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Crochet Tutorial: Colorful Visions Afghan

Crochet Tutorial: Colorful Visions Afghan

If you have ever looked through a changing kaleidoscope, you are aware that by a slight shift, the designs change giving you colorful visions with each turn. That inspired my Colorful Visions Afghan!

This colorful throw is bursting with 7 different hues of the magnificent Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn and combined to take your breath away! The photos do not do this piece justice! Once you begin, you will see how incredible this work of fiber art really is!

I changed a small detail in the four corner squares to add a bit of subtle creative flare but it is creator’s choice to make this change or not. Were you able to spot this small detail?

Working with Chic Sheep Yarn through Red Heart Yarns has turned me on to this remarkable fiber. The colors pop, the yarn is luxuriously soft, and most of all, it is a JOY to work with! Here is my step by step instructional video and written pattern to help you make yours today!!

 

Here is the individual Granny square design up close.

Just like the kaleidoscope design, my colorful visions afghan will provide any space with that vivid pop of color and change your room from drab to fab! One small change can make a great big impact! Start yours today!

Below are two of my work in progress photos

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

 

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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
Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn in the following colors: Mai Tai, Green Tea, Dragon Fruit, VIP, Linen, Sangria, Stiletto (I used 4 balls of each color and a little more black) This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn.
-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 blanket is 50 inches wide and 76 inches long but you can make less or more squares to make it as big as you want!
-This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn
-I used 7 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project
-This blanket uses twenty 12 inch squares
-I made this blanket with 4 squares across and 5 squares down

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet
LDC: Long Double Crochet
TR2TOG: Treble Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
Cluster Stitch: [YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook, YO pull through] 4 times, YO pull through all 9 loops on hook. Puff made. Ch 1 to close puff.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Make 20 of these squares
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring, sl st to first SC. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to beg ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: In any st around, Attach new color, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch of beg ch 3. (8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into a ch 3 sp, ch up 3 (Counts as st), [4DC, TR, 5 DC] in same ch sp, *SC in next ch 3 sp, [5 DC, TR, 5 DC] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, ending with SC in last Ch 3 sp, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: In any TR around, attach new color, Ch up 1, *3 SC in TR st, BPSC on next 5 sts, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next st, BPSC on next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 6: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch up 4 (counts as TR), 10 TR in same st, *sk 6 sts, BPSC on next 7 sts, Sk 6 sts, 11 TR in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 4 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 7: Working in BLO, in any middle TR of the 11 TR grouping, attach new color, Ch 3 (counts as st), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sk 4 sts, 2 TR in each of the next 5 sts, SK 4 sts, SC in next st, HDC in next st, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color.

 

Rnd 8: Working in both loops, in any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, DC in each st around putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 9: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, 6 DC in same corner sp, * Sk 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, [FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 7, SC in next 2 sts on Rnd 8] 2 times, FPTR on next 2 sts from Rnd 7, SC in next 4 sts on Rnd 8, Sk 2 sts, 7 DC in ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 10: In any middle DC of a 7 DC grouping, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next 14 sts, [5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 11: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 1, *3 SC in corner, SC in next st, FPDC in corner st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC in next st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts, TR2TOG working first half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 1st grouping on Rnd 9 and the second half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 3rd grouping on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts on Rnd 10, [FPDC on next st on rnd 9, SC in cluster st] 3 times, FPDC on corner st on Rnd 9, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 12: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *DC in next 15 sts, FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 9, DC in next 14 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in middle sc of the next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 13: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next st, Ch 1, [Sk 1 st, DC2TOG, Ch 2] 10 times, DC2TOG, Ch 1, sk 1 DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color (68 sts)

Rnd 14: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next 3 sts, [LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, Puff st in DC2TOG st] 11 times, LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, DC in next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color. (132 sts)

Rnd 15: Work in BLO, In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, *3 SC in corner, SC in each st and each ch 1 sp, repeat from * around sl st to 1st SC, fasten off, change color. (188 sts)

Rnd 16: Work in both loops, In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[SK 2 sts, V-Stitch in next st] 14 times, Sk 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (136 sts)

Rnd 17: In any corner ch 2 sp, attach new color, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *[3 DC in next ch 2 sp] 14 times, [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
I would recommend watching the video tutorial on the attachment method, but you can attach your squares 4 squares across, and 5 squares down. I used the slip stitch method to attach the squares, but you can single crochet them together, you can sew them together using the whip stitch or the mattress stitch.

Border:
For the border, I put 3 SC in the corner ch 2 sps, and I just put 1 SC in each st around. It’s a very simple border.

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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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

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


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Cluster Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through, Yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 5 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

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


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Puff Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 4 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 9 loops on your hook.

OR

[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 3 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook.

 

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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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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 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!!

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

 

Meet Jade and Fern

Meet Jade and Fern

Transitioning to so many new changes following the wedding, I found myself spending a lot of time alone. I live quite a distance from my parents now, in a new city, and have slowly begun to fully settle in to my new life here.

Working from home, I found that now the planning for the wedding is no longer consuming my days, I am finding a lot of extra time on my hands and hours to fill while Nate is at work all day. I stay busy. I have my YARNutopia blogging and tutorials to keep me quite active, but 10 hours a day I find myself alone. This is something I have been trying to adjust to and it hasn’t been easy.

Living with my parents, there was always a flurry of activity in our house. People coming and going, lots of stuff to do and very high energy made time pass quickly. I was never lonely. Here, my new house is very quiet all day, and it has taken some getting used to.

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Fur-baby First

Nate and I have been considering adding a pet to our household for some time now. Even before the wedding, we really felt a fur-baby would be a welcome addition to our new family. We decided on a kitty cat just to have some companionship for me while Nate is away.

On Saturday, we spontaneously decided to go check out a pet rescue called Chasing Daylight. We went with an open mind and heart. Since we have been planning to adopt a cat or a dog, it wasn’t too surprising to fall in love with a pet right away. Nate has always wanted a cat, I wanted a small dog. We ended up seeing both, cats and dogs yesterday and fell in love with one little kitty right away.

For a pet to be available for adoption, the facility (Chasing Daylight Pet Rescue) has to spay/neuter the animal, give the animal a full check-up and shots. We loved that the facility was very clean and all the animals were very well cared for. They let the cats all run around in an open room together for socialization.


She captured our hearts

We immediately were drawn to a little kitty that was approximately 6-8 months old. She was a stray and had never been previously owned. She was so sweet and such a cuddly little thing. She was fully vaccinated and spayed and ready for adoption.

We filled out an application. They needed full disclosure on info; the obvious- if we have ever been arrested for animal abuse and other important necessary facts. They needed to know who lives in the household and who will be the main care giver. Basically the rundown on making sure we would be good pet parents.

They were so kind to us and we were approved with no problems. We told them we were recently married, and it is just us two living in our home. I work from home and Nate works outside of the home. Someone will always be home and a full-time companion for this little sweetie!

It was set. We could come to pick her up 10am Sunday morning and take her home!

So, like all excited pet parents, when we got home last night to prep for our new arrival and we headed straight to the store and purchased EVERYTHING a cat needs. Litter, litter box, cat dishes, cat food, cat toys, mats, more toys, collars, cat crate, treats, shampoo, brush, 2 beds, Cat Tower, more toys, scratching posts, and catnip. You name it, it was in our cart!

To say we were thrilled is an understatement!

When we arrived Sunday morning to pick up our little kitty we went in, we were expecting to just adopt one cat, but when we got there, another cat was super social and was playing with “our” kitty, so we were so moved by their antics, we just could not resist and within a couple of hours we were bringing home two!


The second cat was previously owned, the owners moved to Georgia. She is approximately 1 year old. She has been spayed and up to date on all her distemper, ringworm shots as well.

We packed them in the carrier and off we went home to start this new adventure!

What’s in a name?

First line of business was giving them a name! We waited to get them home and watch over them a bit, but Nate and I were both so transfixed by the color of their eyes. They both have such beautiful green eyes that it soon became evident that those would be the defining factor in finding their forever names.

We decided on Jade for our older cat and Fern for our little kitty.

We are looking forward to this newest adventure in pet parenting and sharing our lives with these two darlings-Jade and Fern.
I know for myself, it will help make my days feel a bit less lonely with these two around, and I will love having some crochet companionship! I can’t wait to share their antics with all of you!

Share a bit about your fur-babies in the comments!

~Nadia

 

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

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:

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!

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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 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!!

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My Top 10 Crochet Patterns of 2017

My Top 10 Crochet Patterns of 2017

My top ten pattern blogs of 2017 are compiled here in one place! Maybe you have made one or maybe you have made them all, or maybe there are some on your “to do list.” Whatever the case, these great projects are sure to be great hits for gifts or for yourself!

