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Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!

Up until I was 21 years old, I was a true daddy’s girl. Every hardship, illness, and setback my parents were there to help me through everything. As I grew and gained independence, I met a man and was engaged in a semi-arranged match. Initially, after finding approval by both sides of our families we decided to arrange our marriage. Unfortunately, this guy was not as forthright as I had anticipated and after a series of eye-opening events, I ended the engagement. Thankfully these revelations came before marriage, but it didn’t come without a huge price.

During that trying time, my dad and I had a deep falling out, when looking back is a very raw and painful period. The entire situation was a dark and sad chapter. As more and more things came to light about this guy, I wasn’t sure what to believe. I chose to believe him over my dad who had the foresight to know after a few encounters, this person was not who we thought he was, and as the strict Pakistani father that he is, he gave me the ultimatum to end the engagement or I was going to be on my own without his support. I chose the guy, and with that decision, I closed the door on my dad and hurt him probably more than I ever thought possible. But I was a big girl, and I knew better, right? Wrong. I could not have been more wrong.

Choices and Consequences

But the damage from that decision was done and when all the chips fell and the engagement ended (my decision), he went back to teach in Jordan, I stayed in the USA, I was left to pick up the pieces of a terribly embarrassing and heartbreaking time. My parents separated and my mom came back with our family to take care of me in Wisconsin. The stress and anxiety of everything that happened took a toll on me and my illness attacked my body with a vengeance. My dad stayed in Texas dealing with his own obligations coming back and forth to spend time with us several times before deciding to finally stay.

During that year following this episode it was extremely awkward and uncomfortable to face my dad. Gone were those days where I could call him Daddy and be at ease like I always was. He didn’t talk to me the same way, he didn’t act the same way toward me and most of the time I just felt like a complete disappointment even though I know I wasn’t. One act did not define my entire relationship with my dad. But it is difficult to describe what it is like to be a Pakistani daughter to a dad that once looked at you with pride and now all you saw in his eyes was hurt and disappointment. We both had a lot of work to do to repair this relationship, but one thing I have learned from my dad is to not be afraid of doing hard work.

Things Take Time

Even if we struggled in those early days, the love between father and daughter was always strong. Slowly but surely (and with so much encouragement from my mother and brothers and sister-in-law) my dad and I began to repair and recover from this difficult time.

It happened gradually. Mending any relationship doesn’t happen overnight. Pretty soon we started joking again. Anyone who knows my dad, knows he is the master of the lame jokes. He isn’t funny AT ALL, but being not funny makes him so funny. He has this contagious laugh and when he laughs at his own bad jokes, you cannot help but laugh along too. Things became lighter, easier, and soon everything fell into place and we arrived where we needed to be. Now our relationship is stronger and better than ever.

It has been 5 years since that fated time. In 5 years, so many changes have taken place in our lives and my dad and I have been through a lot. Together we built YARNutopia.com. We collaborated to bring our videos to a channel on YouTube. We both share the same work ethic and understanding on what it takes to build a dream into reality. We also have developed a deeper understanding as father and daughter.

Although he is still a very strict, and a traditional Pakistani dad, he has loosened his grip and supports his children’s decisions and choices even if we don’t always see eye to eye. This understanding has led to a better relationship between us. Now that I am facing my future with Nate, I am grateful that this growth and understanding between my dad and me has allowed him to accept and love Nate so much, accept my decisions that are somewhat less than traditional, and support us as much as he has! Growing up between two cultures is a difficult challenge, and unless you have gone through it, most won’t understand. Together my dad and I have been working on finding an easy median. I think we have found that common ground. I am happy to say that all the difficulties of the past are gone and that having gone through it has made us stronger! Yarn really can help stitch together relationships!


Onward and Upward

Today, through all the ups and downs, we have arrived in a better place. With hard work, our loving and supportive family, better respecting one another, and the unending love between a daddy and his baby girl.

On this Father’s Day, there is so much I want to tell my dad. How can I put into words to express what all he means to me? How many times I wish I would have listened, how many times I needed him and he was there no matter what? How much I love him? I don’t think there are words to express that gratitude that exist in any language. Thank you for loving me through all the good and the bad times. Thank you for being as loving and protective as you are. Even if I rebel against it, I realize you only have my best interest at heart. Thank you for encouraging me to build YARNutopia and always being here to make our amazing videos. Thank you for it all. I would not be who I am without you by my side. A simple I love you doesn’t seem to be enough, but I will say it anyway. I love you, Daddy.

