Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Misfit Monster Hat

I was finally in the studio filming, and of course my first new project fresh-off-the-hook is my Misfit Monster Hat for my sweet boy!  I *know* you can’t wait to make one of your own! The instructions for additional sizes are listed in the pattern and shared in the video tutorial below!

 

 

View this video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

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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:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the colors GlowWorm, Flamingo, Yellow, Warm Brown
Red Heart Amore Yarn in Chamomile
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size
-This is made from the top down
-If you work in multiples of 9, then you can make this bigger or smaller.
-This hat will fit any baby that is 3-6 months old
-See the video tutorial for larger sizing information.

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

Pattern:
Shell of Hat:
With Main Color
Ch 2
Round 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from Hook, Sl st to first st, Turn. (9)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each st around, Sl st to first st, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (36)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (45)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first st, Turn. (54)

For larger sizes, increase with the established pattern. For Child Size: increase to 72 sts, For Teen Size: increase to 90 sts, For Adult Size Increase to 99 sts. Then go on to making the next row.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, HDC in 6 sts, Ch 6, Sk 6 Sts, HDC in 24 Sts, Ch 6, Sk 6 sts, HDC in last 12 sts, Sl st to first st, Turn. (For this round, if you are making larger sizes, just mark 6 stitches on each side of the circle to make the horns and create your ch 6 spaces across from each other)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, HDC in each st and in each Ch around, sl st to first st, turn. (54)

Rnds 9-20: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn. (54)
Continue to make more rows if you want your beanie longer.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Horns:
Attach main color to one of the open holes on the hat (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, HDC 12 sts evenly around hole opening, Sl st to first st, Turn. (12)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, HDC in each st around, sl st to first st, turn. (12)

Rnd 3: Mark the stitch toward the crown of the hat (see video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, HDC in each st until the marked st, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round, sl st to first st, turn. Move stitch marker up where your decrease stitch is located. (11)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, HDC in each st until the marked st, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round, sl st to first st, turn. Move stitch marker up where your decrease stitch is located. (10)

Rnds 5-8: Repeat Round 4 until you have 6 sts left.
Fasten off with long tail, Sew the end of the horn closed.
Repeat this for the other horn so you have two horns.
If you have a gaping hole at the base of your horns, use extra yarn to sew those holes closed. See the video tutorial to learn what I am referring to in this part.

Eyes: Make 2
With Warm Brown
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first st, fasten off. (6)

Rnd 2: With Chamomile White, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first st, fasten off. (12)

Rnd 3: With Glow Worm, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times, sl st to first st, Fasten off. (18)

Rnd 4: With Flamingo, Attach to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, sl st to first st, Fasten off with long tail for sewing. (24)

Assembly Step:
After you make both eyes, Sew them to the hat using the long tail you cut for sewing. To make the extra yellow detail, take yellow yarn and wrap it around and around sewing the eye to the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Teeth:
With Chamomile or any white yarn
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, Sc in next, HDC in next, DC in last, *Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd Ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, Leave the next ch unworked, repeat from * 2 more times until you have 4 sharp teeth, continue to SC along the flat edge of teeth. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew teeth to hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in the rest of your ends.

Enjoy!

“A baby is a blessing. A gift from heaven above, a precious little angel to cherish and to love.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

 

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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns


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Crochet Tutorial: Where Love Grows Afghan Block

Crochet Tutorial: Where Love Grows Afghan Block

This afghan block is part of the Wedding Blanket CAL that Marly Bird is hosting on her website!! See more details about it here!

My contribution to this crochet-along is the “Where Love Grows Afghan Block.” It has a floral design to it and it is very fitting to a wedding theme of love and growing together in your relationship.

On the Red Heart team we have a wonderful leader of the Joy Creators, named Ally. Ally got married in May and we wanted to do something very special for her. I got the Joy Creators together and we each made a square to put together to make a wedding blanket for Ally and her husband.

 

 

Below is a photo of the whole blanket put together! All the crochet designers that were part of this crochet along had our afghan blocks sewn together to make this patchwork quilt into a beautiful wedding gift!

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this afghan block:

 

**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.

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***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:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in the colors VIP, Suede, and Linen
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can make many of these into a blanket of any size. Use the Afghan Size Guide in this Blog Post
-The measurement for my square came out to be 12 inches
-You can use any colors you want. I used a Worsted Weight, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well.
-You do not have to change color so often, but sewing in those pesky ends is a nightmare. Be sure to sew them in as you go.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK/Sk’d: Skip/Skipped
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on your hook] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on your hook
Beg. Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on your hook] 2 times, YO pull through all 3 loops on your hook
LHDC: Long Half Double Crochet
LDC: Long Double Crochet

Pattern:

With Suede,
Start with a Magic Ring or Ch 4 and Sl st to first Ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), 7 DC into ring, Sl st to first Ch 3 st. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, Beginning Cluster in same st, *Ch 2, Cluster in next st, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sl st to first cluster. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (8 cluster sts)

Rnd 3: With VIP, Attach yarn to any Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, * 3 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in cluster st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off and change color to Linen. (32 sc sts)

Rnd 4: With Linen, Work in BLO, Attach yarn to any SC, Ch 4 (Counts as DC + Ch 1 sp), *DC in next st, Ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Fasten off. (32 sts)

Rnd 5: With Linen, Attach yarn to any FRONT LOOP of any st on Round 3 that was not worked into, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), RSC in each st around. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: In any ch sp of Round 4, Attach Suede. Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), *DC in next Ch sp, Ch 2, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. Fasten off, change color to Linen. (32 sts)

Rnd 7: With Linen, Attach to any Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 2 HDC in each Ch 2 sp around, Sl st to first HDC. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (64 sts)

Rnd 8: With VIP, Attach to any st, Ch 1, SC in first 4 sts, * Ch 5, Sk 4 sts, SC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 5, Sl st to 1st SC, do NOT fasten off. (8 Ch 5 sps created)

Rnd 9: Continue using VIP color, Sl st into next st and IN BETWEEN the 2 sts of the 4 SC grouping (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same spot, *[3DC, 3TR, 3DC] in next ch 5 sp, SC between 2 middle SC of next 4 SC grouping, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off, change color to Linen. (If your work is curling at this point do not worry, it will flatten out in the next few rounds) (8 petals made)

Rnd 10: With Linen, Attach to any FIRST DC of a petal, work in BLO for this round, Ch 1, HDC in first 4 sts, *[HDC, Ch 2,  HDC] in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, Long HDC in same spot as SC from previous round, HDC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, ending with LHDC in last st, sl st to first HDC. Fasten off, change color to Suede. (96 sts)

Rnd 11: With Suede, Attach to any LHDC, Work in THIRD LOOP of each st in this round, (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 4 (Counts as TR), [2TR, Ch 2, 3 TR] in same st, * Sk 3 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next st, TR in LHDC st, DC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, SC in next 2 sts, Sk 3 sts, [3TR, Ch 2, 3 TR] in LHDC st, repeat from * around, sl st to first Ch 4 st. do NOT fasten off. (92 sts around)

Rnd 12: Continue using Suede color, work in BOTH LOOPS of sts, In same st as join, Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, * [2DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner ch 2 sp, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 17 sts, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color to VIP. (108 sts)

Rnd 13: With VIP, Attach yarn to any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, * Ch 1, Sk 1 st, DC in next st, repeat from * until next corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color to Suede.

Rnd 14: With Suede, Attach yarn to any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 1, *[SC, Ch 2, SC] in corner, SC in next 2 sts, [LDC in Sk st from previous round, SC in next st on Rnd 13] 14 times, LDC in Sk’d st from Previous Round, SC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off, change color to Linen.