Some of these patterns have consistently been popular for many years. Some have just gained popularity this year. These great crochet pieces have all gained a lot of attention and continue to do so to this day! Let’s see what 2018 brings our way! I am looking forward to new projects that will be just as popular or even more so in the year to come! Here is to 2018 and many more crochet masterpieces! I am excited to crochet with you in the NEW YEAR! ~Nadia

1. Adult Mermaid Tail Afghan

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2. 365 Days of Granny Squares

164,731 blog views

 

3. Knee High Socks

99,681 blog views

 

4. Adult Shark Blanket

56,811 blog views

 

5. Spring Sun Mandala Vest

53,658 blog views

 

6. The Gentleman’s Scarf

52,609 blog views

 

7. The G. G. Cardigan

48,283 blog views

 

8. Cheshire Cat Hoodie

46,765 blog views

 

9. Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

32,703 blog views

 

Granny Square Cardigan

28,621 blog views

 

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My New Blocking Station Product Review

My New Blocking Station Product Review

I’ve always wanted a blocking unit for my crochet pieces. For someone like me having a handy tool like this makes my work a little easier. Recently, I received The BlocksAll Station from Chetnanigans. Chetnanigans has an Etsy Shop and is definitely worth the look. Today, I had the opportunity to give this product a try. Here is my assessment of this fun tool.

If you are like me, you have practiced many tricks when you are blocking your items. My tried and true way is to spritz a little water on my finished piece, shape it and pin it down on a towel using stick pins or stack my squares on skewers stuck in a Styrofoam block. Then, I leave my piece to dry overnight and wake up the next day to my item blocked, hopefully in the correct form I want. For larger projects this is still the best way I have found to achieve a decent result. However, there are times when making granny square items such as my G.G. Cardigan, my New Beginnings Afghan Block, or we all remember my colossal project the 365 Days of Granny Squares, when blocking single squares become necessary for the best appearance of an overall project. Not everything crochets up as neat and tidy as we hope. That is when the BlocksAll is great option to achieve these results. I set out to give this a test run and was not disappointed!

First, when the item arrived and I opened it, I was very happy to see how well this was packaged. Included were the board, a stand, stainless steel pins, and instructions, all neatly packed and secure on arrival. Seeing it for the first time was thrilling! I always get that excited feeling when a new crochet or craft item arrives at my doorstep. I am like a little child when I see the delivery driver pull up! Once it was opened, I was eager to give it a try!

I decided to give it a test run blocking some squares that I am making for a baby blanket. I sprayed my squares lightly with a bit of water before placing each square on the block. Although I blocked individual squares, you can stack them on the pins and do multiples at the same time. I think approximately 3-5 squares would fit stacked up. There are 50 stainless steel pins included in this set and there are a series of holes on the block. This is important as the placement of the holes make it easy to block items in a variety of sizes! The pins do not rust so if your item is damp, there will be no risk of rust getting on your pieces. It was a bit tough to insert the pins on the first try, but being as this is brand new, I suspect this will become easier the more I use this item. By the same token, the pins were a bit tough to remove once I was finished blocking. Again, with repeated use, this should rectify.

 

The BlocksAll is very sturdy, durable, and it has some weight to it. The stand has rubber grips for anti-slip if you want to stand it up while blocking your pieces. This is a nice feature when you need to apply a bit of force to either push the pins in or pull them out. Otherwise, there is felt on the back side of the BlocksAll station if you wish to lay it on a flat surface to do your blocking. One detail to point out that many will appreciate as I do, is that the pins are NOT sharp. I can’t tell you how many times when blocking my crochet items the standard way that I jabbed a stick pin into my fingertip or thumb and drew blood! It gives new meaning to putting blood, sweat, and tears into a project and hopefully, having this new item will take those elements out of the equation! There is no risk of that happening while using the BlocksAll pins! Another observation, you will want to store the pins in a small case. Because of the amount of pins included in this set (50), it will be a good idea to have a storage container for these small but important parts.

 

Once my pieces were blocked overnight, they came out perfectly shaped for my project!! The size of this board allows for pieces up to 12 inches x 12 inches to be blocked easily. I was so happy with the results of each square and they look perfect with the clean straight edge achieved from using this handy device! I love the look and they stack up nicely in piles waiting for me to sew them together! This is exciting stuff!
I love this wonderful gizmo and working with the Chetnanigans crew was a pleasure! Be sure to check out their Etsy site and all the great items they have for knitters and crocheters!! These would make a great gift for any crafter on your list–including yourself!

Also, be sure to use coupon code YARN15 to get a 15% discount on your purchase!!!  The discount code is only available until November 19th, 2017 so place your orders soon!! That is an AWESOME deal! You won’t be disappointed! Now back to making more squares and playing with my new toy!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Basketweave Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Basketweave Blanket

My Solid Tan Chunky Basketweave Blanket is the next project you must add to your to do list! This supremely soft and comfy blanket will make you want to wrap yourself up and not come out for the rest of the season! Grab a good book, a cup of hot tea, and this cozy blanket and you have all the perfect comforts for a fantastic night in!

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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.
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Sweet Yarn but you can use any bulky size yarn to make this blanket.
-This blanket measures 70 inches wide and 71 inches long
-This blanket uses 1,780 yards of yarn. (I used a total of 20 skeins of Sweet yarn in this project)
You can get other blanket sizes here (about halfway down the page there’s measurements on different blanket sizes)
-For a baby blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 64 chains
-For a throw blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 80 chains
-For a Queen blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 104 chains
-For a King blanket, my recommendation is to make your foundation chain 144 chains
-Learn more about the basketweave stitch here

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Sweet in Tan
10mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

 

Chain 104 or any multiple of 8 (see other blanket measurement sizes here)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (102 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) *FPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, BPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, rep from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning chain, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) *BPdc around the post of next 4 sts, FPdc around the post of each of next 4 sts, rep from * ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 2
Row 6: Repeat Row 3
Row 7: Repeat Row 2
Row 8: Repeat Row 3
Row 9: Repeat Row 3
Rows 10-71: Repeat rows 2-9 for however long you want to make your blanket
When you are finished with your last row, SC around the entire blanket to clean up the edges and put 3 SC in each corner.
Sl st to first SC, and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Frederick the Misfit Monster Toy

 

I had the wonderful pleasure of spending a few days with my sweet nephew. On Saturday afternoon, he and I set out to work on creating a character out of his imagination. My nephew chose the colors and the features as well as giving him a name. Meet Fredrick the Misfit Monster! This darling amigurumi was born from the imagination of a very special 4 year old.

 

Frederick is huggable and silly. He has lost most of his teeth but 3, from eating lots of candy that he sneaks at night. He loves adventures, finds mischief and mayhem, yet loves to cuddle. He protects and scares away creatures in the closet and under the bed or behind curtains! He likes to read books and play games on the iPad. Fredrick is a best friend. This is a great project to involve children. They can choose colors and features, as well as giving their very own misfit monster a name and personality! This simple project is sure to delight any child!!

 

 

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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.
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NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn but you can use any size 4 medium worsted weight yarn.
-You can use a smaller F-3.75mm crochet hook or go up to an H-5.00mm crochet hook. I wouldn’t recommend anything bigger than an H-hook.
-This toy measures 13.5 inches long and 20 inches wide.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Primary Stripes
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Legs: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 4-31: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Arms: Make 2 in Primary Stripes
Start with the color yellow (see video tutorial)
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)
Stuff this piece as you go, it will be difficult to stuff it completely when you finish.
Rnds 3-37: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Horns: Make 2 in Royal
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (8)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (9)
Rnd 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (10)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 With Gold
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Make 1 in Pumpkin
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)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Pupil: Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouth: With Black
Ch 13
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Teeth: Make 3 in White
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: SC across. (3)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Body: With Glowworm
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 17
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st (the very first stitch of the round–there should already be 1 stitch in there). (34)
(See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnds 2-25: SC in each st around. (34)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

 

Assembly:
Do not sew body closed before adding the embellishments.
Stuff arms and legs and attach them to the body, then add the mouth, teeth, eyes.
Add stuffing to the body and sew up the top.
Stuff and add the horns.
See video tutorial to learn how to attach your pieces and fasten off.
Weave in all the loose ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Winter Winds Ski Cap

Crochet Tutorial: Winter Winds Ski Cap

When we get the opportunity to create something special for the pint-sized ones in our lives, and you have one of the cutest little guys on the planet here to model, you do what you can to make it all worthwhile! He even picked out a name for this latest creation! The Winter Winds Ski Hat! I used Deramores Chunky Yarn for this project, and it was absolutely divine! Soft, warm, and oh, so wonderful! The best combination anyone can ask for!



 

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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.

NOTES

-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-I used Deramores yarn, but you can use any worsted weight or chunky yarn for your project.
-The hat I demonstrated in the video and wrote this pattern for is for a child size, but you can increase more to make a bigger hat if you need to. You can also stop the increases sooner to make a smaller hat. (See video tutorial for verbal instructions on sizing)
-The number in parenthesis ( ) at the end of each row means the amount of stitches in that round.
-This is in US terms

Materials:
Click here to get the full pack of yarn pack included in this project!