So please help join me in wishing my daddy and all the other great dads, step-dads, granddads, moms who fill the role of dads, foster dads, and anyone who is there for a child, Happy Father’s Day!
~Nadia

 

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Broken Roads Point the Way

Broken Roads Point the Way

Yesterday, I had a follow up physical and doctor appointment after having a bit of a health scare last week where I ended up in the ER. After going through a number of tests and scans, it was determined that we will postpone any surgery for now, and I will undergo additional testing and possibly a HIDA scan, for newly discovered issues that are affecting my gall bladder and other organs. Other than that, things were looking pretty “Normal for Nadia” as my doctors like to say! I’ll take that!

hospitalclinic

During this appointment, I was telling my doctor about my recent engagement and how Nate proposed on our trip to Europe. She was so genuinely excited for us. She hugged me three times and was overjoyed because she has seen me through so much. She also asked about how the transition will be as I prepare to transfer some of my medical care to a new city. Although it is far down the line, I will need to find a new physician and leave her behind. That’s a very difficult thing for me to do. It began to hit me how many changes are about to take place not only in my health journey, but life and business as well! Oh Boy!

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Support goes a long way

My entire life has been spent with my parents; it is no secret that my Mom is my best friend. Although I did spend a short time away from home attending university, illness/surgeries impeded my ability to continue. After 6 separate attempts at going back to college, I decided to postpone it indefinitely. Illness won that battle. (I am still winning the war) I may consider going back one day, but for now, it was the best decision.

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During those struggling years, my parents encouraged me to start a small Etsy shop and website to showcase my crocheted items. It was also during those times that, while in the hospital, so many nurses, nursing assistants, and doctors asked for help learning how to crochet. I began showing them basic techniques and taught while I was in the hospital. Teaching crochet in that setting helped me SO much. It also gave me a great idea!

Planting the seeds to grow a dream

I will always be grateful to my mom for her insight to give me yarn and a hook so long ago. She pushed me to do something constructive during those long months when I was in isolation or just spending a month hospitalized for whatever health problem I was having that kept me there.

When you are isolated and feel alone, having a skill or hobby to pass the time becomes invaluable. It becomes a lifeline that keeps your mind occupied and stops it from wandering straight into depressing thoughts. Thankfully, I was able to take that time to hone my skills in crochet and develop my craft into such a blooming network and community. It helped to open a platform that I could teach others my craft. My dad helped me start a YouTube channel, and I could reach others with my video tutorials. Having that connection to others quite literally SAVED me. There, an idea born out of a desperate situation, became the seed to grow this dream.

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Challenges ahead

Looking forward to next year (2018), I am excited to be getting married and starting my life with Nate. Out of respect for my Pakistani culture and my personal beliefs, I will not live with Nate before we get married. What has me feeling a bit anxious is how my life will be structured to continue YARNutopia from a distance. I will not only have a new marriage, new doctors, a new home, and a business to balance, but an entire change from everything I know. Moving even a few hours away from home hits me at times that is both exciting and scary. This weekend, while celebrating Mother’s Day, we sat down to discuss this.

Structure and Discipline

Presently, we try to film 2-3 videos a week. Prior to filming, my mom and I design several items that I create off camera. I perfect and refine the pattern and then proceed to head into the studio for filming. It is in the filming process that we decide what videos to keep, what projects will be popular, or what ends up on the cutting room floor. Sometimes only one video will make it to our channel. This process is lengthy and tedious. It requires many hours invested and a lot of trial and error. Our days are planned, structured, scheduled. We each execute our particular tasks and responsibilities. My mom handles a majority as she also takes care of our home on top of everyone in our family as well as running and managing our business.

studio

Having the structure and discipline of working with parents who have built a photography/videography business from the ground up so many years ago has been priceless. I just hope when I move away into my own home and start my life with Nate, the lessons they taught me will carry over into our life. I have never had the opportunity to work outside the home and this will be a big challenge to maintain this work ethic on my own, which incidentally, I never have had to be alone. Nate’s career has him working 8-12 hours a day. That is another idea that will take some getting used to.

 

Nothing Can Stop Us

Recently, Nate and I have begun to search for our “build a dream” home. We have been scouring the listings for a house that can accommodate our must have list. We sat down and made a checklist of things we want in a forever home.

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My top priority is a place for a craft room/studio (and a dishwasher, but that’s another story!) We have gone through several places that have potential. Let’s see if we are able to find a place where we can create our life and provide me with the ultimate craft room! (That will be a future blog post of its own).


