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My Contribution to an Eco-Friendly Fashion Show!

For those of you following my blog posts, I had showcased back in early May, a blog about a recycled halter top that I created using plastic bags. The item was created for an eco-friendly fashion show: Catwalk for Water held on May 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This environmentally friendly fashion show featured “creative and inspiring hair, makeup, and fashion created by area artists. This event was sponsored by Indira Aveda Salon Spa in Chicago. All proceeds benefit their Earth Month Partner – Alliance for the Great Lakes.”


I was contacted earlier this year by a friend who was the driving force behind this Chicago event. She asked me if I could create a piece using plastic bags, and together we collaborated on a vision. Using her guidelines, I created this fun piece that used 70 recycled plastic grocery bags that I cut into “plarn” and crocheted into this wild halter top.


I sent the piece to Chicago for it to be added to an ensemble created by my friend Tracey, owner of Indira Salon and Spa, and used in her vision for this outfit. All items used were recycled, re-used, re-purposed pieces that were put together to make amazing fashion statements.


Many incredible creations were part of the show and it was a lot of fun to be a small part of such a great event even from a distance. The photos from the event show a lot of amazing talent! What a great event for such a fabulous cause that inspires change for our planet and environment besides providing enormous inspiration for creating environmentally fashion.


The ensemble created for the event included my eco-friendly plarn halter top, vintage sunglasses from Fiore in Green Bay, WI, a handmade up-cycle necktie skirt, braided rags to riches Coachella inspired hair both done by Tracey herself. Her entire vision came together perfectly and was worn by a remarkable model who flawlessly showcased all of these items together! She SLAYED! This attire won Best Interpretation of the Theme: Coachella-Art and Music Festival! What an awesome win!


I want to say a special thanks to Tracey and Indira for asking me to take part in this project. It was a great experience to create a piece for this event and expand my talent in such an imaginative way. It was a lot of fun! I hope to do more events like this in the future!


Photos from event were provided with permission by Tracey (Indira Salon and Spa, Chicago Illinois)

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Crochet Tutorial: 3 in 1 Boho Style Wrap

Crochet Tutorial: 3 in 1 Boho Style Wrap

Summer is coming! Today’s style inspiration is the unique look of Boho Chic. Some fashion trends come and go, but a few styles will always be fashionable. Boho-style is just one of those fashions that are so versatile that will always be a trend for everyone!

Awaken your free spirit and bring that vibe to life! With Bohemian influences, my bohostyle chic 3 in 1 Wrap is all about adding that natural element to your wardrobe, and giving you that confidence to just feel free!

Wrap it in your hair or around your head for that beautiful Bohemian look, wrap it around your neck for a perfect summer accent, or use it as a sash around your waist to accentuate that flowing summer dress! The earth tones, cotton fibre, and floral embellished tassels make this a wardrobe win in so many ways! Bring out your inner flowerchild with this awesome accessory!







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

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

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

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

Cotton Yarn in 6 or 7 different colors of your choice.
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this wrap!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for this wrap are 46 inches (117cm) long and 4 inches wide

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

 

Flower: Make as many as you want in various colors
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 5 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc. (5)
Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sl st into next st, repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first ch 3 sp. (5 ch sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch sp around. Sl st to first sc.
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.

Wrap:
Row 1: Ch 4, DC in 4th Ch from hook. Turn. (2)

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in next st, turn. (2)

Row 3: Ch up 3, DC in next st, DC in same st as ch up 3 (X-stitch made), DC in last st again. Turn. (4)

Row 4: Ch up 3, Sk 1, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, DC in last st, turn. (4)

Row 5: Ch up 3, DC in same st as Ch up 3, Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, 2 DC in last st, turn. (6)

Row 6: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 2 times, DC in last st, turn. (6)

Row 7: Ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 2 times, 2 DC in last st, turn. (8)

Row 8: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 3 times, DC in last st, turn. (8)

Row 9: Ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 3 times, 2 DC in last st, turn. (10)

Row 10: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC in last st, turn. (10)

Row 11: Ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, 2 DC in last st, turn. (12)

Row 12: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 5 times, DC in last st, turn. (12)

Row 13: Ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 5 times, 2 DC in last st, turn. (14)

Row 14: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 6 times, DC in last st, turn. (14)

Row 15: Ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 6 times, 2 DC in last st, turn. (16)

Row 16-60: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 7 times, DC in last st, turn. (16)

Row 61: Ch 1 (does not count as anything), DC2TOG, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in Sk’d st] 6 times, DC2TOG, turn. (14)

Row 62: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 6 times, DC in last st, turn. (14)

Row 63: Ch 1, DC2TOG, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 5 times, DC2TOG, turn. (12)

Row 64: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 5 times, DC in last st, turn. (12)

Row 65: Ch 1, DC2TOG, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC2TOG, turn. (10)

Row 66: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 4 times, DC in last st, turn. (10)

Row 67: Ch 1, DC2TOG, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 3 times, DC2TOG, turn. (8)

Row 68
: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 3 times, DC in last st, turn. (8)

Row 69: Ch 1, DC2TOG, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 2 times, DC2TOG, turn. (6)

Row 70: Ch up 3, [Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st] 2 times, DC in last st, turn. (6)

Row 71: Ch 1, DC2TOG, Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, DC2TOG, turn. (4)

