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Yay! I did it!

I DID IT! I CROSSED THE FINISH LINE!

It has been no secret that for the past 8 years, I have been battling severe illness as I continue to fight Crohn’s disease. By the end of 2015, I had spent a good portion of another year hospitalized after having 2 major surgeries. I was determined to go into 2016 with hopes for better health. There was a scary episode at the end of 2015 where I went septic and things were pretty bleak. That experience, and the fact that it brought me too close for comfort to no longer being here on Earth, was what inspired me to take on the challenge of a 365 day project. Yes, I know, nothing like a brush with death to make you want to look forward in life! Seize the day; or, in my case, more than 365 of them!

This was my status on Personal Facebook Account on the very last day of 2015. Thank you for being my stars! I love you all!!

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I wanted to start the new year with a project that would chronicle days I could try to stay out of the hospital. Following surgery in December 2015, I remember late night talks with my mom about challenging myself to work toward a long term goal. This particular challenge had to be something that wasn’t too overwhelming. (Note: a 365 day project, no matter how small it seems at the time, can sometimes get overwhelming) I decided on crocheting a single granny square each day with the help of my dad who would record a video tutorial of each afghan block. Each day that I was able to stay out of the hospital was another day that I would work toward health and wellness. Each square represented a step in this journey. I was able to make it nearly 8 months before I ended up in the hospital again, but even then, I was able to continue filming my tutorials from my hospital room. I remember saying often that nothing could happen to me all year because I HAD TO get that daily square filmed and posted! Not only were people counting on me, I was counting on myself!

And so it commenced, we started filming our first granny square on December 31st, 2015 to launch on January 1st, 2016. YARNutopia’s 365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials were born.

Beginning and Near Endings

This project began as a very personal goal, I had a small following on my Facebook page and YouTube channel, and wasn’t sure if this would even be something that would catch on. Would I just be on my own for a year making squares? Honestly, I had zero idea of how this would turn out, and because of that, I failed to foresee a few issues that arose during the process. For the most part, it went quite well right out of the gate. I was keeping up the pace, squares upon squares, one a day with no problem. Until…I had a problem.

In my zeal to get started, I failed to garner the proper permission to film some of the squares that had free patterns available online. I was contacted by some of the designers that I filmed their squares without their OK. They had a totally valid position, and for the most part, handled professionally and successfully. It was my own misunderstanding to not consider going through proper channels, and it resulted in a few squares being removed from the early part of the project. This helped to change my course. I went through the correct procedures moving forward. It forced me to push myself even further to design my own squares. A total of 33 of my own designs were part of this project. It taught me extremely valuable lessons in the process. That can be humbling to go through.

Sometimes, it takes finding yourself in an uncomfortable position to really push yourself to get more creative. I remember considering giving up. That was until one particular keyboard warrior wrote to me with a few intense, nasty, and unnecessary insults to really push me right back up again. To anyone I hurt in this process, my sincerest apologies. For anyone who tried to come at me to hurt me or get me to quit, thanks for everything. It was because of what you did that made me want to finish. That was a turning point. Moving forward things were otherwise very successful and positive.

A Debt of Gratitude

There is no way a project this lofty could have been accomplished solely on my own. As mentioned earlier, I was able to garner permission from a wide array of incredible designers that allowed me the opportunity to use one or many of their patterns in my project. There is a list at the end of this blog linking every designer that contributed their designs. PLEASE, I implore you all to visit their websites, blogs, Ravelry stores, and Facebook pages. “Like” and “Follow” these amazing, creative people. There would be no 365 Days of Granny Squares without their help. I wish I could gather everyone who helped me on this daily endeavor and give these ladies and gentlemen a standing ovation! I owe each of them a debt of deep genuine gratitude. I learned so much from every square. I am literally in tears writing this part of the blog because it is difficult to put into words what this entire process meant to me. I can look at certain squares and remember what they represent in this journey. There is a square on the day I had to have another biopsy. There are squares that represent health victories and squares that represent some rough patches. 2016 brought so many highlights, and there is a square that reflects many of those amazing personal moments. Although this started out as my own journey, it became so much more than I could have ever imagined. These granny squares truly became my journal written in yarn.