My dad will set us up with an in-home studio, and his plan will be to travel and film at our home. My mom and I plan to design, create, and work remotely via Skype. So many fun and exciting changes to come in the next 300 days as we plan out this move! As much as I look forward to all these changes, leaving my old life behind and starting over feels a bit daunting and overwhelming at times. I’m just eternally grateful for the support of a wonderful man, my parents, and all of YOU, who will continue to accommodate all these changes in order to see YARNutopia through this growth and transition.

Oh song lyrics, you give me the feels!

When I look back and reflect over the past nearly nine years of health challenges and life detours, I never pictured this being the way my life would turn out. I honestly wasn’t sure I would ever meet anyone willing to accept not only the voluminous health issues I came with, but also accept that I would need to manage a job that would fit my abilities and challenges. I could not ask for more in anyone and somehow through God, or destiny, it led me down this path. There is a song lyric that says, “This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road, that led me straight to you.” No words could ever be truer to describe how I arrived to this place in my life. At times when I faced another health challenge, I always asked “Why!??” maybe this was always the answer.

~Nadia

“What is meant to be will always find a way” ~Trisha Yearwood

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

When I arrived in this world, I am told, I was born with a paralyzed side of my face and the inability to open my left eye. From early photos, I always was the one with the very strange expressions and an odd look on my face. My mom always told me how beautiful I am and said it didn’t matter that my eye wouldn’t open, and God made me that way so everyone would think I am giving them a *wink* and fall in love with me. That is how my mom is. She sees the bright side in things. She is looking for the good in every situation–the silver lining–no matter how difficult life could be, she taught my brothers and me the same. Imperfections and differences make you beautiful, and that same thought applies to each piece I make by adding some “imperfect” characteristic.

We never had much, but we always had enough, and we always appreciated everything my parents were able to give us and make happen for us. I was given a strong work ethic, and that is why I do what I do by pouring my heart into each stitch of every piece I create. I could easily be doing any job and the same ethic would apply because it has been instilled in us by a mother that insisted we do the work. We learned how to cook, clean, pick up after ourselves and do laundry from a young age so we could appreciate how hard it is and never take people or things for granted; to have pride in doing and completing a job right from the beginning so we didn’t have to do it again and again.

My mom has walked with me through my journey with Crohn’s disease, and with each step, she has promised that I will never be alone as long as she can draw breath. She is responsible for my love of crochet when she handed me my first crochet hook and ball of yarn and taught me this craft. Little did she know how much this would mold my life and become a lifeline and a form of therapy for long hospital stays. To have the support and love is a gift I shall always cherish. But more than that, I realize I will never be lonely with her by my side, to look for the good and positive no matter what the situation, never feel sorry for myself, and that I always have a forever friend.


My mom is not like other moms. She and I have been through so much in this life. Whenever my brothers and I have troubles or burdens, it’s easier to bring them to my mom and she takes them away and makes everything better. My mom has been by my side at every hospital stay, every doctor visit, every medical test, even when doctors couldn’t help me, she helped me get through it all. I will never be able to thank my mom enough for all that she has done, is doing, and will do for me.

My mom is my best friend.

I wouldn’t be who I am today if it weren’t for her.

My mom never gave me any idea that I couldn’t do what I wanted to do, or be who I wanted to be.
She has taught me to have appreciation in everything I have and never take anything for granted. She has taught me how to love unconditionally, and she inspires me every day to make a difference in this world, even if it’s to help few or many. She is my biggest fan, and she is the closest thing to Superwoman anybody could ever be.
Please join me in wishing her and all the other moms (and dads or role models who fill those shoes) a fantastic day! It’s a thankless job sometimes, and you deserve more than one day of recognition.

We’re tying the knot with yarn!

On March 4th, 2017, while traveling through Europe, Nate surprised me with a spontaneous proposal in the Amsterdam Schipol Airport. As we were heading to the bathrooms (haha!) he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

He was shaking, I was shaking, I was crying, and of course, I said YES! We’ve been talking about it for some time now and all the plans we were making were leading to this exciting event.

It was very fitting that we had this private moment that included the two of us, my brother and my mom who was able to capture these lovely photos.


No matter how tired we were from all the traveling, our joy carried us through our 13 hour layover where we ventured into Amsterdam city for a celebration dinner.


Upon arrival back to the United States, and of course after letting my close friends and family know this exciting news, we started making immediate plans for our wedding.


