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Crochet Tutorial: Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow

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In summer, we are surrounded by bright color and full blooms that inspire creativity. My Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow is a menagerie of hues and texture used to create this whimsical cushion. Perfect for a blast of life and color to any room of your home. Change the palette for your decor when you make your very own, or make this as a gift for someone you love!

With interior design leaning toward bohemian inspired decor, this floral accent pillow brings a nice vibe of color to a neutral room. It can offset plain walls of an apartment, and accented with some earthy plants, it can give a fun yet laid back ambiance.

You can toss this pillow on a bed and pair it with some fun throws. It can spruce up a drab bedroom! Don’t want to make a throw pillow? Make more than one of these squares to make a matching blanket!!

The backside of this pillow is a plain solid granny square, you can use that side and make a simple pillow without any floral design, just make 2 of the same square and sew them together and stuff a pillow form inside!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own pillow cover:

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
I used: Flamingo, Orchid (Dark and Light), Jade, Yellow, Pool, Egg Blue, Spring Green
-G-6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-16 Inch Pillow Form

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 16 inches, but you can stop at any round to make this smaller, or you can continue on to make it larger just repeating the last few rounds.
-This square is worked from the center outward and then small appliques are made to sew on (the appliques are optional)
-This project used about 600 yards of yarn
-The backside of the pillow was a solid granny square type of square, but you can make rows or any other backing to make yours the way you want.
-You could make a bunch of these squares and make a throw blanket and then make the pillow as a matching set!
-Colors used:
Rnd 1: Coral
Rnd 2: Orchid
Rnd 3: Bright Orchid
Rnd 4: Boysenberry
Rnd 5: Dark Orchid
Rnd 6: Jade
Rnd 7: Jade
Rnd 8: Flamingo
Rnd 9: Pool
Rnd 10: Yellow
Rnd 11: Flamingo
Rnd 12: Egg Blue
Rnds 13-22: Flamingo
Back of Pillow: Egg Blue
Flowers: Center: Yellow Outside: Egg Blue

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 6 DC in same sp, remove hook from last dc, insert hook into 1st dc of grouping, put loop back onto hook, pull through, pull tight, popcorn made
Picot: Ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook (Picot made)
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
3TC Cluster: [YO twice, Insert Hook into sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on the hook

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Start with Magic Ring or ch 4 or 5 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 15 DC in ring. sl st to beginning ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: In any st, ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same stitch, * Ch 2, sk next st, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorns, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, work a 4 DC in same sp, * sc in popcorn, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning. (8 Shells)

Rnd 4: In any sc, ch 3, 6 DC in same st, *Sc in middle st of shell, 7 DC in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (8 Shells)

Rnd 5: In any SC, ch 1, sc in same st, * Ch 5, sk shell, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. (8 ch 5 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch 5 sp, ch 1, [sc, hdc, 2dc, tc, picot, tc, 2dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 5 sp around. Sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. (8 Pointed Petals)

Rnd 7: Working BEHIND your work, Attach Yarn to sc from Round 4. Ch 6, *BPSC around next sc from Round 4, ch 5, Repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 6. (8 Ch 5 sps) (Optional: Instead of BPSC’s you could just slip stitch)

Rnd 8: In any ch 5 sp: Ch 3, 5 DC in same sp, * [5DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in next sp, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, ending with [5DC, ch 2, 5DC] in last sp, sl st to ch up 3. (60 DC)

Rnd 9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in the corners, sl st to beginning. (19 DC on each side)

Rnd 10: In any corner: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. Repeat around. Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 11:  In any corner, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * DC in next 2 sts, [3TC cluster in skipped st from rnd 9, DC in next st] 10 times. DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 12: In any corner: Ch 2, [HDC, ch 2, 2HDC] In same corner sp, HDC in each st around putting [2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in each corner.

Rnd 13: Repeat round 12

Rnd 14: In any corner: Ch 2, HDC in each st around putting [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in corners

Rnds 15-22: Repeat Round 14, Turn your work each round or every other round so your square doesn’t get wonky! Watch the video tutorial to learn how to turn your work and still work the beginning corner.
You can continue to make the square bigger, or you can fasten off sooner depending on the size you need to make your square.

