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Ten Crochet Related Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

Ten Crochet Related Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I am pretty much an open book when it comes to sharing my life here on my blog, but everyone has a few hidden things that aren’t always obvious. Even if you think you know someone, you could be surprised to learn a few new things about them.

In today’s blog I plan to share some silly things you probably never knew, even if you follow my YouTube channel or read about me on the regular.

1. Oftentimes, if the opportunity presents itself, I have been known to draw lyric references in my video tutorials. I also make reference to 2 Chainz, the rapper, whenever I say “two chains” I say it in a weird voice. It’s a thing.

 

2. I laugh at my own jokes. Someone has to. I commonly make jokes during filming. I have no idea if anyone will get the joke, but I silently find myself funny and have busted out laughing on camera. My dad doesn’t get the joke. I laugh alone. A lot.

3. When I am crocheting around other people and trying to count, if someone tries to talk to me I start counting super loud and I give the offending speaker the stink eye. I don’t mean anything by it. It just happens. Sorry to everyone who has fallen victim to my crazy crochet ways.

 

4. I never swear. Out loud. Ever. Not just in crochet but in life. Secretly sometimes I want to because I do tend to get frustrated over a project from time to time, but I never have. Nothing against it, it’s a form of venting yet I don’t think I have ever spoken a bad word from my lips; it’s a lesson from my sweet grandma. I make up a lot of fun alternatives though.

5. When another designer likes one of my projects I totally have a fan girl moment!

6. I repeatedly refresh Ravelry.com when I post a new pattern to see if it makes it to page 1.

7. I always pull my yarn from the center of the skein rather than unwinding from the outside. It’s a weird thing. It’s like preferring my toilet paper to go over instead of under. 

8. I will not cut my yarn even when it gets as tangled as a pile of onion strings at the local steakhouse.

9. I like to feel yarn. I squish it, and rub it on my cheeks. I love me some good fiber! I don’t eat it though. I can get that fiber another way! LOL!!

10. Most days I work in my pajamas!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Great White Shark Hand Puppet

Crochet Tutorial: Great White Shark Hand Puppet

Queue Jaws Theme Song to set the stage for my “Fin-tastic” Great White Shark Hand Puppet!! I tend to get carried away with “waves” of creativity during Discovery Channel’s Shark Week designing and sharing “jaw-some” things shark related. I decided to “sink my teeth” into a great idea and make this fun puppet creation!


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Get creative with these puppets. Children and adults will love the inventive ways to use these puppets that allow imagination to grow!! They provide hours and hours of fun! Make a pair to create shark mittens! There is definitely something fun about walking about in winter with two sharks on your hands! LOL!!

Please check out the new beginning graphic in the video tutorial designed and developed by my brother Nabeel. He and his wife own and operate NFD Graphics. Please hop over to their Facebook page and show them some love! For all your graphic and video/logo design needs be sure to contact them today!
http://www.nfdgraphics.com

To learn how to make this puppet, follow 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 definitely 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.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips and tricks!
-Work in Continuous Rounds
-Use a Stitch Marker to mark your rounds

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver in Light Gray
Red Heart Super Saver in Red
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Crochet Hook Size H-5.00mm
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this project!

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

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Pattern:

Top Jaw: With Gray
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 7-15: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bottom Jaw: With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-12: SC in each st around. (24)
Do not fasten off.

For the next rounds, I HIGHLY recommend watching the video tutorial to learn this part. It can get tricky with changing color back and forth so many times.

Next rounds
Attaching the pieces:
Insert stitch marker
Rnd 1: With White, SC in 6 sts, Attach Gray, SC in gray piece only, in 18 sts, change back to white, SC in last 6 sts
Using the gray strand, sew the seam of the mouth closed. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 2: SC in first 6 sts, Change to Gray, SC in 18 sts on the gray piece, Change to White, SC in last 6 sts.
Rnds 3-15: Repeat Round 2 for however long you want to make the sleeve part.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
See video tutorial to learn how to cut and sew in all the ends.

