The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

It’s no secret that my battle with my health has been mostly an uphill one. Numerous surgeries have taken their toll on my body for the past ten years as I continue my fight. My Crohn’s disease has to be considered in every facet of my existence. My life, daily decisions, activity, diet, my body, and my future are ruled by this illness and how it will affect my daily living. After ten years, it is “Normal for Nadia” to be at the mercy of this condition. It just is that way. Like a habit, living with severe Crohn’s disease becomes part of my routine.

Doctor appointments, daily meds, regular testing, procedures, and so many details have worked their way into the fiber of my ordinary existence. Even getting married in March was overshadowed by the very real possibility that I may end up sick or in the hospital on our wedding day. It’s just the reality of living with chronic illness. Fortunately, adrenaline was my friend on March 17, 2018 and it helped carry my aching body through the day without incident! Our wedding was the most glorious day ever. Sure, I paid for it afterwards, but I would do all of that 1,000 times over just to relive that beautiful day!

Hardcore family planning

Nate and I always knew we wanted a family, we also knew that it would not be an easy path to having one. Several months after getting married, we sought help from my doctors to find out if I can safely support a pregnancy since I have such a challenging health history. I underwent a series of tests, some incredibly invasive (dignity be damned). A team of specialists were assembled to oversee my care if we were able to get pregnant. According to all these insane tests, there was no reason, despite my health battle, that I couldn’t get pregnant. We were so relieved! We were aware it would be very risky; the warnings from the medical staff came across loud and clear, but we have confidence in the high-risk team overseeing my care. They were very realistic but also reassuring. I was facing my 28th birthday, and although we weren’t aggressively trying, we weren’t being careful either. So, in early November–two days after my birthday–with symptoms that screamed that I might be pregnant, I went to the store and bought a half dozen pregnancy tests.

My internal dialogue was: “I just spent a small fortune on something I  am going to pee on. Who cares!??? I need answers!”

It all comes down to a (+) sign

It was a Friday afternoon, November 9th. My friend Sarah was coming to town for a visit, and I was planning on picking her up at the bus station in a few minutes. I only had a small window to privately check out my pregnancy suspicions. So like millions of women before me, I peed on the stick and nervously waited through the minutes that could change everything. I was pacing, nervous and fidgety. How do you distract yourself for those moments without constantly checking if you have your answer? If “a watched pot never boils,” does frantically fanning a pee stick prolong the results?! Because that 5 minutes felt like a flippin’ lifetime!

The test read (+) and I freaked out! I  called my mom on Skype immediately, and I was hyperventilating and crying and couldn’t get out what I needed to say. I completely freaked her out because she thought something tragic had happened. I couldn’t speak, and my dramatic reaction had her thinking the worst. I was able to show her the pregnancy test and get her expert opinion on what it was saying. (Like I didn’t already know, right?!) Were these tests saying what I thought they were saying?  Of course they were, but I needed Dr. Mom!!! She talked me through it and asked me what Nate said about it…

Oh. My. Gosh. Nate!!! I had yet to tell Nate! How did I not think of that?

She suggested that maybe I should have called him first! Oh my goodness, absolutely! I was a bit of a frantic mess. Where’s my coat?! I’m wearing it. Where are my keys?! In my hand! I had only a few minutes because Sarah’s bus was about to arrive!  I jumped in the car and decided to stop at his work! Woops! Was that a stop sign? Just kidding! I am grateful I didn’t receive a citation on the way to tell my husband!

We are having a baby… What do we do now?

Nate came out to the car and I had the test stick in a Ziploc bag. I told him I have to tell him something and without asking, he just said, “You’re pregnant.” I cried, I laughed, and I shoved the pee stick in the Ziploc at him and told him to look at it. We were so happy! He said he had a strong feeling. He knew. What emotions! So high, but then reality started to sink in like “What are we going to do now”? Even though we didn’t know what direction to take at that exact moment, we would figure it out together. We called my mom again from the car in the parking lot at Nate’s work. After talking to her, we knew I had to see my doctors first. We had to keep this quiet for a while. By all calculations, I was only about six to seven weeks along. Things were so precarious with my health and we wanted to make sure the pregnancy was viable and baby was healthy. We also needed to be sure I was fully healthy enough to actually support a pregnancy. On a scale from one to ten our emotions were off the chart. What ARE we going to do now?! GAHHH! WE ARE HAVING A BABYYYY!!

