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Crochet Tutorial: Henna Inspired Mandala

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I have a year to plan for a wedding and I have all kinds of ideas to incorporate crochet. One of the first things that came to mind when I viewed our venue was to match the jewel tones of our color scheme with the jewel tones of the hall. I came up with this mandala idea to use as table accents for either our memory table, gift table, or to place underneath our cake. If I get really inspired, I may use these on the dinner tables as center pieces, but that’s a long-shot! I have a lot of ambition, but only a year. This isn’t my only idea to have crochet in our wedding, so many more crochet projects are to come!


This mandala was inspired by the henna design on my hands that I had done for our engagement photos. This photo shows my first trial attempt at creating the pattern before filming the tutorial. I used different colors for both of them, but they are stunning!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Henna Inspired Mandala:

**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 whole KIT!! ***

Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Cobalt Blue (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Fuchsia (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Kelly Green (~70 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Royal Blue (~50 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Robins Egg (~50 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Plum Perfect (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Pagoda (~100 yards)
-H-5.00mm 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 mandala!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 600 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 round.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 33 inches across (84 cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
TR2TOG: Treble Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
DTR: Double Treble
Picot: Ch 3, Sl st to 3rd ch from hook

Pattern:

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

Mandala:

With Cobalt Blue
Start with Magic Ring or Ch 4, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), 11 DC into ring. Sl st to beg ch up 3. Fasten off. (12)

Rnd 2: In any st around, Attach Fuchsia, Ch 1, SC in same st, * CH 3, SK 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st sc. (6 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 3 sp, Ch 1, *[SC, HDC, DC, HDC,TR, HDC, DC, HDC, SC] in ch 3 sp, Sl st in SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, Fasten off. (6 petals total)

Rnd 4: Attach Kelly Green to any TR of any petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 5, SC in middle TR of next Petal, Repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 5: Sl st in ch 5 sp, Ch up 3, 6 DC in same ch 5 sp, 7 DC in each ch 5 sp around. Sl st to ch up 3. Fasten off. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Attach Royal Blue in any st. Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, finishing with ch 1, HDC in 1st sc (so you start next round in the center of the ch sp–see video tutorial) (21 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC around the HDC from the previous round, *Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off. (21 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 8: Attach Cobalt Blue to any ch 3 sp, CH up 1, 3 SC in ch 3 sp, *Ch 1, 3 SC in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Attach Plum Purple to any ch 1 sp, ch up 3, 5 DC in same sp, * Sl st in middle SC of 3 SC grouping, 5 DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 10: Attach Robins Egg to any middle DC of any shell, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 6, SC in middle DC of next shell, repeat from * around, Sl st to beg sc. (21 ch 6 sps)

Rnd 11: Sl st in ch 6 sp, ch up 1, [SC, HDC, DC, HDC, TR, DTR, TR, HDC, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 6 sp around. Sl st to beg. sc. Fasten off. (21 petals)

Rnd 12: Attach Pagoda to any DTR of any petal, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 7, SC in DTR of next petal, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. (21 ch 7 sps)

Rnd 13: Sl st in ch 7 sp, Ch up 3, 9 DC in same sp, 10 DC in each ch sp around, sl st to beg. ch 3. Fasten off (210 DC)

Rnd 14: Attach Kelly Green to any gap between the 10 DC grouping (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, SC in same gap, *Ch 6, Sk 5 sts, SC BETWEEN 5th and 6th DC of the grouping, Ch 6, sk 5 sts, DC in the gap between the groupings, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, DC in beg. SC (so you start the next round in the center of the ch sp) (42 Ch 6 sps)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, SC around DC of prev. round. *Ch 6, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, DC in beg. SC. (42 Ch 6 sps)

Rnd 16: Repeat Round 15

Rnd 17: Ch 1, SC around DC of prev. round, *Ch 7, SC in next ch sp, Ch 3, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. SC. Fasten off. (21 Ch 7 sps, 21 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 18: Attach Robins Egg to any Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 1, [5 DC, ch 2, 5 DC] in ch 7 sp, Ch 1, SC in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to beg. sc. Fasten off. (210 SC)

Rnd 19: Attach Fuchsia to any ch 2 sp between the 5 DC groupings, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 2, 7 DC in the next SC, Ch 2, SC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Attach Royal Blue to any ch 2 sp, Ch up 1, *2 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in SC, 2 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in each st, repeat around. Sl st to first SC. (152 SC)

Rnd 21: Working in BLO, ch up 1, SC in each st around. (152 sc) Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Attach Plum Perfect to any st, Ch 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2), DC in same st, *SK 2 Sts, V-Stitch in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to the 3rd ch of the beg. ch 5.  Fasten off. (268 DC–134 V-stitches)