Rnd 15: With Linen, attach yarn in any corner ch 2 sp, Ch 1, 3 SC in same corner sp, SC in each st around putting 3 SC in corner ch 2 sps, sl st to first SC, do NOT fasten off. (144 sts)

Rnd 16: Continue using Linen, Ch 1, SC in each st round putting 3 SC in middle SC of corners, sl st to first SC, do NOT fasten off. (152 sts)

Rnd 17: Repeat Round 16 (You can opt out of doing this round if your square is 12 inches after Round 16)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Block your square if needed.

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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The Wood Be Fancy Story

The Wood Be Fancy Story

Many of you have seen my videos on YouTube and commented on the type of crochet hook I am using in a majority of my tutorials. My dad started mass producing these crochet hooks after so many inquiries flooded in. Each hook handle, as demonstrated in this video tutorial, is individually crafted and designed. A great deal of time is spent on every single hook handle.

These special crochet hooks are ergonomically created to fit perfectly into the palm of your hand. I use these in each and every video we film.

I spent much of my early crochet years in the hospital. My mom taught me the basics, and I used crochet as a time pass for those long stays trapped in a hospital bed. I loved watching YouTube just like many of you. I watched the Crochet Crowd, Moogly, and Naztazia and learned more advanced techniques through their tutorials.

I started noticing when using a traditional aluminum crochet hook, my finger and wrist joints would start to pain while holding the thin hook. Most of the pain was in part from being so ill. The disease, and side effects of my medications caused bone deterioration and joint problems. It wasn’t unusual to have swollen hands and rusty joints almost every day. My dad saw my struggle, and when I would tell him it hurt to crochet, we started to brainstorm ways to make things easier.

My dad is not a master craftsman. He didn’t even own many power tools. He didn’t carve or do woodworking, yet, he decided to experiment a little and began to design handles for my crochet hooks.  In fact, his early introduction to the world of wood craft had him on a first name basis with the local Emergency Room doctors from all the mishaps he encountered trying to perfect his design. Eventually, he was able to craft this final design, have less trips to the ER, and rarely ends up with stitches anymore!

Not only are these the most comfortable in my hand, but due to those arthritic effects from long term illness, the joints in my hand and wrist feel better with this handle when I work. These handles make it so much easier to crochet for a duration of time and reduce the stress on my joints.

This blog is in part a plug for the hooks my dad makes because, why not? Besides filming and editing my video tutorials, he works so hard to make each and every one of these crochet hooks as demonstrated in his documentary video. Each individual hook is made exactly like shown. The time and care put in to each one is unsurpassed! Just check out the testimonials on his Etsy Shop to hear what others have to say.

More than a shameless plug for this product, this blog is about a dad who cares so much about his daughter that he found a way to make her passion easier on her. He designed this amazing hook handle so that I don’t hurt any more. He took to learning wood crafting and carving, taught himself how to use all these power tools and even sacrificed his own hands to make mine feel better. Those numerous ER trips to get stitches in his hands are testament to how far he would go to make me happy and pain-free.

With Father’s Day approaching, let’s remember the selfless sacrifices our dads have made. The hard work and dedication they show us and their unending acts of love they provide. I am pretty lucky to have one of the best! Thanks, Daddy for everything!

Love, Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Summer season is around the corner. Time to start getting that wardrobe ready. Here is a cute little addition for baby’s layette. These baby hikers can be made in any color and added to any outfit for just the right touch!

 

 

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these sandals:

 

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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 Yarns Baby Hugs in Bluie and Dolphin
Red Heart Soft in Guacamole
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used 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 this smaller or bigger.
-These booties will fit up to a 6 month old baby.

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
FSC: Foundation Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Sandal: (MAKE 2)

Inner Sole:
With Bluie:
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. Sl st to next st (42 sts) Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Outer Sole:
Same as Inner sole, but DO NOT fasten off. Go to Assembly Step Next.

Assembly Step:
Slip Stitch Inner and Outer sole together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front Toe Strap:
Count 10 sts evenly on the front toe of the sole. Work in BLO of the Inner Sole and the back Loop of the Slip Sts you created when attaching the two pieces (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 1: Attach Yarn to first st, Ch 1, HDC 10 sts evenly across front of toe, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: HDC2TOG, HDC in 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in 2 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Rows 5-10: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Side Straps:
See video tutorial for location on where to put these straps. (Also see photos)
Attach yarn to side (where ankle would be)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in 4 sts leaving the rest unworked, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-6: HDC across, Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Opposite Side Strap:
Do the same exact thing as the first side strap, just on the opposite side.
(See video tutorial for visual location)

Gray Straps:
Strap 1: FSC 11 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 2: FSC 15 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 3: FSC 22 sts (start with short tail and fasten off with short tail and sew in your ends to hide them)

Assembly Step:
Sew gray straps to sole of sandal (weave Strap 1 and 2 through the front toe piece)
Add Strap 3 and sew the front toe piece and side strap piece down OVER the top of Strap 3.
I show exact locations and visual instructions for this section in the video tutorial.
Add a button to Strap 3.
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

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Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Otter Amigurumi

Another year of *playful* Punny Valentine’s have come to an end! These have been truly *otter* this world, and I hope they left you like you are *swimming* in love and happiness! I always try to do my best *otter-wise* it defeats the purpose of doing these. No time to get *laid back* over these projects! No way! Especially since I do this to express how I feel about my significant *otter,* Nate! So, if you are so inclined, *paddle* your *tail* over to my blog later this afternoon to find this free pattern just for you!! Happy Valentine’s Day, EVERYONE! Thank you for being *OTTER-LY* amazing. Now I am going back to listening to Adele, you know the song “Hello, from the *otter* side,” yeah, that’s the one! 😉 Ok, now I’m getting *otter* here!

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.
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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
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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 Super Saver in Warm Brown and Cafe Latte
Polyfil
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook

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
FLO: Front 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.

Body
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 7-25: SC in each st around. (36)
Do not fasten off, continue working the first leg.
Rnd 26: SC in 6 sts, SC in the last 6 sts of Rnd 25 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (12 sts)
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Go back to Round 25, and skip 6 sts from leg just made.
Attach yarn to next st
Ch 1
Rnd 26: SC in 12 sts. (12)
Work in continuous rounds
Rnds 27-30: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Second leg made.
Leave the middle hole open until the very end.
Go onto making the embellishments first.

Ears:
Make 2 in Cafe Latte
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. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: 
Flatten and sew ears to top of main piece, weave in ends.

Arms: 
Make 2
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-6: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Stuff arms and sew to each side of main piece. Weave in all ends.

Tail: 
Work in continuous rounds
With Cafe Latte
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 next st, SC in next st] 3 times. (9)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 6-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 10-14: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Flatten tail and sew to the backside of the otter body.

Tummy:
With Warm Brown
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Face:
With Warm Brown
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first 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 ch 3 st.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first st and next st, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (16)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 HDC in first 4 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, 2 HDC in next 4 sts, HDC in last 4 sts, sl st to first HDC. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Embroider eyes, nose and mouth of the face piece. Sew face piece and tummy piece to body of otter.
Weave in all ends.
Once all your pieces are attached to the otter body, stuff the body from the center bottom that was opened.
Sew up the bottom hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Egg Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Egg Amigurumi

I’ve been a little “terra-fried” to try another year of Valentine Puns. I was so “eggs-cited” to give it a “fry,” but at the last minute I “scrambled” to come up with some funny, punny projects. So, I sat down with an “egg-spresso” and got to work on seven new puns that are pretty “egg-cellent” if you ask me! I hope these are “eggs-actly” what you are looking for this Valentine’s season! I love making up these ridiculous “yolks” and I hope they “crack” you up as much as they do for me! Ok, Ok, “omelette” this slide by for now and I “shell” put the puns to rest. I am sure you all are “shell-abrating” today’s stream of punny-ness is over!

