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Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

Wedding Plans: 8 Weeks Left

There are eight weeks left before our wedding, and this week the invitations were sent! I will be waiting for the RSVPs to come in and will be busy crocheting the color coded “meal flowers” immediately.
My colors are all jewel tones – an amethyst purple, dark sapphire blue, and an emerald/teal green and of course gold. Each flower indicates a coordinating meal and will be attached to each escort card.


Our reception will be a plated dinner and our selections are the following:

Chicken Option:
(Nadia’s Favorite Food)
Chicken (Murgh) Makhani
A Pakistani dish consisting of a spiced curry mixture of cream, tomato, and butter,
blended together with full flavored roasted boneless chicken pieces served with Basmati rice.

Beef/Seafood Option:
(Nate’s Favorite Food)
Steak/Salmon
6 oz. center cut sirloin steak with king salmon, paired with house whipped Yukon gold potatoes and fresh garlic hericot vert

Vegetarian Option:
(Combined Favorite)
Classic Pesto Linguini
Linguini in light pesto cream with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, onions, and shaved parmesan served with garlic toast

For all kids, we will be serving signature Mac & Cheese.

Before planning a wedding, one never realizes the details that go into coordinating such an event!

Since we are having a Pakistani/Irish fusion wedding held on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there are fun details from both of our cultures being incorporated into our special day.

My Mehndi is being held a day before our wedding and this event is a fun day for the ladies.  The Henna Ceremony, or the Rasm-e-henna ceremony, typically takes place one or two days prior to the main wedding day. Mehndi is a form of body art from Ancient India, in which decorative designs are created on a person’s body, using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. The henna is symbolically placed on the bride’s hands and feet by a professional mehndi artist. The designs are very intricate. Often hidden within the mehndi pattern the name or initials of the groom are applied. In Pakistan, the Mehndi is often one of the most important pre-wedding ceremonies. This ritual is supposed to bring good luck and longevity to the bride’s married life.


The wedding day will all be held at the same place with our ceremony being held in one part of the venue and reception and dinner in the banquet room.

The Walima (Groom’s Reception) is a meal that is held the day after the wedding. It is a feast of traditional Pakistani foods. It is at this ceremony that the bride and groom are formally and publicly showcased as a married couple.

Thankfully we are able to do much of the wedding DIY ourselves. My mom and I have been on the go for the past week, (well since I got engaged, but more so in the past week!) and we have been able to check a lot off the to-do list. We are definitely do-ers and planners! Nate has been sooo incredibly helpful as well, and of course, my dad weighs in to share ideas about the Pakistani parts of our wedding.

We met with our amazing DJ and planned out the music for the best dance party!

I may have mentioned in an earlier blog post that I plan to make all my flowers myself. I have been working on all the flowers for the bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, and centerpieces.


We started to put together an arrangement this past weekend to come up with how to incorporate the crochet flowers into our centerpieces. This was just a rough start, but we are loving how they look against the Lemon Leaf greenery. I have gotten a good start on the flowers and have about 150-175 left to crochet aside from those tiny meal flowers which I will know more when those RSVPs come in.


I crocheted my girls the Wrapped In Jewels Shawl which I will be gifting to them at our Rehearsal dinner. I shared those with you at the end of last year, and I was able to cross that off my list. I also have the Henna Inspired Mandalas that I crocheted and hope to somehow incorporate those into the weekend but not sure where.

Details, details, details!! I love the creative parts of the planning, but the logistics are giving me a touch of worry trying to keep everything straight and organized. So far, it is all coming together very well. My excitement is growing by the day! More updates to come!! Thank you for joining me on this journey!!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Wrapped in Jewels Shawl

Crochet Tutorial: Wrapped in Jewels Shawl

My wedding is in March 2018!! I chose regal jewel tone colors for my bridesmaids. Each one of my girls will be gifted my Wrapped In Jewels Shawl accented with pearlized beads and created in their coordinate colors! This beautiful ombre shawl uses Red Heart Super Saver Ombre to create this elegant and striking gradient color. Getting married in Wisconsin in March means those temps are still going to be a bit chilly! My girls standing by my side will be wrapped in a warm hug on my wedding day and beyond. This is a great gift for anyone.

