Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #24: Moss Stitch

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

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Moss Stitch

US Terms

Chain an even number of chains. I chained 20 in this tutorial.
Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 Ch, SC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), SC into first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last Ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in first 3 sts, *FPDC on next, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 4 sts. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you want your piece to be.

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FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Chevron Washcloth

Have you ever wanted to make a chevron project but never knew how to get started? Today’s easy project will take you through the process and get you comfortable with the chevron design in this beautiful cotton washcloth.

Once you’ve mastered this small project, you will have confidence to try your hand at a larger chevron piece! These washcloths are so nice for kitchen or bath. Several bundled together make great bridal or baby shower gifts or prizes. Pair with a luxurious soap and make it a spa package anyone is sure to use!

 

 

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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.”
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (I used Lemony and Aqua) If you cannot get this yarn, any cotton yarn will do!
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This washcloth measures 12 inches by 12 inches. You can make this bigger or smaller with a longer chain or shorter chain when you start your foundation (multiples of 12+3), and if you want it longer, just continue the repeat to make it longer.

 

 

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Washcloth:

With Lemony
Ch 39 or any multiple of 12 + 3

Row 1: 2 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, *DC in next 5 Chs, Sk 1 Ch, DC in next 5 Chs, 3 DC in next Ch, Repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn. (Change color after this row-optional)

Row 3: Ch 2, 2 DC in first st where the ch 2 is, *DC in next 5 sts, Sk 2 sts, DC in next 5 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across ending with 2 DC in last st, Turn

Row 4: repeat Row 3, change color after Row 4

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 3, change color after every 2 rows.

Fasten off, weave in 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 Yarnspirations

 

Macro Image Game

Macro Image Game

Each month, I host a crochet related event in my group YARNutopia World. Over this past weekend, I hosted The Good Intentions Event where everyone virtually attended to use a special yarn they have kept for that “someday” project.

We have a great time connecting during these events. I always do a live lunchtime discussion and Q&A as well as stay online most of the weekend to interact and enjoy the event with a myriad of activities.

For this weekend’s game, I created a gallery of macro photos of items that are related to crochet. Below you can find the photos that I posted. Try guessing these yourself. Answer key is posted at the bottom if you get stumped.

Be sure to attend our events in the future and you, too, can enjoy some crochet camaraderie with everyone who attends!

 

 

Answer Key:

 

 

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Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

Compare & Contrast: Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home vs. Bernat Blanket Yarn

As I sit through these weeks of Safer At Home, I decided to sort through some of the yarn I have in my stash. I came across several types of yarn with similar qualities and decided to do a contrast and comparison blog. Below are my observations between Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home and Bernat Blanket Yarn. Please refer to the photos for visual observations throughout.

First let me break down the specifics between the two fibers

Sweet Home

Maker: Red Heart Yarns

  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball size: 297 g/10.5 oz, 177 meters/193 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 – Super Bulky

Retail Price: $10.99USD

Chenile style yarn

Color used in this blog: Dark Denim

Get the yarn here: https://amzn.to/2YhlDBN

 

 

 

Blanket Yarn

Maker: Bernat

  • Economical big ball size
  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball Size: 300g / 10.5 oz, 201 meters / 220 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 6 Super Bulky
  • Knitting Gauge: 8 sts and 13 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. 11) knitting needle
  • Crochet Gauge: 7 sc and 8 rows with a 8 mm (U.S. L/11) crochet hook
  • Recommended for: Knit and crochet home decor projects

Retail price: $10.99USD

This super cozy, super bulky chenille-style yarn is available in a range of stylish shades to compliment your home decor.

Color used in this blog: Frosted Blue

Get this yarn here: https://bit.ly/2KLV0gs

As you can see in these details, the two are identical in content, similar in ball size, same care instruction, and price. Not much to break down since these particulars are so alike.

I decided to work up an identical short granny square pattern with each and compare and contrast working with each of these skeins.

I started with Sweet Home. It seems a tad lighter and more flimsy in my opinion. It makes a slightly smaller square using the same hook and pattern. There is more flow and movement in the Sweet Home because of that light and flimsy feel.

The density of Bernat Blanket Yarn seems thicker than the Sweet Home yarn and therefore this gives this fiber a somewhat firmer feel. There is less movement in the piece because of the density and firmness.

After washing:

After washing, there was no shrinking in either of the yarns and both kept their shape. The yarn is extremely soft before washing, but after washing, I personally feel like they are fluffier and softer than before! The Bernat Blanket Yarn has become more flexible and free-flowing losing some of the firmness evident pre-wash.  It’s like snuggling a light cloud. I can’t think of better words than soft, light, and fluffy.

