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My New Craft Room

My New Craft Room

When Nate and I bought our house this past July, one of the bedrooms was in pretty rough shape. It had a behemoth wall cabinet built around a bed that fit into the center. I remember Nate’s dad remarking that it looked like the drawers in a wall at a morgue, and my first thought was this thing had to go!

Behind the bed was exposed wall and mortar. We even discovered a small hole where we could see light from outside! We found little critter poo in the area behind where the previous owner had their bed. I had total heebie-jeebies following that discovery! The first step was to ensure that there were no openings to the outside where critters can enter, so my dad filled the cracks and holes both inside and out. That went a LONG way to giving me peace of mind!

Where to start?

The room was poorly painted in a funky celery green color that was dirtied with age, with patches of the former paint peeking through. Our first inclination was to tear everything out and gut that insanely HUGE cabinet. After careful consideration, we decided to repair everything, repaint the room a soft gray with white accents, and try to work with the massive shelving (that was actually very well constructed). The previous owner had built the cabinet by hand out of solid oak, so the quality and construction was excellent. We all felt it would be a shame to completely destroy it. But what to do??!

The idea of facing this DIY project was a bit daunting, yet, when we started to disassemble and remove the drawers my mom came up with the idea of using this as a yarn storage wall! That had me shifting into 5th gear with an excited, “YES, PLEASE!” So, Nate, myself, my mom, and dad reinvented this wall unit into a yarn storage and turned the bedroom into my new studio/craft-room! It’s a night and day difference, and I couldn’t be happier with the results!

 

 

A little hard work never hurt anyone. It can however make me scream.

We started with the carpets. We rented a Rug Doctor and shampooed the carpets several times over. Once the floors dried, my dad removed the remaining drawers and hardware, leaving empty openings in their place. He measured and cut the wood for each “shelf” that needed a bottom. Then, we inserted each shelf into its cubicle and secured them with nails. We had 23 to reconstruct. I left two of the bottom drawers intact for notions, crochet hooks, and other supplies.

We decided then to paint the room. Since this room eventually will be my filming studio, I could only choose from white, cream, or gray paint so the lighting didn’t cast a strange color on my videos. So, I chose the soft gray with white trim. What should have been a simple paint job, was a disaster. One, we had to wash years of grime off the existing walls. Two, it took more than 3 coats of the light gray to cover the green color beneath. Three, I stepped off the ladder and the can of gray paint tipped over spilling and splashing paint EVERYWHERE all over the carpet! I screamed!! What a mess to clean up!! It took two full days to finish painting this small room. I still have a bit of trim to fix, paint, and replace, but overall it looks 100 times better than it did!

The Fun Part

Now the task of filling those compartments of my wall unit was next. My mom and I unpacked boxes upon boxes of yarn and began organizing them into colors. That took hours and hours! I think I went up and down the step ladder a hundred times that day. My legs were burning by the end! But what a difference it made! It transformed from being this massive thing with cold, empty caverns, into a wonderful warm, colorful work of art (haha!). My excitement just grew by leaps and bounds!

My dad and Nate repaired the back wall and constructed the table where I will be filming. They custom built the table for me to work and do my tutorials. They also added lighting fixtures to illuminate my work area. Once that was complete, my mom and I began to add personal touches to the room. The first thing to be hung on the wall was my Silver Play Button I was awarded from YouTube for surpassing 100,000 subscribers. One of the last pieces to be done was changing the ceiling fan into a hanging light fixture. We also accented with a black room darkening curtain so we can eliminate light coming through the window while filming. Soon the room began to truly come to life.

 

 

Finishing touches

Over the course of the past few weeks, I added a big comfy chair and additional artwork to the room. Most of the items are second hand or gifts that add to that personal charm to make this space my own. It is one of the coziest and happiest places in our new home. It is the perfect place for me to spend most of my time!

I am still transitioning between homes as I still live with my parents until our wedding. In 5 months, I will be getting married and will be moving ALL my yarn to our home permanently and those shelves will be full! YARNutopia will have a new home with a new beginning! I am excited to make these changes not just in my personal life, but in the life of our online community! Lots of exciting things to come and I am so happy to share this journey with all of you!

We still have to add some finishing touches. I will be keep you updated on more changes to come as well as posting about the day we film our first tutorial in my NEW studio!! Thank you for joining me and sharing this adventure!

Let me know stories of your own home DIY projects! Have you remodeled a room? Share in the comments section!