The hunt for squares

The process of finding squares for my year long quest was somewhat of a challenge to search online for free patterns from designers. If their written patterns were easy to follow and understand, I would contact them to ask permission to use their design. As I said, were numerous amazing designers that lent their patterns. Up until the very end I was receiving requests and replies to use patterns, but the year ran out of days! Their patterns are an incredible tool for those who are participating in the 365 Days of Granny Squares project. Having the accompanying written instructions to assist with the tutorial has helped tremendously for people wanting to learn how to read patterns, as well as those who prefer that over a video tutorial. At the bottom of the 365 Days of Granny Squares blog, I listed the designers’ links to their written patterns. In my video tutorials, I mention the designer and pattern name for that particular square, and I share a link to the written pattern in the description of each video tutorial on YouTube. I also share a link to their written pattern on social media when I share the square of the day every morning. All of these things help followers network with so many in our crochet community.

Yarn for days!

When taking on a project of this magnitude, planning ahead was a necessity. Thankfully I had scrap yarn to get things started which saved me from having to purchase a bunch of yarn for this monumental project. This ENTIRE task was accomplished using ALL scrap yarns that I have collected in my stash over time. I began the project using Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver and kept that constant through the entire year. There was no waste when using yarn scraps, and it keeps everything consistent by using the same fiber and brand for each square. I tried keeping the supplies for this project as modest as possible.

You can’t plan for everything!

Taking on this mission also meant that I had to plan for all sorts of situations. There was so much concealed when I took on this project that lasted for 365 days. Over the course of the year, we experienced many technical difficulties. We had upload fails, we accidentally released videos in the wrong order, and we mixed up footage. If you can imagine all the possibilities of accidents that could go wrong over an entire year adventure, we probably encountered a majority of them. My dad and I had a very good system worked out, and filming a daily video went fairly smoothly. However, nothing about this was predictable. Filming in the hospital became necessary at one point during this journey. If I was able to keep the squares in order, and not have any breaks, it meant having my dad bring the studio to my hospital room. Again, at this point while feeling so ill, I thought about giving up on this project, but I had gotten so far, so giving up was no longer an option. Sometimes it was necessary to film a few days in advance to bank up some tutorials in case I was unable to be in the studio. Whether I filmed one video a day, or filmed a few in a day to take some time off, I would always add the daily square to the blog, and I posted the new square to my social media sites every single morning when I woke up. Although we had a few mix-ups and personal mishaps, there have been no late granny squares, and I was able to accomplish everything I had hoped for.

To those who participated in the journey

The feedback throughout this process has been unbelievable. Along the way, I was lifted up in ways I cannot put into words. The growing following that came every day to post, discuss, and share their thoughts about the day’s square was incredible.

I want to take a moment to thank every one of you who were here. Even if I didn’t comment on each post every day, I read and saw it all — every single square, every beautiful color combination, and every kind word you said to me and to each other. How do I say thank you for all that you did for me and for one another? I’m so proud of my YARNutopia community! Thank you for showing up every single day. You may not know this, but it was each of YOU who inspired me each day to show up, work hard, and keep going. Every message and kind word went straight to my heart. This project was a collective effort from all of us. WE DID IT! Myself, my dad, the designers, and YOU the crocheters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this epic journey. I witnessed something truly remarkable as this year unfolded. It makes me sad to see this project come to an end. I won’t have you here with me every single day for our daily square, but I’m so grateful this brought us together over our mutual love of crochet. I feel like I know all of you as we crocheted together through it all. There are seriously no words. #uglycry

What the future holds

I will be keeping the 365 Days of Granny Squares page up for a while and may replace a few squares here or there at some point. This one year commitment to a project of this magnitude was satisfactory to achieve. Many have asked me to do another year, but I think one year was sufficient to prove to myself that I could do this. I am happy and have no regrets looking back. I learned invaluable things about our crochet community, about myself, about commitment, about the power of positive thinking, about having a passion to pursue a goal, and about how yarn can tie so many across our globe together. I was happy to be the one to share this experience with all of you who came every day or just stopped by for a few favorite squares. This isn’t the end of what I am capable of doing. I look forward to new challenges in 2017 including some fun monthly projects! The work to do this project took a lot of effort not only on my part but also for my dad. We both look forward to a bit of rest and relaxation before we get back in the studio. There is much more to come from us in the future! So stay tuned!

To my Daddy

First and foremost, I could not have done this project without my supportive family, and of course, Nate! I cannot finish this blog without a huge mention of what role my dad played in this yearlong endeavor. Where do I start when it comes to thanking him? How does one encapsulate the gratitude I feel for someone who was with me at every single moment of every single project? He stood tirelessly by my side and filmed 365 squares (plus our bonus square). There he was, right by my side, ready to go each day until the very end! I don’t think anyone could understand what a colossal task this project was other than my daddy. His exemplary video and editing skills made every square come to life on the screen. He was the one who worked tirelessly through the year, late into the nights making our videos, making edits, taking out the bloopers (yes, one day, we will have a blooper reel), corrected me, helped me, supported me, challenged me, encouraged me, energized me, untangled yarn for me, laughed with me, and by indirect means, learned crochet along side me! He never gave up. He never complained. His dedication and commitment to this project cannot go unnoticed. Thank you, Daddy. Your patience and sense of humor made doing this monumental project so much more fun than I could have ever imagined. I love you so much! SHOUT OUT TO MY AMAZING DADDY!