Dorsal fin:
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: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Red Mouth Insert:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Pectoral Fins:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 5-6: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Teeth: Make 2 sets
With White
Ch 33
Row 1: *SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next, Sk 2 chs, Sl st in next, Ch 3, repeat from * across. Sl st in last ch, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With black:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook

Assembly:
Sew fins, Mouth, Teeth, and eyes to puppet. See video tutorial for visual guide and use photos for location.

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

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


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Like this shark puppet? Try the Shark Bag!!

WIP in Hand: To Commit or To Quit?

When we were children, my two older brothers and I were given many opportunities to try out any extracurricular activities we wanted. My parents’ rules were, if we decided to try something new, we couldn’t quit the entire season. We had to stick it out even if we didn’t like it. We NEVER had to go out for it or try it again if we hated it, but once we joined, we had to finish. It was a lesson in not giving up, not quitting, not letting your teammates down, and a whole lot of life lessons bottled up in that one rule. It was good and bad. Good because I found out that I enjoyed being part of the chess club and became the chess club president, but bad when I realized my athleticism consists of how hard it is to dodge a volleyball coming straight for my face. Yeah, that smarts.


My mother is an avid reader. On average she is able to read three books a week. She told me long ago that when she decides to read a book she has a rule; once you commit, finish it. Even if it’s challenging, once you begin, don’t stop until the end. That rule, again.

I am to crochet, what my mother is to books. Crochet is my passion, my delight, my respite and relaxation from the crazy chaos of life, but my threshold for commitment has yet to reach the standard of sticking it out no matter what on each project I begin. I have a half dozen WIPs (Work in Progress) as we speak, maybe more, all unfinished and no definitive plan to finish. I need to re-learn that rule to commit and finish, but my attention span is different with crochet, and it isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is walk away and leave a project alone for a little while…or a long while.


Several years ago, I purchased beautiful wool. I had begun to make lovely granny squares with the intent to put them together for a blanket; this was BEFORE I started the 365 Days of Granny Squares Project. Those early squares are still waiting in a basket to be made into that beautiful throw I always planned to get to.


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I started a butterfly project a month ago, it sits in a bag unfinished because I didn’t like the shape of the thorax and it was frustrating to frog and change it over and over so I tucked it away for an “I will revisit this someday” project.


As I sort through my crochet and craft area, preparing to transfer several things to my new home, I am surprised by how many projects I have stumbled across that I have yet to finish. A partially finished cowl, a graphgan, a cute start to a hat, a baby blanket in its early stages. What in the world was I thinking?! It’s a bit sad really, I have a great beginning but no ending to these lovely pieces that sit in boxes waiting to be brought back to life.

I have resolved to get to work on finishing what I started, to revive that rule. Maybe now is the time that each project can be brought back with the potential that was always there, it just took this time to realize it! The future is bright for those lost works in progress! My work is cut out for me, but a stockpile of great material awaits our YARNutopia community! I see lots of tutorial and pattern potential!

I know I am not alone when I say I have a few projects left unfinished. Are you that “commit and don’t quit” crochet artist? Or are you the one who has your works in progress on hold to revisit someday? Share here on your strategy on tackling your long lost WIPs (Work in Progress)!

~Nadia


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Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark week 2017 starts now! What better way to DIVE in than with a great round-up blog just SWIMMING with some great shark crochet patterns? HOOK yourself a great new project that is sure to make a few JAWS drop! There’s an OCEAN of possibilities for gift giving ideas in this one great place. So FISH out your favorite yarn and get ready for a FIN-tastic week of patterns you can really sink your TEETH into.

Ok, I know, I know, I get carried away with the puns!! I promise I am at the TAIL end of them. Seriously. Last one. Have a great Shark Week everyone!

Click the links or the photo to take you to each pattern.

