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My New Blocking Station Product Review

My New Blocking Station Product Review

I’ve always wanted a blocking unit for my crochet pieces. For someone like me having a handy tool like this makes my work a little easier. Recently, I received The BlocksAll Station from Chetnanigans. Chetnanigans has an Etsy Shop and is definitely worth the look. Today, I had the opportunity to give this product a try. Here is my assessment of this fun tool.

If you are like me, you have practiced many tricks when you are blocking your items. My tried and true way is to spritz a little water on my finished piece, shape it and pin it down on a towel using stick pins or stack my squares on skewers stuck in a Styrofoam block. Then, I leave my piece to dry overnight and wake up the next day to my item blocked, hopefully in the correct form I want. For larger projects this is still the best way I have found to achieve a decent result. However, there are times when making granny square items such as my G.G. Cardigan, my New Beginnings Afghan Block, or we all remember my colossal project the 365 Days of Granny Squares, when blocking single squares become necessary for the best appearance of an overall project. Not everything crochets up as neat and tidy as we hope. That is when the BlocksAll is great option to achieve these results. I set out to give this a test run and was not disappointed!

First, when the item arrived and I opened it, I was very happy to see how well this was packaged. Included were the board, a stand, stainless steel pins, and instructions, all neatly packed and secure on arrival. Seeing it for the first time was thrilling! I always get that excited feeling when a new crochet or craft item arrives at my doorstep. I am like a little child when I see the delivery driver pull up! Once it was opened, I was eager to give it a try!

I decided to give it a test run blocking some squares that I am making for a baby blanket. I sprayed my squares lightly with a bit of water before placing each square on the block. Although I blocked individual squares, you can stack them on the pins and do multiples at the same time. I think approximately 3-5 squares would fit stacked up. There are 50 stainless steel pins included in this set and there are a series of holes on the block. This is important as the placement of the holes make it easy to block items in a variety of sizes! The pins do not rust so if your item is damp, there will be no risk of rust getting on your pieces. It was a bit tough to insert the pins on the first try, but being as this is brand new, I suspect this will become easier the more I use this item. By the same token, the pins were a bit tough to remove once I was finished blocking. Again, with repeated use, this should rectify.

 

The BlocksAll is very sturdy, durable, and it has some weight to it. The stand has rubber grips for anti-slip if you want to stand it up while blocking your pieces. This is a nice feature when you need to apply a bit of force to either push the pins in or pull them out. Otherwise, there is felt on the back side of the BlocksAll station if you wish to lay it on a flat surface to do your blocking. One detail to point out that many will appreciate as I do, is that the pins are NOT sharp. I can’t tell you how many times when blocking my crochet items the standard way that I jabbed a stick pin into my fingertip or thumb and drew blood! It gives new meaning to putting blood, sweat, and tears into a project and hopefully, having this new item will take those elements out of the equation! There is no risk of that happening while using the BlocksAll pins! Another observation, you will want to store the pins in a small case. Because of the amount of pins included in this set (50), it will be a good idea to have a storage container for these small but important parts.

 

Once my pieces were blocked overnight, they came out perfectly shaped for my project!! The size of this board allows for pieces up to 12 inches x 12 inches to be blocked easily. I was so happy with the results of each square and they look perfect with the clean straight edge achieved from using this handy device! I love the look and they stack up nicely in piles waiting for me to sew them together! This is exciting stuff!
I love this wonderful gizmo and working with the Chetnanigans crew was a pleasure! Be sure to check out their Etsy site and all the great items they have for knitters and crocheters!! These would make a great gift for any crafter on your list–including yourself!

Also, be sure to use coupon code YARN15 to get a 15% discount on your purchase!!!  The discount code is only available until November 19th, 2017 so place your orders soon!! That is an AWESOME deal! You won’t be disappointed! Now back to making more squares and playing with my new toy!

~Nadia

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Weekend WIP

Weekend WIP

I love receiving parcels in the mailbox! This week was particularly exciting when a close family friend sent clippings from a vintage Women’s Day Magazine dated in the early 1970s. Included in the clippings, and what had her thinking of us, was the vintage crochet patterns she had saved. I love this!

Here I am, as I often do, multitasking on a Saturday! I have a great new project on my hook. I have my wedding planner nearby adding our collected addresses, preparing to send out our Save-the-Dates, I have my rainy day cup of hot chai, and I am perusing these awesome vintage patterns and ads from these 1970s magazines. Some of the articles in these old periodicals have me experiencing quite a few interesting emotions. Things were quite different 40+ years ago, but crochet has remained a strong passion no matter what the decade! Share what’s on your hook and what this weekend has in store for you!

~Nadia

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Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Little Lion Baby Booties

These are another addition to my Exotic Animal Baby Booties Series. I’m not “lion” when I say, you will have people “roaring” with compliments over these Little Lion Booties! Make a pair for your tiny “mane” man or “purr-fect” little princess. Take “pride” in making these as a gift for someone you love!

 

These booties can be adjusted to make teddy bears by removing the mane and the tail, or with some creative ingenuity, you can turn them into other fun zoo animals!! Enjoy!!

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

Materials:

Red Heart Yarn Soft in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the lion design!


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet


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Pattern:

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

Booties: Make 2
With Charcoal
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Fasten off (42 sts)

Rnd 4:  Attach Yarn to BLO of the stitch you fastened off in, sc in BLO of each stitch around. Join to 1st sc. Ch 1 (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in same as join, and in each sc around. Join, ch1. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Hdc in same as join and in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st hdc (42 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in same st as join, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc 7, hdc2tog 10 times, sc 7, sc2tog, sc in last 2 stitches. Join, ch1. Don’t turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)

Rnds 10-12: SC in each st around, Sl st to first SC, Ch 1. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Mouth
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first SC. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, 2 DC in next, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next, sl st to ch up 3. Ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in first 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Embroider nose, mouth, whisker dots on Nose/Mouth Piece. You can add whiskers too if you want! See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With White
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of Black in the eye with Black yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

After you attach the eyes, make the MANE!!
Attach the yarn on one side of the bootie, *ch 8, Sl st in same spot, sl st in next spot, and repeat from * around the face of the lion. (See video and photos for a visual guide)

Tail:
With Gold
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2-9: SC in each st around
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Stuff tail
Crochet loops on round 1 of the tail.
See video tutorial on how to make the loops.
(Attach yarn, *Ch 6, Sl st in same st, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around)

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

Crochet Tutorial: Easy Elephant Baby Booties

“Pack-aderm” your “trunk” full of “grey” yarn, ladies and gents! Are you up to the “tusk” of making these adorable Easy Elephant Booties? Last I “herd,” the word about the Flamingo Booties was pretty great, so I decided to add another great design to my Exotic Animal Booties Series!! I will continue to use an “elephant” of surprise when introducing these new patterns. So keep watching and sharing my page! Some may find this pair “irrelephant” but hopefully many of you will think these are as “elephantastic” as I do! Thanks a “ton” for all the love! Play around with color for some fun and whimsical elephant designs for the little one in your life




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Pattern
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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!!***

Red Heart Yarn Soft in Charcoal
Red Heart Super Saver in Gray Heather
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
-F-3.75mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle
Scissors


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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 these booties!

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 100 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each row and tips on how to make this smaller and bigger.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-If the instructions above are confusing, please message me on Facebook, and I will answer any questions you may have. Please be specific in your questions. Thank you!!
-The measurements for these booties are 5 inches (13 cm) long and will fit a 6 month old baby. (find other sole measurements here)
-Use a basic Slipper or Bootie pattern in any size and then follow along with the embellishments of this pattern to make these in any size. I do not have stitch counts for larger sizes in this pattern.
-I found a great pattern by HodgePodge Crochet for adult sizes on the slipper! Find it here! Then follow along with the Embellishments of my pattern for the elephant design!


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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
HDC: Half Double Crochet
SC2TOG: Single crochet decrease
HDC2TOG: Half Double Crochet Decrease
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Booties: Make 2
With Charcoal
Chain 10
Rnd 1: 2sc into 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 5 st. Hdc in next 2. 8Dc in last ch. Working on other side, hdc in next 2, sc in next 5, 2 sc in last stitch where beginning 2 sc are. Don’t join. (26 sts)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st st from last row, 2 sc in next. Sc 7, hdc in next, 2hdc in each of the next 6 stitches, hdc in next, Sc 7, 2 sc in last 2 stitches. Do not join – (36 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next. Sc10, 2sc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 6, 2 sc in next 2 stitches. Sc 10, 2sc in next. Sc in last 2 stitches. Fasten off (42 sts)

Rnd 4:  Attach Yarn to BLO of the stitch you fastened off in, sc in BLO of each stitch around. Join to 1st sc. Ch 1 (42 sts)

Rnd 5: Sc in same as join, and in each sc around. Join, ch1. (42 sts)

Rnd 6: Hdc in same as join and in each stitch around, join with ss to 1st hdc (42 sts)

Rnd 7: Sc in same st as join, sc in next stitch, sc2tog, sc 7, hdc2tog 10 times, sc 7, sc2tog, sc in last 2 stitches. Join, ch1. Don’t turn. (30 sts)

Rnd 8: Sc 9, hdc2tog 6 times. Sc 9. Join and ch 1 (24 sts)

Rnd 9: Sc 9, hdc2tog 4 times, sc 7 and join. (20 sts)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Nose/Trunk: With Gray Heather
Work in the BLO
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and in each ch around (See video tutorial to go around)
Rnds 2-12: SC in each st around
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 4 times. (4)
Rnd 14: SC 1st and 3rd sts together. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Pull long strand through trunk to the bottom and pull a little bit inward.
Then sew it to the bootie.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Eye Patch Pieces: With Gray Heather
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 7
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch and across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 2-3: SC across, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 5: [SC2TOG] twice, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 6: SC2TOG, turn.
SC around the entire piece.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Tusks: With White
Work in continuous Rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, sc in next] 2 times. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 5: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 2 times. (8)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Stuff the tusks and sew them to the booties, then sew the eye patch pieces over the tusks on each side of the booties.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Ears: With Gray Heather
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Eyes: With Black
Make 2 per bootie
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly step:
Add a little tick of white in the eye with white yarn.
Sew ears and eyes to booties.
Weave in any loose ends.

Enjoy!!

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WIP in Hand: To Commit or To Quit?

When we were children, my two older brothers and I were given many opportunities to try out any extracurricular activities we wanted. My parents’ rules were, if we decided to try something new, we couldn’t quit the entire season. We had to stick it out even if we didn’t like it. We NEVER had to go out for it or try it again if we hated it, but once we joined, we had to finish. It was a lesson in not giving up, not quitting, not letting your teammates down, and a whole lot of life lessons bottled up in that one rule. It was good and bad. Good because I found out that I enjoyed being part of the chess club and became the chess club president, but bad when I realized my athleticism consists of how hard it is to dodge a volleyball coming straight for my face. Yeah, that smarts.


My mother is an avid reader. On average she is able to read three books a week. She told me long ago that when she decides to read a book she has a rule; once you commit, finish it. Even if it’s challenging, once you begin, don’t stop until the end. That rule, again.

I am to crochet, what my mother is to books. Crochet is my passion, my delight, my respite and relaxation from the crazy chaos of life, but my threshold for commitment has yet to reach the standard of sticking it out no matter what on each project I begin. I have a half dozen WIPs (Work in Progress) as we speak, maybe more, all unfinished and no definitive plan to finish. I need to re-learn that rule to commit and finish, but my attention span is different with crochet, and it isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Sometimes, the easiest thing to do is walk away and leave a project alone for a little while…or a long while.


Several years ago, I purchased beautiful wool. I had begun to make lovely granny squares with the intent to put them together for a blanket; this was BEFORE I started the 365 Days of Granny Squares Project. Those early squares are still waiting in a basket to be made into that beautiful throw I always planned to get to.


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I started a butterfly project a month ago, it sits in a bag unfinished because I didn’t like the shape of the thorax and it was frustrating to frog and change it over and over so I tucked it away for an “I will revisit this someday” project.


As I sort through my crochet and craft area, preparing to transfer several things to my new home, I am surprised by how many projects I have stumbled across that I have yet to finish. A partially finished cowl, a graphgan, a cute start to a hat, a baby blanket in its early stages. What in the world was I thinking?! It’s a bit sad really, I have a great beginning but no ending to these lovely pieces that sit in boxes waiting to be brought back to life.

I have resolved to get to work on finishing what I started, to revive that rule. Maybe now is the time that each project can be brought back with the potential that was always there, it just took this time to realize it! The future is bright for those lost works in progress! My work is cut out for me, but a stockpile of great material awaits our YARNutopia community! I see lots of tutorial and pattern potential!

I know I am not alone when I say I have a few projects left unfinished. Are you that “commit and don’t quit” crochet artist? Or are you the one who has your works in progress on hold to revisit someday? Share here on your strategy on tackling your long lost WIPs (Work in Progress)!

~Nadia


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Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet a Mandala in an Embroidery Hoop

Crochet Tutorial: How to Crochet a Mandala in an Embroidery Hoop

Over the past couple of years I have collected embroidery hoops and used them for crochet mandala wall art. In today’s blog, I will demonstrate how to make this mandala hoop art for your very own! Start your day with coffee or chai, and crochet!

Lately, I’ve been fascinated making mandala art. I made a mandala for a table covering, and here is my Spring Sun Mandala Vest. It’s no surprise that I made more mandalas in hoops to decorate my wall.

Not all designs on my wall are mine. I used patterns like Sophie’s Universe and some designs from A Creative Being (Marinke Slump) to complete this arrangement. My wall is not complete and there is room to grow! I see more mandala art in our crochet future!

Turn your Mandala into a dreamcatcher!

Here is a color resource and information about Mandalas for guidance when creating yours.

“RED for strength, high energy and passion
PINK for love, intuition and the feminine
ORANGE for creativity, transformation, self-awareness and intuition
YELLOW for learning, wisdom, laughter and happiness
GREEN for physical healing, psychic ability, love of nature and caring
BLUE for emotional healding, inner peace and meditation
PURPLE for all things spiritual
WHITE for spiritual focus
BLACK for mystery, deep thinking and individuality”

Please check out the new beginning graphic in the video tutorial designed and developed by my brother Nabeel. He and his wife own and operate NFD Graphics. Please hop over to their Facebook page and show them some love! For all your graphic and video/logo design needs be sure to contact them today!
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Follow along with this video tutorial to make this mandala:

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***You can definitely sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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.
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NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-This is a scrap yarn project
-This is for a 10 Inch Embroidery Hoop

**View the full kit of supplies you will need for this project here!!**

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver in Berry
Red Heart Super Saver Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver in Dark Orchid
Red Heart Super Saver in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver in Pool
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Crochet Hook Size H-5.00mm
Embroidery Hoop (10”)
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

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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 project!