All these squares

Throughout this project, I demonstrated how to make each granny square in a video tutorial. Participants are then on their own to decide what to make using their squares. Some have participated from the beginning of the year making each square, and some jumped in on occasion to make a square that stood out. The creativity of what we’re sharing has been fabulous! Projects that have been made and shared on our Facebook page have left me speechless! You are all so talented!

Throughout the year, I have collected the squares and have been using them in blanket projects. From the start, I planned to pay it forward and make blankets for people in need. So far, I have managed to make 3 blankets using a variety of the squares. Each blanket has found its way to a very special home or charity and will continue to do so as I finish using all the squares in this project. This was my way of giving back for a year of healthier and happier days.

Read about my first project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my second project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my third project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Goodbye 2016

Now the year has come to an end. It will be strange not having a square to post tomorrow morning, but at the same time I am thrilled over a successful goal achieved. Today is so bittersweet! Not many can say they crocheted a granny square every day for an entire year and got healthier doing it! That’s a pretty great ending to 2016 and an even better way to start out another great year! Together we came so far! Here’s to a year ahead of more epic crochet days! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Cheers to 2017 being a wonderful year for all!

~Nadia

Find the list of contributing designers here: (AGAIN, please visit their pages, “Like” their work, and “Follow” them on social media!)

Murray Stewart at http://www.madebymurray.co.uk

Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl at http://www.crochetville.com/

Kinga Erdem at http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/

https://thegiraffeshat.wordpress.com

Leonie Morgan’s Ravelry Store

Margret Willson’s Ravelry Store

Eline Alcocer at www.pastaandpatchwork.com

Ali Burdon at http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/

Jackie Tyler at http://www.crochet-knit.com/

Maz Kwok at http://www.beacrafter.com/

Ali Crafts Designs’ Ravelry Store

Vicki Brown at http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

Joanne Jones’ Ravelry Store

Megan Mills at http://megan.cc/MotifWheel/

Cyberspnr

Natasja King from Crochetime.net

Red Heart Design Team

Ruth C. Roy at 365grannies.blogspot.com/

Yuli Nilssen at Yuli Handmade

Beverly A. Qualheim at Bev’s Country Cottage

Nina Leon at Hookers Don’t Bite

Fiona Kelly at Tangled Blossom Design

Pia Thadani at StitchesnScraps.com

Manda Robertson at Raising Robertsons

By Hook

Lois Everett

Laura Avery Home Makers Insanity

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Sonya Blackstone at Blackstone Designs

Naomi Garcia lanadebaa.blogspot.com/

Sara Palacios

Yarn In Yarn Out Designs

Wieke van Keulen

DROPS design

Vogue Knitting

Josie Calvert Briggs

Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart

Shelley Husband

Elaine Phillips

Christine Harvey

Adaiha Covington

Lucinda Ganderton

Kara Gunza from Petals to Picots

JLyn Spencer

Corinne Bradd

Lynne Samaan

April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Carola Wijma

Claire Hayes

Sandra La Madeleine

Annoo Crochet

Betina Juchem Clemens

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sew Hooked

Patricia Stuart

JudyK

Sandra Åhlberg

The Snail of Happiness

Patricia Stuart

mille makes

Carol Bryant

CreativeCrochetWorkshop

Helen Shrimpton

Tamika Joyeux

Amanda Weenk

Shan Sevcik

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Susan Hinton

Donna Mason-Svara at Smooth Fox

Emily H.

