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Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

The tradition continues with my annual Punny Valentine’s. Each year, I create these silly sentiments using crochet and puns. I try to be as creative and amusing as possible. I do, however, have to match a pun to something I can create using my crochet magic. It is NOT easy, let me tell you, this blog showcases my collection from 2017. You can check out 2016’s Punny Valentine’s here! Do you have a fun pun to share? Let me know in the comments section. Share a possible pun that might show up in my 2018 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

Below is a list of some Punny Valentine’s. Click on the link next to their date or click the photo to be taken to its video tutorial and written pattern! Enjoy!!

February 1st: Two Peas in a Pod
My first of 14 Valentine’s Day puns begins with these Two Peas In A Pod. Every day I’m “brussel-in” to make these puns! It makes me very “hap-pea!” So, if you “carrot” all, “peas” give these puns a chance. I’m pretty sure that it will “lettuce” have a few good laughs together! This is going to be so much “pun!”

February 2nd: Volcano Bag
Day 2 of our Valentine’s Day puns and things are really “heating” up. I don’t mean to “int-erupt” your day, but you should know how much I “lava” this silliness, so much so, that I could just “burst!”

February 3rd: Leaf Appliqué
I know you are “falling” for some of these “unbe-leaf-ably” silly puns. It helps to create good “chemis-tree” between us when we can “photo-sympathize” with how lame they can become. I know it’s “over-ELM-ing,” but we can still laugh together. I hope it’s “OAK-kay” that I continue to post until I get “stumped.” Even then I won’t “leaf” you “hanging” as I “branch” out and try to be more punny!

February 4th: Mouse and Cheese Amigurumi
This may be my “cheesiest” pun yet. It’s “nacho” fault if these puns get so “stinky” you roll your eyes when I say life is “cheddar” when we’re together. When I am with you, I don’t feel “aged” or “bleu.” I do have to stay “sharp” to keep up these punny lines. Otherwise, it could look “swiss-picious” if I am laughing at these “prov-ALONE.” So, like I said, we are really “gouda” together so please, will you “brie” mine? It would be “mice” if your answer was “YES, cheese!”

 

February 5th: Mushroom Amigurumi
You may think that making up puns is no “truffle” at all. But, Holy “Shiitake,” it’s not easy!! I “moss” say that I have really taken a “lichen” to this. At least I have “morel” support from everyone. You give me “mush-room” to be creative, so I can “button” down and get these done! Once I get a good pun figured out, I feel like the “porto-bell-o” of the ball! I appreciate your encouragement because that’s what friends are “spore.”

February 6th: Avocado Amigurumi
“Bravo-cado” on sharing these puns everyone! I have laughed a lot and said, “You’ve “guac” to be kidding me,” several times! Some responses are “hard-core” and “avo-control!” There were a few “guac-ward” moments. I know, I tend be go too far that I can end up in the “pits” with these puns. It seems so wrong but feels so “ripe,” so keep it up, and “guac” my world with your creativity!

February 7th: Corn Amigurumi
I hope you are enjoying these “corny” puns! I’m “stalking” the Internet with “corn-viction” to help “plant” my mind with ideas this Valentine’s Day. Each pun is “butter” than the last. I come “ear” to find creativity. I search online for a “kernel” of truth and a pun that’s “a-peel-ing.” When I find it, I say “shucks” this is “sweet!” I’ve had to “weed” through a lot of “crop” to come up with all these “a-maize-ing” puns, but you’re worth it! After you finish “plowing” through the amount of “ridicul-husk”puns in this caption, I hope the rest of your day is filled with” uni-corns” and rainbows!

February 8th: Tomato Amigurumi
Trying to think of new and clever puns each day is making me feel a bit “plum” crazy. I tend to think “what’s “to-mato” with you, Nadia? You need to “ketchup” and figure these all out!” I’m trying to keep these upbeat and “juice” the cutest play on words, but sometimes it can become a bit “dicey.” I want to say thank you “cherry” much for “picking” up on my sense of humor and playing along with my “fruit-iness!”

