12 Days of Christmas: Snowman Coasters

12 Days of Christmas: Snowman Coasters

On this 3rd Day of our 12 Days of Christmas, we have this fun set of Snowman Coasters. Pair a set of four with a mug and a packet of premium hot cocoa and this is sure to be a huge hit in your gift giving circle! This is a perfect way to add a holiday touch to any home! Cheers!

 

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

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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
Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice in White
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton Yarn in Black
-Black Thread
-Sewing Needle
-Orange piece of Felt
Size 4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 2 hours to complete a set of 4 coasters
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the  Lion Brand yarn I used in this project.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
DC: Double Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
French Knot: See the video tutorial on how to do the eyes for this snowman
SC: Single Crochet

Pattern:

Coaster: Make 4 (or as many as you want)

With White
Ch 3

Rnd 1: 11 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC. (11)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st), 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to first DC. (22)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 11 times, sl st to first DC. (33)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 11 times, sl st to first DC. (44)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Attach Black to any stitch:

Ch 1

Rnd 5: SC around working BETWEEN the stitches (Between the posts of the DC’s)
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Assembly Step:

Cut out a carrot nose out of the orange felt. Sew it on the coaster using the black thread and sewing needle.
Make French Knots for the eyes and embroider 3 X’s for the mouth.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Suggestion: You could add a piece of cork on the underside of the coasters or you could add a felt fabric. Use hot glue or fabric glue to attach.

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 Lion Brand Yarn

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Place-card Holder with a Bow

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Cane Place-card Holder with a Bow

On the first day of Christmas we take a candy cane, we add a cute bow, and a lovely name tag…🎶🎵

This is how you make an adorable holiday place card holder. Add this to any table setting to bring some Christmas flair to your family dinner!

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Candy canes

Hot Glue Gun

Hot Glue Sticks

Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook

Scissors

Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice

Paper for the Name Tag

 

 

To start, I crocheted a bow.

Pattern for this small bow is as follows:

Ch 30

SC in 1st chain to form a loop and continue to SC around in each Ch, Work in continuous rounds working in the BLO for 6 rounds.
Fasten off with a very long tail.

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to make a bow:

 

You can make your bow any size, but I only chained 30 at the beginning for the foundation row.

 

I used the long strand of yarn that I cut at the end to wrap around the center of the bow to cinch it in.

 

Then I took hot glue and glued the THREE candy canes together so they would stand up.

 

Once they were dried and attached, I hot glued on the bow.

 

I added a place card with the name written fancy. You can add this to your table setting for an extra detail to your holiday decor!

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

I did this project in just a few minutes. It was sooooo easy!!

 

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat

This Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat is sure to keep the most die-hard outdoorsman toasty warm this winter season! Safety and comfort are the name of the game for this time of year when you’re roaming in the woods. Make this for someone you love!

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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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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
Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA in Syracuse Orange (about 90 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Go For Faux in Tamarin (about 75 yards)
Size N-9.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-2 Buttons are optional
-Old Bill Brim Hat/Trucker hat (an old one that you already have will work)
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 3 hours to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.
-This pattern with video tutorial is made for an adult male (this fits me too and I’m an adult female), but if you view the stitch counts below, you will be able to see the stitch counts and a guide/recipe for smaller sizes.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

 

 

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat

This Blaze Orange Woodsman Hat is sure to keep the most die-hard outdoorsman toasty warm this winter season! Safety and comfort are the name of the game for this time of year when you’re roaming in the woods. Make this for someone you love!

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
Share your work on Facebook!
Add me on Snapchat: YARNutopia
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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
Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA in Syracuse Orange (about 90 yards)
Lion Brand Yarn Go For Faux in Tamarin (about 75 yards)
Size N-9.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-2 Buttons are optional
-Old Bill Brim Hat/Trucker hat (an old one that you already have will work)
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make this smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make this bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 3 hours to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.
-This pattern with video tutorial is made for an adult male (this fits me too and I’m an adult female), but if you view the stitch counts below, you will be able to see the stitch counts and a guide/recipe for smaller sizes.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
DC: Double Crochet
DC2TOG: Double Crochet Decrease
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front Loop Only

Pattern:

Outer Hat:

With Hometown USA yarn in the color Syracuse Orange
Ch 3

Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC, TURN. (9)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st), 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to first DC, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (36)
For baby size, move onto Rnd 7

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (45)
For Child/teen size, move onto Rnd 7

Rnd 6: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 4 sts] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (54)
For Large Adult size continue to Rnd 7 (This size is shown in the video tutorial)

Rnds 7-9: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, Turn. (54)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF, continue onto first earflap.

First Earflap:
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in 10 sts, Ch 2 turn. (10) (Leave the rest of the sts unworked, also, for smaller sizes, just DC in less sts – 8 or 6 sts)

Rows 2-5: DC across, Ch 2, Turn. (10)
Note: For smaller sizes, just do 3 or 4 rows of 10 sts across

Row 6: DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn. (7 sts)
For smaller sizes, do DC2TOG, DC until last 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Second Earflap:
For largest size, sk 15 sts on round 9 of the hat and attach yarn. For smaller sizes, sk 10 sts on round 9 of the hat and attach yarn.

Ch 2

Row 1: DC in 10 sts, Ch 2 turn. (10) (Leave the rest of the sts unworked, also, for smaller sizes, just DC in less sts – 8 or 6 sts)

Rows 2-5: DC across, Ch 2, Turn. (10)
Note: For smaller sizes, just do 3 or 4 rows of 10 sts across

Row 6: DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn. (7 sts)
For smaller sizes, do DC2TOG, DC until last 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Inner Hat:

With Go for Faux in Tamarin
The easiest thing to do is work BETWEEN the stitches (you will have to feel around for them, but since you are working with a larger crochet hook, it will be easy to feel between the posts of your DC sts.