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Crochet Tutorial: Crochet Around Mache-Skull

Crochet Tutorial: Crochet Around Mache-Skull

Crochet over Paper Mache!! Just in time for Halloween, I demonstrate how to crochet over this skull form made from paper mache. This is the perfect eerie accent for any Halloween party or event. Adding additional accents such as beads, bedazzle, and flowers can take a plain skull to a sugar skull in a few easy steps!

 


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

 

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Pattern
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
Paper Mache Skull (I bought mine at JoAnn Fabrics)
G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-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!!
-Work in continuous rounds

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
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease


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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.

With Aran, Work in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in next 12 sts] twice. (48)
Rnds 8-16: SC in each st around
Rnd 17: SC in 27 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in next st, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 sts, SC in last 8 sts. (60)
Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 5 times, SC in next 7 sts, [SC2TOG] 6 times, Sk next st, [SC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 8 sts. (42)
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 3 times, SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG. (40)
Rnd 20: SC in 21 sts, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, Sk 1 st, SC2TOG, Sk 1 st, 2 HDC in next 3 sts, SC in last 8 or 9 sts. (43)
Rnds 21-22: SC in each st around

Assembly Step:
Take a piece of yarn and tie it to inside of eyes and cinch it to the inside of the skull by tying a very tight knot.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part.

Rnd 23: SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in last st. (37)
Rnd 24: SC in 15 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times, SC in 4 sts, [SC2TOG], SC in next 4 sts, [SC2TOG] 3 times. (30)
Rnd 25-26: SC in each st around. (30)

Assembly Step:
Take a piece of yarn and tie it to inside of each cheek and cinch it to the inside of the skull by tying a very tight knot.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on this part.

Rnd 27: SC in 5 sts, HDC in next, DC in next 5 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 8 sts, HDC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next st, SC in last 3 sts. (30)
Rnd 28: SC in 5 sts, HDC in next, DC in next 5 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 8 sts, HDC in next st, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next st, SC in last 3 sts. (30)
Rnd 29: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in next 3 sts, [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 2 times, SC2TOG, SC in last 2 sts. (22)
Rnd 30: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 7 times, SC in last st. (15)
Rnd 31: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 5 times. (10)
Rnd 32: [SC2TOG] 5 times.
Slip stitch through 1st and 4th sts
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: On the Fringe Cushion

Crochet Tutorial: On the Fringe Cushion

Today we have the On the Fringe Cushion pattern! This great piece of home decor has a boho-inspired look and can be made in any color for your home. The slip-stitches give a look of knit, and it is accented with a bobble fringe. Get your hooks ready ladies and gents, this is a pillow cover you don’t want to miss out on making!

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You can use any size pillow you want and make this easy pattern that really dresses up your holiday decor this season! Use different colors and have this pillow for all year round!

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

**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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Materials:

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Red Heart with Love in Holly Berry (10 Yards)
Red Heart With Love in Evergreen (10 Yards)
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White (350 Yards)
12mm crochet hook for Main part of pillow
I-5.5mm Crochet Hook for the outline reverse single crochets and for the puffs
Yarn Needle
Scissors
14 inch Pillow Form

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can also chain more or less for the size pillow you are making.
-Make your slip stitches extra loose to help with the next row and inserting your hook
-Slip Stitches are very short, so you will need to make your piece more of a rectangle piece instead of a square so it doesn’t stretch and look weird on the pillow form.
-The pillow I used was 14 inches but you can use any size pillow you want, just measure your panels to be the size of the pillow form you use.

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
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

With White and 12mm crochet hook: Make 2 Panels
Ch 31 or any amount that will cover the pillow you are working over.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook VERY LOOSELY and Sl st in each ch across. (30 sl sts)
Rows 2-75: ch 1, turn, sl st in each st across. (30 sl sts)
You can end this part early or keep going to make this as big as you need it to be to cover your pillow
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fringe: Make as many as you want. (I made 3)
Row 1: FSC 48 or any multiple of 6
Row 2: *Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (8 bobble fringes)

Assembly:
Reverse single crochet attaching the 2 panels of your pillow, stuff pillow form inside before completely closing it.
Attach fringe in a cool design, either a zig zag or scoops or straight across.

Enjoy!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

Crochet Tutorial: Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

These Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones are great to put on your crafting Christmas list. These are Styrofoam cones dressed up for the holidays! Made in the fashion of our favorite Kris Kringle, this design can be modified for other holidays or events!