We are looking ahead and planning an early 2018 wedding celebration. We recently had some engagement photos taken and made our formal announcement on our personal social media accounts. We now wish to share it with all the YARNutopians!




Photo credit: Fuad Azmat (My daddy!)

As we journey ahead in the next year planning our event, we are excited to tie in elements of our cultures and OF COURSE, elements of crochet! I am going a different route on my dress, as many have already asked me if I was going to crochet my wedding gown, but I am absolutely 100% going to incorporate other small details of crochet for this special day.

I’m excited to share this year-long journey with my amazing YARNutopia family and I will be creating tutorials of fun elements that I plan to use on the big day!

I am excited to hear suggestions on crochet projects that you have used for your special events! I’m always open to hearing, so please feel free to share your ideas!! This will be a fun way to share this together!

Please join us in sharing our joy and happiness as we move onto this new and exciting chapter of our lives!

Love,
Nadia and Nate

Crochet Tutorial: Lemons to Lemonade Pillow

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

lemons

pillow

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

**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:

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

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Gnome Amigurumi

I “gnome” that this series is almost done. I hope these have brought some “magic” to your life. I’ve been “toad” that I make up some pretty good ones! I have been “trolling” through some keywords to pun this caption to make sure it’s “elfin'” hilarious. Some have been so funny, I hope no one wet their “plants” reading these! I’m being “fairy” careful to make sure they’re full of fun and “fantasy.” I have “pixie-d” some great projects to make some special Valentine’s ideas to help your love “grow.” This cute Gnome would be perfect for a “garden party” accent!

gnome

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

**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!
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Enjoy this video and subscribe to my channel on YouTube for more tutorials on how to crochet!
Leave a comment, and share with your friends!

Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this cute Gnome Amigurumi**

Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Red Heart Super Saver in White
Red Heart Super Saver in Light Pink
Red Heart Super Saver in Light Tan
-E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Felt
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Body
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, SC in next st] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 4: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 5-12: SC in each st around. (24)
Rnd 13: [SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (18)
Rnd 14: SC in each st around. (18)
Rnd 15: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)
stuff body
Rnd 16: SC in each st around. (12)
Rnd 17: [SC2TOG] 6 times. (6)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hat:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (6)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, SC in the rest of the sts around. (7)
Rnds 4-14: Repeat Round 3 until you have a total of  18 sts.
Rnds 15-18: SC in each st around. (18)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Nose:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-4: SC in each st around. (12)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Stuff nose and sew closed

Arms:
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2-20: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Attach strands of yarn for beard hair and fray yarn out to have frizzy hair.

Enjoy!!
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Crochet Tutorial: 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.”

scientist

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

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

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

Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click this link to get the full kit of supplies to make this project**

Red Heart Super Saver Black
Red Heart Super Saver Charcoal
Red Heart Super Saver White
Red Heart Super Saver Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Tan
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Felt
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

 

Scientist head: Make 2
Ch 5
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 2: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 5-6: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 7: SC2TOG, SC in next 6 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 8: SC2TOG, SC in next 4 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 9: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, turn. (4)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Robe:
Ch 6, Sl st to 1st ch to form ring. Ch 1
Rnd 1: 12 SC in ring
Rnd 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)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 6-9: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Einstein Mustache:
Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: 2 DC in 3rd ch from hook.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together and stuff head using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Embroider Eyes.
Attach strands of yarn for hair and fray yarn out to have frizz/voluminous hair.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!

fish

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

**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
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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get all the supplies in this crochet kit!**

Get the supplies individually by clicking the links below
Red Heart Super Saver in Baby Pink
Red Heart Super Saver in Flamingo
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Polyfil
Felt for Eyes and Mouth
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

 

Fish body: Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 2: 2 SC in each st across. ch 1. turn. (4)
Row 3: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 4: 2 SC in 1st st, 1 SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 5: SC in each st across, Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 6: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 6 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (10)
Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 8 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (12)
Rows 8-14: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (12)
Row 15: SC2TOG, SC in 8 sts, SC2TOG, Ch 1, Turn. (10)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in 6 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 17: SC in each st across ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 19: SC2TOG, SC in 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 20: [SC2TOG] 2 times, ch 1
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Tail: Make 2
Ch 19
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in next, Sl st in next, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, TR in next, DC in next HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last ch. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Zig Zag: Make 2
Ch 20
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 chs, SC3TOG, SC in next 3 chs, 3 SC in next ch, SC in next 3 chs, SC3TOG, SC in last 3 chs, fasten off with long tail.