Ch 3

Rnd 1: 9 DC in 3rd Ch from hook, sl st to first DC, TURN. (9)

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st), 2 DC in each st around, Sl st to first DC, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next st] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (27)
For baby size, move onto Rnd 6

Rnd 4: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (36)
For Child/teen size, move onto Rnd 7

Rnd 5: Ch 2, [2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts] 9 times, sl st to first DC, Turn. (45)
For Large Adult size continue to Rnd 7 (This size is shown in the video tutorial)

Rnds 6-9: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to first DC, Turn. (54)
DO NOT FASTEN OFF, continue onto first earflap.

First Earflap:
Row 1: Ch 2, DC in 10 sts, Ch 2 turn. (10) (Leave the rest of the sts unworked, also, for smaller sizes, just DC in less sts – 8 or 6 sts)

Rows 2-5: DC across, Ch 2, Turn. (10)
Note: For smaller sizes, just do 3 or 4 rows of 10 sts across

Row 6: DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn. (7 sts)
For smaller sizes, do DC2TOG, DC until last 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Second Earflap:
For largest size, sk 15 sts on round 9 of the hat and attach yarn. For smaller sizes, sk 10 sts on round 9 of the hat and attach yarn.

Ch 2

Row 1: DC in 10 sts, Ch 2 turn. (10) (Leave the rest of the sts unworked, also, for smaller sizes, just DC in less sts – 8 or 6 sts)

Rows 2-5: DC across, Ch 2, Turn. (10)
Note: For smaller sizes, just do 3 or 4 rows of 10 sts across

Row 6: DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, DC in next 2 sts, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn. (7 sts)
For smaller sizes, do DC2TOG, DC until last 2 sts remain, DC2TOG, Ch 2, turn.

Row 7: DC2TOG, DC in each st until 2 sts remain, DC2TOG.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Assembly Step:

Insert a Bill brim hat in between the two hats you created and sew the 2 hats together but DO NOT sew the front stitches together yet, you wont be able to since the bill brim of the hat is in the way (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

To cover the bill brim, go onto the BRIM part of the hat below.

Covering the Brim of the hat:

Attach yarn to BLO of the first unsewn stitch on the front of the hat (for the large adult size there should be 15 free stitches to work in)

Row 1: Ch 2 DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15 sts)

Row 2: DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15)

Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in each st until there are 2 sts left, DC2TOG, Ch 2, Turn. (13)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3 (11)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Attach Hometown USA in Syracuse Orange to the first unsewn stitch on the front of the hat on the UNDER SIDE of the bill brim (the inner hat)

Row 1: Ch 2 DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15 sts)

Row 2: DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15)

Row 3: DC2TOG, DC in each st until there are 2 sts left, DC2TOG, Ch 2, Turn. (13)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3 (11)
Fasten off (you can weave in this end)

Assembly:

Sew the top and bottom part of the brim together, sewing in the bill brim hat and hiding it inside the 2 layers of hats. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Trapper Hat Decoration:

Attach Syracuse Orange to the FLO that is free on the front of the hat

Row 1: Ch 2, DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15 sts)

Rows 2-4: DC in each st across, Ch 2, Turn. (15)
For smaller sizes, only do 3 rows total.

Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Assembly Step:

Sew the top of the trapper hat part to the hat. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Weave in the rest of your 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 Lion Brand Yarn

 

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween 2020

We had such a fantastic Halloween, and I wanted to share all of our costume pieces in one blog post.  Below you will see each piece that I crocheted and links to their crochet patterns. Simply click the image or the title of each pattern to go to its pattern.

Here is our little Bee Family Photo!

 

 

 

For my Bee Hive costume, I made one large spiral using Lion Brand Basic Stitch yarn.
I do not have a crochet pattern for this, however, at the very bottom of this blog post, I will share a mini “recipe” of how I created this beehive.

 

I added mini Felt Bees that I purchased on Amazon. You can get them here.

 

 

 

For Nate’s costume, I purchased a Bee Keeper Outfit on Amazon. You can find it here.

I also used some Tulle from the fabric shop and added it to the Honey Bee Sunhat that I made for his costume. I added the same Felt Bees to his hat with floral wire.

 

 

On Nasir’s Costume, I share all the components of his costume in this blog post here. I made the wings out of Nylons and coat hangers. I have a FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial for his whole outfit. It’s called the Baby Bee Costume and you can find it here.

 

 

This Baby Bee was *SO* done after our photo shoot!

Thank you for another fabulous year of costumes!

Happy Halloween!!

 

 

 

Below you will find information about the Large Bee Hive costume that I am wearing:

 

For the body and hat:
Work in continuous rounds
Ch 35
HDC in 1st Ch to form a ring, and in the next 23 chs, SC in last 11 chs.
Then I just HDC’d in each HDC st and SC’d in each SC st until it formed a spiral. I stuffed this tube as I went.

I did the same exact thing for my hat. I made 4 spirals for the body and 3 spirals for the hat.
I sewed the beginning and end of the tube and sewed it together in the shape of a beehive.

For the straps, I just did a row of 50 double crochet stitches to make a basic strap and sewed it in on the inside of the bee hive.

I hope this gives you a good idea of how I made the bee hive. If you are interested in making it and have questions, feel free to email me (nadia@yarnutopia.com) and I can help you as best as I can!!

Enjoy!