Grab your hooks and this beautiful ombre yarn and get yours started today! Don’t have this yarn? This lovely shawl would look amazing in any color. Imagine ivory as another bridal alternative or match your bridesmaids in a different tone. This is one piece you cannot go wrong with!

 

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


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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Ombre Yarn in Anemone (I made 3 other shawls using the colors: Purple, Deep Teal, and True Blue)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Sewing Needles
Transparent Thread
Darice Beads
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors


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NOTES:
-This is worked from the top down
-The measurements are: approx. 50 inches across and about 34 inches long. You can make this bigger or smaller if you want since it is a repeat pattern.
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.
-I used approximately 950 yards of yarn for this project. (2 skeins of the Ombre yarn)
-If you want to make this shawl larger, you would do Rows 1-46 and then repeat Rows 26-46 and then go onto row 47-50 for the border.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPSC: Front Post Single Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

Pattern:

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), [4DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in ring, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)

Row 2: 2 DC in 1st st, [SK next st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st working around DC] 2 times, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [SK next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st working around DC] 2 times, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (16 sts)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, FPSC in each st until ch 2 sp, [2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, FPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (22 sts)

Row 4: 2 DC in first st, *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to ** until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)

Row 5: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (36 sts)

Row 7: Repeat Row 4. (44 sts)

Row 8: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st until ch 2 sp, [2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, SC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (50 sts)

Row 9: 1 DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, turn. (54 sts)

Row 10: Ch 3, Star stitch 13 times, skip next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp (see video tutorial on how to start this stitch), Star stitch 13 times, HDC in last st, ch 2, turn. (30 sts)

Row 11: SC in first st, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 13 star stitches, SC in next 2 sts, [2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 13 star stitches, turn. (60 sts)

Row 12: Ch 3, Star stitch 15 times, skip next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp (see video tutorial on how to start this stitch), Star stitch 14 times, HDC in last st, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Row 13: 2 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 14 star stitches, SC in next 2 sts, [2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in each “eye” of each 15 star stitches, ch 1, turn. (68 sts)

Row 14: 2 DC in first st, DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in each st to last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (74 sts)

Row 15:  2 SC in 1st st, FPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, FPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (80 sts)

Row 16: 2 DC in 1st st, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (46 sts)

Row 17: 2 DC in first 2 sts,  [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, 2 DC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Row 18: 2 DC in 1st st, Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st, Ch 1, Sk next DC and Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk ch sp and 4th from last st, DC in next, Ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (52 sts)

Row 19:  2 DC in first 2 sts,  [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 2 sts, ch 1, 2 DC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (58 sts)

Row 20: 2 DC in 1st st, Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st, Ch 1, Sk next DC and Ch 1 sp, DC in next st, [Ch 1, Skip ch sp, DC in next st] until ch 2 sp, ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, [Ch 1, Skip 1 st, DC in next st] until last 4 sts, ch 1, sk ch sp and 4th from last st, DC in next, Ch 1, sk 1, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (58 sts)

Row 21: 2 DC in first st, DC in each ch 1 sp and in each DC st until ch 2 sp, [2 DC ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, DC in each ch 1 sp and in each DC st until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (116 sts)

Row 22: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (122 sts)

Row 23: 2 DC in first st, *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to ** until last st, 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn. (128 sts)

Row 24: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (132 sts)

Row 25: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (136 sts)

Row 26: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (140 sts)

Row 27: *SK next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working around DC,** repeat from * until ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp, repeat from * to **, ch 1, turn. (144 sts)

Row 28: 2 SC in 1st st, BPSC on each st until ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, BPSC in each st until last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (150 sts)

Row 29: Repeat Row 10 (See video tutorial to start this row). (78 sts)

Row 30: Repeat Row 11. (156 sts)

