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Crochet Tutorial: Tic Tac Toe Game and Tote

Crochet Tutorial: Tic Tac Toe Game and Tote

Summer is here and the kids are home all day long! What better way to bring in the summer than with great activities that don’t require the TV or any electronic devices.

Do you have a roadtrip planned? How about a day at the beach? Camping anyone? No matter where you go, even if it is just outside to your back yard, this totable Tic-Tac-Toe game board will promise loads of entertainment for all ages. Perfect for around the campfire when you are hanging out with the kids, perfect to pull out at the beach for some fun in the sand, perfect for picnics where you can open this up for some competition across the picnic table. There is nothing like an old fashioned game of Tic-Tac-Toe to bring on a some competitive spirit!

 

This is the perfect solution to long boring “I don’t have anything to do” blues! This game board easily cinches up into a bag or satchel and stores all the game pieces. Open it up and you are ready to play. Make up rules, make competitions, make point goals to claim a winner! First person to get 25 Tic-Tac-Toes takes the prize!! Whatever way you play, it is sure to provide lots of old school fun without relying on modern technology to fill those hours.

This project is a great stash buster for using up that extra yarn. It also would be a nice project to make in cotton for all-weather, all-terrain play. I would also suggest that you can put velcro on the back of the X’s and O’s as well as the squares to provide more stability. Make the O’s in one team color, the X’s in a rival color and make this a sport related rivalry game! The possibilities are endless! There are so many options with this game board!

Get yours started today and watch how much fun this pattern will provide! Follow along with my step by step tutorial and written pattern for year round enjoyment!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this fun game:

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Royal, Rouge, Aran, Green, Carrot, Yellow, Aruba Sea, Gray Heather, Baby Pink

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Board:
Ch 62
Row 1: DC in 4th Ch from hook and across, turn. (60)
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as DC), DC in each st across. turn. (60)
Rows 3-31: Repeat Row 2
Be sure your piece is square, if it is not, do more or less rows to make it square.
Continue to SC around entire piece.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly:
Make a very long chain and weave it around the outer edge of the whole board and tie together. (This is the drawstring)
Surface crochet straight lines to make the Tic-Tac-Toe  Lines (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

O’s (Make 5)
Work in continuous rounds and in BLO

Ch 21
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, SC in each ch around. (21)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 3: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 7 times. (35)
Rnds 4-6: SC in each st around. (35)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 7 times. (28)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 7 times. (21)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew “O” Closed  and stuff with stuffing  (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

X’s (Make 5)
Work in Continuous Rounds and in BLO

First and Second Arm of the X:
Make 2 of these pieces:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-7: SC in each st around. (12)
For first piece, fasten off. For 2nd Piece, DO NOT fasten off

This next part is Attaching the First and Second Piece (See video tutorial for this part)
Rnd 8: SC around current piece, continue to SC in each st of the other piece. (24 sts)
Rnd 9: SC in each st around. (24)
Sew the hole between the arms closed (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Next part is creating the third arm of the X
Rnd 10: SC in 12 sts, Sk the last 12 sts. (12)
Rnd 11-14: SC in each st around. (12)

Assembly:
Stuff the piece of what you have done so far then continue with round 15

Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together. Fasten off.

Next part is creating the 4th arm of the X
Attach yarn to  the free stitch on round 9
Rnd 10-14: SC in each st around.
Stuff the rest of the X then go onto the last round.
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
SC 1st and 4th sts together.
Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Tie a string around the center of the X to cinch it in to create an X letter.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Style Baby Bonnet

Crochet Tutorial: Vintage Style Baby Bonnet

I love to create matching layette sets when designing items for babies. I love the idea of a cute dress with matching accessories. Today, I have the second installment for the Happy Hearts Baby Dress. I designed a Vintage Style Baby Bonnet.

This sweet baby hat has similar ruffle detail as seen on the cap sleeves of the Happy Hearts Baby Dress. Using similar colors with this matching detail, this tiny bonnet is the perfect pairing for this sweet outfit.

With more pieces to come, this is the perfect set to start now and add to as the pieces become available! This will make a wonderful gift!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this simple bonnet pattern:

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in Aqua and Loofah
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Ribbon
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-I used 2 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
Puff: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through] 3 times, YO pull through all 7 loops on the hook, Ch 1 to close the st.
Cluster: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all loops on hook.

Pattern:

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

Add this bonnet with the Happy Hearts Baby Dress.

Bonnet:

Ch 4, Sl st to 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, Beg. Cluster in ring, [Ch 2, Cluster in ring] 3 times, Ch 2, Sl st to beg. cluster. (4 clusters)

Rnd 2: Sl st into Ch 2 sp, Ch 3 (counts as DC), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, Sl st to ch 3 st.

Rnd 3: Sl st in sp between DC sts (see video tutorial for specific location), Ch 1, Puff st in same sp, *Ch 1, Puff st in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, Puff st in sp between next 2 DC sts, Repeat from * around, ending with Puff st in last Ch 2 sp, ch 1, sl st to 1st puff st.

Rnd 4: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, *2 DC in next ch 1 sp, 2 DC in next puff st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (64 sts)

Work in rows now

Row 5: Work in between posts, sl st in sp between DC’s, Ch 1, Puff in same sp, * sk 2 sts, Puff in sp between next 2 DC’s, ch 1, repeat from * 24 more times, leave the rest of the sts unworked. Fasten off, change color. (25 puff sts)

Row 6: With new color, attach yarn to last st on row with RIGHT SIDE facing you, Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same st, Sk ch 1 sps across, put 2 DC in each puff st, Fasten off, change color. (50 sts)

 

Row 7: Turn your work so you are looking at the WRONG SIDE, Sl st in sp between 2 DC grouping, Ch 1, Puff st in same sp, *Ch 1, Puff between next 2 DC grouping, repeat from * across, Fasten off, Turn your work, Change color.

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: Repeat Row 7

Row 10: Repeat Row 6

Row 11: Repeat Row 7

Row 12: Repeat Row 6

Round 13: Starting in corner of front of bonnet, SC around entire bonnet with Loofah
Do not fasten off, continue working along the front of the bonnet

Row 14: Ch 1, SC in same st, * Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st, repeat from * 24 more times. Turn.

Row 15: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 2, *[2HDC, ch 2, 2 HDC] in NEXT ch 3 sp, repeat from * across. Turn.

Row 16: 6 HDC in 1st ch sp, *SC in gap between the HDC st groupings, 6 HDC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * across, ending with SC in last ch 2 st. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly step:
Weave ribbon across Row 12 of the bonnet.

Enjoy!!

 

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

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #23: Foundation Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #23: Foundation Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Double Crochet:

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 3, YO, insert hook into 3rd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. First Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.

Step 2: YO, Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. Second Foundation Double Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FDC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

Crochet Tutorial: Pom Poms and Pineapples Poncho

June marks the official start of the summer season here in the northern hemisphere. It is the month when I get geared up to create a lot of fun-in-the-sun crochet patterns that are perfect for this time of year. Here is a pattern to launch that collection of great summer designs!

My Pom Poms and Pineapples Beach Poncho will have you feeling ALL KINDS of SUMMER VIBES! Seriously, this is one of the most delightful fashion pieces I have ever designed!! With a plethora of stitches, this creative piece will make the perfect swimsuit cover-up!! Picture yourself at the pool or sinking your feet in the sandy beach, sporting this adorable cover-up over your fun and sassy swimwear!! This is the picture-perfect piece to wear anytime all season long!

Made with Scrubby Smoothie Cotton by Red Heart Yarns, this project will be a sure-fire hit as you head to the water! Go from sea, sun, and sand by day, pairing this over your swimsuit, and wear it into the evening with a cute summer sundress or tank-top and capris for those summer nights! You can’t go wrong with this fabulous poncho no matter which way you wear it! I LOVE mine and you will too!

This is one pattern you won’t want to miss!!! A fun tip: add a few tacking stitches under the arms to create sleeves and turn this awesome poncho into a cute summer top! Now, go grab your hooks, your fave cotton yarn (here is my latest obsession) and let’s get started! The sooner you begin, the quicker you can head to the beach! See you there! Be sure to post your photos of this wonderful project and hashtag #YARNutopia! I can’t wait to see those beach pictures!

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

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in 5 balls of Caribbean, 5 balls of White and 2 balls of Brite Pink
J-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This poncho is approximately 30 inches long (76 cm)
-This poncho takes 1830 yards of yarn
-I used 3 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight or DK yarn
-This poncho is worked from the top down
-I would recommend any cotton yarn for this project, but you can use acrylic or wool as well.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
5DC Cluster: 5 Double Crochet Cluster: [YO, Insert hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Shell: [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC]

Pattern:

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

 

Poncho:

Half Circles: Make 2
With White
Row 1: Ch 5, 8 TR in 5th Ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (9)

Row 2: SC in 1st st, [CH 4, SC in next st] 8 times, ch 1, turn. (8 ch sps)

Row 3: 4 HDC in each Ch 4 sp across, turn. (32 sts)

Row 4: (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in same first st as CH up 3 st, DC in next 3 sts, *2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. Fasten off white, change color.

