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Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

Crochet Tutorial: The Panda Clutch Purse

I don’t have sisters but a group of best girlfriends who are my “sistys.” These ladies and I have made the panda our honorary group mascot. I’m not sure how that came about, but it has now become our thing. This Panda Clutch Purse design is dedicated to my sistys who are all over the globe from Comoros Africa, to Virginia, to Germany, to Wisconsin. I have been thinking about them and missing them so much lately. I am inspired everyday by these special ladies that are out changing the world. To my Panda, Panda, Panda crew, this one’s for you!

For those of you who are fans of pandas and all things related to pandas, this is a great project!
Did you know that pandas are a symbol of peace? In writing this blog, I looked up a few fun facts and came across this interesting blog if you want to learn more! 

Check out this funny clip of me as a panda in a tree! Thanks to Snapchat! LOL

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Panda Bag:


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

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


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

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Green
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Buttons

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 bag!

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 bag is 10 inches wide and 7 inches deep, but you can make this as big as you want.


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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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Bag:
Ch 31
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 2-70: SC in each St across, ch 1, turn. (30)
Row 71: SC in 13 sts, Ch 3, sk 4 sts, SC in last 13 sts.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Fold rectangle in 3 and sew up the two sides. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew button on bag.

Eyes:
With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)
Rnd 3: Ch up 2 (Counts as HDC), HDC in same st, 2 HDC in next st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With White: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

With Black: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew a fleck of white in the pupil

Assembly Step:
Sew eyes together and sew to bag (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Embroider Mouth under button on bag using black yarn

Ears: Make 2
With Black
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: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew Ears to bag

Cheeks:
With Pink: Make 2
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12)

Leaves:
With Green: Make 2
Ch 7
Rnd 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last, ch 2 (work on opposite side of foundation ch), SC in same st as last st, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Handle:
FDC 35
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Sew leaves behind ear, Sew handle to bag.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the 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.
The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

 


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Earth Day: Using Plarn to Make a Market Bag

Earth Day: Using Plarn to Make a Market Bag

“Plarn is short for “plastic yarn.” Plarn is made by cutting plastic grocery bags into strips, which are then strung together into a single long strand. You can use plarn instead of regular yarn to crochet sturdy, reusable tote bags, purses, doormats, and more.” ~Plastic Bag Crafts

We all collect bags from various shopping centers. If you don’t have an option for paper bags at your local stores or if you don’t carry-in your personal market bags, you end up stock-piling a collection of plastic bags that can one day end up in our landfills. BOOOO!! We don’t want that!!! So, what do we do with this accumulation? Well, I’ve got a solution! I did an experiment to make my own reusable market bag recycling about 35 plastic bags.

Once you determine what you plan to make, and you have accumulated a significant amount of plastic, the biggest “chore” of this entire project is cutting the strips to make the plarn. In this case, I use the term “chore” lightly. This literally takes little to no time, but I find it to be the one thing most people complain about.


I followed the instructions in this link to make my plarn. This information is very helpful in helping you create the amount of plarn needed for your project!

Once my plarn was cut, I rolled each bag up into a ball of plarn! I used a variety of Target bags and some gray grocery bags. I used a J-6.00mm crochet hook and a single crochet method to make this bag.

These are very easy to make and end up being very durable! There are various tutorials online to show you how to make your own! Then, you’re all set to use your new bag the next time you go to the market! I gave this one to my sister-in-law and she uses it ever summer at the farmers market! Use this idea on a smaller scale to make your own lunch bag or for other creative ideas using plarn! Enjoy!!


Have you tried this technique before? Share what you’ve made with plarn in the comments section!!
~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Shark Bag

Get ready to sink your crochet hooks into this “fin-tastic” Shark Bag! Grab your flip flops, sunscreen, and a beach towel and go straight to the nearest beach with this fun aquatic accessory! Perfect for kids of all ages, especially the young at heart! Do you know the perfect person who would love this tote? Share this with them! It is “JAWsome”!



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

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

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

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

Red Heart Yarns With Love in Pewter (less than 300 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black (Less than 10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (Less than 20 yards)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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 bag!