Adult Shark Blanket
YARNutopia

 

Crochet Shark Amigurumi
One Dog Woof

Hammerhead Shark Free Crochet Pattern
Spin a Yarn Crochet

Shark Bag
YARNutopia

Shark Puppet Scrubby
Red Heart Yarns

Great White Shark Hand Puppet
YARNutopia

Below are some fabulous Shark crochet patterns for sale!

Shaaark Hooded Scarf
Snappy Tots

 

Shark Hat
Snappy Tots

Below there’s BONUS Under Water crochet patterns!

Mermaid Tail Afghan Pattern—3 Sizes
YARNutopia

Fish Amigurumi
YARNutopia

Mermaid Outfit For a Baby
YARNutopia

Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet a Mandala in an Embroidery Hoop

Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet a Mandala in an Embroidery Hoop

Over the past couple of years I have collected embroidery hoops and used them for crochet mandala wall art. In today’s blog, I will demonstrate how to make this mandala hoop art for your very own! Start your day with coffee or chai, and crochet!

Lately, I’ve been fascinated making mandala art. I made a mandala for a table covering, and here is my Spring Sun Mandala Vest. It’s no surprise that I made more mandalas in hoops to decorate my wall.

Not all designs on my wall are mine. I used patterns like Sophie’s Universe and some designs from A Creative Being (Marinke Slump) to complete this arrangement. My wall is not complete and there is room to grow! I see more mandala art in our crochet future!

Turn your Mandala into a dreamcatcher!

Here is a color resource and information about Mandalas for guidance when creating yours.

“RED for strength, high energy and passion
PINK for love, intuition and the feminine
ORANGE for creativity, transformation, self-awareness and intuition
YELLOW for learning, wisdom, laughter and happiness
GREEN for physical healing, psychic ability, love of nature and caring
BLUE for emotional healding, inner peace and meditation
PURPLE for all things spiritual
WHITE for spiritual focus
BLACK for mystery, deep thinking and individuality”

Please check out the new beginning graphic in the video tutorial designed and developed by my brother Nabeel. He and his wife own and operate NFD Graphics. Please hop over to their Facebook page and show them some love! For all your graphic and video/logo design needs be sure to contact them today!
http://www.nfdgraphics.com

Follow along with this video tutorial to make this mandala:

**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 definitely 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.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-This is a scrap yarn project
-This is for a 10 Inch Embroidery Hoop

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver in Berry
Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver in Dark Orchid
Red Heart Super Saver in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver in Pool
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Crochet Hook Size H-5.00mm
Embroidery Hoop (10”)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this project!

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
DTR: Double Treble Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
ETR: Extended Treble Crochet

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Pattern:

Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 15 DC in Ring, sl st to first ch up 3. (16 sts)
Rnd 2: In any st, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 3 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, TR, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach Yarn to Back Post of any TR, BPHDC around every stitch around, Sl st to first BPHDC.
Rnd 5: In Any Stitch: BLO, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in each st around working in BLO, sl st to beg ch up 3.  Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Start in the Stitch to the left of the stitch that’s worked into the stitch of the TR of round 3, Work a FPDC around the stitch, BPDC around the next st, [FPDC around the next st, BPDC around the next st] 2 more times, *ETR in TR from Rnd 3, [FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st] 3 times, repeat from * around. Sl st to first FPDC. Fasten off
Rnd 7: Starting in an ETR, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 8, SC in next st, Repeat from * around. (8 Ch 8 sps)
Rnd 8: Sl st into Ch 8 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, HDC, TR, DTR, TR, HDC, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 8 sp around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off.
Rnd 9:  Attach to a BACK POST of any DTR, *BPSC around DTR, BPHDC around next st, BPDC around next 3 sts, BPTR around next 2 sts, BPDC around next 3 sts, BPHDC around next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC,
You can either fasten off or continue to crochet around the embroidery hoop and the mandala.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

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

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


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Like this blanket?? Try making the Spring Sun Mandala Vest

Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

I read a quote the other day which said:
Advice from a flamingo
Wade into Life,
Stand out in a crowd,
Spend time with your flock,
Find the right balance
Show your true color,
Keep your beak clean,
And don’t forget to get your feet wet!!