Row 72: Ch up 3, Sk 1 st, DC in next, DC in sk’d st, DC in last st, turn. (4)

Row 73: Ch 1, [DC2TOG] 2 times, turn. (2)

Row 74
: Ch up 3, DC in next st. (2)

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Edging: I used green.
Attach yarn to point, [SC, ch 4, SC] in point, *Ch 4, sk 1 row, SC around post of next row (see video tutorial for visual instructions), repeat from * around putting [SC, ch 4, SC] in the opposite point. Sl st to first SC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Make Tassels and flowers and then add them to the ends of the scarf (See video tutorial for visual instructions). Fray out the yarn and assemble the flowers accordingly. (I put 3 flowers on each tassel)

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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Floral Dream Crown

Crochet Tutorial: Floral Dream Crown

Inspired by the Coachella Festival flower crown filter on Snapchat, I designed this fun and ethereal headband. I filmed The Floral Dream Crown video tutorial and am excited to share it with all of you. Perfect for summertime festivals and events for all ages! Join me on Snapchat for behind the scenes look at YARNutopia!

This demonstration will show you how to create a variety of crochet flowers in different sizes combined to create this impressive headpiece.

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This would look great as a bridal or bridesmaid headpiece, a little flower girl, or any young girl hair accessory. This would be cute for a photo prop on babies also! This crown works well for a hairband to wear to music festivals or any other fun summer event! Make a statement and stand out with this great head piece!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Materials:

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

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Orchid
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pale Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink
Size G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Headband from the Dollar Store (Or you can crochet your own headband)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can make as many flowers as you want and use any colors/yarn type that you want.
-If you cannot find a headband at the dollar store, you can crochet your own by checking out this link.
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

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

Pattern:

Small Flower: Make 4

Before making your slip knot, leave a 6-8” tail;

ch 12

Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook (first ch 1 sp made). * Ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2sc and 1 sl st, in first ch 1 sp, 3 sc and 1 sl st in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Roll strip into a flower, stitch flower together at base.

Medium Flower: Make 2

Before making your slip knot, leave a 6-8” tail;

ch 34

Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook (first ch 1 sp made). * Ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [2 sc and 1 sl st] in first ch 1 sp, [3sc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 3 ch 1 sps, [3 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 dc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Roll strip into a flower, stitch flower together at base.

Large Flower: Make 2

Ch 5, join with sl st to 5th ch from hook to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working in ring, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st on the 1st sc. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, (Ch 3, skip one st, sc on next st) repeat around, join. (8 ch-3 loops)

Rnd 3: sl st into first ch 3 sp, ch 1, [(Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in ch-3 loop, sl st in sc] repeat around, join. (8 petals)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Center of flower:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.

Fasten off, sew to center of Large flower

Extra Large Flower: Make 2

Before making your slip knot, leave a 6-8” tail;

Row 1: Ch 44 (Or any even number)

Row 2: sc in 4th ch from hook (first ch 1 sp made). * Ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, skip the first stitch of the previous row, tr first ch sp, ch2, 2tr into same sp. 2DC, ch2, 2DC in each ch sp across. Fasten off and change color.

Row 4: [ch 3, 5dc] all in first ch 2 sp, *sk 2 sts and sc in between 3rd and 4th dc (see video tutorial for visual instructions), 6 dc in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across. Fasten off. Roll strip into a flower, stitch flower together at base.

Leaf: Make 3
Ch 10
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 3, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last. fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew all pieces to your headband (See video tutorial for visual instructions), make it as fancy as you want!! TIP: Be sure to stretch out your headband when sewing on your pieces. That way the headband won’t show through when you put it on your head.

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

Tribal Barefoot Sandals

Tribal Barefoot Sandals

Walks on the beach, summer concerts in the park, or weddings on the sandy coast, are all the perfect occasions for barefoot sandals. I show how to use beads and feathers to adorn this pair of lace up tribal footwear that is all the rage! Spend your summer in style with this fun accessory!

Tribal Sandals

Although simple to create, these make an impressive fashion statement and give a great free-spirited vibe when you are looking for alternative footwear.

Tribal Sandals

These can be worn bare, or you can dress up a pair of sandals/shoes.

Tribal Sandals

You can chain an amount that you are comfortable with, but the more you chain, the higher you can wrap these up your leg!! You can make them simple and eliminate the beads and feather look. OR, you can add more embellishments like a crocheted flower!! The possibilities are endless.

Tribal Sandals

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

FibraNatura Sea Song Less than 50 yards
Size 2.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle and Smaller Sewing needle
Scissors
Beads (Assortment)
2 Feathers
Crimp Beads

NOTES:
-This is worked from one side, down to the toe, back up to the other side.
-This will fit any foot from size 6-12 Womens
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not very important.

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

Pattern:
Ch 300 (or any amount that you would want to wrap around your ankle/leg) then, ch an extra 45 chs.

Sl st into the 15th ch from hook.
Ch 1, sk 1 ch, HDC in next CH, repeat from * until you have 12 HDC. Then, Ch 1 and sk a ch and sl st into next ch. Then ch the same amount that you chained in the beginning. In my case, it was 300. Fasten off.

Sandal made.

Watch video tutorial on how to attach beads and feather! 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