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!
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
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.

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
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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!!

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: 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:

 

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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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
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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 next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 20: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 21-23: SC in each st around.  (42)

Rnd 24: Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in next 12 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rnd 25: SC in each st and each ch around. (42)

Rnds 26-40: SC in each st around.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms

(Do this for both arm holes)

Rnd 1: Attach main color (spring green) to one of the arm holes, Ch 1, SC 12 sts evenly around,
Work in continuous rounds,

Rnds 2-9: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 10: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

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

Polka Dots:

Make 4
With Purple

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)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew to puppet.

Antenna:

Make 2 with Purple

Ch 2 (work in continuous Rounds)

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

Rnds 2-15: SC in each st around. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to top of head.

Eyes:

With White
Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first SC. (6)

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, [DC, HDC] in next st, 2 SC in next, [HDC, DC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [DC, HDC] in next st, 2 SC in last st, Sl st to first St. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 SC in first st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts. Sl st to first st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Use Safety Eyes for the eye or embroider the eyes. (DISCLAIMER: If children are playing with this puppet, be sure to supervise if you are using safety eyes. Small parts are a hazard for choking.)

Embroider Mouth with black yarn on puppet

Assembly: Sew all the pieces to the alien puppet using the video tutorial for a visual guide. Sew in all your 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 Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

FREE Crochet Photo Tutorial: Have A Heart Flip Flops

I have “walked” through these punny patterns year after year. I try to “take steps” to bring a variety of fun projects and not “step on any toes” when making these. My Have A Heart Flip Flops are the perfect project to “heel” many of us from these long winter blues! I can’t be the “sole” individual that is getting a bit of cabin fever!? This winter has been “laced” with so much time to crochet, but it honestly is starting to consume my “sole!” Hopefully, a few of these projects will have you falling “head over heels” and eager to make some! This one is a “shoe-in” for one of the easiest! Just take it “one step at a time.” While you are working on this next punny project photo-tutorial, I am heading out for some “shoe-shi” with my “sole-mate!” Ok, I will stop here before I insert my “foot in mouth” any further! Ha!!

 

 

First, gather your supplies:
Flip Flops, Size H-5.00mm crochet hook, Scissors, Yarn needle, and some yarn.

 

Then make a slip knot and attach that loop to your hook. Work around the strap of the flip flop as you see in the photos below. Just make a single crochet stitch around the strap.

 

When you work around the toe separator in the sandal, just go from one side of that post to the other side. You do not have to work around that post at all.

 

 

 

When you are ready to fasten off, just chain 1, cut your yarn, and sew in your end.

You can make a flower or a heart or leave it plain. It’s totally up to you!

Here’s the pattern for the heart I added to my flip flop:

Heart: (Optional)

Round 1: Ch 3, 12 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first st. (12)

Round 2: Ch 1, dc in the same stitch. [tr, tr, htr] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc, ch1] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 SC in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc] in next st, [htr, tr, tr] in next st, [dc, ch1] in last st, st sl in the same stitch. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Sew heart to flip flop. (embellish with a button if you’d like!)

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: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Cow Amigurumi

I feel like I am having a “Deja-Moo” from last year creating all of the corniest puns. I get so “a-moos-d” making these captions. I am trying hard to not push “pasture” tolerance of ridiculousness, but you know I am here to “bull-doze” you over with too many puns. Once I get started, it’s “udder-

ly” hard to stop! I try to “beef” these up year after year, I try to “cow-culate” the best projects to deliver the best captions. It’s not easy, but if you don’t like them, I try not to cry over spilled “milk” and “moooo-ve” onto the next! I think this little cow is going to be “legen-dairy.” All I know is with this project, the “steaks” have been raised! “Holy Cow” I think you have “herd” enough.

 

 

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


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, Gold, Pink
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 cow measures 8 inches tall when finished.

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Cow Amigurumi

I feel like I am having a “Deja-Moo” from last year creating all of the corniest puns. I get so “a-moos-d” making these captions. I am trying hard to not push “pasture” tolerance of ridiculousness, but you know I am here to “bull-doze” you over with too many puns. Once I get started, it’s “udder-ly” hard to stop! I try to “beef” these up year after year, I try to “cow-culate” the best projects to deliver the best captions. It’s not easy, but if you don’t like them, I try not to cry over spilled “milk” and “moooo-ve” onto the next! I think this little cow is going to be “legen-dairy.” All I know is with this project, the “steaks” have been raised! “Holy Cow” I think you have “herd” enough.