Melissa Beth

Celina Lane

Melinda Hobgood

Sadie Cuming

Carola Wijma

Jennifer Lynn Carter

Claire from Crochet Leaf

Amber Schaaf

Cylinda D. Mathews

Crochet- atelier

Julie A Bolduc

Jennifer Tucker

Shannon Thayer

Oombawka Design

Donna Kay Lacey

Cynthia Boylan At SpinnyThingy.Blogspot.Com

Black Sheep Creations

Kris Kelln

Marta Chrzanowska

Melissa Green

Aurora Suominen from MyBlueAngels.Blogspot.com

zelna olivier

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff

Marie Segares

Joanne Jones

Buttonnose Crochet

Bonnie Pierce

Jen Tyler

Edith E Smith

Maria Summers

BabyLove Brand

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Crochet Tutorial: Firework Pop Granny Square

I created this Firework Pop Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! 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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Follow along with 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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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.
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. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (18cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
V-stitch: DC, ch 1, DC in same space
Popcorn stitch: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first st, put loop back on hook and pull through. Popcorn made
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first st, put loop back on hook and pull through. Beg. popcorn made

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn, ch 3, [Popcorn, ch 3] 3 times, sl st to beg. popcorn. (4 popcorn sts, 4 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 2: In any ch 3 sp: [Beg. popcorn, ch 3, popcorn ch 3] in ch 3 sp, [popcorn, ch 3, popcorn, ch 3] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorn sts)

Rnd 3: In any ch 3 sp, [Beg. popcorn, ch 3, popcorn ch 3] in ch 3 sp, [popcorn, ch 3, popcorn, ch 3] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts)

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp: ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3 *sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 3 sp: Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3 *sc in next sp, ch 3, repeat from * around. sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 6: In ch 3 corner sp (See video tutorial for specific location): ch up 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1 sp), [DC, ch 3, V-stitch] in same sp, *V-stitch in next ch 3 sps, [V-Stitch, ch 3, V-stitch] in next sp (corner made), repeat from * around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 7: In any corner ch 3 sp: [Ch 4, DC, ch 3, V- Stitch] in same sp, ch 2, *[Popcorn in next ch 1 sp, ch 2] 5 times, [V-Stitch, ch 3, V-stitch] in next sp (corner made), repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 8: 2 SC in each ch sp on sides, [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corners. Sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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12 Days of Christmas

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

1. Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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2. Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

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3. Rustic Evergreen Ornament

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4. Holly-Days Booties

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5. Winter Snowman Coasters

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6. Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

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7. Shred the Slopes Hat

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8. Freestyle Fingerless Gloves 

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9. Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

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10. On the Fringe Cushion

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11. Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

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12. Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

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Crochet Tutorial: Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

This is the Let’s Bake a Cake Apron! During this time of year, lots of homes are busy with the hustle and bustle of the season! This great smock is made with the amazing Red Heart Yarns in Strata, and works up beautifully to provide you the best cover-up around when you are hard at work baking!

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

**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:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

Red Heart Yarns Strata in Teal
Red Heart Yarns Strata in White
Red Heart Yarns Strata in Red
(400 yards total of yarn)
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 22 inches long. The straps provide versatility to make it longer or shorter
-We are making all the pieces separate and sewing them together
-To make these bigger, chain as many as you need for each section
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Shell: 3 DC in same stitch

Pattern:

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

Straps: Make 2 in White
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
Row 2-60: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Top:
Chain any amount or
Ch 27
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (25 sts)
Row 2-14: Ch 3 (counts as DC),  DC across, turn. (25 sts)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with LONG TAIL for sewing.
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.

Sash:
Ch 9
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 2-130: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Bottom:
Ch 52
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (50 sts)
Row 2-15: Ch 3 (counts as DC),  DC across, turn. (50 sts)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with LONG TAIL for sewing.
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.

Pockets: Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (12 sts)
Row 2-16: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (12 sts)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew all pieces together. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed.

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

These 2-in-1 pair of Festive Pom Boot Cuffs are your next Christmas gift giving project. What a great crochet idea that works up so fast! You’ll be amazed at how easy this project will be. These boot cuffs can be worn rolled over the boot top for a casual and cute option OR wear them up to reveal the scallops and front post stitch design as a more dressy yet sassy look as this goes higher on the leg.

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These are REVERSIBLE to give you two great looks in one fantastic gift! Can’t ask for more!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these boot cuffs:

**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
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Green/Silver (<200 Yards)
-Red Heart with Love Metallic in White (<20 yards)
I-5.5mm Crochet Hook
Pom Maker
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 17 cm (6.5 inches) long. 34 cm around (12 inches around)
-These can be folded and worn long in 2 different ways
-To make these bigger, chain an even number for your foundation chain and you can make these as big as you want.
-Make more or less rows to make these shorter or longer.

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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Shell: 5 DC in same stitch

Pattern:

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

Make 2
With Green:
Ch 36 or any even number that will fit around your calf
Rnd 1: Sl st in first ch to form a large ring, ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each ch around, sl st to first dc. (36 sts)
Rnds 2-16: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC. (36 sts)
Rnd 17: Ch 1, turn work around (looking at inside of boot cuff), SC in same st where you sl st’d, *sk 1 st, shell in the next, sk 1 st, sc in next, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Make 4 poms and 2 chains of 40. See video tutorial on how to attach the poms and make bows.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: On the Fringe Cushion

Today we have the On the Fringe Cushion pattern! This great piece of home decor has a boho-inspired look and can be made in any color for your home. The slip-stitches give a look of knit, and it is accented with a bobble fringe. Get your hooks ready ladies and gents, this is a pillow cover you don’t want to miss out on making!

