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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

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Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

I have shared the details that I crocheted for my wedding, but I held back one very important project that I made for my bridesmaids. Back in December 2017, I made the Wrapped in Jewels Shawls for each of my girls. Using Red Heart Yarns Ombré Yarn, I chose colors that best suited the color dress each of my bridesmaids would be wearing. I also made a deep red one for myself to match my gown.

I made the shawls early on and gifted one to each of them upon their arrival to the wedding. Nida was traveling from Texas and she would be wearing deep teal for my wedding, Sarah was traveling from Comoros, Africa and she would be in dark navy blue, and Samantha was wearing magenta and although she was here in Wisconsin, she still had a more than three hour drive to join me for our epic wedding weekend. By Thursday before the wedding everyone arrived safely and the festivities began!

My side of the wedding party consisted of both my brothers serving as “men of honor,” my sister-in-law, Samantha, was my matron of honor, Nida and Sarah both bridesmaids and my nephew was our little ring bearer. With everyone together for the first time in over a year, we decided to do a ‘bachelorette’ night and headed out for hibachi and sushi. Before heading out the door, I had gifts to share with everyone to thank them for making the trip and being there for our special day.

Although each “Glad you are here” bag consisted of a few fun items for all, the one thing I was most proud of was the handmade shawls I had made for the girls. I could already imagine how amazing they would look dressed in their gowns and wrapped in the shawls. It was on my “must have” photo list!

It did not disappoint! Here are a few photos of my girls and I on my wedding! These could not have turned out more perfect than this!

This shawl was such a wonderful keepsake from the most special weekend of my life. Each of the girls were in tears and excited to have a matching shawl to wear with the dress. These came in handy that evening when the temps dipped down with the sunset! Rather than lugging around a heavy coat we could wrap up and keep out the chill as we enjoyed the reception on the patio and headed out afterward to continue celebrating!

Now each of the girls has this special memento as a reminder of our wedding.

If you are getting married, or know of someone who would love this shawl, this one is very special and will be a hit with anyone who is on the receiving end of such a fabulous gift! 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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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: 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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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

 


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Crochet Tutorial: Princess Costume

An enormous amount of improvising was done in the creation of this princess dress that I made for my Halloween costume. Nate and I are attending a costume party this year and I was all set to make sure that this was created in time. But boy, did I underestimate how hard it would be to make this ensemble! In the process, I ran out of yarn, I had to frog my work a few times, and actually shed a few tears. The skirt wasn’t as voluminous as I hoped, but you know what, it doesn’t matter anymore! I finished it, and I am getting passed the flaws to appreciate the work that went into making this. Overall, it may not be exactly what I imagined, but once in awhile a project takes on a life of its own and still turns out alright!

This pattern is for the basic dress design. However, you can change color. Add or subtract embellishments or details to customize your own costume. Pick a princess you love and go for it! Whether it be yellow like the one in this tutorial or pink, blue, a blue top with yellow skirt, green. Modifying this for any character can bring your costume to life!

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Click here or click the image below to see the video tutorial and written pattern for the Enchanted Rose Cape.

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Once the shell of the costume was made and the side panels added, I used similar colored tulle to enhance the sides giving the skirt full scallop look. I sewed the tulle in the sides and tucked it in the center then secured the entire piece with a center rose. I used the medium size rose flower from my Floral Dream Crown pattern.

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Using a corset style lace-up, I used ribbon to create a closure for the shirt. Simply tying it down the back creates this look.

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I wrapped tulle around the shoulders of the top and using a couple stitches, I secured it into place. I added another rose in the center bust area to tie in this design with similar details as the skirt.

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I finished the shell of my princess skirt in the photo below. It was still a work in progress as I planned to add details and volume. I had a revelation after trying it on for sizing, that by itself, the shell works nicely for a basic maxi skirt. After trying it on I was like, “I would totally wear the skirt like this!”

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Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make the Princess Skirt:

Follow this video tutorial to learn how to make the Princess Lace-Up Costume Top:

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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:

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

Lion Brand Yarns Modern Baby (173 yards each skein–10 skeins for Skirt, 2 skeins for top) (2,076 yards total)
I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Markers

NOTES:

-The  pattern video tutorial starts at 8 minutes 14 seconds. The first 8 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any cotton/acrylic/polyester yarn you want to use. As long as it’s a thinner and lighter weight yarn. Having so much yarn can result in a heavy skirt.