Deramores Studio Chunky Yarn in Jade
Deramores Studio Chunky Yarn in Cornflower
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Cross-SC: Insert hook in next st, YO, Pull through, insert hook in previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, Pull through all 3 loops on hook.
HHDC: Herringbone Half-Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

With Cornflower
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 9 HHDC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (9)
Rnd 2: 2 HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (18)
Rnd 3: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (27)
Rnd 4: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (36)
Rnd 5: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (45)
Rnd 6: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (54)
Rnds 7-12: HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, turn. (54)
Fasten off Cornflower
Add Jade to any stitch around.
Rnd 13-16: Cross-SC in each st around, sl st to first st, ch 1, do not turn. (54) (See “Special Stitches” and video tutorial above for visual instructions)
At this point, do not fasten off, go on to making the first earflap.

Earflap #1:
Row 1: Ch 1, Cross-SC in 10 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: Cross SC in 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 3: Cross SC in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: Cross SC in 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Cross SC in 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: Cross SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 7: Cross SC in 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off first earflap. Then go on to making the second earflap

Earflap #2
Skip 18 sts on row 16 of hat, attach yarn in next st.
Row 1: Ch 1, Cross-SC in 10 sts, leave the rest of the sts unworked, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: Cross SC in 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 3: Cross SC in 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: Cross SC in 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 5: Cross SC in 6 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: Cross SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 7: Cross SC in 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)
Do not fasten off
HDC around entire hat to clean up the edges.
Sl st to first HDC, and fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Make a pom to go on top of the hat, make 2 tassels to attach to the bottom of each earflap. See photos/video for visual instructions.

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

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Weekend WIP

Weekend WIP

I love receiving parcels in the mailbox! This week was particularly exciting when a close family friend sent clippings from a vintage Women’s Day Magazine dated in the early 1970s. Included in the clippings, and what had her thinking of us, was the vintage crochet patterns she had saved. I love this!

Here I am, as I often do, multitasking on a Saturday! I have a great new project on my hook. I have my wedding planner nearby adding our collected addresses, preparing to send out our Save-the-Dates, I have my rainy day cup of hot chai, and I am perusing these awesome vintage patterns and ads from these 1970s magazines. Some of the articles in these old periodicals have me experiencing quite a few interesting emotions. Things were quite different 40+ years ago, but crochet has remained a strong passion no matter what the decade! Share what’s on your hook and what this weekend has in store for you!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Sampler Baby Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Destiny Sampler Baby Blanket

Here is my latest creation!! The Destiny Sampler Baby Blanket. Using lots of fun crochet stitches, I tried this out for the very first time, some fabulous fiber by Deramores. The softness is absolutely delectable! I fell in love with the feel and flow of using this yarn. It’s always fun to try something new!

You get a whole assortment of fun when you make this piece! This pattern has a mixture of different stitches including Clusters, Puffs, Criss-Cross Stitches, V-Stitches and Shell Stitches!

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

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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.

NOTES:
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make this smaller or bigger.
-I used Deramores yarn, but you can use any DK or worsted weight yarn for your project.
-You will need approximately 1250 yards of yarn for this blanket.
-This blanket measures 35 inches wide and 32 inches long.
View this blog (about halfway down the page) for other sizes and measurements of blankets

Materials:
Click here to get the full pack of yarn pack included in this project!

Deramores Studio Anti-pilling DK Yarn in Frost
Deramores Studio Anti-pilling DK Yarn in Sky
Deramores Studio Anti-pilling DK Yarn in Burnt Orange
Deramores Studio Anti-pilling DK Yarn in Blush
Deramores Studio Anti-pilling DK Yarn in Velvet Blue
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape



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
Cluster: [YO insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook
Puff: [YO, insert hook into space, YO, pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on hook

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Ch 84 or any even number

Row 1: 2 DC in 4th Ch from hook, *Sk 1 ch, 2 DC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with 1 DC in last ch, turn. (82 sts)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as stitch here and throughout), *2 DC between posts of next 2DC grouping, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last stitch.
Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2
Row 6: Ch up 3, *Cluster in the next st, ch 1, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 2 sts, turn
Row 7: Ch up 3, *Sk 1 DC st, DC in Cluster, DC in sk’d DC st, repeat from * across (making criss-cross stitches), ending with DC in last st, turn.
Row 8: Ch up 3, *Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, Turn.
Rows 9-11: Repeat Row 8
Row 12: Repeat Row 6
Row 13: Ch up 3, 2 DC in each DC across (skip working in the Clusters), Ending with DC in last st, turn.
Rows 14-47: Repeat Rows 2-13
Use photo and video tutorial for visual instructions and color guide.
You can make your piece as long as you want, repeating Rows 2-13, then go onto border.

Border:
Rnd 1: Attach (Color Frost) yarn in any corner Ch 1, SC around putting 3 SC in each corner, sl st to first SC, Fasten off. Turn work to back.
Rnd 2: Start in middle SC of 3 SC grouping in a corner. with Blush, Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in same st, *Sk 1 st, Cluster in next, ch 1, repeat from * around putting 3 DC in middle SC of 3 SC grouping in corners. Ending with DC in first stitch to have 3 sts total in the first stitch, sl st to first ch up 3. Turn work back to the front side. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Rnd 3: Start in gap to the left of a corner (Right before the cluster), With Blue Velvet, Ch up 3, DC in same sp, *Ch 1, 2 DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * to next corner, Ch 3, Sk 3 DC grouping,** repeat from * to * 2 more times, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to first ch up 3. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: In any corner, with Burnt Orange, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner space, *2 DC in each ch 1 sp to next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around. Ending with Sl st to ch up 3.
Rnd 5: Ch up 1, SC in each st around putting [2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in each corner, sl st to first st.
Rnd 6: Ch up 3, DC in next st, ch 2, Sk 1 st, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, ch 2, sk 1 st, DC in next 2 sts, ch 2, DC in next 2 sts until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, sl st to first ch up 3. Fasten off.
Rnd 7: In any corner, with Sky Blue, Ch up 1, *[Puff, ch 2, Puff] in corner, Ch 1, [Puff, ch 2, Puff, ch 1] in next ch 2 sp until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st to first puff. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Start in any corner, with Blush Pink, Ch 1, 5 SC in each corner, 1 SC in ch 1, sps, 3 SC in ch 2 sps all the way around. (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Sl st to first st, fasten off.
Rnd 9: In middle SC of corner, with Blue Velvet, Ch up 3, 3 DC in same st, *SK 2 sts, SC in next, Sk 1 st, Shell in next, Sk 1 st, SC in next, repeat from* until corner (middle SC of corner) put 7 DC in middle SC of corner, repeat from * around ending with 3 DC in beginning st to finish beginning corner. Sl st to ch up 3. Fasten off.

Assembly:
Sew in all loose ends.

Enjoy!!



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Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Over the years, I have found that giving crocheted gifts has been well received. Even my brother has raided my stockpile of crochet items for cowls, hats, scarves, and items to give to his own friends. People love a well-made item. Giving someone something homemade, especially made with love, is priceless.

Here is a quick checklist on what to do when preparing to give a homemade gift of crochet.

Give yourself plenty of time

Start early to avoid stress and pressure of finishing something you are aware has a deadline. Don’t wait until the last minute to start a stack of crochet projects on December 1st for Christmas gifts or a baby blanket two weeks before a baby shower, UNLESS you are a seasoned crochet artist with years of experience and have no worry working under those high pressure deadlines.

Tackle a project or idea that falls within the range of your skill set and time frame, so crochet is a pleasure and not a chore.  Even if you want to take on a challenge of something that you have never tried before, having enough time to learn and complete it will remove some of the anxiety of trying something new. That way, if you run into issues experimenting, you will accomplish something doable without the frustration of getting in “over your head” when you have the time to “play around” with a new pattern.

Personally, I have to give myself time. I have good intentions when tackling a project, but I have learned, nothing ever goes quite the way I plan. Even when I give myself time to finish, I find that I am running up to the very last moment of my timeline!

Make Lists

Who is on your gift giving list? Are you tackling a project for one individual or a list of people? Once you answer these questions, make a list of who you are gifting to. Then, decide what you plan to make for each of them. Then, make a list of the supplies needed for each project. Here is where things might get a bit costly. If you have a large list of people you want to make gifts for, breaking down the supplies into smaller purchases takes off some of the financial pressure of doing them all at once. Working on a single or even a couple of projects to completion, and then comprising another list to tackle the rest of your list makes the blow to the pocketbook a little easier to manage.

The next step is to give yourself a REALISTIC and liberal time frame to finish the project. Here is where I always end up in a trap! I always underestimate the time frame I can complete a project. Even as a seasoned crochet artist, I cannot plan for those unpredictable circumstances. It is impossible to prep for the unknown. I can sit down with the best intentions to spend the evening crocheting and friend might drop by, or my best friend who is in the Peace Corp in Africa has an internet connection and wants to have a Skype date! I love crochet, but there are definitely times when my crochet projects take a back burner to other more important things! That is part of life! So always make sure that you allow for those times.

Set goals

When I was making the G.G. Cardigan, I sat down and counted how many squares I needed to make. Then I planned the time frame it would take to reasonably make this coat. My circumstances are different than most, but the principle still applies. I set a goal of how many squares I needed to do in a specific time frame. I took the total number and the time I planned to make it and divided. Example: If I needed 70 squares, I wanted to finish it in 2 weeks, which meant I needed to do 5 squares a day or 10 squares every other day.