Rnd 23: Attach Cobalt Blue to any ch 2 sp, ch up 3, 2 DC in same sp, *Ch 1, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sls t to beg. ch 3. Fasten off. (84 groups of 3 DC–252 DC)

Rnd 24: Attach Kelly Green to any ch 1 sp, Ch up 3, 2 DC in same sp, *Ch 1, 3 DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sls t to beg. ch 3. Fasten off. (84 groups of 3 DC–252 DC)

Rnd 25: Attach Fuchsia to any ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *[4TR, DC, DCT, Picot, DTR, DC, 4TR] in next ch 1 sp, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg sc. Fasten off. (42 petals)

Rnd 26: Attach Robins Egg to any picot, ch 1, sc in same picot, *Ch 12, SC in next picot, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (42 ch 12 sps)

Rnd 27: Ch 1, SC in same st, *[8 SC, ch 3, 8 SC] in ch 12 sp, sc in next sc, Repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off. (714 SC)

Rnd 28: Attach Plum Perfect to any Ch 3 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 6, Sk 4 sts, TR2TOG (skipping 7 sts in between this decrease stitch–see video tutorial for visual instructions), Ch 6, SC in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 29: Ch up 2 (does not count as anything), DC in first st, *6 DC in ch 6 sp, DC in TR2TOG st, 6 DC in ch 6 sp, DC in SC, repeat from * around, sl st to first DC. Fasten off. (588 DC)

Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:
Be sure to block this piece flat on a surface. Just pin it down to the shape and spray it with water and let it dry.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Make-up Brush Case

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This is a very practical project! My Make-Up Brush Case is a very easy and fun item that is compact to transport and keeps your brushes organized. This also makes a great gift for a makeup artist! Contouring, highlighting, and wings are all the rave in makeup artistry! I demonstrate in a video tutorial how to make this holder that can be modified to hold other items if make-up brushes are not your thing.


Instead, make one for your paint brushes, art supplies, utensils, crochet hooks, pens or other sets of tools. Many things can be placed in this convenient holder, making this a must have in keeping important items organized and clutter to a minimum!

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

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

Shop here for Peaches and Creme yarn. (Amount needed: 340 yards total)
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Makeup Brushes (these are the ones I used)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Button

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 makeup brush case!

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make this smaller or bigger.
-This makeup case is 20 inches (51 cm) long and 11 inches (28 cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together
SC3TOG: Single Crochet 3 Stitches Together
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Case:

Ch 50
Row 1: SC in 4th Ch from hook, *ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next, repeat from * across, turn. (25 sc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (Does NOT count as a stitch), SC in 1st ch 1 sp, * Ch 1, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across. Turn.

Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2

Row 10: Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in ch 1 sp, *FPDC around next SC, DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across ending with DC in last ch 1 sp. (49 sts) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 11: Ch 2, SC in first st, * Ch 1, sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (25 sc)

Rows 12-15: Repeat Row 2

Repeat Rows 10-15 6 more times or however many times you want and then go onto instructions for Row 52

Row 52: Ch 1, SC in each st and each Ch 1 sp across. Turn. (Don’t forget the ch 2 at the end of the row!) (49 sc)

Row 53: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (47 sts)

Rows 54-75: Repeat row 53 until there are 3 sts left.

Ch 3 and sl st in 1st st, to create button hole. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Attach Accent color in any corner. SC around entire piece.

Pockets: Make 7 or as many as you’d like
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. (3 sc)
Rows 2-16: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (3 sc)
Row 17: SC3TOG, ch 1, turn
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Larger Pocket:
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. (5 sc)
Rows 2-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in next, SC2TOG. (3 sts)
Row 17: SC3TOG, ch 1, turn
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Sew Pockets to the case. See video tutorial for visual instructions to see exactly where to put everything.
Sew button on case AFTER makeup brushes are inserted to know exactly where to put the button.

Enjoy!!

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We’re tying the knot with yarn!

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On March 4th, 2017, while traveling through Europe, Nate surprised me with a spontaneous proposal in the Amsterdam Schipol Airport. As we were heading to the bathrooms (haha!) he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

He was shaking, I was shaking, I was crying, and of course, I said YES! We’ve been talking about it for some time now and all the plans we were making were leading to this exciting event.

It was very fitting that we had this private moment that included the two of us, my brother and my mom who was able to capture these lovely photos.


No matter how tired we were from all the traveling, our joy carried us through our 13 hour layover where we ventured into Amsterdam city for a celebration dinner.


Upon arrival back to the United States, and of course after letting my close friends and family know this exciting news, we started making immediate plans for our wedding.


