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Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Tips on Homemade Gift Giving

Over the years, I have found that giving crocheted gifts has been well received. Even my brother has raided my stockpile of crochet items for cowls, hats, scarves, and items to give to his own friends. People love a well-made item. Giving someone something homemade, especially made with love, is priceless.

Here is a quick checklist on what to do when preparing to give a homemade gift of crochet.

Give yourself plenty of time

Start early to avoid stress and pressure of finishing something you are aware has a deadline. Don’t wait until the last minute to start a stack of crochet projects on December 1st for Christmas gifts or a baby blanket two weeks before a baby shower, UNLESS you are a seasoned crochet artist with years of experience and have no worry working under those high pressure deadlines.

Tackle a project or idea that falls within the range of your skill set and time frame, so crochet is a pleasure and not a chore.  Even if you want to take on a challenge of something that you have never tried before, having enough time to learn and complete it will remove some of the anxiety of trying something new. That way, if you run into issues experimenting, you will accomplish something doable without the frustration of getting in “over your head” when you have the time to “play around” with a new pattern.

Personally, I have to give myself time. I have good intentions when tackling a project, but I have learned, nothing ever goes quite the way I plan. Even when I give myself time to finish, I find that I am running up to the very last moment of my timeline!

Make Lists

Who is on your gift giving list? Are you tackling a project for one individual or a list of people? Once you answer these questions, make a list of who you are gifting to. Then, decide what you plan to make for each of them. Then, make a list of the supplies needed for each project. Here is where things might get a bit costly. If you have a large list of people you want to make gifts for, breaking down the supplies into smaller purchases takes off some of the financial pressure of doing them all at once. Working on a single or even a couple of projects to completion, and then comprising another list to tackle the rest of your list makes the blow to the pocketbook a little easier to manage.

The next step is to give yourself a REALISTIC and liberal time frame to finish the project. Here is where I always end up in a trap! I always underestimate the time frame I can complete a project. Even as a seasoned crochet artist, I cannot plan for those unpredictable circumstances. It is impossible to prep for the unknown. I can sit down with the best intentions to spend the evening crocheting and friend might drop by, or my best friend who is in the Peace Corp in Africa has an internet connection and wants to have a Skype date! I love crochet, but there are definitely times when my crochet projects take a back burner to other more important things! That is part of life! So always make sure that you allow for those times.

Set goals

When I was making the G.G. Cardigan, I sat down and counted how many squares I needed to make. Then I planned the time frame it would take to reasonably make this coat. My circumstances are different than most, but the principle still applies. I set a goal of how many squares I needed to do in a specific time frame. I took the total number and the time I planned to make it and divided. Example: If I needed 70 squares, I wanted to finish it in 2 weeks, which meant I needed to do 5 squares a day or 10 squares every other day.

Presently, I have been working on my wedding flowers (tutorials to come). I want to make a variety of flowers for different things, my bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, the place cards with coordinating floral details that are color coded for my menu options, etc. This is a HUGE undertaking. I needed to make 2 flowers each day for the year (we got engaged in March 2017 and are getting married in March 2018). Yeah, that isn’t happening. I have a little over 100 flowers done. I have to really amp up my production if I am going to meet this deadline, and I will, but that means changing my expectations. When I miss a day or two, I will sit down and make up a dozen or more flowers to catch up. It has been pretty successful. Again, so much comes in the way of meeting those goals so be sure to account for that!

Homemade gifts will be treasured for years to come, but remember that the goal of giving them with no pressure and stress is our hope and expectation. Try to avoid that last minute pressure and stress that sends you on a stream of made up curse words going off in your head as you crochet like fiends the night before!! I can’t tell you how many times that has happened to me! HAHA! We have all been there and done that!

Are you a plan ahead crochet artist?? Or are you the one that is pulling the all-nighter to finish in time to give a gift? No matter which way you function, I hope crochet continues to bring you joy under every circumstance!

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Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Boho Tassel Scarf

What’s your go-to accessory? Everyone should always have a signature scarf, and this is the one for YOU! I am definitely a scarf girl. Summer/winter, it doesn’t matter! There are plenty of ways to showcase this piece, but here is one that is sure to WOW any way you wrap it!!

