Special Baby Shower Surprise

Special Baby Shower Surprise

This past Sunday, my Aunt and my Mom organized a baby shower for Nate and me. To say it was amazing is such an understatement! Not only did my family have so much in store for us, there were epic surprises to be showered on us as well.

After opening our gifts from family and friends, my mom made an announcement that there were more gifts. Confused, I wasn’t sure what she meant.

A quick background

I am part of a large online blogger community. In our private group, this blogger community shares ideas and support for one another. Besides my personal family, these ladies feel like family even though we haven’t met in real life. I feel like we know one another despite that we haven’t met. We talk almost daily and check in with one another. We share patterns and advice, we count on each other in our shared desire to grow our craft. We have a sisterhood that transcends the miles and continents.

So, when my mom announced that this incredible group of ladies had conspired to bring their own version of an online baby shower to my family baby shower, I was so overwhelmed with joy and shock! It felt so amazing to find out that together, they reached out to be a part of this special day. They coordinated through Marly Bird to send surprise packages to my mom and my aunt. Each package was a gift for our sweet baby boy.

Both Nate and I could not believe it! We had NO CLUE! Seriously, my mom is the best at keeping secrets because I talk to her a half dozen times a day and NOT ONCE did she even hint there was this in store for us at the shower!! As soon as my Aunt Gail brought this giant box full of gifts I started getting emotional all over again!

Each crochet designer/blogger created something extraordinarily special for this baby. Below, please join me in this video as I open these wonderful gifts. Please understand that in this moment I was so emotional and overwhelmed. Tears flowed freely, my nose was running wild, and I kept repeating how awesome it was and how much in shock this felt!

 

Panda Lovey by Snappy Tots

 

Baby Blanket by Crafting Friends Designs

 

Baby Blanket by The Purple Poncho
(Bibs not pictured)

 

Baby Cardigan by Moogly

 

Baby Sleeper Sack by Heart Hook Home

 

 

Baby Blanket by American Crochet

 

 

Baby Cardigan by My Hobby is Crochet

 

 

Oliver  and Olivia  Baby  Blanket by  Marly  Bird

 

 

Baby  Rattle Toy  by  Goodknit  Kisses

 

 

Knit  Top  Knot  Hat  by  Jessie  at Home

 

 

Baby  Mitts  by  Oombawka  Designs

 

Layette Set from Pattern Paradise

 

 

Teddy Hats, yarn and a handmade card by Fiber Flux

 

All the beautiful cards!

I am in complete awe of these amazing women. Not only are they spectacular designers and creators, but I have the joy of calling each of them my FRIEND! WE are so lucky. I am so lucky. This baby is so lucky and so loved.

From the bottom of my full heart, THANK YOU!! There are no words to describe this feeling. I am so grateful for your gifts of time and creativity. Thank you for your gift of love and friendship. Again, my heart is so full.

 

On a side note. In the last frame of the video I was hugging a teddy bear. Some of you may not know that at the end of March we lost my Grandpa Bob. In January, he was told by his doctors he had about six months to live. He had hopes to live long enough to meet my baby. My grandpa was so supportive and caring through my journey through illness and life, and he wanted to be here to see me through this special time. God had other plans for him. He passed away on March 24th, 2019.

My mom took one of his shirts and sent it in to a designer on Etsy. She made a memory teddy bear out of my grandpa’s shirt. My mom had a photo of my grandpa and me, and in it he wore that same shirt. She gifted both together – the photo in a frame and this sweet bear to put in the nursery. This gift was so special and although my Grandpa won’t be here, a small part of him will always be with us.

~Nadia

FREE Crochet Tutorial: Adult Mens Chunky Slippers

FREE Crochet Tutorial: Adult Mens Chunky Slippers

We all love a comfortable pair of house slippers. The guys in our lives are no exception. With Father’s Day right around the corner, why not make Dad a pair of these fantastic Chunky Boot Slippers. Perfect for putting your feet up and relaxing around the house. Add a leather or vinyl non-skid bottom to make them more versatile and avoid slipping. These chunky boots are squishy soft and would be perfect for anyone!

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

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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 You will need:
Red Heart Yarns Sweet Home in Steel
Red Heart Yarns Bunches of Hugs in Sapphire
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Scissors

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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.
-The written pattern is for a size 10/10.5 US Men’s Size Shoe. You can adjust the size for measurements.
-This project uses 150 yards of BULKY yarn.
-Sew on patches of leather to the bottom of your slippers to make them non-skid.
-You can also put strips of hot-glue on the bottom of your slippers to make them non-skid
-For larger sizing tips and tricks, see written instructions below or video tutorial.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

Make 2 

Sole:
With your main color (Steel):
Ch 4

Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, 2 SC in each of the next 2 Chs, Ch 1, Turn. (6)

Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in each st to last st, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (8)

Row 3: Repeat Row 2. (10)

Rows 4-12: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (10)
(FOR LARGER SIZES: Do more rows of single crochets for a longer length before going onto the next row)

Row 13: Repeat Row 2. (12)

Rows 14-20: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (12)
(FOR LARGER SIZES: Do more rows of single crochets for a longer length before going onto the next row)

Row 21: SC2TOG, SC in each st until 2 sts remain, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 22: Repeat Row 21. (8)

Row 23: Repeat Row 21. (6)

Row 24: Repeat Row 21. (4)
Do not fasten off, continue to SC around entire Sole.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
With Sapphire blue, Slip Stitch around the last round of of the Sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Sides of Slipper:
Attach Steel again, to the BLO of the last round of the sole (See video tutorial for specific location)

Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each St around, sl st to first st, ch 1. (I had 50 sts around, but you might have more or less)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. Sl st to first st. Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Top of Foot:
With your main color (Steel)
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (6)

Row 2: SC in each st across, 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, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (10)

Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last st, Ch 1, turn. (12)

Row 6-14: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (12)
If you need to make less rows if your feet are smaller or more rows to make it longer, you can continue until you are satisfied with the length, then go onto the instructions for dividing the leg opening.

Divide for Leg Opening:
Right Side:
Row 1: SC in 1st 5 sts, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2-10: SC across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Left Side:
Row 1: Sk 2 sts on Row 14 of foot, SC in remaining 5 sts, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2-10: SC across, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Sew both backs of legs together, INSIDE OUT. (See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew these pieces together)
Weave in all ends.
SINGLE CROCHET around the bottom edge of the “Top part of the foot” (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Using the Single Crochet Method and the Sapphire Blue yarn, Single Crochet the top part of the foot to the bottom part of the foot. Weave in all ends.

Ankle:
With your main color (Steel):
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)
Rows 2-23: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to top hole of shoe, and sew up the back seam (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

With Sapphire Blue, SC evenly around ankle, Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Make another one to complete the pair!

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



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FREE Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hues Sampler Baby Blanket

FREE Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hues Sampler Baby Blanket

Last week, we took a tour of my new nursery that my mom and I set up. (see it here!!) It was so much fun to see the colors come to life, the artwork get hung, and the crib readied for baby’s arrival.

Today, I am introducing the Happy Hues Sampler Baby Blanket. This luxurious blanket was made in the hues of my nursery. Yours can be made in any combo of color or why not use this project for a great stash buster!? You will love this project so much!

I have provided you instructions on how to expand the size of this blanket to fit any size bed. Whether it be all colorful or just a combination of tones that fit the decor of a specific room, this blanket will make the perfect addition to any home or nursery. Join me and get started today!

 

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

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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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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:

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in all different colors (Denim, Charcoal, Dusty Grey, White, Country Blue)
I used 1 ball of each with an extra ball of yarn for the border. (6 skeins total–2,000 yards of yarn)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can make this blanket any size. Use the Afghan Size Guide in this Blog Post
-The measurements for my blanket came out to be approximately 45 inches X 50 Inches
-You can make this blanket any size by making your beginning chain an even number.
-You can use any colors you want. I used a Worsted Weight, Size 4 Medium Yarn but you can use any Double Knitting Yarn or any Aran Yarn as well.
-This blanket took me approximately 3 days to complete.
-You do not have to change color so often, but sewing in those pesky ends is a nightmare. Be sure to sew them in as you go, but if you are not changing color as often as I do in the video tutorial, you can carry your yarn up the rows on the sides because when we make our border, we cover the sides anyway.
-Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a stitch unless otherwise specified (See video tutorial for explanation, especially when working treble crochet rows)
-If you do not have the same exact stitch count as me (if you are off by a few stitches, do not worry about it, it is OK, the border will hide any imperfections on the edges)

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
PS: Puff Stitch: *YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, repeat from * until you have 7 loops on your hook. YO pull through all 7 loops.