Presently, I have been working on my wedding flowers (tutorials to come). I want to make a variety of flowers for different things, my bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, the place cards with coordinating floral details that are color coded for my menu options, etc. This is a HUGE undertaking. I needed to make 2 flowers each day for the year (we got engaged in March 2017 and are getting married in March 2018). Yeah, that isn’t happening. I have a little over 100 flowers done. I have to really amp up my production if I am going to meet this deadline, and I will, but that means changing my expectations. When I miss a day or two, I will sit down and make up a dozen or more flowers to catch up. It has been pretty successful. Again, so much comes in the way of meeting those goals so be sure to account for that!

Homemade gifts will be treasured for years to come, but remember that the goal of giving them with no pressure and stress is our hope and expectation. Try to avoid that last minute pressure and stress that sends you on a stream of made up curse words going off in your head as you crochet like fiends the night before!! I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me! HAHA! We have all been there and done that!

Are you a plan ahead crochet artist?? Or are you the one that is pulling the all-nighter to finish in time to give a gift? No matter which way you function, I hope crochet continues to bring you joy under every circumstance!

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Crochet Tutorial: Boho Pom Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Boho Pom Hat

Yesterday, I released the Boho Tassel Scarf. You can find it here! Every great scarf needs a fun hat to match to complete the set! Here is my Boho Pom Hat to make this super cute look!! This duo will make a FABULOUS gift for the holidays!

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

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NOTES:
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need less than 100 yards of yarn for this hat and will fit an ADULT.
-This hat measures 22 inches around the head and 9 inches long
View this blog (about halfway down the page) for other sizes and crown size so you can make other sizes of this design!

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Gray
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo OR Red Heart With Love Papaya
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Pom Pom Maker
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Spike Stitch: Insert Hook into stitch from previous row, YO pull through and pull up to height of row you are on, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Spike made.

Pattern:

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Pattern:

Starting with Dusty Gray
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 9 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to 1st SC, Ch 1 (9)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around, Change color to Black, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1 (18)
Rnd 3: 2 Spike Sts in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 1) Sl st to first Spike st, ch 1. (18) (See video tutorial for help on spike stitches)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 9 times, change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (27)
Rnd 5: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike st in next st] 9 times (working in sts from rnd 3), sl st to first spike st, ch 1. (27)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a newborn size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 9 times, change to Black, Sl st to first st, ch 1. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike in next 2 sts] 9 times (working in sts from Rnd 5), sl st to first spike st, ch 1. (36)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a Toddler size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 9 times, change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (45)
Rnd 9: [2 Spike sts in next st, Spike in next 3 sts] 9 times (working in sts from Rnd 7), Sl st to first Spike St, ch 1. (45)
(If your crown of your hat is large enough at this point for a Child/Teen size, you can jump ahead to the instructions fro Rounds 13 and 14)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 9 times, change to Black, Sl st to first st, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 11: Spike Stitch in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 9), sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 12: SC in each st around, Change to Dusty Gray, Sl st to first St, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 13: Spike Stitch in each st around (working in sts from Rnd 11), Sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 14: SC in each st around, Change to Black, Sl st to first St, Ch 1. (54)
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 13), Sl st to first st, ch 1. (54)
Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 17: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 15)
Rnd 18: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 19: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 17)
Rnd 20: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 21: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 19)
Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 23: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 21)
Rnd 24: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Dusty Gray after this round)
Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 23)
Rnd 26: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Black after this round)
Rnd 27: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 25)
Rnd 28: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Pumpkin after this round)
Rnd 29: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 27)
Rnd 30: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Flamingo after this round)
Rnd 31: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 29)
Rnd 32: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Aran after this round)
Rnd 33: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 31)
Rnd 34: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Aruba Sea after this round)
Rnd 35: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 33)
Rnd 36: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Jade after this round)
Rnd 37: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 35)
Rnd 38: Repeat Rnd 12 (Change to Royal after this round)
Rnd 39: Repeat Rnd 13 (working in sts from Rnd 37)
Fasten off when your piece is as long as you want.

Assembly:
Sew in all loose ends, and make a large pom to add on top! (See video tutorial to learn how to make a giant multicolored pom)

When you finish this hat, be sure to make the scarf to match!

 

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

What’s your go-to accessory? Everyone should always have a signature scarf, and this is the one for YOU! I am definitely a scarf girl. Summer/winter, it doesn’t matter! There are plenty of ways to showcase this piece, but here is one that is sure to WOW any way you wrap it!!

My Boho Tassel Scarf is such a fun and stylish project for the cold weather! This chunky scarf, can be worn loosely wrapped around your neck to keep you warm. The ends cascade down with tassel details, making this a fashionable and fun wrap for all! Guys, girls, kids, this can be modified for everyone!!

 

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

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Pattern:

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NOTES:
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 800 yards for this scarf
-This scarf is 9 inches (23 cm) wide and 98 inches long (284 cm)

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Gray (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo OR Red Heart With Love Papaya (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran (<50 yards)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Spike Stitch: Insert Hook into stitch from previous row, YO pull through and pull up to height of row you are on, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Spike made.

Pattern:

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Pattern:

You will use both colors at the same time, trail the “dropped color” under your stitches, to pick it up for the next row. See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to trail along your strands.
Starting with Dusty Gray
Ch 26
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 2: SC across, change to Black, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *Spike stitch in next stitch, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, change back to Dusty Gray, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in 1st 2 sts, *Spike stitch in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last 2 sts, change to Black, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5-225: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with a repeat of Row 3
Row 226: With Gray, SC across, Change to Pumpkin orange, ch 1, turn.
Row 227: SC across, change to Papaya, Ch 1, turn.
Row 228: Spike Stitch in each stitch across (work between the stitches and not in the stitches of row 226 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) ch 1, turn.
Row 229: Sc across, change color, ch 1, turn.
Row 230-301: repeat rows 228 and 229 (Color combinations listed below)

Row 230: Pumpkin (spike stitches across)
Row 231: Pumpkin (SC across)
Row 232: Papaya
Row 233: Papaya
Row 234: Pumpkin
Row 235: Pumpkin
Row 236: Perfect Pink
Row 237: Perfect Pink
Row 238: Aran
Row 239: Aran
Row 240: Perfect Pink
Row 241: Perfect Pink
Row 242: Aran
Row 243: Aran
Row 244: Perfect Pink
Row 245: Perfect Pink
Row 246: Aran
Row 247: Aran
Row 248: Perfect Pink
Row 249: Perfect Pink
Row 250: Aran
Row 251: Aran
Row 252: Perfect Pink
Row 253: Perfect Pink
Row 254: Aruba Sea
Row 255: Aruba Sea
Row 256: Carrot
Row 257: Carrot
Row 258: Aruba Sea
Row 259: Aruba Sea
Row 260: Carrot
Row 261: Carrot
Row 262: Aruba Sea
Row 263: Aruba Sea
Row 264: Carrot
Row 265: Carrot
Row 266: Perfect Pink
Row 267: Perfect Pink
Row 268: Carrot
Row 269: Carrot
Row 270: Perfect Pink
Row 271: Perfect Pink
Row 272: Carrot
Row 273: Carrot
Row 274: Jade
Row 275: Jade
Row 276: Royal
Row 277: Royal
Row 278: Jade
Row 279: Jade
Row 280: Royal
Row 281: Royal
Row 282: Jade
Row 283: Jade
Row 284: Royal
Row 285: Royal
Row 286: Jade
Row 287: Jade
Row 288: Royal
Row 289: Royal
Row 290: Dusty Gray
Row 291: Dusty Gray
Row 292: Royal
Row 293: Royal
Row 294: Dusty Gray
Row 295: Dusty Gray
Row 296: Royal
Row 297: Royal
Row 298: Dusty Gray
Row 299: Dusty Gray
Row 300: Royal
Row 301: Royal

When you finish making the scarf, be sure to make the hat to match!

Enjoy!!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #15: Waffle Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #15: Waffle Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Waffle Stitch

US Terms

Chain a Multiple of 3+2
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn.
Row 2: Ch up 3, DC in next st, *FPDC on next 2 sts, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in first 3 sts, *FPDC on next, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 4 sts. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you want your piece to be.

