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Crochet Tutorial: Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow

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In summer, we are surrounded by bright color and full blooms that inspire creativity. My Blooming Daydreams Throw Pillow is a menagerie of hues and texture used to create this whimsical cushion. Perfect for a blast of life and color to any room of your home. Change the palette for your decor when you make your very own, or make this as a gift for someone you love!

With interior design leaning toward bohemian inspired decor, this floral accent pillow brings a nice vibe of color to a neutral room. It can offset plain walls of an apartment, and accented with some earthy plants, it can give a fun yet laid back ambiance.

You can toss this pillow on a bed and pair it with some fun throws. It can spruce up a drab bedroom! Don’t want to make a throw pillow? Make more than one of these squares to make a matching blanket!!

The backside of this pillow is a plain solid granny square, you can use that side and make a simple pillow without any floral design, just make 2 of the same square and sew them together and stuff a pillow form inside!

BloomingDaydreams

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

**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:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
I used: Flamingo, Orchid (Dark and Light), Jade, Yellow, Pool, Egg Blue, Spring Green
-G-6/4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
-16 Inch Pillow Form

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 16 inches, but you can stop at any round to make this smaller, or you can continue on to make it larger just repeating the last few rounds.
-This square is worked from the center outward and then small appliques are made to sew on (the appliques are optional)
-This project used about 600 yards of yarn
-The backside of the pillow was a solid granny square type of square, but you can make rows or any other backing to make yours the way you want.
-You could make a bunch of these squares and make a throw blanket and then make the pillow as a matching set!
-Colors used:
Rnd 1: Coral
Rnd 2: Orchid
Rnd 3: Bright Orchid
Rnd 4: Boysenberry
Rnd 5: Dark Orchid
Rnd 6: Jade
Rnd 7: Jade
Rnd 8: Flamingo
Rnd 9: Pool
Rnd 10: Yellow
Rnd 11: Flamingo
Rnd 12: Egg Blue
Rnds 13-22: Flamingo
Back of Pillow: Egg Blue
Flowers: Center: Yellow Outside: Egg Blue

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
TR: Treble Crochet
Popcorn: 6 DC in same sp, remove hook from last dc, insert hook into 1st dc of grouping, put loop back onto hook, pull through, pull tight, popcorn made
Picot: Ch 3, sl st to 3rd ch from hook (Picot made)
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
3TC Cluster: [YO twice, Insert Hook into sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on the hook

Pattern:

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

Start with Magic Ring or ch 4 or 5 and sl st to beginning to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 3, 15 DC in ring. sl st to beginning ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: In any st, ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same stitch, * Ch 2, sk next st, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorns, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: in any ch 2 sp, ch 3, work a 4 DC in same sp, * sc in popcorn, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning. (8 Shells)

Rnd 4: In any sc, ch 3, 6 DC in same st, *Sc in middle st of shell, 7 DC in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch up 3. (8 Shells)

Rnd 5: In any SC, ch 1, sc in same st, * Ch 5, sk shell, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. (8 ch 5 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch 5 sp, ch 1, [sc, hdc, 2dc, tc, picot, tc, 2dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 5 sp around. Sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off, weave in ends. (8 Pointed Petals)

Rnd 7: Working BEHIND your work, Attach Yarn to sc from Round 4. Ch 6, *BPSC around next sc from Round 4, ch 5, Repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st ch of beginning ch 6. (8 Ch 5 sps) (Optional: Instead of BPSC’s you could just slip stitch)

Rnd 8: In any ch 5 sp: Ch 3, 5 DC in same sp, * [5DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in next sp, 5 DC in next sp, repeat from * around, ending with [5DC, ch 2, 5DC] in last sp, sl st to ch up 3. (60 DC)

Rnd 9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in the corners, sl st to beginning. (19 DC on each side)

Rnd 10: In any corner: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. Repeat around. Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 11:  In any corner, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * DC in next 2 sts, [3TC cluster in skipped st from rnd 9, DC in next st] 10 times. DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 12: In any corner: Ch 2, [HDC, ch 2, 2HDC] In same corner sp, HDC in each st around putting [2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in each corner.

Rnd 13: Repeat round 12

Rnd 14: In any corner: Ch 2, HDC in each st around putting [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in corners

Rnds 15-22: Repeat Round 14, Turn your work each round or every other round so your square doesn’t get wonky! Watch the video tutorial to learn how to turn your work and still work the beginning corner.
You can continue to make the square bigger, or you can fasten off sooner depending on the size you need to make your square.

Fasten off,

Weave in all ends.

Backside of Pillow:
Ch 4 or 5, sl st to beginning to form a ring (you can start with magic ring if you want)

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in ring, ch 2, [3 DC in ring, Ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beg. ch.

Rnd 2: DC in each st putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners.

