it larger, use a J-6.00mm hook.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Caterpillar Cocoon

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“In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf. One Sunday morning the warm sun came up, and pop! out of the egg came a tiny, very hungry caterpillar.”
From the children’s storybook Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Oftentimes, my crochet items for children are inspired by animated characters from storybooks, movies, or cartoons. Today’s project is no exception. One of my favorite childhood authors is Eric Carle. He brings to life, in full color, these amazing characters like the very hungry caterpillar.

Caterpillar

I found this free pattern online that was the foundation of my idea for this cocoon. However, I did modify the pattern to fit my own ideas of what I wanted to see this character set turn out to be. Feel free to follow my video tutorial, but if you need a written pattern, please refer to MelodyCrochet. Keep in mind, the end result will turn out different because I did not use her complete pattern which I discuss in the video.

This cocoon makes a great photo prop. It will fit a newborn to 3 month old baby, but in my video, I share how to make it larger for up to 6 months! This item would be a unique and special gift to anybody expecting a new baby. It is versatile, and will be suitable for a baby boy or girl.

This is an easy-to-follow tutorial, and it can be done by any skill level. Grab your hooks, and let’s get started!

Materials:
Red Heart Yarn: 1 full skein of Green tones, Scraps of Spring Green, Red, Yellow, and Plum Purple
Yarn Needle for sewing
Scissors
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook for cocoon and hat
I-5.5mm Crochet Hook for face accessories

 


Caterpillar

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

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I was recently planning a bridal shower for my brother’s fiancé and wanted to do something special using crochet. I ran across a blog, Amigurumi Askina, featuring a bride and groom doll set. The pattern happened to be in Turkish so I used a bit of translation and modifications and made up my own pattern to create this set of dolls. My tutorial videos are in two parts. The first part demonstrates the bride, and part two shows how to make the groom.
Bride and Groom

These adorable dolls are great to feature at a bridal shower or wedding, and you can modify them to make a prince & a princess, a king & a queen, just a boy & a girl, and, with marriage equality, it would even be cute to make two brides or two grooms!

BrideGroom

Another thing you could customize are the features of each doll. You could change the eye color, hair color, skin tone, flower colors, dress color, and suit color. You can add personal touches to emulate the person you are trying to make. You can get creative with these, the possibilities are endless!!

The final product is not your typical tiny amigurumi. These measure approximately 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm).

Anybody would be happy to receive such a unique and special gift! This is not an easy project, as I say in my video, I would recommend an intermediate to advanced level crocheter to attempt this, but feel free if you want a little bit of a challenge!

This is how I displayed the dolls at the bridal shower. Using the groom pattern, I modified it to make a little boy to represent my nephew.
Family

Before I share the video and pattern, I want to share with you a personal moment of my nephew playing with the dolls. His parents are the ones getting married this summer and he was playing “wedding.” haha! He even made the bride and groom kiss! It was priceless!
Playing Wedding

Below these videos, you will find my original FREE written pattern for both dolls.

If you would like to download the PDF file, you may click here to print it off.

Part 1: Bride

Part 2: Groom

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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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.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

 Materials:

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

Black, White, Cream colored (skin), Red, Golden or Brown (hair color)

-Ribbon, tulle, small beads
-Polyfil

-Size E-3.50 mm

-Yarn Needles

-Scissors

Special Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

DC: Double Crochet

DC2Tog: Double crochet decrease

Sc: single crochet

SC2TOG: single crochet decrease

Popcorn stitch: yarn over, go into next st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over go into same st, yarn over pull through, yarn over, go into same st, yarn over pull through (you should have 7 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

Special Instructions:

-Pattern for head, hair, body, arms are worked in continuous rounds.

-For the bouquet, I took the Red Heart Yarn 10 ply and pulled it apart in half, and used that. You can use thin red thread if you prefer for the flowers.

-For embroidering the face, I also pulled the yarn apart, but you can use thread/floss for the face as well.

Bride:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes. Embroider with red, lips. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used golden)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7-13: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 14: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bun:

With same hair color

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Add stuffing.

Assembly step:

Sew hair to stuffed head. Sew bun to top center of the back of head (use photo for guide)

Ears: (make 2)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With beige

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnds 12-21: Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Rnd 22: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnd 23-29: Sc in each st (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 30: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 31: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 32: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 34:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 36: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-14: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to each side of body.

Dress:

With White (or whatever color you want your dress to be)

Ch 24, wrap chain around bride chest and sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1 sc in each ch around, sl st to beginning sc, ch 2

Rnd 2: dc in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc, ch 2

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (30)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (42)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Rnd 7-18: Dc in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends.

Flowers: Make 3

With Red Thread, watch video on how to thin out Red Heart Yarn.

Ch 16

3dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, 3dc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * across. (7 petals)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bouquet holder

With White,

Ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 7: (Dc 2 in next st, Dc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Fasten off with long tail

Sew to hand.

Sew flowers into bouquet holder.

Assembly:

Sew 1 bead into center of each flower. Sew 1 bead into each ear, put 10 beads on a string and wrap around neck for a necklace.

Cut a square of tulle, poke a hole into it and wrap it around the bun in the hair for the veil.

Tie ribbon around waist and around bun.

Groom:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-17: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (36)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, lips, eyes. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used dark brown)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8-12: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 13: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts on round 11, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

With Skin Tone (beige)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With black

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnd 12: in BLO, sc in each st. (15)

Rnds 13-24: in Both Loops now, Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Continue With black

Rnd 25: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnds 26-27: Sc in each st (30)

Rnd 28: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Change color to White

Rnds 29-31: sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 34: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 36: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 37:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 38: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 39: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body. Stuff any little bit that may need to be added.

Jacket:

I recommend watching the video for the Jacket portion.

With Black,

Ch 40 (or enough to fit around the waist of the body—where the white starts)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (38 dc)

Row 2-3: dc across, ch 2, turn (38)

Row 5: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts. (36)

Row 6: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (34)

Row 7: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (32)

(If you need jacket longer, just repeat the last row until it is long enough. I ended up doing this repeat for the last row in my video: *dc2tog, dc, repeat from * across.) It may only take you 5 or 6 rows for your jacket to be long enough.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew jacket around body and sew it closed and sew it to body to secure it in place.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Change to black

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-20: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: Sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew arms to outside of jacket on each side of body.

Bow Tie:

With Black,

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.

Fasten off with long tail.

Take long tail and sew it to the center of the bow, wrap yarn around the center a couple times. Then sew to neck to secure it.

Assembly step:

Sew 2 beads in front of jacket for buttons.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.” Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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