 

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.
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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, Gold, Pink
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 cow measures 8 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.

Cow Amigurumi

Body:

With White

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 7-21: SC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 22: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 23: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 24: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 25: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Head:

With White

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 6-15: SC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Legs:

Make 4
With Black

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) Fasten off black and change color to white.

Rnd 3: Attach White yarn to any stitch and SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 4-15: SC in each st around with white.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Stuff legs and sew them to the body.

Spots:

Make 4 or 5 with Black yarn.

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) Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew spots to body.

Ears:

Make 2 with Black

Ch 2 (work in continuous Rounds)

Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] twice. (6)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 4: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 7: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)

Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (6)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Snout:

With Pink

Ch 2, (work in continuous Rounds)

Ch 9

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and across, put 3 SC in last Ch and continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across the bottom of foundation chain, Put 2 SC in last st. (18)

(See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Embroider Nostrils with black yarn on snout

Nosering (optional)

With Gold, Ch 11
Fasten off with tail for sewing.
Sew nose ring to each nostril.

Sew Snout to Head

Use Safety Eyes for the eye or embroider the eyes. (DISCLAIMER: If children are playing with this amigurumi, be sure to supervise if you are using safety eyes. Small parts are a hazard for choking.)

Udders:

With Pink, (work in continuous Rounds)

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)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Udders Second Part: Make 4 in pink.

Work in continuous Rounds.

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (4)

Rnds 2-3: SC in each st around. (4)

Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Sew each of the four udders to the base, then sew that to the cow body (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly: Stuff the head, body, Snout, Legs and sew all the pieces together using the video tutorial or photos as a guide on where everything should go, Weave in all your 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: Sweetheart Baby Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sweetheart Baby Hat

It is not a secret or something I keep *under my hat* but I love puns! Each year I love to *cap-tivate* you with my clever captions and cute patterns. I want you to go *a-head* and enjoy them. I know some are not going to be fans, but what can I do? *Hatters gonna hat!* So, whether you live in *Man-hat-tan* or *Cap(e) Coral* I hope you find something you love. Today’s pattern is the Sweetheart Baby Hat because it was made with my sweetheart niece in mind! 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!
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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 Yarns Super Saver in Dusty Gray, Baby Pink, Petal Pink, Pale Plum, Cherry Red, Rouge
SizeH-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 hat will fit a baby up to 1 year old

 

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
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.

Hat:

With Gray Ch 2

Work in 3rd Loop of the HDC sts (See video tutorial for specific location)

Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from the hook, Sl st to first st, Turn. (9)

Rnd 2: Work in 3rd Loop of the sts for rounds 2-11, Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (36)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, Turn. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times. sl st to first st, Turn. (54)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 8 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st, Turn. (60)

Rnds 8-11: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (60)
Fasten off gray.

Rnd 12: With Baby Pink, attach yarn, Looking at the outside of the hat, (No more turning the hat after each round), Ch 1, SC in each st around, Fasten off, change color.

Rnd 13: With Rouge, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 14: With Perfect Pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 15: With Red, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 16: With light purple, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 17: With Red, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 18: With Perfect Pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 19: With Rouge, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 20: With Baby pink, SC in each st around, Fasten off, Change Color

Rnd 21: With Gray, Ch 2 (Does not count as a stitch), DC in each st around, Sl st to first st. Ch 2.

Rnd 22: FPDC on next st, BPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first st, Ch 2.

Rnds 23-25: Repeat Round 22

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Assembly: Add a pom to the top of the hat.

Heart: (Optional)

Round 1: Ch 3, 12 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first st. (12)

Round 2: Ch 1, dc in the same stitch. [tr, tr, htr] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 sc in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc, ch1] in next st, [dc, hdc] in next st, 2 SC in next 2 sts, [hdc, dc] in next st, [htr, tr, tr] in next st, [dc, ch1] in last st, st sl in the same stitch. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Sew heart to hat. (embellish with a button if you’d like!)