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #13: Shell Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
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Shell Stitch

US Terms

Chain any multiple of 6+2

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, *Sk 2 Chs, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 2 Chs, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain. Turn.
Row 2: Ch up 3, 2 DC in same stitch, *SC in middle DC of next Shell, 5 DC in next SC, repeat from * across, ending with 3 DC in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch up 1, SC in same stitch, *5 DC in next SC, SC in middle DC of next Shell, repeat from * across ending with SC in last turning chain.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until your piece is long enough.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #11: Diamond Mesh Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #11: Diamond Mesh Stitch

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to do the Diamond Mesh Stitch

Materials Used:
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Diamond Mesh Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 4 + 3
Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook, * ch 5, skip 3 chains, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: *Chain 5, SC in next chain space, repeat from * to end, working last SC into SC, turn.
Row 3: *Chain 5, SC in next chain space, repeat from * to end, turn.
Repeat row 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #10: Front-Post Double Crochet & Back-Post Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #10: Front-Post Double Crochet & Back-Post Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to do these stitches

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Materials Used:
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Crochet Hook

 

Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC)

US Terms

FPDC: Yarn over, insert your hook front-to-back through your work, so that the post you want to crochet around is on the left side of hook, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. (FPDC made)
BPDC: Yarn over, insert your hook back-to-front through your work, so that the post you want to crochet around is on the left side of hook,
yarn over and pull through. Yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (BPDC made)

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #9: Star Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #9: Star Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
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Star Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 2+1
Row 1: Pull up a loop in 2nd chain from hook and in next 4 chains (6 loops on hook), Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook, chain 1 (this forms eye of star), *pick up a loop in the eye of last star, pick up a loop through the back of last loop of previous star, pick up a loop through same chain as last loop of previous star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 chains (6 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 SC in HDC, 1 SC in eye of next star stitch, 2 SC in eye of each star stitch across, ending with 1 SC in top of turning chain, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, pick up loop in front strand of 2nd ch from hook, then pick up a loop in the back strand of same chain, pick up loop in each of next 3 sc, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, *pick up a loop in eye of last star, pick up loop in back of last loop of star, pick up loop in same sc as last loop of star, pick up a loop in each of next 2 stitches, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1, rep from * across, ending with HDC in last stitch.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have reached your desired length.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #7: Crocodile Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #7: Crocodile Stitch

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

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Crocodile Stitch

US Terms

Chain a Multiple of 10+1
Row 1: 2DC in 6th chain from hook, *Chain 1, Skip 2 chains, DC in next, Chain 1, Skip 2 chains, 2 DC in next chain, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last chain, turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, *5 DC around the next DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of 2nd DC, Slip Stitch into the next DC, repeat from * across, ending with Slip stitch in last stitch, turn.
Row 3: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, *Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, repeat from * across, ending with 2 DC in last stitch, Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, *5 DC around next DC, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the next DC, Slip stitch into the next DC, repeat from * across, ending with 5 Front post DC up the last DC, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, Sl st into eye of Crocodile Stitch, Ch up 4 (counts as DC+Chain 1 space), *2 DC in next Slip Stitch, Chain 1, DC in next Crocodile Stitch, chain 1, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last crocodile Stitch. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 as many times as you want!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #6: Primrose Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #6: Primrose Stitch

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

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Materials Used:
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Crochet Hook

Primrose Stitch

US Terms

Chain a multiple of 3+2
Row 1: [SC, ch 2, SC] in 3rd chain from hook, * Skip 2 chains, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in next chain, repeat from * across ending with HDC in last chain.
Row 2: Chain up 3 (Counts as DC), *3 DC in next Chain 2 space, repeat from * across, ending with DC in very last stitch (turning chain stitch)
Row 3: Chain up 2 (counts as HDC), *[SC, ch 2, SC] in middle DC of next grouping, repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last stitch (turning chain stitch)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for however long you want to make your piece.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #4: Treble Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #4: Treble Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Treble Crochet

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Treble Crochet (TR)

US Terms

Row 1: Chain any amount plus 3 chains at the end, Yarn over twice, insert your hook into the 5th Chain from the hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook (TR made), *Yarn over twice, insert hook into next chain, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook, repeat from * all the way across your chain, turn your work.
Row 2: Chain 4, (counts as TR) *Yarn over twice, Insert hook into the 2nd stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through 2 more loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through the last 2 loops on your hook, repeat from * all the way across.
Repeat Row 2 for however long you want to make your piece.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

These are another addition to my Exotic Animal Baby Booties Series. I’m not “lion” when I say, you will have people “roaring” with compliments over these Little Lion Booties! Make a pair for your tiny “mane” man or “purr-fect” little princess. Take “pride” in making these as a gift for someone you love!

 

These booties can be adjusted to make teddy bears by removing the mane and the tail, or with some creative ingenuity, you can turn them into other fun zoo animals!! Enjoy!!

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Materials:

Red Heart Yarn Soft in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the lion design!


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


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Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)

Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Mouth
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, 2 DC in next, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, sl st to ch up 3. Ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in first 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Embroider nose, mouth, whisker dots on Nose/Mouth Piece. You can add whiskers too if you want! See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With White
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of Black in the eye with Black yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

After you attach the eyes, make the MANE!!
Attach the yarn on one side of the bootie, *ch 8, Sl st in same spot, sl st in next spot, and repeat from * around the face of the lion. (See video and photos for a visual guide)

Tail:
With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2-9: SC in each st around
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Stuff tail
Crochet loops on round 1 of the tail.
See video tutorial on how to make the loops.
(Attach yarn, *Ch 6, Sl st in same st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around)

Enjoy!!

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24 DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

24 DIY Creative Crochet Costume Ideas

Here is a compilation blog for creative ideas to get you started on Halloween (or any time of the year) costumes! In this wide range of projects, you are sure to find something for everyone, infant to adult! Below, click the link or the photo to take you to the corresponding written pattern and/or video tutorial.

The skill levels vary for each project, but most are beginner friendly!! Enjoy!! ~Nadia

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Baby Mermaid Outfit

 

 

Badger Hat

 

 

Beauty and The Beast

 


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Caterpillar Cocoon

 

 

Cat in the Hat

 

 

Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes

 

 

Destiny Headband


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Elmo Hat

 

 

Frankenstein Hat

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Gnome Costume

 

 

Gorilla Hat


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Kitty Cat Poncho

 

 

Knight in Shining Armor Hat

Link to the Past Hat

Minion Hat

Ninja Turtle Hat

Pop Art Wig

Princess Shoulder Armor


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Scarecrow

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Sugar Skull Ski Mask

 

 

Turkey Hat

Where’s Waldo


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Woodland Character Masks

Yoda Hat


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Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Baby Bib

Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Baby Bib

This darling bib protects a baby’s outfit from spills and spit- up. This simple design can be changed by leaving off the seed embellishments and doing alternate color combinations. In less than two hours you can create a refreshingly new gift idea! Definitely a sweet accessory to catch all the mess this fruit is sure to make!



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

 

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver in Rouge
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver in Hunter Green
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
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You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this Whale Bib!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this bib is 11 inches wide and 8.5 inches long but you can make your straps as long as you’d like!
-The typical circumference of a baby neck is between 10 and 11 inches around.
-It is recommended to use Cotton yarn, but I used Polyester.

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

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Pattern:

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

Bib:

Ch 22
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (21)

Row 2: 2SC in 1st st, SC in each st until last st, 2SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (23)

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2 (After Row 5, you should have 29 sts)

Rows 6-26: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (29)

At this point, go on to making the straps.

Right Strap:
Row 1: SC in 12 sts, leave the rest unworked, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts on the row, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (11)
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sts (See video tutorial for visual and audio instructions)
Rows 14-20: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 21: SC in 1st 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, SC in last 2 sts. (button hole made), ch 1, turn.
Row 22: SC in 1st 2 sts, 2 SC in ch 2 sp, SC in last 2 sts. (6)
Fasten off, weave in end

Left Strap:
Sk 5 sts on Row 26 of bib, attach yarn
(Working from inside center of bib to edge)
Row 1: SC in each st to end of row, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 2: SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (11)
Rows 4-13: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 sts (See video tutorial for visual and audio instructions)
Rows 14-22: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Do not fasten off. Continue to SC around entire bib.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ruffle Edge
Attach Green to one side right where the straps start (next to row 26 of the bib)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each st until the other side, do not go all the way around the bib.
Fasten off green, turn work around.
Row 2: Looking at the back side of your work: (Work in FRONT LOOP ONLY on this row only–See video tutorial for visual instructions) With Darker Green, Attach yarn to the FRONT LOOP ONLY, ch up 3, DC in same st, 2 DC In each st across to the end of the green section, ch up 3, turn.
Row 3: Working in BOTH LOOPS, DC in first st, 2 DC in each st to the end.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Bow:
Ch 25
Rnd 1: SC in 1st st to form a ring, and in each ch around, work in continuous rounds
Rnds 2-6: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with really long tail.
Use the long tail to wrap around the center and make a bow.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Seeds: With Black
Make 5 (or as many as you want)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 3 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 more SC in same ch, sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew bow to bib.
Sew Seeds to bib.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

“Pack-aderm” your “trunk” full of “grey” yarn, ladies and gents! Are you up to the “tusk” of making these adorable Easy Elephant Booties? Last I “herd,” the word about the Flamingo Booties was pretty great, so I decided to add another great design to my Exotic Animal Booties Series!! I will continue to use an “elephant” of surprise when introducing these new patterns. So keep watching and sharing my page! Some may find this pair “irrelephant” but hopefully many of you will think these are as “elephantastic” as I do! Thanks a “ton” for all the love! Play around with color for some fun and whimsical elephant designs for the little one in your life




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


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the elephant design!