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

 

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

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

**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!
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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

 

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume

My little guy buzzes all over the place! 🐝 He rarely stays still. He was my inspiration for this busy Bumble Bee Romper and Beanie Costume! Nasir makes the cutest little honey bumble bee around! 🐝🐝
Each year we do epic Halloween costumes, and this year is no exception! A special thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the amazing fibers for this year’s costumes!

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

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

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
Lion Brand Yarn 24/7 Cotton in Black (1 Ball of yarn)
Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch in Lemonade (1 Ball of yarn)
Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-4 Small Buttons in yellow
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-The video tutorial and written pattern showcase a size Women’s Large US size.
-This is written in US terms
-This romper will fit an 18-24 month old toddler.
-See the VIDEO TUTORIAL for other sizing tips/tricks.
-I do not have stitch counts for smaller or bigger sizes.
-This took about 5 hours for me to create.
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Bumble Bee Romper:

Front Panel:

With Black:
Ch 13
Row 1: HDC in 2nd Ch and in each ch across, Ch 1, Turn. (12 sts)

Rows 2-7: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Row 8: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (14)

Rows 9-17: Repeat Row 8. (At the end of Row 17, you should have 32 sts across)
After Row 17, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 20)

Row 18: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 19: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 17 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 20-43: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Fasten off when you have 7 of the yellow stripes, then turn your work around to the bottom again and work the back panel on the opposite end of the foundation row.

Back Panel:

Attach your black yarn to the first stitch on the foundation row of your front panel.

Ch 1

Rows 1-3: HDC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (12)

Rows 4-13: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in each st until 1 st remains, put 2 HDC in last st, Ch 1, Turn. (After Row 13, you will have the 32 sts across)

After Row 13, Change color to Yellow (do not fasten off black, you will pick up that color at Row 15)

Row 14: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 15: HDC across, Pick up Black yarn from Row 13 and change color from yellow to black

Continue to Change color every 2 rows

Rows 16-39: HDC across, ch 1, Turn.

Row 40: Change to Black and HDC across, Ch 1, Turn, do not fasten off, continue with the first strap

First Shoulder strap:

Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in 12 sts, Ch 1, Turn (Leave the rest of the sts on this row unworked)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Second Shoulder Strap:

Count 12 sts in from the left side, Attach your yarn, Ch 1

Row 1: HDC in the 12 sts (if you need to see the video tutorial for visual instructions, see it here)

Rows 2-5: HDC across, Ch 1, Turn.
Fasten off after Row 5.

Weave in all ends.

Assembly step:

Sew 4 buttons to the front panel where the straps will attach.
Sew up both sides of the romper leaving room for arm holes.
See video tutorial for visual instructions

Leg Trim:

SC 48 sts evenly around both leg holes to clean up edges.

Weave in all ends.

Beanie Hat:

With 24/7 Cotton in Black

Ch 2
Work in Continuous Rounds
Rnd 1: 9 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook. (9)

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

Rnd 3: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next st] 9 times. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 2 sts] 9 times. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 9 times. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 9 times. (54)

Rnds 7-18: HDC in each st around. (54)
Sl st to next st, Fasten off, Weave in all ends.

 

For the wings, I used this tutorial to learn how to make DIY wings using nylons and coat hangers.

 

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 Lion Brand Yarn

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Mystery Medley Tote Bag

The Mystery Medley Tote Bag was the outcome of the mystery crochet along that was sponsored by Nicki (from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts) and myself.

Every few days a new piece of the pattern was released out of order and the final assembly revealed this awesome tote bag!

If you could not participate in the MCAL, but still want to make the bag, here is the pattern. You can follow along on all parts to complete the bag on your own. This tote is roomy enough for an overnight bag or yarn bag, yet convenient to carry around as a handbag! So versatile!

If you make this bag, share a photo on Instagram and hashtag #MCALNN so we can see your Mystery Medley Tote Bag!

If you would like to see Nicki’s version of this pattern, Find it HERE

The Video tutorials for each part are shown before each part below.

 

 

Watch this playlist of video tutorials to learn how to make this bag:

 

 

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Here are all the materials you will need:

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4 different colors of worsted weight (Size 4 medium) yarn

I used WeCrochet’s Brava yarn with these colors

-1 skein of Caution for Part 1
-1 skein of Marina for part 2
-2 Skeins of Asphalt Heather for Part 3
-2 skeins of Fairytale for Part 4 and 5
-4.0mm hook (Get the crochet hook I used here)
Scissors
Measuring Tape
Tapestry Needle

Special Notes:

To follow this pattern, you will need general and beginner-friendly knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Video tutorials will be provided for every part

GAUGE is NOT important, BUT measurements will be! PLEASE MEASURE!

This bag is approximately 16 inches wide and 12 inches tall. It is very spacious!

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
WS: Wrong Side (Back of square)
RS: Right Side (Front of Square
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet
ATC: Alternate Turning Chain (if you cannot do this, simply Chain 3, and that should be sufficient)

 

Here’s the pattern!!

 

Triangle #1

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 Triangles**

Start with a color you only have ONE skein of.

I picked Caution Yellow (Nicki’s image above shows color Freesia)

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

The triangle is made in rows and finished off with 1 row (just one edge) of single crochet stitches. All atc’s are the height of a tr (so 3 stacked sc’s) which are counted as a stitch.

Row 1: 1 atc, 3 dc, 1 tr, 3 dc, 1 tr, turn, close the magic ring

Row 2: [1 atc, 2 dc] all on top of the tr from the previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the tr from previous row, place [2 dc’s, 1 tr, 2 dc’s] on top of the tr from previous row, 1 dc on top of each dc from the previous row, until you reach the last stitch, place [2 dc’s and 1 tr] on top of that last stitch, turn

Rows 3 – 5: repeat R2

Once you have finished the last row, simply crochet evenly 24 sc’s across the long side of the triangle (where the edges of the rows are).