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You can use any size pillow you want and make this easy pattern that really dresses up your holiday decor this season! Use different colors and have this pillow for all year round!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cushion:

**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:

**Click here for the whole kit of supplies!!**

Red Heart with Love in Holly Berry (10 Yards)
Red Heart With Love in Evergreen (10 Yards)
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White (350 Yards)
12mm crochet hook for Main part of pillow
I-5.5mm Crochet Hook for the outline reverse single crochets and for the puffs
Yarn Needle
Scissors
14 inch Pillow Form

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can also chain more or less for the size pillow you are making.
-Make your slip stitches extra loose to help with the next row and inserting your hook
-Slip Stitches are very short, so you will need to make your piece more of a rectangle piece instead of a square so it doesn’t stretch and look weird on the pillow form.
-The pillow I used was 14 inches but you can use any size pillow you want, just measure your panels to be the size of the pillow form you use.

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
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

With White and 12mm crochet hook: Make 2 Panels
Ch 31 or any amount that will cover the pillow you are working over.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook VERY LOOSELY and Sl st in each ch across. (30 sl sts)
Rows 2-75: ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. (30 sl sts)
You can end this part early or keep going to make this as big as you need it to be to cover your pillow
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fringe: Make as many as you want. (I made 3)
Row 1: FSC 48 or any multiple of 6
Row 2: *Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (8 bobble fringes)

Assembly:
Reverse single crochet attaching the 2 panels of your pillow, stuff pillow form inside before completely closing it.
Attach fringe in a cool design, either a zig zag or scoops or straight across.

Enjoy!!

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

These Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones are great to put on your crafting Christmas list. These are Styrofoam cones dressed up for the holidays! Made in the fashion of our favorite Kris Kringle, this design can be modified for other holidays or events!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these decorative pieces:

**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:

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

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Red/Silver (less than 100 yards)
Scraps of Black yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
Red Heart Yarns with Love in Pewter
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White
-G/6-4.25mm crochet hook Get the same Hook as me by clicking here!
Styrofoam Cone from Craft Store
Pom Maker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

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
Popcorn: 5DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st ch up 3 of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.

Pattern:

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

With Red:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (Place st marker), work in continuous rounds
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6-8: sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 10-13: sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 15-17: sc in each st around. (30)
Change to Black
Rnds 18-21: SC in each st around. (30)
Change back to Red
Rnds 22-30: SC in each st around. (30)
Fasten off.
Change to White
Rnd 31: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Popcorn in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc.
Rnd 32: ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, *SC in next popcorn, Popcorn in next SC, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. popcorn.

Buckle:
With Gray
Ch 16
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch, 2 more sc in same ch, *SC in next 3 chs, 3 SC in next ch, repeat from * around ch, work in continuous rounds. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: SC in next st, * 3 sc in next st, SC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Make pom and sew to top of cone piece
Sew buckle to piece.
Fit around styrofoam cone.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Freestyle Fingerless Gloves

The Freestyle Fingerless Gloves are a pair of gloves that free up your fingertips for all that texting! Perfect for any guy on your holiday gift list!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these fingerless gloves:

**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:

**Click here for the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns with Love in the color Pewter (Approximately 100 yards)
H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-I do not have stitch counts to make these bigger, but if you want, you can go by measurements
-This project uses Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches
-This is a unisex design
-These are 9 inches long and 9 inches around, but you can make these longer

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
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
HHDC2TOG: Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern: Make 2

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

Fingers: Make 4 Work in BLO for all 4.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring, ch 1 and sc in each ch around, do not attach. (8)
Rnds 2-4: Work in continuous rounds, sc in each st around. (8)
Fasten off.
You could continue to make these longer if you want.
See video tutorial on how to attach all 4 fingers.

Glove portion/Attaching the fingers.
Arrange the finger tubes so they are facing the same way (See video tutorial)
Rnd 5: Attach to one of the fingers in the BLO, Ch 1, SC in same st and in next 3 sts, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 3 sts on next finger, SC2TOG on same finger, SC in next 3 sts on same finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, [SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG] on last finger, Sl st to 1st sc of this round. Ch up 1, (30 sts) Sew in ends and sew holes between fingers closed. (See video tutorial)

Rnds 6-12: Workin continuous rounds, and work in BLO, SC in each st around placing st marker at the beginning of each round.