Top fin: Make 2
Ch 10
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, *Sk 1 ch, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch, repeat from * ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next, DC in next 2 sts, SC in next, repeat from * across.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Bottom fin:
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, Sk 1 ch, 5 DC in next ch, Sk 1 ch, SC in next ch. Ch 1, turn
Row 2: SC in 1st st, *DC in next 2 sts, 3 DC in next st, DC in next 2 sts, SC in last st. Fasten off with long tail.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Stuff fish. Sew felt eyes and mouth to fish.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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.”

mugcozy

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this mug cozy:

**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:

**Click here to get the full supply kit to make this project**

Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink
J-5.75mm Crochet Hook
Small button
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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

Pattern:

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

Heart: Make 4
Ch 3
Rnd 1: [3 TR, 3 DC, ch 1, TR, ch 1, 3 DC, 3 TR, ch 3, sl st] in 3rd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, [SC, DC] in 1st TR, 3 DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, DC in next 3 sts, DC in ch 1 sp, Ch 1, DC in TR, ch 1, DC in ch 1 sp, DC in next 3 sts, 2 DC in next st, 3 DC in next st, [DC, SC] in last st, ch 3, sl st in center.
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Button hole:
When finishing one heart, Ch 4 and sl st back into center.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Sew button on end. Wrap around mug.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!

bees

Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make a bee amigurumi:

**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
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Pattern:

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

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Yellow
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Felt for Eyes/Mouth/Flower
Black Pipe Cleaner for Antenae
Stuffing
Tacky Glue


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

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

Pattern:

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

Bee:
Circles: With Yellow
Make 4
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 st] 6 times. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for 2 circles, and short tail for 2 circles.

Stripes: With Black
Make 2
Ch 21
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off with long tail.

Stinger:
Ch 5
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next. Fasten off with long tail.

Wings: With White
Make 2
Ch 3
Row 1: 5 DC in 3rd ch from hook, Ch 2, turn
Row 2: [DC, TR] in first st, [TR, DC, HDC] in next st, SC in next st, [HDC, DC, TR] in next st, [TR, DC] in next st, Ch 2, Sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

 

 Assembly step:
Sew all the pieces together using video tutorial/photos as a guide.
Cut out felt eyes and mouth and glue with tacky glue for face.
Insert Pipe Cleaner for antenna.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!

cornamigurumi

cornamigurumi2

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this Corn Amigurumi:

**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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies for this project!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Paddy Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Lemon
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing
Felt for eyes and mouth
Tacky Glue

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

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
Puff St: [YO, Insert Hook, YO, Pull through] 3 times, YO, pull through all 7 loops on hook. Puff St made.

Pattern:

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

Outside Leaf:
Make 3 in Green
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 2 SC in stitch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3: 2SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 2 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 6: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 7: 2 SC in 1st st, SC in next 4 sts, 2 SC in last st, ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 8-15: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (8)
Row 16: SC2TOG, SC in the next 4 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 17: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 18: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 19: SC in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 20: [SC2TOG] Twice, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 21: SC2TOG. (1)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.

Corn:
Make 2
With Yellow
Ch 2
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn. (1)
Row 2: 2 SC in stitch, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 3: 2SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 4: [Puff St, ch 1] in each st across. (4)
Row 5: 2 SC in 1st puff st, 1 SC in next 2 puff sts, 2 SC in last puff st, ch 1, turn. (6)
See video tutorial for visual instructions for the next part
Row 6: [Puff st, Ch 1] in each st across. (6)
Row 7-10: [Puff st, ch 1] in each puff st across. (6)
Row 11: SC2TOG, SC in next 2 sts, SC2TOG, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 12: [Puff st, ch 1] in each st across. (4)
Row 13: [SC2TOG] twice, ch 1 turn. (2)
Row 14: SC2TOG (1)
Fasten off with long tail.