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

 

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
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Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Black
-F-3.75mm 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
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Egg:
Work in continuous rounds

With Aran
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

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

Rnd 3: [SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in next st] 2 times, SC in next st, 2 SC in last st. (17)

Rnd 4: [2 SC innext st, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times, SC in last st. (21)

Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 3 times. (24)

Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts] 3 times. (27)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts] 3 times. (30)

Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 14 sts] 2 times. (32)

Rnd 9: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts around. (33)

Rnd 10: Repeat Round 9. (34)

Rnds 11-13: SC in each st around. (34)

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in 15 sts] 2 times. (32)

Rnd 15: SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 2 times. (29)

Rnd 16: SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 8 sts] 2 times. (26)

Rnd 17: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 2 times. (22)

Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 2 times. (18)
Stuff the egg and move onto the next round

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your egg one last time.

Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 Assembly step:
Embroider eyes and mouth and a crack with black yarn  (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

The Owl Be Warm Hat is such a fabulous hat for your winter wardrobe!! Use Hygge Yarn from Red Heart Yarns to add mounds of texture to this fluffy piece! Change things up with this hat to make it uniquely your own–Eye color, Pom Poms, and yarn color can give this owl different characteristics! Even if you don’t want the owl look, you can create a plain hat with poms and crocodile stitch earflaps and still have a wonderful hat! This hat is sure to be a real “hoot” in a crowd!!

 

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Michaels Knitting & Crochet

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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:
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Yarn in the colors Pearl (2 skeins), Almond (scraps), and Aloe (scraps)
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird in the colors Stiletto and Linen (small amounts
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown (Small amount for beak)
2 Matching Pom Poms
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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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
-The hat i demonstrate in the video tutorial is 8 inches long and 22 inches circumference.
-We are making all the pieces separate and then sewing them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-For teen size, make your foundation chain of 25 chains
-For a child size, make your foundation chain of 23 chains
-For a baby size, make your foundation chain of 21 chains
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Hat shell:
With Hygge in Pearl

Chain 32 (or any amount that will fit half of the head circumference)
Rnd 1: DC in 3rd ch and across, put 3 DC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, DC across and put 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. (62 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything here and throughout), DC in each st around. (62)

Rnds 3-12: Repeat Rnd 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ear Flaps: (Make 2)
With Hygge in Pearl
Ch 7
Row 1: 2DC in 5th chain from hook, *Chain 1, DC in the last Ch, Chain, Turn.

Row 2: Chain 1, *5 DC around the next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of 2nd DC, Slip Stitch into the next DC, turn. (1 crocodile stitch made)

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 last slip stitch (which is the ch 1 from previous row),  Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 5: 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, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 7: 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, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next sl st, ch 1, DC in eye of crocodile st, ch 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, Turn.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the next DC, Sl st to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of Hat Feathers:
(Make the backside feathers using the same exact concept as the ear flaps but make 14 rows total)
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Beak:
With Super Saver in Warm Brown
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: 3 SC in stitch, Ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3

Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Continue to SC down the diagonal side of the beak and up the other diagonal side of the beak. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing when you reach the top of the beak.

Eyes: Make 2
With Chic Sheep in Stiletto
Ch 2 (or start with magic ring)

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off and change color to Hygge in Aloe

Rnd 3: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next St, SC in next st] 6 times, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off. (18)
Change color to Chic Sheep Linen

Rnd 4: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC. (24)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, fasten off with long tail for sewing. (30)

Eyelids:
With Hygge in Linen
Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next ch, Sl st in last ch, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in first st, SC in next, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew backside feathers on the back of your hat, Sew the earflaps to each side of your hat, Sew eyes, eyelids, and beak to front of hat, Surface Single Crochet eyebrows to your hat (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Add 2 fur poms to the top corners of your hat, Add braids to the ear flaps of your hat. Weave in all ends.


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It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It didn’t matter – girl or boy – we would still be filled with the same joy!! We are over the moon excited to announce that we are having a….

 

Thank you for sharing in the joy of this experience. We are so happy!!

My mom found the onsie on Etsy, you can see it here.

The tutorial for the baby booties is coming soon!!

~Nate and Nadia

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

It’s no secret that my battle with my health has been mostly an uphill one. Numerous surgeries have taken their toll on my body for the past ten years as I continue my fight. My Crohn’s disease has to be considered in every facet of my existence. My life, daily decisions, activity, diet, my body, and my future are ruled by this illness and how it will affect my daily living. After ten years, it is “Normal for Nadia” to be at the mercy of this condition. It just is that way. Like a habit, living with severe Crohn’s disease becomes part of my routine.

Doctor appointments, daily meds, regular testing, procedures, and so many details have worked their way into the fiber of my ordinary existence. Even getting married in March was overshadowed by the very real possibility that I may end up sick or in the hospital on our wedding day. It’s just the reality of living with chronic illness. Fortunately, adrenaline was my friend on March 17, 2018 and it helped carry my aching body through the day without incident! Our wedding was the most glorious day ever. Sure, I paid for it afterwards, but I would do all of that 1,000 times over just to relive that beautiful day!

Hardcore family planning

Nate and I always knew we wanted a family, we also knew that it would not be an easy path to having one. Several months after getting married, we sought help from my doctors to find out if I can safely support a pregnancy since I have such a challenging health history. I underwent a series of tests, some incredibly invasive (dignity be damned). A team of specialists were assembled to oversee my care if we were able to get pregnant. According to all these insane tests, there was no reason, despite my health battle, that I couldn’t get pregnant. We were so relieved! We were aware it would be very risky; the warnings from the medical staff came across loud and clear, but we have confidence in the high-risk team overseeing my care. They were very realistic but also reassuring. I was facing my 28th birthday, and although we weren’t aggressively trying, we weren’t being careful either. So, in early November–two days after my birthday–with symptoms that screamed that I might be pregnant, I went to the store and bought a half dozen pregnancy tests.

My internal dialogue was: “I just spent a small fortune on something I  am going to pee on. Who cares!??? I need answers!”

It all comes down to a (+) sign

It was a Friday afternoon, November 9th. My friend Sarah was coming to town for a visit, and I was planning on picking her up at the bus station in a few minutes. I only had a small window to privately check out my pregnancy suspicions. So like millions of women before me, I peed on the stick and nervously waited through the minutes that could change everything. I was pacing, nervous and fidgety. How do you distract yourself for those moments without constantly checking if you have your answer? If “a watched pot never boils,” does frantically fanning a pee stick prolong the results?! Because that 5 minutes felt like a flippin’ lifetime!

The test read (+) and I freaked out! I  called my mom on Skype immediately, and I was hyperventilating and crying and couldn’t get out what I needed to say. I completely freaked her out because she thought something tragic had happened. I couldn’t speak, and my dramatic reaction had her thinking the worst. I was able to show her the pregnancy test and get her expert opinion on what it was saying. (Like I didn’t already know, right?!) Were these tests saying what I thought they were saying?  Of course they were, but I needed Dr. Mom!!! She talked me through it and asked me what Nate said about it…

Oh. My. Gosh. Nate!!! I had yet to tell Nate! How did I not think of that?

She suggested that maybe I should have called him first! Oh my goodness, absolutely! I was a bit of a frantic mess. Where’s my coat?! I’m wearing it. Where are my keys?! In my hand! I had only a few minutes because Sarah’s bus was about to arrive!  I jumped in the car and decided to stop at his work! Woops! Was that a stop sign? Just kidding! I am grateful I didn’t receive a citation on the way to tell my husband!

We are having a baby… What do we do now?