My Boho Tassel Scarf is such a fun and stylish project for the cold weather! This chunky scarf, can be worn loosely wrapped around your neck to keep you warm. The ends cascade down with tassel details, making this a fashionable and fun wrap for all! Guys, girls, kids, this can be modified for everyone!!

 

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

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NOTES:
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 800 yards for this scarf
-This scarf is 9 inches (23 cm) wide and 98 inches long (284 cm)

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dusty Gray (300 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo OR Red Heart With Love Papaya (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pumpkin (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Royal (<50 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran (<50 yards)
Size I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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
Spike Stitch: Insert Hook into stitch from previous row, YO pull through and pull up to height of row you are on, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Spike made.

Pattern:

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


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Pattern:

You will use both colors at the same time, trail the “dropped color” under your stitches, to pick it up for the next row. See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to trail along your strands.
Starting with Dusty Gray
Ch 26
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 2: SC across, change to Black, ch 1, turn. (25 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *Spike stitch in next stitch, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, change back to Dusty Gray, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: SC in 1st 2 sts, *Spike stitch in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last 2 sts, change to Black, Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5-225: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending with a repeat of Row 3
Row 226: With Gray, SC across, Change to Pumpkin orange, ch 1, turn.
Row 227: SC across, change to Papaya, Ch 1, turn.
Row 228: Spike Stitch in each stitch across (work between the stitches and not in the stitches of row 226 (See video tutorial for visual instructions) ch 1, turn.
Row 229: Sc across, change color, ch 1, turn.
Row 230-301: repeat rows 228 and 229 (Color combinations listed below)

Row 230: Pumpkin (spike stitches across)
Row 231: Pumpkin (SC across)
Row 232: Papaya
Row 233: Papaya
Row 234: Pumpkin
Row 235: Pumpkin
Row 236: Perfect Pink
Row 237: Perfect Pink
Row 238: Aran
Row 239: Aran
Row 240: Perfect Pink
Row 241: Perfect Pink
Row 242: Aran
Row 243: Aran
Row 244: Perfect Pink
Row 245: Perfect Pink
Row 246: Aran
Row 247: Aran
Row 248: Perfect Pink
Row 249: Perfect Pink
Row 250: Aran
Row 251: Aran
Row 252: Perfect Pink
Row 253: Perfect Pink
Row 254: Aruba Sea
Row 255: Aruba Sea
Row 256: Carrot
Row 257: Carrot
Row 258: Aruba Sea
Row 259: Aruba Sea
Row 260: Carrot
Row 261: Carrot
Row 262: Aruba Sea
Row 263: Aruba Sea
Row 264: Carrot
Row 265: Carrot
Row 266: Perfect Pink
Row 267: Perfect Pink
Row 268: Carrot
Row 269: Carrot
Row 270: Perfect Pink
Row 271: Perfect Pink
Row 272: Carrot
Row 273: Carrot
Row 274: Jade
Row 275: Jade
Row 276: Royal
Row 277: Royal
Row 278: Jade
Row 279: Jade
Row 280: Royal
Row 281: Royal
Row 282: Jade
Row 283: Jade
Row 284: Royal
Row 285: Royal
Row 286: Jade
Row 287: Jade
Row 288: Royal
Row 289: Royal
Row 290: Dusty Gray
Row 291: Dusty Gray
Row 292: Royal
Row 293: Royal
Row 294: Dusty Gray
Row 295: Dusty Gray
Row 296: Royal
Row 297: Royal
Row 298: Dusty Gray
Row 299: Dusty Gray
Row 300: Royal
Row 301: Royal

When you finish making the scarf, be sure to make the hat to match!