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 350 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 round 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 bag are 20 Inches long (50cm), and 10 inches (25cm) for just the bag portion

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.

Body of Bag:

With Gray, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 36
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (36)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 6 times. (60)
Rnds 6-32: SC in each st around until the bag is as long as you want it to be. (I stopped at 10 inches)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Attach White to any st on round 32
Row 33: *Ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, sk 2 sts on round 32, Sl st in next st, repeat from * until you have as many teeth as you want. (stopped at 9 teeth) Sl st to next st, fasten off, weave in ends.

Tail: With Gray
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around to create ring. (30)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 5-11: SC in each st around until the tail is as long as you want it to be.
Fasten off with long tail.
Assembly step: Sew tail closed and sew to the inside of the bottom of the bag. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Eye: With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.
Add a fleck of white in the eye for detail.
Sew to bag.

Belly of Shark:
With White
Ch 11
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Rows 3-7: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 8: SC in 7 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Rows 9-13: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 14: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Rows 15-23: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn. (7)
Row 24: SC in 5 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Rows 25-31: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 32: SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (5)
Rows 33-35: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 36: SC in 3 sts, SC2TOG. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to shark body. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Top fin: Make 2 with Gray
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2SC in last st, turn. (6)
Row 3: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, 2DC in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 4: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (16)
Row 5: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (20)
Row 6: Ch up 2 (counts as st), DC in same st, *DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew the front and back pieces together and then sew them to the shark. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Pocket: With Gray
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 10: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 12: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Continue to SC around whole piece. Fasten off.
Sew to shark side. Use photos as guide. Make sure the pocket is functional (don’t sew up the top side of the pocket)

Gills:
With Black Make 3
Ch 11, fasten off with long tail.
Sew to shark.

Straps:  Make 2
Start with long tail for sewing
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-40: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 41: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6) Fasten off with tail for sewing.
Sew to inside of bag.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Volcano Bag

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

volcanobag2
volcanobag

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

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Mushroom
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red

-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I use in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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.
-Make more rounds to make this taller
-Make more chains on your foundation chain to make your bag wider
-I cut out a felt heart and sewed it on with black yarn for an extra embellishment.

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.
Bag:
Ch 35
Work in **FRONT LOOPS ONLY FOR THE WHOLE BAG**
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, 3 SC in last ch, Work on opposite side of foundation ch, SC across, put 2 SC in last st.
Work in continuous rounds
Rnds 2-30: SC in each st around.
Change Color
Rnds 31-34: SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Drips of lava:
Sl st to front loop of any st on Round 31
Sl st in 3 sts, Ch 22
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in last 2 chs,

Sl st in next 10 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 10
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 5 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 18
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next 4 chs, DC in next 2 chs, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 10 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
HDC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 4 chs,

Sl st in next 5 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 14
SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 4 chs, SC in next ch,

Sl st in next 8 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 15
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next, SC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, DC in next 3 chs, HDC in next ch

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 8
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next DC in next HDC in next, SC in last 3 chs

Sl st in next 3 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 13
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,

Sl st in next 6 sts on round 31 of bag
Ch 11
SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next, HDC in next 3 chs,
Sl st in last sts to beginning.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing,
Sew all lava drips down to bag. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Strap:
Ch 100, weave through round 32 of bag.
Sl st to 1st ch, fasten off, weave in all ends.
Cinch top closed.
Add Felted Heart applique (optional)

Enjoy!!

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12 Days of Christmas

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

1. Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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2. Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

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3. Rustic Evergreen Ornament

evergreenornament2

 

4. Holly-Days Booties

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5. Winter Snowman Coasters

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6. Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

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7. Shred the Slopes Hat

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8. Freestyle Fingerless Gloves 

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9. Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

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10. On the Fringe Cushion

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11. Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

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12. Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppin’ Petals Purse

A couple of my favorite vices are handbags and shoes. I love a good bag! A nice tote that I can carry around with style! I can’t begin to tell you how many things I carry around in my purse! With that in mind, I decided to create a handbag with space and functionality in mind. Using a bit of creative ingenuity, I incorporated some thrifted macrame hoops and some old cable wire to help make this beautiful design and give it a unique shape.