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

Triangle #2

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

Make 6 Triangles

Use a color that you have ONE skein of

I picked Marina

Each triangle has the dimensions 7.5 (long side) x 5.5 (both short sides)  (if stretched it could also be 6 inches). Try to make sure your measurements match that.

Start with a Magic Ring (or Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring)

Row 1: Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] into Ring, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 2: SC in first SC, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 3: SC in first st, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 Sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, SC in next Ch 1 sp, Ch 1, SC in last st, Ch 1, Turn.

Row 4: SC in first st, *Ch 1, SC in next ch sp, repeat from * until Ch 2 sp, Ch 1, [SC, Ch 2, SC] in ch 2 sp, **Ch 1, SC in next ch 1 sp, repeat from ** until last st, Ch 1, and SC in last St. Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 5-14: Repeat Row 4
when your triangle is big enough, SC along the LONG side of your triangle 24 sts evenly. Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

 

Base of the Tote Bag

 

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed and made by Nicki. She filmed a tutorial which you can find HERE

**Make 1 rectangle**

Crochet with a color you have TWO skeins of. But you will likely use only one of the skeins for this rectangle. Nicki used the color Mulberry in the photo above, I used  Asphalt Heather for mine.

The rectangle needs to measure 7.5 x 15 inches at the end.

Remember, measurement is more important than row or stitch count!

Ch 53

Row 1: starting from the 2nd ch, 1 thermal stitch in each ch, turn

Rows 2-46: ch 1, 1 thermal stitch in each st, turn

*remember that you need to count each side to know the full number of rows

*If you need to do more or less rows to get the measurement correctly, then do that.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

 

Square Pattern

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

**Make 6 squares**

Crochet with a color you only have TWO of (not the same as the rectangle).

I used the color Fairy Tale (used a little more than 1 skein). The squares need to measure 5.5 x 5.5 inches at the end.

Magic ring or 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. (if your square is large enough at this point, just skip round 5 and work a single crochet round like round 6 – just be sure to SC around while looking at the RS of your work)

(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: SC around entire square putting [2 sc, Ch 2, 2 SC] in each corner, sl st to first SC. Fasten off. Weave in all your ends.

 

Assembly and Straps:

(Click the image above to go to the video tutorial)

This part of the bag was designed by me, Nadia, from YARNutopia. I filmed a video tutorial which you can find HERE.

 

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

**Make 2 Straps**

Start with a long strand of yarn for sewing before making your slip knot.

Round 1: Ch 12 (or any number that is double the width of the strap you would like), SC in the first ch to form a ring and continue to SC around the whole chain (12)

Work in continuous rounds

Rnds 2-50: SC in each st around
(you can make your strap shorter by doing less rounds or longer by doing more rounds depending on your liking)

Attaching the triangles, squares, and rectangle:
Using your rectangle as the base, you will sew that on last.
Line up your squares as diamonds and place the triangles with their short sides touching the squares and their long sides facing out. (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Using the Single Crochet method, Single crochet your pieces together in a zig-zag direction. When all your squares and triangles are attached, line up the rectangle to the bottom and single crochet around the whole piece attaching it to your triangles.

Top Brim: Single crochet around the whole top of the bag, Continue to SC around the top of the bag until your height is what you want the bag to be. I did 10 rounds around the top of the bag.

Sew your straps on the inside of the bag for a more sturdy hold.

Add a button and a loop to clasp onto the button (optional)

Nicki’s Version:

Click on the image to see her version or click the links below the image to go to her tutorial or her written instructions. Her bag looks FABULOUS!!!!!!

 

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 WeCrochet

 

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bundle Up Dog Sweater

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Bundle Up Dog Sweater

 

Easy does it with this Bundle Up Dog Sweater. Perfect for your little fur baby on that extra cold day. Add a little layer of protection to their natural fur coat with this adorable and fashionable piece. I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran and in a couple of fun stitches-front post and back post double crochets! This coat is one of the most fun and easy projects that you can make!

 

 

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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
-Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in color 231 (light blue) <200 yards
Size 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 is written in US terms
-This took about 2 hours to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

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

Pattern:

 

Collar:
Work in BLO
Ch 6

Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and each ch across, Ch 1, Turn.

Rows 2-22: Working in BLO, SC in each st across, Ch 1, Turn. (5)
Connect the first row and the last row and Sl St across to form a collar ring.
Do not fasten off

 

Body:

Row 1: Working along the side of the collar, SC around the collar 30 around the collar evenly, Sl st to first St when you come back around, Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), DC in each st around, Sl st to first DC, Do not turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, DC in first st, *FPDC in next st, DC in next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first DC st, do not turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, *DC on next st, FPDC on next st, repeat from * around, Sl st to first FPDC st, do not turn.
(repeat rows 3 and 4 until you are ready to make arm holes (I didn’t need to make any repeats for my sweater since my dog is so small, so I just went straight onto row 5)

Row 5: (making arm holes) Ch 2, DC in first st, FPDC on next st, Ch 5, Sk 5 sts, [FPDC on next st, DC on next st]8 times, Ch 5, Sk 5 sts, DC on next st, FPDC on last st, sl st to first DC, Do not turn.