 

Last thoughts:

While comparing these two fibers, I consistently felt they rival one another quite closely. The main difference was felt in the work up of these two fibers with Sweet Home more free-flow whereas the Bernat has more firmness. However, upon washing the consistency is nearly identical in both. I feel these two could work together and be very compatible with no blatant difference. One of the best discoveries of finding two compatible fibers is that it increases your color choices and options when creating with either of these skeins.

While working with these, I discovered a love for both and look forward to integrating them into a project in the near future. There is so much to love about a fiber that feels like these two do!

 

The crochet hook I used was a 12mm and I found it on Amazon here.

 

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the FREE crochet pattern below and the video tutorial linked in this post!

 

 

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

 

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Blanket:

With Aran (main color)
Ch 124 or any even number that you want the width of your blanket to be.

Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next Ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in first Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch sp (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Turn.

Rows 3-109: Repeat Row 2

If you want it bigger or smaller, just do an odd number of rows before fastening off.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Surface crochet stripes on every other row, weave in ends as you go. (See video tutorial after 10 minutes into the video and it will show you how to do the surface crochet)

Border:

Attach yarn to a corner of the blanket. (If you are following along with the video tutorial, the border starts at minute 19)
Round 1 of border: Ch 1, SC in same corner, SC in each st and each ch across to next corner, 3 SC in corner, Work down the side working SC in each row down the side and then put 3 SC in the next corner. Do this concept all around, then Sl st to first St.

Round 2 of border: Start in a MIDDLE SC of a corner, Ch 4 (counts as DC, Ch 1 sp), DC in same st, Ch 2, DC in same corner st, Ch 1, DC in same st, *Sk 3 sts, [2DC, Ch 1, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * until middle SC of corner, in middle Sc of corner, put [DC, Ch 1, DC, Ch 2, DC, Ch 1, DC], then repeat from * again, all around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. Fasten off. 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 Yarnspirations

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Ombre Striped Baby Blanket

A very close friend of mine recently had a baby. Prior to the birth, I started this Ombre Striped Baby Blanket, and I finished it in time to leave it on her doorstep as they welcomed this little princess to the world. 😍 The simplicity of the stitch coupled with the surface crochet, make this blanket a fast favorite heirloom for any nursery. Thanks to these lovely photos, we can see it being enjoyed and well loved. Check out the video tutorial on how to make this blanket below, and see the link to the FREE written instructions in this post.

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beautiful blanket:

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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
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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (I used Aran -With Love, Pale Plum, Orchid, Dark Orchid, Amethyst) You could use Medium Purple too, and I also used Super Saver Ombre in Purple.
-You could also use Red Heart with Love yarn in Eggshell (I showed this in the video tutorial)
Size K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The measurements of this blanket are 36 inches wide and 40 inches long but you can make this as big as you want with the stitch counts being more or less and the length being as long as you want it to be. The Moss Stitch allows for tons of versatility.

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

I was always a hand-washing and hand sanitizer kind of girl. 🧼 It’s a major part of keeping healthy! You can make your very own hand sanitizer cozy to carry one on your key-ring or loop it on your purse or in your car. It’s handy and practical. Plus, you’re now able to carry it with you wherever you go because you never know when you will need it! 😷 You’ll be able to make this in any size when you follow my instructions! These are great for everyone!

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn
Hand Sanitizer (Mini)
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Hand Sanitizer Cozy

I was always a hand-washing and hand sanitizer kind of girl. 🧼 It’s a major part of keeping healthy! You can make your very own hand sanitizer cozy to carry one on your key-ring or loop it on your purse or in your car. It’s handy and practical. Plus, you’re now able to carry it with you wherever you go because you never know when you will need it! 😷 You’ll be able to make this in any size when you follow my instructions! These are great for everyone!

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Yarn
Hand Sanitizer (Mini)
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

 

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hand Sanitizer Cozy:

Work in continuous Rounds

Ch 6 or any amount that will fit across the bottom of your hand sanitizer base (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last Ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st.

Rnd 2: SC in next st, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, skipping the last stitch, SC in first st of previous round. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 3: *Ch 3, SC in next Ch 3 sp, repeat from * around

Rnd 4-? You can repeat Round 3 to get to the height of your hand sanitizer bottle, once you are at the neck of your container, go onto the next round.
Insert your bottle of hand sanitizer before you close up the top.

Last round: Ch 1, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around.

If you need to do one more round, just SC in each ch 1 sp to close up the top.
Strap: Ch 10 or any amount that you want the length of your strap to be, then sl st to the opposite side of the top

Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Add a key-chain (optional)

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 Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Tiger Hat with Earflaps

I could not help myself and had to jump on the Big Cat train. You never know when you will get inspired and what will lend itself to that inspo. A recent streaming docu-drama became the precipice to making my Big Cat Tiger Hat, and who better to demonstrate how adorable this hat is than Nasir?