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

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Trunk: With Gray Heather
Work in the BLO
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and in each ch around (See video tutorial to go around)
Rnds 2-12: SC in each st around
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 4 times. (4)
Rnd 14: SC 1st and 3rd sts together. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Pull long strand through trunk to the bottom and pull a little bit inward.
Then sew it to the bootie.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Eye Patch Pieces: With Gray Heather
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2-3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 5: [SC2TOG] twice, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 6: SC2TOG, turn.
SC around the entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Tusks: With White
Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, sc in next] 2 times. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Stuff the tusks and sew them to the booties, then sew the eye patch pieces over the tusks on each side of the booties.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gray Heather
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
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)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With Black
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of white in the eye with white yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

Crochet Tutorial: Link to the Past Stocking Cap

As many of you may recall, each year I design, create, and model an EPIC cosplay costume ensemble for Halloween. If you have been following my blog, you remember 2 years ago my Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter Costumes here or last year, The Beauty and The Beast costumes here.

Each year I try to challenge myself to something new. I began my 2017 costumes over the weekend and will release pieces over the next few months just in time for Halloween. Each video tutorial and written pattern will be FREE, and although many patterns will be related to the costume ensemble, several will be great to create on their own!!

One such piece is this Link to Past Stocking Cap. This unique Phrygian Cap is the first in a series of several videos that will be made to complete our costumes as Link and Zelda!! For those who are on my social media, it didn’t take long for the guesses to come in and easily many of you knew immediately what I was in the process of creating.

This design is very versatile. If you are not a fan of the video game or gaming scene, this can be made in any color as just a stocking hat in time for cooler weather. You can even use two tones by making your reverse single crochet stitches in a complimentary color to the hat. Red and White would make a peppermint swirl, or Red and Green would make a cute holiday hat. Removing the side laces and adding a bell on the end of the conical shape would make a darling elfin hat!

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There are many fun ways to explore broadening this pattern to other great creations! For those of you who are on board to see what I create for Halloween, stay tuned for the next several weeks as I reveal more pieces for this EPIC cosplay creation. Nate and I are very excited to share another great costume with our wonderful YARNutopia community!

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

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Medium Thyme
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 250 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for the hat I demonstrate is 23 inches around the circumference of the head. The length is about 20 inches long.


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat:
Work in BLO for rounds 1-35 and in continuous rounds
With Medium Thyme
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3 SC, 3 HDC, 3 DC] in 2nd ch from hook. (9)

Rnds 2-5: Working in BLO from here to Round 35, DC in each st around.

Rnd 6: 2 DC in each st around. (18)

Rnds 7-11: DC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnds 13-16: DC in each st around. (27)

Rnd 17: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnds 18-19: DC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 20: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnds 21-22: DC in each st around
(If you are making an infant hat, make a few more rounds of 45 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 23: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 24-25: DC in each st around
(If you are making a toddler hat, make a few more rounds of 54 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 26: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
(If you are making a Teen/Small Adult hat, make a few more rounds of 60 sts around and then jump to instructions for the end of round 35 and then rounds 36-40)

Rnd 27: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 9 sts] 6 times. (66)

Rnds 28-35: DC in each st around
On Round 35, The last 3 sts should be: HDC, HDC, SC

Rnd 36: Work in BOTH LOOPS FOR ROUNDS 36-40, Sl st in first st, ch up 2 (doesn’t count as anything), FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnds 27-40: Ch up 2, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next, FPDC on next, Repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Go back to round 35 working in the last stitch that has a FRONT loop free, Start in that spot.
Reverse Single Crochet in the front loops of every stitch spiraling back to the top of the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Lace Tie:
Braid 9 Strands of yarn in an 18 inch strand and lace it up the side. See video tutorial on how to attach. Use photos as guide for placement.

Enjoy!!

~Nadia

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Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

Shark Week Crochet Round-Up

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

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

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

Adult Shark Blanket
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Crochet Shark Amigurumi
One Dog Woof

Hammerhead Shark Free Crochet Pattern
Spin a Yarn Crochet

Shark Bag
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Shark Puppet Scrubby
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Great White Shark Hand Puppet
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Below are some fabulous Shark crochet patterns for sale!

Shaaark Hooded Scarf
Snappy Tots

 

Shark Hat
Snappy Tots

Below there’s BONUS Under Water crochet patterns!

Mermaid Tail Afghan Pattern—3 Sizes
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Fish Amigurumi
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Mermaid Outfit For a Baby
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Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Flamingo Feet Baby Booties

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

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


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NOTES:

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


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

Pattern:

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


Slippers: Make 2 of everything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Row 6: Ch 1, Crocodile St around the next pair of Crocodile Sts, Sl st in Solo DC, Crocodile St on next pair of DC sts, Sl st in last st, turn.

Row 7-10: Repeat Rows 3-6

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

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

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

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

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

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beak:
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

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

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

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

 

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

Sole: With White
Repeat the same Sole as the Flamingo

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

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

Beak:
With Orange
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in any extra ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Star Stitches and Stripes Chunky Blanket

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

Ch 75 or any multiple of 2 +1

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

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

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

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

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


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Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Roly Poly Panda Quilt

Crochet Tutorial: Roly Poly Panda Quilt

Searching for inspiration on a new project practically fell into my lap recently! I ran across a wall hanging/quilt project that popped up on my news feed on Facebook of a Fabric Panda Blanket. I was fixated on it and took a screenshot with the idea that I could somehow replicate it using all crochet. The cute peeking pandas pop right out on this blanket and add a touch of whimsy!!

The shape in the quilting world that was used for the original pieces was called the clam-shell. Seeing that replicating the clam-shell shape was going to be a bit of a challenge in crochet that I didn’t want to take on, I decided to create this project using all full circles and half circles.

Picking out my color palette was my second challenge as the template that I was working off of used many shades of printed fabric. How would I achieve a look similar without it looking too busy? I decided to stick with solids on all the shapes however; a variegated yarn might add some fun texture to this piece. Really anything goes!

After counting out all the pieces needed and arranging the color palette, it was a simple repeat project from there. Just crochet 49 full circles and 22 half circles. I made my original circles approximately six inches across, but feel free to make them larger for a more sizable piece. You can also use the same size circles, just multiply to make it larger if you are going for a bigger blanket. Like I said earlier, anything goes!

Below, find the video tutorial and written pattern for your convenience. I love how this turned out and it can be a darling accent hung on a wall in a nursery or child’s room or used as the quilt it was intended. Also, with a few minor adjustments and a little handy artistry, you could add a stalk of bamboo or change these pandas to emojis, puppies, kitties, silly monsters, or any other fun and whimsical character! Let your imagination run wild! Have fun and be sure to share your work here on Facebook when your project is complete!


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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.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 1100 Yards of yarn for this whole project.
-My blanket is 32 inches (82 cm) by 37 inches (94 cm)
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-Scroll down to see Materials Section for Color Numbers and See written pattern for how many of each Circle and Half Circle you will need.
-My suggestion would be to not use a dark tone behind the panda ears. As you can see, the ears don’t show up really well in front of the Soft Navy yarn. A brighter color may have been better in that location.
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

Here is the pattern I gained inspiration for this project.

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

Materials:
Color Number 1: Red Heart With Love Jadeite
Color Number 2: Red Heart Super Saver Delft Blue
Color Number 3: Red Heart Super Saver Carrot
Color Number 4: Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Color Number 5: Red Heart Super Saver Frosty Green
Color Number 6: Red Heart Super Saver White (Pandas!)
Color Number 7: Red Heart Super Saver Medium Thyme
Color Number 8: Red Heart Super Saver Pool
Color Number 9: Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy
Color Number 10: Red Heart Super Saver Gold
Color Number 11: Red Heart Super Saver Flamingo
Color Number 12: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe
Color Number 13: (Main Color) Red Heart Super Saver Turqua
Color Number 14: Red Heart Super Saver Black
Stitch Marker
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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

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

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

Color Number 1: Red Heart With Love Jadeite
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 2: Red Heart Super Saver Delft Blue
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 3: Red Heart Super Saver Carrot
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 4: Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Make 2 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 5: Red Heart Super Saver Frosty Green
Make 2 Full Circles and 2 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 6: Red Heart Super Saver White (Pandas!)
Make 7 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 7: Red Heart Super Saver Medium Thyme
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 8: Red Heart Super Saver Pool
Make 3 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 9: Red Heart Super Saver Soft Navy
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 10: Red Heart Super Saver Gold
Make 3 Full Circles in this color

Color Number 11: Red Heart Super Saver Flamingo
Make 3 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 12: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe
Make 2 Full Circles and 1 Half Circle in this color

Color Number 13: (Main Color) Red Heart Super Saver Turqua
Make 14 Full Circles and 10 Half Circles in this color

Color Number 14: Red Heart Super Saver Black
Use black for panda accessories

Full Circles:
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (10)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (20)
Rnd 3: [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 10 times, Sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (30)
Rnd 4: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first DC, Ch 2. (40)
Rnd 5: [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 10 times, Sl st to first DC. (50)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Half Circles:
Ch 3
Row 1: 5 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, ch2, turn. (5)
Row 2: 2 DC in each st across, ch 2, turn. (10)
Row 3: [2DC in next st, DC in next st] 5 times, ch 2, turn. (15)
Row 4: [2DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 5 times, ch 2, turn. (20)
Row 5: [2DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 5 times. (25)
Continue to SC around entire piece for a clean edge.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all your pieces together starting from the top down. Use the photo below as a layout guide. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Panda Features:
Ears: Make 14
With Black 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 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eye Patches: Make 14
With Black
Ch 4
Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, 2 SC in last ch, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: HDC in first 2 sts, Sl st in next st, HDC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in first 2 sts, sk sl st, SC in last 2 sts and continue to SC around entire piece.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on last row.