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
DTR: Double Treble Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
ETR: Extended Treble Crochet

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Pattern:

Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 15 DC in Ring, sl st to first ch up 3. (16 sts)
Rnd 2: In any st, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 3 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st into Ch 3 sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, TR, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off.
Rnd 4: Attach Yarn to Back Post of any TR, BPHDC around every stitch around, Sl st to first BPHDC.
Rnd 5: In Any Stitch: BLO, Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in each st around working in BLO, sl st to beg ch up 3.  Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Start in the Stitch to the left of the stitch that’s worked into the stitch of the TR of round 3, Work a FPDC around the stitch, BPDC around the next st, [FPDC around the next st, BPDC around the next st] 2 more times, *ETR in TR from Rnd 3, [FPDC around next st, BPDC around next st] 3 times, repeat from * around. Sl st to first FPDC. Fasten off
Rnd 7: Starting in an ETR, Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 8, SC in next st, Repeat from * around. (8 Ch 8 sps)
Rnd 8: Sl st into Ch 8 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, HDC, TR, DTR, TR, HDC, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch 8 sp around, sl st to first SC. Fasten off.
Rnd 9:  Attach to a BACK POST of any DTR, *BPSC around DTR, BPHDC around next st, BPDC around next 3 sts, BPTR around next 2 sts, BPDC around next 3 sts, BPHDC around next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC,
You can either fasten off or continue to crochet around the embroidery hoop and the mandala.
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Crochet Tutorial: New Beginnings Afghan Block

Crochet Tutorial: New Beginnings Afghan Block

I am a big fan of doing DIY projects and re-purposing or reusing items and breathing new life into something old making it new again. I found this ratty avocado green velvet and tweed ottoman at a garage sale for $1.00. Most people would consider this a piece of junk but to me, I saw so much potential! I brought it home and got to work at designing something that I could cover it with.

Nate and I are in the process of buying a house, and soon we will be moving in and making it a home. Although I plan to live with my parents until our wedding, I will be back and forth between our cities busy getting our home prepared for the two of us to spend our future! I decided to use this ottoman for my first DIY project for our new home.

To make it a perfect square in height and width, I needed to add feet. I glued and then screwed four blocks of wood to the bottom of this piece.

Then, I covered the entire piece in quilt batting to give it some cushion as well as making the entire piece consistent in color hiding all the hideous green.

Once finished, I designed The New Beginnings Afghan Block and replicated and sewed together 5 squares for this slipcover. I named it New Beginnings because that is symbolic of this time in our life…

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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:

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Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Buff
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Frosty Green
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Coffee
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super saver Yarn in Redwood
Measuring Tape
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 14 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
Beg. Popcorn: ch up 3, 3 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Popcorn: 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
FPDTR2TOG: Front Post Double Treble 2 Stitches Together
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

Pattern:

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Start with Warm Brown:
Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC here and throughout), 15 DC in ring, sl st to ch up 3. (16 sts)

Rnd 2: With Frosty Green, In any st, Ch up 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, ch 2, * sk next st, Popcorn st in the next st, Ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. Popcorn st. (8 popcorn sts, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: With Warm Brown, In any ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *EDC in Sk’d st from Rnd 1, SC in same ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Sk popcorn st, SC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. (16 SC, 8 EDC)

Rnd 4: With Redwood, In any ch 1 sp, Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, * SC in next EDC, 5 DC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch up 3. (8 shells, 8 SC)

Rnd 5: With Buff, BPSC around any SC, *BPSC around next 2 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPSC around next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC. (32 BPDC, 8 BPSC, 8 CH 2 sps)

Rnd 6: With Coffee, In 1st BPDC after a V-Stitch, Ch up 3, DC in next 4 sts, * Ch 2, Sk [DC, Ch2, DC], DC in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3. (40 DC, 8 Ch 2 sps)

Rnd 7: With Gold, In ch 2 sp from Rnd 5 (Work in front of Ch 2 sps from round 6), Ch up 3, [2DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in same ch 2 sp, *BPDC on next 5 sts on round 6, [3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in next ch 2 sp of Rnd 5, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch up 3. (88 sts, 8 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 8: With Buff, Start in ch 2 sp from Round 6. Ch up 3, 3 DC in same sp, *FPTR around next DC from Round 5, sk 1st BPDC, DC in next st, [DC, TR, Ch 2, TR, DC] in next st, DC in next st, Sk next BPDC, FPTR around DC from Round 5, 4 DC in next ch 2 sp from round 6, repeat from * around. Sl st to Ch up 3. (80 DCs, 16 FPTR)
If that round is confusing, please see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Rnd 9: With Flamingo, In any ch 2 sp: Ch up 1, *3 SC in ch 2 sp, BPSC on next st, BPHDC on next st, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPTR on next 4 sts, BPDC on next 2 sts, BPHDC on next st, BPSC on next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first sc. (120 sts)

Rnd 10: With Warm Brown, Start in 1st SC of a 3 sc grouping in a ch 2 sp, Ch up 1, SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, *SC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st SC. (120 sts)

Rnd 11: With Buff, Working in BLO, Start in a 1st SC of a 3 SC grouping (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch up 1, SC in 9 sts, *FPDTR2TOG on FPTR from Round 8 and next FPTR from Round 8, SC in next 15 sts, repeat from * around, end with SC in last 6 sts, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 12: With Redwood, work in both loops, start in any st, Ch up 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first SC.

Rnd 13: With Frosty Green, Start in 8th St from FPDTR2TOG st, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same st, *DC in next 8 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, SC in next 7 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, DC in next 8 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 14: With Coffee, In any ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, *BPDC on next 10 sts, BPHDC on next 4 sts, BPSC on next 7 sts, BPHDC on next 4 sts, BPDC on next 10 sts, 5 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 15: With Gold, Start in Middle DC of corner, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *DC in each st until middle DC of next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in middle DC, Repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 16: With Buff, start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 17: With Flamingo: start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 18: With Coffee: start in ch 2 sp, ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!


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My Contribution to an Eco-Friendly Fashion Show!

For those of you following my blog posts, I had showcased back in early May, a blog about a recycled halter top that I created using plastic bags. The item was created for an eco-friendly fashion show: Catwalk for Water held on May 7, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This environmentally friendly fashion show featured “creative and inspiring hair, makeup, and fashion created by area artists. This event was sponsored by Indira Aveda Salon Spa in Chicago. All proceeds benefit their Earth Month Partner – Alliance for the Great Lakes.”


I was contacted earlier this year by a friend who was the driving force behind this Chicago event. She asked me if I could create a piece using plastic bags, and together we collaborated on a vision. Using her guidelines, I created this fun piece that used 70 recycled plastic grocery bags that I cut into “plarn” and crocheted into this wild halter top.


I sent the piece to Chicago for it to be added to an ensemble created by my friend Tracey, owner of Indira Salon and Spa, and used in her vision for this outfit. All items used were recycled, re-used, re-purposed pieces that were put together to make amazing fashion statements.


Many incredible creations were part of the show and it was a lot of fun to be a small part of such a great event even from a distance. The photos from the event show a lot of amazing talent! What a great event for such a fabulous cause that inspires change for our planet and environment besides providing enormous inspiration for creating environmentally fashion.


The ensemble created for the event included my eco-friendly plarn halter top, vintage sunglasses from Fiore in Green Bay, WI, a handmade up-cycle necktie skirt, braided rags to riches Coachella inspired hair both done by Tracey herself. Her entire vision came together perfectly and was worn by a remarkable model who flawlessly showcased all of these items together! She SLAYED! This attire won Best Interpretation of the Theme: Coachella-Art and Music Festival! What an awesome win!


I want to say a special thanks to Tracey and Indira for asking me to take part in this project. It was a great experience to create a piece for this event and expand my talent in such an imaginative way. It was a lot of fun! I hope to do more events like this in the future!


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Crochet Tutorial: Caterpillar Lovey

Crochet Tutorial: Caterpillar Lovey

I’m going to “bug” you a little bit to tell you this blog is “crawling” with something new for your crochet hook! This cuddly Caterpillar Lovey project will provide an infant comfort and security! This silly, lovable little guy makes me smile every time I look at him and it’s sure to be a big hit with the lil’ ones!

Make it in as many colors as you’d like!! The possibilities are endless!!

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

 

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Materials:
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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Orange
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Glowworm
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Delft Blue
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Buff
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver in White
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Polyfil

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NOTES:

-This project uses less than 200 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 this Lovey is 18 inches but you can make yours as big as you’d like!


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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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Lovey:
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 4th Ch from hook, [Ch 2, 3 DC in same CH] 3 times, ch 1, SC in beg. ch 3, Ch 2, Turn.
Rnd 2: DC in same corner sp, *DC in each st until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around put 2 DC around SC from previous round to finish off beg. corner. Ch 1, SC in Ch 2, Ch 2, Turn.
Round 3-15: Repeat Round 2 Change colors after Round 13
See video tutorial for visual instructions
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Eyes:
With White
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Embroider Black Dots for the pupils

Antennae: Make 2
With Yellow
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Head:
With Glow Worm
Ch 2
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (30)
Rnd 9: [2SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnds 10-11: SC in each st around. (36)
Assembly Step:
Sew on the antennae and the eyes
Continue crocheting the head
Rnd 12: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff Head
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Feet: Make 6
With Jade
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Body Circles:
Make 1 in Buff (4 Rounds)
Make 1 in Pumpkin (4 Rounds)
Make 1 in Spring Green (3 Rounds)
Make 1 in Yellow (2 Rounds)
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, ch 1. (12)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times, sl st to 1st SC, ch 1. (18)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times, Sl st to 1st SC. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly Step:
Sew Body to Lovey and all the body pieces as well. Use the photos as a guide to sew on your pieces.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Jewel-Tone Lotus Wrap

Crochet Tutorial: Jewel-Tone Lotus Wrap

My Jewel-Tone Lotus Wrap is the latest piece hot off my hook! Using Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Stripes in Polo Stripe, I was able to create this rich and vibrant shawl, perfect for staving off the chill on those cool summer evenings.

There are a variety of ways you can wear this, a neck scarf is one of them!

This Jewel-Tone Lotus Wrap is perfect for cooler nights, chilly mornings, and anytime you need to be wrapped up!

This wrap took me about 2 work days to complete. This wrap makes a fabulous gift and would be lovely for bridesmaids in a bridal party! It’s a fast project that you can make for anyone on your gift giving list!


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

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Materials:

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Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Polo Stripe (600 yards)
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:

-This project uses approximately 600 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each piece
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-The finished piece measures 53 inches long and 16 inches wide.
-Watch the video tutorial for visual instructions on how to attach the motifs.


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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
Puff: [YO, Insert hook, YO, Pull through] 4 times. YO, pull through all 9 loops on the hook.

Pattern:

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

Motif Number 1:

Ch 4, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring, Sl st to 1st SC. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, Puff in same st, Ch 1, *Puff in next st, Ch 1, repeat from * around, Sl st to 1st Puff St. (8 puffs)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 1 sp, *Ch 4, Sl st into next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st into 1st ch of beg. ch 4. (8 ch 4 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into ch 4 sp, ch 1, [SC, HDC, DC, ch 2, DC, HDC, SC] in each ch sp around, sl st to first SC. (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Sl st into each st until you get into the ch 2 sp (point of a petal), Ch 1, SC in same ch sp, *CH 6, SC in next Ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC. (8 Ch 6 sps)

Rnd 6: Sl st into ch 6 sp, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), [2DC, TR, Ch 2, TR, 3 DC] in same sp, [3DC, TR, Ch 2, TR, 3 DC] in each ch 6 sp. Sl st to beginning ch up 3.

Rnd 7: Sl st in each st until you get into the Ch 2 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Motif Number 2:

Repeat Rounds 1-6 of Motif Number 1
Round 7: Sl st in each st until you get into the Ch 2 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove hook, Insert Hook into Ch 6 sp of piece #1, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove hook, insert hook into ch 3 sp of piece #1, put loop back on hook, ch 2, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, put loop back on hook, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Ch 2, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Sk 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 6 sp of Piece #1, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Motif Number 3:

Repeat Rounds 1-6 of Motif Number 1
Round 7: Sl st in each st until you get into the Ch 2 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove hook, Insert Hook into Ch 6 sp of piece #2, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove hook, insert hook into ch 3 sp of piece #2, put loop back on hook, ch 2, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #2, put loop back on hook, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #2, Ch 2, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #2, Sk 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #2, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 6 sp of Piece #2, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Motif Number 4:
Repeat Rounds 1-6 of Motif Number 1
Round 7: Sl st in each st until you get into the Ch 2 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove hook, Insert Hook into Ch 6 sp of piece #3, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove hook, insert hook into ch 3 sp of piece #3, put loop back on hook, ch 2, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #3, put loop back on hook, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #3, Ch 2, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #3, Sk 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #3, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 6 sp of Piece #3, put loop back on hook, ch 3, Remove hook again, Insert it into the Ch 6 sp of Piece Number 1, Pull it through with the yarn on the hook, (see video tutorial for visual instructions), DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove hook, insert hook into ch 3 sp of piece #1, put loop back on hook, ch 2, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, put loop back on hook, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Ch 2, DC2TOG, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Sk 2 sts, SC in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 3 sp of Piece #1, Ch 2, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Remove Hook, Insert hook into ch 6 sp of Piece #1, put loop back on hook, ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next Ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 6, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts, SC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, sk 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 3, DC2TOG, Ch 3, Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly Step:
Using the video tutorial for visual instructions, Repeat Motif 3 and 4 attaching as you go.

Border: 
Round 1: Starting in a ch 6 corner sp: Ch up 3, [3DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in same sp, 3 DC in each ch 3 sp around and put [4DC, ch 2, 4DC] in each corner, Sl st to 1st Ch up 3.
Round 2: CH up 3, DC in each st around, putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner, Sl st to 1st Ch up 3.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

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YARNutopia 30 Day Photo Challenge

YARNutopia 30 Day Photo Challenge

On June 1st, 2017, YARNutopia will launch the summer season by beginning a 30 Day Photo Challenge and invite all crochet, knit, and yarn lovers to join in on this fun and exciting one month photography adventure.

On each day in June, you will find a daily topic that you, the audience, can use for inspiration. Be creative, think outside the box, there is no right or wrong answer!

Simply, take a photo pertaining to the daily topic and post it on Facebook in the comments section after I post my Photo of the Day, and then share your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge.

You can participate on your own personal photo journey and share privately with your own friends and family or use our Facebook page or go to Instagram to post your photos and see what others are sharing as well!

This blog provides 30 inspirational guidelines as shown in our info-graphic. I will be posting my very own Photo of the Day to also help inspire you! This activity is a fun way to share our love of that yarn life in a new creative outlet!

This is NOT a competition so there’s NO PRESSURE to finish or participate. There’s NO PRIZE (other than the memories you’re going to make in this month of creativity!) There is NO OBLIGATION. Join in for one day or the entire month! This is purely for enjoyment and entertainment! There are NO RULES other than the *obvious* and it goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, inappropriate content will NOT be acknowledged and will be deleted. I am sure we won’t need to worry about that because this community is THE BEST.

This is just a way for our community to have a month of craft/yarn filled fun and share this fun in another creative way, through PHOTOS! One photo, each day, for 30 days of JUNE!

***Share this blog, join along, share your photos, hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge and lets challenge ourselves to get even more creative than we already are!***

So, to Recap:
• Bookmark this page (or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see the daily photo).
• Check YARNutopia.com each day in June or follow along on our social media accounts from June 1st to 30th for the daily topic.
• Complete the daily challenge (feel free to join in for a day, a few days, or the entire month) following our topic inspiration take a photo that is inspired by that day’s topic (we hope each day brings fun, happiness, and creativity to your day! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!).
• Post pictures of the day for everyone to see using the hashtag #YARNutopia30DayChallenge

This 30 Day Photo Challenge is starting on June 1st, 2017. The theme of this 30 Day Challenge is all related to the yarn and crochet life. The topics cover a variety of inspirational

30 Day Challenge List

Day 1: Favorite Yarn

Post a photo your favorite skein of yarn, or your favorite yarn used in a project. Share the name of your favorite yarn!

Without a doubt, Red Heart Treasures has always been my favorite. Just looking at this photo makes me happy! Imagine how bummed I was to learn this is no longer available, but I have been on a search for a similar replacement. In the meantime, my last few skeins are waiting for the perfect project!!