February 9th: Bumble Bee Amigurumi
There has “bee-n” a lot of “buzz” going around about these puns. “Honey,” I’m trying to always “beehive” to “bee” sure my jokes don’t “sting.” I try to “bee” positive and “comb” through many ideas before they “stick.” Not all of my puns are “flower-y” or silly. I have “pollen” for a few lame ones. I agree that a couple were a bit “un-bee-lievable.” I always appreciate your feedback and “raw honey-sty.” Your encouragement makes me feel like a “Queen.” I’m trying to stay “hummm-ble, ” so I will stop “drone-ing” on and on, but before I go, I should say, I think you all are the “bees knees!” *insert cringy eyerolls here* HAHA!


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February 10th: String of Hearts Cup Cozy
Rise and shine, it’s a “brew-tiful” day! Words can’t “espresso” how much you “bean” to me. You always stay “grounded” and work at “mocha” me happy. Even when I have a “latte” on my mind, you are there to give me your sweet “sugar.” Every day, you’re ready to face the daily “grind.” Even if each day feels like a “deja brew,” you never get “heated” and say “I don’t give a “frapp,”” or “What’s “Sumatra” with my life?” Instead, you’re always “perky” and “tea-riffic!” So, better “latte” than never, I want you to know that you’re more than an Average “Joe.” You’re just my “cup of tea.”

February 11th: Fish Amigurumi
We are “bass-ically” coming to the end of our Valentine’s puns. I “fish” we had more time because I’m having so much “fin!” I have a “boat-load” of material. I’m not being “koi” about it. With only a few days left, I’m not about to “swimmer” down. Instead, I’m over here, “kraken” myself up! I “sardine-ly” try to keep everyone laughing. You know I’m not doing this just for the “halibut.” These puns are an annual event. You may wonder, “”Water” you doing these for, Nadia?” My answer is, “These puns are a big “tank” you for being in my life!” I have always said, “You are my “ray” of sunshine.” You make me want to “Carp-e” Diem, and not “flounder” around anymore. There’s nothing “fishy” about this. My “sole” is truly in making up these puns!

February 12th: Scientist Amigurumi
I “periodically” get inspiration from everyday things for these crochet love notes. I get a “sine” that an idea might work, and then I start to “planet.” Some of these are “sodium” funny, I have slapped my “neon” a couple of occasions! The “gravity” to make these puns epic is “multiplied” by the fact that I’m running out of “time.” I’m trying to finish them at the “speed of light.” I have plenty of “energy” to keep these going for a couple more days! No “matter” what, through everything, you know my love for this is “constant,” but right now, I’m going to take a break and have a piece of “Pi.”

February 13th: Gnome Amigurumi
I “gnome” that this series is almost done. I hope these have brought some “magic” to your life. I’ve been “toad” that I make up some pretty good ones! I have been “trolling” through some keywords to pun this caption to make sure it’s “elfin'” hilarious. Some have been so funny, I hope no one wet their “plants” reading these! I’m being “fairy” careful to make sure they’re full of fun and “fantasy.” I have “pixie-d” some great projects to make some special Valentine’s ideas to help your love “grow.” This cute Gnome would be perfect for a “garden party” accent!


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February 14th: Lemons to Lemonade Pillow
I have always had a “zest” for life, and “lime” so grateful to be able to do what I love. For the past 2 weeks, my creative “juices” have been going in high gear to bring you this series of puns leading up to Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have!! At times, I may have blurred the “limes” between humorous and pushing too far. I’m sure some were a bit “sour” and others made you “peel” with laughter. Today’s pun is no exception. This pillow is “juice” the cutest way to end our series and allows me to “ex-press” how much all this means to me. I do this for YOU! I plan to “wedge” this under me to provide something to “curdle” up with once my procedure and biopsies are over. I’m so lucky to have my “main squeeze” with me during these tests! My life is made up of many “making lemonade” moments. Any way you “slice” it, was a perfect way to bring this series to a close. So, time to “pucker up” and get this procedure done! I will post the blog for this pillow as soon as I’m a bit more “fresh.” Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Sending you all my love!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Corn Amigurumi

I hope you are enjoying these “corny” puns! I’m “stalking” the Internet with “corn-viction” to help “plant” my mind with ideas this Valentine’s Day. Each pun is “butter” than the last. I come “ear” to find creativity. I search online for a “kernel” of truth and a pun that’s “a-peel-ing.” When I find it, I say “shucks” this is “sweet!” I’ve had to “weed” through a lot of “crop” to come up with all these “a-maize-ing” puns, but you’re worth it! After you finish “plowing” through the amount of “ridicul-husk”puns in this caption, I hope the rest of your day is filled with” uni-corns” and rainbows!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this Corn Amigurumi:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Paddy Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Lemon
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing
Felt for eyes and mouth
Tacky Glue

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Puff St: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through] 3 times, YO, pull through all 7 loops on hook. Puff St made.