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

**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!

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
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 for this project**

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Red/Silver (less than 100 yards)
Scraps of Black yarn (Red Heart Super Saver)
Red Heart Yarns with Love in Pewter
Red Heart Yarns with Love Metallic in White
-G/6-4.25mm crochet hook Get the same Hook as me by clicking here!
Styrofoam Cone from Craft Store
Pom Maker
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
Popcorn: 5DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. Popcorn: 4DC in same st as ch up 3, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st ch up 3 of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through.

Pattern:

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

With Red:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (Place st marker), work in continuous rounds
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6-8: sc in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 10-13: sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 14: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 15-17: sc in each st around. (30)
Change to Black
Rnds 18-21: SC in each st around. (30)
Change back to Red
Rnds 22-30: SC in each st around. (30)
Fasten off.
Change to White
Rnd 31: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Popcorn in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc.
Rnd 32: ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, *SC in next popcorn, Popcorn in next SC, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. popcorn.

Buckle:
With Gray
Ch 16
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch, 2 more sc in same ch, *SC in next 3 chs, 3 SC in next ch, repeat from * around ch, work in continuous rounds. (24 sts)
Rnd 2: SC in next st, * 3 sc in next st, SC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Make pom and sew to top of cone piece
Sew buckle to piece.
Fit around styrofoam cone.

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Winter Snowman Coasters

Crochet Tutorial: Winter Snowman Coasters

These Winter Snowman Coasters will be perfect on any table this holiday! Make this fun holiday accent for your guests. It’s perfect for serving your beverages! Try a new technique of working with cork board to crochet with!

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Some fun suggestions by changing up the color are that you can change the look of the coasters. Going around the coaster with black yarn and putting a beak instead of a carrot nose, you can transform these snowmen into penguins or other varieties of characters. Want to change the shape? Use square coasters or cut squares out of your cork board and work around the squares using the same technique. Also, you can use the same technique on a larger cork and create a single hot pad for your Christmas Tabletop. Have fun with these ideas! They don’t have to be holiday related. You can make a few changes and have them all year round.

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Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make these coasters:

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.”

***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.

**Get the full kit of supplies here**

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in White
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Orange
Red Heart Yarns With Love in Holly Berry
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Cork Board or Cork Coasters (4 inch coasters)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ribbon for the scarf

NOTES:
-If you want to use a different yarn, go to YarnSub.com and type in Red Heart Super Saver and equivalent yarns will show up
-Finished size is about 5 inches (15 cm)

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
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

Coaster

Cut Cork into 4 inch circles
Punch holes around cork coaster measuring 1 inch in between them and a half inch into the coaster (see video tutorial for visual instructions.)

With White:
Row 1: Sl st into one hole, ch 3, sl st into next hole, ch 3, repeat around, sl st to 1st sl st. Ch 1.

Row 2: Sl st into ch 3 sp, Ch 1, 3 SC in ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 SC in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st 3 sts, sl st into ch sp, ch 4, TR in same sp, 2 TR in next 3 sts, TR in ch sp, ch 4, sl st in same ch 4 sp, *sc in next 3 sts, 2 SC in ch sp, repeat from * for the rest of the round. Sl st to 1st st.

Row 4: Sl st in each st to ch up 4. Sc in each ch of the ch up 4, HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, sc in each of the next 4 ch, sl st in next 3 sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Carrot nose: with Orange
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, HDC in last 2 chs, Fasten off, Sew onto head

Eyes: with Black
French Knots for eyes (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Mittens: with Holly Berry Make 2
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, 2 SC in last st, CH 1, turn (5)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: SC in 1st 3 sts, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook and in same st where last sc was worked. Fasten off.
Sew to coaster.

Assembly:
Sew all the pieces to coaster and tie ribbon around neck.

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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

Our first crochet project in the 12 Days of Christmas, starts with this Bows and Bells Napkin Rings! This project takes a common household item and transforms it to make these lovely tabletop decorations.

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These napkin rings use an every day household item that usually gets tossed in the trash or recycled. This project is a great way to reduce waste and reuse your tissue paper rolls!

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While I was experimenting and playing around with the napkin ring, I noticed a flame-less tea-light candle fit inside the ring perfectly! ((Disclaimer: DO NOT USE OR LIGHT A REAL CANDLE WITH THIS PIECE)) Sitting on the side of a shelf, this looks very festive!

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

**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
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Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. I used Green and Red
-Jingle Bells
-Tissue Paper Insert Roll
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
-E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You do not have to use a cardboard piece on the inside of your napkin ring. You can just sew it closed without anything inside.

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.

