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Crochet Tutorial: Crochet Around Earbud Cords

We’re thinking a little bit outside the box by adding some crochet detail to our earbud cords. Today’s tutorial shows how to single-crochet around your electronics cord to add a decorative touch, but it has a multi-purpose.

1. It keeps your cord from tangling

2. Color coding more than one cord can distinguish ownership separating one from another for various devices or family members

3. It’s fashionable!

Earbuds
To expand on this creative idea, you can use this technique for other cords such as rope or cord to create a necklace, phone chargers, belts, and use for other decorative ideas.


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Earbuds
View this video tutorial to learn how to make your earbuds fashionable:

This video tutorial does not have a written pattern as it is so easy–just single crochet around a cord! Enjoy!!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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Crochet Tutorial: The G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan

Designer, Rosetta Getty, created The Granny Square Mixed Media Cardigan. Fashion model, Gigi Hadid, was photographed by paparazzi wearing that sweater, and it exploded all over the Internet. Being the fashion maven that I am, I had to have it! So, I designed my very own! My G.G. (Gorgeous Gal) Cardigan was an intense work of creative fashion art. I designed it based off the photo. Here I am modeling my version next to the photo of Gigi Hadid wearing hers.

G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan
G.G. Cardigan


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Here is a full length of the cardigan, you can really see the side slits as I walk:

G.G. Cardigan
Here is a back view of the photo:

G.G. Cardigan

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this cardigan:

Pattern:

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 post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click this link to get the full kit of supplies for this project**

2 Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Black (744 yards each skein)
1 Skein of Red Heart Super Saver in:
Medium Thyme
Aran
Buff
Warm Brown
1 Skein of Red Heart With Love in Berry Red
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook. (for larger sizes, I recommend an I-5.50mm Crochet Hook)
-Buttons. (You can get the same buttons as me by clicking here)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This pattern is in American crochet terms.
-The cardigan that I made measures: Shoulders: 16 inches, Arm Length: 25 inches, Length of sweater: 37 inches
Recommendation: I would use softer yarn for this project (Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice). The yarn I used was quite stiff and bulky.

For Larger Sizing:
My recommendations for larger sizes would be to use a larger crochet hook as well as making more rounds on your granny squares. Working a repeat of round 6 once or twice should make your squares larger. You may also make this longer by adding more squares to the length of your cardigan. Another suggestion would be to add additional rounds around each panel when you single crochet around each piece to give it a larger size/width to accommodate your size. To determine the fit of the upper arm: You will have to take your upper arm measurement and make sure your squares are made accordingly. ALL SQUARES HAVE TO BE THE SAME SIZE IN THIS ENTIRE PROJECT.

Gauge:
1 square is 6 inches x 6 inches

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Beginning Cluster (Beg. Cluster): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO insert hook back into the stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, (You should have 3 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all loops.
Cluster Stitch (Cluster):  YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops (you should have 4 loops on your hook), YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Cardigan

Color Combinations:
Square 1: Berry Red, Warm Brown, Aran, Buff, Warm Brown, Black
(Make 6)
Number 1
Square 2: Warm Brown, Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Medium Thyme, Black
(Make 6)
Number 2
Square 3: Buff, Black, Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black
(Make 6)
Number 3
Square 4: Buff, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 4
Square 5: Aran, Berry Red, Buff, Black, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 5
Square 6: Buff, Berry Red, Warm Brown, Berry Red, Aran, Black
(Make 7)
Number 6
Square 7: Black, Berry Red, Aran, Medium Thyme, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 7
Square 8: Medium Thyme, Black, Buff, Aran, Buff, Black
(Make 7)
Number 8
Square 9: Medium Thyme, Black, Aran, Buff, Berry Red, Black
(Make 7)
Number 9

Granny Square:
Make 60 for the Cardigan and 12 for the scarf.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to beginning ch. (12) Fasten off.

Rnd 2: In any DC around, attach new color & Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in first st, ch 1, *Cluster in next st, ch 1, repeat from * around. Sl st to Beg. Cluster. (12 clusters made, 12 ch 1 sps made) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Attach new color in any ch 1 sp of round 2. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, ch 2, *Cluster in next ch 1 sp, CH 2, Repeat from * around. (12 clusters & 12 Ch 2 sps) Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp of round 3. Ch 3, Beg. Cluster in same space, *Ch 3, Cluster in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, ch 2, Cluster in next sp, repeat from * 2 more times, ending with ch 3, cluster, ch 2 cluster, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Attach new color to any ch 3 corner sp. Ch 4 (counts as first TR), [2TR, ch 2, 3 TR] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [3TR, CH2, 3TR] in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * 2 times, ending with Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3DC in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning ch4. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Attach new color to any ch 2 corner sp. CH 2 (counts as first HDC), [2HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in same sp. *Ch 1, 3HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, [3HDC, ch 2, 3HDC] in corner. Repeat from * 2 more times, ending with, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 HDC in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, sl st to beginning HDC.