-This pattern is written for an adult size, but you can make it any size by chaining more or less. The top doesn’t have any multiple so you can chain as many as you need to in the beginning. The skirt is in a multiple of 14, so you can make your chain as big as you want as long as your count is in the multiple of 14. (I explain all this in the video if that is confusing)

-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this smaller or bigger depending on your tension.

-For measurements and to learn how big mine turned out to be, watch the beginning of the video tutorial. For the top, I measure it as I go.

-This took me approximately 12 hours to complete fully.

Special stitches
:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
DC3TOG: Double Crochet Decrease 3 stitches together
Shell: 5 DC in indicated stitch

Pattern:

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

Skirt:

Row 1: FDC 140 or any multiple of 14 that measures your hip measurement PLUS 6-10 extra inches.

Round 2: Form FDC round into a ring and slip stitch to the beginning FDC. (See video tutorial for visual instructions), ch up 2, DC in first 5 sts, *3 DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * ending with DC3TOG.

Round 3: (See video tutorial for visual instructions at 20 minutes), Do not slip stitch to beginning, DC in first 5 sts, * 3DC in middle DC of 3DC grouping, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, do not slip stitch to beginning.

Continue working in continuous rounds.

Rounds 4-65: * DC in next 5 sts, 3DC in middle DC of 3DC grouping, DC in next 5 sts, DC3TOG, DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, do not slip stitch to beginning.

You can make this as long or short as you want just repeating the continuous pattern. Go onto the next step when when you are satisfied with the length.

Round 66: Skip the next st, sl st into the next st, ch 1, sc in same st, sk 2 sts, 5 DC in next st (shell made), *sk 2 sts, sc in next st, shell in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off.

Waistband:
Attach yarn on any st around waist. Ch up 4. (Counts as TR), TR in each st around, sl st to ch up 4. Fasten off.
Weave ribbon through the TR’s to tighten waist.

Half Circle Side Panels: Make 6
Ch 4, sl st to 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC here and throughout), 9 DC into ring, turn. (10)
Row 2: Ch 3, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st across, turn. (20)
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (20)
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (30)
Row 5: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (30)
Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (40)
Row 7: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (40)
Row 8: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (50)
Row 9: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (50)
Row 10: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 4 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (60)
Row 11: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (60)
Row 12: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 5 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (70)
Row 13: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn. (70)
Row 14: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 6 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across, turn. (80)
Row 15: Ch 3, 1 DC in each st across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, DC in same st, [1 DC in next 7 sts, 2 DC in next st] Repeat across. (90) Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew panels to sides of skirt using video tutorial as a visual guide.

Top:

Chain 77 (or any amount that measures your chest measurement)
Row 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn. (75)
Row 2-30: DC in each st across.
You can continue to make it longer if yours isn’t long enough.
Fasten off when finished.
Weave ribbon down the back (Optional: You could seam up the back by sewing it closed or crocheting it closed)

Straps: Make 2
Row 1: FDC 42 or an amount that measures from the back of your shoulder to the front of the shoulder (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Row 2: Ch 2, DC across. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to Top
(See video tutorial for location)

Flower: Make 7
There is a video tutorial for this flower that can be found here.
Before making your slip knot, leave a 6-8” tail;

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Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook (first ch 1 sp made). * Ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Repeat from * to end.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, [2 sc and 1 sl st] in first ch 1 sp, [3sc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 3 ch 1 sps, [3 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 hdc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps, [4 dc, 1 sl st] in each of the next 4 ch 1 sps. Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Roll strip into a flower, stitch flower together at base.

Enjoy!!

Why not make the matching Beast set? Below, click the image to take you to its video tutorial and written pattern.

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View the Enchanted Rose Cape here:
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Ostomy Awareness Day 2016

Annually, the first Saturday in October marks a day of recognition for ostomates. Ostomy Awareness Day is a day to shed more light on this life saving surgery. I take this opportunity to try and educate others about this surgery which saved my life.

What is an ostomy?

An ostomy is a surgically created opening in the intestine. The intestine is then brought through the abdominal wall to form a stoma through which waste passes into an appliance on the outside of the abdomen.

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No one really knows the exact number of ostomates worldwide – estimates range from 450,000-1 million people. Many, like myself are surviving and thriving because of this life saving surgery. We would not be here without this. Ostomy surgery is often the last resort after exhausting and failing every other treatment option.