Pattern:

Change color every row.

With Charcoal Ch 132
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, turn. (130)

Row 2: With White, Ch 3 (counts as stitch here and throughout), Sk 1 st, *DC in next st, DC in sk’d st working behind the DC you just made, Sk next st, repeat from * across ending with DC in last st, turn. (130)

Row 3: With Denim, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, SC in next st, repeat from * across ending with SC in last st, turn. (44 SC, 43 Ch 2 sps)

Row 4: With Dusty Gray, In first SC st, Ch up 3 (counts as st), put 3 DC in each Ch 2 sp across, (if you have 129 sts, add one more stitch at the end) turn. (130 sts)

Row 5: With Country Blue, Attach yarn to first st, Ch 1, SC in same st, *TR in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across ending with SC in last st, turn. (130 sts)

Row 6: With White, Ch 1, HDC in each st across, Turn. (130 sts)

Row 7: With Charcoal, Ch 1, HDC in 1st st, Puff st in next st, *Ch 1, Puff st in next st, repeat from * across ending with HDC in last st, turn. (66 sts)

Row 8: With Country Blue, Attach yarn to first st, Ch 3 (counts as st), DC in same st, DC in each Ch 1 sp across ending with 2 DC in last st, turn. (130 sts)

Row 9: Repeat Row 2 with color Dusty Grey

Row 10: repeat Row 3 with color Denim

Row 11: repeat Row 4 with Charcoal

Row 12: repeat Row 5 with White (Be sure this round you are looking at the BACK side of your work)

Row 13: repeat Row 6 with Denim

Row 14: repeat Row 7 with Dusty Grey

Row 15: repeat Row 8 with Country Blue

Repeat Rows 2-15 with the same color sequence

End on row 78
or make this blanket as long as you want!


BORDER:
Rnd 1: SC around entire blanket putting 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in same st, *sk 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * around putting [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in corners, sl st to first st when finished with this round.
Rnd 3: sl st in next 2 sts and into gap between groupings, Ch 3, [2DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in same gap, *SC in next gap between groupings, [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in next gap between groupings, repeat from * around putting [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in corners, sl st to first st when finished with this round.

That border is amazing and can be put on any blanket!!

Weave in all ends.

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

 

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Like this blanket? Try the Dream Time Mosaic Baby Quilt!

Crochet Tutorial: Sand-n-Sea Beach Tunic

Crochet Tutorial: Sand-n-Sea Beach Tunic

Head to the beach with this boho-inspired swimsuit cover-up! Not heading to the beach? Why not wear this Sand-n-Sea Beach Tunic over a tank top with Jean cut-offs or over your favorite sundress! Really you can NOT go wrong with this top! Next time you head to the water, you will want to have this stylish cover-up as part of you beach wardrobe.

The chains and fringe give this fabulous piece a free flowing look that is perfect for the warm summer!!

 

 

Also check out my Sassy Summer Bikini!! You can make the entire ensemble – bikini and coverup using Willow Yarns! Now rush over to their website and fill up those online shopping carts with these perfect summer fibers!

The yarn used for the bikini is called Ripples and you can find it here. I used the color Friendship in the one pictured below.

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this tunic:

 

**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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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 you will need:
Willow Yarns Rise in the color Seafoam. (I used 1,400 yards of yarn–3 balls)
-F-3.75mm 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 tunic measures 32 inches wide and 23 inches long. See video tutorial to learn how to make this larger.

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

Pattern:

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

Tunic:
Front Panel and Back Panel: (These instructions are for ONE panel, make 2 exactly the same–See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Ch 142 or any multiple of 20 + 2
Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch from hook and next 19 chs, *Ch 20, Sk 20 chs, DC in next 20 chs, repeat from * across ending with DC in last 20 chs, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: DC in first 20 sts, *Ch 20, Sk ch 20 sp, DC in next 20 sts, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last 20 sts, Ch 2, turn.

Rows 3-50: Repeat Row 2 (you can go beyond Row 50 if you want to make yours longer)

Assembly Step:
Make 2 of these panels exactly the same way. Once the front panel and back panel are made, sew the shoulders and up the sides leaving space for arm-holes (see video tutorial for specific instructions on how to sew this closed)
Add fringe to the sides and around the arm holes. Weave in loose ends.

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 Willow Yarns

Tips to Help Manage Your Time

Tips to Help Manage Your Time

Life is busy and there is never enough time in the day for most of us. Between jobs, family, appointments, and obligations, most of us are left with less and less time in a day for enjoyment. Crochet projects get started and set aside forgotten. Oftentimes, we take on a project in hopes to complete it by a specific deadline – a wedding, birthday, or holiday. It is in this time of hustle and bustle, a little time management can go a long way! Let me show you how!

Here are some of my tips to help maximize the time you have and make the day as productive as possible.

Set your goals. Now let’s plan a way to support and reach those goals!

  • Prioritize your day/week/month: When we begin a project, most of us have more than just the project deadline ahead of us. Know what time frame you are working with and determine the other activities you need to juggle simultaneously with these projects. Getting a planner is a great way to keep yourself organized. Several apps can be useful or I use a planner like this one here. One glance at the week ahead can give me an idea of how I can plan out my projects around other things I am juggling in life. Work and work related activities, appointments, family activities, and plans with friends-it is all right there in my planner!

  • Another great tip is to invest in a white board! I have one and write my daily “to do list.” My white board is near my office where I spend most of my time. I see it nearly all day long. When I get busy, it is hard to remember everything I have to do, so seeing it RIGHT in front of me every time I walk past is a great way to keep me on task! Once I complete a task, I erase it. I LOVE seeing those “to-dos” disappear every day!

  • Always plan ahead: Know what is necessary to reach these goals and be sure to have your project supplies available. How many times have you started a project and then ran out of supplies and needed something and now you have to stop working or put your project off until you have what you need. Plan it out, write a list, and shop for supplies, double check.

  • Get rid of things that distract you. Are you drawn in by social media and realize that you just spent 45 minutes with time sunk on Facebook or Instagram? Ummm me neither haha! But for those that get distracted by social media, television, or even the birds on the feeders outside the window, remove those distractions NOW! I am NOT saying permanently, NO-keep your bird feeders filled with birds!! I am saying this; Set a timer for 20 minutes or an hour (or the allotted time you’re planning on working on your project) now, put your phone in the other room, shut off TV if it is a distraction, close the curtains-do what you need to do in order to have that one hour free and clear to work. Sometimes, I only have time to set my timer for 20 minutes and push myself just to concentrate for that 20 minutes, shut my mind off to everything else and get to work! I try to capitalize on those timed sessions! Remember to have your supplies all available before getting started.

 

  • Sometimes you have to just say NO. We all want to be the kind of person that can do it all. However, sometimes that is not possible, and there comes a time that to be the most productive in our own lives we have to say NO to things. Not everything, just the things that bog our schedules down to the point where there is no time for enjoyment. It’s ok-give yourself permission to say NO and tell yourself it is ok!

 

  • Last on our list is TAKE CARE OF YOU!! No matter how much you want to finish a project, no project is worth going bonkers stressing over it! There might not be enough time in a day. It is ok! Look at your week and plan it out in days-Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday projects, or maybe just weekend projects. Whatever you have time for, don’t put extra pressure on yourself that you HAVE to get it done NOW even on a deadline. Pace yourself, plan ahead, and give yourself permission to relax. I promise, with some effective time management, you can accomplish your goals!

 

Now that you have some great tips, you will have much more time to do what you love!

 

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Fair Isle Knee High Socks

Crochet Tutorial: Fair Isle Knee High Socks

Using the Fair Isle crochet stitch, I created these knee high socks!! This design makes the contrasting color look like mini hearts!! These socks are so incredibly warm and fashionable! I have made socks working from the cuff down to the toes, but this sock is created starting from the toes and working its way up the leg! These fun socks can be made in all sorts of color combinations! Go wild with your imagination! Enjoy this fun pattern!

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos.
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
Questions? Leave a Comment!
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.