If you need to make this bigger, just repeat round 6 once or twice by putting 3 HDC in each of the ch 1 sps, and [3HDC, ch 2, 3 HDC] in the corners.

When you have all 60 squares finished, Sew them together using the video tutorial and photo diagram as a visual instruction.

Here is the front view diagram that I drew up. The numbers in each square indicate the square number.

Front View
Here is the Back View of the Cardigan diagram that I drew up.

Back View

Once your 2 front panels and your back panel are all sewn together, single crochet around all 3 pieces and then sew the 3 pieces together, following along with the video tutorial. Once all your pieces are attached, follow along to make the cuffs and the collar.

Cuffs:
Round 1: Start at Seam SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 2:  SC2TOG, SC until next seam, SC2TOG, Sc in the rest of the sts around. Sl st to beg. ch 1.
Round 3 & 4: Repeat Round 2.
Round 5: *SC2TOG, SC in next, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Repeat for other sleeve

Collar: (I suggest watching the video tutorial for this part)
Row 1-3: Starting at one end, HDC across, putting a HDC2TOG in the corners, ch 1, turn.
Row 4-12: HDC across. No decreases in this row
You may make more rows if you want a wider/taller collar.
Fold it over and sew it down in the corners.

Buttons holes:
Starting on the right side bottom. SC up first square side until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, *sc along the side of the next square until you get to the seam between the squares, ch 3, sk 3 sts, repeat from * up to the top (6 button holes made). Fasten off.
(If this part gets confusing, refer to the video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

If you want to make the scarf, here is the sequence in squares to make your own:

Number 2
Number 3
Number 1
Number 9
Number 5
Number 8
Number 7
Number 6
Number 4
Number 1
Number 3
Number 2

Sew them together and add fringe on each side.
Weave in all your ends.


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Enjoy!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***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.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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My Punny Valentine!

I am a pun extraordinaire. (It should go on my resumé) I love a good pun, I like throwing down a good pun, and I think puns are fun! It isn’t unusual that when the opportunity presents itself, I jump on it and go a little overboard!

A couple years ago, I started a series of Valentine’s Day puns. I would create a crocheted item and come up with a clever tagline that associates with that item. 2016’s Valentine’s Day is no exception. This blog is 14 days of punny love overload. It’s perfect for the crochet lover and the Valentine in your life! ♥

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I LOVE love! Any time I get the chance to spread a little love, I’m going to be sure to sprinkle that everywhere! I hope you enjoy these creative puns! Be sure to share them with the ones you love! I will be adding a new pun each day until Valentine’s Day. Be sure to check back!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nate, this blog is dedicated to you. ♥

February 1st, 2016: “Whale” you be my Valentine?
This pattern design is by Stacey Trock. You can access the free pattern here.

Whale you be my Valentine?
February 2nd, 2016: I am “nacho” sure if you are going to like this one. I know you don’t like people “jalapeño” business. However, since I love puns from my head “tomatoes,” I figured this one would be the perfect way to “lettuce” show some more Valentine’s Day love and get more people to “taco” ’bout them. Hopefully, this didn’t go too far and our friendship can continue to go “onion” on… HA!!

Here’s the link to the free Taco Pattern with all the vegetable fixings.

Taco

February 3rd, 2016: In the “pear”suit of happiness, oftentimes we search for one with whom no one can com”pear.” I am no “pear”fessional when it comes to these matters, but it’s a”pear”ent that “pear”fect someone is you! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pear.

Pear

 

February 4th, 2016: I don’t have much “dough,” so this is my humble gift for you. It may sound a little “cheesy.” I might fumble the “delivery,” but no matter how you “slice” it, I only have “pies” for you. There’s no “topping” that! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pizza slice

Pizza

February 5th, 2016: I am trying not to make a “stink,” but it’s time to take the “plunge” “toilet” you know that I love you with all of my “fart.” When I “let it all out” and get “on a roll” I start to get so “flushed” because it “poops” me out thinking about how much energy it takes to “squeeze” out these puns! I hope you do NOT have a “crappy” Friday and are enjoying this silly “potty” talk. ♥

Here is the free written pattern for the Poop

Poop

February 6th, 2015: You might say, ‘you “gato” be “kitten” me right “meow,” Nadia! These puns are becoming so bad, it’s almost “cat”astrophic!’ I’m not “lion” when I say making puns is “paw”some! Sometimes, I laugh so hard, I “puma” pants! HAHA!! My life would be “claw”ful without puns, “fur”real!! But I love you so much, I would move “meow”tains for you, so I’m just going to keep going – but if I go to “fur,” you can say get “meow”ta here!

Click here to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this cat amigurumi.

Meow

February 7th, 2016: Wake the “fudge” up everyone! Today’s pun is going to be easy like “sundae” morning! So, here’s the “scoop.” Today I’m breaking my “cone” of silence to declare that I love you “cherry” much. I feel “waffle” when you’re not around because I know we are “mint” to be together. This “sweet” pun is “sprinkled” with all my love to make sure that you know that my heart “melts” just for you.