Why do people get ostomy surgery?

Cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, spina bifida, perforations, trauma, accidents, gunshots, neurogenic issues, diverticulitis and several other reasons can lead to why a patient is LIVING with an ostomy. Some patients have temporary ostomies while others, like myself, live life with a permanent ileostomy.

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What are some myths about ostomies?

Unless people are educated about this, the stigma exists for misconceptions and misunderstanding to form. Common myths about ostomates are:

  • We smell
  • We always have to wear baggy clothes to hide our appliance
  • We can’t participate in sports or be physically active
  • An ostomy is a death sentence
  • Only elderly people have ostomies

Speaking for myself, as someone who had her first ostomy surgery at 17 years old, I am LIVING proof that these are myths. My Crohn’s disease was so progressive as a teenager that I would not have survived without having my colon removed and been given an ileostomy. On the cusp of colon cancer, my alternative was to live with this surgery and try to get my life back from the grip of a horrible disease. Things are not always easy and my road to acceptance has been rough at times, but rest assured that I do not smell. I love fashion and wear a wide variety of clothing. I was never athletic, but that isn’t because I have an ostomy, it’s because I am a klutz. Ostomy surgery saved me from an absolute death sentence. ANYONE, no matter what age, can have ostomy surgery.

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I hope this helps provide some information about something that I, and so many others, live with each and every day. Thank you for the opportunity to educate and advocate on this Ostomy Awareness Day 2016 and for taking the time to read this blog and help the awareness grow!!

Without this surgery I would not be here to share my love for crochet with the world.

♥ Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Mini Square Baby Dress

Crochet Tutorial: Mini Square Baby Dress

In the third part of all things baby week, I bring you the Mini Square Baby Dress! In keeping with the Granny Square theme (See 365 Days of Granny Squares project), I’ve created this cute little dress to match the shoes and hat.

Continue to follow this series as I will be making a security blanket lovey next.

Mini Square Baby Dress

Mini Square Baby Dress 2

 

Close up of DressFollow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this dress:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF FILE FOR THIS PATTERN

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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:
Bernat Softee Baby in Pink (Approx. 100 yards)
Herrschners Whisper Soft Yarn in White (Approx. 360 Yards)
Size G6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-This pattern is written for an infant. This will fit a baby that is 3-6 months old. Use a smaller hook to make it smaller or a larger hook to make it bigger.
-You can also make the Granny Squares bigger to make this dress bigger.
-You can make more rounds on the skirt to make it as long as you want.
-You can also crochet around the sleeves and the neckline to make it have a clean edge.

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



Mini Granny Square: Make 20
Ch 4
Rnd 1: Work 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, work (3 dc in same ch sp, ch 2) 3 times; join with a sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach new color in any ch 2 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 2 dc in same sp; ch 1, * work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next sp (corner made); ch 1, repeat form * twice more, ending with 3 DC in beginning ch 2 sp where we started. join. Fasten off. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Assembly Step:
See video tutorial for instructions on how to sew your squares together to make the top of the dress.

Skirt:
Rnd 1: On the back, Attach color in any ch 2 sp of any granny square. Ch 3, 2 DC in same sp, 3 DC in each sp around. Sl st to beginning ch 3. (90 DC)
Rnd 2-19: CH 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around. Sl st to beginning DC. (90 DC)
You can make more rounds if you want to make this longer.
Fasten off, Weave in ends.
Rnd 20: (Last round): attach yarn in any st, ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2 sts, 5DC in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, repeat from *around. Sl st to beginning sc.
Fasten off weave in all ends.

Use a ribbon to cinch the middle waist line and tie a bow.

Enjoy!

“A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.” ~Author Unknown

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Baby Sandals with a Bow

Recently I posted a video tutorial for the Ribbon and Bow hatIn continuation of the “bow-tastic” theme, I bring you another baby tutorial showing you how to crochet a pair of peep-toe baby sandals using inspiration from this pattern by Hut’s Crochet. I really liked her instructions on the bottoms and sides, but I adapted my own pattern for the top and bow.

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Here the video tutorial for the baby sandals/slippers.

If you want to make your bow bigger or smaller, watch this video tutorial I filmed a while back to show you how!

These cute sandals are the perfect accent to any infant outfit and go so well with the bow hat. It makes the perfect set to give as a gift! This is another quick and easy project, perfect for a beginner or any seasoned crocheter to accomplish in an afternoon!