Day 2: Can’t Live Without

A tool, yarn, or item you use or need every day.

This is my Crochet Survival Kit! How can we limit to just one thing? If I had to, it would be my H-5.00mm crochet hook, but in an ideal situation I would grab these essentials! What is your “Can’t Live Without” item? What would be in your “Crochet Survival Kit?”

Day 3: My Stash

Where you store and keep your yarn stash.

In truth, I have yarn stashed all over my house, but this honeycomb shelf unit is where most of my yarn has found a color-coded home. Haha! My rainbow collection!

Day 4: In My Bag

Take a photo of what is in your bag right now.

Presently, my bag is full of wedding preparation supplies including my wedding planner, my patterns notebook, and Aunt Lydia’s Thread for the flowers I am crocheting for my bouquets (future video tutorial) Oh, and my headphones!

Day 5: Current Project/WIP

Show a recent project or current work in progress.

My crochet flowers for my wedding are what’s on my hook at the moment. I have a little more than 9 months to crochet all the bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and centerpiece flowers. And YES, I plan on doing some video tutorials along the way. My bridal palette is jewel tones. All the flowers are a reflection of those colors! I’m excited to share this part of my journey with you!

Day 6: The First Letter of Your First Name

Photograph something related to your craft that starts with the first letter of **your** first name. In my case, something starting with the letter N for Nadia.

For me, it’s the letter N. Here are my pattern NOTES full of my stitch NUMBERS!! The latter N was hard to find words related to crochet! Anyone else have luck with the first letter of YOUR name??

Day 7: In the Home

Show something in your home associated with crochet/knit: an afghan over a chair, a blanket on a bed, your yarn pile next to a chair or anything that shows your work at home. The possibilities are endless!

This is my studio space. Here is where all the crochet magic happens. If I’m not curled up crocheting on my couch, this is where you will find me in my home.

Day 8: In the Moment

Take a photo of a moment in your day that crochet is involved. Examples: Crocheting or knitting outside, having coffee while enjoying your craft, your pet tangled in yarn, just a moment captured.

Selfie time!!!! This is me right now working on a new project! Hello from Wisconsin!

Day 9: Something Old

An older item you made, or an antique piece passed on from generations, something you’ve had for years.

I found a stack of vintage crochet books at a thrift sale for 25 cents each. I seriously squealed with delight, did a happy dance, and grabbed an entire stack! It felt like I discovered gold! #crochetgold

Day 10: Something New

A new item you just bought or inherited, a new tool, new yarn, anything brand new you want to share.

This delightful Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Ombré yarn is just waiting for me to sink my hook into it! I’m loving this new yarn! #yarnpyramid

Day 11: Favorite Hook/Needles

A photo of your go-to hook or needle, a favorite hook or set of needles that you find yourself always reaching for.

My favorite crochet hook is this great ergonomic hook made by the Etsy Shop WoodBeFancy. I have arthritic hands, and it helps to have a thick handle to grip. It relieves my hand stress. This gives me longer crocheting times and less stiffness when I take a break and uncurl my fingers. Find the same hook here.

Day 12: Variegated

Variegated yarn that you love, a piece made from variegated yarn, anything that is associated that has gradual or sharp color changes.

Variegated meaning: Having streaks, marks, or patches of a different color or colors; variety.

A while ago, I purchased this Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn in the color Winery, and while driving home, I saw the sky just before sunset. The changes in the colorway of this beautiful yarn had the same streaks of color variation as the sky! I thought it was pretty remarkable, so I took this side by side shot.

Day 13: Wearable

Something wearable you made, want to make, someone has made for you. If you share someone else’s pattern or photo, be sure to credit the designer!

I’m having a lazy start to my Tuesday morning. Feet up, chai in my mug, yarn on my hook, and my Tutti Frutti Crochet Slippers keeping me comfy. Follow this link to find these slippers on my blog.

Day 14: Amigurumi

A stuffed amigurumi toy you made, want to make or someone has made for you. If you share someone else’s pattern or photo, be sure to credit the designer!

Summer is here in the USA and Shenanigans wastes no time to find his way to the pool! This old photo is a perfect reminder to kick back and seize the day! #carpediem Many have asked about this sheep amigurumi. You can find the written pattern here designed by Harugurumi.

Day 15: Favorite Color

Your favorite color of yarn, or a crocheted/knit item made in your favorite color.

Green. Need I say more? I just love the variations in this color. It’s very refreshing!

Day 16: My Happy Place

Somewhere you love to crochet or knit. Examples: In the car on a long ride, in a favorite chair or bed, on your porch, in your backyard, at a park. Anywhere you love to zone out and enjoy your craft.

My Happy Place is being surrounded by Yarn! Yesterday I stopped by the warehouse sale at Herrschners Retail Store for some deals, and I was overcome by delight!! I want ALL THE YARN! Not much can make me this giddy, but the words Yarn and Sale combined in one fantastic place can pretty much guarantee to make me happy!!

Day 17: Scraps

Share a picture of your scrap yarn. What do you do with your scraps? Where do your scraps end up? Share scraps that turn up in unexpected places.

Found all over the house. On tables, on the floor, in the car, and even embedded in my cheek when I doze off working on a project. Where do you keep/find your scraps?

Day 18: Hands

Share a photo of your hands involved in your craft, holding your hook or project.

Happiness is handmade. Our hands create the things we once thought impossible by bringing our yarn and hook together.

Day 19: Texture

Share a close-up photo of stitches and their texture. Zoom in and show a neat close-up of a project, a fun stitch, anything showcasing different texture.

I love playing with yarn to create the richest textures. I love the look of this Woven Stitch pattern. It begs you to reach out and touch it! This is a close-up photo of the Woven Dreams Baby Blanket. Find the full photo here

Day 20: Black and White

Anything you want to share related to our craft in black and white.

Candid Crochet Moment. A typical rainy day. You will find me in pajamas curled up on the couch, hook in hand, working on my next new thing. This is my world. #reallife #candidcrochetmoments

Day 21: Stitches

Show your project and name the stitches you are working on.

Here’s an array of stitches on a past project. Using an eclectic mix of colors and a blend of crochet artistry, you can create this fantastic project! The stitches include Single Crochet (SC), Half Double Crochet (HDC), Double Crochet (DC), and Criss-Cross stitches! Like what you see? Find the free written pattern and video tutorial here.

Day 22: Motivates Me

What gets you motivated? Music? a TV show? A sunny day? comfy clothes? a cup of coffee or tea? a day off? crochet with a friend? Showcase your motivation in a creative photo!

I love Pinterest! I love all the ideas and inspiration I can find all in one place! This website is filled with motivation!

Day 23: Where I Stand

When you sit down to crochet, what does your crochet “spot” look like? Take a photo of where you stand and what your point of view is.

This is my point of view. I’m in the studio right now. Staring down at our next new project. This one has me going “in circles!”

Day 24: Lines

Share a photo of anything that has lines. Lines at the craft store, the yarn aisle and shelves of yarn lined up, lines in a crochet/knit pattern.

Yarn Lines! Everything about this photo makes me happy! The shelves and shelves of yarn LINED up so neatly in rows have me feeling like a kid in a candy store the moment this sight greets my eyes ANDDD that line on my face turns into a big bright smile!!

Day 25: Make it Bright

Bright colored fibers, bright colored project, bright colored yarn bag, a bright sunny day to crochet or knit, a bright idea!

Nothing is brighter than the sun! This is part of a great pattern I found on Ravelry. I hope this brings a ray of sunshine to your day and brightens it right up!

Day 26: Words to Live By

A funny meme, a great quote, a piece of advice from someone,a graphic tee-shirt or yarn bag, a sale sign at the yarn shop

This passage has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life.

Day 27: Soft

A soft item, yarn, a plushie, a stuffed toy, a baby, a pet, anything soft and cuddly.

Fresh soft, warm blankets straight from the dryer are the bed of choice for our pup Reub today. I guess that afghan will get another washing after Reuben’s nap.

Day 28: Pastel

Soft pastel yarn, a pastel project, crochet at sunset with pastel sky, anything pastel!

I discovered this morning that I don’t have a lot of pastel yarn in my stash. I did have these 2 past projects that I’ve used pastel Soft Essentials yarn in Minty, Jungle Stripes, Purple Reign and Sugar Plum.

Find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Woven Dreams Baby Blanket here.
Find the written pattern and video tutorial for the Patchwork Medley Baby Blanket here.

Day 29: My Wish List

Showcase the item you WISH you had. Find a photo of it and share it. Examples: A dream craft room, a book, a hook, a bag, a ball of yarn.

My Wish List is to have a dream craft room. Nate and I are buying a house soon! I will have my own space to create my wish come true! I have a blank canvas to design the perfect work space. Here are a few photos that inspire me!

Day 30: Love Is…

Share something that that describes how much you LOVE your craft.

Love is…
doing what you love, with who you love, using tools you love, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Thank you for sharing in this 30 Day Challenge. I enjoyed all the participation across social media! Thank you for all the love and support you always show. Being able to do this brings so much joy to my heart!

Crochet Tutorial: Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt

Crochet Tutorial: Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt

Designing and deciding on a new pattern is always a challenge. The process begins by choosing something that may be a need such as a gift or something that inspires me in the moment, whether it be for a baby, the home, a wearable, or any other pursuit, I look for motivation from many sources. The inspiration for this Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt came from a quilt pattern that showed up in the News Feed on Facebook of a friend who loves quilting!

The patchwork squares of fabric pieced together, each having a different design, was the basis for this latest project. I asked myself how could I create this same variety in crochet? Creating nine different patches in different stitching and colors provided me with the distinction between these pieces. I put them together like a mosaic giving this crochet quilt the look I was going for.


I used several bold colors, a mixture of different stitches, and a variety of different quadrilateral shapes, to comprise my Dream-Time Mosaic Baby Quilt. This bold and fun piece is sure to add a burst of color to any nursery! Change your colors to match your decor! So much sensory texture in this quilt will provide any wee one loads of comfort!

My biggest obstacle was making sure the measurement of each piece fit within the confines of a reasonable sized baby blanket that did not leave one horizontal row longer or shorter. This arrangement worked out beautifully! Once I laid out all the pieces, assured this mosaic puzzle of crochet pieces would fit, I began the process to attach everything. Finally, I framed my piece in a cute delicate scallop edge.

 

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

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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.
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Materials:

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

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hot Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Turqua
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dark Orchid
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pool
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

NOTES:

-This project uses approximately 1100 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 blanket is 44 inches by 34 inches and each piece measurements are below.


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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
BLO: Back Loop Only
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
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)
Shell: 5 DC in same stitch

Pattern:

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

Blanket:

Piece Number 1: (Should measure 8″ x 5″)
**Make 4**  (Work in BLO)
With Flamingo:
Ch 29
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (28)
Rows 2-20: SC across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off when piece measures 8×5
Weave in ends.



Piece Number 2: Should measure 8″ x 8″
Make 3
With Bright Yellow:
**Make 3**
Ch 4
Rnd 1: 2 DC in 4th Ch from hook, ch 2, [3 DC in same ch, ch 2] 3 times, sl st to 1st ch up 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, Turn work, [2DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in same corner sp, *[3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3.
Row 3: Sl st to corner, Ch up 3, 2 DC in same sp, 3 DC in next gap, [3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in next corner, 3 DC in next gap, 3 DC in next corner, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, 3 DC in each gap to corner, [3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in corner, 3 DC in each gap to end of row, DC in very last st, turn.
Row 5: Ch up 3, 2DC in same gap, 3 DC in each gap to corner, [3 DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in corner, 3 DC in each gap, end with 3 DC in last gap.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4
Row 7: Repeat Row 5
Row 8: Repeat Row 4
Row 9: Repeat Row 5
Row 10: Repeat Row 4
Round 11: Ch up 3, 2 DC in same gap, *3 DC in each gap to corner, [3DC, Ch 2, 3 DC] in corner, repeat from * around the entire square.
Fasten off when piece is 8 inches.
Weave in ends.


Piece Number 3: Should measure 5″ x 8″
With Pretty N Pink:
**Make 2**
Ch 30
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, TR in next, SC in next, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (29)
Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn. (29)
Row 3: SC in 1st st, *TR in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4-18: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending with a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off when Piece measures 5 inches by 8 inches.

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Piece Number 4: Should measure 12″ x 8″
With Turqua:
**Make 3**
Ch 42
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (40)
Row 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), *FPDC on next st, BPDC on next st, repeat from * across, ending with a DC in last st.
Rows 3-17: Repeat Row 2
Continue to SC around entire piece.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Piece should measure 12 inches wide and 8 inches tall.

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Piece Number 5: Should Measure 10″ x 8″
With Jade:
**Make 2**
Ch 6
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch; turn (1 block made)

Row 2: Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, (Sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) all in ch 3 sp of prev. row, turn. (2 blocks made)

Row 3: Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(Sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) all in next ch 3 space of prev. row] twice; turn. (3 blocks made)

Row 4: Ch 6, DC in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 ch, [(Sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) all in next ch 3 space of prev. row] 3 times; turn. (4 blocks made)

Continue with the established pattern, increasing 1 block on each row until there are 8 blocks along the side.

Row 10:  Sl st across first 3 dc, *Ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 space of prev. row, repeat from * to last ch 3 sp; slip st in last sp, Ch 3, 3 DC in same sp, turn. (9 Blocks)

Row 12: Ch 6, DC in 4th Ch from hook and next 2 ch, *(Sl st, ch 3, 3 DC) in next ch 3 sp of prev. row, Repeat from * to last ch 3 sp, turn, do NOT make a block in last sp. (10 Blocks)

Row 13: Sl st across first 3 dc, * (Sl st, ch 3, 3 dc) all in next ch 3 sp of previous row; repeat from * to last ch 3 sp; slip st in last space; turn, do NOT make another block. (9 blocks)

Rows 14-21: Repeat Row 13 until you have 1 block left. (SEE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR VISUAL INSTRUCTIONS)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Piece should measure 10″ x 8″



Piece Number 6: Should Measure 5″ x8″
With Carrot:
**Make 2**
Ch 20
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (18)
Row 2: Ch 3, *FPDC on next st, DC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, *DC in next st, FPDC in next 2 sts, Repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.
Row 4-14: Repeat Rows 2 and 3, ending with a repeat of Row 2.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Piece should measure 5 inches by 8 inches.


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Piece Number 7: Should Measure 7″ x 8″
With Dark Orchid:
**Make 2**
Ch 25
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (24)
Rows 2-28: SC across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Piece should measure 7 inches by 8 inches.


Piece Number 8: Should Measure 4″ x 8″
With Spring Green:
**Make 2**
Ch 14
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn. (13)
Row 2: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), *Popcorn in next st, DC in next, repeat from * across, ending with DC in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, SC across, turn. (13)
Rows 4-17: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 ending with a repeat of Row 3, until piece measures 4 inches by 8 inches.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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Piece Number 9: Should Measure 4″ x 8″
With Pool:
**Make 2**
Ch 26
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sk 2 chs, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 2 chs, SC in next ch, Repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC in same st, *SC in middle DC of next shell, Shell in next SC, repeat from * across, ending with 3 DC in last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, SC in same st, * Shell in next SC, SC in middle DC of next Shell, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last st, turn.
Row 4-7: Repeat Rows 2 and 3
Row 8: Ch 1, SC in same st, Ch 2, * SC in middle DC of next shell, Ch 2, SC in next SC, Ch 2, Repeat from * across.
Fasten off, Weave in ends. Piece should measure 4 inches by 8 inches.