Row 5: Attach new color to first st, Ch 3, 2 DC in same st, *Sk 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, repeat from * across, turn. (42 sts)

 

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Row 6: *Ch 4, Sl st in between next DC grouping, repeat from * across, ending with Sl st in last st, ch 1, turn. (14 ch 4 sps)

Row 7: 4 HDC in each ch 4 sp across, turn. (56)
For the first Half Circle, Fasten off.
For the second Half Circle, DO NOT fasten off, continue to go on to working in rounds starting with the next step below. Make sure your work is on the WS (Wrong Side=Back Side)

Round 8: You will now be working in rounds attaching the two half circles. (See video tutorial for visual instructions). (Work in 3rd Loop of HDC sts), Ch 3, DC in same first st as Ch up 3 st, DC in next 6 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts], to end of row on first half circle, continue working on WS of 2nd half circle, [2DC in next st, DC in next 6 sts] to end of row on 2nd half circle, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Yay! The neck hole is made! Turn work around & Fasten off this color. Change color.

Round 9: Change color to White & attach yarn to the 3rd st from the beginning stitch. (see video tutorial for specific spot), Ch 3, DC in same st, *Ch 3, Sk 3 Sts, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st to beg, ch 3 st. (64 sts) Do not turn.

Rnd 10: Sl st into next st & into ch 3 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, DC] in same sp, * [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st. (128 sts)

 

Rnd 11: Sl st to next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, (Ch 1, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 1, * [2 DC, ch 4, 2 DC] in next ch sp, (Ch 1, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in next ch sp) 3 times, ch 1, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 1, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white, change color to Caribbean

Rnd 12: Attach new color to 1st ch 2 sp after fasten off, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 2, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] n next ch 2 sp, ch 2, 7 DC in next ch 4 sp, Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with 7 DC in last ch 4 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 13: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 6 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sk ch 2 sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. (152 sts)

Rnd 14: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, DC in same sp, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Sk next 2 sts & ch 2 sp, [SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 15: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 17 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 2, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 4 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 16: Sl st into next st, Ch 3, DC in next 15 sts, *Sk last st of grouping, Ch 3, [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, repeat from * around ending with SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk ch 2 sp & next DC, sl st to beg ch 3 st.

Rnd 17: Sl st into next st & into next st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Ch 4, Sk 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts & ch 3 sp, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 18: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk next 4 sts ch 2 sp AND next 2 sts, 9 DC in ch 4 sp, Ch 3, Sk next 2 sts ch 2 sp AND next 4 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, [Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp] 2 times, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 19: Sl st into next st & ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * ch 3, Sk 2 DC & Ch 3 sp, [DC in next DC, Ch 1] 8 times, DC in last DC of grouping, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, Sk 2 sts & next ch 3 sp, SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp & next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 20: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3 [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 4, Sk 2 sts ch 3 sp AND next DC, [SC into next ch 1 sp, Ch 3] 7 times, SC in next ch 1 sp, Ch 4, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next SC, Ch 3, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 21: Ch 3, DC in next st, * 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, Ch 4, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 6 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 4, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, 2 DC in next ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next ch sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around ending with 3 DC in last ch sp, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 22: Ch 3, DC in next 2 sts, sk next st, *Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 5 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, Sk ch 4 sp & next DC, DC in next 18 sts, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 15 sts, Sl st to 1st Ch 3 st.

Rnd 23: Ch 3, DC in next st, Sk next st, * Ch 5, [SC in next ch 3 sp, ch 3] 4 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 5, sk Ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 16 sts, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 14 sts, sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 24: Sl st into previous stitch, Ch 9 (counts as DC & Ch 6 sp), * [SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 3 times, SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk ch 5 sp & next DC, DC in next 14 sts, Ch 6, repeat from * around ending with DC in last 13 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 25: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * [SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3] 2 times, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 12 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 11 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 26: Sl st into previous st, Ch 9, * SC in next Ch 3 sp, Ch 3, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 6, Sk Ch 6 sp & next DC, DC in next 10 sts, Ch 6, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last 9 sts, Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 9 st.

Rnd 27: Sl st into previous st, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, * Ch 7, SC in next ch 3 sp, Ch 7, Sk ch 6 sp & next DC, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, sk 2 sts, 2 DC in next st, Ch 2 2 DC in next st, Sk 2 sts, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, ending with 2 DC in next st, sk last 2 sts, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 28: Sl st in next st & into ch 2 sp, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, ch 2, *[2DC, ch 2] 4 times into ch 7 sp, [2 DC, ch 2] 4 times into next ch 7 sp, ([2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, ch 2) 3 times, repeat from * around ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off this color and change color for the next round.

Attach white to first ch 2 sp after the fasten off.
Rnd 29: In ch 2 sp, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, sk ch sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk last ch 2 sp, Sl st to 1st ch 3 st.

Rnd 30: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

 

Rnd 31: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 4, Sk ch 3 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 32: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 33: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 2, Sk ch 2 sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 34: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 2 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white

Yarn Bowl

Attach Caribbean to 1st Ch 2 sp after fasten off
Rnd 35: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk Ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 36: Sl st into next st & into ch 2 sp, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, *Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off Caribbean

Attach White to first ch 2 sp after fasten off.
Rnd 37: Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, * Ch 3, Sk ch 3 sp, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to beg. ch 3 st.

Rnd 38: Ch 3, DC in next st, *2 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in ch 3 sp, DC in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st.
Fasten off white.

Attach Brite Pink in first st of last round.
Border:
Rnd 39: *Ch 6, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 5 DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, Sk 4 sts, Sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch.
Fasten off.

Assembly:
Weave in all ends.
Single Crochet Around the neckline with Brite Pink.

Enjoy!!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #22: Foundation Half-Double Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #22: Foundation Half-Double Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Half Double Crochet:

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 2, YO, insert hook into 2nd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through all 3 loops on hook. First Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.

Step 2: YO, Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through all 3 loops on hook. Second Foundation Half Double Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FHDC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

Gifts for my Bridesmaids: Wrapped in Jewels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are getting married, or know of someone who would love this shawl, this one is very special and will be a hit with anyone who is on the receiving end of such a fabulous gift! Enjoy!

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #21: Foundation Single Crochet

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #21: Foundation Single Crochet

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to Foundation Single Crochet:

 

 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

US Terms
YO = Yarn Over

Step 1: Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO pull through 2 loops on hook. First Foundation Single Crochet is made.

Step 2: Insert hook at the base of previous stitch, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 1 loop on hook, YO, pull through 2 loops on hook. Second Foundation Single Crochet is made.
Repeat the same concept of the second FSC (step 2) for the rest of your row.

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Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hearts Baby Dress

Crochet Tutorial: Happy Hearts Baby Dress

It has been quite a while, but I finally completed my latest infant fashion piece! My Happy Hearts Baby Dress is a lovely one piece cotton frock made with Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie.

This lovely dress has tiny popcorn stitch detail on the skirt creating two stacked hearts. The simple ruffle creates a cap sleeve on the bodice. I added a tiny ribbon accent to complete the piece. Each detail was carefully thought out to create this wonderful project.

Easy enough for all stages of crocheters, this infant attire will be a hit for everyone!! As a crochet artist you will love the simplicity of this design while making it, and the final product is sure to WOW the masses! Andddd, I can guarantee that any little baby will look adorable in this frock

Below is a view of the back of the dress.

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

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Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Cotton yarn in 3 balls of Aqua and 1 ball of Loofah
-H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This dress is 13 inches wide and 15 inches long but you can make it longer by watching the video tutorial for tips!
-This dress takes 410 yards of yarn
-I used 2 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project
-This dress is worked from the top down and the sleeves are added later

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
PC: Popcorn Stitch: 5 DC in same stitch, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st DC of grouping, put loop back on hook, pull through the stitch and pull the yarn tight to make the stitch “fold in half” to make a popping stitch. (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.

Dress:
With Aqua
Ch 60, sl st to first ch to form large ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as DC), DC in next 6 Chs, *3 DC in next ch, DC in next 14 chs, 3 DC in next ch, repeat from * 2 more times, DC in last 7 chs, sl st to ch 3 st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, FPDC in first 8 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 16 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 8 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (76 sts)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, FPDC in first 9 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 18 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 9 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (84 sts)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, FPDC in first 10 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 20 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 10 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (92 sts)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, FPDC in first 11 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, *FPDC on next 22 sts, 3 FPDC on next st, repeat from * 2 more times, FPDC on last 11 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (100 sts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rnd 6: Ch 1, FPDC on first 13 sts, Ch 8, Sk 24 sts, FPDC on next 26 sts, CH 8, Sk 24 sts, FPDC on last 13 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (54 sts, 2 ch 8 sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, FPDC on first 13 sts, DC in each of the next 8 chs, FPDC on the next 26 sts, DC in each of the next 8 chs, FPDC on last 13 sts, sl st to first FPDC. (70 sts)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC. (70 sts)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, [DC & FPDC] on first st, *FPDC on next st, [DC & FPDC] on next st, repeat from * around ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to first FPDC. (102 sts)

Rnds 10-12: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, BPDC on next 15 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in 3 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 15: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 4 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 5 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next st, PC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, FPDC on 53 sts, HDC in next 7 sts, PC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts, FPDC on last 34 sts, sl st to first FPDC.

Rnds 21-28: Repeat Rnds 13-20 once.

Rnd 29: Repeat Rnd 13

Rnds 30-31: Ch 1, FPDC on each st around, sl st to first FPDC.
Fasten off and change color.

Rnd 32: With 2nd color, HDC in each st around. Sl st to first HDC.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

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Sleeves:
Attach yarn to last stitch on shoulder. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Row 1: [Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] 11 times, turn.

