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12 Days of Christmas: Penguin Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Penguin Ornament

This Penguin Ornament is our twelfth and last pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for anyone on your gift giving list!

 

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

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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 Super Saver Yarn in any colors you want. I used Black, White, and Carrot
F-3.75mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 4 inches wide
-This penguin is worked from the top down
-Work in the BLO throughout the pattern (for the head/body/wings)
-See video tutorial on how to tie off the color changes on the inside of the penguin
-Turn inside out and cut/tie ends all together throughout the pattern

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.

 

Head and Body:
Work in BLO throughout this pattern
Work in Continuous rounds
Start With Black Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12) Change to White Yarn
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 2 times, change to black yarn, [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 4 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: Change to white yarn, SC in the first 6 sts, Change to black yarn, SC in last 12 sts. (18)
Rnd 7: Change to White yarn, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 2 times, change to black yarn, [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 4 times. (12)
Rnd 8: Change to White Yarn, [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 2 times, change to black yarn, [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 4 times. (18)
Rnd 9: Change to White Yarn, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times, change to black yarn, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 4 times. (24)
Rnd 10: Change to White Yarn, [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 2 times, change to black yarn, [ 2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times. (30)

Assembly step:
Embroider eyes and beak to face. Use video tutorial for visual instructions.
Turn inside out and cut/tie ends all together.

Rnds 11-14: Change to white yarn, SC in first 10 sts, Change to black yarn, SC in last 20 sts. (30)
Rnd 15: Change to white yarn, [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 st] 2 times, change to black yarn, [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times. (24)
Rnd 16: Do not change color, just continue with black for the last rounds, [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)

Assembly Step:
Stuff the penguin before closing up the piece.

Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 18: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC 1st and 4th sts together and fasten off.
Weave in ends.

Wings: Make 2
With Black
Work in Continuous Rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 4-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew wings to each side of Penguin ornament

Feet: Make 2
With Carrot
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 HDC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew feet to bottom of Penguin Ornament
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Add string/ribbon to make it an ornament
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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12 Days of Christmas: Owl Ornament

12 Days of Christmas: Owl Ornament

This adorable Owl Ornament is our third pattern in the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament collection! This is such a cute little crocheted gift to adorn your tree or use it instead of a bow on a package for the owl lover in your life!

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any colors you want. I used Light Gray, Paddy Green, Black, White, and Cherry Red
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a larger hook to make this larger.
-This ornament measures approximately 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide

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.

 

Wings:
Make 2 in Paddy Green
Ch 2
Row 1: 4 HDC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 4 times. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Beak:
With Cherry Red
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.

Eyes:
Make 2 in Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st, fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Add a white fleck of yarn in the eyes for detail.

Body:
With Light Gray
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Ch 11
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue to work on opposite side of foundation chain, SC in each st across, put 2 SC in last st. Insert Stitch marker to mark your rounds (22)
Rnd 2-12: 1 SC in each st around
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts] 2 times. (20)
Attach appliqué pieces
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 4 times. (16)
Stuff body and continue onto next round
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 4 times. (12)
Stuff body a little more if needed
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
See video tutorial for visual instructions to sew everything together.
Sew the appliques on he owl before closing it up completely.
Add two ties on the top corners of the “ears” (See photos for visual instructions)
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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Turkey Hat

That time of year has come for us to get our turkey on! (Literally!) This video will help you stitch together the perfect bird just in time for Thanksgiving! Who wouldn’t want to wear a turkey hat to celebrate the festivities of the day?!

So, Gobble, Gobble, Ya’ll!! Pull out your hooks and let’s get stuffed!

Turkey

Turkey


Get the written pattern here

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
Warm Brown, Carrot, Green, Burgundy,White, Black, Red
-Size H-5.00mm crochet hook
-Yarn Needle

Special Stitches
Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
DC: double crochet
HDC: half double crochet
Sc: single crochet
SC2Tog: Single Crochet Decrease

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Owl Amigurumi using the Crocodile Stitch

I typically do not give in to major trends, but some just capture my heart. This owl has become popular in the crochet community and in decorating for baby nurseries and kids’ rooms. I could not resist making one of my own! I have made a few of these for gifts and they have been widely popular. They are perfect small stuffed toys that will give a child hours of contentment! There are no small parts so even babies can play with these as there are no choking hazards.