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Assembly Step:
Using the Single Crochet Method, Attach all the pieces using the photo as a guide for placement. See video tutorial for visual instructions on attaching the pieces. You can also view this video to see how to attach pieces with different methods.

Once you have all the pieces attached, go onto making the border.

Border:
With White:
Round 1: In any corner, CH up 3, (Counts as a DC) 4 DC in same st, DC around putting 5 DC in corners. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.
Round 2: Ch 1, SC in same st, *Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC.
Round 3: In ch 4 sp, Ch 1, [HDC, 3 DC, HDC] in each ch 4 sp around. Sl st to first HDC. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Kitty Cat Poncho

You’re probably thinking, “Nadia, You’ve “Cat” to be “Kitten” me right “Meow!”

Wear this with “Cat-titude” and I am “Paws-itive” this Kitty Cat Crochet Poncho is the “Purr-fect” way to start “Feline” “Claw-some”! Happy “Caturday” Everyone! The FREE WRITTEN PATTERN AND VIDEO TUTORIAL IS FINALLY HERE!!! Isn’t it “meow-nificent”?


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Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:
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Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Oatmeal (1,090 yards–I bought 3 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Coffee (120 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Soft White (10 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Perfect Pink (1 yard)
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Polyfil (to stuff the tail)
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
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NOTES:

-This project uses 1,220 yards of yarn. I am making the size Small/Medium. Keep reading to learn how to make this smaller or bigger.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round 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.
-Your starting chain should be any multiple of 5 (I start with 75, you can start with 65, 75, 85, 95), Round 2 increases 5 stitches evenly. Rounds 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 increase by 10 stitches evenly each round. If you need to increase more, you can continue with the established pattern of increases and then go onto the instructions for the front of the poncho and the back of the poncho to create the front slits.
-If you want to make this smaller, stop increasing at any round (maybe round 5 or 6 so you have about 120 sts), then go onto instructions on making the front and back of the poncho.
-TURN YOUR WORK FOR EACH ROW!!!
-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 this poncho are as follows: Tail: 9 inches (22.86 cm), slits in the front: 10 inches around (25.4cm), Shoulder to bottom: 27 inches (68.58cm), Across shoulders: 17 inches (43.18cm), Hood length: 16 inches (40.64cm), Waist: 48 inches around (121.92cm), Hips: 50 inches around (127 cm), Pockets: 4 inches deep (10.16cm)
-Please know you can make this bigger or smaller with very few mathematical changes.

If you need to make this bigger, here is the start of the pattern for a foundation chain of 85.

Ch 85

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (85)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 16 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (90)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

And so on.. I hope this makes sense and you are able to make this poncho. After Round 6, it is the established pattern to increase however big you need the poncho to be. Then you can go on to making the slits.

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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Poncho:

Ch 75 or any amount that is a multiple of 5 (55, 65, 75, 85 etc.)

Rnd 1: Sl st to 1st ch to form a large ring (this should fit over your head), Ch up 2 (does not count as st), DC in each ch around, sl st to first DC. Turn. (75)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 5 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (80)
(if you chained a different amount than me, be sure to calculate your original chain amount + 5, then divide that sum by 5, that will be the amount of stitches you will have between your increases) (If that doesn’t make sense, let me know, send me a message on Facebook)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 7 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (90)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 8 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (100)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 9 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (110)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 10 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (120)

Rnd 7: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 11 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (130)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 12 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (140)

Rnd 9: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 13 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (150)

Rnd 10: Ch 2, [2DC in next st, 1 DC in next 14 sts] 10 times, sl st to first DC, turn. (160)
Continue with the established increase until your piece is wide enough, then go onto the instructions for round 11.

Rnds 11-25: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to 1st DC, Turn. (160) (You can end early or continue to make it longer if you wish, continue onto the front of the poncho to make the slits when you are satisfied with the length)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Front of Poncho:
Row 26: Mark 60 sts across the front (see video tutorial for other sizes), Attach yarn in first marked st, Ch 3 (counts as st), DC in each st to next marked st, leave the rest of the sts unworked, turn. (60)

Row 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (60) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it longer.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Back of Poncho:
Row 26: Attach yarn to free stitch on Row 25 of poncho, Ch up 3 (counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (100)

Rows 27-36: Ch 3, DC in each st across, turn. (100) Work these rows until it is 5 inches from row 26. You can end early if you want, or continue working rows to make it equal to the front of the poncho.
Do not fasten off, continue onto row 37

Row 37: DC in each st around connecting the Front and Back parts of the poncho, turn. (160) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rounds 38-48: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, turn. (160)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Change color to white
Row 49: Ch 2, DC in each st around. Fasten off. weave in ends. (160)

Hood:
Attach yarn to the top collar of poncho (See video tutorial for specific location)
Row 1: Ch 3 (Counts as st), DC in each st across, turn. (74/75 sts)

Row 2-26: Ch 3, DC in each st across. Turn.
Continue working rows until the hood measures 15 inches.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing. Sew the top of the hood closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in ends.


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Assembly step:
SC around hood and slits in the front of poncho to clean up edges

Pockets: Make 2
With Main color
Ch 17
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. turn. (15)

Rows 2-7: Ch 3 (counts as st), DC across. Turn. (15)
Continue to SC around 3 sides, Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make paw prints before sewing pockets to poncho.

Paw prints:
Toes: Make 8
With dark color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, SC 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Palm of Paw: Work in BLO, Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Sew paws to pockets, then sew pockets to poncho.

Ears: Work in BLO, Make 2
With darker color,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 5: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 7: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 8-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
Sew ears to hood.

Eyes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Make a fleck with white in the eye for extra detail (See video tutorial)
Sew to hood

Assembly step:
Embroider Mouth and nose to hood

Hood stripes: Make 2
With Dark Color:
Ch 17 or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across. (15)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew to hood

Back Stripes: Make 3
With Dark Color:
Ch 47 (or any amount)
Row 1: DC in 4th ch and across. (45)
Fasten off with extra long tail for sewing.
Sew stripes to back of poncho

Tail: Work in BLO
With Main color, ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook (work in continuous rounds)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2SC in next, SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4-8: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color to Darker Color

Rnds 9-13: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 14-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to darker color

Rnds 19-23: SC in each st around. (18)
Change color back to main color

Rnds 24-28: SC in each st around. (18)
Continue if you’d like to make your tail longer. If not, Sl st closed and make button hole in middle (See video tutorial)

Assembly step:
Sew button to bottom of poncho in the back. Attach tail to poncho.

Weave in all ends.


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Assembly Step:
Be sure to sew all your pieces to your poncho and weave in all the ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Henna Inspired Mandala

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


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

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

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Materials:
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Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Cobalt Blue (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Fuchsia (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Kelly Green (~70 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Royal Blue (~50 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Robins Egg (~50 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Plum Perfect (~100 yards)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Pagoda (~100 yards)
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

NOTES:

-This project uses less than 600 yards of yarn.
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL video tutorial for visual instructions for each round.
-Weave in all the ends as you go so you don’t have to weave them all in at the very end.
-This Mandala is 33 inches across (84 cm)

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

Pattern:

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

Mandala:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rnd 16: Repeat Round 15

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

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

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

Rnd 20: Attach Royal Blue to any ch 2 sp, Ch up 1, *2 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in SC, 2 SC in Ch 2 sp, SC in each st, repeat around. Sl st to first SC. (252 SC)

Rnd 21: Working in BLO, ch up 1, SC in each st around. (252 sc) Fasten off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in all ends.

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

Enjoy!!

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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: Mouse and Cheese Amigurumi

This may be my “cheesiest” pun yet. It’s “nacho” fault if these puns get so “stinky” you roll your eyes when I say life is “cheddar” when we’re together. When I am with you, I don’t feel “aged” or “bleu.” I do have to stay “sharp” to keep up these punny lines. Otherwise, it could look “swiss-picious” if I am laughing at these “prov-ALONE.” So, like I said, we are really “gouda” together so please, will you “brie” mine? It would be “mice” if your answer was “YES, cheese!”

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

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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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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 to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Lemon
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gray Heather
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pink
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing

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
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Triangle Part:
Make 2
With Yellow:
Ch 14
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 2: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (13)
Row 3: SC2TOG, SC in next 9 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 4: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (11)
Row 5: SC2TOG, SC in next 7 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 6: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (7)
Row 8: SC in each st across. Ch 1, Turn. (7)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 10: SC in each st across. Ch 1, Turn. (5)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in next st, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 12: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 13: SC3TOG. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Rectangle Side
Make 3
With Yellow
Ch 11
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 2-15: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Circles:
Small: Make 6
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Sl st to beginning. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Medium: Make 4
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Sl st to next st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Large: Make 1
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Sl st to next st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mouse head:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times. (6)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 5: [2sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Assembly step:
Embroider eyes and nose, stuff head, and go onto rnd 8
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG] 6 Times. (6)
Rnd 9: SC next and 4th st together. Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Ears:
Make 2:
With pink,
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off
With Gray, Attach yarn to any stitch
Rnd 2: 2SC in each st around. Sl st to beginning. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Weave in all ends and sew to mouse head.

Assembly:
Sew all pieces together. Watch video tutorial for visual instructions. (Stuff cheese, sew on “holes,” sew mouse to cheese”

Enjoy!!

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Woven Dreams Baby Blanket

This “Woven Dreams Baby Blanket” is my latest design using the newest addition of Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Jungle Stripes and Minty. This fabulous fiber has a thick plush texture and works up beautifully to create this stunning piece!

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This yarn is so soft and plush. It’s perfect for making baby blankets. You can continue this pattern to make this blanket larger. I pieced this blanket together with 7 inch squares using front-post and back-post stitches to create a woven look which is a little different than the well-known basket weave stitch. I made a checkerboard design using alternating yarns. I bordered this blanket with a criss-cross stitch.

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials in Minty (4 skeins)
Red Heart Yarns Soft Essentials Stripes in Jungle Stripes (4 skeins)
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-You will need 964 Yards of yarn for this whole project. (4 skeins of each color)
-My blanket is 36 inches (92 cm)
-Different Afghan Sizes can be found in the middle of this page here.

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

Pattern:

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

MAKE 5 squares in Minty and 4 squares in Jungle Stripes

Square:

Ch 23 (or any multiple of 3 +2)
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across (21 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2 (Does NOT count as a stitch here and throughout) FPDC on first 3 sts, *BPDC on next 3 sts, FPDC on next 3 sts, repeat from * across, ending with FPDC, turn. (21 sts)
Rows 3-14: Repeat Row 2
Single crochet around the entire square (See video tutorial for specific locations to put stitches)
Fasten off.

Assembly Step:
Sew all 9 pieces together (See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew your squares together)

Border:

Start in a corner (middle sc)
Round 1: SC in each st around putting 3 sc in middle sc’s of the corners, Sl st to beg. sc.
Round 2: Starting in a middle SC of a corner, Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2DC] in same st, *Sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st, repeat from * until middle sc of next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, repeat around.
IF your stitches do not line up, see video tutorial for a little tip (*wink wink*)
Round 3: In any corner ch sp: Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *[sk next st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st] across until next corner, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.
Round 4-10: Repeat round 3 changing color every 3 rounds.
Continue working rounds until your blanket is as large as you want it to be.
Reverse single crochet around the entire piece to clean up edge. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

A Treasured Heirloom

I received this incredible gift this past weekend from my mom’s cousin, Janez. This blanket was crocheted by my maternal great-grandmother, Rose. I never knew my great-grandmother, so to have a piece of her work knowing we share this bond and love of crochet, leaves me humbled and speechless. Here is a photo of my great-grandmother, Rose in her later years.

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There are no words to describe how much this means to me. Thank you, thank you, Janez. I love this so much!

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I was told several times how my great-grandmother loved to crochet. Many conversations with my mom revolved around the fact that I must have inherited some of my talents from her. Until I received this gift, did it really hit me that I actually did share this with her. Even though I never knew her, it gave me chills to know that part of her lives on in me.

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Having never known her, this gift opened up a discussion about my great grandmother on things I never knew. My mom and her cousin shared photos with me. I was able to see her wedding photos and photos of her youth.

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I heard she had crocheted her entire life. That was something she truly enjoyed. Everyone received homemade gifts from her for Christmas and other holidays.

This piece is incredible

First off, I am going to guess the age of this blanket is approximately 40 years old. Upon examining it, I could not identify the exact fiber, but I believe that it is an acrylic blend fiber that is very heavy! The workmanship is impeccable and her squares are perfect. She didn’t turn her work and she slip-stitched the squares together to form the blanket. Each square measures 8 inches and overall, the dimensions are 40 inches X 56 inches. Her granny squares are on point!! After 365 Days of creating granny squares, I feel like I’ve come full circle receiving this granny square blanket that is so special!!

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Not only did I spend time learning to read her techniques through her stitches, but knowing that she spent time lovingly constructing this with her own hands was pretty incredible.

It is a treasure that I plan to keep for a lifetime.

Sometimes the smallest gestures mean the most. I can never express how much Janez’s gift means to me. There are no words that relay the magnitude of how special this is.

“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.” ~Unknown

~Nadia

Inner Peace Blanket

Inner peace (or peace of mind or inner calmness) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.”

Finding inner peace is not always easy. Oftentimes, we find ourselves at a crossroads of choices that we need to make to find that path to peacefulness. That is the inspiration for this fourth blanket in our series of charity blankets that I have made using squares from the 365 Days of Granny Squares.

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It has only been a few days since we have completed the year of granny squares project, yet, the squares have piled up in stacks in my craft room over the past 12 months. All of these squares will find their way to those in need. This beautiful blanket I just completed will be sent to Project Linus. You can read about this organization here.

Each square was chosen from our vast collection of squares, and I placed them in a frame with an ‘X’ leading to a center PEACE SIGN square. The name and definition makes this very appropriate to send to this charity organization.

I made rows of double crochet in strips and attached each square, then attached the strips using the single crochet method. I did a simple border using double crochet as well. This blanket was a lot of fun to make!

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I have spent many, many months in the hospital over the past 9 years. Sometimes, spending more days in the year in the hospital than out. One of the most comforting things I brought from home was my homemade blankets. Snuggling up with that warm piece of home in an otherwise clinical, and sometimes miserable environment, can make all the difference to someone who needs every comfort they can find. I hope this blanket can bring that to someone special and provide a tiny bit of peace at a difficult time. So much love goes into my creations when I make them. It’s my way of putting good out into the world one stitch, one granny square, at a time!

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If you are interested in seeing my other projects, check out the links above the video in this blog.

Below is a list of the squares used in this project:
You can click each number and it will take you to its video tutorial

Number 216
Number 86
Number 62
Number 144
Number 221
Number 205
Number 238
Number 243
Number 71
Number 124
Number 255
Number 102
Number 203
Number 119
Number 126
Number 193
Number 187
Number 183
Number 222
Number 26
Number 102
Number 134
Number 236
Number 18
Number 247
Number 153
Number 202
Number 120
Number 199
Number 215
Number 207
Number 132
Number 117
Number 161
Number 108
Number 155
Number 201

To see all 365 Days of Granny Squares click here.

Yay! I did it!

I DID IT! I CROSSED THE FINISH LINE!

It has been no secret that for the past 8 years, I have been battling severe illness as I continue to fight Crohn’s disease. By the end of 2015, I had spent a good portion of another year hospitalized after having 2 major surgeries. I was determined to go into 2016 with hopes for better health. There was a scary episode at the end of 2015 where I went septic and things were pretty bleak. That experience, and the fact that it brought me too close for comfort to no longer being here on Earth, was what inspired me to take on the challenge of a 365 day project. Yes, I know, nothing like a brush with death to make you want to look forward in life! Seize the day; or, in my case, more than 365 of them!