Eyes:
With White Make 2
Ch 2, 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook Fasten off with tail for sewing

 Assembly step:
Sew Corn halves together, stuff piece and continue sewing.
Sew leaves together. See video tutorial for sewing visual instructions.
Sew on White eyes, glue on black dots for pupils and glue on mouth out of felt

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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.”

mushroom
mushroom2

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make these mushrooms!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Flamingo
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Jade
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aran
E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Stuffing

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

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

Pattern:

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

Stem of Mushroom:
With Off-White:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12)
Rnds 3-12: SC in each st around. Fasten off.
Stuff Stem

Top of Mushroom:
With colored yarn:
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)
Rnd 5: [2 SC in next st, 1 SC in next 2 sts] 6 times. (24)
Rnd 6-7: SC in each st around. (24)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing

Assembly step:
Sew top to stuffed stem.  See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Leaf Applique

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!

leaf3

leaf2
leaf

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make these Leaf Appliques!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Real Teal
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Warm Brown
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Shocking Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
-J-6.00mm Crochet Hook (Get the same one I use in my video tutorial here!)
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-Use a smaller hook to make these smaller
-Use a bigger hook to make these bigger
-Watch the FULL introduction of the video tutorial for frequently asked questions and watch the full video for tips on how to make these smaller or bigger.
-Make more chains on your foundation chain to make your leaf bigger

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

Pattern:

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

With 2 strands of yarn,
Ch 10
Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next 2 chs, TR in next 3 chs, Ch 3, Sl st in last ch, Ch 3,
Work on opposite side of foundation ch, TR in next 3 sts, DC in next 2 chs, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last. Fasten off.

With one strand of yarn and a different color,
Sl st around edge of leave and create the stem and sl st up the center. (See video tutorial for visual instructions.)
Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: 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!”

twopeasinapod

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

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.
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***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!
Teacher: Nadia Fuad
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:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies to make this project!**

Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Perfect Pink
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Black

E-3.50mm Crochet Hook
Stuffing
Felt
Tacky Glue
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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

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
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 Together

Pattern:

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

 

Peas:
Make 2
With Spring Green
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6)
Work in continuous rounds

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

Rnd 3: [2 SC in next, 1 SC in next] 6 times. (18)

Rnds 4-7: SC in each st around. (18)

Rnd 8: [SC2TOG, SC in next st] 6 times. (12)

Assembly step:
Stuff Pea, Add eyes and nose in black yarn, (eye lashes for girl) Continue onto last round.

Rnd 9: [SC2TOG] 6 Times. (6)
SC next and 4th sts together.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bow for Female:
With Pink
Ch 6
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn. (5)

Rows 2-4: SC in each st across, ch 1, turn. (5)

Fasten off with long tail.
Wrap long tail around piece to make bow shape.
Sew to Pea.
See video tutorial for visual instructions.

Pod:
Ch 19
Rnd 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across ch putting 3 sc in last ch, work on opposite side of foundation ch, sc across, put 2 sc in last st of round. (38 sc)
Work in continuous rounds

Rnd 2: SC in each st around. (38)

Rnd 3: SC2TOG, SC to opposite side of pod, SC2TOG, SC in the rest of the sts on the round. (36 sts)

Rnd 4: Repeat Round 3

Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around
Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Leaf:
Ch 8
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, Sl st in last.
Fasten off with long tail. Sew to pod.

Vine:
Ch 13
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off with long tail.
Twist and Sew vine to pod.

Enjoy!!

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Crochet Tutorial: Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag

Learn how to make this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag using cable crochet! Making the party rounds during the holiday season? Why not wrap up a special bottle of your favorite beverage in this Sparkling Wine Beverage Bag?! The host/hostess of every event you visit this Christmas will be charmed by this lovely touch and elegant presentation.

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Follow along with this video tutorial to learn how to make this beverage bag:

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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:

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

Red Heart Yarns Holiday in Aran/Gold
G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Ribbon

NOTES:
-Make the piece flat that will wrap around the bottle
-The bottom of the bottle circle is made separately and sewn to the piece.
-This piece is seamed down the back
-This bag is 11 inches (28cm) long
-WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR CABLE DESIGN FOR EVERY ROW

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
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet

Pattern:

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

Ch 34
Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook and across. Ch 1, turn. (33 sts)

Row 2: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: HDC in 13 sts, FPDC in next, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, FPDC in next, HDC in next 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: HDC in 13 sts, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HD, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in next, Sk 2 sts, FPDC around FPDC, HDC in sk’d HDC, FPDC around sk’d FPDC, HDC in last 13 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: HDC in 13 sts, [BPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 8-11: Repeat rows 4-7

Rows 12-15: Repeat Rows 4-7

Rows 16-19: Repeat Rows 4-7

Row 20: HDC in 13 sts, [FPDC in next, HDC in next] 4 times, HDC in last 12 sts, ch 1, turn.

Rows 21-30: HDC across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off with long tail.