White part of eyes:
You can embroider a lot of the eyes, but the white part is:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Assembly step:
Sew panda ears and eyes to white panda circles
Embroider nose and mouth on each one.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.


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Border:
Using Black: SC around entire blanket putting 3 SC in corners.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Spike the T-Rex Dinosaur Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Spike the T-Rex Dinosaur Amigurumi

I often receive requests to do specific tutorials. My to-do list is always growing. Once in a while I get a suggestion that makes me stop everything and move that special request to the very top of my list. I was asked a short time ago to design and film a dinosaur for a little boy battling cancer. Since my videos have easy to follow instructions, a YARNutopia follower wanted to make one of their own to gift it to this special young man.

Spike the T-Rex Dinosaur is my latest amigurumi design that I hope is just the right creation to bring a smile to a sweet boy’s face and know that he has this fierce cuddly buddy to help him through a very tough time! Sending lots of love and good vibes out into the universe to all!
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this dinosaur:

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Pattern
:

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

Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pool
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil

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

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this dinosaur is 12 inches tall and 12 inches from front to back of tail
-Work in continuous rounds and in the Back Loop Only unless specified

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


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Pattern:

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

Head: With Spring Green, Work in BLO and continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 7-9: SC in each st around. (36)
Rnd 10: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 3 times, SC in last 18 sts. (39)
Rnd 11: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 3 times, SC in last 18 sts. (42)
Rnd 12:  [2SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 2 times, 2 SC in next st, Sl st in last 25 sts. (45)
Rnd 13: SC in 20 sts, Sl st in 25 sts. (45)
Rnd 14: Repeat Round 13
Rnds 15-18: SC in each st around. (45)
Rnd 19: SC in 32 sts, SC2TOG, SC in 11 sts. (44)
Rnd 20: SC in 20 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (38)
Rnd 21: SC in 20 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (32)
Rnd 22: SC in 20 sts, SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG. (30)
Rnd 23-24: SC in each st around.
Rnd 25: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Stuff the head
Rnd 26: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 27: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the head one last time.
Rnd 28: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC 1st and 4th St together to close hole. Fasten off, weave in end.

Body: With Spring Green, work in BLO and continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 9-20: SC in each st around. (48)
Rnd 21: SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts around. (47)
Rnd 22-26: Repeat Round 21 (You will be decreasing 1 st each round, so Round 22: 46 sts, Round 23: 45 sts, Round 24: 44 sts, Round 25: 43 sts, Round 26: 42 sts)
Rnd 27: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 28: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 29: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 30: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew body to head

Tail: With Spring Green, Work in BLO and continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts around.
Rnds 4-20: Repeat Round 3 until you have 24 sts. (Round 4: 8 sts, Round 5: 9 sts, Round 6: 10 sts and so on)
Rnd 21-22: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 23: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Stuff tail and sew it to body.

Spikes: Make 3 in Pool, Work in BLO and continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew spikes to top head.

Eyes: Make 2 With White, Work in Both Loops and in continuous Rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

With Black: Make 2
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew black pupil to white of eye, sew to dinosaur head.
Embroider nose, using video tutorial for visual instructions

Eyelids: With Spring Green, Make 2
Row 1: Ch 2, 3 SC in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in next, 1 SC in next, 2 SC in next, 1 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 4: SC in each st across. (9)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew eyelids right above eyes.

Arms: Make 2 with Pool, working in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Lightly stuff arms and sew to front of dinosaur

Legs: Make 2 with Pool working in BLO and continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-10: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Lightly Stuff Legs and sew to body, using photos as a visual guide.
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Caterpillar Lovey

Crochet Tutorial: Caterpillar Lovey

I’m going to “bug” you a little bit to tell you this blog is “crawling” with something new for your crochet hook! This cuddly Caterpillar Lovey project will provide an infant comfort and security! This silly, lovable little guy makes me smile every time I look at him and it’s sure to be a big hit with the lil’ ones!

Make it in as many colors as you’d like!! The possibilities are endless!!

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

 

**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.


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Materials:
***Click here to get the whole KIT!!***

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Orange
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil

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

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this Lovey is 18 inches but you can make yours as big as you’d like!


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

Pattern:

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

Lovey:
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 4th Ch from hook, [Ch 2, 3 DC in same CH] 3 times, ch 1, SC in beg. ch 3, Ch 2, Turn.
Rnd 2: DC in same corner sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around put 2 DC around SC from previous round to finish off beg. corner. Ch 1, SC in Ch 2, Ch 2, Turn.
Round 3-15: Repeat Round 2 Change colors after Round 13
See video tutorial for visual instructions
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Eyes:
With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Embroider Black Dots for the pupils

Antennae: Make 2
With Yellow
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Head:
With Glow Worm
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (30)
Rnd 9: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 10-11: SC in each st around. (36)
Assembly Step:
Sew on the antennae and the eyes
Continue crocheting the head
Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff Head
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Feet: Make 6
With Jade
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Body Circles:
Make 1 in Buff (4 Rounds)
Make 1 in Pumpkin (4 Rounds)
Make 1 in Spring Green (3 Rounds)
Make 1 in Yellow (2 Rounds)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st SC, ch 1. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around, Sl st to 1st SC, ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times, sl st to 1st SC, ch 1. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, Sl st to 1st SC. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Sew Body to Lovey and all the body pieces as well. Use the photos as a guide to sew on your pieces.

Enjoy!!

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YARNutopia 30 Day Photo Challenge

YARNutopia 30 Day Photo Challenge

On June 1st, 2017, YARNutopia will launch the summer season by beginning a 30 Day Photo Challenge and invite all crochet, knit, and yarn lovers to join in on this fun and exciting one month photography adventure.

On each day in June, you will find a daily topic that you, the audience, can use for inspiration. Be creative, think outside the box, there is no right or wrong answer!

Simply, take a photo pertaining to the daily topic and post it on Facebook in the comments section after I post my Photo of the Day, and then share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge.

You can participate on your own personal photo journey and share privately with your own friends and family or use our Facebook page or go to Instagram to post your photos and see what others are sharing as well!

This blog provides 30 inspirational guidelines as shown in our info-graphic. I will be posting my very own Photo of the Day to also help inspire you! This activity is a fun way to share our love of that yarn life in a new creative outlet!

This is NOT a competition so there’s NO PRESSURE to finish or participate. There’s NO PRIZE (other than the memories you’re going to make in this month of creativity!) There is NO OBLIGATION. Join in for one day or the entire month! This is purely for enjoyment and entertainment! There are NO RULES other than the *obvious* and it goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, inappropriate content will NOT be acknowledged and will be deleted. I am sure we won’t need to worry about that because this community is THE BEST.

This is just a way for our community to have a month of craft/yarn filled fun and share this fun in another creative way, through PHOTOS! One photo, each day, for 30 days of JUNE!

***Share this blog, join along, share your photos, hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge and lets challenge ourselves to get even more creative than we already are!***

So, to Recap:
• Bookmark this page (or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see the daily photo).
• Check YARNutopia.com each day in June or follow along on our social media accounts from June 1st to 30th for the daily topic.
• Complete the daily challenge (feel free to join in for a day, a few days, or the entire month) following our topic inspiration take a photo that is inspired by that day’s topic (we hope each day brings fun, happiness, and creativity to your day! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!).
• Post pictures of the day for everyone to see using the hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge

This 30 Day Photo Challenge is starting on June 1st, 2017. The theme of this 30 Day Challenge is all related to the yarn and crochet life. The topics cover a variety of inspirational

30 Day Challenge List

Day 1: Favorite Yarn

Post a photo your favorite skein of yarn, or your favorite yarn used in a project. Share the name of your favorite yarn!

Without a doubt, Red Heart Treasures has always been my favorite. Just looking at this photo makes me happy! Imagine how bummed I was to learn this is no longer available, but I have been on a search for a similar replacement. In the meantime, my last few skeins are waiting for the perfect project!!

Day 2: Can’t Live Without

A tool, yarn, or item you use or need every day.

This is my Crochet Survival Kit! How can we limit to just one thing? If I had to, it would be my H-5.00mm crochet hook, but in an ideal situation I would grab these essentials! What is your “Can’t Live Without” item? What would be in your “Crochet Survival Kit?”

Day 3: My Stash

Where you store and keep your yarn stash.

In truth, I have yarn stashed all over my house, but this honeycomb shelf unit is where most of my yarn has found a color-coded home. Haha! My rainbow collection!

Day 4: In My Bag

Take a photo of what is in your bag right now.

Presently, my bag is full of wedding preparation supplies including my wedding planner, my patterns notebook, and Aunt Lydia’s Thread for the flowers I am crocheting for my bouquets (future video tutorial) Oh, and my headphones!