For my prototype, I created it using Red Heart Yarn that I happened to pick up on a sale, but my recommendation would be to use a COTTON YARN or a cotton blend yarn. It’s not wrong to use any kind of yarn, you can make this any way you like, but for sturdiness and durability, a cotton yarn may work better in this project.

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I added some fun embellishments, floral details on each end of the purse sides, a cute little tassel, as well as a wooden button for closure.

Feel free to modify this to your liking with your own personal touches. Keep in mind, the size of this bag can be changed, and I have all that information in the Notes section below.

This would make an amazing yarn bag! In fact, this bag perfectly accommodates a One Pound skein of yarn with ease (Tested and Approved!).

A smaller version of this bag would be a cute makeup or accessory bag! Have fun with your creativity!! Share your photos when you’re finished on the Facebook page here!

PoppinPetals

To learn how to make your fashionable bag by following along with this video tutorial:

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

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

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

-Approximately 600 yards of yarn. (You can use any cotton or polyester yarn) I used Red Heart Super Saver Accents in Coral
-Wooden Button, find the shop I bought mine at here.
G/6-4.25 Crochet Hook
Stitch Markers (I used extra strands of yarn to mark my stitches)
-Yarn Needle
Scissors
Cord, Rope, or Wire (optional)
2 Macrame Rings (optional)

NOTES:
-This pattern is made with separate pieces and is seamed with crochet and sewing
-The video tutorial demonstrates a purse that is approximately 12 inches, but if you do more chains you can make this bigger. The video tutorial shares how to make this wider.
-To make this longer, just repeat rows 2-5 as many times as you want for the body of the purse.
-To make side rings with the flowers bigger, follow the math for the increases to make it bigger. If you need it to be smaller, stop increasing at any point.
-This took me about 2 days to make, but you could make this in one day if you work on it constantly.
-You can use any type of cotton or cotton blend yarn to achieve this style.

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
Popcorn: 5 dc in same st, remove hook from loop, place hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, and pull through tightly. Popcorn made.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, place hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook and pull through tightly. Beg. Popcorn made.

Pattern:

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

Flower Side: Make 2

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning sc. (7)
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, sl st to beginning sc. (14)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *4 DC in next st, sl st in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch 1 (7 petals)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, * Sl st in center back of next petal, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 3 sp, 6DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, * Sl st in next sp, 6 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, repeat from * around. (7 petals)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st into center back of next petal, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 ch sps)
Rnd 7: Sl st into ch 4 sp, 7 DC in same sp, sl st in same sp, *sl st into next sp, 7 dc in same sp, sl st into same sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sl st. (7 petals)
Fasten off, weave in ends
Back of flower:
Rnd 8: Attach yarn on backside of flower around a sl st from rnd 4, ch 4, *sl st around next sl st from rnd 4, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning ch. (7 ch sps) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 sc in each sp around, do not attach to beginning. Place stitch marker and work in continuous rounds from here on out. (21)
Rnd 10: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 11: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnd 12: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts] 7 times. (42)
Rnd 13: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts] 7 times. (49)
Rnd 14: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts] 7 times. (56)
Rnd 15: [2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7 sts] 7 times. (63)
Rnd 16: If you are using a macrame ring, attach this working a single crochet around the ring in each st around (see video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends
If you are not using a ring, omit working round 16 and just fasten off.

If you want your petals to be flatter on your piece, you can sew around it, (see how I show it in the video tutorial)

Body of purse: Make 2
Ch 36 (Or ch any multiple of 5+1, so I chained 35+1=36)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (35 sc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), Beg. Popcorn in same st, *DC in next st, Popcorn in next, repeat from * across, ending w/ Popcorn, turn.
Row 3: SC across (see video tutorial on where to sc) (35 sc)
Row 4: Ch3, turn, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next st, repeat from *, across, ending with DC in last st, ch 1, turn
Row 5: Repeat row 3
Row 6-25: Repeat rows 2-5 or keep repeating until you are satisfied with the length then go onto the pattern for row 26.
Row 26-30: Repeat row 3.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Handles: Make 2
Using cord/Rope, or anything you can work around (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Ch 5,
bring around to beginning and sc in 1st ch and in each ch around. Work in continuous spiral.
Rnd 2-36 (or however long you want to make it): Sc in each st around.
Fasten off when your handle is long enough.