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Geometric Arrow Coasters

Crochet Tutorial: Geometric Arrow Coasters

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

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


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Follow along with this video tutorial to make these coasters:

 

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


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 40 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these coasters are 4 inches
-Use this awesome guide to learn Graph Pattern Designs
-This pattern does not have a graph available. I just have the written instructions
-I recommend to drop the yarn in the back and not trail it under your stitches when changing color, you won’t see it under your stitches then. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
BLO: Back Loops Only
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet


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Pattern:

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

Coaster:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!!
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Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Scrubby Washcloth

Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Scrubby Washcloth

Ooooh I just tried out the new Scrubby Cotton Yarn by Red Heart Yarns and made these fun Butterfly Scrubby Washcloths. This yarn provides a unique texture that makes it perfect for household and bath! What a fun and easy gift this would make all-year-round for anyone on your gift giving list! Make a set Scrubby Butterflies and pair them with nice soaps for a fun homemade gift that comes right from the hands and heart!

The texture appears to be abrasive, but it has a soft feel. The fibers provide a bit of exfoliating characteristics but it becomes softer when wet! You will enjoy this yarn for your household needs. You may find this yarn poses a couple challenges in the video tutorial, and it was a bit of an issue showcasing the stitches. Hopefully you can follow along and make these great washcloths today!

Sew two of these washcloths together and keep an opening at the bottom to create a unique wash mitt. So many creative ideas are provided by one great product! If you are going for the ultimate crafting project, not only can you make these washcloths, but you can try making your very own soap or soap products to go with this homemade gift theme!



Not a fan of scrubby yarn? Try this pattern using 100% cotton for fun washcloths without the texture! No matter what type of yarn you choose, these cloths are sure to be a big hit!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

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Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton in Denim
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton in Jade
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton in Lavender
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses approximately 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 piece
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This cloth is 10 inches at the widest point and 7 inches at the tallest point
-Use 2 strands of yarn at the same time in this project!!


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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
prev.: Previous
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 3 DC in same sp, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st ch up 3 of grouping, place loop back on hook and pull through. (see video tutorial for specific instructions)
Popcorn: 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st of grouping, place loop back on hook and pull through. (see video tutorial for specific instructions)
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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.

Butterfly: With 2 Strands of yarn at the same time

Piece Number 1:
**Make 2**
With Jade:
Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next ch, 3 SC in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, HDC in next, 2 SC in last st, Sl st to 1st SC, turn. (20 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in middle SC of 3SC grouping, [TR in next st, SC in next st] 5 times, TR in next st, 2SC in middle SC of point, [TR in next st, SC in next st] 5 times. Sl st to 1st SC. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in next st, 2 DC in each TR, 1 DC in each SC around. Put 2 DC in each SC of the point, Sl st to ch up 3. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Piece Number 2:
**Make 2**
With Denim:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to 1st SC (Sl st counts as a stitch). (7)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, ch 2, *Popcorn in next, ch 2, Repeat from * around working last popcorn in Sl st from last round. (See video tutorial for visual instructions) (7 popcorn sts made)

Row 3: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, 3 DC in same sp, 4 DC in each Ch 2 sp around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (28 DC)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Piece Number 3:
With Lavender:
**Make 1**
Ch 16
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next 5 chs, SC in next, DC in next 5 chs, HDC in next ch, SC in next ch, (Make loop next), Ch 4, Sl st back into the base of last SC made, Turn work, 5 SC in loop, Sl st to last SC made. Fasten off, Weave in all ends, closing any gaps. (See video tutorial)

Assembly Step:
Using the video tutorial for visual instructions, Sew all the pieces together to look like a butterfly. Weave in all ends

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Make-up Brush Case

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


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

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

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Pattern:

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

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

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

You can buy any of the items in this kit. Buy all or buy one item. Check it out to see the supplies you can get online to make this makeup brush case!

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

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

Pattern:

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

Case:

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

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

Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2

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

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

Rows 12-15: Repeat Row 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

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Four Piece Mini Square Baby Layette Set

This is a great ensemble for any newborn to 6 month baby layette. It is an absolute dream to make! This set is such a lovely gift for a baby shower! These pieces can be made any time of year! Make one or make all four pieces below. Click the links or the photos to be redirected to their written patterns and video tutorials. All crochet patterns in this post are FREE!

Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Baby Dress
Mini Square Infant Hat
Baby Hat
Mini Square Baby Shoes
Baby Booties
Mini Square Bunny Lovey
Bunny Lovey

See below how beautiful all four pieces look together!