Nate came out to the car and I had the test stick in a Ziploc bag. I told him I have to tell him something and without asking, he just said, “You’re pregnant.” I cried, I laughed, and I shoved the pee stick in the Ziploc at him and told him to look at it. We were so happy! He said he had a strong feeling. He knew. What emotions! So high, but then reality started to sink in like “What are we going to do now”? Even though we didn’t know what direction to take at that exact moment, we would figure it out together. We called my mom again from the car in the parking lot at Nate’s work. After talking to her, we knew I had to see my doctors first. We had to keep this quiet for a while. By all calculations, I was only about six to seven weeks along. Things were so precarious with my health and we wanted to make sure the pregnancy was viable and baby was healthy. We also needed to be sure I was fully healthy enough to actually support a pregnancy. On a scale from one to ten our emotions were off the chart. What ARE we going to do now?! GAHHH! WE ARE HAVING A BABYYYY!!

Game Face and A No Colon Surprise Party

Nate went back to work, and I had to pick up Sarah. How was I going to keep a straight face? How do I keep this from my best friend? Although I was busting to tell her to the point I was getting twitchy, I knew I couldn’t. I am the WORST at keeping a secret, God knows, and it was stressful to not blurt it out! I put on my best game face and decided to get it out of my mind (yeah, right!) and enjoy the weekend. Little did I know that the reason Sarah was really coming to visit was because my mom, Nate, Sarah and Nida were planning a surprise party to celebrate my birthday tied into a No Colon, Still Rollin’ – 10 years later party! WHAT IS HAPPENING!??? Saturday afternoon my entire family and all my friends surprised me and I couldn’t say a word to any of them! I ate three poop emoji cupcakes just from the stress of it all. Only Nate and my parents knew, and I couldn’t talk to them with everyone around! Again, ALL THE EMOTIONS!!!

Thank goodness for poop emoji cupcakes. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Well, it’s true! We’re pregnant.

I scheduled my first appointment and we had our first ultrasound. I knew going into this that it wouldn’t be easy. Nausea, heartburn, extreme fatigue, restless legs, extremely sensitive boobs that have grown 10 times their size, body pains off the charts, visits to the ER to check scary symptoms caused by adhesions from past surgical scar tissue, phantom sharp pains in my non-existent anus, my ostomy is shifting to the side as my tummy begins to grow, the scars on my tummy are being stretched, back pain, sciatic pain, vivid dreams and nightmares, itchiness, sleeplessness, aversion to certain foods, no appetite to ravishing hunger, even more profound vitamin deficiency (particularly folic acid and magnesium), chronic asthma symptoms to the point I need my rescue inhaler constantly and now a nebulizer, and more issues are plaguing me night and day, and I’m only past my first trimester!

But, it’s all worth it.

Especially at that very moment when we saw our baby on the ultrasound.

Suddenly, it all became real. We heard the heartbeat and we laughed and cried.

We called it our “little bean.”

We instantly fell in love.

Our baby is due in June 2019, and our hearts are so full.

What now, doc?

We had our first minor complication. There was a subchorionic hemorrhage (a blood clot) that was found on the ultrasound. The doctor said it happens in implantation, and unless I had excessive bleeding (I was only having some bleeding), not to worry too much about it, and it would be monitored.  I also had to cease a bunch of my medications. In stopping the meds, I risk some complications, but I have been managing things pretty well. One medication I can’t stop is my biologic injection. I am so worried about taking it, but I can’t risk getting sick to the point it would put me and baby in danger. My team has warned me over and over not to stop it.

I have to be truthful, I was contemplating stopping my biologic injection. The grave warnings from all my doctors have me reconsidering as I face having to take it this week. There is no evident risk to baby, but to me, if I stop, it would be very grave. I could become too ill and not be well enough to sustain the pregnancy, putting both of us at risk. Every doctor concurs. I do have to stop taking it at thirty weeks into the pregnancy to best insure that baby comes into this world the strongest and healthiest it can be. I am concerned without the protection of any medication to control my disease, my body won’t cooperate. I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am scared. I won’t lie, I know what I am facing, and I know it will be worth it, but I also know this isn’t going to be an easy journey. Nothing this wonderful ever is. I have learned this lesson over and over in my life; I am familiar with how this goes. I am familiar with the bargaining process.

Now we are three!

We are now in the planning stage. I am almost 14 weeks pregnant, and have been following all the doctors’ instruction and am closely monitored. I am also chronicling my pregnancy on The Bump Phone App! According to the app, today our baby is about the size of a lemon! I have regular doctor appointments both with my standard team as well as a high-risk OB-GYN in Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of docs overseeing our care! They are so thorough. My last appointment with the specialist was two hours! We are in great hands, and we’re hopeful that things will continue to go well. I just pray that I stay healthy and strong for our little sweet pea. My heart is so full and all I want is to provide the best for this tiny baby despite my challenges.

Merry Christmas to Us!

We told Nyle, Nabeel, Samantha and Des over Thanksgiving. We also went to visit Nate’s dad and gave him a special “Grandpa” shirt.

We also told Nate’s brothers that weekend, too.  Other than immediate family and a couple close friends, we decided to wait and reveal our news to everyone else over Christmas! Our family and friends are elated, and some told me they “just had that feeling!”

Today, I wanted to share this with our YARNutopians now that our extended families and close friends received the news. Now, my crochet project list grows! Baby stuff galore! I already have some baby projects on our agenda! What an exciting year of crochet we have ahead of us! I hope to continue with our filming and projects as long as I can and will continue after baby’s arrival! We all have so much to look forward to in the New Year. Not only are we expecting a new addition, but my brother and his wife are also expecting a new baby in January! So many reasons to crochet! Haha! I am excited and filled with joy to share our news with all of you. Cheers to 2019! Thanks for being with us on this crazy and wonderful journey!

“You are so loved, little one.”

~Your Mommy and Daddy

~Nadia and Nate

Memory Lane 2018

Memory Lane 2018

Each year, at this time I find myself becoming very reflective. I look back and see how far I have come in the past 12 months. This particular year has been a year of big changes and growth not only here on YARNutopia, but in my personal life as well. The following blogs are my top memories of 2018.

#8:

One of the highlights of the past year was day-trippin’ through three states just for yarn. We are all crazy like that…amiright? Follow this link below to read about this fun adventure I had with my mom!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/07/17/nadia-goes-on-a-yarn-hop/

#7:

Well it is no secret that 2018 was a BIG year for me! As we work our way through these memories, one of the best parts was getting to share my wedding day with my squad! My girls lived all over the globe, and it was such a special event for us to all get together for my wedding. Sarah came from Comoros, Africa, Nida arrived from Texas (and now is studying medicine in the Caribbean!!), and Samantha lives on the complete opposite side of the state from me. My wedding was one day where all my beauties could be with me and share in my joy. To commemorate this occasion, I made each of my bridesmaids these beautiful shawls! This memory is such a special one that holds such a dear place in my heart. Click the link below to read all about it and to discover the pattern for a great shawl!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/30/gifts-for-my-bridesmaids/

 

#6:

2018 we launched our first mailing list! I did my first email blast and sent out a fun newsletter! So much to share in the new year so be sure to follow the link below so you too can be part of my email inner circle!
https://yarnutopia.com/newsletter/

 

#5:

Oh boy! One of the most hilarious and wild weekends I had this past year was a trip to Chicago for Stitches Midwest! That was one weekend I will never forget! Have you attended one of these events? If not you will have to check it out! Go to the blog below and be sure to read all about our weekend adventure with The Marly Bird, Erin Lane, Leon Alexander and so many others! I still smile when I think of all the fun!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/08/29/stitches-midwest-my-first-time/

#4:

Drop everything and hear this! 2018 was EPIC in more ways than I can count! You know why?? Because this year marked my 10th year without a colon. You know the old saying No Colon, Still Rollin’ – yeah, I know that one isn’t popular among the masses, but that one is practically my life motto! LOL That is because I am living it! 10 years of an insane roller coaster ride with illness that has pretty much commandeered my life. It hasn’t always been pretty, but I have survived, for 10 years, and I thank God every day. I’m not cryin’ nope, not me 😢 It really is a miracle. There’s not much more to say than that. Go read about it…
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/30/ten-years-later/

#3:

Ok, well, we all know that my list of fave memories of the past year can’t pass us by without paying a bit of homage to Halloween! Each year, I try to outdo my past costume ensembles, and this year was definitely a challenge. So much thought, planning and preparations go into making these costumes that Nate and I wear each year. Nate was born to wear that Oompa Loompa Costume! We always have so much fun and enjoy bringing this to our YARNutopians each and every year! We already are thinking ahead to 2019. I wonder what’s in store for us next year?! Go check out more great pictures of our costumes here:
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/11/happy-halloween-2018/

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

#2:

Queue the ooooooohhs and ahhhhhhs! Seriously one of the best memories of 2018 was adding these two furballs to our family! We rescued Fern and Jade in April 2018, and for the past 8 months they have brought so much joy and happiness to our home and our lives. I know you will all be seeing them much more in the year ahead. They love the camera! Read about how we rescued these two kitties and how excited we are to have them!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/04/08/meet-jade-and-fern/

#1:

Ok, so our countdown to the best memory in 2018 goes without saying…It was our wedding. I crocheted so many details for our big day and here I share all the highlights along with some special photos of our wonderful event. Thank you all for being part of not only this special day, but the journey of this past year. I love that you are a part of all these memories! ♥ ♥
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/15/its-all-in-the-details-crochet-wedding-flowers/

 

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and letting me stroll down memory lane. The holidays always bring out the nostalgia in me as I look back at all that lead me to this moment and look to what is ahead. Stay tuned for many more exciting events in the new year!! Thank you for joining me on this memorable, yarn-filled journey!

Share in the comments some of your memories of the past year and what is in store for you in the year ahead!

~Nadia

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Mitten Gift Card Holder

A mitten gift card holder is a perfect way to showcase your gift for those hard to buy for people on your list! This 11th Day of Christmas projects is easy and fun and will add just the right personal touch.

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cute mitten:

 

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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:
Red Heart Yarns Amore
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-Work in the BLO of this whole pattern

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

Pattern:

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

Mitten

With Red
Ch 30
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (this forms a large ring), SC in each ch around. (30 sts)
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnds 2-7: SC in each st around
Rnd 8: Ch 3, Sk 3 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.
Rnd 9: SC in each of the next 3 chs and in each st around. (30 sts)
Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around.
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24 sts)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18 sts)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12 sts)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Thumb:
Attach Red to any stitch around the thumb hole
Rnd 1: SC 8 sts evenly around the thumb hole.
Rnds 2-3: SC around
Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 4 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Mitten Cuff:
Work on opposite side of foundation chain row. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
With white
Rnds 1-2: SC in each st around.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Be sure all ends are hidden. Insert a gift card into the mitten. Adorn a gift box with this topper or add it to a card!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

12 Days of Christmas: Peppermint Candy Garland

Holiday Garland is the next project on our 12 Days of Christmas journey!

 

 

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

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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:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White and Red
Pipe Cleaner
Pom Maker
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

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
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Candy Cane

Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Start With White,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
Rnd 2: SC in next st, change color after this st to Red, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 3, Change color to white, SC in next 7 sts
Rnd 4: Change color to Red, SC in next 7 sts
(Add pipe cleaner at or near round 9 and continue working)
Rnds 5-18: Repeat Rounds 3 and 4
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Bend to make it look like a candy cane.

Peppermint Candy: (Make 2)
With White
Ch 3
Rnd 1: 10 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC
Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in same st, change color to Red, DC in same st, *Change color to white, DC in next st, Change color to Red, DC in same st as last st, repeat from * around. After last Red st, change back to white and Sl st to first DC.
Fasten off first one with long tail. Fasten off second one with short tail.

Assembly:
Sew Peppermint pieces together. Hide yarn ends on the inside.
Make a bunch of each piece and make some poms and add it all to a long braid or rope for garland!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

12 Days of Christmas: Polar Bear Cup Cozy

It’s December! We are beginning our 12 Days of Christmas project! Wisconsin is in for a major snowstorm tonight! Time to grab your hook and get going on this adorable Polar Bear Cup Cozy! It’s perfect for dressing up all your hot beverages! Pair these with a gift card and they make fantastic stocking stuffers. So let’s get cozy and make some today!

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

 

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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:
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Grey and Blaack
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This mug cozy is for a standard sized travel mug
-Use different colors for a teddy bear design or a black bear design!

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

Pattern:

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

 

Cup Cozy

With White and G sized hook
Ch 34 or any even number that will fit around your mug.
Work in continuous rounds.
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.

Ears: MAKE 2
Ch 2
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (8)
Rnds 2-4: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly:
Sew Ears to Top of Cup Cozy

Eyes: Make 2 with Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Behind Nose: Using Dusty Grey
Work in Continuous Rounds and in BLO
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.

Nose: With black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Sew eyes, back of nose, and nose to cup cozy. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Lastly, Embroider the mouth below the nose.
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

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

Happy Halloween from all of us at YARNutopia!! Especially from Jade ane Fern who thought this entire process was insufferable (and these costumes stayed on for about 3 minutes!) LOL

 

 

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

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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:

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gold, Warm Brown
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


Halloween Express


Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

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!!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half 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.

Hat

Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 35
Round 1: SC in 1st ch (this creates a ring), SC in the rest of the chs around. (35 sts)

Round 2: SC in each st around.

Round 3: SC in 7 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in 5 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rounds 4-5: SC in each st around.
Sl st to next st.

You will now be working in Rows. (You can turn your work after every row)

Row 6: Ch 1, HDC in 21 sts, leave the rest unworked, turn.

Row 7: HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 8: HDC across, continue down the side and HDC 3 sts together, SC along round 5 to the other side, HDC 3 sts together up the other side of the flap. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

(See video tutorial for visual instructions on that last row, it can get confusing)

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on how to add fringe and fray it out.
Add fringe all around your hat and then comb it out and fray it all so it’s nice and fluffy! Trim it down so it’s not so wild and uneven.
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 Yarn

 


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How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How about some Vampire Bat Booties forrrr your little one? Do you vant to make a pair forrrr Halloveen?? Mwuahaha 🦇
These baby bootie slippers are so fun for any bat lover or Halloween costume!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these booties:

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

Materials you will need:

Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in the colors Stiletto, Linen, Suede, Sunset, and Mai Tai
Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


Halloween Express


Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

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 bat face design!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches together
DC: Double Crochet


Color nature with Copic markers!

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 Stiletto and an I-5.50mm crochet hook
Chain 12
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 2nd ch from hook, DC in next 9 chs, 4 DC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, DC in 9 sts, 2 DC in last st, Sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 DC in first st, DC in next 11 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 2 sts, DC in 11 sts, 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 3: Work in BLO, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, sl st to first st. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, work in both loops, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, [DC2TOG] 2 times, [DC in next 2 sts, FPDC on next st] 3 times, DC in last 4 sts, sl st to first DC. (28 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, [DC2TOG] 3 times, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (24 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, FPDC on next st,  DC3TOG, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (23 sts)
Fasten off Stiletto and attach Suede to first st.

Rnd 7: With Suede and H-5.00mm crochet hook, Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Booties made. (Be sure to make 2 booties!)