So, with those sentiments, I bring you my Fun Feathered Flamingo Feet Baby Booties! Start out on the right foot, or in this case, the right feet with this great project! Flocks of love were put into making these tiny slippers that pack a big PINK punch!!

These booties are one of the most versatile patterns I have ever designed. Although these slippers were designed for a 6 month old baby, changing hook sizes can increase the size of the pattern for a bit older infant. But I don’t stop there, choose a basic slipper pattern and follow along on the crocodile stitch and add the other embellishments to make your slippers ANY size!! See tips in my Notes section below.

Along with Flamingos, I provide the written instructions to take this pattern from pink to white in these beautiful Sweet Swan Slippers!

I was doing some online shopping when I came across this pair of swan slippers. Here is where I found inspiration to create this lovely pair in crochet!!

Using these guidelines, branch out to make Ducks, Geese, Peacocks, Toucans, Parrots, Cockateils, Pelicans, or any other fun bird! The possibilities are endless! What a fun way to have birds of a different feather, flocking together! Get started here and remember to read the Notes section for these great tips and more!


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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!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 whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make these booties!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the crocodile stitch sides and the head/neck of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Feather Sides and Embellishments of my pattern for the bird design!


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Slippers: Make 2 of everything

Sole:
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Fasten off (42 sts)

Top of bootie:
Rnd 4:  Attach Yarn to BLO of the stitch you fastened off in, sc in BLO of each stitch around. Join to 1st sc. Ch 1 (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in same as join, and in each sc around. Join, ch1. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Hdc in same as join and in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st hdc (42 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in same st as join, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc 7, hdc2tog 10 times, sc 7, sc2tog, sc in last 2 stitches. Join, ch1. Don’t turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Sides Feathers: Make 2 for each slipper
Ch 15
Row 1: 2 DC in 6th Ch from hook, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, 2 DC in next, Ch 1, Sk 2 Chs, DC in last ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Start working in the 1st pair of DC sts, (skipping the single dc if that was the last st of the previous row) Going around the post of the first dc of the pair as if to work a BPDC, make 5 DC sts *around* the post of the st, working down the length of the post towards the foundation chain, make 5 DC around the post of the next DC st, working from the foundation chain end towards the top (First scale made), Sl St in the next single DC, Make the next crocodile st in the next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in same sp as Ch up 3, Ch 1, DC in eye of Crocodile St, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (Counts as beginning of Crocodile st), continue to Crocodile st around the first pair of DC sts, Sl st in solo DC, Crocodile st on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in next st, Crocodile st, on last pair of DC sts, ch 1.

Row 5: Sl st in eye of crocodile st, Ch up 4 (counts as DC and ch 1 sp), 2 DC between Crocodile sts of prev. row, Ch 1, DC in eye of next crocodile st, Ch 1, 2 DC between Crocodile sts, Ch 1, DC in eye of last Crocodile st.

Row 6: Crocodile St around the next pair of Crocodile Sts, Sl st in Solo DC, Crocodile St on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, turn.

Row 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6

Note: If you are making larger sizes, repeat the crocodile stitch rows to make your sides longer. (See Notes section above)

Row 11: SC 12 evenly across, ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (10)

Row 13: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (8)

Row 14: SC2TOG, SC in each st until there are 2 sts remaining, SC2TOG. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew sides to Bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Flamingo Neck/Head:
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2-16: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 19-22: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Stuff the neck/head
Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Stuff your piece one last time.
Rnd 25: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

SC 1st and 4th Sts together
Fasten off, weave in end.