For the feathers, I used the popular crocodile stitch which gives a very neat layered look. You can have fun with your owl by changing the colors, adding different expressive eyes, making it smaller or larger! Wouldn’t this be an awesome large pillow on a chair in a child’s room or in your own living room?! Owl enthusiasts will get a great kick out of this!

Here is a photo of the final product. Below, you will find the video tutorial and written pattern.

Owl

Here are some photos of owls that I have made in the past. As you can see, there are many fun ways to use this cute pillow! These are a hoot! HAHA!

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Click here to download the PDF File of this written pattern.

View this video to get assistance in making this adorable little owl!

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
You may sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my name and Etsy Shop (YARNutopia).
Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.
Thank you, and happy hooking!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Size: 8 inches tall, 6 inches wide

Materials:

-Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn:

Perfect Pink, White, Black, Gold, Gray

-Size G6-4.25mm crochet hook

-Stuffing

-Scissors

-Yarn Needle

Terminology:

Ch: chain

DC: double crochet

Sc: single crochet

FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

Sk: Skip

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Body (in Perfect Pink):

Ch 48, join in ring with sl st to first ch,

taking care not to twist chain.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 1dc in each ch around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (48 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (loosely), work 5 fpdc down post of first dc of previous rnd. Ch 1, work 5 fpdc up post of 2nd dc of previous round—first scale made. Sk 5 sts, *work 5fpdc down post of next dc of previous rnd, ch 1, work 5fpdc up post of next dc of previous rnd—scale stitch made. Sk next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to ch 1 at the beginning. (7 scale stitches around)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 5 sts until you get to the middle stitch of the 5 skipped dcs from previous rnd. Ch 3, 1 dc in same st as ch up 3. *1dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1dc between 2 dc of scale st. 1dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. (I suggest watching video tutorial for this round. Finishing this round can get a little tricky)

Rnd 4: Ch 1 (loosely), work 5 fpdc down post of first dc of previous rnd. Ch 1, work 5 fpdc up post of 2nd dc of previous round—first scale made. Sk 5 sts, *work 5fpdc down post of next dc of previous rnd, ch 1, work 5fpdc up post of next dc of previous rnd—scale stitch made. Sk next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to ch 1 at the beginning. (7 scale stitches around)

Rnd 5-16: repeat rounds 3 & 4 or until piece measures 6 inches.

Next Round: ch 1, sc in each dc of previous round. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (48 sc)
Assembly Step:

Sc across bottom foundation chain to close bottom of owl. (Watch video for help with this part)

Top part:
Join gray yarn with sl st to any sc.

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1 (48 sc)

Rnds 2-9: sc in each st around. Sl st to first sc, ch 1 (48 sc)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Wings in Gray MAKE 2

Ch 2

Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1 & turn. (3)

Row 2: 2sc in first st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. ch 1 & turn. (5)

Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (7)

Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (9)

Row 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1 & turn. (11)

Row 6: Dc across, ch 1 & Turn. (11)

Row 7: Sc across, ch 1 & Turn. (11)

Row 8: Repeat row 6

Row 9: Repeat row 7

Row 10: Repeat row 6

Continue to Sc around entire piece

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew wings to back of body

Eyes (Make 2): With White:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (30)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:

Embroider eyelids/eyelashes with black yarn to eyes as seen in photo. Sew eyes to body on top gray portion.

Beak:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 3: (sc 2 in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (16)

Rnd 4: sc in each st around. (16)

Rnd 5: sc in each st around. (16)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Finishing:

Sew beak between eyes.

Stuff Owl with polyfil

Sew top of Owl closed

Cut 3 strands and attach them to each “ear” corner (See video ending for help)
Sew in any loose ends.

Enjoy!

***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.”

If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me.

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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