Bat Face:
With H-5.00mm crochet hook and Suede
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2  SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 4 sts, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, sl st to next st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ears:
Make 2 wih Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 with Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make a French Knot with Black yarn for the pupil of the eye. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Mouth:
With Sunset and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1.
Rnd 2: [SC, HDC] in first st, [HDC, SC] in next, SC in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, SC in last st, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Wrap the Suede colored yarn around the mouth (as seen in photos)

Teeth:
Make 2 with Linen and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on placements of pieces and sew everything on face and to the bootie slippers. Be sure to make everything again for the second bootie slipper!

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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Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween from Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa!

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Get the crochet pattern for the Adult Sized Knickers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the Vertical Striped Leg Warmers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the lollipops here!

Get the pattern for the cardigan Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Top Hat Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Green Wig Nate is wearing here!!

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

Come with me, and you will be
In a world of Pure (Crochet) Imagination!

You can see this cardigan was made for our Halloween costumes for 2018, but you can use this cardigan any time of year!!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

 


Get the pattern for the top hat photographed in this photo HERE!!

 

See the First piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

See the Second piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

 

See the Third piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

See the fourth piece of our Halloween Costumes here!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

 

 

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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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Soft in the color Grape (1500 Yards of yarn needed)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Medium Purple
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Steampunk Buttons Clocks
Steampunk Buttons Hearts
Chain
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-The cardigan I made measures Medium/Large. Front Panels Length: 25 inches long, Length of back piece: 33 inches long, Waist around: 46 inches around, Sleeve Length: 23 inches long, Upper Sleeve Width: 20 inches around, Sleeve Width Lower Part: 18 inches around, Middle of sleeve width 10 inches around, Collar height: 2 inches
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-This Cardigan is worked from the bottom up, first the backside, then the 2 front panels, then the sleeves, then the collar and last the embellishments are added.
-The chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into it.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Sk: Skip
Sk’d: Skipped

Cardigan:

Back Side:

Pointed Backside Tails–MAKE 2

Ch 2
Row 1
: 3 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 2: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: 2 SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 4: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st until 1 st is left, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 6: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Rows 7-33: Repeat Rows 5 and 6 ending with a repeat of Row 5 (36 sts)
(Continue these 2 rows until the piece is half of your back measurement, my back is 20 inches across, so ending on Row 33 for me was 10 inches across) Once you have your piece as wide as you need it go onto the next row instructions.

Rows 34-49: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (36 sts)
For first piece, Fasten off, for second piece, DO NOT fasten off, go onto the next row and attach the two pieces to continue up the back.

Row 50: On the piece that you did not fasten off, SC in each st across, continue to SC in each st on the first piece you fastened off, ch 1, turn. (72 sts)

Rows 51-93: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Make this as long as you need it to get up to your armpit. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 94: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn.

Rows 95-99: Repeat Row 94. (I had 60 sts at the end of this section)

Rows 100-130: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn
After Row 130, continue to SC around the entire piece to clean up the edges.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Front Panels: MAKE 2

Row 1: FDC 40 or Chain 42 and DC in 4th Ch and across (or have any even number on your first row), Turn. (40 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 3-22: Repeat Row 2
(you can continue to make this longer if you want, just to your armpit section–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 23: Ch 2, DC2TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, turn.

Row 24: Ch 2, DC3TOG, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in Sk’d st, repeat from * until 3 sts remain, DC3TOG, turn.

Rows 25-28: Repeat Row 24 until there are 22 sts across

Row 29: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *Sk 1 st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * across until 1 st remains, DC in last st, turn.

Rows 30-42: Repeat Row 29
After Row 42, continue to SC around entire piece.

Assembly:
Sew Front panels to back panel. The video tutorial is very helpful for this part.
Once your front panels are attached to your back panel, continue to make the sleeves.

Sleeves:
Attach yarn to armpit of the arm hole
Round 1: Ch 2, DC 72 sts or any even number around the arm hole, sl st to first st, turn.

Round 2: Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC in next st, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 2 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other one unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.

Round 3: Ch 2, Sk 3 sts, DC in next DC in ONE of the sk’d sts, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until halfway around the armhole (top of shoulder), Sk 3 sts, DC in next, DC in ONE of the sk’d sts leaving the other ones unworked, [Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] repeat these Criss-Cross sts until the end of the round, sl st to beginning DC, turn.

Rounds 4-12: Repeat Round 3

Rounds 13-21: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
If you do not want belled out sleeves, continue this concept until your sleeve is as long as you want it, otherwise, continue onto the instructions for the next round to make your sleeves wider.

Round 22: Ch 2, Sk next st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, *DC in next st, DC in previous stitch, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC, turn. (there will be 2 DC in each st using the criss-cross stitch method. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 23-35: Ch 2, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Do the same thing for the second sleeve.

Collar:

Attach yarn at top of collar area
Row 1: Ch 1, SC across collar, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-20: Repeat Row 2
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing

Assembly:
-Fold Collar down, Sew it in half to the neck. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-SC with your accent color around entire cardigan from one side of the collar, down the front, around the back, and then back up to the other side of the collar. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
-Sew on all your embellishments. See photos for guide

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

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***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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How to Crochet Tutorial: Adult Knickers Pants with Suspenders

How to Crochet Tutorial: Adult Knickers Pants with Suspenders

We’re getting closer!! Here is the next installment of our Halloween costume. Adult knickers! Enjoy this tutorial!!

Here is the full costume that these knickers were made for:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

See the first piece of our Halloween costumes for this year here!

See the Second Piece of our Halloween Costumes for this year here!

 

 

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!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (7 balls–1070 yards of yarn)
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
2 Buttons
Measuring Tape
Scissors

NOTES:
-The pants that I made measure: Length (Waist to ankle): 35 inches, Waist: 32 inches around, Hips around: 40 inches, Ankles around: 12 inches, Strap length: 36 inches, Strap width: 2 Inches
-This project goes off measurements, so you can make as many stitches as you want that fits around your body.
-Use a smaller crochet hook to make this smaller, and use a larger crochet hook to make these bigger
-These pants are made from the bottom up and are seamed on the inseam and then worked in rounds to make the top part of the pants.
-Turn your work every time it says “TURN”
-The chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Do not work into it.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch/stitches
Sl st: slip stitch
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

 

Pants:

Row 1: FDC 37 sts or any odd number that will fit around your calf of your leg, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC in 1st st, *FPDC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in 1st st, *BPDC in next st, DC in next st, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Ch 1 (does not count as anything), HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 HDC in last st, turn. (39 sts)

Row 7: Work in 3rd Loop of the HDC sts (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 1, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, 2 HDC in last st, turn. (41 sts)

Row 8: Work into the top of the stitches on this row (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Repeat Row 6. (43 sts)

Row 9: Repeat Row 7

Rows 10-26: Repeat Rows 8 & 9 until your piece fits around your thigh comfortably, then go onto the next row. (79 sts)

Row 27: Work in 3rd loop of the HDC sts, Ch 1, HDC across, turn. (79 sts)

Row 28: Work into the top of the sts in this row, Ch 1, HDC across, turn.

Rows 29-56: Repeat Rows 27 & 28 until your piece is as long as you want it for attaching to the other leg and the height that will fit around your thigh.
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.
Make 1 more leg just like the one you just made.

Sew your two legs inseams together (Sew your pieces inside out)

Assembly:
To sew your pieces together and closed, see video tutorial for visual instructions
You will need to skip sewing the top 8 rows for the inseam and sew those together to each others leg. Then  you can go onto making the hips/waist part of the pants next.