This was my status on Personal Facebook Account on the very last day of 2015. Thank you for being my stars! I love you all!!

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I wanted to start the new year with a project that would chronicle days I could try to stay out of the hospital. Following surgery in December 2015, I remember late night talks with my mom about challenging myself to work toward a long term goal. This particular challenge had to be something that wasn’t too overwhelming. (Note: a 365 day project, no matter how small it seems at the time, can sometimes get overwhelming) I decided on crocheting a single granny square each day with the help of my dad who would record a video tutorial of each afghan block. Each day that I was able to stay out of the hospital was another day that I would work toward health and wellness. Each square represented a step in this journey. I was able to make it nearly 8 months before I ended up in the hospital again, but even then, I was able to continue filming my tutorials from my hospital room. I remember saying often that nothing could happen to me all year because I HAD TO get that daily square filmed and posted! Not only were people counting on me, I was counting on myself!

And so it commenced, we started filming our first granny square on December 31st, 2015 to launch on January 1st, 2016. YARNutopia’s 365 Days of Granny Squares tutorials were born.

Beginning and Near Endings

This project began as a very personal goal, I had a small following on my Facebook page and YouTube channel, and wasn’t sure if this would even be something that would catch on. Would I just be on my own for a year making squares? Honestly, I had zero idea of how this would turn out, and because of that, I failed to foresee a few issues that arose during the process. For the most part, it went quite well right out of the gate. I was keeping up the pace, squares upon squares, one a day with no problem. Until…I had a problem.

In my zeal to get started, I failed to garner the proper permission to film some of the squares that had free patterns available online. I was contacted by some of the designers that I filmed their squares without their OK. They had a totally valid position, and for the most part, handled professionally and successfully. It was my own misunderstanding to not consider going through proper channels, and it resulted in a few squares being removed from the early part of the project. This helped to change my course. I went through the correct procedures moving forward. It forced me to push myself even further to design my own squares. A total of 33 of my own designs were part of this project. It taught me extremely valuable lessons in the process. That can be humbling to go through.

Sometimes, it takes finding yourself in an uncomfortable position to really push yourself to get more creative. I remember considering giving up. That was until one particular keyboard warrior wrote to me with a few intense, nasty, and unnecessary insults to really push me right back up again. To anyone I hurt in this process, my sincerest apologies. For anyone who tried to come at me to hurt me or get me to quit, thanks for everything. It was because of what you did that made me want to finish. That was a turning point. Moving forward things were otherwise very successful and positive.

A Debt of Gratitude

There is no way a project this lofty could have been accomplished solely on my own. As mentioned earlier, I was able to garner permission from a wide array of incredible designers that allowed me the opportunity to use one or many of their patterns in my project. There is a list at the end of this blog linking every designer that contributed their designs. PLEASE, I implore you all to visit their websites, blogs, Ravelry stores, and Facebook pages. “Like” and “Follow” these amazing, creative people. There would be no 365 Days of Granny Squares without their help. I wish I could gather everyone who helped me on this daily endeavor and give these ladies and gentlemen a standing ovation! I owe each of them a debt of deep genuine gratitude. I learned so much from every square. I am literally in tears writing this part of the blog because it is difficult to put into words what this entire process meant to me. I can look at certain squares and remember what they represent in this journey. There is a square on the day I had to have another biopsy. There are squares that represent health victories and squares that represent some rough patches. 2016 brought so many highlights, and there is a square that reflects many of those amazing personal moments. Although this started out as my own journey, it became so much more than I could have ever imagined. These granny squares truly became my journal written in yarn.

The hunt for squares

The process of finding squares for my year long quest was somewhat of a challenge to search online for free patterns from designers. If their written patterns were easy to follow and understand, I would contact them to ask permission to use their design. As I said, were numerous amazing designers that lent their patterns. Up until the very end I was receiving requests and replies to use patterns, but the year ran out of days! Their patterns are an incredible tool for those who are participating in the 365 Days of Granny Squares project. Having the accompanying written instructions to assist with the tutorial has helped tremendously for people wanting to learn how to read patterns, as well as those who prefer that over a video tutorial. At the bottom of the 365 Days of Granny Squares blog, I listed the designers’ links to their written patterns. In my video tutorials, I mention the designer and pattern name for that particular square, and I share a link to the written pattern in the description of each video tutorial on YouTube. I also share a link to their written pattern on social media when I share the square of the day every morning. All of these things help followers network with so many in our crochet community.

Yarn for days!

When taking on a project of this magnitude, planning ahead was a necessity. Thankfully I had scrap yarn to get things started which saved me from having to purchase a bunch of yarn for this monumental project. This ENTIRE task was accomplished using ALL scrap yarns that I have collected in my stash over time. I began the project using Red Heart Yarns in Super Saver and kept that constant through the entire year. There was no waste when using yarn scraps, and it keeps everything consistent by using the same fiber and brand for each square. I tried keeping the supplies for this project as modest as possible.

You can’t plan for everything!

Taking on this mission also meant that I had to plan for all sorts of situations. There was so much concealed when I took on this project that lasted for 365 days. Over the course of the year, we experienced many technical difficulties. We had upload fails, we accidentally released videos in the wrong order, and we mixed up footage. If you can imagine all the possibilities of accidents that could go wrong over an entire year adventure, we probably encountered a majority of them. My dad and I had a very good system worked out, and filming a daily video went fairly smoothly. However, nothing about this was predictable. Filming in the hospital became necessary at one point during this journey. If I was able to keep the squares in order, and not have any breaks, it meant having my dad bring the studio to my hospital room. Again, at this point while feeling so ill, I thought about giving up on this project, but I had gotten so far, so giving up was no longer an option. Sometimes it was necessary to film a few days in advance to bank up some tutorials in case I was unable to be in the studio. Whether I filmed one video a day, or filmed a few in a day to take some time off, I would always add the daily square to the blog, and I posted the new square to my social media sites every single morning when I woke up. Although we had a few mix-ups and personal mishaps, there have been no late granny squares, and I was able to accomplish everything I had hoped for.

To those who participated in the journey

The feedback throughout this process has been unbelievable. Along the way, I was lifted up in ways I cannot put into words. The growing following that came every day to post, discuss, and share their thoughts about the day’s square was incredible.

I want to take a moment to thank every one of you who were here. Even if I didn’t comment on each post every day, I read and saw it all — every single square, every beautiful color combination, and every kind word you said to me and to each other. How do I say thank you for all that you did for me and for one another? I’m so proud of my YARNutopia community! Thank you for showing up every single day. You may not know this, but it was each of YOU who inspired me each day to show up, work hard, and keep going. Every message and kind word went straight to my heart. This project was a collective effort from all of us. WE DID IT! Myself, my dad, the designers, and YOU the crocheters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this epic journey. I witnessed something truly remarkable as this year unfolded. It makes me sad to see this project come to an end. I won’t have you here with me every single day for our daily square, but I’m so grateful this brought us together over our mutual love of crochet. I feel like I know all of you as we crocheted together through it all. There are seriously no words. #uglycry

What the future holds

I will be keeping the 365 Days of Granny Squares page up for a while and may replace a few squares here or there at some point. This one year commitment to a project of this magnitude was satisfactory to achieve. Many have asked me to do another year, but I think one year was sufficient to prove to myself that I could do this. I am happy and have no regrets looking back. I learned invaluable things about our crochet community, about myself, about commitment, about the power of positive thinking, about having a passion to pursue a goal, and about how yarn can tie so many across our globe together. I was happy to be the one to share this experience with all of you who came every day or just stopped by for a few favorite squares. This isn’t the end of what I am capable of doing. I look forward to new challenges in 2017 including some fun monthly projects! The work to do this project took a lot of effort not only on my part but also for my dad. We both look forward to a bit of rest and relaxation before we get back in the studio. There is much more to come from us in the future! So stay tuned!

To my Daddy

First and foremost, I could not have done this project without my supportive family, and of course, Nate! I cannot finish this blog without a huge mention of what role my dad played in this yearlong endeavor. Where do I start when it comes to thanking him? How does one encapsulate the gratitude I feel for someone who was with me at every single moment of every single project? He stood tirelessly by my side and filmed 365 squares (plus our bonus square). There he was, right by my side, ready to go each day until the very end! I don’t think anyone could understand what a colossal task this project was other than my daddy. His exemplary video and editing skills made every square come to life on the screen. He was the one who worked tirelessly through the year, late into the nights making our videos, making edits, taking out the bloopers (yes, one day, we will have a blooper reel), corrected me, helped me, supported me, challenged me, encouraged me, energized me, untangled yarn for me, laughed with me, and by indirect means, learned crochet along side me! He never gave up. He never complained. His dedication and commitment to this project cannot go unnoticed. Thank you, Daddy. Your patience and sense of humor made doing this monumental project so much more fun than I could have ever imagined. I love you so much! SHOUT OUT TO MY AMAZING DADDY!

All these squares

Throughout this project, I demonstrated how to make each granny square in a video tutorial. Participants are then on their own to decide what to make using their squares. Some have participated from the beginning of the year making each square, and some jumped in on occasion to make a square that stood out. The creativity of what we’re sharing has been fabulous! Projects that have been made and shared on our Facebook page have left me speechless! You are all so talented!

Throughout the year, I have collected the squares and have been using them in blanket projects. From the start, I planned to pay it forward and make blankets for people in need. So far, I have managed to make 3 blankets using a variety of the squares. Each blanket has found its way to a very special home or charity and will continue to do so as I finish using all the squares in this project. This was my way of giving back for a year of healthier and happier days.

Read about my first project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my second project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Read about my third project I made using the Granny Squares from this year so far.

Goodbye 2016

Now the year has come to an end. It will be strange not having a square to post tomorrow morning, but at the same time I am thrilled over a successful goal achieved. Today is so bittersweet! Not many can say they crocheted a granny square every day for an entire year and got healthier doing it! That’s a pretty great ending to 2016 and an even better way to start out another great year! Together we came so far! Here’s to a year ahead of more epic crochet days! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Cheers to 2017 being a wonderful year for all!

~Nadia

Find the list of contributing designers here: (AGAIN, please visit their pages, “Like” their work, and “Follow” them on social media!)

Murray Stewart at http://www.madebymurray.co.uk

Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl at http://www.crochetville.com/

Kinga Erdem at http://www.myhobbyiscrochet.com/

https://thegiraffeshat.wordpress.com

Leonie Morgan’s Ravelry Store

Margret Willson’s Ravelry Store

Eline Alcocer at www.pastaandpatchwork.com

Ali Burdon at http://veryberryhandmade.co.uk/

Jackie Tyler at http://www.crochet-knit.com/

Maz Kwok at http://www.beacrafter.com/

Ali Crafts Designs’ Ravelry Store

Vicki Brown at http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

http://www.vickibrowndesigns.com/

Joanne Jones’ Ravelry Store

Megan Mills at http://megan.cc/MotifWheel/

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Natasja King from Crochetime.net

Red Heart Design Team

Ruth C. Roy at 365grannies.blogspot.com/

Yuli Nilssen at Yuli Handmade

Beverly A. Qualheim at Bev’s Country Cottage

Nina Leon at Hookers Don’t Bite

Fiona Kelly at Tangled Blossom Design

Pia Thadani at StitchesnScraps.com

Manda Robertson at Raising Robertsons

By Hook

Lois Everett

Laura Avery Home Makers Insanity

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Sonya Blackstone at Blackstone Designs

Naomi Garcia lanadebaa.blogspot.com/

Sara Palacios

Yarn In Yarn Out Designs

Wieke van Keulen

DROPS design

Vogue Knitting

Josie Calvert Briggs

Sandra Paul of Cherry Heart

Shelley Husband

Elaine Phillips

Christine Harvey

Adaiha Covington

Lucinda Ganderton

Kara Gunza from Petals to Picots

JLyn Spencer

Corinne Bradd

Lynne Samaan

April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Carola Wijma

Claire Hayes

Sandra La Madeleine

Annoo Crochet

Betina Juchem Clemens

Jennifer Ofenstein from Sew Hooked

Patricia Stuart

JudyK

Sandra Åhlberg

The Snail of Happiness

Patricia Stuart

mille makes

Carol Bryant

CreativeCrochetWorkshop

Helen Shrimpton

Tamika Joyeux

Amanda Weenk

Shan Sevcik

Jeni Entwistle at Messy Mama Makes

Susan Hinton

Donna Mason-Svara at Smooth Fox

Emily H.

Melissa Beth

Celina Lane

Melinda Hobgood

Sadie Cuming

Carola Wijma

Jennifer Lynn Carter

Claire from Crochet Leaf

Amber Schaaf

Cylinda D. Mathews

Crochet- atelier

Julie A Bolduc

Jennifer Tucker

Shannon Thayer

Oombawka Design

Donna Kay Lacey

Cynthia Boylan At SpinnyThingy.Blogspot.Com

Black Sheep Creations

Kris Kelln

Marta Chrzanowska

Melissa Green

Aurora Suominen from MyBlueAngels.Blogspot.com

zelna olivier

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff

Marie Segares

Joanne Jones

Buttonnose Crochet

Bonnie Pierce

Jen Tyler

Edith E Smith

Maria Summers

BabyLove Brand

Crochet Tutorial: Firework Pop Granny Square

I created this Firework Pop Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (18cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
V-stitch: DC, ch 1, DC in same space
Popcorn stitch: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first st, put loop back on hook and pull through. Popcorn made
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in first st, put loop back on hook and pull through. Beg. popcorn made

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn, ch 3, [Popcorn, ch 3] 3 times, sl st to beg. popcorn. (4 popcorn sts, 4 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 2: In any ch 3 sp: [Beg. popcorn, ch 3, popcorn ch 3] in ch 3 sp, [popcorn, ch 3, popcorn, ch 3] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 popcorn sts)

Rnd 3: In any ch 3 sp, [Beg. popcorn, ch 3, popcorn ch 3] in ch 3 sp, [popcorn, ch 3, popcorn, ch 3] in each ch 3 sp, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts)

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp: ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3 *sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 3 sp: Ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3 *sc in next sp, ch 3, repeat from * around. sl st to first sc. (16 sc, 16 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 6: In ch 3 corner sp (See video tutorial for specific location): ch up 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1 sp), [DC, ch 3, V-stitch] in same sp, *V-stitch in next ch 3 sps, [V-Stitch, ch 3, V-stitch] in next sp (corner made), repeat from * around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 7: In any corner ch 3 sp: [Ch 4, DC, ch 3, V- Stitch] in same sp, ch 2, *[Popcorn in next ch 1 sp, ch 2] 5 times, [V-Stitch, ch 3, V-stitch] in next sp (corner made), repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

Rnd 8: 2 SC in each ch sp on sides, [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corners. Sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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12 Days of Christmas

Here are all the 12 Days of Christmas projects compiled in a one stop blog post! You can click the image or the link above it to view the video tutorial and written pattern for each project. Enjoy and happy holidays!! ~Nadia

1. Bows and Bells Napkin Rings

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2. Bebe’s Holiday Pet Sweater

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3. Rustic Evergreen Ornament

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4. Holly-Days Booties

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5. Winter Snowman Coasters

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6. Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

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7. Shred the Slopes Hat

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8. Freestyle Fingerless Gloves 

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9. Sparkle and Puff Holiday Cones

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10. On the Fringe Cushion

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11. Festive Pom Boot Cuffs

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12. Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

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Crochet Tutorial: Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

Crochet Tutorial: Let’s Bake a Cake Apron

This is the Let’s Bake a Cake Apron! During this time of year, lots of homes are busy with the hustle and bustle of the season! This great smock is made with the amazing Red Heart Yarns in Strata, and works up beautifully to provide you the best cover-up around when you are hard at work baking!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

Red Heart Yarns Strata in Teal
Red Heart Yarns Strata in White
Red Heart Yarns Strata in Red
(400 yards total of yarn)
K-6.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is a repeat pattern
-The one I made is 22 inches long. The straps provide versatility to make it longer or shorter
-We are making all the pieces separate and sewing them together
-To make these bigger, chain as many as you need for each section
-Make more or less rows to make this shorter or longer.

