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Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Up until I was 21 years old, I was a true daddy’s girl. Every hardship, illness, and setback my parents were there to help me through everything. As I grew and gained independence, I met a man and was engaged in a semi-arranged match. Initially, after finding approval by both sides of our families we decided to arrange our marriage. Unfortunately, this guy was not as forthright as I had anticipated and after a series of eye-opening events, I ended the engagement. Thankfully these revelations came before marriage, but it didn’t come without a huge price.

During that trying time, my dad and I had a deep falling out, when looking back is a very raw and painful period. The entire situation was a dark and sad chapter. As more and more things came to light about this guy, I wasn’t sure what to believe. I chose to believe him over my dad who had the foresight to know after a few encounters, this person was not who we thought he was, and as the strict Pakistani father that he is, he gave me the ultimatum to end the engagement or I was going to be on my own without his support. I chose the guy, and with that decision, I closed the door on my dad and hurt him probably more than I ever thought possible. But I was a big girl, and I knew better, right? Wrong. I could not have been more wrong.

Choices and Consequences

But the damage from that decision was done and when all the chips fell and the engagement ended (my decision), he went back to teach in Jordan, I stayed in the USA, I was left to pick up the pieces of a terribly embarrassing and heartbreaking time. My parents separated and my mom came back with our family to take care of me in Wisconsin. The stress and anxiety of everything that happened took a toll on me and my illness attacked my body with a vengeance. My dad stayed in Texas dealing with his own obligations coming back and forth to spend time with us several times before deciding to finally stay.

During that year following this episode it was extremely awkward and uncomfortable to face my dad. Gone were those days where I could call him Daddy and be at ease like I always was. He didn’t talk to me the same way, he didn’t act the same way toward me and most of the time I just felt like a complete disappointment even though I know I wasn’t. One act did not define my entire relationship with my dad. But it is difficult to describe what it is like to be a Pakistani daughter to a dad that once looked at you with pride and now all you saw in his eyes was hurt and disappointment. We both had a lot of work to do to repair this relationship, but one thing I have learned from my dad is to not be afraid of doing hard work.

Things Take Time

Even if we struggled in those early days, the love between father and daughter was always strong. Slowly but surely (and with so much encouragement from my mother and brothers and sister-in-law) my dad and I began to repair and recover from this difficult time.

It happened gradually. Mending any relationship doesn’t happen overnight. Pretty soon we started joking again. Anyone who knows my dad, knows he is the master of the lame jokes. He isn’t funny AT ALL, but being not funny makes him so funny. He has this contagious laugh and when he laughs at his own bad jokes, you cannot help but laugh along too. Things became lighter, easier, and soon everything fell into place and we arrived where we needed to be. Now our relationship is stronger and better than ever.

It has been 5 years since that fated time. In 5 years, so many changes have taken place in our lives and my dad and I have been through a lot. Together we built YARNutopia.com. We collaborated to bring our videos to a channel on YouTube. We both share the same work ethic and understanding on what it takes to build a dream into reality. We also have developed a deeper understanding as father and daughter.

Although he is still a very strict, and a traditional Pakistani dad, he has loosened his grip and supports his children’s decisions and choices even if we don’t always see eye to eye. This understanding has led to a better relationship between us. Now that I am facing my future with Nate, I am grateful that this growth and understanding between my dad and me has allowed him to accept and love Nate so much, accept my decisions that are somewhat less than traditional, and support us as much as he has! Growing up between two cultures is a difficult challenge, and unless you have gone through it, most won’t understand. Together my dad and I have been working on finding an easy median. I think we have found that common ground. I am happy to say that all the difficulties of the past are gone and that having gone through it has made us stronger! Yarn really can help stitch together relationships!


Onward and Upward

Today, through all the ups and downs, we have arrived in a better place. With hard work, our loving and supportive family, better respecting one another, and the unending love between a daddy and his baby girl.