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Crochet Tutorial: Lemons to Lemonade Pillow

I have always had a “zest” for life, and “lime” so grateful to be able to do what I love. For the past 2 weeks, my creative “juices” have been going in high gear to bring you this series of puns leading up to Valentine’s Day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have!! At times, I may have blurred the “limes” between humorous and pushing too far. I’m sure some were a bit “sour” and others made you “peel” with laughter. Today’s pun is no exception. This pillow is “juice” the cutest way to end our series and allows me to “ex-press” how much all this means to me. I do this for YOU! I plan to “wedge” this under me to provide something to “curdle” up with once my procedure and biopsies are over. I’m so lucky to have my “main squeeze” with me during these tests! My life is made up of many “making lemonade” moments. Any way you “slice” it, was a perfect way to bring this series to a close. So, time to “pucker up” and get this procedure done! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Sending you all my love!! I also want to say a special Happy Valentine’s Day to my Nate for taking the day off work to be with me today.

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

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

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

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Freestyle Fingerless Gloves

Crochet Tutorial: Freestyle Fingerless Gloves

The Freestyle Fingerless Gloves are a pair of gloves that free up your fingertips for all that texting! Perfect for any guy on your holiday gift list!

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here for the full kit of supplies!**

Red Heart Yarns with Love in the color Pewter (Approximately 100 yards)
H-5.00mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-I do not have stitch counts to make these bigger, but if you want, you can go by measurements
-This project uses Herringbone Half Double Crochet stitches
-This is a unisex design
-These are 9 inches long and 9 inches around, but you can make these longer

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
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
HHDC2TOG: Herringbone Half Double Crochet Decrease

Pattern: Make 2

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

Fingers: Make 4 Work in BLO for all 4.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring, ch 1 and sc in each ch around, do not attach. (8)
Rnds 2-4: Work in continuous rounds, sc in each st around. (8)
Fasten off.
You could continue to make these longer if you want.
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Glove portion/Attaching the fingers.
Arrange the finger tubes so they are facing the same way (See video tutorial)
Rnd 5: Attach to one of the fingers in the BLO, Ch 1, SC in same st and in next 3 sts, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 3 sts on next finger, SC2TOG on same finger, SC in next 3 sts on same finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, SC in next 4 sts on next finger, [SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG] on last finger, Sl st to 1st sc of this round. Ch up 1, (30 sts) Sew in ends and sew holes between fingers closed. (See video tutorial)

Rnds 6-12: Workin continuous rounds, and work in BLO, SC in each st around placing st marker at the beginning of each round.

Rnd 13: Making the thumb hole, SC in each st around until there are 2 sts left, ch 4 and go onto round 14

Rnd 14: You skipped the last 2 sts of round 13, sk the first 2 sts of round 14, and sc in BLO of each st around and in each ch of the thumb hole ch 4 sp (see video tutorial)

Rnd 15-19: SC in the BLO of each st around. (30)

Rnd 20: Work in Front and Back Loop of this round. Sl st into the next st, ch 1, *HHDC2TOG, HHDC in the next 4 sts, repeat from * around, Do not sl st to first st, insert st marker. (24)

Rnd 21-23: Work in both loops, HHDC in each st around, sl st to first st. (24)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.


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Thumb:
Attach yarn to a stitch around thumb hole., ch 1, sc in 8 sts evenly around thumb hole.
Work 4 rounds total just like the fingers, sc in each st around in the BLO for the thumb hole.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Check out the Shred the Slopes Hat

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Check out the Gentleman’s Scarf
Gentleman's Scarf

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Holly-Days Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Holly-Days Booties

It doesn’t take a lot of money to dress a baby up like a little fashionista! Just a hook, some yarn, and of course, some ribbon to make these trendy Holly-Day Booties! There is plenty of time for these to be made before Christmas and find their way under someone’s tree this holly-day season!