Fasten off,

Weave in all ends.

Backside of Pillow:
Ch 4 or 5, sl st to beginning to form a ring (you can start with magic ring if you want)

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in ring, ch 2, [3 DC in ring, Ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beg. ch.

Rnd 2: DC in each st putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners.

Repeat Round 2 as many times as you need until your square is big enough. I did a total of 15 Rounds for the back of my pillow.

Fasten off with REALLY LONG TAIL for sewing.
Optional: Crochet your front and back together using single crochet or slip stitches.

Flower: Make 4.

Ch 4, Sl st to beg. to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as DC+Ch 1 sp), [DC, Ch 1] 9 times in ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch up 4. (10 DC/10 ch sps) Fasten off
Rnd 2: In any ch 1 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [2DC, 3 TC, 3 DC] in same sp, *Sl st in next sp, [3 DC, 3TC, 3DC] in next sp, repeat from * around. (5 petals made)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Leaves: Make 8.
Ch 9
sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl St in last ch, ch 2, Sl st in same ch
Work on opposite side of foundation ch: SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in last, Sl st to beginning sc, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew appliques onto front of pillow cover. Sew front and back together but before closing completely, insert pillow form, then sew up the rest.

Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad

Follow this link to make the granny square version of the Blooming Daydreams. A matching blanket with this throw pillow would look great in any home!

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Island in the Sea Blanket

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As we continue our journey through the 365 Days of Granny Squares, we have accumulated 210 squares as of today! If you are like me, your storage containers are busting full and are in need of projects to be made! I began this Island in the Sea Blanket as my second project in my series of blankets that I plan to make using these granny squares.

I named this piece because of the unique square from day 75. I went on to finishing the square as per the written pattern by Aurora. It turned out larger than any of the squares in our collection. I had to find a use and decided this was the perfect way to showcase this beautiful granny! I surrounded it with double crochet rows of various shades of cool tones to create an island oasis in a sea of blue.

This blanket utilizes 5 other large squares that we have made this year as well as 14 of our smaller squares. I have listed each square I used in this project below with links to their video tutorials.

This is just my idea to use these squares in a bigger project, but you can get as creative as you want to make a blanket or other projects where these can come in handy!

As we embarked on this project, I have witnessed an incredible amount of creativity that has come from others participating in these daily squares. I’m so happy to see everyone Hashtagging #365DaysofGrannySquares and #YARNutopia. I am watching everyone’s posts and progress! *Double Tap*

The purpose of this project was to teach a variety of stitches and expand our crochet knowledge in granny squares that exist. I have seen an array of beautiful blankets, pillow covers, jackets, and many other pieces of art springing forth from this creativity from everyone participating. Each square is a small piece of art that was meant for a bigger purpose.

This is the original layout of my blanket:
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Here is a closeup to show that I made a double crochet border around each square and then sewed them together:
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Here I am working on the blanket, finishing up the sewing!
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Here is my finished blanket draped over the sofa:13553281_1153400918055498_521965263_n
Step By Step:
-I crocheted a double crochet border around each granny square (I would recommend 1 round of a border for each square, but if it doesn’t line up, you can add 2 rounds on the smaller squares to make them the right size)
-Then, I sewed the large squares together in a row
-I started crocheting my rows of blue using double crochet. I worked in the Back Loops Only to make a ribbed look (that’s optional) Then I made 5 rows of each color. (You can change color as often as you want)
-Once I had 5 sections done, I sewed my giant square to the center of my work.
-I started crocheting on the right side of the large square, making rows and stopping once I hit that square, then turned my work and continued on my way to make the rows until that side lined up with the large square. Then I fastened that side off.
-I attached my yarn to the left side and did the same thing, working rows of double crochet until that was the same height as the center square. Once both sides were surrounding the square, I sewed up the left and right side of the square to the double crochet rows.
-Once that was all done, I continued to crochet along just like I was on the opposite end of the blanket above the large island square. (5 rows of each color, changing colors 5 times)
-Then, I sewed the small squares together and then sewed them to the last row of the blanket.
-Once my blanket was all put together, I crocheted a simple double crochet border around the entire piece.
-I had a lot of ends to weave in, but it was all worth it!