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: Sweetheart Baby Hat

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Sweetheart Baby Hat

It is not a secret or something I keep *under my hat* but I love puns! Each year I love to *cap-tivate* you with my clever captions and cute patterns. I want you to go *a-head* and enjoy them. I know some are not going to be fans, but what can I do? *Hatters gonna hat!* So, whether you live in *Man-hat-tan* or *Cap(e) Coral* I hope you find something you love. Today’s pattern is the Sweetheart Baby Hat because it was made with my sweetheart niece in mind! Enjoy!

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

 

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 Yarns Super Saver in Dusty Gray, Baby Pink, Petal Pink, Pale Plum, Cherry Red, Rouge
SizeH-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 hat will fit a baby up to 1 year old

 

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alpine Stitch Mittens

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Alpine Stitch Mittens

*Hands down* we can all agree on how much we love to crochet. We get *s-mitten* with a project and once we start, you *got to hand it to us,* it is hard to stop! I would say many of us *g-love* this craft much more than most things such as chillin’ and *bad-mitten.* Some would say that our hobby is getting *out of hand,* but they don’t know what *g-love* is when it comes to our favorite pastime. It’s *snow* laughing matter! That’s why the patterns keep coming and today I am *s-mitten* with these mittens! The latest Alpine Stitch Mittens are ready for your hooks and the slopes!

 

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

 

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.
***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
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Rose Blush

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
-These mittens will fit any adult

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

*Hands down* we can all agree on how much we love to crochet. We get *s-mitten* with a project and once we start, you *got to hand it to us,* it is hard to stop! I would say many of us *g-love* this craft much more than most things such as chillin’ and *bad-mitten.* Some would say that our hobby is getting *out of hand,* but they don’t know what *g-love* is when it comes to our favorite pastime. It’s *snow* laughing matter! That’s why the patterns keep coming and today I am *s-mitten* with these mittens! The latest Alpine Stitch Mittens are ready for your hooks and the slopes!

 

 

 

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!
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
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Rose Blush

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
-These mittens will fit any adult

 

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
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.

Mittens (Make 2)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, work in continuous rounds. (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: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Sl st into next st, Ch 2 (does not count as stitch)

Rnd 6: DC in each st around, sl st to first stitch, TURN (you will be looking at the inside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC in each st around sl st to first st, TURN (you will be looking at the outside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnds 12-22: Repeat Rounds 8-11 (ending with a repeat of Round 10)

The mitten should hit the thumb now (if it does not, you can continue with the repeat, but be sure to end on a repeat of Round 10 to go onto the instructions for Round 23)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, Ch 3 (or ch 4), Sk 3 sts (or skip 4 sts), SC in the rest of the sts around (Thumb hole made), Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 24: Ch 2, DC in first st, * FPDC on st from 2 previous Rounds, DC in next st, repeat from * around ending with DC in each ch of thumb hole and FPDC on last st. Turn. (See video tutorial if this row is confusing)

Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 9

Rnd 26: Repeat Round 10

Rnd 27: Repeat Round 11

Rnd 28: Repeat Round 8

Rnd 29: Repeat Round 9

Turn your work so you are looking at the outside of the mitten

Rnds 30-39: SC in each st around (you can work in continuous rounds until the end–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Thumb:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 8: Repeat Round 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Round 5

Rnd 10: Repeat Round 6

Rnd 11: Repeat Round 7

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly: Sew thumb to mitten while everything is inside out. Weave in all ends, put mitten right side out and enjoy!! (Make 2 mittens the same exact way for each hand)
Cut a piece of felt in the form of a heart, cut the heart in half and sew each half to the mitten (optional–not shown in video tutorial)

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: Two Stitch Grande Scarf

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Two Stitch Grande Scarf

Understandably, I have been kind of *wrapped* up in myself for the past several months. Now that I am back in action, I promise I am not going to go all *gangsta wrap* or *Scarf-ace* crazy this month with the puns. Instead I *wrapped* it up with seven of the best *twisted* puns I could think of. I *stuck my neck out* to get these all done in time so all of you can enjoy the *fringe* benefits of my fun, free Punny Valentine’s Series! Starting with the Two-Stitch Grande Scarf! I hope you feel *wrapped* in my love when you make your very own! Please don’t call a *cowl play* on my puns quite yet, I am just getting started!!