Continue working at the top of the pants “in the round” next

Mark 2 sts in the front and 2 sts in the back of your pants (those stitches will be your “Decrease” stitches)

Round 57: Working inside out, work in the 3rd loop of the HDC sts, Ch 1, HDC2TOG on the first 2 sts, HDC  in each st until halfway around, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts around, Sl st to first st, TURN.

Round 58: Ch 1, HDC2TOG on the first 2 sts, HDC  in each st until halfway around, HDC2TOG, HDC in the rest of the sts around, Sl st to first st, TURN.

Rounds 59-79: Repeat Rounds 57 & 58 until your piece is fitting around your waist, then go onto the next rounds

Turn your piece right side out if you haven’t already and continue with the waistband.

Round 80: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in each st around. DO NOT TURN, Sl st to first st of the round.

Round 81: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, *DC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st of the round.

Rounds 82-85: Repeat Round 81.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Straps:

Ch 112 or any amount that you need that will fit over the shoulder to the waistband

Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts, Ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in the rest of the sts across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, DC in each st across, DC in button hole and the last 2 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew Straps to pants and sew buttons to pants.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

 

Check out the other pieces for the costume below:

Candy Swirl Pillows:

Vertical Stripe Leg Warmers:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Steampunk Cardigan:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Green Costume Wig:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

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***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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How to Crochet Tutorial: Chic Twist Headwrap

How to Crochet Tutorial: Chic Twist Headwrap

Ooh la la everyone! It’s that time of year in the northern hemisphere! Get out your hooks for the latest fall fashion Chic Twist Headwrap!! Using only ONE SKEIN of Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird you can make this fun fall accessory! In fact, you can make two! If you ever planned to try the Chic Sheep, now is the time to do it! I love this yarn so much!! Check out a few of my other projects where I’ve used this yarn:

Winter Chic Slippers

Colorful Visions Afghan

Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf

 

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

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.”
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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:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn
(1 ball is all you need!)
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors

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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 this project smaller or bigger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Pattern:

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

Ch 165 or any amount that wraps around your head twice
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (164 sl sts)

Row 2: Work in FLO, HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (164 HDC sts)

Row 3: Work in BLO, Sl st in each st across, ch 1, turn. (164 sl sts)

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Twist Headband  around head and cross over and pull both ends up and around to the back of the head. (See video tutorial on how to do the twist with visual instructions)
Sew the ends together in the back of the head.
Sew the opening in the middle of the headband all the way across.
See video tutorial on where exactly to sew closed.

Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!!


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Enjoyed this project? Try the Arrows and Fringe Boho Fashion Scarf Next!

Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Inspired Pelerine Collar

Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Inspired Pelerine Collar
A Pelerine Collar is a cape-like collar that goes to the shoulder or covers the shoulder. Such collars were popular in the 1830s and part of popular fashion. My spin off an old idea has me creating my very own crochet style pelerine collar in a more modern fashion statement.
Dress up a plain or simple top with this unique accessory that will have you loving this vintage inspired look.

 

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

 

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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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 You will need:
Cascade Avalon yarn (or any worsted weight yarn)
Buttons
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This collar is worked in rows and then rounds.
-The yarn I used is a worsted weight size 4 medium yarn. I did not have the label but in the materials section of this pattern I did link the actual yarn I used.
-You can make more or less rows to fit around your neck
-I highly recommend blocking this collar after you make it.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
YO: Yarn Over
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on your hook] 3 times, YO pull through all loops on your hook. Cluster made.

Collar:
Neck: Work in BLO
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 5 chs, DC in last 5 chs, turn. (15)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as anything) DC in 5 sts, HDC in 5 sts, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in 5 sts, HDC in 5 sts, DC in last 5 sts, turn.
Rows 4-?: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 (if you want to make this larger or smaller, just repeat these 2 rows until your piece fits around your neck. I ended on row 32 or 33. End on a repeat of Row 3.

Next you will work in rounds. Do not attach the piece (you will sew on buttons later) (scroll down for more instructions)

Round 1: SC 80 sts evenly around the side of the piece (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Sl st to first stitch. Your piece should be closed (like it’s going to slip over your head).

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as DC + ch 1), *[DC, Ch 1] in next st, repeat from * around entire piece. End with ch 1, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 1 sp, Ch 1, [Cluster, Ch 2, Cluster] in same sp (this should be the very center back of your piece), *[Ch 1, Cluster in next ch sp] 19 times, ch 1, [Cluster, Ch 2, Cluster] in next ch sp, repeat from * around ending with ch 1 and sl st to first cluster.

Rnd 4: Sl st into ch 2 sp, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in ch 2 sp, *SC in each cluster AND in each ch 1 sp until next corner, [2 SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with sc in last ch sp, sl st to first st.

Rnd 5: Sl st into corner ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sl st back into the ch 2 sp, *Ch 3, sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, repeat from * until next corner sl st into corner, ch 3, sl st back into corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch of beg. ch 3.

Assembly: Sew buttons to top of the collar. Block this piece.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

***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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Crochet Tutorial: Vertical Striped Leg Warmers

Crochet Tutorial: Vertical Striped Leg Warmers

This is part of our Halloween Costumes for 2018! As you can see in this photo, I incorporated these leg warmers in Nate’s costume, but you can use these for any time of the year and for yoga!!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

The time has come for us to start planning for the big Halloween Cosplay that I make each year. You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!
Here is the Vertical Stripe Leg Warmers. The colors and design of this first piece are the clues to what the costume will be. Any guesses?

 

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make these leg warmers:

 

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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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 in Warm Brown and Aran
Size G-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-These are worked in rows and then seamed together to make the leg holes. See the end of the video tutorial to learn how to make these smaller or bigger.
-These leg warmers are 14 inches long and about 12 inches around. You can add more stitches to make these longer, and add more rows to make them wider.

Special Stitches Used in this pattern:
Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Leg Warmer:
Ch 50 or any even number
Row 1: SC in 4th CH from hook, *Ch 1, sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * across, end with SC in last ch. turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in 1st ch sp, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * across, SC in last ch sp (See video tutorial for visual instructions), Turn.

Rows 3-40: Repeat Row 2 changing color every 4 rows.
You can always make more rows to fit around your leg.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: 
Sew the seam up the leg warmer and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Top Cuff:
SC 42 sts around one side of the leg warmer.

Bottom Cuff:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, DC 36 stitches evenly around, sl st to first DC. (36 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, FPDC the first 2 sts together, [BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st] alternate these 2 sts until you are halfway around, FPDC 2 sts together, [BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st] alternate these 2 sts until the end of the round, sl st to first FPDC st. (34 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, FPDC on first st, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first st.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

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Candy Swirl Pillows:

Adult Knicker Pants:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

Steampunk Cardigan:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

Green Costume Wig:
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Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Lovey

Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Lovey

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They cannot see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can…”

Today’s project is this darling Butterfly Lovey. I love the three dimensional look of this piece. You can get as creative as you like with this project! I can imagine the variety of vivid hues one can use to make this sweet lovey for a child or adult.

This could be a great scrap yarn project. Make one or more and attach them for a unique 3D blanket or throw by piecing these squares together. Match a nursery or bedroom for your child.

Butterflies bring out something in all of us. Maybe since they are often beyond our grasp. We love to watch them flutter through the air on the lightness of their wings upon which we can send out wishes out into the world.