Row 6: Ch 2, FPDC on first st, DC on next st, DC into each of the next 5 chs, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] 8 times, DC into each of the next 5 chs, FPDC on next st, DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC st, Do not turn.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

Row 9: Repeat Row 3

Row 10: Repeat Row 4

Row 11: Sl st into the next 5 sts (loosely), Ch 2 (does not count as st), FPDC on the DC from prev. row, [DC in next st, FPDC on next st] 9 times, DC in next st, TURN (leave the rest of the sts on this row unworked)

Row 12: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts, [BPDC on next st, DC in next st] 9 times. TURN

Row 13: Ch 2, DC in first 2 sts [FPDC on next st, DC in next st] 9 times, TURN

Row 14: Repeat Row 12

Row 15: Repeat Row 13

Row 16: Repeat Row 12

Row 17: Repeat Row 13

Row 18: Repeat Row 12

Ch 1, SC around whole bottom opening of sweater, sl st to first st. Fasten off, weave in all ends.

 

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 LoveCrafts

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Stadium Pom Beanie

FREE Crochet Video Tutorial: Stadium Pom Beanie

This year, the winter sport season might have a different look and feel to it. We may not be able to enjoy the exact same experiences we have in the past but that doesn’t mean we can’t show our team spirit or wear our team colors with pride! My Stadium Pom Beanie is the perfect pattern to segue into fall and winter fashion. This easy to make and assemble hat is perfect for any sports enthusiast. It works up quickly and you can change colors for any team. You don’t like sports? No problem, use this pattern with any color and it is sure to please anyone who receives it.

 

 

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Grass–200 yards, and Caution less than 100 yards)
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-Pom maker (I cut one out of cardboard and made my own)
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 3 hours for me to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet – YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through and pull through first loop on hook, YO pull through both loops on hook.

 

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Stadium Pom Beanie

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Stadium Pom Beanie

This year, the winter sport season might have a different look and feel to it. We may not be able to enjoy the exact same experiences we have in the past but that doesn’t mean we can’t show our team spirit or wear our team colors with pride! My Stadium Pom Beanie is the perfect pattern to segue into fall and winter fashion. This easy to make and assemble hat is perfect for any sports enthusiast. It works up quickly and you can change colors for any team. You don’t like sports? No problem, use this pattern with any color and it is sure to please anyone who receives it.

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos even if we don’t live together.
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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

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

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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Share your work on Facebook!
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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
Brava Worsted by WeCrochet in any color (I used Grass–200 yards, and Caution less than 100 yards)
Size G-4.25mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
-Pom maker (I cut one out of cardboard and made my own)
Scissors

NOTES:

-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-This is written in US terms
-This took about 3 hours for me to make
-You can check out yarnsub.com to see yarn substitutions that are equal to the WeCrochet yarn I used in this project.

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only
HHDC: Herringbone Half Double Crochet – YO, Insert Hook, YO pull through and pull through first loop on hook, YO pull through both loops on hook.

Pattern:

Hat:

With Main Color
Ch 2

Rnd 1: 9 HHDC in 2nd Ch from hook, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (9)

Rnd 2: 2 HHDC in each st around, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (18)

Rnd 3: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next st] 9 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (27)

Rnd 4: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 2 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (36)

Rnd 5: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 3 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (45)

Rnd 6: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 4 sts] 9 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (54)

Rnd 7: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 8 sts] 6 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (60)

Rnd 8: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 9 sts] 6 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (66)

Rnd 9: [2 HHDC in next st, HHDC in next 10 sts] 6 times, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (72)

Rnds 10-32: HHDC in each st around, Sl st to first HHDC, Ch 1, Turn. (72)

(I changed colors to Caution Yellow for rows 18 to 22–5 rows total) but you can change color as many times as you want)

After Round 32, Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Create a Giant Pom Pom and sew to the top of your hat.

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 WeCrochet

My Punny Valentine 2020

My Punny Valentine 2020

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 2020. You can check out my 2018 Punny Valentine’s Here! See my 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 2021 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!! ♥

Two Stitch Grande Scarf

 

 

 

Alpine Stitch Mittens

 

 

Sweetheart Baby Hat

 

 

Cow Amigurumi

 

 

Have a Heart Flip Flops

 

Alien Puppet

 

 

Sloth Lovey

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens

*Hands down* we can all agree on how much we love to crochet. We get *s-mitten* with a project and once we start, you *got to hand it to us,* it is hard to stop! I would say many of us *g-love* this craft much more than most things such as chillin’ and *bad-mitten.* Some would say that our hobby is getting *out of hand,* but they don’t know what *g-love* is when it comes to our favorite pastime. It’s *snow* laughing matter! That’s why the patterns keep coming and today I am *s-mitten* with these mittens! The latest Alpine Stitch Mittens are ready for your hooks and the slopes!

 

 

 

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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 Soft in Rose Blush

Size 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
-These mittens will fit any adult

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front 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 that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Mittens (Make 2)

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, work in continuous rounds. (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: [2SC in next st, SC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Sl st into next st, Ch 2 (does not count as stitch)

Rnd 6: DC in each st around, sl st to first stitch, TURN (you will be looking at the inside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC in each st around sl st to first st, TURN (you will be looking at the outside of the mitten for the next round)

Rnd 8: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnds 12-22: Repeat Rounds 8-11 (ending with a repeat of Round 10)

The mitten should hit the thumb now (if it does not, you can continue with the repeat, but be sure to end on a repeat of Round 10 to go onto the instructions for Round 23)

Rnd 23: Ch 1, SC in 1st st, Ch 3 (or ch 4), Sk 3 sts (or skip 4 sts), SC in the rest of the sts around (Thumb hole made), Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 24: Ch 2, DC in first st, * FPDC on st from 2 previous Rounds, DC in next st, repeat from * around ending with DC in each ch of thumb hole and FPDC on last st. Turn. (See video tutorial if this row is confusing)