On this Father’s Day, there is so much I want to tell my dad. How can I put into words to express what all he means to me? How many times I wish I would have listened, how many times I needed him and he was there no matter what? How much I love him? I don’t think there are words to express that gratitude that exist in any language. Thank you for loving me through all the good and the bad times. Thank you for being as loving and protective as you are. Even if I rebel against it, I realize you only have my best interest at heart. Thank you for encouraging me to build YARNutopia and always being here to make our amazing videos. Thank you for it all. I would not be who I am without you by my side. A simple I love you doesn’t seem to be enough, but I will say it anyway. I love you, Daddy.

So please help join me in wishing my daddy and all the other great dads, step-dads, granddads, moms who fill the role of dads, foster dads, and anyone who is there for a child, Happy Father’s Day!
~Nadia

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Geometric Arrow Coasters

Crochet Tutorial: Geometric Arrow Coasters

Need a creative yet quick and easy gift idea for Father’s Day? These Geometric Arrow Coasters are just the project for you!! Whip this set up in an afternoon. Perfectly paired with a great mug or any beverage glasses, these coasters are a nice way to show Dad how much you care. An accent for the home and a great way help protect the tabletop.

These coasters can be made for anyone, anytime! Make these for your own home or as a gift for anyone!! Change colors to match decor. They really are a nice touch to a dinner party or table setting!


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Pattern
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Materials:
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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Soft Navy
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Redwood
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 40 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 coasters are 4 inches
-Use this awesome guide to learn Graph Pattern Designs
-This pattern does not have a graph available. I just have the written instructions
-I recommend to drop the yarn in the back and not trail it under your stitches when changing color, you won’t see it under your stitches then. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

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
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
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.

Coaster:

Ch 2
Row 1: With Blue, SC in 2nd Ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: With Blue, 3SC in 1st st, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: With Blue, 2SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (5)

Row 4: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in next st, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (5)

Row 5: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, 3 SC in next st, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (7)

Row 6: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, 2 SC in next st, SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 7: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in next 5 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 8: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Carrot, SC in next st, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 9: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Carrot, 3 SC in next st, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (11)

Row 10: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Carrot, 2 SC in next st, SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (13)

Row 11: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Carrot, SC in next 5 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (13)

Row 12: With Blue, SC in 2 sts, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Carrot, 2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 st, 2 SC in next st, Change to Redwood, SC in 2 sts, Change to Blue, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (15)
Continue to SC Down Side of Triangle Shape with Blue, and up the other side of the Triangle. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

With Buff Working down the side of the triangle
Row 1: SC in 13 sts, Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3-4 Repeat Row 2 until you have 7 sts left. Pull up loop and work the other side of the triangle with a new ball of yarn.

Other side of triangle:
Row 1: SC in 13 sts, Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 3-4 Repeat Row 2 until you have 7 sts left.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Go back to other side and Continue to SC around entire coaster. Use Surface Crochet to outline each Triangular shape. (See video tutorial on how to do that)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!
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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

When I arrived in this world, I am told, I was born with a paralyzed side of my face and the inability to open my left eye. From early photos, I always was the one with the very strange expressions and an odd look on my face. My mom always told me how beautiful I am and said it didn’t matter that my eye wouldn’t open, and God made me that way so everyone would think I am giving them a *wink* and fall in love with me. That is how my mom is. She sees the bright side in things. She is looking for the good in every situation–the silver lining–no matter how difficult life could be, she taught my brothers and me the same. Imperfections and differences make you beautiful, and that same thought applies to each piece I make by adding some “imperfect” characteristic.

We never had much, but we always had enough, and we always appreciated everything my parents were able to give us and make happen for us. I was given a strong work ethic, and that is why I do what I do by pouring my heart into each stitch of every piece I create. I could easily be doing any job and the same ethic would apply because it has been instilled in us by a mother that insisted we do the work. We learned how to cook, clean, pick up after ourselves and do laundry from a young age so we could appreciate how hard it is and never take people or things for granted; to have pride in doing and completing a job right from the beginning so we didn’t have to do it again and again.