 

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

 

 

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!

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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 Grande in Foggy
Red Heart Yarns Collage in Forget me Not

P-11.5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This finished scarf is nearly 10 feet long and 12 inches wide.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Two-Stitch Grande Scarf

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Two-Stitch Grande Scarf

Understandably, I have been kind of *wrapped* up in myself for the past several months. Now that I am back in action, I promise I am not going to go all *gangsta wrap* or *Scarf-ace* crazy this month with the puns. Instead I *wrapped* it up with seven of the best *twisted* puns I could think of. I *stuck my neck out* to get these all done in time so all of you can enjoy the *fringe* benefits of my fun, free Punny Valentine’s Series! Starting with the Two-Stitch Grande Scarf! I hope you feel *wrapped* in my love when you make your very own! Please don’t call a *cowl play* on my puns quite yet, I am just getting started!!

 

 

 

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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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 Grande in Foggy
Red Heart Yarns Collage in Forget me Not

P-11.5mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This finished scarf is nearly 10 feet long and 12 inches wide.

 

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
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.

Scarf

With Colored Yarn:
Ch 201 or any odd number that will be the length of your scarf.

Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook, *Sl St in next Ch (loosely), HDC in next Ch, repeat from * across, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2
: Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn. (Your sl sts should be worked in the HDC’s from the previous row, and your HDC’s should be worked in the Sl sts from the previous row)–See video tutorial for visual instructions

Row 3
: HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Fasten off colored yarn. Turn your work and Attach Gray yarn to first st.

Row 4:
With Gray yarn, Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 5
: HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 6
: Repeat Row 4

Row 7:
Repeat Row 5

Row 8:
Repeat Row 4

Row 9
: Repeat Row 5

Row 10:
Repeat Row 4

Row 11:
Repeat Row 5

Row 12
: Repeat Row 4 Fasten off gray yarn. Turn your work and Attach colored yarn to first st.

Row 13:
With Colored yarn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 14
: Sl st in first st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 15:
HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, Fasten off

Weave in all ends.
Add fringe to the ends of your scarf (optional)
Sew your ends together to make a cowl if you prefer!

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

 

 

My Happy Place

My Happy Place

I think we can all agree that crochet itself is our happy place. Whether we are crocheting in our favorite chair, in bed, in the car or with a friend, the act of creating something beautiful from a ball of fiber is a joy. We are all united in this love, or we would not be on the pursuit of the next new project to get on our hooks. That is why I love to keep creating new things to share!

Started from the bottom, now we here

Not only is crochet my passion, but it is also my career. Each day, I get up to design, share, create, and express myself through my craft. One of my favorite places in my home is my own personal happy place. I know that I have shared in a previous blog some photos of the transformation of my craft room.

This was a photo the previous owner sent us of the room before we moved in. *YIKES!*

When Nate and I purchased this house, there was a room with a wood structure of floor to ceiling drawers. We initially thought to remove the structure and use this room as a bedroom, but the more we thought of it, the more it seemed like a waste yet, the entire thing was too obtuse and awkward to do much with. So my mom suggested that we remove the drawers and make each cubicle a shelf for storing yarn and in the middle make a studio so I can film tutorials.

Breathing new life: from old to new

 

As soon as that vision started to formulate the room came to life and over time I have added more to make it “my space.” I love to come in here to craft and create, to film and complete my patterns so that I may share them with you. I even come in here to just escape for a few minutes between the hectic moments of being a working wife and mama.

A room with purpose

This space has come a long way and still has a LONG way to go, but it is a space that makes ME feel good. It allows me to feel like I can come in here and create.

 

 

I put on some music, it is cozy, and I am surrounded by something I love: YARN!! Even Nasir loves to be in here with me, and my kitties think it’s their playground. For me, this room represents a part of me that feeds my purpose and keeps me, quite literally, from unraveling.

 

Share with me about your happy place! Is it a room or a favorite spot in your home?  Is it with a friend that you can sit and craft with? Creating a space and time to do what you love is essential to keeping a good balance between our worries & stresses and all the things we love.

 

 

I hope all of you enjoy a few moments each day ‘In your happy place.’

~Nadia

 

12 Days of Christmas 2019

12 Days of Christmas 2019

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. Lace Shell Bookmark

 

2. C2C Holiday Hot Pad

3. Winding Ribbon Tree Ornament

4. Beanie with Bling

5. Rustic Holiday Decoration

6. Argyle Cup Cozy

7. Rustic Wall Hanging

8. Candy Curl Swirl Ornament

9. Holiday Centerpiece

10. Buffalo Plaid Coasters

11. Bow & Bauble Door Hanging

12. Simple Stocking Hat

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

On the 12th and LAST Day of our Christmas projects, I decided to end on a sweet note. My holiday Simple Stocking Hat is perfect for bringing a festive touch to any outfit. You can make this in any size and adjustments are in the notes. Enjoy the free pattern and video tutorial. And from our family to yours, Happy Holidays! ❤ Nadia, Nate, & Nasir

 

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

 

 

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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***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
Caron Simple Soft Yarn
-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

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

On the 12th and LAST Day of our Christmas projects, I decided to end on a sweet note. My holiday Simple Stocking Hat is perfect for bringing a festive touch to any outfit. You can make this in any size and adjustments are in the notes. Enjoy the free pattern and video tutorial. And from our family to yours, Happy Holidays! ❤ Nadia, Nate, & Nasir

 

 

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
Caron Simple Soft Yarn
-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
-Work in continuous rounds for the main part of the hat.
-If you want to make this hat bigger, use the established increase and increase 6 times evenly around for your increase rounds.

 

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
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.

Hat:

Ch 2

Work in Continuous Rounds.

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

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)

Rnds 3-19: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 24 sts around.

Rnd 20: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 21: HDC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 22: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 23: HDC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 24: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 25: HDC in each st around. (42)

Rnd 26: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 27: HDC in each st around. (48)

Rnd 28: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)

Rnds 29-40: HDC in each st around. (54)

Fasten off and change to Red yarn.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to any stitch around, Ch 1, HDC in each st around.

Rnds 42-43) Ch 1, FPHDC on first st, *BPHDC on next st, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with BPHDC, sl st to first st.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Create a pom and sew it to the top point of the hat.

 

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

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Bow & Bauble Door Hanging – Photo Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Bow & Bauble Door Hanging – Photo Tutorial

The Bow and Bauble Door Hanging is the best way to greet your guests on this 11th Day of Christmas! I created a crochet bow, then I paired the bow with some simple yet colorful ornaments and some shimmering ribbon. I love the final result!!

 

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Chic Sheep Yarn in Linen

Crochet Hook Size H-5.00mm

Thick Silver Ribbon

Thin Silver Ribbon

Ornament Baubles

Fabric Glue

Yarn Needle

 

I first made this piece. Pattern below image.

 

First I chained 120, Then I worked a DC in the very first chain to create a ring and I just worked in continuous rounds putting a DC in each chain around, and then continuing to put a DC in each stitch around without slip stitching to the beginning or anything. I worked in a swirl! Then after Round 12, I fastened off with a long tail.

 

 

I used that long tail and cinched the center of the bow down like this.

 

 

Then I took the ribbon and fabric glue and attached it in the center of the bow.

 

 

After that, I tied on the baubles and my bow was complete!!!

 

 

I did this project in an afternoon. It was sooooo easy!!

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

‘Tis the season for warm fires, hot cocoa with cookies, and friends to share it all with! Holiday entertaining is made even more festive with these black and red checked coasters! The plaid design is perfect for bringing a splash of bright color to protect and decorate the table top. Have you always wanted to try out how to crochet plaid? Well here is your chance to learn how in this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial and pattern. Now, if you will excuse me, there are a couple of mouthwatering cookies that need to find their way into my tummy! Enjoy all the drinks and goodies all year long with this great project!

 

 

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

 

 

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
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Charcoal, Berry Red, Cherry Red
-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
-Work over the top of your unworked yarn so you can trail it up to the next row. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
‘Tis the season for warm fires, hot cocoa with cookies, and friends to share it all with! Holiday entertaining is made even more festive with these black and red checked coasters! The plaid design is perfect for bringing a splash of bright color to protect and decorate the table top. Have you always wanted to try out how to crochet plaid? Well here is your chance to learn how in this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial and pattern. Now, if you will excuse me, there are a couple of mouthwatering cookies that need to find their way into my tummy! Enjoy all the drinks and goodies all year long with this great 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.

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 Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep yarn
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
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Charcoal, Berry Red, Cherry Red
-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
-Work over the top of your unworked yarn so you can trail it up to the next row. (see video tutorial for visual 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
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.

Coasters (make 4 to make a full set)

With Charcoal Gray
Ch 20
Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch and each Ch across, Ch 2, Turn. (18)

Row 2: With Charcoal, DC in first 3 sts, *Change to Dark Red after 3rd Stitch of Charcoal, DC in next 3 sts, Change to Charcoal after 3rd stitch of Dark Red, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. (18)
(Do not fasten off any of your yarns, Work over the top of your unworked yarn to hide it – See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 3: Attach Bright Red after last stitch that you made from previous Row, DC in first 3 sts, *Change to Dark Red after 3rd Stitch of Bright Red, DC in next 3 sts, Change to Bright Red after 3rd stitch of Dark Red, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. (18)

Row 4: (Attach Charcoal after last stitch you made from previous row) Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: With Charcoal for the whole row, DC in each st across, do not fasten off. Turn.

Round 9: Ch 1, SC in each st across and continue to SC around entire coaster. Put 3 SC in each corner to square it off.
Sl st to first st and then 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

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Centerpiece

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Centerpiece

On the 9th day of Christmas, we bring the perfect crochet project that takes only MINUTES to make, but it packs a dramatic decorative punch! Add some holiday cheer to any centerpiece by adding these Curly-Q Spokes in any color! I demonstrate this simple step by step process and take a few simple items to make this cheerful display. Let’s get started!

 

 

I gathered my supplies. I purchased everything from JoAnn’s Craft stores but you can find these items at any craft store or Walmart.

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in any colors

A glass Bowl Vase

Mini Ornament Bobbles

Pipe Cleaners

Scissors

Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Decorative pieces from the wreath section at the craft store

 

For the curly crochet spokes, I took my crochet hook and yarn

With the yarn, I chained 2, and then put 5 SC in the 2nd ch from hook. I continued to work in continuous rounds putting one SC in each st around until the piece was long enough to fit the pipe cleaner inside of it.

 

Once I got to the top, I fastened off. Then I curled the top half of the pipe cleaner that I just crocheted around to make it twisted.

 

I put the ornaments inside of the fishbowl vase, then I added the decorative pieces and the curly pieces I crocheted. Voila! It’s a beautiful centerpiece!!

St. Jude’s & Dollar General Holiday Decorating Challenge Collab

St. Jude’s & Dollar General Holiday Decorating Challenge Collab

I was approached by St. Jude’s Hospital, and was invited to participate in a collab with The Dollar General for a Holiday Decorating Challenge. I was thrilled to be involved in such a unique activity that benefits such a great cause!

Giving Back this Holiday

As many of you know, St. Jude’s Hospital is forefront in treating childhood cancer, and you can help by heading to a Dollar General store this season and support the Thanks and Giving Campaign each time you shop and make a donation at the checkout! Below, you will see the challenge that was presented and find out how we met this task! It was a lot of creative fun!

The challenge we were given: Create a holiday table-scape, entry way, mantle, or DIY holiday craft on a $25.00(usd) budget and all purchases must be made at a Dollar General store.

 

BRING. IT. ON!

I love a test like this, and I love doing home décor DIY on a shoestring! So, this invitation was met with a lot of excitement to see what we could come up with.

Let’s get it started

I solicited the help of my mom to create some fantastic ideas that anyone can make for their home this holiday. We put together two different ensembles. One table centerpiece and one buffet tabletop arrangement. I share with you a few photos of the supplies and steps taken to assemble these decorations. I spent around $20.00 on each arrangement using the same items in each – plus or minus a piece or two that I purchased and added to embellish each specific arrangement.