Bottom part of bag:
Ch 4, sl st to 1st ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch up 3, (Counts as DC), 11 DC into ring, sl st to ch up 3 (12 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, 2 DC in each st around, sl st to ch up 3 (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch up 3, DC in same st as sl st, *DC in next st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to ch up 3, fasten off with long tail. (36 sts)

Assembly:
Sew the back seam closed, then sew the bottom of the bag to the bag bottom. Weave in all loose ends.
Use ribbon to close the top of the bag.

Enjoy!!

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

Crochet Tutorial: Unicorn Slippers

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

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

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

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

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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
Questions? Leave a comment!
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Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

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

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

NOTES:

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

-The video tutorial ONLY shows the MEDIUM size.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For all sizes:

Back of slipper:

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

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

Front of slipper:

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

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

Top Front of slipper:

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

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

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

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

White pupils for the Eyes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weave in all ends.

Enjoy!!

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

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My Punny Valentine!

I am a pun extraordinaire. (It should go on my resumé) I love a good pun, I like throwing down a good pun, and I think puns are fun! It isn’t unusual that when the opportunity presents itself, I jump on it and go a little overboard!

A couple years ago, I started a series of Valentine’s Day puns. I would create a crocheted item and come up with a clever tagline that associates with that item. 2016’s Valentine’s Day is no exception. This blog is 14 days of punny love overload. It’s perfect for the crochet lover and the Valentine in your life! ♥

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I LOVE love! Any time I get the chance to spread a little love, I’m going to be sure to sprinkle that everywhere! I hope you enjoy these creative puns! Be sure to share them with the ones you love! I will be adding a new pun each day until Valentine’s Day. Be sure to check back!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nate, this blog is dedicated to you. ♥

February 1st, 2016: “Whale” you be my Valentine?
This pattern design is by Stacey Trock. You can access the free pattern here.

Whale you be my Valentine?
February 2nd, 2016: I am “nacho” sure if you are going to like this one. I know you don’t like people “jalapeño” business. However, since I love puns from my head “tomatoes,” I figured this one would be the perfect way to “lettuce” show some more Valentine’s Day love and get more people to “taco” ’bout them. Hopefully, this didn’t go too far and our friendship can continue to go “onion” on… HA!!

Here’s the link to the free Taco Pattern with all the vegetable fixings.

Taco

February 3rd, 2016: In the “pear”suit of happiness, oftentimes we search for one with whom no one can com”pear.” I am no “pear”fessional when it comes to these matters, but it’s a”pear”ent that “pear”fect someone is you! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pear.

Pear

 

February 4th, 2016: I don’t have much “dough,” so this is my humble gift for you. It may sound a little “cheesy.” I might fumble the “delivery,” but no matter how you “slice” it, I only have “pies” for you. There’s no “topping” that! ♥

Here’s the link to the free written pattern for the pizza slice

Pizza

February 5th, 2016: I am trying not to make a “stink,” but it’s time to take the “plunge” “toilet” you know that I love you with all of my “fart.” When I “let it all out” and get “on a roll” I start to get so “flushed” because it “poops” me out thinking about how much energy it takes to “squeeze” out these puns! I hope you do NOT have a “crappy” Friday and are enjoying this silly “potty” talk. ♥

Here is the free written pattern for the Poop

Poop

February 6th, 2015: You might say, ‘you “gato” be “kitten” me right “meow,” Nadia! These puns are becoming so bad, it’s almost “cat”astrophic!’ I’m not “lion” when I say making puns is “paw”some! Sometimes, I laugh so hard, I “puma” pants! HAHA!! My life would be “claw”ful without puns, “fur”real!! But I love you so much, I would move “meow”tains for you, so I’m just going to keep going – but if I go to “fur,” you can say get “meow”ta here!

Click here to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this cat amigurumi.

Meow

February 7th, 2016: Wake the “fudge” up everyone! Today’s pun is going to be easy like “sundae” morning! So, here’s the “scoop.” Today I’m breaking my “cone” of silence to declare that I love you “cherry” much. I feel “waffle” when you’re not around because I know we are “mint” to be together. This “sweet” pun is “sprinkled” with all my love to make sure that you know that my heart “melts” just for you.

