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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: The Joyful Teapot Cozy

Holiday entertaining is right around the corner. I personally enjoy tea with friends. Add a special touch to your table setting with The Joyful Teapot Cozy!

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I added the word “Joy” to my teapot, but you can add any word. It’s very simple to chain and sew it onto the cozy. You don’t have to use holly leaves and berries as your embellishments either. Have fun with it and get creative by adding flowers, leaves, or other appliqués to make your teapot cozy personal.

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The Joyful Teapot Cozy makes a lovely gift idea. Wrapped around a vintage teapot and filled with specialty teas, this would go far in making someone’s holiday tea-rrific!

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Now it’s time to pour yourself a cup of hot tea, pull out your hook and get started today!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Teapot Cozy:
Information at the beginning of the video, Tutorial actually starts at 9 minutes.

***You can always contact me 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
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Red Heart Gleam Yarn in Creamy and Patina 
Red Heart Shimmer Yarn in Red
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Sewing Pins/Needles
-Small Button
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:

-This pattern is for a standard 4-cup round, side handle teapot with a lid and a curved spout. You could make it smaller or bigger just making more rows on the sides.

-You can make this cozy with any yarn: Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester

-You can make this using a bigger crochet hook if your tension is tighter

-You do not have to add the appliques, you could just have a plain teapot cozy sans the leaf/word design.

-This teapot Cozy is worked from the top down.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull Through] 2 times. YO, pull through all 5 loops on hook. Puff made.
Picot: Ch 2, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook

Backing of Teapot Cozy

With Gleam Yarn in Creamy,
Ch 12, sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to 1st SC. (12 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st SC. (12 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, [Puff, Ch 1, Puff, Ch 1] in each st around, Sl St to 1st Puff St. (16 puff sts)

Round 4: Working in ch 1 sps: Ch 1, 2 HDC in same Ch 1 Sp, 1 HDC in next Ch 1 sp, *2 HDC in next ch 1 sp, HDC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st HDC. (36 sts)

Round 5: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to 1st st. (36 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, [Puff, Ch 2] in each st around, sl st to 1st Puff st. (36 Puff sts)

Round 7: In any ch 2 sp: Ch 2, HDC in each ch 2 sp around, sl st to beg. ch 2. (36 sts)

**You will now be working in rows:

Row 8: Ch 1, [Puff, ch 1] in same st and next 17 sts. Leave the rest unworked. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts)

Row 9: 2 HDC in each Ch 1 sp across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sts)

Rows 10-13: 1 HDC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
(Optional: Continue working these rows until your piece is as tall as you need it to be, then go on to row 14)

Row 14: HDC2TOG, HDC in each st until the last 2 sts, HDC2TOG on the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 15: HDC2TOG, HDC in each st until the last 2 sts, HDC2TOG on the last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (30 sts)

Row 16: *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (24 sts)

Row 17: *HDC2TOG, HDC in next 2 sts, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn. (18 sts)

Row 18: HDC in each st across.
Fasten off with Long tail for this side.
When you make the other side, you can cut your yarn short. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Attach your yarn to the unworked st from Round 7.
Repeat Rows 8-18

Crochet a button hole loop after your last row by chaining 6, and sl st back into st. Fasten off.

Assembly step:
Sew front closed around spout of teapot. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew button to bottom back of cozy on the opposite side of button hole loop.

Leaf: Make 7

With Patina Gleam Yarn
Ch 9
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next Ch, HDC in next 4 Chs, SC in next, Sl st in next, Ch 2, Sl back in the same ch,
Working on opposite side of foundation chain: SC in next, HDC in next 4, SC in next, Sl st in last. Do not attach.

Round 2: [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 3 times, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 2, Sl st in same ch 2 sp, [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 3 times. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Berry: Make 9

With Red Shimmer
Ch 2
Round 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

I recommend watching the video tutorial to learn how to sew all the pieces to your teapot cozy.
Sew leaves and berries to teapot cozy.
For the word “JOY” just chain an amount and pin it to the cozy and sew it on. You can also embroider the word to the cozy if you wish. Have fun with it!
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy

Here is the Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy! One leaf applique doubles as a secret pocket which is perfect for a tea bag, some cash, or a gift card to a coffee shop. Mug cozies make great gifts for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues and many others on your gift giving list.

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Some suggested gift ideas: Mug or Travel mug + Cup Cozy + Hot Cocoa/Cash/Tea Bags/Specialty Coffee makes the perfect gift for that “hard to buy for” person on your list!

The handmade cup cozy adds a personal touch to an already awesome idea!

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I have added a button to my cup cozy. You can get wooden buttons at the Etsy Shop Wood Be Fancy. You do not have to use a button, you could sew the seam up and have it slide on a travel mug.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cup cozy: The instructions start at 6 Minutes, 50 Seconds.

***You can always contact me 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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Shop Here

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in White, Gold, and Flamingo
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:

-This pattern is for a standard sized cup. You could make it smaller or bigger just making more rows on your backing portion.

-You can make this cup cozy with any yarn: Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester

-You can make this using a bigger crochet hook if your tension is tighter

-You do not have to add the appliques, you could just have a plain cup cozy sans the leaf design.

-You can make the backing of your cup cozy bigger by chaining any even number.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Picot: Ch 2, sl st in same st

Backing of Cup Cozy

Ch 12 or any even number.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st in next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Sl st in 1st st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Rows 4-28: Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail if you are sewing it closed.
Fasten off with short tail if you are not sewing it closed.
Weave in all ends if you are adding a button.

Leaf: Make 2

Ch 9
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next, TR in next, 10 TR in last ch
Working on opposite side of foundation chain: TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next 2, SC in next 2, Sl st in last.

Round 2: [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sl st back in the same st on round 1 of the leaf, sl st in next 3 sts, Picot, [sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st to beginning, Picot, Fasten off.

Assembly step:

Sew leaves and button to cup cozy. When sewing one leaf, be sure to keep it open as a pocket.
Chain a loop on the edge of the cup cozy for looping around the button.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!