Without the bow, these would make cute little boy slippers as well. You can change things up and make a flower, add a button, or any other embellishment! Get creative, and have fun!

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Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

Crochet Tutorial: Dolls-Bride and Groom

I was recently planning a bridal shower for my brother’s fiancé and wanted to do something special using crochet. I ran across a blog, Amigurumi Askina, featuring a bride and groom doll set. The pattern happened to be in Turkish so I used a bit of translation and modifications and made up my own pattern to create this set of dolls. My tutorial videos are in two parts. The first part demonstrates the bride, and part two shows how to make the groom.
Bride and Groom

These adorable dolls are great to feature at a bridal shower or wedding, and you can modify them to make a prince & a princess, a king & a queen, just a boy & a girl, and, with marriage equality, it would even be cute to make two brides or two grooms!

Bride

Groom

Another thing you could customize are the features of each doll. You could change the eye color, hair color, skin tone, flower colors, dress color, and suit color. You can add personal touches to emulate the person you are trying to make. You can get creative with these, the possibilities are endless!!

The final product is not your typical tiny amigurumi. These measure approximately 8-10 inches tall (20-25 cm).

Anybody would be happy to receive such a unique and special gift! This is not an easy project, as I say in my video, I would recommend an intermediate to advanced level crocheter to attempt this, but feel free if you want a little bit of a challenge!

This is how I displayed the dolls at the bridal shower. Using the groom pattern, I modified it to make a little boy to represent my nephew.
Family

Before I share the video and pattern, I want to share with you a personal moment of my nephew playing with the dolls. His parents are the ones getting married this summer and he was playing “wedding.” haha! He even made the bride and groom kiss! It was priceless!
Playing Wedding

Part 1: Bride

Part 2: Groom

 

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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 Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Medium (worsted) weight yarn: Black, White, Cream colored (skin), Red, Golden or Brown (hair color)
Ribbon
Tulle
Small Beads
Polyfil
Size E-3.50 mm
Yarn Needles
Scissors

Special Stitches:

Ch: chain

Sl st: slip stitch

DC: Double Crochet

DC2Tog: Double crochet decrease

Sc: single crochet

SC2TOG: single crochet decrease

Popcorn stitch: yarn over, go into next st, yarn over, pull through, yarn over go into same st, yarn over pull through, yarn over, go into same st, yarn over pull through (you should have 7 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull through all 7 loops.

RS: Right Side

WS: Wrong Side

Special Instructions:

-Pattern for head, hair, body, arms are worked in continuous rounds.

-For the bouquet, I took the Red Heart Yarn 10 ply and pulled it apart in half, and used that. You can use thin red thread if you prefer for the flowers.

-For embroidering the face, I also pulled the yarn apart, but you can use thread/floss for the face as well.

Bride:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
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)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnds 7-16: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 17: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes. Embroider with red, lips. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used golden)

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)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7-13: Sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 14: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bun:

With same hair color

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)

Rnds 5-9: Sc in each st (24)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Add stuffing.

Assembly step:

Sew hair to stuffed head. Sew bun to top center of the back of head (use photo for guide)

Ears: (make 2)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

 

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With beige

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)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnds 12-21: Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Rnd 22: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnd 23-29: Sc in each st (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 30: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 31: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 32: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 34:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 36: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

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

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

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-14: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew to each side of body.

Dress:

With White (or whatever color you want your dress to be)

Ch 24, wrap chain around bride chest and sl st to first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: ch 1 sc in each ch around, sl st to beginning sc, ch 2

Rnd 2: dc in each st around. Sl st to beginning dc, ch 2

Rnd 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 3 sts, *2sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (30)

Rnd 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (36)

Rnd 5: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 5 sts. *2sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat from * around. Sl st to beginning sc, ch 2. (42)

Rnd 6: DC 2 in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Rnd 7-18: Dc in each st around, sl st to beginning dc, ch 2. (84)

Fasten off.

Sew in all ends.

Flowers: Make 3

With Red Thread, watch video on how to thin out Red Heart Yarn.

Ch 16

3dc in 3rd ch from hook, *sl st in next ch, 3dc in next ch, sl st in next ch. Repeat from * across. (7 petals)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bouquet holder

With White,

Ch 2

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

Rnd 2-5: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 2 in each st. (12)

Rnd 7: (Dc 2 in next st, Dc in next st) 6 times. (18)

Fasten off with long tail

Sew to hand.