Row 2: Sl st into first Ch 3 sp, Ch 2, ([2HDC, Ch 2, 2HDC] in next Ch 3 sp) 9 times, HDC in last ch 3 sp, turn.

Row 3: *6HDC in next Ch 2 sp, Sk 2 sts, SC in between stitches, Sk 2 sts, repeat from * across ending with 6 HDC in last ch 2 sp, Sl st in ch 2 st at the end of the row.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Repeat the same concept for other sleeve.

Assembly:
Add a ribbon around waist and have the ties in the back.
Weave in all loose ends.

 

 

Enjoy!!

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It’s All in the Details: Crochet Wedding Flowers

It’s All in the Details: Crochet Wedding Flowers

When planning a wedding, one of the very first things you consider is the type of wedding you want and the budget to go along with your dream. It isn’t always easy to have those two things come together seamlessly unless you have all the resources available without the concern of finances. That’s why DIY (or do-it-yourself) is a great way to cut costs and bring some of those wedding expenses down – and dreams to life – using your own creativity. Be aware – there’s a cost to that too, just not always in dollars.

It Starts With YES!

When Nate proposed, we were in Amsterdam, Netherlands on a high – figuratively not literally. (read about it here) Excited from the thrill of getting engaged on this European trip, planning a wedding in that moment was not on the forefront of our minds. We hadn’t even chosen a date for our wedding until weeks following our engagement. I am such a planner, so I needed time to organize our wedding with guests from overseas, so we decided on March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day. This was the perfect day to have our Pakistani/Irish fusion wedding. I wanted the Pakistani features and Nate is Irish, so he wanted to incorporate some Irish elements into our special day.

Looking a year ahead gave us much needed time to sort out details for this fusion wedding and put finances on paper. Thankfully, our parents were able to help, but how much would this all cost?

We visited vendors which was exciting and full of promise. Yet, when we started to talk dollars and cents, we began to realize that we needed to scale down considerably on some of our “wants.”  Our budget was limited. One of the more shocking realizations was finding out that for flowers; personal flowers such as bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages along with centerpiece arrangements and other floral décor, would cost over $2000 USD. As much as I LOVE fresh flowers, spending $2000 on that one detail was out of the question.

Famous Last Words

Ideas began to formulate. I knew I wanted to incorporate elements of crochet into my wedding, and the more I considered it, the more it made sense for me to make all of the flowers. I knew it would be a lofty goal. Hand crocheting 200+ flowers for all my floral elements, as well as 200 place card meal flowers, was no easy task. But spending $2000 on bouquets and arrangement fresh flowers, which will wilt and be discarded was hard to contemplate. I could save a huge chunk of money if I did these myself. So, it was decided almost a year ahead of time, I would crochet the flowers. I had plenty of time, right?

I think I remember vaguely in the fog of my over-zealous wedding-muddled mind, Nate saying to me,

“Are you sure you want to do that? I don’t want you to get too stressed out…..” Brides and stress? Phfft…

Oh, how prophetic that conversation would be.

My flip response was something on the lines of,

“No worries, I won’t get stressed. It’s a year away. I have plenty of time.” Eye-roll please…

The Best Laid Plans…

Eleven months in advance may seem like plenty of time to take on a project like this. That is if you have NOTHING to do BUT this. I started out pretty well. I decided on using Red Heart Yarns Aunt Lydia’s Thread in the colors of my bridesmaids’ dresses for their bouquets and a throw bouquet. I would pair the groomsmen’s boutonnieres in coordinating colors. My bouquet would be shades of red and Nate would have a matching flower to mine. I could get a jump start on place card flowers once I decided on the coinciding meal. I would crochet similar coordinating flowers to use for my table centerpieces. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Puhll-eeaaazzze…I got this!

I mapped out the year. I could crochet three flowers a day which would put me on a course to finish in plenty of time for the wedding. It would give me an ample time-frame to make bouquets, plan those centerpieces, decide on any other arrangements, and color code all the seating place cards. The only thing is, I had to stay on task. One missed day meant the next day I had to make six flowers. One missed week meant making 21 flowers to catch up. Do you get my drift? Don’t even ask what it required to catch up on a lost month. There are no words…

Fast forward to six weeks before the wedding and my fingers felt like they were falling off due to the insane flower making schedule I had going on. Every plan and deadline shot to hell. I even sliced my hand with that tiny 1mm crochet hook I was using! Haha! I remember at 2 a.m one morning, my eyes going crossed and mind delirious, thinking up curse words while miscounting my stitches, and repeating over and over that I will NEVER crochet with thread or make another flower in MY LIFE ever again. I must have asked myself a hundred times…WHY!? Why did I decide to do this?!

Honestly….This is why….

This Is What Dreams Are Made Of

I am such a detail person. It comes from my mama. And just like my mama, I believe those tiny details matter. Every single one of these details mattered to me. I would not have done it otherwise. Looking back, I know I complained, I may have even cried, but the results of all the hard work and late nights paid off. Each detail, each flower, each element came together in perfect harmony on our wedding day and it was so worth it! So, so worth it! Details, details, details….

The bouquets I designed consisted of 12-14 crochet flowers in the final assembly. I accented the burst of color using gold beads, gold tulle, gold ribbon, and gold jewels to wrap the handle of the bouquet holders I chose. I crocheted roses for my bridal bouquet and crocheted an assortment of handmade flowers for the bridesmaids and the throw bouquet. My sister-in-law/maid-of-honor and I still have the scars from the blisters burned on our hands from the hot glue! Bouquet assembly was not easy!

Each boutonniere consisted of a coordinating crocheted single flower attached to a stem and leaf. For Nate’s two younger brother’s, I created a trio of crocheted small flowers as an alternate look since they were our ushers and groomsmen! Even our little ring bearer had his own!


The wrist corsages for my mom and Nate’s Grandma were a single flower crocheted in gold thread and fastened to gold glitter elastic wrist bands.

Each centerpiece was a combination of Moroccan Lanterns alternating with floating candles on opposite tables. Small votive candles accented each table, along with the gold framed table number we added Salal Lemon Leaf and Evergreen Huckleberry for a splash of deep green on our black table cloth linens. I accented the leaves with a combination of three crochet flowers on one side and an accent flower on the opposite side of the arrangement for a splash of crochet color and balance.

For the last table detail, we added small place card holders that were tiny replicas of brass oil lamps. Each name card was paired with a tiny crochet flower detail indicating the meal choice of each guest and inserted into the place card holder. I had four meal options, and each option had a color coordinated flower that matched the meal choice of each guest. Each place card was printed with our guests’ names, and I attached a tiny flower on the end with a gold brad using a paper hole-punch. This tiny, but impressive, element was a huge hit with our guests!

 

It Doesn’t Stop There

Aside from the details that adorned our tables, we had a couple other crochet specifics that I incorporated into our wedding day. Since it was a Pakistani/Irish Fusion wedding a few live flower arrangements had elements of plants indigenous to Ireland. Bells of Ireland mixed with Fringe Cups, Burdock, Thistle, Ladies Mantle, Clover and an assortment of other greens decorated our reception room. I decided to add crochet Calla Lilies to this greenery mix! I found an amazing pattern by Happy Patty and purchased it from her Etsy Shop! I fell in love with these Irish fused greenery arrangements even more with this added detail. Bittersweet Florist was fun to work with and loved the idea of adding crochet Callas. They had never seen crochet lilies before!

It may seem like an overwhelming amount of crochet flowers and crochet elements added to the wedding day. I did not want it to look like too many crocheted components pulled together, hoping it appeared as attractive as imagined when I started on this project.  When we put it all together, it wasn’t at all over the top or too much. It was just the right amount. I even added the Henna Inspired Mandala as a table top cover in our reception area. I used it under some Huckleberry leaves to accent our seating chart table. Subtle yet lovely…a tiny splash of crochet color made it just the perfect element to add in this one spot.

It’s All in the Details

It took a lot of planning, but that’s my thing. I love planning, and details can make all the difference. Like I mentioned, I am a detail oriented person and being a bride didn’t change any of this. In fact, it amped it up! Just be careful not to get caught up in too many little things. It can suck you in!  Doing all these crochet elements made this uniquely my own. It was such a wonderful feeling that I made each of these details come to life with crochet.

In the end, each guest had a small crochet take-away aside from their wedding favor. My bridesmaids, men of honor, groomsmen, ring bearer, and family, each had their flowers to have as a keepsake from our special day. One lucky guest caught the Throw Bouquet! Even the centerpiece flowers became souvenirs for some guests. We could not ask for more! This is what every bride should feel. I accomplished this incredible feat and brought a lot of joy not only to myself but to each guest who attended our wedding. It truly mattered in showing each person who attended how special they are and how much it meant to us that they were to celebrate our love.

In the end, I crocheted 140 centerpiece flowers, 70 bouquet flowers, 19 boutonniere flowers, 3 wrist corsages, 200 place card flowers, as well as the Calla Lilies to accent the greenery arrangement, the Henna Inspired Mandala and lastly, I did make each of my girls a special wedding shawl which I will share in a separate blog. I did this work all in the months leading up to our wedding. It wasn’t easy, but it was so very special. I saved more than $1,500.00 USD by doing this myself.