Ring:
Cut pieces of cardboard from the Tissue Rings

With Green:
Ch 9
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn
Rows 2-25: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
You can continue working more or less rows depending on how big your cardboard ring is.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew crochet piece around cardboard piece.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Bow:
With Red
Ch 20
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Bow strand:
Ch 15
HDC in 2nd ch from hook and next 5 chs, HDC3TOG, HDC in last 6 chs
Fasten off.
Weave in ends

 

 

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow and bow strand making a cute bow. Sew to napkin ring, sew on bow.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Halloween Table Runner

Crochet Tutorial: Halloween Table Runner

Many times I have made suggestions of ideas on what you can make using the squares from our 365 Days of Granny Squares. Recently, I designed the Spinning Spider Granny Square (Number 266) and The Web We Weave Granny Square (Number 246). I began thinking about a project that I could make to tie these two in together that would work for a table runner or other Halloween related item.

I decided to create a look that has the spider spinning from the web. Doing that required a bit of adjustment on the placement of the spider on the square. In my original Spinning Spider Granny Square Video Tutorial, I demonstrated how to make the square with the spider running vertically on the square. In the Table Runner, I made a few stitch adjustments, I turned the spider to go on a diagonal to achieve the desired results for my finished work, allowing me to run Slip Stitches creating a web strand from the bottom (spinneret) of my spider to the Web square. Please see the video tutorial for instructions below to make this adjustment.

runner

Then, I created duplicate sets of square Numbers 246 and 266 of our 365 Days of Granny Squares to create the ends of our runner. I combined these blocks with the solid granny square (Number 2) that I used with various color combinations of black and orange or black and white to match the other squares in this project. Note: You do not have to make these adjustments nor use my colors. This is creator’s choice.

tablerunner

This video is a tutorial on how to assemble the squares and add the border detail to finish off this great Halloween table runner. You will find the links and videos to the squares that I have already filmed prior to this project. Not interested in the runner? Why not make additional squares to make a lapghan or blanket? Let your imagination be your guide.


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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)
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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.

Get the full kit of supplies here!!

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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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
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Notes:
-This Table runner is 41 inches long (105 cm) and 20 inches wide (53 cm)
-You can attach your squares any way you’d like, I do the whip stitch, but you can do any stitch you prefer.
Check out this blog post at the top, there is a video tutorial on different attaching methods


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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this table runner:

Spinning Spider Granny Square
Make 2

Click here to find the written pattern for the Spinning Spider Granny Square

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Spinning Spider Granny Square:

The Web We Weave Granny Square
Make 2

Click here to find the written pattern for the Web We Weave Granny Square

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Web We Weave Granny Square:


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Solid Granny Square

Make 4:
Make rounds 1-2 in Orange
Make rounds 3-6 in Black

Make 2:
Make rounds 1-2 in White
Make rounds 3-6 in Black

For round 6 on the solid granny square, use Half Double Crochet instead of Double Crochet to have the same size as your other squares.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make a solid granny square:

 

Border

See video tutorial for starting point.

Sc in same sp, *sk 1 st, 5 DC in next, sk 1 st, sc in next, repeat from * until next corner, sc in next 2 sps, repeat from * again until end of table runner, put 5 DC in that space.

Again, watch the video tutorial for clear specific visual instructions.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Seasonal Jar Covers

This is a very festive pattern that I made for Halloween. It’s the perfect project to repurpose some used jars and for the ultimate recycler, this is right up your alley. This is not just a Halloween project. It can be changed to fit any holiday or party. It’s great for gift giving too!

These jar covers can be made to fit any size jar. I show in the tutorial how to do that, as well in the written pattern. The versatility of this pattern makes it easy to adapt to any event! Fill the jars with candy, hot cocoa mix, cookie mix, tea bags, coffee, put a candle inside, hide your spare change, store pens/pencils inside, the possibilities are endless!

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

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 Scraps in any color of your choice (I used Bright orange)
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Black Felt
-Tacky Glue or Fabric Glue
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Work in continuous rounds
-View video to show how to cut out felt and glue to Jar Cover

Ch: chain
St: Stitch
Sl st: slip stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

with Orange, Ch 2
Rnd 1: HDC 6 in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: HDC 2 in each st around (12)
Rnd 3: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next st) 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 2 sts) 6 times (24)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 5: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 3 sts) 6 times (30)
(If your jar cozy is large enough to fit the circumference of the whole bottom of your jar, skip to Rnd 7)
Rnd 6: (HDC 2 in next st, HDC in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)
Rnd 7: In the BLO, HDC in each st around.
Rnd 8-20
: HDC in each st around
(If your jar is shorter, fasten off at the length that you are satisfied with)
Fasten off, weave in 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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Pumpkin Patch
~Nadia