Game Face and A No Colon Surprise Party

Nate went back to work, and I had to pick up Sarah. How was I going to keep a straight face? How do I keep this from my best friend? Although I was busting to tell her to the point I was getting twitchy, I knew I couldn’t. I am the WORST at keeping a secret, God knows, and it was stressful to not blurt it out! I put on my best game face and decided to get it out of my mind (yeah, right!) and enjoy the weekend. Little did I know that the reason Sarah was really coming to visit was because my mom, Nate, Sarah and Nida were planning a surprise party to celebrate my birthday tied into a No Colon, Still Rollin’ – 10 years later party! WHAT IS HAPPENING!??? Saturday afternoon my entire family and all my friends surprised me and I couldn’t say a word to any of them! I ate three poop emoji cupcakes just from the stress of it all. Only Nate and my parents knew, and I couldn’t talk to them with everyone around! Again, ALL THE EMOTIONS!!!

Thank goodness for poop emoji cupcakes. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Well, it’s true! We’re pregnant.

I scheduled my first appointment and we had our first ultrasound. I knew going into this that it wouldn’t be easy. Nausea, heartburn, extreme fatigue, restless legs, extremely sensitive boobs that have grown 10 times their size, body pains off the charts, visits to the ER to check scary symptoms caused by adhesions from past surgical scar tissue, phantom sharp pains in my non-existent anus, my ostomy is shifting to the side as my tummy begins to grow, the scars on my tummy are being stretched, back pain, sciatic pain, vivid dreams and nightmares, itchiness, sleeplessness, aversion to certain foods, no appetite to ravishing hunger, even more profound vitamin deficiency (particularly folic acid and magnesium), chronic asthma symptoms to the point I need my rescue inhaler constantly and now a nebulizer, and more issues are plaguing me night and day, and I’m only past my first trimester!

But, it’s all worth it.

Especially at that very moment when we saw our baby on the ultrasound.

Suddenly, it all became real. We heard the heartbeat and we laughed and cried.

We called it our “little bean.”

We instantly fell in love.

Our baby is due in June 2019, and our hearts are so full.

What now, doc?

We had our first minor complication. There was a subchorionic hemorrhage (a blood clot) that was found on the ultrasound. The doctor said it happens in implantation, and unless I had excessive bleeding (I was only having some bleeding), not to worry too much about it, and it would be monitored.  I also had to cease a bunch of my medications. In stopping the meds, I risk some complications, but I have been managing things pretty well. One medication I can’t stop is my biologic injection. I am so worried about taking it, but I can’t risk getting sick to the point it would put me and baby in danger. My team has warned me over and over not to stop it.

I have to be truthful, I was contemplating stopping my biologic injection. The grave warnings from all my doctors have me reconsidering as I face having to take it this week. There is no evident risk to baby, but to me, if I stop, it would be very grave. I could become too ill and not be well enough to sustain the pregnancy, putting both of us at risk. Every doctor concurs. I do have to stop taking it at thirty weeks into the pregnancy to best insure that baby comes into this world the strongest and healthiest it can be. I am concerned without the protection of any medication to control my disease, my body won’t cooperate. I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am scared. I won’t lie, I know what I am facing, and I know it will be worth it, but I also know this isn’t going to be an easy journey. Nothing this wonderful ever is. I have learned this lesson over and over in my life; I am familiar with how this goes. I am familiar with the bargaining process.

Now we are three!