I used an H-5.00mm crochet hook to make this blanket
I used all Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Row of Large Squares:
Number 156
Number 146
Number 127
Number 167
Number 113

Center Square:
I went on to making my square bigger, using THIS PATTERN.
Number 75

Smaller Squares:
Number 178
Number 166
Number 27
Number 111
Number 70
Number 160
Number 164
Number 121
Number 138
Number 175
Number 104
Number 115
Number 150
Number 49

Pokémon Go Style

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Ready, set, Pokémon GO! Get your hooks ready to make some great Pokémon accessories and get a head start on your holiday projects! As this Pokémon Go! game has swept the world, I am no exception to the craze, I am hooked on crochet AND this app! (pun intended!)

Now we can hunt Pokémon in style with these great accessories. I made a cute Pikachu hat for my nephew, using my Basic Beanie Hat pattern and added some embellishments. Below, you will find the written instructions for those pieces.

Here are some other great crochet projects from other crocheters for additional Pokémon gear! Check ’em out and catch ’em all!

Pokémon Related Amugurumi: http://icrochetthings.blogspot.com/
Catch ’em all here: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/i-crochet-things

Pokéball Hat: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokemon-ball-mod-beanie–slouch 

Super Cute Pikachu Amigurumi: http://www.sabrinasomers.com/free-amigurumi-crochet-pattern-pikachu.php

Another Super Cute Pikachu Amigurumi: http://bizzycrochet.blogspot.ca/2007/01/pokemon-look-alike-pikachu.html

Pikachu Hat: http://yarnwars.com/free-patterns-created-yarnwars/free-pokemon-pikachu-inspired-hat-crochet-pattern/

Collect all kinds of Pokéballs: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokeball-11

Warm up with a Pokéball Scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pokeball-scarf

Store things in your Pokéball Bag: http://athenahandmade.blogspot.com/2013/03/pattern-poke-bag.html

More Pokémon Patterns from The Crochet Crowdhttp://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-pokemon-returns/

 

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This BASIC BEANIE HAT will help you make the shell of this Pikachu hat:

I used all Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Yellow, Black, Red, and White
I used an H-5.00mm crochet hook

Ears: work in continuous rounds. Make 2
With Yellow:
Rnd 1: ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 sc in last ch, sc on opposite side of ch, put 2 sc in last st, place st marker
Rnd 2: 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next 3 sts, 1 sc to last st, 2 sc in last st, fasten off with long tail for sewing

With black:
Row 1: Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch and across (4), ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sc in 1st st, sc2tog, sc in next st (3), ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc3tog, sc around entire piece, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Triangle made.
Sew black triangle to yellow piece at top.

Embroider nose and mouth on hat

Eyes: (Make 2)
With black: ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Embroider white dots in eyes for effect.

Cheeks: (Make 2)
With Red: Ch 2, 10 HDC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew all embellishments to basic beanie hat made in yellow.

Now you can play Pokémon Go in style!!

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~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Hey Daisy Bouquet Granny Square

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I created this design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a look that reminds me of a flower found in a bouquet. It inspired me to name it “Hey Daisy Bouquet.” I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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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Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want. I just used scrap yarn.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (approx. 18 cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
SC4TOG: pull up a loop in each of the next 4 chs and then y/o and pull through all 5 of the loops on your hook
Bullion Stitch: wrap 6 times around hook, insert hook into stitch, y/o, pull through, y/o pull through all 8 loops on hook.