Beak:
With Black
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)

Change to White
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew beak to head and embroider eyes making French Knots. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew head/Neck to Booties.

 

BONUS!!!!

**For the Sweet Swan Slippers Follow the Written instructions below**

Sole: With White
Repeat the same Sole as the Flamingo

Sides Feathers: With White
Repeat the same Side Feathers as the Flamingo

Assembly Step:
Sew sides to Bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Beak:
With Orange
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)

Change to Black
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 6: SC in 4 Sts, Ch 2, SC in next 4 sts, Ch 2, SC in last 4 sts. (12)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Neck/Head: With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2
: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 3-8
: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off first piece with long tail.

Second piece
:
Start with a long tail when you make your slip knot
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2-10: SC in each st around. (12)
Do not fasten off,

Rnd 11: SC around second piece, and in each st of first piece (to attach them). (24)
You will see a hole in the crick of the neck, you can sew that closed with that long tail you fastened off with from the first piece.

Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff piece

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff one last time

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Sew beak to Face and embroider eyes. (see photo for a visual guide)
Sew neck and back of neck to booties.

Crown: With Gold
Start with a long tail for sewing when you make your Slip Knot
Ch 12
Rnd 1: SC in 1st Ch (forms a ring), and in each ch around. (12)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: SC in next st, *Ch 3, SC in same st, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to first st, Fasten off, weave in end.
Sew crown to top of head.

Weave in any extra ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket

Chunky blankets are all the rave lately. Perfect for any decor, be it the bedroom, living room, or cozy sitting area, my Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket will be the ultimate room accessory. A bold statement that is not only striking in any room of your home but also functional.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this blanket:

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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 966 Yards of yarn for this whole project.
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

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Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Oatmeal (9 balls)
Red Heart Yarns Grande in Teal (12 balls)
Stitch Marker
-N-12.00mm Crochet Hook (Find cool hooks I usually use in my video tutorials here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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

Pattern:

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Pattern:

Ch 75 or any multiple of 2 +1

Row 1: In the Second Ch from hook, pull up a loop in each of next 5 chs, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1. *Pull a loop through the “eye” formed by the Ch 1 just made, pull a loop through back of last loop of star st, pull a loop through same ch where last loop of star st was made, pull a loop through each of next 2 chs, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1. Repeat from * to the end of the row, HDC in the last ch, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in HDC, SC in “eye” of next star, 2 SC in the “eye” of each star stitch across, ending with SC in top of the turning Ch, Ch 2, Turn.

Row 3: Pull a loop through front strand of 2nd Ch from hook, pull a loop through back strand of same Ch, Pull a loop through each of the next 3 Sts, YO and pull through the 6 loops on the hook, Ch 1. *Pull a loop through the “eye” formed by the Ch 1 just made, pull a loop through back of last loop of star st, pull a loop through same St where the last loop of star st was made, pull a loop through each of next 2 Sts, YO and pull through the 6 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * to end of the row, HDC in last turning Ch. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-70: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 2 (Single Crochet Row)

Assembly step:
I changed color every 10 rows. See video tutorial for visual instructions on changing color and if you run out of yarn during your project.


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Yarn Pop Bag Review

Recently YarnPop.com shared with me a couple of their product yarn bags. In exchange for the bags, I was to use them and share my opinion on how I like them. I have been carrying them around town for the past few weeks with all my projects giving them a good breaking in. I have come to one major conclusion..I love them! Here is my product review.

The small Double Decade Bag is a small bag with double grommet openings on the front where yarn can be threaded through. This convenient feature allows a crocheter or knitter the ease of working on a project while keeping your yarn skeins stored away. This small bag is perfect for little projects. The nice thing is this size bag is easily stored in larger bags for on the go such as a diaper bag, suitcase, large handbag etc. This allows you to omit carrying multiple bags or stuffing your yarn supplies in a bag for which it is not intended. These tiny bags keep everything in one easy-to-use place.