Do-It-Yourself: Lovely But Not Easy

My advice for anyone planning to take on the task of DIY projects for your wedding would be to plan it out, give yourself plenty of time to tackle a project of this magnitude, know the commitment you are making because it can overwhelm you, and it is ok to get frustrated. Just don’t take on a project that consumes you to the point that you lose the joy in the reason you started this in the first place. With the right frame of mind, in the end, you will have a wedding that has the special added touches that make it your unique day with elements that are talked about for years! Always remember: This is YOUR special day do what feels right for YOU. Have fun and enjoy it all!

A special thank you to the following:

Our amazing parents for supporting us and making all our dreams come true.

Our entire wedding party for helping us through this whole journey and being the best wedding party ever!!

All of our guests, you are so special to us, and we were so happy to celebrate our special day with each and every one of you!

Cook Photograph Company for the wonderful photos (See more of our wedding photos on their Facebook Page here)

Bittersweet Floral for the lovely Irish greens added to our reception hall

Nite Lights Entertainment for the AH-MAZING Music, Lighting, and Photo Booth! That was the best party I have ever been to!!

The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern for such a great venue to celebrate our wedding at! Everything was so elegant and regal.

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: Colorful Visions Afghan

Crochet Tutorial: Colorful Visions Afghan

If you have ever looked through a changing kaleidoscope, you are aware that by a slight shift, the designs change giving you colorful visions with each turn. That inspired my Colorful Visions Afghan!

This colorful throw is bursting with 7 different hues of the magnificent Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn and combined to take your breath away! The photos do not do this piece justice! Once you begin, you will see how incredible this work of fiber art really is!

I changed a small detail in the four corner squares to add a bit of subtle creative flare but it is creator’s choice to make this change or not. Were you able to spot this small detail?

Working with Chic Sheep Yarn through Red Heart Yarns has turned me on to this remarkable fiber. The colors pop, the yarn is luxuriously soft, and most of all, it is a JOY to work with! Here is my step by step instructional video and written pattern to help you make yours today!!

 

Here is the individual Granny square design up close.

Just like the kaleidoscope design, my colorful visions afghan will provide any space with that vivid pop of color and change your room from drab to fab! One small change can make a great big impact! Start yours today!

Below are two of my work in progress photos

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

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Marly Bird Chic Sheep Yarn in the following colors: Mai Tai, Green Tea, Dragon Fruit, VIP, Linen, Sangria, Stiletto (I used 4 balls of each color and a little more black) This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn.
-G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This blanket is 50 inches wide and 76 inches long but you can make less or more squares to make it as big as you want!
-This blanket takes 5,300 yards of yarn
-I used 7 colors but you can use as many colors as you want
-I used a size 4 medium yarn, you can use any worsted weight, DK, or Aran yarn for this project
-This blanket uses twenty 12 inch squares
-I made this blanket with 4 squares across and 5 squares down

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BPSC: Back Post Single Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
FPTR: Front Post Treble Crochet
LDC: Long Double Crochet
TR2TOG: Treble Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
DC2TOG: Double Crochet 2 Together (Decrease)
Cluster Stitch: [YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through, YO pull through 2 loops on hook] 5 times, YO pull through all 6 loops on hook. Cluster made.
Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook, YO pull through] 4 times, YO pull through all 9 loops on hook. Puff made. Ch 1 to close puff.

Pattern:

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

Blanket:
Make 20 of these squares
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 SC in ring, sl st to first SC. (8 sts)

Rnd 2: Ch up 3 (Counts as st), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to beg ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color. (16 sts)

Rnd 3: In any st around, Attach new color, *Ch 3, Sk 1 st, sl st in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch of beg ch 3. (8 Ch 3 sps)

Rnd 4: Sl st into a ch 3 sp, ch up 3 (Counts as st), [4DC, TR, 5 DC] in same ch sp, *SC in next ch 3 sp, [5 DC, TR, 5 DC] in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around, ending with SC in last Ch 3 sp, sl st to beginning ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (48 sts)

Rnd 5: In any TR around, attach new color, Ch up 1, *3 SC in TR st, BPSC on next 5 sts, [SC, HDC, 3 DC, HDC, SC] in next st, BPSC on next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 6: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch up 4 (counts as TR), 10 TR in same st, *sk 6 sts, BPSC on next 7 sts, Sk 6 sts, 11 TR in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch up 4 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 7: Working in BLO, in any middle TR of the 11 TR grouping, attach new color, Ch 3 (counts as st), [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *HDC in next st, SC in next st, Sk 4 sts, 2 TR in each of the next 5 sts, SK 4 sts, SC in next st, HDC in next st, [2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch up 3 st, fasten off, change color.

 

Rnd 8: Working in both loops, in any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same sp, DC in each st around putting [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in each corner, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 9: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, 6 DC in same corner sp, * Sk 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, [FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 7, SC in next 2 sts on Rnd 8] 2 times, FPTR on next 2 sts from Rnd 7, SC in next 4 sts on Rnd 8, Sk 2 sts, 7 DC in ch 2 corner sp, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 10: In any middle DC of a 7 DC grouping, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next 14 sts, [5 DC cluster in next st, ch 1, DC in next st] 2 times, 5 DC cluster in next st, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 11: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 1, *3 SC in corner, SC in next st, FPDC in corner st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC in next st on Rnd 9, SC in cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next cluster st, FPDC on next st on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts, TR2TOG working first half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 1st grouping on Rnd 9 and the second half of the stitch around BOTH TRs from 3rd grouping on Rnd 9, SC in next 6 sts on Rnd 10, [FPDC on next st on rnd 9, SC in cluster st] 3 times, FPDC on corner st on Rnd 9, SC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to first SC, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 12: In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *DC in next 15 sts, FPTR on next 2 TR from Rnd 9, DC in next 14 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in middle sc of the next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, change color.

Rnd 13: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch up 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next st, Ch 1, [Sk 1 st, DC2TOG, Ch 2] 10 times, DC2TOG, Ch 1, sk 1 DC in next st, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color (68 sts)

Rnd 14: In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *DC in next 3 sts, [LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, Puff st in DC2TOG st] 11 times, LDC in sk’d st from prev. Rnd, DC in next 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner ch 2 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to 1st ch 3 st, fasten off, change color. (132 sts)

Rnd 15: Work in BLO, In any ch 2 corner sp, attach new color, *3 SC in corner, SC in each st and each ch 1 sp, repeat from * around sl st to 1st SC, fasten off, change color. (188 sts)

Rnd 16: Work in both loops, In any middle SC of a corner, attach new color, Ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same st, *[SK 2 sts, V-Stitch in next st] 14 times, Sk 2 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to beg. ch 3 st. Fasten off, change color. (136 sts)

Rnd 17: In any corner ch 2 sp, attach new color, ch 3, [DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in same corner sp, *[3 DC in next ch 2 sp] 14 times, [2 DC, ch 2, 2DC] in next corner, repeat from * around, sl st to beg ch 3 st, fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
I would recommend watching the video tutorial on the attachment method, but you can attach your squares 4 squares across, and 5 squares down. I used the slip stitch method to attach the squares, but you can single crochet them together, you can sew them together using the whip stitch or the mattress stitch.

Border:
For the border, I put 3 SC in the corner ch 2 sps, and I just put 1 SC in each st around. It’s a very simple border.

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: Catnip Sardine Toy

Crochet Tutorial: Catnip Sardine Toy

I have found that my kitties love a good catnip buzz! These two crazy cats go a bit nuts when I put out some nip or have a toy that has that scent. But I found that paying $5-$7 for a little mouse or stuffed ball is too much to keep these cats happy.

Instead, I decided to make a few of these Crochet Sardine Catnip Toys, and boy, was that a smart idea! Not only is this outrageously economical (you can use scrap cotton yarn and is a nice stash buster) but for mere pennies, these tiny fish can provide hours of feline entertainment! Let me show you how!

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

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Smoothie (Color: Popsicle Brights)
-G-4.75mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-You can stuff this toy with polyfil or catnip
-You can use Tulle instead of Gauze for the inside as well.

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

Pattern:

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

Toy

Work in continuous rounds
Ch 9
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, put 3 SC in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, SC across, put 2 SC in last st. (18)

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 3: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 4: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (6)

Rnd 6: 2 SC in each st around. (12)

Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 8-11: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 12: [SC 2 TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff fish with catnip wrapped in gauze or tulle fabric

Rnd 13: [SC2TOG] 6 times.

Rnd 14: [SC2TOG] 3 times.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly:
Add a bell and a string to your catnip toy (optional)
Never leave kitties unattended while they enjoy toys like this one. 

 

 

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

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #20: Cluster Stitch

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Cluster Stitch:


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Cluster Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through, Yarn over, pull through 2 loops] 5 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 6 loops on your hook.

 

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Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

Stitch Gallery & Glossary Episode #19: Puff Stitch

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make the Puff Stitch:


 

Materials Used:
Red Heart Yarns Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn
Crochet Hook

 

Puff Stitch

US Terms

Stitch:
[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 4 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 9 loops on your hook.

OR

[Yarn Over, Insert Hook into stitch, Yarn Over, Pull through] 3 times. Yarn Over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook.

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Crochet Tutorial: Love & Sunshine Baby Blanket

Are you looking for the perfect project for a baby shower gift? Do you have a new grandchild on the way or are you expecting a new baby? This is the perfect project for you! I designed the Love and Sunshine Baby Blanket as the perfect accessory to any nursery.

It’s an easy pattern using a repeat of Front and Back Post Double Crochet. I have added a touch of accent color in the pattern as well as complimenting it with a lovely picot border to give it some additional design features. This treasured piece will be a huge hit! The Bunches of Hugs  yarn by Red Heart Yarns is the perfect fiber to make it feel luxurious and soft as a cloud. Perfect for cuddling your little one!