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Make your princess a pair of these adorable booties today!! It’s perfect in time for the cold season. These booties will dress up any holiday outfit and will stun so many when they find out they were handmade!! The pattern shown in the video is a very simplistic pattern that you can make in an afternoon. This is not difficult at all! It would be great for any crocheter!!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make these booties:

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

Red Heart Yarns Metallic in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy

G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Felt in Green for the leaves (optional)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-I do not have different sizes for these booties. You can make them bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller crochet hook.
-Finished size will fit a 6 month old baby (4 inch sole)
-Instructions on tips on how to make this bigger is stated in the intro of the video tutorial

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
FLO: Front Loops Only
BLO: Back Loops Only
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
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.

Sole of bootie: Make 2
With White Metallic
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2 SC into 2nd ch from hook. SC in next 5 chs, HDC in next 2 sts, 8 DC in last ch, Working on other side of foundation, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 5 sts, 2 SC in last stitch where beginning 2 SC are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next. SC 7, HDC in next, 2 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches, HDC in next, SC 7, 2 SC in last 2 sts. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in next, SC in next 10 sts, 2 SC in next 2 stitches, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts. SC in next 10 sts, 2SC in next st. SC in last 2 sts. Sl st in next st. (42 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, Sl St in each st around. Fasten off. (42 sts)

Back of bootie:
With White Metallic
Count 10 sts evenly in the back (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: SC across 10 sts in the back of bootie, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, SC to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 5 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (14)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, 2sc in last st, ch 1, turn. (15)
Row 6-9: 2 SC in 1st st, SC to last st, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (17 sts at the end of row 6, 19 sts at the end of row 7, 21 sts at the end of row 8, 23 sts at the end of row 9)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

With Burgundy:
SC around entire back (See video tutorial for visual instructions) Fasten off, weave in ends.
Attach yarn in top right corner of back of bootie, ch 3, *sk 2 sts, sl st in next st, ch 3, repeat from * across, fasten off (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of bootie:
With White Metallic
Start where last st was made from the back of bootie (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 1: SC in 10 sts, DC in 15 sts, SC in last 7 sts and in last st on back of bootie, ch 1, turn. (31 sts)
Row 2: in FLO, SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (31 sts)
Row 3: in BLO, SC in 10 sts, [DC2TOG] 7 times, SC in last 9 sts, ch 1, turn. (26 sts)
Row 4: in FLO, SC in 10 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 8 sts, ch 1, turn. (22 sts)
Row 5: in BLO, SC in 8 sts [DC2TOG] 3 Times, SC in last 8 sts. (19 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

With Burgundy:
Row 1: SC in each st across row 5.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, *sk 2 sts, sl st in next, ch 3, repeat from * across.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Sew back to front (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave ribbon in ch 3 sps on back of bootie
Cut Felt into leaf designs and attach them using French Knots with Burgundy yarn to your booties for embellishments.

Enjoy!!

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Rustic Evergreen Ornament

This Rustic Evergreen Ornament is a simple yet festive touch to your country Christmas decor. This darling accent also makes a great gift topper embellishment! Using your scrap yarn, this easy to make project is a lovely touch that will make your home feel warm and welcoming.

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Crochet strips tied and shaped around an everyday stick accented with rich shades of green and brown, topped with a small star make this item one of the easiest and most cozy DIY projects you will make this holiday season!
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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:

**Use all the supplies in this kit to make this ornament**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Scraps only in shades of green/tan)
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
-Twig (Stick from outside)
Thread (to make it into an ornament)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-The smaller the hook, the better
-The stick I used was about 7 inches long
-Be careful tying your knots to not snap the twig in half

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
FHDC: Foundation Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Tree:

Top Strands: Make 2
FHDC 15, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 19, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Next Strands: Make 2
FHDC 23, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Last Strands: Make 2
FHDC 27, Fasten off. Weave in all ends

You should have 8 strands in total.

Assembly step:
Tie all strands to twig (See video tutorial for visual instructions

Star:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st
Rnd 2: *Ch up 5, SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next ch, DC in last 2 chs, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning. (5 star points)
Fasten off, weave in ends

Assembly:
Attach Star to top of tree on twig and tie a strand of thread for an ornament. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

Show a little holiday cheer by dressing up your pet! This pattern has options for each gender as well as tips on making this darling sweater for any sized fur-baby! Get your pet ready for the holidays by spending a few cozy days snuggled up in their holiday attire in front of the Christmas tree!