MorpheMe October Collection 2017

Materials you will need:

Red Heart Yarns Amore in Rooibos and Chamomile (2 balls of each  color)
Stitch Marker
Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-These socks are worked from the bottom up.
-You can use any worsted weight or double knitting type of yarn. Go to YARNSUB.com and type in Amore and all the substitutions that are equal to this type of yarn will show up.
-These socks measure–Sole: 10 inches (24 cm), Length from Toe to Cuff: 21.5 inches (54 cm), Length of leg part only–cuff to heel: 13.5 inches (35 cm)
-These socks will fit a size 6-9 American Woman’s Shoe Size foot. The video tutorial explains how to make these larger or smaller with very few simple steps. Please watch the entire video tutorial to learn how to do this for other sizes.
-To make these smaller or larger, just make sure your increases are all in a multiple of 4 (I explain this in the video tutorial)
-The CH 2 or CH 1 at the beginning of a round does NOT count as a stitch. Sl st to the beginning stitch of that round to go onto the next round.
-The majority of these socks are worked in continuous rounds. Mark your rounds with a stitch marker for each round so you do not lose your spot.
-Work over the top of your previous color strand when making the fair isle stitching
-If you see any mistakes in the pattern, please leave a comment to this post and I will fix any errors.
-Work INTO the stitch, and NOT at the top of the stitch (video tutorial shows this method)
-SEW IN YOUR LOOSE ENDS AS YOU GO! YOU WILL THANK YOURSELF LATER.

Saving Bundle - Hand Bended Silk Yarn

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

 

Socks:

The video tutorial demonstrates the Left Sock Only. Right Sock instructions are written with the left sock pattern below.

Work in continuous rounds throughout this pattern.

Work over the top of your yarn strands when you change color.

Work INTO the stitch, NOT at the top of the stitch (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Both Socks:
Starting with Red
Ch 11

Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last Ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (21 sts)

Rnd 2: SC in 10 sts, 2 SC in next st, SC in 10 sts, 2 SC in last st. (23)

Place stitch markers on each side of the sock, this is where you will put increase stitches.
Rnd 3: SC in each stitch until you get to a marked stitch, put 2 SC in the marked St.

Rnds 4-11: Repeat Round 3 until you have 41 stitches (you will increase each round by 2 stitches)
After Round 11, if you have more or less than 41 stitches, just be sure you have a multiple of 4+1 (example: 40 is a multiple of 4, plus 1 = 41 sts)
If you end up having to do more rounds, it’s ok, just go onto the instructions for round 12 next.

Rnd 12: SC in each st around (change color after last stitch to go onto Round 13) (41 sts)

Rnd 13: Change color to Chamomile, SC in each st around. (41 sts)

From now on, I will refer to Rooibos as “Red” and Chamomile as “White” in this written pattern

Rnd 14: With White, SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, *Change color, SC with Red, Change color, SC in 3 sts with White, repeat from * around. (40 sts)
At this point, you should have a multiple of 4 stitches around (if you do not have 40 stitches, be sure to have a multiple of 4)

Rnd 15: With White, SC in each st around. (40 sts)

Rnd 16: With White, SC in 1 st, *change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in last 2 sts with White.

Rnd 17: With White, SC in each st around. (40 sts)

Rnd 18: With White, SC in next 3 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to white, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around ending with one st in Red on the last st.

Rnds 19-43: Repeat Rounds 15-18 as many times as you need to get the length of the top of the foot you need. END ON A REPEAT OF ROW 15 before moving onto the next section. If you do more or less rows, that is ok, FASTEN OFF when you are done with this part and jump to the instructions for the leg part next. You will create the heel hole after you have the length you need in this section.

If any of this is confusing in writing, please view the video tutorial for clear instructions.

 

 

Heel Hole and Leg part:

Mark 20 sts on the TOP side of the sock (see video tutorial to see where top side is)
These instructions start at 56 minutes and 40 seconds into the video tutorial.

Right Foot:
Heel Hole and Leg:

Rnd 1: Start in a stitch that is up 1 and over to the left 1 of a red stitch from the previous round (see video tutorial for specific location) In that stitch, attach your yarn and do the fair isle stitching (also known as: the established pattern) across 20 sts, end with a white stitch, Chain 18 loosely with White, skip 20 sts, continue to work in continuous rounds and go onto round 2 next.

Rnd 2: With White, SC in each st and each ch around. (38 sts)

Rnd 3: With White, SC in next 3 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to white, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around ending with one st in Red on the last st. (if this does not line up with your fair isle stitches, just do the fair isle design as established, just keep note of what you started this round with and ended with because you will be repeating this round in the future)

Rnd 4: With White, SC in each st around.

Rnd 5: Fair Isle Stitches: With White, SC in 1 st, *change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in last 2 sts with White.

Rnd 6: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (39 sts)

Rnds 7-10: repeat Rounds 3-6 one time.

Rnd 11: With White, SC in next 3 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to white, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around.

Rnd 12: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (39 sts)

Rnd 13: With White, SC in 1 st, *change color to Red, SC in 1 st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around.

Rnd 14: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (39 sts)

Since the increase is made, the ends of your rounds will turn out differently each time. Start your rounds EXACTLY THE SAME as instructed. See video tutorial for explanation.

Rnds 15-35: Repeat Rounds 11-14 for however long you need to so this part fits around your calf of your leg. I had 52 sts at the end of Round 35. You will need to end on a repeat of Round 11 before going onto the next round.
If you need to repeat this part more or less, just be sure your stitch count is a multiple of 4.

Rnd 36: With White, SC in each st and each ch around.  (do not increase any more)

Rnd 37: Repeat Round 11

Rnd 38: With White, SC in each st and each ch around.

Rnd 39: Repeat Round 13

 

Left Foot
Heel Hole and Leg:

Rnd 1: Start in a stitch that is up 1 and over to the left 1 of a red stitch from the previous round (see video tutorial for specific location) In that stitch, attach your yarn and SC in that stitch, Chain 18 loosely, Sk 20 sts, SC in NEXT st working the fair isle stitches on the rest of the sts on this round.

Rnd 2: With White, SC in each st and each ch around. (38 sts)

Rnd 3: With White, SC in first 2 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in next st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around.
(When doing Round 3, you MAY have to add another stitch in somewhere to make the fair isle stitches line up correctly, if you do not, that’s ok, but if you do, that is also ok–nobody will notice, just use your judgement on if your fair isle stitches are lining up)

Rnd 4: With White, SC in each st and each ch around.

Rnd 5: With White, SC in first 4 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in next st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around. (38 sts)

Rnd 6: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (39 sts)

Rnds 7-10: repeat Rounds 3-6 one time.

Rnd 11: With White, SC in first 2 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in next st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around.

Rnd 12: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (40 sts)

Rnd 13: With White, SC in first 4 sts, *Change color to Red, SC in next st, Change color to White, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around.

Rnd 14: With White, SC in each st around AND put an EXTRA stitch in the last st. (increase made) (41 sts)

Rnds 15-35: Repeat Rounds 11-14 for however long you need to so this part fits around your calf of your leg. I had 52 sts at the end of Round 35. You will need to end on a repeat of Round 11 before going onto the next round.
If you need to repeat this part more or less, just be sure your stitch count is a multiple of 4.

Rnd 36: With White, SC in each st and each ch around.  (do not increase any more)

Rnd 37: Repeat Round 11

Rnd 38: With White, SC in each st and each ch around.

Rnd 39: Repeat Round 13

BOTH SOCKS:

Rounds 40-86: Repeat Rounds 36-39 on the sock you are working on. End on a repeat of round 36 or 38 (plain SC with White Row)
You can continue this repeat until you want to make the cuff–For shorter legs, end earlier, for longer legs, continue the repeat.
Fasten off after you are done with the length and ready to make the cuff.

Next, go onto making the cuff.

Cuff:
Both Socks:
Attach Red to any stitch on back of sock.

Work in the top of the stitches on this part, not IN the stitch like you were for the fair isle design.
Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as anything), DC in same st and each st around, sl st to first DC.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, FPDC on first St, *BPDC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first FPDC.
Rnds 3-4: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Heel:

Both Socks
With Red
Attach yarn on bottom sole side in center (see video tutorial for specific location)
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC 38 sts evenly around the Heel Hole, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC in first 7 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 14 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 7 sts, sl st to first st. (34 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st. (34)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, SC in first 6 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 12 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 6 sts, sl st to first st. (30 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, SC in first 5 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 10 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 5 sts, sl st to first st. (26 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC in first 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 4 sts, sl st to first st. (22 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC in first 3 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 3 sts, sl st to first st. (18 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, SC in first 2 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, SC in last 2 sts, sl st to first st. (14 sts)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Turn sock inside out, Sew heel hole closed. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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I Know I’m Not Alone

I Know I’m Not Alone

I am typically pretty upbeat and positive by nature. I have had to overcome a lot in the past decade, and I have spent some of that time feeling situational depression due to battling illness, surgery, dealing with body issues from having so many scars and a permanent ileostomy.  When I found out I was able to get pregnant, and subsequently carry this baby, I was over the moon! Depression wasn’t even on my radar at that time.