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

 

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Bunches of Hugs in Banana
Red Heart Yarns Dreamy in Grey
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This blanket is 36 inches wide and long but you can continue the repeat to make it as big as you want.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side (Back Side)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
Picot: Ch 3, sl st into 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.

Blanket:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
(RS) Rnd 1: Ch up 3 (Counts as DC), 2 DC into ring, [Ch 2, 3 DC into ring] 3 times, Ch 2, sl st to beg ch up 3 st, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 2: FPDC on first st, *DC in next, FPDC on next, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with corner sts, Sl st to first FPDC, ch 1, turn.

(WS) Rnd 3: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, repeat from * around, ending with BPDC on last st, Sl st to 1st DC. Ch 1. Do NOT turn.

(WS) Rnd 4: BPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC on next st, BPDC on next st] until corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [BPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, Sl st to 1st BPDC, ch 1, turn.

(RS) Rnd 5: DC in same st you sl st’d into, [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] until corner, *[2 DC, Ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, Repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st, sl st to 1st DC, ch 1, do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 6: FPDC on same st you sl st’d to, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] until next corner, *[2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st] until next corner, repeat from * around, ending with DC in last st, sl st to 1st FPDC, ch 1, Turn.

Rnds 7-28: [Repeat Rounds 3-6] 5 more times and rounds 3 and 4 another time after that.
If you want your blanket bigger, just repeat rounds 3-6 as many times as you want, but end on a repeat of Round 4 before going onto the next row.

Fasten off Yellow and change color to Grey, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 29: With Grey, Repeat Round 5

Fasten off Grey and change color to Yellow, attaching yarn where you left off on the last round.

(RS) Rnd 30: With Yellow, Repeat Round 6

(WS) Rnd 31: Repeat Round 3

 

Fasten off Yellow, Turn your work to the front side and attach Grey where you left off.

Border
(RS) Rnd 32: With Grey, ch up 1, SC in same st, *[Ch 3, Sk 1 st, SC in next st] until corner, SC in last st on side, Ch 3, Sk corner, SC in 1st st on next side, repeat from * around, ending with Ch 3, Sl st to 1st SC. Do NOT turn.

(RS) Rnd 33: Sl st into 1st ch 3 sp, Ch 1, SC in same sp, *[SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in next ch 3 sp, Sl st in next ch 3 sp, Repeat from * around, ending with [SC, HDC, DC, Picot, DC, HDC, SC] in last ch 3 sp, sl st to first SC.
Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

 

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

Crochet Tutorial: Anatomical Heart Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Anatomical Heart Amigurumi

Nate loves a good horror movie, I love crochet and “Poe”try, and we both love to love. I hope I’ve captured the essence of that in this project!!

I’ve got to “hand” it to you, he’s definitely got my “heart.” I hope you didn’t think that was “tachy.” I’ve tried to “organ”ize my puns so they always make sense. People might think that I’m so crazy about Nate that “aorta” be locked up, but he has the “key to my heart.” Sometimes I wondered if “antibody” was out there who understood me, and there he was. Nate “muscle”d his way into my “life.” In the “pulmonary” start of our relationship, I might have told him “A-fib” or two about how I felt. I didn’t need a “ventricle”oquist to speak for me. I was truly “pumped” about meeting him! “O,” I’m “positive” I won’t ever “bypass” telling Nate how I feel again. I sug”chest” we always express how we feel. I hope I never “skip a beat” when it comes to loving him. I promise to “pace” myself and not take our love in “vein.” ♥ Nadia

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Blue
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Red
-Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coral

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease

Pattern:

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

The Main Part: (Ventricular Septum)
Work in BLO and in continuous rounds. (Use stitch marker for each round)
In Coral
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in the next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 9: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnds 10-14: SC in each st around. (42)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 18: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff the piece and continue to close the top.
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
SC first and 4th sts together.
Fasten off. Weave in end.

Aorta:
With Red, Work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
Ch 9
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (9)
Rnds 2-6: SC in each st around. (9)
Rnd 7-13: SC in next 5 sts, Sl St in next 4 sts. (9)
Rnds 14-17: SC in each st around. (9)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Small Valve openings: Make 3 in red and 2 in blue
Ch 6
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (6)
Rnds 2-8: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on where exactly these pieces get sewn to.

Pulmonary Artery With Blue, work in BLO and continuous rounds.
Ch 8
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch (forms a ring), and SC in each ch around. (8)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (8)
Rnd 6-12: SC in next 4 sts, Sl St in next 4 sts. (8)
Rnds 13-16: SC in each st around. (9)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew the Valve openings to their pieces using the photo and video tutorial to help as a guide.
Stuff them slightly.
Sew Pulmonary Artery to Heart Muscle
Sew Aorta on top of Pulmonary Artery to the Heart Muscle
With Red yarn, chain a long chain and sew to heart
With blue yarn, chain a long chain and sew to heart.
See video tutorial for visual instructions on how to attach all the parts.

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: Bunny Ear Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Bunny Ear Headband

I’ve traded in my wedding veil for a pair of rabbit ears just in time for Easter!! My Bunny Ear headband is inspired by the Snapchat filters we love to share! Now you can make your very own! This jeweled accessory is perfect for kids and adults alike. Kids love to dress up and these work perfectly for cosplay! Bendable and pose-able ears give you lots of options for holidays and for fun!

 

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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Buff
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea
-I-5.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Transparent Thread
Beads
Floral Stems
Floral Wire
Headband
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make this smaller or bigger.

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

Pattern:

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

Ear: Make 2 in Aruba Sea and 2 in Buff
Ch 18
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, HDC in next 6 chs, DC in next 6 chs, [3DC, ch 1, 3 DC] in last ch, continue working on opposite side of foundation chain, DC in next 6 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in last 4 sts, ch 1, turn. (38 sts)

Row 2: SC in first 4 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, DC in next 8 sts, 3 DC in next st, ch 1, Sk ch 1 sp, 3 DC in next st, DC in next 8 sts, HDC in next 6 sts, SC in last 4 sts. Fasten off.

Tuft of fur:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 10 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:
SC around headband and glue each end so it does not slip off the ends. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew beads to colored side of the ear
SC front and back ears together and crochet around wire stem. Insert floral wire for a sturdy ear.
Close bottom of ears.
Sew ears to headband.
Sew Tuft of Fur between ears.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Pommin’ Around Cowl

Crochet Tutorial: Pommin’ Around Cowl

Although winter will officially end next month, Wisconsin weather is very temperamental. We see snow even as late as May. As I plan out my future projects, I decided to add a quick cowl to the mix. This Pommin’ Around Cowl is an easy repeat pattern using Grit Stitch. The pom detail on the one border adds a touch of fun and whimsy to this simple design. Perfect for the beginner to advanced crocheter!

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


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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gold (350 yards of yarn)
-K-6.50mm Crochet Hook (Find the hook I used in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make this smaller or bigger.
-This scarf is 60 inches long without folding. It’s about 30 inches folded in half.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
3DC Cluster: [YO, Insert hook into 3rd ch from hook, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 3 times, YO pull through all 4 loops on hook.
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Cowl:

Ch 161 or any odd number
Row 1: 2 SC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sk next ch, 2 SC in next ch, Repeat from * across, ending with 1 SC in last ch. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, * Sk next st, 2 SC in next st, repeat from * across, ending with 1 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (159 sts)

Rows 3-16: Repeat Row 2
You can repeat Row 2 for however long you want before you go onto the next edge row.

Edge Row:
Row 17: SC in first st, * Ch 6, 3DC cluster in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 3, 3 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in ch where 1st cluster was made, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st. Repeat from * across ending with SC in last st. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

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

Enjoy!!

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My Punny Valentine 2018

My Punny Valentine 2018

The tradition continues with my annual Punny Valentine’s. Each year, I create these silly sentiments using crochet and puns. I try to be as creative and amusing as possible. I do, however, have to match a pun to something I can create using my crochet magic. It is NOT easy, let me tell you, this blog showcases my collection from 2018. You can check out 2017’s Punny Valentine’s here and my 2016’s Punny Valentine’s here! Do you have a fun pun to share? Let me know in the comments section. Share a possible pun that might show up in my 2019 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

Below is a list of some Punny Valentine’s. Click on the title link above their photo or click on each photo to be taken to its video tutorial and written pattern! Enjoy!! ♥

Bacon and Eggs Amigurumi

 

Love Bunny

 

Acorn Amigurumi

Poppy Flower

 

Panda Plush Amigurumi

 

Ghost Amigurumi

 

Open Heart Cup Cozy

Watermelon Scrubby

 

Pickle Amigurumi

 

 

Heart Bookmark

 

Shamrock Applique

 

Simple Basket

 

Fortune Cookie

 

Carrot Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Carrot Amigurumi

Well today is VALENTINE’S DAY!! ❤❤ I am getting *artichoked* up! You probably thought I didn’t *carrot* all that this was coming to the finish line! I knew the end of the pun series would *turnip* sooner or later and I know many of you were *rooting* for these to be over. I *bean* thinking of the best way to end this series and I was *brusselin’* around trying to finish but was running out of steam! I have to say that doing all these puns has me feeling mighty *beet*. I am sure some of you are tired of these as well, but I *yam* what I *yam* and these puns will keep showing up at the beginning of every February! Before next year you will have to *lettuce* know if there are any fun pun projects you want me to demonstrate! How are you spending your Valentine’s Day? Here in Wisconsin it is a little *chili* but Nate and I plan to *Romaine Calm and Carrot On* with our wedding plans. 31 more days until we say “I do”! Oh *Kale*, yeah! 😁 We can’t wait! We are so ready to *broc* and roll down that aisle! Have a great day everyone! Sending all of you LOTS OF LOVE!!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Carrot
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Spring Green
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Carrot
With Carrot Orange, work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (4)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] twice. (6)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 6-7: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 9-14: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the carrot with polyfil, and go onto the last round.
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off weave in ends.