Here is the free written pattern for an ice cream cone

Ice Cream

February 8th, 2016: I’m not “squidding” when I say I love a good joke, so here goes: How many tickles does it take to make an “octopus” laugh? Ten-tickles! HAHAHA!!! Get it? “Tentacles!” I’m not “fishing” for a compliment, but whaddya “ink” of my sense of humor? All day long, Valentine, you “octopi” my thoughts. I’m such a “sucker” for you, I am “sea”rious about your love, and I’m totally “hooked.” Even right now, I want you in my “arms” so we can “cuttle.”

Click here to learn some fun facts about octopuses!

Click here to learn how to make the heart amigurumi

Click here to view the video tutorial to view the video tutorial to learn how to make this octopus amigurumi

Octopus


February 9th, 2016
: This is an “eggs”pression of my love. I’m not sure if I have a “talon”t for “bird” puns because it can be a “bird”en to keep coming up with so many ideas. So, I’m just going to “wing” it. For our special Valentine’s Day, will you meet me for coffee at the “Nest”café? I promise it won’t be “hawk”ward and no “fowl” play. Instead, I will give you the red carpet “tweet”ment. It might get “emu”tional “wren” this special day occurs, because I can guarantee it will be “egg”cellent! It might get a little lovey “dove”y, but I’m sure you will have a very “pheasant” time, and it will “fly” by! Phew! This “bird” pun turned out so well, I might just have to “Tweet” it!

Click here for the written pattern of a bird

Bird

February 10th, 2016: I’m “tilling” you like it is. I’m ready to drop some mad “beets!” Let’s “dew” it!
I’ll love you “till” my heart stops “beet”ing.
Like a “moss,” this bears re”peat”ing.
I “mud”dled through life before you,
always “garden” my heart like “weed”o.
The latest “dirt” can “tend” to annoy,
but Imma sayin’ you’re the “root” of my joy.
I hope this “plants” a “seed” in your heart,
to know I “dig” you and hate to be apart.
“Lettuce” “turnip” the volume on our love,
I’m having so much fun,
because every day I’m “shoveling…” (“shoveling”) out these puns!

Click here to view the written pattern for the beet.

Drop a Beet

February 11th, 2016: Today is “Thor”sday. It’s been “tough” being apart all week. I “myth” you very much. I’ve been “helmet” on coming up with great puns, but of “Norse” the time has come to keep it “Loki” and let you know I am really “Viking” everything about our relation”ship!”

Click here to view the video tutorial for the Viking Hat with Beard

Viking


February 12th, 2016
: I don’t want to burst your “bubble,” but in the “pecking” order of puns, this one isn’t quite fitting the “bill.” I have been up since the “quack” of dawn trying to think of a “soap”er duper idea for this Valentine’s post. All of them just sound “Daffy.” I won’t “duck” my responsibility because inside every determined heart, “soap rings” eternal, and all these puns are a way to “shower” you with my love! “Lather” is always the best medicine, so I’m going with this series of love notes and hope they go over “swimmingly.” “Waddle” I do if you don’t like it? I guess I’ll find out when you get “foam” sweet “foam.”

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Rubber Ducky

 

February 13th, 2016: In the words of Iggy Azalea, “First things first, ‘Amaryllis.'” So I will begin this pun by saying that everyone can tell that our love has truly “blossomed.” It has taken off on the “wings” of love. I know I have really “pollen” for you because whenever I think of you, I get “butterflies” in my stomach. I really hope this Valentine’s Day is “fly” filled with “butterfly” kisses and “ladybug” hugs. You always make me feel like I’m wrapped in a “cocoon” of your love. I “larva” you so much!! Oops-a-“daisy,” that last pun may have “flown” too far.

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Butterfly

 

February 14th, 2016: 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 last Valentine pun.

As these punny posts come to the end, I’ve got to “hand” it to you, you’ve definitely got “heart.” I hope you didn’t think they were “tachy.” I’ve tried to “organ”ize them so they always make sense. People might think that I’m so crazy about you that “aorta” be locked up, but you have the “key to my heart.” Sometimes I wondered if “antibody” was out there who understood me, and there you were. You “muscle”d your way into my “life.” In the “pulmonary” start of our relationship, I might have told you “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 you! “O,” I’m “positive” I won’t ever “bypass” telling you how I feel again. I sug”chest” we always express how we feel. I hope I don’t ever “skip a beat” when it comes to loving you. I promise to “pace” myself and not take our love in “vein.” ♥ Nadia

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Heart

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” ~William Shakespeare

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Crochet Tutorial: Two-Video Combo–How to Crochet Heart Appliques

In these two videos, I share how to make a different style of heart. I give tips on what you can do with these hearts after you make them. Enjoy!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat

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