We are now in the planning stage. I am almost 14 weeks pregnant, and have been following all the doctors’ instruction and am closely monitored. I am also chronicling my pregnancy on The Bump Phone App! According to the app, today our baby is about the size of a lemon! I have regular doctor appointments both with my standard team as well as a high-risk OB-GYN in Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of docs overseeing our care! They are so thorough. My last appointment with the specialist was two hours! We are in great hands, and we’re hopeful that things will continue to go well. I just pray that I stay healthy and strong for our little sweet pea. My heart is so full and all I want is to provide the best for this tiny baby despite my challenges.

Merry Christmas to Us!

We told Nyle, Nabeel, Samantha and Des over Thanksgiving. We also went to visit Nate’s dad and gave him a special “Grandpa” shirt.

We also told Nate’s brothers that weekend, too.  Other than immediate family and a couple close friends, we decided to wait and reveal our news to everyone else over Christmas! Our family and friends are elated, and some told me they “just had that feeling!”

Today, I wanted to share this with our YARNutopians now that our extended families and close friends received the news. Now, my crochet project list grows! Baby stuff galore! I already have some baby projects on our agenda! What an exciting year of crochet we have ahead of us! I hope to continue with our filming and projects as long as I can and will continue after baby’s arrival! We all have so much to look forward to in the New Year. Not only are we expecting a new addition, but my brother and his wife are also expecting a new baby in January! So many reasons to crochet! Haha! I am excited and filled with joy to share our news with all of you. Cheers to 2019! Thanks for being with us on this crazy and wonderful journey!

“You are so loved, little one.”

~Your Mommy and Daddy

~Nadia and Nate

Memory Lane 2018

Memory Lane 2018

Each year, at this time I find myself becoming very reflective. I look back and see how far I have come in the past 12 months. This particular year has been a year of big changes and growth not only here on YARNutopia, but in my personal life as well. The following blogs are my top memories of 2018.

#8:

One of the highlights of the past year was day-trippin’ through three states just for yarn. We are all crazy like that…amiright? Follow this link below to read about this fun adventure I had with my mom!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/07/17/nadia-goes-on-a-yarn-hop/

#7:

Well it is no secret that 2018 was a BIG year for me! As we work our way through these memories, one of the best parts was getting to share my wedding day with my squad! My girls lived all over the globe, and it was such a special event for us to all get together for my wedding. Sarah came from Comoros, Africa, Nida arrived from Texas (and now is studying medicine in the Caribbean!!), and Samantha lives on the complete opposite side of the state from me. My wedding was one day where all my beauties could be with me and share in my joy. To commemorate this occasion, I made each of my bridesmaids these beautiful shawls! This memory is such a special one that holds such a dear place in my heart. Click the link below to read all about it and to discover the pattern for a great shawl!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/30/gifts-for-my-bridesmaids/

 

#6:

2018 we launched our first mailing list! I did my first email blast and sent out a fun newsletter! So much to share in the new year so be sure to follow the link below so you too can be part of my email inner circle!
https://yarnutopia.com/newsletter/

 

#5:

Oh boy! One of the most hilarious and wild weekends I had this past year was a trip to Chicago for Stitches Midwest! That was one weekend I will never forget! Have you attended one of these events? If not you will have to check it out! Go to the blog below and be sure to read all about our weekend adventure with The Marly Bird, Erin Lane, Leon Alexander and so many others! I still smile when I think of all the fun!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/08/29/stitches-midwest-my-first-time/

#4:

Drop everything and hear this! 2018 was EPIC in more ways than I can count! You know why?? Because this year marked my 10th year without a colon. You know the old saying No Colon, Still Rollin’ – yeah, I know that one isn’t popular among the masses, but that one is practically my life motto! LOL That is because I am living it! 10 years of an insane roller coaster ride with illness that has pretty much commandeered my life. It hasn’t always been pretty, but I have survived, for 10 years, and I thank God every day. I’m not cryin’ nope, not me 😢 It really is a miracle. There’s not much more to say than that. Go read about it…
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/30/ten-years-later/

#3:

Ok, well, we all know that my list of fave memories of the past year can’t pass us by without paying a bit of homage to Halloween! Each year, I try to outdo my past costume ensembles, and this year was definitely a challenge. So much thought, planning and preparations go into making these costumes that Nate and I wear each year. Nate was born to wear that Oompa Loompa Costume! We always have so much fun and enjoy bringing this to our YARNutopians each and every year! We already are thinking ahead to 2019. I wonder what’s in store for us next year?! Go check out more great pictures of our costumes here:
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/11/happy-halloween-2018/

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

#2:

Queue the ooooooohhs and ahhhhhhs! Seriously one of the best memories of 2018 was adding these two furballs to our family! We rescued Fern and Jade in April 2018, and for the past 8 months they have brought so much joy and happiness to our home and our lives. I know you will all be seeing them much more in the year ahead. They love the camera! Read about how we rescued these two kitties and how excited we are to have them!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/04/08/meet-jade-and-fern/

#1:

Ok, so our countdown to the best memory in 2018 goes without saying…It was our wedding. I crocheted so many details for our big day and here I share all the highlights along with some special photos of our wonderful event. Thank you all for being part of not only this special day, but the journey of this past year. I love that you are a part of all these memories! ♥ ♥
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/15/its-all-in-the-details-crochet-wedding-flowers/

 

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and letting me stroll down memory lane. The holidays always bring out the nostalgia in me as I look back at all that lead me to this moment and look to what is ahead. Stay tuned for many more exciting events in the new year!! Thank you for joining me on this memorable, yarn-filled journey!

Share in the comments some of your memories of the past year and what is in store for you in the year ahead!

~Nadia

 

 

12 Days of Christmas 2018

12 Days of Christmas 2018

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. Polar Bear Cup Cozy

2. Christmas Tree Canvas Art

3. Santa Bottle Topper

4. Mistletoe Sprig

5. Christmas Tree Greeting Card

6. Festive Teapot Cozy

7. Paw Print Ornament

8. Peppermint Candy Garland

9. Poinsettia with Pearls

10. Rose Flower Headband

11. Mitten Gift Card Holder

12. Festive Holiday Wreath

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Festive Wreath

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Festive Wreath

On the LAST of our 12 Days of Christmas project I present to you this lovely wreath! Using a simple leaf design, dress up a door wreath for the holiday or ANY time of the year! This lovely home decor accent is the perfect way to greet your guests this holiday season! Happy, Happy Holidays EVERYONE! May you find plenty of projects to keep your hooks busy in the days ahead! Love and warm fiber hugs to all!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the leaves:

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Floral Wire
Wire cutters and Pliers
Wreath
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-Work in the BLO of this whole pattern

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: 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.

Leaf

Make as many as you’d like!

Ch 13
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, DC in next ch, TR in next 4 chs, DC in next ch, HDC in next ch, SC in next ch, Sl st in last ch, Continue working on opposite side of the foundation ch, Ch 1, Sl st back into the last ch, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next st, TR in next 4 sts, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sl st in last st. Do not fasten off.

Rnd 2: Work in a continuous round. SC in each st around working AROUND the floral wire so the edge of your leaf has the wire inside the stitches.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Cut the wire and hide it behind the leaf.

Assembly:
Glue all the leaves to your wreath.  Be careful with the Hot Glue Gun.

Enjoy!!

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

A mitten gift card holder is a perfect way to showcase your gift for those hard to buy for people on your list! This 11th Day of Christmas projects is easy and fun and will add just the right personal touch.

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cute mitten:

 

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Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**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.

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Amore
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-Work in the BLO of this whole pattern

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

Mitten

With Red
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (this forms a large ring), SC in each ch around. (30 sts)
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnds 2-7: SC in each st around
Rnd 8: Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.
Rnd 9: SC in each of the next 3 chs and in each st around. (30 sts)
Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around.
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Thumb:
Attach Red to any stitch around the thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC 8 sts evenly around the thumb hole.
Rnds 2-3: SC around
Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 4 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Mitten Cuff:
Work on opposite side of foundation chain row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
With white
Rnds 1-2: SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Be sure all ends are hidden. Insert a gift card into the mitten. Adorn a gift box with this topper or add it to a card!