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Start with Magic Ring or ch 5 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1, [Bullion, ch 1] 8 times in ring. sl st to 1st Bullion Stitch (8 sts, 8 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: In any Ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch sp around. sl st to beginning. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: in any stitch, * ch 5, work a sc4tog down the ch (see video tutorial for visual instructions), ch 1, sl st to next st, repeat from * around. (16 petals)

Rnd 4: In any ch 1 sp, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2 sp), * DC in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, repeat from * around (16 dc and ch 2 sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same ch sp, *ch 1, [2 hdc in next ch sp, ch 1] 3 times, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in next sp, repeat from * all around. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 6: In any ch 2 corner sp, ch up 3, [2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same ch sp, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch sp, ch 1] 4 times, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in next sp, repeat from * all around. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 7: (Optional) In any ch 2 corner sp, ch up 3, [2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same ch sp, *ch 1, [2 dc in next ch sp, ch 1] 5 times, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in next sp, repeat from * all around. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fasten off,

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad

Crochet Pattern: Cheshire Cat Tail

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This is the 4th piece of the Cheshire Cat costume. It is a very simple pattern. There is no video tutorial since this is a continuous repeat pattern. This particular tail was made for the Cheshire Cat costume, however, this can be modified to be crocheted for any type of tail for any costume! The length can be changed to accommodate any size. It can be made short or long.

Enjoy this pattern and leave a comment!

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter
Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter

If you are interested in making the full costume, You can find the Leg Warmers pattern here. You can find the Hand warmer Paws Pattern here. And you can find the Top Hat that Nate is wearing right here! Enjoy!

Written 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:
-Red Heart Yarns (Less than 300 yards)
-Fun Fur (scraps)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Stuffing
-Elastic (optional)
-Safety Pin (optional)

NOTES:

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet

Tail:

Change color every 10 Rounds. Work In continuous Rounds, moving stitch marker up each round. Add stuffing as you go, I found it easier to stuff after every 10 rounds.
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 8-60 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around, change color after rounds 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50.
Apply fur at the tip of the tail by sewing it on.
Sew end closed and weave elastic through and wear around your waist, or sew the end closed and pin it to your pants!
Weave in all ends

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!

Click this photo to learn how to make the paws!

Cat Paws
Click this photo to learn how to make the Cheshire Cat Hoodie

Cheshire Cat
Click here to learn how to make the Leg Warmers

Leg Warmers

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

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“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” ~Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

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A couple of my favorite vices are handbags and shoes. I love a good bag! A nice tote that I can carry around with style! I can’t begin to tell you how many things I carry around in my purse! With that in mind, I decided to create a handbag with space and functionality in mind. Using a bit of creative ingenuity, I incorporated some thrifted macrame hoops and some old cable wire to help make this beautiful design and give it a unique shape.

For my prototype, I created it using Red Heart Yarn that I happened to pick up on a sale, but my recommendation would be to use a COTTON YARN or a cotton blend yarn. It’s not wrong to use any kind of yarn, you can make this any way you like, but for sturdiness and durability, a cotton yarn may work better in this project.

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I added some fun embellishments, floral details on each end of the purse sides, a cute little tassel, as well as a wooden button for closure.

Feel free to modify this to your liking with your own personal touches. Keep in mind, the size of this bag can be changed, and I have all that information in the Notes section below.

This would make an amazing yarn bag! In fact, this bag perfectly accommodates a One Pound skein of yarn with ease (Tested and Approved!).

A smaller version of this bag would be a cute makeup or accessory bag! Have fun with your creativity!! Share your photos when you’re finished on the Facebook page here!

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To learn how to make your fashionable bag by following along with this video tutorial:

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Approximately 600 yards of yarn. (You can use any cotton or polyester yarn) I used Red Heart Super Saver Accents in Coral
-Wooden Button, find the shop I bought mine at here.
-G/6-4.25 Crochet Hook
-Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-Cord, Rope, or Wire (optional)
-2 Macrame Rings (optional)

NOTES:
-This pattern is made with separate pieces and is seamed with crochet and sewing
-The video tutorial demonstrates a purse that is approximately 12 inches, but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want for the body of the purse.
-To make side rings with the flowers bigger, follow the math for the increases to make it bigger. If you need it to be smaller, stop increasing at any point.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook from loop, place hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, and pull through tightly. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, place hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook and pull through tightly. Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Flower Side: Make 2