Pattern:

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

Outside Leaf:
Make 3 in Green
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 2 SC in stitch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3: 2SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 8-15: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in the next 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 17: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 19: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 20: [SC2TOG] Twice, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 21: SC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Corn:
Make 2
With Yellow
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 2 SC in stitch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3: 2SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: [Puff St, ch 1] in each st across. (4)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st puff st, 1 SC in next 2 puff sts, 2 SC in last puff st, ch 1, turn. (6)
See video tutorial for visual instructions for the next part
Row 6: [Puff st, Ch 1] in each st across. (6)
Row 7-10: [Puff st, ch 1] in each puff st across. (6)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 12: [Puff st, ch 1] in each st across. (4)
Row 13: [SC2TOG] twice, ch 1 turn. (2)
Row 14: SC2TOG (1)
Fasten off with long tail.

Eyes:
With White Make 2
Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook Fasten off with tail for sewing

 Assembly step:
Sew Corn halves together, stuff piece and continue sewing.
Sew leaves together. See video tutorial for sewing visual instructions.
Sew on White eyes, glue on black dots for pupils and glue on mouth out of felt

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Crochet Tutorial: Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Who else is ready for hoodies, bonfires, crisp cool air, hot cocoa, football, and beautiful fall colors? This time of the year brings to mind all things cozy, and that is the premise for my candy corn leg warmers!

These colors always bring to mind the harvest season, Halloween, and cooler days. Today’s tutorial shows how to create these great pair of leg warmers in striped yellow, orange, and white.

Candy Corn Leg Warmers

 

My original pattern developed out of a discovery I made at a thrift shop. While hunting through a basket of vintage jewelry, I stumbled across a pair of wooden maple leaf earrings. I immediately thought these would make great buttons, but what to pair them with?! After careful consideration, I decided to remove the backings and drill some button holes and transform these into an embellishment for these leg warmers!

These are SUPER easy to learn and you can adapt these to any size and any color you’d like! They do not have to be Halloween themed. You can make them one plain color, you can make them team sport colors, you can get as creative as you desire! The video shows how to change color to create this striped effect, but if you wish to continue in a solid tone, just follow the directions without the color changes.

Candy Corn Leg Warmers

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make your very own leg warmers today!

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad

Questions? Leave a comment!

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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver in Orange, Bright Yellow, and White
Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-These are worked from the ankle up. See the end of the video tutorial to learn how to make these smaller or bigger.
-This pattern is worked in rounds, there will be no turning work.

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Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: half double crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet

Ch 25, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring, ch 1
Rnd 1: HDC in each ch around, sl st to beginning hdc, ch 1 (25 sts)
Rnds 2-5: *FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning FPHDC
(after round 5, change to orange) Ch1 (25 sts)
Rnd 6: HDC in each st around, sl st to beginning, ch 1
Rnd 7: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in the rest of the sts around, sl st to beginning, ch 1
Rnds 8-10: Repeat rnd 6
(After round 10, change to White)
Rnds 11-15: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 15, change to Yellow (27 sts)
Rnds 16-20: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 20, change to Orange (28 sts)
Rnds 21-25: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 25, change to White (29 sts)
Rnds 26-30: Repeat rounds 6-10, After round 30, change to Yellow (30 sts)
Rnd 31: Repeat round 7 (31 sts)
Rnd 32: Repeat round 7 (32 sts)
Rnd 33: Repeat round 7 (33 sts)
Rnd 34: Repeat round 7 (34 sts)
Rnd 35: Repeat round 7 (35 sts)
change to Orange
Rnd 36: Repeat round 7 (36 sts)
Rnd 37: Repeat round 7 (37 sts)
Rnd 38: Repeat round 7 (38 sts)
Rnd 39: Repeat round 7 (39 sts)
Rnd 40: Repeat round 7 (40 sts)
Change to White
Rnd 41: Repeat round 7 (41 sts)
Rnds 42-45: Repeat Round 2 (41 sts)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.  Enjoy!

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