My mom has walked with me through my journey with Crohn’s disease, and with each step, she has promised that I will never be alone as long as she can draw breath. She is responsible for my love of crochet when she handed me my first crochet hook and ball of yarn and taught me this craft. Little did she know how much this would mold my life and become a lifeline and a form of therapy for long hospital stays. To have the support and love is a gift I shall always cherish. But more than that, I realize I will never be lonely with her by my side, to look for the good and positive no matter what the situation, never feel sorry for myself, and that I always have a forever friend.


My mom is not like other moms. She and I have been through so much in this life. Whenever my brothers and I have troubles or burdens, it’s easier to bring them to my mom and she takes them away and makes everything better. My mom has been by my side at every hospital stay, every doctor visit, every medical test, even when doctors couldn’t help me, she helped me get through it all. I will never be able to thank my mom enough for all that she has done, is doing, and will do for me.

My mom is my best friend.

I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for her.

My mom never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, or be who I wanted to be.
She has taught me to have appreciation in everything I have and never take anything for granted. She has taught me how to love unconditionally, and she inspires me every day to make a difference in this world, even if it’s to help few or many. She is my biggest fan, and she is the closest thing to Superwoman anybody could ever be.
Please join me in wishing her and all the other moms (and dads or role models who fill those shoes) a fantastic day! It’s a thankless job sometimes, and you deserve more than one day of recognition.

Crochet Tutorial: 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! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Sending you all my love!! I also want to say a special Happy Valentine’s Day to my Nate for taking the day off work to be with me today.

lemons

pillow

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make the lemon slice:

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click here to get the whole kit of supplies to make this pillow!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pale Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I used in my video tutorial HERE)
Felt
-Pillow (Get the same one I used HERE)
Iron On Letters
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Lemon Slice (Make 2)
With White:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1 (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc. (12)

Rnd 3: Ch 7 (counts as TR + Ch 3 sp), *Sk 1 st, TR in next, Ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to 4th ch of beginning ch 7. (8 TR, 8 Ch 3 sps) Fasten off, change to Lemon

Rnd 4: Working behind ch 3 sps, in sk’d sts from round 2, Ch up 4 (counts as TR), 3 TR in same st, *ch 1, 4 TR in next sk’d st from round 2. repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 4. (32 TR, 8 ch 1 sps)
Fasten off Yellow, change back to white

Rnd 5: Attach yarn to TR from Rnd 3 and ch 1 sp from Rnd 4. SC 2 Rnds together. *[SC in ch 3 sp and in next TR] 4 times, SC in next TR and ch 1 sp. Repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc, fasten off white. (40 sc around) (See video tutorial for specific locations of stitches)

Rnd 6: In any st around, with Brighter yellow color, ch 1, 2 SC in same st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, *2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Iron on letters to pillow first
Then sew lemon slices to pillow using video tutorial as a guide.
Sew on a felt heart (optional)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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.”

scientist

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

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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 this link to get the full kit of supplies to make this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Black
Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Red Heart Super Saver White
Red Heart Super Saver Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Tan
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Felt
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together

Pattern:

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

 

Scientist head: Make 2
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 5-6: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Robe:
Ch 6, Sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Ch 1
Rnd 1: 12 SC in ring
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 6-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Einstein Mustache:
Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: 2 DC in 3rd ch from hook.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together and stuff head using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Embroider Eyes.
Attach strands of yarn for hair and fray yarn out to have frizz/voluminous hair.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!

fish

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

**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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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 all the supplies in this crochet kit!**

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink
Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Felt for Eyes and Mouth
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

Pattern:

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

 

Fish body: Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 2: 2 SC in each st across. ch 1. turn. (4)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 5: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 8-14: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 15: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (10)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 17: SC in each st across ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 19: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 20: [SC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Tail: Make 2
Ch 19
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next, Sl st in next, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Zig Zag: Make 2
Ch 20
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, SC3TOG, SC in next 3 chs, 3 SC in next ch, SC in next 3 chs, SC3TOG, SC in last 3 chs, fasten off with long tail.