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc. (7)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning sc. (14)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 DC in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 1 (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * Sl st in center back of next petal, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 3 sp, 6DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, * Sl st in next sp, 6 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, repeat from * around. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st into center back of next petal, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 4 sp, 7 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, *sl st into next sp, 7 dc in same sp, sl st into same sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 petals)
Fasten off, weave in ends
Back of flower:
Rnd 8: Attach yarn on backside of flower around a sl st from rnd 4, ch 4, *sl st around next sl st from rnd 4, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch. (7 ch sps) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each sp around, do not attach to beginning. Place stitch marker and work in continuous rounds from here on out. (21)
Rnd 10: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 11: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnd 12: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts] 7 times. (42)
Rnd 13: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 7 times. (49)
Rnd 14: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts] 7 times. (56)
Rnd 15: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts] 7 times. (63)
Rnd 16: If you are using a macrame ring, attach this working a single crochet around the ring in each st around (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends
If you are not using a ring, omit working round 16 and just fasten off.

If you want your petals to be flatter on your piece, you can sew around it, (see how I show it in the video tutorial)

Body of purse: Make 2
Ch 36 (Or ch any multiple of 5+1, so I chained 35+1=36)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (35 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), Beg. Popcorn in same st, *DC in next st, Popcorn in next, repeat from * across, ending w/ Popcorn, turn.
Row 3: SC across (see video tutorial on where to sc) (35 sc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next st, repeat from *, across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6-25: Repeat rows 2-5 or keep repeating until you are satisfied with the length then go onto the pattern for row 26.
Row 26-30: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Handles: Make 2
Using cord/Rope, or anything you can work around (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch 5,
bring around to beginning and sc in 1st ch and in each ch around. Work in continuous spiral.
Rnd 2-36 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off when your handle is long enough.

Sew all your pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
When sewing the bottom seam, you can add a cord to keep your piece straight so it doesn’t get wonky.
I think watching the video for all the sewing will help greatly in creating your piece.

Tassel:
Watch video tutorial or add any embellishment you like to attach to the handle for a pretty finish

Button:
Add button to center front, crochet loop by attaching yarn to back of purse, chain 10, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: Be the Light Granny Square

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I created this design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It combines popcorn stitches (my favorite!), and a few other crochet stitches to create a look that reminds me of a lantern. It inspired me to name it “Be the Light.” I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

BetheLight

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook 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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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want. I just used scrap yarn.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-The finished square measures 8 inches (approx. 20 cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 5dc in same st, remove hook from loop, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4dc in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through, tight, Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Start with Magic Ring or ch 6 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn, *ch 1, Popcorn, repeat from * until there are 8 popcorn sts, ch 1, sl st to beg. popcorn st. (8 popcorn sts, 8 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: In Ch 1 sp, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch sp around. sl st to beginning. (16 sc)

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. sl st to beginning. (32 sc)

Rnd 4: ch 3, beg. popcorn in same st, ch 2, *sk next st, popcorn in next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts, 16 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp, ch 1, *SC in same sp, EDC in sk’d st from rnd 3, SC in same sp, repeat from * in each ch sp around, sl st to beginning. (48 sts)

Rnd 6: In any 1st sc of grouping, ch 3, dc in same st, * ch 2, 2dc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, repeat from * around ending with hdc in last 2 sts, sl st to beginning. (56 sts)

Rnd 7: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 1, [sc, ch 2, sc] in same sp, * sc in next 6 sts, [sc, hdc, dc, sc, dc] in next st, ch 3, [dc, sc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, sc in next 6 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning.

Rnd 8: In ch 2 corner sp, ch 4 (counts as TR), [TR, ch 2, 2TR] in same sp, * ch1, sk 1 st, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sc in ch 3 sp, ch 1, sk over 6 sts, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, tr in next, ch 1, sk 1, [2tr, ch 2, 2tr] in corner. Repeat from * around, sl st to ch 4. (watch video tutorial to learn this round, it’s easier than it seems!

Rnd 9: In corner sp, ch 1, *[2sc, ch 2, 2sc] in corner, sc in each st and ch sp across (19 sts), repeat from * around. sl st to beginning.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad