FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Winter Fur Snood

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Winter Fur Snood

Grab your hook and your Lion Brand Yarns “Feels Like Butta” and “Go for Faux.” Now you have everything you need to make my winter fur snood!

‘Tis the season for cold temps, snow days, and crisp winds. What better way to stay warm and cozy than a fashionable snood? What is a snood you ask? It is a scarf + hood= snood!! It’s the perfect winter statement! It’s all the rave at this time and you can make your very own by following along to my easy pattern and video tutorial. Don’t like the idea of a snood? Don’t worry! This doubles as a VERY beautiful neck cowl!

No matter which way you choose to wear it, you will love it! Versatile, fashionable, and comfortable! It’s a perfect trifecta for you!

 

 

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

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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
Lion Brand Feels Like Butta Yarn in Charcoal (654 yards)
Lion Brand Go For Faux Thick & Quick in Husky (72 yards)
SizeI-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can use any size 4 medium, worsted weight yarn for this project
-This cowl is 80 inches around (you could make it longer or shorter based off your foundation chain)
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the yarn I used in this project.

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

 

 

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

How to make: 4-ingredient no-knead artisan bread in cast iron Dutch oven

How to make: 4-ingredient no-knead artisan bread in cast iron Dutch oven

Here is a simple step-by-step recipe that is sure to wow your guests at any dinner party or satisfy the most insatiable craving for homemade bread you have EVER had! Trust me when I say, when you make your very own loaf, you won’t want to stop at just one! You will be a bread making aficianado before you know it! Follow my recipe below and watch my step by step video to guide you through this easy process! By this afternoon, your house will smell like rich homemade bread and your meals will be next level with this fantastic recipe!

finished loaf of artisan bread

Recipe AND Video Below:

 

 

We made a quick artisan bread loaf using only four (4) ingredients! No kneading! No mess! Easy step by step tutorial to help you achieve the greatest results proving that you don’t need to exhaust yourself to make fancy, delicious bread!!

Easy to Bake 4-ingredient, no-knead artisan bread

3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp quick rise instant yeast
2 tsp kosher or cooking salt

1 1/2 cups warm water (Not hot! Luke warm 130*F or 55*C)

(You will need parchment paper)

Mix all ingredients in one bowl. Dough will be sticky. Let sit for 1-3 hours until dough doubles in size. (A perfect time to work on your crochet projects!)  Preheat oven to 450*F (232*C) and set empty cast iron Dutch oven inside with lid on while oven preheats. Heat empty Dutch oven for 30 minutes. NOTE: This bread dough can be kept in refrigerator for up to three days and made later. The time in the fridge can even enhance flavor!

While oven/Dutch oven preheats, sprinkle a little flour on clean surface. Roll your dough onto floured surface and fold each ‘side’ into itself. I do 6-8 folds until dough forms nice round ball. Place dough on parchment paper and transfer dough ball into clean bowl. Using sifter, sprinkle a small amount of flour onto dough ball top surface. Using a lame or sharp knife cut design onto top. Let sit for duration of time it takes to preheat oven and heat up Dutch oven.

a slice down the middle, fresh from the oven!

AFTER 20-30 minutes, using oven mitts, remove HOT Dutch oven from preheated oven and carefully remove lid. Your cast iron pot is going to be EXTREMELY hot!! Use caution. Place parchment with dough ball into the hot pan and replace lid. Place back in oven and bake with LID ON for 30 minutes. AFTER 30 MINUTES, Remove the lid from your Dutch oven pot and bake bread uncovered for an additional 15 minutes or until you have a nice and toasty brown crust! Guaranteed your house will smell amazing! Carefully remove bread from pan and let cool for 10-15 minutes on cooling rack. Slice and serve! It tastes incredible with fresh butter melting on warm bread!! Mmm mmm mmm!!! Be sure to share with us how your finished loaves turn out!!!

a beautiful slice of warm, fresh made bread slathered in butter!

If you like easy to follow recipes and a variety of more fantastic videos, be sure to follow our SECOND channel Fuad Azmat/Ambient Sounds WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

“The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.” ~Julia Child

Happy Hooking…and Baking!
~Fuad, Shannon, & Nadia

 

How to: Create Decor Using Mod Podge

How to: Create Decor Using Mod Podge

Hi Yarnutopians!

I hope your month is off to a great start! I love this time of year and all the festivities it brings.

October in Wisconsin has such a wonderful feel to it. The days start to get a bit shorter, colors start to change, and there is a crispness in the air that you feel when those temperatures begin to drop.

This month also brings “spooky season” upon us. If you are like me, you love this month because of Halloween. I love to decorate my home with all the fun and fantastic decor of the season. That is a breeze when you use Mod Podge to add some festive details to your plain items. Below, follow along with us as we demonstrate in photos how to take an ordinary tray that we purchased from the Dollar Tree and change it into a lovely decorative item for the season in a few simple steps! Let’s get started using Mod Podge to decoupage this tray!

Supplies needed:

Tray
Mod Podge (we used satin finish found here)
Scissor
Decorative Napkin
Paint brush or sponge
Paper towels

We start out with a simple plain tray we bought at the local Dollar Tree. This one is a brass-looking plastic tray approximately 14″ x 7″ (outside dimension).

Here we apply the Mod Podge generously to the inside of the tray that we plan to add our detail.

Be sure to cover the area completely with a thick layer of your Mod Podge. It doesn’t matter if it looks messy! It will dry clear and you can clean up the edges later!

On our tray we are going to use the artwork from this napkin we also found at our Dollar Tree. We loved the color combination and how festive it looked!

We opened the napkin and separated the two layers. We only used the layer that has the artwork. We carefully cut the napkin to fit the INNER dimension of our tray. This piece of the napkin will fit perfectly in the bottom of our piece.

Once you have your napkin cut and ready to place, you must carefully place it in the center of the tray using great care to not have to move it around to get best placement. The napkin is very thin and can tear so be CAREFUL! Trust me, it’s worth it!

Once you have your napkin art carefully placed and centered, you can begin to gently apply a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the napkin.

Be generous with your Mod Podge as to create a nice layer over the top of the napkin. This WILL dry clear and give a nice finish to your final piece. Once you have applied a nice layer of Mod Podge, use a flat item to smooth the surface to eliminate any bubbling or rippling. We used a lid from a plastic jar. We glided it gently over the napkin’s surface.

Once the surface was smooth (there will be a few wrinkles but this will give a cool weathered look), be sure to take a paper towel and clean up any excess Mod Podge around the napkin. We also used a sharp knife to gently remove any excess fibers or messy edges.

Once the item is to your liking, let dry overnight.

The napkin no longer looks like a NAPKIN! Instead as you see in the photo, it looks as if it is part of this tray or painted on! The photo doesn’t do this justice! It is just lovely!

Once you have your tray finished and dried, you can use it to decorate your home for the season! This is perfect for any time of the year!

So now you know just how easy it can be to transform a simple item into a decorative piece fitting for any holiday! AND on a budget! Minus the Mod Podge, this project cost $2.50! You can’t beat that! Make yours today and be sure to tag us in your posts! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Until next time!

Happy Hooking & More!

Fuad, Shannon, & Nadia

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How To Bake Zucchini Banana Bread

Is your garden bursting with produce? Do you love a great farmers market? Do you love finding ways to disguise fruits and vegetables in your meals? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right site! We have the perfect recipe for you!! Come bake with us!

Follow this easy to make recipe and you will be delighted in the end with an absolutely tasty treat!

Zucchini Banana Bread:

1 3/4 c. all purpose flour

2 eggs

1c. mashed banana

2c. grated zucchini (mine was frozen and moisture removed)

3/4 c. white sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. vanilla

1/2 c. light oil

optional:

chocolate chips or walnuts (I did not use in my recipe)

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Add in wet ingredients and stir.

Add in mashed bananas and zucchini and fold in completely.

Grease and lightly flour your loaf pan.

I used my beautiful le crueset loaf pan that bakes everything perfectly! Fill loaf pan half way.

Put into oven and bake at 350F for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your oven and altitude. My loaf took the entire 75 minutes. Do a poke check and see if your bread is baked inside.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Loosen cool bread from loaf pan and transfer to a flat surface.

Slice and serve!

Everyone will rave about it!

Enjoy!!

Make yours today and share with us how you loaf turned out! Find us on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to tag us in your posts!

Happy Cooking & More!

Fuad, Shannon and Nadia

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FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Aspen Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Aspen Baby Blanket

There many different reasons to be inspired. The Aspen Baby Blanket was inspired by friends celebrating the birth of their baby. The Aspen tree was the foundation for this piece. Created using series of front and back post stitches, it creates a repeat texture leaf pattern.  The striking three dimensional profile of this project took my breath away. When you look at this overall piece you would never guess that it is easier than you think! I used Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling yarn by Lion Brand Yarn and it was THE most luxurious fiber giving this blanket the absolute softest feel. Follow my video tutorial or written pattern and get your started today! 

 

 

 

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

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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
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Frost and Ecru (6 balls of Frost, 2 balls of Ecru or 1100 yards of Frost, and 300 yards of Ecru)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 weeks to make but I did not work on it continuously.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the Lion Brand yarn I used in this project.
-This pattern with video tutorial shows the measurement as 35 inches by 35 inches, but you can make it longer by continuing the repeat pattern.
-If you do not want to do a stacked Single Crochet in the first stitch of every row, you can do a half double crochet and that will suffice.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
V-St aka V-Stitch: (DC, ch 1, DC) in same space
BPDC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 sts together
FPDC2TOG: Double Crochet 3 sts together
BPV-St: Back Post V-Stitch
FPV-St: Front Post V-Stitch

 

 

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Winter Stripes Scarf

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Winter Stripes Scarf

This Winter Stripes Scarf is a wonderful way to use up your scrap yarn. Using a multitude of color, this scarf adds a fantastic pop of color to your winter wardrobe. I used the Crunch Stitch throughout this project to create texture for this piece. I love that the added fringe gives this scarf an overall boho feel.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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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
Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand yarn in the colors Honey, White, Chrysanthemum, Lemon Pepper, Orion Blue, Charcoal Gray, Kelly Green, Pink Grapefruit, Mustard, and Rust
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about q week to make but I did not work on it continuously.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the Lion Brand yarn I used in this project.
-This pattern with video tutorial is made for a 6 foot long scarf that is 12 inches wide. You can make yours as long as you want.

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

 

 

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Sign of The Times Beanie Hat

LIMITED TIME ONLY! Get this FREE PDF Digital Download for the LEAP INTO FALL EVENT Hosted By Nicki’s Homemade Crafts HERE!!
(Or click the image below to save the pattern)

This is the Sign Of The Times Hat and like the name, it really is indicative of the times we are living in.
As we approach colder weather in the northern hemisphere, we will not only have to deal with the cold and wind, but also the season of colds and flu. We are already doing everything to combat Covid-19 by social distancing and wearing masks, washing our hands, and not touching surfaces. My new hat design comes with buttons to accommodate a face-mask and then an attachment to cover the face-mask underneath.

We all want to enjoy the outdoors and with so much ahead of us-sport events, holidays, and other situations where we may be near others, this hat is the perfect way to accommodate a face-mask while battling the elements!

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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

Lion Brand Yarns Basic Stitch in Goldmine (one ball of yarn)
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Dublin Green and a burnt orange color)
Paintbox Yarns in Red and Light Green
Faux Fur Pom
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 days to make
-This hat will fit any adult
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the yarn I used in this project. The yarns I used are listed in the Materials Section above.
-This hat is crocheted from the bottom up.

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

Pattern:

Brim:

With tan color
Ch 16

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Rows 2-65: Working in BLO, SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

SC 1st and last row together to form a headband style piece. Do NOT fasten off.

Hat portion:

Round 1: Fold the headband so that both edges are together (so the headband is half the width it was) and evenly SC 66 sts around the edge closing the whole piece by single crocheting both layers together. (see photos for a visual idea).
Fasten off and change color.

Rnd 2: Attach to any stitch, Ch 3 (counts as first DC st), *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. Do NOT turn. (66)

Rnd 3: SC in each st around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, change color.

Rnd 4: Attach next color in stitch you last sl st’d into, Ch 3, *Puff St in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last st, sl st to first ch 3 st, Ch 1. (66)

Rnd 5: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 6: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 8: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 11: Repeat Rnd 3
Change color

Rnd 12: Repeat Rnd 4

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (60)

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 4 (60)

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 10 times, sl st to first sc. Fasten off, Change color. (50)

Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 4 (50)

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (40)

Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 4 (40)

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off, Change color. (30)

Rnd 20: Attach new color, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 10 Times, sl st to first SC, Ch 1 (20)

Rnd 21: [SC2TOG] 10 times, Sl st to first SC, Fasten off with long tail.
Sew top hole closed with that long tail and sew on a faux fur pom on the top.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Mask:

I used red but you can use any colors

Ch 6

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

Row 2: 2 SC in first st, SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1 turn. (7)

Row 3: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 4: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

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

Rows 6-8: Repeat Row 5 (11 sts for row 6, 13 sts for row 7, 15 sts for row 8)

Rows 9-41: SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (15)

Row 42: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (13)

Row 43: repeat row 42. (11)

Row 44: Repeat Row 42. (9)

Row 45: Repeat Row 42. (7)

Row 46: SC in first 2 sts, Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, Turn. (button hole made)

Row 47: SC in each st and each Ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (7)

Row 48: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn.

Continue to SC around entire piece to clean up the edges.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Sew a button on each side of the hat near the ears so the mask can be buttoned on. I sewed my buttons on the inside of the hat but you can sew them on the outside if you’d like. I liked the idea of flipping the hat brim up and having the buttons exposed if I wanted them to be. Otherwise they are hidden inside and your mask can attach to the inside buttons.

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 WeCrochet, LoveCrafts and Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bundle Up Dog Sweater

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bundle Up Dog Sweater

 

Easy does it with this Bundle Up Dog Sweater. Perfect for your little fur baby on that extra cold day. Add a little layer of protection to their natural fur coat with this adorable and fashionable piece. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran and in a couple of fun stitches-front post and back post double crochets! This coat is one of the most fun and easy projects that you can make!

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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
-Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in color 231 (light blue) <200 yards
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 is written in US terms
-This took about 2 hours to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

Pattern:

 

Collar:
Work in BLO
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and each ch across, Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 2-22: Working in BLO, SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)
Connect the first row and the last row and Sl St across to form a collar ring.
Do not fasten off

 

Body:

Row 1: Working along the side of the collar, SC around the collar 30 around the collar evenly, Sl st to first St when you come back around, Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, Sl st to first DC, Do not turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, DC in first st, *FPDC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first DC st, do not turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, *DC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC st, do not turn.
(repeat rows 3 and 4 until you are ready to make arm holes (I didn’t need to make any repeats for my sweater since my dog is so small, so I just went straight onto row 5)

Row 5: (making arm holes) Ch 2, DC in first st, FPDC on next st, Ch 5, Sk 5 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st]8 times, Ch 5, Sk 5 sts, DC on next st, FPDC on last st, sl st to first DC, Do not turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, DC on next st, DC into each of the next 5 chs, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] 8 times, DC into each of the next 5 chs, FPDC on next st, DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC st, Do not turn.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 3

Row 10: Repeat Row 4

Row 11: Sl st into the next 5 sts (loosely), Ch 2 (does not count as st), FPDC on the DC from prev. row, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] 9 times, DC in next st, TURN (leave the rest of the sts on this row unworked)

Row 12: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] 9 times. TURN

Row 13: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] 9 times, TURN

Row 14: Repeat Row 12

Row 15: Repeat Row 13

Row 16: Repeat Row 12

Row 17: Repeat Row 13

Row 18: Repeat Row 12

Ch 1, SC around whole bottom opening of sweater, sl st to first st. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of LoveCrafts

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!

 

 

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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 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!!

 

 

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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:

 

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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:

 

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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 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

 

Halloween 2019

Halloween 2019

We had such a fantastic Halloween, and I wanted to share all of our costume pieces in one blog post.  Below you will see each piece that I crocheted and links to their crochet patterns. Simply click the image or the title of each pattern to go to its pattern.

Here is a photo of our family photo this year!

Sweet Dream Romper

Sweet Dream Bonnet

King Crown

Alternative Hat–Baby Crown Earflap Hat

Monster Feet Baby Booties
No video tutorial available

Adult Sized Monster Hats

 

For the other pieces of our costume, I purchased my fur vest from Amazon. You can find it here.

Nate’s Monster Slippers can be found here.

My mom cut out pieces of felt and glued them to a pair of pants to create the design of feathery pants for Nate’s costume.

We used duct tape on a tee shirt to make the stripes for Nate’s shirt.

Candy Swirl Pillow Remix

Candy Swirl Pillow Remix

I was browsing through Instagram, and I came across a fun living-room set up that was decorated in shades of grey and white. There were a lot of yarn accents including a collection of throw pillows throughout the room. Several were fun knit or crochet looking patterns that really caught my eye. It really started to give me some inspiration.

Some of you may recall, last Halloween, Nate and I wore cosplay costumes inspired by Willy Wonka. Part of the set up we had included the Candy Swirl Pillows. Today, after seeing all the fun ways to dress up a room with throw pillows, I decided to embellish my already existing pillows with some poms to give them a little fun boho flair! This is the Candy Swirl Pillow Remix! Simply put, I took an old pillow, with a little bit of tweaking, I made it new again! How fun it is to add a small detail and change the look of this project!

Get the pattern for the pillow covering here!

Here is a step by step photo tutorial of how I made my poms.

I received this cute pom maker from pommaker.com, so I am using that today. You can click the first photo below to shop for these fabulous pom makers!

First I wrapped the yarn around each of the wooden pieces (there are instructions in the pom making kit to walk you through)

Then I cut the yarn.

 

Once they are both wrapped and cut, I put the outer pieces on the spokes of the inner wooden pieces.

Then I squeezed with one hand, and cut the strands down the middle with my other hand.

That’s what it looks like when all the pieces are cut! I had to be sure not to let go of it at this point!

 

Then I took a long strand of yarn and tied a few knots around the center of these little strands, as you can see in the photo below.

 

 

Then I popped off all the pieces and a pom was made!!

 

 

I trimmed any longer strands to make it a perfect pom!

 

 

 

Here is the pillow I made and added poms to the outer edge!

 

See the full video tutorial on how to make this pillow here:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad

Questions? Leave a comment!

You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).

Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver in 3 different colors
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
16 inch Pillow Form
Measuring Tape
Scissors

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Cupcake Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Cupcake Amigurumi

Each February, I do the “Punny Valentine” Series. This year I will do SEVEN new crochet patterns alternating with past patterns as we move toward Valentine’s Day 2019. FOURTEEN days of cheeky puns to put a smile on your face as we “share the love” this month! 💕 Let’s begin with a happy cupcake pattern! You all make my life filled with “fun-fetti sweetness” when you join me in this annual event! I am not going to “sugar-coat” this -Some only dream of cake, but YARNutopians “bake” it happen! So let’s “bake” it easy and start with “sprinkles” of fun in our day. You know we all “dessert” it because I would be “muffin” without you! Let’s start living the “sweet life” with this pattern. Below, you will see all the secret “ingredients” to make this fun amigurumi!!

 

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

 

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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 in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver in Aran
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook

Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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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 to have visual instructions.


Base of cupcake:
With Pink, work in continuous rounds
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)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30
Fasten off.

Side of cupcake base:
With Pink
Ch 7
Work in BLO
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Rows 2-30: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Once your piece fits around the base of the cupcake, you can fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Top of Cupcake:
Work in Continuous rounds
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Work in BLO for the first 5 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)
Now work in both loops:
Rnd 6-7: SC in each st around. Fasten off.

Frosting:
SC with Aran in each of the FLO that are free on the Top of Cupcake.
It should be a spiral since you worked in continuous rounds.

 Assembly step:
Sew the pink side of cupcake to the base (See video tutorial for visual instructions. Sew up the side seam, and then sew on the top of the cupcake.
Add an embroidered face if you’d like!
Stuff the cupcake before closing it up completely.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

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Ten Years Later…

Ten Years Later…

When I was diagnosed, it wasn’t clear right away whether I had ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. My disease was so progressive, and I was so sick, that each treatment was like grabbing straws in the hopes that something worked. I prayed to avoid surgery, I prayed to survive.

On the cusp of colon cancer and failing treatment, there was no way to avoid the inevitable. Surgery was the only choice. Well, surgery or quite possibly death. But I was 17 years old and the idea of losing my colon was terrifying. I remember the team of doctors-specialists, surgeons, students, all filing into my hospital room to deliver the news.

I remember my surgeon drawing a picture with a black pen on white paper. “We will cut here, remove this, and make an opening there, create an ostomy out of that…” each scribble demonstrating what he planned to do to me. It was all so abstract and unreal. It was like I was that paper person and it was as simple as drawing a cut across my tummy and pulling my intestine through my abdomen. JUST. LIKE. THAT. But I am flesh and blood and not a series of sketches on paper.

All I knew is that my life would forever be changed. Illness changes everything, losing my colon was collateral damage that this disease was leaving in its path. It was killing me from the inside, and if my colon wasn’t removed, then there was not much hope for a future. I prayed to just survive.