Leaves of the carrot:
Ch 10
SC in 2nd ch and the next 8 chs, *Ch 10, SC in 2nd ch and next 8 chs, SC in last ch where beginning slip knot is, repeat from * 1 more time.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew leaves together at the base so they are standing up randomly together (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Sew leaves to carrot.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Fortune Cookie

Crochet Tutorial: Fortune Cookie

If I had a nickel for every pun I had to come up with, I would have plenty of *dough* and be worth a *fortune*! I’ve had pretty *good luck* these past two weeks, I would say. I am feeling like a smart *cookie* coming up with these clever captions! Some may think I am a bit of a *weir-dough* to keep coming up with puns for so long, but it is just the way the *cookie crumbles*! I do it every year and it’s become my thing. Besides, I do it for Nate. Because together, we are a *batch* made in heaven and we are very *fortunate* to have that! Now I better get to writing the pattern and post the blog for the Fortune Cookie Amigurumi before I *delete all my cookies* and have to start all over! I’m a *tough cookie* and could do that, but I wouldn’t want to! (Scroll down for written instructions)

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Work in Continuous rounds
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Fasten off with long tail.
Fold circle in half, sew it in half, and then bend it to look like a fortune cookie and sew it in place.
Weave in ends.
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: Simple Basket

Crochet Tutorial: Simple Basket

I’m *vine-ally* coming to the last few days of puns! I’ve been a *basket-case* trying to think of great ideas that are *ex-straw-dinary* and fun. I know some of you can’t *container* feelings about what you think. Some think they are *unbe-weave-able*, others think they are pretty *rattan*! I have been a bit *bamboo-zled* over the response! With so much on my *plait* right now, a *wicker* woman might give up and quit these puns. Not me! I would be in a *bushel* of trouble! Doing 14 projects in 14 day isn’t easy, but I am someone who *sticks* with it! These projects and puns are a tradition and this tradition has become *woven* in my heart because these are all for Nate to *reed* and crocheters to enjoy! Once these are over, however, I plan to *braid* around and celebrate that I *willow*-nly have the wedding to *carry* out! Yayyy! Stay tuned for the Mini Basket tutorial! It will be up on the blog later today-just in time for Easter!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Gleam Yarn
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Work in Continuous rounds
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: work in BLO, SC in each st around. (42)
Rnds 9-13: Work in both loops, SC in each st around.
Rnd 14: Ch 7, Sk 3 sts, SC in next 17 sts, Ch 7, Sk 3 sts, SC in last 19 sts.
Sl st into ch 7 sp and fasten off.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!

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

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Crochet Tutorial: Shamrock Appliqué

Crochet Tutorial: Shamrock Appliqué

I am trying not to *press my luck*, but I do like to press the boundaries of these puns! Hey, I’m a *clover*, not a fighter! And I don’t fight against or *tre-foil*-ing the flow of creativity that comes to my mind. So I go all in, sometimes getting a bit *clover-whelmed* with pun overload! I feel pretty *lucky* and *be-leaf* that many of you enjoy my *clover-ness*. These are *magically delicious* ideas that somehow *plant* themselves in my brain. That reminds me, it is time to *shamrock* and roll and get this on my blog! Pretty *clover* how I got that last pun in, right? That’s why I’m here, to *shamrock* your crochet world! (Not trying to make you *green* with envy, but I am pretty good at making these puns up.)

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart yarn Soft in Guacamole
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

With Guacamole yarn, work in continuous rounds
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: [Ch 4, SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, SC in center ring] 3 times.

Rnd 2: [SC in next st, DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, [2DC, Sl st, 2 DC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times.

Rnd 3: [SC in next 2 sts, HDC in next, 2 DC in next 2 sts, 2 HDC in next st, sl st into sl st, 2 HDC in next st, 2 DC in next 2 sts, HDC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 3 times.

Stem:
Sl st into next st, Ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch and in each ch up to the shamrock, sl st back into shamrock, Fasten off, weave in ends.

Enjoy!

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Crochet Tutorial: Heart Bookmark

Crochet Tutorial: Heart Bookmark

*Read* ’em & weep!

Roses are well *read*
Violets are *heart-y*
It is always *heart-warming*
When you open up to me ❤

This weekend I’m *lit-erally* running out of punny ideas!

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart yarn Soft in Berry
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Heart:
Ch 4, Sl st to first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 DC in ring, Ch 2, 3 DC into ring, Ch 2, 3 DC into ring, ch 2, 3 DC into ring, Ch 2, sl st to first ch 3. Turn your work.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 DC in corner sp, Ch 2, 3 DC in same corner sp, *ch 1, [3 DC, Ch 2, 3 DC] in next corner, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, sl st to first ch 3, Turn your work.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 11 DC in same side ch 1 sp, sk next corner, 12 DC in next side ch 1 sp, SC in next corner sp, SC in next 3 sts, SC in ch 1 sp, SC in next 3 sts, [SC, ch 2, SC] in next corner, SC in next 3 sts, SC in ch 1 sp, SC in next 3 sts, SC in corner sp, Sl st to beg. ch 3.

Rnd 4: Reverse SC in each st around. See video tutorial for visual instructions. (When you get to the spot between the 12 DC groupings, Reverse SC into the corner sp of round 2) The video tutorial explains it clearly.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly:
Cut 6 strands of long yarn, hook it through the top center of the heart and tie a knot.
Braid the strands in 3 groups of 4 strands of yarn. Tie a knot at the bottom and cut the strands even.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Pickle Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Pickle Amigurumi

It’s kind of a big *dill* to come up with these little projects and matching puns each day. I am *gherkin* round the clock to keep these going for two weeks. When I find myself in a bit of a *pickle*, and it’s *crunch* time to post, I try to stay as *cool as a cucumber* so I can get this all done in time. I *relish* the feeling of a successful project that I worked *dill-igently* to complete. I love to have the punny caption to match. It’s *Vlasic* Nadia. This is the real *dill*! Even with *dilling* with so many wedding details, I love the puns I have *pickled* and made so far! So what’s the *dill* yo? Do you have a favorite?

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart yarn Soft in Guacamole
Stuffing
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
4DC Cluster: Double Crochet cluster [YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through, YO pull through 2 loops] 4 times, YO pull through all 5 loops on hook. Cluster made.

Pattern:

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

Pickle
With Guacamole, Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)

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

Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, Cluster in the next, [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 2 times, 2SC in next st, Cluster in the next, [2SC in next, SC in next] 2 times. (18)

Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 5: SC in 6 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in 8 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 2 sts. (18)

Rnd 6-7: SC in each st around.

Rnd 8: SC in next st, Cluster in next st, SC in 10 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 5 sts.

Rnds 9-11: SC in each st around.

Rnd 12: Sl st in 9 sts, SC in 6 sts, Cluster in next st, SC in last 2 sts.

Rnds 13-15: Sl st in 9 sts, SC in 9 sts.

Rnd 16: SC in 7 sts, Cluster in next, SC in 9 sts, Cluster in last st.

Rnd 17: SC in 11 sts, Cluster in next, SC in 6 sts.

Rnd 18: SC in each st around.

Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 20: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Assembly:
Glue on googly eyes to the pickle

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: Watermelon Scrubby

Crochet Tutorial: Watermelon Scrubby

Thanks a *melon* everyone, for indulging me with these puns!! These are my love letters for MY Valentine! As Nate and I pre*pear* 🍐 for our wedding next month, all I *peel* is happiness. We do our *berry* best to handle all the wonderful chaos coming our way. But with that, comes a bit of stress. Sometimes when I feel a tad *melon-choly* I think *honey dew* you want to just run away? Nate might say, “Haha, *Orange* you cute? 🍊 Sorry, but we *cantaloupe*.” He really is a *peach*! We do make the perfect *pear*, and he truly is my one in a *melon*. He holds the *kiwi* to my heart! 🥝 During all this planning crochet has been MY escape from all the *fruitiness*! It’s *plum-believable* how much I enjoy a crochet respite and making up these silly puns along the way. This easy peasy *lemon squeezy* 🍋 Melon Scrubby 🍉 has helped keep me from going *bananas*! *Lime* sure a few of you are even *raisin* your eyebrows at how far I can take these play on words and correlate it to my projects! It’s not easy, but I’m *grape-ful* 🍇 to all of you that stuck it out until the end of this *cherry* 🍒 bad stream of fruit puns.