Using the selections of yarn in my present stash (due to quarantine, I am limited to finding projects to which lend themselves to what I have because making a yarn order is off the table for the time being) I decided to construct a tiger hat using a selection of Red Heart Yarns in Hygge, With Love, Soft, and Super Saver.

Here is the step by step pattern that will walk you through this project so you can make your very own.

Due to the constraints that our present situation has put on us. I am continuing the practice of SAFER AT HOME. Therefore, am unable to film a detailed video tutorial right now. Once the mandate is lifted and I am able to travel, my dad and I hope to film this project. A detailed piece like this deserves a top notch video tutorial for everyone. In the meantime, I hope this will suffice.

Stay safe and keep crocheting!

 

 

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black, White, Gold
Red Heart Soft yarn in Rose Blush
Red Heart With Love yarn in Mango
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This hat will fit a 12 month old baby, you can continue the increase as established to make the head part wider. End the increase sooner to make it smaller.

 

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 together
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat Shell:

Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
With Mango orange

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (10)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (20)

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 10 times. (30)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times. (40)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times. (50)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times. (60)

Rnds 7-20: SC in each st around. (60)

Sl st into next st, Do not fasten off. Continue to work the first earflap

First Earflap:

Work in Both Loops, Ch 1
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off first earflap.

Skip 20 sts

Second Earflap:

Attach Yarn in both loops, Ch 1

Work in Both Loops
Row 1: HDC in next 10 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Rows 2-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (10)

Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 6 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 5: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (8)

Row 6: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 4 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 8: HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, HDC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 9: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (4)

Row 10: [HDC2TOG] twice, Ch 1, Turn. (2)

Row 11: HDC2TOG. (1)

Fasten off Mango.
With Black,
Edging: SC around the entire brim of hat.

Mouth Piece:

With White
Ch 15

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG on last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2 until there are only 2 sts left.
Do not fasten off
Continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:

With Rose blush Pink

Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC3TOG, HDC in next 2 Chs, SC in last Ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew White mouth piece to Hat, Sew Nose to the top of the mouth part. Embroider a line down the center of the nose all the way to the bottom of the mouth piece. Weave in all ends. (see photo for visual location)

Eyes:

Make 2 of each part.

Large part:

With Black, Work in continuous rounds and 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)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Medium Part:

With Gold,

Work in continuous rounds and 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.

Small Part:

With White,

Work in continuous rounds and BLO

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step: Sew the gold part to the black part, then sew the white part to it, then add a safety eye, position the eyes so they are more oval shaped than circular shaped. Just pull the side and sew the pieces toward one side (see the photo of the eyes as a guide on how to sew them together)
Sew the eyes to the hat, weave in all ends.

Ears:

Make 2 in Mango

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)

Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-8: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ear:

With White
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until 1 st remains, Put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 4: SC across, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 6: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (5)

Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. 3
Do not fasten off, Continue to SC around the entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of ear piece:

With White,
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step: Flatten orange part of ear, Sew inner ear to one side, sew the smaller circle to the back of the ear.

Surface crochet the black stripe (or you can embroider it), around the curve of the ear using black Hygge yarn.

Surface Crochet all the stripes on the hat with Black Hygge Yarn or any Black Yarn (you can also embroider these or make chains as long as you want your stripes and sew them to the hat), I did surface crochet and made my stripes at random.

Tie Braids to each earflap (optional)

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 Yarnspirations

 

 

Scary and Uncertain Times

Scary and Uncertain Times

Like most of America, and the world, I am staying home as ordered by our state officials. It is such an unusual and unprecedented time and everyday things are changing. Our situation is so fluid meaning what we hear on the news in the morning, can completely change by the evening.  I don’t know about many of you, but this unsettled world has me feeling so anxious and nervous. It also puts me on high alert because, as a person with a severely compromised immune system and a long history of health issues including asthma, I am fearful of everything I am learning about this illness.

Presently, I take immuno-suppressant medications that keeps my chronic disease under control, but severely taxes my system leaving me little to fight off infection or illness. I fall into that segment of society who are at high-risk of danger if I come into contact with anything going around.

Plans Change

I have not left my house for over 3 weeks. I don’t know if you recall through my recent posts and videos, but Nate and I had a trip to Colorado planned for our second anniversary and Nate’s golden birthday. (He turned 30 on March 30th) We were going in early March to Denver. Everything was booked, ski-hill passes were purchased, airfare and lodging reserved and paid for, sightseeing plans and a special anniversary/dinner was in the works. Nasir was going to Grammy and Grampy’s house for the week. We were so excited.

As more and more news broke out, it became apparent that we would have to cancel our vacation. I called my doctors and they advised me NOT to travel. They had insisted that in my condition and with little to no immune system to fight, going into an airport or on a plane was too dangerous at this time. Was I sad and disheartened to cancel all our plans? Absolutely. However, I trust my doctor, and if my doctor issues a grave warning like she did, there is no way I would go against her recommendations. I have been through too much in my life not to heed her warnings.