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
Shell: 3 DC in same stitch

Pattern:

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

Straps: Make 2 in White
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
Row 2-60: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (4 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.


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Top:
Chain any amount or
Ch 27
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (25 sts)
Row 2-14: Ch 3 (counts as DC),  DC across, turn. (25 sts)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with LONG TAIL for sewing.
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.


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Sash:
Ch 9
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 2-130: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

Bottom:
Ch 52
Row 1: DC in 4th ch from hook and across, turn. (50 sts)
Row 2-15: Ch 3 (counts as DC),  DC across, turn. (50 sts)
SC around entire piece.
Fasten off with LONG TAIL for sewing.
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.

Pockets: Make 2
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn (12 sts)
Row 2-16: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn (12 sts)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing
With White:
Attach yarn to top right, ch 1, sc in same st, * Shell in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Fasten off weave in ends.

Assembly:
Sew all pieces together. See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Fabulous Flurries Tree Skirt

Crochet Tutorial: Fabulous Flurries Tree Skirt

It’s that time of the year as we prepare our home for the holidays. Those personal touches of handmade items mean so much and bring back nostalgic memories of past Christmas holidays. Start your own tradition of passing down this special tree skirt by making your very own today!

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This lovely Fabulous Flurries Tree Skirt is the perfect project to accent your home and tree for generations to come! The snowflake appliqués are a nice touch of winter. You can create your own by adding other appliqués or just leave the skirt free and clear of any embellishments for a more simple touch. Change colors and make it festive as you wish for your home. Enjoy this lovely piece that is sure to be a hit for years!

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this tree skirt:

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in any color you want. I used Royal (300 yards)
Red Heart with Love Metallic in White (30 yards)
Ribbon (5/8 inch wide)
J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than a K-6.50mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 28 inches across (72 cm)
-This project is worked from the center outward and then has motifs to sew on to the large piece

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
RSC: Reverse Single Crochet (work single crochets backwards)

Pattern:

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

Tree Skirt:
With Royal:
Ch 29
Row 1: DC in 5th Ch from hook, * Ch 1, DC in next Ch, repeat from * across, turn. (26 sts)

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1), skip ch-1 sp, * DC in next st, 2 DC in next Ch sp, DC in next st, Ch 1, skip next sp, repeat from * to last st, dc in 3rd ch of ch4, turn. (50 sts)

Row 3: Ch 4, skip ch sp, * [DC in next 2 sts, ch 1] twice, skip next sp, repeat from * to last st; DC in 3rd ch of ch4, turn. (50 sts)

Row 4: Ch 4, skip ch sp, * DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next sp, DC in next 2 sts, Ch 1, skip next sp, repeat from * to last st, DC in 3rd ch of ch4, turn. (74 sts)

Row 5: Ch 4, skip ch sp, * [DC in next 3 sts, Ch 1] twice, skip next sp, repeat from * to last st, DC in 3rd ch of ch4, turn. (74 sts)

Row 6: Ch 4, sk ch sp, *DC in each st until ch 1 sp, put [dc, ch 1, dc] in ch 1 sp, repeat from * across. do not work any sts in last ch sp, DC in 3rd ch of ch 4, turn. (120 sts)

Row 7: Ch 4, Sk ch sp, * DC in each st until ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk ch 1 sp, repeat from * across.

Row 8-10: Repeat Row 7

Rows 11-15: Repeat rows 6-10

Rows 16-20: Repeat Rows 6-10

Row 21: ch 1, RSC across in each st and each ch 1 sp across. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Smaller Snowflake: Make 4
With E-3.50mm crochet hook and white yarn

Ch 4, Sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: *Ch 6, Sl st in the ring, repeat from * 5 times, Sl st to beg. ch of ch 6. (6 ch 6 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 6 sp, *Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in same ch, ch 3, sl st in same ch, ch 2, sl st in next ch 6 sp, repeat from * around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing, weave in ends.

Bigger Snowflake: Make 3
With E-3.50mm crochet hook and white yarn

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (6 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 1, SC in same st, *Ch 6, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (6 ch 6 sps)

Rnd 3: In any ch 6 sp: Ch up 1 [SC, HDC, 2DC, Ch 3, 2DC, HDC, SC] in same sp, Sl St in next SC and in next CH sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC of this round.

Rnd 4: Sl st in each st until you get to a DC before a chain 3 sp: Ch 1, SC in same st, ch 3, SC in same st, * [SC, Ch 5, SC] in ch 3 sp, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC after Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC before a Ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (See video tutorial for specific locations)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Sew snowflakes to tree skirt
Make swirls with chains and sew them to the tree skirt. (See video tutorial for chains and visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

 

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

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

 

 

Crochet Tutorial: Berry Giving Granny Square

I created this Berry Giving Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Burgundy
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches (16cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
Beg. Cluster:  [YO, Insert hook, YO, pull through] 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops.
Cluster: [YO, insert hook, YO, pull through] 4 times, YO, pull through all 5 loops.
2DCcluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through] 2 times, YO, pull through 3 loops.

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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.
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, Beg. Cluster, Ch 4, [Cluster into ring, Ch 4] 5 more times, Sl st to beg. cluster. (6 clusters, 6 ch 4 sps)

Rnd 2: In ch 4 sp: Ch 2 [Counts as HDC], 3 HDC in same sp, 4 HDC in each ch 4 sp, sl st to beg ch 2. (24 HDC)

Rnd 3: In a gap between the groupings (See video tutorial for specific location), Ch up 2, DC in same sp (counts as beg. 2DCcluster, Ch 3, 2DCcluster in Previous DC just made, 2DCcluster in same gap between HDC’s, * Ch 4, 2DCcluster in next gap, Ch 3, 2DCcluster in previous cluster just made, 2DCcluster in same gap, repeat from * around, sl st to beg.

Rnd 4: In a ch 4 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *DC into each HDC from round 2 working around the ch 4 sp hiding it in the sts, SC in same ch 4 sp, Ch 2, sc in next ch 4 sp, repeat from * around putting clusters in front of ch 2 sps. Sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp behind a cluster: Ch 3 (counts as DC), 3 DC in same sp, *BPDC in each of the next 6 sts, 4 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 4 (counts as TR), TR in next, *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next 2 sts, Ch 3, TR in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 4.

Rnd 7: ch up 1, SC in all sts around, [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in each corner.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!


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Crochet Tutorial: Frosty Flakes Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Frosty Flakes Granny Square

I created this Frosty Flakes Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this Granny Square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
There will be an added expense of more travel and hopefully this won’t deter our ability to provide consistent videos on a weekly basis.

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Materials:

**Get the Full kit of supplies here!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Blue
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet

Pattern:

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

With White
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (12 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 1, SC in same st, *Ch 6, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (6 ch 6 sps)

Rnd 3: In any ch 6 sp: Ch up 1 [SC, HDC, 2DC, Ch 3, 2DC, HDC, SC] in same sp, Sl St in next SC and in next CH sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st SC of this round. Fasten off

Rnd 4: Starting in a DC before a chain 3 sp: Ch 1, SC in same st, ch 3, SC in same st, * [SC, Ch 5, SC] in middle ch of ch 3 sp, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC after Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [SC, ch 3, SC] in next DC before a Ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off. (See video tutorial for specific locations)

Rnd 5: With blue, In any 3rd ch of ch 5 sp: * Ch 10, Sl st in 3rd ch of next ch 5 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch of beg. ch 10.

Rnd 6: Sl st in ch 10 sp, ch up 1, [9SC, ch 3, 4 SC] in same sp, 10 SC in next ch 10 sp, [4SC, ch 3, 9 SC] in next sp, [9SC, ch 3, 4 SC] in next sp, 10 SC in next ch 10 sp, [4 SC, ch 3, 9SC] in next sp, sl st to 1st sc. (18 sc on each side)

Rnd 7: Ch up 1, SC in 1st 5 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 4 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, sc in next 9 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 9 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, SC in next 4 sts, (working behind your work) TR in the Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 10 sts, TR in ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 4 sts, [sc, ch 2, sc] in corner, SC in next 9 sts, TR in Ch 3 sp of round 4, SC in next 9 sts, [SC, ch 2, SC] in corner, SC in next 4 sts, TR in ch 3 Sp of round 4, SC in last 5 sts. Sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 8: Ch up 2, (counts as HDC) (See video tutorial for visual instructions), HDC in each st, FPDC around each TR working in Ch 10 sp from round 5, and work [SC, ch 2, SC] in corners. Sl st to ch 2 at the beginning.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!


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Like this granny square?? Try the Fabulous Flurries Tree Skirt!


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

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

 





Crochet Tutorial: Unicorn Slippers

“Perhaps the most wondrous of all mystical creatures, the unicorn is a symbol of miracles and enchantment.”

The unicorn gives us the power to believe that anything is possible. These fun and mythical creatures are what fantasies and dreams are made of. This pattern will transform a basic pair of slippers into unicorns that is fun for all ages!

Not looking to make unicorn slippers? Transform yours into other creatures with a few modifications! My video tutorial and FREE written pattern gives instructions on how to make 3 different sizes. I think we all could use some cozy unicorn slippers. Am I right?

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

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”
***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the crochet supply kit for this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in Minty, White, Black, Pink
(150 yards/strand of Minty (300 Yards of Minty total), 364 yards/strand of White (700 yards of White total), 5 Yards of Pink, 10 Yards of Black)
Red Heart Baby Econo Yarn in Newborn Prints (**Discontinued**) You can use any variegated yarn (150 yards)
Red Heart Yarns Gleam in Creamy (10 Yards)
G/6-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stitch Marker
Poly-fil for stuffing

NOTES:

-The written pattern has sole sizes for Small 5/6 US Women’s Shoe Size, Medium 7/8 US Women’s Shoe Size, and Large 9/10 US Women’s Shoe Size

-The video tutorial ONLY shows the MEDIUM size.

-The sole is made and then the back of the slipper is made and then the front of the slipper and embellishments are made. If you are making smaller or bigger sizes, follow the written pattern for the sole and then watch the video tutorial for help on making the back of the slipper and the front of the slipper.

-The front of the slipper is the same on ALL sizes. The back may be a little different because of the stitch counts.

-This pattern is written for one foot. Be sure to make enough pieces for two feet.

-Depending on how stuffed you want this slipper, you can stuff it as much as you need. The more you stuff, the more your foot will be pushed down into the sole.

Special Stitches:
Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
BLO: Work in the Back Loop Only
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together
DC3TOG: Double Crochet 3 Together

Small (Will fit Size 5/6 US Women’s Shoe Size)

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to first st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to first st.

Round 5: Ch 2, HDC in 1st st, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, DC in next 25 sts, 2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st, 2 HDC in nexxt st, 1 HDC in next st, SC in 4 sts, HDC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, 1 DC in next 22 sts, 2 HDC in next 2 sts, SC in last sts. Sl st to first st. (73 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (73 sts), turn.

Round 7: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

Medium (Will fit Size 7/8 US Women’s Shoe Size)
Video Tutorial Features this Size

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st.

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, DC in next 23 sts, 2 DC in next 4 sts, DC in next 24 sts, HDC in next st, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (75 sts)

Round 6: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (75 sts), turn.

Round 7: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 8: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

Large (Will Fit Size 9/10 US Women’s Shoe Size)

Sole: With Minty, Use 2 Strands of yarn at the same time. (Make 2)
Ch 23
Round 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across until last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc along the opposite side, 2 sc in same st as 1st st. Sl st to 1st sc. (46 sts)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st st, sc in next 8 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, 2 HDC in each of the next 3 sts, HDC in next 12 sts, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (52 sts)

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 13 sts, 1 HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 3 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in next 13 sts, 2 SC in next, SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st. (58 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 20 Sts, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in each of the next 6 sts, DC in next 3 sts, HDC in next 20 sts, 2 SC in next st, 1 SC in last sts. Sl st to 1st st.

Round 5: Ch 1, 2 SC in 1st 3 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, DC in next 23 sts, 2 DC in next 4 sts, DC in next 24 sts, HDC in next st, 2 SC in last sts, Sl st to 1st sc. (75 sts)

Round 6: Ch 2, 2 HDC in 1st st, HDC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next 2 sts, DC in next 30 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 4 times, DC in next 29 sts, 2 DC in next st, 2 HDC in next st, (If there are sts left, HDC in them), Sl st to first HDC. Sl st to beginning. (83 sts)

Round 7: Ch 1, turn, (Looking at wrong side of work), Sl st in each st around (83 sts), turn.

Round 8: Ch 1, (Looking at right side of work) SC around, Sl st to beginning.

Round 9: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to beginning. Fasten off.
Count 39 sts on the front of sole. Place stitch marker in first and last sts making 39 sts on the front of the sole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Go on to making the Back of slipper.

For all sizes:

Back of slipper:

(With White and 2 strands of yarn)
Make sure you have 39 sts free in the front of sole
Row 1: Ch up 1, SC across to marked st
Rows 2-20: Ch 1, turn, SC in each st across.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial for sewing and visual instructions.

Assembly:
Fold inward toward sole, sew along Row 1 of back of slipper making a tunnel. Stuff the tunnel with polyfil and sew open ends closed.

Front of slipper:

Make sure you have 39 sts free on all sizes. With White and 2 strands of yarn

Row 1: Ch 1, SC across to last st, ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 2: SC across. Ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st 14 sts, [DC2TOG] 5 Times, SC in last 15 sts, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 4: SC in 1st 10 sts, [DC2TOG, DC in next st] 4 times, DC2TOG, SC in last 10 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: SC in 1st 8 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: SC in 1st 6 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 7: SC in first 4 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 8: [DC2TOG] 3 times. DC in next st, [DC2TOG] 3 times. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: DC3TOG, DC in next, DC3TOG. Fasten off.

Top Front of slipper:

This piece is worked separately and then sewn onto the slipper.
With 2 strands of white yarn,
Ch 40

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC across. Ch 1, turn. (39 sts)
Row 3: SC in 1st 14 sts, [DC2TOG] 5 Times, SC in last 15 sts, ch 1, turn. (34 sts)
Row 4: SC in 1st 10 sts, [DC2TOG, DC in next st] 4 times, DC2TOG, SC in last 10 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 5: SC in 1st 8 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6: SC in 1st 6 sts, [DC2TOG] 6 times, SC in last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sts)
Row 7: SC in first 4 sts, [DC2TOG] 4 times, SC in last 5 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 8: [DC2TOG] 3 times. DC in next st, [DC2TOG] 3 times. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: DC3TOG, DC in next, DC3TOG. Fasten off with very long tail for sewing.

Eyes and Circle under Horn:
Use Red Heart Yarn in Black for the eyes, use Variegated yarn for the circle under the horn.

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to 1st st. (6)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, Sc 2 in each st. sl st to 1st st (12)
Rnd 3: ch 1, (Sc 2 in next st, sc in next st) 6 times. Sl st to 1st st (18)
Fasten of with long tail for sewing.

White pupils for the Eyes:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew to black portion of eye.