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me….Flowers! Haha! I made a holiday headband using the same flower design I used in my bridal bouquets for my wedding earlier this year! I used a small bead detail to adorn the center for the perfect touch! Don’t need a headband? Don’t worry, this flower design is perfect for so many other projects!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the flowers and leaves:

 

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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 you will need:
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
Headband
-Hot Glue
Pearly Beads
1.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double 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.

Flower

Ch 64 or any multiple of 3+4
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, *Sk 2 chs, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in the next ch, repeat from * across, ending with [DC, CH 2, DC] in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across ending with [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in last ch 2 sp, turn.

Row 3: 10 DC in first Ch 2 sp, *SC in next Ch 2 sp, 10 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Roll strip into flower and sew it all up in the back. Weave in all ends. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Leaf:

Ch 15
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 chs, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, Sl st back into the last ch, SC in next stitch, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 sts, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last.

Rnd 2: SC in each st around working around floral wire to stiffen the edge of the leaf.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut the wire and bend it to the back.

See video tutorial on how to create the headband look.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Poinsettia with Pearls

12 Days of Christmas: Poinsettia with Pearls

Day 9 is here!! With it brings us this Poinsettia with Pearls! It’s a perfect lampshade ornament or dress up that tree! No matter which way you choose, you can’t go wrong with this lovely accent piece. Oooohhh…another idea–make several and cascade them down a stairway banister! So many options!!

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**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
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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm in Starlight
Red Heart Yarns With Love Metallic in Teal
Pearly Beads
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double 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.

Large Petal

Make 7 in white
Make 3 in Teal
Ch 13
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next Ch, SC in next, Sl st in last, Ch 1, Work on opposite side of Foundation Row, Sl st into the same st as your last sl st, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in last, do not slip stitch in next st, work in continuous rounds.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sl st in sl st, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next sl st, CH 1, Sk next ch 1 sp, Sl st in next sl st, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in last, sl st into ch 1 sp, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Petal
Make 3 in White
Ch 13
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next Ch, SC in next, Sl st in last, Ch 1, Work on opposite side of Foundation Row, Sl st into the same st as your last sl st, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, Sl st in last. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew all the petals together using the video tutorial as a guide. Sew pearly beads to the center or glue them.
Attach a pin to the back to put it on a lamp shade or tape on the back to add it to a gift top! Put them in your Christmas tree for added decoration!

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

Holiday Garland is the next project on our 12 Days of Christmas journey!

 

 

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

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White and Red
Pipe Cleaner
Pom Maker
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double 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.

Candy Cane

Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Start With White,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: SC in next st, change color after this st to Red, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 3, Change color to white, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 4: Change color to Red, SC in next 7 sts
(Add pipe cleaner at or near round 9 and continue working)
Rnds 5-18: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Bend to make it look like a candy cane.

Peppermint Candy: (Make 2)
With White
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC
Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in same st, change color to Red, DC in same st, *Change color to white, DC in next st, Change color to Red, DC in same st as last st, repeat from * around. After last Red st, change back to white and Sl st to first DC.
Fasten off first one with long tail. Fasten off second one with short tail.

Assembly:
Sew Peppermint pieces together. Hide yarn ends on the inside.
Make a bunch of each piece and make some poms and add it all to a long braid or rope for garland!

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Paw Print Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Paw Print Ornament

Represent the pets this Christmas with this sweet Paw Print Ornament! Make one today and have a “PAWSOME” holiday!!

 

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

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff and Aruba Sea
Polyfil
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double 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.

Paw

Using Buff, Make 2
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first DC.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first DC. (18)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next] 9 times, sl st to first DC. (27)
Rnd 4: *Sk 1 st, [DC, 5 TR, DC] in next st, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * until you have 4 toes, then, after 4th toe is made, Sk 1 st, [SC in 3 sts, 2 SC in next] 3 times. Do not sl st to beginning, continue to work in continuous round.
Rnd 5: [SC in next, 2 SC in next, HDC in next, 2 HDC in next, HDC in next, 2 SC in next, SC in next, sl st in next] 4 times, after 4th toe then [SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in next st] 3 times.
Fasten off your first one with a long tail for sewing. Fasten off your second one with a short tail.