Day 5: Current Project/WIP

Show a recent project or current work in progress.

My crochet flowers for my wedding are what’s on my hook at the moment. I have a little more than 9 months to crochet all the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and centerpiece flowers. And YES, I plan on doing some video tutorials along the way. My bridal palette is jewel tones. All the flowers are a reflection of those colors! I’m excited to share this part of my journey with you!

Day 6: The First Letter of Your First Name

Photograph something related to your craft that starts with the first letter of **your** first name. In my case, something starting with the letter N for Nadia.

For me, it’s the letter N. Here are my pattern NOTES full of my stitch NUMBERS!! The latter N was hard to find words related to crochet! Anyone else have luck with the first letter of YOUR name??

Day 7: In the Home

Show something in your home associated with crochet/knit: an afghan over a chair, a blanket on a bed, your yarn pile next to a chair or anything that shows your work at home. The possibilities are endless!

This is my studio space. Here is where all the crochet magic happens. If I’m not curled up crocheting on my couch, this is where you will find me in my home.

Day 8: In the Moment

Take a photo of a moment in your day that crochet is involved. Examples: Crocheting or knitting outside, having coffee while enjoying your craft, your pet tangled in yarn, just a moment captured.

Selfie time!!!! This is me right now working on a new project! Hello from Wisconsin!

Day 9: Something Old

An older item you made, or an antique piece passed on from generations, something you’ve had for years.

I found a stack of vintage crochet books at a thrift sale for 25 cents each. I seriously squealed with delight, did a happy dance, and grabbed an entire stack! It felt like I discovered gold! #crochetgold

Day 10: Something New

A new item you just bought or inherited, a new tool, new yarn, anything brand new you want to share.

This delightful Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombré yarn is just waiting for me to sink my hook into it! I’m loving this new yarn! #yarnpyramid

Day 11: Favorite Hook/Needles

A photo of your go-to hook or needle, a favorite hook or set of needles that you find yourself always reaching for.

My favorite crochet hook is this great ergonomic hook made by the Etsy Shop WoodBeFancy. I have arthritic hands, and it helps to have a thick handle to grip. It relieves my hand stress. This gives me longer crocheting times and less stiffness when I take a break and uncurl my fingers. Find the same hook here.

Day 12: Variegated

Variegated yarn that you love, a piece made from variegated yarn, anything that is associated that has gradual or sharp color changes.

Variegated meaning: Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; variety.

A while ago, I purchased this Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn in the color Winery, and while driving home, I saw the sky just before sunset. The changes in the colorway of this beautiful yarn had the same streaks of color variation as the sky! I thought it was pretty remarkable, so I took this side by side shot.

Day 13: Wearable

Something wearable you made, want to make, someone has made for you. If you share someone else’s pattern or photo, be sure to credit the designer!

I’m having a lazy start to my Tuesday morning. Feet up, chai in my mug, yarn on my hook, and my Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers keeping me comfy. Follow this link to find these slippers on my blog.

Day 14: Amigurumi

A stuffed amigurumi toy you made, want to make or someone has made for you. If you share someone else’s pattern or photo, be sure to credit the designer!

Summer is here in the USA and Shenanigans wastes no time to find his way to the pool! This old photo is a perfect reminder to kick back and seize the day! #carpediem Many have asked about this sheep amigurumi. You can find the written pattern here designed by Harugurumi.

Day 15: Favorite Color

Your favorite color of yarn, or a crocheted/knit item made in your favorite color.

Green. Need I say more? I just love the variations in this color. It’s very refreshing!

Day 16: My Happy Place

Somewhere you love to crochet or knit. Examples: In the car on a long ride, in a favorite chair or bed, on your porch, in your backyard, at a park. Anywhere you love to zone out and enjoy your craft.

My Happy Place is being surrounded by Yarn! Yesterday I stopped by the warehouse sale at Herrschners Retail Store for some deals, and I was overcome by delight!! I want ALL THE YARN! Not much can make me this giddy, but the words Yarn and Sale combined in one fantastic place can pretty much guarantee to make me happy!!

Day 17: Scraps

Share a picture of your scrap yarn. What do you do with your scraps? Where do your scraps end up? Share scraps that turn up in unexpected places.

Found all over the house. On tables, on the floor, in the car, and even embedded in my cheek when I doze off working on a project. Where do you keep/find your scraps?

Day 18: Hands

Share a photo of your hands involved in your craft, holding your hook or project.

Happiness is handmade. Our hands create the things we once thought impossible by bringing our yarn and hook together.

Day 19: Texture

Share a close-up photo of stitches and their texture. Zoom in and show a neat close-up of a project, a fun stitch, anything showcasing different texture.

I love playing with yarn to create the richest textures. I love the look of this Woven Stitch pattern. It begs you to reach out and touch it! This is a close-up photo of the Woven Dreams Baby Blanket. Find the full photo here

Day 20: Black and White

Anything you want to share related to our craft in black and white.

Candid Crochet Moment. A typical rainy day. You will find me in pajamas curled up on the couch, hook in hand, working on my next new thing. This is my world. #reallife #candidcrochetmoments

Day 21: Stitches

Show your project and name the stitches you are working on.

Here’s an array of stitches on a past project. Using an eclectic mix of colors and a blend of crochet artistry, you can create this fantastic project! The stitches include Single Crochet (SC), Half Double Crochet (HDC), Double Crochet (DC), and Criss-Cross stitches! Like what you see? Find the free written pattern and video tutorial here.

Day 22: Motivates Me

What gets you motivated? Music? a TV show? A sunny day? comfy clothes? a cup of coffee or tea? a day off? crochet with a friend? Showcase your motivation in a creative photo!

I love Pinterest! I love all the ideas and inspiration I can find all in one place! This website is filled with motivation!

Day 23: Where I Stand

When you sit down to crochet, what does your crochet “spot” look like? Take a photo of where you stand and what your point of view is.

This is my point of view. I’m in the studio right now. Staring down at our next new project. This one has me going “in circles!”

Day 24: Lines

Share a photo of anything that has lines. Lines at the craft store, the yarn aisle and shelves of yarn lined up, lines in a crochet/knit pattern.

Yarn Lines! Everything about this photo makes me happy! The shelves and shelves of yarn LINED up so neatly in rows have me feeling like a kid in a candy store the moment this sight greets my eyes ANDDD that line on my face turns into a big bright smile!!

Day 25: Make it Bright

Bright colored fibers, bright colored project, bright colored yarn bag, a bright sunny day to crochet or knit, a bright idea!

Nothing is brighter than the sun! This is part of a great pattern I found on Ravelry. I hope this brings a ray of sunshine to your day and brightens it right up!

Day 26: Words to Live By

A funny meme, a great quote, a piece of advice from someone,a graphic tee-shirt or yarn bag, a sale sign at the yarn shop

This passage has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life.

Day 27: Soft

A soft item, yarn, a plushie, a stuffed toy, a baby, a pet, anything soft and cuddly.

Fresh soft, warm blankets straight from the dryer are the bed of choice for our pup Reub today. I guess that afghan will get another washing after Reuben’s nap.

Day 28: Pastel

Soft pastel yarn, a pastel project, crochet at sunset with pastel sky, anything pastel!

I discovered this morning that I don’t have a lot of pastel yarn in my stash. I did have these 2 past projects that I’ve used pastel Soft Essentials yarn in Minty, Jungle Stripes, Purple Reign and Sugar Plum.

Find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Woven Dreams Baby Blanket here.
Find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket here.

Day 29: My Wish List

Showcase the item you WISH you had. Find a photo of it and share it. Examples: A dream craft room, a book, a hook, a bag, a ball of yarn.

My Wish List is to have a dream craft room. Nate and I are buying a house soon! I will have my own space to create my wish come true! I have a blank canvas to design the perfect work space. Here are a few photos that inspire me!

Day 30: Love Is…

Share something that that describes how much you LOVE your craft.

Love is…
doing what you love, with who you love, using tools you love, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Thank you for sharing in this 30 Day Challenge. I enjoyed all the participation across social media! Thank you for all the love and support you always show. Being able to do this brings so much joy to my heart!

Crochet Tutorial: Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt

Crochet Tutorial: Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt

Designing and deciding on a new pattern is always a challenge. The process begins by choosing something that may be a need such as a gift or something that inspires me in the moment, whether it be for a baby, the home, a wearable, or any other pursuit, I look for motivation from many sources. The inspiration for this Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt came from a quilt pattern that showed up in the News Feed on Facebook of a friend who loves quilting!

The patchwork squares of fabric pieced together, each having a different design, was the basis for this latest project. I asked myself how could I create this same variety in crochet? Creating nine different patches in different stitching and colors provided me with the distinction between these pieces. I put them together like a mosaic giving this crochet quilt the look I was going for.


I used several bold colors, a mixture of different stitches, and a variety of different quadrilateral shapes, to comprise my Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt. This bold and fun piece is sure to add a burst of color to any nursery! Change your colors to match your decor! So much sensory texture in this quilt will provide any wee one loads of comfort!

My biggest obstacle was making sure the measurement of each piece fit within the confines of a re