Rnd 25: Repeat Rnd 9

Rnd 26: Repeat Round 10

Rnd 27: Repeat Round 11

Rnd 28: Repeat Round 8

Rnd 29: Repeat Round 9

Turn your work so you are looking at the outside of the mitten

Rnds 30-39: SC in each st around (you can work in continuous rounds until the end–see video tutorial for visual instructions)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Thumb:

Ch 2

Rnd 1: 8 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, DC in each st around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, SC in each st around, sl st to first st, turn.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, DC in 1st st, *FPDC on st from 2 previous round, DC in next st, repeat from * around, ending with FPDC on last st from 2 previous rounds, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, SC around, Sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 6: Ch 2, *FPDC on st from 2 previous rounds, DC in next st, Repeat from * around ending with DC in last st, sl st to first FPDC, Turn.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, SC around, sl st to first st, Turn.

Rnd 8: Repeat Round 4

Rnd 9: Repeat Round 5

Rnd 10: Repeat Round 6

Rnd 11: Repeat Round 7

Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly: Sew thumb to mitten while everything is inside out. Weave in all ends, put mitten right side out and enjoy!! (Make 2 mittens the same exact way for each hand)
Cut a piece of felt in the form of a heart, cut the heart in half and sew each half to the mitten (optional–not shown in video tutorial)

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 Yarnspirations

 

 

12 Days of Christmas 2019

12 Days of Christmas 2019

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

  1. Lace Shell Bookmark

 

2. C2C Holiday Hot Pad

3. Winding Ribbon Tree Ornament

4. Beanie with Bling

5. Rustic Holiday Decoration

6. Argyle Cup Cozy

7. Rustic Wall Hanging

8. Candy Curl Swirl Ornament

9. Holiday Centerpiece

10. Buffalo Plaid Coasters

11. Bow & Bauble Door Hanging

12. Simple Stocking Hat

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

On the 12th and LAST Day of our Christmas projects, I decided to end on a sweet note. My holiday Simple Stocking Hat is perfect for bringing a festive touch to any outfit. You can make this in any size and adjustments are in the notes. Enjoy the free pattern and video tutorial. And from our family to yours, Happy Holidays! ❤ Nadia, Nate, & Nasir

 

Watch This video tutorial to learn how to make this hat:

 

 

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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
Caron Simple Soft Yarn
-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

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Simple Stocking Hat – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

On the 12th and LAST Day of our Christmas projects, I decided to end on a sweet note. My holiday Simple Stocking Hat is perfect for bringing a festive touch to any outfit. You can make this in any size and adjustments are in the notes. Enjoy the free pattern and video tutorial. And from our family to yours, Happy Holidays! ❤ Nadia, Nate, & Nasir

 

 

My dad will continue to be the videographer, editor, and photographer for our videos when I move away.
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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
Caron Simple Soft Yarn
-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
-Work in continuous rounds for the main part of the hat.
-If you want to make this hat bigger, use the established increase and increase 6 times evenly around for your increase rounds.

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front 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 that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Hat:

Ch 2

Work in Continuous Rounds.

Rnd 1: 6 HDC in 2nd Ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: 2 HDC in first st, HDC in the rest of the sts on the round. (7)

Rnds 3-19: Repeat Rnd 2 until you have 24 sts around.

Rnd 20: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 3 sts] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 21: HDC in each st around. (30)

Rnd 22: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 4 sts] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 23: HDC in each st around. (36)

Rnd 24: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 5 sts] 6 times. (42)

Rnd 25: HDC in each st around. (42)

Rnd 26: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 6 sts] 6 times. (48)

Rnd 27: HDC in each st around. (48)

Rnd 28: [2 HDC in next st, HDC in next 7 sts] 6 times. (54)

Rnds 29-40: HDC in each st around. (54)

Fasten off and change to Red yarn.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to any stitch around, Ch 1, HDC in each st around.

Rnds 42-43) Ch 1, FPHDC on first st, *BPHDC on next st, FPHDC on next st, repeat from * around, ending with BPHDC, sl st to first st.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Assembly Step:

Create a pom and sew it to the top point of the hat.

 

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 Yarnspirations

 

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Bow & Bauble Door Hanging – Photo Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Bow & Bauble Door Hanging – Photo Tutorial

The Bow and Bauble Door Hanging is the best way to greet your guests on this 11th Day of Christmas! I created a crochet bow, then I paired the bow with some simple yet colorful ornaments and some shimmering ribbon. I love the final result!!

 

Here is a list of supplies I used:

Chic Sheep Yarn in Linen

Crochet Hook Size H-5.00mm

Thick Silver Ribbon

Thin Silver Ribbon

Ornament Baubles

Fabric Glue

Yarn Needle

 

I first made this piece. Pattern below image.

 

First I chained 120, Then I worked a DC in the very first chain to create a ring and I just worked in continuous rounds putting a DC in each chain around, and then continuing to put a DC in each stitch around without slip stitching to the beginning or anything. I worked in a swirl! Then after Round 12, I fastened off with a long tail.

 

 

I used that long tail and cinched the center of the bow down like this.

 

 

Then I took the ribbon and fabric glue and attached it in the center of the bow.

 

 

After that, I tied on the baubles and my bow was complete!!!

 

 

I did this project in an afternoon. It was sooooo easy!!

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

‘Tis the season for warm fires, hot cocoa with cookies, and friends to share it all with! Holiday entertaining is made even more festive with these black and red checked coasters! The plaid design is perfect for bringing a splash of bright color to protect and decorate the table top. Have you always wanted to try out how to crochet plaid? Well here is your chance to learn how in this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial and pattern. Now, if you will excuse me, there are a couple of mouthwatering cookies that need to find their way into my tummy! Enjoy all the drinks and goodies all year long with this great project!