Go ahead then, take it out.

Surgery was scheduled, my Living Will intentions were made, I signed the papers and cried when they wheeled me away from my parents, holding my mom’s hand until I couldn’t anymore. Until I had to let go… It’s so hard to describe that fear of the unknown. I was sick. Not just sick but deathly ill. If this was my chance at survival, would I really survive? I prayed to live through surgery. I prayed to survive.

I survived the surgery, but I was left with a body that was so unrecognizable to me. Cuts across my abdomen, part of my intestine on the outside, an abnormal anatomy that was hard to comprehend when I was just a teenager. Actually, no matter how old you are, this is something so incomprehensible. Who goes to the bathroom in a bag? Who lives this way? How do I live my life going forward? I am just a kid. Why me? The litany of unending questions each one more palpable than the last. I prayed to survive. Now how do I do that?

That was 10 years and more than a dozen surgeries ago. That was 10 years and more than 100 hospital stays ago. That was 10 years and 1,000 procedures ago. That was 10 years and a lifetime ago. I will never forget that scared young girl. Now, 10 years later, although I am still in a battle with this disease that has finally been diagnosed as Crohn’s disease, I am stronger and I am a survivor. Today, I live with a permanent ileostomy and a permanent positive attitude. I survived. 10 years. I survived.


This is the surgeon who performed my first surgery

 

How to Make a Hood using Loop-It Yarn

How to Make a Hood using Loop-It Yarn

Loop-It Yarn by Red Heart Yarns is a fun fiber that requires no tools to create some amazing projects! I created this Loop-It Pom Hood in a few short hours using a criss-cross weave technique that is easy to follow. This is perfect for all ages children to adult, perfect to dabble with a new flavor of yarn, perfect for occupational therapy and helping with fine motor skills. So much in one great product! Grab some Loop-It yarn and give it a go!! I am trying something different with this project.

Look how cool the woven pattern looks. Use this technique for scarves, hats, cowls, blankets and more!

The incredible softness is absolutely luxurious, and it is a fun yarn to work with!!
You can even get your kids to join you on this project!!

 

 

 

 

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

There is no written instructions for this pattern as it is so easy to make using the concept shown in the video. Just by criss-crossing the loops and pulling loops from the back to the front, you can make a very interesting design!

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad

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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials you will need:
Loop It Yarn
Yarn Needle
Faux Fur Poms
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
Measuring Tape
Scissors

 

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Treat Yourself to KnitCrate

I’ve been receiving my KnitCrate for several months now and I cannot tell you how exciting it is to get a surprise in the mail every month! I have the KnitCrate Membership which includes free shipping, a knitting pattern, a crochet pattern, 2 skeins of premium yarn, and coupon codes for more yarn! As a member of KnitCrate, I automatically get 25% off all their merchandise featured on their shop! See more information about KnitCrate here!

Shipping is always free with every subscription, both domestic and internationally. The KnitCrate Membership is the most cost effective option at $24.99 per month. It includes 2 skeins ($48 retail), 1 knitting pattern by an independent designer ($5 retail), and 1 crochet pattern by an independent designer ($5 retail).

There are other Crates as well for knitters: The Artisan Crates and Sock Artisan Crates feature skeins of yarn by independent dyers and knitting patterns by independent designers!

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Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Are you looking for the perfect project for a baby shower gift? Do you have a new grandchild on the way or are you expecting a new baby? This is the perfect project for you! I designed the Love and Sunshine Baby Blanket as the perfect accessory to any nursery.

It’s an easy pattern using a repeat of Front and Back Post Double Crochet. I have added a touch of accent color in the pattern as well as complimenting it with a lovely picot border to give it some additional design features. This treasured piece will be a huge hit! The Bunches of Hugs  yarn by Red Heart Yarns is the perfect fiber to make it feel luxurious and soft as a cloud. Perfect for cuddling your little one!

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

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
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Red Heart Yarns Bunches of Hugs in Banana
Red Heart Yarns Dreamy in Grey
-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
-This blanket is 36 inches wide and long but you can continue the repeat to make it as big as you want.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side (Back Side)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Picot: Ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch from hook.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, turn.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn.

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: FPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, sl st to 1st FPDC, ch 1, Turn.