Inner Paw Pad
With Aruba Sea
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 15 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, DC in same st, TR in next, 2 TR in next st, TR in next st, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, DC in next st, 3 TR in next st, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, DC in next st, TR in next, 2 TR in next, TR in next, DC in last, Ch 3, sl st to center. Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Toe pads: Make 4 in Aruba Sea
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3SC, 4HDC, 3 SC] in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew the paw toe pads and inner foot pad to the paw, then sew the front and back paw together and stuff it. Add a loop to the top for an ornament! Weave in all ends!

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Festive Teapot Cozy

12 Days of Christmas: Festive Teapot Cozy

Time for tea! ☕ This tea cozy is the perfect way to dress up your service set and keep the chill away on a blustery morning.

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this teapot cozy:

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarn With Love in Holly Berry and Jadeite
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aran
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Guac
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook, YO pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on the hook

Pattern:

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

 

Teapot Cozy

Start with green
Ch 12, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to first SC. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Work in BLO, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC. (12)
Fasten off and change color

With Aran (off-white)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [Puff stitch, Ch 1, Puff stitch, Ch 1] in each st around, sl st to first Puff st. (24)
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch 1 sp, Ch 1, 2 HDC in same sp, 1 HDC in next ch 1 sp, *2 HDC in next ch 1 sp, HDC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first HDC. (36)
Fasten off and change color

With Red
Rnd 5: Ch 1, BPHDC on each st around, sl st to first BPHDC. (36)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, [Puff Stitch, Ch 2] in each st around, sl st to first Puff St. (36)
Fasten off and change color

With Aran (off white)
Rnd 7: Attach yarn to any ch 2 sp, Ch 1, HDC in each Ch 2 sp, sl st to first HDC. (36)
Now you will work in rows
Row 8: With Aran still, Ch 1, Puff Stitch in same st, Ch 1, [Puff Stitch, Ch 1] in next 17 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked, do not turn your work. (you should have 18 puff sts)
Fasten off and change color

With Jade
Row 9: Attach to first Puff Stitch, HDC in first Puff Stitch, HDXC in next ch sp, 2 HDC in each ch sp to the end, 2 HDC in last ch sp and 2 HDC in last puff st. (Be sure to have 36 sts at the end of this row) Turn your work.
Row 10: Ch 1, HDC across, turn. (36)
Fasten off and change color

With Green
Row 11: Ch 1, HDC in 1st st, BPHDC in each st until last st, HDC in last st, Turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, HDC across, turn.
Fasten off and change color

With Aran (off white)
Row 13: Ch 1, Work in BLO, HDC in each st across, turn.
Row 14: Ch 1, HDC2TOG, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, turn.
Fasten off and change color

With Red
Row 15: Ch 1, HDC2TOG, HDC in each st until 2 sts remain, HDC2TOG, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across ending with HDC2TOG on last 2 sts, turn.
Fasten off and change color

With Green
Row 17: Ch 1, *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across ending with HDC2TOG on last 2 sts, turn.
Row 18: HDC in each st across.
Fasten off.

Other half of teapot cozy
Attach yarn to unworked st on Rnd 7, repeat rows 8-18 for the other half of the teapot cozy

Assembly: Crochet a button hole loop after your last row on the second half of your teapot cozy by chaining 6 and sl st back into last st.
Sew front of your teapot cozy closed around the spout
Sew button to opposite of the button hole loop
See video tutorial for full visual instructions.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Greeting Card

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Greeting Card

Using basic crochet skills and a few buttons, you can make this simple greeting card in time for the holidays! This is the 5th project for our 12 Days of Christmas project!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this greeting card:

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Super saver in green
Red Heart With Love in Holly Berry
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Tacky Glue
Buttons
Blank Cards
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-You can use any size greeting card.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
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.