Horn:
In Gleam yarn in Creamy, work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around
Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 7 sts (9)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around (9)
Rnd 7: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 8 sts (10)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around (10)
Rnd 9: 2 SC in next st, SC in next 9 sts (11)
Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (11)

Ears: Make 2 in White
Ch 6
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 2: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 3: SC2TOG, SC in next, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 4: SC across, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 5: SC3TOG
SC around entire ear. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Cheeks: Make 2 with pink yarn
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in last.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Mane:
With Variegated yarn and work in continuous rounds.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch and around
Rnd 2-6: SC in each st around.
Rnd 7-9: SL ST in 4 sts, SC in 4 sts
Rnds 10-19: SC in each st around
Rnds 20-22: SL St in 4 sts, SC in 4 sts
Rnds 22-28: SC in each st around
Fasten off with long tail. Stuff it.
Sew to slipper behind eyes/horn.

Assembly step:
Sew all pieces to slipper. Embellish by embroidering the mouth and nose.
Add fringe to the piece behind the horn to make the mane.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on all the pieces and where they go.
Sew everything closed after stuffing.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Dynamic Window Granny Square

I created this Dynamic Window Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
BPHDC: Back Post Half Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
BPTR: Back Post Treble Crochet
Beg. Cluster: Ch up 2, [Y/O, Insert Hook, Y/O, Pull through, Y/O Pull through 2 loops] 2 times. Y/O pull through all 3 loops on hook.
3DC Cluster: [Y/O, Insert Hook, Y/O, Pull through, Y/O Pull through 2 loops] 3 times. Y/O pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 1, SC in same st, *Ch 2, Sk next st, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (4 ch 2 sps)

Rnd 3: In any ch 2 sp: Ch up 4 (counts as TR), [DC, HDC, SC, HDC, DC, TR] in same sp, * [TR, ch 3, TR] in sc, [TR, DC, HDC, SC, HDC, DC, TR] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 4.

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 corner sp: Ch up 4 (counts as TR), [TR, Ch 3, 2 TR] in same sp, * TR in next st, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, TR in next st, [2 TR, ch 3, 2 TR] in corner, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 4.

Rnd 5: In any corner: Ch 1, *[2SC, ch 2, 2 SC] in corner, BPSC in next 3 sts, BPHDC in next st, BPDC in next st, BPTR in next 3 sts, BPDC in next st, BPHDC in next st, BPSC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. sc.

Rnd 6: In any corner: [Beg. Cluster, ch 2, cluster] in corner, * Ch 1, [sk 1 st, Cluster in next st] 8 times, ch 1, [cluster, ch 2, cluster] in corner. repeat from * around, sl st to beg. cluster. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Birthday Wish Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Birthday Wish Granny Square

It’s my birthday! I created this Birthday Wish Granny Square to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Watch this video to learn how to make this square:

 

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (18 cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 4DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Popcorn: 5DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Picot made.
Long DC: Double crochet in Picot of Petal

Pattern:

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

Ch 13

Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (12)

Rnd 2: Work in BLO, Ch up 1, turn, Sc across

Rnd 3: Work in FLO Ch 1, turn, SC across

Rnd 4: Repeat row 2, fasten off, weave in ends.

Rnd 5: Sk 3 sts, Attach yarn in BLO of next st, ch 1, sc in same st and in next 5 sts, leaving last 3 sts unworked. (6 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, SC in FLO across. (6 sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, turn, Work in BLO, SC across. (6 sts)

Assembly: SC around cake (40 sts evenly) See video tutorial for specific stitches.

Rnd 8: (See video tutorial to learn how to do this round) In top right st of the top layer of cake: Ch 1, sc in same st, Ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc in next st, Ch 4, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 4, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, [ch 4, sk 2 sts, sc in next st] 5 times, ch 4, sk 3 sts,  sc in next st, ch 4, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 4, sk last sts, sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 9: Sl st in ch 4 sp, ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 4, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg sc

Rnd 10: Sl st in ch 4 sp, Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 3 DC in same sp, *[4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next sp, 4 DC in next 2 ch sps, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 11: DC in each st around, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corners. Fasten off

Weave in all ends.

Frilly siding:
Turn square upside down,
Working in front loops of bottom layer of cake:
Sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sc in next st, repeat from * across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Candle:
Row 1: Attach yarn to edge round on top center of cake, ch up 1, sc in same st and next st
Row 2, Ch 1, turn, SC in 2 sts
Fasten off, weave in ends.

With Yellow, attach yarn to st, ch 3, sl st in next st, fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

 

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

Crochet Tutorial: Hello, Sunshine Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Hello, Sunshine Granny Square

I created this Hello, Sunshine Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

hellosunshine

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:


Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


Shop Red Heart, America's Favorite Yarn

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 7 inches (18 cm)
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3, 4DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in ch up 3, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Popcorn: 5DC in same sp, remove hook, put hook in 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through and pull tight.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Picot made.
Long DC: Double crochet in Picot of Petal


Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring. Sl st to 1st sc (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, *ch 3, Popcorn in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (8 Popcorn sts, 8 ch 3 sps)

Rnd 3: In any ch 3 sp, Ch up 3, [Beg. Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn]in same sp, *ch 3, [Popcorn, ch 3, Popcorn] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn. (16 popcorn sts)

Rnd 4: In ch 3 sp between popcorns (see video tutorial for specific placement), ch 1, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sc] in same sp, *ch 2, sk next ch 3 sp, [sc, hdc, dc, tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sc] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to  (8 petals made)

Rnd 5: Working in ch sps between petals from round 3, ch up 1, sc in same sp working around ch from round 4, *ch 4, sc in next free ch sp, put ch behind petal, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (see video tutorial for visual instructions on this round) (8 ch 4 sps)

Rnd 6: In any ch sp: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), [3DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in same sp, *4DC in next ch sp, [4DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next ch sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 7: In any st, Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [3DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in corners, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: In corner: Ch up 3, *[sk 1st st, DC in next st, DC in sk’d st (X-Stitch Made)] 4 times, tack down petal putting X-Stitch through Picot, X-Stitch in the rest of the stitches on the side until the corner. (there should be 9 X-Stitches) on the side. In corners put: 2 DC, Long DC in Picot of petal, tacking it down, 2 more DC in same corner ch sp, repeat from * around. Ending with 2 DC, Long DC in Picot of petal, 1 more DC in same corner, sl st to ch up 3. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Meadow Granny Square

I created this Autumn Meadow Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 2 (counts as HDC), 11 HDC in ring, sl st to beg ch up 2. (12 Sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 4 (Counts as HDC+ ch 2 sp),  HDC in same st, [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in each st around. Sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch 4. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Around 2 HDC’s (see video tutorial), BPSC around 2 sts, ch 3, * BPSC around the next 2 sts, ch 3, repeat from * around. Sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp: * [ch 1, sc, HDC, 3DC, HDC, SC, sl st in same ch 3 sp] sl st in in next ch 3 sp, [ch 1, sc, HDC, 2 DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC, Sl st in same ch 3 sp] sl st in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around. sl st to beginning sl st or sc. (6 pointy petals, 6 round petals) Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Working around the BPSC’s from round 3: BPSC around BPSC, * ch 4, BPSC around next BPSC, Repeat from * around. Sl st to first BPSC.

Rnd 6: In any ch 4 sp: Ch up 3, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * 3 DC in each of the next 2 ch 4 sps, [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in next ch 4 sp, Repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 7: In any corner: Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, 3 DC in gap between each dc groupings until next corner. [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: In any corner: Ch 1, [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in same corner, sc in each st around putting [2dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in corners. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Wild Flower Days Granny Square

I created this Wild Flower Days Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
Beg. Popcorn: Ch up 3,  3 DC in same sp, remove hook, Insert hook into 1st ch up 3 of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through. Beg. Popcorn made. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Popcorn: 4 DC in same sp, remove hook, Insert hook into 1st dc of grouping, put loop back on hook and pull through. Popcorn made. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 11 DC in ring, sl st to beg DC. (12 Sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC),  *Sk 1 st, Sl st in next st, Ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch of beg ch 3. (6 ch sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch 3 sp, *Ch up 3, 4 DC in same sp, Ch 3, Sl st in same sp, Sl st into next sp, Repeat from * around sl st to bottom of 1st ch up 3. (6 petals made) Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Working in Sk’d Sts from Round 1, behind petals: Ch up 3, 2 DC in same st, 3 DC in each skipped st around, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (18 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (36 DC)

Rnd 6: Ch up 3, Beg. Popcorn in same st, DC in next 3 sts, *Popcorn in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. popcorn st.

Rnd 7: In any DC after a popcorn st: Ch up 3, DC in next 2 sts, *Ch 4, Sk Popcorn, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: Ch up 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sts, 5 sc in ch 4 sp, *sc in next 3 sts, 5 sc in ch sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st sc.

Rnd 9: In any 1st sc of a 5 sc grouping in a ch sp: Ch up 5 (Counts as DC + Ch 2 corner sp), *DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, SC in next 8 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, DC in next 2 sts, CH 2 repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5.
Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Soul Shine Granny Square

I created this Soul Shine Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

 

soulshine

Follow along with this video tutorial to make your granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 8.5 inches (22cm).
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
V-Stitch: [DC, ch 1, DC] in same space
Puff Stitch: [YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through] 4 times. YO pull through all 9 loops. Ch 1 to secure. Puff made.

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 1, 8 SC in ring, sl st to 1st sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as HDC + Ch 1 sp), HDC in same st, *Ch 1, [HDC, ch 2, HDC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to 2nd ch of beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 3: In any ch 1 sp: Ch up 4 (Counts as DC + Ch 1 sp), DC in same sp, V-Stitch in every ch 1 sp around. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. (32 DC, 16 Ch 1 sps)

Rnd 4: In any ch 1 sp: Ch 1, SC in same sp, *Ch 3, SC in next ch 1 sp, Repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. (16 sc)

Rnd 5: BPDC around any sc, * 2 DC in ch 3 sp, BPDC around next SC, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. BPDC.

Rnd 6: Ch up 3, [DC, ch 3, 2 DC] in same st, * Ch 2, 3 HDC in next BPDC, Ch 2, 3 SC in next BPDC, Ch 2, 3 HDC in next BPDC, ch 2, [2DC, ch 3, 2DC] in next BPDC, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. Ch 3.

Rnd 7: In any corner ch 3 sp: Ch 3, Puff in same sp, ch 1, DC in same sp, [DC, Puff, Ch 1, DC] in each ch sp around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: On the right side of a puff stitch in a corner: Ch up 1, Sc in same sp, ch 3, *SC on other side of puff st, ch 3, sk 2 DC, SC on right side of next puff st, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. SC. (See video tutorial for this round and the next round)

Rnd 9: In any corner: Ch up 2 (counts as HDC), [HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in same sp, *2 HDC in each of the next 9 ch sps, [2 HDC, ch 2, 2HDC] in corner. repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 2. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Sublime Light Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Sublime Light Granny Square

I created this Sublime Light Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to make your granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

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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:

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Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Bright Yellow
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pale Yellow
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
Beg. Cluster: Ch 3, [Y/O, Insert Hook in sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, Y/O pull through all 4 loops on hook
Cluster: [Y/O, Insert Hook in sp, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 4 times, Y/O pull through all 5 loops on hook

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 1, 12 SC in ring, sl st to 1st sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 2: Sl st in each st around. (see video tutorial to see how to fasten off this round) (12 sl sts)

Rnd 3: Working in the stitches of round 1: In any stitch, ch up 1, 2 SC in each st around. Sl st to first sc of this round. Fasten off. (24 sc)

Rnd 4: In any stitch: Ch 1, SC in same st, * Ch 2, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st to 1st sc of this round. Fasten off. (12 Ch sps)

Rnd 5: In any ch 2 sp: Beg. Cluster st, * Ch 3, Cluster in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: In any ch 3 sp, * Ch 5, sl st in same ch sp, ch 5, sl st in next ch sp, repeat from * around. sl st to 1st ch of beg. ch 5.

Rnd 7: In any ch 5 sp above a cluster st: Ch 3, [3DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in same sp, * Ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 2, SC in next ch sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 2, sc in next sp, ch 1, [4DC, ch 2, 4DC] in next sp. repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 8: In any corner: Ch 3 [DC, ch2, 2DC] in same sp, DC in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, *DC in next st, [ch 1, sk 1, DC in next ch 1 sp] 6 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, DC in next st, [2DC, CH2, 2DC] in corner, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg ch up 3. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Halloween Table Runner

Crochet Tutorial: Halloween Table Runner

Many times I have made suggestions of ideas on what you can make using the squares from our 365 Days of Granny Squares. Recently, I designed the Spinning Spider Granny Square (Number 266) and The Web We Weave Granny Square (Number 246). I began thinking about a project that I could make to tie these two in together that would work for a table runner or other Halloween related item.

I decided to create a look that has the spider spinning from the web. Doing that required a bit of adjustment on the placement of the spider on the square. In my original Spinning Spider Granny Square Video Tutorial, I demonstrated how to make the square with the spider running vertically on the square. In the Table Runner, I made a few stitch adjustments, I turned the spider to go on a diagonal to achieve the desired results for my finished work, allowing me to run Slip Stitches creating a web strand from the bottom (spinneret) of my spider to the Web square. Please see the video tutorial for instructions below to make this adjustment.

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Then, I created duplicate sets of square Numbers 246 and 266 of our 365 Days of Granny Squares to create the ends of our runner. I combined these blocks with the solid granny square (Number 2) that I used with various color combinations of black and orange or black and white to match the other squares in this project. Note: You do not have to make these adjustments nor use my colors. This is creator’s choice.

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This video is a tutorial on how to assemble the squares and add the border detail to finish off this great Halloween table runner. You will find the links and videos to the squares that I have already filmed prior to this project. Not interested in the runner? Why not make additional squares to make a lapghan or blanket? Let your imagination be your guide.


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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

Get the full kit of supplies here!!

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


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

Notes:
-This Table runner is 41 inches long (105 cm) and 20 inches wide (53 cm)
-You can attach your squares any way you’d like, I do the whip stitch, but you can do any stitch you prefer.
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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this table runner:

Spinning Spider Granny Square
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Click here to find the written pattern for the Spinning Spider Granny Square

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Spinning Spider Granny Square:

The Web We Weave Granny Square
Make 2

Click here to find the written pattern for the Web We Weave Granny Square

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Web We Weave Granny Square:


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Solid Granny Square

Make 4:
Make rounds 1-2 in Orange
Make rounds 3-6 in Black

Make 2:
Make rounds 1-2 in White
Make rounds 3-6 in Black

For round 6 on the solid granny square, use Half Double Crochet instead of Double Crochet to have the same size as your other squares.

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make a solid granny square:

 

Border

See video tutorial for starting point.

Sc in same sp, *sk 1 st, 5 DC in next, sk 1 st, sc in next, repeat from * until next corner, sc in next 2 sps, repeat from * again until end of table runner, put 5 DC in that space.

Again, watch the video tutorial for clear specific visual instructions.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Autumn Flower Granny Square

I created this Autumn Flower Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

autumnflower
Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPHDC: Front Post Half Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 11 DC in ring, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (12 sts)
Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Attach yarn with BPSC around any st, ch 2, *BPSC around next st, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC

Rnd 3: Ch 1, *FPHDC around BPSC, 3 DC in ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st FPHDC. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Work on sts from round 2: Attach yarn with BPSC around BPSC from round 2, *Ch 4, Sk next BPSC,  BPSC around next BPSC from round 2, repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC. (6 ch 4 sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, SC in same st, *[SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in ch 4 sp, SC in BPSC, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st SC.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, SC in same st, *2DC in next 7 sts, SC in next, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: [BPSC, ch 4, BPSC] around BPSC from round 4, Ch 4, *[BPSC, ch 4, BPSC] around next BPSC from round 4, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to first BPSC. (12 ch 4 sps)

Rnds 8: In ch 4 sp: Ch 4 (counts as TR), [3TR ch 2, 4 TR] in same sp, *4 TR in next 2 ch sps, [4TR, ch 2, 4TR] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 4.