 

 

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

 

 

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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:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in the colors Charcoal, Berry Red, Cherry Red
-F-3.75mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Work over the top of your unworked yarn so you can trail it up to the next row. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Buffalo Plaid Coasters – FREE Written Crochet Pattern
‘Tis the season for warm fires, hot cocoa with cookies, and friends to share it all with! Holiday entertaining is made even more festive with these black and red checked coasters! The plaid design is perfect for bringing a splash of bright color to protect and decorate the table top. Have you always wanted to try out how to crochet plaid? Well here is your chance to learn how in this easy to follow step-by-step tutorial and pattern. Now, if you will excuse me, there are a couple of mouthwatering cookies that need to find their way into my tummy! Enjoy all the drinks and goodies all year long with this great 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
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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 Super Saver in the colors Charcoal, Berry Red, Cherry Red
-F-3.75mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Work over the top of your unworked yarn so you can trail it up to the next row. (see video tutorial for visual instructions)

 

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
BLO: Back Loop Only
FLO: Front 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 that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Coasters (make 4 to make a full set)

With Charcoal Gray
Ch 20
Row 1: DC in 3rd Ch and each Ch across, Ch 2, Turn. (18)

Row 2: With Charcoal, DC in first 3 sts, *Change to Dark Red after 3rd Stitch of Charcoal, DC in next 3 sts, Change to Charcoal after 3rd stitch of Dark Red, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. (18)
(Do not fasten off any of your yarns, Work over the top of your unworked yarn to hide it – See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Row 3: Attach Bright Red after last stitch that you made from previous Row, DC in first 3 sts, *Change to Dark Red after 3rd Stitch of Bright Red, DC in next 3 sts, Change to Bright Red after 3rd stitch of Dark Red, DC in next 3 sts, repeat from * across, turn. (18)

Row 4: (Attach Charcoal after last stitch you made from previous row) Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Row 8: With Charcoal for the whole row, DC in each st across, do not fasten off. Turn.

Round 9: Ch 1, SC in each st across and continue to SC around entire coaster. Put 3 SC in each corner to square it off.
Sl st to first st and then 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 Yarnspirations

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Centerpiece

12 Days of Christmas: Holiday Centerpiece

On the 9th day of Christmas, we bring the perfect crochet project that takes only MINUTES to make, but it packs a dramatic decorative punch! Add some holiday cheer to any centerpiece by adding these Curly-Q Spokes in any color! I demonstrate this simple step by step process and take a few simple items to make this cheerful display. Let’s get started!

 

 

I gathered my supplies. I purchased everything from JoAnn’s Craft stores but you can find these items at any craft store or Walmart.

Red Heart Yarns Super Saver in any colors

A glass Bowl Vase

Mini Ornament Bobbles

Pipe Cleaners

Scissors

Size H-5.00mm Crochet Hook

Decorative pieces from the wreath section at the craft store

 

For the curly crochet spokes, I took my crochet hook and yarn

With the yarn, I chained 2, and then put 5 SC in the 2nd ch from hook. I continued to work in continuous rounds putting one SC in each st around until the piece was long enough to fit the pipe cleaner inside of it.

 

Once I got to the top, I fastened off. Then I curled the top half of the pipe cleaner that I just crocheted around to make it twisted.

 

I put the ornaments inside of the fishbowl vase, then I added the decorative pieces and the curly pieces I crocheted. Voila! It’s a beautiful centerpiece!!

St. Jude’s & Dollar General Holiday Decorating Challenge Collab

St. Jude’s & Dollar General Holiday Decorating Challenge Collab

I was approached by St. Jude’s Hospital, and was invited to participate in a collab with The Dollar General for a Holiday Decorating Challenge. I was thrilled to be involved in such a unique activity that benefits such a great cause!

Giving Back this Holiday

As many of you know, St. Jude’s Hospital is forefront in treating childhood cancer, and you can help by heading to a Dollar General store this season and support the Thanks and Giving Campaign each time you shop and make a donation at the checkout! Below, you will see the challenge that was presented and find out how we met this task! It was a lot of creative fun!

The challenge we were given: Create a holiday table-scape, entry way, mantle, or DIY holiday craft on a $25.00(usd) budget and all purchases must be made at a Dollar General store.

 

BRING. IT. ON!

I love a test like this, and I love doing home décor DIY on a shoestring! So, this invitation was met with a lot of excitement to see what we could come up with.

Let’s get it started

I solicited the help of my mom to create some fantastic ideas that anyone can make for their home this holiday. We put together two different ensembles. One table centerpiece and one buffet tabletop arrangement. I share with you a few photos of the supplies and steps taken to assemble these decorations. I spent around $20.00 on each arrangement using the same items in each – plus or minus a piece or two that I purchased and added to embellish each specific arrangement.

This shows the versatility of my purchases that you are able to use them in years to come. By adding a few different details, you can create a completely new look!! My only other additions were things I found in nature such as sticks, branches, or greenery from our pine tree and no additional cost was added by these additions. I also used four small votive glasses to hold the mini candles in that I already had in my own cupboard.