Rnd 13: Making the thumb hole, SC in each st around until there are 2 sts left, ch 4 and go onto round 14

Rnd 14: You skipped the last 2 sts of round 13, sk the first 2 sts of round 14, and sc in BLO of each st around and in each ch of the thumb hole ch 4 sp (see video tutorial)

Rnd 15-19: SC in the BLO of each st around. (30)

Rnd 20: Work in Front and Back Loop of this round. Sl st into the next st, ch 1, *HHDC2TOG, HHDC in the next 4 sts, repeat from * around, Do not sl st to first st, insert st marker. (24)

Rnd 21-23: Work in both loops, HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Thumb:
Attach yarn to a stitch around thumb hole., ch 1, sc in 8 sts evenly around thumb hole.
Work 4 rounds total just like the fingers, sc in each st around in the BLO for the thumb hole.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Check out the Shred the Slopes Hat

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Check out the Gentleman’s Scarf
Gentleman's Scarf

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Shred the Slopes Hat

On the 7th Day of Christmas, my true love models for me, this Shred the Slopes Hat that is perfect for when you go ski. Or in his case, snowboarding, but that doesn’t rhyme. haha! Let’s just say it’s perfect for any cold weather conditions! This fabulous hat is the next project in our holiday series. This hat uses Herringbone Half Double Crochets to make a simple and fabulous design!

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

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns with Love in the color Pewter (Approximately 200-275 yards)
G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
Pom Maker (or 2 pieces of cardboard cut to make a pom)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This hat is worked flat and then seamed up the back.
-This hat uses Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches
-This hat is a unisex design
-This hat can be made in any size. Simply start with any amount of chains that you want the height of your hat to be.  Click here to get the size chart

-The finished hat measures 26 inches around when stretched and is 10 inches long.

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
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Pattern:

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

Ch 35 or any amount for the measurement you need to make a hat. Click here to get the size chart
Row 1: HHDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Rows 2-6: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 7-10: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 11-16: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-20: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 21-26: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 27-30: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 31-36: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 37-40: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

You could fasten off here or make it wider.

Rows 41-46: Working in BLO, HHDC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 47-50: Working in Both Loops, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

Assembly:
Sew the back seam closed, Make pom and sew to top of hat, SC around bottom edge of hat to clean up the edges.

Enjoy!!

Match this hat with the Gentleman’s Scarf

Gentleman's Scarf

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

Learn how to make this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag using cable crochet! Making the party rounds during the holiday season? Why not wrap up a special bottle of your favorite beverage in this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag?! The host/hostess of every event you visit this Christmas will be charmed by this lovely touch and elegant presentation.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beverage bag:

**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:

**Click here for the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Aran/Gold
G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ribbon

NOTES:
-Make the piece flat that will wrap around the bottle
-The bottom of the bottle circle is made separately and sewn to the piece.
-This piece is seamed down the back
-This bag is 11 inches (28cm) long
-WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR CABLE DESIGN FOR EVERY ROW

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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ch 34
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: HDC in 13 sts, FPDC in next, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, FPDC in next, HDC in next 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: HDC in 13 sts, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HD, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in last 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 8-11: Repeat rows 4-7

Rows 12-15: Repeat Rows 4-7

Rows 16-19: Repeat Rows 4-7

Row 20: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Rows 21-30: HDC across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail.

Bottom part of bag:
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), 11 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3 (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3 (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3, fasten off with long tail. (36 sts)

Assembly:
Sew the back seam closed, then sew the bottom of the bag to the bag bottom. Weave in all loose ends.
Use ribbon to close the top of the bag.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Winter Snowman Coasters

These Winter Snowman Coasters will be perfect on any table this holiday! Make this fun holiday accent for your guests. It’s perfect for serving your beverages! Try a new technique of working with cork board to crochet with!

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Some fun suggestions by changing up the color are that you can change the look of the coasters. Going around the coaster with black yarn and putting a beak instead of a carrot nose, you can transform these snowmen into penguins or other varieties of characters. Want to change the shape? Use square coasters or cut squares out of your cork board and work around the squares using the same technique. Also, you can use the same technique on a larger cork and create a single hot pad for your Christmas Tabletop. Have fun with these ideas! They don’t have to be holiday related. You can make a few changes and have them all year round.