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These are my pets, Reuben and Bebe. They “love” their sweaters. LOL I’m kidding, they didn’t last very long in them.
I hope your pet has more fun in their holiday sweaters! Share photos of your fur babies on Facebook!

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this pet sweater:

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. (Less than 300 yards) I used Hunter Green and Burgundy
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
4 Buttons
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:
-You can use a bigger sized hook to make this sweater bigger.
-You can also chain more to make yours bigger. There is no specific stitch counts for this sweater
-The sweater I made for Bebe measures 25 cm (10 Inches) in Length from neck to bottom fringe
-Measure the neck of your pet and chain an amount that will measure around them
– Measure the length of your pet and chain an amount that will fit the length of their back

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
BLO: Back Loops Only
3DC Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull Through, YO Pull through 2 Loops] 3 Times and then YO and pull through all 4 loops on your hook

Pattern:

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

Neck:
Measure your pet’s neck
Chain an amount that is that long
Ch 30
Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, SC in each ch around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
(Optional: Change color every row)
Rnds 2-5: in BLO, SC in each st around, sl st to 1st sc, ch 1
Make your neck part as long as you want.
Fasten off.

Back of Sweater:
Change color every row (See video tutorial to see how to trail strand along work)
Ch 26 (Or any Multiple of 5+1)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 chs, HDC in next 15 chs, DC in last 5 chs, Turn

Row 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout) Work in BLO, DC in next 4 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, SC in last 5 sts. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, SC in first 5 sts, HDC in next 15 sts, DC in last 5 sts, Turn

Rows 4-23: Repeat rows 2 and 3 or as long as you need it to be. End on an ODD numbered Row.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Edging:
Row 1: SC along the bottom edge of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 5 sts, sl st in next st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly step:
Mark 9 free stitches on your neck piece, then sew Back of Sweater to the neck piece of the sweater leaving the 9 sts free for the front of the sweater (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Front of Sweater:
Attach yarn to st on the neck piece (Shown in Video tutorial)
Row 1: Ch 1, HDC in each Free stitch across. (10 sts in total)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, HDC across (10)
Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st (12)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, HDC across (12)
Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (14)
Row 6: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (14)
Row 7: Ch 1, Turn, 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until the last st, 2 HDC in last st. (16)
Row 8-14: Ch 1, Turn, HDC across (16)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Attach buttons to each side and then button the sides down. If you do not want to use buttons, sew the sides down.

Bow:
Ch 15
Round 1: SC in 1st ch and each ch around
Place stitch marker and work the rest of the rounds in continuous rounds
Rounds 2-5: Working in BLO, SC in each st around
Fasten off with really long tail

Assembly:
Wrap yarn around bow making a cute bow. Sew to neck part of sweater.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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

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

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

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

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Pattern:

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

Ring:
Cut pieces of cardboard from the Tissue Rings

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

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

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

 

 

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

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy

Crochet Tutorial: Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy

Here is the Fallen Leaves Cup Cozy! One leaf applique doubles as a secret pocket which is perfect for a tea bag, some cash, or a gift card to a coffee shop. Mug cozies make great gifts for family, friends, neighbors, teachers, colleagues and many others on your gift giving list.

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Some suggested gift ideas: Mug or Travel mug + Cup Cozy + Hot Cocoa/Cash/Tea Bags/Specialty Coffee makes the perfect gift for that “hard to buy for” person on your list!

The handmade cup cozy adds a personal touch to an already awesome idea!

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I have added a button to my cup cozy. You can get wooden buttons at the Etsy Shop Wood Be Fancy. You do not have to use a button, you could sew the seam up and have it slide on a travel mug.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this cup cozy: The instructions start at 6 Minutes, 50 Seconds.

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in White, Gold, and Flamingo
G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This pattern is for a standard sized cup. You could make it smaller or bigger just making more rows on your backing portion.