We are looking ahead and planning an early 2018 wedding celebration. We recently had some engagement photos taken and made our formal announcement on our personal social media accounts. We now wish to share it with all the YARNutopians!




Photo credit: Fuad Azmat (My daddy!)

As we journey ahead in the next year planning our event, we are excited to tie in elements of our cultures and OF COURSE, elements of crochet! I am going a different route on my dress, as many have already asked me if I was going to crochet my wedding gown, but I am absolutely 100% going to incorporate other small details of crochet for this special day.

I’m excited to share this year-long journey with my amazing YARNutopia family and I will be creating tutorials of fun elements that I plan to use on the big day!

I am excited to hear suggestions on crochet projects that you have used for your special events! I’m always open to hearing, so please feel free to share your ideas!! This will be a fun way to share this together!

Please join us in sharing our joy and happiness as we move onto this new and exciting chapter of our lives!

Love,
Nadia and Nate

Crochet Tutorial: Something Blue Cowl

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A late season snowstorm swept in overnight just in time for the release of my Something Blue Cowl. Wear it with attitude and rock that winter look no matter what time of the season! You can make this piece as a scarf with fringe or make it a mobius cowl by twisting the scarf before sewing it closed. Have fun with this design and stay warm out there!



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

**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:

**Get the whole kit of supplies for this project here!!**

Lion Brand Yarn Scarfie in Black/Royal (2 Skeins–624 Yards total)
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make this smaller or bigger.
-This scarf is 9 inches wide (23 cm) and 62 inches long (~160cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Cowl:

Ch 35 (or any multiple of 3 +2)
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across (33 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (Does NOT count as a stitch here and throughout) FPDC on first 3 sts, *BPDC on next 3 sts, FPDC on next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC, turn. (33 sts)
Rows 3-132: Repeat Row 2 (you can make this longer if you wish)
Fasten off with long tail.

Assembly Step:
Sew ends together to make infinity scarf style. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click on the link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed.

Crochet Tutorial: The Fur Chapeau

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I returned from vacation, and I’m right back to work in the studio with the latest hat design I just created. My Fur Chapeau is inspired by my trip to Paris! Perfect for the windy weather and to keep the chills away!!

It was a little chilly in Europe, and when I returned, there were heavy winds, and it was cold in Wisconsin. Although spring is around the corner, this hat can keep the cold away any time of year. In other parts of the world, it will be winter soon, so it will be perfect for any time, any place to warm you up!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this Fur Chapeau:

**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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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

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 all the supplies for this project in this kit!!**

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver (Charcoal–100 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Thick and Quick Homespun (Edwardian–100 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Fun Fur (Lava–80 yards)
Size L-8.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Pom Maker

NOTES:
-This took me approximately 3 Hours total to make this piece.
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size.
-The one I show in the video tutorial will fit an adult person and measures 22 Inches around and 9 inches long. You can watch the video tutorial to learn how to make this different sizes.
-The Ch 2 at the beginning of the round DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
Sk: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together

Pattern:
With all 3 strands at the same time
Ch 3
Round 1: 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook, sl st to 1st DC, Ch 2. (9 DC)
Rnd 2: 2 DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (18 DC)
Rnd 3: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (27 DC)
Rnd 4: *2 DC in next st, 1 DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Rnd 5: Working in BLO, DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Rnd 6-10: Working in Both Loops, DC in each st around. Sl st to 1st DC, ch 2. (36 DC)
Do not fasten off. Go on to making the ear flaps

First Earflap:
Row 1: DC in 8 sts, Leave the rest unworked, Ch up 2, turn. (8)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in 4 sts, DC2TOG, Ch up 2, turn. (6)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in 2 sts, DC2TOG, ch up 2, turn. (4)
Row 4: [DC2TOG] twice. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Skip approximately 10 sts on round 10 of hat, then go on to making the second earflap

Second Earflap:
Attach yarn to other side of hat (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch up 2, DC in 8 sts, Leave the rest unworked, Ch up 2, turn. (8)
Row 2: DC2TOG, DC in 4 sts, DC2TOG, Ch up 2, turn. (6)
Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in 2 sts, DC2TOG, ch up 2, turn. (4)
Row 4: [DC2TOG] twice. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Make braided tassels on each earflap (See video tutorial)
Make pom and sew to the top of hat. (Again, see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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Free Shawl Pattern Round-Up: Great Ideas for Summer Wraps

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The weather can be unpredictable. It can go from a warm day to a cool evening in a matter of a couple hours! A shawl is always a nice accessory to have on hand when the temperature shifts. Here are some great FREE patterns for crochet wraps! There’s at least one in here that will be sure to catch your eye! Be sure to click the photo or the link to the pattern of any of these wonderful designs. It will take you to its free pattern so you can get started on your next project today!