Top fin: Make 2
Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sk 1 ch, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next, DC in next 2 sts, SC in next, repeat from * across.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bottom fin:
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, Sk 1 ch, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, SC in last st. Fasten off with long tail.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Stuff fish. Sew felt eyes and mouth to fish.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!

bees

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make a bee amigurumi:

**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!

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 full kit of supplies to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Yellow
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Felt for Eyes/Mouth/Flower
Black Pipe Cleaner for Antenae
Stuffing
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

Pattern:

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

Bee:
Circles: With Yellow
Make 4
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 st] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for 2 circles, and short tail for 2 circles.

Stripes: With Black
Make 2
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off with long tail.

Stinger:
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next. Fasten off with long tail.

Wings: With White
Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: 5 DC in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 2, turn
Row 2: [DC, TR] in first st, [TR, DC, HDC] in next st, SC in next st, [HDC, DC, TR] in next st, [TR, DC] in next st, Ch 2, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Cut out felt eyes and mouth and glue with tacky glue for face.
Insert Pipe Cleaner for antenna.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!”

 

tomato

 

 

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

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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 full kit of supplies to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver Green
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing
Felt
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

Pattern:

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

Top of Tomato
With Green
Ch 2
Rnd 1: SC 8 in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 2: *Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next ch, HDC in next 3 chs, sl st in next st, repeat from * around.
Rnd 3: Sl st around round 1 making surface sts (See video tutorial for visual instructions), sl st to 1st sl st, turn. (8 sl sts)
Rnd 4-6: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew top hole closed.

Body of Tomato
With Red
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6 sts)

Rnd 2: [3 SC in next st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st] Twice. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: SC in next st, 2 SC in next 3 sts, 1 SC in next 3 sts, 2 SC in next 3 sts, 1 SC in last 2 sts. (18 sts)

Rnd 4: 1 SC in next 2 sts, [2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next st] 3 times, 1 sc in next 3 sts, [2 sc in next st, 1 SC in next st] 3 times, SC in last st. (24 sts)

Rnd 5: SC in next 3 sts, [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times, SC in next 6 sts, [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 3 times, SC in last 3 sts. (30 sts)

Rnds 6-9: SC in each st around. (30 sts)

Rnd 10: SC in next 3 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 3 Times, SC in next 6 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 3 Times, SC in last 3 sts (24 sts)

Rnd 11: SC in 2 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 3 Times, SC in next 3 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 3 Times, SC in last st. (18 sts)

Rnd 12: SC in next st, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in 3 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in last 2 sts. (12 sts)

Stuff tomato and continue with last round.

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together

Fasten off with long tail.
See video tutorial to see how to weave long strand around tomato to make curve shape and fasten off.

 Assembly step:
Sew green top to tomato
Add felted face with tacky glue.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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.”

mushroom
mushroom2

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make these mushrooms!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aran
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing

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

Pattern:

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

Stem of Mushroom:
With Off-White:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-12: SC in each st around. Fasten off.
Stuff Stem

Top of Mushroom:
With colored yarn:
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: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 6-7: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly step:
Sew top to stuffed stem.  See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Leaf Applique

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!

leaf3

leaf2
leaf

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make these Leaf Appliques!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Real Teal
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Shocking Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I use 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 these smaller or bigger.
-Make more chains on your foundation chain to make your leaf bigger

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

Pattern:

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

With 2 strands of yarn,
Ch 10
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 3 chs, Ch 3, Sl st in last ch, Ch 3,
Work on opposite side of foundation ch, TR in next 3 sts, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last. Fasten off.

With one strand of yarn and a different color,
Sl st around edge of leave and create the stem and sl st up the center. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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