The second bag in this review is the Totable Zoom Zoom Bag. For myself, this bag has all the features I love in a yarn bag. The durable construction of this canvas bag allows you to hold everything needed to take your projects on the go! Multiple pockets on the inside keep three skeins of yarn separated and organized for your multi-skein projects. This bag has three grommet holes to keep those skeins organized as you work on your projects. Your Work-in-Progress can be brought back into the large part of the bag and stored. These Made in The USA bags are not only sturdy, but their pattern designs are a great statement with bold color and patterns. There is a soft cotton lining on the inside and this bag has so much room for all your crochet and knit supplies.

Take these bags anywhere with their portable features. The Totable Zoom Zoom has a fantastic adjustable shoulder strap that can be changed as a shoulder bag to a tote. No matter where you go, you are sure to make a statement with these great bags. Personally, I have received several comments and compliments on mine everywhere I go!

For all my YARNutopians who are interested in checking these bags out further, Yarn Pop has an exclusive offer for you! If you are interested in these great products. Go to their website and at checkout, use discount code NADIA25 to receive your 25% off your purchase. This is a great discount for anyone wanting to give these a try and save a few dollars doing so. They have international shipping available as well as several payment options.


I love a good yarn bag as I am rarely without a project in hand, these YarnPop bags are an awesome accessory to anyone who, like me, takes their crochet EVERYWHERE!

~Nadia

Woven in My DNA

I am often asked, “How did you learn to crochet”? My go to answer has always been the same, my mom gave me a skein of yarn and a hook during one of my hospital stays and from there, with her help and the help of other YouTube and internet crochet artists, I learned to hone my skills. If I wanted to dig deeper into this question, I would say that maybe, just maybe, this fine art of crochet is part of my early genetics and ancestry!

A family history lesson

When I was young, I had a class assignment to write about my genealogy. I remember at that time, my paternal grandparents were visiting us in the United States from Lahore, Pakistan. I recall sitting with my grandfather as he shared with me the tales of our family members and generations before me. He had instilled in me a deep appreciation for our rich family heritage and we often conversed about our family lineage and how steeped in history our family roots ran. He shared things like in his village of Jalalpur Jattan, which is now in Pakistan (before the split of Pakistan and India), my great-grandfather Dr. Imam Ud Din (Born in the 1870s) came from a long line of weavers and tapestry artists; their skills were sought after by all the villagers and beyond.

 

They made textiles, tapestry, and blankets made from weaving wool called thussas. Several other family members were also gifted in this craft. To this day, our village and family are recognized for their legendary skill.  Along with my paternal great grandparents, many other family members were also very skilled in sewing, crochet, and knitting. These fiber art talents were passed on from generation to generation.

Here is a photo of my Great Grandparents:

This is another vintage photo of one of my family members as she works on a beautiful tapestry piece:

This is my Great Aunt who was known for her exceptional quilting skills:

My dad has mentioned often how wonderfully gifted his sisters are in these areas as well. I even found photos of my great grandfather weaving together the ropes on an outdoor lounge bed called a charpai. He even took time out of his busy life as a doctor to participate in this activity.

Coupled with the fact that my paternal side of our family was so gifted, on my maternal side of the family, my great grandmother Rose also had an incredible talent for crochet which is carried over through my mom and Aunt Gail, it was easy to deduce that I possibly inherited a wee bit of their skills. It is fun to imagine that I could be the bearer of these gifts and hope to continue to pass these talents on, not only here in this global arena, but to my own children someday. I am thankful to be a part of such talent on both my paternal and maternal sides of my family!

Centuries old

I have read that crochet has been around since the early 16th century and some proclaim even earlier. This had me thinking of the earliest history of crochet and how many generations ago these skills were truly used for survival. I found an interesting blog on the Crochet Guild of America Website giving insight into the history of this craft.