Row 31: Repeat Row 12. (82 sts)

Row 32: Repeat Row 13. (164 sts)

Row 33: Repeat Row 14. (170 sts)

Row 34: Repeat Row 22. (176 sts)

Row 35: Repeat Row 16. (94 sts)

Row 36: Repeat Row 17. (100 sts)

Row 37: Repeat Row 18. (100 sts)

Row 38: Repeat Row 19. (106 sts)

Row 39: Repeat Row 20. (106 sts)

Row 40: Repeat Row 21. (212 sts)

Row 41: Repeat Row 3. (218 sts)

Row 42: Repeat Row 23. (224 sts)

Row 43: Repeat Row 24. (228 sts)

Row 44: Repeat Row 25. (232 sts)

Row 45: Repeat Row 26. (236 sts)

Row 46: Repeat Row 27. (240 sts)

Row 47: 2 DC in first st, 1 DC in each st across putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in ch 2 sp and 2 DC in last st, ch 1, turn.

Row 48: Repeat Row 47, continue to DC on long edge of shawl as well to clean up the edge. (See video tutorial for visual instructions) sl st to first DC.
Note: I did SC along the edge closer to the center rows because there was a curve so I tried to straighten out this long edge of the shawl. (I show how I did this in the video tutorial)

Border:
Rnd 49: Ch 1, HDC in 1st st, [CH 1, sk 1 st, HDC in next] until ch 2 sp, [2 HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in ch 2 sp, [CH 1, sk 1 st, HDC in next] until end, continue to HDC across the long edge, sl st to first HDC.

Rnd 50: Sl st in first Ch 1 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *[3DC, Picot, 3DC] in next ch 1 sp, SC in next 2 ch 1 sps,** repeat from * until point ch 2 sp, (see video tutorial if you only have 1 space to SC into instead of 2 sps before the point)  SC in ch sp before the point, [3 DC, Picot, 3 DC] in point ch sp, SC in next ch sp,repeat from * to ** until end.
(See video tutorial if this is a little confusing)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Sew beads into shawl using transparent thread and beads.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on sewing beads to shawl.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Summer Shawl

It’s that time of the year when those summer days can turn into cool summer nights and you need that perfect wrap just to cut that chill while you’re sitting around a fire or taking a walk along the beach. Why not create this shawl that would be beautiful and the perfect accessory to any outfit. It would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a gift you could make for your bridesmaids, or a hit for anyone on your gift list, any time of the year!

I used this ombre yarn by Lion Brand Yarns Shawl in a Ball in the color Community Coral. I fell in love with the feel and look of this textile! I designed a simple repeat pattern making this a quick, easy, yet stunning wrap in less than two days. Perfect for a cool evening to wear over a sundress or top. The versatility of this piece allows for several ways to wear!

Summer Shawl
This summer shawl is perfect for cooler nights, chilly mornings, and anytime you need to be wrapped in a bit of warmth. Shown below is the front view with it tied.

Summer Shawl
Summer Shawl
You can wear it as a sarong to the beach!

Summer Shawl
Summer Shawl
Why not wrap it in different ways for a variety of looks! Below I am wearing it as a neck scarf.

Summer Shawl

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

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

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Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in color Community Coral (518 Yards)
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This is worked from the top down
-The measurements are: approx. 50 inches across and about 25 inches long. You can make this bigger or smaller if you want since it is a repeat pattern.
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
Cluster: YO, Insert hook in st, YO pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook back into st, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops, YO pull through 4 loops. Cluster made.