Here is the free written pattern for an ice cream cone

Ice Cream

February 8th, 2016: I’m not “squidding” when I say I love a good joke, so here goes: How many tickles does it take to make an “octopus” laugh? Ten-tickles! HAHAHA!!! Get it? “Tentacles!” I’m not “fishing” for a compliment, but whaddya “ink” of my sense of humor? All day long, Valentine, you “octopi” my thoughts. I’m such a “sucker” for you, I am “sea”rious about your love, and I’m totally “hooked.” Even right now, I want you in my “arms” so we can “cuttle.”

Click here to learn some fun facts about octopuses!

Click here to learn how to make the heart amigurumi

Click here to view the video tutorial to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this octopus amigurumi

Octopus


February 9th, 2016
: This is an “eggs”pression of my love. I’m not sure if I have a “talon”t for “bird” puns because it can be a “bird”en to keep coming up with so many ideas. So, I’m just going to “wing” it. For our special Valentine’s Day, will you meet me for coffee at the “Nest”café? I promise it won’t be “hawk”ward and no “fowl” play. Instead, I will give you the red carpet “tweet”ment. It might get “emu”tional “wren” this special day occurs, because I can guarantee it will be “egg”cellent! It might get a little lovey “dove”y, but I’m sure you will have a very “pheasant” time, and it will “fly” by! Phew! This “bird” pun turned out so well, I might just have to “Tweet” it!

Click here for the written pattern of a bird

Bird

February 10th, 2016: I’m “tilling” you like it is. I’m ready to drop some mad “beets!” Let’s “dew” it!
I’ll love you “till” my heart stops “beet”ing.
Like a “moss,” this bears re”peat”ing.
I “mud”dled through life before you,
always “garden” my heart like “weed”o.
The latest “dirt” can “tend” to annoy,
but Imma sayin’ you’re the “root” of my joy.
I hope this “plants” a “seed” in your heart,
to know I “dig” you and hate to be apart.
“Lettuce” “turnip” the volume on our love,
I’m having so much fun,
because every day I’m “shoveling…” (“shoveling”) out these puns!

Click here to view the written pattern for the beet.

Drop a Beet

February 11th, 2016: Today is “Thor”sday. It’s been “tough” being apart all week. I “myth” you very much. I’ve been “helmet” on coming up with great puns, but of “Norse” the time has come to keep it “Loki” and let you know I am really “Viking” everything about our relation”ship!”

Click here to view the video tutorial for the Viking Hat with Beard

Viking


February 12th, 2016
: I don’t want to burst your “bubble,” but in the “pecking” order of puns, this one isn’t quite fitting the “bill.” I have been up since the “quack” of dawn trying to think of a “soap”er duper idea for this Valentine’s post. All of them just sound “Daffy.” I won’t “duck” my responsibility because inside every determined heart, “soap rings” eternal, and all these puns are a way to “shower” you with my love! “Lather” is always the best medicine, so I’m going with this series of love notes and hope they go over “swimmingly.” “Waddle” I do if you don’t like it? I guess I’ll find out when you get “foam” sweet “foam.”

Click here for the written pattern of the duck amigurumi

Rubber Ducky

 

February 13th, 2016: In the words of Iggy Azalea, “First things first, ‘Amaryllis.'” So I will begin this pun by saying that everyone can tell that our love has truly “blossomed.” It has taken off on the “wings” of love. I know I have really “pollen” for you because whenever I think of you, I get “butterflies” in my stomach. I really hope this Valentine’s Day is “fly” filled with “butterfly” kisses and “ladybug” hugs. You always make me feel like I’m wrapped in a “cocoon” of your love. I “larva” you so much!! Oops-a-“daisy,” that last pun may have “flown” too far.

Click here for the free butterfly pattern

Butterfly

 

February 14th, 2016: Nate loves a good horror movie, I love crochet and “Poe”try, and we both love to love. I hope I’ve captured the essence of that in this last Valentine pun.

As these punny posts come to the end, I’ve got to “hand” it to you, you’ve definitely got “heart.” I hope you didn’t think they were “tachy.” I’ve tried to “organ”ize them so they always make sense. People might think that I’m so crazy about you that “aorta” be locked up, but you have the “key to my heart.” Sometimes I wondered if “antibody” was out there who understood me, and there you were. You “muscle”d your way into my “life.” In the “pulmonary” start of our relationship, I might have told you “A-fib” or two about how I felt. I didn’t need a “ventricle”oquist to speak for me. I was truly “pumped” about meeting you! “O,” I’m “positive” I won’t ever “bypass” telling you how I feel again. I sug”chest” we always express how we feel. I hope I don’t ever “skip a beat” when it comes to loving you. I promise to “pace” myself and not take our love in “vein.” ♥ Nadia

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Heart

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” ~William Shakespeare

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