We have all learned from someone or somewhere. Whether this art-form was passed on to us from generations that came before us, or if we learned from the latest technology provided to us from online crochet artists or teachers, it continues to survive and thrive. I have deep respect for those who came before us that created such remarkable pieces of crochet artistry without the help of YouTube or Ravelry yet. I thank my lucky stars for having those resources today! It is truly remarkable that after all these years, decades, and centuries that the love for crochet is never-ending! Knowing my personal history, I believe these skills have been woven into my DNA.

Where did your love of crochet come from? Who was your first teacher? Share in the comments section!!

~Nadia

Getting into the Crochet Zone: My Crochet Playlist

Getting into the Crochet Zone: My Crochet Playlist

Crochet is probably the most relaxing and meditative tasks I participate in on a daily basis. As an online blogger and YouTuber, it is part of my routine to design, create, film, and teach crochet. In order to truly find my zone and get a project complete, several factors have to align for my crochet day to be as productive as possible.

Quiet please, I’m counting!

It is no secret that concentration is a must as we crochet and create. Counting our stitches can be made more difficult if we are surrounded by distractions. I have come to a point where I am pretty good at multi-tasking, so even if there is a flurry of activity around me, I am still able to focus and count. One of the main factors that helps put me in my “zone” is music.

Having some type of background noise has been very conducive to my productivity. I notice that it has become almost more difficult to have complete silence while I create versus having some type of music or noise going on. Oftentimes, even as I travel, I carry my device with earbuds so I can have music on the go. This is an integral part of my creative process.

Music for every mood

The following is my crochet playlist for any mood that suits me.

If it’s a rainy or lazy day, and there is no pressure to finish a project my favorite artists to listen to are:
1. Billie Holiday (I’ll Be Seeing You and God Bless the Child are two of my faves!)
2. Whitney Houston (I Have Nothing and I Will Always Love You are two of my faves!)
3. Frank Ocean (The Entire Channel Orange album and Solo on the Blond Album are my favorites!)

If it is a day packed full of work and the pressure is on to finish my projects, my favorite artists to listen to are:
1. Bruno Mars (Uptown Funk and That’s What I Like are my faves right now)
2. Drake (Fake Love, One Dance, Hotline Bling, and Work with Rihanna are my faves)
3. Beyonce (Run the World, Formation, Flawless, and Baby Boy are just a few of my favorites, but she’s the best!)
4. Jason Derulo (Whatcha Say, Trumpets, Ridin’ Solo, and In my Head are some fast tunes)

 

Songs for crocheting in the car: #RoadTrip
1. Juicy by Biggie Smalls
2. Coffee by Miguel
3. And I am Telling You by Jennifer Holliday
4. Can’t Believe It by T-Pain
5. Words I Never Said by Lupe Fiasco
6. Have you Ever Seen the Rain by CCR

When I am filming video tutorials and go off camera to complete a section of the pattern before filming again, I turn music on and my go-to artists are:
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Adele
3. Rihanna
4. The Weeknd
5. Amy Winehouse
6. Mike Posner
7. G-Eazy
8. Michael Jackson

Everyone is different

Everyone has a different taste in music style, or may enjoy a different background noise; others may prefer to work in peaceful silence. Whatever the case, it is all about making our environment as enjoyable as we can to do what we love!

Share how you enjoy your time crocheting. What makes you the most productive as you create? Do you have favorite music that puts you right into your “zone”? Share songs so I can add more to my playlist!!

Crochet Tutorial: New Beginnings Afghan Block

Crochet Tutorial: New Beginnings Afghan Block

I am a big fan of doing DIY projects and re-purposing or reusing items and breathing new life into something old making it new again. I found this ratty avocado green velvet and tweed ottoman at a garage sale for $1.00. Most people would consider this a piece of junk but to me, I saw so much potential! I brought it home and got to work at designing something that I could cover it with.