Everything Is Canceled

So, we, like many of you, decided to retract and cancel all our plans and reservations and stay home. Glued to the TV and internet we watched everything unfold in real-time. Rapidly changing, constantly fluid and more frightening by the moment, we stayed in and were gripped by what was happening in the world and right here at home. I needed to walk away from the screens and try to salvage what I could of our “vacation” by re-inventing a plan to enjoy our anniversary and Nate’s birthday. And we did. We kept Nasir home and the three of us did a “stay-cation” in our living room.  We binged Netflix shows, took a few countryside drives, walked a trail or two in isolated places, we cooked a nice dinner on our two celebrations and WE STAYED INDOORS. My extent of “leaving the house” is going into my backyard.

Our Options

Nate is fortunate to have several weeks of vacation and PTO (Paid time off) that he is using up from his “essential” job. He works in a plant that has numerous employees, and from all indications, we felt that his going to work at this time was not wise because of community spread and he was able to use up his vacation to stay home so far. On the advice of my doctors, they suggest he take time off and stay home indefinitely, as to not bring anything home with him that puts me or Nas at risk.

It has been extremely stressful to work through the decisions of him returning to work versus staying home if he is able. Like many people, this serious crisis is forcing our hand to make hard choices to protect our family and none of the choices are easy. He stays home, we cut off our main income for the indefinite future. If he goes to work, then he risks exposure and bringing “it” home in a household that deals with an individual with little to no immune system to fight off any of this. I can’t tell you how scared or anxious I have been!!! I know I am not alone in saying this. ALL of us are scared.

We will find a way

As we navigate through the uncertainties and worries of this ever changing situation and confide in our doctors and families, we have been able to come up with Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C. Each one comes with its own set of concerns and heartaches. Do we take no pay? Can we survive on just my income? (I have exhausted myself looking into options –FFCRA-the Families First Act or Paycheck Protection-none of which apply to us) Do we send Nate to work? Should Nas and I stay with my parents and be apart from Nate for an indefinite duration?

We, are faced with life-altering decisions while we press ahead into the unknown. At least we have what we need. At least we can manage through each plan despite the difficulties of each choice. At least we have support. I remind myself all the time of the blessings I have before me and focus upon those. Many are not so fortunate, and it hits me over and over to imagine the unimaginable. We will work this out. No matter what sacrifice we make, it is small in comparison to so many others. No matter what, we all have had to work through so many rough spots of this situation and it’s not easy.

Moving forward

As we move forward, sometimes slowly, sometimes at a mad pace, the least I can do to keep myself occupied is what I do best. Crochet. So for the next weeks, months, whatever it takes, I will continue to bring you what I can of my craft. I will show up. Every day. I will bring some new projects, new patterns, light, laughter and a distraction from the craziness that is swirling around us. So, join me as we keep moving forward. Bring your hooks and your yarn, and for a few minutes a day try to focus on other things that distract us from our worries, and relax with our craft. Because in a time when so much is out of control, one thing we can be in control of us the choice to take a few moments to do something we love.

“It is how we embrace the uncertainties in our lives that leads to the great transformation of our souls.”

When we reach the end of this, and we will, I hope we can all move forward with more love, patience, and understanding of one another. The lessons we learn will be immense.

I hope you all stay healthy…

~Nadia

P.S. A huge thank you goes out to everyone in the world who are on the front lines of this insanity. ALL the helpers. ALL the essential workers. ALL the people who risk their lives so we can be home. Our gratitude knows no limit. And for the families this may reach, I hope and pray that all of you are well and safe. I am sending every bit of goodness your way.

I don’t know who needs to hear this as I hope no one is breaking these rules, but if you are one who was told to stay home, please do. Follow the guidelines of what has been mandated so that those who are unable to be home with their families can stay as safe as possible during this time.

Sending you lots of love.

Share with us how you are getting through this difficult time.

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

Sometimes things don’t go the way we expect and we have to improvise. Which is exactly what I had to do for this beautiful Chunky Basket. This is my latest project for the Funky with Chunky yarn event! Using Bernat Maker Big Yarn I created this very practical, very sturdy basket that is perfect for so much around the house. Great for storage, toys, organization, towels, you name it, one or more of these baskets will come in handy and look stylish, too!! I know for my house, this basket will be great for storing either yarn or Nasir’s toys. With Easter around the corner and the ‘safer at home’ quarantine ordinance in place, this would make a great kids basket. I am sure we will get a lot of use out of this home accessory. Be sure to follow along in today’s video tutorial or written pattern to make your own. Don’t have this yarn? Use tee shirt yarn or any variation of chunky yarn that’s size 5 to create this piece.

This video was not filmed in typical YARNutopia fashion. Because of the latest mandates imposed by the Governor regarding Safer At Home policies. My parents will be unable to travel. Therefore, this was filmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Maker Big Yarn in Dusk Blue
Size L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can make this as tall as you want. The smaller the hook you use, and the tighter the tension you have, the sturdier your basket will be.

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Large Basket using Chunky Yarn

Sometimes things don’t go the way we expect and we have to improvise. Which is exactly what I had to do for this beautiful Chunky Basket. This is my latest project for the Funky with Chunky yarn event! Using Bernat Maker Big Yarn I created this very practical, very sturdy basket that is perfect for so much around the house. Great for storage, toys, organization, towels, you name it, one or more of these baskets will come in handy and look stylish, too!! I know for my house, this basket will be great for storing either yarn or Nasir’s toys. With Easter around the corner and the ‘safer at home’ quarantine ordinance in place, this would make a great kids basket. I am sure we will get a lot of use out of this home accessory. Be sure to follow along in today’s video tutorial or written pattern to make your own. Don’t have this yarn? Use tee shirt yarn or any variation of chunky yarn that’s size 5 to create this piece.

This video was not filmed in typical YARNutopia fashion. Because of the latest mandates imposed by the Governor regarding Safer At Home policies. My parents will be unable to travel. Therefore, this was filmed by yours truly. Enjoy!

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Maker Big Yarn in Dusk Blue
Size L-8.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can make this as tall as you want. The smaller the hook you use, and the tighter the tension you have, the sturdier your basket will be.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
ESC: Extended Single Crochet (Insert hook, YO, pull through, YO, pull through ONE loop, YO, Pull through 2 loops, stitch made)

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Basket:

Work in continuous Rounds for the base

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 ESC into 2nd Ch from hook. (8)

Rnd 2: 2 ESC in each st around. (16)

Rnd 3: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next st] 8 times. (24)

Rnd 4: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 2 sts] 8 times. (32)

Rnd 5: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 3 sts] 8 times. (40)

Rnd 6: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 4 sts] 8 times. (48)

Rnd 7: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 5 sts] 8 times. (56)

Rnd 8: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 6 sts] 8 times. (64)

Rnd 9: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 7 sts] 8 times. (72)

Rnd 10: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 8 sts] 8 times. (80)

Rnd 11: [2 ESC in next st, ESC in next 9 sts] 8 times. (88)

Rnd 12: Work in BLO for this round only. Sl st into next st, Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), DC in the BLO of every st around, sl st to first st. (88)

Rnds 13-21: Ch 2, DC in each st around working in both loops, Sl st to first st. (88)

Rnd 22: Mark your stitches to make handles (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 2, DC in first st, Ch 8, Sk 8 sts, DC in next 35 sts, Ch 8, Sk 8 sts, DC in the rest of the sts around, sl st to first st.

Rnd 23: Ch 2, DC in all sts and all chs around, sl st to first st.

Fasten off, 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 Yarnspirations

 

Carving a Crochet Hook

Carving a Crochet Hook

As many of you know, my dad is a serious amateur wood crafter. He enjoys carving and creating things from wood and has designed the fantastic wooden crochet hook handles I use due to my arthritis. Today, he created this beautifully carved crochet hook that he made from a branch found in his back yard. There is no narration to this video. This is simply the beauty of carving wood, meditative sounds for relaxation, and the process of which he uses to carve rustic handmade hooks. This hook is a great example of how resourceful one can be to turn ordinary items into something extraordinary. Enjoy this video.

 

 

 

Interested in my dad’s crochet hook handles?? Find them here!

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

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Simple Spring Shawl

It’s nearly shawl season here in Wisconsin. That time of year between the warm days of spring and the lingering days of winter, where we need more than a t-shirt but not a big bulky winter coat to ward off the chill of the evening. It’s the perfect time for a wrap or shawl to replace the heavy jackets we have been lugging around for months. Here is my Simple Spring Shawl to help! Simple, because it is a simple stitch throughout. This shawl can be made by anyone. Beginner to Advanced, everyone will be able to enjoy this project. Spring, because it’s the time of year where having a nice soft shawl to wrap yourself in is perfect when you need to keep yourself a little cozy when the breeze blows.

I love a versatile piece, and I love how lovely this one turned out! It can be worn not only around the shoulders, but you can wrap it around your neck as a nice scarf or even around your waist like a mini sarong. You can use my basic pattern as a starting point, but feel free to adjust or add to this pattern to make it the perfect size for YOU.

This shawl makes a great gift. Not only for yourself, but for a bride or bridesmaids, friends or family, people in a nursing home who always feel a little chilled. No matter who you make it for, it is sure to be treasured and used for a long time to come.

 

 

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

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.
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Simple Spring Shawl

It’s nearly shawl season here in Wisconsin. That time of year between the warm days of spring and the lingering days of winter, where we need more than a t-shirt but not a big bulky winter coat to ward off the chill of the evening. It’s the perfect time for a wrap or shawl to replace the heavy jackets we have been lugging around for months. Here is my Simple Spring Shawl to help! Simple, because it is a simple stitch throughout. This shawl can be made by anyone. Beginner to Advanced, everyone will be able to enjoy this project. Spring, because it’s the time of year where having a nice soft shawl to wrap yourself in is perfect when you need to keep yourself a little cozy when the breeze blows.

I love a versatile piece, and I love how lovely this one turned out! It can be worn not only around the shoulders, but you can wrap it around your neck as a nice scarf or even around your waist like a mini sarong. You can use my basic pattern as a starting point, but feel free to adjust or add to this pattern to make it the perfect size for YOU.

This shawl makes a great gift. Not only for yourself, but for a bride or bridesmaids, friends or family, people in a nursing home who always feel a little chilled. No matter who you make it for, it is sure to be treasured and used for a long time to come.

 

 

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
KnitCrate Yarn Vidalana in Mistletoe
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Chain 1 before AND after your chain 3 corner. (See video tutorial for specific instructions)

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Shawl:

Ch 3, Sl st to first Ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as DC + Ch 3 sp), DC into the ring, Ch 1, DC into the ring, Ch 3, DC into the ring, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1), DC into first st, 4 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in next st, [DC, Ch 3, DC] into Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, 4 DC in Ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in last st, Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4, DC in first st, Ch 1, DC in Ch 1, sp, Ch 1, DC in next st, *Ch 1, Sk next st, DC in next st, repeat from * until you get to the ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 3, DC] into ch 3 sp, Ch 1, DC in next st, *Ch 1, Sk next st, DC in next st, repeat from ** until end, ending this row with Ch 1, DC in Ch 1, sp, Ch 1, [DC, Ch 1, DC] in last st, Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, DC in first st, Ch 1, DC in Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, DC in next Ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you get to the ch 3 sp, [DC, Ch 3, DC] in ch 3 sp, ** Ch 1, DC in next Ch 1  sp, repeat from ** until the last st, DC in last Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [DC, ch 1, DC] in last st.

Rows 5-43: Repeat Row 4
You can do more rows if you want it to be larger.

Fasten off, 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 KnitCrate

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Wee One Baby Bonnet

My Wee One Bonnet is a mix of moss stitch granny squares and a few other fun stitches that works up nicely in this cute unisex bonnet! I made this one in Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep Yarn in the color VIP but don’t be limited to that! You can make this in every color of the rainbow for all the babies or Wee Ones that you know!

This little bonnet has a bit of a square shape which makes this have a little bit of a vintage appeal. Many of the old school bonnets had a similar shape and this one is a sweet one to resurrect this fun look. One of these would make a lovely addition to any layette.

This bonnet is a year round wear item, but is perfect for fitting under a hood since it has little bulk. It is also nice for springtime to protect ears from a slight breeze or chill in the air. You can’t go wrong with one of these for your little one or for a gift!

 

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

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in VIP
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Wee One Baby Bonnet

My Wee One Bonnet is a mix of moss stitch granny squares and a few other fun stitches that works up nicely in this cute unisex bonnet! I made this one in Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep Yarn in the color VIP but don’t be limited to that! You can make this in every color of the rainbow for all the babies or Wee Ones that you know!

This little bonnet has a bit of a square shape which makes this have a little bit of a vintage appeal. Many of the old school bonnets had a similar shape and this one is a sweet one to resurrect this fun look. One of these would make a lovely addition to any layette.

This bonnet is a year round wear item, but is perfect for fitting under a hood since it has little bulk. It is also nice for springtime to protect ears from a slight breeze or chill in the air. You can’t go wrong with one of these for your little one or for a gift!

 

 

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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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in VIP
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Granny Square:

Make 2
Ch 2

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, [Ch 2, SC in same ch as first SC] 3 times, Ch 2, Sl st to first SC.

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner,*  Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 3: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, *Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 4: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 1, [SC Ch 2, SC] in corner, * [Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp] repeat until you get to the next corner, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into corners, repeat from * around, Sl st to first SC.

Rnds 5-10: Repeat Round 4

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Center ribbing:

Work in BLO to make the ribbing look

Ch 17

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn. (16)

Row 2: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-40: repeat Row 2

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew the center ribbing piece to the granny squares. See the video tutorial for specific visual instructions. See photos for visual instructions as well.

Bottom Cuff:

Attach Yarn to bottom corner of bonnet (see video tutorial for specific location)

Row 1: Ch 2, DC across the bottom of the bonnet, Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as stitch), DC in first st, FPDC on next, BPDC on next, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, Turn.

Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Ties/Straps

Attach yarn to bottom corner of bonnet (do this for both straps)

Ch 51, SC in 2nd Ch and each ch across until you get back to the bonnet. Sl st to bonnet. Fasten off. 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 Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Book Sleeve

We are launching our One-Skein Weekend with this fantastic Book Sleeve! I love this so much, and any reader in your life (including yourself) will just love to have one of these for carrying their current book on the go! These pouches can be made to accommodate any size and you can change the pattern to make yours according to whatever size you want. Even if you don’t carry a book around, this would be a very nice sleeve for your iPad or tablet! This is a great idea for us crocheters on the go to take our digital patterns with us wherever we go! This stitch is the Waistcoat Stitch and although it is a crochet stitch it gives the appearance of a tight Knit Stitch. This is perfect for so many items that you can adapt from this one fun pattern! Enjoy the versatility of this great project, and I can’t wait to see all your creations!

 

 

 

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Hopscotch in Somersault (one ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

 

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Book Sleeve:

Work in continuous rounds and work your SC stitches INTO the stitch and not in the top loops (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (The location is in between the two vertical lines of the SC stitch)

Ch 26

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 2: SC into each st around (work INTO the stitch, not in the top loops), Work in continuous rounds.

Rnds 3-35: Repeat Round 2
You can make yours longer if you wish to, just continue making SC around working INTO the stitch.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Create a loop by attaching the yarn to the center back, chain 10, Sl st into next st. Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Assembly: Sew a button to the front so the loop can wrap around it. (See photos 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 Yarnspirations

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Book Sleeve

We are launching our One-Skein Weekend with this fantastic Book Sleeve! I love this so much, and any reader in your life (including yourself) will just love to have one of these for carrying their current book on the go! These pouches can be made to accommodate any size and you can change the pattern to make yours according to whatever size you want. Even if you don’t carry a book around, this would be a very nice sleeve for your iPad or tablet! This is a great idea for us crocheters on the go to take our digital patterns with us wherever we go! This stitch is the Waistcoat Stitch and although it is a crochet stitch it gives the appearance of a tight Knit Stitch. This is perfect for so many items that you can adapt from this one fun pattern! Enjoy the versatility of this great project, and I can’t wait to see all your creations!

 

 

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.”
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Hopscotch in Somersault (one ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

My Punny Valentine 2020

My Punny Valentine 2020

The tradition continues with my annual Punny Valentine’s. Each year, I create these silly sentiments using crochet and puns. I try to be as creative and amusing as possible. I do, however, have to match a pun to something I can create using my crochet magic. It is NOT easy, let me tell you, this blog showcases my collection from 2020. You can check out my 2018 Punny Valentine’s Here! See my 2017’s Punny Valentine’s here and my 2016’s Punny Valentine’s here! Do you have a fun pun to share? Let me know in the comments section. Share a possible pun that might show up in my 2021 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

Below is a list of some Punny Valentine’s. Click on the title link above their photo or click on each photo to be taken to its video tutorial and written pattern! Enjoy!! ♥

Two Stitch Grande Scarf

 

 

 

Alpine Stitch Mittens

 

 

Sweetheart Baby Hat

 

 

Cow Amigurumi

 

 

Have a Heart Flip Flops

 

Alien Puppet

 

 

Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sloth Lovey

I’m taking it “slow” this morning as I finish wrapping up our Valentine’s puns! I really enjoyed “hanging” with you these past two weeks sharing my projects. I really love it “a sloth.” Now that this series is over I can take a little time to “relax” maybe even have a cuppa “slothee.” Maybe be a little “anti-sloth-al” for a day or two and enjoy Valentine’s with this sweet boy. He will be just “hanging out” with his mama all day. I am not trying to get all “philo-sloth-ical,” but this has been a very “sloth-some” experience to really help me “move slowly” back to a regular crochet schedule. Up until recently, I have been in total “sloth-mode”. Thanks for being so “sloth-ful” and kind everybody! Enjoy the final Punny Valentine! ❤ Nadia, Nate, and Nas ❤

 

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

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
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Cafe Latte, Charcoal
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Latte
Polyfil
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook and Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The Lovey Square measures 18 inches across, but you can make it as long/wide as you want

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sloth Lovey

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sloth Lovey
I’m taking it “slow” this morning as I finish wrapping up our Valentine’s puns! I really enjoyed “hanging” with you these past two weeks sharing my projects. I really love it “a sloth.” Now that this series is over I can take a little time to “relax” maybe even have a cuppa “slothee.” Maybe be a little “anti-sloth-al” for a day or two and enjoy Valentine’s with this sweet boy. He will be just “hanging out” with his mama all day. I am not trying to get all “philo-sloth-ical,” but this has been a very “sloth-some” experience to really help me “move slowly” back to a regular crochet schedule. Up until recently, I have been in total “sloth-mode”. Thanks for being so “sloth-ful” and kind everybody! Enjoy the final Punny Valentine! ❤ Nadia, Nate, and Nas ❤

 

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Cafe Latte, Charcoal, Denim
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Latte
Polyfil
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook and Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The Lovey Square measures 18 inches across, but you can make it as long/wide as you want

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Sloth Lovey

 

Granny Square:

Using White and Denim Yarn
Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Ch 3
Rnd 1: 3 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, Ch 2, [3 DC in the same ch as first 3 DC, Ch 2] 3 more times, Sl st to first DC, Turn.

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 corner sp, Ch 3, DC in same corner, Ch 2, 2 more DC in same corner, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2DC] in next ch 2 corner sp, Repeat From * around, sl st to first Ch 3 st, (Fasten off color, change color every 2 rows). Turn work.

Rnd 3: In any corner, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2DC] in next corner sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to first Ch 3 st, Turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, *DC in each st until you get to next corner, [2DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner sp, Repeat from * around, Sl st to first Ch 3 st. Turn. Fasten off color. Change color.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until your square is as large as you want it to be, I ended on Round 16.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Head:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Holding 2 strands of yarn at the same time, use Hygge in Latte and Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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)

Rnd 4: [2 SC 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)

Rnds 6-12: SC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 14: SC in each st around. (24)

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (18)

Stuff the head with polyfil before going onto the next round.

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

Fasten off with long strand for sewing

Arms:

Use I-5.50mm Crochet Hook

Holding 2 strands of yarn at the same time, use Hygge in Latte and Red Heart Super Saver in Cafe Latte

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

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

Rnds 3-12: SC in each st around. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Fingers:

Make 2 with G-4.25mm crochet hook and Charcoal Yarn

Row 1: Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch and each ch across, Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook and next 4 chs, Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook and next 4 chs. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. (Shape your claws to curl, and sew them to the end of the arm–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

Face Backing:

With White, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Ch 6,

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and each ch across, Ch 1, turn. (5)

Row 2: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 4: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 5: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Row 6: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 7: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (11)

Row 8: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 9: 2 SC in first st, SC in each st until last st, put 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (13)

Row 10: SC in each st across, continue to SC around entire piece. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Antenna:

With Charcoal, Use G-4.25mm crochet hook

Make 2

Ch 5

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch, Turn, SC around entire Piece.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Embroider Black Dots for eyes or use Safety Eyes.

Assembly: Sew The white part to the head, then sew the eyes on the face, then embroider the nose and mouth. Sew the head to the lovey square, then stuff and sew the arms to the lovey. Sew the fingers to the ends of the arms if you haven’t done that yet. Weave in all your ends.

Enjoy!!

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Yarnspirations

 

 

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alien Puppet

It feels like I have traveled the “universe” to find projects that are “out of this world”! I feel “over the moon” to add my One-Eyed Alien Hand Puppet to the mix! I try to be “down to earth” and find projects that appeal to all. This series has seen “galactic” popularity, but it is a big “comet-ment!” I just had to “space” them out just right. I don’t know anyone in the “galaxy” who likes puns as much as I do, so I had to “planet” out weeks in advance. The “sky is the limit” and I “moon” over the ideas for days. I do this because all of you are so “space-ial.” You think these puns are “solar-ious” and that inspires me to “meteor” expectations. I always knew it was “written in the stars” to do this and you all helped “rocket” my success. I do understand the “gravity” of this job. “Saturn” that frown upside down and enjoy today’s punny Valentine project. Disclaimer: I hope no one will “comet me” for the amount of puns in this caption that cause you to roll your eyes! Ha!

 

 

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

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Spring Green, Purple
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This puppet measures 10 inches tall when finished.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alien Puppet

It feels like I have traveled the “universe” to find projects that are “out of this world”! I feel “over the moon” to add my One-Eyed Alien Hand Puppet to the mix! I try to be “down to earth” and find projects that appeal to all. This series has seen “galactic” popularity, but it is a big “comet-ment!” I just had to “space” them out just right. I don’t know anyone in the “galaxy” who likes puns as much as I do, so I had to “planet” out weeks in advance. The “sky is the limit” and I “moon” over the ideas for days. I do this because all of you are so “space-ial.” You think these puns are “solar-ious” and that inspires me to “meteor” expectations. I always knew it was “written in the stars” to do this and you all helped “rocket” my success. I do understand the “gravity” of this job. “Saturn” that frown upside down and enjoy today’s punny Valentine project. Disclaimer: I hope no one will “comet me” for the amount of puns in this caption that cause you to roll your eyes! Ha!

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black, White, Spring Green, Purple
Safety Eyes
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This puppet measures 10 inches tall when finished.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Alien Puppet

Head and Body:

With Spring Green

Ch 2 (work on continuous Rounds)

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)

Rnd 4: [2 SC 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)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)

Rnds 7-15: SC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 19: [2 SC in