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Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make these coasters:

**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.

**Get the full kit of supplies here**

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in White
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Orange
Red Heart Yarns With Love in Holly Berry
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Cork Board or Cork Coasters (4 inch coasters)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ribbon for the scarf

NOTES:
-If you want to use a different yarn, go to YarnSub.com and type in Red Heart Super Saver and equivalent yarns will show up
-Finished size is about 5 inches (15 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
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

 

Coaster

Cut Cork into 4 inch circles
Punch holes around cork coaster measuring 1 inch in between them and a half inch into the coaster (see video tutorial for visual instructions.

With White:
Row 1: Sl st into one hole, ch 3, sl st into next hole, ch 3, repeat around, sl st to 1st sl st. Ch 1.

Row 2: Sl st into ch 3 sp, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 SC in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st 3 sts, sl st into ch sp, ch 4, TR in same sp, 2 TR in next 3 sts, TR in ch sp, ch 4, sl st in same ch 4 sp, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 SC in ch sp, repeat from * for the rest of the round. Sl st to 1st st.

Row 4: Sl st in each st to ch up 4. Sc in each ch of the ch up 4, HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 4 ch, sl st in next 3 sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Carrot nose: with Orange
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in last 2 chs, Fasten off, Sew onto head

Eyes: with Black
French Knots for eyes (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Mittens: with Holly Berry Make 2
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, 2 SC in last st, CH 1, turn (5)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: SC in 1st 3 sts, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook and in same st where last sc was worked. Fasten off.
Sew to coaster.

 

Assembly:
Sew all the pieces to coaster and tie ribbon around neck.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Holly-Days Booties

It doesn’t take a lot of money to dress a baby up like a little fashionista! Just a hook, some yarn, and of course, some ribbon to make these trendy Holly-Day Booties! There is plenty of time for these to be made before Christmas and find their way under someone’s tree this holly-day season!

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Make your princess a pair of these adorable booties today!! It’s perfect in time for the cold season. These booties will dress up any holiday outfit and will stun so many when they find out they were handmade!! The pattern shown in the video is a very simplistic pattern that you can make in an afternoon. This is not difficult at all! It would be great for any crocheter!!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these booties:

**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!

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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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

Red Heart Yarns Metallic in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy

G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Felt in Green for the leaves (optional)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-I do not have different sizes for these booties. You can make them bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller crochet hook.
-Finished size will fit a 6 month old baby (4 inch sole)
-Instructions on tips on how to make this bigger is stated in the intro of the video tutorial

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
FLO: Front Loops Only
BLO: Back Loops Only
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

 

Sole of bootie: Make 2
With White Metallic
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2 SC into 2nd ch from hook. SC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 2 sts, 8 DC in last ch, Working on other side of foundation, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in last stitch where beginning 2 SC are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next. SC 7, HDC in next, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches, HDC in next, SC 7, 2 SC in last 2 sts. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next, SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in next 2 stitches, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts. SC in next 10 sts, 2SC in next st. SC in last 2 sts. Sl st in next st. (42 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, Sl St in each st around. Fasten off. (42 sts)

Back of bootie:
With White Metallic
Count 10 sts evenly in the back (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: SC across 10 sts in the back of bootie, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 5 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (14)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 6-9: 2 SC in 1st st, SC to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (17 sts at the end of row 6, 19 sts at the end of row 7, 21 sts at the end of row 8, 23 sts at the end of row 9)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

With Burgundy:
SC around entire back (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach yarn in top right corner of back of bootie, ch 3, *sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, ch 3, repeat from * across, fasten off (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of bootie:
With White Metallic
Start where last st was made from the back of bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: SC in 10 sts, DC in 15 sts, SC in last 7 sts and in last st on back of bootie, ch 1, turn. (31 sts)
Row 2: in FLO, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (31 sts)
Row 3: in BLO, SC in 10 sts, [DC2TOG] 7 times, SC in last 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (26 sts)
Row 4: in FLO, SC in 10 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (22 sts)
Row 5: in BLO, SC in 8 sts [DC2TOG] 3 Times, SC in last 8 sts. (19 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

With Burgundy:
Row 1: SC in each st across row 5.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, *sk 2 sts, sl st in next, ch 3, repeat from * across.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Sew back to front (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave ribbon in ch 3 sps on back of bootie
Cut Felt into leaf designs and attach them using French Knots with Burgundy yarn to your booties for embellishments.

Enjoy!!

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

Crochet Tutorial: Rustic Evergreen Ornament

This Rustic Evergreen Ornament is a simple yet festive touch to your country Christmas decor. This darling accent also makes a great gift topper embellishment! Using your scrap yarn, this easy to make project is a lovely touch that will make your home feel warm and welcoming.