Nate and I are in the process of buying a house, and soon we will be moving in and making it a home. Although I plan to live with my parents until our wedding, I will be back and forth between our cities busy getting our home prepared for the two of us to spend our future! I decided to use this ottoman for my first DIY project for our new home.

To make it a perfect square in height and width, I needed to add feet. I glued and then screwed four blocks of wood to the bottom of this piece.

Then, I covered the entire piece in quilt batting to give it some cushion as well as making the entire piece consistent in color hiding all the hideous green.

Once finished, I designed The New Beginnings Afghan Block and replicated and sewed together 5 squares for this slipcover. I named it New Beginnings because that is symbolic of this time in our life…

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

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Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Buff
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Frosty Green
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Coffee
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Redwood
Measuring Tape
G-4.25mm 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 14 inches.
-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
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
Beg. Popcorn: ch up 3, 3 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Popcorn: 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
FPDTR2TOG: Front Post Double Treble 2 Stitches Together
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

Pattern:

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Start with Warm Brown:
Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), 15 DC in ring, sl st to ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: With Frosty Green, In any st, Ch up 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, ch 2, * sk next st, Popcorn st in the next st, Ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. Popcorn st. (8 popcorn sts, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: With Warm Brown, In any ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *EDC in Sk’d st from Rnd 1, SC in same ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Sk popcorn st, SC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. (16 SC, 8 EDC)

Rnd 4: With Redwood, In any ch 1 sp, Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, * SC in next EDC, 5 DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch up 3. (8 shells, 8 SC)

Rnd 5: With Buff, BPSC around any SC, *BPSC around next 2 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPSC around next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. (32 BPDC, 8 BPSC, 8 CH 2 sps)

Rnd 6: With Coffee, In 1st BPDC after a V-Stitch, Ch up 3, DC in next 4 sts, * Ch 2, Sk [DC, Ch2, DC], DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3. (40 DC, 8 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 7: With Gold, In ch 2 sp from Rnd 5 (Work in front of Ch 2 sps from round 6), Ch up 3, [2DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in same ch 2 sp, *BPDC on next 5 sts on round 6, [3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in next ch 2 sp of Rnd 5, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch up 3. (88 sts, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 8: With Buff, Start in ch 2 sp from Round 6. Ch up 3, 3 DC in same sp, *FPTR around next DC from Round 5, sk 1st BPDC, DC in next st, [DC, TR, Ch 2, TR, DC] in next st, DC in next st, Sk next BPDC, FPTR around DC from Round 5, 4 DC in next ch 2 sp from round 6, repeat from * around. Sl st to Ch up 3. (80 DCs, 16 FPTR)
If that round is confusing, please see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Rnd 9: With Flamingo, In any ch 2 sp: Ch up 1, *3 SC in ch 2 sp, BPSC on next st, BPHDC on next st, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPTR on next 4 sts, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPHDC on next st, BPSC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc. (120 sts)

Rnd 10: With Warm Brown, Start in 1st SC of a 3 sc grouping in a ch 2 sp, Ch up 1, SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, *SC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (120 sts)

Rnd 11: With Buff, Working in BLO, Start in a 1st SC of a 3 SC grouping (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch up 1, SC in 9 sts, *FPDTR2TOG on FPTR from Round 8 and next FPTR from Round 8, SC in next 15 sts, repeat from * around, end with SC in last 6 sts, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 12: With Redwood, work in both loops, start in any st, Ch up 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 13: With Frosty Green, Start in 8th St from FPDTR2TOG st, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same st, *DC in next 8 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, SC in next 7 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, DC in next 8 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 14: With Coffee, In any ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *BPDC on next 10 sts, BPHDC on next 4 sts, BPSC on next 7 sts, BPHDC on next 4 sts, BPDC on next 10 sts, 5 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 15: With Gold, Start in Middle DC of corner, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *DC in each st until middle DC of next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in middle DC, Repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 16: With Buff, start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 17: With Flamingo: start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 18: With Coffee: start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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