 


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

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (Any colors, but I used: Delft Blue, Royal, Black, White, Carrot, Redwood, Gold)
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Polyfil
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This lovey is approximately 18 inches wide/long
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger, and a smaller hook to make it smaller
-This lovey has a lot of pieces to sew together, a good yarn needle is essential to use during this project

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
FLO: Front Loop Only
BLO: Back Loop Only
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

Lovey Squares: Make 4
With Orange
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring (or start with Magic Ring)
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 12 DC in ring, sl st to first st. (12)
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Fasten off orange and change color.
Rnd 3: Attach new color to any st, Ch up 2, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around ending with HDC in last st, sl st to first st.
You will be working in Rows now:
R0w 4: Sl st into next st and into ch 2 sp. TURN, 2 DC in CH 2 sp, DC in each st to next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, DC in each st to next corner, 2 DC in corner, leave rest of the sts unworked. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st to corner, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in rest of sts on the row, turn.
Rows 6-13: Repeat Row 5, do not fasten off.
Continue to SC down the side, put 3 SC in corner, and work SCs down the next side. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all 4 squares together (See video tutorial to see how to sew the squares together)
Border:
With White: SC around entire lovey. Fasten off.
With Black: SC around entire lovey. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Wings: Make 8
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and next 2 chs, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 3: SC in 1st 3 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the row, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 5: SC in each st to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4. (8)
Row 7: Repeat Row 5. (9)
Row 8: Repeat Row 4. (10)
Row 9: Repeat Row 5. (11)
Row 10: Repeat Row 4. (12)
Rows 11-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 17: SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in the next 7 sts, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 19: SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 20: SC2TOG, SC in 5 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 21: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 22: [SC2TOG] twice. (2)
Fasten off.
Before attaching the wings together, make the mini circles and embroider the veins

Mini Circles: Make 8
With first color:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, Sl st to first st, fasten off.
Rnd 2: Attach black to any stitch, 2 SC in each st around, sl st to first st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew mini circles in place and embroider the veins with black yarn. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part)
After the circles and veins are on the wings, Attach the wings together by Single Crocheting around the wings and stuff them. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing. (See video tutorial for this part too), I know it’s a lot of sewing.

Body:
With Black Yarn
Work in Continuous Rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnds 3-9: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 12 sts.
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 12-13: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 16: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 18-19: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 21: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 22: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 23: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 24-25: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 26: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 27: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Embroider eyes to body (Optional)
Stuff your piece and continue with the next round.
Rnd 28: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off weave in ends.

Antenna: Make 2
With Black Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 5: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] twice. (4)
Rnds 6-7: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew wings to body, sew antenna to body, sew body to lovey in the center.
Weave in all ends.

 

Enjoy!

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Help Make Turtles for Mental Health Awareness

Help Make Turtles for Mental Health Awareness

Recently, one of our followers reached out asking for some assistance for an important cause. She is a mental health advocate and public speaker. She asked me for help to make small crocheted turtles.

MHATs or Mental Health Awareness Turtles, will be distributed to patients who are dealing with traumatic experiences that led to their ongoing struggles with mental health. This individual is working to help others who, like herself, have endured horrific experiences and SURVIVED.

In the aftermath, they are now left with lifelong battles. We can HELP! These little turtles have provided big benefits to patients dealing with these traumas. The goal of the MHATs is to provide comfort and start conversations. A reminder for people to come out of their “shells” and discuss mental health openly without fear of stigma.

Patients who are living with ACE or Adverse Childhood Experiences, Agoraphobia, cPTSD or complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Severe Dissociative Disorders and many others both inpatient and out-patient will benefit from this project. She needs to meet her goal of 100 turtles by October 1st,2018. All the turtles we make and send to her will be 100% donated to this cause and help patients. If anyone would like to help, please read and follow the pattern below.

 

THIS IS NOT MY PATTERN AND THERE IS NO VIDEO TUTORIAL. I have provided photos of my own turtle which I made using this pattern to show you the end result. You can find the address to ship your turtles to at the bottom of this page.

I have made it big and bold so you cannot miss it! DON’T forget the deadline is OCTOBER 1st, 2018. She will be speaking at an event on OCTOBER 11th, 2018 and will need to have the turtles well in advance. MHATs Pattern is property of Erika Reva Memering.

 

Address to send your turtles to:

Erika Reva Memering
MHATs Project
2956 Allen Street
Lake Station, IN 46405

 

 

Pattern:

Body and Head: You can use any colors you want. Scraps of yarn even work, since this doesn’t take too much yarn to make this project.
Color I used photographed above: Red Heart Super Saver Freshmint

Shell: You can use any color you want. Scraps of yarn even work, since this doesn’t take too much yarn to make this project.
Color I used photographed above: Red Heart Super Saver Stripes Polo Stripe

Materials You will need:
Yarn (Any colors you want)
Crochet Hook Size G-4.25mm or H-5.00mm
Stuffing
Scissors
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

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
BLO: Back Loop Only
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side

Body:
Using Your Main Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7SC in 2nd CH from hook. (7)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (14)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 7 times. (21)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 5: *Ch 7, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 3 Chs, HDC in next ch, DC in next ch, Sl st into next st on body and next 6 sts, repeat from * around. (4 legs made)
Fasten off weave in ends.

Head:
Using Your Main Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (5)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (10)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 5 times. (15)
Rnds 4-5: SC in each st around. (15)
Embroider eyes on turtle (optional)
Rnd 6: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 5 times. (10)
Stuff the head
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG] 5 times. (5)
Stuff head a little more if needed.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to body between 2 legs.

Shell:
Using Your Accent Color, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Put Stitch Marker at the beginning of each round to mark your rounds if needed.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 7 SC in 2nd CH from hook. (7)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (14)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 7 times. (21)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnds 5-7: SC in each st around. (28)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Be sure to have the Right Side facing out and sew shell to the body. Once you have it 3/4 of the way sewn closed, be sure to stuff the shell, but do not stuff too firmly.

Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!

Please send your finished turtles to:

Erika Reva Memering
MHATs Project
2956 Allen Street
Lake Station, IN 46405

 

 

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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!

 

UPDATE: 4/5/2019

We have had these kitties for a year now and they have made our life so much better! We really don’t know how we lived without them! They are always putting a smile on our face! Fern is the best snuggle bug and Jade loves on us when she’s hungry. Haha!! They are both so different, but they love each other and you can always find them together! Here are both of their birthday photos when they each turned 2 years old.

Jade’s 2nd birthday was September 7th, 2018

 

Fern’s 2nd birthday was March 26th, 2019

As you can see, they are extremely spoiled and deserve all the delicious treats in the world! We love them so much and we’re so happy they chose us.

~Nadia

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Well today is VALENTINE’S DAY!! ❤❤ I am getting *artichoked* up! You probably thought I didn’t *carrot* all that this was coming to the finish line! I knew the end of the pun series would *turnip* sooner or later and I know many of you were *rooting* for these to be over. I *bean* thinking of the best way to end this series and I was *brusselin’* around trying to finish but was running out of steam! I have to say that doing all these puns has me feeling mighty *beet*. I am sure some of you are tired of these as well, but I *yam* what I *yam* and these puns will keep showing up at the beginning of every February! Before next year you will have to *lettuce* know if there are any fun pun projects you want me to demonstrate! How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Here in Wisconsin it is a little *chili* but Nate and I plan to *Romaine Calm and Carrot On* with our wedding plans. 31 more days until we say “I do”! Oh *Kale*, yeah! 😁 We can’t wait! We are so ready to *broc* and roll down that aisle! Have a great day everyone! Sending all of you LOTS OF LOVE!!

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

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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 Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
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

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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

Pattern:

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

Carrot
With Carrot Orange, work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
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 next st, SC in next st] twice. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 6-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 9-14: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the carrot with polyfil, and go onto the last round.
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off weave in ends.

Leaves of the carrot:
Ch 10
SC in 2nd ch and the next 8 chs, *Ch 10, SC in 2nd ch and next 8 chs, SC in last ch where beginning slip knot is, repeat from * 1 more time.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew leaves together at the base so they are standing up randomly together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew leaves to carrot.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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