 

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

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Scrubby Cotton in Coral and Jade
Red Heart Yarns Cotton in Black
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

 

Watermelon
With Coral
Ch 3
Row 1: 6 DC in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (6)
Row 2: Ch 3 (Counts as stitch), DC in same st, 2 DC in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 3: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next st, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 5 times, turn. (18)
Row 4: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 2 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 5 times, turn. (24)
Row 5: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 3 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 5 times, turn. (30)
Row 6: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 4 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 5 times, turn. (36)
Row 7: Ch 3, DC in same st, DC in next 5 sts, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 5 sts] 5 times, turn. (42)
Row 8: Ch 1, SC in each st across, and continue to SC around entire piece. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fasten off coral and change color

Edge: With Jade
Attach yarn in corner stitch
Row 1: Ch 2(Counts as stitch), HDC in same st, HDC in next 6 sts, [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 5 times. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Seeds:
Make 3 or 4 in black cotton
Ch 2
Rnd 1: [3 SC, ch 2, 3 SC] in 2nd ch from hook
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew seeds to melon

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: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Crochet Tutorial: Open Heart Cup Cozy

Oh, it’s after 8am! Sorry I just had a little *hic-cup* this morning, but here’s today’s pun! Better *latte* than never! So we are halfway through our Valentine’s Day puns! *Cool Beans* you guys! Words can’t *espresso* how much it *beans* to me to share this *creativi-tea* with all of you! I *mug* continue to be motivated and finish out this stretch! Today’s project is an exercise in *simplici-tea*–here’s my Open Heart Cup Cozy. I had a different idea when I started (I frogged it) but I always say “if at first you don’t succeed, *chai, chai* again.” This project is great way to tell teachers, colleagues, and friends how *tea-riffic* they are! Add some special *blends* and give the gift of *tranquili-tea* to someone you care about! Not sure if you want to try this? I say go ahead and *brew* it! The Open Heart Cup Cozy will be on the blog later today. Now I think I might go crochet and listen to some Fleetwood *Mac-chiato*. Ok, too far…😂😂 *Cough-ee* #sorrynotsorry Doing this for y’all is like living la vida *mocha*. Seriously, I’m done now.

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart With Love Metallic in Red
Red Heart Super Saver in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Cup Cozy

Ch 34 or any even number
Rnd 1: SC in 1st ch to form a ring, *Ch 1, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: * SC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1 Sk st, repeat from * around.
Rnds 3-14: Repeat Round 2
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Heart:
With With Love Metallic in Fuchsia
Ch 24, sl st to first ch to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch up 1, HDC in same ch, [DC, ch 2, DC] in next ch, HDC in next, SC in next 4 chs, 2HDC in next ch, 2 DC in each of the next 3 chs, 2HDC in next ch, SC3TOG, 2 HDC in next ch, 2 DC in next 3 chs, 2 HDC in next ch, SC in next 4 chs, Sl st to first HDC
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew heart to cup cozy

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: Ghost Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Ghost Amigurumi

How is everyone on this *boo-tiful* day? For some time, before I release these Punny Valentine projects, I spend a *spooky* amount of time *haunting* around for ideas. A lot of the ideas get the *boo-t*. That whole “what *ghost* up must come down” happens with a lot with my ideas. I get excited for some, and then some fall flat! Many take *float* in my mind and are a *scream*! You can *scare* up inspiration from anywhere and make it a pun. Some things won’t have a *ghost* of a chance, but it *ghost* to show you that many things can!

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in White

G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Googly Eyes
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet Decrease
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ghost: With White, work in BLO and in continuous rounds.
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 5-7: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 10: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 11: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnds 12-15: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 17-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Stuff the ghost with polyfil
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnds 20-21: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 22: [SC2TOG] 6 times.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Arms: Make 2 with White. Work in BLO and continuous rounds.
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-5: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew arms to side of ghost
Glue on Googly Eyes

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: Panda Plush Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Panda Plush Amigurumi

*Bear* with me while I think of more puns…just kidding, I am *bearly* awake! This is all I got. Happy Monday everybody!!

 

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

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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aran
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Head

With Aran, work in the BLO and in continuous rounds.
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] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 8: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)
Rnds 9-14: SC in each st around. (48)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (42)
Rnd 16: [SC2TOG, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 17: [SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 18:[SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Embroider nose and mouth on Round 11
Rnd 19: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 20: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the panda head completely.
Rnd 21: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Eyes: Make 2
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first st.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as st) DC in same st as ch 3, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in next st, 2 DC in next st, [HDC, SC] in next st, [SC, HDC] in last st, Sl st to first ch 3.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 SC in first 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in next 2 sts, SC in last 4 sts.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Embroider a white line for eyes.

Ears: Make 2
With Black, Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: [2 SC in next st, SC in next] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 4-5: SC in each st around.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Poppy Flower

Crochet Tutorial: Poppy Flower

When I *rose* up this morning, I thought to myself, oopsie *daisy* I am not prepared for my post today! I was like, “What in *carnation* do I write about in today’s puns?” I would be *pollen* your leg if I told you that I was prepared for today’s punny caption about flowers! I was hoping to have someone *plant* an idea for me so this would not be so difficult. But boy, was this tough! *Bunches* of times I felt like I could not *cultivate* a good idea. But then a *seed* in my mind started to *grow and grow*. Before you know it, I began *rootin’* for myself to finish this great idea! And here it is! I am hoping *thistle* bring cheer to all my *buds*! Happy Sunday!

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

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Red
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Flower:
With Black
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Change color to red.
Rnd 2: With Red, Attach to any stitch, [Ch 3, Sl st in next st] 4 times. Sl st into first ch 3 sp.
Rnd 3: *Ch 3, 6 DC in same ch sp, ch 3, sl st in same ch sp, sl st in next ch sp, repeat from * around, sl st to first ch 3 sp.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Acorn Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Acorn Amigurumi

It might be *acorn-y* way to start out your Saturday morning, but I am trying to show you *nuttin* but love with my Valentine Puns! Honestly, there’s *nut* much better than starting the weekend with a bit of humor! *Oak-ay, oak-ay*! It’s *nut* my fault if some of these get a little cringe-y! Well, it is, but, I’m trying hard to keep you *crackin* up! That’s not easy! I know I can’t be the only *squirrel* in the world who loves these silly jokes. But that’s me in a *nutshell*. Silly. Anyway, In *cashew* were wondering, when I started these 14 days of puns, I promised myself I *walnut* fail. I know it *pecan* as something small but now *almond* fire and still *droppin* em! Stay tuned for more to come!

 

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

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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**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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Acorn:
Bottom:

With Warm Brown, work in continuous rounds
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 4 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 2 times. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnds 5-9: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off.

Top:
With Coffee, work in continuous rounds
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)
Rnd 4: [2SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd5: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Stem: With Coffee
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch and each ch across.
Fasten off.
Sew to top of acorn

 Assembly step:
Stuff Acorn and sew top to bottom. 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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Love Bunny Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Love Bunny Amigurumi

*Hare, Hare* I hope you are *all ears* when I announce later on, this cute rabbit amigurumi will be going live on my blog! I’ll be hoppin’ all over the place trying to make that happen so you can enjoy a new project today. Just in time *fur* Easter, I think you will find this one *EAR-resistable*! Some may not *carrot* all, but over 14 days of these puns, I am sure you will find something to make you *hoppy*. Ok, before you *rabbit-ly* start to lose interest and roll your eyes thinking *some-bunny* has to just STOP with these bad puns already, I hope you enjoy today’s Valentine Card. Video tutorial and free pattern posted below! *Hop* on down to my blog and get this Love Bunny pattern!

 

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

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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**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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Pale Plum
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Bunny: Work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
With Pale Plum
First leg:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3-5: SC in each st around. (12)
For first leg, fasten off.

Second leg:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3-5: SC in each st around. (12)
For second leg, DO NOT fasten off Continue to work body

Body:
Rnd 6: SC in each st of first leg, continue to SC in each st on second leg to attach both legs. (24) (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 7: SC in each st around. (24)
Sew hole closed between legs (see video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 8: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 9-12: SC in each st around. (30)
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 14: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Stuff the bunny legs
Rnd 15:  [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Rnd 16: [2 SC in next st, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 17: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 18: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnds 19-21: SC in each st around. (30)
Rnd 22: [SC2TOG, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (24)

Assembly step:
Embroider the eyes and mouth.
Stuff the bunny

Make the first ear:
Rnd 23: Sk 12 sts, SC in the rest of the sts around. (12)
Rnd 24-27: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 28: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off, weave in end.

Stuff the rest of the bunny
Make the second ear:
Attach yarn to first unworked stitch on round 22
Rnd 23: Sc in each st around
Rnds 24-28: Repeat Rnds 24-28 of the first ear.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
Sew the gap between the ears closed.

Arms: Make 2
With Pale Plum, work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnds 2-8: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Heart:
With pink work in continuous rounds and in BLO
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
For first piece, fasten off

Second piece:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
For second piece, DO NOT fasten off Continue to work the rest of the heart.

Rnd 5: SC in each st of first piece, SC in each st of second piece to attach. (24) (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Rnd 6: SC in each st around. (24)
Sew gap closed between two pieces. (See video tutorial)
Rnd 7: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 8: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 9: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
Stuff the heart completely.
Rnd 10: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 11: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Rnd 12: SC in each st around. (6)
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

 Assembly step:
Sew arms to side of body, sew heart to body. 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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Bacon and Eggs Amigurumi

Crochet Tutorial: Bacon and Eggs Amigurumi

Today, I am feeling *sunny-side up* as I launch my punny Valentine series! I have been pretty *egg-cited* and looking forward to making these for you! In the next 14 days, you might see *eggs-traordinarily* bad puns, but rest assured these are only temporary. I am *bacon* out these puns only once a year. So bear with me!! I have been *scrambling* my brain for weeks *bacon* myself crazy preparing for this! I think I have come up with *eggs-actly* what I was hoping for. I just wish I am able to *crack* you all up a few times with my humor! I’m not *yolking* I really hope you enjoy these! That would be *EGGS-ellent*!