Rnds 7-28: [Repeat Rounds 3-6] 5 more times and rounds 3 and 4 another time after that.
If you want your blanket bigger, just repeat rounds 3-6 as many times as you want, but end on a repeat of Round 4 before going onto the next row.

Fasten off Yellow and change color to Grey, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 29: With Grey, Repeat Round 5

Fasten off Grey and change color to Yellow, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 30: With Yellow, Repeat Round 6

(WS) Rnd 31: Repeat Round 3

 

Fasten off Yellow, Turn your work to the front side and attach Grey where you left off.

Border
(RS) Rnd 32: With Grey, ch up 1, SC in same st, *[Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] until corner, SC in last st on side, Ch 3, Sk corner, SC in 1st st on next side, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 33: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *[SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in next ch 3 sp, Sl st in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, ending with [SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in last ch 3 sp, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

 

Enjoy!!

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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Crochet Tutorial: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Oh, it’s after 8am! Sorry I just had a little *hic-cup* this morning, but here’s today’s pun! Better *latte* than never! So we are halfway through our Valentine’s Day puns! *Cool Beans* you guys! Words can’t *espresso* how much it *beans* to me to share this *creativi-tea* with all of you! I *mug* continue to be motivated and finish out this stretch! Today’s project is an exercise in *simplici-tea*–here’s my Open Heart Cup Cozy. I had a different idea when I started (I frogged it) but I always say “if at first you don’t succeed, *chai, chai* again.” This project is great way to tell teachers, colleagues, and friends how *tea-riffic* they are! Add some special *blends* and give the gift of *tranquili-tea* to someone you care about! Not sure if you want to try this? I say go ahead and *brew* it! The Open Heart Cup Cozy will be on the blog later today. Now I think I might go crochet and listen to some Fleetwood *Mac-chiato*. Ok, too far…😂😂 *Cough-ee* #sorrynotsorry Doing this for y’all is like living la vida *mocha*. Seriously, I’m done now.

 

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

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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 With Love Metallic in Red
Red Heart Super Saver in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Cup Cozy

Ch 34 or any even number
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * SC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1 Sk st, repeat from * around.
Rnds 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Heart:
With With Love Metallic in Fuchsia
Ch 24, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, HDC in same ch, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next ch, HDC in next, SC in next 4 chs, 2HDC in next ch, 2 DC in each of the next 3 chs, 2HDC in next ch, SC3TOG, 2 HDC in next ch, 2 DC in next 3 chs, 2 HDC in next ch, SC in next 4 chs, Sl st to first HDC
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew heart to cup cozy

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Ghost Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Ghost Amigurumi

How is everyone on this *boo-tiful* day? For some time, before I release these Punny Valentine projects, I spend a *spooky* amount of time *haunting* around for ideas. A lot of the ideas get the *boo-t*. That whole “what *ghost* up must come down” happens with a lot with my ideas. I get excited for some, and then some fall flat! Many take *float* in my mind and are a *scream*! You can *scare* up inspiration from anywhere and make it a pun. Some things won’t have a *ghost* of a chance, but it *ghost* to show you that many things can!

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Googly Eyes
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Ghost: With White, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
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 5-7: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 12-15: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 17-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Stuff the ghost with polyfil
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 20-21: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 22: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Arms: Make 2 with White. Work in BLO and continuous rounds.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew arms to side of ghost
Glue on Googly Eyes

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

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

 

 

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Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

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 2017. You can check out 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 2018 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

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

February 1st: Two Peas in a Pod
My first of 14 Valentine’s Day puns begins with these Two Peas In A Pod. Every day I’m “brussel-in” to make these puns! It makes me very “hap-pea!” So, if you “carrot” all, “peas” give these puns a chance. I’m pretty sure that it will “lettuce” have a few good laughs together! This is going to be so much “pun!”

February 2nd: Volcano Bag
Day 2 of our Valentine’s Day puns and things are really “heating” up. I don’t mean to “int-erupt” your day, but you should know how much I “lava” this silliness, so much so, that I could just “burst!”

February 3rd: Leaf Appliqué
I know you are “falling” for some of these “unbe-leaf-ably” silly puns. It helps to create good “chemis-tree” between us when we can “photo-sympathize” with how lame they can become. I know it’s “over-ELM-ing,” but we can still laugh together. I hope it’s “OAK-kay” that I continue to post until I get “stumped.” Even then I won’t “leaf” you “hanging” as I “branch” out and try to be more punny!