I Knew It Wasn’t Going To Be Easy

I am extremely high risk. I have a team of doctors and specialists across three hospitals that will be involved in bringing this baby into the world safely. Of course, I am a bit nervous, but I also have great faith and trust in this team to do everything to help bring this baby boy into the world, keeping us both healthy and happy.

Here’s where I struggle. I am supposed to be happy. I AM happy. Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy to feel baby move and happy to know I will hold him in just a few short months. However, what is happening to my body is bringing me so low. I am just not feeling overall happy, and I didn’t expect that.

 

A Complex Medical History

Without delving too deep into the graphic details, I’ve had 14 surgeries which have left my entire abdomen full of scars. I have numerous scars running up and down, diagonally, and across my torso. Drain scars, former ostomy scars- just scars, scars, scars! Following one surgery, I had a serious infection so my abdomen had to be re-opened, and I was put on a wound vac to help heal by secondary intention. That process left my tummy full of puckered and thick scar tissue. All this scar tissue causes adhesions. As my abdomen stretches, the scar tissue is stretching and tearing both on the surface and internally. It has been challenging to deal with. This, along with changes in my ostomy with my intestine prolapsing outside my body, has left me feeling depressed over all these reminders that my body isn’t quite the same as others.

Pre-Partum Depression

This pre-partum situational depression has hit me hard. I am struggling with my body and disease and with my hormones running amok. I have found myself in tears quite a bit lately. I am not writing to complain, NO, but to confront what is happening to me and to share this with others who may struggle with these same feelings during pregnancy or at any time. I know that this is supposed to be the most blessed and happy time of my life, so why am I feeling so blue? I don’t have the answer.

Crochet IS Therapy

During this time, my comfort and refuge is found in my craft. I am so grateful for a loving and supportive husband and the support of a fantastic family, but when I am alone, I find solace in the stitches and the repetitive nature of crochet to help distract and focus my mind on something other than these feelings and the pain from my scars.

Lately, I have been working on so many crochet projects for not only my little guy, but also for my sister-in-law who had a baby girl in January. My niece is the perfect model! These projects, alongside my work here at YARNutopia, has given me a deepened purpose, and these goals have helped me focus on more than the issues I am dealing with.

 

Self-Care

I know I’m not alone. I know that this is only temporary. I know this is a very small price to pay for bringing my baby into the world. I know I have support and love of an amazing husband, family, and community. I know all these things. I also know it is ok to feel. It is ok to be sad. It is ok to hurt. It is ok to ask for help. It is ok.

After spending a little time yesterday on self-care – I bought myself some springtime flowers to brighten my home, I did some retail therapy and bought myself a few feel-good things, I had my nails done, I took a long walk in the sunshine, a short drive and played my favorite music, and I talked for hours with my mom-I am happy to say that I feel a little better. Today has started off on a good foot and writing this has helped. Also, it has helped to be working on some crochet projects, and I went to brunch with Nate. Each day may present a challenge, but I am thankful be able to face each one in strength and resolve and overcome those challenges!

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Please share your stories of pre-partum or post-partum depression or your struggles with feeling out of control. Share your stories of how crochet has brought you comfort during a time of need.

Thank you for letting me share.

Be love, Be light.

~Nadia

Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Crochet Tutorial: Baby Hiking Sandals

Summer season is around the corner. Time to start getting that wardrobe ready. Here is a cute little addition for baby’s layette. These baby hikers can be made in any color and added to any outfit for just the right touch!

 

 

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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Baby Hugs in Bluie and Dolphin
Red Heart Soft in Guacamole
-G-4.25mm 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.
-These booties will fit up to a 6 month old baby.

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

Pattern:

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

Sandal: (MAKE 2)

Inner Sole:
With Bluie:
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)
Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Sl st to next st (42 sts) Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Outer Sole:
Same as Inner sole, but DO NOT fasten off. Go to Assembly Step Next.

Assembly Step:
Slip Stitch Inner and Outer sole together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front Toe Strap:
Count 10 sts evenly on the front toe of the sole. Work in BLO of the Inner Sole and the back Loop of the Slip Sts you created when attaching the two pieces (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 1: Attach Yarn to first st, Ch 1, HDC 10 sts evenly across front of toe, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2: HDC2TOG, HDC in 6 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: HDC2TOG, HDC in 4 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: HDC2TOG, HDC in 2 sts, HDC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Rows 5-10: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Side Straps:
See video tutorial for location on where to put these straps. (Also see photos)
Attach yarn to side (where ankle would be)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in 4 sts leaving the rest unworked, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-6: HDC across, Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Opposite Side Strap:
Do the same exact thing as the first side strap, just on the opposite side.
(See video tutorial for visual location)

Gray Straps:
Strap 1: FSC 11 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 2: FSC 15 sts (Start with long tail and fasten off with long tail for sewing)
Strap 3: FSC 22 sts (start with short tail and fasten off with short tail and sew in your ends to hide them)

Assembly Step:
Sew gray straps to sole of sandal (weave Strap 1 and 2 through the front toe piece)
Add Strap 3 and sew the front toe piece and side strap piece down OVER the top of Strap 3.
I show exact locations and visual instructions for this section in the video tutorial.
Add a button to Strap 3.
Weave in all ends.

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: Think Spring Cowl

Crochet Tutorial: Think Spring Cowl

Groundhog Day came with the promise of spring, but with the way the Wisconsin weather has been, you would never know! So it is time to think spring with my new Think Spring Cowl! This lightweight beauty was created using this elegant yarn by Willow Yarns. Verbena was the perfect fiber for this piece with it’s variegated colorway and delicate softness. Even as the temperatures begin to warm up, this on-the-go cowl will be perfect into the cool days of early spring!

 

 

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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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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 you will need:
Willow Yarns Verbena in the color Rose Bush (2 balls–740 yards of yarn)
-G-4.25mm 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 54 inches (137 cm) long without folding. It’s about 8 inches (20 cm) wide.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff Stitch: [Yarn Over, Insert Hook into space, Yarn Over, Pull through] 4 times. Yarn Over, pull through 8 loops on your hook, Yarn Over, pull through 2 loops on  your hook. Puff made.
V-Stitch: [Double Crochet, Chain 2, Double Crochet] in the same stitch.

Pattern:

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

Cowl:

Ch 46 or any multiple of 6+4
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch and each ch across, turn. (44 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a stitch), Sk the next 3 sts, V-Stitch in the next st, *Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, SC in next st, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, V-Stitch in the next st, Repeat from * across, ending with Ch 2, SC in last Ch 3 stitch, turn. (7 V-Stitches made)

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1), *[Puff Stitch, Ch 2, Puff Stitch, Ch 2, Puff Stitch] in next V-Stitch, Ch 1, repeat from * across, ending with Ch 1, DC in 2nd ch of Ch 2 Stitch, turn. (21 Puff stitches made)

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1), * [DC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 1] 2 times, DC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, Repeat from * across ending with Ch 1, DC in 3rd Ch of beginning Ch 4 st, turn. (23 sts)

Row 5: Ch 4, DC in 1st Ch 1 sp, *DC in next DC st, DC in next Ch 1 sp, Repeat from * across ending with DC in 3rd Ch of Ch 4 st, turn. (44 sts)
If your Row 5 has an extra stitch, just be sure to make 44 sts evenly across this row. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rows 6-108: Repeat Rows 2-5 as many times as you want to make this as long as you want. If you are making this into a cowl, end on a repeat of Row 4.

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

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: Simple Infant Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Simple Infant Booties

I have a sweet, brand new niece to crochet things for! Congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law!! ❤️ Girl things, boy things, we have it all covered in this family! Check out the tutorial for these super simple booties and make bunches of them today!!