Pattern:
Ch 5, sl st to first ch to form a ring

Row 1: Ch 4, (Counts as TC), [4TR, Ch 3, 5 TR] in ring, turn. (10 TR)

Row 2: Ch 3, (counts as DC), 2 DC in same st as ch up 3, DC in each st until you get to the ch 3 sp, 5 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in each of the next sts until you get to the last st, 3 DC in last st, turn. (19 DC)

Row 3: Ch 4, 2 TC in same st as ch up 4, *ch 1, sk next st, TC in next st, repeat from * until you get to the middle st of the 5 dc group in center. (TR, ch 3, TR) in middle st, [TR, ch 1, sk next st] repeat until last st. 3 TR in last st. (16 TR)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2. (33 DC)

Row 5: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st as ch up 3, [ch 1, sk next st, cluster st in next st] repeat until you get to the middle st of the 5 dc group in center, ch 1, [TR, ch 3, TR] in center st, [ch 1, sk next st, cluster in next st] repeat until last st, 3 DC in last st. Turn. (You should have 6DC, 16 ch 1 sps, 14 (or 16) clusters, 2TR, and 1 ch 3 sp) If you end up with a few extra stitches it’s okay. Just make sure you have 3 sts in the first and last st on this row.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2. (47 DC)

Row 7: Ch 4, 2 TR in same st as ch up 4, [sk next st, TR in next st, TR in skipped st] repeat until you get to the center dc of 5 dc group in center, [TR, ch 3, TR] in middle st, [sk next st, TR in next st, TR in skipped st] repeat until the end, 3 TR in last st. Turn. (52 TR)

Row 8: Repeat Row 2. (61 DC)

Row 9: Repeat Row 3. (38 TR)

Row 10: Repeat Row 4. (75 DC)

Row 11: Repeat Row 5. (6DC, 38 ch 1 sps, 36 clusters, 2TR, 1 ch 3 sp)

Row 12: Repeat Row 6. (91 DC)

Row 13: Repeat Row 7. (96 TR)

Row 14: Repeat Row 8. (105 DC)

Row 15: Repeat Row 3. (58 TC)

Row 16: Repeat Row 4. (119 DC)

Row 17: Repeat Row 5

Row 18: Repeat Row 6

Row 19: Repeat Row 7

Row 20: Repeat Row 8

Row 21: Repeat Row 3

Row 22: Repeat Row 4

Row 23: Repeat Row 5

Row 24: Repeat Row 6

Row 25: Repeat Row 7

Row 26: Repeat Row 8

Repeat rows 3-8 as many times as you’d like and then go onto edging rounds

Edging: (I recommend watching the video tutorial for this entire part)
Row 1: Ch 6, DC in same sp (counts as dc, ch 3, dc), *sk 4 sts, [DC, CH 3, DC] in next st**, repeat from * until center DC of 5 DC grouping. In center st, [TR, ch 1, TR], [DC, ch 3, DC] in very next st, then repeat from * to ** until last st and put 3 DC in last st. Turn.

Row 2: Sl st in to Ch 3 sp, ch up 3, [2DC, ch 3, 3 DC] in same ch 3 sp. *Ch 1, Sk ch 3 sp, [3DC, ch 3, 3DC] in next ch 3 sp** Repeat from * until center ch 1 sp, [DC, ch 1, DC] In center, [3DC, ch 3, 3DC] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * to ** until end. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

I was recently planning a bridal shower for my brother’s fiancé and wanted to do something special using crochet. I ran across a blog, Amigurumi Askina, featuring a bride and groom doll set. The pattern happened to be in Turkish so I used a bit of translation and modifications and made up my own pattern to create this set of dolls. My tutorial videos are in two parts. The first part demonstrates the bride, and part two shows how to make the groom.
Bride and Groom

These adorable dolls are great to feature at a bridal shower or wedding, and you can modify them to make a prince & a princess, a king & a queen, just a boy & a girl, and, with marriage equality, it would even be cute to make two brides or two grooms!

Bride

Groom

Another thing you could customize are the features of each doll. You could change the eye color, hair color, skin tone, flower colors, dress color, and suit color. You can add personal touches to emulate the person you are trying to make. You can get creative with these, the possibilities are endless!!

The final product is not your typical tiny amigurumi. These measure approximately 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm).

Anybody would be happy to receive such a unique and special gift! This is not an easy project, as I say in my video, I would recommend an intermediate to advanced level crocheter to attempt this, but feel free if you want a little bit of a challenge!