Sew flowers into bouquet holder.

Assembly:

Sew 1 bead into center of each flower. Sew 1 bead into each ear, put 10 beads on a string and wrap around neck for a necklace.

Cut a square of tulle, poke a hole into it and wrap it around the bun in the hair for the veil.

Tie ribbon around waist and around bun.

Groom:

Head:

With beige (skin tone)
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)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-17: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 18: (Sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (36)

Assembly step:
Embroider a nose with the same color yarn in the center of the face. Embroider black: eyebrows, lips, eyes. Then start stuffing the head and continue crocheting.

See video for assembly assistance and see photo for guide.

Rnd 19: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Rnd 20: (Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times. (24)

Rnd 21: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)
Rnd 22: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Stuff in any more polyfil that can fit and fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Hair:

With hair color (in mine I used dark brown)

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)

Rnd 6: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times (36)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times. (42)

Rnd 8-12: Sc in each st. (42)

Rnd 13: sc in next 10 sts, dc in next 10 sts, ch 4, dc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2 sts, dc in next 10 sts on round 11, sl st until the end of the round

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Ears: (make 2)

With Skin Tone (beige)

Ch 2

4dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off with long tail, sew to each side of head.

Legs and Body:

Legs:

With black

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)

Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st (24)

Rnd 8: (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 9: Sc2tog, sc in the next 16 sts. (17)

Rnd 10: Sc2tog, sc in the next 15 sts. (16)

Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in the next 14 sts. (15)

Rnd 12: in BLO, sc in each st. (15)

Rnds 13-24: in Both Loops now, Sc in each st. (15)

For one of the legs, fasten off.

For the second leg, do not fasten off! You will continue to work this leg to join the two together.

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Body:

Now you will join the two legs together, and form one body.

Continue With black

Rnd 25: Sc in each st of round 21 of the leg you are working on. Then, sc in each st of round 21 of the other leg. (30)

Rnds 26-27: Sc in each st (30)

Rnd 28: (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (36)

Change color to White

Rnds 29-31: sc in each st. (36)

Rnd 32: (Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times. (30)

Assembly step:

Stuff both legs and continue working.

Rnd 33: sc2tog, sc in the next 13, sc2tog, sc in the next 13. (28)

Rnd 34: sc2tog, sc in the next 12, sc2tog, sc in the next 12. (26)

Rnd 35: sc in each st. (26)

Rnd 36: sc2tog, sc in the next 11, sc2tog, sc in the next 11. (24)

Rnd 37:  (Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times. (18)

Rnd 38: sc in each st. (18)

Assembly Step:

Stuff the rest of the body completely and continue working.

Rnd 39: (Sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times. (12)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew head to body. Stuff any little bit that may need to be added.

Jacket:

I recommend watching the video for the Jacket portion.

With Black,

Ch 40 (or enough to fit around the waist of the body—where the white starts)

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and across, ch 2, turn (38 dc)

Row 2-3: dc across, ch 2, turn (38)

Row 5: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts. (36)

Row 6: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (34)

Row 7: dc2tog, dc across until the last 2 sts, dc2tog on last 2 sts (32)

(If you need jacket longer, just repeat the last row until it is long enough. I ended up doing this repeat for the last row in my video: *dc2tog, dc, repeat from * across.) It may only take you 5 or 6 rows for your jacket to be long enough.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:

Sew jacket around body and sew it closed and sew it to body to secure it in place.

Arms: (Make 2)

With beige (same skin tone)

Ch 2

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

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

Rnd 3: sc in each st. (12)

Rnd 4:  Popcorn stitch, sc in next 11 sts. (12)

Rnd 5: sc in each st. (12)

Change to black

Rnd 6: (sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts) 3 times. (9)

Rnds 7-20: sc in each st. (9)

Assembly Step:

Slightly stuff hand part, and less stuffing in arm.

Rnds 15-20: Sc in each st. (9)

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew arms to outside of jacket on each side of body.

Bow Tie:

With Black,

Ch 5

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across.

Fasten off with long tail.

Take long tail and sew it to the center of the bow, wrap yarn around the center a couple times. Then sew to neck to secure it.

Assembly step:

Sew 2 beads in front of jacket for buttons.

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

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