Repeat Round 2 as many times as you need until your square is big enough. I did a total of 15 Rounds for the back of my pillow.

Fasten off with REALLY LONG TAIL for sewing.
Optional: Crochet your front and back together using single crochet or slip stitches.

Flower: Make 4.

Ch 4, Sl st to beg. to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as DC+Ch 1 sp), [DC, Ch 1] 9 times in ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch up 4. (10 DC/10 ch sps) Fasten off
Rnd 2: In any ch 1 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [2DC, 3 TC, 3 DC] in same sp, *Sl st in next sp, [3 DC, 3TC, 3DC] in next sp, repeat from * around. (5 petals made)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Leaves: Make 8.
Ch 9
sc in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl St in last ch, ch 2, Sl st in same ch
Work on opposite side of foundation ch: SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 3, HDC in next, SC in last, Sl st to beginning sc, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Sew appliques onto front of pillow cover. Sew front and back together but before closing completely, insert pillow form, then sew up the rest.

Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

~Nadia Fuad

Follow this link to make the granny square version of the Blooming Daydreams. A matching blanket with this throw pillow would look great in any home!

bloomingdaydreamssquare

Crochet Tutorial: Trick-or-Treat Bag

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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: Cell Phone Case with Secret Pocket

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Why not leave your wallet at home? You have everything you need for a night out with this handy cell phone case with secret compartment to conceal money, credit cards and an ID. Made with an attractive flower design, this case can hold any Android device or iPhone. Take it to the beach, or the club, or a concert instead of taking a bulky purse along. This gives you so much convenience! Whether you’re making one for yourself, as a gift, or selling them in your shop, enjoy making this cell phone case and sharing your creativity!

Cell Phone Case

Cell Phone Case Backside

Cell Phone Case Front

 

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
   Scraps in Jade, Shocking Pink, Medium Thyme, Carrot, and Aran
-Button of any size
-Size H-5.00mm and G-4.25mm Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors
Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2TOG: Half-double crochet decrease
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
Sc: single crochet
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
Special Instructions:
-My pattern will fit a phone that is 4 ¾” x 2 ½” It gives instructions on how to make it larger.
– Always start your rounds in the same stitch as your chain.
– Always join your rounds to the first stitch of the round, NOT the chain.
– Your last stitch should be in the stitch before your chain.
– Do NOT count the chain 2 as a stitch.
Follow along with this video to create your very own cell phone case:

Follow this Link to get the PDF File for Print

Pattern

With H hook and Jade Yarn

Ch 11 (or however many you need to cover the bottom edge of your phone  +1)

Rnd 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch across until last ch, 3sc in last ch, turn work to work on opposite side of ch. Sc across. Sl st to first sc of round

Rnds 2-3: ch 1, sc in each st around (22) sl st to first sc of round

Rnd 4: ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in first hdc of round

Rnd 5: ch 2 *fphdc around first st of previous round, hdc in next, repeat from * around. Sl st to first st

Rnd 6: ch 2 *hdc in first st, fphdc around hdc of previous round, repeat from * around, sl st to first st.

Rnd 7-16 : Repeat rounds 5 & 6 (or for however long you need yours to be)

You will be working in Rows now:

Row 17: ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each of the next 7 sts (or however many to center it on the back side), ch 2 turn

Row 18: hdc across

Row 19: hdc2tog, hdc across until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, ch 2, turn

Row 20: repeat row 19

(Keep repeating row 19 until you have 3 sts left)

Row 21:  (Follow video instructions) hdc in first st, ch 1, skip middle st, 2hdc in last st.

Fasten off, sew in ends

Change color to Shocking Pink

Sc around flap and top rim of phone case.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Secret Pocket:

Same for all size phone cases

With Jade and H-5.00mm hook
ch 8

Row 1: in the 2nd ch from hook hdc and across, ch 2, turn

Row 2: *hdc in first st, fphdc in around next st, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn

Row 3: *bphdc around first st, hdc in next st, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn

Rows 4-10 :repeat rows 2 & 3 or until your piece measures 3.5 inches tall (End with Row 2)

ch 1 an sc around entire piece with RS facing you. Sl st to first sc and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to case, sew button to outside of this secret pocket, and button flap closed

 

Flower on Back:

With G-4.25mm hook and Medium Thyme

Ch 3

Rnd 1: 11 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to first ch 2 and fasten off (12 DC) change color to Carrot

Rnd 2: With Carrot, sl st to any dc from round 1, ch 1, 2sc in same st, 2sc in each st around, fasten off (24 sc) Change color to Aran

Rnd 3: With Aran, sl st to any sc from round 2, *skip next st, 5dc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to first sl st of round. (6 petals made)

Fasten off with long tail. Sew to back of phone case.

 

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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Happy Hookin’
~Nadia