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

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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**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 you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver in Redwood
Red Heart Super Saver in Buff
G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Bacon:  Make 2
When changing colors, be sure to trail the unused color along under your stitches. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
With Redwood
Ch 25
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (24)
Row 2: SC in each st across, change color to Buff at the end of this row, ch 1, turn. (24)
Row 3: SC in each st across, change color to Redwood at the end of this row, ch 1, turn. (24)
Row 4: Repeat Row 2
Row 5: Repeat Row 3
Row 6: SC in each st across.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Egg:
Yolk:
With Gold, work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
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)
Rnd 4: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

White:
With white, work in continuous rounds and in the BLO
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)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)
Rnd 6:  [2 SC in next st, SC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)
Rnd 7:  [2 SC in next st, SC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 Assembly step:
Stuff and sew yolk to white of the egg. 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

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

 

 

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Crochet Tutorial: Warm and Fuzzy Headband

Crochet Tutorial: Warm and Fuzzy Headband

The Warm and Fuzzy Headband is just what I needed following a fresh Wisconsin snowfall!! So I made one up and had to share this fantastic pattern with you!! This couture headband is just what you need to top off your snow day wardrobe! I added a fuzzy pom to complete this design which is patterned after snowflakes and a big fluffy snowball!!

The Pom is snapped on using heavy duty snaps so you can interchange poms of different colors to match your outfit! See how this piece is made in my step by step video tutorial and pattern below!

I found a few other accessories from fantastic designers to help complete a winter ensemble to create a wonderful matching set!!

Check out these fabulous mittens designed by BHooked Crochet
Check out this fabulous cowl designed by Melissa Leapman for Red Heart Yarns

Pair my Warm and Fuzzy headband with any one of these items and you have a fun winter ensemble that definitely has that WOW factor that keeps you warm and in fashion at the same time!

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
Support YARNutopia today so we can continue to bring you clear, quality crochet tutorials even after I move into my new home!
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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this headband:

**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!
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Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in Gray Heather and White
H-5.00mm crochet hook
Fur Poms
Snaps for buttons
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measure tape

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Use any worsted weight/aran yarn to make this headband
-Trail the yarn under the stitches for the rounds using both colors. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

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

Pattern:

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

With Gray
Ch 73 or any multiple of 4+1
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, sl st to first SC. (72)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, SC in first 3 sts with Gray, *change color to white, SC in next st, Change color to gray, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending with SC with white in the last st, sl st to first stitch with gray yarn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, Extended SC in each st around working into each stitch between the vertical lines (See video tutorial), Sl st to first SC.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, SC in first st with gray, *change color to white, SC in next st, change color to gray, SC in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, ending with SC with gray in the last 2 sts, sl st to first st with gray yarn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, Extended SC in each st around working into each stitch between the vertical lines (See video tutorial), Sl st to first SC.

Rnds 6-13: Repeat Rnds 2-5 two more times.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st.
Fasten off

Assembly:
Sew snaps on poms and on headband, weave in all ends.
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!
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Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

Punny Valentine’s: “Love” a Good Pun

The tradition continues with my annual Punny Valentine’s. Each year, I create these silly sentiments using crochet and puns. I try to be as creative and amusing as possible. I do, however, have to match a pun to something I can create using my crochet magic. It is NOT easy, let me tell you, this blog showcases my collection from 2017. You can check out 2016’s Punny Valentine’s here! Do you have a fun pun to share? Let me know in the comments section. Share a possible pun that might show up in my 2018 Punny Valentine Series! ~Nadia

Below is a list of some Punny Valentine’s. Click on the link next to their date or click the photo to be taken to its video tutorial and written pattern! Enjoy!!

February 1st: Two Peas in a Pod
My first of 14 Valentine’s Day puns begins with these Two Peas In A Pod. Every day I’m “brussel-in” to make these puns! It makes me very “hap-pea!” So, if you “carrot” all, “peas” give these puns a chance. I’m pretty sure that it will “lettuce” have a few good laughs together! This is going to be so much “pun!”

February 2nd: Volcano Bag
Day 2 of our Valentine’s Day puns and things are really “heating” up. I don’t mean to “int-erupt” your day, but you should know how much I “lava” this silliness, so much so, that I could just “burst!”

February 3rd: Leaf Appliqué
I know you are “falling” for some of these “unbe-leaf-ably” silly puns. It helps to create good “chemis-tree” between us when we can “photo-sympathize” with how lame they can become. I know it’s “over-ELM-ing,” but we can still laugh together. I hope it’s “OAK-kay” that I continue to post until I get “stumped.” Even then I won’t “leaf” you “hanging” as I “branch” out and try to be more punny!

February 4th: 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!”

 

February 5th: Mushroom Amigurumi
You may think that making up puns is no “truffle” at all. But, Holy “Shiitake,” it’s not easy!! I “moss” say that I have really taken a “lichen” to this. At least I have “morel” support from everyone. You give me “mush-room” to be creative, so I can “button” down and get these done! Once I get a good pun figured out, I feel like the “porto-bell-o” of the ball! I appreciate your encouragement because that’s what friends are “spore.”

February 6th: Avocado Amigurumi
“Bravo-cado” on sharing these puns everyone! I have laughed a lot and said, “You’ve “guac” to be kidding me,” several times! Some responses are “hard-core” and “avo-control!” There were a few “guac-ward” moments. I know, I tend be go too far that I can end up in the “pits” with these puns. It seems so wrong but feels so “ripe,” so keep it up, and “guac” my world with your creativity!

February 7th: Corn Amigurumi
I hope you are enjoying these “corny” puns! I’m “stalking” the Internet with “corn-viction” to help “plant” my mind with ideas this Valentine’s Day. Each pun is “butter” than the last. I come “ear” to find creativity. I search online for a “kernel” of truth and a pun that’s “a-peel-ing.” When I find it, I say “shucks” this is “sweet!” I’ve had to “weed” through a lot of “crop” to come up with all these “a-maize-ing” puns, but you’re worth it! After you finish “plowing” through the amount of “ridicul-husk”puns in this caption, I hope the rest of your day is filled with” uni-corns” and rainbows!

February 8th: Tomato Amigurumi
Trying to think of new and clever puns each day is making me feel a bit “plum” crazy. I tend to think “what’s “to-mato” with you, Nadia? You need to “ketchup” and figure these all out!” I’m trying to keep these upbeat and “juice” the cutest play on words, but sometimes it can become a bit “dicey.” I want to say thank you “cherry” much for “picking” up on my sense of humor and playing along with my “fruit-iness!”

February 9th: Bumble Bee Amigurumi
There has “bee-n” a lot of “buzz” going around about these puns. “Honey,” I’m trying to always “beehive” to “bee” sure my jokes don’t “sting.” I try to “bee” positive and “comb” through many ideas before they “stick.” Not all of my puns are “flower-y” or silly. I have “pollen” for a few lame ones. I agree that a couple were a bit “un-bee-lievable.” I always appreciate your feedback and “raw honey-sty.” Your encouragement makes me feel like a “Queen.” I’m trying to stay “hummm-ble, ” so I will stop “drone-ing” on and on, but before I go, I should say, I think you all are the “bees knees!” *insert cringy eyerolls here* HAHA!


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February 10th: String of Hearts Cup Cozy
Rise and shine, it’s a “brew-tiful” day! Words can’t “espresso” how much you “bean” to me. You always stay “grounded” and work at “mocha” me happy. Even when I have a “latte” on my mind, you are there to give me your sweet “sugar.” Every day, you’re ready to face the daily “grind.” Even if each day feels like a “deja brew,” you never get “heated” and say “I don’t give a “frapp,”” or “What’s “Sumatra” with my life?” Instead, you’re always “perky” and “tea-riffic!” So, better “latte” than never, I want you to know that you’re more than an Average “Joe.” You’re just my “cup of tea.”

February 11th: Fish Amigurumi
We are “bass-ically” coming to the end of our Valentine’s puns. I “fish” we had more time because I’m having so much “fin!” I have a “boat-load” of material. I’m not being “koi” about it. With only a few days left, I’m not about to “swimmer” down. Instead, I’m over here, “kraken” myself up! I “sardine-ly” try to keep everyone laughing. You know I’m not doing this just for the “halibut.” These puns are an annual event. You may wonder, “”Water” you doing these for, Nadia?” My answer is, “These puns are a big “tank” you for being in my life!” I have always said, “You are my “ray” of sunshine.” You make me want to “Carp-e” Diem, and not “flounder” around anymore. There’s nothing “fishy” about this. My “sole” is truly in making up these puns!

February 12th: Scientist Amigurumi
I “periodically” get inspiration from everyday things for these crochet love notes. I get a “sine” that an idea might work, and then I start to “planet.” Some of these are “sodium” funny, I have slapped my “neon” a couple of occasions! The “gravity” to make these puns epic is “multiplied” by the fact that I’m running out of “time.” I’m trying to finish them at the “speed of light.” I have plenty of “energy” to keep these going for a couple more days! No “matter” what, through everything, you know my love for this is “constant,” but right now, I’m going to take a break and have a piece of “Pi.”

February 13th: Gnome