Circles

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Assembly:  Make 6 green circles, and 3 red circles. Add 3 green buttons and 3 red buttons. Glue it in a triangle shape on the front of your greeting card. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Add a square of brown felt to the bottom center of the tree and tacky glue it down.

Enjoy!!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Mistletoe Sprig

12 Days of Christmas: Mistletoe Sprig

Spice up your holiday with a bough of Mistletoe! Hang this among your Christmas decor as a sign of love and friendship. This project is Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas projects! December is already flying by!

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this simple project:

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Guac
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Pearly Beads
Ribbon
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet

 

Pattern:

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

Mistletoe:

Ch 3
Foundation Double Crochet 150
Fasten off.

Assembly: Make 4 loops with the long foundation row and sew it at the top. Add a ribbon bow and sew on some pearly beads. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Santa Bottle Topper

12 Days of Christmas: Santa Bottle Topper

Here’s a great holiday project gift idea for many people on your list. This Vintage Inspired Santa Bottle Topper is a perfect adornment for any bottle. Whether it’s a bottle of fine olive oil, wine or other beverages, bath/spa products or more, this little guy is the best accessory to dress that gift up! What a nice alternative for the traditional bow when topping off your package.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this bottle topper:

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Amore in Rooibos Red
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Pearl
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff for the nose
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Pipe Cleaner
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This will fit any standard sized bottle top

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
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.

 

Hat:

With Amore Yarn
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work in continuous rounds and in BLO throughout Hat Part, 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnds 4-8: SC in each st around. (5)
(insert pipe cleaner early on in this part because it is difficult to add later in this pattern)
Rnd 9: Repeat Round 3. (6)
Rnds 10-15: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 16: Repeat Round 3. (7)
Rnds 17-20: SC in each st around. (7)
Rnd 21: Repeat Round 3. (8)
Rnds 22-23: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 24: Repeat Round 3. (9)
Rnds 25-26: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 27: Repeat Round 3. (10)
Rnds 28-29: SC in each st around. (10)
Rnd 30: Repeat Round 3. (11)
Rnds 31-32: SC in each st around. (11)
Rnd 33: Repeat Round 3. (12)
Rnds 34-35: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 36: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 37: SC in each st around.
Rnd 38: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 39-41: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 42: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Use a pen or your crochet hook and twist the top of the hat to curl it around. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Nose: With buff, work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Add Hygge Yarn as the beard in the front of the hat (see video tutorial for attachment method). Fray out all the Hygge Yarn to make a fuller beard. Trim to make it look uniform.
Sew nose to center of hat at top of beard. (See video tutorial for placement.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Canvas Art

12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Tree Canvas Art

This is such an Easy Yarn Art project perfect for any age. Here we use a canvas, yarn, and sticks to create this fun art piece.

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this fabulous wall art:

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns With Love Metallic
Hot Glue
-Twigs
-Paper
Canvas
-Ribbon (optional)
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use any yarn to decorate your trees
-You can use any size canvas too! Make more trees and add it to a bigger canvas print!
-There is no written portion of this pattern as there is no crochet involved.
-See the video tutorial for full explanation.
Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

It’s December! We are beginning our 12 Days of Christmas project! Wisconsin is in for a major snowstorm tonight! Time to grab your hook and get going on this adorable Polar Bear Cup Cozy! It’s perfect for dressing up all your hot beverages! Pair these with a gift card and they make fantastic stocking stuffers. So let’s get cozy and make some today!

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

 

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Grey and Blaack
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This mug cozy is for a standard sized travel mug
-Use different colors for a teddy bear design or a black bear design!

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
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.

 

Cup Cozy

With White and G sized hook
Ch 34 or any even number that will fit around your mug.
Work in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * SC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1 Sk st, repeat from * around.
Rnds 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ears: MAKE 2
Ch 2
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (8)
Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly:
Sew Ears to Top of Cup Cozy

Eyes: Make 2 with Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Behind Nose: Using Dusty Grey
Work in Continuous Rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose: With black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Sew eyes, back of nose, and nose to cup cozy. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Lastly, Embroider the mouth below the nose.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any 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. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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