This is how I displayed the dolls at the bridal shower. Using the groom pattern, I modified it to make a little boy to represent my nephew.
Family

Before I share the video and pattern, I want to share with you a personal moment of my nephew playing with the dolls. His parents are the ones getting married this summer and he was playing “wedding.” haha! He even made the bride and groom kiss! It was priceless!
Playing Wedding

Part 1: Bride

Part 2: Groom

 

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Thank you, and happy hooking!

 Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn: Black, White, Cream colored (skin), Red, Golden or Brown (hair color)
Ribbon
Tulle
Small Beads
Polyfil
Size E-3.50 mm
Yarn Needles
Scissors

Special Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

DC: Double Crochet

DC2Tog: Double crochet decrease

Sc: single crochet

SC2TOG: single crochet decrease

Popcorn stitch: yarn over, go into next st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over go into same st, yarn over pull through, yarn over, go into same st, yarn over pull through (you should have 7 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

Special Instructions:

-Pattern for head, hair, body, arms are worked in continuous rounds.

-For the bouquet, I took the Red Heart Yarn 10 ply and pulled it apart in half, and used that. You can use thin red thread if you prefer for the flowers.

-For embroidering the face, I also pulled the yarn apart, but you can use thread/floss for the face as well.

Bride:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes. Embroider with red, lips. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used golden)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7-13: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 14: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bun:

With same hair color

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Add stuffing.

Assembly step:

Sew hair to stuffed head. Sew bun to top center of the back of head (use photo for guide)

Ears: (make 2)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

 

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With beige

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnds 12-21: Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Rnd 22: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnd 23-29: Sc in each st (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 30: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 31: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 32: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 34:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 36: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-14: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to each side of body.

Dress:

With White (or whatever color you want your dress to be)

Ch 24, wrap chain around bride chest and sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1 sc in each ch around, sl st to beginning sc, ch 2

Rnd 2: dc in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc, ch 2

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (30)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (42)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Rnd 7-18: Dc in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends.

Flowers: Make 3

With Red Thread, watch video on how to thin out Red Heart Yarn.

Ch 16

3dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, 3dc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * across. (7 petals)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bouquet holder

With White,

Ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)

Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 7: (Dc 2 in next st, Dc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Fasten off with long tail

Sew to hand.

Sew flowers into bouquet holder.

Assembly:

Sew 1 bead into center of each flower. Sew 1 bead into each ear, put 10 beads on a string and wrap around neck for a necklace.

Cut a square of tulle, poke a hole into it and wrap it around the bun in the hair for the veil.

Tie ribbon around waist and around bun.

Groom:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-17: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (36)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, lips, eyes. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used dark brown)

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8-12: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 13: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts on round 11, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

With Skin Tone (beige)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With black

ch 2

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnd 12: in BLO, sc in each st. (15)

Rnds 13-24: in Both Loops now, Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Continue With black

Rnd 25: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnds 26-27: Sc in each st (30)

Rnd 28: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Change color to White

Rnds 29-31: sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 34: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 36: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 37:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 38: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 39: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body. Stuff any little bit that may need to be added.

Jacket:

I recommend watching the video for the Jacket portion.

With Black,

Ch 40 (or enough to fit around the waist of the body—where the white starts)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (38 dc)

Row 2-3: dc across, ch 2, turn (38)

Row 5: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts. (36)

Row 6: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (34)

Row 7: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (32)

(If you need jacket longer, just repeat the last row until it is long enough. I ended up doing this repeat for the last row in my video: *dc2tog, dc, repeat from * across.) It may only take you 5 or 6 rows for your jacket to be long enough.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew jacket around body and sew it closed and sew it to body to secure it in place.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Change to black

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-20: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: Sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew arms to outside of jacket on each side of body.

Bow Tie:

With Black,

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.

Fasten off with long tail.

Take long tail and sew it to the center of the bow, wrap yarn around the center a couple times. Then sew to neck to secure it.

Assembly step:

Sew 2 beads in front of jacket for buttons.

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