#1 Chiffon Soiree Shawl by Beatrice Ryan Designs

Elena from Beatrice Ryan Designs made this beautiful shawl. This elegant design is perfect for any special occasion and will add a touch of style to your summer wardrobe! Check this out and be prepared to hear all the ooh’s and ahh’s when you wear this out!

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#2 Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap

Oooh la, la! Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet designed this Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap! It is the perfect wrap for your summer adventure! This beautiful shawl is lightweight and uses Red Heart Yarns Unforgettable. It can be used as a shoulder wrap, but cleverly doubles as a pretty cowl scarf too!

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#3 Summer Shawl

Why not create this Summer Shawl that would be beautiful and the perfect accessory to any outfit. It would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift, a gift you could make for your bridesmaids, or a hit for anyone on your gift list, any time of the year!

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#4 Unchained Shawl

Jessie at Home has this amazing Unchained Shawl Free Crochet Pattern. If you can make a chain stitch and a single crochet, you can make this wrap! It’s super simple and utilizes the beauty of variegated yarn to create a stunning piece that will make everyone take notice! I sure did! What a lovely piece to be worn in a multitude of ways! One piece, several looks! Can’t go wrong with that!

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#5 Penelope’s Lacy Wrap

Penelope’s Lacy Wrap by Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet is a versatile piece that has several ways for you to wear this one great shawl! Check out her blog to get suggestions on all the ways to wear this lightweight piece and make this in less than a few hours!

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#6 Mobius Shawl Wrap and Hooded Cowl

This Mobius Shawl and Hooded Cowl by Donna from Naztazia has a complex look but definitely not! It’s one of the simplest crochet shawls you will ever make! What a beautiful and unique design for those cool summer nights! Donna has an accompanying video tutorial to go along with this great pattern!

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#7 Penelope’s Flirty Shawl

Celina from Simply Collectible Crochet designed another great piece! This is absolutely beautiful! Penelope’s Flirty Shawl is another piece that can be worn in many ways! Hop on over to her blog to check out this free crochet pattern and get yours started! What a great gift this would be!

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Crochet Tutorial: Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket

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My Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket is a variety of crochet stitches and pieces stitched together to make this luxuriously soft quilt. Perfect for snuggling! Using Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Purple Reign Stripes and Sugar Plum, this piece is the perfect accent for any nursery!

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

**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 definitely 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 Yarns Soft Essentials in Sugar Plum (4 skeins) (approximately 460 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials Stripes in Purple Reign (4 skeins) (approximately 440 yards)
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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.
-You will need 964 Yards of yarn for this whole project. (4 skeins of each color)
-My blanket is 30 inches (76 cm) by 36 inches (92 cm)
-You can use any type of Worsted Weight, Aran, or Bulky yarn to crochet this blanket
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

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

Pattern:

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

Pattern:

Bigger Rectangles: 

MAKE 2
Ch 43 or any odd number that is 16 inches (40 cm)
Row 1: Cluster in 4th Ch from hook, *DC in next ch, Cluster in the next ch, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last ch, ch 1, turn. (41 sts)
Row 2: SC in each st across, turn. (41 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), *Cluster in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn. (41 sts)
Rows 4-25: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is 12 inches long, ending on a repeat of Row 3. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

MAKE 2
Ch 48 or any even number that measures the same width as your first piece
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st i next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across ending with HDC in last ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sl st in 1st st, HDC in next, Sl st in next, repeat from * across, ending with Sl st in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: HDC in 1st st, Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with HDC in last st, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-44: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your piece is 12 inches long, ending on a repeat of Row 3. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Short Strips:
MAKE 2:
Start one with Solid for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Stripes color.
Start the second one with Stripes for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Solid color.
With long tail, make slip knot,
Ch 39 or any amount that measures the length of your bigger rectangle pieces.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (38)
Row 2: SC in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2
Change color
Row 9-16: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is 4 inches wide
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Longer Strips:
MAKE 2:
Start one with Solid for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Stripes color.
Start the second one with Stripes for the first 8 rows, and change color for the last 8 rows to Solid color.
With long tail, make slip knot,
Ch 45 or any amount that measures the Width of your bigger rectangle pieces.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (44)
Row 2: SC in BLO of each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 3-8: Repeat Row 2
Change color
Row 9-16: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is 4 inches wide
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Center Squares:
Make 2 in Solid and Make 2 in Stripes
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 4th ch from hook, Ch 2 [3 DC in same ch, ch 2] 3 times, sl st to beginning.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 2 sts, *[sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, sc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending with corner. Sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew all your pieces together using the Whip Stitch Method. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Border:
DC around entire blanket putting 3 DC in corners.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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