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Crochet strips tied and shaped around an everyday stick accented with rich shades of green and brown, topped with a small star make this item one of the easiest and most cozy DIY projects you will make this holiday season!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament:

**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:

**Use all the supplies in this kit to make this ornament**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Scraps only in shades of green/tan)
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Twig (Stick from outside)
Thread (to make it into an ornament)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-The smaller the hook, the better
-The stick I used was about 7 inches long
-Be careful tying your knots to not snap the twig in half

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
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Tree:

Top Strands: Make 2
FHDC 15, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 19, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 23, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Last Strands: Make 2
FHDC 27, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

You should have 8 strands in total.

Assembly step:
Tie all strands to twig (See video tutorial for visual instructions

Star:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Assembly:
Attach Star to top of tree on twig and tie a strand of thread for an ornament. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

Show a little holiday cheer by dressing up your pet! This pattern has options for each gender as well as tips on making this darling sweater for any sized fur-baby! Get your pet ready for the holidays by spending a few cozy days snuggled up in their holiday attire in front of the Christmas tree!

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These are my pets, Reuben and Bebe. They “love” their sweaters. LOL I’m kidding, they didn’t last very long in them.
I hope your pet has more fun in their holiday sweaters! Share photos of your fur babies on Facebook!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pet sweater:

**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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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 any color you want. (Less than 300 yards) I used Hunter Green and Burgundy
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-4 Buttons
-Stitch Markers
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a bigger sized hook to make this sweater bigger.
-You can also chain more to make yours bigger. There is no specific stitch counts for this sweater
-The sweater I made for Bebe measures 25 cm (10 Inches) in Length from neck to bottom fringe
-Measure the neck of your pet and chain an amount that will measure around them
– Measure the length of your pet and chain an amount that will fit the length of their back

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
BLO: Back Loops Only
3DC Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull Through, YO Pull through 2 Loops] 3 Times and then YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook

Pattern:

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

Neck:
Measure your pet’s neck
Chain an amount that is that long
Ch 30
Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
(Optional: Change color every row)
Rnds 2-5: in BLO, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
Make your neck part as long as you want.
Fasten off.

Back of Sweater:
Change color every row (See video tutorial to see how to trail strand along work)
Ch 26 (Or any Multiple of 5+1)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 15 chs, DC in last 5 chs, Turn

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout) Work in BLO, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, SC in last 5 sts. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first 5 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, DC in last 5 sts, Turn

Rows 4-23: Repeat rows 2 and 3 or as long as you need it to be. End on an ODD numbered Row.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Edging:
Row 1: SC along the bottom edge of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Mark 9 free stitches on your neck piece, then sew Back of Sweater to the neck piece of the sweater leaving the 9 sts free for the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of Sweater:
Attach yarn to st on the neck piece (Shown in Video tutorial)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each Free stitch across. (10 sts in total)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, HDC across (10)
Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st (12)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, HDC across (12)
Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (14)
Row 6: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (14)
Row 7: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (16)
Row 8-14: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (16)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach buttons to each side and then button the sides down. If you do not want to use buttons, sew the sides down.

Bow:
Ch 15
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow making a cute bow. Sew to neck part of sweater.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

Our first crochet project in the 12 Days of Christmas, starts with this Bows and Bells Napkin Rings! This project takes a common household item and transforms it to make these lovely tabletop decorations.

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These napkin rings use an every day household item that usually gets tossed in the trash or recycled. This project is a great way to reduce waste and reuse your tissue paper rolls!

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While I was experimenting and playing around with the napkin ring, I noticed a flame-less tea-light candle fit inside the ring perfectly! ((Disclaimer: DO NOT USE OR LIGHT A REAL CANDLE WITH THIS PIECE)) Sitting on the side of a shelf, this looks very festive!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these napkin rings:

**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
Follow me on Instagram
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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 any color you want. I used Green and Red
-Jingle Bells
-Tissue Paper Insert Roll
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You do not have to use a cardboard piece on the inside of your napkin ring. You can just sew it closed without anything inside.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ring:
Cut pieces of cardboard from the Tissue Rings

With Green:
Ch 9
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn
Rows 2-25: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
You can continue working more or less rows depending on how big your cardboard ring is.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew crochet piece around cardboard piece.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Bow:
With Red
Ch 20
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Bow strand:
Ch 15
HDC in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 chs, HDC3TOG, HDC in last 6 chs
Fasten off.
Weave in ends

 

 

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow and bow strand making a cute bow. Sew to napkin ring, sew on bow.

Enjoy!!