Sew all your pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
When sewing the bottom seam, you can add a cord to keep your piece straight so it doesn’t get wonky.
I think watching the video for all the sewing will help greatly in creating your piece.

Tassel:
Watch video tutorial or add any embellishment you like to attach to the handle for a pretty finish

Button:
Add button to center front, crochet loop by attaching yarn to back of purse, chain 10, sl st to the next st, and fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

Crochet Tutorial: No-Sew Market Bag with Crocheted Edge

The internet is flooded with ways to “go green” and help the environment. Whenever there is a way to help our great planet, I am a big fan of doing what I can! I have run across many how-to videos on ways to convert a t-shirt into a tote bag.

As a huge advocate for the four R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose I will show step by step in this photo blog with an accompanying video, a detailed way on how you can do all four in one great project and add in a bit of crochet magic to make this project even more amazing!! We will be Recycling  an old t-shirt and Re-purposing it into a market bag, thus Reducing the amount of plastic bags that go into the landfills. ANDDD, you can Reuse it over and over! Help the environment and look stylish while doing it! It’s a win/win!

Market Bag
Materials you will need:
Tee shirt, Yarn, Crochet Hook, Ruler, Sharpie, Cardboard, Scissors, Rotary Cutter (skip stitch blade), Yarn Needle

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Lay your tee shirt out flat

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Draw lines around the neckline and the sleeves to cut

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Market Bag 2
Cut those lines (Cutting off sleeves and neckline)

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Turn your shirt inside out and grab your ruler

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Draw 3 inch lines 1 inch apart all along the bottom

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Cut along those lines (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

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Tie those strips into knots

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The bottom will “bunch up,” do not stretch it out. Tie some more knots to reinforce the bottom

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The next step is optional as you can crochet around the handles.
Get your skip-stitch blade and run it along the edges to create holes.
You can get your own skip stitch blade here

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Single crochet around everything.
See video tutorial to learn how to do this part.

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Voilà!! Your bag is done! Enjoy!

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Take it shopping! Go Green!

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Use it as a market bag, diaper bag, or a book bag.
The uses for this awesome project are endless!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your own:

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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“A society is defined not only by what it creates but also by what it refuses to destroy.” ~John C. Sawhill

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Trick-or-Treat Bag

This is a very easily adaptable pattern that can be transformed into many items besides the trick or treat bag that I originally am making this bag for. It can be made into a tote bag, a handbag, purse, laptop case, iPad case. You can add a drawstring by weaving it through the top of this bag and omitting the handles. There are SO many ideas in one pattern!

Another fun idea with this pattern is to use the base bag and change up the embellishments and colors to make all kinds of neat Halloween fun trick-or-treat bags that will stand out and last for years to come!

Trick or Treat Bag

Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make your own bag today!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” ~Unknown

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Desert Sunset Tote Bag

Summer is here and I needed a bag to take with me to the farmers market to hold all my goodies! I stumbled upon this lovely bag designed by Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream This bag can be used in so many different ways! Take it to the beach, use it as a purse, use it as a book bag if you’re a student, use it as a project bag and take it wherever you go to continue your crochet projects!

I used different colors than the pattern calls for, so you can use my color choices, you could stick to the original written pattern color scheme, or you can make up your own color scheme! Make it one solid color if you’d like! The creativity possibilities are endless!

Here is the video tutorial on how to make this tote bag.

Here is my color scheme row by row:

1. White            16. Red            31. Green

2. Red               17. Purple        32. Orange

3. Blue              18. White        33. White

4. White           19. Blue

5. Orange         20. Orange

6. White           21. Red

7. Green           22. White

8. Purple         23. Green

9. White          24. White

10. Yellow       25. Purple

11. White         26. Orange

12. Green        27. Blue

13. Blue           28. Yellow

14. Orange      29. Red

15. White        30. White

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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~Nadia