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

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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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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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep by Marly Bird in VIP
Herrschners Baby Yarn Solids in Baby Blue
Red Heart Yarns Amore (this is a great alternative to use!)
Size F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-To make this smaller or bigger, use a smaller or bigger hook size. I do not have stitch counts to make these larger or smaller though. Sorry!!
-These booties will fit a baby that is up to 3 months old
-These measure 6 inches long (13 cm)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:  Make 2

With Main Color:
Ch 21
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, turn. (20 sts)
Rows 2-12: Ch 1, Working in the 3rd loop across (see video tutorial for visual instructions on where 3rd loop is). HDC across, turn. (20)
Fasten off.

For left foot, attach yarn to bottom right corner (working up the side for this next part)
For right foot, attach yarn on row 6 on the left side of your work (working down the side for this next part)
(See video tutorial for specific location of where to attach your yarn)

Row 1 of toe: SC 10 sts along the side over the first 6 rows of your work, ch 1, turn. (10)
Rows 2-21: Work in BLO, SC across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Change color every other row if you want the toe to be striped–the video tutorial shows how to change color.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
Fold toe over to the other side and sew up to halfway of the first piece.
Fold the piece and cinch the top of the toe with yarn and close the top. (See video tutorial for visual instruction)
Sew bottom sole part.
Fold the cuff down and tack it down if you’d like.
(I know this part is super hard to explain in writing, so the video tutorial will help you a lot!)
Make a pom and sew it to the top of the bootie (optional)

Enjoy!

 

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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

Crochet Tutorial: Owl Be Warm Hat

The Owl Be Warm Hat is such a fabulous hat for your winter wardrobe!! Use Hygge Yarn from Red Heart Yarns to add mounds of texture to this fluffy piece! Change things up with this hat to make it uniquely your own–Eye color, Pom Poms, and yarn color can give this owl different characteristics! Even if you don’t want the owl look, you can create a plain hat with poms and crocodile stitch earflaps and still have a wonderful hat! This hat is sure to be a real “hoot” in a crowd!!

 

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Michaels Knitting & Crochet

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Yarn in the colors Pearl (2 skeins), Almond (scraps), and Aloe (scraps)
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn by Marly Bird in the colors Stiletto and Linen (small amounts
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown (Small amount for beak)
2 Matching Pom Poms
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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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
-The hat i demonstrate in the video tutorial is 8 inches long and 22 inches circumference.
-We are making all the pieces separate and then sewing them together
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer to fit different sizes.
-For teen size, make your foundation chain of 25 chains
-For a child size, make your foundation chain of 23 chains
-For a baby size, make your foundation chain of 21 chains
-Follow this link to some information about making hats measure the size you need them to be.


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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
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.

Hat shell:
With Hygge in Pearl

Chain 32 (or any amount that will fit half of the head circumference)
Rnd 1: DC in 3rd ch and across, put 3 DC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, DC across and put 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. (62 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as anything here and throughout), DC in each st around. (62)

Rnds 3-12: Repeat Rnd 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Ear Flaps: (Make 2)
With Hygge in Pearl
Ch 7
Row 1: 2DC in 5th chain from hook, *Chain 1, DC in the last Ch, Chain, Turn.

Row 2: Chain 1, *5 DC around the next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of 2nd DC, Slip Stitch into the next DC, turn. (1 crocodile stitch made)

Row 3: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, *Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in last slip stitch (which is the ch 1 from previous row),  Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 5: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, turn.

Row 7: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same spot as chain up 3 stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next slip stitch, Chain 1, DC in eye of crocodile stitch, Chain 1, 2 DC in next sl st, ch 1, DC in eye of crocodile st, ch 1, 2 DC in the end of the last crocodile stitch, Turn.

Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as DC of first crocodile stitch), 4 DC around first DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the 2nd DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC, Slip stitch to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the next DC, Sl st to next DC, 5 DC around next DC, Ch 2, work 5 Front Post DC up the post of the last DC. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Back of Hat Feathers:
(Make the backside feathers using the same exact concept as the ear flaps but make 14 rows total)
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Beak:
With Super Saver in Warm Brown
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 2: 3 SC in stitch, Ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in last 2 sts, ch 1, turn. (4)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3

Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Continue to SC down the diagonal side of the beak and up the other diagonal side of the beak. Fasten off with a long tail for sewing when you reach the top of the beak.

Eyes: Make 2
With Chic Sheep in Stiletto
Ch 2 (or start with magic ring)

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off and change color to Hygge in Aloe

Rnd 3: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next St, SC in next st] 6 times, Sl st to first SC. Fasten off. (18)
Change color to Chic Sheep Linen

Rnd 4: Attach new yarn to any stitch, Ch 1, [2 SC in next st SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC. (24)
Rnd 5: Ch 1, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times, sl st to first SC, fasten off with long tail for sewing. (30)

Eyelids:
With Hygge in Linen
Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next 2 chs, DC in next 4 chs, HDC in next 2 chs, SC in next ch, Sl st in last ch, Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sl st in first st, SC in next, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Sew backside feathers on the back of your hat, Sew the earflaps to each side of your hat, Sew eyes, eyelids, and beak to front of hat, Surface Single Crochet eyebrows to your hat (see video tutorial for visual instructions), Add 2 fur poms to the top corners of your hat, Add braids to the ear flaps of your hat. Weave in all ends.


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It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It’s a…. Gender Reveal!!!

It didn’t matter – girl or boy – we would still be filled with the same joy!! We are over the moon excited to announce that we are having a….

 

Thank you for sharing in the joy of this experience. We are so happy!!

My mom found the onsie on Etsy, you can see it here.

The tutorial for the baby booties is coming soon!!

~Nate and Nadia

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

The Cat’s Out of the (YARN) Bag!

It’s no secret that my battle with my health has been mostly an uphill one. Numerous surgeries have taken their toll on my body for the past ten years as I continue my fight. My Crohn’s disease has to be considered in every facet of my existence. My life, daily decisions, activity, diet, my body, and my future are ruled by this illness and how it will affect my daily living. After ten years, it is “Normal for Nadia” to be at the mercy of this condition. It just is that way. Like a habit, living with severe Crohn’s disease becomes part of my routine.

Doctor appointments, daily meds, regular testing, procedures, and so many details have worked their way into the fiber of my ordinary existence. Even getting married in March was overshadowed by the very real possibility that I may end up sick or in the hospital on our wedding day. It’s just the reality of living with chronic illness. Fortunately, adrenaline was my friend on March 17, 2018 and it helped carry my aching body through the day without incident! Our wedding was the most glorious day ever. Sure, I paid for it afterwards, but I would do all of that 1,000 times over just to relive that beautiful day!

Hardcore family planning

Nate and I always knew we wanted a family, we also knew that it would not be an easy path to having one. Several months after getting married, we sought help from my doctors to find out if I can safely support a pregnancy since I have such a challenging health history. I underwent a series of tests, some incredibly invasive (dignity be damned). A team of specialists were assembled to oversee my care if we were able to get pregnant. According to all these insane tests, there was no reason, despite my health battle, that I couldn’t get pregnant. We were so relieved! We were aware it would be very risky; the warnings from the medical staff came across loud and clear, but we have confidence in the high-risk team overseeing my care. They were very realistic but also reassuring. I was facing my 28th birthday, and although we weren’t aggressively trying, we weren’t being careful either. So, in early November–two days after my birthday–with symptoms that screamed that I might be pregnant, I went to the store and bought a half dozen pregnancy tests.

My internal dialogue was: “I just spent a small fortune on something I  am going to pee on. Who cares!??? I need answers!”

It all comes down to a (+) sign

It was a Friday afternoon, November 9th. My friend Sarah was coming to town for a visit, and I was planning on picking her up at the bus station in a few minutes. I only had a small window to privately check out my pregnancy suspicions. So like millions of women before me, I peed on the stick and nervously waited through the minutes that could change everything. I was pacing, nervous and fidgety. How do you distract yourself for those moments without constantly checking if you have your answer? If “a watched pot never boils,” does frantically fanning a pee stick prolong the results?! Because that 5 minutes felt like a flippin’ lifetime!

The test read (+) and I freaked out! I  called my mom on Skype immediately, and I was hyperventilating and crying and couldn’t get out what I needed to say. I completely freaked her out because she thought something tragic had happened. I couldn’t speak, and my dramatic reaction had her thinking the worst. I was able to show her the pregnancy test and get her expert opinion on what it was saying. (Like I didn’t already know, right?!) Were these tests saying what I thought they were saying?  Of course they were, but I needed Dr. Mom!!! She talked me through it and asked me what Nate said about it…

Oh. My. Gosh. Nate!!! I had yet to tell Nate! How did I not think of that?