Rnd 9: In any corner: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), [2DC, ch 2, 3 DC] in same sp, DC in each st around, in corners, put [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] Sl st to beginning ch up 3.
Fasten off.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Spinning Spider Granny Square

I created this Spinning Spider Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

This Spinning Spider Granny Square is a great match for The Web We Weave Granny Square! Make them both into a big blanket for a spooky afghan!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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


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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

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

Materials:
**Get the full kit of supplies here**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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

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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.

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 7 DC in ring, sl st to beg. ch up 3. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), WORK IN FLO DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3. (16)

Rnd 3: [Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch’s, sl st in same st on round 2, sl st into next st] 4 times, SC in next st, 4 DC in next 2 sts, SC in next st, sl st in next st, [Ch 6, Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 4 ch’s, sl st in same st on round 2, sl st into next st] 4 times. Leave last 4 sts unworked. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Attach yarn to unworked BLO of round 1. Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), DC in next, Ch 3, *DC in next 2 sts, ch 3, Repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 5: In any ch 3 sp: *[3DC, ch 2, 3 DC, ch 2], repeat from * in each ch 3 sp, sl st to beg ch up 3. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Rnd 6: In any corner: Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 1, Sk 1, DC in next, ch 1, sk 1, [DC, ch 1, DC] in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sk 1, dc in next, ch 1, sk 1, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 7: Start in a 2nd DC on the side: See video tutorial at minute 24 for specific location. Ch 1. SC in same st tacking down leg, sc in ch 1 sp, *sc in next dc tacking down leg, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next dc tacking down leg, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next 2 sts, [2sc, ch2, 2sc] in corner. sc in each st across to next corner. [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in next corner. sc in next 2 sts, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next st tacking down leg, sc in ch 1 sp, sc in next dc tacking down leg, sc in ch 1 sp, repeat from * around. Ending with a sc in last ch 1 sp. sl st to 1st sc of this round.

Rnds 8 & 9: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner. sl st to beginning ch up 3.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

 

Like this square?? Try the Web We Weave Granny Square!!


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Looking for a great project to make using this square? Make the Halloween Table Runner today!
Follow this link to see the pattern!

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Heart Will Lead You Home Blanket

A little over a month ago, I began to put this piece together. As I started to place the order of the granny squares, it suddenly made sense to artistically place them in a spiral pattern as if it is a path leading to a destination. After moving each piece around it made sense to have the ‘trail’ end with a big heart. Hence the name, Heart Will Lead You Home Blanket. Little did I know that it was taking me on the path of finding its way to meaning more than just a granny square blanket.

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More than a blanket, it tells a story

Although it starts as a series of squares, sometimes a project becomes more than just that and takes on a life of it’s own. It becomes a piece of art or a purpose. This blanket was that and more for me! Using basic granny square stitches I connected my trail of squares that made up my spiral design. Then, using the same stitch, I completed the body of the blanket in 4 parts. Working inward from each side and up and down in the center, I was able to achieve the look I was hoping for. After that, I needed to frame it and the border had to tie this all together. I stumbled upon this border by Rainbow Knits and I knew that it would be the perfect addition. The border design was the right touch to finishing this off beautifully. Props to the designer for clear and precise instructions for helping me top off this blanket with such lovely detail. And, who doesn’t love hearts!?

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There’s a reason

Earlier this year, I was visiting with Nate’s aunt and uncle, and during the conversation it came up about a community fundraising auction where the money raised would provide fresh water for villages in Uganda. Upon doing some research on this local (their small community of 9,100 people) organization, I found that it was created and run in memory of a young man who lost his life in a car accident at 17 years old. Runjesse.com provides aid to numerous causes throughout their community and the world.

I knew that I had to get involved so I reached out to the organizer who happens to be the mother of the young man who lost his life. I offered to donate my blanket to be auctioned off as part of their upcoming fundraiser in hopes that the money donated can provide fresh water to those in need. She was so gracious and kind. Through research, I saw her own efforts to make this happen in photos of her in the villages in Africa doing great works of providing water to remote areas. Do you realize that 8 Million people in Uganda don’t have access to safe water, and over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation?! It occurred to me that in this small community, one heart, one individual, surrounded by the support of a community and the world, can make a difference and make change locally and abroad. The heart border surrounding the trail leading to one heart at the end seemed so appropriate for this! It all made sense. It was perfectly symbolic. A family, a tiny community, can begin to heal by making such a positive impact out of a heartbreaking and tragic loss.

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For anyone who has been through something life changing, tragic, or negative, taking that experience and turning it into good can be incredibly healing. It may NEVER take away the pain fully, but having purpose can make an enormous amount of difference in dealing with pain. Big or small, we all have the ability to help and support one another and even change the world in a small way.

This project has a larger purpose

As we come to the last few months of our granny squares, each blanket made has or will be donated or shared with someone in need or someone who will benefit from this work that I am doing. In my final blog, at the end of this year, I will provide more information on where each piece will hopefully find it’s way to and will continue until each square is included in a blanket and each blanket finds a home.

As always, thank you for being part of this 365 Day journey. Each stitch we share, each square we create, each project we complete is one step closer to making our world a little warmer place to be…

Much love, Nadia ♥

Below is the final blanket piece and the list of squares used.

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Starting from the top left, working our way to the center:
Number 133
Number 125
Number 66
Number 210
Number 114
Number 163
Number 9
Number 157
Number 122
Number 151
Number 139
Number 148
Number 136
Number 180
Number 143
Number 152
Number 85
Number 63
Number 184
Number 188
Number 206
Number 208
Number 177
Number 135
Number 137
Number 176
Number 159
Number 67
Number 149
Number 141
Number 42

To make the border, follow this link to get the pattern

To see all 365 Days of Granny Squares click here.

Crochet Tutorial: Diamond Block Granny Square

I created this Diamond Block Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
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.

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 2 DC in ring. ch 2, 3DC in ring, ch 2, 3 DC in ring, ch 2, 3 DC in ring, ch 2, sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 2: In any corner ch 2 sp: Ch 1, FPDC in st to the right of corner (See video tutorial for specific stitch), *HDC in next 3 sts, FPDC around DC after corner, CH 3, FPDC around DC before corner, Repeat from * ending with FPDC and ch 3. sl st to beg. FPDC.

Rnd 3: In any ch 3 corner sp: ch up 1, 2 SC in same sp, *SC in next st, HDC in next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 sc in ch 3 sp, repeat from * around. sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: In any ch 2 corner sp: ch 1, 2 SC in same sp, * SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2, 2 TR in next, ch 2, 2 TR in next, DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. sc.

Rnd 5: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, in ch sps put [2dc, ch 2, 2 dc], sl st to beg ch up 3.

 

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Pastel Overload Granny Square

I created this Pastel Overload Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in as many colors as you want.
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
-Yarn Needle
-Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
DTR: Double Treble Crochet (YO Three Times)
FPDTR: Front Post Double Treble

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (counts as DC), 6DC in ring. sl st to beg. ch 3.

Rnd 2: In any st: Ch 3, DC in st to the right of ch up 3, DC in st to left of ch up 3, DC in same st as ch up 3, *DC in next free st, DC in prev. st. repeat from * around. Sl st to Ch up 3. (16 DC) If this round is confusing, see video tutorial for visual instructions.

Rnd 3: In any st, ch up 3, DC in next st, ch 3, *dc2tog, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st DC.

Rnd 4: In any ch 3 sp: Beg. Cluster, *Ch 5, cluster in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. cluster.

Rnd 5: Work in ch 3 sps from round 3: Ch up 6 (counts as TR + Ch 2), TR in same sp on other side of cluster, *TR in next ch 3 sp, Ch 2, TR in same sp on other side of cluster, repeat from * around, sl st to 4th ch of beg. ch 6.

Rnd 6: In any ch 2 sp: Ch 3 (counts as DC), [3 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in same sp, * ch 2, 4 DC in next sp, ch 2, [4 DC, ch 2, 4 DC] in next sp, repeat from * around. sl st to beg ch up 3.

Rnd 7: ch up 1. sc in each st, 2 sc in each ch 2 sp, and [2sc, ch 2, 2sc] in each corner.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: The Web We Weave Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: The Web We Weave Granny Square

I created The Web We Weave Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses quite a few chain stitches to create a look of a spider web! You can make this with the traditional black and white colors or you can get crazy with it and use bright colors or make your square bigger and just increase your chains each round to make your web larger! I hope you enjoy making your square!

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This Spinning Spider Granny Square is a great match for The Web We Weave Granny Square! Make them both into a big blanket for a spooky afghan!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

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**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

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

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

Materials:
**Get the full kit of supplies here!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet

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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.

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With Black:
SOLID GRANNY SQUARE:
Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as DC + Ch 1 Sp), [DC, Ch 1] 7 times into ring. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 4. (8ch sps, 8 DC)

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch sp, ch up 3, [2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same sp, *3dc in next ch sp, [3dc, ch 2, 3dc] in next ch sp, repeat from * around. Sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 3-5: Ch up 3, DC in each st around putting [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corners

 

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With white, Attach yarn in center ring (see video tutorial)

Rnd 1: Ch up 5 (counts as DC + Ch 2 sp), [DC, ch 2] 7 times in center ring, sl st to 3rd ch of beg. ch 5. If this gets confusing, see the video tutorial, it explains it a lot better.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, FPDC around ch up 3, [ch 3, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 3, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 3: Ch 1, FPDC around FPDC, [ch 4, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 4, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 4: Ch 1, FPDC around FPDC, [ch 5, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 5, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 5: Ch 1, FPDC around FPDC, [ch 6, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 6, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 6: Ch 1, FPDC around FPDC, [ch 7, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 7, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 7: Ch 1, FPDC around FPDC, [ch 8, FPDC around next st] 7 times, ch 8, sl st around FPDC

Rnd 8: Sl st into ch 8 sp, Sc in center st on background square and in next sts until the corner working in the ch sp and in each st (see video tutorial for visual instructions), *In corner, work in the FPDC st and in the corner ch 2 sp and put [sc, ch 2, sc], then work in the next ch 8 sp and in the next 10 sts and put a sc in each st, then sc in the fpdc and in the st behind it on the background square, then work in the next ch 8 sp and in the rest of the sts on the side until you get to the corner and then repeat from * around.

Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

“O, what a tangled web we weave…” ~Walter Scott

~Nadia

 

Like this square? Try the Spinning Spider Granny Square!!

 

Looking for a great project to make using this square? Make the Halloween Table Runner today!
Follow this link to see the pattern!

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Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Effect Granny Square

Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Effect Granny Square

I created this Butterfly Effect Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a look of a 3D Butterfly! You can make this with two-toned wings or have the wings be one color! This square turned out to be a little larger (8 1/2 inches) but if you use a smaller hook this square may turn out to be 6 or 7 inches. I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

ButterflyEffect

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
Follow me on Instagram
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:

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

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Amethyst
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hyacinth
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 8.5 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
Beg. Popcorn: ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Popcorn: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. TR Popcorn: ch up 4, 6 TR in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Pattern:

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

Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn in ring, ch 2, 3DC in ring, ch 2, 3 DC in ring, ch 2, Popcorn in ring, Ch 2, [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in ring, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 2: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, Dc in ch 2 sp, DC in the next 3 sts, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, dc in next 3 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, Popcorn in Popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 3 sts, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, DC in next 3 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 3: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, DC in next 6 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in 6 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Popcorn st.

Rnd 4: Beg. TR Popcorn in popcorn st, ch 2, dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 sts [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, dc in next 9 sts, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, Popcorn in Popcorn, Ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in 9 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 9 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, sl st to Beg. TR Popcorn.

Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 2 sp after TR Popcorn, Ch 3, DC in same sp, DC in next 12 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 12 sts, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Popcorn in popcorn, Ch 2, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 12 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 12 sts, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, DC in next 15 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, *DC in 16 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * 2 more times, sl st to ch up 3. (If this round is confusing, see video tutorial)

Rnd 7: Ch up 3, DC in next 17 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. * DC in next 20 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * 2 more times, DC in last 2 sts, Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around putting [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corners.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Wings: (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Right wing:
Attach yarn with long tail for sewing later
Sl st around a DC in a popcorn st from round 3 toward the bottom of the butterfly body.
Row 1: Ch 4, sl st in both popcorn sts from round 1, ch 6, sl st in popcorn below the head. ch 1 turn.
Row 2: [5DC, TR, Picot, TR, 9 DC] in ch 6 sp, sl st in next 2 sl sts, [6 HDC, 2 DC, 3 HDC] In ch 4 sp, sl st in ch 4 sp, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: HDC in 11 sts, Sl st in next 2 sl sts, DC in 9 sts, [DC, Picot, DC] in picot, DC in next 6 sts and sl st in last st also. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew wing down flat. Weave in all ends.

Left wing:
Attach yarn with long tail for sewing later
Row 1: Sl st in popcorn st below the head. Ch 6, sl st in both popcorn sts from round 1, ch 4, sl t in popcorn st from round 3, ch 1 turn.
Row 2: [3HDC, 2 DC, 6HDC] in ch 4 sp, sl st in next 2 sl sts, [9DC, TR, Picot, TR, 5 DC] in ch 6 sp, sl st in ch 6  sp, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: DC in 6 sts, [DC, Picot, DC] in Picot, DC in 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sl sts, HDC in 11 sts, sl st in last st also. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew wing down flat. Weave in all ends.

Feelers/Antennae
With long tail, make slip knot
Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st around Beg. TR Popcorn Stitch, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, fasten off with long tail. Sew feelers down flat.

Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: Snail’s Pace Granny Square

I created this Snail’s Pace Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a snail in a square! It’s for times in your life when you feel like you’re moving at a snail’s pace, but hey, at least you’re moving forward! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this granny square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Get the full kit of supplies for this project here**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Buff
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Light Green
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 6.5 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

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
B3: Bullion 3 (wrap yarn 3 times)
B4: Bullion 4 (wrap yarn 4 times)
LDC: Long Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

With color A, Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch up 1, 3 sc in ring, pull up loop and drop,  with color B, 3 sc in ring  (work in a continuous round)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in next st, 2 B3 in next, 2 B3 in next, 1 B3 in next st, pull up loop and drop, Go back to color A, ch 1, [sc in next st, 2sc in next st] 5 times,  2sc in next 2 sts

Rnd 3: Put color B loop on hook, 2 B4 in next 14 sts, fasten off color B, pick up loop from color A, 1 HDC in next 21 sts, ch 4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch,  hdc around hdc post of previous stitch, HDC in the next 7 sts, LDC in next 4 sts from previous round, Ch 3, sl st into next st, ch 6, DC4TOG over Chain, sl st to the ch 3 that you sl st’d to the spiral. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Start in 2nd st to the right of the tail: CH 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, DC in the HDC that’s worked around the post (See video tutorial), [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next 7 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, CH 1, DC in next st after the head, DC in next 3 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in next 7 sts, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next st, DC in last 3 sts.

Rnd 5: Ch up 3, DC in each st around, [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corners

Rnd 6: Repeat round 5
Fasten off.

Antennae:

Ch 3, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, fasten off with long tail. sew to square, (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Enjoy!!

Crochet Tutorial: In the Garden Granny Square

I created this In the Garden Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create an interesting floral design! I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.