Our first holiday-scape: A table centerpiece

Let’s see how this all came together! First the photos below were a series of my purchases. There are several Dollar General Stores near where my parents live in Rural Wisconsin. I also have one Dollar General Store near me. We collaborated purchases from three different Dollar General Stores. Most of the stores have identical inventory, but we did find a few fun new inventory in each as well. So, if you have more than one Dollar General near you, check them all out for variety, and don’t forget to donate to St. Jude’s Hospital at each checkout. Here are the supplies purchased and worked with to make our decorations:

When I made my purchases, I did so with a variety of possibilities in mind. However, after my arrangements were created, some of my purchases were NOT used and I did NOT include these in my final budget.

Once I had all my items purchased, I began to put pieces together to build a nice table-scape. I started with creating some height for my piece, by taking my purchased poster board and made tall cones. I used gold spray paint to prime the trees and some green tissue paper to create some texture. These original conical trees I kept green for my first centerpiece.

 

I created height and length to my table using the cone trees and sticks as well as adding some flameless candlelight to create some warm ambiance. This beautiful arrangement really brings a holiday tabletop to life! It is so inviting!

 

 

 

Here is the breakdown on cost for this table centerpiece:

The cone shaped trees:
$1.50 for poster board
$3.00 for metallic paint
$1.00 for tissue paper
$1.00 for star ornaments

Centerpiece props included
$2.00 two sets of 2 tealights @ $1 each
$2.00 two candle rings @ $1 each
$1.00 modgepodge for paper mache
$3.00 green/white garland
$5.00 faerie lights
$1.00 pine cones

Things I had already:
Sticks
Clear votive cups (4)

Total: $20.50

Our Second Arrangement: A holiday tabletop-scape

I used my homemade “trees” and I later used my gold spray paint to cover the green tissue paper and to add more metallic gold to my second arrangement. I added some jewel embellishments to turn my green trees into beautiful jeweled gold trees. I was so happy with this result. In this second arrangement we cut some pine boughs from our outdoor pine tree and built the arrangement with this beautiful greenery that cost us nothing!

 

I also took an old empty salsa jar to make a vase! Way to re-purpose! I also added some red elastic string to add some shiny detail. I again used my spray paint to paint a fun branch I used to bring a focal point to my arrangement. I love how this turned out!

Below you can view the finished ensemble

 

Here is the price breakdown on arrangement #2:

The tablescape on the buffet:
$1.50 Poster board for cones
$3.00 Metallic Gold Paint
$1.00 Star Ornaments
$1.00 Tissue Paper to create texture
$2.00 Pearl details for tree @ $1 per pack
$2.00 Crystal Jewel details for tree @ $1 per pack

$1.00 for elastic red string – I used one spool
$5.00 one strand of faerie lights
$2.00 two sets of two tealights for $1.00 each
$3.00 box of red ornaments
$1.00 box of pinecones

Things I had to build arrangement
Pine branches for greenery
Sticks – spray painted gold
votive cups (4)

Total: $22.50

As you can see demonstrated by the above, you can create a lovely holiday decoration on a budget and make a striking statement without a major investment. There was even room in our budget for more if I wanted to expand or add any additional items to embellish these beautiful decorations.

I want to thank St. Jude’s hospital and Dollar General for the opportunity to be included in this activity. I had so much fun participating and doing this for such a good cause. This holiday please support important causes. Give back and give thanks at this time of the year and always.

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Curl Swirl Ornament – FREE Written Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Candy Curl Swirl Ornament – FREE Written Crochet Pattern and Video Tutorial

On the 8th Day of Christmas I bring to you this sweet treat!! These Candy Curl Swirl Ornaments are such a quick and easy craft you can add to your tree and make it “lolli-POP” this holiday season! Follow along with the video tutorial and written instructions below.

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in 3 colors
Felt
-F-3.75mm crochet hook
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
FLO: Front Loop Only
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet

 

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial that is linked above in this blog post to have visual instructions.

Candy:

With first color,
Ch 46
Row 1: SC in 2nd Ch and each ch across. (45 sts) Fasten off color, turn your work.

Row 2: Attach New color and SC across, Fasten off color, Turn your work.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Assembly step:
Curl/Swirl candy to shape and use thread to sew it down (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Hang on your tree!

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 Yarnspirations

12 Days of Christmas: Argyle Cup Cozy – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

12 Days of Christmas: Argyle Cup Cozy – FREE Crochet Video Tutorial

On the 6th Day of Christmas, give a little holiday cheer in a cup! Here is the Argyle Cup Cozy made for the coffee drinker in your life! Cup cozies are one of the easiest and most appreciated hand-made gifts you can give this season. Pair this with a travel mug and a gift card to the local coffee shop for the perfect teacher gift, gift for coach, or anyone else that deserves something special! This awesome gift can be made in any favorite color combination and will be so well received this holiday. Who doesn’t like the gift of a warm beverage during the coldest season? Make yours today and start checking off some of those gifts.

 

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.

Donate Button with Credit Cards

 

**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 Marly Bird’s Chic Sheep yarn
Visit My Ravelry Store and add this to your Favorites!
Follow me on Twitter: @YARNutopia
Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials you will need:
Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Bernat Handicrafter Yarn in Indigo
Felt
-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

 

 

12 Days of Christmas: Argyle Cup Cozy – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

12 Days of Christmas: Argyle Cup Cozy – FREE Written Crochet Pattern

On the 6th Day of Christmas, give a little holiday cheer in a cup! Here is the Argyle Cup Cozy made for the coffee drinker in your life! Cup cozies are one of the easiest and most appreciated hand-made gifts you can give this season. Pair this with a travel mug and a gift card to the local coffee shop for the perfect teacher gift, gift for coach, or anyone else that deserves something special! This awesome gift can be made in any favorite color combination and will be so well received this holiday. Who doesn’t like the gift of a warm beverage during the coldest season? Make yours today and start checking off some of those gifts.