She suggested that maybe I should have called him first! Oh my goodness, absolutely! I was a bit of a frantic mess. Where’s my coat?! I’m wearing it. Where are my keys?! In my hand! I had only a few minutes because Sarah’s bus was about to arrive!  I jumped in the car and decided to stop at his work! Woops! Was that a stop sign? Just kidding! I am grateful I didn’t receive a citation on the way to tell my husband!

We are having a baby… What do we do now?

Nate came out to the car and I had the test stick in a Ziploc bag. I told him I have to tell him something and without asking, he just said, “You’re pregnant.” I cried, I laughed, and I shoved the pee stick in the Ziploc at him and told him to look at it. We were so happy! He said he had a strong feeling. He knew. What emotions! So high, but then reality started to sink in like “What are we going to do now”? Even though we didn’t know what direction to take at that exact moment, we would figure it out together. We called my mom again from the car in the parking lot at Nate’s work. After talking to her, we knew I had to see my doctors first. We had to keep this quiet for a while. By all calculations, I was only about six to seven weeks along. Things were so precarious with my health and we wanted to make sure the pregnancy was viable and baby was healthy. We also needed to be sure I was fully healthy enough to actually support a pregnancy. On a scale from one to ten our emotions were off the chart. What ARE we going to do now?! GAHHH! WE ARE HAVING A BABYYYY!!

Game Face and A No Colon Surprise Party

Nate went back to work, and I had to pick up Sarah. How was I going to keep a straight face? How do I keep this from my best friend? Although I was busting to tell her to the point I was getting twitchy, I knew I couldn’t. I am the WORST at keeping a secret, God knows, and it was stressful to not blurt it out! I put on my best game face and decided to get it out of my mind (yeah, right!) and enjoy the weekend. Little did I know that the reason Sarah was really coming to visit was because my mom, Nate, Sarah and Nida were planning a surprise party to celebrate my birthday tied into a No Colon, Still Rollin’ – 10 years later party! WHAT IS HAPPENING!??? Saturday afternoon my entire family and all my friends surprised me and I couldn’t say a word to any of them! I ate three poop emoji cupcakes just from the stress of it all. Only Nate and my parents knew, and I couldn’t talk to them with everyone around! Again, ALL THE EMOTIONS!!!

Thank goodness for poop emoji cupcakes. That’s all I’m sayin’.

Well, it’s true! We’re pregnant.

I scheduled my first appointment and we had our first ultrasound. I knew going into this that it wouldn’t be easy. Nausea, heartburn, extreme fatigue, restless legs, extremely sensitive boobs that have grown 10 times their size, body pains off the charts, visits to the ER to check scary symptoms caused by adhesions from past surgical scar tissue, phantom sharp pains in my non-existent anus, my ostomy is shifting to the side as my tummy begins to grow, the scars on my tummy are being stretched, back pain, sciatic pain, vivid dreams and nightmares, itchiness, sleeplessness, aversion to certain foods, no appetite to ravishing hunger, even more profound vitamin deficiency (particularly folic acid and magnesium), chronic asthma symptoms to the point I need my rescue inhaler constantly and now a nebulizer, and more issues are plaguing me night and day, and I’m only past my first trimester!

But, it’s all worth it.

Especially at that very moment when we saw our baby on the ultrasound.

Suddenly, it all became real. We heard the heartbeat and we laughed and cried.

We called it our “little bean.”

We instantly fell in love.

Our baby is due in June 2019, and our hearts are so full.

What now, doc?

We had our first minor complication. There was a subchorionic hemorrhage (a blood clot) that was found on the ultrasound. The doctor said it happens in implantation, and unless I had excessive bleeding (I was only having some bleeding), not to worry too much about it, and it would be monitored.  I also had to cease a bunch of my medications. In stopping the meds, I risk some complications, but I have been managing things pretty well. One medication I can’t stop is my biologic injection. I am so worried about taking it, but I can’t risk getting sick to the point it would put me and baby in danger. My team has warned me over and over not to stop it.

I have to be truthful, I was contemplating stopping my biologic injection. The grave warnings from all my doctors have me reconsidering as I face having to take it this week. There is no evident risk to baby, but to me, if I stop, it would be very grave. I could become too ill and not be well enough to sustain the pregnancy, putting both of us at risk. Every doctor concurs. I do have to stop taking it at thirty weeks into the pregnancy to best insure that baby comes into this world the strongest and healthiest it can be. I am concerned without the protection of any medication to control my disease, my body won’t cooperate. I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I am scared. I won’t lie, I know what I am facing, and I know it will be worth it, but I also know this isn’t going to be an easy journey. Nothing this wonderful ever is. I have learned this lesson over and over in my life; I am familiar with how this goes. I am familiar with the bargaining process.

Now we are three!

We are now in the planning stage. I am almost 14 weeks pregnant, and have been following all the doctors’ instruction and am closely monitored. I am also chronicling my pregnancy on The Bump Phone App! According to the app, today our baby is about the size of a lemon! I have regular doctor appointments both with my standard team as well as a high-risk OB-GYN in Rochester, Minnesota at the Mayo Clinic. I couldn’t ask for a better crew of docs overseeing our care! They are so thorough. My last appointment with the specialist was two hours! We are in great hands, and we’re hopeful that things will continue to go well. I just pray that I stay healthy and strong for our little sweet pea. My heart is so full and all I want is to provide the best for this tiny baby despite my challenges.

Merry Christmas to Us!

We told Nyle, Nabeel, Samantha and Des over Thanksgiving. We also went to visit Nate’s dad and gave him a special “Grandpa” shirt.

We also told Nate’s brothers that weekend, too.  Other than immediate family and a couple close friends, we decided to wait and reveal our news to everyone else over Christmas! Our family and friends are elated, and some told me they “just had that feeling!”

Today, I wanted to share this with our YARNutopians now that our extended families and close friends received the news. Now, my crochet project list grows! Baby stuff galore! I already have some baby projects on our agenda! What an exciting year of crochet we have ahead of us! I hope to continue with our filming and projects as long as I can and will continue after baby’s arrival! We all have so much to look forward to in the New Year. Not only are we expecting a new addition, but my brother and his wife are also expecting a new baby in January! So many reasons to crochet! Haha! I am excited and filled with joy to share our news with all of you. Cheers to 2019! Thanks for being with us on this crazy and wonderful journey!

“You are so loved, little one.”

~Your Mommy and Daddy

~Nadia and Nate

Memory Lane 2018

Memory Lane 2018

Each year, at this time I find myself becoming very reflective. I look back and see how far I have come in the past 12 months. This particular year has been a year of big changes and growth not only here on YARNutopia, but in my personal life as well. The following blogs are my top memories of 2018.

#8:

One of the highlights of the past year was day-trippin’ through three states just for yarn. We are all crazy like that…amiright? Follow this link below to read about this fun adventure I had with my mom!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/07/17/nadia-goes-on-a-yarn-hop/

#7:

Well it is no secret that 2018 was a BIG year for me! As we work our way through these memories, one of the best parts was getting to share my wedding day with my squad! My girls lived all over the globe, and it was such a special event for us to all get together for my wedding. Sarah came from Comoros, Africa, Nida arrived from Texas (and now is studying medicine in the Caribbean!!), and Samantha lives on the complete opposite side of the state from me. My wedding was one day where all my beauties could be with me and share in my joy. To commemorate this occasion, I made each of my bridesmaids these beautiful shawls! This memory is such a special one that holds such a dear place in my heart. Click the link below to read all about it and to discover the pattern for a great shawl!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/30/gifts-for-my-bridesmaids/

 

#6:

2018 we launched our first mailing list! I did my first email blast and sent out a fun newsletter! So much to share in the new year so be sure to follow the link below so you too can be part of my email inner circle!
https://yarnutopia.com/newsletter/

 

#5:

Oh boy! One of the most hilarious and wild weekends I had this past year was a trip to Chicago for Stitches Midwest! That was one weekend I will never forget! Have you attended one of these events? If not you will have to check it out! Go to the blog below and be sure to read all about our weekend adventure with The Marly Bird, Erin Lane, Leon Alexander and so many others! I still smile when I think of all the fun!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/08/29/stitches-midwest-my-first-time/

#4:

Drop everything and hear this! 2018 was EPIC in more ways than I can count! You know why?? Because this year marked my 10th year without a colon. You know the old saying No Colon, Still Rollin’ – yeah, I know that one isn’t popular among the masses, but that one is practically my life motto! LOL That is because I am living it! 10 years of an insane roller coaster ride with illness that has pretty much commandeered my life. It hasn’t always been pretty, but I have survived, for 10 years, and I thank God every day. I’m not cryin’ nope, not me 😢 It really is a miracle. There’s not much more to say than that. Go read about it…
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/30/ten-years-later/

#3:

Ok, well, we all know that my list of fave memories of the past year can’t pass us by without paying a bit of homage to Halloween! Each year, I try to outdo my past costume ensembles, and this year was definitely a challenge. So much thought, planning and preparations go into making these costumes that Nate and I wear each year. Nate was born to wear that Oompa Loompa Costume! We always have so much fun and enjoy bringing this to our YARNutopians each and every year! We already are thinking ahead to 2019. I wonder what’s in store for us next year?! Go check out more great pictures of our costumes here:
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/10/11/happy-halloween-2018/

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Characters

 

#2:

Queue the ooooooohhs and ahhhhhhs! Seriously one of the best memories of 2018 was adding these two furballs to our family! We rescued Fern and Jade in April 2018, and for the past 8 months they have brought so much joy and happiness to our home and our lives. I know you will all be seeing them much more in the year ahead. They love the camera! Read about how we rescued these two kitties and how excited we are to have them!
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/04/08/meet-jade-and-fern/

#1:

Ok, so our countdown to the best memory in 2018 goes without saying…It was our wedding. I crocheted so many details for our big day and here I share all the highlights along with some special photos of our wonderful event. Thank you all for being part of not only this special day, but the journey of this past year. I love that you are a part of all these memories! ♥ ♥
https://yarnutopia.com/2018/05/15/its-all-in-the-details-crochet-wedding-flowers/

 

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and letting me stroll down memory lane. The holidays always bring out the nostalgia in me as I look back at all that lead me to this moment and look to what is ahead. Stay tuned for many more exciting events in the new year!! Thank you for joining me on this memorable, yarn-filled journey!

Share in the comments some of your memories of the past year and what is in store for you in the year ahead!

~Nadia

 

 

How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

How to Crochet Tutorial: Rose Flower Headband & Floral Wedding Bouquet

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me….Flowers! Haha! I made a holiday headband using the same flower design I used in my bridal bouquets for my wedding earlier this year! I used a small bead detail to adorn the center for the perfect touch! Don’t need a headband? Don’t worry, this flower design is perfect for so many other projects!

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the flowers and leaves:

 

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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 you will need:
Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread
Headband
-Hot Glue
Pearly Beads
1.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double 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.

Flower

Ch 64 or any multiple of 3+4
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook, *Sk 2 chs, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in the next ch, repeat from * across, ending with [DC, CH 2, DC] in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Sl st into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across ending with [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in last ch 2 sp, turn.

Row 3: 10 DC in first Ch 2 sp, *SC in next Ch 2 sp, 10 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Roll strip into flower and sew it all up in the back. Weave in all ends. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Leaf:

Ch 15
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 chs, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, Sl st back into the last ch, SC in next stitch, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DTR in next 4 sts, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last.

Rnd 2: SC in each st around working around floral wire to stiffen the edge of the leaf.
Fasten off, weave in ends. Cut the wire and bend it to the back.

See video tutorial on how to create the headband look.

Enjoy!!

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

12 Days of Christmas: Mistletoe Sprig

12 Days of Christmas: Mistletoe Sprig

Spice up your holiday with a bough of Mistletoe! Hang this among your Christmas decor as a sign of love and friendship. This project is Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas projects! December is already flying by!

 

 

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

 

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Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Soft in Guac
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Pearly Beads
Ribbon
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
FDC: Foundation Double Crochet

 

Pattern:

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

Mistletoe:

Ch 3
Foundation Double Crochet 150
Fasten off.

Assembly: Make 4 loops with the long foundation row and sew it at the top. Add a ribbon bow and sew on some pearly beads. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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12 Days of Christmas: Santa Bottle Topper

12 Days of Christmas: Santa Bottle Topper

Here’s a great holiday project gift idea for many people on your list. This Vintage Inspired Santa Bottle Topper is a perfect adornment for any bottle. Whether it’s a bottle of fine olive oil, wine or other beverages, bath/spa products or more, this little guy is the best accessory to dress that gift up! What a nice alternative for the traditional bow when topping off your package.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this bottle topper:

 

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Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Amore in Rooibos Red
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in Pearl
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff for the nose
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Pipe Cleaner
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This will fit any standard sized bottle top

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
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.

 

Hat:

With Amore Yarn
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work in continuous rounds and in BLO throughout Hat Part, 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (5)
Rnds 4-8: SC in each st around. (5)
(insert pipe cleaner early on in this part because it is difficult to add later in this pattern)
Rnd 9: Repeat Round 3. (6)
Rnds 10-15: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 16: Repeat Round 3. (7)
Rnds 17-20: SC in each st around. (7)
Rnd 21: Repeat Round 3. (8)
Rnds 22-23: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 24: Repeat Round 3. (9)
Rnds 25-26: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 27: Repeat Round 3. (10)
Rnds 28-29: SC in each st around. (10)
Rnd 30: Repeat Round 3. (11)
Rnds 31-32: SC in each st around. (11)
Rnd 33: Repeat Round 3. (12)
Rnds 34-35: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 36: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 37: SC in each st around.
Rnd 38: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 39-41: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 42: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Use a pen or your crochet hook and twist the top of the hat to curl it around. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Nose: With buff, work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly: Add Hygge Yarn as the beard in the front of the hat (see video tutorial for attachment method). Fray out all the Hygge Yarn to make a fuller beard. Trim to make it look uniform.
Sew nose to center of hat at top of beard. (See video tutorial for placement.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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How to Crochet Tutorial: Bow Greeting Card with Gift Card Holder

How to Crochet Tutorial: Bow Greeting Card with Gift Card Holder

Everyone loves a touch of homemade at the holidays. Why not add those touches to your greeting cards and add a gift card for those “hard to buy for” friends or family on your list!! Try this fun bow greeting card and add a gift card in the front of it!! Enjoy!!

 

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

 

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Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in Red
G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-You can make this using a bigger crochet hook if your tension is tighter

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only

Bow:
Ch 25
Rnd 1: SC in first chain (creating ring), SC in each ch around. Continue working in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around working in BLO.
Fasten off with long tail.
Assembly: Wrap yarn around center of bow leaving a strand free to sew to the band.

Band:
Ch 6
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-27: HDC across, ch 1, turn. (Continue this until the band fits around the front flap of your greeting card)
Fasten off with long tail after last row.

Assembly: Sew first and last rows of band together. Sew bow to band. Slide onto the front of the greeting card. Place a fun gift card in the inside flap fo the card! Enjoy!!


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How to Crochet Tutorial: Patchouli Poncho

How to Crochet Tutorial: Patchouli Poncho

There are a variety of fiber textures that I used to create this eclectic boho-inspired poncho! I decided to create this free-flowing Patchouli Poncho that just begs you to get outdoors on a beautiful day and feel the sunshine pour down upon you! I used my Sublime Light Granny Square from the 365 Days of Granny Squares for the border design, and it was just the right touch for this avant-garde piece! This project is coming to you just in time for the holidays! Get ready to make one for yourself or for someone you love!

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

Watch this video tutorial for the granny square used in this poncho pattern:

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:

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Red Heart Yarns Colorscapes in the color Rome
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the color Gold
Red Heart Yarns With Love in the color Mango
Red Heart Yarns Italian Story Ombra in the color Mare
Red Heart Yarns Hygge in the following colors: Forest, Teal, Latte, Ivy, Almond, Ink, Aloe, Rust, Pearl, Sterling, Plum Candy, Indigo
J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This poncho is approximately 40 inches long
-This poncho takes approximately 1800 yards of yarn
-I used many different types of yarn and colors but you can use less or more if you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight or DK yarn
-This poncho is worked from the top down
-I would recommend any type of yarn for this project.

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

Pattern:

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

 

Poncho:

Granny Squares:
Make the Sublime Light Granny Square
You can find the crochet pattern and video tutorial here.

 

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Poncho:

With Colorscapes in the color Rome,
Ch 114 or any even number that will wrap around your neck loosely
Row 1: SC in 4th ch from hook, *Ch 1, Sk 1 Ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * across ending with SC in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of Row 1, turn.

Rows 3- 35: Repeat Row 2

Row 36: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * until you have 16 SC sts, leave the rest of the row unworked. Turn.