This shows the versatility of my purchases that you are able to use them in years to come. By adding a few different details, you can create a completely new look!! My only other additions were things I found in nature such as sticks, branches, or greenery from our pine tree and no additional cost was added by these additions. I also used four small votive glasses to hold the mini candles in that I already had in my own cupboard.

Our first holiday-scape: A table centerpiece

Let’s see how this all came together! First the photos below were a series of my purchases. There are several Dollar General Stores near where my parents live in Rural Wisconsin. I also have one Dollar General Store near me. We collaborated purchases from three different Dollar General Stores. Most of the stores have identical inventory, but we did find a few fun new inventory in each as well. So, if you have more than one Dollar General near you, check them all out for variety, and don’t forget to donate to St. Jude’s Hospital at each checkout. Here are the supplies purchased and worked with to make our decorations:

When I made my purchases, I did so with a variety of possibilities in mind. However, after my arrangements were created, some of my purchases were NOT used and I did NOT include these in my final budget.

Once I had all my items purchased, I began to put pieces together to build a nice table-scape. I started with creating some height for my piece, by taking my purchased poster board and made tall cones. I used gold spray paint to prime the trees and some green tissue paper to create some texture. These original conical trees I kept green for my first centerpiece.

 

I created height and length to my table using the cone trees and sticks as well as adding some flameless candlelight to create some warm ambiance. This beautiful arrangement really brings a holiday tabletop to life! It is so inviting!

 

 

 

Here is the breakdown on cost for this table centerpiece:

The cone shaped trees:
$1.50 for poster board
$3.00 for metallic paint
$1.00 for tissue paper
$1.00 for star ornaments

Centerpiece props included
$2.00 two sets of 2 tealights @ $1 each
$2.00 two candle rings @ $1 each
$1.00 modgepodge for paper mache
$3.00 green/white garland
$5.00 faerie lights
$1.00 pine cones

Things I had already:
Sticks
Clear votive cups (4)

Total: $20.50

Our Second Arrangement: A holiday tabletop-scape

I used my homemade “trees” and I later used my gold spray paint to cover the green tissue paper and to add more metallic gold to my second arrangement. I added some jewel embellishments to turn my green trees into beautiful jeweled gold trees. I was so happy with this result. In this second arrangement we cut some pine boughs from our outdoor pine tree and built the arrangement with this beautiful greenery that cost us nothing!

 

I also took an old empty salsa jar to make a vase! Way to re-purpose! I also added some red elastic string to add some shiny detail. I again used my spray paint to paint a fun branch I used to bring a focal point to my arrangement. I love how this turned out!

Below you can view the finished ensemble

 

Here is the price breakdown on arrangement #2:

The tablescape on the buffet:
$1.50 Poster board for cones
$3.00 Metallic Gold Paint
$1.00 Star Ornaments
$1.00 Tissue Paper to create texture
$2.00 Pearl details for tree @ $1 per pack
$2.00 Crystal Jewel details for tree @ $1 per pack

$1.00 for elastic red string – I used one spool
$5.00 one strand of faerie lights
$2.00 two sets of two tealights for $1.00 each
$3.00 box of red ornaments
$1.00 box of pinecones

Things I had to build arrangement
Pine branches for greenery
Sticks – spray painted gold
votive cups (4)

Total: $22.50

As you can see demonstrated by the above, you can create a lovely holiday decoration on a budget and make a striking statement without a major investment. There was even room in our budget for more if I wanted to expand or add any additional items to embellish these beautiful decorations.

I want to thank St. Jude’s hospital and Dollar General for the opportunity to be included in this activity. I had so much fun participating and doing this for such a good cause. This holiday please support important causes. Give back and give thanks at this time of the year and always.

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Curl Swirl Ornament – FREE Written Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Curl Swirl Ornament – FREE Written Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

On the 8th Day of Christmas I bring to you this sweet treat!! These Candy Curl Swirl Ornaments are such a quick and easy craft you can add to your tree and make it “lolli-POP” this holiday season! Follow along with the video tutorial and written instructions below.

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this candy curl swirl ornament:

 

 

 

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in 3 colors
Felt
-F-3.75mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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