-You can make this cup cozy with any yarn: Cotton, Acrylic, Polyester

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

-You do not have to add the appliques, you could just have a plain cup cozy sans the leaf design.

-You can make the backing of your cup cozy bigger by chaining any even number.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Picot: Ch 2, sl st in same st

Backing of Cup Cozy

Ch 12 or any even number.
Row 1: HDC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sl st in next ch, HDC in next ch, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, Sl st in 1st st, *HDC in next st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, HDC in 1st st, *Sl st in next st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. (11 sts)
Rows 4-28: Repeat rows 2 and 3 ending on a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off with long tail if you are sewing it closed.
Fasten off with short tail if you are not sewing it closed.
Weave in all ends if you are adding a button.


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Leaf: Make 2

Ch 9
Round 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2 Chs, HDC in next 2 Chs, DC in next, TR in next, 10 TR in last ch
Working on opposite side of foundation chain: TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next 2, SC in next 2, Sl st in last.

Round 2: [Sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, sl st back in the same st on round 1 of the leaf, sl st in next 3 sts, Picot, [sl st in next 2 sts, Picot] 5 times, sl st to beginning, Picot, Fasten off.

Assembly step:

Sew leaves and button to cup cozy. When sewing one leaf, be sure to keep it open as a pocket.
Chain a loop on the edge of the cup cozy for looping around the button.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Star Ornament

“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, wish I may, wish I might have this wish I wish tonight.”

How lovely would it be to decorate your tree full of crocheted stars and to make a wish upon each one?! Make yours today! These would be adorable gift toppers for the ones you love.

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this ornament!

Pattern:

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

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

NOTES:
There are no notes for this pattern. See video for visual instructions.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
Puff Stitch: Y/O, go into specified stitch, Y/O, Pull Through, Y/O, go into specified stitch, Y/O, Pull Through all 7 loops on hook.

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Ch 7, Sl st into first ch to form a ring, ch 2
Rnd 1: *Puff Stitch, ch 1, repeat from * 4 times. Sl st to first puff stitch. (5 puffs & 5 ch 1 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2dc in first stitch, ch 1, 3 dc in same stitch. {Ch 1, 3dc, ch 1, 3 dc} in each puff stitch around. End with ch 1, sl st to beginning ch 3 of round. (See video for visual instructions for this portion if it gets confusing)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *{3dc, ch 3, 3dc} in next ch 1 sp, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around. (The points of the star are created on this round)
fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing:
View video tutorial on how to make a loop for the ornament. Or, you could add a ribbon and a button to make your ornament.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Bobble Stitch Scarf

Crochet Tutorial: Chunky Bobble Stitch Scarf

Bold, Contemporary, High-Impact! These words come to mind with this piece! This chunky bobble stitch fringe scarf is definitely going to make a statement! This is an original pattern. Get ready to bring on the swag!!

This is a unisex scarf and can be made in a variety of colors as well as multiple colors! It is a very cozy scarf to be wrapped up in on a cold day, or just a great fashion statement when you want to add that perfect accessory!

Bobble Stitch Chunky Scarf

Pattern: 

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!and happy hooking!

Materials:
3 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super Bulky (Size 6) Yarn in Montpelier Peacock
Size Q hook—Lazy Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
HDC: half double crochet
Bobble Stitch Explained: Yarn over, go into the next st, Y/O, pull through, Y/O, go back into the stitch, Y/O, pull through, Y/O, go back into the stitch, Y/O pull through, (You should have 7 loops on your hook), Y/O and pull through all 7 loops. Bobble stitch made.

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Row 1: Bobble in 3rd ch from hook, *HDC in next 5 sts, bobble in next st, repeat from * across, ending with bobble, 1 HDC. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: HDC in next 3 sts, Bobble st in next st, *HDC in next 5 sts, bobble in next st, repeat from * across, endng with 1 hdc in the last 5 sts. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: HDC in first 2 sts, *Bobble st in next st, 1 HDC in next 5 sts, repeat from * across, ending with Bobble, 1 HDC. Ch 2, turn.

Row4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 3

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Add tassels if you’d like! (See video for visual instructions)

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