Rows 37-80: Repeat Row 2 on this shorter section. (This is creating the “over one shoulder” side)
After Row 80, fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Fold the piece as shown in the video tutorial here and continue to work on the opposite end of the foundation row working down the piece.

 

Attach Italian Story Ombra Yarn in the color Mare

Once your piece is folded and sewn together like a poncho, then Attach new yarn to the first stitch of your foundation row

Row 1 of New color: (if this gets confusing please watch the video tutorial at minute 22 into the video): Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn. (continuing the Moss Stitch)

Rows 2-10: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.
After Row 10, fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 11-12: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 13-14: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 15-16: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 17-18: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 19-20: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row1, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 21-22: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 23-24: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 25-26: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 27-28: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

After Row 28, fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Work on the side that has been unworked this whole time. (See video tutorial at time 31 minutes)

Row 1: Attach Italian Story Ombra in the color Mare to the corner, continue the moss stitch across which is Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Rows 2-14:  Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.
After Row 14, fasten off

The next step you need to do is mark 28 stitches in from Row 14 of the last section you crocheted on both sides of the poncho. (See video tutorial at minute 36 if this is confusing)

Attach Colorscapes Yarn to the ch sp after the stitch marker

Row 1:  Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row until you get to the stitch marker on the opposite side. Leave the rest of the stitches unworked. Turn.

Rows 2-14:  Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

After Row 14, Fasten off.

 

You will now work along the edge of the Colorscapes section you just crocheted.
If you need assistance in the video tutorial, this part is explained at 41 minutes into the video.
Attach Italian Story Ombra
Rows 1-10:  Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.
Fasten off after Row 10

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 11-12: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 13-14: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 15-16: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 17-18: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 19-20: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row1, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 21-22: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 23-24: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change Color to Super Saver in the color Gold

Rows 25-26: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

Change color to With Love in the color Mango

Rows 27-28: Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in the ch sp at the start of previous row, turn.

After Row 28, fasten off and weave in ends.

**Assembly Step: Sew this little flap to the poncho and do the same thing for the opposite side of the poncho.**

Yarn Bowl

Make your 14 Granny Squares and sew them to the border of your poncho. See video tutorial at 55 minutes in the video for visual instructions on sewing the granny squares together and to the poncho.

Neck of poncho:
Work in continuous rounds, attach Colorscape yarn to the back of the poncho along the neckline, Ch 2, SC in the next Ch 1 sp, *Ch 1, SC in the next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around
Round 2-10: Repeat the previous round.
Fasten off after round 10.
Weave in ends.

Assembly:
Weave in all ends.
Add fringe to the bottom of the poncho, add a long drawstring braid to the neck of your poncho.

Enjoy!!

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

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

How to Crochet Tutorial: Lion Mane Cat Hat Costume

Happy Halloween from all of us at YARNutopia!! Especially from Jade ane Fern who thought this entire process was insufferable (and these costumes stayed on for about 3 minutes!) LOL

 

 

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cat hat:

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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 you will need:

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gold, Warm Brown
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 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!!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
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.

Hat

Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 35
Round 1: SC in 1st ch (this creates a ring), SC in the rest of the chs around. (35 sts)

Round 2: SC in each st around.

Round 3: SC in 7 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in 5 sts, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around.

Rounds 4-5: SC in each st around.
Sl st to next st.

You will now be working in Rows. (You can turn your work after every row)

Row 6: Ch 1, HDC in 21 sts, leave the rest unworked, turn.

Row 7: HDC in each st across, turn.

Row 8: HDC across, continue down the side and HDC 3 sts together, SC along round 5 to the other side, HDC 3 sts together up the other side of the flap. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

(See video tutorial for visual instructions on that last row, it can get confusing)

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on how to add fringe and fray it out.
Add fringe all around your hat and then comb it out and fray it all so it’s nice and fluffy! Trim it down so it’s not so wild and uneven.
Enjoy!

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How to Crochet Tutorial: Spider Web Wrap

How to Crochet Tutorial: Spider Web Wrap

The Spider Web Wrap is ready for you to spin up on your hooks!! You will be able to make this quick and easy project faster than anyone can say Trick-or-Treat!

Using all double crochet stitches we will make the wrap first, then add the lines that section off each corner using surface crochet stitches. 

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

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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 you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in Stiletto
Red Heart Yarns Hygge Charm in Starlight
Size J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-This is worked from the top down
-The measurements are: approx. 50 inches across and about 25 inches long. You can make this bigger or smaller if you want since it is a repeat pattern.
-You can use any type of yarn for this project. Gauge is not important.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Surface Crochet (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:
Ch 3

Row 1: 3 DC in 3rd ch from hook, [Ch 2, 3 DC in same ch] 4 times. Turn. (15 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 DC in first st, *DC in each st until next ch 2 sp, [DC, Ch 2, DC] in ch 2 sp repeat from * until one st remains, put 2 DC in last st. Turn.

Rows 3-36: Repeat Row 2 until your piece is as long as you want it to be. Change color for rows 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36.
Your last row should be a row of white.

Assembly:
SC along the edge of the wrap
Add surface crochet lines in each chain 2 space of each corner. (See video tutorial on how to do this step)
Weave in all ends.
Enjoy!

 

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How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How to Crochet Tutorial: Vampire Bat Baby Booties

How about some Vampire Bat Booties forrrr your little one? Do you vant to make a pair forrrr Halloveen?? Mwuahaha 🦇
These baby bootie slippers are so fun for any bat lover or Halloween costume!

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

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Pattern
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“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 you will need:

Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep Yarn in the colors Stiletto, Linen, Suede, Sunset, and Mai Tai
Size I-5.50mm crochet hook
Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 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 booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the bat face design!


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Special stitches used:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Stitches together
DC: 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.

Booties: Make 2
With Stiletto and an I-5.50mm crochet hook
Chain 12
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 2nd ch from hook, DC in next 9 chs, 4 DC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, DC in 9 sts, 2 DC in last st, Sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 DC in first st, DC in next 11 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 2 sts, DC in 11 sts, 2 DC in last st, sl st to first DC. Do not turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 3: Work in BLO, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, sl st to first st. (30 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, work in both loops, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, [DC2TOG] 2 times, [DC in next 2 sts, FPDC on next st] 3 times, DC in last 4 sts, sl st to first DC. (28 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, [DC2TOG] 3 times, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (24 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, DC in first 4 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 2 times, FPDC on next st,  DC3TOG, [FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts] 3 times, DC in last 2 sts, sl st to first DC. (23 sts)
Fasten off Stiletto and attach Suede to first st.

Rnd 7: With Suede and H-5.00mm crochet hook, Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Booties made. (Be sure to make 2 booties!)

Bat Face:
With H-5.00mm crochet hook and Suede
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 2,
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [2  SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 4 sts, Ch 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk next st on round, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, sl st to next st.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Inner Ears:
Make 2 wih Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes:
Make 2 with Mai Tai and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make a French Knot with Black yarn for the pupil of the eye. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Mouth:
With Sunset and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, ch 1.
Rnd 2: [SC, HDC] in first st, [HDC, SC] in next, SC in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, SC in last st, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Wrap the Suede colored yarn around the mouth (as seen in photos)

Teeth:
Make 2 with Linen and H-5.00mm crochet hook
Ch 4
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in last ch.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial on placements of pieces and sew everything on face and to the bootie slippers. Be sure to make everything again for the second bootie slipper!

Enjoy!!

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Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween 2018

Happy Halloween from Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa!

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Get the crochet pattern for the Adult Sized Knickers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the Vertical Striped Leg Warmers Nate is wearing here!

Get the crochet pattern for the lollipops here!

Get the pattern for the cardigan Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Top Hat Nadia is wearing here!

Get the pattern for the Green Wig Nate is wearing here!!

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

How to Crochet Tutorial: Steampunk Cardigan

Come with me, and you will be
In a world of Pure (Crochet) Imagination!

You can see this cardigan was made for our Halloween costumes for 2018, but you can use this cardigan any time of year!!

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You can see my past years costumes here:

2015 Costumes

2016 Costumes

2017 Costumes

Each year I try to create costumes more epic than the one’s before. This year will be AWESOME!
As I create a series of patterns, each one released leading up to Halloween, they reveal clues to what Nate and I plan to wear!

 


Get the pattern for the top hat photographed in this photo HERE!!

 

See the First piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.

 

See the Second piece I revealed for our Halloween Costumes here.